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Plea for levy against imports of flat steel

3 hour(s) ago

Producers say the cheap imports are being rerouted to SA and elsewhere in Africa as other international markets become impenetrable due to protection

National

Zuma calls on business to bail out SA economy

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
2 hour(s) ago

He urges his critics and political opponents to set aside their reservations about his leadership to prioritise the beleaguered economy

Transport & Tourism

Brown forces change on SAA’s board

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
1 hour(s) ago

Although the airline compiled a turnaround strategy a year ago, it has not been implemented, due in the main to a lack of capital, says minister

National

CSI conference shows urgency of technology needed in fight against crime

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12 hour(s) ago

Experts say advancing data management, communication platforms and public engagement is essential

National

Zuma appoints 19 new BEE advisors

Zingiswa Losi. Source: SAPA/WERNER BEUKES
1 hour(s) ago

Cloud hangs over appointee from strife-torn Cosatu after she resigned from her job in 2013

Transport & Tourism

Buses may stop operating unsubsidised routes

Putco bus. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 hour(s) ago

Since 2009 the government had been paying bus operators subsidies on a per-kilometre-travelled basis, rather than according to the number of passengers

Business

Department will ‘battle to help entrepreneurs’

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
18 hour(s) ago

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says newly formed ministry will not be able to provide desired support to small, medium-sized enterprises on its own

Business

Companies join forces with UN to boost aid efforts

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12 hour(s) ago

Conference explores ways to improve response strategies when disasters strike

Business

Cabinet cracks down on copper theft ring

Sheets of copper cathode are seen at a copper cathode plant inside the La Escondida copper mine near Antofagasta city, north of Santiago in this March 31 2008 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Tougher penalties being considered for ‘economic saboteurs’, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe

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Language gives new life to accounting

Colour Accounting offers an easy method of learning accountancy

Financial Services

Actively managed ETF market may soar

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2 hour(s) ago

It is easier buying an existing firm that sells funds than setting up a new company, writes Jessica Toonkel

Property

Time has come for specialised listed property funds, say analysts

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1 hour(s) ago

Following year of aggressive merger and acquisition activity and strong overall returns, analysts believe time is ripe for more specialised funds to join listed property sector

Business

Softer tax regime for philanthropy has a catch

African Rainbow Minerals chairman Patrice Motsepe briefs the media on the company's results on Friday.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Proposed legislative changes have been offset by restrictions requiring the distribution of all investment income earned on funds within five years

Standard Bank

Make the most of your agricultural production loan by planning ahead

Nico Groenewald. Picture: SUPPLIED BY STANDARD BANK
30 day(s) ago

It is easier for a bank to lend you money if you understand both your costs and your profitability

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Opinion

Infrastructure not SA’s main hurdle

If only the path to economic prosperity was as clearly marked as Christine Lagarde would have us believe

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Employment tax incentive ‘showing positive results’

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says reports on programme to encourage employers to appoint young workers with little experience indicate it is successful

Trade & Industry

Vehicle production is recovering from strike

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2 day(s) ago

Some companies worked their assembly plants at 100% capacity to make up lost production

Business

Small business ministry consolidates functions

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Minister Lindiwe Zulu said programmes under the Department of Trade and Industry had not been effective

National

Outspoken directors of SAA face Brown’s axe

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Chairman Dudu Myeni, who has a close personal relationship with President Jacob Zuma, is spared

Financial Services

Old Mutual may grow stake in Indian insurance venture

Julian Roberts, group CEO of Old Mutual. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

An increase in shareholding would give Old Mutual higher exposure to the high-growth market of India, which boasts 1.2-billion people

Economy

Taxing wealthy ‘won’t solve SA’s budget deficit’

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3 day(s) ago

SA is spending more than it is collecting in revenue, which has caused a large budget deficit and led to speculation that taxes will be raised in future

Business

Concern over revised empowerment codes

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3 day(s) ago

Critics argue that period allocated for public comments is insufficient

National

Sars closes in on trusts’ exploitation of system

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3 day(s) ago

Details of parties benefiting from trusts required and greater disclosure, writes Amanda Visser

Energy

Nuclear vendor workshops will allow potential suppliers to strut their stuff

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3 day(s) ago

Countries wanting to sell nuclear technology to SA will be able to parade wares in pre-procurement workshop to be hosted by Department of Energy

Opinion & Analysis

How loan sharks abuse debt laws

WARNING: The World Bank encourages governments to reduce regulations that make financial services too expensive for some. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

