Enterprise polony fingered as Listeriosis culprit
Polony from the Enterprise factory in Polokwane, Limpopo, has been fingered as the culprit behind the Listeriosis outbreak in the country. “The source of the present outbreak can be confirmed to be the Enterprise food production facility in Polokwane,” said Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Sunday. Environmental Health... Read more
Cabinet considers expanding VAT zero-rated basket
Cabinet is considering expanding the list of basic goods that will be zero-rated following a 1% Value Added Tax (VAT) increase. Welcoming the confidence expressed in the 2018 national Budget tabled last week, Cabinet said it is looking at the possibility of adding additional items to the list of... Read more
TNPA calls for new port entrants
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has a number of business opportunities in the pipeline for the private sector, but attracting new entrants that meet BBBEE requirements is critical to meet the organisation’s mandate as a change agent. So said TNPA GM: Commercial & Marketing, Lauriette Sesoko, ahead of national... Read more
National Assembly adopts motion on land expropriation without compensation
The National Assembly on Tuesday set in motion a process to amend the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The motion, brought by the EFF leader Julius Malema, was adopted with a vote of 241 in support, and 83 against. The only parties... Read more
VWSA launches second literacy centre
Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) commitment to ensuring that Grade 3 learners in the Uitenhage area are functionally literate received another boost this week with the opening of a second Literacy Centre in Uitenhage. The Literacy Centre was opened at the Mngcunube Primary School in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage. In attendance were... Read more
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