Black economic empowerment
Help is at hand for emerging black South African filmmakers trying to break into the industry, in the form of a new fund that will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films a year for the next three years.
The government has set itself the target of procuring 75% of goods and services from South African producers as part of its drive to create a new class of black industrialists and entrepreneurs, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Construction work has begun on a R60-million multi-purpose training and development centre at the Agricultural Research Council in Roodeplaat, Pretoria. The facility will boost the government's drive to reinvigorate black commercial farming in the country.
The Oliver Transformation and Empowerment Awards recognise South African
companies and business leaders making affirmative action policies work to create
jobs, build the economy, and encourage a culture of entrepreneurship. Here are this
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