Ebrahim Patel

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

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

aljazeera-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:45:00 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

reuters-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “over the next three weeks, grocery stores and spaza shops will be the only places were South Africans need to go for basic and essential goods” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 20, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We would like to clarify the situation (around cooked foods),” External link

iol Friday, April 17, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “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, April 17, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are looking at a risk adjusted approach to the period ahead where the lockdown is enforced based on the risk adjustment and the information we get from both the medical professionals and the security information that we get,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are looking at a risk adjusted approach to the period ahead where the lockdown is enforced based on the risk adjustment and the information we get from both the medical professionals and the security information that we get,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The application will be a simple declaration requiring minimal registration details; type of business/ trade involved in; what trading name if any is used; and whether it meets the requirements contained in the list of the essential services; the contact details of the person applying; as well as the number of employees who will be working during the lockdown period,” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “All cargo has now been allowed into the country and to be offloaded from ships. This applies to essential goods and other goods, subject to sanitising and disinfection,” External link

citizen Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There are a number of them that operate in South Africa and the regulations clarify that they may provide essential services in respect of healthcare, social services, government services and financial services – subject to social distancing rules that will be determined by the ministers of health and trade, industry and competition,” External link

citizen Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Within a very short period of time, we will see the first cases coming up at the tribunals, where the two commissions will lay the evidence they have collected from complaints laid. We anticipate that the decisions will be made quite quickly,” External link

citizen Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “All cargo have now been allowed into the country and to be offloaded from ships. This applies to essential goods and other goods, subject to sanitising and disinfection,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There are a number of them that operate in South Africa and the regulations clarify that they may provide essential services in respect of healthcare, social services, government services and financial services - subject to social distancing rules that will be determined by the Ministers of Health and Trade, Industry and Competition,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “We have received hundreds of complaints that have been lodged with the National Consumer Commission and the Competition Commission. Within a very short period of time, we will see the first cases coming up at the tribunals, where the two commissions will lay the evidence they have collected from complaints laid. We anticipate that the decisions will be made quite quickly,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Before the end of [his] term, the chairperson raised a number of concerns relating to the lawfulness of the determination of the period of his appointment and specifically the reasons provided, therefore,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Food production will keep going over this period. The production line was working today. We had workers on the farms and in the trucks that bring food from the factories to the shops, and the retailers were generally open and they’re beginning to restock after the big rush in the shops that took place [on Thursday],” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Whilst we had reports of some companies which stayed open — that were not essential services — these were relatively small exceptions. Most companies in those sectors of the economy that are not essential services obeyed the President’s call to stay at home. Workers and employers stood together in enabling people to stay at home,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We have seen major cities that have been empty. We’ve seen office blocks that have been deserted and we’d like to thank fellow South Africans for that,” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “W e will now be refining the measures in place to ensure greater social distance inside the supermarkets, but, critically, outside the supermarkets. Will be providing trollies to those in queue so distance is constituted by the trollies,” “We have to do things to ensure that we limit the spread of the virus. We don't want to implement measures [only] when a large number of people have died” External link

businessday Friday, March 27, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The application will be a simple declaration requiring minimal registration details, type of business/trade involved in, what trading name, if any is used, and whether it meets the requirements contained in the essential services list, the contact details of the person applying as well as the number of employees that will be working during the lockdown period,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is a time for all of us to pull together as corporate and ordinary citizens to ensure our people and economy come through this challenge with their lives, their jobs, their business, their livelihoods and their property intact,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The funding allows food security to be prioritised and support for supply chains that are disrupted by companies that are closing down,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : "We will take all steps to keep open all with neighbors to ensure that we have food supply across the region and we come through this together. The movements of goods with our neighbors will not be affected," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There are some elements to it. The first is a special intervention of R500 million, which is allocated for trade finance to import essential medical products. The second is a R700 million facility for working capital, equipment and machinery,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “More firms are now being investigated and prosecutions will follow,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “We appeal to our people to remain calm. We have supply lines. The whole of the food production, from agriculture to the factories, to the transport system to the supermarkets will all be exempt from the lockdown so we can ensure the smooth supply of food. The only problem comes when people rush to the shops to stock up because then there are temporary shortages” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “All essential items will remain available throughout lockdown,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Today we issue directions under the Disaster Management Act and regulations under both the Competition Act and Consumer Protection Act, dealing with pricing and supply matters during the national disaster to ensure that we do not have unjustified price hikes or stock-piling of goods,” “We are doing so in order to protect consumers and ensure fairness and promote social solidarity in this period” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 23, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The effect of Covid-19 on the economy is being closely watched. It will have an effect on the GDP [gross domestic product],” “But our key concern now is to save lives and ensure we minimise the economic costs. After we have defeated the virus, we will all have to work together to rebuild the economy” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 20, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are ensuring that the supply chain remains strong. Factories have reported that production is stable and farmers have promised a bumper maize crop,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 20, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We welcome the solidarity and the positive response,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 20, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This includes the sharing of beds, sharing of facilities, medical supplies, nurses, doctors and so on,” External link

citizen Friday, March 20, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are doing this to ensure that we don’t have unjustified price hikes or stockpiling of goods. We are doing this to protect consumers and ensure fairness and social solidarity during this period,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The regulations will cover the full supply chain and will limit price increases of suppliers,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The effect of Covid-19 on the economy is being closely watched. It will have an effect on GDP but our key concern is to save lives and ensure that we minimise economic cost. After we have defeated the virus we will all have to work together to rebuild the economy,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “These will seek to support efforts of containing the spread of the virus and ensuring that there are economic means to fight it off,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Secondly, we’ve worked to secure supplies of basic public hygiene and medical stocks,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “These will seek to support efforts of containing the spread of the virus and ensuring that there are economic means to fight it off,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Secondly, we’ve worked to secure supplies of basic public hygiene and medical stocks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “That means social distance provisions around canteens, clocking-in arrangements – all of those will be worked through after the Nedlac meeting. "We are looking at industrial hygiene and mass cleaning of surfaces and also, this is a useful opportunity to see how workplace medical facilities could be used both for staff but also in some instances, for surrounding communities,” External link

