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Business

Impact assessments can help curb red tape — MEC

Western Cape finance MEC Alan Winde. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

Western Cape seeks to assert its place as the gateway into Africa and a serious business location

Retail & Consumer

Retailers expecting better sales during this festive season

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1 day(s) ago

Retailers targeting the lower-middle income segment have borne the brunt of weak consumer demand for most of 2014

Energy

Westinghouse to continue challenge to Areva generator contract

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1 hour(s) ago

Company says it has again filed court papers to challenge SA awarding a contract to replace nuclear plant steam generators to French rival Areva

Land & Agriculture

Poultry makes concessions for US

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1 day(s) ago

US poultry producers have threatened to block Agoa renewal if SA does not allow some of their products to enter domestic market

National

Court defends rights of foreigners

People walk past a spaza shop in Mzimhlophe, Soweto.  Picture: SOWETAN
22 hour(s) ago

Proliferation of immigrant-run spaza shops in townships across the country has led to tension with local traders

Business Times

Aurora liquidators want Motala to repay R3m

Enver Motala. A key player in liquidations. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS/FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Aurora Empowerment Systems claims R3-million from former liquidator Enver Motala

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Better milk prices fail to stem exodus

Number of milk producers still declining by about 10% annually, and has fallen from about 12,500 in 1991 to 1,820 at the most recent count

Business Times

Nuclear deal with Russia 'not only up to Zuma', says Sipho Pityana

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1 day(s) ago

There is no need to panic about a secret nuclear energy deal President Jacob Zuma may or may not have signed with the Russians, says AngloGold Ashanti chairman

Standard Bank

Make the most of your agricultural production loan by planning ahead

Nico Groenewald. Picture: SUPPLIED BY STANDARD BANK
6 day(s) ago

It is easier for a bank to lend you money if you understand both your costs and your profitability

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Opinion

Health bureaucrats unfairly targeting tobacco farmers

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African farmers are being dictated to by UN health officials far removed from the agricultural sector, writes Francois van der Merwe

The Medupi power station under construction in Limpopo.

Medupi likely to cost R35bn more than first estimated

Latest estimate is R105bn — excluding capitalised borrowing costs — compared with R70bn forecast in 2007

Financial Services

Repayment rate of mortgages good after rout of financial crisis

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4 day(s) ago

More than 90% of mortgage repayments in SA are up to date, while banks raise criteria but lend more

Labour

Court halts extension of steel pay agreement

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4 day(s) ago

National Employers Association of SA wins interdict blocking attempts to extend agreement to members in metals and engineering sector

Energy

Two top Eskom executives resign

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5 day(s) ago

Eskom’s group executive for sustainability and the company’s group executive enterprise development and acting group executive of customer services resign

Mining

Special economic zone for Rustenburg platinum belt

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

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the purpose of this special economic zone will be to develop industries that use platinum as an input

Business

Small business confidence improves in second quarter, index shows

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6 day(s) ago

Business Partners Limited’s SME index shows business owners expressed average confidence levels of 75% that their businesses would grow in next 12 months

National

Thomas Moyane appointed as new head of SARS

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6 day(s) ago

Presidency announces it has appointed Thomas Moyane as commissioner of South African Revenue Service effective September 27

Transport & Tourism

Engineering body stands up for e-tolling

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
7 day(s) ago

Debate on Gauteng highways told of ‘best solution’, writes Khulekani Magubane

Business

SA streamlines company registration procedures, MPs hear

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7 day(s) ago

CIPC making strong gains in improving efficiency as it moves towards a paperless, electronic system of dealing with transactions

Land & Agriculture

Western Cape calls for more speed in land redistribution

Alan Winde. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 day(s) ago

Unofficial figures show that only 1.6% of agricultural land in Western Cape has been transferred to new farmers since 1994

Financial Services

Electronic system for SA state bonds

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
7 day(s) ago

SA will implement an electronic trading system for government bonds, mandating primary dealers to quote two-way prices on the securities

Property

Newtown Junction opens this week

HOME: Newtown is one of Johannesburg’s pockets of excellence that has attracted young professionals and students. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 day(s) ago

THE R1.3bn Newtown Junction mixed-use development opens on Thursday, promising to inject economic activity into Johannesburg’s inner city, which is slowly being revived.

