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29 May 2017
                       
 
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26 May 2017
 
 
 
 
Patel moves to bolster Competition Act’s powers to fight economic concentration
COMPETITION LEGISLATION
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has established an advisory panel to develop draft amendments to the Competition Act with a view to bolstering South Africa’s legislative capacity of to...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
Applications for new R1.5bn steel incentive open on June 1
STEEL
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel released details on Thursday of a new R1.5-billion incentive for downstream steel manufacturers, which would be implemented from June 1. The incentive,...
 
 
23 May 2017
 
 
 
DTI refuses to release list of black industrialist scheme beneficiaries for fear they will be ‘harassed’
INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies showcased four recipients of government’s flagship Black Industrialist programme (BIP) during his Budget Vote on Tuesday, but astonishingly refused to...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
AKF: Ramphosa to go on hunger strike
STATEMENT
Deputy President of South Africa and the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, will go on a hunger strike on May 15 in support of Palestinian prisoners. Ramaphosa, a former chairperson of the Ahmed Kathrada...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Davies promises support for downstream firms as he confirms steel safeguard duty
STEEL PROTECTION
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies confirmed on Monday that he had signed off on a hot-rolled coil (HRC) safeguard duty, but refused to be drawn on the duty level proposed until the Word...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
Platinum's process leap given Parliamentary pep
ELECTRICITY REDUCTION
A significantly improved platinum group metals (PGMs) processing method has been developed with the assistance of South Africa's State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Economic...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
 
 
LPG industry urged to act on non-binding market inquiry findings
LIQUID PETROLEUM GAS
South Africa’s Competition Commission has made far-reaching, yet non-binding, recommendations for dealing with prevailing “market distortions” in the domestic liquid petroleum gas (LPG) sector...
 
 
31 Mar 2017
 
SAFTU: SAFTU condemns Zuma’s reshuffle
STATEMENT
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is outraged at the cabinet reshuffle by President Zuma, and appeals to all South Africans to flood the streets of Pretoria and symbolically...
 
 
Zuma’s night of the long knives
CABINET
President Jacob Zuma has fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his biggest Cabinet reshuffle yet since assuming office in 2009. In a brutal display of power, the president fired five ministers,...
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
Zuma takes charge of communications inter-ministerial committee
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has taken charge of yet another inter-ministerial committee (IMC). This time, the president will chair the reconstituted inter-ministerial committee on information and...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
South Africa can't save itself just by talking the talk. It must walk the walk
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa is fast approaching a crossroads at which it will have to choose between structural reform and a lurch to populist nationalism. So, too, is its governing African National Congress...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Construction sector ‘pushing boundaries’ of transformation with ‘ground-breaking’ deal
CONSTRUCTION
Government and the seven leading construction companies reported further progress on Monday in the implementation of a voluntary agreement that seeks to materially accelerate the racial...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
IMPACT AND PROGRESS MADE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND CONSTRUCTION RELATING TO SETTLEMENTS AGREEMENT SIGNED IN 2016
What's On
Media is invited to a media briefing to be addressed by Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Public Works,...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
DED: Minister Ebrahim Patel signs MoU with Government of Flanders on development of social economy policy in SA
STATEMENT
Economic Development Minister, Ebrahim Patel, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Flanders and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to help boost job...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
MINISTER PATEL TO SIGN MOU WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF FLANDERS, AND THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION TO BOOST THE SOCIAL ECONOMY SECTOR
WWhat's On
Economic Development Minister, Ebrahim Patel, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Flanders and the International Labour Organization to help boost job creation in...
 
 
 
                       
 
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