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Sep 19, 2014
Sacci CEO Neren Rau
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Friday expressed concern about the marked increase in crimes against business, evident in the 2013/14 crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Sacci CEO Neren Rau said the 13%...
Aug 28, 2014
Sacci CEO Neren Rau
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) would engage with Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni “as a matter of urgency to apprise him of the unintended consequences” of South Africa’s new immigration regulations, CEO Neren Rau said on...
Aug 22, 2014
Sacci CEO Neren Rau
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) would work with the office of the Afican National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mathashe on a series of constructive engagements on improving the domestic economic climate and building a more...
Aug 22, 2014
Various stakeholders have expressed optimism that the Small Business Development Ministry, created after the national elections in May, will add much needed impetus to enterprise development in South Africa, where a strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture is...
Aug 22, 2014
Various stakeholders have expressed optimism that the Small Business Development Ministry, created after the national elections in May, will add much needed impetus to enterprise development in South Africa, where a strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture is...
Jul 25, 2014
Sacci CEO Neren Rau
Neren Rau, South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) CEO, sat down with Tracy Hancock of Engineering News to speak about the career path that led to his employment at Sacci and his next career move As Neren Rau nears the end of his second contract at...
Jul 11, 2014
General Electric (GE) South Africa's R500-million investment into a customer innovation centre (CIC) in Gauteng and another R200-million into a supplier development vehicle (SDV) to promote job creation and skills development among the country's black small and...
Jun 26, 2014
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Copper Theft Barometer has increased to R15.4-million in May, from R12.5-million in April and R11-million in March, representing a 71.1% year-on-year increase and marking the third consecutive monthly...
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May 29, 2014
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Thursday welcomed government intervention in the long-standing battle between South Africa’s top three platinum producers and trade union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). Newly...
May 26, 2014
Tina Joemat-Petterssen
Widespread surprise, mixed with a good deal of concern, greeted news of Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s appointment as South Africa’s new Energy Minister – she replaces Dikobe Ben Martins, who himself only took up the position from Dipuo Peters following a Cabinet reshuffle...
May 26, 2014
While the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) welcomed the creation of a small business Ministry by the new African National Congress-led government, it said in a statement on Monday that it remained concerned about the “interventionist tone” of...
May 26, 2014
Siefsa CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba
President Jacob Zuma's new Cabinet is too big and will be too costly, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) said on Monday. "While we understand that Cabinet appointments offer the president an opportunity to reward his...
Mar 21, 2014
The Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI) hopes that its recent nine day trade mission to South Africa will, on its own, generate at least $10-million in bilateral trade. So stated FGI senior VP and mission head Janak Seth at a trade briefing in Sandton (north...
Jan 17, 2014
During an interview with Engineering News Online earlier this week, Consulting Engineers of South Africa (Cesa) CEO Lefadi Makibinyane asserted in strident commentary that the success of government’s national infrastructure plan would hinge on the degree to which it...
Jan 16, 2014
South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) December Trade Conditions survey registered a contraction after stabilising in November, CEO Neren Rau said on Thursday. Despite reporting moderate conditions last month at 52 index points, the seasonally...
Jan 14, 2014
The escalating cost of doing business was currently the biggest concern facing the private sector, a survey by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has found. According to Sacci’s 2013 Annual Survey, which polled 64 businesses with at least 24...
Jan 07, 2014
While the increase in the overall 2013 matric pass rate, as well as the pass rates in maths and science, were encouraging, system inequalities were still preventing some learners from having access to quality maths and science knowledge, University of the...
Nov 13, 2013
Sacci CEO Neren Rau
While the newly tabled Employment Tax Incentive Bill was a step in the “right direction”, with many companies eager to participate, government needs to improve its communication and streamline its processes to convince some business organisations that it would work...
 
 
 
