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BUSA News & the end of BUSA-BBC Cooperation in Nedlac

BUSA News & the end of BUSA-BBC Cooperation in Nedlac
BUSA News & the end of BUSA-BBC Cooperation in Nedlac 1. It has been an eventful week, culminating in this morning’s engagement with the Minister and Deputy Minister of Finance – an engagement that was well received by BUSA members. BUSA made comment on the return of Brian Molefe to Eskom,...
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Minister of Finance Speaks To Black Business Leaders

Minister of Finance Speaks To Black Business Leaders
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, 06:20amMalusi GigabaAddress the Minister of Finance, Malusi...
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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE AHI: Small Business Association Will Call on Finance Minister to Ease SME Burdens

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE AHI: Small Business Association Will Call on Finance Minister to Ease SME Burdens
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 easing...
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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 for...
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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 speaking at...
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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.  Opening comments President of the AHI - Bernard Swanepoel.  First keynote address:  Former deputy minister of finance: Mcebisi Jonas Panel 1 -...
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Now Is the Time for Small and Medium Enterprise to Stand Firm

Now Is the Time for Small and Medium Enterprise to Stand Firm
Now Is the Time for Small and Medium Enterprise to Stand FirmSmall 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 a doubling...
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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 ODDSTHE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING SMALL BUSINESSESAHI 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 for small businesses...
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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 AddressAHi 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 – the...
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CERTAINTY ABOVE ALL

CERTAINTY ABOVE ALL
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 Swanepoel...
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Conditions And Requirements To Register As A Private College

Hester Davis, Chairperson of the Expert Desk of AHI, reiterates this important notice and ask all Training Service Providers to comply with the criter...
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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

Business Day TV SME Summit
​AHI President Bernard Swanepoel will be one of the speakers invited for this event, kindly follow the link for more information and bookings.
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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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Survey to Business Chambers

The AHI aspires to be "The big voice for small business" and is embarking on a more advocacy-oriented strategy to represent the needs of SMEs (and the...
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AHI: Tough Budget Reflecting Economic and Political Environment With Little Leeway.

AHI: Tough Budget Reflecting Economic and Political Environment With Little Leeway.
SME representative organisation AHI says the National Budget tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in Parliament this afternoon erred on the side ...
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Pretoria FM onderhoud - AHI woordvoerder Cobus Bester

Pretoria FM onderhoud - AHI woordvoerder Cobus Bester
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Top challenges and trends in the SA SME economy

Top challenges and trends in the SA SME economy
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AHI 75 - Kom Ons Vier Met Ekonomiese Groei.

AHI 75 - Kom Ons Vier Met Ekonomiese Groei.
AHI 75.Kom Ons Vier Met Ekonomiese Groei."Die AHI kom al 'n ver pad die afgelope 75 jaar, van sy stigting in 1942 as die stem van die Afrikaanse sakes...
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AHI Turns 75. Let's Celebrate With Economic Growth

AHI Turns 75.  Let's Celebrate With Economic Growth
The AHI has come a long way in 75 years, from its establishment in 1942 as the voice of Afrikaans Business, until today where it represents all South ...
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