1. Articles in category: Supplier Diversity

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    1. Supplier Development Fund helps small farmers

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 14 2014)

      Since its inception in 2011, the Supplier Development Fund, an investment worth R242 million towards developing Massmart’s South African-based small suppliers, has deployed funding to 183 black-owned group suppliers.

      The supplier fund, set up as a condition for Walmart’s purchase of a majority stake in Massmart, focuses on areas such as farming, manufacturing and services.  Cucumber and pepper farmer Kobela Mokgohloa runs the Korema Farm in Winterveld, outside Pretoria. Mokgohloa, who is part of the supplier development fund, said the programme had helped him secure a market for his crops


      Since its inception in 2011, the Supplier Development ...

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      Mentions:   Walmart   Pretoria

    2. Strikes and port costs ‘threaten Ford SA’s expansion’

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 11 2014)

      Labour instability is a potential handbrake to further investment by the Ford Motor Company in the expansion of its manufacturing capacity in South Africa as its seeks to take advantage of growth opportunities in Africa.

      Stephen Odell, the executive vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said this week that Ford had created a stand-alone Middle East and Africa business from the beginning of this year because this was a growth area in terms of population, wealth creation and wealth spread


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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Saudi Arabia

    3. HRDC pledges support for small business

      Explore SA News (Apr 3 2014)

      Pretoria - The Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) has pledged its support for small business and quality education to help the country meet its development goals.  The council on Wednesday held its 14th meeting, which was chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

      The multi-tiered stakeholder advisory body, established in 2010, under the leadership of the Deputy President, received a report on work done by the Technical Task Team on Enabling Entrepreneurship in the country.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Pretoria

    4. Continental Earns 2013 Toyota Supplier Diversity Award

      Explore PR Newswire (Apr 1 2014)

      Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, was recognized with the Supplier Diversity Award from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) at its Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM) on March 11. Held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, ABM brings together approximately 1,000 Toyota and supplier representatives from across North America.

      TEMA's Supplier Diversity Awards are presented to companies who successfully implement diversity activities and exceed Toyota's minority sourcing targets. Continental was recognized specifically with Special Recognition of MBE Development.

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      Mentions:   Toyota

    5. Locomotive core parts made outside SA

      Explore iol.co.za (Mar 24 2014)

      Locomotive core parts made outside SA

      The core engineering parts in Transnet’s 1 064 locomotives, for which the winning bidders were announced on Monday last week, will all be produced outside South Africa.

      Parts such as the engines and traction motors will be exported by the companies that won the tender from their countries of origin. Only the “frills” would be manufactured in South Africa before they were assembled here, Transnet chief executive Brian Molefe said on Friday.

      Speaking after a community engagement in Khayelitsha on Thursday about job opportunities and enterprise development that would result from the locomotive contract, Molefe said that not only ...

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg   KwaZulu-Natal

    6. Transnet wants engineers not cleaners

      Explore iol.co.za (Mar 20 2014)

      Transnet wants engineers not cleaners

      CEO wants poorer communities to be equipped with engineering and other core skills. It is not true that poorer communities are only good for cleaning work and other low-paid jobs in engineering projects, Transnet CEO Brian Molefe said in Cape Town recently.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Transnet   Eskom

    7. Transition period for BEE compliance extended

      Explore Engineering News (Mar 19 2014)

      Transition period for BEE compliance extended

      Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has decided to extend the transitional period for the recently revised Broad-Based Black Economic-Empowerment (B-BBEE) codes of good practice to the end of April 2015.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   Rob Davies

    8. Transnet awards train contract to GE, Bombardier

      Explore iol.co.za (Mar 17 2014)

      Transnet awards train contract to GE, Bombardier

      Transnet has awarded General Electric, Bombardier and two Chinese firms a contract to supply over 1,000 trains, as part of a R300 billion expansion plan.

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      Mentions:   Reuters   Africa   South Africa

    9. State committed to MSMEs growth

      Explore times.co.zm (Mar 5 2014)

      State committed to MSMEs growth

      Zambian Government is implementing various strategies to ensure Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) progressively migrate to large-scale enterprises, President Michael Sata has said. Mr Sata said on his Facebook wall yesterday that some of the initiatives to help the migration of MSMEs were the full implementation of preferential procurement as provided under the Citizens’ Economic Empowerment Act, linking the MSMEs to the export market.

