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
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
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
SA remains committed to trade on the continent
South Africa remains committed to intra-African investment, says Trade and Invest Africa (TIA) head, Lerato Mataboge. Speaking at a networking session on Monday, Mataboge assured delegates of South Africa’s support and commitment to the realisation of high level intra-African trade and investment. The networking session was attended by a... Read more
Workers should not be paid less than the set minimum wage
The Department of Labour says all workers who do not fall under the farm/forestry, domestic sectors, Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) and learnerships should not be paid less than the set R20 minimum wage per hour. The department’s Director: Employment Standards, Stephen Rathai, reminded workers in Upington in Northern... Read more
May the best furniture win
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) industrial design student Merliska Meerman will use her “Rhino” design concept as a solution to filling the gap currently existing in the South African manufacturing sector for children’s furniture. The 21-year-old will vie for the coveted title of producing the best furniture design concept... Read more
ANC recalls President Zuma
The African National Congress (ANC) has announced that the National Executive Committee (NEC) has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma from Office. The governing party’s Secretary General Ace Magashule made the official announcement a short while ago. “The NEC decided to recall its deployee comrade President Jacob Zuma in... Read more
Bank of Baroda to withdraw from SA
The Reserve Bank has received notification from the Bank of Baroda of its exit from South Africa. The Indian state-owned international banking and financial services company notified the Office of the Registrar of Banks of its exit from South Africa. “The Registrar, which is part of the South African... Read more
Efforts underway to declare drought a national disaster
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says efforts are underway to classify the drought as a national disaster. This would assign new responsibilities to the Minister of Water and Sanitation to issue regulations and directives in dealing with the drought. The Minister said this when he... Read more