Empowering Black business in South Africa

Empowering Black business in South Africa

It’s still a struggle to do business as a black person with both the private sector and the government, says Ntokozo Ntuli. She isn’t alone, says black business groups. Ntuli, who runs Durban-based interior design business N2 Design Box, says she often has to battle...

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Transformation in the engineering profession

Transformation in the engineering profession

According to figures obtained from the National Society of Black Engineers in 2013, black engineers comprise only 14% of South Africa’s professional engineers, while women comprise only 3% of the country’s professional engineers. Among the number of candidates for...

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Transformation in the legal profession

Transformation in the legal profession

Transformation in the professions in South Africa remains a challenge. Looking at key professions, a picture emerges of notable progress in the last decade or so, but also of much work still to be done. When she ended her term as South Africa’s Public Protector in...

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Richard Maponya: Lifetime Achiever

Richard Maponya: Lifetime Achiever

On 27 September 2007, Nelson Mandela officially opened one of the biggest shopping centres in South Africa, Maponya Mall, in Soweto. The R650-million centre – which houses more than 200 stores and boasts a cinema complex – was the realisation of a lifelong dream. This...

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Patrice Motsepe: The Compassionalist

Patrice Motsepe: The Compassionalist

In the 1980s, popular culture reflected that decade's sheen of avarice – from movies like "Wall Street" to songs like "Everybody wants to rule the world." Thirty years on, ours is arguably a more hopeful world. On the one side, you still have the poor – 1.3 billion...

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