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Imported locomotives ‘unsuitable for SA’s railway lines’

Opposition parties slate government for ‘reckless’ use of taxpayers’ funds to purchase locomotives they say are unsuitable for local railway lines

Economy

Manufacturing data for May expected to show modest rise in output

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Subdued demand and structural limitations could have had an effect on May manufacturing production, says economist

Financial Services

FNB preferred bidder for Gauteng government’s banking tender

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But bank has one more hurdle to cross before it clinches tender — an independent probity team has to draft report in which it recommends FNB as tender winner

Telecoms & Technology

Court summons Telkom CEO to respond to fraud claims

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Telkom boss Sipho Maseko to respond to allegations of traffic regulation fraud after investigation that started last July

Transport & Tourism

Bus routes protest in Mamelodi simmers down but police remain vigilant

An Autopax bus is shown after it was stoned by taxi drivers in Mamelodi , Pretoria.  Picture: SOWETAN

Police beef up their presence in strife-torn Mamelodi after three days of violence during which taxi operators disrupted services and several commuters were wounded

Telecoms & Technology

Sadc agrees on new target for digital TV

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA

Southern African Development Community states agree to complete migration process by next June — ambitious since most have not yet started

Transport & Tourism

More Mamelodi buses stoned as talks stall

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Gauteng MEC lashes taxi groups for trying to dictate which mode of transport commuters should use as more buses stoned

Transport & Tourism

Uber says police pick on drivers for their nationality

The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California May 7, 2015. REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH

Cape Town’s Uber drivers complain of racial profiling by police and lengthy waiting times for licence approvals

Opinion

Some firms have outgrown the empowerment label

Tectonic plates are shifting in the black economic empowerment space

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Five things to look for when you’re hiring for innovation

With digital firms bringing new business models to most industries, traditional companies are under pressure to step up innovation, writes Nevo Hadas

Standard Bank

Smaller maize crop shouldn’t affect consumer or livestock feed prices

MC Loock. Picture: STANDARD BANK

High stock levels from last season will cushion economic impact but farmers in drought stricken areas must make new plans for next season

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The power of passionate sales

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Motoring

Rivalry in one-tonner vehicle market intensifies

The first sketch of the 2017 Mercedes bakkie.  Pictures: QUICKPIC and NEWSPRESS

Mercedes-Benz among those bringing out new high-end bakkies, writes Mark Smyth

Business

Government ‘has stood in way of entrepreneurs’, Manamela admits

Buti Manamela (left) and Julius Malema cut their political  teeth as student activists in Limpopo. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR

Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela says many small businesses fail because government does not settle its debts on time

Transport & Tourism

SAA plans to save R900m through staff cuts

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Staff reduction plan part of a multi-pronged cost-cutting plan to save R2.2bn in the next three years at loss-making airline

Energy

SA electricity production falls in May

According to Eskom's website, the project will include a super-critical plant able to operate with greater efficiency and at higher pressures than previous boilers.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Electricity production decreases 3.5% year on year in May 2015, Stats SA says, with seasonally adjusted electricity generation decreasing 0.8% in May compared with April

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Government will buy local, but wants fair prices

One way to improve procurement and ensure cost effectiveness was to stimulate domestic competition, says economic development minister

Transport & Tourism

Protesters stone buses taking over Putco routes

Putco bus. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Despite heavy police presence, protesters stone buses, demonstrators are said to be from taxi associations that claim they were promised routes abandoned by Putco

Management

Four breathing techniques for public speaking

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Here are some ways you can harness your breath to speak with confidence and power in public

Mining

Poor mining districts benefit from R18bn projects

Platinum miners queue to undergo essential medical and safety procedures at the Wonderkop mines in Marikana Rustenburg on Wednesday, after a five-month long strike. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN

President Jacob Zuma says R18bn has been ‘dedicated to ongoing work’ since an interministerial committee for the revitalisation of distressed mining communities was established in 2012

Mining

Rob Davies looks into platinum special economic zones

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Mpact CEO Bruce Strong attend the annual Manufacturing Indaba in Boksburg on Monday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Platinum-based special economic zones — one in Limpopo and one in North West — under investigation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

Transport & Tourism

Prasa boss does U-turn on stepping down

Prasa CEO Lucky Montana. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Lucky Montana calls bluff of nonexecutive chairman Popo Molefe and Transport Minister Dipuo Peters with the surprise announcement that he is willing to stay on

Transport & Tourism

New trains are on track — now race is on to run them

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Prasa due to spend R45bn over the next three years in upgrading infrastructure and getting ready for the new trains

