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'An improved global economic performance, particularly in advanced economies, should have a beneficial impact on South Africa’s export sector, especially manufacturing operations.' According to the recently released idc brief, the global economy is recovering, the African continent as a whole continues to show rapid economic growth and the weaker Rand promotes investment in certain sectors, including tourism.
How can we ensure however that such global and national trends also reach beyond the major capitals into the regions, small towns and rural areas? Some of the highlights of this newsflash include the forthcoming HSRC virtual seminar on rural innovation and the call from Gijima KZN for proposals to drive economic development in key sectors across the province.
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Call for Proposals: Gijima KZN seeks to promote development and growth in targeted sectors across the province. The key principle is to support market-led development, by providing a percentage of the costs, on a competitive basis, to Partnership Groups. The deadline for proposals is 30 May. To read more, click here.
Documents: In order to bring cooperative voices into the discussion around the post-2015 development agenda, the International Labour Organization (ILO) preswent this brief on how cooperatives can contribute to sustainable development. To see the publication, click on the cover below.
In this 2014 overview report, the IDC's Department of Research and Information gives a brief overview of the key economic highlights globally, on the continent and in South Africa over the past year and the implications for South African businesses. To see the publication, click on the cover below.
Events: The Human Sciences Research Council in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology invite you to a seminar on Strengthening Innovation Capabilities in Rural South Africa: catalysts for rural transformation? The event takes place on 27 May via videoconferencing facilities in venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. Click here for more information.
Hosted by the University of Johannesburg, academics and practitioners are invited to this international conference which covers key topics relating to the central theme of Managing Risk – Creating Value. The conference takes place on 26 and 27 May at Emperors Palace in Gauteng. For more information, click here.
The Economic Development Department is advertising various positions in the field of economic planning as well as micro economic policy. These opportunities close on 23 May. For more information, click here .
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