1. Articles in category: Public Sector

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    1. Gauteng to pilot ‘transparent, open’ tender bidding model

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 24 2014)

      Gauteng to pilot ‘transparent, open’ tender bidding model

      In support of Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s vision of a “radical transformation” of the provincial public sector, Gauteng MEC for Finance Barbara Creecy announced on Thursday that Provincial Treasury and the provincial Department of Transport (DoT) have agreed to pilot an open, transparent tender application process in the current financial year.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg

    2. 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

    3. Govt considers legislation to incentivise municipalities – Gordhan

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 18 2014)

      Govt considers legislation to incentivise municipalities – Gordhan

      The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) is considering introducing legislation to incentivise positive behaviour among municipalities, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday.

      Such positive behaviour would include ensuring a minimum maintenance allocation of 7%, undertaking reviews of implementation capabilities and implementing ten-year infrastructure plans on a regional basis, he pointed out during his 2014/15 Budget Vote to Parliament.

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Pravin Gordhan   National Treasury

    4. New high-tech trains to boost SA economy

      Explore SA News (Jul 10 2014)

      Prasa’s Rolling Stock Fleet Renewal Programme is much more than the procurement of trains - the move is set to stimulate economic development and local manufacturing, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

      Minister Mathambi says the programme will bring this industry to its former glory and revive South Africa’s rail engineering sector.

      “This is another special milestone in government’s commitment to build infrastructure that will stimulate the economy and support local procurement.”

      The minister was speaking to the media on Thursday following a Cabinet meeting, which was held just days after the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa ...

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Pretoria

    5. Transnet chief rails at Numsa spoilers

      Explore BDlive (Jul 6 2014)

      Transnet chief rails at Numsa spoilers

      Brian Molefe strikes an upbeat but militant note as he talks up South Africa's prospects, writes Chris Barron.

      TRANSNET boss Brian Molefe was in a buoyant mood after the parastatal delivered good results this week. But he admitted that the strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) could spoil the party if it continues.

      Mr Molefe, 47, is affable but acutely sensitive to criticism. His good mood soured later in the interview when he was asked about Transnet’s missed deadlines and he let rip at the media for its “cynical” retrospective analysis of what ...

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg   Transnet

    6. Limpopo govt to channel 10% of procurement spend to co-ops

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 4 2014)

      Limpopo govt to channel 10% of procurement spend to co-ops

      Addressing members of various cooperatives, in Polokwane, on Thursday, Limpopo MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Seaparo Sekoati said the provincial government was committed to supporting cooperatives, as it believed these associations had a critical role to play in improving the lives of historically disadvantaged communities.

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    7. 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

    8. Govt ready to assist small businesses

      Explore SA News (Jun 26 2014)

      Govt ready to assist small businesses

      Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu says government is ready to partner with small businesses to assist South Africans to benefit from the opportunities available.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    9. Public service officials keen to get procurement right

      Explore SA News (Jun 26 2014)

      Chief Procurement Officer Kenneth Brown has commended the commitment shown by public officials to deal with challenges facing procurement.

      Speaking at the Wits Business School on Wednesday evening, Brown said since it was established, his office has been inundated by calls from accounting officers from across the public service, who wanted to know more about procurement.

      “There is a great will from accounting officers and I think people are starting to see the value of running their departments like businesses.”

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      Mentions:   Pretoria

    10. Graft warning over procurement plan

      Explore BDlive (Jun 26 2014)

      Graft warning over procurement plan

      Lobby group wary of centralised proposal, saying it is no panacea to eradicating corruption when doling out state tenders

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      Mentions:   ANC   Jacob Zuma   Democratic Alliance

    11. Buffalo City Mayor and Other Senior Leaders Arrested

      Explore allAfrica.com (Jun 25 2014)

      Buffalo City Mayor and Other Senior Leaders Arrested

      The African National Congress has noted the serious allegations of money laundering and fraud on which the Mayor of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, her deputy, senior officials of the Municipality and the ANC Regional Secretary were arrested and charged today.

