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Company to help sector finance assets during downturn
3rd March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

International banking and wealth management group Investec is prepared to support the local construction industry – which has been experiencing a decline in activity for a number of years – by... 


Electricity crisis deeply affecting people, businesses; disaster directives need to be rational, justified
2nd March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The electricity shortages in South Africa, which have resulted in continuous loadshedding, are severely affecting people and businesses and, consequently, the economy and employment, specialists... 


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille
DPWI forges ahead with land reform agenda using land at State's disposal
2nd March 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has approved the release of 2.8 ha of land to the Housing Development Agency (HDA) in the Msunduzi municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal, for human... 


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Business resiliency the reason South Africa’s economy is persevering – Jammine
24th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Despite South Africa’s economy being “not a great environment” currently, economic consultancy Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine said South African business has shown typical... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso
Mavuso, Ackerman question efficacy of ‘Mafia State’ to turn the economy around
23rd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Realistically, South Africa will not see meaningful gross domestic product (GDP) growth within the next five years, Citadel Investment Services advisory partner and chief economist Maarten Ackerman... 


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Mixed reactions to Godongwana’s Budget speech
23rd February 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Finance Dion George has criticised Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Budget speech as a “missed opportunity” for failing to announce sound structural... 


SBI lists issues impeding economic growth ahead of Godongwana budget
21st February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Ahead of the national budget, to be tabled on February 22, the Small Business Institute (SBI) has called on Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to support small businesses and their employees,... 


South Africa to benefit from expansion of Brics – Brand SA
17th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Brand South Africa (SA) says that, as South Africa assumes chairpersonship of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) bloc of countries this year, it stands to benefit from a... 


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Can SA finally turn the switch on its power crisis in 2023?
10th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Stage 4 to 6 loadshedding has become more commonplace over the past few months, with many analysts expecting it to continue and possibly worsen before South Africa’s energy crisis has abated.... 


Salga calls for SoNA to address municipal debt recovery, energy crisis
8th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African Local Government Association (Salga) has expressed hopes that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address municipal debt recovery, local government funding and the energy crisis as... 


Incoming competition regulations could improve bargaining power of agri SMMEs
8th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) says the incoming Draft Block Exemption Regulations (BER) for small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) holds opportunities for small agricultural... 


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DPWI to start expropriating servitudes in Limpopo for Eskom’s transmission lines
3rd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has been requested by State-own utility Eskom to expropriate servitudes, in terms of existing legislation, for electricity transmission... 


Trident steel
Commission gives its approval for Trident Steel’s buyout of Aveng subsidiary
3rd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed transaction whereby steel maker Trident Steel subsidiary Trident Steel Africa (TSA) intends to acquire Aveng subsidiary Aveng Trident Steel... 


ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa says govt looking into State of Disaster to tackle energy crisis
31st January 2023 By: Sashnee Moodley

As economically-crippling loadshedding continues unabated across the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed that government is going through to motions of establishing whether a National... 


Multiple sectors covered with targeted trade shows
20th January 2023

On the back of a highly successful year that saw the return to in-person trade shows, Specialised Exhibitions — a division of the Montgomery Group - is gearing up for a busy year, with five popular... 


Association hopes industry becomes profitable again
20th January 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) hopes that profits increase this year for the local business conferences and exhibitions industry, but EXSA GM Lee-Ann Alder... 


Godongwana appoints new Ombud Council chairperson, board member
18th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has appointed Silindile Kubheka as chairperson and Lebohang Senne as board member of the Ombud Council, both for a period of three years, effective February 1.... 


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South Africa plans new law to accelerate power capacity
17th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s National Energy Crisis Committee, a body run by the office of President Cyril Ramaphosa, expects record power outages to ease as measures put in place, including a new law to... 


Two fuel thieves found dead at Kibler Park pipeline
16th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

The bodies of two perpetrators of attempted fuel theft have been found at the Kibler Park petroleum pipeline, in Johannesburg, one inside the structure and one in the tunnel leading to the... 


Liebherr agrees to repay R54m to Transnet in port cranes case
13th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

State-owned Transnet and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) have concluded a settlement agreement with heavy machinery company Liebherr to repay R54-million to Transnet, regarding the award of... 


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Godongwana says Eskom, crime key disruptors to South Africa’s investment case
12th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Ahead of South Africa’s government delegation traveling to Davos, Switzerland, to take part in the upcoming yearly World Economic Forum, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana says South Africa’s... 


M&A activity impacted on several fronts in 2022 – HSF
M&A activity impacted on several fronts in 2022 – HSF
11th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity was impacted negatively in the second half of 2022 as a result of several factors, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, inflation, interest rate rises and... 


Progress being made under Operation Vulindlela
15th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Presidency and the National Treasury on December 14 released a progress report on the implementation of economic reforms during the third quarter to mark two years since the establishment of... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
Mavuso reflects on seven ways BLSA helped South Africa this year
12th December 2022 By: Darren Parker

In her last newsletter for the year, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso said there were seven critical areas in which the organisation had worked over the course of the past 12... 


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HPL threatens industry recovery
9th December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The Health Promotion Levy (HPL), commonly known as the sugar tax, still poses the greatest threat to the continued existence of the sugar industry, says South African Sugar Association (SASA)... 


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Plan aims to save industry
9th December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The Sugarcane Value Chain Master Plan 2030 aims to prevent the sugar industry from collapsing, following its decline in recent years. The industry depends on government to create viable measures to... 


Tongaat Hulett's sugar operations in KwaZulu-Natal
Canegrowers call on Godongwana to eliminate the sugar tax
8th December 2022 By: Kenneth Creamer

Industry body SA Canegrowers has made a submission to the National Treasury, calling on Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to not only suspend the increase in the sugar tax, but to eliminate the tax... 


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PRASA, Transnet welcome six-month ban on scrap metal trading
2nd December 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned rail companies the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have both welcomed the six-month ban on the trade of scrap metal as government seeks to... 


Extortion rackets becoming an epidemic in South Africa – Mavuso
28th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Large industries, from mining to construction, are being targeted by extortion rackets of epidemic proportions, as organised crime is fast emerging as the biggest threat to South Africa’s economy,... 


Beneficial ownership registry, extractive industries transparency can benefit South Africa
23rd November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Establishing a beneficial ownership registry in South Africa will help to improve financial transparency, the transparency of value chains and provide information for companies and the public about... 


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Consultants equipped to help develop education infrastructure
18th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Infrastructure consulting business DBI Consulting can support the delivery of key infrastructure for education institutions and facilities. “A skilled and educated workforce serves as a key... 


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Experts unpack the criticality of circular economy to climate resilience
18th November 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Only 11% of waste from Africa’s urban areas goes to managed landfills, with much of the rest dumped and often burned. This has had a dramatic impact on human health, with poor air quality linked to... 


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Itac stresses provisional nature of newly imposed duties on imported french fries
10th November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) has responded to trade consultant XA Global Trade Advisors’ call on government to conduct an urgent review of the impact of... 


Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala
South Africa’s economy may have turned a corner, but more jobs are needed
9th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

With South Africa’s unemployment rate having improved by 0.6 of a percentage point to 33.9% in the second quarter, Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala has said the country’s economy may well have... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
‘Stopgap’ procurement rules do not scrap BEE or local content, Minister insists
8th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has dismissed suggestions that new preferential procurement regulations, published on November 4, have scrapped black economic empowerment (BEE) and local content... 


Outa questions Sanral’s claims of R43bn in GFIP debt
4th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

Nonprofit Organisation Against Tax Abuse (Outa) has called into question the truthfulness and accuracy of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) claim on October 26 that... 


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