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Acting director-general in the Department of Energy Wolsey Barnard, right, and deputy director-general for nuclear energy Zizamele Mbambo. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

SA resolute on nuclear build

4 hour(s) ago

SA will categorically procure 9,600MW of nuclear energy despite the government not having an accurate understanding of what this might cost, says the Department of Energy

Business

PIC plans R2.5bn in African investment

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

This is in line with its commitment to have $1bn of its portfolio invested in the rest of Africa

Economy

Factories nudge PMI over key barrier

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Activity in the manufacturing sector grows for the first time in five months as business improves, following months of contracting due to disruptions from strikes and electricity supply

Energy

SA-Russia nuclear deal ‘only a framework agreement’, says department

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Government has not signed a nuclear deal with any country and is still determining procurement process, say Department of Energy officials

National

Makhura sees ‘no need to declare dispute’ if e-toll review findings negative

David Makhura. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
17 hour(s) ago

Gauteng premier says he sees no need to declare intergovernmental dispute or seek referendum if panel concludes system is negatively affecting province’s economy

Financial Services

Banking confidence remains flat in third quarter, EY index shows

Banking customers. Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Overall banking confidence for third quarter is 57 index points, well below long-term average of 74, according to EY banking confidence index

Trade & Industry

Sink makers call for higher China duties

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Franke Kitchen Systems not only wants the antidumping duties to remain in place for another five years, but is asking to increase the duties to 586% from 62.4% for China and to 831.68% from 95.8% for Malaysia

National

Mashatile sets sights on state bank

Paul Mashatile, ANC chairman in Gauteng. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

ANC in Gauteng seeks creation of a state bank that would function like a commercial bank to fund radical economic transformation, says provincial chair

Energy

Nuclear deal not done and dusted

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1 day(s) ago

Several roadblocks stand in the way of Zuma’s undertaking to Russia, writes Carol Paton

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STREET DOGS: Life’s too short — make investment decisions now

If one had 25 years left to live, Michel Pireu wonders how much time one would spend worrying about the daily ups and downs of the stock market

Industrials

Strong demand lifts September new vehicle sales

Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Strong demand from local dealerships and car rental firms in September provide support for the local automotive industry

Business

Four ways to giving a great speech

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

Writing does not easily translate into a good speech and by simply telling a story, with pauses and signposts, audiences’ attention will be kept

Standard Bank

Make the most of your agricultural production loan by planning ahead

Nico Groenewald. Picture: SUPPLIED BY STANDARD BANK
9 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

Health bureaucrats unfairly targeting tobacco farmers

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African farmers are being dictated to by UN health officials far removed from the agricultural sector, writes Francois van der Merwe

Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Vodacom voices concern at Icasa’s new rate

Mobile phone network operator says it’s concerned about mobile termination rates published by the Icasa, which unfairly favours ‘certain companies’

Business

Uptick in business confidence ‘could last’

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1 day(s) ago

Business confidence levels among local producers rises in the third quarter, with expectations of further improvement — provided no labour strikes occur

Financial Services

Car insurance industry wants to watch you drive

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Questions raised about whether the data collected can be handed over to authorities, writes Gillian Jones

Business

Producer confidence lifts in second quarter

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1 day(s) ago

Bureau for Economic Research says survey indicates manufacturers expect production growth to accelerate in fourth quarter

Business

Impact assessments can help curb red tape — MEC

Western Cape finance MEC Alan Winde. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Western Cape seeks to assert its place as the gateway into Africa and a serious business location

Energy

Westinghouse to continue challenge to Areva generator contract

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Company says it has again filed court papers to challenge SA awarding a contract to replace nuclear plant steam generators to French rival Areva

Land & Agriculture

Better milk prices fail to stem exodus

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3 day(s) ago

Number of milk producers still declining by about 10% annually, and has fallen from about 12,500 in 1991 to 1,820 at the most recent count

Retail & Consumer

Retailers expecting better sales during this festive season

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Retailers targeting the lower-middle income segment have borne the brunt of weak consumer demand for most of 2014

Business Times

Nuclear deal with Russia 'not only up to Zuma', says Sipho Pityana

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3 day(s) ago

There is no need to panic about a secret nuclear energy deal President Jacob Zuma may or may not have signed with the Russians, says AngloGold Ashanti chairman

Business Times

Boycott a 'buycott' for Dis-Chem

Ivan Saltzman. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 day(s) ago

CEO of Dis-Chem says campaign to stop retailers selling products from Israel has been unsuccessful and has instead boosted sales

