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Biotech incubator seeks start-ups solving African challenges

Sibahle Malinga Cape Town-based biotech incubator OneBio, in partnership with Zimbabwean entrepreneur support organisation TechVillage, invites biotech entrepreneurs to enter its first six-month incubation programme. Last...

Three recession proof industries for entrepreneurs

Staff Reporter Marketers and entrepreneurs are often the first to identify new opportunities because they are the mavericks with their eye on the horizon said...

Agriculture as business: 20 year-old green pepper farmer

Frank Maponya Mahlatse Matlakana is a 20 year-old young woman with a passion for green pepper farming. She describes her love for farming as a "bitter-sweet...

Strengthening science and agriculture in Africa

Esther Ngumbi In late March, Africa’s leading scientists, innovators, and policymakers met in Kigali, Rwanda, to brainstorm solutions to an increasingly pressing problem: the low quality of...

Empowering women farmers in Zimbabwe

Project Syndicate  In Zimuto Communal Land, near Masvingo, southern Zimbabwe, VaMaNyoni walks long distances with maize or beans stacked high on her head, looking for...

Agriculture: We must bring back school holiday camps

Dr Sam Motsuenyane and Paul Ntshabele “Black people cannot farm Paul, even if we gave you all the farms what are you going to do...

Rural community development central to Africa’s industrialisation

Thuletho Zwane Victor Oladokun’s grandfather was a cocoa farmer. His grandfather lived in a small village in Nigeria. “But all through his life, my grandfather never...

Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul

Frans Swanepoel Agriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other productive sector. If the entire agriculture value chain is considered in South Africa, its...

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Andile Nongogo Appointed New NSFAS CEO

THE National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has appointed Andile Nongogo as its new chief executive officer for the next five years.

Opinion: DUT Vice-chancellor, Principal Professor Thandwa Mthembu Talks About The Kind Of Leadership Required To Reform The Country

PROFESSOR THANDWA MTHEMBU I have been asked to share some reflections on the topic: What kind of leadership is required...

Basic Education Launches A Full-Scale Investigation After Another Question Paper Leak Rocks Final Matric Exams

BASIC Education Minister Angie Motshekga has condemned in the strongest terms the leaking of Physical Sciences Paper 2 exam, which was...

Michaela Robinson Wins Big At Wits University’s Annual Sports Awards

THE future of sailing is clearly in good hands – judging by the recipients at the annual Wits Sports Awards. The sport...

Classroom Corner: Hugh Corder, A Man For All Seasons

VETERAN law scholar and activist Professor Hugh Corder well remembers his BCom LLB graduation at the University of Cape Town (UCT). It was...
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