BMF highlights issues affecting transformation in finance

March 27, 2017

The Black Management Forum (the BMF) which is at the forefront of transformation in Corporate South Africa tabled its recommendations on Transformation of the Financial Services Sector before the Standing Committee on Finance in Parliament on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Part of the submission highlighted some of the key and structural issues hindering transformation in […]

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Women changing the world of work

March 27, 2017

The 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which is currently underway in New York, is discussing “Women Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”. Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, who is leading the South African delegation, delivered the Country Statement at the opening of […]

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Cape women blazing the Black Industrialists trail

March 25, 2017

The determination of three gritty Cape Town businesswomen to defy the odds and make success of their business paid off when they became the first beneficiaries of the much-talked about Black Industrialists Programme. Their company, K9 Pet Foods, which is based in Milnerton, received funding to the tune of R20 million from the Department of […]

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Davies urges strong action against non B-BBEE compliant companies

March 24, 2017

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the Broad-Based Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission should take action against companies that are found to not be complying with the B-BBEE requirements for transformation. Minister Davies was speaking at the breakfast session held by the B-BBEE Commission on the national state of transformation, in Midrand, […]

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Dr Tyobeka assumes role of NWU Council chairperson

March 24, 2017

At the meeting of the NWU Council on 16 March 2017, was elected as the new chairperson who will steer the Council for the next three years. This follows the expiry of the previous chairperson, Adv Johan Kruger’s term of office at the end of March 2017. He did not avail himself for re-election. Dr […]

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BBC partners with DTI to promote black industrialist programme

March 24, 2017

The Black Business Council (BBC) is excited to have partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to advance Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment and to promote the Black Industrialists programme. These programmes are geared towards black business owners in manufacturing. The BBC is spearheading Radical Economic Transformation to tackle the lack of economic […]

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WRC launches world’s first ’mine water atlas’

March 24, 2017

The Water Research Commission (WRC) today set the trend as world leaders with the launch of the world’s first ’mine water atlas’ in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates. The event was also part of the World Water Day Celebrations that saw the global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017: “Wastewater: The […]

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B-BBEE Commission reports on state of transformation

March 23, 2017

The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission will host a breakfast session in Midrand on Friday 24th March 2017. The B-BBEE Commissionwas established in terms of section 13B of the amended B-BBEE Act as an entity within the administration of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The session is aimed at presenting […]

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Competition Commission raids fresh produce market agents

March 23, 2017

This morning, 23 March 2017, the Competition Commission is conducting a search and seizure operation at the premises of nine fresh produce market agents. The agents, which serve as fresh produce market intermediaries between farmers and buyers of freshly produced fruits and vegetables in South Africa, are suspected of being involved in cartel and price […]

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Masasa, Mngconkola and Seruwe appointed to SacOil board

March 23, 2017

South African based independent African oil and gas company, SacOil has announced the appointment of Ms Thuto Masasa, Mr Patrick Mngconkola and Mr Boas Seruwe as non-executive directors of the company with effect from 1 April 2017 subject to the completion of procedures required by the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange for […]

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