• Cadiz, USAid in R1bn small business fund

    Small business is big business for South Africa

    South Africa's high rate of unemployment, poverty and extreme inequality call for bold and far- sighted interventions, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu told the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan, Italy, last week.

  • SA commits R1bn to supporting black industrialists

    A R1-billion government incentive scheme aimed at developing black industrialists will help South Africa achieve radical transformation of its economy, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at the Black Industrialists Indaba held in Midrand this week.

  • SA to meet 2014 electrification target

    South Africa to seek solutions to electricity constraints

    A summit for all stakeholders government, business and civil society will be held to find solutions to the electricity constraints in South Africa, according to the deputy president. He said progress had been made in the president's five-point plan to assist Eskom.

  • Open Streets open streets, cape town, langa, bicycle, pedestrian, car free

    Langa closes its streets to cars

    Part of Langa will be car-free when the Cape Town township opens its streets to pedestrians, cyclists, skaters and others on Sunday, 29 March. Open Streets gets people to interact with their city in new ways - like a giant game of Scrabble on the road, for example.

  • Kimberley university, sol plaatje, kimberley, higher education and training

    Work is on track at Sol Plaatje University

    Construction at the university in Kimberley is meeting its milestones and will be ready for its 2016 student intake. The central campus is part of this phase, it will encompass six of eight multi-storey buildings at an estimated cost of over R900-million.

  • School children from South Africa's Eastern Cape province

    South Africa's 4+1 plan to boost maths teachers

    We need to be extremely radical in our determination to save our children, the Department of Basic Education said when it announced the implementation of its teacher development plan that is at improving the teaching of maths in South African schools.

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Refugee children are given a ray of hope

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