By Keith Levenstein, CEO at EconoBEE and expert in Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment 14-11-2011 -The BBBEE scorecard and its legislation leaves most people baffled, to say the least.  The convoluted calculations; what counts, what doesn’t; targets; exceptions to the rule and bonus points: it’s enough to make most BBBEE... Read more
14-11-2011 – Tender fraud, corruption and misrepresentation of BEE status could be a distant memory if the Treasury’s newly gazetted amendments to the PPPFA are effective.  Many companies have used loopholes in the Tender Act to unfairly win tender contracts from government. This further encouraged alternate forms of BEE... Read more
14-11-2011 -Eight years after the promulgation of the Broad-Based BEE Act, Cabinet has promulgated the alignment of their Provincial Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act – the PPPFA – with the BBBEE Codes.  This implies that all government procurement will be awarded according to the principles of broad-based empowerment.  Therefore... Read more
14-11-2011 -We know that more than half of all new businesses in South Africa fail within the first 12 months and that, by the end of 10 years, 96% of them will have closed their doors – but how many of these re-enter the market? And how many more... Read more
14-11-2011 -Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy drink is a new great tasting 100% organic and vegetarian certified energy drink. It is the only energy drink that is Organic and Vegetarian approved. The ingredients in Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy are all natural. No preservatives, artificial additives or colours are used.  Scheckter’s is a mix of... Read more
14-11-2011 -Now it’s so easy and convenient to send your Christmas parcels via courier to anywhere in South Africa and all while you are shopping at your local supermarket! Berco Express has installed their Drop Boxes in over 120 Pick n Pay stores around the country and this number... Read more
By Anton Leal, CEO of XLink Communications   14-11-2011 -Anton Leal is one of the founders and current CEO of XLink Communications, a telecommunications company that pioneered GPRS-based data communication solutions in South Africa in 2004 and is currently the largest carrier of EFT (electronic funds transfer) services across... Read more
Statistics 03-11-2011 – In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of October 2011 – released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) – the Association commented that, despite the relatively high base a year ago, the year on year growth in... Read more
Mr Nhlanhla Nene, Deputy Minister of Finance, MP 27-10-2011 – Deputy Secretary-General, OECD, Mr Rintaro Tamaki Ladies and gentlemen Good morning Welcome to South Africa! You have travelled far and wide to be here today to participate in these meetings and deliberate on issues of critical importance to the global... Read more
26-10-2011 – Employment opportunities created during the 2010 World Cup were mostly in the informal sector and it was observed that “most of these jobs were shed after the event because there were temporary”. The Job Opportunities and Unemployment in the South African Labour Market for 2011 released by the... Read more