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Appointment of Acting CEO for Brand South Africa

16 April 2018

Brand South Africa has announced the appointment of Ms Thulisile Manzini as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Brand South Africa, with immediate effect. This comes amidst a number of organisational challenges that the organisation faced recently, amongst which is the suspension of Dr. Kingsley Makhubela as CEO, due to a number of charges currently being pursued through a disciplinary process.

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South Africa-BRICS Business Council Mid-Term meeting

3 April 2019

Media are invited to attend the last day of the two-day meeting of the SA BRICS Business Council Chapter on 4 April 2019 at the PIVOT, Montecasino, Johannesburg.

All plenary sessions and discussions will be open to media, including the official key note address which will be delivered by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation for South Africa - Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

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Outcome of the Ministry of Communications’ industry engagement on the spectrum licencing process

2 April 2019

Earlier today, Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana met with captains of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry to deliberate and finalise consultations on their interpretation of the spectrum licencing process as defined by the law. This follows on the written submissions previously made by the sector on this matter.

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Brand South Africa calls on all partners to reinforce the investment drive in order to restore business confidence

2 April 2019

Brand South Africa says that during quarter four of the 2018/2019 financial year, business confidence indicators took a distinct negative turn. This analysis stems from the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI), which gathers input from 1700 business executives in South Africa. 

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ICASA publishes new community broadcasting regulations

1 April 2019

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ("ICASA") has published the Community Broadcasting Regulations following country-wide consultation and engagement with all relevant stakeholders. The regulations prescribe, among others, the management and governance structures of community broadcasting services as well as basic principles for community participation.

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Removal of Mr Rubben Mohlaloga as ICASA Councillor and Chairperson

20 March 2019

The Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has, in accordance with section 8(3)(b) of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act, No. 13 of 2002 (“ICASA Act”) given effect to the National Assembly resolution and removed Mr Rubben Mohlaloga from office.

On 19 March 2019, the National Assembly (NA)  resolved, in terms of section 8(2)(a) of the ICASA Act to remove Mr Mohlaloga as a Councillor and Chairperson of the Authority with immediate effect.

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Brand South Africa and World Economic Forum host Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Workshop: 7 Mar

4 March 2019

Brand South Africa and the World Economic Forum Invite Media to a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Workshop

Brand South Africa in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) IDC, FNB, Multichoice and Old Mutual invite media to an Industry 4.0 workshop on 07 March 2019, which will be used as a platform for business to discuss Africa’s readiness to adapt to the requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). 

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