Minister of Trade and Industry Mandisi Mpahlwa of South Africa

There was no need to change South Africa's broad-based black economic empowerment system, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Friday.
The government has succeeded in dealing with the immediate power crisis, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Monday.
Mpahlwa said development depends on democracy in Africa and that it is imperative to urge governments to pursue democratic goals.
Mpahlwa said he is aware of the trade imbalance between South Africa and Kenya.
trade ties between the two countries.
Mpahlwa said negotiators had established the need for an agreement and both sides would now consult with their various role players, including labour and business.
Mpahlwa had a number of suggestions to be presented in the upcoming WTO conference, including fast-track elimination of export subsidies and tariff peaks, non-reciprocal duty-free and quota-free access to all products from less developed countries, certain rule exemptions for poorer African countries, and preferential long-term loans.
mining-industry-linked value-adding industrial sectors.
The current international financial crisis shows that governments and business must work together to manage markets and ensure growth, South African Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said last week.
Mpahlwa said bureaucracy and inadequate infrastructure are among the obstacles holding back African exporters.
Mpahlwa is on a four-day visit to the Middle East whose objective is to boost trade with the region and address the growing trade imbalance that exists between the Mideast and South Africa.
Mpahlwa is accompanied by a 30-member business delegation.
In a telephonic interview with Business Report, Mpahlwa said he would aim to develop close economic ties between South Africa and the financial hub of Bahrain.
Mpahlwa said he would also be looking to open market opportunities for South African arms manufacturers to supply military equipment to the Middle East.
Mpahlwa has to tell finance minister Trevor Manuel, who then has to gazette the scrapping and instruct customs and excise.
impact of causing de-industrialisation in developing countries.
authorised to conduct the national lottery for one month.
National Lottery for the next seven years.
Deputy Finance Minister Mpahlwa said in response that these were two important areas, particularly sports.
PRETORIA - Objectives and programmes in industry investment and skills development need to be more vigorously pursued, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Tuesday.
Mpahlwa was briefing the media in Pretoria on the economic, investment and employment clusters programme.
Referring to the electricity situation in the country, Mpahlwa said the energy summit in May had been a success and had demonstrated the commitment of all stakeholders involved to address areas of action.
Since Mandisi Mpahlwa took over the department in June 2004 it has also attempted to balance business interests with the urgent requirement to uplift the so-called second economy.
Like it or not - and many traditionally white firms are being dragged kicking and screaming into the policy environment - the legal backing Mpahlwa has given to empowerment legislation is requiring a fundamental overhaul of company policies.
Mpahlwa has added to the complexity of the policy by heeding calls to encourage more broad-based BEE structures at the expense, critics argue, of black entrepreneurs and their ability to accumulate capital.
Mpahlwa has the Asgi task of reviewing the impact of labour policies on small business and identifying key sectors for government support and investment.
Mpahlwa has indicated that four key sectors will be targeted: probably tourism, chemicals and agricultural processing; and more certainly business process outsourcing (call centres), for which R200m has already been set aside in incentives and support measures.
But Mpahlwa has elevated trade and industrial strategies to the centre stage of economic policy, where they belong.
JOHANNESBURG - There was a shortage of skills not only in South Africa, but worldwide, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
PARLIAMENT - Effective consumer protection was brought a step closer on Friday with the adoption in the National Assembly of the Consumer Protection Bill.
JOHANNESBURG - Africas economic regeneration needs leadership, South Africas Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Friday.
PRETORIA - Regional economic integration in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) could not only be brought about by removing tariff barriers, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said on Tuesday.