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  • National Minimum Wage Bill of 2017 effective 1 May 2018

    Cabinet has approved the National Minimum Wage Bill , Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill as well as the Labour Relations Amendment Bill in November 2017. With regards to Basic Conditions, the act has been amended to include its incorporation of the National Minimum Wage Act 2017. The Labour Relations … more »


  • SBI requests SMEs to complete a survey to establish challenges

    The Small Business Institute (previously AHI), requests all Small and Micro Enterprises to complete their survey. The aim of the survey is to establish which challenges these small entities are facing and what makes them succeed or fail. This will establish the core focus areas for the SBI going forward. … more »


  • Common sense prevails at Moody’s – Dr Roelof Botha

    The last week of March provided the SA economy with reason to cheer, as influential ratings agency Moody’s decided to maintain the status of the country’s sovereign debt at above investment grade. And for good measure, Moody’s also chipped in with an unexpected bonus in the form of an improvement … more »


  • Deadline for Skills Development Plan is 30 April 2018

    The deadline for submission of the Workplace Skills Plan as well as the Annual Training Report to your respective SETA’s is on the 30th of April 2018. (April have many holidays so best submit by 20th April on Skillogical)   Skills Development is a PRIORITY ELEMENT under the amended B-BBEE Codes of … more »


  • Who to contact at City of Mbombela

    Resident Queries Accounts (Jael Nkuna) 013 759 9301 /9275 /2025  E-Mail:  jaeln@mbombela.gov.za Electricity (Fickson Maphanga) 013 759 2231  E-Mail:  ficksonm@mbombela.gov.za Refuse & Waste (Johan Mpila) 013 759 9086  E-Mail:  johan.mpila@mbombela.gov.za Roads (Amelia Mare) 013 759 2171  E-Mail:  ameliam@mbombela.gov.za Traffic (Eddie Prollius) 013 759 2121  E-Mail:  eddiep@mbombela.gov.za Licensing (Thaba Ndou) 013 … more »


  • NERSA’s decision & reasons for decision on Eskom’s Revenue Application for 2018/19

    In excess of 23 000 written stakeholder comments were received from private individuals, small users, intensive energy users, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and environmental activists, as well as local government and other stakeholders. Testimonies supplied the necessary information for NERSA to reject Eskom’s application for a 19,9% rate increase, which would … more »


  • Become a partner in the School Principal Support Programme

    The Partners for Possibility Programme is a Leadership Development and Principal Support Programme sponsored by business and foundations. Becoming a Partner for Possibility involves entering into a collaborative relationship with a principle for one year. The programme offers principals a unique opportunity to learn from business peers, to receive cutting … more »


  • World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report on SA for 2017/18

    In the 2017/18 WEF GCI outlook for SA, shows a decline in nine of the twelve pillars and a drastic drop by 14 positions in the overall ranking from 47 in 2016 to 61 in 2017. Despite the decline overall South Africa remains one of the most competitive countries in … more »


  • Brave Budget should keep ratings agencies at bay – Dr Roelof Botha

    Global capital markets reacted positively to SA’s National Budget for the 2018/19 fiscal year, with the rand/dollar exchange rate strengthening by 1,7% between 21 Feb (the day before the budget) and the weekend after the budget. The benchmark R186 bond yield also provided a stamp of approval, shedding ten basis … more »


  • Tax Ombud Questionaire on Systemic Matters

    Dear Member, Please find attached a questionnaire from the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) on Systemic Matters. Please send completed responses directly to the OTO. For further information please contact Sibusiso Thungo, Sthungo@taxombud.gov.za, Tel: 012 431-9696 or Francois Viljoen, FViljoen2@taxombud.gov.za Tel: 012 431-9110. Approved Letter to RCB TAXOMBUD RESEARCH … more »