• Wednesday, October 01 2014
  • Subscribe
  • Register
Win two Business Elite tickets to any city in the USWin two Business Elite tickets to any city in the USWin two Business Elite tickets to any city in the US

Business

R300m fund is launched to stimulate entrepreneurship

Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Manufacturing fund to focus on agri-processing, textiles and information and communication technology start-ups

Business

DBSA partnership will focus on service delivery

Development Bank of Southern Africa CEO Patrick Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
16 hour(s) ago

Municipal capacity development programme includes R120m investment into pilot municipalities, seeks to strengthen personnel skills, administrative systems

Economy

Deeply indebted consumers facing ‘perfect storm’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Economists warn that rand may slide to R11.60 to dollar, weaker currency will have ‘severe impact’ on everything from food prices to imported vehicles

Business

Biggest threat to transformation is lack of commitment, says minister

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
17 hour(s) ago

Biggest threat to transformation in SA is lack of commitment by those who must drive processes, says labour minister

Business

‘Turf war’ could shackle small business department, MP warns

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

MPs on Parliament’s portfolio committee on small business development are concerned Lindiwe Zulu’s ministry faces serious challenges in establishing its independence

Industrials

Construction firms’ tax affairs worry SARS

Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

SARS concerned about low level of tax compliance in the construction industry, whose reputation is tarnished by widespread bid-rigging and price fixing

Picture: THINKSTOCK

STREET DOGS: Life’s too short — make investment decisions now

If one had 25 years left to live, Michel Pireu wonders how much time one would spend worrying about the daily ups and downs of the stock market

Business

Producer confidence lifts in second quarter

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Bureau for Economic Research says survey indicates manufacturers expect production growth to accelerate in fourth quarter

Financial Services

Car insurance industry wants to watch you drive

Picture: THINKSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

Questions raised about whether the data collected can be handed over to authorities, writes Gillian Jones

Standard Bank

Make the most of your agricultural production loan by planning ahead

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

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

FEATURED PARTNER

Opinion

Health bureaucrats unfairly targeting tobacco farmers

Picture: THINKSTOCK

African farmers are being dictated to by UN health officials far removed from the agricultural sector, writes Francois van der Merwe

Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Vodacom voices concern at Icasa’s new rate

Mobile phone network operator says it’s concerned about mobile termination rates published by the Icasa, which unfairly favours ‘certain companies’

Business

Impact assessments can help curb red tape — MEC

Western Cape finance MEC Alan Winde. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Western Cape seeks to assert its place as the gateway into Africa and a serious business location

Land & Agriculture

Better milk prices fail to stem exodus

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Number of milk producers still declining by about 10% annually, and has fallen from about 12,500 in 1991 to 1,820 at the most recent count

Energy

Medupi likely to cost R35bn more than first estimated

The Medupi power station under construction in Limpopo.
5 day(s) ago

Latest estimate is R105bn — excluding capitalised borrowing costs — compared with R70bn forecast in 2007

Retail & Consumer

Retailers expecting better sales during this festive season

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Retailers targeting the lower-middle income segment have borne the brunt of weak consumer demand for most of 2014

Energy

Westinghouse to continue challenge to Areva generator contract

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Company says it has again filed court papers to challenge SA awarding a contract to replace nuclear plant steam generators to French rival Areva

Business Times

Nuclear deal with Russia 'not only up to Zuma', says Sipho Pityana

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

There is no need to panic about a secret nuclear energy deal President Jacob Zuma may or may not have signed with the Russians, says AngloGold Ashanti chairman

Financial Services

Repayment rate of mortgages good after rout of financial crisis

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

More than 90% of mortgage repayments in SA are up to date, while banks raise criteria but lend more

Labour

Court halts extension of steel pay agreement

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

National Employers Association of SA wins interdict blocking attempts to extend agreement to members in metals and engineering sector

Energy

Two top Eskom executives resign

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Eskom’s group executive for sustainability and the company’s group executive enterprise development and acting group executive of customer services resign

Mining

Special economic zone for Rustenburg platinum belt

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

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the purpose of this special economic zone will be to develop industries that use platinum as an input

Business

Small business confidence improves in second quarter, index shows

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 day(s) ago

Business Partners Limited’s SME index shows business owners expressed average confidence levels of 75% that their businesses would grow in next 12 months

National

Thomas Moyane appointed as new head of SARS

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

Presidency announces it has appointed Thomas Moyane as commissioner of South African Revenue Service effective September 27

Transport & Tourism

Engineering body stands up for e-tolling

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
8 day(s) ago

Debate on Gauteng highways told of ‘best solution’, writes Khulekani Magubane

Business

SA streamlines company registration procedures, MPs hear

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 day(s) ago

CIPC making strong gains in improving efficiency as it moves towards a paperless, electronic system of dealing with transactions

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Russian nuclear is not as scary as Jacob Zuma is

I wonder if President Jacob Zuma and his new energy minister are capable of resisting immediate pressures to secure a great long-term electricity deal for SA

Opinion

Nuclear deal could return to haunt Zuma, ANC

Content of nuclear power co-operation framework agreement between SA and Russia remains unknown but could nevertheless come back to haunt Jacob Zuma