iol Monday, March 16, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “As an immediate step, we need to ensure a domestic supply of key products required to address and contain the spread of the virus,” External link

miningweekly Monday, March 16, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Investors are mainly concerned about instability and the political and macro-economic environment. They are concerned about the protection of property rights,” External link

businessday Friday, March 13, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “That a website like Wikipedia is now available to all South Africans to use as a means of obtaining information helps to increase the foundations of our democracy, which is an informed citizenship,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel commented : “We hope this will be a catalyst in the industry for change. The competitors (of Vodacom) will have to respond and so will Vodacom,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel told : “A sovereign wealth fund is a key issue for the long term to give us a resource base to be able to promote investment,” External link

businessday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The sovereign wealth fund does many other things besides promoting investment. It is also a critical mechanism used in societies with a significant resource base to moderate the commodity cycle,” “When you have a boom you get a massive inflow of resources into the economy, your exchange rate strengthens, but your industrial performance goes down because your currency is too strong. When you have a bust then you have no industry left,” External link

businessday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about The UK ) : “The UK remains one of South Africa’s key trading partners. In 2018, the UK was the fourth largest destination for South African exports, with bilateral trade between the two countries amounting to more than R140 billion,” External link

sanews Monday, February 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about The UK ) : “The preferential market access contained in the SADC-EU EPA was transposed into SACUM-UK EPA. However, additional market access was agreed for South Africa in regards to 13 agricultural products, including wine and sugar, in the form of new volumes in relation to the Tariff Rate Quotas contained in the EPA with the European Union,” External link

sanews Monday, February 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “All over the world, there is legislation to deal with high debt levels,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If no solution is found with ArcelorMittal, they should consider selling the plant to ensure the country does not lose industrial capacity and workers and communities are not displaced,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “These commitments follow significant tariff protection and localisation initiatives provided to protect the steel industry from the threat of imports,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Lakshmi Mittal ) : "We recognise the challenges presented to the steel industry globally from over-capacity. If no solution is found with Arcelor Mittal, they should consider selling the plant to ensure the country does not lose industrial capacity and workers and communities are not displaced," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:46:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Lakshmi Mittal ) : “We recognise the challenges presented to the steel industry globally from over-capacity. If no solution is found with Arcelor Mittal, they should consider selling the plant to ensure the country does not lose industrial capacity and workers and communities are not displaced,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Lakshmi Mittal ) : "We recognise the challenges presented to the steel industry globally from over-capacity. If no solution is found with Arcelor Mittal, they should consider selling the plant to ensure the country does not lose industrial capacity and workers and communities are not displaced," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “From a customers’ perspective, there is no need to visit multiple government institutions, saving them time and money. Such seamless registration services will enable entrepreneurs to focus on transforming innovative ideas into beneficial products and services, which will contribute to the creation of jobs in our country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Bold reforms have been made to support investment as we look forward to partnering local and international investors to turn more investment commitments into bankable projects at SAIC 2019” External link

iol Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There’s no questions that we are not yet securing the performance from SOEs that we need,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “South Africa is open for business, investment and growth. Last year’s successful inaugural Investment Conference attracted R300 billion in investment commitments from local and international investors. In the last year since the first Conference, government has worked to improve the business and investment environment. The SAIC 2019 will again showcase South Africa as an investment destination and present a pipeline of investment projects in several sectors,” “This is an ideal opportunity for government, local and international businesses to partner on new projects which can further position the South Africa as a centre of innovation and investment growth” External link

gov-za Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Bold reforms have been made to support investment as we look forward to partnering both local and international investors to turn more investment commitments into bankable projects at SAIC 2019,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There’s no questions that we are not yet securing the performance from SOEs that we need,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

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

citizen Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "It does not help to darken the cyclical economic story to make it much worse simply for short-term political gain," External link

businessday Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “If you walk around you will see fibre optic cables being made, television monitors being assembled … you see examples of manufacturing in South Africa. From this example and what we’ve done here and other examples in the country. We are moving forward,” External link

africanbrains Friday, October 18, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “If you walk around you will see fibre optic cables being made, television monitors being assembled … you see examples of manufacturing in South Africa. From this example and what we’ve done here and other examples in the country. We are moving forward,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Manufacturing is the largest contributor to economic output in the province, supporting more than 350 000 direct jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 7, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The master plan is targeting to double employment in the value chain from current levels to about 240 000 and also to achieve at least level 4 BEE status from 2021,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 7, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Manufacturing is the largest contributor to economic output in the province, supporting more than 350,000 direct jobs," External link

iol Monday, October 7, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Last year, government and stakeholders adopted an automotive master plan, aiming to achieve one percent of global vehicle production by 2035 (increase from current 600,000 units to almost 1.4 million units a year) and increase Iocal content from current 39 percent to 60 percent. The master plan is targetting to double employment in the value chain from current levels to about 240,000 and also to achieve at least level 4 BEE status from 2021,” External link

iol Monday, October 7, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Localisation must be a driver of development and opportunity. There must be a wider development agenda. We must deepen localisation. Localisation builds a country's manufacturing footprint,” External link

businessday Friday, October 4, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We now need the business community to build on the foundations laid by the Heads of State,” External link

sanews Friday, October 4, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We must foster greater levels of participation by small and medium businesses. The Massmart supplier development programme provides an example of the role the private sector — with government’s support — can play in bringing more South Africans into important value chains in the economy,” External link

businessday Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "This is an important step in ensuring that consumers are protected against harmful food-borne bacteria," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our food industry is important to the country's economic development and job creation," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our food industry is important to the country’s economic development and job creation. Jobs in the food industry must be secured through measures that provide consumers with appropriate protection. We have agreed that a task team comprising officials from the three departments be nominated to consider a dedicated food safety authority for the country,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The work that is being done on the NHI together with the work that is being done on the structure and functioning of private healthcare market will feed into a reform on health that will take SA into a new chapter,” External link

businessday Monday, September 30, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “The proposed automotive hub in Silverton, if approved, will contribute substantial number of jobs and business opportunities to communities in areas such as Eersterust, Moretele View, Nellmapius and Mamelodi. The hub will also contribute towards the economy of the City of Tshwane and Gauteng,” External link

