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South Africa South Africa: The Department of Transport (DOT) Smart Card Plans Forge Ahead
The Department of Transport (DOT) is focusing on rolling out matching ticketing infrastructure across public transport modes, before moving ahead with plans to integrate disparate systems in future. This is according to transport minister Dipuo Peters, who responded to a Parliamentary question by noting smart card rollout is focused on bus services in the Nelson Mandela Bay (Eastern Cape), Rustenburg (North West) and Ekurhuleni (Gauteng) regions, before focus turns to integrating different tr ...
South Africa South Africa: The Department of Science and Technology (DST) Highlights Education Focus
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has pinpointed education as well as research and development as key to SA realising its technology and innovation objectives. This will be done by targeting higher local research output and injecting millions to make science an attractive prospect for students. This is according to science and technology minister Naledi Pandor, who yesterday outlined how the department plans to use its allocated R6.47 billion budget. "The largest portion of the D ...
South Africa South Africa: The Department Trade and Industry Gears up for Minerals Beneficiation Plan
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says his department will this year work on the Minerals Beneficiation Action Plan, which will be a component of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). Delivering the Department of Trade and Industry’s Budget Vote on Tuesday, Minister Davies said over the years, government has spoken about the beneficiation of the country’s mineral resources but that this has remained elusive for many years. “As the platinum strike so clearly demonstrated, our current a ...
South Africa South Africa: Dube Tradeport Banks on Tech
KwaZulu Natal-based trade and logistics zone Dube Tradeport has made its integrated IT hub a key part of its aim to attract further investment by offering integrated technology service delivery. The precinct, which has been designated as a special economic zone, is spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and located at Durban's King Shaka International Airport. Its technology network, Dube iConnect, provides high-speed broadband connectivity and voice services. Lerato Mos ...
South Africa South Africa: Education Set for Radical Transformation
The launch of Subject Committees and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are set to radically transform Basic Education to meet the needs of the 21st century learner, says Minister Angie Motshekga. Speaking at the launch, on Thursday, Minister Motshekga said Subject Committees and PLCs will provide a uniform mechanism for subject teachers and other subject specialists to contribute to the continuous process of curriculum development and effective curriculum implementation. She said at the ...
South Africa South Africa: Efforts to Support Black Industrialists, Youth Continue
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will move decisively to develop bolder instruments to support black industrialists and youth. Delivering the department’s Budget Vote on Tuesday, dti Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina said they will develop bolder and sharper instruments to support industrialists and young entrepreneurs. “One of the yardsticks that can be used to measure the impact of the work of the dti in transforming the economy, as well as broadening participation, is the extent to ...
South Africa South Africa: Empowering the Nation through its Youth
It was all smiles and happiness on the faces of 22 Nature Conservation learners and their families from Qwaqwa when they finally completed their learnership and awarded certificates on the 25 July 2014 at Tshiya Education Resource Centre. This learnership programme to the value of 1.5 million came from a partnership between Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Environmental Affairs and Small Business Development; Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport, Sector Education and Training A ...
South Africa South Africa: Entrepreneurship the Long-Term solution to Unemployment
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says the long-term solution to South Africa’s unemployment crisis is to create a nation of entrepreneurs and not a nation of job-seekers. “South Africa is a youthful country. The long-term solution to the nation’s unemployment crisis is to create a nation of entrepreneurs, and not a nation of job-seekers. “Empowering young people is not an option, but a national imperative. Given the current state of youth unemployment in our country, we must ch ...
South Africa South Africa: Estcourt Meals on Wheels to Uplift the Local Community
Meals on Wheels (Estcourt) provides community development services throughout the Imbabazane Municipality. Located in the Uthukela District, Imbabazane has a population of approximately 110 594 people. The area is severely impoverished. Of the 17 445 households in the service area, approximately 12 460 live below the poverty line. The unemployment rate within the area is an alarming 89%, which gives the community little opportunity to uplift themselves. With such a high unemployment rate combi ...
South Africa South Africa: The New First Automobile Works (FAW) South Africa Assembly Plant to Boost Government’s Growth Target
The new First Automobile Works (FAW) South Africa vehicle assembly plant in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, will boost the country's efforts to achieve a growth target of 5% by 2019, says President Jacob Zuma. “We have set a growth target of 5% by the year 2019. We view this occasion today as a key contribution towards attaining that goal. Growth is also possible if we, as government, actively support our partners in the private sector to create a positive environment for business to thr ...
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