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Save SA aims for 'maximum impact' protests over Gordhan

By: News24Wire      25th October 2016 A campaign by Save South Africa has been flooded with messages of support since making a call for a people’s assembly to discuss state capture. South Africans have been offering to help the campaign’s demonstrations against state capture in November, one of its steering committee members, Lawson... 

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     13th October 2016 Create unresistable force with labour to bring about mining change, says Godsell Mining in need of long-term strategic vision South Africa must begin to take mining seriously and consult on issues 

Manuel says South Africa lagging behind in its commitment to protect the environment

By: Kim Cloete     13th October 2016 The South African government needs to step up to the plate on some key environmental concerns, says former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. Speaking at the launch of the World Wide Fund for Nature–South Africa’s (WWF-SA’s) Oceans Facts and Futures report, in Cape Town, on Wednesday evening, he... 

Rand falls as Gordhan slapped with fraud charge

By: African News Agency      11th October 2016 The rand tumbled on Tuesday morning as the National Prosecuting Authority announced that it had issued a formal summons against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in the ongoing, politically-charged investigation into an intelligence unit within the South African Revenue Service. NPA head Shaun... 

Manuel backs AngloGold leader's call for Zuma to quit 

By: Bloomberg     7th October 2016 South Africa’s former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel joined AngloGold Ashanti’s chairperson Sipho Pityana and other veteran members of the ruling African National Congress in a call for President Jacob Zuma to step down, saying they have “deep concern” over the state of the country. Save South... 

South Africa must begin to take mining seriously, consult on issues – Manuel 

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2016 South Africa must begin to take the mining industry seriously and consult on the issues, former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said on Wednesday. In a keynote address to the Joburg Indaba, Manuel pointed out that foreign direct investment into South Africa had fallen to a fraction of what it was... 

Trevor Manuel, Max du Preez honoured with doctorates by UFS

By: News24Wire      1st July 2016 Former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel and renowned author and News24 columnist Max du Preez were on Thursday awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Free State. The two donned their red gowns and walked onto stage to receive their doctorates. 

Up your game on sustainability, challenges Manuel

By: Kim Cloete     16th May 2016 Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has criticised both governments and companies for failing to live up to their commitments on sustainable development and has called for better laws and greater enforcement of those laws. He was speaking at the first ever Sustainable Brands Conference to be... 

This is a moment of deep crisis - Manuel

By: News24Wire      6th April 2016 South Africa is in a moment of deep crisis following the Constitutional Court's judgment, and it would be in the country's best interests for President Jacob Zuma to step down, former finance minister Trevor Manuel has said. "When I look at the Constitution... I know that it was president of the... 

Gordhan asks Hawks to clarify Sars 'rogue unit' probe

By: News24Wire      2nd March 2016 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday informed the Hawks that he needs more time before responding to their questions regarding the alleged “rogue unit” at the SA Revenue Services (Sars). They had given him until Wednesday to respond. 

People overreacted to Nene’s sacking, says Zuma

By: News24Wire      11th January 2016 President Jacob Zuma said he made the correct decision to replace Nhlanhla Nene as Finance minister, saying the markets overreacted and people exaggerated the situation. The rand plunged to an historical low of R16/$ when Zuma made ANC backbencher David van Rooyen the new minister. January has... 

Nene's shock removal pure political play – economists

By: News24Wire      10th December 2015 Economists believe Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was abruptly removed from his post on Wednesday for political reasons. This includes his reluctance to fund the R1-trillion nuclear programme, his inquiry into the squandering of funds at the SABC and his ruling against SAA in negotiations with... 

Manuel adds major muscle to Old Mutual board

By: News24Wire      3rd December 2015 Old Mutual South Africa has scored a massive boost in its aim to comply with the Twin Peaks supervisory regime with the announcement that former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel will become its chairperson. Manuel will join the board of Old Mutual on January 1, 2015 and is set to become the... 

Government intervention to save steel industry ‘too late’ – Vavi 

By: African News Agency      15th September 2015 Government’s introduction of a 10% steel import tariff was ”too little, too late,” former Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi said on Tuesday. ”The 10% increase on import tariffs came 21 years late. We are now reaping what former ministers such as... 

AMSA makes yet more submissions to Itac for steel protection

By: Terence Creamer     5th August 2015 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed the submission of seven new applications to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) for an increase of customs duties on certain steel products to 10%. The new submissions cover plate, hot-rolled coil,... 

Kofi Annan calls for an investment boost in African energy 

By: Kim Cloete     5th June 2015 The African Progress Panel has released a report calling for a ten-fold increase in power generation to provide all Africans with electricity by 2030. The report, released at the World Economic Forum on Africa, in Cape Town, outlined various ways to help achieve this goal, including urging... 