sanews Monday, September 30, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Tariff-free imports are also enjoyed for our citrus products, grapes and plums, while SA wine enjoys tariff-free access under a quota,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This affects, among other things, vehicles, automotive components, wine, textiles and clothing, sugar, fish and machinery. In some cases, this may lead to a loss of exports completely, which would be significant for a number of provinces,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are aware there remains an on-going debate in the UK regarding Brexit, including timing and the terms of exit. "However we are pleased that regardless of the outcome of these processes, our trading relationship with the UK can continue without disruption,” External link

iol Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel concluded : "We want a large and successful automotive industry infrastructure with the state providing an enabling environment," External link

businessday Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:39:00 AM 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 said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "We are pleased that regardless the outcomes of these processes, our trading relationship with the United Kingdom can continue without disruption. This is important for the thousands of South African workers whose jobs are dependent on this trade and for the investors who have utilised South Africa as an export base to Britain and the rest of the world," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are aware that there remains an ongoing debate in the UK regarding Brexit, including timing and any terms of exit,” “However, we are pleased that regardless the outcomes of these processes, our trading relationship with the UK can continue without disruption. This is important for the thousands of SA workers whose jobs are dependent on this trade; and for the investors who have used SA as an export base to the UK and the rest of the world” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel noted : “We need to find a road to a more competitive, inclusive industry, employing more South Africans. There are opportunities for us to sell more chicken meat in other parts of the world, increase our capacity and bring down prices for local consumers” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:26:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “We need to change our market structure both through industrial funding and through competition policy,” External link

miningweekly Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “We need to change our market structure both through industrial funding and through competition policy,” External link

miningweekly Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Concessions and other forms of support from local and provincial governments are envisaged as forming part of the funding models. However, modalities for such funding still require appropriate consultation,” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “A number of workshops have been hosted by the [department] in industrial parks to raise awareness of these incentives. The department is also considering the viability of extending some of the incentives available to investors in the special economic zones (SEZ) to existing and potential investors in industrial parks. Investment promotion for the industrial parks falls under the investment promotion drives for SEZ, as well as the investment promotion services provided by the department in general,” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The department initiatives have been aimed at improving existing industrial parks. However, as the department increases its level of support for industrial parks, it will be necessary to ensure that the business plans for individual parks are improved, so that the social and industrial return increases,” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We need find a road to a more competitive, inclusive industry employing more South Africans. There are opportunities for us to sell more chicken meat in other parts of the world, increase our capacity and bring down prices for local consumers” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM 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

Ebrahim Patel said : “Data is to the 21st century what oil and steel was to the 20th century. Africa must become more than a consumer market for digital services produced elsewhere. We must become innovators and producers too, exporting services and building capabilities,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We live in the age of innovation, a great age for humanity, with digital technologies and digital transformation changing every part of human life, from how we produce, consume, play, and engage socially,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Data is to the 21st century what oil and steel was to the 20th century. Africa must become more than a consumer market for digital services produced elsewhere. We must become innovators and producers too, exporting services and building capabilities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The United States is the world’s largest economy and access to the US market and to American investment in our economy are important ways of addressing job creation and the elimination of poverty. We look forward to a constructive and positive discussion with the United States Trade Representative,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Norman Manoim ) : “Norman was part of the team which drafted the original Competition Act, and was a thoughtful adviser to me last year as I considered a number of changes to the Act, in the most significant revision of our competition law over the past two decades. He has been there at the birth of the Act and helped guide the institution during its infancy and its teething stages, later through its first faltering and then confident steps, through its rough teenage years until today, when the Act is about to celebrate its 21st birthday,” External link

iol Monday, August 5, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The United States is the world’s largest economy and access to the US market and to American investment in our economy are important ways of addressing job creation and the elimination of poverty. We look forward to a constructive and positive discussion with the United States Trade Representative,” External link

sanews Monday, August 5, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We have an opportunity in these proceeding to align Agoa to goals of the CFTA to enable us to speak with one voice,” External link

businessday Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about German Business ) : “Our economic and cultural relationship with Germany is important for South Africa. German-owned companies have played an important role in helping to develop key industries like the automotive industry. In fact, cars assembled in South Africa, many of them by German marques, represent our largest export to Germany. Open and constructive discussions like this give us an opportunity to develop ways to deepen this relationship so that we can expand our markets and create real, inclusive growth and jobs,” External link

sanews Friday, August 2, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Wealth and jobs are created by expanding productive capacity. The government will deploy industrial policy measures to support manufacturers as that opens economic opportunities for the industry and for the country at large,” External link

4-traders Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Wealth and jobs are created by expanding productive capacity. The government will deploy industrial policy measures to support manufacturers as that opens economic opportunities for the industry and the country at large," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Larger businesses will have a more flexible exemptions’ regime in place to enable them to collaborate with each other to help expand South African production, grow our export markets, develop new technologies or expand jobs” External link

iol Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is us saying let us open this economy to more South Africans, let young people find opportunities to come in,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Wealth and jobs are created by expanding productive capacity. The government will deploy industrial policy measures to support manufacturers as that opens economic opportunities for the industry and for the country at large,” External link

iol Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We need to get these partnerships working better to ensure that the economy grows and to deal with various challenges that affect the economy,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will use the talents of all South Africans, including the expertise in the private sector to strengthen the implementation capability of the state,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This growth can create opportunities for more entrepreneurs to ensure that more South Africans come into the economy as owners and creators of wealth,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To enhance the growth of black industrialists, we will combine the efforts of the department, the IDC [Industrial Development Corporation] and the NEF [National Empowerment Fund] into a seamless and co-ordinated programme,” External link

citizen Monday, July 15, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel affirmé : "Cet accord changera profondément et restructurera l'économie sud-africaine. Les exportations vers d'autres pays africains soutiennent déjà près de 250 000 emplois en Afrique du Sud et c'est l'aspect à la croissance la plus rapide de nos exportations industrielles" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, July 15, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Over the next few weeks, we will be concentrating on finalising terms of an agreement between South Africa and the UK in case of a no-deal Brexit to protect SA exports and jobs. We will engage the US around AGOA [African Growth and Opportunity Act] and point to the mutually beneficial impact thereof,” External link

