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Jan 11, 2016
President Jacob Zuma
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...
Dec 10, 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...
Dec 03, 2015
Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel
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...
Sep 15, 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...
Aug 05, 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...
Jun 05, 2015
Africa Progress Panel chairperson Kofi Annan
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...
Jan 26, 2015
Former South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel
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...
Sep 30, 2014
Trevor Manuel
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...
Aug 22, 2014
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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...
May 25, 2014
New Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
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...
Apr 23, 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...
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’, the...
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 Yunus...
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 education, housing...
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 reformers...
 
 
 
 
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
President Jacob Zuma
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...
May 16, 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,...
Apr 03, 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...
Feb 13, 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...
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 Africa’s...
 
 
 
 
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 will...
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...
 
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