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Leading business indicator falls in February

23 hour(s) ago

Negative contribution comes from decline in number of residential building plans passed, while acceleration in rate of change in job ad space provides good news

Business

Research shows youth lack of confidence in SA’s ability to deal with socioeconomic issues

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15 hour(s) ago

Less than 40% of the 5,000 graduates were confident that unemployment in South Africa would improve over the next five years

Labour

Amcu lukewarm over new offer by platinum miners

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara and Impala CEO Terence Goodlace brief media on the stalled platinum sector wage talks on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Producers moot R12,500 within five years but union in no rush to respond

Business

Leading business indicator falls in February

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23 hour(s) ago

Negative contribution comes from decline in number of residential building plans passed, while acceleration in rate of change in job ad space provides good news

National

ISS warns bill will harm, not help, security

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1 day(s) ago

Institute for Security Studies says limitation on foreign ownership in private security industry will be greater threat to national security than the industry itself

Financial Services

Economic risks a ‘challenge’ to SA’s life industry

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1 day(s) ago

Standard & Poor’s says this includes the low levels of investment in the country which could constrain household spending and consequently lead to a higher lapse rate in insurance policies

Telecoms & Technology

Court dismisses radio signal licence fees case against Icasa

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1 day(s) ago

Wireless Business Solutions not allowed to operate network as it is not in possession of radio frequency licences granted by Icasa

Transport & Tourism

Car rental prices forecast to climb on higher rates, rand

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1 day(s) ago

Car rental companies under pressure from larger shareholders who want a better return on investment

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Improving air quality starts in the home

Cutting companies’ pollution tackles only a fraction of the problem, writes Sue Blaine

Property

Trophy home sales go through the roof on stock shortages

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1 day(s) ago

Trophy homes are back in vogue with estate agents reporting strong increase in property sales in wealthy suburbs where price tags typically exceed R10m

Land & Agriculture

Zille says state is neglecting Cape fishing harbours

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1 day(s) ago

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille locked in a dispute with two national government departments over poor management of 12 small fishing harbours

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Standard Bank provides cash management solution ahead of holidays

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8 day(s) ago

Standard Bank’s top five business tips on cash management safety to mitigate against financial harm to your business, staff or customers over the Easter holidays

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Opinion

IN THE MARKETS: Financial service BEE investors take long-term view

As BEE deals mature, black-owned companies are adopting long-term approach to financial services investments

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Landmark ruling on social grants may open firms to scrutiny

Judgment did not specify what would be done with any profit earned by the company — a big question left hanging

Mining

New coal report raises strategic questions

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1 day(s) ago

Waterberg may be best for next power station but mining there is tricky, writes Brendan Ryan

National

Bank veteran to head state pension fund

Renosi Mokate. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
2 day(s) ago

Government Employees Pension Fund elects former deputy governor of Reserve Bank Renosi Mokate chairman of new board

Mining

New platinum pay offers still fall short

Amcu treasurer Jimmy Gama. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
2 day(s) ago

Revised pay offers by SA’s three largest platinum producers falls well short of demands by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union

Retail & Consumer

JSE puts the ‘uncle in the furniture business’ on the spot

Joshua Doore, part of the JD Group. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

JD Group will have to explain to the JSE why it broke the exchange’s listings rules by ditching a number of independent directors

Telecoms & Technology

Sponsorship of cycle club puts spoke in MTN's wheels

3 day(s) ago

MTN to extend tender awarded to company to manage call centres after the cellular giant picks up potential conflict of interest involving SA boss and company executive

Business

Branson snaps up Mont Rochelle

MOUNTAIN SPLENDOUR: Located atop a hill in the Klein Dassenberg range, Mont Rochelle is a favourite destination for the fabulously wealthy.   Picture: KATY CHANCE
3 day(s) ago

Flamboyant British billionaire’s luxury hospitality property portfolio agrees to buy Franschhoek wine farm for undisclosed amount

Labour

Platinum producers revise wage offer in bid to end strike

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6 day(s) ago

Lonmin, Amplats and Implats revise wage offer to end debilitating strike that has crippled the platinum sector

Industrials

First black-owned steel mill in SA Agni Steel starts production

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6 day(s) ago

The Indian-backed venture is to initially produce 100,000 tonnes of steel billet annually at its state-of-the-art R400m state-of-the-art premises

National

SME department ‘very likely’, says Mbete

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete says department focused on small, medium-sized business will be able to address ‘specific challenges’

Financial Services

Fines put spotlight on whether banks prioritise certain rules over others

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7 day(s) ago

Big four hit with R125m in penalties over controls related to money laundering

Mining

Coal reserves study gives lie to Eskom supply scare

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7 day(s) ago

Review shows resources adequate to allay ‘strategic mineral’ fears

Land & Agriculture

Farm equity proposal is ‘smoke and mirrors’

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7 day(s) ago

Professor says proposal will not become policy and that government is only talking to farm workers now, a month before elections

Healthcare

Litigation delays healthcare inquiry

CONFIDENT: Inquiry chairman Judge Sandile Ngcobo briefs media on the healthcare competition probe on Wednesday. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
7 day(s) ago

Competition Commission’s market inquiry into the private healthcare sector will only start after August

Transport & Tourism

FlySafair given licence to fly but faces fresh challenges

FlySafair CEO Dave Andrew. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 day(s) ago

Battle to take off and deliver cheap flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town not yet over as a court challenge by a competitor may lie in wait