sanews Monday, July 15, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The rise of China was like a shock to the world and for a number of years many industries and countries adjusted. We are now in the middle of what looks like a relationship breakdown of two of the major players and the real possibility of a trade war,” External link

iol Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Many of the young are urbanising, many are increasingly getting into a high spending middle class lifestyle and with that comes an enormous gross domestic product,” External link

iol Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The dream of African unity is an opportunity for us to reshape our destinies. We are in a New Dawn with optimism, a new energy and the return of investor confidence,” External link

iol Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Once ITAC recommends, I will have to decide to accept it or not. While we need to do is ensure that any tariff adjustments we contemplate must be in a reciprocal basis. If businesses apply, we expect them to make commitments for a more affordable point of entry for industry," External link

irishsun Friday, July 12, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will engage the US around AGOA [African Growth and Opportunity Act] and point to the mutually beneficial impact thereof,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 12, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will make the R1.5 billion Steel Industry Competitiveness Fund more attractive and easier to use,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 12, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will engage the US around AGOA [African Growth and Opportunity Act] and point to the mutually beneficial impact thereof,” External link

sanews Friday, July 12, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will make the R1.5 billion Steel Industry Competitiveness Fund more attractive and easier to use,” External link

sanews Friday, July 12, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To enhance the growth of black industrialists, we will combine the efforts of the department, the IDC [Industrial Development Corporation] and the NEF [National Empowerment Fund] into a seamless and coordinated programme,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The agreement will fundamentally change and reshape the South African economy. Already, exports to other African countries support about 250,000 South African jobs and it is the fastest-growing part of our manufactured exports,” “For the period of this administration, there is an enormous amount of work to bed down the detailed modalities and benefits of the AfCFTA” External link

businessday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We’ve talked to investors elsewhere in the world, we’re identifying whether there are technologies that can assist with energy utilisation,” “Some of it would be renewable energy, some of it would be the cleaning of coal. Some of it would be bringing additional capacity to the country such as wind and solar” External link

businessday Friday, July 5, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The South African call is that there’s got to be a bolder approach in the future on climate change,” “The talks went as far as they could go, but if we want to make a difference, then at future meetings of the G20 there has to be boldness in the thinking of the leadership” External link

businessday Friday, July 5, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel told : “As we engage with South Africans some say that there is a need to rethink BEE,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Some say empowerment has not been broad enough or not broad at all. There is real sense we need a rethink on how we implement broad based polices,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "One of the noteworthy agreements was an additional plant injection into a Chinese auto assembly plant in Coega, Eastern Cape," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "China is now in a position where it can shift advanced production to different parts of the world," "It has reached a level where it can make a meaningful contribution to invest in manufacturing in South Africa and increase imports of value added products" External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We’ve got great policies and they were breached significantly when the train procurement was done,” “If we can remove the mismatch [between policy and implementation] if we just begin to get that right, already it marks a revolution in the state” External link

mg Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “An important observation that was made in Sona is not only that industrial strategy is at the centre of our thinking about strengthening economic performance, but that we want to build on our own experience,” External link

mg Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “What happened today was, a buying mission from China came to South Africa and engaged over a number of months, they have been talking to South African suppliers. The suppliers cover many different sectors of the economy. Today they have signed contracts to buy South African goods that will be exported to China. This represents for us, a critical part of our trade relationship,” External link

citizen Friday, June 21, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “That is the tone we want to set. We are very serious about industrialising South Africa and creating more jobs,” External link

citizen Friday, June 21, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "What happened today was, a buying mission from China came to South Africa and engaged over a number of months, they have been talking to South African suppliers. The suppliers cover many different sectors of the economy. Today they have signed contracts to buy South African goods that will be exported to China. This represents for us, a critical part of our trade relationship," External link

iol Friday, June 21, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "That is the tone we want to set. We are very serious about industrialising South Africa and creating more jobs," External link

iol Friday, June 21, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “He outlined in very concrete detail the opportunities in South Africa and in the African continent. So it is a blue print for the next five years, but there are very definite measures over the next twelve months,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Aside from underpinning equity and debt markets, they have a role to play in the development of South Africa through investment in real assets. Government’s investment drive is looking not just to Foreign Direct Investment but also and very strongly to domestic investment to stimulate economic growth,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Heightened uncertainty from growing trade tensions and measures is also placing a drag on an already fragile global economy. This follows long-standing concerns by many developing countries about the imbalances created by the outcome of the Uruguay Round,” External link

citizen Monday, June 10, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Heightened uncertainty from growing trade tensions and measures is also placing a drag on an already fragile global economy. This follows long-standing concerns by many developing countries about the imbalances created by the outcome of the Uruguay Round,” External link

sanews Monday, June 10, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We must also resolve the impasse on the WTO Appellate Body. If we fail, a cornerstone of the rules-based trading system will be incapacitated by December this year just six months from now. This will mark a fundamental change in the functioning of the trading system, make existing rules unenforceable multilaterally and render discussion about new rules and a WTO reform-agenda increasingly meaningless,” External link

sanews Monday, June 10, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will work in close partnership with investors and the local business community to realise this potential,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we can get the institutions and infrastructure right and build a deep business and social partnership in South Africa, the AfCFTA can add many billions of rands to the GDP, create large numbers of new industrial jobs, attract and expand investment and strengthen the economy,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we can get the institutions and infrastructure right and build a deep business and social partnership in SA, the [CFTA] can add many billions of rand to GDP, create large numbers of new industrial jobs, attract and expand investment and strengthen the economy,” “We will work in close partnership with investors and the local business community to realise this potential,” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "If we can get the institutions and infrastructure right and build a deep business and social partnership in South Africa, the AfCFTA can add many billions of rand to gross domestic product (GDP). It can create large numbers of new industrial jobs, attract and expand investment and strengthen the economy," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We will work in close partnership with investors and the local business community to realize this potential," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT



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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
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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

David Lewis said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “It’s quite interesting to me that Ebrahim Patel has said nothing about it and done nothing about it as far as I can see,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, February 24, 2020 2:29:00 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

