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Zuma stands by black ownership of JSE remarks

15 hour(s) ago

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

Business

Inaction over R2m alleged Nedlac corruption

Democratic Alliance MP Ian Ollis. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
15 hour(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

Shuttleworth in court showdown

Mark Shuttleworth is SA’s most famous example of world-beating innovation.  Pictures: SUNDAY TIMES
18 hour(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

Business Times

Phuti Mahanyele: Engaging manner is her style

Phuti Mahanyele.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/DREW ANGERER
17 hour(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

Business Times

Tales of indebted misery clash with lenders’ versions

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17 hour(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

Business Times

Eternal sunshine of a rogue trader’s mind

Nick Leeson. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
18 hour(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

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

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

Forget the myths about foreigners

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

Santam

Santam 1001 days: A milestone profile with SO WE TOO

48 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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Business

Treasury eyes wider disposal of state assets

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 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
2 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

Land & Agriculture

Drought puts maize harvest in peril

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

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

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Foreign agricultural land ownership clarified

Long-term leaseholds which will be available to foreigners for agricultural land will be for a minimum of 30 years

National

Gauteng waiting list for housing to be digitised

David Makhura.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 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
3 day(s) ago

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

Energy

Budget: Fuel levy hike will bring in R10bn a year

Road Accident Fund CEO Eugene Watson. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Increase in the Road Accident Fund fuel levy will provide temporary relief to the cash-strapped fund, says CEO Eugene Watson

Management

Profile: Nene takes formidable workload and studies in his stride

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Energy crisis and SAA latest additions to minister’s portfolio, writes Hilary Joffe

Property

Student accommodation lures investors keen for stable income

HIGHER LEARNING: Students stroll past the University of the Witwatersrand's Great Hall. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

There are about 200,000 university students and a further 400,000 students at Further Education and Training College who are without adequate housing

Innovation

Rooibos revolution for Cape wine

Workers load Rooibos onto a tractor. Audacia Wines in Stellenbosch has found a way to  use indigenous Rooibos wood to produce a preservative-free wine.  Picture: REUTERS//MIKE HUTCHINGS
3 day(s) ago

Western Cape winery patents indigenous Rooibos wood to replace traditional methods of preserving wine

Companies

Companies: Some relief for small businesses

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3 day(s) ago

Amendments make turnover tax regime more attractive

National

Joburg bids to change power usage patterns

Power lines.  Picture: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO
4 day(s) ago

City of Johannesburg to be the first municipality to implement time-of-use tariff system

Management

Good deeds at work will get you nowhere

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

More depressing is when people who think their company will look after them meet horrible consequences, writes Akan Otani

Telecoms & Technology

Broadband connectivity gets R1.1bn boost

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4 day(s) ago

Total of R1.1bn is allocated for roll out of broadband to 1,126 government buildings and 926 schools by March 2016

Business

Polluters given a five-year reprieve

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa addresses a post cabinet briefing on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

Apart from Eskom, companies that received relief were Anglo American Platinum, PPC, and a number of oil refinery companies including Sasol

Management

Take the lazy bull by the horns and drag it up

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer at The Discovery Leadership Summit Intellectual Capital last year. Meyer made his name at the Blue Bulls, where he instilled a new management culture to establish a Super Rugby franchise that created stars and did not have to look for them elsewhere. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/RAYMOND PRESTON
4 day(s) ago

Character. Mental toughness ... Guys who walk out and sit out will always sit out when it’s tough, writes Liz Mcgregor

Management

CEOs can learn to surf the ripple effects to catch that one big wave

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4 day(s) ago

In-depth interviews with 150 CEOs of companies around the world show how business leaders develop skills needed to lead in an ever-changing world

Management

From New York to Cape Town CEOs are much the same

Heidrick & Struggles partner in charge in SA Allen Shardelow. Picture: SUPPLIED
4 day(s) ago

One of the most profound things in the report is the insight it gives into the skills needed today from CEOs

Economy

Tax increases ‘should be kept to minimum’, says Sacci

Peggy Drodskie. File Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
5 day(s) ago

