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Mar 19, 2014
Vuyo Kahla
The Rhodes University council has elected Rhodes alumnus Vuyo Kahla its new and first black chairperson, the Grahamstown-based university announced on Wednesday. Kahla, who had served the university as a member of both its council and board of governors, took over...
Mar 10, 2014
Engineers in Revolution is a time to bring back engineering excellence, ethical business practice and sustainable solutions, aligning the private sector with government’s aspirations for a better South Africa where engineers must reclaim their role in the...
Feb 07, 2014
To address the uncertain state of infrastructure development by the engineering sector, the South African Institute of Civil Engineering SAICE will host a Civilution Congress from April 6 to 8 at Emperors Palace, in Gauteng, where different stakeholders can...
Jan 24, 2014
The African National Congress’ 2014 election manifesto outlines a subtle, yet material, shift in thinking with regards the future structure and composition of the National Planning Commission (NPC). Under the heading ‘Building a Democratic Developmental State’,...
Jan 20, 2014
Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom
As the World Economic Forum (WEF) yearly summit nears, South Africa has selected the team of Cabinet Ministers expected to update the world on the nation’s plans to foster economic growth. The Ministry of Finance on Monday revealed that Communications Minister...
Dec 12, 2013
Today we are regaled by notions that the state “lacks” capacity to do things. This is then used as motivation for why the state should enter into “partnerships” – chiefly with business - to ensure that things actually happen. So whether it is about...
Oct 29, 2013
The World Bank Group’s latest ‘Doing Business’ report shows that a number of sub-Saharan African countries have continued to implement reforms aimed at easing the regulatory burden on business, with Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire and Burundi listed among the top 10...
Jul 15, 2013
The National Development Plan (NDP) tries to do too much and its costly ambitions are not discussed, the South African Institute of Race Relations said on Monday. "It reads as if various government departments have provided wish-lists without much attempt to pull...
Jul 03, 2013
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Feb 13, 2013
Support for small businesses must be increased, the Deputy Chairperson of the National Planning Commission Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. Speaking to SAnews during a visit by the National Planning Commission to small businesses at The Hive, a Mitchells Plain...
Feb 04, 2013
The South African business sector feels the government is not consulting it on key economic issues and decisions, President Jacob Zuma said in Pretoria on Sunday. “Business said in all the activities we are not being engaged as business. We have views, thoughts and...
Feb 01, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
The introduction of a flow-through share scheme of the kind adopted in Canada should be reconsidered in South Africa to boost junior mining, South African Mining Development Association (Samda) president Bridgette Radebe said on Wednesday. Radebe told the IHS...
Jan 22, 2013
President Jacob Zuma, who travelled to Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, on Monday to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) yearly meeting, will use South Africa’s attendance to call for the world's top economies and businesses to invest in South Africa’s and...
Dec 10, 2012
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) echoed the sentiments of many individual businesspeople on Monday when it formally appealed for the emergence of policy certainty and predictability at the Africa National Congress’s (ANC’s) upcoming elective conference, which...
Nov 16, 2012
While August 16 will probably forever be remembered as the day the South African Police Service opened fire on striking mineworkers at the Marikana platinum mine, killing 34 people, the week also delivered another noteworthy, much more positive event. National...
Nov 16, 2012
While August 16 will probably forever be remembered as the day the South African Police Service opened fire on striking mine workers at the Marikana platinum mine, killing 34 people, the week also delivered another noteworthy, much more positive event.
Oct 26, 2012
In the minds of many South Africans, petrochemicals group Sasol must give back to the country through extra taxation or nationalisation because government established it, says XMP consulting owner Xavier Prevost, reflecting on a comment made by the South African...
Sep 04, 2012
The Constitution cannot be blamed for the slow pace of change in South Africa, said Planning Minister Trevor Manuel. "The Constitution empowers and enables, but beyond that, actual change requires human actions," he said on Monday evening.
 