The most vulnerable in our society are supporting the funders of thriving credit-granting and debt collection industries, writes Ann Crotty

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa councillors mull legal battle on dismissals

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi may have to back down on a decision to have councillors removed from office or ‘face a court challenge’

Transport & Tourism

Sanral does a U-turn on Gauteng e-toll panel

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4 day(s) ago

The about-turn may flag a subtle acknowledgement that the government is gradually losing the public relations battle against a resurgent anti-toll campaign

Business Times

‘Build your business from the ground up’

INDEPENDENT THINKER: Jannie Mouton believes in going against the trend when it comes to investment. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
4 day(s) ago

Jannie Mouton scoffs at ‘myth’ that black entrepreneurs are held back by banks that won’t finance projects

Business Times

Americans hot for SA sink $37bn into stocks

SCIENCE OR FICTION: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Picture: GETTY IMAGES/AFP
4 day(s) ago

By the end of September, the total value of South African companies with ADRs in the US stood at $37.8-billion — a 6.1% rise on the previous year

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: SA doesn’t need state-owned bank

Let the ANC instead focus its energy on creating a strong business environment that will foster black entrepreneurs

Opinion

ON WORK: Why be passionate when you can be conscientious?

This report adds to the pile of studies that tell us that the world belongs to the conscientious

Land & Agriculture

Land claims set to receive first budget allocation

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1 day(s) ago

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform expected to set aside R1.1bn to investigate land claims process that was reopened in June

Energy

State mulls selling assets to help Eskom

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

Government will provide Eskom with at least R20bn of funding through sale of non-strategic assets to help utility out of financial crisis, says finance minister

Trade & Industry

Late government payments are ‘killing black-owned small businesses’

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Knock-on effects include inability to repay loans and to obtain tax clearance certificates for tendering purposes

Business

Amended BEE act to come into effect in October, says Davies

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies briefs the media on the amended black economic empowerment act on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

New office of BEE commissioner to be established and will be expected to deal with issues of fronting, says trade minister

Economy

Leading economic activity indicator rises marginally

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Indicators such as these are key in helping policy makers determine how the economy is performing and the effectiveness of growth-focused policies

Energy

Project Ikhwezi eats into PetroSA assets

A chimney flares at PetroSA's Mossgas facility in Mossel Bay. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

In the past year the project received an environmental authorisation and began a second well last October

Transport & Tourism

Gauteng seeks investors for planned aerotropolis

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Picture: ACSA
3 day(s) ago

A five-year implementation plan for the aerotropolis is scheduled to be released for public comment within six weeks

National

Sasol Inzalo aims to bypass Post Office

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3 day(s) ago

Though Sasol would have used text and e-mailed messages and the Stock Exchange News Service anyway, the court action is to bypass using postal services to send out printed documents

Business

First SMME colloquium will focus on ‘favourable tax regime’ for small business

OPPOSITION: Black Business Council CEO Xolani Qubeka says sector codes amount to ‘window-dressing’. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
3 day(s) ago

Favourable tax regime for small business will be focus of first-ever gathering to develop master plan for newly created Department of Small Business Development

National

Gambling board suspended over ‘breach of finance rules’

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

These include failing to prevent irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure and the use of a bank overdraft without the approval of the finance minister

Telecoms & Technology

Cellular companies retrenching hundreds

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4 day(s) ago

MTN, Telkom and Cell C are cutting hundreds of jobs to cut costs

Opinion

Longer lives have unforeseen effects on the economy

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The most important factor today is life expectancy increasing after conventional ages of retirement

Opinion

Advertising can change world with real intent

LOW SALES: An attendee pauses to checks his mobile device in front of an advert for Sony’s Xperia Z smartphone in this file picture. Picture: BLOOMBERG

With the power to connect communities and create conversation, advertising can change the world

Business Times

Africa rides the rails once more

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4 day(s) ago

Private-sector funds and rolling-stock charters keep wheels turning on heavy-haul rail renaissance

Business Times

Leaked audit report points to Post Office chaos

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
4 day(s) ago

Old problems at South African Post Office not addressed as fraud spikes

Business Times

How slain tycoon Wiggill took SA’s banks for a R1bn ride

OPULENT MANSION: The late Jeff Wiggill's imposing home in Woolston Drive in Westcliff, Johannesburg. Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA/SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

How former First Strut chairman Jeff Wiggill masterminded fraud of almost R4-billion from Investec, Standard Bank, the Industrial Development Corporation and other institutions

 
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