Dti puts the work in workplace with epic enterprise challenge
Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, is expected to launch the 20th anniversary of the Workplace Challenge (WPC) next week. The WPC is a two-year programme implemented amongst South African enterprises to improve their productivity and ensure sustainability of jobs. Accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of... Read more
Drought a threat to Western Cape growth
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the severe drought and fires are a threat to growth in the province. “The drought has had a significant impact on agriculture, which is a central pillar of our provincial economy. Our early estimate is that there will be a 10% reduction in... Read more
VAT needed to be increased to stabilise debt
  Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said government had reached a point where increasing value-added tax (VAT) had to be done. This, he said, was necessary after he announced a R51 billion revenue shortfall in the medium term budget in October, which meant that the budget deficit would rise and... Read more
Slight increase in national dams
The national average of the dam levels across the country has this week received a slight increase of 2.1% from 60% last week to 62.1% this week. This is according to the dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation, after measuring the 215 dams across... Read more
Treasury to assist state-owned companies turn the corner
National Treasury will assist state-owned companies (SOCs) develop and implement robust turnaround strategies, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. Tabling the 2018 national Budget in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Minister Gigaba said government recognises that the business models of some SOCs are unsustainable and that their capital... Read more
Higher growth projected for SA economy
With an improved economic outlook, South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to come in at 1% in 2018, up from the 0.7% projected last year, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. “The 2017 GDP growth projection has been revised upward to 1%, which is higher than... Read more
Minister Gigaba delivers 2018 Budget amid tough climate
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Budget Speech has seen him make “difficult decisions” to address a revenue shortfall and to fund free higher education. An increase in value-added tax (VAT), fuel levy and a higher estate duty tax are just some of the things South Africans will be faced with... Read more
Have your say on Buffalo River Estuarine
Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comment. This was published in Government Notice No. 116 in the Government Gazette on Friday. “The Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan (EMP) has been developed in terms of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal... Read more
Vulekamali portal makes Budget more accessible
The Vulekamali portal, launched by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday, will make information on the Budget more accessible to ordinary South Africans. The online portal presents information in a simplified format and shows members of the public how public resources are generated and used. The Minister launched the... Read more
Cookhouse Wind Farm’s development programme boosts primary healthcare services
Cookhouse Wind Farm has begun rolling out the first phase of its Healthcare Flagship Initiative, aimed at strengthening Primary Healthcare in the communities of Bedford, Cookhouse, Somerset East and Adelaide.  This three-year high impact initiative, which will see a R2, 000, 000 investment in the first year, in the... Read more