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VIDEO: Sacci pleased with small business aspects of budget speech

Sacci applauds aspects of the 2015 national budget delivered by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, saying many of the chamber’s most urgent concerns are being addressed

VIDEO: Continuity plan can help businesses during load-shedding

Mimecast customer success manager Heino Gevers speaks about ways companies can ensure continuity even when tlights are off

VIDEO: Minister Nhlanhla Nene confirms expected tax increases

Major areas of spending by government would include education which gets R203bn, health which gets R157bn and housing development which gets R179bn

BUSINESS DAY TV: SA has potential to grow at least at the same pace as Africa

Whitey Basson, CEO of Shoprite, discusses half-year results and how lower global oil prices are boosting sales

BUSINESS DAY TV: Rand weakness ‘hammered Imperial’s margins, volumes’

Imperial CEO Mark Lamberti talks about the industrial group’s half-year financials, which saw a 9% decrease in headline earnings per share

VIDEO: Rising levels of violence in politics an ‘urgent concern’

Unfounded fears of a return to an apartheid-type state may be behind the recent use of force by the ANC in Parliament, says University of the Witwatersrand vice-chancellor Adam Habib

BUSINESS DAY TV: Positive results for Nedbank

Nedbank CEO Mike Brown speaks to BDTV about the bank’s 2014 results and how tepid inflation could revive demand for consumer credit

BUSINESS DAY TV: Hulamin on track to reach 12% return on equity if ‘fair winds’ prevail, says CEO

Hulamin acting CEO David Austin discusses the aluminium group’s annual results and how it has been affected by power outages and a weakening currency

VIDEO: Minister of Tourism says skills development a top priority

Recently appointed as Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom says the future prosperity of tourism in South Africa will depend on education and skills development in the industry

VIDEO: Load-shedding and visas could hamper tourist numbers

Tourism in the Western Cape is at a three-year high, but Western Cape MEC of economic opportunities warns load shedding and visa issues could put a dampener on growth

Kaya FM satellite studio at Gold Reef City goes live

Popular music and talk radio station Kaya FM has commenced broadcasts from their new satellite studio at Gold Reef City on February 19 with a glittering list of celebrities in attendance

Thousands of blankets for world record on Nelson Mandela Day

Social entrepreneur Carolyn Steyn gears up with Cell C, celebrities and ordinary people to inspire others across the world to knit or crochet blankets for the needy ahead of winter

Multinationals in SA meet empowerment requirements

IBM commits to spend R700m on an equity equivalent investment programme that will see small and medium-sized black-owned enterprises get a boost

Private equity gets behind pan-African renewable energy developments

Lekela Power will provide between 700 and 900 megawatts of wind and solar power across the African continent once green energy power generation plants come onstream

BUSINESS DAY TV: Expectations airfares will drop due to oil price is unrealistic, says Comair CEO

Comair CEO Erik Venter speaks about airline’s first-half results and how the benefit of a lower oil price was largely negated by the weak rand

BUSINESS DAY TV: Italtile posts 19% revenue growth as it implements business optimisation plan

Italtile chief financial officer Brandon Wood speaks about benefiting from new optimisation plan and whether resilience in home improvements markets is likely to continue

BUSINESS DAY TV: Curro is ‘school for the rainbow nation’

Curro CEO Chris van der Merwe discusses 2014 results, latest capital raising, fallout from recent accusations of racial segregation at schools

EFF MP accuses Malema of being compromised

EFF MP Andile Mngxitama has accused EFF leader Julius Malema of being compromised

BUSINESS DAY TV: Balancing higher output and slower demand

Paul O’Flaherty, CEO of ArcelorMittal South Africa, talks about higher production this year, the global demand for steel and problems surrounding load shedding

Albert Kruger talks about the dynamics of the catering business

We speak to Contemporary Group of companies director and CEO Albert Kruger about the dynamics of the catering business

Brett Ladds — former presidential chef’s delicious journey

BDlive had an opportunity to eat lunch made by one of SA’s legendary chefs, Brett Ladds, who spent his early career days in the presidential kitchen cooking for prominent people

BUSINESS DAY TV: There is ‘a general positiveness on SA’

Cadiz Corporate Solutions head of mining and resources Peter Major discusses Glencore’s plan to unbundle its 23.9% stake in Lonmin

BUSINESS DAY TV: Mining must separate oil, gas from traditional minerals, says minister

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi speaks about plans to amend minerals act and how department will work with business to grow mining industry

BUSINESS DAY TV: Not being able to plan due to power cuts is disruptive, says Harmony CEO

Harmony Gold CEO Graham Briggs speaks about the gold price, restructuring at Kusasalethu and SA’s power predicament

ANC must take full responsibility for load-shedding, says DA

The Democratic Alliance calls for the African National Congress to take full responsibility for load-shedding and that there should be independent power distributors in the country

BUSINESS DAY TV: Bounty Brands ‘not just bunch of businesses slapped together’

Bounty Brands MD Stefan Rabe speaks about creation of another JSE destined firm, which, despite being referred to as ‘cobbled’ by some, has ‘platform strategy’ in place

BUSINESS DAY TV: How will lower oil price affect SA, Angola?

Roger Ballard-Tremeer, head of Angola and SA Chamber of Commerce, discusses how SA companies are being affected by oil price and steps Angola is taking to offset oil woes

BUSINESS DAY TV: Despite challenges, there were ‘little pockets of good news’ for Vodacom

Africa Analysis MD Dobek Pater, Nesi Chetty from Momentum Investments chat about competition, weak economy and cuts to inter-network rates that weighed on performance

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