|Over and above appreciating the intrinsic value of water as a vital human resource, the South African approach should be to recognise the business value of the commodity and, therefore, the country should pursue investments in the sector to generate sustained economic growth, employment and general wellbeing. Engineering News, 3 October 2018.|
In The News
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) in collaboration with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the National Business Initiative (NBI) hosted a business engagement this morning in Sandton. Trudi Makhaya, Economic Adviser for South Africa’s presidency spoke to CNBC Africa after the close of proceedings:
|CNBC Africa, 27 June 2018.|
Jason Morrison and Tien Shiao of The Pacific Institute to Attend Water Security Meetings in South Africa
|Pacific Institute President Jason Morrison and Senior Researcher and Corporate Water Stewardship Co-Lead Tien Shiao will attend national multi-stakeholder dialogues on solutions to water insecurity in South Africa in June. The United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate and the National Business Initiative are hosting these events on June 25th in Johannesburg and June 27th in Cape Town, South Africa. EnvironmentGuru, 26 June 2018.|
The second edition of an atlas showing South Africa’s vulnerability to climate change has been launched in Johannesburg, to help the country’s economic and social sectors take informed decisions to avoid risks related to climate change. EE Publishers, 15 March 2018.
|Molewa hopeful Bonn climate talks can deliver assurances South Africa is hopeful that the World Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany, will not only take stock of what is required to implement the Paris Agreement, but that it will provide assurances that the political balance of the Paris Agreement is upheld. IOL, 15 November 2017.|
|Tsogo Sun ranked third most empowered JSE-listed company Tsogo Sun is a proudly empowered JSE-listed company, having been ranked third on the JSE Top 100 Most Empowered Companies for the second consecutive year, on 4 October. Gauteng Online Lifestyle Magazine, 8 November 2017.|
|9th Installment of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Concrete Newsletter. Giving graduates the gift of experience. Read here.|
The Rockefeller Foundation Launches Demand-Driven Training Toolkit to Improve Youth Employability Since the launch of its Digital Jobs Africa Initiative in 2013 at the World Economic Forum, the Rockefeller Foundation has worked extensively to mobilize sustainable job opportunities and skills training for youth in Africa. Read here.
The Department of Water and Sanitation is calling on the financial services sector to support efforts to close the water services infrastructure gap. Infrastructure News, 16 October 2017.
AVENG GRINAKER-LTA, NBI and Harambee Partner to Reduce Unemployment for Youth The National Business Initiative (NBI) has secured funding from the National Skills Fund to provide a 12-month structured workplace-based learning (WBL) programme for 60 civil engineering, building construction and engineering graduates from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in Gauteng. The initiative aims to enhance the employability of TVET college graduates while increasing their chances of securing employment in construction and technical fields. AVENG News, 1 September 2017 – Page 2.