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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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Budget keeps SA heading for fiscal crisis, conflicts with President’s Economic Plan – Sakeliga

Budget keeps SA heading for fiscal crisis, conflicts with President’s Economic Plan – Sakeliga  This budget does not steer South Africa away from fiscal crisis, however much we may appreciate Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s attempts to deal with political pressures.   South Africa’s actual budget deficit will be almost 400% what was projected for this year in the 2017/18 budget, the last one […]
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State’s so-called economic recovery plan rings hollow; Business not satisfied

Business organisation Sakeliga says businesses in South Africa are not satisfied by the “economic recovery plan” presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier today. Piet le Roux, Sakeliga CEO, says “recovery cannot be based on continuing the state of disaster, and increasing taxes, government expenditure and government intervention. The ‘recovery plan’ is flawed in that it, once again, places […]
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Sakeliga donates R50 000 to PANDA to end lockdowns, encourages further donations

Business group Sakeliga is giving R50 000 to kickstart the campaign by South African-based anti-lockdown group Pandemic Data and Analytics (PANDA) to end lockdowns world-wide.  The donation is part of a crowd-fund hosted by Business for Ending Lockdown, a group of local business organisations representing more than 50 000 businesses and thousands of supporters.  Piet […]
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Sakeliga ondersteun Business for Ending Lockdown 

Die sakegroep Sakeliga is trots om ‘n stigtersondertekenaar van die Business for Ending Lockdown-veldtog te wees.  Piet le Roux, uitvoerende hoof van Sakeliga, sê die beëindiging van die grendelstaat is die enigste manier om te herstel van die ontvouende humanitêre ramp. “Eerstens, as besigheid wil ons nie ‘n verandering in vlakke, of meer kommissies, of meer uitsonderings hê nie. Ons wil ‘n volledige hervatting van ekonomiese aktiwiteit hê, met die vryheid om gesondheidsmaatreëls […]
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