Ebrahim Patel

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Ebrahim Patel says : “I’m not going to comment on how we’re going to deal with each element of the roadmap, but we do regard climate change as fundamental, that the signs indicate the need for bold action by countries. And we’ve been disappointed that many developed countries have not had a sufficiently ambitious commitment to finance” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Friday, December 3, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “It’s the political leadership of both countries recognising that if we can unlock the obstacles and challenges, then both countries can grow. We have heard about the enormous challenges that Nigeria faces with unemployment and low growth and those are the exact challenges that South Africa also faces,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “I’ve just come from Ghana, where four weeks ago we agreed on rules of origin for cheese, fruit juices and edible oils. We now have agreement on just over 88% of products. Our immediate target is 90%,” External link

theafricareport Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “Once they’ve approved that, we can start trading. That’s where we are,” External link

theafricareport Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our policy aims to address high levels of economic concentration and to provide effective competition that supports industrialisation, that builds dynamic firms, that protects and creates jobs, and promotes economic inclusion and transformation,” External link

iol Friday, October 22, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “One of the important issues is to ensure that we move swiftly so we can't rely on all of the normal processes, but that we don't open an enormous gap for either fraudulent transactions or corruption,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We have also worked with associations and groups. In the sugar industry, we got an application from sugar farmers whose cane was burnt and R85 million was made available to cover 192 sugar farmers. This has been approved and will get to the final beneficiary," External link

sanews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We have also worked with associations and groups. In the sugar industry, we got an application from sugar farmers whose cane was burnt, and R85 million was made available to cover 192 sugar farmers. This has been approved and will get to the final beneficiary," External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "This has helped us make progress in the recovery and reconstruction of the economy. The economic recovery package announced in July was set up in August. We have had site visits and retooled the NEF to have teams across the country to encourage companies to apply for support," External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “The industry partnership is about building the dynamism of local factories that can create more jobs, supply competitively-priced goods to consumers and provide a fair wage for workers and a fair return to shareholders,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The amendments in the bill seek to update the Companies Act in light of developments in the field, address public concerns and improve the ease of doing business. One area covered in the Bill relates to remuneration policies and we are not the only country grappling with the challenge of high levels of inequality,” External link

sanews Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The option favoured by labour is for the use of executives’ actual annual remuneration. It believes that the actual remuneration received by executives should be used to show the real pay gap between the highest and lowest paid employee every year,” External link

iol Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Transparency in respect of beneficial ownership reporting is becoming a matter of concern internationally. In both the US and the EU, efforts have been made to address the matter of the identity of the holders of the beneficial interests in a company,” External link

iol Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The signing of the master plan sets the foundation and commitment for the development and growth of this important sector. The ceremony offers an opportunity for us to reaffirm the commitment to the steel industry’s social compact and the agreed implementation agenda,” External link

citizen Monday, June 14, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The idea is that the steel development fund will be run effectively by the industry. It will be a resource that is available to help promote the long- term interest and future of the sector,” External link

iol Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I said to the facilitator at the start the money should not come into the government, that is not the ideal place, you need a more flexible instrument so the industry can see where the money is being deployed to,” External link

iol Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We need a cheap and secure source of energy. Part of the master plan is an engagement with Eskom to find ways of doing that,” External link

iol Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel argued : “it is of substantial importance that a minister obtains certainty about whether he or she has the implied powers to appoint an acting chairperson or not” External link

news24 Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the vulnerabilities of national economies in a globalised world, with the disruption of global supply-chains and measures to monopolise access to scarce goods like ventilators and vaccines. The lesson for South Africa is to build greater economic resilience - at firm and economy level - and pursue what has been described as 'strategic autonomy' goals, which in the South African context means greater levels of industrialisation and innovation," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Trade policy needs to be a source of new jobs and expansion of the industrial economy in South Africa. It must support South Africa’s industrial development,” “Increased exports can drive sustainable growth, generate decent well-paying jobs and widen economic inclusion, including for women and youth” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The continent, and South Africa as part of it, must avoid the trap of simply becoming basic assemblers or finishers of product largely produced elsewhere in the world,” “This is essential to deepen industrial development and with it, growth, investment and good quality jobs” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The local industrial effort – what we call localisation for shorthand – must be rooted in building both dynamic firms and an inclusive economy,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The phenomenon in which manufacturing share of GDP declines over time, known as de-industrialisation, is not unique to South Africa,” “However, the extent to which it has impacted has been far more severe than many other countries” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The strategy is complemented by a consumption leg, and a focus on increasing competitiveness in the global race to transition from the internal combustion engine era, into electro-mobility solutions and technologies,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We need charging infrastructure – and must expand the existing 200 charging points for electric vehicles in South Africa using the agreed SABS [South African Bureau of Standards] standard,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “For example, in November, the first units of the new Toyota Corolla hybrid vehicle are planned to roll off the production line in South Africa,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is an important way in which we can create meaningful economic inclusion. This can be the new frontier of economic empowerment,” “First, we must build a new model of growth and economic inclusion that unites South Africans in the economy and promote transformation” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “South Africa’s import to GDP ratio is too high for an economy that desperately needs more jobs. Our localisation strategy has the support of major corporate players,” “They, as much as the government, are committed to achieving far greater localisation, recognising its wider benefit for the economy and society” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is an important way in which we can create meaningful economic inclusion. This can be the new frontier of economic empowerment,” “First, we must build a new model of growth and economic inclusion that unites South Africans in the economy and promote transformation” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “What Covid has done is remind us how important it is to localise, because in March last year the country had a shortage of medical grade masks and other products. When we did an initial check on what our capability is to produce those masks that front-line healthcare workers use, we concluded that at best we could do 6 million masks a month and yet this country’s need was greater than that,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We opened up opportunities to some of the small players to export some of these products to other African countries and when we last made available this information publicly we had sold R1.7-billion worth of hand sanitisers and related products to other African countries,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We worked with companies to see how we could scale up production. By March this year, some 12 months later, we had a production capacity in South Africa of medical-grade masks of some 16 million per month. We have taken it from 6 million to 16 million in a year,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “When the Covid pandemic first reached our shores, South Africa did not have significant hand sanitiser production capability. We looked at what could we do to get more hand sanitisers done here in South Africa,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I am advised by my officials that there are apparent discrepancies between the reply furnished herein and information supplied to the department by the NLC and will seek to have these explained and if it requires a revised reply, this will be submitted to Parliament,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 23, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “These platforms have been enhanced by the dtic even further through reforms enabled in competition law, efforts to improve the ease of doing business and the implementation of the national sector masterplans,” External link

sanews Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Government has a strong interest in supporting the long-term sustainability of the industry,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:43:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The rapid expansion of business process services is a tribute to the skills of young South Africans and evidence of what South Africa has to offer as a business and investment destination” External link

iol Friday, April 9, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “This sector is a large and growing employer of labour. The ‘reimagined industrial strategy’ outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2019 laid the basis for growing established sectors (like clothing, poultry, sugar and steel) and emerging or new sectors (such as call centres, the green economy and digital industries),” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It would be very helpful to remove uncertainty by getting any thoughts that the portfolio committee may have,” “I hope that … as soon as we have the process completed for a permanent chairperson, the NLC will be able to have this governance issue fully resolved, and that we are all working to ensure that, in fact, the NLC is able to serve the people of South Africa in terms of the Act and within the framework of our Constitution” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This needs to be done through deeper partnerships and careful use of both demand and supply-side measures,” External link

sanews Monday, March 29, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In the case of South Africa, the country rapidly opened its trade-exposed sectors to what was described as the bracing effects of global competition, but without supporting local firms to become stronger and more dynamic. The results were painful to see - we lost critical manufacturing capacity,” External link

sanews Monday, March 29, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We would like to clarify the situation (around cooked foods),” “When takeaways and restaurants were closed (at the start of the lockdown), we also communicated to the supermarkets their hot food sections need to be closed. As the law stands, it needs to be observed, it is very clear what the position is, they are not allowed to sell cooked foods” External link

iol Friday, March 26, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : “It is my view that the NLC accounts must be open and transparent and that the public is entitled to know the beneficiaries of the monies that the NLC manages on behalf of the people,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote ( about Commission ) : “It is a norm that the List of Projects Funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) would have also been published in their annual reports,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : “It is my view that the NLC accounts must be open and transparent and that the public is entitled to know the beneficiaries of the monies that the NLC manages on behalf of the people,” External link

citizen Friday, March 19, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote ( about Commission ) : “It is a norm that the List of Projects Funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) would have also been published in their annual reports,” External link

citizen Friday, March 19, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : "It is my view that the NLC accounts must be open and transparent and that the public is entitled to know the beneficiaries of the monies that the NLC manages on behalf of the people," External link

news24 Friday, March 19, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote ( about Commission ) : "It is a norm that the List of Projects Funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) would have also been published in their annual reports," External link

news24 Friday, March 19, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We also have diverse climates across the country that allowed the growth of different fruits and livestock. This deepens the opportunity that comes from this capabilities and the land has to create new bustling value chains of agro-processed goods downstream,” External link

iol Friday, March 19, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Industrial revival is at the heart of our efforts to reignite economic growth," External link

businessday Sunday, March 14, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It’s an example of what companies can do, and we look forward to others following their lead, as we drive an enhanced model of broad-based transformation, through worker empowerment, in our country,” External link

sanews Monday, February 8, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is a boost for the efforts to build that more inclusive economy. It is a sweet spot in a difficult time for workers and consumers, and follows the recent announcement by Ford Motor Company of the biggest investment in their history in South Africa, with R16bn that will build and expand their production facilities,” External link

iol Monday, February 8, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is a joint fund. It is one where the head of CCBSA will work closely with myself and we will try to utilise these resources to implement the commitment that has come out of the package that was agreed on at the National Economic Development and Labour Council. There was a significant commitment that was made to all the social partners to boost localisation in the economy,” External link

