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Trade & Industry

Automotive sector plan fails to impress experts

Picture: REUTERS

Policy has not increased employment nor reduced the trade deficit, say motor industry specialists

Transport & Tourism

SA tops tourism ranking despite challenges

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Visas and birth certificates are the biggest issues for the industry, though safety remains a challenge

Energy

Gas draws attention in private sector

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SA’s long-term requirements justify a pipeline from Mozambique’s recently discovered gas deposits

Energy

Big shake-up in pipeline for petrol stations, department says

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Department of Energy introduces sampling and testing of fuel as well as promising to investigate why so few forecourts are owned by the previously disadvantaged

Economy

Boost in exports trims vehicle industry’s trade deficit

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Market recovery in European Union, SA’s biggest trading partner, fuels sales growth for cars and parts, writes David Furlonger

Opinion

A for youth employment

A man sits on the pavement advertising for ‘piece work’. If we were able to halve the unemployment rate among people aged 19-35 years, which according to recent World Bank data is about 53.6% of our population, we could lower our overall unemployment rate by slightly more than 50%. Picture: THE TIMES

Fred Turok outlines a programme to tackle joblessness that depends on partnerships between various sectors

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EDITORIAL: High cost of load-shedding

Soothing noises from Eskom about load shedding is cold comfort for big industrial customers

Standard Bank

The correct financing for a franchise can heighten chances for success

Ethel Nyembe. Picture: STANDARD BANK

Careful evaluation and management of the numerous options available to fund a franchise should see you on the path to commercial success and wealth

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National

Post office jobs in the line of fire

Administrator Simo Lushaba says rightsizing is a critical strategy. File picture: ROBERT BOTHA

Administrator warns Sapo is struggling to meet its cash outflow requirements and carries a backlog of debt

Financial Services

SA still dominates private equity exits

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Research by professional services firm EY shows almost half of private equity exits in Africa come from SA

Growth Engines

Paving the way for the expat skills SA needs

Marussia van der Merwe and Connie Peter, directors of Expats On The Globe, at BD-TV in Rosebank. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

There have been enormous challenges, especially with the new immigration regulations introduced last year, Expats On The Globe director Connie Peter tells Katy Chance

Marussia van der Merwe and Connie Peter, directors of Expats On The Globe, at BD-TV in Rosebank. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Being a small group means fast and top-notch service

Dynamic business partners Connie Peter and Marussia van der Merwe focus on speed, service and personal attention, writes Katy Chance

National

Gordhan may be grilled at Pillay inquiry

Pravin Gordhan.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Former SARS heads Pravin Gordhan and Oupa Magashula could face questioning at suspended deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s disciplinary hearing

Labour

Cape Town waste and water services at risk as strike starts

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Nearly 5,000 municipal workers union members launch indefinite strike over wages for standby staff, transport and changes to the shift system

Healthcare

Innovations in medicine threaten to kill medical schemes with costs

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Co-operation is needed on high cost of new medicine for chronic diseases, Discovery Health summit told

Economy

Business confidence rises slightly in April

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South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry business confidence index shows small improvement, but ‘points to dismal business climate’

Science & Environment

Is pumped storage the answer to electricity woes?

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Most of the expertise required to construct the tunnels at Tubatse is available in SA’s tunneling and building industry, writes Tom Nevin

National

Durban's Tourism Indaba to restore city’s ‘dented image’

Durban Tourism boss Philip Sithole has moved to allay fears that Durban will be unsafe for tourists when they visit the city’s Tourism Indaba this week. Picture: CIRCA

Mozambique boycotts this year’s Tourism Indaba and delegates from US and UK cancel after xenophobic violence damages Durban’s tourism brand

Industrials

Call for action on industrial grant logjam

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Department has been inundated with claims and has insufficient funds to cover those already submitted

Management

Seven tips for handling interruptions during meetings

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Despite your diligence and preparation, your meeting is being hijacked, but there are ways to handle a persistent interrupter

Transport & Tourism

Lanseria plans new terminal to pip rivals

Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg.  Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR

Ambitious OR Tambo International competitor is looking to upgrade its infrastructure, including a new terminal

Trade & Industry

Durban port authorities on defensive after ships touch sea bed

A container ship pulls into Durban Port.  Picture: THE TIMES

Shipping stakeholders have repeatedly warned about insufficient dredging, despite efforts by Transnet National Port Authority to address the problem

Mining

Iron-ore miners aim to keep steady output

Mining. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Despite falling prices, world’s leading miners have expansion plans designed to increase market share

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa to cancel inactive and untraceable licences

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Regulator says decision comes after a ‘number of futile attempts’ to trace activities of licensees

Transport & Tourism

The odds are heavily stacked against states’ flights of fancy

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA

By far the most persistent and problematic feature of the airline industry is government ownership, writes Loane Sharp

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa to cancel inactive and untraceable licences

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Regulator says decision comes after a ‘number of futile attempts’ to trace activities of licensees

