SA, Swiss in skills development partnership

A partnership between South Africa and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce, which will see students and lecturers from two training colleges in Gauteng benefiting from Swiss expertise, will help the country meet its skills development targets, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said at programme's launch.

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Praise for SA's efforts to transform accountancy profession

Commended by the World Bank as a world first, the Thuthuka Fund - an innovative development programme by the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants - is helping to transform the profession through its "decisive" support of female and black students.

New buyers 'impressed with SA wines'

South Africa's competitively priced wine is attracting new buyers - who are impressed by the quality of the wines, a recent report by international financial services company Rabobank found. Exports of South African bulk wine rose in 2013 by 37.6%, outpacing the global average growth rate of 26%.

Chemical technology incubator launched in Durban

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.

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