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Energy

R1-trillion cost of nuclear build ‘is totally untrue’, says nuclear regulator

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South Africa’s nuclear regulator says reports that the country’s nuclear build programme will cost R1 trillion are totally unfounded

Transport & Tourism

Local Uber drivers facing harassment

Chere Molahlehi, a driver for Uber in Johannesburg.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Personal transportation service says it has been in contact with police, deployed security to help prevent intimidation by metered taxi drivers

Land & Agriculture

NEWS ANALYSIS: SA’s farmers reap more crops, cut jobs in twin farm revolution

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Technology is leading to higher yields from bigger farms with less labour — a situation that flies in the face of the ANC’s policy proposals, writes Ed Stoddard

Energy

IDC takes proactive stance on funding

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Industrial Development Corporation being proactive to help local entrepreneurs become competitive and increase production, says CE Geoffrey Qhena

Telecoms & Technology

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh steps down

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

MTN CEO Ahmad Farroukh says ‘difficult decision’ to resign was unavoidable due to personal, family reasons, he will leave company at end of July

Labour

NUM considers taking legal action over Glencore job cuts

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National Union of Mineworkers says coal miner has failed to comply with its social, labour plans regarding severance packages

Transport & Tourism

Tourism BEE plan will kill jobs, critics say

DELEGATION:  Rob Davies is leading a team of officials who will meet US  senators, congressmen, analysts and businessmen. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says thresholds will contribute towards transformation, but the DA hit back saying government is not helping those on the fringes of the economy

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Greece, a mirror we don’t want to look into

The tragedy will be watched closely by regulators, including our own

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Why e-commerce firms need to reassess ‘traditional’ call centres

Instead of relying on legacy systems, businesses need to leapfrog into a more agile, cost efficient and digitised approach to call-centre management

Standard Bank

Smaller maize crop shouldn’t affect consumer or livestock feed prices

MC Loock. Picture: STANDARD BANK

High stock levels from last season will cushion economic impact but farmers in drought stricken areas must make new plans for next season

Featured Partner

The Field Office

The power of passionate sales

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Simple, feature-rich apps such as Field Office’s Honeybee provide tools for businesses that not only simplify sales but also help to bring passion back into selling

Brand Voice

Retail & Consumer

Virgin Active opens new, low-cost gym in heart of Soweto

Customers take a break at Virgin Active's Soweto gym. Picture: THE TIMES

Virgin Active Red looking to cater for a broader range of South Africans at cheaper prices than other gyms

National

Makhura offers stick and carrot to taxi industry operators

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Taxi industry issues an ultimatum — open subsidised routes or face a revolt

Economy

Manufacturing data for May expected to show modest rise in output

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Subdued demand and structural limitations could have had an effect on May manufacturing production, says economist

Management

Seven methods for beating the afternoon slump at work

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It’s hard to stay focused for an eight-hour stretch, but there are ways to boost your energy and improve your focus

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Navigating the tricky ethical terrain of big data

The debate becomes about trust and control rather than should we or shouldn’t we hand over our data, writes Kate Ferreira

Transport & Tourism

Imported locomotives ‘unsuitable for SA’s railway lines’

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Opposition parties slate government for ‘reckless’ use of taxpayers’ funds to purchase locomotives they say are unsuitable for local railway lines

Transport & Tourism

Volunteer tourism — when doing good could be bad

Dutch volunteers Thijs Hermans (back left), Sasanne van Deursen (back right) and Jaqueline de Ruiter (front right) play with children at the iKhayalethemba centre in Walmer Township in the Eastern Cape. Picture: THE HERALD

Voluntourism, which allows socially conscious holiday-makers to pay thousands of dollars to work in poor communities across the world, has become a boom sector, writes Gabriel Popham

Transport & Tourism

SAA plans to save R900m through staff cuts

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Staff reduction plan part of a multi-pronged cost-cutting plan to save R2.2bn in the next three years at loss-making airline

Business

Government ‘has stood in way of entrepreneurs’, Manamela admits

Buti Manamela (left) and Julius Malema cut their political  teeth as student activists in Limpopo. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR

Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela says many small businesses fail because government does not settle its debts on time

Transport & Tourism

Ethiopian Airlines touches down at Cape Town International

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Inaugural flight of largest airline in Africa into Western Cape boosts provincial government’s drive to attract more direct flights

Trade & Industry

Government will buy local, but wants fair prices

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

One way to improve procurement and ensure cost effectiveness was to stimulate domestic competition, says economic development minister

Telecoms & Technology

Sadc agrees on new target for digital TV

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA

Southern African Development Community states agree to complete migration process by next June — ambitious since most have not yet started

Transport & Tourism

Uber says police pick on drivers for their nationality

The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California May 7, 2015. REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH

Cape Town’s Uber drivers complain of racial profiling by police and lengthy waiting times for licence approvals

