ARTICLES RELATING TO EBRAHIM PATEL

Ministers laud Zuma’s speech

2014-02-14 08:39
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President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet members have lauded his "fair" and "balanced" State of the Nation address.

SA to punt NDP to global leaders at Davos

2014-01-19 21:00

South Africa is planning to highlight the National Development Plan when seven ministers attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, says the National Treasury.

Patel: Youth key to building SA

2013-10-21 20:30

Empowering and employing youth must be the centre of efforts to build a sustainable future for all South Africans, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Competitions boss in porn scandal

2013-10-20 11:15

Competitions Commission boss Shan Ramburuth has landed himself in hot water after it emerged he has spent thousands of rands of taxpayers' money on porn sites.

IDC approves R13.1bn worth of funding

2013-10-08 19:32

Industrial funding disbursements and a crackdown on cartels was at a record high in the 2012/13 financial year, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

IDC created 19 000 new jobs

2013-09-09 10:53

The Industrial Development Corporation has created about 19 000 new jobs and saved about 4 000 jobs in the past year, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Construction cartel under more pressure

2013-07-04 17:51

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says construction firms involved in a multi-million rand rigging scandal could face civil claims of R2bn, reports say.

Construction cartel may face NPA action

2013-06-26 15:35

The National Prosecuting Authority is looking into a probe of construction companies which were fined R1.46bn for collusion, a report states.

Youth firms set for R3bn cash injection

2013-05-07 19:30

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says close to R2bn has been set aside to fund youth-led businesses, in addition to the R1bn announced last month.

Scrap metal exports to be announced soon

2013-05-07 17:49

The level at which government curbs scrap metal exports will be announced shortly, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

Watchdog gets new commissioners

2013-03-25 17:41

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has appointed two deputy commissioners to serve six month terms on the Competition Commission.

Many vacancies at state economic unit

2013-03-13 10:16

Three senior officials in the economic development department have quit since the start of the year, a report says.

ANCYL spokesperson nominated for NEC

2012-12-18 20:37

Former Gauteng Housing MEC Humprey Mmemezi and former ANCYL spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy were on the list of nominations for the ANC's NEC at the party's Mangaung conference.

DA lashes out at ANC over capitalism

2012-11-25 12:37
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The DA has criticised the ANC as believers in state capitalism and says it would break up parastatals and distribute the shares to ordinary South Africans.

'Infrastructure roll out will be different'

2012-10-19 16:16

The government's new infrastructure rollout will be different, say government ministers.

SA in for R5bn tax knock on pay freeze

2012-10-18 12:59
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Government will lose an estimated R5bn if salary hikes of CEOs and executive directors are frozen, economists warn.

Patel calls for Turkish investment

2012-10-04 17:41

South Africa provides international investors with a gateway to the vast African economy, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Close ranks, Patel tells Cosatu

2012-09-19 18:58

Cosatu must close ranks to protect collective bargaining, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Patel launches business hub

2012-07-19 09:08

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has launched a business hub and skills programme for unemployed accounting graduates.

Wage subsidy talks to be speeded up

2012-06-11 13:59

The process of adopting a youth wage subsidy is being speeded up, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Govt will cooperate with Walmart

2012-03-09 16:17

The government says the Walmart judgment endorsed some of its central concerns and it will give the study commissioned by the court its full cooperation.

Patel: State seeks FDI boost

2012-02-29 14:03

The government is hoping to increase foreign direct investment in new industrial capacity, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

Infrastructure plan to lure SA's skilled

2012-02-15 15:20

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the government will attempt to recruit skilled expats for its R300bn infrastructure programme.

State, business in pact to buy local

2011-10-31 16:09

The government, business and labour have signed a pledge to increase goods and services procured locally to 75%.

Patel to testify on pension money

2011-10-16 13:58

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has been served with a summons to testify in the liquidation inquiry into the Canyon Springs Investments 12 company.

