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President Cyril Ramaphosa launches Youth Employment Service at The Canvas Riversands

Tuesday 27 March was an exciting day for everyone at The Canvas Riversands when President Cyril Ramaphosa formally launched the Youth Employment Service (YES), a business-led partnership with government, labour and civil society which aims to empower one million young South Africans by offering paid quality work experiences over the next three years.

Operation Ignite Launch

The Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) kicked off the launch of Operation Ignite, its dedicated business, tourism and area promotion partnership with Future City Fourways (FCF) on 27 July 2017. Hosted by the Riversands Incubation Hub, the launch brought together the Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jozi Hub, Bizlink South Africa, The I Can Foundation, The Advisory Boards and Future City Fourways and many more. Business leaders, entrepreneurs, invited VIPs, community members and local officials as well as media attended the cocktail evening launch held in the atrium space.

Talent Talks Africa 2017

Held on 22 June 2017, Talent Talks Africa 2017 was the ‘must-attend’ conference for African leaders passionate about people, purpose and profit. The conference positioned talent at the centre of business success, as the key driver in achieving business goals and maximizing profits. Topics ranged from King IV to transformation, gamification, doing business in Africa, moral leadership and attraction and retention of top talent. Delegates could choose from four streams with five interactive sessions in each.

Fundex 2017

On 17 August 2017, Riversands Incubation Hub in partnership with Kaya FM hosted its annual FundEX event. More than 500 entrepreneurs converged on the day to listen to funding experts address financing for small business. The event showcased a wide spectrum of funders with the aim of exposing entrepreneurs to the many funding opportunities available. People from diverse backgrounds joined to hear valuable insights on topics such as building an investable business, how to become an inner-city property entrepreneur, and government incentive schemes. Exhibitors made use of the ample exhibition space to promote their services while break-away rooms were transformed into a Funders Lounge where delegates could book one-on-one appointments with bankers.