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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

Preparing for the 'Great Reset'
Preparing for the 'Great Reset'Article

At a panel hosted by the South Africa Board of People Practices and attended by HR professionals as well as employment lawyers, valuable insight was gained surrounding planning for the day after lockdown...

Sherisa Rajah 21 Apr 2020

R60bn allocated for Gauteng infrastructure
R60bn allocated for Gauteng infrastructureArticle

The Gauteng Provincial Government will in the next five years spend R60bn on building and maintaining infrastructure, said Premier David Makhura while delivering his State of the Province Address...

26 Feb 2020

Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment
Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for commentArticle

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Public Procurement Bill for public comment - setting in motion legislation for procurement strategies that support government's socio-economic objectives...

18 Feb 2020

Investing in Africa: Five key sectors to consider
Investing in Africa: Five key sectors to considerArticle

Still in its infancy stages of development, Africa has become a global platform for economic competition, catching the eye of multinational organisations looking to expand operations...

Issued by Adams & Adams 13 Nov 2019

Navigating key challenges of doing business in Africa
Navigating key challenges of doing business in AfricaArticle

A recent online survey by Adams & Adams, through its Adams.Africa Advisory unit, identified seven key challenges facing business wanting to enter or grow operations in Africa...

Issued by Adams & Adams 12 Nov 2019

Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa
Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in AfricaArticle

Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution...

Zipporah Musau 18 Oct 2019

South Africa should learn from Brazil about how to tackle 'hidden hunger'
South Africa should learn from Brazil about how to tackle 'hidden hunger'Article

South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other...

Brittany Kesselman 19 Jun 2019

Economic empowerment of women is good for all
Economic empowerment of women is good for allArticle

Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance...

Kingsley Ighobor 26 Apr 2019

Copper was part of the deal between the DRC and the Chinese company Sicomines. Shutterstock
The DRC and China's Sicomines: why future deals should be differentArticle

It was confidently billed at the time as the "deal of the century". The Sino Congolaise des Mines (Sicomines) was the most significant Chinese investment project in Africa when it was agreed in 2007...

Andoni Maiza Larrarte & Gloria Claudio-Quiroga 3 Apr 2019

Europlaw Group expands operations to Kenya and countries of East Africa Community
Europlaw Group expands operations to Kenya and countries of East Africa CommunityArticle

Europlaw Group has made a business decision to expand their cross-border operations by opening offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and also covering the countries of the East Africa Community...

Issued by Europlaw 2 Apr 2019

Dr Petrus de Kock
Brand SA views World Bank 2018 report as call to actionArticle

Brand South Africa says it has noted the areas of concern expressed in the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects report, which indicates that South Africa's real GDP growth will expand by 1.3% in 2019...

15 Jan 2019

SA confident economy will turn the corner
SA confident economy will turn the cornerArticle

National Treasury says S&P's latest rating decision on South Africa affords the country an opportunity to demonstrate that it can successfully implement measures to turn the tide on sluggish growth...

26 Nov 2018

Professor Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust chair of social justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU)
Thuli Madonsela to lead discussions at first Social Justice M-Plan Expert RoundtableArticle

The ultimate outcome of the roundtable is to work towards "breaking the back of poverty and inequality" in South Africa...

24 Oct 2018

Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bond
Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bondArticle

Social impact bonds are ideally suited to emerging markets and have the potential to reduce costs and improve service delivery say experts from the UCT GSB Bertha Centre...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Oct 2018

Egypt's immense potential
Egypt's immense potentialArticle

Egypt moving forward: the three key challenges and opportunities, according to the IMF...

23 Jul 2018

CT cans Foreshore Freeway Precinct development RFP
CT cans Foreshore Freeway Precinct development RFPArticle

The City of Cape Town's city manager Lungelo Mbandazayo has cancelled the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct...

18 Jul 2018

#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effort
#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effortArticle

In his keynote address to the Manufacturing Indaba, Department of Trade and Industry director-general, Lionel October, referred to the Industrial Policy Action Plan 2018 and its focus on key themes...

Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

SA explores ways to save steel industry from collapse
SA explores ways to save steel industry from collapseArticle

Government is committed to work with the steel industry to save jobs...