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

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

aljazeera-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:45:00 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

reuters-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “over the next three weeks, grocery stores and spaza shops will be the only places were South Africans need to go for basic and essential goods” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 20, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We would like to clarify the situation (around cooked foods),” External link

iol Friday, April 17, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “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, April 17, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are looking at a risk adjusted approach to the period ahead where the lockdown is enforced based on the risk adjustment and the information we get from both the medical professionals and the security information that we get,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are looking at a risk adjusted approach to the period ahead where the lockdown is enforced based on the risk adjustment and the information we get from both the medical professionals and the security information that we get,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The application will be a simple declaration requiring minimal registration details; type of business/ trade involved in; what trading name if any is used; and whether it meets the requirements contained in the list of the essential services; the contact details of the person applying; as well as the number of employees who will be working during the lockdown period,” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “All cargo has now been allowed into the country and to be offloaded from ships. This applies to essential goods and other goods, subject to sanitising and disinfection,” External link

citizen Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There are a number of them that operate in South Africa and the regulations clarify that they may provide essential services in respect of healthcare, social services, government services and financial services – subject to social distancing rules that will be determined by the ministers of health and trade, industry and competition,” External link

citizen Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Within a very short period of time, we will see the first cases coming up at the tribunals, where the two commissions will lay the evidence they have collected from complaints laid. We anticipate that the decisions will be made quite quickly,” External link

citizen Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “All cargo have now been allowed into the country and to be offloaded from ships. This applies to essential goods and other goods, subject to sanitising and disinfection,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There are a number of them that operate in South Africa and the regulations clarify that they may provide essential services in respect of healthcare, social services, government services and financial services - subject to social distancing rules that will be determined by the Ministers of Health and Trade, Industry and Competition,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “We have received hundreds of complaints that have been lodged with the National Consumer Commission and the Competition Commission. Within a very short period of time, we will see the first cases coming up at the tribunals, where the two commissions will lay the evidence they have collected from complaints laid. We anticipate that the decisions will be made quite quickly,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Before the end of [his] term, the chairperson raised a number of concerns relating to the lawfulness of the determination of the period of his appointment and specifically the reasons provided, therefore,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Food production will keep going over this period. The production line was working today. We had workers on the farms and in the trucks that bring food from the factories to the shops, and the retailers were generally open and they’re beginning to restock after the big rush in the shops that took place [on Thursday],” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Whilst we had reports of some companies which stayed open — that were not essential services — these were relatively small exceptions. Most companies in those sectors of the economy that are not essential services obeyed the President’s call to stay at home. Workers and employers stood together in enabling people to stay at home,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We have seen major cities that have been empty. We’ve seen office blocks that have been deserted and we’d like to thank fellow South Africans for that,” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “W e will now be refining the measures in place to ensure greater social distance inside the supermarkets, but, critically, outside the supermarkets. Will be providing trollies to those in queue so distance is constituted by the trollies,” “We have to do things to ensure that we limit the spread of the virus. We don't want to implement measures [only] when a large number of people have died” External link

businessday Friday, March 27, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The application will be a simple declaration requiring minimal registration details, type of business/trade involved in, what trading name, if any is used, and whether it meets the requirements contained in the essential services list, the contact details of the person applying as well as the number of employees that will be working during the lockdown period,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This is a time for all of us to pull together as corporate and ordinary citizens to ensure our people and economy come through this challenge with their lives, their jobs, their business, their livelihoods and their property intact,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The funding allows food security to be prioritised and support for supply chains that are disrupted by companies that are closing down,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : "We will take all steps to keep open all with neighbors to ensure that we have food supply across the region and we come through this together. The movements of goods with our neighbors will not be affected," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There are some elements to it. The first is a special intervention of R500 million, which is allocated for trade finance to import essential medical products. The second is a R700 million facility for working capital, equipment and machinery,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “More firms are now being investigated and prosecutions will follow,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “We appeal to our people to remain calm. We have supply lines. The whole of the food production, from agriculture to the factories, to the transport system to the supermarkets will all be exempt from the lockdown so we can ensure the smooth supply of food. The only problem comes when people rush to the shops to stock up because then there are temporary shortages” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “All essential items will remain available throughout lockdown,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Today we issue directions under the Disaster Management Act and regulations under both the Competition Act and Consumer Protection Act, dealing with pricing and supply matters during the national disaster to ensure that we do not have unjustified price hikes or stock-piling of goods,” “We are doing so in order to protect consumers and ensure fairness and promote social solidarity in this period” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 23, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The effect of Covid-19 on the economy is being closely watched. It will have an effect on the GDP [gross domestic product],” “But our key concern now is to save lives and ensure we minimise the economic costs. After we have defeated the virus, we will all have to work together to rebuild the economy” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 20, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are ensuring that the supply chain remains strong. Factories have reported that production is stable and farmers have promised a bumper maize crop,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 20, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We welcome the solidarity and the positive response,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 20, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This includes the sharing of beds, sharing of facilities, medical supplies, nurses, doctors and so on,” External link

citizen Friday, March 20, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are doing this to ensure that we don’t have unjustified price hikes or stockpiling of goods. We are doing this to protect consumers and ensure fairness and social solidarity during this period,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The regulations will cover the full supply chain and will limit price increases of suppliers,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The effect of Covid-19 on the economy is being closely watched. It will have an effect on GDP but our key concern is to save lives and ensure that we minimise economic cost. After we have defeated the virus we will all have to work together to rebuild the economy,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “These will seek to support efforts of containing the spread of the virus and ensuring that there are economic means to fight it off,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Secondly, we’ve worked to secure supplies of basic public hygiene and medical stocks,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “These will seek to support efforts of containing the spread of the virus and ensuring that there are economic means to fight it off,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Secondly, we’ve worked to secure supplies of basic public hygiene and medical stocks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “That means social distance provisions around canteens, clocking-in arrangements – all of those will be worked through after the Nedlac meeting. "We are looking at industrial hygiene and mass cleaning of surfaces and also, this is a useful opportunity to see how workplace medical facilities could be used both for staff but also in some instances, for surrounding communities,” External link

iol Monday, March 16, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “As an immediate step, we need to ensure a domestic supply of key products required to address and contain the spread of the virus,” External link

