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International standardisation a vital gateway for SA exports to grow
International standardisation a vital gateway for SA exports to growArticle

As much as South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the need for South Africans to "buy local" to boost the country's ailing economy, exports remain crucial to the government's turnaround strategy...

Muhammad Ali 14 Apr 2021

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Powerships: A solution for Africa's energy short-term supply?Article

Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now...

Andres Vega 9 Apr 2021

For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts. Shutterstock/ Arnold Petersen
Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five yearsArticle

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021

Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources and energy
8 bidders for emergency power projects announcedArticle

Mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, has announced eight new preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Programme (RMIPPP)...

19 Mar 2021

Several protests have trailed the privatisation of the power sector in Nigeria. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Nigeria's post-privatisation energy sector is a mess: here are some solutionsArticle

In the mid-1980s, most of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa made structural changes to their economies in return for funding from the World Bank...

Okechukwu Marcellus Ikeanyibe 26 Feb 2021

Complying with the sub-contracting regulations in government tenders
Complying with the sub-contracting regulations in government tendersArticle

Most companies, submitting tenders for government contracts, are not even aware that they score zero points for B-BBEE, despite having a good B-BBEE Status Level Contributor, simply because, they've exceeded the regulated limitation, place on the allowable percentage of sub-contracting.

Gerrit Davids 19 Feb 2021

MTN Group appoints Omnicom Group as global marketing services provider across operations
MTN Group appoints Omnicom Group as global marketing services provider across operationsArticle

MTN Group names Omnicom Group as MTN's lead agency partner across its footprint following a competitive pitch process...

Issued by TBWA 24 Nov 2020

Video production - How to trade with South Africa and the United States of America
Video production - How to trade with South Africa and the United States of AmericaArticle

The USAID TradeHub is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced organisation to develop two video series which capture the content of two export manuals...

Issued by DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES INITIATIVE 23 Nov 2020

Janine Espin, managing director, EDS
Latest tender creates unease as the race to improve power supply in SA continuesArticle

The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy's (DMRE's) Independent Power Producers Programme Office (IPPPO) aims to procure 2,000MW of electricity in its latest request for proposal (RFP)...

Janine Espin 29 Oct 2020

Digital strategy and content for Adolescent Girls and Young Women Programme
Digital strategy and content for Adolescent Girls and Young Women ProgrammeArticle

Nacosa seeks the services of a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to develop a comprehensive digital strategy, content and analytics for engaging and retaining vulnerable adolescent girls and young women and amplifying their voices during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Nacosa 8 Oct 2020

Carbon tax title released just as filing season opens
Carbon tax title released just as filing season opensArticle

The first period for filing of carbon tax returns opened on 1 October 2020, and will close on 29 October, at 3pm. During that limited timeframe, carbon taxpayers are required to file their initial tax returns, using SARS eFiling, and pay carbon tax liability for operating emissions of greenhouse gas between 1 June and 31 December 2019...

Issued by LexisNexis 5 Oct 2020

Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to know
Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to knowArticle

According to Skoko Sebola, principal at Leapfrog Midrand, buying property at an auction does not necessarily guarantee that you'll get a better deal...

17 Sep 2020

E&T Minerals announces bid for Optimum Coal Mine
E&T Minerals announces bid for Optimum Coal MineArticle

South African commodity trading and brokerage house E&T Minerals is one of the companies/organisations bidding for OCM (Optimum Coal Mine)...

Issued by E&T Minerals 17 Sep 2020

Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into action
Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into actionArticle

South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way...

Charles Marais 15 Sep 2020

Invitation for high demand spectrum to be published soon, says ICASA
Invitation for high demand spectrum to be published soon, says ICASAArticle

According to ICASA, the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for both the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) and the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum will be published no later than 30 September 2020...

4 Sep 2020

'Recession-resistant' retail centres go under the hammer
'Recession-resistant' retail centres go under the hammerArticle

This September, more than half a dozen "recession-resistant" investment properties, comprising neighbourhood and community retail shopping precincts, will go under the hammer...

1 Sep 2020

CWG Vinotheque Auction to help save wine industry jobs
CWG Vinotheque Auction to help save wine industry jobsArticle

Wine lovers can look forward to a line-up of rare wines in limited quantities, some from winemakers who have retired from winemaking...

