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HUSTLE AND BUSTLE: A labourer rests on wheelbarrows in the Abule Egba district of Lagos. Picture: REUTERS

Provisional anti-dumping duties imposed on Chinese wheelbarrow imports

1 hour(s) ago

Duties follow International Trade Administration Commission of SA’s investigation which it launched after Lasher Tools submitted application on behalf of regional industry

Trade & Industry

Coega plans to assess environmental feasibility of aeronautical cluster at IDZ

Port Ngqura at Coega
5 minute(s) ago

Coega Development Corporation plans to issue notice for Environmental Impact Assessment study to assess feasibility of establishing cargo airport, aeronautical cluster

Labour

NUM to oppose Eskom asset sales

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Eskom's Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga.  Picture: SIKONATHI MANTSHANTSHA/MAKWENA MANAMELA
1 hour(s) ago

Union says it will oppose any attempt by cash-strapped power utility sell assets, especially its finance company which helps provide home loans to employees

Media & Advertising

Cabinet breaks logjam over set-top boxes

Faith Muthambi.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

Control system to be an integral feature of the set-top boxes, and broadcasters will not be allowed to use the boxes for their own commercial purposes

Land & Agriculture

Cape aims for ‘at least 70% success’ in agricultural land-reform projects

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Western Cape wants to ensure at least 70% of all agricultural projects are successful over next five years, finance MEC Ivan Meyer says in budget presentation

Transport & Tourism

Transnet and private company lock horns over private container terminal

A container ship pulls into Durban Port.  Picture: THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Ports Regulator hearing could have profound economic implications for port of Richards Bay, wider Zululand region, container exports and imports

Politics

‘Open Parliament’ would benefit all, say media groups

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Parliament’s filming policy says when there are incidents of ‘unparliamentary conduct' the camera must remain trained on the speaker

Opinion

Here’s a better plan for the broadband roll-out

DA leader Helen Zille is right to be concerned that the government has done a cosy deal with Telkom

LAND OF PLENTY: Farm workers pack maize cobs into bags on a farm on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia. Picture: BLOOMBERG/
JEAN-CLAUDE COUTAUSSE

UN food price index decline likely to aid probable SA maize imports

FAO says lower global prices for cereals, meat and sugar more than offset an increase in milk and palm oil prices

Santam

Santam 1001 days: A milestone profile with SO WE TOO

53 day(s) ago

The vast majority of businesses don’t make it past 1000 days. Santam interviewed Raymond Rampolokeng, one of the co-founders of SO WE TOO, to hear about his business journey and ultimate survival tips.

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Opinion

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: Know your customer inside out

Pavlo Phitidis, CEO of Aurik Business Accelerator.  Picture: SUPPLIED

Design options, speed of production and quality are the watchwords that win

Property

Durban’s iconic Royal Hotel fetches R78m at auction

The well-known Royal Hotel, which once had a six star rating and hosted many celebrities, was auctioned in Durban for R78m. Picture: RAJESH JANTILA
1 day(s) ago

Grand hotel in its time hosted Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne and King Goodwill Zwelithini, Mark Twain and Phil Collins

Media & Advertising

24.com to launch news wire service

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Media24’s digital division is launching a news wire service next month called News24Wire with syndication and access being handled by Gallo Images

Telecoms & Technology

SA lags as Asia, Europe position themselves to make 5G a reality

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

While operators in SA are still rolling out 3G in certain parts of country, in Europe, key parts of Asia operators are working on 5G — with aims to launch it in five years

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Grocery stores cry foul as load shedding raises costs

Many indirect costs related to load-shedding are unavoidable despite large retailers and producers installing generators

Innovation

Province mulls turning cheap wine into biofuel

VinPro MD Rico Basson says another potential 8,000ha of land for wine, citrus and fruit farming could be unlocked if access to nearby water schemes were provided. File picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Move to find alternative uses for low-grade wines could face resistance from producers

Land & Agriculture

Push to export more bottled wines to EU

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

SA exports more bulk wine to Europe than bottled wine, and the campaign is expected to improve earnings and boost job creation

Trade & Industry

Cash-strapped car buyers favour bargains over brands

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Average finance period for cars and sports utility vehicles stretches to nearly six years

Transport & Tourism

Incentive scheme puts tourism venture in limbo

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom. Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

Incentive programme could possibly pull the financial rug from under the Tourism Enterprise Partnership

National

SA engineers condemn hiring of Cubans for water projects

Water from a burst pipe shoots  into the air next to a road near Motherwell, Port Elizabeth.  Picture: THE HERALD
4 day(s) ago

Local engineers not given the chance to apply for jobs with same incentives as the Cubans in rural communities and elsewhere

Business

Zuma stands by black ownership of JSE remarks

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
5 day(s) ago

President reiterates his previous assertion pinning black ownership of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange at 3%

Business Times

Shuttleworth in court showdown

Mark Shuttleworth is SA’s most famous example of world-beating innovation.  Pictures: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Mark Shuttleworth faces off against Reserve Bank in the Constitutional Court this week as central bank argues why it must not repay R250m to Mr Shuttleworth

Energy

PetroSA plans to cut jobs on slow Mthombo

A chimney flares at PetroSA's Mossgas facility in Mossel Bay. Picture: THE TIMES
4 day(s) ago

National oil company to cut staff numbers by up to 40% as revenue spirals

Business Times

Forget the myths about foreigners

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP/STEFAN HEUNIS
5 day(s) ago

The facts show they create jobs — and just work harder, write Caroline Skinner and Jonathan Crush

