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AHI COMMUNICATION JUNE 2017 - from the CEO'S desk

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  AHI COMMUNICATION JUNE 2017 - from the CEO'S desk July is when South Africa and indeed the world commemorate the birthday of Madiba.  Part of his legacy was his ability to reach out to all fellow South Africans in a spirit of building a future we can all be...
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Save the date: Wed 26 July 2017 - AHI SME Indaba - Cape Town

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We will continue our programme of high profile discussions between business, government, entrepreneurs and other experts to assert our Big Voice for Small Business. (See a synopsis of our first successful Indaba click here .) We seek ways to advocate for SMEs and a truly enabling operating environment to survive...
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MEDIA RELEASE: MINISTER SIGNS FIC AMENDMENT ACT INTO OPERATION

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The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, has signed and gazetted the coming into operation of various provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, 2017 (Act No. 1 of 2017) (“FIC Amendment Act”). The FIC Amendment Act was signed into law by the President on 26 April 2017 and gazetted...
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AHI Communication May 2017: From the CEO's desk

 
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MEDIA STATEMENT Fitch Ratings (Fitch) affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings, outlook remains stable

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Enquiries: Communications Unit Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: (012) 315 5944 MEDIA STATEMENT Fitch Ratings (Fitch) affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings, outlook remains stable. Fitch has affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings of ‘BB+’ with a stable outlook. Fitch has cited...
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Each one Creates two challenge

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Each 1 Creates 2 More than a quarter of all South African small- and medium-sized businesses say they hope to generate six or more jobs yearly, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The number of SMEs in SA is unclear. The Bureau for Economic Research estimates 2.3 million,...
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Social enterprise sector is missing link in Africa wealth-creation chain

Social enterprise sector is missing link in Africa wealth-creation chain Governing parties lack political will, ideas and competence to use the state intelligently to foster development, writes William Gumede 02 May 2017 - 06:58 William Gumede Wealth creation in Africa has been stunted because countries have focused too much on...
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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE AHI: Small Business Association Will Call on Finance Minister to Ease SME Burdens

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE AHI 11 May 2017 Small Business Association Will Call on Finance Minister to Ease SME Burdens As part of a delegation from Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) meeting with Finance Minister Gigaba, the AHi today proposed four points it will suggest to the minister aimed at...
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This is the newsletter of the B-BBEE Commission Third Edition April 2017

For the full article click here to download.
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Minister of Finance Speaks To Black Business Leaders

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The AHI was invited to join the Black Business Council for a dinner evening with the newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, CEO dr. Ernest Messina attended the event. Find his full speech below - source: Business Report. Business Report | 16 May 2017, 06:20am Malusi Gigaba Address the Minister...
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AHI Newsflash 20 April 2017 - From the CEO's desk

AHI Newsflash 20 April 2017 - From the CEO's desk
Dear All We find ourselves in extremely challenging situations both locally and internationally.  Sharing of information in support of each other is even more important in these times. Over the last year we have used various forms of communication to reach out to members and associates.  These include: Media releases...
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#Ramaphosa: 'Radical economic transformation will happen soon'

#Ramaphosa: 'Radical economic transformation will happen soon'
Johannesburg – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the government's calls for radical economic transformation and says it must happen with urgency. He said those that don't like the phase "radical economic transformation" should wake up and smell the coffee as it would happen soon. Ramaphosa, a former businessman, was...
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Watch: AHI SME Conference 5 April at Centurion.

Watch: AHI SME Conference 5 April at Centurion.

The first AHI SME Indaba for 2017 was held on 5 April at Leriba lodge.  We have compiled a few video clips for those of you who missed it. 

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Now Is the Time for Small and Medium Enterprise to Stand Firm

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Now Is the Time for Small and Medium Enterprise to Stand Firm Small business representative organisation AHI says the news that the rating agency, Fitch, has downgraded South Africa's credit rating to sub-investment grade will lead to catastrophically lower economic growth, with some estimating billions of Rands in outflows and...
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AHI SME Indaba - Keynote speaker: Tanya Cohen - CEO Business Unity South Africa

AHI SME Indaba - Keynote speaker: Tanya Cohen - CEO Business Unity South Africa
CREATING JOBS AGAINGST ALL ODDS THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING SMALL BUSINESSES AHI Conference 5 APRIL 2017 Let me take this opportunity on behalf of BUSA to thank you for convening this important dialogue. We welcome the AHI initiative in creating a platform for strategic engagement on role and conditions...
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AHI SME Indaba - Keynote address: Mcebisi Jonas - Former deputy minister of finance,

AHI SME Indaba - Keynote address: Mcebisi Jonas - Former deputy minister of finance,
Keynote Address AHi Small Business Chamber’s Conference 5 April 2017 Creating Jobs Against All Odds Mcebisi Jonas, MP In our present circumstances, it is unnecessary to remind this audience, I am sure, that economics and politics are inextricably bound together. We have been reminded of this in so many ways...
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AHI Press release: Certainty above all

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The small and medium business champion, AHI, was deeply concerned by the irrational and reckless action by the President to recall his finance minister and replace his cabinet without consultation. Ongoing uncertainty had prompted AHI to call on the government to prioritise restoring stability to the country. AHI President Bernard...
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AHI Conference Wednesday 5 April 2017

AHI Conference Wednesday 5 April 2017
The AHI is hosting a day-long Conference, the first in a series of conversations between business, government and leading experts, designed to explore...
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Business Day TV SME Summit

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Business Day TV SME Summit - South Africa - Times Media Events Times Media, publishers of leading business publications, introduce the inaugural Busin...
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South Africa: Nine-Point Plan Ushering in Radical Economic Transformation

South Africa: Nine-Point Plan Ushering in Radical Economic Transformation
Cape Town — The Nine-Point Plan has laid the foundation for government to accelerate radical socio-economic transformation, Rural Development and Land...
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