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Novel leadership programme to tackle South Africa’s health gap

New organisation, Tekano, targets social conditions that undermine wellbeing Cape Town (27 October 2016) – A generous grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies, a US-based limited-life foundation, has given rise to a South African organisation dedicated to reducing the social inequalities that condemn large segments of the population to poor health. More than two decades after […]

Eyes on Diabetes this November

Know what to look for – Get tested – Act today There’s no point looking away and denying reality: diabetes is a major – and growing – epidemic. As many as two million South Africans could be living with diabetes. Diabetes is characterised by increased blood sugar levels because of not producing enough insulin or […]

Barloworld Transport and Meadow Feeds –‘a unique relationship in the transport industry’

November 07, 2016: Relationships that are built over time and develop into long-term partnerships, are unique in today’s fast-moving transport sector. It is for this reason that Barloworld Transport’s contract with Southern African market leader in the animal feed industry, Meadow Feeds, is a noteworthy example for the industry. Beginning in 2002, this relationship has […]

Food from Mauritius

Take your love of good food on holiday to Mauritius

14 November 2016 — Mauritius is a delicious destination. It’s foodie heaven. This tiny little Indian Ocean island paradise is a fragrant pressure cooker of the cuisines of many nations that have had a hand in its history, its culture and its heritage. While the island’s dining is most easily (by those with little imagination) […]

South African business debt conditions stabilise

Experian’s BDI Q3 2016 reflects SA businesses’ resilience in low-growth environment Johannesburg, 8 November 2016 – The Experian Business Debt Index (BDI) for Q3 remained more or less unchanged at a reading of -0.0888, compared with -0.0859 in Q2. This suggests that the rate of deterioration in business debt conditions has become less pronounced in […]

A tyre being re-grooved


Second-hand tyres and re-grooved tyres are one of the biggest dangers to safety on the road. This is according to Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa – one of the leading tyre manufacturers and parent company of Dunlop tyres in South Africa. His warning comes during Transport Month when safe driving is promoted […]

Ithala’s Siyasebenza workshops comprise a full-day training with KZN-based SMME’s and co-operatives on key topics of importance


The current economic environment, characterised by low growth and rising interest rates, has placed struggling South African businesses under immense financial strain. The results of the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report for South Africa revealed that entrepreneurs in the country have declined during 2015 and 2016. It was also revealed that there was an […]