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
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
Despite the patchy property performance last year, there are still pockets of excellence for the smart investor...
Gary Palmer 8 Feb 2021
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has launched its highly anticipated e-Compliance Certificate online system, which will enable employers, small businesses and entrepreneurs to apply for a UIF compliance certificate without leaving home...
Earlier this year, the Draft Public Procurement Bill was published for public comment. The inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium (SIDSSA) was also launched from which minister of public works and infrastructure Patricia de Lille announced 276 projects...
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
This year will see HR and payroll data play a pivotal role in business, becoming an increasingly valuable asset that provides a snapshot overview of the current status of the business. This is according to Ian McAlister, general manager of CRS Technologies...
Entrepreneurs who are starting new businesses are urged to carefully consider the legal status and type of business being registered...
In the past decade, generic competition allowed millions of patients access to medicines for key therapeutic areas...
Benin's newly elected president, Patrice Talon, has launched a five-year programme which is strongly focused on public private partnerships (PPPs)...
The SABC's chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng says the public broadcaster will now launch with only five TV channels once the long-delayed commercial start of South Africa's switch from analogue to digital...
Thinus Ferreira 21 May 2015
The 2015 Budget revealed a serious commitment from the state to growing small businesses - in this climate of constructive reform; SAICA's second SME survey could encourage the Department for Small Business Development (DSBD) to institute even more effective changes...
The amended Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) codes, which come into effect on 1 May 2015, will affect nine sectors within the South African economy...
The pharmaceutical industry, in support of government, plays a key role in broadening access to ARTs in South Africa...
Ascendis Health has successfully concluded two separate B-BBEE deals to the combined value of R140m with BEE investment partners WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH) and Senatla Capital...
Ascendis Health announced last week that it has concluded an agreement with the Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC), which will see the BEE ownership in Ascendis increase over a three-year period.
The negative perceptions in the small business arena around broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE), and the impact it has on the ability of smaller enterprises to compete for business, have been reduced by legislative changes that have given businesses more space to grow before compliance becomes an issue.
Following on Ascendis Health's successful listing on the JSE Main Board in the pharmaceutical sector at the end of last week, the company has announced the 100% acquisition of specialist medical device company, Surgical Innovations for R336 million.
This is a golden age for investigative reporting in South Africa. In the Muldergate era there were two enduring themes, apartheid itself and the Info Scandal.
Ed Herbst 1 Nov 2013
Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) hosted two Masterclasses recently; one on 'Best Leadership Styles within an Agency' and the other on 'Training Key to Agency Talent Management'.
Most large manufacturing companies comply with B-BBEE requirements. However, many small to medium-sized manufacturing businesses, with a turnover of more than R35 million, are falling short and are losing contracts as a result.
Solar energy, one of our most abundant locally sourced energy resources, plays a critical role in South Africa today. Experts are, therefore, welcoming the growing interest by developers and investors.
Edwin Koot 1 Feb 2013
Deaf people in Mpumalanga have asked Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana to establish a free SMS line they can use to report crime.
Siphiwe Nyathi 14 Dec 2012
MBOMBELA: Deaf people in Mpumalanga have asked Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana to establish a free SMS line they can use to report crime.
Siphiwe Nyathi 13 Dec 2012
Government tenders and political friends can only help a few people to be successful, University of the Free State Rector Jonathan Jansen said last week.
Building contractor Mabongi "Shauwn" Mpisane had just turned 22 when she was registered as a shareholder in a company that would eventually bag several huge government contracts. To date the company, Zikhulise Cleaning, Maintenance and Transport, has been awarded about R500m worth of municipal and provincial government tenders to build low-cost houses, schools and renovate hospitals.
Matthew Savides and Bongani Mthethwa 22 Oct 2012
During the 2012 Budget Speech by the minister of finance, it was announced that infrastructure development and manufacturing will receive a large portion of government funding in order to drive economic growth. This announcement will inspire many entrepreneurs to explore opportunities at a rapid rate as expressed during the 4th Tshwane International Trade and Infrastructure Investment Conference which took place from 23-25 May 2012.
According to Business Live, South African Agricultural Machinery Association (Saama) data showed that tractor sales rose 43.5% to 528 units last month, compared with 368 units sold in the comparative period of 2011. Tractor sales were up 38.3% to 2,763 units, from 1,998 units in the same period last year.
The South African Revenue Service has vowed to enhance its tax collection laws in a renewed bid to target wealthy individuals who are said to be costing the country millions of rands every year through tax evasion.
If you're viewing 2012 with trepidation, you're not the only one. The long and the short of it is that 2012 is a year of reining in spending for all so we can expect marginal media products to be shut, retrenchments and other forms of cost-cutting. But it's not all gloomy as I peer into the crystal ball, so let's look first at the sunnier spots for South African media this year.
Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 11 Jan 2012
Despite the adequate legislation to combat corruption and supply chain management irregularities, the processes and systems to implement the legislation have not been adequately designed to allow transgressors to be brought to book. Deloitte has now designed such systems to assist Saldanha Bay Municipality to prosecute and discipline those found to have put the municipality at risk amounting to more than R50 million.
[Flux Trends] Malema's behaviour, politically infested tenders, out-of-control blue light convoys, Zuma's polygamy and infidelity, the ANC's judiciary and media encroachment and many more current strange events could be the signs that South Africa is slowly but surely becoming a banana republic, City Press editor Ferial Haffajee told delegates attending the 2010 Flux Trend Review at the University of Johannesburg this morning, Thursday, 25 February 2010.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 25 Feb 2010
The Botswana hospitality industry is one of the country's growth areas – and Compass Botswana has identified function catering and remote site catering as two further opportunities for growth.
Today is D-day for the marketing and advertising industry as parliamentary hearings commence for the report-back on transformation. The Association for Communication & Advertising (ACA) was first up and revealed that its BEE Scorecard for the advertising industry is ready.
Louise Marsland 18 Oct 2004