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26 May 2017
                       
 
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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,...
 
 
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1  EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd v Data World (Pty) Ltd, Data World Information Systems Private Ltd, Evaluations Enhanced Property Appraisals (Pty) Ltd and...
 
 
 
 
Implement transformation now and avoid being pushed to do so or being driven out of business
OPINION
Companies with foresight should embrace and actively implement transformation now, and not wait for “radical economic transformation” to force them to do so or to push them out of business, argues...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
 
dti: Rob Davies: Address by Trade and Industry Minister, during the dti budget vote, National Assembly, Cape Town (23/05/2017)
Topics
In an input to the Portfolio Committee earlier this year, I argued that the dti’s contribution to the promotion of a higher level of more inclusive economic growth must involve intensifying our...
 
 
 
 
Thos Begbie’s global quality status boosted by on-the-spot Dekra
QUALITY ASSURANCE
The same-site working relationship that Thos Begbie has established with global quality inspectorate Dekra Industrial RSA is giving the prolific exporter of copper castings a commercial edge in its...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
SAFTU: Inaugural meeting of the National Executive Committee of the SAFTU
STATEMENT
Introduction It is a really remarkable achievement that in just three weeks the South African Federation of Trade Unions has been able to launch a 700 000-strong new workers’ fighting force of 24...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
DID GP: Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development delivers the 48th school since 2014
STATEMENT
Gauteng Province is proud to open the 48th school since 2014 and the 3rd school in the Braamfisherville area since January 2017. The MEC for Education Mr Panyaza Lesufi and MEC for Infrastructure...
 
 
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...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
NUMSA: Irvin Jim on NUMSA demands a socially owned energy renewables program
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the decision of the Western Cape High Court which found that government’s deals with various countries on nuclear energy are...
 
 
03 May 2017
 
Whether excessive pricing has been clarified and settled in South African Competition law
KNOWLES HUSAIN LINDSAY
In South Africa, excessive pricing is regarded as one of the most harmful contraventions of the Competition Act as it has an explicit damaging impact on consumers. It is within the scope of abuse...
 
 
DoF: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Finance, at the Black Business Council Breakfast roundtable, Riverside hotel, Durban (03/05/2017)
Topics
Having just lead media on an inclusive growth tour yesterday, we are enormously excited about the developmental possibilities of KwaZulu-Natal as a logistics and industrial hub, connecting South...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
SAFTU: Mac Chavalala: Addtess by President of SAFTU, during SAFTU's founding congress, Birchwood hotel and conference centre, Boksburg (23/04/2017)
Topics
On behalf of the South African Federation of Trade Unions National Office Bearers, I want to thank all the delegates, observers, guests, media, and workers of this hotel for having made it...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille shows us how to understand mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille's tweets and mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
 
                       
 
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