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Minister unveils action plan to boost Western Cape tourism, create jobs

Western Cape minister of economic opportunities Alan Winde unveils province’s growth strategy to create 100‚000 jobs in multi-billion-rand tourism sector


Brian Joffe slams BEE for ‘not working’

Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Bidvest chief executive Brian Joffe says SA needs more black entrepreneurs and fewer people on government grants


Gas could mitigate SA’s electricity crisis, report says

Russia gas. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Natural gas power generation should be prioritised to help tackle SA’s energy crisis, which has hobbled growth, led to rolling black-outs, McKinsey & Company report says


‘Big Five’ growth opportunities could lift economy


SA captures just 2% of the fast-growing sub-Saharan African market for construction and financial sector services


Irvin Jim decries state incoherence

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the government’s lack of a plan to save the struggling economy is leading to job cuts in the steel-making sector, where ArcelorMittal is to retrench workers. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEON SADIKI

Numsa head blasts state for lack of coherent economic agenda as ArcelorMittal launches retrenchments process

Telecoms & Technology

Last-chance saloon for creator of ‘Please Call Me’

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SOWETAN

Constitutional Court bid Nkosana Makate’s last hope in seven-year court battle with former employer over rights to successful concept


Focus on land rights for African women, says Dlamini-Zuma

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

African Union head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says empowerment starts with agriculture and women’s land rights


Israel woos Africa through novel agriculture

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel’s role in areas such as drip-irrigation, water recycling and desalination can boost food security in Africa.  Picture: REUTERS/FLAVIO LO SCALZO

Israel showcases expertise in drip-irrigation technology with giant 'vertical field' model expected to enhance food security in Africa, writes Angus MacKinnon


Cape Town powering up to be No 1 for investors

The Cape Town International Convention Centre. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

City plans to buy gas-fired and wind-generated energy, writes Bekezela Phakathi


ON THE MONEY: NDP set for welcome renaissance

Resurgence starts with the appointment of former Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona as head of secretariat


Minimum wage is no magic bullet

Mine. Picture: SOWETAN

Higher pay helps, but South Africa requires a structural reform plan, writes Joel Netshitenzhe

Limpopo inventor Ludwick Marishane’s DryBath Gel will soon be on the shelves of local retailers . Picture: SOWETAN

Reverse innovation changes the face of technology

Emerging markets are becoming innovation hubs and ’glocalisation’ offers worldwide platform for great products, writes Michelle Gounden

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

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 Wealth offers local investors with innovative risk management solutions

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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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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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Rural funeral schemes could teach insurers ubuntu

Banks could play a role in helping rural schemes generate better interest from savings


ON WORK: Competitive dinner parties highlight the gender divide

Each time eating iron touches glass, the male half of the room perks up while the female half shuts up


Car apps an invite to thieves for a ride


Car makers are planning to bring e-commerce to the dashboard, but cybercriminals pose a significant threat, writes Keith Naughton


Will Constitutional Court make good call on ‘bad faith’ on Please Call Me case?

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Nkosana Makate’s ‘Please Call Me’ intellectual property claim against former employer Vodacom offers valuable insights, writes Pieter Koornhof

A resident on Via Fondazza in Bologna, Italy, created  a closed group on Facebook just for the people who live there. Today everyone knows one another in the street as  the group boasts 1,100 members. Picture: ISTOCK

Social media, from global village to street network

South African in progressive Bologna creates successful social street exchange to bring residents closer, writes Gaia Pianigiani


Lesetlheng village takes mine to court


Lawyers for Human Rights takes fight to halt Pilanesberg Platinum Mine operations to North West High Court


Collaborative robots set to overhaul assembly line

Being close to a robot, if you’re a human, can be dangerous and cause injury, but new-generation ‘cobots’ are designed to deal with this problem. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JAMES MACDONALD

Cobots, or co-operative robots with sensors and human-focused safety features, make workplace safer, writes Olivia Solon


