South Africa’s new finance minister, Tito Mboweni: A reflection of what makes him tick

Too much time has been lost and in the process, ‘the rats and mice have been feeding’ on the movement’s glorious history and achievements By: Ujuh Reporter A lot is being offered in the way of understanding South Africa’s new finance minister, Tito Mboweni, as he takes over management of an economy that’s teetering on … Read moreSouth Africa’s new finance minister, Tito Mboweni: A reflection of what makes him tick

A dim festive season is in-store due to rising fuel prices

We might face a dim festive season if the current pace of fuel prices increases is sustained in the two months ahead. By: Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural economist at FNB Agri-Business After a brief hiatus with the government absorbing about R500 million of the fuel hike and only allowing 5 cents increase in September, the … Read moreA dim festive season is in-store due to rising fuel prices

The National Credit Amendment Bill promises debt relief for the poor: ‘Another credit amnesty’

The Bill promises a short-term intervention that allows for the extinguishing of debt for those consumers who are either unable to pay their debts at all or to repay all the debt within 60 months. This intervention will be available for 4 years after the implementation of the Bill.  By: PBM A bill that promises … Read moreThe National Credit Amendment Bill promises debt relief for the poor: ‘Another credit amnesty’

Go meet the organised hustlers in the Newtown Work Shop: Its a must!

SATopShops You might want plan a trip to the Work Shop in Newtown to get some inspiration and pick up a designer piece or two from the artizanal entrepreneurs that anchor the creative space on the southern edges of the Johannesburg Central Business District. Its compelling! Work Shop New Town, is a collection of mini … Read moreGo meet the organised hustlers in the Newtown Work Shop: Its a must!

Chilling message to Uber from South African taxi driver has global echo

Uber is not welcomed here. Not in Italy… We don’t know where they pay their taxes. We hear that they pay their taxes in the Camen Islands. They must do business where they pay their taxes. Sibonelo Radebe The meter taxi owner/driver we encountered on the day we made our way from Johannesburg to Paris, … Read moreChilling message to Uber from South African taxi driver has global echo

The Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme is launched

Ujuh Reporter The minister of public service administration, Ayanda Dlodlo, launched the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme early today adding into the country’s efforts to address stubbornly high youth unemployment and efforts to beef up public sector skills base The Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme comes alongside the ambitious Youth Employment Service (YES) in a country suffering … Read moreThe Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme is launched

The ANC is deeply concerned about the weak rand and rising fuel prices

ANC Statement The African National Congress notes with deep concern the continued weakening of the rand and the implications this have for our country’s growth prospect including the management of inflation target. We are further concerned by the hikes in petrol cost which is now at its highest level ever and is putting a squeeze … Read moreThe ANC is deeply concerned about the weak rand and rising fuel prices

Realisation of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone in Mpumalanga comes closer

Ujuh Reporter A move to establish the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ) around the Ehlanzeni region in the vast Mpumalanga Province agricultural area that borders Swaziland has come closer to realisation. The minister of trade and industry Rob Davies is inviting members of the public and interested parties to comment on a gazette notice that … Read moreRealisation of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone in Mpumalanga comes closer

How small business generate B-BBEE points from YES (Youth Employment Service)

Ujuh Reporter South Africa’s small t0 medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will be able to generate massive broad based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) points from the Youth Employment Service (YES). If they endorse and meet the YES targets. YES is a business led initiative delivered in partnership with government, labour and civil society. It targets to benefit … Read moreHow small business generate B-BBEE points from YES (Youth Employment Service)

Manuel, Jonas, Langeni, Maree anchor Ramaphosa’s Special Envoys on Investment

Ujuh Reporter South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has established a Special Envoys on Investment comprising of prominent names. These are: former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel,  former Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas,  business executive Phumzile Langeni and another business executive Jacko Maree. Ramaphosa said the envoy will be travelling to major financial centres in Asia, Middle East, … Read moreManuel, Jonas, Langeni, Maree anchor Ramaphosa’s Special Envoys on Investment