Mandisi Mpahlwa


Bargaining with independence

Kevin Davie

A new book by the former head of the Competition Tribunal David Lewis argues that the decision-making ability of competition heads has been destroyed.

Bargaining with independence

Scrapping prices

Zahira Kharsany

Steel prices are set to rise this month, bringing the total increases in some product lines to 72% -- even though scrap metal prices have fallen.

Mozambique, SA hold economic meeting

Staff Reporter

Mozambique and South Africa on Friday agreed to speed up work on new energy-production projects to benefit both countries, South African Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said. This was among several issues discussed at a one-day binational commission in Maputo, also attended by President Thabo Mbeki.

Minister: Black empowerment must factor in export deals

Staff Reporter

Company black-empowerment levels must be considered before firms benefit from international export agreements, Agriculture and Land Affairs Minister Lulu Xingwana said on Friday. "The government has opened the doors for not one race, or one sex ... but for all the people of South Africa," she told agriculture sector partners in Boksburg.

New fund to combat poverty among women

Staff Reporter

The newly established Isivande Women's Fund is a step towards reducing poverty among women, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said on Monday. Unveiling the fund logo to business and media at the presidential guest house in Pretoria, the deputy president said it will help mainly black woman entrepreneurs.

Consumers still seen driving SA growth

Staff Reporter

South Africa's consumers will continue to fuel economic growth as their incomes increase, a government minister said on Wednesday. Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa told Parliament on Wednesday the economy had gone through structural changes and consumer spending will be resilient.

Zuma takes trip to Davos

Staff Reporter

African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma will be spending the rest of this week at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. "He has been invited there in his capacity as president of the ANC," party spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso said on Tuesday.

How do SA Cabinet members unwind?

Mirah Langer

What does President Thabo Mbeki like to do in his spare time? Ballroom dancing? Playing the piano? No, the man likes to work during leisure hours, says his spokesperson. As the ruling party's national conference in Polokwane approaches members of the South African Cabinet certainly need ways to unwind.

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