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The SA Informal Sector – Mind Boggling Numbers

The Majority Report is the product of 10 months of research by the UCT Unilever Institute. Essentially they are trying to understand the behaviour of that segment of the population not participating in formal employment, the so-called informal sector – or “survivors” as the Unilever Institute calls them.

SA Journalists Win CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2014

Joy Summers and Susan Comrie of Carte Blanche received the award for their investigative piece, “Game of Geysers part 1 and 2”. Winners were selected from entries spanning 38 African nations

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FNB to Process Applications for BEE Certificates

FNB Business has announced a partnership with Empowerdex to process applications for Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) certificates through the Bank’s online banking channel. The online application process is quick, easy and requires that the applicant has all the necessary documentation.

UKZN Solar Car Places Third Internationally in Sasol Solar Car Challenge

The UKZN Solar Car, designed and built by six final year UKZN mechanical engineering students and their two supervisors, took the top position in South Africa and third place internationally in the 2014 Sasol Solar Car Challenge this October.

SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

kulula.com, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. kulula.com known for its pioneering approach to aviation, recently fitted a new set of Split Scimitar Winglets (SSW), on one of its aircraft, making it the first African carrier

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What is BWI wine?

Or as Benjamin Franklin asked, “Is wine a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy?” I recently toured the wine lands of the Western Cape to learn about sustainable wine growing practices. Did you know that there are some 3,440 wine farms in the Western Cape, and that 460 have

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SA Defence Industry Moves Into the Future

Paramount Group, Africa’s largest non-government-owned defence and aerospace manufacturer, in partnership with the Department of Military Veterans announced a multi-million rand high-tech skills development programme aimed at advancing the South African defence industry and enabling the Group to meet its future growth plans.

Training Programme for Tavern Owners

The South African Breweries (SAB) has launched a national retailer business training programme aimed at improving tavern owners’ business skills and educating them on how to run a profitable and sustainable business in a socially responsible manner.

South African, Adrian Saville Wins International Teaching World

Adrian Saville, Chief Investment Officer of Cannon Asset Managers and GIBS visiting professor, has won the 2014 CEEMAN Champions Teaching Award which recognises outstanding achievement by an individual faculty member.

S.A. Fast Facts by Steuart Pennington

We try an update these figures every year, fortunately the Global Competitiveness Report and the Economist Pocket World in Figures are published annually, but many of our other sources are not. We invite you our readers to contribute, either to correct the figures we have, or to add others that we don’t have!

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