15 Jun 2018

Government fine-tuning R2.1bn SME, innovation fund
Government fine-tuning R2.1bn SME, innovation fundArticle

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says the department is finalising the modalities of how the recently announced R2.1 billion small business and innovation fund will be implemented...

18 May 2018

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2018: Renewables top the agenda in Radebe's speechArticle

Energy minister, Jeff Radebe, did not once mention nuclear as an option for future energy provision, instead he sang the praises of the country's successful renewables programme...

Nicci Botha 16 May 2018

SMMEs catalyst to growth, transformation and job creation in agriculture
SMMEs catalyst to growth, transformation and job creation in agricultureArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has earmarked 2018 as the year to take decisive action to realise the economic potential of the agricultural sector...

Issued by Topco Media 3 May 2018

Franchising sector heeds Ramaphosa's call to encourage entrepreneurship, job creation
Franchising sector heeds Ramaphosa's call to encourage entrepreneurship, job creationArticle

The SONA speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurship has been welcomed by FASA chairman Tony Da Fonseca...

5 Mar 2018

Gauteng to clamp down on illegal businesses in townships
Gauteng to clamp down on illegal businesses in townshipsArticle

The Gauteng provincial government has announced the introduction of a drive to shut down illegally operating foreign-owned businesses in townships...

27 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Public Procurement Bill to give women and youth in business a leg up
#Budget2018: Public Procurement Bill to give women and youth in business a leg upArticle

The long-awaited Public Procurement Bill will be submitted to Cabinet in March, paving the way for black-, youth- and women-owned businesses to get larger stakes in state procurement, which runs into billions of rand...

Khulekani Magubane 22 Feb 2018

Ben Bierman, MD of Business Partners Limited
#Budget2018: Speech reinforces support for small businessesArticle

There was a consistent theme of SME support in both the recent State of the Nation Address and the National Budget Speech...

22 Feb 2018

Africa has to fight against the "cancer of corruption"
Africa has to fight against the "cancer of corruption"Article

The fight against corruption is critical for Africa's sustainable development, says the Economic Commission for Africa's Vera Songwe...

1 Feb 2018

There is an answer to Cape Town's water emergency
There is an answer to Cape Town's water emergencyArticle

Day Zero is coming. It is the day in March 2018 when greater Cape Town runs out of water, when crisis becomes disaster...

Neels Blom 26 Oct 2017

Nigerians spent $3bn annually on foreign goods - MAN
Nigerians spent $3bn annually on foreign goods - MANArticle

Local manufacturers lost an average of $3 billion annually due to the preference of Nigerian government and consumers for foreign goods...

Olajide Fabamise 3 Oct 2017

How big business can help small entrepreneurs excel
How big business can help small entrepreneurs excelArticle

A targeted programme to assist black entrepreneurs set up small businesses and co-operatives will fill a gap in the assistance currently offered to black industrialists...

Tommy Strydom 24 Jul 2017

Government hard at work to avoid poultry sector job losses
Government hard at work to avoid poultry sector job lossesArticle

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is doing all it can to avoid job losses in the poultry industry amid concerns of poultry products dumping and unfair trade practices...

17 Mar 2017

2017 Budget Speech: Importance of tourism and travel finally starting to reflect
2017 Budget Speech: Importance of tourism and travel finally starting to reflectArticle

The message of travel and tourism as a key economic driver is finally filtering through government speeches and plans...

27 Feb 2017

50 companies bid for NNPC's boat supply contract
50 companies bid for NNPC's boat supply contractArticle

At least 50 companies are scrambling to provide seaworthy tug boats on charter time basis for the maritime operational requirements of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation...

18 Jan 2017

Dti deals with poultry imports concerns
Dti deals with poultry imports concernsArticle

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) says it has noted concerns raised by the poultry industry on the increase in imports of poultry products...

12 Dec 2016

Gordhan's supply chain promise hampered by semantics
Gordhan's supply chain promise hampered by semanticsArticle

References to supply chain problems in the public sector as a catchall term for public procurement policies that lead to fruitless and wasteful expenditure are inaccurate and misleading...