iol Monday, February 8, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "It can be used to bring expertise and technical skills to help greater localisation in the food sector, in clothing, in consumer goods, in machinery and many other sectors," "These are important steps in our efforts to create an economy that belongs to all, an economy that all South Africans feel there is space for them. It is a great example of what companies can do, we look forward to others following the lead, and that this year can be a be a year to deepen the involvement of workers in boards of companies and to own shares in companies," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Crises trigger these things, everybody, whether government, or unions people have comfort zones," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is a boost for our efforts to recover growth and jobs in the economy following the impact of Covid-19 on livelihoods and to prepare South Africa for the opportunities of the AfCFTA,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “We recognised that we needed a new approach to SEZs,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “Our automotive industry plan envisages doubling production and employment in the sector by 2035 while driving deeper levels of localisation,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “Covid deaths are no longer a statistic in the news. It’s no longer a number. It’s no longer a name on social media. Society is being decimated as good people are succumbing,” External link

iol Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our continent exports raw materials and imports finished goods, with substantial value added in the process,” External link

sanews Monday, January 4, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about The UK ) : “The AfCFTA presents South African producers and manufacturers with an opportunity for expansion to new markets in West, Central, East and North Africa, and provides alternative markets for the export of value added goods, as well as services. In addition, exports to the United Kingdom can continue seamlessly with the new agreement with the UK in place,” External link

sanews Monday, January 4, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Covid-19 simply reminded us of the enormous price we pay for not developing advanced economies. This is Africa’s moment to build resilient, innovative economies on the back of the large markets that the free trade agreement puts in place. It will take dedication and disciplined implementation over the next few years to fully realise the benefits,” External link

iol Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “AfCFTA presents South African producers and manufacturers with an opportunity for expansion to new markets in West, Central, and North Africa, and provides alternative markets for the export of value added goods, as well as services. In addition, exports to the United Kingdom can continue seamlessly with the new agreement with the UK in place,” External link

iol Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “As soon as sufficient capacity was built up for local use, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) issued permits to local companies to export product to other African countries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “As we build a more resilient economy, we will rely more on local innovation and industrial capacity. The legacy of COVID-19 is to underscore the importance of localisation, to create more jobs and enhance economic output,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "South Africa has the continent's largest diversified industrial base and was able to use local know-how to roll out on scale the production of critical personal protective equipment," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We still need Botswana to ratify,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “And when I addressed investors at the recent investment conference [in South Africa] one of the most commented on developments was the AfCFTA. And a number of investors said, ‘If you can ensure it’s introduced on time, it does change our investment calculus, it does change whether it’s viable or not to produce on the continent. For 55 separate countries it’s just not possible to put up plants. But for a market that is potentially over a billion consumers, it makes a lot of sense.’” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “They will use Aspen Pharmacare’s facilities in Nelson Mandela Bay to produce vaccines. As soon as their vaccine has been completed and approved, manufacturing will take place in South Africa,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, December 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Foreign direct investment is expected to decrease by a further 5 to 10 percent in 2021 and to initiate a recovery in 2022,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The conference is an opportunity to assess what progress we’ve made with getting that R664-billion from an idea from the mind of an investor to the point where bricks and mortar are hitting the ground,” External link

mg Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “None of the pledges that has been made has disappeared. No company has written to us to indicate that they want to withdraw the pledge,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “It is when mining shafts are being sunk and when goods and services are being bought, can we say progress is being made,” External link

citizen Monday, November 9, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “President Ramaphosa wanted the gathering to form part of stimulating economic growth and achieving greater levels of job creation, with him focusing of creating an environment attractive investment,” External link

citizen Monday, November 9, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel explained : “We are now trying to replicate scale to bring investors to the continent,” External link

citizen Monday, November 9, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Of course, COVID-19 has impacted investment and we now need to address that," External link

irishsun Monday, November 9, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This conference is an opportunity to assess what progress we’ve made with getting that R664 billion from an idea in the mind of an investor,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, November 9, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are in an environment globally where sentiment is very low, where that pause button is pressed by many investors. We want to make sure that South Africa stands out in terms of the opportunities available,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 9, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The conference will be an opportunity to highlight this and to engage investors because when you have a much bigger market, you no longer suffer the problems of scale. Small markets mean very little production run and you just produce for tiny markets, and your cost structure is high — and that is the advantage the Asian, European and North American producers have. They have these massive markets. So we are trying to replicate scale to bring investors to the continent,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 9, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “For South Africa, our intention is to use the opportunity of the investment conference to showcase new possibilities and opportunities in South Africa... "We are in an environment globally where sentiment is very low, where that pause button is pressed by many investors. We want to make sure that South Africa stands out in terms of the opportunities available,” External link

sanews Monday, November 9, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The conference will be an opportunity to highlight this and to engage investors because when you have a much bigger market, you no longer suffer the problems of scale. Small markets mean very little production run and you just produce for tiny markets, and your cost structure is high -- and that is the advantage the Asian, European and North American producers have. They have these massive markets. So we are trying to replicate scale to bring investors to the continent,” External link

sanews Monday, November 9, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “Many countries face institutional and legal difficulties when using TRIPS flexibilities due the cumbersome process to be followed to invoke the flexibilities. The TRIPS Waiver as proposed by South Africa and other developing countries aims to promote timely, affordable and equitable access to vaccines, medical technologies and treatments of COVID-19 and ensure that IPRs are protected for the benefit of all” External link

africanewswire Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “in a post-COVID dispensation, strong and resilient national systems would have to enhance national production capacities; ensure greater diversification and value-addition, including technological upgrading. This applies even more in circumstances where developed countries are adopting measures to promote ‘strategic autonomy’ and re-shoring strategies. We strongly believe that further tariff liberalization is not a solution in the midst of a crisis” External link

africanewswire Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is important that we seek to ensure that agreed Rules of Origin promote and support local production and value addition in Africa. Our Rules, therefore, should not be designed to benefit third parties,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "Many countries face institutional and legal difficulties when using TRIPS flexibilities due the cumbersome process to be followed to invoke the flexibilities. The TRIPS Waiver as proposed by South Africa and other developing countries aims to promote timely, affordable and equitable access to vaccines, medical technologies and treatments of COVID-19 and ensure that IPRs are protected for the benefit of all" External link

allafrica Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : "in a post-COVID dispensation, strong and resilient national systems would have to enhance national production capacities; ensure greater diversification and value-addition, including technological upgrading. This applies even more in circumstances where developed countries are adopting measures to promote 'strategic autonomy' and re-shoring strategies. We strongly believe that further tariff liberalization is not a solution in the midst of a crisis" External link

allafrica Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is important that we seek to ensure that agreed Rules of Origin promote and support local production and value addition in Africa. Our Rules, therefore, should not be designed to benefit third parties” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “The TRIPS Waiver, as proposed by South Africa and other developing countries, aims to promote timely, affordable and equitable access to vaccines, medical technologies and treatments of COVID-19, and ensure that IPRs [intellectual property rights] are protected for the benefit of all,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This applies even more in circumstances where developed countries are adopting measures to promote ‘strategic autonomy’ and re-shoring strategies. We strongly believe that further tariff liberalisation is not a solution in the midst of a crisis,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To address this, I have engaged management to increase the level of partnership with other funders and actively seek access to third-party funding that can assist the corporation in fulfilling its mandate,” “At the same time, the organisation should address the financial problems that many of its larger investments are experiencing and that predate the Covid-19 pandemic” External link

iol Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “His death is a sad loss to the community of someone still in the prime of his life, able to give so much to build stronger and resilient communities. We will miss him. Our condolences go to his family during this difficult time,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This requires more investment flows, economic diversification and greater policy space in the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for vulnerable economies commencing the hard work of economic recovery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 25, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The pandemic disrupted global supply chains. The new consensus on the need for greater supply chain resilience need to include efforts to spread risk by enabling the greater geographic spread of manufacturing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 25, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This should include WTO reform that addresses imbalances in the rules that emerged from the Uruguay Round, to allow for legitimate measures to support industrial development and to provide policy space for digital economy development on the African continent to drive economic growth and development,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 25, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This requires more investment flows, economic diversification and greater policy space in the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for vulnerable economies commencing the hard work of economic recovery,” External link

sanews Friday, September 25, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The pandemic disrupted global supply chains. The new consensus on the need for greater supply chain resilience need to include efforts to spread risk by enabling the greater geographic spread of manufacturing,” External link

sanews Friday, September 25, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This should include WTO reform that addresses imbalances in the rules that emerged from the Uruguay Round, to allow for legitimate measures to support industrial development and to provide policy space for digital economy development on the African continent to drive economic growth and development,” External link

sanews Friday, September 25, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel told ( about Commission ) : “I concluded that it would be in the best interest of the National Lotteries Commission to secure a settlement and extended the period of appointment of the Chairperson for a one-year period to 30 November 2020,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The Covid-19 pandemic has made the argument for localisation even more urgent and important. The key issue for our economy now is the return of domestic demand. We need to stimulate the economy via deeper localisation efforts” External link

iol Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Investment Programme ) : “This includes Supplier Developments Funds committed to by private-sector firms during competition settlement processes of R4.5 billion. Already more than 500 black farming businesses have been supported though these programmes. Government has also agreed worker empowerment structures with private sector firms, which so far covers more than 25 000 employees with as estimated equity value of more than R7 billion. The dtic has also negotiated commitments from multinational firms as part of the Equity Equivalents Investment Programme under the BBBEE Act; and additional commitments with industry stakeholders as part of sector masterplans like the R1 billion committed towards transformation in the sugar industry; and the R6 billion committed to by the automotive industry towards the Auto Transformation Fund. All of these pipelines of empowerment and transformation are designed to bring greater numbers of black-owned businesses into the economy,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “Some of the difficulties include limited access to support and facilities from commercial banks, based on lack of business track records or collateral. Other challenges include concentrated markets where incumbents and dominant firms effectively limit entry of new players. For example, the Grocery Retail Market Inquiry conducted by the Competition Commission found that exclusivity leases in shopping malls have kept smaller grocery retailers out of major market platforms,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “Aside from the problems at the level of the individual entrepreneur, other challenges we have identified within the dtic are that we can reduce duplication of screening and approval processes, so that staff can be redeployed to post-investment support services, and overhead costs can be reduced. Across government, programs need to be more integrated, so that industrial funding is accompanied by other forms of support like procurement, access to infrastructure, and export promotion, to facilitate a joined-up package of support,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Investment Programme ) : “This includes Supplier Developments Funds committed to by private-sector firms during competition settlement processes of R4.5 billion. Already more than 500 black farming businesses have been supported though these programmes. Government has also agreed worker empowerment structures with private sector firms, which so far covers more than 25 000 employees with as estimated equity value of more than R7 billion. The dtic has also negotiated commitments from multinational firms as part of the Equity Equivalents Investment Programme under the BBBEE Act; and additional commitments with industry stakeholders as part of sector masterplans like the R1 billion committed towards transformation in the sugar industry; and the R6 billion committed to by the automotive industry towards the Auto Transformation Fund. All of these pipelines of empowerment and transformation are designed to bring greater numbers of black-owned businesses into the economy,” External link