 

Mixed body language during Zuma speech

2014-02-13 21:02
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There was a mixed reaction in the body language of MPs as they listened to President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

Patel moots infrastructure bill

2013-11-13 18:30

A proposed law to fast-track the government's infrastructure development plan has been introduced in the National Assembly by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Patel appoints acting Competitions head

2013-10-20 19:32

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has appointed Thembinkosi Bonakele as the new acting competition commissioner.

Competitions boss in porn scandal

2013-10-20 09:51
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Competitions Commission boss Shan Ramburuth has landed himself in hot water after it emerged he has spent thousands of rands of taxpayers' money on porn sites.

Ramaphosa to Cosatu's rescue

2013-09-17 16:07

The ANC has set up a task team, lead by party deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, to help Cosatu resolve its problems.

Government saddened by MEC's death

2013-07-20 22:58

Gauteng Economic Development MEC Nkosiphendule Kolisile served the country with excellence, dignity and integrity, says government.

State spends trillions on infrastructure

2013-07-04 15:32

The government has earmarked trillions to spend on infrastructure, which will include innovative building technologies.

Patel: Rigged projects worth over R50bn

2013-05-07 22:03

The total value of construction projects being probed for collusion and price-fixing is higher than expected, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Watchdog to probe healthcare costs

2013-05-07 18:22

The Competition Commission will investigate pricing and collusion in the private healthcare sector, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Construction sector 'needs accountability'

2013-04-12 10:19

Construction bosses must be held accountable if their firms are found guilty of bid-rigging, corruption, price fixing and collusion, according to a report.

Manufacturing creates jobs, says Patel

2013-03-14 18:03

The South African economy needs a larger manufacturing sector in order to improve employment, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

Incentives for firms to employ youth

2013-02-17 11:44

There will be no blanket wage subsidy, but growth industries will attract state support to hire the young and jobless, according to a new plan.

Patel: Agriculture key to job creation

2012-12-18 09:19

The agriculture sector can create the most jobs for South Africa, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

Pravin Gordhan brave, say parties

2012-10-25 17:14

Political parties have broadly welcomed the mini budget, although some questioned the treasury's influence on the government to implement the policy.

SA to get 18 infrastructure projects

2012-10-19 12:02

Government has earmarked 18 infrastructure projects to take place in the next 10 to 20 years, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

Salary freeze to include public sector

2012-10-18 08:45
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The proposed freeze on salary hikes for a year should apply to both the private and public sectors, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

New mosque a symbol - Zuma

2012-10-04 15:56

The construction of a new mosque, the largest in the southern hemisphere, is symbolic of growing relations between South Africa and Turkey, President Jacob Zuma says.

Patel seeks consensus on wage subsidy

2012-08-16 18:09

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has ruled out imposing a youth wage subsidy without social consensus.

Mabuza backs youth wage subsidy

2012-07-03 21:01

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza supports the youth wage subsidy, but has asked the DA in the province to send a submission to Nedlac after a meeting with the opposition party, his spokesperson says.

State spends R4m contesting Walmart deal

2012-04-10 16:15

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the government has spent about R4.1m in its challenge to Walmart's takeover of Massmart.

DA: Walmart outcome victory for the poor

2012-03-09 16:12

The Competition Appeal Court's judgment on a merger between Walmart and Massmart is a boon for all unemployed South Africans, says the DA.

Zuma wants more science graduates

2012-02-16 21:03

South Africa has to increase the number of graduates in engineering and sciences as it rolls its R300bn infrastructure programme over the next seven years, President Jacob Zuma says.

Patel: Green economy to boost jobs

2011-11-25 15:54

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says greening the economy could help create more than 400 000 new jobs.

Walmart: State's appeal unsubstantiated

2011-10-20 14:25

The state's appeal for a review of the Walmart/Massmart deal is "factually insupportable" and "legally misconceived", lawyers for the merged firms have told the Cape High Court.

Government undemining competition - DA

2011-10-05 22:08

Cabinet ministers are driving an ideological agenda against Walmart, the DA says, and claims the competition authorities are being misused for this purpose.

 
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