1. Articles in category: Public Sector

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    1. 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

    2. Cabinet appoints Matona as Eskom’s new CEO

      Explore BDlive (Aug 20 2014)

      Cabinet appoints Matona as Eskom’s new CEO

      THE Cabinet decided on Wednesday to appoint Department of Public Enterprises director-general Tshediso Matona as the new CEO of Eskom.

      Mr Matona will take up his new position from September 1. Eskom has been under the stewardship of acting CEO Collin Matjila since April.

      In making the announcement, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said she had “absolute faith” in Mr Matona who brought with him a wealth of experience and was conversant with the challenges facing Eskom.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Geneva   Department of Trade and Industry

    3. Innovation Needed to Deliver Services in the Public Sector

      Explore allAfrica.com (Aug 20 2014)

      Innovation Needed to Deliver Services in the Public Sector

      Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly.

      Speaking at the Centre for Public Service Conference at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, the Minister said this was because the public service needed to move to a space where crucial government deliverables such as education, health, provision of water and sanitation, among others, are done more effectively, efficiently and quicker.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    4. France’s Areva to refit Koeberg nuclear plant

      Explore BDlive (Aug 16 2014)

      France’s Areva to refit Koeberg nuclear plant

      France’s Areva won a contract to replace six steam generators at South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant, state utility Eskom said on Saturday.

      The refit is part of a programme to install up to 9,600 megawatts of new nuclear power by 2030, as Africa’s largest economy tries to overcome chronic electricity shortages and slow greenhouse gas emissions.

      The vast majority of South Africa’s electricity is generated from coal and the government is struggling to ensure that supply stays a step ahead of growing demand.

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      Mentions:   Reuters   Africa   South Africa

    5. Transnet secures R6bn funding guarantee for GE locomotives

      Explore BDlive (Aug 6 2014)

      Transnet secures R6bn funding guarantee for GE locomotives

      TRANSNET has secured a R6bn funding guarantee from US export credit agency US-Exim for the funding of the diesel locomotives the company is buying from General Electric (GE).

       The group CE of the state-owned ports, rail and pipeline company, Brian Molefe, said on Wednesday that the guarantee was "a massive thumbs-up from the international investor community, affirming Transnet’s credit-worthiness and South Africa’s attractiveness as an investment destination.

       "The guarantee from US-Exim enables Transnet to raise funds in the markets for the financing of the GE locomotive transaction.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Transnet

    6. BHP Billiton smelter discount has cost Eskom R11.5bn

      Explore BDlive (Aug 1 2014)

      BHP Billiton smelter discount has cost Eskom R11.5bn

      A CASE study on South Africa’s aluminium sector has found that BHP Billiton’s special pricing agreement for its Bayside and Hillside smelters in the Richards Bay industrial development zone has now cost Eskom R11.5bn.

      The parastatal’s huge deficit has significant import for industrial policy development in South Africa as a function of cost-benefit analysis in respect of the relative benefits of "state-led" or "state-facilitated" economic growth.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   BHP Billiton   Mozambique

    7. Buyers 'must fight scourge of corruption', Zambian commerce minister tells CIPS

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 30 2014)

      Buyers 'must fight scourge of corruption', Zambian commerce minister tells CIPS

      Zambia’s minister of commerce, trade and industry Robert Sichinga has called on procurement professionals to work together to “fight the scourge of corruption and fraud”.

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      Mentions:   CIPS

    8. Public procurement has power to 'change a country', says Transnet executive

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 30 2014)

      Public procurement has power to 'change a country', says Transnet executive

      Procurement professionals must achieve the correct balance between commercial goals and socio-economic objectives, the CIPS Pan African Conference was told. Edward Thomas, executive manager of integrated supply chain management at Transnet, said the company used minimum thresholds for local content in products and “punitive measures” for suppliers who did not adhere to them.

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      Mentions:   Transnet

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

      Explore Polity.org.za (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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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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    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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