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    10. Five tips to make procurement accessible to SMEs

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 3 2014)

      Five tips to make procurement accessible to SMEs

      The most common barrier between sole traders or small businesses, and a procurement service which yields them work, is time. Many small firms simply don’t have enough hours in the day to complete questionnaires while simultaneously developing their business and working on tenders.

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    11. Nigeria: Tinubu's Daughter Denies Accepting N20 Million Bribe

      Explore allAfrica.com (Mar 3 2014)

      [This Day]The President-General of Association of Market Women and Men in Nigeria and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's daughter, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, at the weekend denied demanding a bribe of N20 million from a set of traders in the state.

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      Mentions:   Nigeria

    12. Parastatal projects set to cost R404bn

      Explore iol.co.za (Feb 27 2014)

      Parastatal projects set to cost R404bn

      State-owned enterprises (SOEs) will account for R404.5 billion of public capital expenditure in the next three fiscal years. Expenditure on public sector infrastructure as a whole is projected to reach R847.3bn in the years to 2016/17. In the past five years, it amounted to R1 trillion.

      Capital expenditure by major SOEs will account for R381.9bn of the parastatals’ share in the infrastructure bill, with Transnet, Eskom and the SA National Roads Agency accounting for 90 percent of this amount. Transnet’s capital expenditure will overtake Eskom’s for the first time by 2016/17 as the ...

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Johannesburg   Transnet

    13. Statement by Media Development and Diversity Agency.

      Explore Polity.org.za (Feb 24 2014)

      Statement by Media Development and Diversity Agency.

      MDDA: Statement by Media Development and Diversity Agency, statutory development agency, applauds the leadership of SOECA and SOEPF on pledge of support for community and small commercial media (24/02/2014)

      The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) would like congratulate and welcome the important announcement made today by the State Owned Entities Communicators Association (SOECA) and the State Owned Enterprises Procurement Forum (SOEPF) to both pledged their support for community and small commercial media as defined by the MDDA Act.

      The Agency applauds the leadership of SOECA and SOEPF on giving meaning and effect to both MDDA Act and ...

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    14. N Cape to shine as SA’s renewable energy hub

      Explore SA News (Feb 21 2014)

      Pretoria - The Northern Cape is ready to become South Africa’s renewable energy hub through the construction of large solar and wind power stations, Premier Sylvia Lucas said on Friday.

      Speaking during the State of the Province Address, the premier said the Provincial Renewable Energy Strategy had been developed to unlock existing potential and to position the province to attract both local and foreign investment.

      “In terms of the strategy, we [will become] a net producer of renewable energy to the rest of the country by 2020.

      “The planned solar corridor stretching between ZF Mgcawu and the Pixley ka Seme ...

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Transnet   Jacob Zuma

    15. NamPower, Zambia’s CEC sign Kudu plant deal

      Explore BDlive (Feb 11 2014)

      NamPower, Zambia’s CEC sign Kudu plant deal

      Namibian power utility reaches deal with Zambia’s Copperbelt Energy Corporation to develop much-delayed $1.2bn gas-to-power plant

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      Mentions:   Reuters   Africa   Zambia

    16. Impact of Amended B-BBEE codes to South African Business

      Explore Polity.org.za (Feb 4 2014)

      Impact of Amended B-BBEE codes to South African Business

      The amended Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes published on 11 October 2013 will prove problematic to the current BBBEE status of many South African businesses. This is according to John Botha, Labour Law Specialist.

