Ebrahim Patel

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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

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:11:00 PM 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

sanews Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:18:00 PM 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

sanews Monday, October 7, 2019 2:03:00 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

sanews Monday, October 7, 2019 2:03:00 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 says : "Since TSAM's localisation programme began, more than 80 000 taxis have been assembled locally by Toyota. If each of those taxis opened its doors to commuters right now, more than a million South Africans would be able to climb in. The increased level of local content is an important part of the 2035 vision for the industry and will increase the participation of more South Africans in this thriving sector of the economy," External link

kenyastar Saturday, October 5, 2019 7:18:00 PM 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

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 1:45:00 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

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 30, 2019 1:14:00 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

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 2, 2019 12:40:00 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

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 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 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

trendnews-az Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

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

trendnews-az Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:25:00 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

Ebrahim Patel said : “We’re the biggest exporter to Germany. The car manufacturer, as well as the components made in the country, generates about R164 billion in foreign exchange for South Africa,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “The terms of reference includes a review of the contents of the [auditor-general’s] report on the Competition Commission, which includes the legal costs incurred by the commission to date and policy on the use of firms of attorneys. The panel is also expected to review the governance arrangements in the Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal and whether changes are required to improve performance and accountability,” “Malatji Kanyane leads the panel. Work began in early November 2018, and has since taken in representation and comment from both local and international experts. Mr [Tebogo] Malatji has considerable experience in competition matters, the PFMA [Public Finance Management Act] and procurement law as well as with forensic investigations” External link

businessday Friday, March 22, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The change in the price of petrol is typically a function of both changes in international exchange rates [particularly the US dollar-rand exchange rate] and the change in international product prices [particularly crude oil]," External link

businessday Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Of course, a stable and democratic Zimbabwe is good for the region, and I don't want to underplay that,” External link

businessday Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Of course, a stable and democratic Zimbabwe is good for the region, and I don’t want to underplay that,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The total amount spent by the competition commission on the market inquiry into the private healthcare sector since its establishment in 2013 amounts to R196 949 637,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Big data, search engines, complex algorithms and social media are the modern utilities that play the role akin to what water and energy utilities did a century ago" External link

enca Friday, September 1, 2017 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Murray and Roberts will remain in other infrastructure sectors such as oil and gas, metals and minerals and power and water sectors,” External link

enca Monday, February 13, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Based on current turnover and profit levels in the sector, it is projected that by the end of the several years, black firms and equity owners…would have a combined turnover of between R21 billion and R27 billion and over the seven years as a whole through the phased-in arrangements, have a cumulative turnover estimated to range between R104 billion and R123 billion,” External link

enca Monday, February 13, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “A partnership like this offers promise for young people in South Africa, for the rural excluded and for the urban poor, and that is why we wanted to embrace this opportunity of a partnership,” “The social enterprises purpose is public - either job creation or providing services in a rural area where there is no market rationale for the provision of those services or through the promotion of women in the economy” External link

iafrica Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:27:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Geoffrey Qhena ) : “The CEO of the IDC (Qhena) advised me that the requested information would be in breach of the current policy. The IDC has taken a decision to provide macro-data on the number of transactions involving politically exposed persons in future annual reports‚” External link

enca Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I have taken note of the IDC’s advice and have now requested the IDC to review the appropriateness of the current policy‚” External link

enca Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Having an advantage of being in a trade Union movement you'll forgive me when I say one of her most painful moments in the past few years was seeing the growing disunity and the. eventually the split from Cosatu. Leading to the expulsion of Numsa," External link

enca Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:25:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "It also includes funding the appointment of professionals to provide government with engineering, project management and other services to strengthen its capacity to deliver the public infrastructure so desperately needed through, among others, the secondment to State departments, municipalities and entities of skilled personnel from organisations operating in South Africa," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It also includes funding the appointment of professionals to provide government with engineering, project management and other services to strengthen its capacity to deliver the public infrastructure so desperately needed through, among others, the secondment to State departments, municipalities and entities of skilled personnel from organisations operating in South Africa,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : "There are financial penalties for not complying (with the pledged contributions)," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : "There are financial penalties for not complying (with the pledged contributions)," External link

reuters Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Ab Inbev ) : “The challenge we gave AB Inbev, the challenge they have accepted, is over the next few years to work to bring small-scale farmers into the supply chain,” External link

enca Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Ab Inbev ) : “The challenge we gave AB Inbev, the challenge they have accepted, is over the next few years to work to bring small-scale farmers into the supply chain,” External link

iol Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The state needs to see mergers as opportunities to advance a broader programme,” External link

