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Pipe network needs upgrading – association
15th March 2024

Industry body Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is calling for government to prioritise an investment in plastic pipes as a sustainable solution to South Africa’s... 


Promoting access through collaboration
15th March 2024

Global water solutions and technology company Xylem is undertaking a strategic collaboration partnership with the African Water and Sanitation Association (AfWASA) to help increase access to safe... 


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Built Environment Indaba to address substandard project delivery, other challenges
12th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Poor-quality projects, site invasions and inadequate transformation are some of the key issues that will be addressed at the inaugural Built Environment Indaba, which will be held at the Gallagher... 


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Construction sector mafia targeting executives as well
12th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

The impact of the construction mafia is starting to be felt higher up the food chain, with Black Building Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE) president Danny Masimene noting that executives... 


SCOTT EDMUNDSON
By creating an international registry for recognising and enforcing creditor and lessor rights, these treaties aim to reduce financing costs and risks
Immediate actions needed to foster a more competitive rail industry
8th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s rail sector is faced with unprecedented challenges that threaten its operational viability and economic contribution, says law firm Webber Wentzel partner Scott Edmundson, who says... 


Scopa/SIU MoU flags Eskom intelligence, National Skills Fund reports for investigation in seventh administration
6th March 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Special Investigating Unit have assured that the Eskom intelligence report and the National Skills Fund matters will be flagged for consideration... 


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PwC report highlights importance of building trust by paying tax
5th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Auditing firm PwC has released its ‘Building Public Trust through Tax Reporting’ publication, which outlines the importance of tax in the business operating environment and look at why tax is... 


DA leader John Steenhuisen
Multi-Party Charter reveals its plans to end loadshedding if ANC can be ousted
28th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The 11 political parties that are members of the Multi-Party Charter (MPC) for South Africa have voiced a unified plan to end loadshedding once and for all if only they could collectively oust... 


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Industry failure to report skills requirements undermining economic growth
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) has said it cannot accurately determine critical skills needs in the sector because industry participants do not accurately... 


Deputy President Paul Mashatile
169 Zondo Commission 'recommendations' still under investigation – Mashatile
27th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

The Integrated Task Force, set up by the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks, is coordinating the implementation of 205 'recommendations' that came out of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry... 


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Treasury publishes much anticipated PPP legislative amendments for public comment
23rd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

National Treasury has proposed key amendments to municipal legislation and National Treasury Regulation 16 (NTR 16) following a review of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Framework, which is... 


Firm looks to diversify recycled product range, seeks new markets
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Germiston-based rubber recycling company Dawhi Rubber Recycling, which has been in the rubber crumb business for 14 years, is conducting research into new innovations such as tyre-derived fuel,... 


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Firm emphasises valorisation
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

To advance circularity and sustainability in the rubber manufacturing industry, leading rubber crumb manufacturer Mathe Group emphasises a strong focus on valorising waste rubber as a means of... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa sets May 29 election date
20th February 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa will hold national and provincial elections on May 29, President Cyril Ramaphosa's office said on Tuesday. "I call on all South Africans to exercise their democratic right to vote and... 


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Good governance key to addressing water infrastructure challenges
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Transparency, accountability and good governance practices are critical to address the current water infrastructure crisis in South Africa, emphasises Talbot, a sustainable water solutions company.... 


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Can SA mining prevent more hostage dramas in 2024?
16th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Since October of last year, several unlawful underground protests have raised serious concerns about the potential emergence of a new trend in which frustrated underground mineworkers turn to... 


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S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


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2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Hill-Lewis urges Ramaphosa to fast-track devolution of rail, policing powers to deal with crises
6th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis is looking to President Cyril Ramaphosa for answers on the delay of the national Rail Devolution Strategy, which could save lower-income families R932-million... 


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New Bacsa to support business, govt collaboration in fight against crime, corruption
5th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Industry body Business Against Crime South Africa (Bacsa) has been confirmed as the primary point of contact for business interaction with government on crime and corruption through government... 


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Food distributor welcomes chicken import rebates but warns of supply chain issues
30th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) confirmed on January 25 that it is lifting punitive tariffs on imported chicken as a response to the impacts of the Highly Pathogenic Avian... 


AMIE welcomes rebates for boneless, bone-in chicken product imports
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of Southern Africa (AMIE) has welcomed the decision by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel and the International Trade... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Treasury snafu complicates fines process for dodgy auditors
16th January 2024 By: News24Wire

The Finance Ministry has been forced to re-gazette the maximum fines that can be imposed on auditors and auditing firms for misconduct after the words "per charge" were omitted for two of the... 


Legislation
South Africa prepares Bill to form State-firm holding company
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s minister of public enterprises will soon introduce a bill in parliament to establish a government firm that will own and manage at least 13 of the country’s state-owned companies.... 


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Egypt's Sisi sweeps to third term as president with 89.6% of vote
20th December 2023 By: Reuters

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swept on December 18 to a third term as Egypt's President in an election where he faced no serious challengers, calling the vote a rejection of the "inhumane war" in... 


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Passage of NHI Bill would spell disaster for the health sector – BLSA
11th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso has warned of the deteriorating health sector without the prospect of recovery, owing in large part to the passage last week of the National Health... 


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Diversification said to be key to industry’s survival
8th December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite Phase 1 of the “all-important” Sugarcane Value Chain Master Plan to 2030 (Sugarcane Master Plan) having expired on March 31, 2023, government has allowed for two additional years so that... 


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Financial support aids industry
8th December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

To address the ongoing negative impacts and challenges posed by the Health Promotion Levy (HPL), or sugar tax, industry association SA Canegrowers, in partnership with millers from the South... 


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Mixed reactions to passing of NHI Bill
7th December 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Business groups Business Unity South Africa (Busa) and Business for South Africa (B4SA) are planning to submit a formal petition to President Cyril Ramaphosa to send the controversial National... 


Environmental leaders call for withdrawal of National Petroleum Company Bill
5th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Five leaders of environmental organisations have, in an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, called on government to immediately withdraw the National Petroleum Company Bill in addition to... 


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Ramaphosa concerned developed countries not meeting climate funding obligations
4th December 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern that the developed economies are still not meeting their obligations to support developing countries with the finance, technology and capacity... 


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COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate
1st December 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the... 


Commission addressing gaps, challenges in BBBEE
30th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act, now in its twentieth year, has achieved several successes, but challenges abound, and transformation is not at the requisite level, and the... 


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Access to water, logistics infrastructure major hurdles to hydrogen economy
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

One of the challenges standing in the way of South Africa becoming a world-class green hydrogen producer is that South Africa is a water-scarce country, and that enormous volumes of water are... 


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Standard Bank denies currency manipulation allegations
27th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Financial services provider Standard Bank has denied manipulating the value of the rand and having any involvement in anticompetitive or criminal conduct, despite admitting fault before the... 


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Prosecutions coupled with zero-tolerance culture key to fighting SA’s corruption scourge
24th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Corruption has long been an unhappy and increasingly harmful feature of the South African political, economic and business landscape. The extreme scale of this insidious problem came into sharp... 


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