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Global East Africa: Varsities Urged to Produce Graduates Ready for Job Market
Kigali — Regional Education stakeholders who met in Kigali since Wednesday last week have endorsed far-reaching resolutions which, if adopted by respective countries, could change the current academic-based curriculum taught in universities to on-the-job skills. They also resolved to establish Centers of Excellence among partner states as well as create a comprehensive Academia Public Private Partnerships database among partner states. The forum was jointly organized by the Inter-University Co ...
South Africa South Africa: Employment, Growth Key for SA
While the South African economy has come a long way since the recession in 2008, it is still growing at meagre rates. The Department of Labour’s Annual Labour Market Bulletin (ALMB) 2013-2014 Report says the economic growth remains one of the critical channels to address the triple challenge of unemployment, inequality and poverty in the country. On the performance of the rand, the report says during the course of the financial year 2013/14, the foreign exchange market was affected by vario ...
South Africa South Africa: FNB Business Endeavors to Reward Innovative Firms
Johannesburg — LOCAL companies that forge unique ways of doing business would be rewarded thanks to a partnership between FNB Business and Endeavor South Africa. The two firms have announced the launch of the FNB Business Innovation Awards. Michael Vacy-Lyle, Chief Executive Officer of FNB Business, said the purpose of these awards was to recognise the growth that the entrepreneur had achieved for their business and the potential of significant scalability through leveraging the Endeavor netwo ...
Nigeria Nigeria: Innovation is the Secret for Sodium Brand Solutions
Few years ago, the phrase ‘new generation’ was a common adjective stakeholders used to describe the game changers in the financial sector. A similar scenario seems to be currently playing out in the Nigerian marketing Communications industry, where a clear gap is emerging between the old agencies and the new ones. Among other indices, approach to briefs, strategies, and quick adaptation to digital marketing are becoming the yardsticks to judge the quality of an agency. While the old ones are st ...
South Africa South Africa: Frost & Sullivan Commends PTiP Innovations' Strong Local Expertise and Strategic Partnerships in the Solar Photovoltaic Market
Based on its recent analysis of the solar photovoltaic market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property (PTiP) Innovations with the 2014 South Africa Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. PTiP Innovations was created to commercialise the intellectual property and patented technology developed within the University of Johannesburg. Following the development of solar thin-film modules, the company is looking to commercialise the manufactur ...
South Africa South Africa: Gauteng is Open for Business
“We mean business and we are open for business” Gauteng Premier David Makhura told delegates at the Gauteng Trade and Investment Seminar today. The two-day seminar brought together expert speakers and panellists with in-depth knowledge on various sectors of the Gauteng economy. It was held under the theme “International partnerships for a successful Gauteng Global City Region that disperses opportunities for regional economic growth” and seeks to galvanise Gauteng economic role players to e ...
South Africa South Africa: Gauteng Targets Biotech Innovation
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is spearheading efforts to improve exports of bio-sciences products and services, as the province aims to expand its focus on biotechnology.
Namibia Namibia: Government to Pilot Virtual and Physical Citizen Forums on Service Delivery
Government has indicated that it will pilot the idea of virtual and physical “Citizen Forums”, through which it will invite citizens to participate in assessing their own service delivery experiences. “This is a logical outcome and continuation from the recently conducted survey pilot initiative. Through these citizen forums we will endeavour to solicit cost effective measures and practical suggestions to improve service delivery. At the same time we will strengthen and encourage more dialogue ...
South Africa South Africa: The Department of Home Affairs Modernisation 'On Track'
The Department of Home Affairs, which is rolling out a modernisation programme, is on track to meet most of its targets when it comes to issuing identity documents, passports, permits and birth certificates. This information is contained in the Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure, which forms part of government's mid-year budgetary review. According to the expenditure document, by mid-year the department had issued 763 944 smart identity cards, which is in line with its annual performa ...
Zimbabwe Zimbambwe: Innovation Key to Africa's Development, Says AfDB Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President
"A focus on knowledge and innovation and how they impact Africa's transformation will help draw out a number of insights that rarely emanate from such conferences" - Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa As the African Development Bank's Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa supervises the Complex of the Chief Economist, which oversees three main business lines: research and knowledge creation; statistics and statistical capacity building; and enhancing development effectiveness thro ...
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