Power Alert 1 – Stage 2 rotational loadshedding will be implemented from 09:00 today until 06:00 on Saturday

Dear Member,

Thursday, 20 February 2020: Attached, please find an update on Power Alert 1 - Stage 2 rotational load-shedding will be implemented from 09:00 today until 06:00 on Saturday, with a high probability that load-shedding will continue over the weekend.

Eskom will continue to provide regular updates about the state of the power system through various media platforms.

Power Alert 1 - 20 February 2020

AGT FOODS AFRICA TEAMS WITH FOOD FORWARD

Congratulations to our biggest export member AGT FOODS in Chamdor in teaming up with FOOD FORWARD to relieve hunger.

Well done and we wish you all the best

AGT FOODS AFRICA TEAMS UP WITH FOOD FORWARD SA

RADA feeding scheme provided 487 752 meals

AGT FOODS are situated in Chamdor and are one of the biggest exporters of
Popcorn and other seeds to international markets.

Please find below a short video that they would like to share with you.

Well done AGT Foods you are an inspiration to others.

AGT FOODS latest press release

 

RADA feeding scheme provided 487 752 meals

 

The Current State of ESKOM and Mogale City

It is probably not a good morning to all of you suffering from the financial effects of Load Shedding on your business !

Let me give you some background about the current situation:

MOGALE CITY ELECTRICITY ACCOUNT WITH ESKOM

This account for R 119m was outstanding when the notice was sent that Eskom intends cutting on 12 March 2020 due to non-payment of the account. In response to this the Democratic Alliance leadership in Mogale interacted with the Municipal Manager who confirmed that R 25m was paid earlier and undertook to pay and amount of about R 31m on 17 January to clear the November account. The balance of about R 60m for December billing would be paid early in February. These payments will bring the account up to date with the next payment for January billing being due the first week of February.

If these promises are adhered to no further action will be necessary. We have written to the Municipal Manager to request confirmation of the above arrangements and if we fail to get a written undertaking from him we will guide the major companies in Chamdor to launch an urgent application to the High Court to interdict Eskom from cutting the electricity in March on a similar basis that two companies in Randfontein successfully did last month.

ESKOM LOAD SHEDDING AND THE SCHEDULING THEREOF

We all know that loadshedding is a fact of life in South Africa – in any event for the foreseeable future. Business can plan accordingly if they are informed of reasonable time schedules for Load Shedding. What however frustrates business owners is when the load shedding schedules are not followed correctly by Eskom and that is what happened over the past 4 days – not only in Mogale but in the whole country. The load shedding is computerised and split in three different sections:

  1. CUSTOMERS WHO GET SUPPLIED DIRECTLY AND ARE BILLED DIRECTLY BY ESKOM

2. SMALLER MUNICIPALITIES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO LOADSHEDDING DIRECTLY FROM ESKOM

3.  METROS THAT ARE GIVEN TARGETS OF CONSUMPTION DURING LOADSHEDDING AND THE LOADSHEDDING IS DECIDED AND IMPLEMENTED BY THE METROS THEMSELVES.

In Mogale City certain outlying areas such as Muldersdrift and the Cradle of Humankind are supplied directly and billed directly by ESKOM and they have a different schedule applicable to them and actioned by ESKOM

The majority of Mogale City ( the old Krugersdorp Municipal Area)  has a unique load shed schedule and that is actioned remotely by ESKOM from the master schedule. It is this master schedule nationally that resulted in the chaos of the past 4 days due to a programming error. Load shedding was actioned  but not in accordance with the schedules downloadable from the website . I interacted with Andre de Ruyter on Saturday and shortly thereafter ESKOM acknowledged on social media and their website that they became aware of the problem and was working on the solution. By Sunday late afternoon they again reported on the website and social media that the problem was resolved.

According to the schedule, downloaded yesterday and re-confirmed today, Mogale was not to have any loadshedding today at all. The 12:00 noon loadshed therefore came as a major surprise and I have again sent an SMS to De Ruyter and have tried to get someone in ESKOM to respond but I have not had any success up to now ( 2pm on Monday)

I am in constant efforts to find a solution as this is costing our members millions of rand in lost production and wasted manpower.

