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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

Security minister to address cybercrime conference

7 hour(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.
18 hour(s) ago

Reliability of energy supply is ‘most important structural challenge’

Energy

Budget: Fuel levy hike will bring in R10bn a year

Road Accident Fund CEO Eugene Watson. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
18 hour(s) ago

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

Business

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

SAA. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ALON SKUY
18 hour(s) ago

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

Companies

Companies: Some relief for small businesses

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Amendments make turnover tax regime more attractive

National

Gauteng waiting list for housing to be digitised

David Makhura.  Picture: SOWETAN
18 hour(s) ago

New listing system will incorporate biometrics to reduce graft

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

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS

Profile: Nene takes formidable workload and studies in his stride

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

Santam

Santam 1001 days: A milestone profile with SO WE TOO

45 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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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
18 hour(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
19 hour(s) ago

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

Telecoms & Technology

Broadband connectivity gets R1.1bn boost

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 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

Land & Agriculture

Foreign agricultural land ownership clarified

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

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

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA

Good deeds at work will get you nowhere

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

Business

Polluters given a five-year reprieve

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa addresses a post cabinet briefing on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
1 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
1 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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 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
1 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
2 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
2 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
2 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

Financial Services

Banks must cater for technophiles and tutor technophobes

Banking customers. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 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
2 day(s) ago

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

Economy

Liquidations increase in January

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 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

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
3 day(s) ago

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

National

Concern grows over number of bingo terminals at malls

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

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

Property

Property players leave bigger footprints in the rest of Africa

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

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

Business Times

Empowerment demand stalls Eskom coal deal

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

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

Management

Spotlight falls on firms’ overreliance on key executives

Ketso Gordhan.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 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

Q & A: Swanepoel on BEE and lack of juniors

Bernard Swanepoel. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Former Harmony Gold CEO Bernard Swanepoel shares his thoughts on state of the nation address and the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba

Financial Services

Online security threats drive increase for cyber insurance

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Cyber crime is estimated to cost South African companies more than R5.8bn a year, according to a report by McAfee

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

Opinion

Magic and ritual part of creative conundrum

Creative people in advertising are as sensitive as blowfish. Picture: THINKSTOCK

The search for inspiration and creativity requires a mix of child-like frivolity and mature sophistication

National

Joburg bids to change power usage patterns

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

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

Management

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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 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

Management

Good ideas will attract good money

Crowdfunding. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 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

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
1 day(s) ago

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

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

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

Management

Six things you need when working remotely

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
3 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

Innovation

Mobile banking set to empower SA’s poor

Bill Gates. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 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

Opinion & Analysis

Mining in search of its better angels

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

CEOs of mining companies seem keen to address the growing problem of community antagonism, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

When Sasol sneezes, Sasolburg catches cold

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

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

Business Times

‘Business can’t talk truth to power’

Bernard Swanepoel.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Mining veteran and chairman of Village Main Reef Bernard Swanepoel says it is naive to expect a CEO to publicly say what he thinks

Business Times

IDC wins reprieve in fight over failed firm

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Businessman seeking to claim damages from Industrial Development Corporation suffers another setback in long-running battle with the state finance institution

Business Times

Nothing funny behind that laugh

President Jacob Zuma reacts to the events in the National Assembly during the state of the nation address in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: THE TIMES/ESA ALEXANDER
4 day(s) ago

Sandile Zungu, a key voice in black business, defends President Jacob Zuma's reaction to the events in parliament

Energy

Hidden voice behind SA’s nuclear plans

Senti Thobejane finds himself perfectly positioned to influence SA’s energy decisions. While not formally contracted by the Presidency, he is acknowledged as President Jacob Zuma’s point man on energy, in particular on nuclear power. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL FILES
6 day(s) ago

Energy adviser Senti Thobejane has direct channels to the two most important people regarding energy in SA, writes Carol Paton

Energy

Koeberg tender award to Areva ‘was fair’

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

A central issue in the court battle between Eskom, Areva and Westinghouse is whether Eskom’s decision was based on criteria introduced late in the process

Economy

Barrage of new laws alarms US firms in SA

South African flags flying high. Picture: GCIS
6 day(s) ago

Severe power outages, weak economic growth, and compulsory ownership element in new broad-based BEE codes are also weighing on US companies in SA

World

Miners seek out funding options

Mining. Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Hard up miners turn to Asian contractors to help fund projects

Energy

Repairs to Majuba ‘reduce need for load-shedding’

Majuba power station. Picture: ESKOM
7 day(s) ago

Power utility says emergency repairs to power station have added about 1,800MW to grid, decreasing need for controlled power outages

Mining

Committee mulls action on Zuma mineral concerns

Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Main problem with the bill — which will govern the mineral resources sector — is the NCOP failed to conducted a full and proper public consultation, says expert

Business

Business raises the alarm over investment bill

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ
7 day(s) ago

Investment bill aims to establish a universally applicable investment protection regime

Property

Expropriation Bill mum on links to valuation act

Ben Martins says consultation process on the draft Expropriation Bill will be ‘thoroughly transparent and open’. Picture: MARTIN RHODES/BUSINESS DAY
7 day(s) ago

Act provides for the establishment of an office of the valuer-general whose job it will be to value properties earmarked for expropriation

National

SARS ‘rogue’ unit report not conclusive

Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 day(s) ago

Advocate Sikhakhane's report called for a deeper probe and made no findings against Peter Richer nor Ivan Pillay

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