31 Aug 2020

Cape Winemakers Guild announces wines for this year's Nedbank CWG Auction
Cape Winemakers Guild announces wines for this year's Nedbank CWG AuctionArticle

The Cape Winemakers Guild has announced the wines that will form part of the 2020 Nedbank CWG Auction, which will be hosted by Bonhams on Saturday, 3 October 2020 from 12pm (London time)...

20 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in Africa
#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in AfricaArticle

Women leaders in the healthcare sector discussed possible solutions to drive gender equity, the need to achieve growth and foster innovation for better health outcomes across the continent as part of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) 2020 Dialogues series.

19 Aug 2020

Bonhams to host the 2020 online Nedbank CWG Auction in October
Bonhams to host the 2020 online Nedbank CWG Auction in OctoberArticle

Bonhams will host this year's online Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction - which will be held live on the Bonhams website on Saturday, 3 October 2020 from 12pm (London time)...

17 Jul 2020

Absa Art, Aspire Art Auctions to hold a fund-raising online art sale
Absa Art, Aspire Art Auctions to hold a fund-raising online art saleArticle

Absa Art and Aspire Art Auctions will be holding an online art sale to raise funds for the 25 participating artists and the broader arts industry...

2 Jul 2020

Airline success is not just about profitability - it's about delivering on shareholder objectives
Airline success is not just about profitability - it's about delivering on shareholder objectivesArticle

While it's understandable that the long-suffering South African taxpayers have had enough of watching their tax money being thrown at what they consider a lost cause, selling off any state-owned airline to the highest bidder is not really a viable solution...

James Geldenhuys 29 May 2020

Public Procurement Bill aims to simplify processes
Public Procurement Bill aims to simplify processesArticle

South Africa is awash with numerous public procurement laws exacerbated by further Covid-19 related regulations. The current version of the public procurement Bill aims to unify the laws dealing with public sector procurement by creating a singular regulatory framework that applies to local, provincial, and national government as well as state-owned entities...

Imraan Mahomed, Veronica Vurgarellis, Vaughn Harrison and Yuri Tangur 19 May 2020

Strauss & Co's virtual auction reaffirms support for the arts, fine wine
Strauss & Co's virtual auction reaffirms support for the arts, fine wineArticle

The virtual sale saw all 115 lots in the Bordeaux-themed sale find buyers...

17 May 2020

How to adapt your media strategy amid Covid-19
How to adapt your media strategy amid Covid-19Article

In this ever-changing global situation, it's difficult to know what your business's next move should be. Experts from global digital partner Jellyfish share their thoughts and advice on how brands can tackle this challenge...

Issued by Jellyfish South Africa 14 May 2020

The map shows the location of the new Juno Wind Farm. Graphic: from the Supplementary Heritage Report by Sarah Winter and Nicolas Baumann (July 2019)
Giant turbine farm set to harvest West Coast windArticle

Appeals against plans for a huge new wind farm on the West Coast have been dismissed by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, paving the way for the addition of up to 140MW of renewable energy into the national grid...

John Yeld 11 May 2020

Online car auction platform launched
Online car auction platform launchedArticle

The motor dealer retail market in South Africa has all but stalled during the national lockdown, putting thousands of jobs at risk...

4 May 2020

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO of Sawea
CTF losses PPA appealArticle

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed the case brought by the Coal Transporters Forum (CTF) to set aside power purchase agreements (PPA's) with preferred bidders...

16 Mar 2020

The perks of selling property on auction
The perks of selling property on auctionArticle

The property sector breathed a sigh of relief after Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, announced an adjustment to the transfer duty threshold in the 2020/21 budget speech...

11 Mar 2020

To be sold: Amanzingwe Lodge
To be sold: Amanzingwe LodgeArticle

Amanzingwe: Lodge, restaurant, conference centre, wedding chapels and spa. 49.5 hectares, 48 rooms, two chapels and much more, is to be sold by appointed liquidators...

Issued by Amanzingwe Holdings 4 Mar 2020

Do's and don'ts when bidding for property on auction online
Do's and don'ts when bidding for property on auction onlineArticle

Buying and selling property via online auctions is becoming far more commonplace...

