STATEMENT FROM THE SBI (Formerly the AHI) - 24 October 2017 Medium Term Budget must support SMEs to ensure Radical Economic Growth

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STATEMENT FROM THE SBI (Formerly the AHI) 24 October 2017 Medium Term Budget must support SMEs to ensure Radical Economic Growth   The SBi small business chamber organisation (formerly AHi) calls on the finance minister to ‘think small first’, as government is mandated to do by the Small Business Act,...
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Op-Ed: Medium Term Budget – Gigaba must support Radical Economic Growth and SMEs: Daily Maverick

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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers his first medium-term budget speech on Wednesday to a tough crowd. South Africans are impatient for visionary leadership, fed up with corruption and the ratings agencies circling overhead need evidence of credible fiscal management. By BERNARD SWANEPOEL. A snapshot of South Africa shows yet another...
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Persverklaring van die SBI (voorheen AHI): NUWE FOKUS VIR KLEINSAKE BESIGHEIDSKAMER ORGANISASIE.

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Persverklaring van die SBI (voorheen AHI) 25 September 2017 NUWE FOKUS VIR KLEINSAKE BESIGHEIDSKAMER ORGANISASIE. Oor die afgelope jaar het die AHI besigheidskamer organisasie stappe geneem om haarself te vernuwe ten ten einde haar relevansie en diversiteit te verseker en, om “die Groot Stem vir Kleinsake” te wees.   Tydens...
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CRY THE COUNTRY AS POVERTY PREVAILS

CRY THE COUNTRY AS POVERTY PREVAILS By Ms Zohra Dawood: Director, Centre for Unity in Diversity The release of the Latest Poverty Trends in South Africa Report: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015, on the 21 August 2017, by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), was much like the...
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AHi Limpopo Conference 24 August 2017

PROGRAMME Wednesday 23 August 2017 Venue: Forever Resorts Bela Bela 18:00     Welcome from Bela Bela Chamber President, Willie Claasens 18:10     Welcome address by the Mayor of Bela Bela, CLLR Jeremiah Ngobeni 18:25     Network, Relax and enjoy dinner Thursday 24 August 2017 Venue: Forever Resorts Bela Bela 08:00     Tea / Coffee...
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AHI Business Chamber of the year competition

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Dear Business Chamber Member, The AHI is excited to announce the criteria for the Business Chamber of the Year Competition as attached. We invite you to partake in this competition and to stand the chance of becoming the AHI Business Chamber of the Year for 2017. The award will be...
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Taparura project: Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Pretoria

Attention all AHI Mmebers.  Kindly see the opportunity from the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Pretoria below.  Contact the office for more information. 
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News release: THE NEXT SOUTH AFRICAN WATER CRISIS

THE NEXT SOUTH AFRICAN WATER CRISIS Monitoring to improve water security in South Africa by Hennie Wiehahn (National Council member of AHI and Chairman of the Industrial and Mining Desk.) South Africa urgently needs to review and improve its climate monitoring abilities if it is to prepare for or head...
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY - DR MATHEWS PHOSA. AHI, Chamber for Small Business, SME Indaba Cape Town

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY DR MATHEWS PHOSA AHI, Chamber for Small Business, Indaba Cape Town Wednesday, 26 July 2017 Baie dankie vir die voorreg om vandag hier tussen sulke uitgelese lede van die Afrikaanse Handelinstituut met u te kan praat. As ń oud President van u organisasie is dit ń groep...
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY MAGDA WIERZYCKA AHI SME INDABA – KELVIN GROVE – 26 JULY 2017

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY MAGDA WIERZYCKA AHI SME INDABA – KELVIN GROVE – 26 JULY 2017 We are living through unprecedented times in South Africa where politics and economics have converged – one completely dependent on the other. We are living through times when we are witnessing a battle between all...
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AHI COMMUNICATION JUNE 2017 - from the CEO'S desk

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  AHI COMMUNICATION JUNE 2017 - from the CEO'S desk July is when South Africa and indeed the world commemorate the birthday of Madiba.  Part of his legacy was his ability to reach out to all fellow South Africans in a spirit of building a future we can all be...
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Save the date: Wed 26 July 2017 - AHI SME Indaba - Cape Town

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We will continue our programme of high profile discussions between business, government, entrepreneurs and other experts to assert our Big Voice for Small Business. (See a synopsis of our first successful Indaba click here .) We seek ways to advocate for SMEs and a truly enabling operating environment to survive...
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MEDIA RELEASE: MINISTER SIGNS FIC AMENDMENT ACT INTO OPERATION

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The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, has signed and gazetted the coming into operation of various provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, 2017 (Act No. 1 of 2017) (“FIC Amendment Act”). The FIC Amendment Act was signed into law by the President on 26 April 2017 and gazetted...
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AHI Communication May 2017: From the CEO's desk

 
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MEDIA STATEMENT Fitch Ratings (Fitch) affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings, outlook remains stable

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Enquiries: Communications Unit Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: (012) 315 5944 MEDIA STATEMENT Fitch Ratings (Fitch) affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings, outlook remains stable. Fitch has affirmed South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings of ‘BB+’ with a stable outlook. Fitch has cited...
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Each one Creates two challenge

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Each 1 Creates 2 More than a quarter of all South African small- and medium-sized businesses say they hope to generate six or more jobs yearly, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The number of SMEs in SA is unclear. The Bureau for Economic Research estimates 2.3 million,...
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Minister of Finance Speaks To Black Business Leaders

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The AHI was invited to join the Black Business Council for a dinner evening with the newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, CEO dr. Ernest Messina attended the event. Find his full speech below - source: Business Report. Business Report | 16 May 2017, 06:20am Malusi Gigaba Address the Minister...
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AHI Newsflash 20 April 2017 - From the CEO's desk

AHI Newsflash 20 April 2017 - From the CEO's desk
Dear All We find ourselves in extremely challenging situations both locally and internationally.  Sharing of information in support of each other is even more important in these times. Over the last year we have used various forms of communication to reach out to members and associates.  These include: Media releases...
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#Ramaphosa: 'Radical economic transformation will happen soon'

#Ramaphosa: 'Radical economic transformation will happen soon'
Johannesburg – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the government's calls for radical economic transformation and says it must happen with urgency. He said those that don't like the phase "radical economic transformation" should wake up and smell the coffee as it would happen soon. Ramaphosa, a former businessman, was...
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AHI SME Indaba - Keynote speaker: Tanya Cohen - CEO Business Unity South Africa

AHI SME Indaba - Keynote speaker: Tanya Cohen - CEO Business Unity South Africa
CREATING JOBS AGAINGST ALL ODDS THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING SMALL BUSINESSES AHI Conference 5 APRIL 2017 Let me take this opportunity on behalf of BUSA to thank you for convening this important dialogue. We welcome the AHI initiative in creating a platform for strategic engagement on role and conditions...
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