Entries by Andre Hanekom

LMBC Chairperson’s response to ESKOM courtcase

Leon de Jager , Chairman of the Lydenburg / Mashishing Business Chamber, comments as follows on the Interim Court order granted by the High Court of Mpumalanga on the 27th December 2017. The Court ordered Eskom to restore the full supply of electricity to TCLM with immediate effect and may not  terminate or interrupt the […]


NOTICE FROM THE COMBINED CHAMBERS OF LYDENBURG, SABIE AND GRASKOP Good evening fellow Sabians, Lydenburgers and Graskop Residents Let me start by saying that this Bulletin comes from the combined energies of your three Chambers (Sabie, Lydenburg and Graskop). Then, let me say the following, first said by Margaret Mead (Anthropologist) whose words could never […]

Am I really responsible for the municipal debts of a previous owner?

  The question that was on everyone’s lips whilst uncertainty roamed as our courts have not had the opportunity to test the constitutionality of Section 118 of the Municipal Systems Act (MSA). Well that time has come and the Constitutional Court has spoken. The Constitutional Court recently handed down judgement in Jordaan and Others v […]

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 that despite the country’s credit strengths of deep local capital markets, favourable government debt structure and a track record of fairly prudent fiscal and monetary policy, South Africa’s ratings continue to be weighed […]

AHI: Moeilike Begroting Weerspieël Taai Ekonomiese en Politieke Omgewing.

  Die AHI sê die nasionale begroting wat vanmiddag deur die Minister van Finansies, Pravin Gordhan, in die Parlement in Kaapstad ter tafel gelê is, weerspieël ‘n versigtige benadering in die lig van die huidige politieke klimaat.   “Dit is in die algemeen ‘n versigtige begroting in die lig van die politieke druk wat onlangs […]

Government Economic Transformation Plan a Denial of Market Principles

SME representative organisation AHI has expressed its disappointment with government’s proposed Radical Social Economic Transformation, announced by President Zuma during his State of the Nation Address at Parliament in Cape Town. AHI President Bernard Swanepoel said AHI recognised that transformation had been slow, but he expressed his concern that the president and government was not […]

Meet the Executive Members

Front: Francois Vermeulen, Gerda Whitehorn, Jeanette Kruger-Hibbins, Charlene Coetzee, Etli vd Merwe (Vice-chairperson), Elizma Booysen (Admin), Andre Hanekom (Treasurer) Back: Leon de Jager (Chairperson), Andre Coetzee, Tielman Nieuwoudt, Mohammed Cassim, Wessel Venter