MC du Toit 17 Feb 2020

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Boschendal Wine Estate to host 2020 Cape Wine AuctionArticle

The Cape Wine Auction unites the wine industry around a single goal of raising money for education...

16 Jan 2020

Project to help alleviate water supply challenges in the Eastern Cape
Project to help alleviate water supply challenges in the Eastern CapeArticle

Amid worsening drought in the Eastern Cape, the roll-out of a new alien invasive plant clearing project in the Kouga and Kromme River systems near Kareedouw and Joubertina is set to increase the water flow to three of Port Elizabeth supply dams...

12 Dec 2019

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Agency selection - is there another way?Article

It's time to consider alternatives to this time-consuming and costly practice, writes Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps...

Angelika Kempe 7 Nov 2019

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia (left) and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.Their countries are in a row over territory. Daniel Irungu/EPA
Western countries take sides in Kenya's maritime row with SomaliaArticle

A dispute over maritime territory in the Indian Ocean between Kenya and Somalia has resulted in major western countries lining up on either side, depending on which of the two African nations best serves their oil interests....

Patrick Muthengi Maluki 5 Nov 2019

Join our dynamic team as a service provider!
Join our dynamic team as a service provider!Article

South African Tourism is extending an invitation to an experienced, mobile-first thinking and user-driven website and applications service provider, to submit a proposal in a bid to be appointed...

Issued by SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM 25 Sep 2019

Fine wines to go under the hammer at first Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction in Cape Town
Fine wines to go under the hammer at first Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction in Cape TownArticle

The Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction is set to take place on Saturday, 14 September from 10am at The Westin in Cape Town. The sale features 376 lots of the finest local and international wines, including benchmark vintage wines from Meerlust, Kanonkop, Sadie Family, Klein Constantia and many more, along with the finest from Bordeaux...

6 Sep 2019

The power of a home auction
The power of a home auctionArticle

Auctions are one of the most efficient ways of selling a home regardless of the status of the market or economy...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Sep 2019

SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investors
SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investorsArticle

Since government launched the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in 2011, green power projects have become increasingly appealing investments...

25 Jul 2019

Rating agencies have been at the centre of major financial crises. Shutterstock
Why credit rating agencies are still getting away with bad behaviourArticle

International credit rating agencies have had their fair share of controversies over the years...

Misheck Mutize 24 Jun 2019

Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phase
Seychelles floating solar energy project moves into next phaseArticle

Africa's first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project is continuing in the Seychelles on to its next implementation phase...

13 Jun 2019

Paulino Jerónimo, CEO of the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels
Angola launches licensing strategyArticle

Angola has launched the first phase of its new six-year licensing strategy, which covers a total of 10 blocks, including Blocks 11, 12, 13, 27, 28, 29, 41, 42 and 43 in the Namibe Basin, and Block 10 in the Benguela Basin...

6 Jun 2019

Join our dynamic South African Tourism team as a marketing and communications agency/ies
Join our dynamic South African Tourism team as a marketing and communications agency/iesArticle

SA Tourism has undergone a needs analysis to determine a recommended marketing and communications agency model going forward to be evaluated through an open tender (procurement) process, against SA Tourism's business requirements...

Issued by The Media Shop 26 Apr 2019

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
IPP tender process is fair, open and transparentArticle

The tender process and the awarding of renewable energy Independent Power Producers (IPPs) contracts have no room for favouritism...

25 Feb 2019

Messaging platform Slack says it's filed to go public
Messaging platform Slack says it's filed to go publicArticle

Slack Technologies Inc. said it has filed confidentially with regulators to list the company's shares in the US...

5 Feb 2019

Dynamic 2019 property market hinges on quality stock
Dynamic 2019 property market hinges on quality stockArticle

If the thousands upon thousands of words penned in recent months about general sentiment in the South African property sector could be summarised in just a single one...

Joff van Reenen 24 Jan 2019

George Old Car Show set for February 2019
George Old Car Show set for February 2019Article

The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company, will take place on 9-10 February 2019...

16 Jan 2019

Call to submit events proposals
Call to submit events proposalsArticle

Gauteng Provincial Government invites submission of Events and Bidding and Hosting proposals for the 2019/20 financial year...

Issued by StickFire Media 14 Jan 2019

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