iol Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Firm steps must be taken to end cartels. Businesses continue to conspire to raise prices and keep new entrants out of their markets," "The competition authorities therefore need to step up their enforcement activities against this type of costly, inefficient behaviour" External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “What you see here is a country embracing its future, setting its capital in infrastructure and building the foundations of long-term growth ... We hope the BAIC will find many local South Africans who have the requisite skills and that our institutions in the Eastern Cape will be able to produce the needs of the factory and investors,” External link

news24 Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “What you see here is a country embracing its future, setting its capital in infrastructure and building the foundations of long-term growth ... We hope the BAIC will find many local South Africans who have the requisite skills and that our institutions in the Eastern Cape will be able to produce the needs of the factory and investors,” External link

news24 Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The action by the competition authorities is part of a crackdown against abuse of market power and price-fixing that undermines the performance of the economy, imposes unnecessary costs on downstream factories and damages local jobs,” “South Africa’s competitiveness and industrial performance require an efficient basic steel supplier industry. High levels of concentration together with collusion undermine our national goals. Companies collude because they believe they can get away with it,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “High levels of concentration, together with collusion, undermines our national goals,” External link

sanews Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:40:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our resolve is clear: we want to promote investment-led economic growth, not collusion-induced economic stagnation. South Africa is open for business, and the message we want to send is that we will act against conduct that damages competition and jobs," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 22, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our resolve is clear: we want to promote investment-led economic growth, not collusion-induced economic stagnation. South Africa is open for business, and the message we want to send is that we will act against conduct that damages competition and jobs," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 22, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The action by the competition authorities is part of a crackdown against abuse of market power and price-fixing that undermine the performance of the economy, imposes unnecessary costs on downstream factories and damages local jobs," "South Africa's competitiveness and industrial performance require an efficient basic steel supplier industry. High levels of concentration together with collusion undermine our national goals. Companies collude because they believe they can get away with it. Over the past seven years, the competition authorities have focused on collusion and abuse of market dominance involving key input costs in the economy, such as steel-making, fertilizers, construction and telecommunications and well as important basic goods such as bread, poultry and flour," External link

allafrica Monday, August 22, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our resolve is clear: we want to promote investment-led economic growth, not collusion-induced economic stagnation. South Africa is open for business and the message we want to send is that we will act against conduct that damages competition and jobs," "This can be a boost for small business and for new investors," External link

allafrica Monday, August 22, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We look forward to seeing more competitive prices and will be monitoring price increases through the committee set up under the International Trade Administration Act, drawing on the information available from the company's customers. We will not hesitate to act against any further abuse of market power in the steel industry should this be necessary. We have recently brought into effect the provisions in the Competition Act that criminalize collusion and impose jail terms of up to ten years on directors and employees found guilty thereof," External link

allafrica Monday, August 22, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Naledi Pandor ) : "There are occasions when someone’s contribution stands out and I think minister Pandor, despite your modesty, you made this possible. You took what was an unpopular idea to say let’s put money into astronomy, the MeerKAT, and you said most importantly let us bid for the SKA. You travelled the world, twisted arms, and you made it possible eventually for South Africa to get the lion’s share of the SKA project that has helped to inspire and fire up the team here in Carnarvon," External link

enca Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our ambition is large, not simply to be the site where the dishes are located with output being processed elsewhere in the world, as we were the site in the 20th century for extracting minerals that were then transformed and beneficiated elsewhere in the world," External link

enca Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “South African malls themselves should be showcasing South African fashion. Well-branded local fashion is often absent,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Tonight, when ordinary South Africans put on their lights, put on their stoves to cook food, or watch television, some of that electricity would have been generated today near Pofadder" External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "This is equal to the consumption of 80 000 houses, so serving more than 400 0000 South Africans. In practical terms, this is the consumption of all the households in Mossel Bay, Oudshoorn, Knysna and Swellendam combined," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We pay more for renewable energy, so we must have a better return," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Tonight, when ordinary South Africans put on their lights, put on their stoves to cook food, or watch television, some of that electricity would have been generated today near Pofadder" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:44:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "This is equal to the consumption of 80000 houses, serving more than 400000 South Africans. This is the consumption of Mossel Bay, Oudshoorn, Knysna and Swellendam combined," External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:44:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "He needs to identify what the investment gaps and blockages are," External link

bdlive Friday, January 30, 2015 7:13:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "He needs to identify what the investment gaps and blockages are," External link

businessday Friday, January 30, 2015 6:54:00 AM 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 : “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

sanews Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:11:00 PM 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

sanews Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:18:00 PM 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

sanews Monday, October 7, 2019 2:03:00 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

sanews Monday, October 7, 2019 2:03:00 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 says : "Since TSAM's localisation programme began, more than 80 000 taxis have been assembled locally by Toyota. If each of those taxis opened its doors to commuters right now, more than a million South Africans would be able to climb in. The increased level of local content is an important part of the 2035 vision for the industry and will increase the participation of more South Africans in this thriving sector of the economy," External link

kenyastar Saturday, October 5, 2019 7:18:00 PM 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

