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Youth to benefit from R7, 9 billion skills programme

Unemployed youth has received a major boost to the tune of R7, 9 billion for skills training and job creation programmes. Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and the Compensation Fund (CF) in partnership with 32 state-owned training providers and institutions pledged to train about to 160 000 learners. The aim of the …

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Manufacturing plants for people with disability

Government initiative to create jobs for people with disability will help ease the burden on their shoulders. This is a direct result of building up the quantity of Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE) producing plants throughout the country. Labour Department will open the new production line in Seshego, outside Polokwane. Labour …

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BMW Group opens new R260m Midrand campus

BMW Group South Africa has opened a new R260m campus in Midrand, North of Johannesburg. Midrand Campus comprises the Group’s head office, Financial Services, a new Dealer Training Centre, office space for an added 500 colleagues. The 5500sqm, R109-million facility offers training on all BMW Group brands for the Dealer …

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Use telematics to save fuel, says Matshego

If that’s anything to go by, Legtratron Electronics could help companies to overcome the ever-increasing petrol hike by reducing fuel consumption. The company’s managing director, Itumeleng Matshego said businesses can use its telematics tool to reduce fuel consumption by up to 15%. “Vehicle telematics can be one of the most important tools in …

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A grip on firing and re-hiring to evade NMW is illegal

Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant has on Thursday cautioned managers terminating and re-procuring employees to abstain from paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are spurning labour laws. “Not in a time of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Centenary,” advised Oliphant. The Minister said the government knew of a new tactic gathering a …

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Nissan announces R3bn investment in Rosslyn plant

Many more motorists around the world will be driving Nissan vehicles produced in South Africa. On Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa officiated over the Japanese automotive giant’s announcement of a R3 billion investment at its Rosslyn plant in the capital. “It’s a matter of great pride for us that many more …

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VWSA brand strength boost a solid dealership network

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) enter 2019 in the local passenger car market with confidence. The promising start to 2019 has given VWSA a 23% market share in the South African passenger car market. One in every fifth passenger car sold is an Audi or a Volkswagen. The automobile manufacturer …

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Hertz opens near Sandton Gautrain station, proper for on the go clients 

Hertz South Africa, one of the leading car rental companies has added another fleet to its services by opening a new branch in a bustling Sandton, north of Johannesburg. The Group Marketing Executive, Chanele van Tonder announced the new branch operations in the same offices also accommodating the company’s sister …

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Edcon recapitalisation welcomed

Cabinet on Thursday welcomed the joint efforts aimed at recapitalising Edcon, South Africa’s largest clothing retailer. Edcon which owns leading departmental stores including Edgars, Jet, and CNA is southern Africa’s largest non-food retailer and has been operating for 89 years. In February, the group reported that it could not pay …

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Toyota SA Motors joins youth initiative to create jobs

As part of its social responsibility crusade in South Africa for the year 2019, Toyota SA Motors will launch two initiatives focusing on youth. Toyota South Africa Motors President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Kirby said the initiative came in the wake of a Yes4Youth campaign, championed by President Cyril …

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