Month: November 2020

New lockdowns will hamper recovery

Various economic indicators are illustrating a difficult return to normal business conditions. New and lingering lockdown measures – locally and abroad – are likely to weigh down incomes and consumer confidence, which will hamper South Africa’s  already frail recovery.    Many countries, especially in Europe, have reinstated lockdown measures. These measures are affecting travel and production and will increase […]
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Sakeliga welcomes ConCourt judgment against EFF and Malema on trespassing and incitement

Mr Malema and the EFF sought to escape culpability for criminal offences by hiding behind a banner of free speech. This judgment thwarts that, assists the office of the National Director of Public Prosecution in its ability to prosecute, strengthens the rule of law, makes the business environment more conducive, and is in the public interest. We are delighted to have played a role in it
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Sakeliga ready for PPPFA appeal

Business group Sakeliga is ready to defend any appeal against its court victory over BEE-based pre-disqualification in procurement regulations (PPPFA). This follows a media statement by the ANC over the weekend, in which it expressed its dissatisfaction with the judgment and insisted, by way of its General Secretary, Ace Magashule, on an appeal. “Public service delivery should […]
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Sakeliga wins court case: BEE and other prerequisites in public procurement invalid: Gordhan acts ultra vires

It is invalid and unconstitutional for organs of state to apply pre-disqualification criteria, such as black economic empowerment requirements, to tenders in public procurement.  The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in favour of business group Sakeliga today, with costs. The court found that the Preferential Procurement Regulations of 2017 conflicted with the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 5 of 2000 and the Constitution and consequently declared […]
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