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 1:45:00 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

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 30, 2019 1:14:00 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

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 2, 2019 12:40:00 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

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 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 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

trendnews-az Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

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

trendnews-az Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:25:00 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

Ebrahim Patel said : “We’re the biggest exporter to Germany. The car manufacturer, as well as the components made in the country, generates about R164 billion in foreign exchange for South Africa,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Commission ) : “The terms of reference includes a review of the contents of the [auditor-general’s] report on the Competition Commission, which includes the legal costs incurred by the commission to date and policy on the use of firms of attorneys. The panel is also expected to review the governance arrangements in the Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal and whether changes are required to improve performance and accountability,” “Malatji Kanyane leads the panel. Work began in early November 2018, and has since taken in representation and comment from both local and international experts. Mr [Tebogo] Malatji has considerable experience in competition matters, the PFMA [Public Finance Management Act] and procurement law as well as with forensic investigations” External link

businessday Friday, March 22, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The change in the price of petrol is typically a function of both changes in international exchange rates [particularly the US dollar-rand exchange rate] and the change in international product prices [particularly crude oil]," External link

businessday Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Of course, a stable and democratic Zimbabwe is good for the region, and I don't want to underplay that,” External link

businessday Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Of course, a stable and democratic Zimbabwe is good for the region, and I don’t want to underplay that,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The total amount spent by the competition commission on the market inquiry into the private healthcare sector since its establishment in 2013 amounts to R196 949 637,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Big data, search engines, complex algorithms and social media are the modern utilities that play the role akin to what water and energy utilities did a century ago" External link

enca Friday, September 1, 2017 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Murray and Roberts will remain in other infrastructure sectors such as oil and gas, metals and minerals and power and water sectors,” External link

enca Monday, February 13, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “Based on current turnover and profit levels in the sector, it is projected that by the end of the several years, black firms and equity owners…would have a combined turnover of between R21 billion and R27 billion and over the seven years as a whole through the phased-in arrangements, have a cumulative turnover estimated to range between R104 billion and R123 billion,” External link

enca Monday, February 13, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel says : “A partnership like this offers promise for young people in South Africa, for the rural excluded and for the urban poor, and that is why we wanted to embrace this opportunity of a partnership,” “The social enterprises purpose is public - either job creation or providing services in a rural area where there is no market rationale for the provision of those services or through the promotion of women in the economy” External link

iafrica Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:27:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Geoffrey Qhena ) : “The CEO of the IDC (Qhena) advised me that the requested information would be in breach of the current policy. The IDC has taken a decision to provide macro-data on the number of transactions involving politically exposed persons in future annual reports‚” External link

enca Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “I have taken note of the IDC’s advice and have now requested the IDC to review the appropriateness of the current policy‚” External link

enca Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Having an advantage of being in a trade Union movement you'll forgive me when I say one of her most painful moments in the past few years was seeing the growing disunity and the. eventually the split from Cosatu. Leading to the expulsion of Numsa," External link

enca Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:25:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "It also includes funding the appointment of professionals to provide government with engineering, project management and other services to strengthen its capacity to deliver the public infrastructure so desperately needed through, among others, the secondment to State departments, municipalities and entities of skilled personnel from organisations operating in South Africa," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “It also includes funding the appointment of professionals to provide government with engineering, project management and other services to strengthen its capacity to deliver the public infrastructure so desperately needed through, among others, the secondment to State departments, municipalities and entities of skilled personnel from organisations operating in South Africa,” External link

sanews Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : "There are financial penalties for not complying (with the pledged contributions)," External link

reuters-af Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:09:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel added : "There are financial penalties for not complying (with the pledged contributions)," External link

reuters Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Ab Inbev ) : “The challenge we gave AB Inbev, the challenge they have accepted, is over the next few years to work to bring small-scale farmers into the supply chain,” External link

enca Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Ab Inbev ) : “The challenge we gave AB Inbev, the challenge they have accepted, is over the next few years to work to bring small-scale farmers into the supply chain,” External link

iol Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The state needs to see mergers as opportunities to advance a broader programme,” External link

