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Eskom's former CEO Matshela Koko
Koko's Kusile case: State's corruption buster vows to keep punching despite court blow
22nd November 2023 By: News24Wire

The National Prosecuting Authority's Investigating Directorate has suffered a blow in its fight against state capture, but it has vowed to keep punching. On Tuesday, the Middelburg Specialised... 

Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa urges dtic not to extend scrap metal ban
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it has noted with concern submissions by other entities to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic)... 

Former Eskom boss Matshela Koko
Court strikes Koko Eskom graft case off the roll, finds there were unreasonable delays
21st November 2023 By: News24Wire

The Middelburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday struck the case against former Eskom boss Matshela Koko and others from the roll. The court found that there had been unreasonable... 

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South African construction sector – challenging at present but hope remains
17th November 2023

Amid the slow release of standardised bidding criteria by public sector entities, the South African civil engineering and construction sector is described as being on a “hiatus”, with it being... 

BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
Visa backlogs causing critical skills deficit, undermining economy
13th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

A lack of critical skills is holding back the South African economy, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has said, adding that the country is not solving the problem as fast as... 

Trevor Manuel
Africa must do more to advance its own development – Manuel
10th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Africa's business sector and governments must push harder in addressing the challenges facing the continent, as the biggest threat to its development is complacency, said insurance and investment... 

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Brics expansion holds threats and opportunities for SA business
10th November 2023 By: Nadine James

The expansion of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) bloc, announced during the fifteenth yearly Brics Summit in August, has raised questions about South Africa’s role in the... 

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Inside the Energy One Stop Shop and its drive to fast-track electricity projects
27th October 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Energy One Stop Shop (EOSS), officially launched by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on July 27, is in the ramp-up phase of a four-stage process aimed at fast-tracking the... 

Saice, Cesa back Sanral’s decision to withdraw its preferential procurement policy
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) and Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) have voiced their support for the decision by the South African National Roads Agency Limited... 

Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies manufacturing ambassador Professor Justin Barnes
Barnes calls for overhaul of BEE, industrial policy to boost manufacturing growth
24th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Government needs to evaluate whether current industrial policy and black economic empowerment (BEE) is truly contributing to growth in the manufacturing industry, says Toyota Wessels Institute for... 

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SA urged to adopt innovation as it confronts big waste management problem
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

At the heart of South Africa’s environmental discussion is the pressing need to embrace a circular economy, but such a shift demands practical collaboration, inventive thinking and a resolute... 

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BMA assures strike at Lebombo border will not disrupt services
18th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Border Management Authority (BMA) has assured that the planned strike action at the Lebombo border by the Nkomazi community on October 18 will be closely monitored to ensure no disruption of... 

Deputy President Paul Mashatile delivers a keynote address at the SA Auto Week 2023 conference
Automotive manufacturing remains dynamic, govt signals it is alive to industry challenges
13th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and global supply chain disruptions, the South African automotive manufacturing sector still remains a significant contributor to the... 

Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter
Eskom corruption: Scopa gives top cop 'last chance'
10th October 2023 By: News24Wire

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts has resolved to request retired South African Police Service Brigadier Jap Burger one more time to voluntarily appear before the committee on... 

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Ministerial meddling in SOE leadership sparks dysfunction – BLSA
9th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has voiced her concern over Ministerial meddling in State-owned enterprise (SOE) leadership decisions.  “Good governance starts with a board... 

African Rail Industry Association CEO Mesela Kope-Nhlapo
Rail industry needs all hands on deck if it is to be saved – industry association
6th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The resignation of Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Siza Mzimela just days after Transnet group CEO Portia Derby announced that she will be stepping down has highlighted the urgent need for key... 

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Salba welcomes ban on duty-free alcohol, tobacco sales to foreign diplomats
6th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South Africa Liquor Brand Owners Association (Salba) has welcomed Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s amendment to the Customs and Excise Act and Value-Added Tax Act, banning the duty-free sale... 

Green hydrogen developments in South Africa
Green hydrogen developments in South Africa
6th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the latest update on the creation of South Africa's Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy; the launch of a green hydrogen proof-of-concept... 

