The South African economy must grow at a faster pace in order to create job opportunities especially for youth. This was said by the Deputy Director-General of Special Economic Zones and Economic Transformation at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Sipho Zikode. He was delivering a keynote address at the inaugural Oil and Gas Sector Transformation Workshop held at the South African Bureau of Standard in Pretoria. The workshop was organised by the dti with the aim of highlighting the opportunities and support measures available for new entrants to facilitate transformation and shared growth in the sector. It also sought to give new entrants and emerging entrepreneurs in the sector an opportunity to dialogue with regulators, policy developers and important industry stakeholders on issues of innovation, financial support, as well market and product access in the sector. More than 200 delegates attended the event. “South Africa has one of the best policies in the … [Read more...] about South Africa Economy needs to grow faster to create jobs for youth – Ddg Zikode
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U.S. Donald Trump Rapper Kanye West is expected to meet president Donald Trump and his son-in-law adviser Jared Kushner at the White House on Thursday, The New York Times reported. According to the newspaper, citing a source briefed on the meeting, West will discuss job opportunities for former convicts and employment issues in Chicago, where he was raised. In September, the musician claimed he was moving to Chicago and “never leaving again.” A representative for West confirmed the meeting was scheduled, the Times reported. The two men—known to have tweeted pleasantries at each other—previously met in Trump Tower, New York City, in December 2016, before the president formally took office. “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” the rapper wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago,” he added. “I feel it … [Read more...] about Kanye West Goes to Washington: Rapper to Meet Trump, Kushner to Discuss Job Opportunities for Ex-convicts
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A new government program, called "Opportunity Zones," is expected to bring jobs to low-income areas in the Bay area. New government program to bring jobs to low-income areas Opportunity Zones coming to Bay area counties Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, and Pasco Samoset is one of six locations in Manatee County chosen for the opportunity zones. "It's an opportunity to work with the community to determine what types of businesses are needed, what types of infrastructure is needed, and what kind of jobs are wanted," Karen Stewart, one of the people overseeing the project, said. The idea is to incentivize business owners to bring business into these underserved areas. The arrangement saves the business owners money while creating jobs in the community. "Once they make their investment, there capital gains is shielded from taxes," Stewart said. The opportunity zones are not only coming to Manatee County, but will be coming to … [Read more...] about ‘Opportunity Zones’ to create jobs in low-income areas in Bay area
Grant Award Will Fund Real Estate Development Program in Southwest Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that the City of Atlanta will join the City Accelerator program, an initiative of the Citi Foundation and Living Cities, to foster innovation and promote collaboration between urban leaders to address pressing issues cities face today. Atlanta will join four other cities in this latest City Accelerator cohort – El Paso, Long Beach, Newark and Rochester – who will work together over the next year to pursue a range of projects that support the growth of local minority-owned businesses and the creation of additional jobs in each community. “Creating innovative ways to build opportunity and equity through job growth, business incubation and workforce training is a priority for our Administration and our city,” said Mayor Bottoms. “Our vision for One Atlanta includes a city where neighborhoods, communities and businesses thrive. We look forward … [Read more...] about City of Atlanta Selected for City Accelerator Program to Help Strengthen Local Minority-Owned Businesses and Create Jobs