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Interdepartmental letter over Air Chefs tender debacle raises eyebrows

17 hour(s) ago

Letter about in-flight snacks from director-general of Department of Trade and Industry leaves taste of unsavoury tendering procedures at SAA

Trade & Industry

Sacci trade activity index manages to remain on upside

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15 hour(s) ago

‘Marginally improved’ business climate in March helps keep trading conditions in positive territory despite challenging financial conditions

Energy

Green energy now cheapest

 World Wide Fund for Nature SA Living Planet Unit head Saliem Fakir. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

‘There is no question: renewables are now part of the energy mix’

Transport & Tourism

Transnet applies for electricity licence

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23 hour(s) ago

State logistics group plans to regenerate 38MW by 2017, mostly using the technology of its new locomotives

Energy

Department gears up to start energy procurement

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23 hour(s) ago

Department of Energy will start an 800MW co-generation procurement process this month, and buy 2,500MW of coal-fired energy next month

Land & Agriculture

SA agricultural ‘bridge builder’ Ntombi Msimang dies

Ntombi Msimang. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

Ntombi Msimang, wife of former home affairs director-general Mavuso Msimang and chairwoman of Agri-Sector Unity Forum, dies at family home

Business

SARS about to make more transactions reportable

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23 hour(s) ago

SA Revenue Service expands the list of transactions that will in future have to be reported to the revenue authority

African Business

Multitude of taxes makes Africa expensive

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23 hour(s) ago

Standardisation of withholding taxes would simplify business in region, writes Amanda Visser

Mining

Copper, palladium pinpointed as best metal prospects

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1 day(s) ago

Copper, palladium have the best prospects among metals at present, says Standard Bank in its latest global commodities review

WIDE OF MARK: ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has suggested a new department that focuses on the small business sector, which the Free Market Foundation argues will only add to bureaucracy.   Picture: THE TIMES

SME ministry will worsen red tape

African National Congress needs to change attitude towards business, writes Herman Mashaba

Transport & Tourism

MyCiTi bus route reaches Atlantis

Patricia de Lille. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Western Cape extends its integrated rapid transit system, MyCiTi, to Atlantis, the latest deprived town to get the service

Transport & Tourism

Treasury to allocate R100m to promote domestic tourism

Kingsley Makhubela, director-general of the Department of Tourism. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 day(s) ago

Treasury is due to allocate R100m to Sho’t Left, South African Tourism’s flagship domestic tourism marketing campaign

Transport & Tourism

Prasa ready to build central control centre

Gauteng MEC for transport Ismail Vadi. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

But R51bn tender for manufacturer of commuter coaches is yet to be awarded

Advertorials

Standard Bank provides cash management solution ahead of holidays

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20 hour(s) ago

Standard Bank’s top five business tips on cash management safety to mitigate against financial harm to your business, staff or customers over the Easter holidays

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Opinion

IN THE MARKETS: Cutifani being diplomatic about Rustenburg mines

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani is clutching at straws with his comments on operations in Rustenburg

A donkey cart travels on a gravel road in the town of Kuruman in the Northern Cape. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

New wireless mesh network helps Kuruman ‘pass on the message’

Department launches Northern Cape phase of wireless mesh network project, which will offer residents better internet connectivity

Financial Services

Musa, Swiss partner to help SMEs in healthcare

1 day(s) ago

Musa Capital the partner in investment fund that plans to develop SMEs providing health services to the poor in African countries

Telecoms & Technology

Banks urged to adopt credit card antifraud system

credit card chip XXX  Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

South African banks should adopt location-based services to reduce fraudulent credit card transactions significantly, industry expert says

Industrials

State cracks whip on waste disposal firms

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2 day(s) ago

At least three firms are under investigation or face penalties for violations including fraud and operating illegal facilities

Energy

Martins set to announce new electricity projects

Energy Minister Ben Martins. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Details of SA’s long-awaited procurement processes for new baseload and cogeneration independent power producer projects to be announced

Opinion & Analysis

Focus on industry will help transition to growth

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2 day(s) ago

While many other emerging economies have prioritised manufacturing and export, in SA these sectors have trended downwards

