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Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Reveal trade secrets, minister tells foreigners

2 hour(s) ago

Foreign business owners in SA’s townships cannot expect to co-exist peacefully with local business owners unless they share trade secrets, says Lindiwe Zulu

National

Post Office faces uncertain future

Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Government considers Post Office a critical player in economy, but dissatisfied customers using alternative methods of distributing mail

Energy

Power cuts escalated to bolster supply, says Eskom

Eskom acting group executive for group capital Dan Marokane briefs the National Council of Provinces' select committee on labour and public enterprises on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Intensified power cuts necessary because of a shortage of generation capacity, says power utility

Property

Residential property market shows ‘strengthening trend’

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15 hour(s) ago

Estate agents blame significant stock constraints in the fourth quarter of 2014 for the slowdown

National

Post Office suffers almost R360m loss in previous financial year

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17 hour(s) ago

Decline is less than a quarter of the estimated R1.3bn loss the Post Office auditors expect in the year to March 2015

Blackheath Shopping Centre in Randburg, north of  Johannesburg. Picture: JONATHAN WOOD

NEWS ANALYSIS: Fashion retailers look abroad as golden era of consumption frays

SA’s dwindling economy and glacial employment prospects sees consumption boom taper off, writes Zeenat Moorad

Santam

Santam 1001 days: A milestone profile with SO WE TOO

15 day(s) ago

The vast majority of businesses don’t make it past 1000 days. Santam interviewed Raymond Rampolokeng, one of the co-founders of SO WE TOO, to hear about his business journey and ultimate survival tips.

Featured Partner
Liz McGrath.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

South African hotelier Liz McGrath dies

McGrath was one of very few women in the world to own three hotels, writes Sue Blaine

Management

Six ways managers can help workers be less stressed

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
15 hour(s) ago

Here’s how you can help your team cut through the chaos, reduce stress and make sure they accomplish their most important work

Telecoms & Technology

Should you insure yourself against cyberattacks?

BEWARE: Breaches by hacktivist groups often entail humiliating or vandalising a company, invariably for political aims because of its perceived moral or ethical transgressions.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Keeping in mind that last year, South African cybercrime losses were estimated at R5.8bn, perhaps now is a good time to consider insurance, writes Candice Sutherland

Management

Three tips for dealing with someone who talks too much

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
1 day(s) ago

Here are some ways to counteract overtalking — without getting fired or losing a big account

Trade & Industry

Transnet Ports announces R9.65bn in infrastructure projects at Saldanha

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone. Picture: HOME FRONT
1 day(s) ago

Transnet National Ports Authority announces R9.65bn in infrastructure projects at Saldanha Bay, which will enhance ability to service offshore oil and gas industry

Financial Services

New standards increase risk for auditors

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1 day(s) ago

EY says quality and transparency will improve but auditors face greater exposure

Telecoms & Technology

Cell C allots R2.4bn for 4G expansion

Jose dos Santos. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Cell C’s clients in many areas, especially in Gauteng, complain about the network’s poor quality

Business

Zuma gives reasons for sending bill back

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2 day(s) ago

President cites concern over SA’s international trade obligations, excessive discretion given to the mineral resources minister, and inadequate public hearings

Economy

Team SA reassures delegates at Davos

President Jacob Zuma attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) plenary session on BRICS on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the Davos team was realistic in presenting SA's challenges

Financial Services

Banks ‘need to adapt to lift return on equity’

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
5 day(s) ago

Banks must reinvent business models to survive a low-growth environment amid large-scale regulatory reform, says EY

Transport & Tourism

Treasury sets stringent terms for new SAA guarantee

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
5 day(s) ago

Conditions include strengthening governance and internal controls, cutting costs, timelines for targeted savings and weekly reports to Treasury

Transport & Tourism

African airline integration pact stalls

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

Transport minister says tendency of African states to sign ‘blanket bilateral agreements’ with the Middle East and European countries has eroded the spirit of Yamoussoukro accord

Energy

Chemicals used in fracking ‘could cause cancer’

Fracking  protests. Picture:   THE TIMES/ SHELLEY CHRISTIANS
6 day(s) ago

Three companies have applied for exploration licences in the Karoo basin: Shell SA, Falcon Oil & Gas and Bundu Gas & Oil

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Get judge to probe SARS

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

South African Revenue Service cannot be allowed to be undermined by this distasteful saga

Transport & Tourism

Road is still king of freight

File picture: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART
1 day(s) ago

Volumes are up more than 20% in the past decade and about 88% of all freight is transported by road, says the Road Freight Association

Industrials

Stimulus plan puts bonds in the limelight

FUTURE: Workers stand beside storage towers at Sappi’s Ngodwana wood mill in Mpumalanga on  Wednesday. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

Quantitative easing in Europe will make Sappi’s debt more enticing, ways analyst

National

Cape’s busy calendar is big business

A Mining Indaba poster at the Cape Town Convention Centre in February last year. This year’s event takes place there from February 9-12. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has said SA is fast becoming a global business events destination

Business

Unpaid debt down in 2014 as business liquidations fall

1 day(s) ago

Number of liquidated companies fell 13.1% year on year in 2014, with largest decrease seen in wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation, data show

Media & Advertising

Here’s what you really need to know about marketing to millenials

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

A staid and stagnant marketing strategy, like a staid and stagnant website, will serve neither the demanding millennial customer, nor any brand, writes Nicholas Barrenblatt

Business Times

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: Working to enable through the arts

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Danieyella Rodin is the arts and culture portfolio manager at the Chaeli Campaign, which aims to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities

Business Times

Blackout? What blackout?

Tshediso Matona. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

CEO Tshediso Matona's warning about possibility of catastrophic total collapse of grid was ‘wrong use of grammar’, says power utility now

Business Times

All things gas are lit up for a business boom

Gas is a much cleaner source of energy, generating only 20% as many emissions as coal-fired power stations. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Eskom's power crisis is pushing consumers and businesses to alternative sources of power - and one of most obvious is gas

Business Times

Local authorities 'aggravate crisis'

Eskom Medupi power station.
2 day(s) ago

Acting head of SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes power crisis is going to get a lot worse as next year's local government elections approach

Business Times Feed

Power cuts just part of the problem

Power lines.  Picture: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO
2 day(s) ago

Investors wary for a host of reasons, says chamber of commerce

Management

Four levels of workplace politics

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
4 day(s) ago

You can’t avoid workplace politics entirely but you can find ways to develop your political competence

Financial Services

SARS official Pillay suspended again

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

Agency declines to give any details about the disciplinary procedures while they are under way

Energy

‘No risk of Eskom cash running out’

Lynne Brown.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Minister says comments misinterpreted, and cash squeeze relates only to purchases of diesel used to run Eskom’s open cycle gas turbines

Land & Agriculture

Wine industry could create 100,000 jobs in a decade, says VinPro

Wine glass
5 day(s) ago

There have been setbacks such as a wave of labour unrest in recent years and uncertainty over land reform

Opinion

Balance of power is shifting in e-commerce

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Peer-to-peer selling is revolutionising all our transactions

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