miningweekly Monday, March 16, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Investors are mainly concerned about instability and the political and macro-economic environment. They are concerned about the protection of property rights,” External link

businessday Friday, March 13, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “That a website like Wikipedia is now available to all South Africans to use as a means of obtaining information helps to increase the foundations of our democracy, which is an informed citizenship,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel commented : “We hope this will be a catalyst in the industry for change. The competitors (of Vodacom) will have to respond and so will Vodacom,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel told : “A sovereign wealth fund is a key issue for the long term to give us a resource base to be able to promote investment,” External link

businessday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The sovereign wealth fund does many other things besides promoting investment. It is also a critical mechanism used in societies with a significant resource base to moderate the commodity cycle,” “When you have a boom you get a massive inflow of resources into the economy, your exchange rate strengthens, but your industrial performance goes down because your currency is too strong. When you have a bust then you have no industry left,” External link

businessday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about The UK ) : “The UK remains one of South Africa’s key trading partners. In 2018, the UK was the fourth largest destination for South African exports, with bilateral trade between the two countries amounting to more than R140 billion,” External link

sanews Monday, February 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about The UK ) : “The preferential market access contained in the SADC-EU EPA was transposed into SACUM-UK EPA. However, additional market access was agreed for South Africa in regards to 13 agricultural products, including wine and sugar, in the form of new volumes in relation to the Tariff Rate Quotas contained in the EPA with the European Union,” External link

sanews Monday, February 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “All over the world, there is legislation to deal with high debt levels,” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If no solution is found with ArcelorMittal, they should consider selling the plant to ensure the country does not lose industrial capacity and workers and communities are not displaced,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “These commitments follow significant tariff protection and localisation initiatives provided to protect the steel industry from the threat of imports,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Lakshmi Mittal ) : "We recognise the challenges presented to the steel industry globally from over-capacity. If no solution is found with Arcelor Mittal, they should consider selling the plant to ensure the country does not lose industrial capacity and workers and communities are not displaced," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:46:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Lakshmi Mittal ) : “We recognise the challenges presented to the steel industry globally from over-capacity. If no solution is found with Arcelor Mittal, they should consider selling the plant to ensure the country does not lose industrial capacity and workers and communities are not displaced,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Lakshmi Mittal ) : "We recognise the challenges presented to the steel industry globally from over-capacity. If no solution is found with Arcelor Mittal, they should consider selling the plant to ensure the country does not lose industrial capacity and workers and communities are not displaced," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “From a customers’ perspective, there is no need to visit multiple government institutions, saving them time and money. Such seamless registration services will enable entrepreneurs to focus on transforming innovative ideas into beneficial products and services, which will contribute to the creation of jobs in our country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Bold reforms have been made to support investment as we look forward to partnering local and international investors to turn more investment commitments into bankable projects at SAIC 2019” External link

iol Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There’s no questions that we are not yet securing the performance from SOEs that we need,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “South Africa is open for business, investment and growth. Last year’s successful inaugural Investment Conference attracted R300 billion in investment commitments from local and international investors. In the last year since the first Conference, government has worked to improve the business and investment environment. The SAIC 2019 will again showcase South Africa as an investment destination and present a pipeline of investment projects in several sectors,” “This is an ideal opportunity for government, local and international businesses to partner on new projects which can further position the South Africa as a centre of innovation and investment growth” External link

gov-za Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Bold reforms have been made to support investment as we look forward to partnering both local and international investors to turn more investment commitments into bankable projects at SAIC 2019,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “There’s no questions that we are not yet securing the performance from SOEs that we need,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

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

citizen Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "It does not help to darken the cyclical economic story to make it much worse simply for short-term political gain," External link

businessday Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “If you walk around you will see fibre optic cables being made, television monitors being assembled … you see examples of manufacturing in South Africa. From this example and what we’ve done here and other examples in the country. We are moving forward,” External link

africanbrains Friday, October 18, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “If you walk around you will see fibre optic cables being made, television monitors being assembled … you see examples of manufacturing in South Africa. From this example and what we’ve done here and other examples in the country. We are moving forward,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Manufacturing is the largest contributor to economic output in the province, supporting more than 350 000 direct jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 7, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The master plan is targeting to double employment in the value chain from current levels to about 240 000 and also to achieve at least level 4 BEE status from 2021,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, October 7, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Manufacturing is the largest contributor to economic output in the province, supporting more than 350,000 direct jobs," External link

iol Monday, October 7, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Last year, government and stakeholders adopted an automotive master plan, aiming to achieve one percent of global vehicle production by 2035 (increase from current 600,000 units to almost 1.4 million units a year) and increase Iocal content from current 39 percent to 60 percent. The master plan is targetting to double employment in the value chain from current levels to about 240,000 and also to achieve at least level 4 BEE status from 2021,” External link

iol Monday, October 7, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Localisation must be a driver of development and opportunity. There must be a wider development agenda. We must deepen localisation. Localisation builds a country's manufacturing footprint,” External link

businessday Friday, October 4, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We now need the business community to build on the foundations laid by the Heads of State,” External link

sanews Friday, October 4, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We must foster greater levels of participation by small and medium businesses. The Massmart supplier development programme provides an example of the role the private sector — with government’s support — can play in bringing more South Africans into important value chains in the economy,” External link

businessday Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "This is an important step in ensuring that consumers are protected against harmful food-borne bacteria," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our food industry is important to the country's economic development and job creation," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Our food industry is important to the country’s economic development and job creation. Jobs in the food industry must be secured through measures that provide consumers with appropriate protection. We have agreed that a task team comprising officials from the three departments be nominated to consider a dedicated food safety authority for the country,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The work that is being done on the NHI together with the work that is being done on the structure and functioning of private healthcare market will feed into a reform on health that will take SA into a new chapter,” External link

businessday Monday, September 30, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “The proposed automotive hub in Silverton, if approved, will contribute substantial number of jobs and business opportunities to communities in areas such as Eersterust, Moretele View, Nellmapius and Mamelodi. The hub will also contribute towards the economy of the City of Tshwane and Gauteng,” External link

