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Pandemic shines spotlight on sustainability practices

THE pandemic has shone a spotlight squarely on the challenges posed by a fragile global food ecosystem and the disruptive impact climate change has...

Auto component sector tackles skills gaps

THE inaugural High Gear Quarterly Skills Survey conducted by National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) has revealed that the automotive component...

Rising food costs fuelling inflation

By Ian van Niekerk FOOD inflation is the primary driver of higher inflation figures for April. Statistics South Africa recently announced that inflation was 4.4%...

R1.5m youth infrastructure innovation contest open for entries

THE Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) recently announced the launch of the second edition of its Youth Challenge, a competition aimed at harnessing...

Municipality opens multi-million rand automotive hub

TRADING conditions for 33 informal traders and entrepreneurs who were previously operating under makeshift stalls have been transformed for the better following the official...

Sweet solution to SA malnutrition menace

Malnutrition, a long-standing challenge in South Africa, can be beaten, and the humble sweet potato has been identified as an important weapon in achieving...

App to digitise street vendors wins hackathon

THE Annual Geekulcha Hackathon took place recently and saw more than 100 coders developers and programmers challenge each other in an online contest. The...

Agri-park incubator for Durban’s Outer West

A farm in Cato Ridge in Durban’s Outer West is to be developed into an agri-park incubator as part of an eThekwini Municipality plan...

Training the new wave of young skilled workers

By Mamiki Matlawa ACCORDING to Stats SA, there is a staggering unemployment rate of 63,2% among the youth, accounting for individuals between the ages of...

Empowering women in engineering leadership roles

SKF South Africa, part of the global bearing and rotating technology specialist SKF Group has reaffirmed its commitment to the development of women’s socio-economic...

Hey brew, score R1.3m for your idea to solve a social problem

APPLICATIONS for the 11th annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and 6th annual Disability Empowerment Awards are open for entry and eligible entrepreneurs have...

Logistics company says YES to youth development

AS part of its commitment to skills development and transformation, Rhenus has announced its participation in the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, a joint...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...