1. Articles in category: Supplier Diversity

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    1. Women entrepreneurs: networks and diversity matter | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Dec 10 2014)

      Women entrepreneurs: networks and diversity matter | by Kate Ferreira

      At the end of November, the local chapter of WEConnect – a global voluntary organisation of women-owned enterprises – held an event to celebrate their first full year of presence in SA, and the guests of honour where budding women business owners.

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      Mentions:   Africa   BHP Billiton

    2. Mineral Resources on mining charter and...

      Explore Polity.org.za (Dec 2 2014)

      Mineral Resources on mining charter and...

      In a move that seeks to bridge the growth gap between the mining companies and the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in the North West province, the Department of Mineral Resources in collaboration with the North West Provincial Government held a one day workshop at Rustenburg Civic Centre, Bojanala Platinum District.

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    3. Enhancing the International Competitiveness of SMEs Through Innovation

      Explore allAfrica.com (Nov 28 2014)

      Enhancing the International Competitiveness of SMEs Through Innovation

      The ITC assists enterprises in exploring new markets and entering value chains

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      Mentions:   Africa   Google   Namibia

    4. Eskom signs coal supply deal with Anglo’s Inyosi Coal

      Explore BDlive (Nov 28 2014)

      Eskom signs coal supply deal with Anglo’s Inyosi Coal

      Power utility says it has signed coal supply deal with Anglo American’s black empowerment company to have coal delivered from New Largo project to Kusile

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      Mentions:   Reuters   Africa   Eskom

    5. Chevron lays out its fears over plans for oil-storage terminal

      Explore BDlive (Nov 25 2014)

      Chevron lays out its fears over plans for oil-storage terminal

      CHEVRON SA has warned that should the building of a Cape Town harbour oil-storage terminal go ahead, this would eventually mean the shutdown of its Western Cape refinery and lead to the loss of thousands of direct and indirect jobs.

      On Tuesday, the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) held public hearings into whether Burgan Cape Terminals should be allowed to operate a vendor-neutral facility in the Cape Town harbour.

      Burgan Cape Terminals is 70% owned by Dutch-based fuel-storage operator VTTI, with black economic empowerment partners Thebe Investment Corporation and Jicaro each holding a 15% stake.

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      Mentions:   India   Asia   Cape Town

    6. Cabinet approves plan to ensure departments adhere to local procurement policy

      Explore BDlive (Nov 20 2014)

      Cabinet approves plan to ensure departments adhere to local procurement policy

      Cabinet approves implementation of programme to ensure compliance by government departments with policy on procuring goods, services from local suppliers

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      Mentions:   Jeff Radebe

    7. 200 EC SMMEs benefit from Coega

      Explore Polity.org.za (Nov 10 2014)

      200 EC SMMEs benefit from Coega

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      Mentions:   KwaZulu-Natal

    8. Shell Supplier Diversity Introduces New Strategy To Help Suppliers

      Explore PR Newswire (Oct 31 2014)

      Shell Supplier Diversity Introduces New Strategy To Help Suppliers

      Shell Supplier Diversity is introducing a new strategy and technology to create efficiencies while helping potential suppliers interested in doing business with Shell.  The new Shell Diverse Supplier Pipeline Management System, which Shell developed, will make the sourcing process more transparent and easier for Shell Supplier Diversity to identify current opportunities for minority business enterprises (MBEs), women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) and Small Business Enterprises (SBEs).

      The system will also track the progress made by diverse businesses introduced to Shell stakeholders.

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      Mentions:   Asian   Shell

    9. Centres will nurture entrepreneurs

      Explore BDlive (Oct 30 2014)

      Centres will nurture entrepreneurs

      Small and medium-size enterprises are expected to create 90% of the 11-million jobs envisaged by the National Development Plan by 2030

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    10. Department confident it can reverse small business failure

      Explore SA News (Oct 28 2014)

      Department confident it can reverse small business failure

      The Department of Small Business Development is working towards reversing the high failure rate of new small businesses.

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      Mentions:   Pretoria

    11. New Presidential BEE Advisory Council appointed

      Explore SA News (Oct 23 2014)

      Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has appointed new members of the Presidential Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Advisory Council.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Jacob Zuma

    12. Government proposes new framework for state-owned companies

      Explore SA News (Oct 22 2014)

      Government has proposed a new framework for funding state-owned companies, which will include closer monitoring of such entities.

      In the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, National Treasury has said that state-owned companies and public entities play important roles in realising government’s economic and social mandate.

      These entities need to be financially sound and operationally effective, contributing to development without draining the fiscus.

      “Government is proposing a new framework for funding state-owned companies that will distinguish purely commercial activities from the costs of exercising their developmental mandate,” said National Treasury in the MTBPS.

