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Management

Four ways to help others influence you

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Diversity of thought and mutual influence are essential to effective leadership

National

Commission cracks whip on a ‘how to get away with fronting’ seminar

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The BBBEE Commission has told the conference organisers to immediately refund all registered individuals the R2‚450 each they paid

Energy

‘Thick coal-contracts document’ on its way from Eskom to the Treasury

An Optimum coal colliery.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

The Treasury wants information from Eskom about its probe into coal contracts, including a system-generated list of payments made to Gupta-owned Tegeta

Business

Hawks’ action is damaging work done by business and the government, CEOs say

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN

Members of the CEO Initiative say if political uncertainty continues, it will be disastrous for the future of SA’s economy

Industrials

Steel industry body seeks relief from harmful tariffs

Picture: EVRAZ HIGHVELD STEEL & VANADIUM

The National Employers’ Association of SA objects to the tariffs and the new pricing model

Energy

Tegeta coal was not up to standard, report finds

Kenneth Brown. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Leaked draft report of the Treasury investigation into the Tegeta coal contracts confirms Gupta mine’s R385-million-a-year contract supplied inferior coal

Healthcare

Commission hears data on WHO report on high price of hospital care in SA

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A health market inquiry was established earlier this year to determine why medical inflation has historically risen faster than consumer price inflation

National

Zuma not asked to chair body

Finance Minister Pravin Gordha. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Review committee did not recommend the president oversees state-owned companies — as Zuma’s office claimed after public outcry over power grab

Business

Gidani in renewed bid to wrest lottery licence from rival

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Gidani resumes its court battle against current operator Ithuba’s capacity to ‘reinvigorate’ the Lotto

Transport & Tourism

NEWS ANALYSIS: Who told minister to scupper Prasa fraud probe?

Transport Minister Dipuo PetersPicture: TREVOR SAMSON

Prasa board chairman Popo Molefe and Transport Minister Dipuo Peters appear to be at loggerheads over how to handle allegations of fraud and claims the ANC is a key beneficiary of irregular transactions

HIDDEN INGREDIENT: The proposed sugar tax at 2.29c per gram translates into a 20% tax on fizzy drinks and other added-sugar drinks, the industry argued this week. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Sugary drink companies copy tobacco textbook

The sugary drinks industry seems to have adopted the same callous playbook as the tobacco industry, writes Neva Makgetla

National

Sanco asks Nobel committee to strip De Klerk of peace prize because of his stance on BBEEE

Former president FW de Klerk. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Civic group says De Klerk’s apparent criticism of black economic empowerment policies fails to make a contribution towards entrenching nation-building and reconciliation n

Opinion

ON WORK: Ability to switch off is a sign of good time management

A proper holiday includes disconnecting yourself completely from technology

Opinion

Most sectors far exceed bottom dollar

Who benefits? The minimum wage is likely to apply to few workers

National

Seta system hurts small businesses, tax panel warns

LOSING OUT:  The Davis Tax Committee says the sector education and training authority refund system has impoverished small businesses while funding training in larger businesses. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The Davis Tax Committee’s SME report concludes SA’s skills development system needs an urgent overhaul

Trade & Industry

Stellenbosch has potential to become major wine tourism destination

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SA already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment to drive wine tourism, says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley

Transport & Tourism

Prasa circumvented its chief financial officer

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Acting Prasa CEO exposes the scale of the rot under former CEO Lucky Montana

Transport & Tourism

Transport Minister faces opposition on Prasa probe

Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Dipuo Peters’s directive to halt a forensic probe at Prasa faces objections from the public protector and the agency’s own board

Rudy and Marietjie Visser have re-energised the Cape Floral Kingdom Expo in Bredasdorp to showcase the beauty and diversity of the province’s fynbos and to promote conservation efforts. Picture: LESLEY STONES

Keeping the fynbos heritage alive

Conservation-focused fynbos show reawakens to promote the beauty and diversity of SA’s heritage, writes Lesley Stones

Gadgets & Gear

Mentorship app run by youth agency gives Zuma trouble with numbers

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An app designed to bring young entrepreneurs and business mentors together fails to deliver the goods, writes Stephen Timm

Telecoms & Technology

Innovation agency CEO works on bringing stability

Technology Innovation Agency CEO Barlow Manilal. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA

Technology Innovation Agency CEO is laying out his plans for the future. Again, writes Sarah Wild

Telecoms & Technology

Timing of spectrum release critical for telecommunications planning

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Telecommunications department court action against Icasa has stalled the long-awaited release of further spectrum for broadband services

Energy

Guptas’ Tegeta threatens Treasury

Kenneth Brown. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The Gupta company has threatened to interdict the Treasury to keep a possibly damning report on Eskom coal contracts out of the public domain

Business

Business rallies around Gordhan in Hawks standoff

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THULI DLAMINI

Business Leadership SA says ‘if this sinister behaviour is allowed to continue the consequences will be devastating for our economy’

Opinion

THE POINT: All energy options have pros but one has major defects

The Cookhouse Wind Farm is located between the towns of Cookhouse and Bedford in the Eastern Cape. This wind farm is the largest in SA and has 66 turbines with a generating capacity of about 138.6MW. Picture: WIKIMEDIA

Nuclear causes the most disquiet when measured against future demand and budget projections

Energy

Eskom denies it made false claims in court battle over R5bn tender

Koeberg nuclear power station. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

New documents do not support nuclear vendor Westinghouse’s ‘unfounded and self-serving claims’ it was deceptive about plans to replace steam generators at Koeberg, says Eskom

Trade & Industry

Push to sign deal to ensure better market access to EU for SA and Sadc

A man waves a Union Jack at a rally ahead of the Brexit referendum. There was an outpouring of regret after the results. Picture: AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL

The EU can provisionally apply the agreement while it is being ratified by all the EU countries, subject to approval by the EU parliament

Healthcare

Cosmetics industry to get regulatory makeover

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi briefs the media media after meeting with the health cluster at a State of the Nation Address debate on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Proposed new regulations, published in Government Gazette for public scrutiny, aim to bring about better "regulatory oversight" over cosmetics sold in SA

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa makes rules on the run, says Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko

Sipho Maseko. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Telkom is considering legal action to challenge the Independent Communications Authority of SA's decision to auction radio frequency spectrum licences

Property

Liberty aims at high-end Reit listing on JSE

Amelia Beattie. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Liberty Two Degrees Reit will have R10bn in assets, exposing JSE investors to various iconic malls for the first time

Management

Entrepreneur Lumko Mphande is going places — on his bikes

Lumko Mphande delivers a presentation on his idea for a scooter rental business to a panel of experts in a competition for budding entrepreneurs. Picture: SUPPLIED

Bumka Scooter Rentals the brainchild of young Tembisa entrepreneur Lumko Mphande with a burning desire to achieve more, writes Eugene Yiga

Energy

Applications for site licences for nuclear plants are legal, Eskom says

INDUSTRIAL ACTION:  The Pelindaba nuclear reactor plant near Pretoria. Necsa employees are poised to go on strike. Picture: THE TIMES

Lobby organisation Outa says Eskom’s application has been ‘suspiciously hidden in provincial gazettes and limited newspapers’

Opinion

Germany: a pioneer of viable renewables

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Germany is making a rapid transition to clean energy

Standard Bank

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