Business

SMEs access to finance improves, survey finds

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Access to funding by small businesses in SA has shown significant improvement and entrepreneurs are now changing their attitude towards banks, according to Nedbank survey

Mining

Amplats plan to retrench 474 workers reignites NUM’s anger

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Largest platinum producer says it has found permanent places for 774 of the 1,248 employees identified for retrenchment

Telecoms & Technology

Three reasons you should be wary of free Wi-Fi

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Public Wi-Fi is almost everywhere — in coffee shops, libraries, even airports, but there are hidden security risks you need to consider

Retail & Consumer

Tribunal agrees settlement terms for cycle cartel

Retailers colluded to drive up the prices of bicycles and cycle accessories. File picture: SOWETAN

Settlement agreements for majority of 20 bicycle dealers hauled before Competition Tribunal in price-fixing scandal

Opinion

PAVLO'S PERSPECTIVE: Investing in Africa with grace and commitment

SA’s infrastructure supporting a world-class banking, retail, education, health, environment and legal system makes for a managed entry into Africa

Industrials

Engineers warn of unrest over project delays

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State's procurement of infrastructure based on the best price and broad-based black economic empowerment status — with ‘little or no regard to functionality or quality’ — a major challenge

Companies

Job firms forced to diversify

Grenville Wilson. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Increasingly complicated labour legislation and limited job creation forces companies in the labour services industry to change

Energy

Bonus row haunts Medupi ahead of probe outcome

An Eskom employee at work at Eskom's Medupi power station.  Picture: SOWETAN

Industrial action has added more delays to a construction project that is over schedule and over budget

Transport & Tourism

SA to head UN aviation security panel

Picture: THE TIMES

SA Civil Aviation Authority director Poppy Khoza will serve as chair of United Nations panel tasked with enhancing civil aviation security around the world

Opinion

Madiba an economic sellout? Look to yourself first

A number of young radicals, some without a cause, often argue that Nelson Mandela had sold out

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Capitec looks solid for the long haul

Capitec wants to become a big bank. And it is doing a very good job of growing into just that

National

SARS spy unit ‘was a waste of money’

Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Kroon board’s findings vindicate actions by new tax office commissioner Tom Moyane

Energy

World Bank economist affirms support for Eskom will continue

Francisco Ferreira. Picture: WORLD BANK

The World Bank will continue to offer financial and technical assistance to struggling power utility Eskom, says the bank’s Africa region chief economist

Media & Advertising

MultiChoice Africa to televise SABC archive channel

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Public broadcaster says research shows there is huge demand for SABC content from the 1980s and 1990s

Management

Black legal eagles soar over all bars

Peter Tshisevhe.  Picture: SUPPLIED

In just four years TGR Attorneys moved from squatting in a small boardroom in a Johannesburg to the top floor of a building in Sandhurst

Financial Services

Scramble to manage SA rich

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Managing the wealth of rich South Africans is becoming increasingly competitive as nonbankers muscle in on the lucrative market

Innovation

Green house demonstrates some home truths to industry

Evan Lockhart-Barker at the innovative, energy-efficient home known as Stand 47, Monaghan Farm, north of Johannesburg. Picture: NICK BOULTON

Energy-efficient home at Monaghan Farm showcases solutions to solving the housing and energy crises in SA, writes Evan Lockhart-Barker

Innovation

Going up, the long and short of skyscrapers today

As countries run out of space to house people, supertall buildings — and the shorter time taken for construction — will be part of the solution Picture: BLOOMBERG

Planned tall buildings address a very real issue that many countries face — they are running out of space, writes Andy Davids

Trade & Industry

SA’s Agoa benefits in spotlight after US Senate move

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies briefs the media on the amended black economic empowerment act on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS

Latest move aims at strengthening the hand of the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council

Retail & Consumer

Brait still has R24bn to spend, says Wiese

Christo Wiese. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Company that last week agreed to buy Virgin Active has ‘very substantial war chest’ to spend on deals, according to largest shareholder Christo Wiese

Transport & Tourism

SAA gives Kalawe budget package

Vuyisile Kona. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Former SAA CEO Coleman Andrews received R232m in 2001 and Andre Viljoen walked away with about R7m and Khaya Ngqula was paid R8.9m. Vuyisile Kona, who was CEO for only four months, received about R1.5m

Business

‘Name and shame’ those guilty of collusion, says Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Public protector says business people would rather be guilty of collusion than corruption

Law & Constitution

IRR puts forward alternative to Nxesi Bill

Minister of Public Works Thulas Nxesi. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

Institute of Race Relations says its expropriation bill has many advantages over one put forward by Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi

Business

Goldman Sachs chairman is ‘generally bullish’ on SA

Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Group, attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday. Picture: REUTERS

Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein says country is high-risk market with enormous potential, but it is failing to meet expectations

Trade & Industry

SA’s eligibility for Agoa benefits to be reviewed

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Senate finance committee votes to require Obama administration to launch review of eligibility for trade benefits under African Growth and Opportunity Act

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