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CompComm invites public to comment on information exchange guidelines

By: Anine Kilian     Updated 2 hours 59 minutes ago The Competition Commission is inviting the public to comment on draft guidelines regarding the exchange of information between competing companies. The guidelines are aimed at identifying what constitutes a permissible and impermissible exchange of information under the Competition Act, as well... 

Public Protector’s Absa report ‘reckless’ – Reserve Bank Governor 

By: African News Agency      14th July 2017 A report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane into a government loan to Absa shows her lack of competency and understanding of both the Constitution and economy, Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago charges in an affidavit filed in the high court in Pretoria, made public on Friday. In the... 

Public Protector’s Absa report ‘reckless’ – Reserve Bank Governor
Photo by Reuters
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

National Treasury’s action plan may not be enough – economists

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th July 2017 Industry is not viewing Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s new 14-point plan as likely to stimulate the growth South Africa desperately needs. Rather, economists are viewing it as a group of administrative measures that will only move to stabilise the battered economy. Released on Thursday,... 

National Treasury’s action plan may not be enough – economists
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba

Gigaba tables economy action plan, reopens mining charter engagement 

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th July 2017 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday unveiled a series of aggressive planned interventions and action steps to stimulate economic recovery after South Africa’s fall into recession in the first quarter. His address revealed two main desired outcomes – dodge another downgrade and reignite... 

Gigaba tables economy action plan, reopens mining charter engagement
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba

Next year should see the end of e-tolling, believes Outa 

By: Irma Venter     13th July 2017 Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) COO Ben Theron says electronic tolling (e-tolling) on Gauteng’s freeways should be a “thing of the past” by March next year. Speaking at the FleetX Conference 2017 in Midrand on Thursday, he noted that a test case between Outa and the South African National... 

Next year should see the end of e-tolling, believes Outa

South Africa’s policy uncertainty pushed further into negative territory

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th July 2017 The heightened policy uncertainty, revealed by the North West University (NWU) School of Business and Governance’s latest quarterly Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI), shows an urgent need for South Africa to “get the politics right in order to get the economics right” to promote the policy certainty... 

Reserve Bank to proceed with court bid to review Public Protector’s report

By: News24Wire      11th July 2017 The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on Tuesday said it will proceed with an application for the review of the Public Protector’s report into Bankorp regarding “evidential factual inaccuracies”. This follows the announcement by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that she will not oppose the... 

 Reserve Bank to proceed with court bid to review Public Protector’s report

Civil society, business speak out against Eskom for MYPD noncompliance 

By: Anine Kilian     7th July 2017 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has requested the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to reject State-owned power utility Eskom’s application for permission to omit critical statistics in its upcoming Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD) electricity price application. The... 

Civil society, business speak out against Eskom for MYPD noncompliance
Eskom financial planning and economic regulation GM Calib Cassim

Domestic steel demand forecast to grow despite industry challenges

     7th July 2017 While domestic demand for steel and steel products is expected to grow by 1.2%, forecasts South African trade union Solidarity deputy general secretary Marius Croucamp, he adds that the steel industry is facing serious challenges, both at a primary steel producing level and in the downstream... 

Filter standard replacement to occur over 18-month transition period

     7th July 2017 The new test standard for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 16890, for filter testing and assessment, replaced European Standard (EN) 779 as of January this year, with a transition period of 18 months. 

Filter standard replacement to occur over 18-month transition period
SHIFTING PARADIGM This new method for the evaluation of air filter elements represents a paradigm shift

International nuclear regulatory body selects South African for key post

By: Keith Campbell     7th July 2017 South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) CEO Dr Bismark Tyobeka has been appointed Chairperson of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the NNR announced late last month. The appointment was decided at the annual RCF Steering Committee... 

Particulate matter a national concern

By: Simone Liedtke     7th July 2017 Owing to government’s 2020 target that air quality in all low-income settlements should be in full compliance with ambient air quality standards, mineral processing company MIP Process Technologies (MIP) MD Philip Hoff says particulate matter is, therefore, a national concern. 

Particulate matter a national concern
PHILIP HOFF MIP invests in young engineers and has, in the past, offered bursaries to chemical engineering students

Steel remains invaluable commodity, despite decline

By: Nica Schreuder     7th July 2017 Despite the decrease in demand in the local steel industry, the industry remains invaluable to South Africa’s economy, says local provider of high-quality global electrical, automation, mechanical, consumable and capital equipment products, Elquip Solutions MD Mike Cronin. He explains that steel... 