africa-newsroom Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “Some of the difficulties include limited access to support and facilities from commercial banks, based on lack of business track records or collateral. Other challenges include concentrated markets where incumbents and dominant firms effectively limit entry of new players. For example, the Grocery Retail Market Inquiry conducted by the Competition Commission found that exclusivity leases in shopping malls have kept smaller grocery retailers out of major market platforms,” External link

africa-newsroom Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “Aside from the problems at the level of the individual entrepreneur, other challenges we have identified within the dtic are that we can reduce duplication of screening and approval processes, so that staff can be redeployed to post-investment support services, and overhead costs can be reduced. Across government, programs need to be more integrated, so that industrial funding is accompanied by other forms of support like procurement, access to infrastructure, and export promotion, to facilitate a joined-up package of support,” External link

africa-newsroom Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The objective… is to determine appropriate amendments to the price preference system guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable, good-quality scrap metal,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 28, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Copyright ) : “Copyright creates a monopoly for a given period and the intention of the law was to strike a balance between the various interests of the originators of certain types of works, the owners of the copyright and users of the works. For this reason, all countries permit some exceptions to enable the public to use copyrighted material in specific circumstances where the public interest warrants it,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I have taken note that various legal opinions hold that the Ministerial powers in the bills are sufficiently qualified as to address concerns about impermissible delegation, but as they were an attempt to cure potential constitutional breaches on the formulation of retrospectivity, they would be redundant if those clauses are changed and should therefore be removed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Copyright ) : “The bills seek to regulate the exercise of certain intellectual property rights. Copyright creates a monopoly for a given period and the intention of the law was to strike a balance between the various interests of the originators of certain types of works, the owners of the copyright and users of the works,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The bills seeks to clarify the commercial rights of parties and also address a challenge relating to the potential imbalance in power between parties in the contractual relationships that arise between originators of creative works and owners of the copyright to those works, and the negative developmental outcomes that arise from this,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In March, when the virus reached our shores, we had no local manufacturing capacity for ventilators and yet the health care demand for ventilators surged. But today as we speak, South African-designed and manufactured ventilators are rolling off the production line,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “As we build our production capacity, we will support our neighbours across the African continent with these ventilators. South African manufacturers have supplied sanitisers, masks and other critical medical goods to neighbouring countries,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To prepare for the post-covid world, we will strengthen efforts around reconstruction and recovery, including broader pacts with workers and businesses, focused on saving as many firms and jobs; identifying new opportunities; embracing digital technologies to recover and change; addressing economic inclusion with greater urgency,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “engagement by both the Ministry and Parliament to have the NLC publicly release the List of Projects Funded,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is my view that the NLC accounts must be open and transparent and that the public is entitled to know the beneficiaries of the monies that the NLC manages on behalf of the people,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “African countries are learning the hard lesson that we cannot simply remain exporters of raw materials and importers of medical supplies and food products. We must confront uncomfortable facts and deal with Africa’s position in the global economy. Africa has 17% of the world’s population, yet only 3% of the world’s GDP . Our continent imported $66 billion agricultural products in 2019 from outside the continent and Africa runs an agricultural trade deficit with the rest of the world of some $22 billion. The level of imports is bigger than the individual GDP s of more than 40 African countries,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Trade policy must support the efforts at building local and continental capacities, building regional markets in energy, digital and financial inclusion, and enable the start of trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA); and we must be determined that the legacy of covid-19 must be a stronger, economically more prosperous Africa, producing a wider range of value-added products and with a large and dynamic internal African market. This must be the time for the Made in Africa, the Proudly Produced in Africa initiative to be at the heart of our efforts in economic reconstruction,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "African countries are learning the hard lesson that if we are simply exporters of raw materials and importers of medication, medical equipment and other critical goods, then our ability to ensure protection of citizens in moments like these is compromised," "An inclusive supply-chain means that manufacturing capacity is diversified across countries and South Africa, and indeed the African continent, is ready to expand production for both existing product lines and new product opportunities," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel explained : “Scrap metal is essential for the domestic processing industry, which is crucial for the manufacturing industry and for infrastructure development,” External link

theafricareport Friday, July 24, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “Due to the steep global increase in prices and reduced economic activity, the industry has called on government to urgently assist it. The objective is to determine appropriate amendments to the Price Preference System guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable good quality scrap metal,” External link

theafricareport Friday, July 24, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “BRICS provides a platform for cooperation to build trade and investment flows, including a focus on more balanced trade, and higher value-added products,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “BRICS provides a platform for cooperation to build trade and investment flows, including a focus on more balanced trade, and higher value-added products,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This project has benefited from the active support of and collaboration with Ministers Blade Nzimande and [Health Minister] Zweli Mkhize, drawing in the technical capabilities of public institutions and the private sector and working closely with the Solidarity Fund,” External link

sanews Friday, July 17, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Given the enormous global shortage of ventilators, a few months ago we started the National Ventilator Project ( NVP ) with the aim of rapidly facilitating local development and manufacturing of thousands of non-invasive ventilators,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, July 17, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This project has benefited from the active support of and collaboration with Ministers Blade Nzimande and Zweli Mkhize, drawing in the technical capabilities of public institutions and the private sector and working closely with the Solidarity Fund,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, July 17, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This project has benefited from the active support of and collaboration with Ministers Blade Nzimande and [Health Minister] Zweli Mkhize, drawing in the technical capabilities of public institutions and the private sector and working closely with the Solidarity Fund,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 17, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : “The outcome of the investigation is without evidence that the drug rehabilitation centre was complete,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel told : “If you look at the work of the IDC [Industrial Development Corporation], they do not support only designated groups,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The objective of this investigation is to determine appropriate amendments to the price preference system (PPS) guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable good quality scrap metal," External link

iol Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Whatever measures we take now are temporary to deal with this immediate challenge created by the Covid-19 pandemic, but they also lay the basis for the new steel industry masterplan," External link

iol Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “Scrap metal is an essential material for the domestic processing industry, which itself is crucial for the South African manufacturing industry and for infrastructure development. Due to the steep global increase in prices and reduced economic activity, the industry has called on government to urgently assist it. I have therefore issued a trade policy directive to ITAC to urgently investigate the market conditions around the demand-supply imbalance in the scrap metal industry as a result of COVID-19. The objective of this investigation is to determine appropriate amendments to the Price Preference System guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable good quality scrap metal,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, July 3, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our long-term plan for the industry, which was announced by the Minister of Finance during his budget speech in 2019, and which is widely agreed upon within the sector, is to introduce an export tax on scrap metal as soon as possible. Whatever measures we take now are temporary to deal with this immediate challenge created by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they also lay the basis for the new Steel industry Masterplan,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, July 3, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “Scrap metal is an essential material for the domestic processing industry, which itself is crucial for the South African manufacturing industry and for infrastructure development. Due to the steep global increase in prices and reduced economic activity, the industry has called on government to urgently assist it. I have therefore issued a trade policy directive to ITAC to urgently investigate the market conditions around the demand-supply imbalance in the scrap metal industry as a result of COVID -19. The objective of this investigation is to determine appropriate amendments to the Price Preference System guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable good quality scrap metal,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, July 3, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our long-term plan for the industry, which was announced by the Minister of Finance during his budget speech in 2019, and which is widely agreed upon within the sector, is to introduce an export tax on scrap metal as soon as possible. Whatever measures we take now are temporary to deal with this immediate challenge created by the COVID -19 pandemic, but they also lay the basis for the new Steel industry Masterplan,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, July 3, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The NLC went out on a call for applications for the Covid-19 relief fund to the amount of R150 million and received over five thousand applications from non-profit organisations countrywide. At this stage, adjudications are underway, and allocations are still being done on the R150 million to different applicants. Therefore, the process has not been completed as yet," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “On the growth side is the concern that demand is shrinking because of decline in consumption ... and expansion of imports,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We sat down with key role-players and bigger users of sugar, such as beverage makers, and we have an in-principle agreement for them to buy more local sugar, as well as give an opportunity for the deeper restructuring of the sector,” “We will be gazetting a notice providing a brief summary of the sugar master plan and designating the sugar industry [as priority] in terms of the Competition Act that will allow the industry the opportunity to meet and give effect to the master plan, and deepen the use of local products” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “They had been concerned about their experience when law enforcement officers visited stores…. In some cases managers ha been arrested for allegedly operating establishments not permitted under the initial lockdown regulations…” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 15, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : “In view of the two forensic investigation reports from your independent investigators, and in light of the investigation outcome, it is evident that the proactive funding was not used for the intended purpose,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The agreements are comprehensive and create a framework for ensuring a safer workplace environment,” “But even when we have these measures in place it will still take extraordinary focus and monitoring that we [must] adhere to,” External link

citizen Friday, May 29, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “subject to the health protocols being followed” “There are particular challenges within a domestic environment [and] we will be looking to see if the existing directions need to be elaborated [upon] or extended to provide for circumstances like these,” External link

