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Dr Stavros Nicolaou

Stavros Nicolaou is the Aspen Pharmacare Group’s Senior Executive responsible for Strategic Trade Development. Previously he was CEO of Aspen’s Export Business. Aspen is...

Buy local to build South Africa’s economy

Buying locally made goods is not just about patriotism; it's about investing in the country, economic growth and job creation. Leslie Sedibe, head of Proudly SA, says every citizen should buy South African goods every time they shop. It is one way they can play their part for the nation.

Buy local to build South Africa’s economy

Buying locally made goods is not just about patriotism; it's about investing in the country, economic growth and job creation. Leslie Sedibe, head of Proudly SA, says every citizen should buy South African goods every time they shop. It is one way they can play their part for the nation.

Marikana a lesson for us all: Motlanthe

The Marikana tragedy should serve as a challenge for South Africans to reassess how the country tackles poverty and inequality, and to find a common vision to ensure more inclusive growth going forward, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

SA companies urged to ‘Adopt-a-School’

Community members braved rainy weather to gather in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape on the weekend for the national launch of the Accord on Basic Education and Partnerships with Schools campaign, which calls on businesses to "adopt" schools and donate facilities to them.

SA businesses urged to adopt schools

Just launched, the Adopt-a-School campaign urges businesses to partner with the Department of Education and help deliver quality education to all underdeveloped schools.
Tackling SA's education challenges

African free trade area ‘boost for BRICS’

The historic $1-trillion African free trade area, the first vital steps towards which were taken over the weekend, will serve as a major boost for the BRICS grouping, says International Marketing Council of South Africa CEO Miller Matola.

Youth employment subsidy from 2012

South Africa's National Treasury hopes to implement a R5-billion youth employment subsidy, which compensates employers for taking on young employees, from 1 April 2012, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Balancing job creation, decent work

Creating jobs in South Africa, while at the same time striving for decent work, will be the key focus of the Labour Department's policies in the years ahead, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

New curriculum in full effect

In 2008, for the first time, scholars across South Africa will be on the same national school curriculum, with the completion of the curriculum change that was introduced in 1998.