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Large businesses can have life-changing impact on SMEs

Large businesses can have life-changing impact on SMEs

17/07/2019 - 10:11
It is now widely accepted that South Africa’s potential to create jobs and drive prosperity will most likely be unleashed if the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is nurtured and flourishes.  read more
Woolworths partners with Government to launch their first intake from the YES youth initiative programme

Woolworths partners with Government to launch their first intake from the YES youth initiative programme

28/06/2019 - 09:21
Woolworths is pleased to announce the official launch of its first intake of candidates from the Youth Employment Services (YES) programme, a government-led partnership with business, labour and civil society which aims to empower one million young South Africans by offering paid, quality work experience.  read more
Shoprite creates more than 400 jobs in just two weeks

Shoprite creates more than 400 jobs in just two weeks

02/05/2019 - 16:08
South Africa’s largest private sector employer, the Shoprite Group, created 409 new jobs with the opening of 16 new stores across five provinces in South Africa during the second half of April 2019.  read more
Almost 100 new employees welcomed at Shoprite Botleng

Almost 100 new employees welcomed at Shoprite Botleng

03/04/2019 - 10:00
Shoprite created 90 new jobs with the opening of its new store in Botleng, just outside Delmas, this week. The store’s total staff complement is 111, which includes 81 youth (between the ages of 18 and 35) and 76 women. read more
21 SAB KickStart youth-owned businesses create 178 jobs in 2018

21 SAB KickStart youth-owned businesses create 178 jobs in 2018

04/12/2018 - 10:47
The 21 young entrepreneurs selected as finalists in SAB’s youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart Boost, have created a total of 178 jobs in their respective communities as a result of the support provided by the programme this year. read more
109 new jobs created by Checkers King Shaka store opening

109 new jobs created by Checkers King Shaka store opening

15/10/2018 - 10:28
Checkers opened the doors to its new store at the King Shaka Mall in Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, 28 September 2018, creating 109 new jobs. The store’s total staff complement of 156 includes 142 youth (between the ages of 18 and 35) and 93 women. read more
Financial inclusion and support key to unlocking the power of entrepreneurship in Africa

Financial inclusion and support key to unlocking the power of entrepreneurship in Africa

23/08/2018 - 10:43
Driving financial inclusion amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners in Africa will ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge to transform their businesses into productive and sustainable contributors to the continent’s economy.  read more
115 new jobs created by Checkers Mica Mall store opening

115 new jobs created by Checkers Mica Mall store opening

01/08/2018 - 20:34
Checkers opened the doors to its new store at The Square shopping centre in Ladysmith on Thursday, 26 July 2018, creating 115 new jobs. The store’s total staff complement of 139 includes 101 youth and 104 women. read more
Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

31/07/2018 - 08:32
While South Africa is not over the worst yet, the country is heading in a distinctly more optimistic direction, says Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman, speaking at the company’s AGM on Monday (30 July). read more
Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

13/06/2018 - 09:53
According to the latest research by Statistics South Africa, youth unemployment in the country stands at a disappointing 52,4% for the first quarter of 2018. This number could, however, be minimised if the public and private sector join forces to build a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem for the younger generation, which statistics show are more open-minded to entrepreneurship as a career choice than generations before them.  read more
Shoprite De Doorns creates 53 new jobs

Shoprite De Doorns creates 53 new jobs

30/05/2018 - 11:29
The opening of Shoprite De Doorns on Thursday, 24 May 2018, has created 53 new jobs in the local community. read more
Sea Harvest's success positions it for growth

Sea Harvest's success positions it for growth

16/01/2017 - 09:34
Sea Harvest has enjoyed two years of significant success. The company's shareholders invested close to R600 million in capital and investment growth this year alone, seeing Sea Harvest becoming one of the largest vertically integrated black-owned fishing companies in the country. read more
Walmart’s new sustainability roadmap includes focus on renewable energy

Walmart’s new sustainability roadmap includes focus on renewable energy

07/11/2016 - 09:32
Walmart is setting some lofty goals for itself on such critical issues as sustainability and job creation.  read more
Levy Shopping Mall boon to Zambian economy

