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Gerhard Papenfus says : “The entire steel value chain is experiencing stoppages, while the cancellation of contracts, severe drops in production and consequent job losses has spilt over to other industries where even small quantities and components of steel hamper the progress of production,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus says : “This unilateral act by the Minister flies in the face of a notice in the Government Gazette of 7 September, which indicates that the TERS benefits will be extended until the end of the National State of Disaster, which is currently applicable until 15 November 2020,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “The system has been maligned with unexplained errors, delays, downtime, corruption and complete system failures. It was clearly not tested before it was implemented and remains a source of much frustration for employers who have to explain delays to their employees,” External link

iol Friday, September 4, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Our twice-weekly survey shows 59% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/Ters monies, and of the 41% of employers who have received payment, only 64% have been paid in full” External link

iol Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Meanwhile, 28% of employers still haven’t received their May monies and 12% of employers still haven’t got theirs for April” External link

iol Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Of the 88% of employers who received payment for April, only 65% were paid in full, and of the 72% of employers who received their May payments, only 60% were paid in full,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “It is simply counterproductive to open the manufacturing of construction material but not construction itself,” “In this regard, and in terms of health considerations, we may perhaps take advice from Italy where construction is one of the first activities that they will declare open as soon as their lockdown ends,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “There are emotions involved, so it’s not to say 72% won’t make it, but we simply can’t continue, the price is too high. The longer it lasts, the more devastating it will be,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “When will we learn that, unless an institution can sustain itself and prove its worth, it is doomed – not if, but when. The help government is offering just delays the inevitable – in the process draining the fiscus. Amsa, instead of being a strategic asset, is a strategic liability, unless a prospective buyer can prove that it will contribute to South Africa without protectionist duties and subsidies, the same scenario will play out,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus added : “We can only hope that good sense will prevail going forward,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : "SAA behaves as if it is still solvent, which it isn't, especially if its salvation was dependent on further funding from a real-world commercial bank, and not State bailouts," "SAA pretends as if its service is indispensable, which is not the case. Its airspace market share (local and international) is in the region of 20%, which will be taken up by other carriers in the event of SAA's demise" External link

irishsun Friday, November 15, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Throughout the country, only one in three young people of working age is employed,” “This distressing statistic does not only indicate the limited earnings potential and future prospects of these youths but is worsened by subdued business growth and unsustainable pressure on government’s social programmes” External link

citizen Saturday, June 15, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “The unofficial unemployment rate is closer to 40%,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 15, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “I believe the president when he says he wants to fix South Africa; I do not doubt his sincerity. He will not achieve his objectives overnight,” External link

citizen Friday, May 17, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Both Mr Ramaphosa and the nation will have to be patient. South Africa will take longer to remedy than it took to destroy,” “That will indeed be the case, especially when those who benefit through its failure will do everything in their power to derail the president’s efforts – and of course the efforts of those who hold up his hands” External link

citizen Friday, May 17, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus adds : “These trade unions are competing for membership and external support from the ranks of thugs, where the only negotiating tool is to strike and demonstrate, and where that fails, escalate it to intimidation through violence, where nothing, not even lives, are spared,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:57:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : "If there is a good deal and it is a valid agreement there is no reason to do that," External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:39:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “It prevents the downstream industry from being able to defend its market share against cheaper imports of finished products,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “If we don’t protect the country’s steel industry, the industry might lose more than 20 000 jobs and this will have a devastating effect on the economy,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Therefore, there is no correlation between tariffs, safeguard and steel prices,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Numsa will not fix the problem with rolling mass action. Employees will not agree to it. If you want collective bargaining, fix council,” External link

iol Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT



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chief executive31.58%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
executive10.53%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
ceo21.05%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
ceo31.58%SA09/09/201409/09/2014
chief executive officer5.26%EN11/22/201322/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Gerhard PapenfusEN78.57%
Gerhard PapenfusSA14.29%
Gerhard PapenfusFR7.14%


 
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Gerhard Papenfus

Last updated on 2015-01-18T05:03+0300.

