SA – Zambia Business forum coming to Freedom Park

December 6, 2016

Zambian President Edgar Lungu is on a state visit in South Africa. His visit is accompanied by a business forum which will be held along side the statesman’s engagements at Freedom Park. Discussions at the business forum will cover a range of sectors including agro-processing, infrastructure (construction, transport and Information Communication Technology), services and mining. Both […]

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Algeria invites South Africans for opportunities

December 5, 2016

The South African business delegation comprising over 100 businesspeople from different sectors visited Algeria to participate in the African Investment and Business Forum. The forum, which is attended by about 3 000 delegates from different African countries has been organised by the inter-sectorial organising committee headed by the Algerian Minister of State, as well as […]

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Cummins appoints new MD for Southern Africa

December 1, 2016

“My vision for Southern Africa is for us to exceed our customers’ expectations through world class professionalism from a diverse and highly motivated team.” These are the words of Thierry Pimi, the new Managing Director for Cummins Southern Africa. Pimi takes over from Schuyla Goodsen Bell who has now joined the US team as Vice […]

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B-BBEE ICT Sector Council and Codes Launched

November 8, 2016

The ICT sector Council was launched at Gallagher Estates yesterday during the GovTech annual event. This forms part of government’s efforts to broaden B-BBEE participation within the sector. Launching the Council, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele said the sector specific codes would open up participation by different groups within the sector. […]

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Why Black Management Forum gave JSE a thumb’s up

November 8, 2016

The Black Management Forum (BMF) has welcomed the decision by the JSE to include transformation as part of its listing requirements. The disclosure by companies on their progress as far as race and gender inclusivity will surely elevate transformation as a business imperative.  “We would firstly like to thank the JSE CEO, Nicky Newton-King, and […]

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Business calls for a good, hard look at the skills the country really needs

October 25, 2016

By Ryan Ravens  The flames of discontent currently engulfing our universities and mindless rhetoric from student leadership are causes for grave concern. Our universities have long been a source of pride and hope in an environment where poor political leadership has resulted in minimal economic growth and mass unemployment. Our tertiary institutions have stood firm […]

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The tax consequences of introducing a BEE shareholder into a group

October 25, 2016

By Heinrich Louw, Mark Morgan and Louis Botha, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr On 19 October 2016, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) issued a binding private ruling (BPR 253) which deals with the donations tax consequences in respect of a tjransaction which has the effect of introducing a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) shareholder into a group […]

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B-BBEE Commission hits the ground running

October 21, 2016

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission Head of Operations, Nontokozo Nokhwali-Mboyi, says 134 complaints have already been received since the body was established earlier this year. Nokhwali-Mboyi said while the B-BBEE Commission was still in the process of securing office space, it has hit the ground running with its 14 staff members. She said […]

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Could MOOCs be the answer to free education?

October 19, 2016

By Mauritz Venter Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande, announced on 19 September 2016 that free tertiary education would not be possible. Following this announcement various student bodies around the country have been up in arms, protesting for the right to free education enshrined in the Freedom Charter. The South African Bill of Rights […]

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CSI is the new currency consciously growing the bottom line

October 19, 2016

By Glenda Mansfield When it comes to growing your business, people are everything, be they staff, customers, or the community surrounding your brand. Investment into product development, service delivery, marketing and internal training are all pretty much standard items when it comes to driving the business forward, but increasingly, there is another and potentially more […]

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