Manuel to join SABMiller board in March

By: Tracy Hancock     26th January 2015 SABMiller chairperson John Manser expects Trevor Manuel’s experience in advising multilateral organisations on emerging market development and sustainability to be a “great asset” to the soft drinks and brewing giant’s board. The JSE-listed company announced on Monday that it had appointed the... 

Trevor Manuel joins Rothschild Group as senior adviser

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th September 2014 Former Cabinet Minister Trevor Manuel, who retired from public office earlier this year after having served in Cabinet for 20 years, has joined financial advisory group Rothschild as senior adviser and deputy chairperson of Rothschild in South Africa. He will take up the position on October 1 and... 

Planning commission set to stay despite moves to ‘institutionalise’ planning

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2014 Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe confirmed on Thursday that the National Planning Commission (NPC) would be retained alongside moves to institutionalise long-term planning within government. Speaking at the formal release of the five-year Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), for the... 

NPC set to stay despite moves to ‘institutionalise’ planning – Radebe

By: Terence Creamer     7th August 2014 Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe confirmed on Thursday that the National Planning Commission (NPC) would be retained alongside moves to institutionalise long-term planning within government. Speaking at the formal release of the five-year Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), for the... 

Commited to Commerce

By: Tracy Hancock     25th July 2014 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 Sacci, the academic turned CEO’s... 

Tackling growth-sapping labour, power woes at top of Zuma’s to-do list

By: Terence Creamer     27th June 2014 President Jacob Zuma placed the growth-sapping issues of labour instability and electricity insecurity at the centre of his post-election State of the Nation address to lawmakers last Tuesday night. He also used the platform to announce a series of new interventions to "jump-start" the economy,... 

Cabinet too big – Seifsa

By: Sapa     26th May 2014 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 supporters and to balance the interests... 

Zuma names new Finance, Mineral Resources Ministers

By: Reuters     25th May 2014 South African President Jacob Zuma promoted Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to Finance Minister on Sunday, replacing the widely respected Pravin Gordhan in a new Cabinet line-up at the start of a second five-year term in office. The day after a glitzy inauguration in Pretoria, the... 

Transnet pumps R2m into development of public project management skills

By: Natalie Greve     23rd April 2014 State-owned logistics firm Transnet has announced a R2-million, three-year sponsorship agreement with the University of Stellenbosch Business School-Executive Development (USB-ED) – the public management development and training company affiliated to the USB – for the establishment of the... 

Sasol’s Kahla new Rhodes council chairperson

By: Tracy Hancock     19th March 2014 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 from Judge Jos Jones, who... 

A Concept all can identify with

     10th March 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 government’s proposed R3 trillion... 

Congress aims to address issues in engineering sector

By: Zandile Mavuso     7th February 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 deliberate on possible solutions that... 

Forget it?

By: Terence Creamer     24th January 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’, the manifesto has the following to... 

Seven Ministers to build up NDP at WEF 

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th January 2014 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 Yunus Carrim, Trade and Industry... 

The state, markets and “civil society”: Limiting struggles and limiting democracy

     12th December 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 education, housing or public services the state... 

African countries pushing ahead with business reforms, report shows

By: Terence Creamer     29th October 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 reformers globally in a study covering... 

NDP tries to do too much, says SAIRR

By: Sapa     15th July 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 them all together," it said in... 

Criticism of NDP cannot be interpreted as a ‘rejection’, Zuma asserts 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd July 2013 President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the ongoing debate over the National Development Plan (NDP), but has argued that the criticism should not be interpreted as an “overwhelming rejection” of the plan. Speaking following a meeting with the National Planning Commission (NPC) at the Union Buildings... 

PPC mulls ways of adding impetus to SA’s infrastructure push

By: Terence Creamer     16th May 2013 South African cement producer PPC reports that it is exploring ways to add momentum to the execution of South Africa’s multibillion-rand infrastructure programme, on which the immediate outlook for domestic cement demand rests. During the interim period to March 31, 2013, PPC recorded a 6%... 

Motlanthe slams wasteful govt spending 

By: Sapa     3rd April 2013 Wasteful spending of government resources must end, acting President Kgalema Motlanthe said in Pretoria on Wednesday. "We have to repeat the message that resource wastage cannot be tolerated," he told senior public servants at the 2013 government leadership summit in Pretoria. 

Manuel urges South Africans to own development

By: SANews, SA government news service     13th February 2013 South Africans need to take ownership of the country’s development, National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said on Wednesday. Manuel visited Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain outside Cape Town as part of popularising the National Development Plan (NDP) ahead of the State of the Nation Address by... 

Support to small businesses must be increased – Ramaphosa

By: SANews, SA government news service     13th February 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 industrial property, Ramaphosa... 

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