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CBE CEO Msizi Myeza
CBE calls for changes in approach to urban development
26th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

Following the mid-April flooding in KwaZulu-Naal that caused widespread damage and killed more than 400 people, the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) has called for new ways of tackling urban... 


PCC Secretariat executive director Dr Crispian Olver
Clean coal a ‘figment of the imagination’, says Olver
26th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

The concept of clean coal is a figment of the imagination, according to science, said Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) Secretariat executive director Dr Crispian Olver on April 26. “There is... 


Pesticides, batteries and lubricants producer responsibility consultation process starts
20th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has started a consultation process with regard to the requirement of the pesticides, batteries and lubricant oils sectors to... 


Wind farm in South Africa
RMB CEO calls for localisation rules to be waived to catalyse transition to renewables
19th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm RMB CEO James Formby says South Africa urgently needs a “megawatts first” policy and that localisation rules, which make renewable energy more expensive, should be waived.... 


Sacci urges govt to do everything possible to assist KZN flood victims
14th April 2022 By: Donna Slater

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) urges government to do “everything in its power” to assist KwaZulu-Natal businesses impacted by the recent flooding. Sacci also... 


Salba questions overarching powers granted to Health Minister to handle pandemic
13th April 2022 By: Donna Slater

The South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) is concerned that the government’s lifting of its state of disaster, and alternative proposal to handle the pandemic through the regulations... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso
Mavuso notes positive signs of increased investment in South Africa
11th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

A recent uptick in the frequency of meetings between foreign companies and relevant government departments were encouraging because such meetings typically preceded investment in the country,... 


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Retaining refining capacity could pose long-term risks for South Africa
8th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s oil refining capacity has always been rather small when considered on a global scale, but there was some sense of national pride and of security in knowing that the country could... 


SARB notes benefits, risks in using distributed ledger technology
6th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on April 6 released a report on its financial technology research project Project Khokha 2 (PK2), which looked at the benefits and risks of using distributed... 


MTN Nigeria implements NCC’s outgoing call restrictions
6th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Telecommunications multinational MTN Nigeria has assured shareholders that it has complied with the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) directive and implemented the restrictions on... 


Mixed reactions to lifting of Covid-19 state of disaster, lingering regulations
5th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has welcomed the repeal of the National State of Disaster regulations and calls for all sectors of society to demonstrate similar united... 


Covid-19 lockdown
End of National State of Disaster welcomed
5th April 2022 By: Sane Dhlamini

Democratic Alliance spokesperson Cilliers Brink has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that Cabinet has decided to end the National State of Disaster but cautions against allowing... 


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Transnet sides with ConCourt, goes with original BEE criteria in tenders
4th April 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet's board has sided with the Constitutional Court with respect to government's broad-based black economic empowerment tender regulations, opting for a policy change that will allow it to... 


BLSA calls for ideas to tackle youth unemployment
4th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says regulation can make it difficult and expensive to hire more people and the responsibility remains with government... 


Containment efforts under way after diesel flowed into the Meul river
Transnet Pipelines says Verkykerskop spill site contained, pledges rehab progress across 151 sites
31st March 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Pipelines says the containment processes at Verkykerskop, where there was a major theft-related diesel spill on the multiproduct pipeline in early March, are nearing completion and that... 


Covid-19 test in front of RSA flag
Travel industry welcomes removal of PCR test requirements at South Africa’s borders
23rd March 2022 By: Darren Parker

Several travel industry associations have welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on March 22 that lifts the requirement for vaccinated inbound travellers to South Africa to show a... 


IRR says Employment Equity Amendment Bill will push unemployment higher
18th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill, if implemented, will damage any chances of the country attaining meaningful growth and unemployment will rise from more than 46% on the expanded definition to... 


Clarity needed on supply, energy plan
18th March 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local industry stakeholders need clarity on how the decision by multinational companies Shell and BP’s South African Petroleum Refineries (Sapref) to freeze spending and pause refinery operations... 