I will give feedback to our members as soon as more information becomes available.

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CANSA JOHANNESBURG CLASSIC

CANSA JOHANNESBURG CLASSIC will be taking place on the 29th March 2020 in Muldersdrift

Please support this worthy cause of fundraising.

If you are going to sponsor please let me know and we will get the newspapers involved as well.

We also offer the following:

Five water points at the following rates:

  1. R 15 000-00
  2. R 10 000-00
  3. R 10 000-00
  4. R 7 500-00
  5. R 5 000-00

The sponsor needs to bring the following:

  • Gazebo
  • Banners
  • Music if they like
  • Braai facilities if they like
  • Staff to help on the day
  • Chairs

The sponsor can make this fun and use this as team-building as well.

We supply the following:

  • Water/ cold drink for the riders
  • Cups for the water
  • Tables

 

This is a first and a great new event that I believe will grow very fast over the next few years.

Thank you for your support. Please note that this is on a first come first choice base. The sponsors can contact me directly to book a space. The cut-off date is the 15th February for water points.

JHB CLASSIC PROPOSAL

SETA CLAIMS

Dear Member,

Could you please complete the attached questionnaire and return to us by
close-of-business tomorrow 31 January 2020.

We are exploring the possibility of assisting members with their BBBEE
accredited-aligned training claims through the various SETA's.

As members may be aware, the red tape and administrative processes are
fairly burdensome and if not done correctly, can end up being unsuccessful.

SACCI, through the expertise of one of our members, is looking into
improving the success rate by drawing in the expertise to bring our claims
closer to a more effective and successful return rate.

To this end, we are asking members with an interest in this area to kindly
complete the attached questionnaire and email this back to
DannyV@sacci.org.za

SACCI Questionnaire

Tender Bulletin 3092 24 January 2020

Please find the latest Tender Bulletin below for your information and reference.

Boston City Campus Krugersdorp- Subsidise Higher Certificates 2020

Continuing with our successful start - Boston invests in South Africa’s future

A decision taken in Stellenbosch at the Academic Head Office of Boston turned education sideways in 2019 and opened new and varied opportunities for learners who needed a financial boost in order to proceed with Higher Education . At Boston, we have witnessed students overcome obstacles and push through to graduate. However, there are those students that have all the ingredients for success but are precluded from achieving a higher education qualification due to lack of financial support.

Education is too important for the growth and development of individuals and South Africa to be hindered by financial restraints. So the team at Boston set about to create a solution that would assist all students. We believe that prospective students deserve to be given an opportunity to succeed.

So, in the spirit of Ubuntu—a person is a person through other people—Boston has committed to partnering financially with companies who wish to see their employees succeed, and be able to contribute more to your company and its success.

This joint investment on the part of Boston and the corporate will mean that prospective students enrolling in one of the many Higher Certificates on offer at Boston will get a chance to pursue their dreams and take ownership of their futures. The corporate (you) benefits not only by having better qualified staff, but also they are able to earn more BEE points as well as claim the sponsored training on their WSP and ATR forms due on 30 April 2020.  Boston will invest up to a third of the fees for a Higher Certificate and corporates, invited  to sponsor students,  will be required to contribute the remaining fees.  I believe that in this programme Boston stands out as absolutely unique amongst the Higher Education providers in South Africa.

The benefits of providing study opportunities at Boston, including international accreditation, study anywhere anytime so no transport or time off work needed , access to tutors via skype, and more.

First Semester start 17 February 2020.

I can be reached on 011 665 4971/2 or via email (liza@boston.co.za)

Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill

Dear Member,
The ad hoc Committee on the Amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, has published the attached Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill for public comment.
The purpose of the Draft Bill is to “amend the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, so as to provide that where land and any improvements thereon are expropriated for the purposes of land reform, the amount of compensation payable may be nil; and to provide for matters connected therewith.”
Members wishing to submit comments to SACCI for incorporation in a consolidated  submission may do so by no later than 24 January 2020 at the latest to NozizweN@sacci.org.za

Draft Constitution 18th Bill

Draft 18th Bill