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 […]

The Civilian Response to Crime and Chaos

The following article is based on a speech delivered by Gideon Joubert, Head of Security Projects at Sakeliga during the 2023 Summit for stronger business chambers and organisations. South Africa has among the largest and fastest-growing organised criminal sectors in the world. According to the latest Global Organized Crime Index report, South Africa places 7th […]

Sakeliga to institute contempt proceedings against COGTA Minister

Sakeliga and its legal representatives are finalising a substantive application for contempt of court against the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, her Department, and its Director-General. The application stems from an order granted by the Gauteng Division of the High Court Pretoria on 9 November 2022. The order compels the Minister, the National […]

Small-town South Africa is down, but that doesn’t mean it is out

Many an obituary has been written about South Africa’s small and remote towns. However, while many of these towns have been and are suffering from chronic mismanagement and decay, hope is emerging in new paradigms that move beyond overreliance and dependence upon a failing state. Bringing stability and prosperity back to local economies and communities […]

Sakeliga rejects Sahpra’s BEE conditions for medical products

Sakeliga rejects the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority’s (Sahpra) proposed BEE conditions for the manufacture, import, prescribing and trading of health products and medical equipment.  Sahpra’s plan to make BEE a prerequisite in the medical industry is contained in a new draft policy entitled “Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Policy for Issuance of Licences”. The […]