Patel: State capture could wreck radical economic transformation

2017-04-24 16:06

Corruption, maladministration of public institutions and state capture will undermine radical economic transformation efforts, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

SA economy still in slo-mo

2016-12-18 06:03

The economy will recover and avoid a recession, but will continue to grow more slowly than many countries in Africa, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Drafters of Constitution were a little 'starry-eyed'

2016-12-09 21:58

If the architects of the Constitution could do it all over again, they might constrain the powers of the executive and make public institutions stronger.

Ebrahim Patel: Gordhan's integrity is beyond reproach

2016-10-13 12:32

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's integrity is beyond reproach, and that he should be allowed to present the mini budget.

State corruption and private cartels corrode public trust – Patel

2016-10-06 11:07

Cartel behaviour in the private sector and corruption within the public sector are “corrosive of public trust", says Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

MPs grill economic cluster ministers - as it happened

2016-09-07 13:46

Economic cluster ministers Pravin Gordhan, Mosebenzi Zwane, Ebrahim Patel, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Mildred Oliphant, Lynne Brown and Senzeni Zokwana have been grilled in parliament on a wide range of issues, including SAA, money laundering law and the Guptas.

MeerKAT paves way for mega science economy

2016-07-18 15:54

Science and astro tourism will soon be the 21st century economic driver in South Africa, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

SA economy could swing back to recovery next year - IMF

2016-05-07 09:00

South Africa's economy could swing back to recovery in 2017, says the International Monetary Fund.

Competition watchdog to get sharper teeth

2016-04-21 18:46

The Competition Commission will have sharper teeth to deal with anti-competitive behaviour by firms, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Patel: Govt spent R1bn a day on infrastructure

2016-02-17 15:32

The SA economy has created 712 000 jobs in 2015, partly owing to government's massive R290bn spend on infrastructure projects last year, says Ebrahim Patel.


Patel: No timeframe yet for IDC/NEF marriage

2017-03-27 18:39

There is no timeline yet for the proposed amalgamation of the Industrial Development Corporation and the National Empowerment Fund, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Numsa congress: Danny stands in for Thuli

2016-12-15 07:26

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela was advertised as the guest speaker at the Numsa gala dinner, but actor and human rights activist Danny Glover has stepped in.

Des van Rooyen begs MPs to back budget changes

2016-12-06 20:42

Des van Rooyen, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, has delivered a desperate plea to MPs to approve adjustments to his department’s budget.

Predatory behaviour seems hotwired into ArcelorMittal’s DNA - Patel

2016-10-06 14:50

Predatory behaviour seems to be hotwired into the DNA of steel conglomerate ArcelorMittal, says Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

Terror-accused siblings back in court

2016-09-20 05:53

Terror suspects, siblings Ebrahim and Fatima Patel, are expected to appear in the Kagiso Magistrate’s Court.

Patel hails R1.5bn price fix fine as boost for SMEs

2016-08-22 19:22

ArcelorMittal SA’s R1.5bn fine for price-fixing is a boost for small business and for new investors, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Patel to face competition watchdog over SABMiller merger

2016-06-20 14:35

The Competition Tribunal expects to hear a submission from the Economic Development Ministry on the biggest proposed beer deal in history between AB InBev and SABMiller.

Patel praises AB Inbev R1bn investment in SA

2016-04-21 19:34

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has welcomed the R1bn of investment in South Africa to realise localisation as part of AB Inbev's offer to buy SABMiller.

Clothing workers rally to face challenges head on

2016-03-23 17:43

There is still much to do in the clothing and textile industry to grow decent work and to ensure an equitable sharing of the benefits of industry growth.

SA invests R1bn a day in infrastructure - Patel

2015-11-25 06:51

Economic Development minister also tells Cosatu that government will use instruments such as tariff hikes to protect jobs in sectors threatened by imports.

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