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October 3, 2018

CABINET HAS APPROVED THE NEW MINING CHARTER

Speaking at a post-cabinet briefing in Cape Town on Thursday, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said President Cyril Ramaphosa would reveal details of the charter on Friday when he is due to brief the media on economic stimulus measures.

The draft, aimed at setting ownership and transformation targets for the sector, was opposed by the industry even though it acknowledged that the current document was in many respects an improvement on the previous one proposed by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s predecessor Mosebenzi Zwane.

The draft charter had a requirement of 10% ‘free carry’ interest for mining communities and employees on new mining rights as [...]

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September 17, 2018

FCB JOBURG ASSISTS BRAND SA WITH BRICS BUSINESS FORUM

The BRICS Leaders’ Summit is convened annually to discuss political and socio-economic coordination. According to account director, Leandra Moodley, the theme for the 10th annual BRICS Summit was ‘BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution’ and aimed to reflect the priorities of the BRICS members. “The agency was briefed to assist Brand South Africa and the Department of Trade and Industry with the BRICS Business Forum, one of several events making up the BRICS Leaders’ Summit,” she adds.

“Its responsibility was the creative curatorship and delivery of an event for 1 200 delegates that [...]

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September 10, 2018

SA BUSINESSES BACK R100M POVERTY ALLEVIATION PLAN

President Cyril Ramaphosa responded to this at an ANC lekgotla, announcing that the ruling party will tell government “to move with urgency to develop and implement a stimulus package to ignite growth that will lead to the creation of jobs, especially for young people and women”.

But eyes should also be on corporate South Africa to see how it will respond to these latest numbers.

One initiative that has quickly gained traction is the Mandela Centenary Campaign, whose vision is to raise R100 million for job creation and literacy in the year of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.

Long-term effects

It’s the brainchild of South African social [...]

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August 17, 2018

RAMAPHOSA’S SON MARRIES IN UGANDA

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son Andile was introduced by his Ugandan fiancee, Bridget Birungi, at a traditional marriage ceremony known as kuhingira in Uganda on Saturday.

The ceremony attended by high-profile guests was held at the residence of the bride’s uncle, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister of Uganda in the leafy upscale Kololo suburb in the capital, Kampala.

Mbabazi, who handed over Birungi to the father of the groom, expressed joy that Ramaphosa’s family had met all the set conditions.

“We would like to thank you for being trustworthy, for being dependable because you fulfilled the conditions. So, we are very [...]

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