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SA soon to add Polish chickens to the list of imported meats

Poland will export poultry meat with bones‚ mechanically de-boned meat‚ and offal meats to SA under a deal which has been in the offing since 2013

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa to probe competitiveness of pay television market

BEAMING: A satellite dish at MultiChoice's headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES

The inquiry will look into why so few new licencees have launched new services, and the reasons for their sustainability problems

Energy

Eskom executives give themselves a R6m bonus each, infuriating NUM

The Department of Energy wants increased targets on the reduction in national energy consumption by 2030. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Meanwhile, Eskom’s spokesperson has refuted NUM’s claims that an executive had said black female employees performed poorly and so deserved very low salary hikes

Telecoms & Technology

Digital migration faces further delay as minister seeks leave to appeal

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Private broadcaster M-Net warns the policy errors have far-reaching implications for digital migration

Markets

JSE to launch new tools to protect anonymous Block X traders from abuse

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The functionality will bolster order pricing and contain other ‘safe haven’ features on the on-exchange anonymous trading facility

Land & Agriculture

White maize sufficient for coming months, Agbiz says

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SA has enough white maize for coming months as dry weather helps boost harvesting, but may struggle to source required imports, an industry body says

Labour

Airline caterer workers on strike

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Unions allege favouritism‚ bullying and shouting by management‚ and unfair discrimination as workers were not allowed to wear religious or cultural items

Trade & Industry

Outstanding Agoa issues resolved

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SA resolves all outstanding issues pertaining to African Growth and Opportunity Act, guaranteeing country access benefits until 2025, trade department says

Property

Transformation in property industry gaining momentum

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Efforts by SA’s listed and unlisted property companies to cultivate skills in an industry that has been slow to transform, are starting to gain momentum

Land & Agriculture

Poultry producers look beyond SA for growth

LOOKING FOR BUYERS: Poultry producers are looking to the agriculture department for help in gaining a foothold in export markets. File picture: REUTERS

South African Poultry Association defends brining and wants the agriculture department to woo suitable trade partners for international exports

Economy

Foreign investment in SA dips to its lowest in 10 years

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FDI outflows from Africa are down 25% to $11.3bn as investors from SA, Nigeria and Angola reduced investment abroad, Unctad report shows

Financial Services

All lenders need to register with NCR

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Analysts warn the tighter regulation may result in an administrative headache for the National Credit Regulator

Thousands of job seekers queue outside the Alberton Civic Centre to attend the Youth Job Creation Initiative in 2015. SA has the third-highest rate of youth unemployment in the world, according to the World Economic Forum.  Picture: SOWETAN

Government and private sector investment in youth vital as their numbers rise

By investing in a focused and strategic way in this generation, we guarantee a great future for the country, writes Sam Matome Bopape

Barloworld

Survey: business is a changing landscape

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Highlight is a continuing rise in awareness as to the importance of supply chain management, writes Andrew Gillingham

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Enterprise business management solutions for the chemical industry

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World-class ships for South African seas

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Siemens has combined global technology with local skills to help deliver the nine new vessels that will ensure South African harbours meet international standard

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Opinion

Why are corporates clinging to capital?

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Politicians, and perhaps also central banks, have failed to build the confidence of households in their future income prospects

Opinion

Kenafric shows manufacturers the way of success on the continent

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African success story shows tenacious, market-savvy manufacturers can beat powerful global exporters

Telecoms & Technology

Naming Rob Shuter as MTN chief ‘squanders a good chance for transformation’

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The Black Management Forum’s Mncane Mthunzi says the appointment of Rob Shuter is a ‘clear reversal of black representation in top JSE-listed companies’

Transport & Tourism

SA seen as beautiful to visit but no place to live

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Survey shows foreigners are sceptical about safety and levels of ethics and transparency

BuzzFeed’s $200m capital injection from NBCUniversal is the latest sign of confidence in the ability of digital media to connect with readers. File picture: AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM

Big media needs to embrace digital shift

The youth are spending less time watching traditional and cable television, and more time on social media or watching online video, writes Amol Sharma

Energy

Energy investors’ big plans for Africa

Harith CEO Tshepo Mahloele. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Major investors in infrastructure projects pool $3.3bn assets and target listing in three years

Land & Agriculture

Small-scale farmers in Makana area want grievances addressed

Small-scale farmers march to Makana municipal offices in Grahamstown to hand over memorandum of grievances over ‘shoddy’ handling of land claims

Retail & Consumer

Huge grocery retailers show rising confidence in SA’s small businesses

A Game store, operated by Massmart, in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Problems faced by local businesses in the retail industry include high production costs, which often make it cheaper for big grocers to import

National

Muthambi in unprecedented public attack on Nzimande

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Communications minister Faith Muthambi accuses Blade Nzimande of peddling misinformation about her in digital migration row

National

Muthambi denies going against ANC policy on digital migration

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Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says Cabinet approved Broadcasting Digital Migration Amendment Policy with inclusion of control system in set top box

Land & Agriculture

Poultry industry urged to heed call to limit brine levels

Poultry accounts for about 35% of all meat eaten globally, and is soon predicted to overtake pork, which is now at 36%. Picture: ISTOCK

Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA challenges local poultry producers to heed government's call to limit brine levels to 15% on frozen chicken pieces

National

Small businesses offered training in Western Cape

HELPING HAND:  Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde says it is the government’s role to create the environment for businesses to add jobs to the economy. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN

Under the Emerging Business Support Programme, the province and Absa bank will provide business training to 1,000 Western Cape-based registered SMEs

Opinion

Dudu Myeni cares not a jot nor a tittle about fit management of SAA

Restoring good governance at the national airline would cost only one job at this stage, writes Tony Leon

Business

SMME forum pulls out of innovative Massmart fund

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South African Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises Forum withdraws its participation from Massmart Development Fund’s advisory board

Trade & Industry

Poland identifies SA as a ‘priority trading partner’ with India and China

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Poland’s conservative Law and Justice party, which came to power late last year, is seeking to intensify trade relations with SA, especially in agricultural products

Energy

Treasury calls for carbon tax comment

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The Treasury proposes plans to reduce companies’ carbon tax liability by investing in qualifying projects that result in quantifiable greenhouse-gas reductions

Retail & Consumer

Supermarket giants focus on burgeoning Africa

AFRO POSITIVE: Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher is optimistic, despite most African economies going through a rough patch. Picture: SUPPLIED

The continent’s fast-growing consumer numbers a strong magnet to leading global grocery retailers

Opinion

Marketers still fail to speak SA’s vernacular

Advertisers don’t know how to talk to black people through our advertising

Opinion

Use state help to keep factories growing

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A wave of export-driven manufacturing growth could help to power the economy, writes Philippa Rodseth

Property

Tough economic times hit listed property sector

DEVELOPMENT: Despite the economic woes the country is facing, cranes and cement mixers at work attest to the fact that there is still some life in the construction sector. This photograph of building activity was taken in Rivonia Road, Sandton, on June 15. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Residential and commercial development is only happening in pockets, writes Alistair Anderson

Trade & Industry

British firms could relocate here, Davies quips

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Trade and Industries Minister Rob Davies says if the UK leaves the EU SA will engage bilaterally with it on trade matters

Innovation

New initiative aims to curb food wastage

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The Accounting and Reporting Standard aims to halt the estimated 10-million tonnes of food wasted every year in SA

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