Energy

SA’s nuclear aspirations hinge on high costs

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8 day(s) ago

SA is battling an energy crisis after not building new generation capacity in the decade to 2005

Financial Services

Hedge fund regulations issued for comment

7 day(s) ago

The quick moves to implement full industry regulation mean SA likely to become first country to offer comprehensive regulated hedge fund products

Business

SAA washes hands of catering unit’s blunder

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7 day(s) ago

Airline says it is one of Air Chefs’ clients and is not involved in cancelled Mantelli’s tender

Healthcare

Private healthcare market inquiry ‘might find nothing wrong’

Justice Sandile Ngcobo briefs the media on the market inquiry into private healthcare in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
7 day(s) ago

Chairman of panel appointed to conduct inquiry stresses it is merely an investigation into the nature of competition in the sector

Opinion

SIGNPOST: Taking social media beyond the message

A challenger has dominant social media groups in its sights, exploring and exploiting the big players’ gaps, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Opinion

Cell price war's first victim won't be last

Before the status quo was upended the industry prospered, allowing the operators to stuff their distribution channels with incentives

Transport & Tourism

E-toll debacle fails to slow demand for Sanral bond

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2 day(s) ago

Sanral re-enters bond market after a two-and-a-half-year absence, with highly successful R500m bond auction that was close to twice over-subscribed

Land & Agriculture

Poultry producers poised for a rebound

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2 day(s) ago

Lower maize prices, trade relief could help it emerge from woes this year, writes Nick Hedley

Telecoms & Technology

$130m for cell towers in Africa

CONNECTED: A cellphone tower in Johannesburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

IHS Holding raises further $130m which will be used to accelerate its plans for expansion into new and existing markets

Retail & Consumer

Politics and Pattison do not make a perfect mix

WALKING AWAY: Grant Pattison, Massmart CEO, had to adjust to cultural differences following the Walmart merger. Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA
3 day(s) ago

Young dealmaker embarks on a search for some new excitement, writes Chris Barron

Retail & Consumer

Unilever raid ‘part of collusion probe’

Acting competition commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Competition Commission says it is too early to say what documents and electronic data were seized

Opinion

TECHNO FILE: SA snaps out of tech wilderness with home-grown innovations

It feels as if there’s a sudden flurry of hi-tech innovation happening around here — after years of languishing in the technological wilderness

Opinion

Grand convergence in global health is realisable

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Scaled-up investments can save 10-million lives annually

National

Support for government’s defence sector policies

Ivor Ichikowitz. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Paramount CEO supports Zuma administration, saying unlike previous government its local procurement will catapult the sector to a global level

African Business

Private-equity investors look deeper into Africa

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3 day(s) ago

South Africa providing much less fertile ground for entry investments as investors turn to African expansion for good returns

Trade & Industry

Chicken imports row rages on

IN A FLAP: New anti-dumping duties could further increase the price of chicken.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES
3 day(s) ago

Government expected to take a decision on anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in chicken portions from certain European countries

Retail & Consumer

Lewis scores as rivals languish in the comfort zone

Lewis Group CEO Johan Enslin. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Business model differs in that it is more conservative, decentralised and ensures close relationships between store managers and the communities they serve

Business

Concerns over moves to track down tax cheats

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7 day(s) ago

Moves by ‘early adopter’ countries to track down tax cheats and fight tax evasion raise questions about privacy and costs

African Business

Standard’s Africa index declines on Zimbabwe stocks

A Zimbabwe Stock Exchange official walks past an electronic display screen at the close of trading in Harare on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Zimbabwean stocks have been Africa’s worst performers, falling for a sixth day to the lowest since January last year

Transport & Tourism

Sanral bets on state guarantee as it resumes stalled bond sales

South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 day(s) ago

South African National Roads Agency to issue as much as R500m of inflation-linked and fixed-rate securities

Energy

Entire board supports Matjila, says Tsotsi

Collin Matjila. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 day(s) ago

Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi says acting CEO Collin Matjila has the board’s unanimous support and is well equipped for the job

Financial Services

Stanlib eyes a bigger share of Africa spoils

Stanlib CEO Seelan Gobalsamy.
3 day(s) ago

Next step is to build Stanlib into the "asset manager of choice in Africa", says new chief executive Seelan Gobalsamy

Economy

Retail sales slowdown is more than expected

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7 day(s) ago

Growth in retail sales slow to four-month low, reflecting households’ moderating spending as higher borrowing costs, and rising food and fuel prices erode disposable income

Energy

Power producers may face funding hurdle

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7 day(s) ago

While there is concern about liquidity, banks so far remain enthusiastic, writes Sue Blaine

Property

Randburg mall revamp ‘a success’

Laurence Rapp, CEO of Vukile Property Fund. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
7 day(s) ago

Vukile spends R207m on upgrading mall, increasing footfall 20% in last quarter of last year

Transport & Tourism

Wealthy see holidays ‘as a necessity, not luxury’

Seats with customisable comfort are coming for air travellers.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 day(s) ago

Ski resorts in particular have gained increased interest, including among the black middle class

Land & Agriculture

SA agricultural ‘bridge builder’ Ntombi Msimang dies

Ntombi Msimang. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 day(s) ago

Ntombi Msimang, wife of former home affairs director-general Mavuso Msimang and chairwoman of Agri-Sector Unity Forum, dies at family home

 
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