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Minister Jeff Radebe to Deliver a Keynote Address at the Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA)

TEA targets entrepreneurs from all the townships in South Africa and is aimed at the development of township entrepreneurs

The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe, will deliver a keynote address at the 3rd Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA) on 18 November 2017 to be held in Tembisa. The TEA in an initiative of Bulelani Balabala, who…

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Integrate urbanization in development plans, ECA’s Vera Songwe urges African governments

Speaking at an International Conference on African Cities in Rome, Ms. Songwe said Africa’s targets of economic diversification and industrialization will not happen without well-planned and managed urbanization

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Ms. Vera Songwe, on Wednesday urged African governments to strategically integrate urbanization in their national development plans if they are to unleash the potential of urbanization for growth and transformation on the continent. Speaking at an International Conference on African Cities in Rome,…

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Minister Jeff Radebe to deliver a keynote address at the annual township entrepreneurs alliance

The TEA is a platform for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to engage, learn, access mentorship, and skills necessary to start and operate a business

The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe, will deliver a keynote address at the 3rd Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA) on 18 November 2017 to be held in Tembisa.  The TEA in an initiative of Bulelani Balabala, who…

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President Zuma arrives in Botswana for the 4th session of the SA-Botswana Bi-national commission

During the BNC, both countries are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on Tourism

President Jacob Zuma has this evening arrived in Botswana to participate in and co-chair the 4th Session of the South Africa- Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC). President Zuma and President Seretse Khama Ian Khama will today, 17 November 2017, co-chair the BNC session. The SA-Botswana BNC is preceded by a Ministerial…

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Africa’s youth are a ‘ticking time bomb’

A common problem raised in all the presentations was the lack of government initiatives to promote land ownership and land use among youths

A representative from Namibia’s Ministry of Land and Resettlement at the 2017 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA2017) in Addis Ababa, Prisca Mandimika, has urged African governments to ensure that land reforms and acquisition processes favour the youth, stating, “Youths constitute the biggest social group in Africa and are…

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West African food imports increased to 14.4. Billion US$ in 2015 compared to 13.1 billion US$ in 2014, a plus of 10% (WTO World Trade Organization)

Organized by the German trade fair specialists Fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de) the 4th edition of Agrofood (www.Agrofood-WestAfrica.com) & PlastPrintPack West Africa (www.PPP-WestAfrica.com) will take place on 05 to 07 December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. More than 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries including 5 national pavilions from…

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Engaging South Africa on FAO’s Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes

The aim of the one-day seminar is to raise awareness about the FAO Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes and to identify modalities and opportunities for collaboration, within the framework of South-South Cooperation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representation in South Africa and the Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division of FAO Headquarters, with the support of the South African Government will convene a National Round Table Discussion on the FAO Internship, Volunteers and Fellowship programmes on 17 November…

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Excitement about potential and opportunities in East Africa in focus at Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi

Free expo offers workshops and new technologies

Huge potential, unlimited opportunities – this is how energy experts in the region describe the East African power sector. A required investment of approximately $93 billion per annum needed to address East Africa’s power and infrastructure needs opens up exciting business opportunities for suppliers and solution providers from across the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to launch the Kwazulu-Natal invest SA one stop shop

The KwaZulu-Natal One Stop Shop, which is housed at the Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, will provide services from SARS, CIPC, Water Affairs, Home Affairs, Trade and Industry and other regulatory services

President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 18 November 2017, launch the KwaZulu-Natal InvestSA One Stop Shop in Durban which aims to provide strategic guidance, reduce regulatory inefficiencies, and reduce red tape for all investors looking to invest in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. During the launch of the National InvestSA One…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Woman peacekeeper wins the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year award

Based in the eastern city of Goma, Major Seitebatso interacted extensively with Congolese women, men, girls and boys to better understand their concerns

A United Nations peacekeeper from South Africa was yesterday awarded the United Nations’ Military Gender Advocate of the Year in Vancouver, Canada.   Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, presented the award to Major Seitebatso Pearl Block as part of the UN Peacekeeping Defence…