Trends and growth
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies officially launched the Durban branch of the
South African Chemical Technology Incubator at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
last week. The centre offers free support services to small chemical technology
businesses in the province.
"We can only fight poverty and unemployment when we work together with our
people," Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said at the launch of the Mohlakeng
Enterprise Hub, which will support young people keen to start their own businesses.
Two South Africans, both based in Cape Town, have been added to the Forbes women to watch technology list. Their start-ups are using technology to improve the lives of others, from education to innovative business solutions.
South African retailer Woolworths is set to buy Australian department store chain David Jones for R21.4-billion (A$2.1-billion), in a deal that will create a leading southern hemisphere retailer with 1 151 stores across 16 countries.
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