 
Nov 01, 2013
MALUSI GIGABA The Public Enterprises Minister called for a private–public partnership plan with real and meaningful partnerships between the public and private sectors in the infrastructure of the maritime sector
To accelerate economic growth, South Africa has to develop infrastructure and transport logistics so that its ability to compete globally is improved, says South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) CEO Neren Rau.
Oct 29, 2013
South Africa’s unemployment rate improved to 24.7% for the third quarter of the year, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. This was as a result of an increase of 308 000 in the number of employed individuals, while the number of unemployed individuals...
Oct 22, 2013
Sacci CEO Neren Rau
The National Treasury had to present a credible plan on how government debt will be reduced over time to improve South Africa’s credit rating and facilitate easier access to finance for the private sector, South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) CEO...
Oct 17, 2013
Establishing special courts where e-toll non-payers can be prosecuted will create an added burden for motorists, Sacci said on Thursday. "These structures will create an additional fiscal burden which road users will have to pay for and will duplicate existing...
Sep 30, 2013
Any hope of further building the South African motor manufacturing industry hinged on harmonious industrial relations, South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) CEO Neren Rau said on Monday, warning that irresponsible actions by unions could lead to...
Sep 26, 2013
The lack of long-term certainty associated with the proposed carbon tax policy and an absence of coordination between this prospective legislation and existing carbon-reduction mechanisms must be dealt with to secure policy buy-in from the private sector, it was...
Sep 19, 2013
The joint efforts of business and government could assist the South African Police Service (Saps) reduce crime, business representatives said on Thursday. Social conditions, such as poverty, loss of employment and a lack of family support, besides others, impact on...
Sep 02, 2013
Business Unity South African (Busa) has added its voice to the chorus of opposition to the South African government’s proposal to introduce a carbon tax from January 1, 2015. The National Treasury is in the process of shifting through a number of comments, including...
Aug 07, 2013
Sacci CEO Neren Rau
The proposed amendment to the Employment Equity Act, which would penalise firms based on company turnover, would set a “dangerous regulatory precedent” that would hamper job creation and set transformation back, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry...
Aug 05, 2013
Sacci CEO Neren Rau
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) is “concerned” over the potentially negative economic impact of the National Treasury’s proposed carbon tax. This follows the release of a Carbon Tax Policy Paper by Treasury on May 2, which outlined that...
 
 
 
 
Jul 01, 2013
Business has welcomed the support given by the US to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) beyond 2015, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Monday. “Sacci welcomes the support given by US President Barack Obama to extend...
Apr 24, 2013
The implementation of the current draft Licensing of Businesses Bill would harm small business growth and must be subjected to a regulatory impact assessment, business organisations said on Wednesday. The legislation was intended to ease the business licensing...
Mar 04, 2013
Copper theft in South Africa fell to its lowest level since April 2009 in January, indicating that the downward momentum seen in 2012 should continue into 2013, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Monday. Sacci CEO Neren Rau said the...
Feb 27, 2013
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) welcomed government’s promise in the 2013 Budget to negotiate tax incentives for businesses in certain South African special economic zones (SEZs). The National Treasury proposed a 15% corporate income tax...
Feb 13, 2013
The upcoming State of the Nation Address (SoNA) provided a platform for President Jacob Zuma to restore domestic and international business confidence, South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) CEO Neren Rau said on Wednesday. He emphasised that...
Dec 06, 2012
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has identified various “procedural missteps” by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the stakeholder consultation phase for the revised broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) codes of good...
Dec 06, 2012
Business confidence in South Africa remained depressed in November, weighed down by the high level of strike action in the country, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) reported on Thursday. The organisation’s Business Confidence Index for...
Sep 27, 2012
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has slammed the transport strike as “economic sabotage”, while an economist has warned that the industrial action could seriously harm the country’s economy. The strike, which started on Monday, continued on...
Sep 27, 2012
Copper theft losses during August fell to the lowest level since September last year, indicating a downward trend in copper theft despite the high levels recorded this year, the South African Chamber of Commerce (Sacci) said on Thursday. The organisation’s Copper...
Sep 12, 2012
A survey by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has found that a smaller-than-expected number of small businesses were impacted by late government payments, but that they were being severely hurt. The survey, which was undertaken among Sacci...
 
 
 
 
Sep 10, 2012
South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) president Chose Choeu has been chosen to join the World Chambers Federation (WCF) General Council. The WCF, as a part of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), unites the global chamber community of 12 000...
May 28, 2012
The outlook for curbing copper theft in South Africa is looking “fairly positive”, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Monday, as it reported a 20.7% monthly decrease in the April Copper Theft Barometer. Copper theft fell from a high...
Apr 17, 2012
Business organisations on Tuesday called on the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to delay the implementation of the e-toll system on Gauteng's upgraded highways until uncertainty, particularly around the proposed toll fees, was cleared up. South...
Apr 12, 2012
The finding of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper that the rapid growth of real wages in South Africa, which outpaced labour productivity growth in most sectors, was suppressing employment creation was concerning, said the South African Chamber of...
Mar 06, 2012
The planned Cosatu industrial action has the potential to damage the South African economy, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has warned.
 
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