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Medical schemes’ failure to win new members worries council

41 minute(s) ago

Membership has stagnated at about the 8.8-million mark, annual report shows

Land & Agriculture

SA may introduce stricter measures to control foot-and-mouth disease

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9 hour(s) ago

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says suspension of meat export requirements meant to allow for negotiations on how to avoid outbreaks of disease

Transport & Tourism

A street-friendly solution for congested cities?

STREETS AHEAD: An aerial view of the Citadis tram service in the city centre of Casablanca, Morocco. Picture: ALSTOM/P THEBAULT
13 hour(s) ago

Trams are cheaper than trains, rivalling even buses, and more versatile, writes Nick Hedley

Property

Sequestration racist, sexist, court to hear

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13 hour(s) ago

A last-ditch attempt by former Pinnacle Point Group chairman Ivor Stratford to avoid sequestration will be heard by the Constitutional Court

Industrials

Rental sector boosts local vehicle sales, exports rebound strongly

GOLDEN MOMENT: Staff at Mercedes-Benz SA celebrate the first of their C-Class sedans to come off the production line. Picture: SUPPLIED
13 hour(s) ago

Vehicle exports bounce back strongly in August as Mercedes-Benz SA finally gets into the production swing with its new C-Class sedan

Business

Delay in lotto licence ‘to avoid law suit repeat’

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies delays announcement of new lottery operator pending a review of the selection processes

Economy

Treasury’s Jobs Fund plans ‘next funding level’

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

Treasury’s Jobs Fund, which has a target of creating 150,000 jobs by 2016, plans to scale up funding to its existing job-creation projects

The Big Picture

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Industrials

Construction ‘set to gain from faster infrastructure roll-out’

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15 hour(s) ago

Need for major infrastructure investments is now critical to boosting economic growth

Business

NEF seeks R1bn to fix capital shortage

National Empowerment Fund CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa. PICTURE: BDFM/Russel Roberts
14 hour(s) ago

NEF in final stages of negotiating loan facility of R1bn from undisclosed development finance institution to address shortage of capital

Standard Bank

Strategic planning crucial for commercial businesses

Head of Commercial Banking at Standard Bank Craig Polkinghorne. Picture: STANDARD BANK
1 day(s) ago

Good management and business practices remain the key disciplines for South African businesses during tough economic conditions

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Opinion

Put two and two together to identify PIC’s next boss

Looking at the criteria listed for the position of PIC’s next chief, it is highly probable that Daniel Matjila will succeed Elias Masilela

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Business BEE template the best route for black farmers

A more sensible formula for transformation of SA's agricultural sector has to be found and applied, writes Peter Curle

Trade & Industry

Zimbabwe slaps surtax on SA washing powder

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1 day(s) ago

The tax is charged on the packaged product, while bulk washing powder exports do not appear to attract the tax

Energy

Power crisis too big for Medupi, says Eskom

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Load shedding unavoidable as utility lags with maintenance

Management

Meet the real king of sushi

MISSION: Vusi Kunene, the restaurateur behind the Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar in Maboneng Precinct, has immersed himself in Japanese culture and cuisine. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Vusi Kunene has progressed from waiter to owning an African-Asian eatery in a trendy precinct, writes Ishay Govender-Ypma

Business Times

Microlending industry picks up the pieces

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2 day(s) ago

The collapse of African Bank, which provided 40% of SA’ s unsecured loans, has sent aftershocks throughout the microlending sector

Transport & Tourism

Engineering body believes e-tolls ‘best way to fund roads’

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5 day(s) ago

Consulting Engineers of South Africa argue that electronic tolling is most sensible method of funding Gauteng road infrastructure

Industrials

New bid to stem scrap metal exports

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4 day(s) ago

New guidelines aim to stop scrap-metal dealers from exploiting loopholes in preferential pricing policy

Telecoms & Technology

Western Cape launches free wireless internet in Atlantis

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5 day(s) ago

Province’s premier Helen Zille says the free WiFi initiative will provide economic opportunities to residents

Trade & Industry

Strike ‘cost car makers about 16,000 lost vehicles’

PRESCIENT: A worker adds components to fits out the engine compartment of a Toyota Tundra truck on the chassis line at the company’s factory manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas in this file picture. Japan’s Nikkei newspaper manages to predict Toyota earnings, and those of other companies, months in advance. Toyota will consider investments that can increase production efficiently and doesn't plan to build new plants in three years from 2013, President Akio Toyoda said in an interview with Nikkei newspaper. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 day(s) ago

Most motor companies were forced to suspend operations because of components shortages, says Toyota

Transport & Tourism

N17 Toll Operators agrees to pay fine for colluding with building companies

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5 day(s) ago

The City of Cape Town, several smaller municipalities and Sanral have vowed to claim damages suffered because of the collusion

Land & Agriculture

Large no-fishing zones must be declared in high seas, says Manuel

Trevor Manuel. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

To save declining global fish stocks large no-fishing zones need to be created in high seas, Trevor Manuel urges during lecture at CSIR International Convention Centre

