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Social Partners Sign Local Procurement Accord

Social Partners Sign Local Procurement Accord


Department of Economic DevelopmentA local procurement accord designed to boost the level of goods and services bought from local producers has been signed.According to a statement released by the economic…

Way Forward for New Growth Path Set Down


Department of Economic DevelopmentThe economic development department has outlined measures to be taken in implementing the new growth path (NGP) to the labour committee in Parliament.The NGP was approved by…

New Accords in the Pipeline


Department of Economic DevelopmentThe economic development minister, Ebrahim Patel, has revealed that discussions around job creation in key sectors of the economy will be concluded within three months.The minister provided…

Patel Provides Update on New Growth Path


Department of Economic DevelopmentThe economic development minister, Ebrahim Patel, has confirmed that 64 000 new jobs were created in the past year.He made this known in a written reply to…

National Skills Accord Signed into Effect


Department of Economic DevelopmentGovernment has signed the national skills accord and the accord on basic education and partnerships with schools into effect.The accords have been brokered between government, business, labour…

Economic Development to Unveil Skills Accord Within Weeks


Department of Economic DevelopmentThe economic development minister, Ebrahim Patel, has announced in his budget vote speech in Parliament that a skills accord is to be finalised within the next few…

Patel Provides Update on New Growth Path


Department of Economic DevelopmentThe economic development minister, Ebrahim Patel, provided an update to the portfolio committee on economic development in Parliament on the new growth path.The minister stressed that job…

Patel Outlines Implications of New Growth Path for Provinces


Department of Economic DevelopmentThe economic development minister, Ebrahim Patel, briefed the select committee on economic development on the implications of the new growth path for the provinces in Parliament.Reference was…

Patel Outlines Additional Mechanisms to Attain Development


Department of Economic DevelopmentThe economic development minister, Ebrahim Patel, has outlined some of the additional mechanisms to be utilised to bring about a more equitable economy and society in South…

Procurement Policies Under Review


Department of Economic DevelopmentGovernment is undertaking a review of procurement policies. In a written reply to a question in Parliament on the creation of sustainable jobs, the minister of economic…