Levy Shopping Mall boon to Zambian economy

11/12/2013 - 11:19
National Pensions Scheme Authority (NAPSA) director general Charles Mpundu says Levy Park Shopping Mall has contributed to national development through job creation during the construction and post-construction phases. read more
Unemployment down in Gauteng

Unemployment down in Gauteng

11/03/2013 - 07:32
Johannesburg - The biggest decrease in the rate of unemployment in South Africa last year was recorded in Gauteng, economic development MEC Nkosiphendule Kolisile said on Sunday.  read more
Dollar General to open 635 stores in 2013

Dollar General to open 635 stores in 2013

24/01/2013 - 09:58
New York -- Dollar General Corp. will open 635 new stores in 2013, creating some 6,000 jobs. The chain will also relocate 550 stores this year. read more
SA to miss 5 million jobs target

SA to miss 5 million jobs target

23/01/2013 - 08:05
Johannesburg - South Africa will likely miss its target of creating five million jobs by 2020, given labour strife and strained relations between the government and private firms, a newspaper quoted a deputy minister as saying.  read more
Patel: Agriculture key to job creation

Patel: Agriculture key to job creation

19/12/2012 - 07:25
Bloemfontein - The agriculture sector can create the most jobs for South Africa, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Tuesday.  read more
Pick n Pay opens outlet in Kitwe, Zambia

Pick n Pay opens outlet in Kitwe, Zambia

30/11/2012 - 07:56
Pick n Pay Zambia has opened its outlet in Kitwe with the Government commending the chain store for investing over K132 billion into the country. read more
Eastern Cape: Fingoland Mall in Butterworth Officially Opened

Eastern Cape: Fingoland Mall in Butterworth Officially Opened

12/11/2012 - 09:00
Eastern Cape - October 24th and 25th saw the much-awaited launch of the new Fingoland Mall development in the small town of Butterworth, Transkei. read more
Mpumalanga creates most jobs

Mpumalanga creates most jobs

20/08/2012 - 09:31
Economists have praised Mpumalanga’s 4.4% employment growth in the second quarter of 2012, but have cautioned that ending unemployment remained a mirage in the current economic and labour climate. read more
Appeal for SA to get shipshape

Appeal for SA to get shipshape

09/07/2012 - 09:41
The maritime industry is currently housed in the Department of Transport, which is also responsible for aviation, logistics and rail.  read more
IMF to lower global economic growth forecast

IMF to lower global economic growth forecast

09/07/2012 - 09:33
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday said it plans to lower its global growth outlook, with the new estimates being released later this month.  read more
Stiglitz calls for R2bn Walmart jobs fund

Stiglitz calls for R2bn Walmart jobs fund

12/06/2012 - 08:27
The R100m fund proposed by the Competition Tribunal to mitigate the harmful effects of Walmart’s entry into the South African market is inadequate and should be increased to up to R2bn, says Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz. read more
Consumers' cash flow improves in Q1 2012: BMR

Consumers' cash flow improves in Q1 2012: BMR

14/05/2012 - 08:55
South African consumers experienced a further improvement in their cash flow position in the first quarter of 2012, Unisa's Bureau of Market Research's (BMR) consumer financial vulnerability index released on Wednesday showed.  read more
Davies punts agro-processing for job creation

Davies punts agro-processing for job creation

26/03/2012 - 08:40
Smallholder farming continues to be on the agricultural development agenda as the government seeks to stimulate the agro-processing sector to kick-start its job creation drive. read more
Clothes sizes to be standardised

Clothes sizes to be standardised

07/03/2012 - 07:26
Johannesburg - The size of clothing is to be standardised, the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS) said on Tuesday. read more
Crucial Walmart verdict out soon

Crucial Walmart verdict out soon

01/03/2012 - 10:12
Johannesburg - The Competition Appeal Court will release its judgment next Friday on the review of the Walmart-Massmart merger. read more
SA growth seen quickening

SA growth seen quickening

29/02/2012 - 07:47
Johannesburg - South Africa’s economic growth is likely to have accelerated in the fourth quarter of last year, driven mainly by higher consumer demand boosted by lower interest rates, a Reuters poll showed on Monday. read more