Business Times

Aurora liquidators want Motala to repay R3m

Enver Motala. A key player in liquidations. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS/FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Aurora Empowerment Systems claims R3-million from former liquidator Enver Motala

National

Court defends rights of foreigners

People walk past a spaza shop in Mzimhlophe, Soweto.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Proliferation of immigrant-run spaza shops in townships across the country has led to tension with local traders

Land & Agriculture

Poultry makes concessions for US

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

US poultry producers have threatened to block Agoa renewal if SA does not allow some of their products to enter domestic market

Business Times

Salary delays fuel crisis at Post Office

Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Cash-strapped SA Post Office goes cap in hand to Treasury for permission to raise emergency funds after it failed to pay staff on time

Business Times

Boycott a 'buycott' for Dis-Chem

Ivan Saltzman. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
2 day(s) ago

CEO of Dis-Chem says campaign to stop retailers selling products from Israel has been unsuccessful and has instead boosted sales

Business Times

New-look protection bill will not chase away foreign investment - DTI

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Aim of Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill is to provide adequate protection to all investors and give government policy space to regulate in public interest

Energy

Cost the great unknown in SA’s nuclear drive

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Government determined to go ahead with costly infrastructure investment plan, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Business

Carbon tax looms as Treasury and department finalise plans

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Introduction of carbon tax still considered one of the means to reduce SA’s high levels of greenhouse emissions

Opinion

New Development Bank could change global financial landscape

Picture: THINKSTOCK

If Brics countries are able to achieve unity of purpose, this group and its bank could become very powerful in changing financial landscape, writes Mark Mobius

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Support carbon tax in principle

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Companies and individuals who care about what sort of world their descendants will inhabit should at least support concept of a carbon tax

Business Times

Cheaper natural gas prices a pipe dream for Joburg households

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 day(s) ago

Households are not benefiting from the new gas pricing framework, which was designed in part to cut prices for small users

Labour

Chamber lack of position on wages decried

Bheki Sibiya. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 day(s) ago

Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki Sibiya unable to declare chamber’s position on national minimum wage and progress made in implementation of Mining Charter

Energy

Oil dynasty joins global warming fight

Global warming. Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 day(s) ago

The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune in oil, along with other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals to announce pledges to divest a total of $50bn from fossil fuel investments

Mining

Metals output hit hard by strike in July

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 day(s) ago

Seifsa economist says sector will ‘almost certainly contract’, writes Mark Allix

Transport & Tourism

State ships ‘to have 60% local content’

Ship under construction at China State Shipbuilding’s  Longxue shipyard in China.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/QILAI SHEN
9 day(s) ago

New legislation will stimulate industry and protect it from international competitors that have lower wage rates

Energy

Nuclear economist warns SA will ‘run into problems’

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 day(s) ago

Financing of nuclear projects is highly risky and is regarded as credit-negative by ratings agencies

Financial Services

Regulation shrinks retirement fund sector

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 day(s) ago

Financial advisers split over proposed banning of commissions, writes Gillian Jones

 
All Share 49336.310.00% same
Top 40 44160.320.00% same
Financial 15 14265.270.00% same
Industrial 25 58371.610.00% same
Resource 10 52556.790.00% same
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
FTSE 100 6622.720.00% same
Dow Jones 17042.900.00% same
All Share 49336.310.00% same
ASX 5332.300.67% up
S&P 500 1972.2900.00% same
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
USD/ZAR 11.31950.36% up
GBP/ZAR 18.33080.27% up
EUR/ZAR 14.28080.26% up
JPY/ZAR 0.10300.17% up
AUD/ZAR 9.8259-0.39% down
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
Gold 1206.3350-0.19% down
Platinum 1281.0000-1.08% down
Silver 16.9550-0.09% down
Palladium 769.50000.07% up
Brent Crude Oil 95.0800.43% up
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank

Greening Your Business

Register for our comprehensive digital course to plan and implement your company’s sustainability.

View More Polls

Opinion Poll

What do you think of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2014-15 budget?

Share search

Type in a share code or part of a company’s name in the Company Lookup box, then select the company name from the list of results and click Go to view its tearsheet with share data, news and more.
  • All Share : 49336.31
    Change: 0.00%
    Top 40 : 44160.32
    Change: 0.00%
    Financial 15 : 14265.27
    Change: 0.00%
    Industrial 25 : 58371.61
    Change: 0.00%
    Resource 10 : 52556.79
    Change: 0.00%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • FTSE 100 : 6622.72
    Change: 0.00%
    Dow Jones : 17042.90
    Change: 0.00%
    Hang Seng : 22932.98
    Change: 0.00%
    ASX : 5334.10
    Change: 0.70%
    S&P 500 : 1972.290
    Change: 0.00%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • ZAR/USD : 11.3203
    Change: 0.36%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.3282
    Change: 0.25%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.2831
    Change: 0.28%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1030
    Change: 0.17%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.8256
    Change: -0.39%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • Gold : 1206.1250
    Change: -0.20%
    Platinum : 1280.0000
    Change: -1.16%
    Silver : 16.9480
    Change: -0.13%
    Palladium : 769.5000
    Change: 0.07%
    Brent Crude Oil : 95.120
    Change: 0.48%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
Content