137 informal traders from Botshabelo and Bloemfontein were recently given training in the Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) Grow My Business training programme.

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The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), has appointed Sara Bux B. Pedagogics, B.Ed, MA, MBA, PhD as the new Associate Director: Southern Africa. Bux joined CIMA on 7 March 2017 and has been charged with the responsibility of driving the long term Southern Africa strategy reporting to the Africa Regional Vice President.

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Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, has announced the appointment of Jessica Rees-Jones as its new executive director from 1 April.

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Johannesburg – FNB SA returned a 6% increase in profits before tax underpinned by strong results from its Business and Premium segments. The bank saw good growth in deposits and continued traction in its save and invest strategies. Profits from the operations in the rest of Africa fell on the back of credit issues especially in Zambia and Mozambique due to difficult macro business conditions.

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With the lack of job opportunities and the uncertainty of financial stability being a constant plight for many South Africans, small business owners are starting to realise the importance of retaining their current clientele and ensuring satisfactory profits.

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Konrad Laker, CEO of Cape Town-based Gold Travel, will see his expansion plans pay off as the group launches their first Johannesburg office in March. Travel Master, a Midrand based travel company that has been on Laker’s radar since 2013, will be rebranded and begin trading as Gold Travel come 1 March 2017.

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Cape Town – Full circle bespoke communications agency, Red Carpet Concepts (RCC) has been appointed by Zanzibar Amber Resort, a Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited development, to handle its below and through the line marketing portfolio.

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Cape Town – Ascendis Health, the high growth health and care brands group, is to purchase the southern African veterinary operations of Cipla India for R375 million.

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New era begins focused on speed, technology innovation and growth, with added flexibility to serve expanding markets for cloud computing and mobile networking

Johannesburg Vertiv, the business formerly known as Emerson Network Power, has officially launched under its new branding in South Africa.

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Mountaineering ace and motivational speaker Deshun Deysel will share her experiences from a lifetime of challenges as one of the keynote speakers at the Western Cape’s Provincial Conference on Sport in George next weekend.

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