Five stressors caused by tech — and how tech can cure them


From pressure to keep up with social media to irritating beeps of devices, technology produces plenty of anxieties, but it can also be key in alleviating stress it brings


Model and cost of nuclear ‘not yet decided’

President Jacob Zuma, joined by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom acting CE Brian Molefe, centre, officially opens the Medupi power station’s unit 6 on Sunday. Picture: Department of Communication

Energy minister denies government has taken a decision to build 9,600MW of nuclear generation infrastructure


Motor sector urged to drive local content

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Volkswagen SA chief says motor industry must do more than double current output to become self-sufficient


Employers’ association unhappy with new steel duty

Steel coils.  Picture: BLOOMBERG

ArcelorMittal expected to announce decision on fate of Vereeniging plant after tariff increase


‘Gazillions’ at stake in coal-fired clash


Global stage is set for a battle over carbon reduction — for coal-reliant South Africa it means loss of jobs, foreign exchange earnings and integrated source of energy, writes Charlotte Mathews


Draft bill to combat cybercrimes published for public comment


Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill aims to create legislative framework to address various shortcomings in dealing with cybercrime and cybersecurity in country


New Medupi unit to add 794 megawatts to national grid

Medupi Power Station Unit 6 in  Liphalale, Limpopo. Picture: GCIS

President Jacob Zuma opened Medupi’s Unit 6 power station on Sunday, the largest coal-fired power station in the country


Competition Commission deepens probe into LPG market


Number of new issues under microscope in liquid petroleum gas market to weed out anticompetitive practices


Molefe put on the spot on key points of IRP

Songezo Zibi on Redi Tlhabi’s show on Thursday. Picture: TWITTER/JENNY CRWYS WILLIAMS

Sparks fly as Eskom acting CE Brian Molefe challenged on key points of the state’s Integrated Resource Plan


Ramatlhodi pins hopes for recovery on small-scale miners

Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramathlodi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Call for partnerships with large-scale miners to improve skills and state funds to help jump-start operations


Five ways to transcend the classic presentation


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


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


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


Three ways to fend off stress


Rather than trying latest stress-release techniques, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from


Dial M for an easier life, Facebook tells 1.5-billion users


Facebook service M takes on Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana as virtual personal assistant, writes Hannah Kuchler


Mining industry, unions and government agree on plan to stem job losses

Platinum. Picture: REUTERS

Three weeks of talks result in series of joint programmes, including commitment from government to establish fund to assist in retraining retrenched workers


Koeberg unit shut for maintenance, system stable, says Eskom

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

One of two units at the Koeberg nuclear plant offline for routine maintenance but power supply remains stable as other plants come back from repairs, Eskom says


UNEMBARGOED: Introspection may just break vicious circle

Artificial measures will not halt South Africa’s economic death spiral


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


Pakistan firm fights SA duty

Concrete mixing trucks are seen at Lafarge concrete production plant in Pantin, outside Paris. Picture: REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMAN

Lucky Cement contests the antidumping duty on its cement exports to the Southern African Customs Union by the International Trade Administration Commission


Black South Africans urged to aid transformation

Wiseman Nkuhlu. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Former Black Management Forum president Wiseman Nkuhlu says black South Africans have become complacent when it comes to transforming

Retail & Consumer

Retailers rue costs of power outages


Drop in foot traffic at malls stores without emergency power damper sales


Davies imposes steel tariffs with conditions

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies comes to rescue of beleaguered steel industry, approves 10% ad valorem duty on certain imported steel products


New deal aims to stem mine job cuts


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

Trade & Industry

SA car export boom sharpens Agoa focus


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


Coal, gas, nuclear all viable, say experts

Bonang Mohale. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

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


Downstream users reject steel import tariff plan


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

Financial Services

SA shines in financial inclusion report

Banking customers. Picture: THINKSTOCK

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


Mining industry job plan targets platinum as Reserve Bank reserve asset


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


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

Miners, unions and government to meet with view to possibly signing off on framework agreement aimed at arresting job losses in sector

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