Transport & Tourism

Protesters stone buses taking over Putco routes

Putco bus. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Despite heavy police presence, protesters stone buses, demonstrators are said to be from taxi associations that claim they were promised routes abandoned by Putco

Management

Four breathing techniques for public speaking

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Here are some ways you can harness your breath to speak with confidence and power in public

Mining

Poor mining districts benefit from R18bn projects

Platinum miners queue to undergo essential medical and safety procedures at the Wonderkop mines in Marikana Rustenburg on Wednesday, after a five-month long strike. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN

President Jacob Zuma says R18bn has been ‘dedicated to ongoing work’ since an interministerial committee for the revitalisation of distressed mining communities was established in 2012

Mining

Rob Davies looks into platinum special economic zones

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Mpact CEO Bruce Strong attend the annual Manufacturing Indaba in Boksburg on Monday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Platinum-based special economic zones — one in Limpopo and one in North West — under investigation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

Transport & Tourism

Prasa boss does U-turn on stepping down

Prasa CEO Lucky Montana. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Lucky Montana calls bluff of nonexecutive chairman Popo Molefe and Transport Minister Dipuo Peters with the surprise announcement that he is willing to stay on

Transport & Tourism

New trains are on track — now race is on to run them

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Prasa due to spend R45bn over the next three years in upgrading infrastructure and getting ready for the new trains

Opinion

Hats off to web advertising

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What if ads are responsible for much of what is magical, automated and ‘smart’ about our gadgets and the internet today

Telecoms & Technology

Court summons Telkom CEO to respond to fraud claims

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Telkom boss Sipho Maseko to respond to allegations of traffic regulation fraud after investigation that started last July

Financial Services

FNB preferred bidder for Gauteng government’s banking tender

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But bank has one more hurdle to cross before it clinches tender — an independent probity team has to draft report in which it recommends FNB as tender winner

Management

Five things to look for when you’re hiring for innovation

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With digital firms bringing new business models to most industries, traditional companies are under pressure to step up innovation, writes Nevo Hadas

Motoring

Rivalry in one-tonner vehicle market intensifies

The first sketch of the 2017 Mercedes bakkie.  Pictures: QUICKPIC and NEWSPRESS

Mercedes-Benz among those bringing out new high-end bakkies, writes Mark Smyth

Transport & Tourism

Bus routes protest in Mamelodi simmers down but police remain vigilant

An Autopax bus is shown after it was stoned by taxi drivers in Mamelodi , Pretoria.  Picture: SOWETAN

Police beef up their presence in strife-torn Mamelodi after three days of violence during which taxi operators disrupted services and several commuters were wounded

Opinion

STRAIGHT TALK: Black industrialist move is timely

Unemployment figures can only grow so much before we end up with an economic disparity that will result in a fight

Opinion

ON WORK: Nadella’s mission for Microsoft is a cosmic void: vast and empty

In the early days of Microsoft, Bill Gates came up with a vastly better mission: a computer on every desk and in every home

Transport & Tourism

More Mamelodi buses stoned as talks stall

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Gauteng MEC lashes taxi groups for trying to dictate which mode of transport commuters should use as more buses stoned

Energy

SA electricity production falls in May

According to Eskom's website, the project will include a super-critical plant able to operate with greater efficiency and at higher pressures than previous boilers.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Electricity production decreases 3.5% year on year in May 2015, Stats SA says, with seasonally adjusted electricity generation decreasing 0.8% in May compared with April

Labour

NUM concludes wage deal with Samancor

Workers at an iron-ore smelter. Picture: REUTERS

National Union of Mineworkers agrees three-year wage agreement with Samancor Chrome, covering company’s operations in Rustenburg area

Business

Almost 67,000 taxpayers submit returns via eFiling as tax season starts

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Tax season gets off to a positive start, with 67,231 tax returns filed since midnight‚ South African Revenue Service says

Transport & Tourism

V&A Waterfront’s investment into cruise liner terminal ‘will boost tourism’

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Transnet National Ports Authority awards V&A status of preferred bidder for development of cruise liner terminal, saying project will ‘create jobs and strengthen tourism offering’

Media & Advertising

How businesses can deal with negative online reviews

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Bad reviews can have serious repercussions if not handled correctly, but there are ways to approach the problem by engaging with the customer, writes Gus van der Walt

Energy

Low electricity prices not responsible for load shedding, says Nersa

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Nersa pulls plug on Eskom tariff hike giving respite for weary consumers, saying that power utility’s internal processes need fixing

Economy

Trade balance records unexpected surplus

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South African Revenue Service customs and excise data show country recorded surplus of R4.987bn in May as exports increased while imports fell

Transport & Tourism

Rumbles over Uber as bus system deal inked

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City of Johannesburg wants ‘some regulation over moving force’ of app-based taxi service Uber

Standard Bank

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