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.

Steel penny drops – ANC refuses to sacrifice local industry for Chinese friendship

2015-08-26 15:33

Alec Hogg says contrary to popular opinion, the ANC is showing it is not prepared to sacrifice local industry on the altar of Chinese friendship.

We must not hide SA's problems - Patel

2015-07-09 19:24

While there has been significant improvements in the country since it achieved democracy, it still has problems that must not be hidden away, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

Economy is not working, Patel told

2015-05-13 06:46

Sunshine stories about the jobs created would be useful if they helped maintain the progress already made but the economy was weakening instead, MPs have heard.

SA competition body to probe retail sector - minister

2015-05-12 16:17

South African competition authorities will launch an investigation on the retail industry to ascertain that there was sufficient competition, a cabinet minister says.

Patel: Youth jobs created, but not fast enough

2015-03-03 19:00

Although 400 000 jobs have been created for youths, newcomers to the market outrun the pace of job creation, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Cees Bruggemans: How to survive Eskom (and other challenges) in 2015

2014-12-12 13:32

Our favourite economist Cees Bruggemans has compiled his “Skinny Dipper’s Survival Kit” for 2015. Something we all need, but especially those without generators.

Competition commission gets 2 deputies

2014-10-06 12:28

Two acting deputy commissioners have been appointed to the Competition Commission, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.


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.

1.2m jobs created but levels of unemployment remain high

2015-11-24 21:00

Up to two million jobs were created in South Africa since the government launched the New Growth Path in 2010, Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel told delegates at the ongoing Cosatu national congress in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Mining sector in trouble, says Ebrahim Patel

2015-08-05 09:42

The mining sector is in "trouble" as it struggles with widespread job losses and lower commodity prices, warns Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

Patel announces R23bn 'boost' for black industry

2015-05-13 07:46

The state intends to invest R100bn in job-creating activities in the next five years, including R23bn to promote industrialisation owned and managed by blacks.

Patel: Focus is on black industrial growth

2015-05-12 16:24

The focus of the economic development department is on growing black ownership of new industry in SA, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Ebrahim Patel: Invest in infrastructure to grow SA

2015-05-05 16:21

A shift in investment towards SA’s ambitious long-term infrastructure strategy should be put under the spotlight, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Patel: SA gets lion's share of Africa investment

2015-02-20 13:27

Surveys show Africa is successful in attracting foreign direct investment with SA winning the largest share, says Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

Competition watchdog gets acting deputies

2014-10-06 13:29

Two acting deputy commissioners have been appointed to the Competition Commission, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Patel: Competition policy must focus on jobs

2014-07-23 07:00

SA's competition authorities will be asked to focus on jobs, industrialisation and small business development, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

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