citizen Friday, May 29, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “On the question of whether domestic workers are able to return to work, the answer is yes, but subject of course to the health protocols being followed,” “There are particular challenges sometimes in a domestic environment and we will be looking to see whether the existing directions may need to be elaborated or expanded to provide for circumstances like that. But as domestic workers return, it’s absolutely vital that it be done in those circumstances where it can be done so safely,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 29, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To make that a bit more practical it would allow taverns and registered shebeens and so on to also sell alcohol but subject to the condition it must be in a sealed container and the consumer must take it away from those premises in order to consume it at home,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 29, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In this period, we looked also at how can we avoid so much pressure on the public transport system where people are crammed together and they become important and key sites for the spread of the virus,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will be engaging on a continuous basis with all of these sectors to see at what point will it be possible for more activities to open up and what would be the protocols,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “As we open businesses again we must use all of our efforts in government as consumers, workers, to support local manufacturers, including small enterprises, to promote the proudly South African campaign, because when jobs are created here in local manufacturers, they send a positive economic momentum right through the economy. They create livelihoods and provide more resources in the society,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This should reduce the number of persons who come to one place. They [liquor traders] have also indicated that they will take firm steps to reduce that rush, so that we do not have that rush we saw when liquor stores opened elsewhere in the world,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We have moved from just regulations, but we are collaborating more with business as we open up the economy,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We have used this time to put protocols in place and have a range of sector compacts in different industries that will enable more workers to benefit from the health arrangements that have been put in place,” External link

miningweekly Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We then received a request from retailers that there should be a common list [which was then developed in consultation with the sector]. It’s not a list of what people should wear — it was meant to give clarity to retailers so that they can have a common frame,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follows best practice to protect the health and safety of all our citizens,” External link

iol Monday, May 18, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follows best practice to protect the health and safety of all our citizens,” External link

iol Sunday, May 17, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “the buying and selling of goods using telephones and digital platforms, including the internet and mobile phone-based applications, and for this purpose includes goods to be delivered by a courier or delivery service,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “E-commerce can be a critical enabler to opening the economy through contactless transactions, which can reduce the movement of consumers, and the density of shoppers in retail spaces,” “Further it can accelerate innovation, support local manufacturing and increase access by the informal market and poorer South Africans” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “When packaging goods, retailers must provide written guidelines for customers on how to safely disinfect their goods before use,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we open up any one category, let’s say e-commerce, unavoidably there’s enormous pressure to do the same for physical stores, for spaza shops, for informal traders, so there is fair competition,” External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "We strongly believe in the value of e-Commerce as a critical enabler to opening the economy through contactless transactions. This can reduce the movement of consumers, and the density of shoppers in retail spaces. Further it can accelerate innovation, support local manufacturing and increase access by the informal market and poorer South Africans,” Minister Patel said today. “We are in the middle of a global pandemic that has taken hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. Protecting the lives of workers and consumers is critical as we open up the economy. We have consulted with stakeholders to get the proper health and safety protocols in place which can allow the full e-Commerce supply chain to operate safely while mitigating the risk of it becoming a vector for transmission of the coronavirus," External link

gov-za Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we open up any one category, let’s say e-commerce, unavoidably there’s enormous pressure to do the same for physical stores, for spaza shops, for informal traders, so there is fair competition,” External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We need to work together with the sector to make digital platforms an avenue which can be used by a greater number of local manufacturers, retailers and consumers to transact. We have consulted with companies in e-commerce who have committed to give prominence to South African-made goods on their sites," External link

miningweekly Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel explained : “On the items that people can buy, obviously we wanted to keep the list as short and simple as possible so that we can do a quick turnaround at shops so that people spend the minimum amount of time there, and travel as infrequently to the shops as possible” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follows best practice to protect the health and safety of all our citizens,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follow best practice to protect health and safety of all our citizens. The discussions with industry builds on the greater cooperation that arose from the Industry Masterplan for the retail-clothing, textile and footwear industry,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follows best practice to protect the health and safety of all our citizens,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The public, private and civil society sectors need to work together to ensure our society’s safety, particularly in a phase of reopening more economic sectors,” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follow best practice to protect health and safety of all our citizens. The discussions with industry builds on the greater cooperation that arose from the Industry Masterplan for the retail-clothing, textile and footwear industry. I call on consumers to look for South African-made products, made proudly by local workers, so that we can rebuild the economy. The manufacturing and retail sector has been through a very difficult time and the resumption of clothing sales under Level 4 of the new risk-adjusted approach, will assist to provide greater levels of production and commerce in the sector,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The public, private and civil society sectors need to work together to ensure our society’s safety, particularly in a phase of reopening more economic sectors,” External link

iol Friday, May 8, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The public, private and civil society sectors need to work together to ensure our society’s safety, particularly in a phase of reopening more economic sectors,” External link

iol Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “He must make the difficult judgment calls on the risk levels,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I am absolutely committed to doing everything in my power to facilitate and enable as many firms as possible to get in as quickly as possible,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is an area which we will be looking at very quickly to see what more can be done,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The main point is to save lives and as many lives as possible and avoid the personal devastation of losing loved ones too early and when it is avoidable,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The main challenge is to implement a phased and cautious return to work and to do it successfully without the rapid spread of the virus. If we can achieve that and increase the level of testing it can lay the basis to move to level 3 and … get back to greater levels of production and greater levels of normality,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we open up any one category, let’s say e-commerce, unavoidably there’s enormous pressure to do the same for physical stores, for spaza shops, for informal traders, so there is fair competition,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The rules are absolutely clear … [they] are not an essential product,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I had asked my officials to make it very clear to the NLC that they needed to issue a statement clarifying that Lotto tickets are not permitted in this period,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In agriculture, forestry and fishing, that whole sector will begin to reopen, and that will include forestry as well as horticulture and the transport of livestock and animal auctions,” External link

africanewswire Monday, April 27, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In agriculture, forestry and fishing, that whole sector will begin to reopen, and that will include forestry as well as horticulture and the transport of livestock and animal auctions,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, April 26, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In agriculture, forestry and fishing, that whole sector will begin to reopen, and that will include forestry as well as horticulture and the transport of livestock and animal auctions,” External link

gulf-times Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we move too fast we risk a rapid rise in infection ... and we will find ourselves with many ill people, many more deaths and we will have to return to level 5, which is in itself detrimental to the economy in the long term, ” “If we move too slow, we prolong the economic downturn” External link

businessday Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restaurants and takeaways will be open for delivery only,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel indiqué : "Nous sommes heureux de savoir que quels que soient les résultats du processus (de Brexit), nos relations commerciales avec le Royaume-Uni pourront continuer sans interruption. C'est très important pour les milliers de travailleurs sud-africains dont les emplois dépendent de ces échanges commerciaux, et pour les investisseurs qui utilisent l'Afrique du Sud comme base d'exportation vers le Royaume-Uni et le reste du monde" External link

french-news Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel déclaré : "C'est une opportunité de faire les choses différemment ... Nous devons augmenter la taille de cette production et amener plus de personnes dans l'économie" External link

french-news Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel déclaré : "C'est une opportunité de faire les choses différemment ... Nous devons augmenter la taille de cette production et amener plus de personnes dans l'économie" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, August 19, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
economic development minister57.91%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
minister21.94%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
minister of economic development14.75%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
minister for economic development0.72%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
deputy0.36%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
pretoria economic development minister0.36%EN05/29/201629/05/2016
minister rob davies and economic development minister1.08%EN05/27/201427/05/2014
minister2.88%AF11/14/201314/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Ebrahim PatelEN77.46%
Ebrahim PatelAF19.37%
Ebrahim PatelFR3.17%


 
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Sizwe Pamla said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Whilst the National Lottery Act may be vague on the appointment of an interim chair for the board, we agree with Minister Patel’s decision to appoint an acting chair. Sitting idly and doing nothing will have been a dereliction of responsibility,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Sibani Mngadi said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We have had three bans totalling 19 weeks of lost trade days with R36 billion loss in sales revenue for the industry and R29 billion loss in tax revenue for the government since the start of the lockdown this time last year,” “However, (Trade and Industry) Minister (Ebrahim) Patel has only found time on one occasion to meet with industry to inform us of the third liquor ban” External link

iol Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:30:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home,” “Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home," "Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested," External link

ahram-EN Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” “The minister remains committed to preparing South Africa for the post-Covid world, strengthening efforts around reconstruction and recovery,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home," "Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home," External link

nampa Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home," "Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested," External link

afp-en Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "We strongly believe in the value of e-Commerce as a critical enabler to opening the economy through contactless transactions. This can reduce the movement of consumers, and the density of shoppers in retail spaces. Further it can accelerate innovation, support local manufacturing and increase access by the informal market and poorer South Africans,” Minister Patel said today. “We are in the middle of a global pandemic that has taken hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. Protecting the lives of workers and consumers is critical as we open up the economy. We have consulted with stakeholders to get the proper health and safety protocols in place which can allow the full e-Commerce supply chain to operate safely while mitigating the risk of it becoming a vector for transmission of the coronavirus," External link

gov-za Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

David Maynier said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We will continue to motivate that where businesses in the Western Cape are able to operate safely, they can do so. I have written to Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel requesting him to convene an urgent meeting of the ministers and Members of the Executive Councils (MECs) to discuss the implementation of the risk-adjusted approach to the lockdown and the proposed Level 4 restrictions in the provinces,” External link

iol Friday, May 1, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

David Maynier said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We will continue to motivate that where businesses in the Western Cape are able to operate safely, they can do so, and so I have written to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, to request him to convene an urgent meeting of the ministers and members of executive councils to discuss the implementation of the risk-adjusted approach to the lockdown and the proposed level 4 restrictions in the provinces,” External link

the-star Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

David Maynier said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We will continue to motivate that where businesses in the Western Cape are able to operate safely, they can do so, and so I have written to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, to request him to convene an urgent meeting of the ministers and members of executive councils to discuss the implementation of the risk-adjusted approach to the lockdown and the proposed level 4 restrictions in the provinces,” External link

iol Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Maynier said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We will continue to motivate that where businesses in the Western Cape are able to operate safely, they can do so. I have written to Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel requesting him to convene an urgent meeting of the ministers and Members of the Executive Councils (MECs) to discuss the implementation of the risk-adjusted approach to the lockdown and the proposed Level 4 restrictions in the provinces,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Sammy Claassen estimé ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Nous disons au gouvernement de venir à la table des discussions, parce qu'actuellement il y a seulement un dialogue entre le ministre (de l'Industrie) Ebrahim Patel et ArcelorMittal. Mais le principal actionnaire est la communauté qui est exclue" External link

slateafrique Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Sammy Claassen estimé ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Nous disons au gouvernement de venir à la table des discussions, parce qu'actuellement il y a seulement un dialogue entre le ministre (de l'Industrie) Ebrahim Patel et ArcelorMittal. Mais le principal actionnaire est la communauté qui est exclue" External link

