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KZN working hard to give SA GDP a boost

Sihle Zikalala

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KWAZULU-NATAL will be working hard to double its contribution of its current gross domestic product (GDP) to boost South Africa's economy, despite subdued business confidence.

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala said that from their engagements with business in the province, they intended to grow the province's economic impact …

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Brick-making not sexy enough for jobless South African youth

On Wednesday cement producer PPC Cement hosted a brick-making workshop in Mamelodi East, Tshwane, which was aimed at developing the skills of local youth and assisting them so they could participate meaningfully in the economy and escape poverty, said PPC's plant manager, Boitumelo Mnisi.

Despite advertising the free workshop on …

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Youth-owned township businesses complain of market access barriers

Bulelani Balabala, 31, founder of the 12000 member Township Entrepreneurs Alliance called on the government for a strategic plan for township-based entrepreneurs “across the country” to help them “unlock the doors that we need to unlock”.

Balabala presented his insights on youth entrepreneurship development at a panel discussion themed “Entrepreneurship …

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Furniture manufacturing sector faces challenges, says cluster

The disjointed local furniture sector, which has been hit by cheap imports, will be in dire straits if manufacturers don’t start working collectively.

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The disjointed local furniture sector, which has been hit by cheap imports, will be in dire straits if manufacturers don’t start working collectively and …

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A considered approach to cannabis investment

The legitimate cannabis cultivation, while relatively new in South Africa, is highly regulated and the cultivation of the crop must be audited and certified before the crop can be processed by pharmaceutical companies for medicinal consumption.

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The legitimate cannabis cultivation, while relatively new in South Africa, is highly regulated …

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