Business Times

'BEE stifles young blacks' prospects'

THE LONG VIEW: Neren Rau, head of the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, believes the government’s insistence on seeing instant BEE results has damaged transformation, and that broadening the skills base is the only viable way of achieving true empowerment in the long run. Picture: MOELETSI MABE
8 day(s) ago

Handing out jobs scores quick points but training is the key

Land & Agriculture

District committees on cards to assist land reform programme, says minister

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7 day(s) ago

All provinces should implement committees, which must benefit women, farm workers, youth, says Deputy Land Reform Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Russian nuclear is not as scary as Jacob Zuma is

I wonder if President Jacob Zuma and his new energy minister are capable of resisting immediate pressures to secure a great long-term electricity deal for SA

Opinion

Nuclear deal could return to haunt Zuma, ANC

Content of nuclear power co-operation framework agreement between SA and Russia remains unknown but could nevertheless come back to haunt Jacob Zuma

Business Times

Salary delays fuel crisis at Post Office

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1 day(s) ago

Cash-strapped SA Post Office goes cap in hand to Treasury for permission to raise emergency funds after it failed to pay staff on time

Business Times

Boycott a 'buycott' for Dis-Chem

Ivan Saltzman. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 day(s) ago

CEO of Dis-Chem says campaign to stop retailers selling products from Israel has been unsuccessful and has instead boosted sales

Business Times

New-look protection bill will not chase away foreign investment - DTI

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1 day(s) ago

Aim of Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill is to provide adequate protection to all investors and give government policy space to regulate in public interest

Energy

Cost the great unknown in SA’s nuclear drive

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4 day(s) ago

Government determined to go ahead with costly infrastructure investment plan, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Business

Carbon tax looms as Treasury and department finalise plans

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4 day(s) ago

Introduction of carbon tax still considered one of the means to reduce SA’s high levels of greenhouse emissions

Energy

Oil dynasty joins global warming fight

Global warming. Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune in oil, along with other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals to announce pledges to divest a total of $50bn from fossil fuel investments

Labour

Chamber lack of position on wages decried

Bheki Sibiya. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 day(s) ago

Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki Sibiya unable to declare chamber’s position on national minimum wage and progress made in implementation of Mining Charter

Business Times

Cheaper natural gas prices a pipe dream for Joburg households

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8 day(s) ago

Households are not benefiting from the new gas pricing framework, which was designed in part to cut prices for small users

Opinion

New Development Bank could change global financial landscape

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If Brics countries are able to achieve unity of purpose, this group and its bank could become very powerful in changing financial landscape, writes Mark Mobius

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Support carbon tax in principle

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Companies and individuals who care about what sort of world their descendants will inhabit should at least support concept of a carbon tax

Mining

Metals output hit hard by strike in July

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7 day(s) ago

Seifsa economist says sector will ‘almost certainly contract’, writes Mark Allix

Transport & Tourism

State ships ‘to have 60% local content’

Ship under construction at China State Shipbuilding’s  Longxue shipyard in China.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/QILAI SHEN
8 day(s) ago

New legislation will stimulate industry and protect it from international competitors that have lower wage rates

Energy

Nuclear economist warns SA will ‘run into problems’

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

Financing of nuclear projects is highly risky and is regarded as credit-negative by ratings agencies

Financial Services

Regulation shrinks retirement fund sector

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11 day(s) ago

Financial advisers split over proposed banning of commissions, writes Gillian Jones

Business

SA needs ‘better companies, not more funding’

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11 day(s) ago

Raizcorp CEO Allon Raiz tells EY Africa Tax Conference that money is available, but many small businesses have no compelling economic right to exist

Energy

NEWS ANALYSIS: A nuclear tale that sounds too good to be true

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

Despite the good ‘build now, pay later’ message, the probability is that it will be business and consumers that not only pay later, but pay much more, writes Carol Paton

Energy

IDC has played ‘prominent role in renewable-energy sector’

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10 day(s) ago

CE Geoffrey Qhena says Industrial Development Corporation has provided early-stage development, loan, equity funding of green industry

 
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