afp-fr Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

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Ebrahim Patel says : “I’m not going to comment on how we’re going to deal with each element of the roadmap, but we do regard climate change as fundamental, that the signs indicate the need for bold action by countries. And we’ve been disappointed that many developed countries have not had a sufficiently ambitious commitment to finance” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Friday, December 3, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “It’s the political leadership of both countries recognising that if we can unlock the obstacles and challenges, then both countries can grow. We have heard about the enormous challenges that Nigeria faces with unemployment and low growth and those are the exact challenges that South Africa also faces,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “I’ve just come from Ghana, where four weeks ago we agreed on rules of origin for cheese, fruit juices and edible oils. We now have agreement on just over 88% of products. Our immediate target is 90%,” External link

theafricareport Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “Once they’ve approved that, we can start trading. That’s where we are,” External link

theafricareport Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our policy aims to address high levels of economic concentration and to provide effective competition that supports industrialisation, that builds dynamic firms, that protects and creates jobs, and promotes economic inclusion and transformation,” External link

iol Friday, October 22, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “One of the important issues is to ensure that we move swiftly so we can't rely on all of the normal processes, but that we don't open an enormous gap for either fraudulent transactions or corruption,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We have also worked with associations and groups. In the sugar industry, we got an application from sugar farmers whose cane was burnt and R85 million was made available to cover 192 sugar farmers. This has been approved and will get to the final beneficiary," External link

sanews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We have also worked with associations and groups. In the sugar industry, we got an application from sugar farmers whose cane was burnt, and R85 million was made available to cover 192 sugar farmers. This has been approved and will get to the final beneficiary," External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "This has helped us make progress in the recovery and reconstruction of the economy. The economic recovery package announced in July was set up in August. We have had site visits and retooled the NEF to have teams across the country to encourage companies to apply for support," External link

news24 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “The industry partnership is about building the dynamism of local factories that can create more jobs, supply competitively-priced goods to consumers and provide a fair wage for workers and a fair return to shareholders,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The amendments in the bill seek to update the Companies Act in light of developments in the field, address public concerns and improve the ease of doing business. One area covered in the Bill relates to remuneration policies and we are not the only country grappling with the challenge of high levels of inequality,” External link

sanews Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The option favoured by labour is for the use of executives’ actual annual remuneration. It believes that the actual remuneration received by executives should be used to show the real pay gap between the highest and lowest paid employee every year,” External link

iol Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Transparency in respect of beneficial ownership reporting is becoming a matter of concern internationally. In both the US and the EU, efforts have been made to address the matter of the identity of the holders of the beneficial interests in a company,” External link

iol Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The signing of the master plan sets the foundation and commitment for the development and growth of this important sector. The ceremony offers an opportunity for us to reaffirm the commitment to the steel industry’s social compact and the agreed implementation agenda,” External link

citizen Monday, June 14, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The idea is that the steel development fund will be run effectively by the industry. It will be a resource that is available to help promote the long- term interest and future of the sector,” External link

iol Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I said to the facilitator at the start the money should not come into the government, that is not the ideal place, you need a more flexible instrument so the industry can see where the money is being deployed to,” External link

iol Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We need a cheap and secure source of energy. Part of the master plan is an engagement with Eskom to find ways of doing that,” External link

iol Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel argued : “it is of substantial importance that a minister obtains certainty about whether he or she has the implied powers to appoint an acting chairperson or not” External link

news24 Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the vulnerabilities of national economies in a globalised world, with the disruption of global supply-chains and measures to monopolise access to scarce goods like ventilators and vaccines. The lesson for South Africa is to build greater economic resilience - at firm and economy level - and pursue what has been described as 'strategic autonomy' goals, which in the South African context means greater levels of industrialisation and innovation," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Trade policy needs to be a source of new jobs and expansion of the industrial economy in South Africa. It must support South Africa’s industrial development,” “Increased exports can drive sustainable growth, generate decent well-paying jobs and widen economic inclusion, including for women and youth” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The continent, and South Africa as part of it, must avoid the trap of simply becoming basic assemblers or finishers of product largely produced elsewhere in the world,” “This is essential to deepen industrial development and with it, growth, investment and good quality jobs” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The local industrial effort – what we call localisation for shorthand – must be rooted in building both dynamic firms and an inclusive economy,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The phenomenon in which manufacturing share of GDP declines over time, known as de-industrialisation, is not unique to South Africa,” “However, the extent to which it has impacted has been far more severe than many other countries” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The strategy is complemented by a consumption leg, and a focus on increasing competitiveness in the global race to transition from the internal combustion engine era, into electro-mobility solutions and technologies,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We need charging infrastructure – and must expand the existing 200 charging points for electric vehicles in South Africa using the agreed SABS [South African Bureau of Standards] standard,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “For example, in November, the first units of the new Toyota Corolla hybrid vehicle are planned to roll off the production line in South Africa,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is an important way in which we can create meaningful economic inclusion. This can be the new frontier of economic empowerment,” “First, we must build a new model of growth and economic inclusion that unites South Africans in the economy and promote transformation” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “South Africa’s import to GDP ratio is too high for an economy that desperately needs more jobs. Our localisation strategy has the support of major corporate players,” “They, as much as the government, are committed to achieving far greater localisation, recognising its wider benefit for the economy and society” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is an important way in which we can create meaningful economic inclusion. This can be the new frontier of economic empowerment,” “First, we must build a new model of growth and economic inclusion that unites South Africans in the economy and promote transformation” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “What Covid has done is remind us how important it is to localise, because in March last year the country had a shortage of medical grade masks and other products. When we did an initial check on what our capability is to produce those masks that front-line healthcare workers use, we concluded that at best we could do 6 million masks a month and yet this country’s need was greater than that,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We opened up opportunities to some of the small players to export some of these products to other African countries and when we last made available this information publicly we had sold R1.7-billion worth of hand sanitisers and related products to other African countries,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We worked with companies to see how we could scale up production. By March this year, some 12 months later, we had a production capacity in South Africa of medical-grade masks of some 16 million per month. We have taken it from 6 million to 16 million in a year,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “When the Covid pandemic first reached our shores, South Africa did not have significant hand sanitiser production capability. We looked at what could we do to get more hand sanitisers done here in South Africa,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I am advised by my officials that there are apparent discrepancies between the reply furnished herein and information supplied to the department by the NLC and will seek to have these explained and if it requires a revised reply, this will be submitted to Parliament,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 23, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “These platforms have been enhanced by the dtic even further through reforms enabled in competition law, efforts to improve the ease of doing business and the implementation of the national sector masterplans,” External link

sanews Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Government has a strong interest in supporting the long-term sustainability of the industry,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:43:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The rapid expansion of business process services is a tribute to the skills of young South Africans and evidence of what South Africa has to offer as a business and investment destination” External link

iol Friday, April 9, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “This sector is a large and growing employer of labour. The ‘reimagined industrial strategy’ outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2019 laid the basis for growing established sectors (like clothing, poultry, sugar and steel) and emerging or new sectors (such as call centres, the green economy and digital industries),” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It would be very helpful to remove uncertainty by getting any thoughts that the portfolio committee may have,” “I hope that … as soon as we have the process completed for a permanent chairperson, the NLC will be able to have this governance issue fully resolved, and that we are all working to ensure that, in fact, the NLC is able to serve the people of South Africa in terms of the Act and within the framework of our Constitution” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This needs to be done through deeper partnerships and careful use of both demand and supply-side measures,” External link

sanews Monday, March 29, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In the case of South Africa, the country rapidly opened its trade-exposed sectors to what was described as the bracing effects of global competition, but without supporting local firms to become stronger and more dynamic. The results were painful to see - we lost critical manufacturing capacity,” External link

sanews Monday, March 29, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We would like to clarify the situation (around cooked foods),” “When takeaways and restaurants were closed (at the start of the lockdown), we also communicated to the supermarkets their hot food sections need to be closed. As the law stands, it needs to be observed, it is very clear what the position is, they are not allowed to sell cooked foods” External link

iol Friday, March 26, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : “It is my view that the NLC accounts must be open and transparent and that the public is entitled to know the beneficiaries of the monies that the NLC manages on behalf of the people,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote ( about Commission ) : “It is a norm that the List of Projects Funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) would have also been published in their annual reports,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : “It is my view that the NLC accounts must be open and transparent and that the public is entitled to know the beneficiaries of the monies that the NLC manages on behalf of the people,” External link

citizen Friday, March 19, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote ( about Commission ) : “It is a norm that the List of Projects Funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) would have also been published in their annual reports,” External link

citizen Friday, March 19, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : "It is my view that the NLC accounts must be open and transparent and that the public is entitled to know the beneficiaries of the monies that the NLC manages on behalf of the people," External link

news24 Friday, March 19, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote ( about Commission ) : "It is a norm that the List of Projects Funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) would have also been published in their annual reports," External link

news24 Friday, March 19, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We also have diverse climates across the country that allowed the growth of different fruits and livestock. This deepens the opportunity that comes from this capabilities and the land has to create new bustling value chains of agro-processed goods downstream,” External link

iol Friday, March 19, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Industrial revival is at the heart of our efforts to reignite economic growth," External link

businessday Sunday, March 14, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It’s an example of what companies can do, and we look forward to others following their lead, as we drive an enhanced model of broad-based transformation, through worker empowerment, in our country,” External link

sanews Monday, February 8, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is a boost for the efforts to build that more inclusive economy. It is a sweet spot in a difficult time for workers and consumers, and follows the recent announcement by Ford Motor Company of the biggest investment in their history in South Africa, with R16bn that will build and expand their production facilities,” External link

iol Monday, February 8, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is a joint fund. It is one where the head of CCBSA will work closely with myself and we will try to utilise these resources to implement the commitment that has come out of the package that was agreed on at the National Economic Development and Labour Council. There was a significant commitment that was made to all the social partners to boost localisation in the economy,” External link

iol Monday, February 8, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "It can be used to bring expertise and technical skills to help greater localisation in the food sector, in clothing, in consumer goods, in machinery and many other sectors," "These are important steps in our efforts to create an economy that belongs to all, an economy that all South Africans feel there is space for them. It is a great example of what companies can do, we look forward to others following the lead, and that this year can be a be a year to deepen the involvement of workers in boards of companies and to own shares in companies," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Crises trigger these things, everybody, whether government, or unions people have comfort zones," External link

