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Union Solidarity has asked Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel to sit in on an ArcelorMittal meeting aimed at discussing the company's restructuring plans, which could see as many as 2 000 employees retrenched.
Minister of Trade Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel acknowledged that striking the balance between preserving the local industry and keeping poultry affordable could prove challenging.
The Economic Development Ministry, currently headed by Minister Ebrahim Patel, is set to be incorporated into the Department of Trade and Industry, according to sources with knowledge of Cabinet plans.
The Private Healthcare market inquiry conducted over four years cost R196m, according to Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.
The National Council of Provinces this week passed the Competition Amendment Bill, which will now go to the president for his assent, here's what it means for businesses.
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says he declined several invitations from the Guptas, including one to attend the now-infamous wedding at Sun City in 2013.
There is no reason for South Africa to buy trains from Asia or Europe, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has told the South Africa Investment Conference.
Quarterly economic and employment data paint a bleak picture of South Africa’s economic health. Aside from entering a technical recession in September, South Africa lost 69 000 jobs in the second quarter of the year.
Over the past year, the Competition Commission saw a "spate" of unsolved crimes, including executives being robbed at gun point and a security breach at the commission's premises.
Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has said the commission not only incurred millions in irregular expenditure but also exceeded its approved budget.
According to a statement from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mazwai previously served as National Head of Competition at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer before joining the Tribunal in 2013.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that departments would be merged in a bid to improve government efficiency. This means that Minister Ebrahim Patel will most likely lead the remaining engagements.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will sign the Competition Amendment Bill into law on Wednesday afternoon at the Tuynhuys Chambers in Parliament.
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has said in reply to a Parliamentary question that search and enter raids constitute a 'highly specialised activity' and payments to service providers are essential.
The appointment of Land Bank boss Tshokolo Nchocho as the next CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation has been approved by Cabinet.
Even strong institutions like the Competition Commission face challenges which are being addressed, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has said.
The National Assembly has passed the Competition Amendment Bill, allowing it to be referred to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence. The bill seeks to close loopholes in the current Competition Act, and define contraventions and uncompetitive conduct by companies more explicitly.
Alibaba founder and tech billionaire Jack Ma will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Investment Summit in Johannesburg next week, as President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to attract billions in new investments to kickstart SA's lagging economy.
Total disbursements from the Industrial Development Corporation increased by 40% to R15.4bn during the 2018 financial year, but more work needs to be done to ensure economic inclusivity said Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.
The newly-announced economic stimulus package stands out in that there is a focus on implementation, says the minister of public enterprises.
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