Rob Davies

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Name: Rob Davies
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Nigeria’s rebased GDP boosts entry into G20

By Andy Nssien  /  Sunday Business EditorNigeria’s climb to the status of the largest economy in  Africa following the recent rebasing of its GDP has boosted the country’s chances of becoming a member of G20, a group of major economies in the world.Already, ... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - 8 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Sensible reaction

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies took the high road when responding to news that Nigeria had officially surpassed South Africa as the continent’s largest economy.Following a rebasing of its gross domestic product (GDP), Nigeria’s statistician-general ... [Published Polity.org.za - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Nigeria: An Incentive for South Africa

That Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy is the best news that South Africa could have hoped for.This milestone not only gives South Africa the most obvious reason to strengthen its ties with a key player across the African continent that is growing ... [Published The Globalist - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

SA’s manufacturing ambitions boosted by new R150m cable facility

Natalie Greve:The R150-million CBI electric: African cables (CBI) facility, in Vereeniging, is set to become the first in sub-Sahara Africa to design and manufacture HV underground electric cables up to 275 kV with conductor sizes of up to 2500 mm².These ... [Published Engineering News - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

LETTER: More barriers to rental market

THE letter by Gerhard Vosloo, “ Landlords need full credit record ”,  refers (Letters March 21-26).My company, TPN, is a niche market credit bureau specialising in the collection of tenant rental payment behaviour.We were therefore most interested in ... [Published Financial Mail - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

a Multi-Million Rand Dumedia Chemical Business Incubation centre Launched by Minister Rob Davies

Media StatementsThe Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has launched an about R8-million Durban branch of the South African Chemical Technology Incubator (Chemin) at the Westville Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban t ... [Published South African DTI - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Zuma's long night of the Cabinet

One by one, men and women were called by ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe to come to the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria. They had no clue why they had been asked to leave the comfort of their homes on a grey, cold, rainy day.The call came hours ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

President Zuma - We Have Done Well in Five Years

With just a few weeks left before the official end of the current term of government, President Jacob Zuma has expressed satisfaction about government's performance in the Nelson Mandela Bay region of the Eastern Cape over the past five years.On Tuesday, ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

HOPES FOR QUICK WIN FADE FOR ANC

Apr. 14 (GIN) – As the May 7 election day in South Africa nears, former friends and allies of the ruling African National Congress are betting that voters will follow them out of the party or at least send a strong message that the country’s current direction ... [Published BlackStar News - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

How to deal with 4 million ‘vanished’ credit profiles in your recruitment strategy

In late February, Dr Rob Davies - minister of trade and industry - gave notice of new regulations to the National Credit Act, 2005. The change came into effect on 1 April 2014 and the department of trade and industry (dti) has given SA credit bureaus ... [Published HR Pulse - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Industrial policy demands a new tune - Mail & Guardian

...was therefore the subject of debate in Sandton on Tuesday this week. Hosted by the Mail & Guardian and sponsored by Metropolitan Health, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies presented the government's vision, which was debated by a panel of...full ... [Published Liberty Group Limited - Apr 14 2014]
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First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

An SME ministry is long overdue

I have been a proponent of such a ministry for years, largely based on the huge success of such a department in New Zealand where businesses employing fewer than 250 employees provide work to 58% of the country’s workforce.But the economic policy direction ... [Published Citizen.co.za - Apr 14 2014]

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"these sectors include relatively high value pure chemicals that are typically used as active ingredients in formulated speciality chemicals used in industrial and non-consumer applications (e g. paints, mining chemicals, textile specialities, paper chemicals), but does not exclude the production of other downstream chemicals. the aim of this project is to recover heavy metals by removing mercury, and europium. this technology has already been patented, furthermore millions of households are now using cfl bulbs, which were distributed by eskom as an endeavour to reduce power consumption in the country" , said Davies
"well mr president, i can speak a bit of setswana but i will have difficulties with my xhosa, which is not good at all" Minister Davies said, to good natured laughter from the crowd
There are “super salaries at the top, and very meager livelihoods at the bottom,” said Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. "the highest-paid chief executive has earned 51,000 times what someone earns at the lowest rung. that's the level of inequality that we have in south africa."
There are "super salaries at the top, and very meagre livelihoods at the bottom" said Davies

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Nigeria’s rebased GDP boosts entry into G20 [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - 8 hours ago]
THE BIG READ: Shattering the FDI myth [Published BDlive - 22 hours ago]
Sensible reaction [Published Polity.org.za - Apr 18 2014]
SA group claims low-cost diesel-electric locomo... [Published Engineering News - Apr 18 2014]
Nigeria: An Incentive for South Africa [Published The Globalist - Apr 17 2014]
LETTER: More barriers to rental market [Published Financial Mail - Apr 17 2014]
a Multi-Million Rand Dumedia Chemical Business ... [Published South African DTI - Apr 17 2014]
SA’s manufacturing ambitions boosted by new R15... [Published Engineering News - Apr 17 2014]
Complacency allowed Nigeria to steal SA’s lead ... [Published BDlive - Apr 17 2014]
Zuma's long night of the Cabinet [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Apr 16 2014]
Minister Davies to Launch Chemical Technology I... [Published South African DTI - Apr 16 2014]
President Zuma - We Have Done Well in Five Years [Published Individual.com - Apr 16 2014]
How to deal with 4 million ‘vanished’ credit pr... [Published HR Pulse - Apr 16 2014]
HOPES FOR QUICK WIN FADE FOR ANC [Published BlackStar News - Apr 15 2014]
Stephen Grootes: ANC's slow jump to the right [Published Eye Witness News - Apr 14 2014]
Ohana Public Relations Services to host worksho... [Published Publicity Update - Apr 14 2014]
Nigeria as Africa’s largest economy is good new... [Published IOL - Apr 14 2014]
Industrial policy demands a new tune - Mail & G... [Published Liberty Group Limited - Apr 14 2014]
An SME ministry is long overdue [Published Citizen.co.za - Apr 14 2014]
Will the 4 million credit profiles you can no l... [Published Insurance Gateway - Apr 14 2014]
It's just the ANC’s slow jump to... the right? [Published Daily Maverick - Apr 13 2014]
Raising barriers to investment [Published BDlive - Apr 13 2014]
Aftermath of GDP rebasing: Nigeria eligible for... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Apr 13 2014]
Guess Which SA Business Exec Made 1.826 Billion... [Published 2Oceans Vibe News - Apr 11 2014]
Pres Zuma to visit Nelson Mandela Bay [Published SAnews.gov.za - Apr 11 2014]
The 'hidden' billions of SA's elite executives ... [Published Liberty Group Limited - Apr 11 2014]
Government pushes for increased jobs for youth [Published IOL - Apr 11 2014]
The 'hidden' billions of SA's elite executives [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Apr 10 2014]
Parish council 'outraged' at car park plan [Published Canterbury Times - Apr 10 2014]
BRICS and the tendency to sub-imperialism [Published Pambazuka News - Apr 10 2014]
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