news24 Friday, February 5, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is a boost for our efforts to recover growth and jobs in the economy following the impact of Covid-19 on livelihoods and to prepare South Africa for the opportunities of the AfCFTA,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “We recognised that we needed a new approach to SEZs,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “Our automotive industry plan envisages doubling production and employment in the sector by 2035 while driving deeper levels of localisation,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “Covid deaths are no longer a statistic in the news. It’s no longer a number. It’s no longer a name on social media. Society is being decimated as good people are succumbing,” External link

iol Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our continent exports raw materials and imports finished goods, with substantial value added in the process,” External link

sanews Monday, January 4, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about The UK ) : “The AfCFTA presents South African producers and manufacturers with an opportunity for expansion to new markets in West, Central, East and North Africa, and provides alternative markets for the export of value added goods, as well as services. In addition, exports to the United Kingdom can continue seamlessly with the new agreement with the UK in place,” External link

sanews Monday, January 4, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Covid-19 simply reminded us of the enormous price we pay for not developing advanced economies. This is Africa’s moment to build resilient, innovative economies on the back of the large markets that the free trade agreement puts in place. It will take dedication and disciplined implementation over the next few years to fully realise the benefits,” External link

iol Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “AfCFTA presents South African producers and manufacturers with an opportunity for expansion to new markets in West, Central, and North Africa, and provides alternative markets for the export of value added goods, as well as services. In addition, exports to the United Kingdom can continue seamlessly with the new agreement with the UK in place,” External link

iol Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “As soon as sufficient capacity was built up for local use, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) issued permits to local companies to export product to other African countries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “As we build a more resilient economy, we will rely more on local innovation and industrial capacity. The legacy of COVID-19 is to underscore the importance of localisation, to create more jobs and enhance economic output,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "South Africa has the continent's largest diversified industrial base and was able to use local know-how to roll out on scale the production of critical personal protective equipment," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We still need Botswana to ratify,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “And when I addressed investors at the recent investment conference [in South Africa] one of the most commented on developments was the AfCFTA. And a number of investors said, ‘If you can ensure it’s introduced on time, it does change our investment calculus, it does change whether it’s viable or not to produce on the continent. For 55 separate countries it’s just not possible to put up plants. But for a market that is potentially over a billion consumers, it makes a lot of sense.’” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “They will use Aspen Pharmacare’s facilities in Nelson Mandela Bay to produce vaccines. As soon as their vaccine has been completed and approved, manufacturing will take place in South Africa,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, December 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Foreign direct investment is expected to decrease by a further 5 to 10 percent in 2021 and to initiate a recovery in 2022,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The conference is an opportunity to assess what progress we’ve made with getting that R664-billion from an idea from the mind of an investor to the point where bricks and mortar are hitting the ground,” External link

mg Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “None of the pledges that has been made has disappeared. No company has written to us to indicate that they want to withdraw the pledge,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “It is when mining shafts are being sunk and when goods and services are being bought, can we say progress is being made,” External link

citizen Monday, November 9, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “President Ramaphosa wanted the gathering to form part of stimulating economic growth and achieving greater levels of job creation, with him focusing of creating an environment attractive investment,” External link

citizen Monday, November 9, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel explained : “We are now trying to replicate scale to bring investors to the continent,” External link

citizen Monday, November 9, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Of course, COVID-19 has impacted investment and we now need to address that," External link

irishsun Monday, November 9, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This conference is an opportunity to assess what progress we’ve made with getting that R664 billion from an idea in the mind of an investor,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, November 9, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are in an environment globally where sentiment is very low, where that pause button is pressed by many investors. We want to make sure that South Africa stands out in terms of the opportunities available,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 9, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The conference will be an opportunity to highlight this and to engage investors because when you have a much bigger market, you no longer suffer the problems of scale. Small markets mean very little production run and you just produce for tiny markets, and your cost structure is high — and that is the advantage the Asian, European and North American producers have. They have these massive markets. So we are trying to replicate scale to bring investors to the continent,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 9, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “For South Africa, our intention is to use the opportunity of the investment conference to showcase new possibilities and opportunities in South Africa... "We are in an environment globally where sentiment is very low, where that pause button is pressed by many investors. We want to make sure that South Africa stands out in terms of the opportunities available,” External link

sanews Monday, November 9, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The conference will be an opportunity to highlight this and to engage investors because when you have a much bigger market, you no longer suffer the problems of scale. Small markets mean very little production run and you just produce for tiny markets, and your cost structure is high -- and that is the advantage the Asian, European and North American producers have. They have these massive markets. So we are trying to replicate scale to bring investors to the continent,” External link

sanews Monday, November 9, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “Many countries face institutional and legal difficulties when using TRIPS flexibilities due the cumbersome process to be followed to invoke the flexibilities. The TRIPS Waiver as proposed by South Africa and other developing countries aims to promote timely, affordable and equitable access to vaccines, medical technologies and treatments of COVID-19 and ensure that IPRs are protected for the benefit of all” External link

africanewswire Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “in a post-COVID dispensation, strong and resilient national systems would have to enhance national production capacities; ensure greater diversification and value-addition, including technological upgrading. This applies even more in circumstances where developed countries are adopting measures to promote ‘strategic autonomy’ and re-shoring strategies. We strongly believe that further tariff liberalization is not a solution in the midst of a crisis” External link

africanewswire Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is important that we seek to ensure that agreed Rules of Origin promote and support local production and value addition in Africa. Our Rules, therefore, should not be designed to benefit third parties,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "Many countries face institutional and legal difficulties when using TRIPS flexibilities due the cumbersome process to be followed to invoke the flexibilities. The TRIPS Waiver as proposed by South Africa and other developing countries aims to promote timely, affordable and equitable access to vaccines, medical technologies and treatments of COVID-19 and ensure that IPRs are protected for the benefit of all" External link

allafrica Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : "in a post-COVID dispensation, strong and resilient national systems would have to enhance national production capacities; ensure greater diversification and value-addition, including technological upgrading. This applies even more in circumstances where developed countries are adopting measures to promote 'strategic autonomy' and re-shoring strategies. We strongly believe that further tariff liberalization is not a solution in the midst of a crisis" External link

allafrica Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is important that we seek to ensure that agreed Rules of Origin promote and support local production and value addition in Africa. Our Rules, therefore, should not be designed to benefit third parties” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “The TRIPS Waiver, as proposed by South Africa and other developing countries, aims to promote timely, affordable and equitable access to vaccines, medical technologies and treatments of COVID-19, and ensure that IPRs [intellectual property rights] are protected for the benefit of all,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This applies even more in circumstances where developed countries are adopting measures to promote ‘strategic autonomy’ and re-shoring strategies. We strongly believe that further tariff liberalisation is not a solution in the midst of a crisis,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To address this, I have engaged management to increase the level of partnership with other funders and actively seek access to third-party funding that can assist the corporation in fulfilling its mandate,” “At the same time, the organisation should address the financial problems that many of its larger investments are experiencing and that predate the Covid-19 pandemic” External link

iol Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “His death is a sad loss to the community of someone still in the prime of his life, able to give so much to build stronger and resilient communities. We will miss him. Our condolences go to his family during this difficult time,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This requires more investment flows, economic diversification and greater policy space in the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for vulnerable economies commencing the hard work of economic recovery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 25, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The pandemic disrupted global supply chains. The new consensus on the need for greater supply chain resilience need to include efforts to spread risk by enabling the greater geographic spread of manufacturing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 25, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This should include WTO reform that addresses imbalances in the rules that emerged from the Uruguay Round, to allow for legitimate measures to support industrial development and to provide policy space for digital economy development on the African continent to drive economic growth and development,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 25, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This requires more investment flows, economic diversification and greater policy space in the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for vulnerable economies commencing the hard work of economic recovery,” External link

sanews Friday, September 25, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The pandemic disrupted global supply chains. The new consensus on the need for greater supply chain resilience need to include efforts to spread risk by enabling the greater geographic spread of manufacturing,” External link

sanews Friday, September 25, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This should include WTO reform that addresses imbalances in the rules that emerged from the Uruguay Round, to allow for legitimate measures to support industrial development and to provide policy space for digital economy development on the African continent to drive economic growth and development,” External link

sanews Friday, September 25, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel told ( about Commission ) : “I concluded that it would be in the best interest of the National Lotteries Commission to secure a settlement and extended the period of appointment of the Chairperson for a one-year period to 30 November 2020,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The Covid-19 pandemic has made the argument for localisation even more urgent and important. The key issue for our economy now is the return of domestic demand. We need to stimulate the economy via deeper localisation efforts” External link

iol Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Investment Programme ) : “This includes Supplier Developments Funds committed to by private-sector firms during competition settlement processes of R4.5 billion. Already more than 500 black farming businesses have been supported though these programmes. Government has also agreed worker empowerment structures with private sector firms, which so far covers more than 25 000 employees with as estimated equity value of more than R7 billion. The dtic has also negotiated commitments from multinational firms as part of the Equity Equivalents Investment Programme under the BBBEE Act; and additional commitments with industry stakeholders as part of sector masterplans like the R1 billion committed towards transformation in the sugar industry; and the R6 billion committed to by the automotive industry towards the Auto Transformation Fund. All of these pipelines of empowerment and transformation are designed to bring greater numbers of black-owned businesses into the economy,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “Some of the difficulties include limited access to support and facilities from commercial banks, based on lack of business track records or collateral. Other challenges include concentrated markets where incumbents and dominant firms effectively limit entry of new players. For example, the Grocery Retail Market Inquiry conducted by the Competition Commission found that exclusivity leases in shopping malls have kept smaller grocery retailers out of major market platforms,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “Aside from the problems at the level of the individual entrepreneur, other challenges we have identified within the dtic are that we can reduce duplication of screening and approval processes, so that staff can be redeployed to post-investment support services, and overhead costs can be reduced. Across government, programs need to be more integrated, so that industrial funding is accompanied by other forms of support like procurement, access to infrastructure, and export promotion, to facilitate a joined-up package of support,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Investment Programme ) : “This includes Supplier Developments Funds committed to by private-sector firms during competition settlement processes of R4.5 billion. Already more than 500 black farming businesses have been supported though these programmes. Government has also agreed worker empowerment structures with private sector firms, which so far covers more than 25 000 employees with as estimated equity value of more than R7 billion. The dtic has also negotiated commitments from multinational firms as part of the Equity Equivalents Investment Programme under the BBBEE Act; and additional commitments with industry stakeholders as part of sector masterplans like the R1 billion committed towards transformation in the sugar industry; and the R6 billion committed to by the automotive industry towards the Auto Transformation Fund. All of these pipelines of empowerment and transformation are designed to bring greater numbers of black-owned businesses into the economy,” External link

