1. Articles in category: Supplier Diversity

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    1. 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

    2. Preference for small business not productive

      Explore BDlive (Sep 9 2014)

      Preference for small business not productive

      SA’s small-business policy is like a mother feeding a baby with one hand and throttling it with the other. Small business is big business, if new Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is taken seriously. But will her department be another costly farce? What small business needs is not rocket science. Nor is that which makes it almost impossible for her to succeed: all of her Cabinet colleagues and most departments and agencies contribute to a relentless tsunami of anti-small-business measures.

      Meaningless promises of red-tape reduction have been made repeatedly by President Jacob Zuma and the worst-offending ministries: finance ...

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      Mentions:   Jacob Zuma

    3. State set for tighter control of Eskom

      Explore BDlive (Aug 21 2014)

      State set for tighter control of Eskom

      ESKOM, under newly appointed CEO Tshediso Matona — currently the director-general of the Department of Public Enterprises — will be more tightly controlled by the department in future.

      Not only will Mr Matona want to improve on what he says was Eskom’s failure to account properly, but he will have to ensure that the utility complies with a proposed bill that the department is working on.

      The Government Shareholder Management Bill, which the department hopes to submit to Parliament by the end of the fiscal year, will set the legislative framework in which all state-owned companies will have to function.

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Eskom

    4. Kenya government procurement finally moves online - Cio East Africa

      Explore CIO East Africa (Aug 14 2014)

      Kenya government procurement finally moves online - Cio East Africa

      The IFMIS Department, National Treasury of Kenya has launched electronic procurement (e-Procurement) with the aim of promoting openness and accountability in the use of public money, thereby easing the cost of doing business. E-Procurement is an automated business process which includes procurement ...

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   Kenya

    5. Entrepreneurship the long-term solution to unemployment

      Explore Polity.org.za (Aug 13 2014)

      Entrepreneurship the long-term solution to unemployment

      Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says the long-term solution to South Africa’s unemployment crisis is to create a nation of entrepreneurs and not a nation of job-seekers.

      “South Africa is a youthful country. The long-term solution to the nation’s unemployment crisis is to create a nation of entrepreneurs, and not a nation of job-seekers.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    6. Bespoke supplier development event presents ‘new ideas and thinking’ | by Ahmed Patel

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Aug 12 2014)

      Bespoke supplier development event presents ‘new ideas and thinking’ | by Ahmed Patel

      The fourth annual Bespoke Supplier Development Seminar and Workshop took place in Midrand, Gauteng, from July 29 to 30. Presentations were made by Royal Bafokeng Enterprise Development, SA Supplier Diversity Council,Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), Empowerdex; Martjie Cloete, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Shanduka Black Umbrellas.

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      Mentions:   North West   Gauteng

    7. Procurement's role in Africa's rise

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Aug 5 2014)

      Procurement's role in Africa's rise

      Procurement can be a force for good in the world. That was the central message of the CIPS Pan African Conference, held in Lusaka, Zambia last week. The continent faces huge challenges around development and poverty, but procurement offers a way out. By choosing to buy from local suppliers, governments and businesses have the power to generate jobs and incomes.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    8. Davies pushes for more local procurement

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 23 2014)

      Davies pushes for more local procurement

      Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has assured that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) would be “playing its part” in ensuring that government procured 75% of its goods and services from local companies, announcing on Tuesday the next designation of products for government procurement. These included steel, conveyance pipes, transformers, building and construction materials and rail signalling and components.

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      Mentions:   Asian   India   Brazil

    9. Minister hints at legislation review for small business

      Explore SA News (Jul 21 2014)

      Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has hinted at reviewing legislation and regulations that make it difficult for small businesses to survive.

      The minister says her department will, over the next few months, put a microscope over these regulations to see how they can be improved.

      She said this when she briefed journalists in Pretoria ahead of delivering her department’s budget vote tomorrow.

      “We will do this in consultation with all stakeholders. We will focus on creating an enabling environment for small business to grow and thrive,” she said.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Cape Town   Jacob Zuma

    10. Security industry bill may open sector to small, local firms

      Explore BDlive (Jul 17 2014)

      Security industry bill may open sector to small, local firms

      SMALL security companies are poised to cash in on the possible divestment by the industry’s large players should President Jacob Zuma sign the bill compelling dominant players to cede majority shares to locals.

      The newly formed Progressive Security Providers Association (PSPA) maintains that the signing of the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill into law would open up an industry "controlled by a small number of foreign and white-owned players".

      Representing 10% of the R50bn sector, the foreign-owned companies, including subsidiaries of major multinationals, have been up in arms over the bill, introduced by former police minister Nathi Mthethwa ...

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Jacob Zuma

    11. Half the economy could become BEE noncompliant by May 2015

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 14 2014)

      Half the economy could become BEE noncompliant by May 2015

      The introduction of the amended Broad-Based Black Economic-Empowerment Codes of Good Practice on May 1, 2015, could result in more than half the economy becoming noncompliant. The revamped codes were published on October 11, 2013, and the transitional period was initially scheduled to endure for a year until October 10, 2014.

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Russia

    12. A community model for local content and supplier development | by Gareth Palmer

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Jul 7 2014)

      A community model for local content and supplier development | by Gareth Palmer

      Supplier information and supply chain management firm Achilles has detailed its ‘community model’, which it says aims to enhance supply chain and procurement processes between local small- and medium-sized enterprises and international corporations.

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      Mentions:   Africa

    13. The right business structure will unlock BEE supply prospects

      Explore SmartProcurement.co.za (Jul 1 2014)

      The right business structure will unlock BEE supply prospects

      An understanding of what drives the procurement decision can be the advantage that wins that next tender or that next customer.