Steel remains invaluable commodity, despite decline
DYNAMIC AUTOMATION Tooling and machinery company Elquip Solutions’ dynamic bandsaw, the Behringer HBE 312

Corobrik says collusion charges a misunderstanding 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th July 2017 Construction materials provider Corobrik believes its agreements with other brick manufacturing companies were legitimate and defensible in terms of the Competition Act. The Competition Commission on Wednesday said that an investigation launched in April against Corobrik, Era Bricks, Eston,... 

Zwane clarified definition of ‘black person’ with DTI before publishing Mining Charter 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th July 2017 Although the Department of Mineral Resources did not have any consultation with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Commission before publishing the Reviewed Mining Charter, it did consult with the Department of Trade and Industry on the definition of a black person. This was... 

Zwane clarified definition of ‘black person’ with DTI before publishing Mining Charter
Photo by Duane Daws
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies

Labour Court postpones Molefe hearing pending outcome of high court case

By: African News Agency      4th July 2017 The Labour Court on Tuesday postponed the hearing of Brian Molefe’s challenge to his dismissal as Eskom CEO, pending the outcome of the high court application by the opposition for his re-appointment to be ruled invalid and set aside. The Labour Court in its ruling rejected Molefe’s contention... 

Labour Court postpones Molefe hearing pending outcome of high court case
Photo by Duane Daws
Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe

Amended Property Sector Code gazetted

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2017 The Amended Property Sector Code has been gazetted, making it legally binding to entities and organisations operating in the property sector, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said in a statement released at the weekend. Effective June 28, the Amended Property Sector Code, which was... 

Long4Life submits nonbinding offer for Holdsport

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd July 2017 A few months after its inaugural JSE listing, newcomer Long4Life has set its sights on fellow JSE-listed Holdsport, proposing a potential acquisition on a share exchange basis. The share price of Holdsport rose nearly 7% and Long4Life nearly 5% following the announcement, on Monday morning, that... 

Turbulent political climate set to remain – Malala  

By: David Oliveira     30th June 2017 South Africa’s turbulent political climate, which has been rocked by accusations of State capture and the surprise Cabinet reshuffle in March, is set to continue, political analyst Justice Malala has warned. “We are going through a time when we have outsourced our democracy,” he said on Friday,... 

Turbulent political climate set to remain – Malala
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President Jacob Zuma

ANC conference must analyse decline in electoral support – Zuma

By: Sashnee Moodley     30th June 2017 The African National Congress’ (ANC’s) fifth National Policy Conference must diagnose the cause of decline in electoral support following the party’s losses in the 2016 Municipal Elections. This was proposed by President Jacob Zuma at the opening of party’s conference in Johannesburg on Friday. 

ANC conference must analyse decline in electoral support – Zuma

Cosatu wants unity restored in alliance

By: Sane Dhlamini     30th June 2017 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) president Sdumo Dlamini hopes the African National Congress’ (ANC’s) fifth National Policy Conference will restore unity in the tripartite alliance. Speaking at the policy conference on Friday in Johannesburg, Dlamini expressed his... 

Cosatu wants unity restored in alliance
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini

Business holds small-business funding line, despite serious postreshuffle trust deficit

By: Mia Breytenbach     30th June 2017 It is now well documented how President Jacob Zuma’s March 31 Cabinet reshuffle, which saw South Africa’s highly-regarded Pravin Gordhan removed as Finance Minister, seriously undermined trust between government and its social partners, including business. The controversial move also placed the... 

Business holds small-business funding line, despite serious postreshuffle trust deficit

Consulting engineering industry must become resilient

By: Robyn Wilkinson     30th June 2017 A key focus that arose out of discussions at this year’s International Federation of Consulting Engineers’ Group of African Member Associations (FIDIC GAMA) Conference, and which will be further explored at the FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference in October, is the need for resilience... 

Consulting engineering industry must become resilient
Photo by Bloomberg
GOOD BUSINESS SENSE The only way to develop sustainable infrastructure in Africa is through partnerships between international and local companies

Data analytics seen improving delivery and public-sector revenue streams

By: Schalk Burger     30th June 2017 Public sector organisations should begin to analyse the large volumes of data they at their disposal to service delivery and citizen engagement, says analytics specialist firm SAS Public Sector and Utilities GM Kroshlen Moodley. Analysis of data public that sector organisations have, as well as... 

South Africa’s revamped international arbitration legislation set for public comment

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th June 2017 The overhaul of South Africa’s outdated international arbitration framework serves as a stepping stone to position the country as a regional arbitration hub and will bolster security of investment. The draft International Arbitration Bill, introduced into Parliament in March and which is expected... 