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      Mentions:   Eskom   National Treasury   Cape Town

    13. Late government payments are ‘killing black-owned small businesses’

      Explore BDlive (Oct 22 2014)

      Late government payments are ‘killing black-owned small businesses’

      Knock-on effects include inability to repay loans and to obtain tax clearance certificates for tendering purposes

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    14. Is Supplier Diversity A Problem Of Data, Policy Or Culture?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Oct 21 2014)

      Is Supplier Diversity A Problem Of Data, Policy Or Culture?

      Though there’s long been plenty of reasons to be sceptical, it’s increasingly reasonable to suggest that supplier diversity is a rising influence in the procurement decision-making process. It used to be asked: ‘Isn’t that a US concern?’, but judging by the caliber and sincerity with which top procurement professionals discussed the topic at last week’s MSDUK Conference in London, that’s gradually becoming a redundant question.

       But the lessons here aren’t just for the UK, where some of these conversations are happening now, they apply to the larger ethos of procurement and how businesses go ...

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      Mentions:   London

    15. Concern over revised empowerment codes

      Explore BDlive (Oct 20 2014)

      Concern over revised empowerment codes

      MAJORITY of more than 900,000 active tax-paying companies operating in the South African economy will be affected by the new empowerment codes that are coming into effect from May next year, the Department of Trade and Industry said on Friday.

      The new requirements were gazetted two weeks ago, with the comment period ending on November 14. They are for businesses with a R10m-R50m annual turnover. The codes, which are also referred to as the qualifying small enterprises (QSE) codes and their amended codes, are aimed at boosting small business participation in the mainstream economy.

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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   Democratic Alliance   Rob Davies

    16. Dti gazettes B-BBEE codes of good practice

      Explore SA News (Oct 13 2014)

      Dti gazettes B-BBEE codes of good practice

      Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has gazetted the second phase of the Amended Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of Good Practice for public comment.

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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   Pretoria   Rob Davies

    17. Three Travel / Expense Management Metrics That Matter

      Explore cporising.com (Oct 6 2014)

      It’s been previously stated here at CPO Rising that the business travel category has been on both a budgetary and strategic rise over the past half-decade; as more and more enterprises rely on business travel to foster customer relationships, spark new business development and maintain core supplier unions, it becomes critical for the average enterprise [...]

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    18. Tackling the state over late payments

      Explore BDlive (Oct 5 2014)

      Tackling the state over late payments

      Entrepreneur forced to sell up and move in with his grandmother in Soweto because government failed to pay him on time.

      Although the government is big on promoting small businesses and creating jobs, it kills small businesses and loses jobs because of slack paying.

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    19. Kellogg’s to Improve Productivity of 15,000 Smallholder Farmers Worldwide | Sustainable Brands

      Explore Sustainable Brands (Sep 29 2014)

      Kellogg’s to Improve Productivity of 15,000 Smallholder Farmers Worldwide | Sustainable Brands

      Kellogg’s has announced a new commitment to enable improved productivity of 15,000 smallholder farmers in its agricultural supply chain, with a focus on rice, as well as support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The company made the announcement this week at the UN Climate Summit held in New York. Rice is a staple food for more than half the world's population, and is grown by a number of smallholder farmers in several parts of the world.

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      Mentions:   Washington   New York

    20. Transformation: A reminder of why we are doing this | by Dr Robin Woolley

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Sep 24 2014)

      Transformation: A reminder of why we are doing this | by Dr Robin Woolley

      Economic and social transformation in South Africa is an evolving and fluid issue, with the rules being written by, and through our actions. The revision of the Codes of Good Practice (RCoGP) governing B-BBEE is a reflection of some of this fluid nature over approximately the past seven years.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Malaysia   Department of Trade and Industry

    21. Creating opportunities through supplier development | by Ahmed Patel

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Sep 24 2014)

      Creating opportunities through supplier development | by Ahmed Patel

      It is critical we approach supplier development “with the right intentions”. This was according to Mark Frankel, the CEO of Shanduka Black Umbrellas, a nonprofit company involved in the support of emerging black businesses through enterprise development.

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      Mentions:   Gauteng

    22. State ships ‘to have 60% local content’

      Explore BDlive (Sep 22 2014)

      State ships ‘to have 60% local content’

      On August 21, the South African Department of Trade and Industry issued an instruction that any future shipbuilding for the state or state-affiliated organisations must have 60% local content, Southern African Shipyards marketing GM Charles Maher said.

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   China

    23. Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

      Explore BDlive (Sep 17 2014)

      Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

      Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa says the assembly of rolling stock will be beneficial for the development of the local manufacturing sector.

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      Mentions:   Transnet

    24. DTI says flouting of localisation rules is ‘irregular expenditure’

      Explore Polity.org.za (Sep 12 2014)

      DTI says flouting of localisation rules is ‘irregular expenditure’

      The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to improve the enforcement of localisation by having the Auditor General flag as “irregular expenditure” any flouting of buy-local procurement rules by government departments and State-owned companies.

      Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act regulations came into force on December 7, 2011, empowering the DTI to ‘designate’ the products that should be sourced locally.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   Rob Davies

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