africa-newsroom Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “Some of the difficulties include limited access to support and facilities from commercial banks, based on lack of business track records or collateral. Other challenges include concentrated markets where incumbents and dominant firms effectively limit entry of new players. For example, the Grocery Retail Market Inquiry conducted by the Competition Commission found that exclusivity leases in shopping malls have kept smaller grocery retailers out of major market platforms,” External link

africa-newsroom Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “Aside from the problems at the level of the individual entrepreneur, other challenges we have identified within the dtic are that we can reduce duplication of screening and approval processes, so that staff can be redeployed to post-investment support services, and overhead costs can be reduced. Across government, programs need to be more integrated, so that industrial funding is accompanied by other forms of support like procurement, access to infrastructure, and export promotion, to facilitate a joined-up package of support,” External link

africa-newsroom Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The objective… is to determine appropriate amendments to the price preference system guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable, good-quality scrap metal,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 28, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Copyright ) : “Copyright creates a monopoly for a given period and the intention of the law was to strike a balance between the various interests of the originators of certain types of works, the owners of the copyright and users of the works. For this reason, all countries permit some exceptions to enable the public to use copyrighted material in specific circumstances where the public interest warrants it,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I have taken note that various legal opinions hold that the Ministerial powers in the bills are sufficiently qualified as to address concerns about impermissible delegation, but as they were an attempt to cure potential constitutional breaches on the formulation of retrospectivity, they would be redundant if those clauses are changed and should therefore be removed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Copyright ) : “The bills seek to regulate the exercise of certain intellectual property rights. Copyright creates a monopoly for a given period and the intention of the law was to strike a balance between the various interests of the originators of certain types of works, the owners of the copyright and users of the works,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The bills seeks to clarify the commercial rights of parties and also address a challenge relating to the potential imbalance in power between parties in the contractual relationships that arise between originators of creative works and owners of the copyright to those works, and the negative developmental outcomes that arise from this,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In March, when the virus reached our shores, we had no local manufacturing capacity for ventilators and yet the health care demand for ventilators surged. But today as we speak, South African-designed and manufactured ventilators are rolling off the production line,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “As we build our production capacity, we will support our neighbours across the African continent with these ventilators. South African manufacturers have supplied sanitisers, masks and other critical medical goods to neighbouring countries,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To prepare for the post-covid world, we will strengthen efforts around reconstruction and recovery, including broader pacts with workers and businesses, focused on saving as many firms and jobs; identifying new opportunities; embracing digital technologies to recover and change; addressing economic inclusion with greater urgency,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “engagement by both the Ministry and Parliament to have the NLC publicly release the List of Projects Funded,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is my view that the NLC accounts must be open and transparent and that the public is entitled to know the beneficiaries of the monies that the NLC manages on behalf of the people,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “African countries are learning the hard lesson that we cannot simply remain exporters of raw materials and importers of medical supplies and food products. We must confront uncomfortable facts and deal with Africa’s position in the global economy. Africa has 17% of the world’s population, yet only 3% of the world’s GDP . Our continent imported $66 billion agricultural products in 2019 from outside the continent and Africa runs an agricultural trade deficit with the rest of the world of some $22 billion. The level of imports is bigger than the individual GDP s of more than 40 African countries,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Trade policy must support the efforts at building local and continental capacities, building regional markets in energy, digital and financial inclusion, and enable the start of trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA); and we must be determined that the legacy of covid-19 must be a stronger, economically more prosperous Africa, producing a wider range of value-added products and with a large and dynamic internal African market. This must be the time for the Made in Africa, the Proudly Produced in Africa initiative to be at the heart of our efforts in economic reconstruction,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "African countries are learning the hard lesson that if we are simply exporters of raw materials and importers of medication, medical equipment and other critical goods, then our ability to ensure protection of citizens in moments like these is compromised," "An inclusive supply-chain means that manufacturing capacity is diversified across countries and South Africa, and indeed the African continent, is ready to expand production for both existing product lines and new product opportunities," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel explained : “Scrap metal is essential for the domestic processing industry, which is crucial for the manufacturing industry and for infrastructure development,” External link

theafricareport Friday, July 24, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “Due to the steep global increase in prices and reduced economic activity, the industry has called on government to urgently assist it. The objective is to determine appropriate amendments to the Price Preference System guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable good quality scrap metal,” External link

theafricareport Friday, July 24, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “BRICS provides a platform for cooperation to build trade and investment flows, including a focus on more balanced trade, and higher value-added products,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “BRICS provides a platform for cooperation to build trade and investment flows, including a focus on more balanced trade, and higher value-added products,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This project has benefited from the active support of and collaboration with Ministers Blade Nzimande and [Health Minister] Zweli Mkhize, drawing in the technical capabilities of public institutions and the private sector and working closely with the Solidarity Fund,” External link

sanews Friday, July 17, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Given the enormous global shortage of ventilators, a few months ago we started the National Ventilator Project ( NVP ) with the aim of rapidly facilitating local development and manufacturing of thousands of non-invasive ventilators,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, July 17, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This project has benefited from the active support of and collaboration with Ministers Blade Nzimande and Zweli Mkhize, drawing in the technical capabilities of public institutions and the private sector and working closely with the Solidarity Fund,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, July 17, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This project has benefited from the active support of and collaboration with Ministers Blade Nzimande and [Health Minister] Zweli Mkhize, drawing in the technical capabilities of public institutions and the private sector and working closely with the Solidarity Fund,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 17, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : “The outcome of the investigation is without evidence that the drug rehabilitation centre was complete,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel told : “If you look at the work of the IDC [Industrial Development Corporation], they do not support only designated groups,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The objective of this investigation is to determine appropriate amendments to the price preference system (PPS) guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable good quality scrap metal," External link

iol Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Whatever measures we take now are temporary to deal with this immediate challenge created by the Covid-19 pandemic, but they also lay the basis for the new steel industry masterplan," External link

iol Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “Scrap metal is an essential material for the domestic processing industry, which itself is crucial for the South African manufacturing industry and for infrastructure development. Due to the steep global increase in prices and reduced economic activity, the industry has called on government to urgently assist it. I have therefore issued a trade policy directive to ITAC to urgently investigate the market conditions around the demand-supply imbalance in the scrap metal industry as a result of COVID-19. The objective of this investigation is to determine appropriate amendments to the Price Preference System guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable good quality scrap metal,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, July 3, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our long-term plan for the industry, which was announced by the Minister of Finance during his budget speech in 2019, and which is widely agreed upon within the sector, is to introduce an export tax on scrap metal as soon as possible. Whatever measures we take now are temporary to deal with this immediate challenge created by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they also lay the basis for the new Steel industry Masterplan,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, July 3, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “Scrap metal is an essential material for the domestic processing industry, which itself is crucial for the South African manufacturing industry and for infrastructure development. Due to the steep global increase in prices and reduced economic activity, the industry has called on government to urgently assist it. I have therefore issued a trade policy directive to ITAC to urgently investigate the market conditions around the demand-supply imbalance in the scrap metal industry as a result of COVID -19. The objective of this investigation is to determine appropriate amendments to the Price Preference System guidelines which can address the shortage in affordable good quality scrap metal,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, July 3, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our long-term plan for the industry, which was announced by the Minister of Finance during his budget speech in 2019, and which is widely agreed upon within the sector, is to introduce an export tax on scrap metal as soon as possible. Whatever measures we take now are temporary to deal with this immediate challenge created by the COVID -19 pandemic, but they also lay the basis for the new Steel industry Masterplan,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, July 3, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The NLC went out on a call for applications for the Covid-19 relief fund to the amount of R150 million and received over five thousand applications from non-profit organisations countrywide. At this stage, adjudications are underway, and allocations are still being done on the R150 million to different applicants. Therefore, the process has not been completed as yet," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “On the growth side is the concern that demand is shrinking because of decline in consumption ... and expansion of imports,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We sat down with key role-players and bigger users of sugar, such as beverage makers, and we have an in-principle agreement for them to buy more local sugar, as well as give an opportunity for the deeper restructuring of the sector,” “We will be gazetting a notice providing a brief summary of the sugar master plan and designating the sugar industry [as priority] in terms of the Competition Act that will allow the industry the opportunity to meet and give effect to the master plan, and deepen the use of local products” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “They had been concerned about their experience when law enforcement officers visited stores…. In some cases managers ha been arrested for allegedly operating establishments not permitted under the initial lockdown regulations…” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 15, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel wrote : “In view of the two forensic investigation reports from your independent investigators, and in light of the investigation outcome, it is evident that the proactive funding was not used for the intended purpose,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The agreements are comprehensive and create a framework for ensuring a safer workplace environment,” “But even when we have these measures in place it will still take extraordinary focus and monitoring that we [must] adhere to,” External link

citizen Friday, May 29, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “subject to the health protocols being followed” “There are particular challenges within a domestic environment [and] we will be looking to see if the existing directions need to be elaborated [upon] or extended to provide for circumstances like these,” External link

