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28 April 2017
12 Apr 2017
DST: Minister Pandor on the latest R&D survey
Our aim in government is to double the investment in R&D from the 2014/15 figure of 0.77% to 1.5% of GDP. That means doubling the 2014/2015 investment of R29 billion to roughly R60 billion a year...
22 Jul 2016
Changing course
During a recent interaction with business chambers, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan agreed that South Africa should seek to create up to ten-million new businesses to properly tackle its serious...
13 Jul 2016
DA: Toby Chance says Government no closer to launch of venture capital fund earmarked for job creation
In replies to parliamentary questions from the DA, neither Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan nor Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, could provide substantive details on the...
03 Jun 2016
DST: Naledi Pandor: Address by Minister of Science and Technology, on Innovation's Business symposium, the Innovation Hub conference centre, Pretoria (02/06/2016)
South Africa has a great deal to do to address low economic growth, increased skills development, modernisation of infrastructure, and the creation of new business enterprises.
13 May 2015
DA: Dean Macpherson MP says DTI Committee adopts DA’s proposal to fund entrepreneurs
The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry (DTI) today adopted the DA’s proposal to establish a venture capital fund for start-up entrepreneurs within the National Empowerment Fund (NEF). We...
07 Aug 2014
Addressable market, balanced scaling key to SME survival
A worldwide study of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) – the Start-up Genome Project – found that SMEs most often failed as a result of imbalanced growth between five criteria. Balancing the...

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