• Thursday, August 27 2015
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Volkswagen to invest R4.5bn in new models, Uitenhage factory

7 hour(s) ago

Group says it will invest more than R4.5bn by 2017 for new models, infrastructure at Uitenhage vehicles factory to help VW continue to dominate SA passenger car market

Mining

New deal aims to stem mine job cuts

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15 hour(s) ago

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

Trade & Industry

SA car export boom sharpens Agoa focus

Michael Froman. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/GABRIELLA DEMCZUK/AFP
14 hour(s) ago

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

Economy

Treasury reforms to tackle problems in retirement industry

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14 hour(s) ago

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

Mining

Mining industry job plan targets platinum as Reserve Bank reserve asset

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1 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

Energy

Coal, gas, nuclear all viable, say experts

Bonang Mohale. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
1 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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1 day(s) ago

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

National

Roger Kebble death ends family mine links

Roger Kebble. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 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 vows to fight Prasa report in court

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

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

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

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

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Five ways to transcend the classic presentation

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

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
22 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

Absa Wealth offers local investors with innovative risk management solutions

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35 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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43 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

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Cavernous Volvo XC90 leads suburban SUV pack

Masterpiece of Swedish design and simplicity that manages to be absolutely vast and tame at the same time

Opinion

ON WORK: Amazon is now at the head of an outbreak of good sense

Too many companies have started to talk as if being wrong were superior to being right

Industrials

Ferrochrome maker in business rescue, blames labour and outages

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15 hour(s) ago

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

Financial Services

SA shines in financial inclusion report

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

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

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Eight strategies for managing experts

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

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2 day(s) ago

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

Industrials

Tariff deal may offer respite to steel sector

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

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

Innovation

Walk tall in the vanguard of the vertical revolution

2 day(s) ago

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

Innovation

Ethiopia powers up a green economy

Ethiopia wind farm. Picture: REUTERS/KUMERRA GEMECHU
2 day(s) ago

Ambitious wind-power driven green project makes Ethiopia a model state ahead of Paris climate conference, writes Laurence Caramel

Financial Services

Hedge funds preserve of the elite despite efforts

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2 day(s) ago

High-performing asset class remains out of reach despite new Financial Services Board rules

Trade & Industry

Ambassador upbeat over Agoa review

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2 day(s) ago

SA has made progress in addressing red flags raised by the US, says envoy Mninwa Mahlangu

Innovation

An aid to anticipate your meeting needs? There’s an app for that

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2 day(s) ago

X.ai takes scheduling a step further and offers an entirely automated personal assistant, writes Joshua Brustein

Energy

Nuclear must be affordable, says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says he will not be moved by political meddling

Business

Regulation shows price of BEE can be too high

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

New proposal with black economic empowerment booster means state will pay a large premium on all procurement

Transport & Tourism

No equity partner for SAA, says Nene

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3 day(s) ago

South African Airways not in talks over equity stakes with Air China or any other airline, says Nhlanhla Nene

Trade & Industry

Government to impose import tariff to protect local steel makers

Steel coils.  Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 day(s) ago

Industry body says government will conditionally introduce 10% import tariff on imports to protect struggling producers, more hikes possible soon

Economy

Total income for accommodation industry rises 4.1% in June

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3 day(s) ago

Total income for SA’s tourist accommodation industry, which includes restaurant, bar sales and ‘other’ income, rises 4.1% year on year in nominal terms, survey shows

Mining

Urgent application launched to stop mining activities in North West

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3 day(s) ago

Lawyers for Human Rights launches High Court application to have Pilanesberg Platinum Mines restore possession of Wilgespruit farm

Energy

Medupi unit in commercial operation

Medupi is at least two years overdue, and estimated to be more than R35bn over budget. When building began in 2007, the estimated cost of the site was R78bn, and it was projected that all six of its units would come online this year. File picture: SUPPLIED
3 day(s) ago

First unit of Medupi power station in full operation, adding 794MW to the power system

Opinion

EDITORIAL: A long regulatory road

MTN. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON

We need to watch that SA’s increasingly drawn-out regulatory processes don’t become a deterrent to doing deals

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

Land & Agriculture

Black spot controls find favour with EU

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2 day(s) ago

Favourable European Union audit on black spot fungus management offers citrus industry reprieve

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
2 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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2 day(s) ago

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

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
2 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

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

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: It’s crunch time on Friday for steel in SA

The fate of ArcelorMittal’s huge Vanderbijlpark integrated mill is on the table

National

Cape aims to slash property portfolio

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2 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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3 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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2 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
2 day(s) ago

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

Transport & Tourism

Attempt to rev up domestic tourism stalls

Visitors abseil from the top of Table Mountain. The Department of Tourism has noted a lack of a travel culture in SA, particularly among the previously disadvantaged. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Despite government efforts to fan flames of domestic tourism report shows most South Africans are finding holidays unaffordable

Health

Helping to bring black hair back from the fringe

Zandile Mboshane. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 day(s) ago

Entrepreneur Zandile Mboshane challenges black women’s conditioning about beauty and their hair, writes Xanderleigh Dookey

Economy

Phakisa floats hope for shipyards

Employees at Southern African Shipyards in Durban hard at work on an order, one of a growing number that includes eight new 70-tonne tugs for Transnet. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 day(s) ago

These centres of noise and energy are being reinvented as part of Operation Phakisa, an effort to extract economic value from big and busy coastline, writes Peter Bruce

Management

Beauty salons extend growth opportunities

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3 day(s) ago

There are challenges: Black Like Me founder Herman Mashaba says incentive to be creative and hard-working has been compromised by BEE, writes Kate Ferreira

Transport & Tourism

Sanral plans charm offensive

The N2 freeway in Cape Town.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Roads agency denies Cape Town executive mayor Patricia de Lille has offered an olive branch to discuss other ways of funding road upgrades

Business

Five tips for mastering the walking meeting

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7 day(s) ago

Here’s some advice on how you can have walking meetings that are productive and can lead to more honest exchanges with colleagues

Mining

Departments need to co-ordinate to stop illegal mining

Emergency workers enter the disused Durban Roodepoort Deep mine to retrieve the bodies of illegal miners who died after inhaling underground gases.  Picture: THE TIMES
6 day(s) ago

Security experts call for tighter regulations to rein in billion-rand illegal and dangerous mining industry

Business

SA ‘lacks commitment’ to investigate, prosecute cross-border corruption

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7 day(s) ago

According to Transparency International report, SA has not investigated any major foreign bribery cases in past four years

Standard Bank

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