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KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development and tourism Mike Mabuyakhulu Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

KwaZulu-Natal to market itself

6 hour(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal government and eThekwini municipality are unhappy about marketing agency South African Tourism’s efforts to market the province globally

Trade & Industry

Zimbabwe slaps surtax on SA washing powder

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5 hour(s) ago

The tax is charged on the packaged product, while bulk washing powder exports do not appear to attract the tax

Energy

Power crisis too big for Medupi, says Eskom

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
7 hour(s) ago

Load shedding unavoidable as utility lags with maintenance

Management

Meet the real king of sushi

MISSION: Vusi Kunene, the restaurateur behind the Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar in Maboneng Precinct, has immersed himself in Japanese culture and cuisine. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 hour(s) ago

Vusi Kunene has progressed from waiter to owning an African-Asian eatery in a trendy precinct, writes Ishay Govender-Ypma

Business Times

Microlending industry picks up the pieces

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
1 day(s) ago

The collapse of African Bank, which provided 40% of SA’ s unsecured loans, has sent aftershocks throughout the microlending sector

Financial Services

Treasury hires banks to plan debut sukuk sale

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3 day(s) ago

BNP Paribas, KFH Investment and Standard Bank Group hired to arrange sale of at least $500m

Trade & Industry

Strike ‘cost car makers about 16,000 lost vehicles’

PRESCIENT: A worker adds components to fits out the engine compartment of a Toyota Tundra truck on the chassis line at the company’s factory manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas in this file picture. Japan’s Nikkei newspaper manages to predict Toyota earnings, and those of other companies, months in advance. Toyota will consider investments that can increase production efficiently and doesn't plan to build new plants in three years from 2013, President Akio Toyoda said in an interview with Nikkei newspaper. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 day(s) ago

Most motor companies were forced to suspend operations because of components shortages, says Toyota

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‘Challenges’ to SA’s renewable energy targets

South Africa can afford to be more ambitious in its renewable energy targets, according to a World Wide Fund for Nature report

Business Times

Medical aids still battling to cater to the masses

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1 day(s) ago

Private healthcare industry faces affordability challenge, writes Adele Shevel

Standard Bank

KZN’s key position in SA’s economy is assured

Amrei Botha. Picture: STANDARD BANK
35 day(s) ago

Third-smallest province continues to punch above its weight category, its share of manufacturing sector is larger than all other provinces

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Opinion

ON WORK: Electronic diaries are simply no match for our paper past

Not only is paper faster and requires no password, it doesn’t run out of batteries or freeze, and things don’t get mysteriously deleted

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New bid to stem scrap metal exports

New guidelines aim to stop scrap-metal dealers from exploiting loopholes in preferential pricing policy

Transport & Tourism

Engineering body believes e-tolls ‘best way to fund roads’

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4 day(s) ago

Consulting Engineers of South Africa argue that electronic tolling is most sensible method of funding Gauteng road infrastructure

Telecoms & Technology

Western Cape launches free wireless internet in Atlantis

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3 day(s) ago

Province’s premier Helen Zille says the free WiFi initiative will provide economic opportunities to residents

Transport & Tourism

N17 Toll Operators agrees to pay fine for colluding with building companies

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4 day(s) ago

The City of Cape Town, several smaller municipalities and Sanral have vowed to claim damages suffered because of the collusion

Land & Agriculture

Large no-fishing zones must be declared in high seas, says Manuel

Trevor Manuel. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

To save declining global fish stocks large no-fishing zones need to be created in high seas, Trevor Manuel urges during lecture at CSIR International Convention Centre

Energy

State team ponders another Eskom rise

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5 day(s) ago

Power utility may be pushed to request further electricity tariff increase as key part of immediate solution to financial crisis

Business

Treasury to keep tax-free savings limit

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5 day(s) ago

Tax expert says the R30,000 limit is not sufficient to encourage savings

Healthcare

Call for joint effort to end hospital cash plan fraud

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5 day(s) ago

Doctors and consumers are colluding to submit false claims then share the payout

Business

Competition policy ‘not best way to plug industrial loopholes’

BEST PRACTICE: Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele says that regulation can be used by the state to tackle excessive pricing. Picture: PETER MOGAKI
5 day(s) ago

Application of competition law by competition authorities is a slow process that should not be used to address loopholes in the implementation of industrial policy

Opinion & Analysis

BEE codes spell doom for SMEs

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5 day(s) ago

Businesses are already knee deep in red tape, writes Daniel Nel

Financial Services

Banks get help tracking collateral

Strate CEO Monica Singer. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
6 day(s) ago

