Essential service providers panic as COVID-19 portal goes offline
The site, which allows companies to apply for exemption to operate during the lockdown, was inaccessible on Thursday due to high volumes of traffic.
Govt portal allows firms to seek trading approval during lockdown
In order for businesses to trade during the lockdown, they have to apply via a government portal, in terms of the regulations.
SA ICT firm accused of BEE fronting
Risc Technology Integration is accused of deliberately circumventing black economic empowerment codes to secure lucrative government contracts.
SA’s R1bn Yekani smart factory faces liquidation
The electronics factory, which many believed would compete with international giants such as Apple, Huawei and Samsung, faces bankruptcy.
AWS pledges R365m towards SME empowerment
Trade and industry department and AWS agree to help bring black-owned small ICT businesses into the mainstream economy.
Ramaphosa unveils R3.6bn Automotive Hub in Tshwane
The hub is expected to create opportunities for vehicle component manufacturers as well as 6 700 jobs.
Govt intros new digital portal for company registration
The Department of Trade and Industry launches an online portal which allows entrepreneurs to register a company within a day.
Govt, Microsoft launch digital lab for black industrialists
The project will help create value for black-owned businesses and assist them to maintain a competitive advantage in a digital-first world.
Payday loan apps face the chop from Google store
The Internet giant clamps down on unscrupulous loan providers that charge exorbitant interests on their products.
Govt commits to supporting local electric vehicle market
The Department of Trade and Industry engages the automobile sector on a framework focusing on setting up manufacturing plants for electric vehicles.
Greentech hub on the cards in Western Cape
The Atlantis area looks to capitalise on renewables and green technology sectors, as it becomes a greentech economic zone.