citizen Friday, May 29, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “On the question of whether domestic workers are able to return to work, the answer is yes, but subject of course to the health protocols being followed,” “There are particular challenges sometimes in a domestic environment and we will be looking to see whether the existing directions may need to be elaborated or expanded to provide for circumstances like that. But as domestic workers return, it’s absolutely vital that it be done in those circumstances where it can be done so safely,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 29, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To make that a bit more practical it would allow taverns and registered shebeens and so on to also sell alcohol but subject to the condition it must be in a sealed container and the consumer must take it away from those premises in order to consume it at home,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 29, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In this period, we looked also at how can we avoid so much pressure on the public transport system where people are crammed together and they become important and key sites for the spread of the virus,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will be engaging on a continuous basis with all of these sectors to see at what point will it be possible for more activities to open up and what would be the protocols,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “As we open businesses again we must use all of our efforts in government as consumers, workers, to support local manufacturers, including small enterprises, to promote the proudly South African campaign, because when jobs are created here in local manufacturers, they send a positive economic momentum right through the economy. They create livelihoods and provide more resources in the society,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This should reduce the number of persons who come to one place. They [liquor traders] have also indicated that they will take firm steps to reduce that rush, so that we do not have that rush we saw when liquor stores opened elsewhere in the world,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We have moved from just regulations, but we are collaborating more with business as we open up the economy,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We have used this time to put protocols in place and have a range of sector compacts in different industries that will enable more workers to benefit from the health arrangements that have been put in place,” External link

miningweekly Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We then received a request from retailers that there should be a common list [which was then developed in consultation with the sector]. It’s not a list of what people should wear — it was meant to give clarity to retailers so that they can have a common frame,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follows best practice to protect the health and safety of all our citizens,” External link

iol Monday, May 18, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follows best practice to protect the health and safety of all our citizens,” External link

iol Sunday, May 17, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “the buying and selling of goods using telephones and digital platforms, including the internet and mobile phone-based applications, and for this purpose includes goods to be delivered by a courier or delivery service,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “E-commerce can be a critical enabler to opening the economy through contactless transactions, which can reduce the movement of consumers, and the density of shoppers in retail spaces,” “Further it can accelerate innovation, support local manufacturing and increase access by the informal market and poorer South Africans” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “When packaging goods, retailers must provide written guidelines for customers on how to safely disinfect their goods before use,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we open up any one category, let’s say e-commerce, unavoidably there’s enormous pressure to do the same for physical stores, for spaza shops, for informal traders, so there is fair competition,” External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "We strongly believe in the value of e-Commerce as a critical enabler to opening the economy through contactless transactions. This can reduce the movement of consumers, and the density of shoppers in retail spaces. Further it can accelerate innovation, support local manufacturing and increase access by the informal market and poorer South Africans,” Minister Patel said today. “We are in the middle of a global pandemic that has taken hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. Protecting the lives of workers and consumers is critical as we open up the economy. We have consulted with stakeholders to get the proper health and safety protocols in place which can allow the full e-Commerce supply chain to operate safely while mitigating the risk of it becoming a vector for transmission of the coronavirus," External link

gov-za Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we open up any one category, let’s say e-commerce, unavoidably there’s enormous pressure to do the same for physical stores, for spaza shops, for informal traders, so there is fair competition,” External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We need to work together with the sector to make digital platforms an avenue which can be used by a greater number of local manufacturers, retailers and consumers to transact. We have consulted with companies in e-commerce who have committed to give prominence to South African-made goods on their sites," External link

miningweekly Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel explained : “On the items that people can buy, obviously we wanted to keep the list as short and simple as possible so that we can do a quick turnaround at shops so that people spend the minimum amount of time there, and travel as infrequently to the shops as possible” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follows best practice to protect the health and safety of all our citizens,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follow best practice to protect health and safety of all our citizens. The discussions with industry builds on the greater cooperation that arose from the Industry Masterplan for the retail-clothing, textile and footwear industry,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follows best practice to protect the health and safety of all our citizens,” External link

businessday Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The public, private and civil society sectors need to work together to ensure our society’s safety, particularly in a phase of reopening more economic sectors,” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restarting more parts of our economy is important and we are working hard to ensure that industry follow best practice to protect health and safety of all our citizens. The discussions with industry builds on the greater cooperation that arose from the Industry Masterplan for the retail-clothing, textile and footwear industry. I call on consumers to look for South African-made products, made proudly by local workers, so that we can rebuild the economy. The manufacturing and retail sector has been through a very difficult time and the resumption of clothing sales under Level 4 of the new risk-adjusted approach, will assist to provide greater levels of production and commerce in the sector,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The public, private and civil society sectors need to work together to ensure our society’s safety, particularly in a phase of reopening more economic sectors,” External link

iol Friday, May 8, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The public, private and civil society sectors need to work together to ensure our society’s safety, particularly in a phase of reopening more economic sectors,” External link

iol Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “He must make the difficult judgment calls on the risk levels,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I am absolutely committed to doing everything in my power to facilitate and enable as many firms as possible to get in as quickly as possible,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is an area which we will be looking at very quickly to see what more can be done,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The main point is to save lives and as many lives as possible and avoid the personal devastation of losing loved ones too early and when it is avoidable,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The main challenge is to implement a phased and cautious return to work and to do it successfully without the rapid spread of the virus. If we can achieve that and increase the level of testing it can lay the basis to move to level 3 and … get back to greater levels of production and greater levels of normality,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we open up any one category, let’s say e-commerce, unavoidably there’s enormous pressure to do the same for physical stores, for spaza shops, for informal traders, so there is fair competition,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The rules are absolutely clear … [they] are not an essential product,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I had asked my officials to make it very clear to the NLC that they needed to issue a statement clarifying that Lotto tickets are not permitted in this period,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In agriculture, forestry and fishing, that whole sector will begin to reopen, and that will include forestry as well as horticulture and the transport of livestock and animal auctions,” External link

africanewswire Monday, April 27, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In agriculture, forestry and fishing, that whole sector will begin to reopen, and that will include forestry as well as horticulture and the transport of livestock and animal auctions,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, April 26, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “In agriculture, forestry and fishing, that whole sector will begin to reopen, and that will include forestry as well as horticulture and the transport of livestock and animal auctions,” External link

gulf-times Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we move too fast we risk a rapid rise in infection ... and we will find ourselves with many ill people, many more deaths and we will have to return to level 5, which is in itself detrimental to the economy in the long term, ” “If we move too slow, we prolong the economic downturn” External link

businessday Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Restaurants and takeaways will be open for delivery only,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel indiqué : "Nous sommes heureux de savoir que quels que soient les résultats du processus (de Brexit), nos relations commerciales avec le Royaume-Uni pourront continuer sans interruption. C'est très important pour les milliers de travailleurs sud-africains dont les emplois dépendent de ces échanges commerciaux, et pour les investisseurs qui utilisent l'Afrique du Sud comme base d'exportation vers le Royaume-Uni et le reste du monde" External link

french-news Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel déclaré : "C'est une opportunité de faire les choses différemment ... Nous devons augmenter la taille de cette production et amener plus de personnes dans l'économie" External link

french-news Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel déclaré : "C'est une opportunité de faire les choses différemment ... Nous devons augmenter la taille de cette production et amener plus de personnes dans l'économie" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, August 19, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT



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minister rob davies and economic development minister1.08%EN05/27/201427/05/2014
minister2.88%AF11/14/201314/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Ebrahim PatelEN77.46%
Ebrahim PatelAF19.37%
Ebrahim PatelFR3.17%


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Sizwe Pamla said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Whilst the National Lottery Act may be vague on the appointment of an interim chair for the board, we agree with Minister Patel’s decision to appoint an acting chair. Sitting idly and doing nothing will have been a dereliction of responsibility,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Sibani Mngadi said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We have had three bans totalling 19 weeks of lost trade days with R36 billion loss in sales revenue for the industry and R29 billion loss in tax revenue for the government since the start of the lockdown this time last year,” “However, (Trade and Industry) Minister (Ebrahim) Patel has only found time on one occasion to meet with industry to inform us of the third liquor ban” External link

iol Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:30:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home,” “Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home," "Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested," External link

ahram-EN Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home. Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” “The minister remains committed to preparing South Africa for the post-Covid world, strengthening efforts around reconstruction and recovery,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home," "Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home," External link

nampa Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home," "Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested," External link

afp-en Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "We strongly believe in the value of e-Commerce as a critical enabler to opening the economy through contactless transactions. This can reduce the movement of consumers, and the density of shoppers in retail spaces. Further it can accelerate innovation, support local manufacturing and increase access by the informal market and poorer South Africans,” Minister Patel said today. “We are in the middle of a global pandemic that has taken hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. Protecting the lives of workers and consumers is critical as we open up the economy. We have consulted with stakeholders to get the proper health and safety protocols in place which can allow the full e-Commerce supply chain to operate safely while mitigating the risk of it becoming a vector for transmission of the coronavirus," External link

gov-za Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

David Maynier said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We will continue to motivate that where businesses in the Western Cape are able to operate safely, they can do so. I have written to Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel requesting him to convene an urgent meeting of the ministers and Members of the Executive Councils (MECs) to discuss the implementation of the risk-adjusted approach to the lockdown and the proposed Level 4 restrictions in the provinces,” External link

iol Friday, May 1, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

David Maynier said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We will continue to motivate that where businesses in the Western Cape are able to operate safely, they can do so, and so I have written to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, to request him to convene an urgent meeting of the ministers and members of executive councils to discuss the implementation of the risk-adjusted approach to the lockdown and the proposed level 4 restrictions in the provinces,” External link

the-star Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

David Maynier said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We will continue to motivate that where businesses in the Western Cape are able to operate safely, they can do so, and so I have written to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, to request him to convene an urgent meeting of the ministers and members of executive councils to discuss the implementation of the risk-adjusted approach to the lockdown and the proposed level 4 restrictions in the provinces,” External link

iol Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

David Maynier said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “We will continue to motivate that where businesses in the Western Cape are able to operate safely, they can do so. I have written to Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel requesting him to convene an urgent meeting of the ministers and Members of the Executive Councils (MECs) to discuss the implementation of the risk-adjusted approach to the lockdown and the proposed Level 4 restrictions in the provinces,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Sammy Claassen estimé ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Nous disons au gouvernement de venir à la table des discussions, parce qu'actuellement il y a seulement un dialogue entre le ministre (de l'Industrie) Ebrahim Patel et ArcelorMittal. Mais le principal actionnaire est la communauté qui est exclue" External link

slateafrique Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Sammy Claassen estimé ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : "Nous disons au gouvernement de venir à la table des discussions, parce qu'actuellement il y a seulement un dialogue entre le ministre (de l'Industrie) Ebrahim Patel et ArcelorMittal. Mais le principal actionnaire est la communauté qui est exclue" External link

afp-fr Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT