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Jun 22, 2015
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa does not want its long tradition of collective bargaining undermined by the introduction of a national minimum wage, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday. "We also have a successful history of minimum wage regulation through sectoral...
Jun 19, 2015
Astrapak has concluded a R170-million multiyear supply agreement with an unnamed fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company that will see the plastic packaging group supplying a major portion of the client’s personal care and food packaging requirements. The supply...
Jun 19, 2015
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South Africa needs to leap at the emerging opportunity to secure its future as a producer and exporter of value-added goods as Africa industrialises, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Friday. With the continent drawing the “same conclusion” as South...
Jun 19, 2015
Telecommunications group Telkom has halted engagements with organised labour over its “aggressive” restructuring programme that could see thousands out of a job within a few months. The company on Friday said it would now approach the Commission for Conciliation,...
Jun 19, 2015
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Jun 19, 2015
Government has gazetted the South Africa-Mauritius tax treaty which came into force at the end of May, said National Treasury. “This new treaty reflects changes in the tax policies of the two countries and is in line with international best practices to deal with tax...
Jun 19, 2015
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Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade show participation and trade missions across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are expected to generate R3.5-billion in trade in the 2015/16 financial year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said this week. South Africa’s...
Jun 19, 2015
The Department of Health is intending to change the regulation that ensures certain diseases are paid for no matter the cost by medical aids. At the same time‚ a court case over the regulation began in the Western Cape High Court yesterday (Thursday). Currently‚ the...
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Jun 19, 2015
EXPORT AUDIENCE The South African Electrotechnical Export Council will facilitate the participation of emerging manufacturing exporters in a series of exhibitions this year
In support of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) drive to diversify and increase the base of South African exporters, the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) – a nonprofit public–private partnership between South African business and the...
Jun 19, 2015
EFFICIENT MANUFACTURING PROCESSES The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa will be exhibiting at this year’s Manufacturing Indaba
South Africa’s manufacturing processes still need to be developed – especially in terms of resource efficiency – as the industry is still growing, says resource efficiency and cleaner production specialist the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa...
Jun 19, 2015
MAKING CLOTHES Siyasebenza Manufacturing is prepared to attempt most workwear designs, especially if it is what clients need and if it is beneficial to the business
The reduced prices and quality of some clothing manufactured in South Africa is one of the biggest challenges facing the local textiles industry, as it affects companies that strive to produce quality clothing sold at market-related prices, says workwear manufacturer...
Jun 19, 2015
GATHERING The Manufacturing Indaba will host 80 exhibitors that will showcase new manufacturing trends and the latest products and technologies
The second yearly Manufacturing Indaba is expected to attract 350 high-level government and private-sector manufacturing delegates, compared with last year’s 240 delegates, says event organiser Siyenza Management. The Manufacturing Indaba, which is taking place from...
Jun 19, 2015
Economists, Ministers and industry experts are set to meet in October this year at the South Africa-Italy Summit in Cape Town to discuss how trade, investments and partnerships can be boosted between the two countries and continents.
Jun 19, 2015
IMPROVING EFFICIENCY The SAGCC's building, in Forest Town, Johannesburg, has been fitted with solar panels to improve energy efficiency
With South Africa seeking ways of mitigating the country’s ongoing power challenges, the Southern African–Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC), in cooperation with the Germany Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, hosted a South African delegation...
Jun 19, 2015
Zambian opposition party the United Party for National Development (UPND) aims to improve the way business is conducted in Zambia by removing bureaucracy and to find an opportunity for government and businesses to partner for mutual gain.
Jun 18, 2015
The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) was on Thursday criticised by its parallel Portfolio Committee for failing to arrange a strategic planning session aimed at creating a “platform to develop a shared vision and direction” for the newly established...
Jun 18, 2015
Martin Mohale
The development of small-scale farming, or so-called communal farming, is on the rise in South Africa, as it provides significant economic benefit and forms one of the key pillars of the National Development Plan (NDP). “The debate used to be that there [is] only...
Jun 18, 2015
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In an attempt to fuel innovation, uncover new-world innovators and designers, and advance design and engineering, Autodesk has opened up its professional design, engineering and entertainment software portfolio to those wanting to learn. Students, teachers,...
 
 
 
 
Jun 18, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has called on businesses in the mining and capital equipment, mineral beneficiation, electrotechnical and mining services sectors, as well as other companies with mining rights that were seeking investors, to participate in...
Jun 18, 2015
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A little over a year after first taking office, Gauteng Premier David Makhura has reiterated his commitment to his administration’s transformation, modernisation and reindustrialisation (TMR) agenda, telling the Provincial Legislature on Thursday that focus would now...
Jun 18, 2015
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Jun 18, 2015
Mark Shuttleworth
Billionaire Mark Shuttleworth has lost a battle in Johannesburg’s Constitutional Court with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) over a R250.5-million levy dispute. Last year, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ordered SARB to repay Shuttleworth R250-million plus...
Jun 18, 2015
Zimbabwe should fix its business environment and make the economy conducive for investment to unlock its growth potential and ride on its resource riches, Mateus Magala, country representative for the African Development Bank (AfDB), said on Wednesday afternoon....
Jun 18, 2015
Following reports on Wednesday that Swiss food and drinks company Nestlé will cut 15% of its workforce in 21 African countries, Nestlé South Africa has clarified that these job cuts do not concern South Africa. Nestlé South Africa said on Thursday that the South...
Jun 18, 2015
Acting Public Services Minister Nathi Mthethwa
A meeting on Friday between public sector union negotiators and Acting Public Services Minister Nathi Mthethwa may finally resolve the pay and conditions impasse in the public sector. A number of suggestions are understood to have been tabled by the unions, who are...
Jun 18, 2015
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa insisted on Wednesday that government’s cost cutting exercise was bearing fruit, despite the fact that the long-awaited revision of the ministerial handbook was still not complete. Work to revise the ministerial handbook, which sets...
Jun 17, 2015
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Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has condemned the "violent and corrupt" culture of South Africa’s workforce, citing that it negatively affected the country’s waning economic growth and eroded South African society. He asserted that, when there were breakdowns...
Jun 17, 2015
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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on Wednesday stated that, while South Africa’s 2015 economic growth target of 2% was achievable, it was not enough to deliver the tax revenue needed to combat the country’s challenges.
 
 
 
 
Jun 17, 2015
DA leader Mmusi Maimane
The African National Congress’ (ANC's) greatest crime is not Nkandla, but a poor education system, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday. “The ANC’s greatest crime is not Nkandla, it is the fact that they have failed the education system of...
Jun 17, 2015
President Jacob Zuma
Despite acquiring education, many young South Africans are struggling to secure employment, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. “Our youth has responded positively to our promotion of education. They continue to flock to higher education institutions each year,...
Jun 17, 2015
President Jacob Zuma's laughing off Nkandla in Parliament and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report into the saga are examples of corruption denialism, an alliance of eight labour unions and 29 civil society organisations said on Tuesday. "South Africa is engulfed by...
Jun 15, 2015
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The amount owed to South Africa’s municipalities had surpassed the R100-billion mark, but the collectable amount was just R20.8-billion, the National Treasury’s local government revenue and expenditure report for the third quarter of the 2014/15 financial year...
Jun 15, 2015
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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
South Africa’s tax system is deeply consultative with major taxes taking many years to implement and minor changes allowing two opportunities during the budget cycle of a year before legislation is brought to parliament, according to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene....
Jun 15, 2015
Africa's destiny was in its own hands, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday. "This year marks fifteen years since the adoption of perhaps one of the most important instruments for not only our organisation but also our peoples, the Constitutive Act of the African...
Jun 12, 2015
The US government officially opened its new, four-storey United States Agency for International Development (USAID) office, in Totius street, Pretoria, on Friday. The nearly 8 000 m2 environment-friendly building received a Green Building Council of South Africa...
Jun 12, 2015
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas
A new report benchmarking the regulatory environment faced by small businesses operating in nine South Africa cities shows that entrepreneurs face quite distinct regulatory burdens depending on the location of their firms. Overall, however, the study found that,...
Jun 12, 2015
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Africa’s different languages prevent the continent from having the same standard of higher education, said African Union commissioner on human resources, science and technology, Dr Martial De-Paul Ikounga. ”Language barrier is a big obstacle on our continent that we...
Jun 12, 2015
“Seismic shifts” in the country’s labour organisations look likely to make the forthcoming gold-sector wage negotiations – set to start on June 22 – more unpredictable than usual, with ructions in the trade union sector set to introduce a new dynamic, banking group...
 
 
 
 
Jun 12, 2015
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas
Government must acknowledge that it has a responsibility to create an environment that drives private sector growth, especially since the bulk of employment is in the private sector. Speaking at the launch of the World Bank report Doing Business in South Africa 2015...
Jun 12, 2015
The government has gone ahead with a 0.6% reduction in the 7% pay hike deal agreed with public sector unions, although a legal opinion is still awaited on whether this is legitimate. As a result, both the Cosatu-affiliated unions and the Independent Labour Caucus -...
Jun 12, 2015
The Competition Commission has approved, without conditions, the acquisition of Sasol-owned Price’s Candles’ manufacturing business and assets by safety match and firelighter company Lion Match. This followed the inking of a deal between the petochemicals group and...
Jun 12, 2015
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela
When her non-renewable seven-year term of office expires in October 2016‚ Public Protector Advocate Thuli Mandosela hopes to leave behind an office that would have improved how government treats its people. Madonsela‚ who was among the three public figures the...
Jun 12, 2015
The Department of Home Affairs will link up with other government agencies for a new initiative to be called “Operation Pyramid” to secure South Africa’s borders. Acting Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams said on Thursday that Operation Pyramid‚ to be launched...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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