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Liquidations decreased in October, data show

15 minute(s) ago

Unpaid debt decreases, with total number of liquidations down 11.9% year on year in October

Transport & Tourism

More local airports seek to host flights to Sadc

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8 hour(s) ago

Grand Central Airport, Rand Airport, Wonderboom Airport and Richards Bay Airport all want the changes

Telecoms & Technology

Contract customers still ‘engine of mobile network profitability’

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8 hour(s) ago

Average revenue per user has been on a steady decline

Energy

Industry ‘must cut 10% of power usage’

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9 hour(s) ago

Eskom declares power emergency for industrial customers, requiring them to immediately reduce usage

Energy

Brace for power emergency, Eskom warns businesses

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22 hour(s) ago

Power utility declares power emergency, calls on large industrial customers to urgently reduce usage

Energy

Eskom admits another coal-storage silo at Majuba is cracked

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2 day(s) ago

Eskom admits another one of its coal-storage silos is cracked and has been taken out of use and barricaded for safety reasons

Energy

Eskom announces fresh round of scheduled blackouts

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3 day(s) ago

Eskom says it has started with scheduled blackouts on Friday afternoon, citing a severely constrained power system due to unforeseen technical problems

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State chooses ‘nuclear friendly’ energy plan

Since 2011 projections of electricity demand, pricing of fuel sources and the costs of installed power have changed significantly

Business Times

Ketso out in the cold?

Ketso Gordhan.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Workers who hold a 6% stake in the company are likely to be unhappy about the potential loss of Gordhan

Seifsa

Business nails it with Seifsa-PIPs

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17 day(s) ago

Decision to transform Seifsa-PIPs subscription has led to growth in new subscribers, positive feedback from users, increased inquiries

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Opinion

ON WORK: Eavesdropping on others’ work talk will cure your itchy feet

White-collar work is a bit like an emasculated, heavily regulated game of Monopoly, writes Lucy Kellaway

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Tax man mulls new transfer pricing law

Also under consideration is the creation of a legal framework for advance pricing agreements with corporate taxpayers

Retail & Consumer

Bain Capital’s Edcon in talks for another SA credit provider

Edcon CEO Jürgen Schreiber
3 day(s) ago

Edcon is in talks to secure secondary credit provider after collapse of African Bank Investments this year, its CE says

National

Bingo and sports betting make inroads into casinos

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3 day(s) ago

Gross gambling revenues from bingo operations rise 67.5% last year

Energy

Department of energy delays frustrate power producers

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4 day(s) ago

Renewable energy independent power producers are concerned that the latest round of successful bids have still not achieved financial closure, creating uncertainty over planned investments in the sector

Business

Lower-cost SA eyes outsource centre markets

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4 day(s) ago

The market is small at the moment and good growth is predicted, says expert

Financial Services

Excessive spending could cause a ‘debt hangover’

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5 day(s) ago

The credit health of consumers is already bad, but lending conditions have tightened significantly

Industrials

Tribunal goes easy on struggling Civcon

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4 day(s) ago

Company undergoing a business rescue when it heard about the investigations

Mining

Miners set up group to address compensation for sick workers

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6 day(s) ago

Five large companies establish working group to deal with compensation, medical care for diseases incurred while working in gold mines in SA

Energy

SA’s firms would play role in nuclear build

POWER GENERATION: French nuclear group Areva built the two nuclear reactors in operation on the Koeberg site in the Western Cape.
5 day(s) ago

Government has already signed co-operation agreements with Russia, China, France and South Korea

Opinion

Seven techniques for handling stress right now

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What do you do when you’re overcome with stress at your desk or in a meeting?

Opinion

An outsider’s insights can save a business

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When businesses hit a rough patch for which they are not prepared the strain can leave management with few viable options

Transport & Tourism

State sees greater rail role for business

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Plan will allow private-sector trains to operate branch and main lines

Energy

Union finds another Eskom silo crack

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3 day(s) ago

Solidarity claims to have warned Majuba management about ‘increasing vibrations’

National

Cabinet approves plan to ensure departments adhere to local procurement policy

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe addresses the National Assembly on 'Guptagate' on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Cabinet approves implementation of programme to ensure compliance by government departments with policy on procuring goods, services from local suppliers

Retail & Consumer

Buying patterns of fresh produce suggest ‘local is still lekker’

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4 day(s) ago

Most consumers make it clear they will not pay more for a local product just because it is produced in SA, says Pick n Pay executive

African Business

Ex-CE of Ellerines at helm of Zimbabwe’s Innscor

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4 day(s) ago

Former CE of failed furniture retailer heads largest fast food, retail group in Zimbabwe, but has to shuttle between two countries because he has no work permit

Trade & Industry

SA leads Africa in illicit trade in tobacco

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4 day(s) ago

Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa says more than R20bn in tax revenue has been lost in SA since 2010 due to illicit trade in tobacco

Business

Axed Cape commerce chamber CE to fight decision

Ruben Richards. Picture: CAPE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
5 day(s) ago

Ruben Richards says he learnt of his imminent dismissal on October 29 and had to be out his office the next day

National

Palestinian solidarity group takes to shareholder activism

A Woolworths Food store with restaurant
5 day(s) ago

Plan to push Woolworths to discuss its trade relations with Israel

Opinion

New exam for CAs aims to mend profession

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SA’s CAs are being called upon to demonstrate that they are not just knowledge experts but are also competent business leaders

Opinion

ON WORK: Taming the profanities but not the forex trading morality

Traders swear every bit as much as they always did

Financial Services

Investment fee reform mooted

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5 day(s) ago

Financial Services Board suggests doing away with the payment of commission on investment products

Mining

Miners unite to market platinum

Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 day(s) ago

Global council formed with offices planned for Asia and the US

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