Magaliesberg Association for Culture & Heritage: MACH

Om die dam Heritage Bus Tour
Sunday June 23rd
With Historian Rob Milne

Hartebeestpoort Dam from Saartjiesnek: J.H. Pierneef, Panel at Johannesburg Station

 

Tour from Meerhof Lodge Hartbeespoort at 08h00.

Coffee/tea available from 07h30

Booklet covering sites to visit will be available.

Talk on Schoeman family role in building the dam and how “Sophia” fits in

Stand beside the Iron railway bridge and learn about the early railways and disappearing tracks

Sappers Rus and famous Sappers, Remembrance Day and a special page-turning ceremony

Lunch break at Van Gaalen’s and talk

Anecdotes of love, heroism and betrayal during the guerilla war in the Magaliesberg

South Africa’s Greatest Escape Artist, General Christian de Wet

The Voortrekker Cemetery, the “Brothers” of Broederstroom and “skelm” gold mining

 

Tea Break at Preller House and Talk

Gustav Preller, the great Afrikaans Marketer

Eugene Marais, the Afrikaans genius and the Opium Bed

Rietfontein Cemetery and fresh insights into the Battle of Kalkheuwel

Return to Meerhof Lodge 17h00

Bookings: Mike 071 382 5905 or info@machbookings.co.za

Cost R200.00 per person. Refreshments & food for own account

  • Pay MACH. Standard bank. All Branches 015074021.

Payments reference: (Name. June 23) All bookings will be confirmed by email.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act 2003

The Department of Trade and Industry has published the following Codes, below, in terms of Section 9(1) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act 2003 for implementation within 6 months from the date of Gazette:

  1. Schedule 1 of the Amended Codes of Good Practice;
  2. Amended Code Series 400, Statement 400: General Principles for Measuring Enterprise and Supplier Development;
  3. Amended Code Series 300, Statement 300: General Principles for Measuring Skills Development;
  4. Amended Code Series 000, Statement 000: General Principles and the Generic Scorecard

 

Generic Scorecard

Measuring Enterprise and Supplier Development

Measuring Skills Development

Schedule 1 of the Amended Codes of Good Practice

NEDLAC Development Chamber meeting

Dear Member,

At the NEDLAC Development Chamber meeting held on 28 May 2019, the Department of Home Affairs gave a presentation on its’ white paper on the repositioning programme for Home Affairs.

Some of the key issues arising from the presentation include:

  • The “User-pays” principle being proposed by the Department, seeking to cross subsidise Government administrative  processes;
  • The Department foreshadows revenue streams of up to R20 Billion per annum which could be achieved through charges out for service delivery. These would include, but not limited to :

–       Businesses such as banks and insurance companies being charged to verify national status such as IDs through the Department (sole custodian of this data).

–       Increases to VISA charges- noting that South Africa has one of the lowest costs for VISAs in the world

–       Review and increase of work permit costs as well a the criteria for awarding corporate permits.

Social partners made a request for NEDLAC engagements on the white paper and as such it was agreed that a four-a-side Task Team needs to be urgently established to consider the Home Affairs white paper.

Members are hereby requested to nominate suitable candidates to serve on the Task Team by filing in the table below.

All nominations should be submitted to Joseph Mtolo (Tshidim@sacci.org.za) by close of business on Monday, 03 June 2019.

Please note that a call for input will be circulated shortly for members to provide input on the white paper on the Home Affairs repositioning programme.

Name of Nominee Gender Race Current Employment SACCI Membership

(Nominator)

Relevant technical experience and motivation based on Task Team Contact details (E-mail & Cell Phone)
 

 

           

On The Road Again

We are on the Road again – on 05 June 2019, and will be doing our second day tour and it promises to be filled with adventure and lovely food again. 

Please make your bookings asap to avoid disappointment.

