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Jobs Fund calls for innovative job-creating ideas
eNCA Moneyline
The Jobs Fund is calling on organisations to submit innovative proposals that will catalyse the creation of sustainable jobs for the country. Najwah Allie-Edries from the Jobs Fund discusses further.

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Huge volume of timber lost due to Knysna fires
Herald Live
"He said a R113-million investment by the Jobs Fund in the forestry sector in the province had seen the establishment of six community-owned forestry plantations (at Izinini, Sixhotyeni, Mkambathi, Sinawo, Gqukunqa and Lusikisiki) which produced logs on 4 200ha of land and had created 695 permanent jobs and 405 seasonal jobs."

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Jobs Fund and Sernick link up to support black farmers
Business Live
"About 660 emerging black farmers based in the Free State are set to benefit from a multimillion-rand training initiative formed by the Jobs Fund and the Sernick Group."

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Jobs Fund and Sernick Group partners to support emerging farmers
Bizcommunity
"The agricultural sector is an important driver of growth, expanding by 37.5% in the fourth quarter of 2017 and contributing 0.8% to the recorded 3.1% GDP growth, presenting significant export opportunities"

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Jobs Fund: Many obstacles
Financial Mail
"Very difficult" – that’s how Hot Dog Café MD Derek Smith describes getting his project to meet national treasury’s Jobs Fund targets.

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No shortage of work at bottom of jobs ladder
Sunday Times
There is a shortage of motorcycle delivery people in South Africa, as well as of sales staff, cashiers and hotel and restaurant workers.

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Treasury’s Jobs Fund aims for more agriculture sector jobs
BD Live
THE Treasury’s Jobs Fund, which had sought to create 150,000 jobs by the end of next year, is now focusing on small and medium enterprises to help make inroads into SA’s stubbornly high unemployment rate.

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Reaching job creation targets no easy business
BD Live
WHILE the National Development Plan (NDP) expects small businesses to contribute 90% of the 11-million new jobs it envisages will be created by 2030, people running support programmes backed by the Jobs Fund are finding that creating jobs is harder than they expected.

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Automotive Industry Development Centre
The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), recently launched construction of its new R80-million incubation centre

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Clothing Bank
The Clothing Bank expands support for mothers in Durban. The Clothing Bank recently launched their new hub in Durban.

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Agriculture in KZN
Tongaat Hulett working to reinvigorate agriculture in rural KZN

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Employers Buying in to Government’s Employment Tax Incentive
Africa Newswire
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says there are early indications that government’s Employment Tax Incentive, which was introduced earlier this year, is attracting buy-in from employers.

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Treasury still upbeat on growth in the long term
BD Live
THE National Treasury’s revision of economic growth forecasts downwards for the next few years did not come as a surprise on Wednesday. Theirs was the only forecast above 2% and was not necessarily a realistic reflection of the prospects for the economy.

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2014 Medium Term Budget Policy statement
Cape Business News
Speech by the Minister of Finance Mr Nhlanhla Nene: 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement.

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