Financial Services

‘Low-profile dude’ and self-styled visionary

DYNAMIC: Leon Kirkinis, who resigned as African Bank Investments Limited CEO saw himself as a champion of the poor in lending to South Africans ignored or deemed too risky by conventional banks. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
5 day(s) ago

Kirkinis pursued a path to riches through SA’s poorest provinces, write Renee Bonorchis and Chris Spillane

Financial Services

Banks must improve their compliance or risk fines

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5 day(s) ago

The collective fines banks and financial institutions had received in past two years are ‘inconsequential’ compared to fines their international counterparts got

Energy

State team ponders another Eskom rise

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6 day(s) ago

Power utility may be pushed to request further electricity tariff increase as key part of immediate solution to financial crisis

Business

Treasury to keep tax-free savings limit

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6 day(s) ago

Tax expert says the R30,000 limit is not sufficient to encourage savings

Healthcare

Call for joint effort to end hospital cash plan fraud

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6 day(s) ago

Doctors and consumers are colluding to submit false claims then share the payout

Business

Competition policy ‘not best way to plug industrial loopholes’

BEST PRACTICE: Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele says that regulation can be used by the state to tackle excessive pricing. Picture: PETER MOGAKI
6 day(s) ago

Application of competition law by competition authorities is a slow process that should not be used to address loopholes in the implementation of industrial policy

Opinion

STRAIGHT TALK: Dos and dont’s of state intervention

Across economies, government intervention has sought to protect businesses at home and back them in their quest to grow offshore

Opinion

ON WORK: Electronic diaries are simply no match for our paper past

Not only is paper faster and requires no password, it doesn’t run out of batteries or freeze, and things don’t get mysteriously deleted

Telecoms & Technology

Umhlanga unveils free Wi-Fi network

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1 day(s) ago

The Umhlanga Wi-Fi connection project aims to entice more tourists and shoppers to the popular area

Business

New pension scam hits Vaal Triangle

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1 day(s) ago

Financial Services Board finds unauthorised company masquerading as financial service experts assists clients to claim pension fund surplus money from pension funds

Energy

‘Challenges’ to SA’s renewable energy targets

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1 day(s) ago

South Africa can afford to be more ambitious in its renewable energy targets, according to a World Wide Fund for Nature report

Business Times

Medical aids still battling to cater to the masses

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2 day(s) ago

Private healthcare industry faces affordability challenge, writes Adele Shevel

Transport & Tourism

KwaZulu-Natal to market itself

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development and tourism Mike Mabuyakhulu Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal government and eThekwini municipality are unhappy about marketing agency South African Tourism’s efforts to market the province globally

Opinion

SA’s mining address no longer in a prime area

Very bright warning lights are flashing about the future of mining. Who in the government has even noticed?

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Numbers in rescue of African Bank are the devil in the detail

There are major uncertainties around the Reserve Bank’s plan. What if it doesn’t work? Perhaps there is room to massage the solvency

Transport & Tourism

Fuel levy hike could be alternative to e-tolls, union federations suggest

ENRAGED: One of several e-toll protests by the public on the highways around Johannesburg in 2013. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/KATHERINE MUICK –MERE
6 day(s) ago

All three union federations at e-tolling advisory panel in Midrand propose fuel levy hike as a possible counter to controversial system

Financial Services

Treasury hires banks to plan debut sukuk sale

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4 day(s) ago

BNP Paribas, KFH Investment and Standard Bank Group hired to arrange sale of at least $500m

Telecoms & Technology

Western Cape’s free WiFi project to ‘boost economic growth, opportunities’

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7 day(s) ago

MEC Alan Winde officially launches free wireless internet in George as part of provincial government’s R1.3bn broadband plan to connect residents to affordable internet

Healthcare

Rules aim to end drug firms’ use of ‘perverse’ sales incentives

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6 day(s) ago

Loopholes enable pharmaceutical companies to use perverse incentives to influence which medicines are sold to patients by pharmacies

Opinion & Analysis

BEE codes spell doom for SMEs

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6 day(s) ago

Businesses are already knee deep in red tape, writes Daniel Nel

Energy

Rejig of probe into low home usage of gas

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

Commission concerned about competition levels in LPG sector, writes Amanda Visser

Trade & Industry

SA claims cement dumping by Pakistan

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7 day(s) ago

International Trade Administration Commission investigating claims that cement from Pakistan is being dumped in the Southern African Customs Union

Opinion & Analysis

OPEN LETTER: Trademark ban on packaging defies constitution

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8 day(s) ago

Owen Dean expresses his concern over the prevention of the use of trademarks on packaging for cigarettes in this open letter to Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi

Transport & Tourism

Sanral misleading public on tolling, says Cape Town

South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 day(s) ago

Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron says the city has never agreed to withhold from the public information such as toll tariffs and revenue

Life

The fine art of insurance

CONVERSATION PIECES: Heidi Brauer, chief marketing officer at Hollard Insurance, did not argue when art was made part of her job. All the decor pieces at the company’s its headquarters  are artworks. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 day(s) ago

Marketing chief finds that exposure to the arts enlivens employees and makes them think, writes Sue Blaine

Business Times

Consumers to blame for credit mess, says NCR

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9 day(s) ago

The National Credit Regulator does not believe it deserves any censure, writes Chris Barron

 
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