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INDEPENDENT THINKER: Jannie Mouton believes in going against the trend when it comes to investment. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN

‘Build your business from the ground up’

18 hour(s) ago

Jannie Mouton scoffs at ‘myth’ that black entrepreneurs are held back by banks that won’t finance projects

Business Times

Americans hot for SA sink $37bn into stocks

SCIENCE OR FICTION: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Picture: GETTY IMAGES/AFP
16 hour(s) ago

By the end of September, the total value of South African companies with ADRs in the US stood at $37.8-billion — a 6.1% rise on the previous year

Business Times

Lonmin’s failed gag bid puts spotlight on transfer pricing

Bridgette Radebe.  Picture: SOWETAN
18 hour(s) ago

Bid by platinum giant to stop release of a report which puts the spotlight on transfer pricing by mining groups appears to have backfired

Business Times

Leaked audit report points to Post Office chaos

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
18 hour(s) ago

Old problems at South African Post Office not addressed as fraud spikes

Business Times

Africa rides the rails once more

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14 hour(s) ago

Private-sector funds and rolling-stock charters keep wheels turning on heavy-haul rail renaissance

Opinion & Analysis

How loan sharks abuse the debt laws

WARNING: The World Bank encourages governments to reduce regulations that make financial services too expensive for some. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

The most vulnerable in our society are supporting the funders of a thriving credit-granting industry, a debt collection industry and its army of attorneys, writes Ann Crotty

Land & Agriculture

SA to take black spot row with EU to WTO

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3 day(s) ago

SA to challenge the EU’s continued threat to ban SA’s citrus fruit exports

Transport & Tourism

FlySafair will bring needed competition

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3 day(s) ago

Carrier is flying four return flights daily between Johannesburg and Cape Town at a highly competitive single fare

OPULENT MANSION: The late Jeff Wiggill's imposing home in Woolston Drive in Westcliff, Johannesburg. Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA/SUNDAY TIMES

How slain tycoon Wiggill took SA’s banks for a R1bn ride

How former First Strut chairman Jeff Wiggill masterminded fraud of almost R4-billion from Investec, Standard Bank, the Industrial Development Corporation and other institutions

Property

Pivotal Property Fund to bring R9.2bn portfolio to market

Phase 1 of Pivotal Property Fund's Alice Lane development in Sandton.  Picture: PIVOTAL PROPERTY FUND
3 day(s) ago

Management hopes to raise R1bn in a pre-listing private placement and proceeds will be partly used to finance R1.5bn acquisition of Alice Lane development

Financial Services

Unions hail delay in pension tax reform

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Employers may be rattled as they have been preparing over the past year for the changes

Standard Bank

Make the most of your agricultural production loan by planning ahead

Nico Groenewald. Picture: SUPPLIED BY STANDARD BANK
26 day(s) ago

It is easier for a bank to lend you money if you understand both your costs and your profitability

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Opinion

Infrastructure not SA’s main hurdle

If only the path to economic prosperity was as clearly marked as Christine Lagarde would have us believe

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Businesses must focus on common good

Not enough of the ‘benefits’ of business are actually trickling down to society and where it has, it has done so at an immense cost, writes Ansie Ramalho

Mining

Lonmin denies AIDC accusation of ‘wage minimisation’

Dick Forslund. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Aim of the report ‘was to ascertain whether Lonmin could have afforded the rock drillers’ demand for an increase to R12,500 from their monthly salaries of just more than R7,700’

Energy

Energy fund’s irregular spending soars

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

The auditor-general recommends the Central Energy Fund’s board comply with relevant legislation, and establish an independent review system of the treasury function

National

Committee ‘fails to get explanation’ for suspension of National Gambling Board

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Trade and industry committee fails to get any explanation for temporary suspension six weeks ago of board members of National Gambling Board

Retail & Consumer

Growth in retail sales slows slightly in August

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4 day(s) ago

Moderation in growth in line with slower spending growth by households as rising interest rates, high inflation take their toll on disposable incomes

Energy

SA signs nuclear co-operation agreement with France

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

Energy committee complains of being ‘left in the dark’ over preparatory deals

Trade & Industry

Car makers must avoid Antipodean oblivion

Made-in-SA  Renault Sandero Stepway. Picture: RENAULT SOUTH AFRICA
5 day(s) ago

For every direct automotive job lost in Australia, many more would be shed in service industries, and thousands of small businesses would face collapse

Energy

SA signs nuclear co-operation agreement with France

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

Energy committee complains of being ‘left in the dark’ over preparatory deals

Business

SA adds 5,000 more dollar millionaires

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5 day(s) ago

At the same time, SA falls into the ‘very high inequality’ category, with the wealthiest 10% of the population owning more than two-thirds of the country’s assets — report

Business

SARS’s reputation needs urgent repair, say business bodies

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/CORNEL VAN HEERDEN
6 day(s) ago

South African Revenue Service should be above reproach, Sacci and tax institute say, in wake of reports about rogue unit

Healthcare

Smaller hospitals granted exemption

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

It enables the National Hospital Network to negotiate competitive tariffs from medical schemes

Mining

Labour strife, safety concerns spur platinum mining mechanisation

Giant dump trucks dump raw tar sands for processing at the Suncor tar sands mining operations near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Three years of labour upheaval and political push to make shafts safer and transform low-wage workforce have set in motion drive to replace rock drillers with machines

