1. Articles in category: Supplier Diversity

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    1. DA: Geordin Hill-Lewis says irrational new tender policy only serves ANC’s narrow-based re-enrichment scheme

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 21 2015)

      DA: Geordin Hill-Lewis says irrational new tender policy only serves ANC’s narrow-based re-enrichment scheme

      The proposed amendments to the Preferential Procurement Regulations which govern the tender process to be followed by government are irrational and ought to be scrapped. I will today write to the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, requesting him to withdraw the amendments with immediate effect.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    2. Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon aims to make waves among local suppliers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 21 2015)

      Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon aims to make waves among local suppliers

      A series of supply chain events for suppliers wanting to get involved with the £1 billion Tidal Lagoon infrastructure project in Swansea has launched. The “awareness events” are aimed at introducing Welsh construction and advanced manufacturing businesses to tier one delivery partners of the scheme by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, and for suppliers to understand what opportunities are available. The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project is being developed by Tidal Lagoon Power.

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    3. BEE gains weight in state tender proposals

      Explore BDlive (Jul 21 2015)

      GOVERNMENT tenders up to R10m will in future be evaluated only 50% on price and 50% in terms of black economic and women’s empowerment and other criteria, say draft regulations published for comment by the Treasury last week. The amendment to the regulations under the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act of 2000 has been an intense lobbying point for black business since they were first passed in 2011.

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      Mentions:   Pravin Gordhan   Helen Zille

    4. As BEE pressure ratchets up, attention turns to endgame

      Explore BDlive (Jul 21 2015)

      THE government and black business want to see a new wave of black economic empowerment (BEE) and are pulling the levers to get it started. But as the pressure ratchets up, the old debates are sure to arise: must firms continuously do new deals to maintain their ownership levels? Is BEE about redress and redistribution or about transformation? And what is the endgame for BEE in the economy? A new assertive phase of BEE kicked off on May 1.

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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   Transnet   Eskom

    5. Dti launches handbook to help business incubators

      Explore SA News (May 18 2015)

      Dti launches handbook to help business incubators

      An incubator establishment handbook has been launched to help improve the quality of applications for the establishment of business incubators in South Africa.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Gauteng   Pretoria

    6. Preparing the way for more entrepreneurs

      Explore BDlive (Apr 15 2015)

      Preparing the way for more entrepreneurs

      Enterprise development expert says introduction of the empowering supplier status measure in the amended BEE codes will create new levels of opportunity, writes Stephen Timm

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Russia

    7. The importance of skills development and the new BBBEE Codes

      Explore Polity.org.za (Apr 8 2015)

      The importance of skills development and the new BBBEE Codes

      How will an organisation’s upcoming skills development submission impact on its future BBBEE ratings and what steps can be taken to maximise their scores in this element?

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    8. New rules on cards for State entities

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 5 2015)

      New rules on cards for State entities

      New legislation aimed at strengthening governance to ensure that all state-owned enterprises (SOEs) function more effectively and efficiently is on the cards, according to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Transnet   Eskom

    9. Transformation slow in mining sector

      Explore iol.co.za (Mar 31 2015)

      Transformation slow in mining sector

      The majority of companies in South Africa’s vast mining sector have not met their transformation responsibilities in the ten years to 2014, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Pretoria

    10. New automotive centre set to transform economy

      Explore SA News (Mar 24 2015)

      New automotive centre set to transform economy

      The new Automotive Incubation Centre at Nissan, which will be launched on Wednesday, is expected to radically transform the economy.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Nissan   Gauteng

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

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

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Feb 13 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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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    23. 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

    24. 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

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