Mungo Park 28 Oct 2016

Self via
SA manufacturers urged to take on African rail projectsArticle

The Rail Road Association wants local manufacturers to take advantage of the $93bn that the continent is estimated to need to spend on rail infrastructure...

Karl Gernetzky 10 Oct 2016

European Parliament backs trade deal with 6 African countries
European Parliament backs trade deal with 6 African countriesArticle

The European Parliament has approved an agreement granting duty-free access to the EU for products from Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho...

15 Sep 2016

Governance, corruption and state capture: Portending a slippery slide for South Africa's economy
Governance, corruption and state capture: Portending a slippery slide for South Africa's economyArticle

In this submission we argue that in South Africa as well as in other emerging economies the inextricable relationship between state bureaucracy and large corporates cannot be ignored in any critical analysis of corruption and cronyism...

Ahmed Shaikh, Anis Karodia & Dhiru Soni, Issued by Regent Business School 3 May 2016

Supply chain failures can be prevented, says SAPICS GM
Supply chain failures can be prevented, says SAPICS GMArticle

Supply chain failure can result in empty store shelves, infrastructure in various states of breakdown...

19 Apr 2016

Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network Summit comes to Cape Town
Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network Summit comes to Cape TownArticle

The seventh annual Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network Summit, an exclusive invitation-only conference for female entrepreneurs globally, will convene June 27-28 2016 in Cape Town...

17 Dec 2015

Innovators and transformers awarded at the annual Public ICT Awards
Innovators and transformers awarded at the annual Public ICT AwardsArticle

The winners of the first annual Public ICT Awards were announced at a gala dinner in Durban last night. The awards, designed and launched

26 Oct 2015

SA policy allows space to procure locally
SA policy allows space to procure locallyArticle

PRETORIA: South Africa has the policy space to prefer local manufacturers in the purchasing of goods and services from local companies, says Economic Development minister Ebrahim Patel...

2 Jul 2015

AU Summit put Africa on new growth path - Cabinet
AU Summit put Africa on new growth path - CabinetArticle

PRETORIA: The resolutions adopted at the 25th African Union (AU) Summit, held in Sandton, at the beginning of the month, have been welcomed by Cabinet...

25 Jun 2015

Central supplier database a welcome addition to public procurement
Central supplier database a welcome addition to public procurementArticle

The new e-tender publication portal and the central supplier database (CSD) that were launched in April 2015, is a positive move towards accountability and a prospective deviation from dubious procurement practices...

7 May 2015

SA firms scrambling to comply with stricker B-BBEE rules: Deloitte
SA firms scrambling to comply with stricker B-BBEE rules: DeloitteArticle

Most South African companies have been scrambling to ensure they comply with stricter empowerment rules prior to the deadline on Friday, 1 May, Deloitte says, warning of punitive measures for non-compliance...

30 Apr 2015

Automotive sector introducing township entrepreneurs
Automotive sector introducing township entrepreneursArticle

Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Monday singled out the automotive sector for helping emerging entrepreneurs put their foot in the industry's door...

24 Feb 2015

Clean technology innovation needs support
Clean technology innovation needs supportArticle

South Africa is committed to addressing climate change and reducing emissions. We signed up for it, along with most of the rest of the world in Copenhagen in 2009...

Louise Scholtz 29 Jan 2015

Public Protector backs law fraternity's call for public procurement revamp
Public Protector backs law fraternity's call for public procurement revampArticle

Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela agrees that the challenges presented by the system and rules governing public procurement need attention...

24 Nov 2014

Local procurement a legal requirement: minister
Local procurement a legal requirement: ministerArticle

The procurement of local content is not just a recommendation, it is a legal requirement for state entities, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies...

21 Nov 2014

Enter WWF-SA's Climate Solver competition
Enter WWF-SA's Climate Solver competitionArticle

After the success of the South African Climate Solver Awards in 2013/14, WWF-SA is calling for nominations for the next round of the challenge, inviting small and medium enterprises active in the climate innovation space to submit entries by 30 January 2015.

4 Nov 2014

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