Business Times

Phuti Mahanyele: Engaging manner is her style

Phuti Mahanyele.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/DREW ANGERER
5 day(s) ago

Shanduka's outgoing CEO says the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa was wrong to warn that new legislation is deterring foreign investment

Land & Agriculture

Drought puts maize harvest in peril

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Small crop likely to push food prices higher because maize prices underpin food prices locally

Business

Treasury eyes wider disposal of state assets

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 day(s) ago

Director-general says government looking at disposal of noncore assets in general and bringing in private investors to strengthen the balance sheets of state-owned companies

Energy

Necsa in row over CEO’s suspension

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: FLICKR
7 day(s) ago

Nuclear energy authority the latest state-owned company to be hit by internal strife as board and energy minister engage in tug of war over the suspension of Phumzile Tshelane

National

Gauteng waiting list for housing to be digitised

David Makhura.  Picture: SOWETAN
8 day(s) ago

New listing system will incorporate biometrics to reduce graft

Business

Government owned enterprises: State assets’ problems ‘result of governance failure’

SAA. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ALON SKUY
8 day(s) ago

Financial problems of state-owned enterprises mostly a result of governance failures and inadequate policy frameworks, says Treasury

Opinion

The high returns of social capital

Workers aligned to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march to Wonderkop Stadium to demand rival NUM vacate the office at Lonmin mine in Rustenburg in 2013.  Picture: SOWETAN

Marikana showed why we should invest in relations

Opinion

Legacy of labour broking left Post Office licking its wounds

Picture: SOWETAN

What seemed a good idea, when focusing on the balance sheet, turned into a nightmare

Land & Agriculture

Proposed farm size limit is negotiating tactic, says minister

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Proposal by state to limit farm size to 12,000ha is ‘negotiating tactic’ as it tries to press ahead with redistribution of land to black farmers, minister says

Economy

Davis warns VAT increases are ‘not off agenda for good’

Judge Dennis Davis. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

The increases in personal income tax rates and the general fuel levy are expected to add R16.8bn to gross tax revenue in the 2015-16 year

Business

Exit charges on taking money out of SA ‘not a tax’

South African entrepreneur and multimillionaire Mark Shuttleworth. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

'Exit charge' on the export of capital — which entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth has fought all the way to the Constitutional Court — is no longer in place

National

Roads bill would cut need for legal assistance

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

The proposed law is likely to face a mountain of opposition from legal firms, which derive a large slice of their revenue from this type of business

Opinion

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: SA’s nuclear Zumacrats ignore energy advances

Every revolution has its reactionaries. In the US, these include the billionaire Koch brothers, who have been bankrolling the Tea Party wing and the climate-change deniers of the Republican Party

Opinion

Fica is a monumental failure that should be scrapped

There is no published reason to believe Financial Intelligence Centre’s efforts secured a single conviction that could not have been secured by conventional means

Business

Shuttleworth levy decision lies with minister, says Reserve Bank

South African entrepreneur and multibillionaire Mark Shuttleworth. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
3 day(s) ago

The decision whether to reverse an exit charge on Mark Shuttleworth’s capital transfer out of SA should have rested with finance minister and not Bank, Constitutional Court hears

Economy

Business confidence rises to near two-year high in February, Sacci index shows

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Sacci business confidence index rises to 92.8 from 89.3 in January, but South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry expresses concern over economy

Transport & Tourism

Transnet signs R13bn in loans for locomotives

Brian Molefe.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Rail and ports operator plans to invest more than R300bn in capital expenditure over a seven-year period

Management

Five tips for becoming a more self-aware leader

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
3 day(s) ago

You can’t be a good leader if you’re not self-aware so here are some ways to cultivate and develop your self-awareness

Transport & Tourism

State gives Sanral R1bn to upgrade unsafe Moloto Road

Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Road will also be transferred from the Department of Transport to Sanral to be incorporated into its portfolio of nontoll roads

Energy

Medupi finally produces first power

The site, formerly the farm Naauw Ontkomen, was bought from Kumba Coal (now known as Exxaro Coal) and measures 883 hectares.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
3 day(s) ago

Eskom says power station is producing electricity after delay of about four years, at nearly double initial budgeted project cost

Business

Inaction over R2m alleged Nedlac corruption

Democratic Alliance MP Ian Ollis. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 day(s) ago

DA demands answers over apparent inaction of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant following forensic audit report detailing alleged corruption by two former Nedlac executives

Business Times

Eternal sunshine of a rogue trader’s mind

Nick Leeson. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

The traits that make a person a magnificent trader are often the same that make them go rogue: charming, competitive, calm under pressure, motivated and willing to take risks

Business Times

Tales of indebted misery clash with lenders’ versions

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Most vulnerable people are preyed on and encouraged to borrow recklessly because credit providers know they have easy access to emolument attachment orders

Energy

Eskom’s low capacity blamed for power delay

Department of Energy acting director-general Wolsey Barnard speaks at the Energy Indaba held at the Sandton Convention Centre on Tuesday. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
4 day(s) ago

Frustration over postponements in naming successful bids for the fourth round of renewable power by independent power producers

Trade & Industry

Car makers need labour stability, says BMW SA’s new boss

BMW SA MD Tim Abbott. File Picture: REUTERS/JAS LEHAL
7 day(s) ago

Vehicle manufacturers will enter into official negotiations with the unions next year over a labour deal

Energy

Mthombo refinery not on hold, says SFF boss

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Project Mthombo, a 400,000 barrels a day refinery to be built at Coega, has been under discussion for years

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