Business

JSE proposes raft of changes to AGM requirements

Shareholder activist Theo Botha. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
2 day(s) ago

Annual general meetings of listed companies are set for a shake-up

Energy

Biscuit blackout as Eskom hits crisis

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2 day(s) ago

Treasury and Department of Public Enterprises are locked in negotiations to bail out Eskom

Management

SA’s corporate governance trails world rivals

2 day(s) ago

Extent to which SA lags behind world peers when it comes to corporate stakeholder rights highlighted by European Commission

Mining

The mining headache no one is prepared to treat

Mintails' gold plant and water tanks for treatment in Krugersdorp. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
2 day(s) ago

SA faces major problems in closing down exhausted mines, writes Loni Prinsloo

Mining

Junior miners struggle to unlock Barberton’s promise

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2 day(s) ago

Junior mining companies dig for gold in ‘the valleys and hills’ of the Barberton area

Energy

Parliament will ‘revisit energy bill’ after elections, says minister

Energy Minister Ben Martins at the Africa Energy Indaba in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Draft legislation aimed at removing Eskom’s monopoly over generation and transmission of electricity will only be dealt with after May 7 election, says energy minister

Opinion

ON THE MONEY: Investor diversity on the JSE would aid capital raising for risky ventures

Treasury thinks private investors will make bad decisions if they invested without an asset manager

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Foreign investment isn’t what it used to be

SA has to get capital from abroad, and we are putting up such a sorry show now that it would be hard to make a case for investing in the status quo

Financial Services

Significant changes in store for retail banking sector

Banking customers. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Retail banking in 2020 will look very different from today as banks simplify their models, use innovation to their advantage, according to survey

Energy

Eskom energy efficiency scheme curtailed in hard times

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1 day(s) ago

Financial constraints have cut back the energy efficiency programme Eskom has run since 2004, the power utility says

Energy

Municipal reliance on electricity tariffs ‘impedes growth of small-scale generation’

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Municipalities’ reliance on tariffs for revenue is holding back expansion of small-scale energy production, Western Cape climate change director says

Business

Mixed reactions to proposed small-business ministry

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Contradictory views follow a hint by ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe that a ministry for small and medium enterprises could be announced after the elections

Opinion

The poster boys of solar-geyser tenders

Is this joint venture a worthy recipient of a tender worth nearly R500m?

Opinion

A platinum producers’ cartel is not practical

Restricting supplies is not the answer to the platinum industry’s woes — costs must be brought under control

Telecoms & Technology

Communications laws enacted

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1 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma enacts two long-awaited pieces of communications legislation

Property

Weak rand contributes to forecast of rise in listed property distributions

2 day(s) ago

Investec Asset Management expects distribution growth in listed property sector to accelerate slightly this year

African Business

Private equity helps drive African growth

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2 day(s) ago

Private equity has enabled businesses in Africa to grow by servicing rapidly gentrifying populations

Management

Women in SA fare best at top level of mining companies

Anglo American CE Cynthia Carroll. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

Women better represented in executive management and board committees in biggest SA mining companies than in any other country’s mining companies

Financial Services

Financial managers in Western Cape generally ‘a happy bunch’

4 day(s) ago

Research shows that many financial managers expect to remain with their current organisations for next five to 10 years

Industrials

Gordhan’s call for infrastructure reform receives industry backing

PPC CEO Ketso Gordhan. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Civil engineers, contractors want to put forward concrete proposals to government to reform infrastructure development processes and foster closer ties

Business

Atlantis investment scheme ‘making a difference’

5 day(s) ago

City of Cape Town says electricity tariff subsidy incentive has contributed to the retention of more than 1,200 jobs

Industrials

Local Toyota owners may need to have cars assessed

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5 day(s) ago

South African owners of RAV4, Yaris, other models may need to have their vehicles checked after car maker reveals recall list

Land & Agriculture

White farmers ‘eligible for land claims’

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5 day(s) ago

Lawyer says a substantial chunk of the R179bn estimated for new land claims could end up in the hands of white farmers

 
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