Media & Advertising

Digital marketing must be a boardroom conversation

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Even among SA’s most progressive brands, digital media and marketing have not yet taken the leading role they should in boardroom conversations, writes Natalie Bruyns

Management

Seven ways to handle layoffs

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Dismissing an employee is one of the most unpleasant tasks of management, but there are ways to manage the process in a way that is clear and respectful

Transport & Tourism

V&A Waterfront’s investment into cruise liner terminal ‘will boost tourism’

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Transnet National Ports Authority awards V&A status of preferred bidder for development of cruise liner terminal, saying project will ‘create jobs and strengthen tourism offering’

Transport & Tourism

Rumbles over Uber as bus system deal inked

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City of Johannesburg wants ‘some regulation over moving force’ of app-based taxi service Uber

Health

Genesis persists with minimum benefits dispute

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State, which has been in talks with industry, is unsure whether to publish proposed revision, writes Tamar Kahn

Economy

Red tape choking SA’s economy, manufacturing indaba told

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Mpact CEO Bruce Strong attend the annual Manufacturing Indaba in Boksburg on Monday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Sector needs fewer regulations, quick and agile businesses and stronger ties to universities to advance industrial innovation

Labour

Gold companies table opening offers

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NUM says negotiators are ‘poles apart’ after miners offer wage increases of between 7.8% and 13% at entry level, as well as profit sharing

Opinion

Diversify in small global bets

Theo Kocken, professor of risk management at VU University Amsterdam, tells Michel Pireu: ‘We need to adjust our economic policies to better reflect human nature’

Labour

NUM concludes wage deal with Samancor

Workers at an iron-ore smelter. Picture: REUTERS

National Union of Mineworkers agrees three-year wage agreement with Samancor Chrome, covering company’s operations in Rustenburg area

Transport & Tourism

Ethiopian Airlines touches down at Cape Town International

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Inaugural flight of largest airline in Africa into Western Cape boosts provincial government’s drive to attract more direct flights

Business

Almost 67,000 taxpayers submit returns via eFiling as tax season starts

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Tax season gets off to a positive start, with 67,231 tax returns filed since midnight‚ South African Revenue Service says

Media & Advertising

How businesses can deal with negative online reviews

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Bad reviews can have serious repercussions if not handled correctly, but there are ways to approach the problem by engaging with the customer, writes Gus van der Walt

Energy

Low electricity prices not responsible for load shedding, says Nersa

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Nersa pulls plug on Eskom tariff hike giving respite for weary consumers, saying that power utility’s internal processes need fixing

Opinion

Crisis demands we ditch our aversion to lowly paid jobs

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

It is time to stop the wishful thinking and grand but empty promises. SA needs to make some bold new choices and change course

Opinion

Black social capital should not be wasted

Black professionals should maximise use of their political networks, insight into the lives of the majority, and affirmative action and black economic empowerment

Economy

Trade balance records unexpected surplus

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South African Revenue Service customs and excise data show country recorded surplus of R4.987bn in May as exports increased while imports fell

Financial Services

Without real inclusivity, there can be no growth

The lack of inclusive growth in SA is highlighted by the ever-widening gap between rich and poor, which continues to be of great concern to politicians, policy makers and labour unions . Picture: SOWETAN

Red tape, a lack of access to finance and credit and the high cost of doing business hobble SMEs in SA, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Energy

Eskom to study Nersa decision to reject tariff hike application

Thava Govender.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Power utility says it will study details of Nersa’s decision and consult government before commenting further on impact of decision

Energy

Nersa declines Eskom tariff increase

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National Electricity Regulator of SA turns down application to raise price of electricity, says utility did not provide reasons for delays in commissioning stations

Transport & Tourism

Hanekom orders review of Tourism Indaba

Durban Tourism Indaba. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom plans overhaul of ‘uncompetitive’ annual Tourism Indaba and plans fresh partners

Telecoms & Technology

Econet sets sights on money transfers in SA

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Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile network operator Econet Wireless takes on Western Union or MoneyGram to serve 1-million registered mobile money transfer customers in SA

Labour

Gold companies to base offers on individual circumstances

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Chamber of Mines says five companies negotiating increases in sector will put forward wage, gain-share offers based on individual financial circumstances

Business

Business process outsourcing sector creates 4,400 new jobs over last year

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Industry body says domestic operations still make up the majority of business process outsourcing jobs in the Western Cape, but recent job growth has resulted from foreign investment

Business

E.tv loses set-top box encryption battle

Department of Communication Minister, Faith Muthambi addressing post cabinet media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA

Judgment clears way for the government to implement the migration from analogue to digital TV broadcasting

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