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    1. SA 2015 Budget in the Spotlight - Impact on Procurement | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Mar 18 2015)

      SA 2015 Budget in the Spotlight - Impact on Procurement | by Kate Ferreira

      On 25 February 2015, South Africa's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene gave his first full budget speech since taking up the position. The minister faced a hard task – reducing the budget deficient and balancing the needs of a developing country in a time of reduced economic growth.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   KPMG

    2. Setting Standards for Mining Sourcing - Anglo American Initiative | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Mar 18 2015)

      Setting Standards for Mining Sourcing - Anglo American Initiative | by Kate Ferreira

      This standard-setting work from Anglo American is now informing an industry-wide programme through a partnership with the Chamber of Mines. “Anglo were the first to start doing this, but what we found as we engaged with other mining companies like Anglo Gold Ashanti is that they were also starting something similar,” says Ramlochan.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   BHP Billiton

    3. Prasa’s railway spend ‘will create black industrialists’, says CEO

      Explore BDlive (Mar 12 2015)

      Prasa’s railway spend ‘will create black industrialists’, says CEO

      Prasa CEO Lucky Montana says small black businesses will get a role in the manufacturing of 580 train-sets to be built in South Africa up to 2035

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Gauteng

    4. Radical economic transformation

      Explore SA News (Mar 9 2015)

      Radical economic transformation

      When President Jacob Zuma addressed the inaugural meeting of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Council (B-BBEE Council) this week, he put emphasis on the urgency of implementing our economic policies so as to effectively transform its structure and that it reflects the country’s demographic.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Jacob Zuma   Pick n Pay

    5. South Africa has enough scope to procure locally

      Explore Engineering News (Mar 3 2015)

      South Africa has enough scope to procure locally

      There was enough scope in South Africa to make local procurement of goods and services feasible, Shanduka Black Umbrellas COO Seapei Mafoyane said during the Proudly South Africa Buy Local Summit and Expo, in Sandton, recently.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa

    6. Funding not an SME inhibitor – Absa

      Explore Engineering News (Mar 3 2015)

      Funding not an SME inhibitor – Absa

      The failure of one in seven small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the first year of operation was not a result of a lack of access to funding, asserted Absa South Africa head of business banking Happy Ralinala.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Absa

    7. New measures to support SMMEs

      Explore SA News (Feb 24 2015)

      New measures to support SMMEs

      The South African government has set aside 30% of all government contracts to support small businesses and co-operatives in a bid to boost township and rural economies.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   National Treasury   Cape Town

    8. Treasury calls for reform of public sector procurement, SCM practises

      Explore Engineering News (Feb 4 2015)

      Treasury calls for reform of public sector procurement, SCM practises

      Noting that the South African public sector spent an “enormous” R500-billion on goods and services and construction works in the 2013/14 fiscal period, National Treasury has called for various reforms of government’s strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain management (SCM) practises.

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      Mentions:   National Treasury

    9. Nampower to start building gas-fired plant

      Explore iol.co.za (Jan 30 2015)

      Nampower to start building gas-fired plant

      Namibia Power Corporation, the state-owned utility planning a $300 million gas-fired electricity plant venture, says construction will start before mid year.

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      Mentions:   The World Bank   Namibia

    10. Minister urges private sector to help SMEs

      Explore BDlive (Jan 11 2015)

      Minister urges private sector to help SMEs

      Appeal comes at the opening of the Cape Town hub of Anglo American and De Beer’s Zimele Enterprise Development

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      Mentions:   Gauteng   Cape Town

    11. 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

    12. 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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    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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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    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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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    24. 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

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