Business Times

New-look protection bill will not chase away foreign investment - DTI

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3 day(s) ago

Aim of Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill is to provide adequate protection to all investors and give government policy space to regulate in public interest

Energy

Medupi likely to cost R35bn more than first estimated

The Medupi power station under construction in Limpopo.
6 day(s) ago

Latest estimate is R105bn — excluding capitalised borrowing costs — compared with R70bn forecast in 2007

Financial Services

Repayment rate of mortgages good after rout of financial crisis

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6 day(s) ago

More than 90% of mortgage repayments in SA are up to date, while banks raise criteria but lend more

Labour

Court halts extension of steel pay agreement

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6 day(s) ago

National Employers Association of SA wins interdict blocking attempts to extend agreement to members in metals and engineering sector

Energy

Two top Eskom executives resign

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7 day(s) ago

Eskom’s group executive for sustainability and the company’s group executive enterprise development and acting group executive of customer services resign

Opinion

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Russian nuclear is not as scary as Jacob Zuma is

I wonder if President Jacob Zuma and his new energy minister are capable of resisting immediate pressures to secure a great long-term electricity deal for SA

Opinion

Nuclear deal could return to haunt Zuma, ANC

Content of nuclear power co-operation framework agreement between SA and Russia remains unknown but could nevertheless come back to haunt Jacob Zuma

Business

DBSA partnership will focus on service delivery

Development Bank of Southern Africa CEO Patrick Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Municipal capacity development programme includes R120m investment into pilot municipalities, seeks to strengthen personnel skills, administrative systems

Business

R300m fund is launched to stimulate entrepreneurship

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Manufacturing fund to focus on agri-processing, textiles and information and communication technology start-ups

Economy

Deeply indebted consumers facing ‘perfect storm’

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1 day(s) ago

Economists warn that rand may slide to R11.60 to dollar, weaker currency will have ‘severe impact’ on everything from food prices to imported vehicles

Business

Biggest threat to transformation is lack of commitment, says minister

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Biggest threat to transformation in SA is lack of commitment by those who must drive processes, says labour minister

Industrials

Construction firms’ tax affairs worry SARS

Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 day(s) ago

SARS concerned about low level of tax compliance in the construction industry, whose reputation is tarnished by widespread bid-rigging and price fixing

Business

‘Turf war’ could shackle small business department, MP warns

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

MPs on Parliament’s portfolio committee on small business development are concerned Lindiwe Zulu’s ministry faces serious challenges in establishing its independence

National

Court defends rights of foreigners

People walk past a spaza shop in Mzimhlophe, Soweto.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Proliferation of immigrant-run spaza shops in townships across the country has led to tension with local traders

Land & Agriculture

Poultry makes concessions for US

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3 day(s) ago

US poultry producers have threatened to block Agoa renewal if SA does not allow some of their products to enter domestic market

Opinion

New Development Bank could change global financial landscape

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If Brics countries are able to achieve unity of purpose, this group and its bank could become very powerful in changing financial landscape, writes Mark Mobius

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Support carbon tax in principle

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Companies and individuals who care about what sort of world their descendants will inhabit should at least support concept of a carbon tax

Business Times

Salary delays fuel crisis at Post Office

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3 day(s) ago

Cash-strapped SA Post Office goes cap in hand to Treasury for permission to raise emergency funds after it failed to pay staff on time

Business Times

Aurora liquidators want Motala to repay R3m

Enver Motala. A key player in liquidations. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS/FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Aurora Empowerment Systems claims R3-million from former liquidator Enver Motala

Energy

Cost the great unknown in SA’s nuclear drive

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6 day(s) ago

Government determined to go ahead with costly infrastructure investment plan, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Business

Carbon tax looms as Treasury and department finalise plans

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7 day(s) ago

Introduction of carbon tax still considered one of the means to reduce SA’s high levels of greenhouse emissions

National

Thomas Moyane appointed as new head of SARS

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/CORNEL VAN HEERDEN
8 day(s) ago

Presidency announces it has appointed Thomas Moyane as commissioner of South African Revenue Service effective September 27

Transport & Tourism

Engineering body stands up for e-tolling

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
9 day(s) ago

Debate on Gauteng highways told of ‘best solution’, writes Khulekani Magubane

Energy

Oil dynasty joins global warming fight

Global warming. Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 day(s) ago

The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune in oil, along with other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals to announce pledges to divest a total of $50bn from fossil fuel investments

 
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