• Tuesday, September 01 2015
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Mining industry, unions and government agree on plan to stem job losses

15 hour(s) ago

Three weeks of talks result in series of joint programmes, including commitment from government to establish fund to assist in retraining retrenched workers

Energy

Koeberg unit shut for maintenance, system stable, says Eskom

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

One of two units at the Koeberg nuclear plant offline for routine maintenance but power supply remains stable as other plants come back from repairs, Eskom says

Energy

Model and cost of nuclear ‘not yet decided’

President Jacob Zuma, joined by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom acting CE Brian Molefe, centre, officially opens the Medupi power station’s unit 6 on Sunday. Picture: Department of Communication
22 hour(s) ago

Energy minister denies government has taken a decision to build 9,600MW of nuclear generation infrastructure

Industrials

Motor sector urged to drive local content

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22 hour(s) ago

Volkswagen SA chief says motor industry must do more than double current output to become self-sufficient

National

Lesetlheng village takes mine to court

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23 hour(s) ago

Lawyers for Human Rights takes fight to halt Pilanesberg Platinum Mine operations to North West High Court

Industrials

Employers’ association unhappy with new steel duty

Steel coils.  Picture: BLOOMBERG
22 hour(s) ago

ArcelorMittal expected to announce decision on fate of Vereeniging plant after tariff increase

Mining

‘Gazillions’ at stake in coal-fired clash

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23 hour(s) ago

Global stage is set for a battle over carbon reduction — for coal-reliant South Africa it means loss of jobs, foreign exchange earnings and integrated source of energy, writes Charlotte Mathews

Industrials

Pakistan firm fights SA duty

Concrete mixing trucks are seen at Lafarge concrete production plant in Pantin, outside Paris. Picture: REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMAN
22 hour(s) ago

Lucky Cement contests the antidumping duty on its cement exports to the Southern African Customs Union by the International Trade Administration Commission

Business

Draft bill to combat cybercrimes published for public comment

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22 hour(s) ago

Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill aims to create legislative framework to address various shortcomings in dealing with cybercrime and cybersecurity in country

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: NDP set for welcome renaissance

Resurgence starts with the appointment of former Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona as head of secretariat

Opinion

Minimum wage is no magic bullet

Mine. Picture: SOWETAN

Higher pay helps, but South Africa requires a structural reform plan, writes Joel Netshitenzhe

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Mega disasters in the making

Over time, over budget — globally, megaprojects are in a mess, writes Tom Nevin

Standard Bank

Youth needed to take agriculture into new era of cross industry integration

Nico Groenewald, head of agribusiness at Standard Bank. Picture: STANDARD BANK
26 day(s) ago

Agriculture has the potential to boost employment and there is a need to urged tech-savvy youth to replace farmers who have been on the land for generations

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Absa Wealth offers local investors with innovative risk management solutions

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39 day(s) ago

Investors looking to mitigate concentration risk, or protect against market fluctuations will now benefit from risk management capabilities of Barclays network

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The Field Office

Success should be a result, not luck

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47 day(s) ago

Implement right sales system so business success becomes inevitable outcome and not wishful stroke of luck, advises Duaan Dekker of Field Office

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Opinion

ON WORK: Competitive dinner parties highlight the gender divide

Each time eating iron touches glass, the male half of the room perks up while the female half shuts up

Opinion

UNEMBARGOED: Introspection may just break vicious circle

Artificial measures will not halt South Africa’s economic death spiral

Management

Five stressors caused by tech — and how tech can cure them

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14 hour(s) ago

From pressure to keep up with social media to irritating beeps of devices, technology produces plenty of anxieties, but it can also be key in alleviating stress it brings

Energy

New Medupi unit to add 794 megawatts to national grid

Medupi Power Station Unit 6 in  Liphalale, Limpopo. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma opened Medupi’s Unit 6 power station on Sunday, the largest coal-fired power station in the country

Starbucks. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CRAIG WARGA

Starbucks not guaranteed instant success in SA

Taste Holdings will have to wrestle with smaller coffee shops to establish Starbucks brand in South Africa, most obviously against Famous Brands, writes Dumile Sibindana

Energy

Competition Commission deepens probe into LPG market

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3 day(s) ago

Number of new issues under microscope in liquid petroleum gas market to weed out anticompetitive practices

Energy

Molefe put on the spot on key points of IRP

Songezo Zibi on Redi Tlhabi’s show on Thursday. Picture: TWITTER/JENNY CRWYS WILLIAMS
3 day(s) ago

Sparks fly as Eskom acting CE Brian Molefe challenged on key points of the state’s Integrated Resource Plan

Mining

Ramatlhodi pins hopes for recovery on small-scale miners

Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramathlodi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Call for partnerships with large-scale miners to improve skills and state funds to help jump-start operations

Management

Five ways to transcend the classic presentation

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4 day(s) ago

Here are some ways to transform your presentation into a conversation that gets everyone involved and interested

Industrials

Ferrochrome maker in business rescue, blames labour and outages

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4 day(s) ago

International Ferro Metals points finger at ‘militant union activity’ and state-ordered safety stoppages of its furnaces

Mining

New deal aims to stem mine job cuts

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4 day(s) ago

Promoting platinum as a ‘reserve’ among 10 key interventions to save jobs and help industry

