Commission Initiates Probe into B-BBEE Violations – 08 August 2017

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has initiated investigations against specific entities for possible violation of the B-BBEE Act. In a statement on Monday, the Commission said the investigation relates to B-BBEE ownership structures and non-compliance with the Codes of Good Practice in respect of the verification process. “All entities were notified, and if…

SA Needs More Women in Executive Positions

  Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, is determined to advance the recruitment and retention of women into executive positions. “Until we have as many women as men in executive positions both within the public service and the private sector, our work is nowhere near completed,” said Minister Shabangu. The Minister was…

FREE TRADE Agreements an Opportunity for Africa – 07 August 2017

Free Trade Agreements in Africa present an opportunity for African countries to improve intra-regional trade. Director of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) at the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) Claudia Furriel said the continent’s free trade agreements, particularly the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement and the envisaged Continental Free Trade Area present an…

Joint Effort Needed to Beat Economic Growth Slump – 01 August 2017

President Jacob Zuma says determination, unity and the willingness of all sectors to pull together is required to turn around the low economic growth situation in South Africa. Addressing the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) Agribusiness Transformation Conference on Monday in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, President Zuma said the agriculture sector has an important role…