Industrials

Car parts suppliers probed for collusion

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

More than 80 automotive component manufacturers under investigation for allegedly colluding to fix prices and dividing the market for the past 14 years

Transport & Tourism

Rising aviation hubs in Africa concern Acsa

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
6 day(s) ago

SA’s insistence on transit visas for passengers passing through OR Tambo International Airport, as well as yellow fever certificates, make Johannesburg unattractive as a transit hub

Transport & Tourism

Cape Merlot to launch from airport cellar

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5 day(s) ago

By the end of next year travellers passing through Cape Town International Airport will be able to buy a two-year old Merlot made at the airport

Business Times

Carmakers keeping calm and carrying on

NO SECRETS: Toyota SA CEO Johan van Zyl says the free flow of information in the age of social media means as soon as one consumer finds a fault, it becomes common knowledge. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 day(s) ago

Industry leader talks of common ground as union boss lashes out at 'dishonesty' and 'selfishness'

Energy

Church body demands nuke deal details

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Analysts have questioned the affordability of the proposed nuclear deals, saying that it could put an enormous financial strain on the country and lead to staggering increases in power prices

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: SA doesn’t need state-owned bank

Let the ANC instead focus its energy on creating a strong business environment that will foster black entrepreneurs

Opinion

ON WORK: Why be passionate when you can be conscientious?

This report adds to the pile of studies that tell us that the world belongs to the conscientious

Telecoms & Technology

Paper cups and meetings on camera at Sita

NEW BROOM: CEO Freeman Nomvalo  has been given a year to clean up the State Information Technology Agency.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

In a drive to cut costs and clean up, CEO is trying what 16 predecessors have failed to do, writes Setumo Stone

Healthcare

Call for equitable healthcare access

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

The main problem bedevilling the country’s health system is the funding structure that favours the rich over the poor

Energy

Fillip in search for offshore oil and gas

LOOMING LARGE:  The oil rig Pride South Seas in Cape Town harbour. SA is ideally situated to provided auxiliary services in the oil and gas industry off Africa’s east and west coasts.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

If successful, the project will help SA produce about 370,000 barrels of oil and gas a day in 20 years

National

Gauteng ANC takes campaign against e-tolls to top-level talks

Paul Mashatile,left, and David Makhura.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

The province and national government are on a collision course over the implementation of the tolls

Economy

Davies says economy urgently needs ‘structural change’

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Minister briefs London investors on new incentives for business process services

Media & Advertising

Big stories boost newspaper circulation, says PwC

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

PwC media outlook report finds that high-profile stories, including Oscar Pistorius trial, death of Nelson Mandela, resulted in spike in newspaper circulation

Financial Services

Insurer hails probe of car parts industry

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

The biggest problem for the industry is uninsured motorists, with about 60% of the 12-million vehicles on the road in SA not insured, says Alexander Forbes Insurance MD Gari Dombo

Property

Listed property returns likely to beat forecasts

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Property analysts expect the SA listed property index to deliver a total return of no more than 8%-10% for 2014

Mining

Surveys show mining firms leading in social investment

GETTING BY: A family living near the Marikana mine in the Rustenburg area collects firewood as winter sets in. Picture: AFP PHOTO
6 day(s) ago

Survey suggests sector is doing a much better job of living up to societal expectations since the Marikana tragedy in 2012

National

Cape Town seeks anchor tenant for stadium

The Cape Town Stadium. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 day(s) ago

The stadium has been seen by some as a white elephant that is becoming a burden for ratepayers

Opinion

Longer lives have unforeseen effects on the economy

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The most important factor today is life expectancy increasing after conventional ages of retirement

Opinion

Advertising can change world with real intent

LOW SALES: An attendee pauses to checks his mobile device in front of an advert for Sony’s Xperia Z smartphone in this file picture. Picture: BLOOMBERG

With the power to connect communities and create conversation, advertising can change the world

Trade & Industry

Seifsa paints a gloomy picture of the economy

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Most companies in the metals and engineering sector are ‘still reeling’ from the effects of the month-long strike in July — Seifsa president Ufikile Khumalo

Financial Services

Accountant training has ‘wrong focus’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

Educational resources in SA skewed towards creating chartered accountants instead of general business consultants

Business

BEE codes for small companies chided

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

BEE verification agency Veri-Com says the new regulations are bound to mostly affect white-controlled companies

Mining

SA mining is losing battle to raise capital

Mining. Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

SA’s market capitalisation as a percentage of the global mining industry slumps over 25 years to barely 5% from 39%

Mining

Minister to tackle exit of miners from SA

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi addresses delegates at the Joburg Indaba on Wednesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
11 day(s) ago

Spate of mining companies spinning off their South African assets is an ‘issue that must be dealt with’, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says

Trade & Industry

Furniture removers face collusion probe

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

Companies — including well-known names such as JH Retief Transport, Stuttaford Van Lines and Elliot International — allegedly colluded over 3,500 tenders

Energy

Time being ‘wasted’ on SA’s gas

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

SA would lose the opportunity for import substitution and substantial job creation in both upstream and downstream industries

Business

Export-training programme launched in Gauteng

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

Partnership between the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Standard Bank to aid SMEs and boost manufacturing sector

Transport & Tourism

Transnet and Thelo’s African ambition turns on leasing

Transnet. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DEAN HUTTON
10 day(s) ago

Transnet’s ambition to be Africa’s leading logistics company is gathering steam with two major deals announced in the past fortnight.

 
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