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Paul Janisch
Johannesburg South Africa
BEE compliance consultancy specialising in B-BBEE scorecard maximisation
Interests: The survival of all businesses in South Africa. Black Economic Empowerment; doing business with the SA government; multinationals in South Africa; Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) - both as a transaction advisor and advisor to bidding consortia. Regulatory requirements for licensing purposes.
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Perhaps the reader has heard of a band called Winger. I can't say I have ever listened to them but I am very aware of their guitarist Reb Beach. Beach told a story about how they were riding the musical... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at Paul Janisch
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The news came through on Saturday from my friends in the UK that Peter Green had died peacefully in his sleep. He was 73 years old. Most people who know me, and perhaps even a few casual readers on this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Paul Janisch
The reader might be unaware that this blog's curator took the Duncan McLeod article to the Daily Maverick with his (not Duncan's) typical anti- bolshie twist. It was a more sanitised version of my normal blog posts, no bolshie bob... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2020 at Paul Janisch
There are two types of people in this world, Harry van der Merwe and everybody else. I happen to like Harry - can't be sure about most other people, specifically if they are anc appointees. Harry sent this to me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at Paul Janisch
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This is a repost from 2010 (yes the blog is that old - actually it's older than that) Cyril has in effect given us fokol. Those of us who have more than fokol can be grateful. Most South Africans have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Paul Janisch
SANDF, SAPS and JMPD officers who were present when Collins Khosa was allegedly tortured and killed in Alexandra in April 2020 must be suspended and authorities must complete their investigations into his alleged killing by 4 June 2020, the North... Continue reading
Reblogged May 15, 2020 at Paul Janisch
Once upon a time we had bolshie bob who was the most destructive minister in zuma's cabinet. He was a rotten commie who was determined to make us as strong as Mother Russia - even though we've never really been... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at Paul Janisch
There are half a million signatures in the anti-tobacco ban petition. That's 500,000 (yes five hundred thousand South Africans) who oppose this ban. BAT had a problem too with the ban and threatened to go to court, but now they... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at Paul Janisch
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Long have I lamented about how corporate South Africa kowtowing to the ridiculousness that is the anc. It took zoomer's removal of Nene for it to get its voice. And even then it was controlled and measured. And state-endorsed corruption... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at Paul Janisch
I stopped listening to 702 because of YouseewhatadoosIam McHysbak. I don't think 702 misses me but I do wish they'd fire this idiot (I'm not using very fiery language on purpose). I was sent this article which contains an interview... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at Paul Janisch
There's too much that's been made about this requirement that the new Covid-19 Tourism Relief Fund that the Department of Tourism has launched the to assist businesses in the tourism sector that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at Paul Janisch
The major concern in my neighbourhood is booze and smokes. Chuck can get smokes but they are Zimbabwean, Brandon doesn't mind any smokes as long as they are toasted. Marlon can get Marlboros at twice the price, Nancy is interested.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Paul Janisch
This is not my work, I didn't write any of it. I took it from JZA's most recent newsletter. I did promise to update this blog when something interesting comes along. I couldn't write this any better myself. COVID-19 Lockdown:... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 8, 2020 at Paul Janisch
As per this note 41. The SETAs will support employers remotely and the date for the submission of Workplace Skills Plans (“WSPs”) will be extended to 31 May 2020, as also provided for by the Regulation. 42. The following must... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at Paul Janisch
Further to my post yesterday on the worst of times, Ray Mahlaka penned (and Tim Cohen – although the style seems to be more like Ray's) a discussion on this 51% requirement. I mentioned that there were people that are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Paul Janisch
Time and symptoms According to Dan Mace, the timeline leading up to his diagnosis was as follows: On the morning of 19 February 2020, Mace woke up with extreme fatigue in his apartment in Los Angeles. Symptoms included feeling faint... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 25, 2020 at Paul Janisch
Well this was the original intention, until bolshie bob was launched upon us. His commie-addled mind could not understand that you can't grow and share if there is no growth. It wasn't a surprise that this little vignette hit the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Paul Janisch
I am not a marketing person. When I started this blog I knew that I could write and I knew that I could post my thoughts up on a blog (I really have to thank Fred Wilson for this –... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Paul Janisch
"The preacher likes the cold, he knows I'm going to stay". So sang the Mamas and Papas in their 1965 hit "California Dreamin". Religious leaders will tell you that their places of worship attract the most visitors in times of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Paul Janisch
I think that the biggest problem we face is that we don't really understand how serious this virus is. The Italians will tell you it's very serious, the Chinese know how serious it is. We are on 202 cases as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Paul Janisch
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Before I go into the number of VAs (79 of them) there is something else that needs to be discussed. And it's the dti and their BEE codes. The economy is now comfortably in a recession, productivity is decreasing substantially... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Paul Janisch
This was sent to me by my old friend Obed. I wonder whether this wasn't as a result of yesterday's post (it probably was). Considering the number of requests and correspondences in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, SANAS has reviewed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Paul Janisch
I have decided to be a lot more prolific during the isolation period (I've broken my first rule about blog posts - rule 1 NEVER START A POST WITH I). There's a lot to write about, and possibly a little... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Paul Janisch
It's so obvious - every BEE verification agency is going to get massive non-conformances because of the Coronavirus. I can just see DeeStructive telling their frightened agencies that they should have foreseen Coronavirus and done all their verification before it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Paul Janisch
If you read my diatribe about Benito in the last post, you would have witnessed a pissed off author who can't spell polyphagous correctly (thanks Harry for pointing this out). There was a subsequent conversation with Benito. The top analyst... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at Paul Janisch