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IBM South Africa invests in skills, education

With its R700-million, 10-year equity equivalent investment programme, IMB South Africa will work with the Department of Trade and Industry to build a research hub at Wits University, as well as foster enterprise development and grow deep skills in the country.

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Gibela on track for South African factory

Construction on the Gibela industrial complex in Gauteng is to begin later this year, says the rail transport consortium. Once fully operational, it will produce 62 trains a year. Local suppliers are crucial, and the facility will help to spark industrial growth in the region.


Africa is future for software entrepreneurs

A tech guru based in the city of San Francisco says Africa has the potential to create a new wave of global software entrepreneurs. He is excited about the possibilities of the continent, which will have 50% of the world's working population by 2040.


West Coast One helps to power South Africa

The 94 megawatt wind farm north of Cape Town, West Coast One, is up and running. Costing R2.2-billion, it will offset an estimated 5.6 million tons of carbon dioxide over the next 20 years. The project is a partnership between Engie, Investec and Kagiso Tiso Holdings.


South Africa, US resolve chicken import issues

Poultry associations from South Africa and the US, and their governments, have reached an agreement to allow American chicken imports into South Africa after months of negotiations. The deal secures South Africa's participation in the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.

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