SCA clarifies Eskom’s right to payment for municipal electricity used
14th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

Power utility Eskom achieved a significant legal victory against municipalities when the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on March 9 affirmed its right to payment for services rendered to... 


Public Works dept clears unpaid invoice backlog
14th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille reports that “notable progress” has been made by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) on paying unpaid invoices from... 


DPWI welcomes judgment on irregular Beitbridge border fence project
9th March 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has welcomed the judgment handed down by Special Tribunal Judge Lebogang Modiba on March 8 in relation to the controversial Beitbridge... 


Capacity, resource management critical to prosecuting State capture perpetrators
7th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

With the latest volume of the Zondo Commission report having been released, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says it will be critical to manage the capacity and resources of... 


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New global standard a victory for anticorruption efforts – Corruption Watch
7th March 2022 By: Sane Dhlamini

Corruption Watch said the approval of a new global standard on beneficial ownership transparency is a win for the fight against corruption, money laundering and other financial crimes around the... 


Canada, Germany commit to partnership addressing underlying causes of violence in South Africa
4th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

To intensify cooperation with South Africa on interpersonal violence, Canada high commissioner Chris Cooter, Germany deputy ambassador Dr Rüdiger Lotz and South Africa Cooperative Governance and... 


Pinsent Masons partner Edward James
Companies must do fact finding if adversely mentioned in State capture report – Pinsent Masons advises
4th March 2022 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Pinsent Masons partner and white collar crime expert Edward James has advised companies to stay up to date with media reports about companies implicated in State capture and to check whether... 


Labour Migration Bill to impose quotas on foreign national workers
28th February 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi on February 28 released the draft National Labour Migration Bill, which proposes amendments to the Employment Services Act, for public comment. The Bill... 


A photo of Finance and Fiscal Commission deputy chairperson Michael Sachs
South Africa must build resilience to external shocks while decarbonising
28th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

If South Africa were to pursue its own version of a Green New Deal (GND), it would need to decarbonise the economy while building resilience to external shocks and stabilising the economy for all,... 


Legal scales
Govt workers lose Constitutional Court bid to enforce wage agreement
28th February 2022 By: News24Wire

The Constitutional Court has ruled against public sector trade unions in their bid to force government to honour a wage agreement for 2020, siding with the Labour Appeal Court which found that the... 


Hand turns dice and changes the expression
Law firm to provide insight on energy laws
25th February 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright will participate at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba as a partner, providing a legal perspective on energy sector laws. The global law firm provides a business law... 


A photo of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Creecy welcomes progressive carbon tax increases
24th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has welcomed the announcement by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana that government plans to progressively increase the carbon price... 


A photo of lots of chickens
Poultry industry improvements should alleviate challenges
23rd February 2022 By: Darren Parker

The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has made some “decisive improvements” to the poultry sector after a difficult year, it said on February 22. The effects of these improvements were aimed... 


Govt, Stats SA encourage South Africans to participate in census
17th February 2022 By: Donna Slater

Government and Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) are encouraging anyone within the borders of South Africa to cooperate with census field workers and representatives as Stats SA performs the 2022... 


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Shell, Mantashe lose court bid challenging Wild Coast seismic survey interdict
17th February 2022 By: News24Wire

The High Court in Makhanda has dismissed Shell and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe's application for leave to appeal a ruling that temporarily halted a seismic survey off the... 


Creecy extends deadline for registration of EAPs
15th February 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has extended the public consultation period for comment on the proposed amendment to the Section 24H Registration Authority... 


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Hospitality industry pleads for end to National State of Disaster
8th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) has added its voice to calls for the lifting of the National State of Disaster by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his upcoming 2022... 


Vague Covid-19 policy a hindrance to economic recovery
7th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Diversified professional services firm Ernst & Young Africa CEO Ajen Sita has criticised “vague” government policy on tackling Covid-19, calling for more clarity to steer South Africa out of crisis... 


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