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An introduction of Africa’s innovations to the world

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IMAGE: Ndumiso Ngwenya: Innovation summit 2019 in Cape Town

Innovators and entrepreneurs gathered in the mother city to discuss how to grow Africa’s economy, tapping into their creative spaces, showcasing the most innovative products and services in Africa.

INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019,CAPE TOWN
IMAGE: Ndumiso Ngwenya
INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019, CAPE TOWN
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A panel comprised of experts, investors, experienced entrepreneurs, companies which support the innovations of start-ups and entrepreneurs in growing the African economy took up day 2 of the event.

The focus was on how African entrepreneurs and innovators can use and learn from existing technologies put them into local problem sets and deploy them.

INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019, CAPE TOWN
IMAGE: Ndumiso Ngwenya

Among the issues discussed was that of visibility in terms of letting innovators and entrepreneurs know of the kind of opportunities available within every country, capable enough to have them become part of the global economy.

INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019, CAPE TOWN

Entrepreneurs and innovators, the potentials who are capable of growing the African economy through innovation and knowledge of existing technologies through the support of angel investment communities.

The summit also welcomed the showcasing of various innovations and entrepreneurial solutions and ideas, brought forward by Africa’s creatives and enthusiasts.

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BBCBE celeberates the late Dr. Thandi Ndlovu

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The Black Business Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE), remembers the late Dr. Thandi Ndlovu, celebrating her with a day at the Kilani Golf Club.

Dr Ndlovu died aged 65, in a car crash.She was the former president of the Black Business Council in the Built Environment. A fearless businesswoman and groundbreaking innovator.

Dr Ndlovu also played a key role in developing women in the business space.

Celebrating Dr. Ndlovu in pictures:

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From “igniting the possibilities” to “Breaking the barriers”

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The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) is set to host its third National Transformation Indaba on 9 and 10
October 2019 in Pretoria.

An event aimed at tackling the various regulatory barriers that are a threat to transformation in the built environment sector.

This is the third event to be held by the CBE and this time it’s takes on the theme ” Breaking the barriers”. Encouraging inclusivity of small businesses within the built environment where rules and regulations have been hindering their growth.

“The Indaba [serves to] advocate for changes in approaches and innovative implementable solution.”

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Petricia De Lille talks GBV at SABTACO event

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In a male dominated industry women issues are not normally at the forefront of discussions, however, the Minister of Public Works and infrastructure Pertricia de Lille set to include the issue of gender based violence as part of her address at The South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation (SABTACO) event the gallagher estate convention centre

In the mist of Gender based violence crisis, De Lille calls on men within the built environment industry to be advocates on construction sites, promoting gender equality. The purpose is to have these messages carried over the domestic lines.

De Lille also took time to address regulation issues within the built environment industry. Some of the issues she put on the table are:

  • lack of consistent engagement and and follow up action
  • Lack of continuation to tackle the key issues of transformation of ethical leadership

She further stated that accountability can be ensured through continuous engagement, including contract and consequence management.

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