sanews Monday, September 30, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Tariff-free imports are also enjoyed for our citrus products, grapes and plums, while SA wine enjoys tariff-free access under a quota,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This affects, among other things, vehicles, automotive components, wine, textiles and clothing, sugar, fish and machinery. In some cases, this may lead to a loss of exports completely, which would be significant for a number of provinces,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are aware there remains an on-going debate in the UK regarding Brexit, including timing and the terms of exit. "However we are pleased that regardless of the outcome of these processes, our trading relationship with the UK can continue without disruption,” External link

iol Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel concluded : "We want a large and successful automotive industry infrastructure with the state providing an enabling environment," External link

businessday Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:39:00 AM 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 said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "We are pleased that regardless the outcomes of these processes, our trading relationship with the United Kingdom can continue without disruption. This is important for the thousands of South African workers whose jobs are dependent on this trade and for the investors who have utilised South Africa as an export base to Britain and the rest of the world," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We are aware that there remains an ongoing debate in the UK regarding Brexit, including timing and any terms of exit,” “However, we are pleased that regardless the outcomes of these processes, our trading relationship with the UK can continue without disruption. This is important for the thousands of SA workers whose jobs are dependent on this trade; and for the investors who have used SA as an export base to the UK and the rest of the world” External link

businessday Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel noted : “We need to find a road to a more competitive, inclusive industry, employing more South Africans. There are opportunities for us to sell more chicken meat in other parts of the world, increase our capacity and bring down prices for local consumers” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:26:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “We need to change our market structure both through industrial funding and through competition policy,” External link

miningweekly Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : “We need to change our market structure both through industrial funding and through competition policy,” External link

miningweekly Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Concessions and other forms of support from local and provincial governments are envisaged as forming part of the funding models. However, modalities for such funding still require appropriate consultation,” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “A number of workshops have been hosted by the [department] in industrial parks to raise awareness of these incentives. The department is also considering the viability of extending some of the incentives available to investors in the special economic zones (SEZ) to existing and potential investors in industrial parks. Investment promotion for the industrial parks falls under the investment promotion drives for SEZ, as well as the investment promotion services provided by the department in general,” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The department initiatives have been aimed at improving existing industrial parks. However, as the department increases its level of support for industrial parks, it will be necessary to ensure that the business plans for individual parks are improved, so that the social and industrial return increases,” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We need find a road to a more competitive, inclusive industry employing more South Africans. There are opportunities for us to sell more chicken meat in other parts of the world, increase our capacity and bring down prices for local consumers” External link

businessday Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:56:00 PM 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

Ebrahim Patel said : “Data is to the 21st century what oil and steel was to the 20th century. Africa must become more than a consumer market for digital services produced elsewhere. We must become innovators and producers too, exporting services and building capabilities,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We live in the age of innovation, a great age for humanity, with digital technologies and digital transformation changing every part of human life, from how we produce, consume, play, and engage socially,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Data is to the 21st century what oil and steel was to the 20th century. Africa must become more than a consumer market for digital services produced elsewhere. We must become innovators and producers too, exporting services and building capabilities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The United States is the world’s largest economy and access to the US market and to American investment in our economy are important ways of addressing job creation and the elimination of poverty. We look forward to a constructive and positive discussion with the United States Trade Representative,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Norman Manoim ) : “Norman was part of the team which drafted the original Competition Act, and was a thoughtful adviser to me last year as I considered a number of changes to the Act, in the most significant revision of our competition law over the past two decades. He has been there at the birth of the Act and helped guide the institution during its infancy and its teething stages, later through its first faltering and then confident steps, through its rough teenage years until today, when the Act is about to celebrate its 21st birthday,” External link

iol Monday, August 5, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The United States is the world’s largest economy and access to the US market and to American investment in our economy are important ways of addressing job creation and the elimination of poverty. We look forward to a constructive and positive discussion with the United States Trade Representative,” External link

sanews Monday, August 5, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We have an opportunity in these proceeding to align Agoa to goals of the CFTA to enable us to speak with one voice,” External link

businessday Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about German Business ) : “Our economic and cultural relationship with Germany is important for South Africa. German-owned companies have played an important role in helping to develop key industries like the automotive industry. In fact, cars assembled in South Africa, many of them by German marques, represent our largest export to Germany. Open and constructive discussions like this give us an opportunity to develop ways to deepen this relationship so that we can expand our markets and create real, inclusive growth and jobs,” External link

sanews Friday, August 2, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Wealth and jobs are created by expanding productive capacity. The government will deploy industrial policy measures to support manufacturers as that opens economic opportunities for the industry and for the country at large,” External link

4-traders Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Wealth and jobs are created by expanding productive capacity. The government will deploy industrial policy measures to support manufacturers as that opens economic opportunities for the industry and the country at large," External link

peopledaily Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Larger businesses will have a more flexible exemptions’ regime in place to enable them to collaborate with each other to help expand South African production, grow our export markets, develop new technologies or expand jobs” External link

iol Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It is us saying let us open this economy to more South Africans, let young people find opportunities to come in,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Wealth and jobs are created by expanding productive capacity. The government will deploy industrial policy measures to support manufacturers as that opens economic opportunities for the industry and for the country at large,” External link

iol Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We need to get these partnerships working better to ensure that the economy grows and to deal with various challenges that affect the economy,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will use the talents of all South Africans, including the expertise in the private sector to strengthen the implementation capability of the state,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “This growth can create opportunities for more entrepreneurs to ensure that more South Africans come into the economy as owners and creators of wealth,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To enhance the growth of black industrialists, we will combine the efforts of the department, the IDC [Industrial Development Corporation] and the NEF [National Empowerment Fund] into a seamless and co-ordinated programme,” External link

citizen Monday, July 15, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel affirmé : "Cet accord changera profondément et restructurera l'économie sud-africaine. Les exportations vers d'autres pays africains soutiennent déjà près de 250 000 emplois en Afrique du Sud et c'est l'aspect à la croissance la plus rapide de nos exportations industrielles" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, July 15, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Over the next few weeks, we will be concentrating on finalising terms of an agreement between South Africa and the UK in case of a no-deal Brexit to protect SA exports and jobs. We will engage the US around AGOA [African Growth and Opportunity Act] and point to the mutually beneficial impact thereof,” External link