Economy

Treasury reforms to tackle problems in retirement industry

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4 day(s) ago

Treasury determined to tackle high charges and poor governance that characterise local retirement industry

Transport & Tourism

Montana vows to fight Prasa report in court

Lucky Montana, left, and Thuli Madonsela.  Pictures: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

Former Prasa CEO says his reputation has been damaged by ‘generalised statements’ made by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

National

Roger Kebble death ends family mine links

Roger Kebble. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
5 day(s) ago

Gold mining giant takes his life, leaving him forever linked to massive fraud perpetrated by his son, Brett Kebble

Transport & Tourism

Montana comes out swinging against Madonsela

Lucky Montana briefs the media on Friday on his dismissal as the CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.  Picture: MAKWENA MANAMELA
6 day(s) ago

Former Passenger Rail Agency of SA group CE Lucky Montana says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is not a judge, he will challenge for review of her report

Energy

Engen’s refinery fully operational after maintenance outage

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6 day(s) ago

Gauteng motorists can breathe a sigh of relief as month-long multimillion-rand planned maintenance programme is complete

Management

Eight strategies for managing experts

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6 day(s) ago

Good managers hire smart people, but managing a team of people who have more experience or knowledge can be tricky

National

More probes into Prasa contracts after protector confirms abuse

EXTERIOR: An artist's impression of Prasa’s new fleet of Alstom trains.   Picture: ALSTOM
6 day(s) ago

Treasury agreed to commission forensic investigations into contracts and tenders above R10m at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Coal cliff could hit Eskom hard

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Power utility and mines need to work together — it is not the time for grandstanding

Opinion

Lure of the Loeries and the art of cat movies

Pressure to win at the Loeries exists because winning means fame, respect and affirmation for the pursuit of great work that moves people

National

Black South Africans urged to aid transformation

Wiseman Nkuhlu. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
3 day(s) ago

Former Black Management Forum president Wiseman Nkuhlu says black South Africans have become complacent when it comes to transforming

Retail & Consumer

Retailers rue costs of power outages

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3 day(s) ago

Drop in foot traffic at malls stores without emergency power damper sales

Industrials

Davies imposes steel tariffs with conditions

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

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies comes to rescue of beleaguered steel industry, approves 10% ad valorem duty on certain imported steel products

Trade & Industry

SA car export boom sharpens Agoa focus

Michael Froman. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/GABRIELLA DEMCZUK/AFP
4 day(s) ago

Out-of-cycle review of SA’s trade pact participation threatens car export successes worth $1.4bn

Opinion

The government cannot go it alone — but is it listening?

Corporate CEOs are seeking something much more difficult for the ANC to deliver: a pro-private sector attitude

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Montana should answer

Lucky Montana in Parliament. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

ANC must ensure Treasury’s forensic probe into Prasa’s procurement contracts proceeds unhindered

Energy

Coal, gas, nuclear all viable, say experts

Bonang Mohale. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 day(s) ago

South Africa needs to diversify energy sources to meet a gross domestic product growth target of 7% a year to absorb all its job-seekers, says Shell SA chairman Bonang Mohale

Industrials

Downstream users reject steel import tariff plan

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5 day(s) ago

Steel import tariff set for delay as final decision rests with Treasury and downstream operators warn of devastating effects

Financial Services

SA shines in financial inclusion report

Banking customers. Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project report gives SA a score of 80%, 8 percentage points behind Kenya, in overall ranking

Mining

Mining industry job plan targets platinum as Reserve Bank reserve asset

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5 day(s) ago

Mining industry, unions and state commit to broad plan to stem job losses, including boosting platinum by promoting metal as reserve asset, according to draft agreement

Mining

Mining stakeholders, state to meet to agree plan to stem job losses

Workers drill in a gold mine in Kibali, Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
6 day(s) ago

Miners, unions and government to meet with view to possibly signing off on framework agreement aimed at arresting job losses in sector

National

Cape aims to slash property portfolio

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6 day(s) ago

Too many Western Cape government buildings underused and ripe for disposal, says public works adviser

Economy

Fewer companies liquidated in July

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7 day(s) ago

Statistics SA data show there were fewer liquidations in July 2015 compared with year-earlier period, despite difficult trading conditions

Innovation

Secrets of Southern Ocean probed

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6 day(s) ago

SA’s tough and intrepid sea robots hard at work in the Southern Ocean tracking its seasonal shifts in race to understand carbon cycle, writes Tamar Kahn

Innovation

Scotland’s super crop ban sows outrage

The issue of genetically modified (GM) foods is often highly emotive, with protests such as this one in Missouri taking place across the world, but a recent move by Scotland to ban GM foods evoked similar outrage. Picture: REUTERS/KATE MUNSCH
6 day(s) ago

Edinburgh’s populist move reflects hybrid fear of genetically modified ‘frankenfoods’ that smacks of anti-science, writes Anjana Ahuja

Innovation

Walk tall in the vanguard of the vertical revolution

6 day(s) ago

Vertical video offers intensity by focusing on most important action while cutting out extraneous detail, writes Farhad Manjoo

Industrials

Tariff deal may offer respite to steel sector

Ufikile Khumalo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 day(s) ago

Industry body says state to introduce 10% import tariff to protect struggling producers

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