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Gerhard Papenfus says : “The entire steel value chain is experiencing stoppages, while the cancellation of contracts, severe drops in production and consequent job losses has spilt over to other industries where even small quantities and components of steel hamper the progress of production,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus says : “This unilateral act by the Minister flies in the face of a notice in the Government Gazette of 7 September, which indicates that the TERS benefits will be extended until the end of the National State of Disaster, which is currently applicable until 15 November 2020,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “The system has been maligned with unexplained errors, delays, downtime, corruption and complete system failures. It was clearly not tested before it was implemented and remains a source of much frustration for employers who have to explain delays to their employees,” External link

iol Friday, September 4, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Our twice-weekly survey shows 59% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/Ters monies, and of the 41% of employers who have received payment, only 64% have been paid in full” External link

iol Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Meanwhile, 28% of employers still haven’t received their May monies and 12% of employers still haven’t got theirs for April” External link

iol Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Of the 88% of employers who received payment for April, only 65% were paid in full, and of the 72% of employers who received their May payments, only 60% were paid in full,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “It is simply counterproductive to open the manufacturing of construction material but not construction itself,” “In this regard, and in terms of health considerations, we may perhaps take advice from Italy where construction is one of the first activities that they will declare open as soon as their lockdown ends,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “There are emotions involved, so it’s not to say 72% won’t make it, but we simply can’t continue, the price is too high. The longer it lasts, the more devastating it will be,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “When will we learn that, unless an institution can sustain itself and prove its worth, it is doomed – not if, but when. The help government is offering just delays the inevitable – in the process draining the fiscus. Amsa, instead of being a strategic asset, is a strategic liability, unless a prospective buyer can prove that it will contribute to South Africa without protectionist duties and subsidies, the same scenario will play out,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus added : “We can only hope that good sense will prevail going forward,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : "SAA behaves as if it is still solvent, which it isn't, especially if its salvation was dependent on further funding from a real-world commercial bank, and not State bailouts," "SAA pretends as if its service is indispensable, which is not the case. Its airspace market share (local and international) is in the region of 20%, which will be taken up by other carriers in the event of SAA's demise" External link

irishsun Friday, November 15, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Throughout the country, only one in three young people of working age is employed,” “This distressing statistic does not only indicate the limited earnings potential and future prospects of these youths but is worsened by subdued business growth and unsustainable pressure on government’s social programmes” External link

citizen Saturday, June 15, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “The unofficial unemployment rate is closer to 40%,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 15, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “I believe the president when he says he wants to fix South Africa; I do not doubt his sincerity. He will not achieve his objectives overnight,” External link

citizen Friday, May 17, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Both Mr Ramaphosa and the nation will have to be patient. South Africa will take longer to remedy than it took to destroy,” “That will indeed be the case, especially when those who benefit through its failure will do everything in their power to derail the president’s efforts – and of course the efforts of those who hold up his hands” External link

citizen Friday, May 17, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus adds : “These trade unions are competing for membership and external support from the ranks of thugs, where the only negotiating tool is to strike and demonstrate, and where that fails, escalate it to intimidation through violence, where nothing, not even lives, are spared,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:57:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : "If there is a good deal and it is a valid agreement there is no reason to do that," External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:39:00 PM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “It prevents the downstream industry from being able to defend its market share against cheaper imports of finished products,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “If we don’t protect the country’s steel industry, the industry might lose more than 20 000 jobs and this will have a devastating effect on the economy,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Therefore, there is no correlation between tariffs, safeguard and steel prices,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Gerhard Papenfus said : “Numsa will not fix the problem with rolling mass action. Employees will not agree to it. If you want collective bargaining, fix council,” External link

iol Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chief executive31.58%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
executive10.53%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
ceo21.05%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
ceo31.58%SA09/09/201409/09/2014
chief executive officer5.26%EN11/22/201322/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Gerhard PapenfusEN78.57%
Gerhard PapenfusSA14.29%
Gerhard PapenfusFR7.14%


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