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STATEMENT FROM THE SBI (Formerly the AHI) - 24 October 2017 Medium Term Budget must support SMEs to ensure Radical Economic Growth

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STATEMENT FROM THE SBI (Formerly the AHI) 24 October 2017 Medium Term Budget must support SMEs to ensure Radical Economic Growth   The SBi small business chamber organisation (formerly AHi) calls on the finance minister to ‘think small first’, as government is mandated to do by the Small Business Act,...
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Op-Ed: Medium Term Budget – Gigaba must support Radical Economic Growth and SMEs: Daily Maverick

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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers his first medium-term budget speech on Wednesday to a tough crowd. South Africans are impatient for visionary leadership, fed up with corruption and the ratings agencies circling overhead need evidence of credible fiscal management. By BERNARD SWANEPOEL. A snapshot of South Africa shows yet another...
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Persverklaring van die SBI (voorheen AHI): NUWE FOKUS VIR KLEINSAKE BESIGHEIDSKAMER ORGANISASIE.

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Persverklaring van die SBI (voorheen AHI) 25 September 2017 NUWE FOKUS VIR KLEINSAKE BESIGHEIDSKAMER ORGANISASIE. Oor die afgelope jaar het die AHI besigheidskamer organisasie stappe geneem om haarself te vernuwe ten ten einde haar relevansie en diversiteit te verseker en, om “die Groot Stem vir Kleinsake” te wees.   Tydens...
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Press release from SBI (Previously AHI) NEW FOCUS FOR SMALL BUSINESS CHAMBER ORGANISATION

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Press release from SBI (Previously AHI) 25 September 2017 NEW FOCUS FOR SMALL BUSINESS CHAMBER ORGANISATION For the past year, the AHI business chamber organisation has taken steps to renew itself to safeguard its relevance and diversity and become the ‘Big Voice for Small Business’. Following its special general meeting...
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Kleinsake is van groot belang volgens Zweli Mkhize.

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Beide Matthews Phosa en Zweli Mkhize het die AHI se afsonderlike Kleinsake Indabas in Kaapstad en Durban gebruik om die bevordering van kleinsake te verkondig. Dis maklik om dit af te maak as politieke opportunisme. Beide het lang verbintenisse met die AHI en beide is ANC presidentskandidate wat weet hoe...
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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE AHI: payment of government suppliers within 30 days

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE AHI:  payment of government suppliers within 30 days 22 August 2017 The AHI notes the comments by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe that timing for payments by government to suppliers is improving.  ( Click here to read the ministry's press release.) Earlier this year AHI...
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AHi Limpopo Conference 24 August 2017

PROGRAMME Wednesday 23 August 2017 Venue: Forever Resorts Bela Bela 18:00     Welcome from Bela Bela Chamber President, Willie Claasens 18:10     Welcome address by the Mayor of Bela Bela, CLLR Jeremiah Ngobeni 18:25     Network, Relax and enjoy dinner Thursday 24 August 2017 Venue: Forever Resorts Bela Bela 08:00     Tea / Coffee...
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AHI Business Chamber of the year competition

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Dear Business Chamber Member, The AHI is excited to announce the criteria for the Business Chamber of the Year Competition as attached. We invite you to partake in this competition and to stand the chance of becoming the AHI Business Chamber of the Year for 2017. The award will be...
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Taparura project: Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Pretoria

Attention all AHI Mmebers.  Kindly see the opportunity from the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Pretoria below.  Contact the office for more information. 
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SME's drivers of job creation - Cape Argus 27 July 2017

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Read the article on pressreader - Cape Argus 27 July 2017. Click here  
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News release: THE NEXT SOUTH AFRICAN WATER CRISIS

THE NEXT SOUTH AFRICAN WATER CRISIS Monitoring to improve water security in South Africa by Hennie Wiehahn (National Council member of AHI and Chairman of the Industrial and Mining Desk.) South Africa urgently needs to review and improve its climate monitoring abilities if it is to prepare for or head...
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY - DR MATHEWS PHOSA. AHI, Chamber for Small Business, SME Indaba Cape Town

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY DR MATHEWS PHOSA AHI, Chamber for Small Business, Indaba Cape Town Wednesday, 26 July 2017 Baie dankie vir die voorreg om vandag hier tussen sulke uitgelese lede van die Afrikaanse Handelinstituut met u te kan praat. As ń oud President van u organisasie is dit ń groep...
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY MAGDA WIERZYCKA AHI SME INDABA – KELVIN GROVE – 26 JULY 2017

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY MAGDA WIERZYCKA AHI SME INDABA – KELVIN GROVE – 26 JULY 2017 We are living through unprecedented times in South Africa where politics and economics have converged – one completely dependent on the other. We are living through times when we are witnessing a battle between all...
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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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