sanews Monday, July 15, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The rise of China was like a shock to the world and for a number of years many industries and countries adjusted. We are now in the middle of what looks like a relationship breakdown of two of the major players and the real possibility of a trade war,” External link

iol Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Many of the young are urbanising, many are increasingly getting into a high spending middle class lifestyle and with that comes an enormous gross domestic product,” External link

iol Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The dream of African unity is an opportunity for us to reshape our destinies. We are in a New Dawn with optimism, a new energy and the return of investor confidence,” External link

iol Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Once ITAC recommends, I will have to decide to accept it or not. While we need to do is ensure that any tariff adjustments we contemplate must be in a reciprocal basis. If businesses apply, we expect them to make commitments for a more affordable point of entry for industry," External link

irishsun Friday, July 12, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will engage the US around AGOA [African Growth and Opportunity Act] and point to the mutually beneficial impact thereof,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 12, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will make the R1.5 billion Steel Industry Competitiveness Fund more attractive and easier to use,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 12, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will engage the US around AGOA [African Growth and Opportunity Act] and point to the mutually beneficial impact thereof,” External link

sanews Friday, July 12, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will make the R1.5 billion Steel Industry Competitiveness Fund more attractive and easier to use,” External link

sanews Friday, July 12, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “To enhance the growth of black industrialists, we will combine the efforts of the department, the IDC [Industrial Development Corporation] and the NEF [National Empowerment Fund] into a seamless and coordinated programme,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The agreement will fundamentally change and reshape the South African economy. Already, exports to other African countries support about 250,000 South African jobs and it is the fastest-growing part of our manufactured exports,” “For the period of this administration, there is an enormous amount of work to bed down the detailed modalities and benefits of the AfCFTA” External link

businessday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We’ve talked to investors elsewhere in the world, we’re identifying whether there are technologies that can assist with energy utilisation,” “Some of it would be renewable energy, some of it would be the cleaning of coal. Some of it would be bringing additional capacity to the country such as wind and solar” External link

businessday Friday, July 5, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The South African call is that there’s got to be a bolder approach in the future on climate change,” “The talks went as far as they could go, but if we want to make a difference, then at future meetings of the G20 there has to be boldness in the thinking of the leadership” External link

businessday Friday, July 5, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel told : “As we engage with South Africans some say that there is a need to rethink BEE,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Some say empowerment has not been broad enough or not broad at all. There is real sense we need a rethink on how we implement broad based polices,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "One of the noteworthy agreements was an additional plant injection into a Chinese auto assembly plant in Coega, Eastern Cape," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "China is now in a position where it can shift advanced production to different parts of the world," "It has reached a level where it can make a meaningful contribution to invest in manufacturing in South Africa and increase imports of value added products" External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We’ve got great policies and they were breached significantly when the train procurement was done,” “If we can remove the mismatch [between policy and implementation] if we just begin to get that right, already it marks a revolution in the state” External link

mg Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “An important observation that was made in Sona is not only that industrial strategy is at the centre of our thinking about strengthening economic performance, but that we want to build on our own experience,” External link

mg Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “What happened today was, a buying mission from China came to South Africa and engaged over a number of months, they have been talking to South African suppliers. The suppliers cover many different sectors of the economy. Today they have signed contracts to buy South African goods that will be exported to China. This represents for us, a critical part of our trade relationship,” External link

citizen Friday, June 21, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “That is the tone we want to set. We are very serious about industrialising South Africa and creating more jobs,” External link

citizen Friday, June 21, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "What happened today was, a buying mission from China came to South Africa and engaged over a number of months, they have been talking to South African suppliers. The suppliers cover many different sectors of the economy. Today they have signed contracts to buy South African goods that will be exported to China. This represents for us, a critical part of our trade relationship," External link

iol Friday, June 21, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "That is the tone we want to set. We are very serious about industrialising South Africa and creating more jobs," External link

iol Friday, June 21, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “He outlined in very concrete detail the opportunities in South Africa and in the African continent. So it is a blue print for the next five years, but there are very definite measures over the next twelve months,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Aside from underpinning equity and debt markets, they have a role to play in the development of South Africa through investment in real assets. Government’s investment drive is looking not just to Foreign Direct Investment but also and very strongly to domestic investment to stimulate economic growth,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Heightened uncertainty from growing trade tensions and measures is also placing a drag on an already fragile global economy. This follows long-standing concerns by many developing countries about the imbalances created by the outcome of the Uruguay Round,” External link

citizen Monday, June 10, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Heightened uncertainty from growing trade tensions and measures is also placing a drag on an already fragile global economy. This follows long-standing concerns by many developing countries about the imbalances created by the outcome of the Uruguay Round,” External link

sanews Monday, June 10, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We must also resolve the impasse on the WTO Appellate Body. If we fail, a cornerstone of the rules-based trading system will be incapacitated by December this year just six months from now. This will mark a fundamental change in the functioning of the trading system, make existing rules unenforceable multilaterally and render discussion about new rules and a WTO reform-agenda increasingly meaningless,” External link

sanews Monday, June 10, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “We will work in close partnership with investors and the local business community to realise this potential,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we can get the institutions and infrastructure right and build a deep business and social partnership in South Africa, the AfCFTA can add many billions of rands to the GDP, create large numbers of new industrial jobs, attract and expand investment and strengthen the economy,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “If we can get the institutions and infrastructure right and build a deep business and social partnership in SA, the [CFTA] can add many billions of rand to GDP, create large numbers of new industrial jobs, attract and expand investment and strengthen the economy,” “We will work in close partnership with investors and the local business community to realise this potential,” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "If we can get the institutions and infrastructure right and build a deep business and social partnership in South Africa, the AfCFTA can add many billions of rand to gross domestic product (GDP). It can create large numbers of new industrial jobs, attract and expand investment and strengthen the economy," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We will work in close partnership with investors and the local business community to realize this potential," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:03:00 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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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

David Lewis said ( about Ebrahim Patel ) : “It’s quite interesting to me that Ebrahim Patel has said nothing about it and done nothing about it as far as I can see,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, February 24, 2020 2:29:00 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

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