      The recent amended Codes include a number of provisions that are likely to place pressure on businesses’ B-BBEE verification scores as they attempt to retain their current status. The provisions which may prove challenging for businesses include:

      • The B-BBEE levels and the corresponding points required have been recalibrated. As an example, a score of 86 that once measured a level 2 will now be classified ...
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      Mentions:   Bloomberg

    17. Gigaba hints to ‘exciting’ New Largo BEE deal

      Explore MiningWeekly.com (Feb 3 2014)

      Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says he expects to make an “exciting” announcement in the near future relating to the ownership of the New Largo coal-mine project, which has been earmarked to supply Eskom’s 4 800 MW Kusile power station, under construction in Mpumalanga.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   KwaZulu-Natal   Transnet

    18. Treasury’s procurement chief outlines far-reaching reform agenda

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jan 31 2014)

      Treasury’s procurement chief outlines far-reaching reform agenda

      A helicopter view of South Africa’s public-sector procurement system highlights not just its scale, scope and complexity, but also some of its key fragilities. Every year, departments and agencies across the three tiers of government spend more than R460-billion on procuring goods and services, ranging from automobiles for the police, to textbooks for schools and medication for hospitals.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Pravin Gordhan   National Treasury

    19. Motlanthe laments shortcomings of BBBEE implementation

      Explore Engineering News (Jan 29 2014)

      Motlanthe laments shortcomings of BBBEE implementation

      In a rare criticism of transformation legislation, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has conceded deficiencies in broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE), saying on Wednesday that shortcomings in the implementation of this legislation had emerged. 

      Speaking at the Mail & Guardian’s 20 Years of Economic Transformation Summit, in Sandton, he asserted that, among others, emphasis on ownership and senior management had unintended consequences, resulting in fronting, speculation and abuse of the tender system.

      BBBEE regulations, Motlanthe said, had also failed to adequately incentivise job creation and provide support for small enterprises and local procurement.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    20. Davos : Africa Urged to Create Investment Environment

      Explore allAfrica.com (Jan 27 2014)

      Davos — AFRICA needs to create an enabling environment for domestic and foreign investment, to realise its potential and ensure sustainable and inclusive growth for its population.

      Speaking during the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting which ended on Saturday, panelists agreed that Africa has challenges to overcome, including pervasive and growing inequality that is fuelling instability.

      A panelist from Tanzania who is creative Director of Eskado Bird, Ms Doreen Noni, noted that young people in Africa are not well trained in entrepreneurial skills.


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      Mentions:   Africa   Nigeria   Angola

    21. Standard Bank, Massmart set up R20m assistance facility for BEE contractors

      Explore Engineering News (Jan 22 2014)

      Standard Bank, Massmart set up R20m assistance facility for BEE contractors

      Standard Bank has joined forces with construction materials group Massbuild to provide a R20-million credit facility for select black economic-empowerment (BEE) building contractors, aimed at enabling them to establish sustainable businesses and improve their ability to deliver as preferred suppliers to government.

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    22. Namibia: RA Office Tender Queried

      Explore allAfrica.com (Jan 13 2014)

      Namibia: RA Office Tender Queried

      The Namibian Roads Authority (RA), the parastatal that was embroiled in a dodgy procurement deal last year, is again in the news for awarding a tender to a highest bidder that quoted the institution N$219 million, which is N$22 million more than other bidders.

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      Mentions:   Africa   China   Nigeria

    23. Transnet awards landmark R15.5bn fuel contract to 9 black, women-owned firms

      Explore Polity.org.za (Dec 5 2013)

      Transnet awards landmark R15.5bn fuel contract to 9 black, women-owned firms

      In its single-largest contract for services or goods to date, freight logistics group Transnet has announced the awarding of a five-year, R15.5-billion fuel supply deal to nine black and women-owned companies.

      Following a “rigorous, open and public” bidding process overseen by a committee of the board of directors, Afric Oil, Borutho Gas Supply, Gulfstream Energy, KZN Oils, Mzumbe Oil, NRW Trading & Logistics, Tlhokaina 21, Women Of Africa Fuels & Oils and Yem Yem Petroleum were contracted to service the parastatal’s fuel requirements over the next half-decade.

      Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said ...

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      Mentions:   Shell   Transnet   Sasol

    24. Telkom appoints chief procurement officer

      Explore Engineering News (Dec 5 2013)

      Telkom appoints chief procurement officer

      Telecommunications group Telkom has appointed Ian Russell chief procurement officer, with effect from February 1, as it continues to strengthen its top leadership team. This follows the recent appointment of Len de Villiers as chief information officer and Enzo Scarcella as chief marketing officer. Telkom noted that it was still in the process of recruiting a chief technology officer.

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      Mentions:   Gauteng

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