      Corruption is a cancer that has no place in the ANC and our society. The ANC will thus monitor the unfolding legal processes closely.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Google   Nigeria

    12. Small business minister will not start big job from scratch

      Explore BDlive (Jun 25 2014)

      Small business minister will not start big job from scratch

      Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu tells Natasha Marrian her role is to co-ordinate existing policies, enlist co-operation of big players

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      Mentions:   Paris   New York   South Africa

    13. Govt on track to meet procurement target

      Explore iol.co.za (Jun 18 2014)

      Govt on track to meet procurement target

      Government was well on its way to meeting the 75 percent local procurement target set by President Jacob Zuma before 2019, trade and industry minister Rob Davies said on Wednesday.

      Speaking during the debate on Zuma's state-of-the-nation address, Davies said: “We are on target to meet this before the end of this term.”

      Davies defended the central theme of Zuma's speech which was “radical economic transformation”.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Parliament   Jacob Zuma

    14. Transnet launches port terminals app

      Explore BDlive (Jun 18 2014)

      Transnet launches port terminals app

      TRANSNET Port Terminals (TPT), the port operations division of state-owned logistics company Transnet, launched an application (app) on Wednesday giving users access to information across its 16 terminal network.

      Transnet said this made it one of the few port operators globally to launch its own app. The app took five months to develop, and includes live berth plans and terminal updates.

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      Mentions:   Transnet

    15. 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

    16. 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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    17. Marketing agency pitch process should 'not be sloppy or casual'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jun 10 2014)

      Organising pitches to appoint a marketing agency should “not be sloppy or casual”.

      Lawrence Smith, commercial director for global creative and production at Mars, told a London conference the process should take three to six months. “Pitches are a significant investment in terms of time and capital and they are not to be sloppy or casual,” he said.

      Speaking at ProcureCon Marketing, Smith said a cross-functional team should be assembled, benchmarks established and a voting process agreed to assess pitches.

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    18. Davies brings renewed vigour to dti

      Explore SA News (Jun 9 2014)

      Davies brings renewed vigour to dti

      Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is beginning his second term in the portfolio with a renewed vigour to continue the implementation of South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) which has helped stabilise the country’s manufacturing sector in recent years.

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      Mentions:   European Union   Asia   South Africa

    19. 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

    20. 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

    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. Surprise and concern greet Joemat-Petterssen, whose energy inbox overflows

      Explore Engineering News (May 26 2014)

      Surprise and concern greet Joemat-Petterssen, whose energy inbox overflows

      Widespread surprise, mixed with a good deal of concern, greeted news of Tina Joemat-Petterssen’s appointment as South Africa’s new Energy Minister – she replaces Dikobe Ben Martins, who himself only took up the position from Dipuo Peters following a Cabinet reshuffle in July last year.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   BHP Billiton   Eskom

    23. ANC Premier Nominations Show They Are Not Serious About Fighting Corruption

      Explore allAfrica.com (May 21 2014)

      ANC Premier Nominations Show They Are Not Serious About Fighting Corruption

      Today's premier announcements by the ANC are yet another indication that the ANC are not committed to curbing corruption and promoting accountability in government.

      The return of problematic premiers such as Ace Magashule, Sylvia Lucas, David Mabuza and Senzo Mchunu despite the disastrous terms they've just served is simply a scandal and likely to compromise service delivery and clean governance.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    24. SAA’s CEO says he expected ‘sabotage’

      Explore BDlive (May 21 2014)

      SAA’s CEO says he expected ‘sabotage’

      South African Airways (SAA) CEO Monwabisi Kalawe, who made headlines over allegations of irregularities relating to the purchase of fuel worth billions and a bid to buy an insolvent airline without the knowledge of the board, says he expected this type of sabotage when he took the job.

      "I expected these things when I took the job, I expected to have these problems," he said on Tuesday. "But I have a very professional, disciplined and committed board behind me. They are highly ethical and they are committed to the business."

      Mr Kalawe was appointed to take over as CEO amidst ...

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      Mentions:   Ghana

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