      Traditionally the main drivers of any procurement decision are price, quality and service, but with the importance placed on BEE compliance, the fourth driver of procurement decisions is a supplier’s BEE status.

      Amended Codes' Preferential Procurement scorecard

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    14. Transnet profit up 25% to more than R5bn

      Explore BDlive (Jun 30 2014)

      Transnet profit up 25% to more than R5bn

      TRANSNET said annual profit rose 25% as South Africa’s state-owned rail and ports operator boosted revenue from transporting minerals.

      Net income advanced to R5.17bn in the 12 months ended March 31 from R4.14bn a year earlier, CEO Brian Molefe told reporters on Monday in Johannesburg. Revenue increased 13% to R56.6bn, he said.

      The state-owned company is investing about R308bn over seven years through 2019 to increase capacity in rail freight, ports and fuel pipelines in Africa’s second-biggest economy. Transnet hauls coal for companies including Glencore to Richards Bay Coal Terminal, the world’s biggest such ...

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Glencore

    15. Namibia: Youth urged to fight corruption

      Explore allAfrica.com (Jun 20 2014)

      Namibia: Youth urged to fight corruption

      Katembo Augustinus, the coordinator of the Kavango Youth Against Corruption theatre group in Kavango East and Kavango West is encouraging youth to identify and eliminate corrupt behaviour.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    16. Proudly SA welcomes local procurement commitment

      Explore SA News (Jun 18 2014)

      Proudly South African (Proudly SA) has welcomed the new administration’s commitment to promote local procurement.

      Delivering his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Tuesday night, President Jacob Zuma announced that government will continue to roll out the implementation of the Industrial Policy Action Plan, which will help promote local procurement.

      It will also increase domestic production by having the state buy 75% of goods and services from South African producers.  "President Zuma and the government's commitment to ‘Buy Local’ speaks directly to job creation and efforts to alleviate the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality in ...

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   Transnet

    17. Black business should be in public works

      Explore BDlive (Jun 11 2014)

      Black business should be in public works

      An intervention is required to enhance black participation in procurement in engineering and construction, writes Thami Mazwai

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    18. Small firms need to position themselves to become locomotive parts suppliers

      Explore BDlive (Jun 6 2014)

      Small firms need to position themselves to become locomotive parts suppliers

      SMALL and medium sized engineering companies must create niche markets for themselves to supply Transnet with parts for the locomotives the freight logistics state-owned company envisages building within the next two to three decades.

      Transnet CEO Brian Molefe said at a University of Pretoria Alumni breakfast that the growth in Africa and the expansion of intra-African trade would ultimately increase the growth in railways.

      His vision for Transnet entailed the "industrialisation of the railways" where Transnet would be manufacturing locomotives and establish concessions for its current freight role.

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      Mentions:   Africa   Asia   South Africa

    19. Rob Davies puts teeth in pact to buy local goods

      Explore iol.co.za (Jun 6 2014)

      Rob Davies puts teeth in pact to buy local goods

      The local procurement accord, which aims to promote the buying of South African goods and services, should now be presented as an instruction rather than in the form of an appeal or advice, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said yesterday.

      Davies told Business Report that, although the aspirational target of 75 percent local procurement was a good move, the government and public entities should now be obliged to procure at this level.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg   Department of Trade and Industry

    20. Buyers, use your credit worthiness to support your SMMEs

      Explore SmartProcurement.co.za (Jun 4 2014)

      One of the largest obstacles preventing supplier growth, especially for SMMEs, is the lack of funding from traditional sources. With restrictions to finance, suppliers may be forced to pay high interest rates with local money lenders or approach banks to discount invoices.

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    21. First lady of small business with a big load of work

      Explore BDlive (Jun 4 2014)

      First lady of small business with a big load of work

      In her new job as Small Business Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu can make a big difference to South Africa’s fortunes. But a lot of work lies ahead for her and fellow ministers in the sector.

      One task awaiting her is to "massify" the many good policies that already exist but which lack sufficient scale. Others are to secure a part of the government’s annual procurement budget of nearly R190bn for goods and services for the small business sector, cut red tape and ensure that the government pays small businesses on time as it has promised repeatedly to do ...

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      Mentions:   Brazil   South Africa   Angola

    22. Stefanutti, black owners link up

      Explore iol.co.za (May 26 2014)

      Stefanutti Stocks has embarked on an active drive to ensure a sizeable percentage of work it priced was in joint ventures with black-owned companies to grow and develop them into competent contractors.

      Willie Meyburgh, the chief executive of the listed construction group, said last week that there were not many black-owned contracting companies in the country, but the group had relationships with some of them. “We are helping them to develop their businesses to be sustainable stand-alone businesses and even eventually become our competitors.”

       

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    23. BEE, employment equity to be improved in new government

      Explore SA News (May 24 2014)

      The implementation of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and employment equity will be improved in the new administration’s five-year term, under newly inaugurated President Jacob Zuma.

      “We will improve the implementation of the employment equity and BEE laws during this term,” the President said on Saturday.

      Addressing the nation shortly after being inaugurated for a second term in office, President Zuma said while progress has been made in changing the ownership and control of the country’s economy, “much more work” must be done.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Jacob Zuma   Pretoria

    24. Small business support ‘best left to business’

      Explore BDlive (May 16 2014)

      Small business support ‘best left to business’

      SANLAM CEO Johan van Zyl has fired a broadside at the government’s plan to set up a small business ministry, saying better outcomes are possible if businesses themselves ramp up efforts to support and grow smaller suppliers in their value chain systems.

      The ruling African National Congress, which easily won the May 7 elections despite pressure from jobs-focused new parties, is expected to set up a ministry to oversee small, medium-size and micro enterprises when it reconfigures the country’s government departments.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   ANC   Rob Davies

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