Cost burden of new Basel rules remains a concern, writes Evan Pickworth

Business

July liquidations rise 9.8% year on year

6 day(s) ago

Increase indicates extent to which rising administered costs and interest rates, as well as weak economic growth are hampering businesses’ ability to repay debt

Business

Review of business rescue provisions in the Companies Act needed, says expert

6 day(s) ago

Alex Eliott, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, says a review is needed over the low success rate with the business rescue provisions in the Companies Act

Business Times

Firm handshake goes a long way

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7 day(s) ago

Networking: nine tips to help you work the room like a pro

Healthcare

No substance to Netcare’s application, says KPMG

Netcare. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 day(s) ago

There is no substance to Netcare’s bid to stop KPMG from helping Competition Commission’s inquiry into private health sector, financial services firm says

Opinion

SIGN POST: New etiquette in order for selfies and groufies

Although self-portraits are as old as photography, it has only become a consumer obsession with the advent of the front camera on the smartphone

Opinion

New free-to-air rival for SABC, e.tv on the cards

Icasa is set to crack open South Africa’s free-to-air television industry to more competition

Transport & Tourism

Fuel levy hike could be alternative to e-tolls, union federations suggest

ENRAGED: One of several e-toll protests by the public on the highways around Johannesburg in 2013. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/KATHERINE MUICK –MERE
4 day(s) ago

All three union federations at e-tolling advisory panel in Midrand propose fuel levy hike as a possible counter to controversial system

Financial Services

‘Low-profile dude’ and self-styled visionary

DYNAMIC: Leon Kirkinis, who resigned as African Bank Investments Limited CEO saw himself as a champion of the poor in lending to South Africans ignored or deemed too risky by conventional banks. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
4 day(s) ago

Kirkinis pursued a path to riches through SA’s poorest provinces, write Renee Bonorchis and Chris Spillane

Financial Services

Banks must improve their compliance or risk fines

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4 day(s) ago

The collective fines banks and financial institutions had received in past two years are ‘inconsequential’ compared to fines their international counterparts got

Telecoms & Technology

Western Cape’s free WiFi project to ‘boost economic growth, opportunities’

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5 day(s) ago

MEC Alan Winde officially launches free wireless internet in George as part of provincial government’s R1.3bn broadband plan to connect residents to affordable internet

Healthcare

Rules aim to end drug firms’ use of ‘perverse’ sales incentives

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5 day(s) ago

Loopholes enable pharmaceutical companies to use perverse incentives to influence which medicines are sold to patients by pharmacies

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Numbers in rescue of African Bank are the devil in the detail

There are major uncertainties around the Reserve Bank’s plan. What if it doesn’t work? Perhaps there is room to massage the solvency, writes Stuart Theobald

Opinion

STRAIGHT TALK: Dos and dont’s of state intervention

Across economies, government intervention has sought to protect businesses at home and back them in their quest to grow offshore, writes Mark Barnes

Energy

Rejig of probe into low home usage of gas

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

Commission concerned about competition levels in LPG sector, writes Amanda Visser

Trade & Industry

SA claims cement dumping by Pakistan

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6 day(s) ago

International Trade Administration Commission investigating claims that cement from Pakistan is being dumped in the Southern African Customs Union

Opinion & Analysis

OPEN LETTER: Trademark ban on packaging defies constitution

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7 day(s) ago

Owen Dean expresses his concern over the prevention of the use of trademarks on packaging for cigarettes in this open letter to Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi

Healthcare

Way clear for probe of private healthcare sector

Netcare. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 day(s) ago

High Court dismisses Netcare’s case to prevent accounting and auditing firm KPMG from assisting inquiry

Transport & Tourism

Sanral misleading public on tolling, says Cape Town

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

Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron says the city has never agreed to withhold from the public information such as toll tariffs and revenue

Life

The fine art of insurance

CONVERSATION PIECES: Heidi Brauer, chief marketing officer at Hollard Insurance, did not argue when art was made part of her job. All the decor pieces at the company’s its headquarters  are artworks. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 day(s) ago

Marketing chief finds that exposure to the arts enlivens employees and makes them think, writes Sue Blaine

Business Times

Consumers to blame for credit mess, says NCR

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8 day(s) ago

The National Credit Regulator does not believe it deserves any censure, writes Chris Barron

Business Times

Credit watchdog let off hook in Parliament

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8 day(s) ago

MPs fail to thoroughly grill National Credit Regulator on collapse of African Bank

Financial Services

NCR defends action taken over African Bank woes

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
7 day(s) ago

National Credit Regulator says it did everything in its power to act against the reckless lending practices of African Bank

Business

Provisions for business rescue under spotlight

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 day(s) ago

Changes to Companies Act were intended to take employees in consideration, writes Amanda Visser

 
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