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South Africa South Africa: MEC Debbie Schäfer on 2015 Academic Year
On Wednesday 21st January 2015, more than one million learners will return to school across the province for the 2015 academic year, and for many learners in Grade R and Grade 1, this will be their first time in “big school”. I am pleased to announce that schools and officials are prepared, as far as possible, for the 2015 academic year. Most of the preparations were completed well before the end of last year. I am also pleased to announce that the following 4 schools will be opening their doo ...
Nigeria Nigeria: NITDA to Establish Research Fund for Academic Projects
The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has sprung to action in the new year, strongly indicating its desire to upscale its capacity building efforts through training and research of government agencies and departments.
South Africa South Africa: The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Exceeds Jobs, Enterprise Creation Targets
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has exceeded targets for the number of jobs and youth enterprises it created over the past year. This is according to NYDA CEO Khathutshelo Ramukumba in the agency’s annual report for the financial year ending March 2014. Most of the targets were exceeded through NYDA’s grant funding programme.
South Africa South Africa: President: 2015, Year of the Freedom Charter
President Jacob Zuma says government has and will continue to go back to basics and use the prescripts of the Freedom Charter to improve the lives of all South Africans. Delivering the January 8 statement at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday during the ruling African National Congress's 103rd anniversary celebrations, the President said to achieve radical social and economic transformation, it was important for the country to use the Freedom Charter as a guide to shaping policies and legislation ...
Rwanda Rwanda: Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (Mice) Initiative on Track, Says Official
Nine months into the Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (Mice) initiative, the country's private and public sectors are making commendable headways toward the realisation of the set targets, the Rwanda Development Board has said. The initiative was launched early last year to diversify from traditional tourism with revenue targets of up to $150 million in 2015, which is 16 per cent of all national export earnings and 34 per cent of the overall tourism receipts. According to RDB's ...
South Africa South Africa: SA Assumes G77 Chair
South Africa has assumed the chair of the largest coalition of developing countries in the United Nations (UN), the Group of 77 (G77). The G77 provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate; promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic and development issues in the UN’s system. The body also promotes South-South co-operation and strengthens economic and technical co-operation among developing c ...
Nigeria Nigeria: Cyberspace Wins Software Innovation Company of the Year Award
Cyberspace Limited, an information and communications technology Solution Company has bagged industry’s recognition by winning the 2014 Software Innovation Company of the year award at the African ICT Awards. Cyberspace was founded in 1995 and commenced operation same year as a wholly owned indigenous firm with a mission to providing excellent value added ICT services and cutting edge networking solutions. According to the organisers of the award, Belmang Limited, publishers of IT and Tele ...
South Africa South Africa: The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) Presents Award to Unilever
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has presented an award to Unilever South Africa on behalf of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Investment Promotion Award was presented to the company for its sustainable and water neutral investment at its factory in Durban. Presenting the award to Unilever representatives, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said the department nominated the company’s Indonsa factory through its investment promotion agency, ...
South Africa South Africa: Graduates Benefit from Jacob Zuma Trust
About 70 graduates, who benefitted from the Jacob Zuma RDP Education Trust, have told President Jacob Zuma how their lives and family conditions have changed. On Monday, President Zuma hosted the 13th annual Jacob Zuma RDP Education Trust Children and Youth Christmas Party at Mnyakanya High School, KwaNxamalala, in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. Echoing the beneficiaries' testimonies, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said what President Zuma does through the trust builds on the s ...
South Africa South Africa: The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Creates and Saves 160 000 Jobs
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has over the past year facilitated the creation and saving of 160 000 jobs. This is according to its annual report, which documents its funding activities for the financial year ending March 2014. The development finance institution has also disbursed billions of rands over the past five years as it reviewed its business operations to align them to government’s mandate to bolster economic participation.
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