Two fire control companies admit to cartel behaviour, agree to pay fines

By: Anine Kilian     26th June 2017 Two fire control and protection systems companies that had been referred to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution have admitted to engaging in cartel behaviour and will pay penalties. The two companies, Fireco Gauteng and Afrion, have admitted to engaging in price fixing, market division and... 

Company to expand its fastener market share

By: Robyn Wilkinson     23rd June 2017 Industrial equipment supplier Rutherford’s fastener division FTS Fasteners and Fixings is working steadily to expose its customers to its new product range and aims to increase its South African fastener market share by increasing the product range, improved stockholdings as well as through... 

Expansion ensures greater manufacturing capability for Hydra-Arc

By: Nica Schreuder     23rd June 2017 Steel fabricator Hydra-Arc has recently expanded its machining capability allowing them to take on work previously done by international manufacturing and engineering companies. Founded in 1987 by Jose Maciel, Hydra-Arc has grown from a supplier of specialised welders into a leading refinery... 

Expansion ensures  greater manufacturing  capability for Hydra-Arc
BEACON OF HOPE Mshiniwami trainees do practical training by assisting with the less complex welds on Hydra- Arc’s water tank projects, helping water-scarce rural communities

Indaba critical for policy engagement 

By: Nica Schreuder     23rd June 2017 With the policy environment changing as a result of global and local competition, consulting firm Cova Advisory believes that this year’s Manufacturing Indaba can play a significant role to assist industry in staying abreast of the changes. Cova Advisory has been a sponsor of the Manufacturing... 

Indaba critical for  policy engagement
Cova Advisory joint MD Duane Newman discuss why the Manufacturing Indaba is important for the manufacturing industry. Video Cameraperson: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

S Africa’s attractiveness to investors dependent on economic recovery

By: Nadine James     23rd June 2017 South Africa’s attractiveness to foreign investors in the future will depend a great deal on how it recovers from its latest economic knocks and political and policy developments, warns the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI). SAGCCI CEO Matthias Boddenberg explains... 

S Africa’s attractiveness to investors dependent on economic recovery
RESOLUTE RELATIONSHIP German businesses have deep roots in South Africa and are unlikely to pull out any time soon

Public Protector’s suggestions around SARB open Pandora’s box – Parsons

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th June 2017 Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s proposal that the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) be changed to be more transformation-led threatens to open a “Pandora's box” of additional risks for markets and rating agencies about the country, North West University School of Business and... 

Public Protector’s suggestions around SARB open Pandora’s box – Parsons
Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Gigaba announces ministerial meeting on economy, says fiscal consolidation will stay

By: African News Agency      16th June 2017 President Jacob Zuma has called a meeting of key ministers in a fortnight to devise a strategy to spur the South African economy out of recession, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday. “The president has stressed the urgency of a co-ordinated response, and is convening a full-day... 

Gigaba announces ministerial meeting on economy, says fiscal consolidation will stay
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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba

Num welcomes Mining Charter, but says it wanted higher black ownership targets

By: African News Agency      16th June 2017 The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) on Friday said while it welcomed the reviewed Mining Charter gazetted this week, the goverment-set targets for black ownership of the country’s mineral wealth could have gone further. In a statement, the union welcomed the introduction of a 30% black... 

Num welcomes Mining Charter, but says it wanted higher black ownership targets

Businesses embracing energy and carbon action plans

By: Simone Liedtke     16th June 2017 Uptake of the challenge of implementation corporate energy and carbon management strategies has taken some time, but businesses are now increasingly putting into place aggressive energy and carbon action plans, says resource efficiency and management company Environmental Resource Management... 

South Africans more conscious of greener ways of living

By: Simone Liedtke     16th June 2017 With South Africans being more aware of greener ways of living, multidisciplinary engineering consultancy WSP regional director and sustainability consultant Alison Groves says this has led to green building becoming integral in the design and construction of buildings. 

South Africans more conscious of greener ways of living
INITIAL FOCUS The rating system developed by the Green Building Council of South Africa was initially only focused on new buildings

South Africa might not reach 2017 growth projection – Gigaba

By: Anine Kilian     15th June 2017 Owing to poor economic developments in recent months, including three ratings downgrades, South Africa may not realise its expected 2017 growth projection of 1.3%, according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, who spoke at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday. Ratings agency Fitch this month... 

South Africa might not reach 2017 growth projection – Gigaba
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba

Eskom downgrade has AMSA CEO worried about steel

By: Anine Kilian     14th June 2017 With ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service cutting State power utility Eskom’s credit to two notches below investment grade on Wednesday, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Wim de Klerk expressed his concern about the downgrade’s impact on the local steel industry. Addressing delegates at a... 

Eskom downgrade has AMSA CEO worried about steel
ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Wim de Klerk
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