Adopting Bitcoin 2024 – Strategies and Insights for Addressing State Failure

At the recent Adopting Bitcoin 2024 conference in Cape Town, Russell Lamberti, executive director at Sakeliga, shed light on pragmatic solutions to combat the pervasive issue of state failure.   Rather than merely discussing the challenges posed by failing state institutions, he delved into concrete strategies to mitigate their impact while drawing on lessons from […]

Find more “Solutions for South Africa’s countryside” at this conference

The countryside is in decline, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Businesspeople can intervene, and here is another opportunity to find out how: the Oplossings vir Suid-Afrika se platteland conference on 20 and 21 February 2024, outside Bothaville. As a partner of this conference, presented by Landbouweekblad and Senwes, Sakeliga would like to invite everyone in our network […]

Air Services Licensing Council takes legal advice on its unlawful BEE requirements

The Air Services Licensing Council (ASLC) has asked Sakeliga for time to seek legal advice on a letter from our attorneys regarding its irresponsible and unlawful air service licencing processes. If proper, the advice will confirm to the ASLC that there is no basis in law for making race, transformation, or B-BBEE a prerequisite for […]

State unlawfully trying to make BEE a prerequisite for air services licenses

The Air Services Licensing Council (ASLC) is unlawfully threatening to withhold air services licenses from aviation business owners based on their race. In a letter from our attorneys, Sakeliga has urgently demanded that the ASLC immediately stops this unlawful and unconstitutional process. Sakeliga invites role players in the aviation industry who require more information on […]

Sakeliga Takes Treasury to Court Over Eskom Exemption Regulations

Sakeliga is heading to court to disclose information about how National Treasury intended to grant dubious exemptions to Eskom and other state entities from financial reporting requirements. This follows after Sakeliga welcomed the Finance Minister’s withdrawal of Eskom’s exemption from the Public Finance Management Act in April. The withdrawal arose from pressure by Sakeliga and […]

Agri-businesses that are ‘too white’ are indeed being threatened

The Department of Agriculture recently vehemently denied its intention to make BEE a requirement for exports. However, their confidential internal documents tell a different story. The storm broke out following front-page reports in Rapport and City Press two weeks ago, stating that the government intended to prohibit white farms from exporting. The source was two […]

MAN up! Guiding principles for farmers to Navigate AgriBEE

How can productive farmers protect their businesses against the harmful consequences of the proposed AgriBEE guidelines? This difficult question arose after Sakeliga recently released confidential documentation related to planned BEE enforcement in the sector to the public. Sakeliga has put forward some considerations for farmers wanting to adopt proactive strategies to maintain their productivity, quality, […]

Sakeliga takes further action on Minister of Agriculture’s AgriBEE plan and international trade agreements

Sakeliga is taking further steps to ensure accountability at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development regarding its unlawful AgriBEE plans and possible violation of international trade agreements. This follows Sakeliga’s publication last week of confidential internal plans by the Department to impose unlawful BEE requirements on the agricultural industry. Sakeliga has now […]

New state procurement proposal a perfect recipe for accelerated state failure

The latest amendments by the National Treasury to the State Procurement Bill are the perfect recipe for accelerated state failure. It aims to compel all municipalities, provinces, and state entities – regardless of political party or ‘independence’ – to award tenders according to the same failed national government policies. The proposals create explicit obligations for […]