Investor Confidence in South Africa Received a Boost
Investor confidence in South Africa has received a boost with the official launch of Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) in Port Elizabeth. The official launch follows an announcement made last year that Isuzu would purchase the light commercial vehicle operations in Port Elizabeth and also the balance of shareholding in its Isuzu Trucks South Africa operations.  The launch also follows General Motors disinvestment in South Africa last year as part of a broader, international strategic restructuring position by the company to exit certain markets as witnessed by the recent (last week) announcement by General Motors to pull out of South Korea later this year. Isuzu Motors has purchased the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth which belonged to General Motors and the remaining 30% shareholding in the Isuzu Truck South Africa joint venture. Isuzu Motors, consolidated into one business now known as Isuzu Motors South Africa, became effective from January 2018 and will build Isuzu pick-ups and trucks.
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the dti and SAEEC to Host African Delegation During the 2018 Africa Energy Indaba Conference
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) through Trade Invest Africa, in partnership with the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) will host a high level delegation from several African countries to participate at the annual Africa Energy Indaba Conference that is set to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, from 20-21 February 2018.
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Pretoria Industrial Design Student Intends to Fill Gap in the Children?s Furniture Manufacturing Sector
Third-year Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Industrial Design student, Ms Merliska Meerman says that she intends using her Rhino design concept as a solution to filling the gap currently existing in the South African manufacturing sector for children?s furniture.
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NW Design Student Aims to Break Stereotypes 
Ms Nicolette Risaba, a 23-year-old North West design student, says that she aims to break conventional career stereotypes by proving that the arts and design can also be pursued as a sustainable and productive career path.
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B-BBEE Commission to Host Annual Conference on Improving State Procurement for Real Economic Empowerment
State procurement will come under the spotlight at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission?s annual conference that will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on Thursday, 15 March 2018.
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