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NHI will collapse, as it is unworkable, says BLSA's Mavuso
19th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The passing of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill by the National Assembly is "yet another act in a pantomime that government seems intent on performing", as it is unworkable, says business... 


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Mining’s inability to absorb youth raises questions about its sustainability
16th June 2023 By: Nadine James

High youth unemployment, combined with a national skills shortage and the fact that just over a third of the population is between 15 and 35 years old, means that South Africa – already contending... 


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South Africa extends ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as it seeks to curb theft
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa extended a ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as the government tries to combat theft and vandalism of public infrastructure. Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel also... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Metals, engineering companies unable to meet employment equity targets – Seifsa
12th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Companies in the metals and engineering sector will simply be unable to meet the proposed draft Employment Equity sectoral targets in the short to medium term because the sector has been in a... 


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AfCFTA holds promise for SA exports, but implementation roadblocks remain
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement presents a significant opportunity to access a larger market for South Africa’s exports and the local manufacturing sector, industry... 


Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan
'Impossible and vague': Gordhan moves to appeal order to curb loadshedding impact on hospitals
31st May 2023 By: News24Wire

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday applied for leave to appeal to the order issued earlier in May that all hospitals, clinics, schools and police stations should be spared... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
76 hospitals already exempt from loadshedding, says Gordhan
30th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has already initiated efforts, in collaboration with the Department of Health and State-owned utility Eskom, to identify 213 hospitals for exclusion from... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe, regulator lose court bid against anti-nuclear activist
29th May 2023 By: News24Wire

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and the National Nuclear Regulator have lost a court bid concerning an anti-nuclear activist. In January this year, the Western Cape High Court... 


Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter
Parliament wants De Ruyter to hand over intelligence reports
26th May 2023 By: News24Wire

Parliament's lawyers will write to former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter to solicit the controversial intelligence reports he commissioned, the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts,... 


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Changes to corruption-prone public procurement system
26th May 2023

Legislation is being prepared to begin overhauling South Africa’s corruption-prone public procurement system. Terence Creamer discusses what some of these changes might look like.   


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Contracting makes for global debate
26th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

The question of whether engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) or engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) is a preferred or advisable contracting strategy in the South... 


Lack of regulations hampers transition
19th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC) president Robert Fox stresses the need for government to implement regulations to compel local operators to... 


SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
SAWEA calls for coordinated approach to public procurement programme
18th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

To ensure success in the public procurement programme, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has called for a coordinated approach but warns that more work needs to be done.   The... 


Mozambique President Joachim Chissano, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and African Development Bank president Dr Akinwumi Adesina
Zimbabwe President promises reforms ahead of August elections
17th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised development partners and creditors that his government will implement reforms necessary for resolving the country’s nearly $8.3-billion debt and... 


Tribunal finds it has jurisdiction for case involving alleged excessive pricing of electricity
16th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Competition Tribunal has ruled that it does have jurisdiction to hear and decide a case in which a large producer of wire and steel products has accused a local municipality of charging it... 


Agri SA pleads for action as biosecurity report confirms industry warnings
11th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body Agri SA has welcomed government addressing numerous failings in the veterinary and animal biosecurity systems in a report published by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Numsa condemns Gordhan’s appeal against loadshedding exemption
11th May 2023 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has criticised Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan for his decision to appeal the High Court judgment which orders public schools,... 


Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter
De Ruyter only submitted Eskom corruption report just before Parliament appearance - Hawks
9th May 2023 By: News24Wire

Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter only submitted a report to law enforcement authorities on corruption at the utility the day before he appeared in Parliament in April, and long after he had... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
Gordhan to lodge 'urgent appeal' against loadshedding exemption ruling
8th May 2023 By: News24Wire

Government will lodge an urgent appeal against a ruling that it prevent loadshedding for schools, healthcare facilities and police stations within 60 days. This step is to avoid "undue risk" to the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Key energy plan will be developed in a year's time, says Ramaphosa
4th May 2023 By: News24Wire

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a gazette indicating a key section in law - which will allow the long-awaited Integrated Energy Plan to be developed - will come into effect. This comes after... 


Tata Chemicals fails to have 40% antidumping duty on US soda ash axed
3rd May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The High Court has upheld the decision by the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) to increase the imposition of antidumping duties from 8% to 40% on Indian chemical company Tata... 


Sector can benefit from water optimising solutions
28th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

It is evident that the South African sewage and effluent sector is under tremendous strain, as ongoing sewage spillage is a symptom of a “far wider and deeper issue”, stresses water solutions... 


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Automotive OEMs call for incentives to boost BEV uptake
21st April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer talks about South Africa's significant existing automotive manufacturing capability; the need for policies and incentives to be put in place to support the... 


Tongaat Hulett former CFO Murray Munro
JSE imposes censure on former Tongaat CFO Munro; R6m fine suspended for now
19th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Sugar company Tongaat Hulett former CFO Murray Munro has been banned from being a director or officer of any listed company for ten years, with immediate effect.  The JSE found that he failed to... 


Business formations cautious of Employment Equity Amendment impact
14th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Following the signing into law of the Employment Equity Amendment Act, various business and labour organisations have voiced their opinions, including urging caution about its impact on businesses... 


Ten technical advisers appointed to support Gauteng municipalities
14th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Gauteng Provincial Treasury (GPT) has appointed ten technical advisers to be deployed across various municipalities to enhance the financial management capacity in local government. Forming... 


President approves Employment Equity Amendment Bill
12th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Employment Equity Amendment Bill of 2020, amending the Employment Equity Act with new measures to promote diversity and equality in the workplace.... 


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Procurement processes should prioritise quality over cost
6th April 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Current infrastructure procurement processes are not appropriate for infrastructure development, owing to clients lacking the knowledge to adequately evaluate tenders, says industry association... 


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Treasury assures transparency, accountability not compromised with Eskom’s financial exemption
4th April 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Following backlash after the issue on Friday of a special Government Gazette by Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana, which revealed that Eskom would be exempt from declaring its irregular,... 


Visa issues must be fixed expeditiously to bolster investment, BLSA says
3rd April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has been working with government to fix the country’s visa regime; however, last week showed signs that very little progress had been... 


Companies, unions need to develop frameworks for dealing with impact of energy, water outages
29th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Employers, their employees and trade unions need to develop framework agreements that set out how a company and its employees will respond to the impact of high levels of loadshedding, or even a... 


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South Africa should have regulations for tokenised deposits, cryptoassets by 2025
23rd March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Regulations governing the weighting and capital treatment of cryptoassets and tokenised deposits should come into effect by January 1, 2025, financial sector regulator the South African Reserve... 


Global crisis forcing Africa to ‘grow up’, develop localised solutions – panel
20th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic creating a “perfect storm” for African countries with rising interest rates and an increase in the risk of sovereign default, the continent’s leadership generally has... 


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Transnet applauds sentencing of fuel thief
16th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

State-owned freight and logistics company Transnet has welcomed the sentencing of a perpetrator arrested for tampering with the petroleum pipeline and theft of 40 000 ℓ of diesel. The conviction in... 


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Transmission infrastructure should also be privatised, investment firm argues
16th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

While electricity generation capacity in South Africa is increasingly being privatised and decentralised, the government has stated that transmission infrastructure must remain in the hands of the... 


Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Cape Town to interdict EFF’s national shutdown
14th March 2023 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

City of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and Western Cape Premier Alan Winde have voiced their concerns over the Economic Freedom Fighters’ planned national shutdown set to take place on March... 


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