iol Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Firm steps must be taken to end cartels. Businesses continue to conspire to raise prices and keep new entrants out of their markets," "The competition authorities therefore need to step up their enforcement activities against this type of costly, inefficient behaviour" External link

bdlive Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:13:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “What you see here is a country embracing its future, setting its capital in infrastructure and building the foundations of long-term growth ... We hope the BAIC will find many local South Africans who have the requisite skills and that our institutions in the Eastern Cape will be able to produce the needs of the factory and investors,” External link

news24 Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “What you see here is a country embracing its future, setting its capital in infrastructure and building the foundations of long-term growth ... We hope the BAIC will find many local South Africans who have the requisite skills and that our institutions in the Eastern Cape will be able to produce the needs of the factory and investors,” External link

news24 Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “The action by the competition authorities is part of a crackdown against abuse of market power and price-fixing that undermines the performance of the economy, imposes unnecessary costs on downstream factories and damages local jobs,” “South Africa’s competitiveness and industrial performance require an efficient basic steel supplier industry. High levels of concentration together with collusion undermine our national goals. Companies collude because they believe they can get away with it,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “High levels of concentration, together with collusion, undermines our national goals,” External link

sanews Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:40:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our resolve is clear: we want to promote investment-led economic growth, not collusion-induced economic stagnation. South Africa is open for business, and the message we want to send is that we will act against conduct that damages competition and jobs," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 22, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our resolve is clear: we want to promote investment-led economic growth, not collusion-induced economic stagnation. South Africa is open for business, and the message we want to send is that we will act against conduct that damages competition and jobs," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 22, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "The action by the competition authorities is part of a crackdown against abuse of market power and price-fixing that undermine the performance of the economy, imposes unnecessary costs on downstream factories and damages local jobs," "South Africa's competitiveness and industrial performance require an efficient basic steel supplier industry. High levels of concentration together with collusion undermine our national goals. Companies collude because they believe they can get away with it. Over the past seven years, the competition authorities have focused on collusion and abuse of market dominance involving key input costs in the economy, such as steel-making, fertilizers, construction and telecommunications and well as important basic goods such as bread, poultry and flour," External link

allafrica Monday, August 22, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our resolve is clear: we want to promote investment-led economic growth, not collusion-induced economic stagnation. South Africa is open for business and the message we want to send is that we will act against conduct that damages competition and jobs," "This can be a boost for small business and for new investors," External link

allafrica Monday, August 22, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We look forward to seeing more competitive prices and will be monitoring price increases through the committee set up under the International Trade Administration Act, drawing on the information available from the company's customers. We will not hesitate to act against any further abuse of market power in the steel industry should this be necessary. We have recently brought into effect the provisions in the Competition Act that criminalize collusion and impose jail terms of up to ten years on directors and employees found guilty thereof," External link

allafrica Monday, August 22, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said ( about Naledi Pandor ) : "There are occasions when someone’s contribution stands out and I think minister Pandor, despite your modesty, you made this possible. You took what was an unpopular idea to say let’s put money into astronomy, the MeerKAT, and you said most importantly let us bid for the SKA. You travelled the world, twisted arms, and you made it possible eventually for South Africa to get the lion’s share of the SKA project that has helped to inspire and fire up the team here in Carnarvon," External link

enca Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Our ambition is large, not simply to be the site where the dishes are located with output being processed elsewhere in the world, as we were the site in the 20th century for extracting minerals that were then transformed and beneficiated elsewhere in the world," External link

enca Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : “South African malls themselves should be showcasing South African fashion. Well-branded local fashion is often absent,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:08:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Tonight, when ordinary South Africans put on their lights, put on their stoves to cook food, or watch television, some of that electricity would have been generated today near Pofadder" External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "This is equal to the consumption of 80 000 houses, so serving more than 400 0000 South Africans. In practical terms, this is the consumption of all the households in Mossel Bay, Oudshoorn, Knysna and Swellendam combined," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "We pay more for renewable energy, so we must have a better return," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "Tonight, when ordinary South Africans put on their lights, put on their stoves to cook food, or watch television, some of that electricity would have been generated today near Pofadder" External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:44:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "This is equal to the consumption of 80000 houses, serving more than 400000 South Africans. This is the consumption of Mossel Bay, Oudshoorn, Knysna and Swellendam combined," External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:44:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "He needs to identify what the investment gaps and blockages are," External link

bdlive Friday, January 30, 2015 7:13:00 AM EAT

Ebrahim Patel said : "He needs to identify what the investment gaps and blockages are," External link

businessday Friday, January 30, 2015 6:54:00 AM 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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