SA needs a special focus on the plight of small businesses, according to business body

Energy

Gauteng to fire up old power stations to supplement Eskom

Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivers his state of the province address in the Gauteng legislature on Monday. Picture: THE TIMES/MOELETSI MABE
5 day(s) ago

Provincial government assistance may include an investment in the power plants, or partnerships with the private sector

Innovation

Artificial intelligence can help us peer through fog of energy data

Medupi power station. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/KEVIN SUTHERLAND
5 day(s) ago

Those who want to avoid repeating history say an accurate forecast a decade-and-a-half down the line is virtually impossible, writes Tom Nevin

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

Trade & Industry

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

BMW SA MD Tim Abbott. File Picture: REUTERS/JAS LEHAL
2 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
2 day(s) ago

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

Telecoms & Technology

Security minister to address cybercrime conference

State Security Minister David Mahlobo responding to questions during a media briefing by the justice, crime prevention and security cluster of ministers on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

As intelligence community reels from damage caused by so-called ‘spy cables’ leaks, David Mhlobo is due to speak on problems of cybercrime and hacking

Energy

Power: Nene confirms R23bn cash injection for Eskom

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset.
3 day(s) ago

Reliability of energy supply is ‘most important structural challenge’

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

Management

Bridging global networks of links the key to success

Apple is able to tie different products and activities into comprehensive packages of services. Instead of just producing a personal computer or its operating software, Apple pioneered a vision of delivering the whole package of hardware such as one sees with the iPhone. Picture: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI
4 day(s) ago

Companies that can connect across different groups can be more innovative in the network economy, writes Rob Gilles

Management

Good ideas will attract good money

Crowdfunding. Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Think crowdfunding: With an estimated 1.3-billion people with regular internet access globally, the number of potential investors that can be reached is large, writes Zukiswa Zimela

Management

The right strategies will only work if you have the right people

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4 day(s) ago

The reason so many strategies fail is the fact that companies have broken the link between management and productivity, writes Chantal Walley

Innovation

Mobile banking set to empower SA’s poor

Bill Gates. Picture: BLOOMBERG
5 day(s) ago

SA can no longer delay building mobile banking systems on a larger scale, as this will ease the critical problem of financial inclusion, writes Johan Meyer

Financial Services

Banks must cater for technophiles and tutor technophobes

Banking customers. Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Three global trends will add value to customers’ digital banking experience

Transport & Tourism

SA Express secures Treasury guarantee

Inati Ntshanga, CEO of SA Express, addresses a company results briefing in this file picture. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Conditions include regular progress reports on implementing cost cutting measures as well as identifying individual managers responsible for cost cutting

Business

SMEs advised to use fuel savings wisely

FNB Business’s Heather Lowe says small businesses should look out for budget announcements on tax policies. File Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

Analysts warn small businesses that lower fuel prices will not last long and power shortages will prevail

Management

Six things you need when working remotely

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

To make success of working from home, you need your own internet connection, good headset, multi-adaptor, extra cables, car charger, lightweight laptop

National

Concern grows over number of bingo terminals at malls

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Government lacks a clear national policy on electronic bingo terminals, says Casino Association of SA

Economy

Liquidations increase in January

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Statistics SA data show that fewer businesses were liquidated last year than in 2013, figures provide important indication of scope of unpaid debt in SA

Property

Property players leave bigger footprints in the rest of Africa

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Momentum and Stanlib follow the likes of Sanlam and Liberty to launch African property funds

Management

Spotlight falls on firms’ overreliance on key executives

Ketso Gordhan.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

Spate of executive exits has shown the risk of being too dependent on a single individual within an organisation, says consultant

Business Times

Empowerment demand stalls Eskom coal deal

Stephen Miller, executive director at Waterberg Coal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 day(s) ago

Aspiring coal miner Waterberg Coal Company fighting a battle to secure a supply contract with Eskom

Business Times

When Sasol sneezes, Sasolburg catches cold

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 day(s) ago

The ripple down the chain from Sasol's dividend policy change for business people and Sasolburg is profound

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