Black filmmakers get boost for big productions

Black filmmakers get boost for big productions

South Africa has launched a three-year incentive scheme to help black filmmakers develop their businesses to the point they can take on big productions - and create more jobs in the country's growing movie industry.
South Africa belongs with Africa in Agoa: Zuma

South Africa belongs with Africa in Agoa: Zuma

South Africa's economic growth is linked to that of Africa as a whole, and it would therefore be a mistake to exclude the country from an extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, President Jacob Zuma told a gathering of business people in Washington on Monday.
AfDB approves loan for South African solar project

AfDB approves loan for South African solar project

The African Development Bank has approved a $142-million loan to help fund the construction of a $908-million, 100 MW concentrating solar power plant in the Northern Cape - the bank's first loan for a renewable energy project in South Africa.
South Africa on the right track: report

Community child care workers ‘filling a huge gap’

The government's Isibindi outreach programme, which deploys trained community-based child and youth care workers to provide support and protection to vulnerable children and families across South Africa, has helped nearly 90 000 children in its first year of operation.

Brand South Africa to continue with WEF Africa programme

Johannesburg, Tuesday 6 May 2014 – Brand South Africa wishes to clarify an article in Business Day regarding the World Economic Forum Africa (WEF...
SA launches Rural Youth Service Corps

First students graduate from Rural Youth Corps

The 6 000 students of the Rural Youth Corps, a four-year skills development programme designed to help transform young job-seekers into job-creators in South Africa's rural areas, graduated this week. "My life has changed for the better," 29-year-old Colbert Mabasa said before the ceremony.
Sappi reduces its carbon footprint

DTI revises manufacturing incentives

The Department of Trade and Industry has published revised incentives for manufacturers that aim to offer better support to small- and medium-size enterprises, a spokesman said last week. Changes include lowering the caps on incentives for capital investments, green technology and improved resource efficiency.

Active Schools Initiative

 The Active Schools Initiative (ASI) is a registered NPO that is providing a holistic violence prevention & empowerment programme called ´Play & Learn´ at...

Surf’s up for Durban’s street kids

Through an ambitious long-term programme, Durban's uShaka Marine World is offering street children the chance to learn to surf. Lying on the east coast of South Africa, the city of Durban's warm climate makes it the country's watersports capital.

$14m fuel cell project for SA

South African company IST Holdings and its US partner Plug Power, with the help of a US$3-million grant from the International Finance Corporation, will spend $14-million installing 400 fuel cells across South Africa over the next three years, as part of an initiative to bring reliable, cleaner power to developing countries.
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