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Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, delivers his Budget Vote Speech to the National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town, on 10 May 2018.  See the side bar "Budget Vote 2018" for the full speech.



REFERRRENCE:                               EDD/2018/09/1


LOCATION:                                       PRETORIA


SALARY:                                     Salary Band A (Level 13) – R 1 005 063.00 to R 1 183 932  per annum; all-inclusive flexible remuneration package.


REQUIREMENTS:                             A post-graduate degree in economics, development or social studies. A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience at a middle/senior management level, within the social economy environment (cooperatives, NGOs, NPOs, government, researchetc) preferably in a project management and research role. A demonstration of a sound to high level of technical knowledge, understanding and grasp of the social enterprise, social economy as well as social business context is a key requirement. Exceptional communication and written skills and ability to work effectively independently and within a team.In-depth knowledge of the broad South African social economy context, including social enterprise development interventions,the institutional landscape of business support, as well government and international donor efforts in this sector in South Africa would be an advantage.



RESPONSIBILITIES:                        Coordinate and mobilise stakeholders in the various stages of policy development process including commissioned research, review of technical proposals and overseeing the delivery of the final reports. Coordinate and act as the secretariat for the Project Steering Committee, Inter-Governmental Advisory Committee, Expert Reference Panel and networks of practice meetings. Plan, organize and facilitate field trips, consultative meetings, seminars, workshops and provincial road shows. Facilitate the implementation of the stakeholder and training needs, communication and consultation plans. Coordinate and ensure proper administration, reporting and financial management on the project.Provide research support with respect to development of social economy policy, as requried.


KEY COMPETENCIES:                 Strategic capability and leadership; programme and project management; financial management; change management; service delivery innovation; problem solving and analysis; people management and empowerment; client orientation and customer focus; sound written and verbal communication skills; ability to influence and inspire action.



ENQUIRIES:                                      Ms NthabisengMahlangu, tel: 012 394 5603


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Minister Patel signs a memorandum of understanding with the government of Flanders and the International Labour Organizationon for the development of a social economy policy in South Africa.

Economic Development Minister, Ebrahim Patel, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Flanders and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help boost job creation in the social economy in South Africa.

The Government of Flanders committed Euros 1 324 367 (around R19 million) towards the initiative which is aimed at creating and supporting decent jobs in a sustainable and inclusive social economy. EDD’s in-kind contribution is R4.8 million, bringing the total project cost to around R23.7 million. The International Labour Organization will give technical support to the Economic Development Department in the implementation of this project.


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Scam Alert
All Service Providers and Businesses

The Economic Development Department wishes to advise members of the public, particularly those in business, to be alert to a scam utilizing the logo of the Economic Development Department. The fraudsters involved send unsuspecting business operators a Request for Quotations for the provision of Solar Panels.

As the Economic Development Department, we wish to state that we do not have such a project, and therefore beware that the Request for Quotation is not from the Economic Development Department.

Please confirm any request you receive with our Supply Chain Management division on these details 012 394 3579. Report these fraudulent activities to the SAPS or call the Anti Corruption hotline 0800 701 701 or SMS to 39772 or send an email to fraud@economic.gov.za.

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