Black economic empowerment

R90m fund for black South African filmmakers

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.

R90m fund for black South African filmmakers

Local procurement 'to grow black entrepreneurs'

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.

R60m centre to train 'new generation of black farmers'

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.

Oliver Awards honours South Africa's business leaders

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 year's winners.

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