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Eskom’s about-face on independent producers will be studied — after election

While the government is enthusiastic about independently produced power, Eskom is refusing to sign any more procurement agreements without ‘engagement’

Telecoms & Technology

Cwele to fight Icasa spectrum decision

Siyabonga Cwele. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

The government's decision to seek court relief on spectrum licences follows unsuccessful meetings with Icasa

Management

Three steps for getting teams with different subcultures to collaborate

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Organisations often have many cultures and collaboration requires working across cultures effectively

Transport & Tourism

Cheap and cheerful SA’s tourism sector a bright spot in the economic slough

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With visas now easier to obtain through tour operators, Chinese numbers were 50% higher in May than a year earlier while those from India rose 37%

Retail & Consumer

Funds gear up for SABMiller assets sale

OFFERS: Anheuser-Busch InBev’s headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. It has offered to sell SABMiller’s European business to facilitate the takeover. Picture: REUTERS

US and European buyout funds gearing up for SABMiller’s sale of its Central and Eastern European beer brand

Financial Services

Universal Partners to list on AltX and then seek investments

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The Mauritian-based company secures anchor investors' commitments but still lacks target assets for the R1bn it plans to raise from the IPO

Financial Services

Providing SA with access to foreign private equity

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Universal Partners to seek secondary listing on JSE’s alternative exchange after raising funds from private placing of its shares

Transport & Tourism

African airlines ‘should dominate continent’s air space’

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA

Department of Transport says it is looking closely at South African Airways’ investment in aircraft as it wants African airlines to dominate Africa’s air space

Financial Services

NEWS ANALYSIS: Beneficiaries face conundrum over offshore tax disclosure

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New measures don’t necessarily let applicants off the hook for being investigated in some cases, writes Hilary Joffe

Business

Analysts see Brexit buying opportunity for Growthpoint and peers

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While some JSE-listed property funds have taken a hit from UK exposure, others could benefit - though it may be too soon to make UK commitments

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom rings mobile use changes

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

New data-driven packages point to a shift in customer needs, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Industrials

Murray & Roberts to shed weak assets

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Under-pressure construction sector focuses on core business to survive, writes Fifi Peters

Opinion

Interviewing – the precarious job of finding the best candidate

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Get to the heart of competence with scenario-based interviewing that asks candidates how they would handle a situation and why

Mark Barnes. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

WATCH: Why being a crook is the order of the day

It doesn’t matter how you make your money, but if you earn a lot of it, you earn respect, says SA Post Office CEO Mark Barnes

Rhino DNA

RhODIS rhino DNA database puts poachers in the cross hairs

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Ground-breaking technique to collect and catalogue DNA from rhinos and rhino horn, which could lead to more convictions of poachers and reduce rhino poaching in Southern Africa

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The three steps to successful chemical inventory control

Companies can manage their inventory better if they start planning for true demand, optimise their inventory and use effective reporting systems to determine success

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Opinion

Expect Molefe to sell us the nuke line

As Eskom prepares to lay the basis for the nuclear build, the propaganda war is going to be critical

Opinion

ON WORK: Holidaying company bosses flaunt latest way to show off

CEOs’ reading lists turn out to be the new ‘mine’s bigger than yours’, writes Lucy Kellaway

Business

‘Twin peaks bill’ gets good response from banking interests

HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS: The informally named twin peaks bill will go back to Parliament in August. Organisations representing the banks and savers have already expressed their views on the bill. Picture: THE TIMES

Banking Association SA submits more than 100 comments on the bill and expresses concerns about the proposed legislation’s wording

Management

WATCH: Training and development vital in small businesses

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Raizcorp training manager Yazmeen Alli says that small businesses do not cut their costs by not developing their staff

Industrials

June sees first year on year increase in local steel production for 2016

FIERY:  Chinese steel mills have ramped up production to take advantage of a spurt higher in prices that has given them the best profits this decade. However, output  remaining at such elevated levels definitely adds to oversupply risks on the global market. according to an analyst. Picture: REUTERS

South African steel production rises 6.9% year on year in June to 545,000 tons, according to World Steel Association

National

Cape Town impounds more than 300 Uber vehicles

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Cape Town traffic services denies metro officials are targeting Uber vehicles

Transport & Tourism

SAA ends contract with BnP Capital

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The airline says this applies to the little-known firm’s role both as transaction adviser and fundraiser

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How a new MSCI study vindicates critics of CEO pay

The research looked at 800 CEOs at US companies, and concluded that pay and performance were out of kilter, even over the long term

Financial Services

Investment banks still glum about outlook

In modern capitalist countries, amassed economic power defines the royalty of the day, says the writer.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

Investment banking confidence is still near historical lows, even though it has recovered slightly from the first quarter

Energy

Eskom decision alarms market

Electricity pylons at an Eskom coal-burning power station near Sasolburg. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

The effect of a freeze on energy-buying is seen as a devastating move likely to discourage private sector investment

Business

Give competition authorities more resources to probe cartels: IMF

David Lipton. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/YUNUS MOHAMED

International Monetary Fund deputy MD David Lipton says more funds should be allocated to probe cartels stymieing competition and blocking prosperity in SA

Trade & Industry

Transnet seeks proposals for liquid-fuels terminal in Durban

Petroleum storage tanks at night.  Picture: ISTOCK

The continent’s most-industrialised economy plans to build fuel terminals as demand for storage in Africa grows

Land & Agriculture

Farmers have their ‘backs to the wall’

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Most of the affected farmers desperate for the government to make available subsidies to pay farm workers and to provide bank guarantees

Opinion

BRAND COMMUNICATION: More clients want one-stop marketing services

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Integrated agencies offer clients more bang for their buck — traditional advertising, social media, shopper marketing, and public relations services

National

eThekwini Municipality sets up office for investors

James Nxumalo. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL

Durban can now fast track developers’ applications for land, water licenses and electricity access, and timeously respond to by-law enquiries

Business

Forty enterprises selected in growth programme

SOLUTION:  Black Business Council CEO Mohale Ralebitso says Treasury and the business lobby group have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a walk-in payment call centre. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Firms were picked as part of the Department of Small Business and the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s 10-year growth acceleration programme

Energy

Eskom offers industry cheaper surplus power

Anoj Singh. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

The power utility is already in talks with aluminium smelters on acceptable future tariffs if they resumed previous levels of demand

Energy

Eskom foresees no load shedding during and beyond winter

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Eskom has been able to meet demand this financial year even during the weeks where demand was higher than last year, says Eskom CEO Brian Molefe

Management

Four ways to learn from short-term jobs

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Set short term goals, seek feedback, find mentors and peer relationships, and keep a learning journal, suggests Harvard Business Review

Energy

Eskom is negotiating with unions and does not expect loadshedding

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The biggest unions represented at the state power company have expressed dissatisfaction with Eskom’s offer of a 7% wage increase

Management

The world’s self-starters are self-funders too, GEM’s entrepreneur survey shows

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The global economic crisis has had a profound effect on the entrepreneurial landscape, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor says

Opinion

We should not ditch BEE — but we do need to overhaul it

Black Economic Empowerment. Picture: ISTOCK

Real empowerment means better skills and productivity, more black investment, less poverty and joblessness, and a bigger tax base

Standard Bank

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