Have Your Say Expropriation Bill [b23 – 2020] Submissions And Hearings

The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure invites stakeholders and interested persons to submit written submissions on the Expropriation Bill [B23-2020].

The purpose of the Expropriation Bill is to:

• Repeal the existing Expropriation Act 63 of 1975

• Provide a common framework in line with the Constitution to guide the processes and procedures for expropriation of property by organs of state

• Provide for instances where expropriation with nil compensation may be just and equitable.

Please complete the submission form on this link: https://forms.gle/UqG2TXTBNzhsy45i8 and email it to expropriationbill@parliament.gov.za or send it via Whatsapp on 060 550 9848.

Submissions must be received by no later than 10 February 2021.
Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation.

Copies of the Bill may be obtained from www.parliament.gov.za.
Enquiries must be directed to Ms Nola Matinise, cell, 083 709 8397.
Issued by Hon. N Ntobongwana, Chairperson: PC on Public Works and Infrastructure.

The SA SMME Covid-19 Impact Report

The Covid-19 pandemic saw the South African SMME sector face major challenges, with many businesses grappling to stay afloat, while others had to close.

A study by FinFind shows that 42.7% of SMMEs closed during the extended lockdown in South Africa, and that 60% of full time jobs were lost during the first five months of national lockdown.

The study was done in partnership with the Department of Small Business Development, Business Leadership SA, the Banking Association South Africa, the JSE, and SAICA.

The full report and a six page simplified infographic can be downloaded below.

Sad and Shocking passing of the Deputy Executive Mayor of BCMM, Councillor Zoliswa Matana

It’s with great sorrow and sadness that we learn of the shocking news of the untimely departure of the Deputy Mayor of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, Councillor Zoliswa Matana. The Deputy Executive Mayor was admitted to hospital earlier this week due to COVID-19 related complications and we have since learnt that she succumbed today.

We are in serious devastation as the Deputy Executive Mayor was highly active in the implementation of development in the city, more particularly integrated planning as she was responsible for IDP and the performance reporting function. Her astuteness and vigilance will be dearly missed.

Our City has lost a steadfast, raw, vigilant but yet committed community activist whose life story is testimony of selfless service to others. The continuing devastation that is caused by COVID-19 is too huge to fathom and explain.

This loss of the Deputy Executive Mayor reaches us at a time where we are starting to witness an alarming rise in COVID-19 infections, a signal of the arrival of the second wave of the Corona Virus. This happens just as we thought that the storm with the accompanying grief and sorrow has passed.

We send our deep and most sincere condolences to the Matana family, friends and comrades of the Deputy Executive Mayor. Sithi thuthuzelekani. We are unable to even imagine the amount of pain you feel. We share in your shock and grief.

Issued by the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro

Cllr Xola Pakati

INVITATION: Investment and Trade Showcase – Buyers Meeting Sellers

The ECDC in conjunction with South African Embassy Beijing, Consulate General in Shanghai and the  Consulate General in Hong Kong invites you to the 3rd series webinar ”Exploring export and Investment  opportunities from Eastern Cape and China” in which we will explore opportunities to match buyers and  sellers from the Eastern Cape, South Africa and China.  

There will be 5 parallel trade sessions focusing on different sectors to meet buyers and sellers in Eastern Cape South Africa and China.  

  1. Food and Beverages  
  2. Manufacturing and Technology Transfers  
  3. Energy and Resources  
  4. Real Estate Investment 
  5. Services and Tourism 

Space is limited.  

Who should attend? 

The webinar will be of interest to all SMME’s, Decision Makers-CEO’s, CFO’s COO’s and Senior Managers  looking to establish bilateral trade between Eastern Cape, SA and China.  

REGISTRATION LINK: *https://hopin.com/events/investment-and-trade-showcase-buyers-meeting-sellers

For enquiries please contact: Ms. Linda Lubengu on llubengu@ecdc.co.za / 043 7045711

Invitation: GEPP – Planning for Exports Training, East London

Invitation: GEPP – Planning for Exports Training, East London

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) in partnership with Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) invite you to attend Planning for Exports training of the Global Exporter Passport Programme (GEPP). The training will in the main focus on assisting companies to develop their own export marketing plan with the following content,

  • Market research to gather data from external sources and within the company
  • Competitor analysis
  • Development of strategies including – market entry strategy, product strategy, pricing strategy, promotion strategy, distribution strategy
  • Development and management of an export marketing plan.

A GEPP brochure is attached for more information.

The training is scheduled for a period of 4 days as indicated below.

The training is scheduled to take place as follows,

Date: 08-11 December 2020

Time: 08:30 – 16:00

Venue: Invest SA Office, 12 Esplanade Road, Quigney, East London

Kindly complete and return the attached assessment form for RSVP not later than 03 December 2020 to PMashilo@thedtic.gov.za