 
 
 
Aug 15, 2012
Minister in the Presidency Responsible for the Natioanl Planning Commission Trevor Manuel on Wednesday stressed the importance of innovation to progress South Africa from a middle-income country to high-income status. “Science and technology have and will continue...
Aug 15, 2012
Additional resources will not solve key problems such as poor education, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said on Wednesday. "It's not so much how much money you throw at the problem, it's how you transform the system," Manuel told media after he handed the National...
Aug 15, 2012
The National Development Plan (NDP) 2030, which Minister in the Presidency responsible for National Planning Trevor Manuel on Wednesday handed over to President Jacob Zuma, has stressed the importance of improving water supply, use and management, highlighting a...
Aug 15, 2012
The stimulation of mining investment in South Africa is needed urgently, the National Development Plan 2030 states. The plan, released by National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel, finds that South Africa's substantial unrealised opportunity and global market...
Jun 06, 2012
South Africa had to take a fresh look at what its competitive advantages were and focus on developing and maintaining infrastructure that could unlock it, Minister in the Presidency responsible for National Planning, Trevor Manuel, said on Wednesday. He told...
Mar 14, 2012
South Africans have been urged to embrace the five key factors that have become crucial to the changing world we live in. Minister in the Presidency: National Planning Commission Trevor Manuel on Wednesday addressed MPs at a workshop in Parliament on the National...
Feb 10, 2012
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Dec 12, 2011
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has trained about 880 people to deal with a new methodology to capture the data from the Census 2011 questionnaires, with processing set to start in January, project director Calvin Molongoana said on Monday. Minister in the...
Nov 25, 2011
South Africa has the potential and capacity to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality over the next two decades, the inaugural report of the National Planning Commission (NPC), which was released in Pretoria on earlier this month, asserts. But, the 430-page National...
 
 
 
 
Nov 21, 2011
The outcome of the upcoming United Nations climate change conference, the 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17), should be balanced, fair and credible, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. "Parties must come to Durban expecting a credible, sustainable and...
Nov 11, 2011
South Africa has the potential and capacity to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality over the next two decades, the inaugural report of the National Planning Commission (NPC), which was released in Pretoria on Friday, asserts. But, the 430-page National...
Oct 21, 2011
Discussions regarding the design of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which would disburse $100-billion a year for climate financing among developing countries by 2020, deadlocked this week as countries were unable to agree to the design of the fund, the International...
Aug 18, 2011
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) on Thursday welcomed recent suggestions by two Cabinet Ministers on the need for a flexible labour market. Busa said it agreed with the suggestion by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Planning Minister Trevor Manuel that South...
Jul 12, 2011
Sustained growth in developing countries is keeping the world on track to reduce the global poverty rate to below 15% by 2015, the United Nations (UN) said at the launch of ‘The Millennium Development Goal Report 2011’ on Tuesday. This is significantly below the...
Jul 01, 2011
South Africa’s coastal city of Durban will be hosting the seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and, as Durban city officials continue to chip away at the daily details of organising the...
Jul 01, 2011
South Africa’s coastal city of Durban will be hosting the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and, as Durban city officials continue to chip away at the daily details of organising the event...
Jun 09, 2011
Balancing the potential benefits from further development of South Africa’s mineral and agricultural endowments with a less resource- and energy-intensive development path has been highlighted as a key future challenge for future deliberations by the nascent...
Jun 09, 2011
Balancing the potential benefits from further development of South Africa’s mineral and agricultural endowments with a less resource- and energy-intensive development path has been highlighted as a key future challenge for future deliberations by the nascent...
Jun 03, 2011
South Africa's "stability and predictability" of its institutions, free press and transparent Constitution and government, gives it an advantage over many developing countries to attract investment.
 
 
 
 
Jun 03, 2011
National Planning Commission Minister Trevor Manuel says that, while cross-border cooperation in Africa is recognised as important and a number of treaties and protocols in this regard have been signed – premised on the need to improve infrastructure to increase...
May 31, 2011
Emerging nations are still conducting "lots of consultations" about choosing a candidate from their ranks to head the International Monetary Fund, South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday. Gordhan told reporters that emerging states had until...
May 30, 2011
It is an "opportune" time for developing countries to offer a candidate for the position of head of the International Monetary Fund, African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday.
May 25, 2011
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has called on Chinese companies to shift their approach of doing business in Africa away from raw materials exports to China to the creation of productive capacity and value-adding enterprises. “The solution to Africa’s high...
Apr 29, 2011
The fact that pollution of the environment could take place with impunity was one of the most manifest international market failures, Minister in the Presidency Responsible for the National Planning Commission (NPC) Trevor Manuel said on Friday. Speaking following...
 
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