Booking Form Download

Tender Bulletin 24 May 2019

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

BUSA presentation on the upcoming 2019 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

For your information, please find attached a presentation delivered by BUSA to the Nedlac Public Finance & Monetary Policy Chamber (PFMPC) meeting yesterday, which outlines BUSA’s position on the key public finance risks and outlines proposed themes for engagement between social partners at Nedlac.

Engagements on fiscal policy are ongoing in the context of the Nedlac PFMPC and Jobs Summit Macroeconomic Task Team, and members will be updated as developments arise.

Tender Bulletin 17 May 2019

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

https://www.gov.za/documents/tender

Autumn Fun Run & Day – 1 June 2019

Save the date for all the Fun Run enthusiasts

SACCI Post Election Press Statement – Post 2019

SACCI Post Election Press Statement

In a statement issued by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI), the CEO of SACCI Mr Alan Mukoki said:

QUOTE:

The national elections of 8 May 2019 have come and gone, and South Africans from all walks of life have exercised their constitutionally enshrined rights to vote to choose a leader and political party of their choice. They voted peacefully, freely and without any fear, unconstitutional influence or intimidation in making their choices. The elections were peaceful.  SACCI congratulates the IEC, the political parties and all South Africans for yet another well-executed election.

The pronouncement by the IEC, local and international election observers and political parties that the elections were free and fair, seems to be well received by most South Africans. The pronouncement to the contrary by the other political parties may seem trivial but cannot and should not be ignored by the IEC. SACCI recommends that the substance of the allegations, trivial as they may seem to some, be investigated thoroughly and addressed so that the election processing incorporates and addresses the areas of concern raised, and staff is trained and developed to manage such, all to counter any possible risks that the parties in question have complained about. The credibility of elections in South Africa are a critical pillar of the mature state of democracy that the country has had every right to boast about. It is critical therefore that the IEC does whatever is necessary to maintain its globally acclaimed state of credibility.

Although South Africans voted for different parties, their hopes, fears, and concerns are the same – they all hope for a higher growth rate in the economy, they all hope for policies that foster the creation of more jobs, better healthcare and education, reduction of crime and corruption; and broadly elimination of social injustices and an improvement of the lives of ordinary people. The country has most of the foundations and fundamentals necessary to make all the above-listed elements a possibility. All that is needed is implementation.

The mandate that has been given to the ANC as the winning party, and especially the President by South Africans, is to form a government that serves all South Africans regardless who they voted for, in addition to a mandate to win the confidence of all the stakeholders locally and internationally, a government that is fully capacitated and empowered to implement policies that achieve economic growth and all the other mentioned elements. The appointment of a team of skilled, experienced

and dedicated ministers and government officials is paramount. South Africans and all its stakeholders wait in anticipation to see what kind of team the President will announce to manage and lead government. SACCI recommends the appointment of officials who are free of any taint of corruption or nonperformance, as this alone will boost the confidence of business in the new government. An increased business confidence level is among the most important foundations of a growth economy. It is when business confidence is high that immediate decisions are made to work hand in hand with government and all other stakeholders to grow the economy. Businesses would not hesitate to make short, medium and long term investment decisions that create economic growth and jobs, if they have confidence in government.

SACCI recommends the appointment of a team that comprises a mix of expertise/experience and youth/energy. SACCI also strongly recommends immediate adoption of measures that prevent corruption, and measures that quickly and swiftly detect and harshly deals with corruption and nonperformance.

SACCI and its affiliate chambers and corporate members are looking forward to engaging the new provincial and national government officials in the achievement of economic growth for the betterment of South Africa.

UNQUOTE

NERSA Consultation paper for an updated Licensing Exemption and Registration Notice

Please find attached NERSA’s consultation paper on the draft amendment notice of licencing exemption and registration notice.

The deadline for comments is 24 May 2019. BUSA has requested an extension for comment and will advise members of the outcome.

Please send preliminary comments by close of business, Friday, 17 May 2019.