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Local sector facing pressures
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid power outages, poor service delivery, a depressed global economic environment and a declining domestic economy, the South African steel and engineering sector is described as a “sector in... 

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Seifsa celebrates eightieth anniversary
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) – after 80 years of representing and promoting the interests of the South African metals and engineering industry –... 

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EPR regulations positive for waste reduction
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 

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Lax regulation poses threat to S Africa’s e-waste initiatives
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The producer responsibility organisation (PRO) Circular Energy is taking a strong stance concerning the rise in illegal electronic-waste (e-waste) dumping and calls on government, industries and... 

Tackling S Africa’s plastic waste crisis through art
6th October 2023

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth’s Revolution Plastics team and the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environmental Affairs partnered with UK-based charity... 

Sustainability reporting to be even more ubiquitous going forward
4th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation’s International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) board member Dr Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien has emphasised the undeniable ongoing... 

DBSA highlights its contribution to infrastructure development in Africa
29th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Development finance institution (DFI) the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) head of energy, environment and information and communications technology (ICT) Mathapelo Malao has emphasised... 

The Gautrain fleet.
Empowered group keen to see Gautrain run by South Africans from 2026
20th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Strategic Partners Group (SPG) is the empowerment partner in the Gautrain, the rapid rail link owned by the Gauteng provincial government and run by the Bombela Concession Company (BCC). When... 

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Finnish Embassy launches funding for circular economy, good governance projects
15th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Embassy of Finland has launched its support for several South Africa-based projects – two circular economy projects and two projects focused on promoting good governance under its Fund for... 

Misa remains an important vehicle for government to advance its efforts towards meeting the basic needs of South African citizens
Govt has more work to do – Minister
15th September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (Misa) last month celebrated ten years of “building a stronger and more resilient nation”, as it continues to deliver municipal services that are... 

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
Cabinet approves new SOE plan - which may mean JSE listings, private investments
14th September 2023 By: News24Wire

A radical new model for South Africa’s troubled State-owned enterprises could be on the cards, with the approval this week of the draft National State Enterprises Bill, which would lay the basis... 

CAMM founding director and GIBS economics lecturer Dr Adrian Saville, Business Unity South Africa CEO Cas Coovadia, Industry Insight CEO Elsie Snyman, PPC South Africa and Botswana MD Njombo Lekula, CAMM research associate Francois Fouche, and Cement and Concrete South Africa CEO Bryan Perrie
New report highlights how imported cement destabilises the economy
13th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The negative impact on the South African economy caused by substituting local cement production with imported cement was highlighted in a report released by cement manufacturer PPC in conjunction... 

Just Share reports slow progress on gender diversity in leadership roles at JSE Top 40
12th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Nonprofit organisation Just Share has released the results of a study assessing gender equality at board and executive level at the JSE Top 40. “While women make up 46% of South Africa’s... 

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Unresolved problems dog manufacturing
8th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The machinery and capital equipment industry is “very quiet” and many businesses are reluctant to spend on marketing or new procurement, owing to challenges such as power failures, water cuts,... 

SAB's Alrode facility
SAB CEO calls for greater excise tax increase certainty to protect the beer industry
6th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Beer maker South African Breweries (SAB) CEO Richard Rivett-Carnac has called on government to create greater certainty around excise tax increases going forward, stating that yearly increases that... 

Rainbow’s R220-million investment was used to increase capacity at Hammarsdale
Second shift at Rainbow’s Hammarsdale facility to boost capacity, jobs
4th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Local poultry company Rainbow on August 28 “revived” a second operational shift at its Hammarsdale P2 processing plant in KwaZulu-Natal, while also commemorating the facility’s 60th year... 

Pieter Smit appointed acting director of FIC
4th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has appointed Adv Pieter Smit as the acting director of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), in accordance with Section 8 of the FIC Act.  Smit's tenure as... 

BLSA CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
BLSA funds new anti-corruption guide
4th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has provided funding for the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to produce a guide for South African companies to fight corruption.   BLSA CEO... 

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