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Zuma gives reasons for sending bill back

5 hour(s) ago

President cites concern over SA’s international trade obligations, excessive discretion given to the mineral resources minister, and inadequate public hearings

Economy

Team SA reassures delegates at Davos

President Jacob Zuma attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) plenary session on BRICS on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
5 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the Davos team was realistic in presenting SA's challenges

Business Times

All things gas are lit up for a business boom

Gas is a much cleaner source of energy, generating only 20% as many emissions as coal-fired power stations. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Eskom's power crisis is pushing consumers and businesses to alternative sources of power - and one of most obvious is gas

Business Times

Blackout? What blackout?

Tshediso Matona. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

CEO Tshediso Matona's warning about possibility of catastrophic total collapse of grid was ‘wrong use of grammar’, says power utility now

Business Times Feed

Power cuts just part of the problem

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

Investors wary for a host of reasons, says chamber of commerce

Business Times

Local authorities 'aggravate crisis'

Eskom Medupi power station.
1 day(s) ago

Acting head of SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes power crisis is going to get a lot worse as next year's local government elections approach

Financial Services

SARS official Pillay suspended again

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

Agency declines to give any details about the disciplinary procedures while they are under way

Energy

‘No risk of Eskom cash running out’

Lynne Brown.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Minister says comments misinterpreted, and cash squeeze relates only to purchases of diesel used to run Eskom’s open cycle gas turbines

Jose dos Santos. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Cell C allots R2.4bn for 4G expansion

Cell C’s clients in many areas, especially in Gauteng, complain about the network’s poor quality

Business Times

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: Working to enable through the arts

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23 hour(s) ago

Danieyella Rodin is the arts and culture portfolio manager at the Chaeli Campaign, which aims to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities

Management

Four levels of workplace politics

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2 day(s) ago

You can’t avoid workplace politics entirely but you can find ways to develop your political competence

Santam

Santam 1001 days: A milestone profile with SO WE TOO

14 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

Balance of power is shifting in e-commerce

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Peer-to-peer selling is revolutionising all our transactions

Wine glass

Wine industry could create 100,000 jobs in a decade, says VinPro

There have been setbacks such as a wave of labour unrest in recent years and uncertainty over land reform

Financial Services

Banks ‘need to adapt to lift return on equity’

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3 day(s) ago

Banks must reinvent business models to survive a low-growth environment amid large-scale regulatory reform, says EY

Management

Eight tips for dealing with difficult conversations at work

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4 day(s) ago

Here’s how to get what you need while also keeping your relationships intact

Mining

Coal sector faces a difficult year

Coal
5 day(s) ago

Transnet has budgeted R36bn to 2020 to bring coal export capacity to 97-million tonnes a year

Transport & Tourism

African airline integration pact stalls

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Transport minister says tendency of African states to sign ‘blanket bilateral agreements’ with the Middle East and European countries has eroded the spirit of Yamoussoukro accord

Energy

Fracking risks will be minimised, promises Falcon

Hydraulic fracturing drilling in Colorado, US. Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Outcry from the public, and particularly those living in the Karoo, focuses on the potential hazards of exploration and drilling

Telecoms & Technology

Tech index ‘robust’ but set to shrink

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5 day(s) ago

Business Connexion may be delisted from the JSE if its R2.6bn takeover by Telkom succeeds

Financial Services

IMF suggests safety net for SA’s banks

International Monetary Fund. Picture: REUTERS / YURI GRIPAS
5 day(s) ago

Deposit insurance has been on the cards in SA for more than a decade but has yet to be introduced, possibly because of the costs involved

Labour

Striking mine workers at Northam’s Zondereinde to return to work, says NUM

Heaps of platinum ore before the refinery process. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Mine workers at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine will start returning to work on Tuesday night after reaching agreement with management, union says

Management

How to repair your online reputation

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7 day(s) ago

Crucial for companies to have online reputation management processes to provide better understanding of digital footprint

Mining

Oil sector welcomes resources bill veto

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7 day(s) ago

President's rejection of bill amending Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act comes as relief for oil and gas sector but frustrates Chamber of Mines

Retail & Consumer

Retailers note a fair festive season’s trade

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7 day(s) ago

For most of last year, retailers targeting the lower-middle income segment bore the brunt of weak consumer demand

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Get judge to probe SARS

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

South African Revenue Service cannot be allowed to be undermined by this distasteful saga

Land & Agriculture

Wine industry could create 100,000 jobs in a decade, says VinPro

Wine glass
3 day(s) ago

There have been setbacks such as a wave of labour unrest in recent years and uncertainty over land reform

Telecoms & Technology

Cell C to go all out to kill Vodacom-Neotel deal

Vodacom branding on the Ponte Building in Hilbrow, Johannesburg, in 2011. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/FELIX DLANGAMANDLA
3 day(s) ago

Spectrum is a scarce resource and the industry has waited for years for a new allocation that would allow super-fast broadband development

Transport & Tourism

Treasury sets stringent terms for new SAA guarantee

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
3 day(s) ago

Conditions include strengthening governance and internal controls, cutting costs, timelines for targeted savings and weekly reports to Treasury

Energy

Chemicals used in fracking ‘could cause cancer’

Fracking  protests. Picture:   THE TIMES/ SHELLEY CHRISTIANS
4 day(s) ago

Three companies have applied for exploration licences in the Karoo basin: Shell SA, Falcon Oil & Gas and Bundu Gas & Oil

Retail & Consumer

Mixed benefits from falling fuel prices

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4 day(s) ago

Consumers have more to spend but retailers may not pass on savings

Financial Services

Charges for money transfers ‘could soon start falling’

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4 day(s) ago

New entrants such as UK-based Mukuru.com and online operator Mama Money likely to force down prices

Financial Services

Collateral the sticking point in rural home loans, say banks

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4 day(s) ago

Banks have to ensure whatever is used as security against the loan can be realised if the borrower defaults, says expert

Financial Services

Money Mama set to ‘disrupt’ money transfer market

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4 day(s) ago

Recently launched online money transfer operator says it wants to compete with operators such as Western Union, Moneygram

Transport & Tourism

Negative outlook weighs on Sanral bond issue

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5 day(s) ago

Sanral has already lost seven of the 11 investors on board when it relaunched bond auctions in April last year

Energy

Business to help ease pain of outages

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5 day(s) ago

A priority of the working group will be to find ways to apply load shedding in a more nuanced, less harmful way

Property

National house prices forecast to grow 8%

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5 day(s) ago

Further global economic expansion and an increase in local demand likely to help the South African economy grow by a real 2.4% this year, says analyst

Mining

Platinum sector still reeling from strike

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5 day(s) ago

Production comes in much weaker than expected, contracting a seasonally adjusted 1.2% month on month against a consensus expectation of a 0.5% fall

Mining

Richards Bay terminal coal exports hit record level in 2014

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5 day(s) ago

Terminal exported 71.3-million tonnes of coal in 2014, the highest amount ever

Opinion

Barriers need to be removed for small businesses

It is less a case of weak demand for our exports and more a case of SA’s inability to supply them

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