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.
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
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%.
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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