Business

January 23, 2017

SA CEOs aiming for expansion

CEOs plan to expand their businesses this year, even as national economic growth remains tepid, and take advantage of opportunities abroad, according to PwC’s annual global survey.
January 23, 2017

Impact of poultry regulations will be known in February

The beleaguered poultry industry says it will only know what impact the new regulations that restrict the amount of brine allowed in frozen chicken pieces have had by the end of February.
January 23, 2017

Smoking industry heats up

Concepts from the 1980s that failed terribly are finding their way back to the market
January 22, 2017

Friends & Friction: ‘Davos class’ needs a lesson in realpolitik

Davos is dead; the World Economic Forum is passé. Deluded by its exclusive profile as a gathering of world leaders, business moguls, policymakers and celebrities, its participants have lost all relevance in the real world.
January 23, 2017

Airbnb should stay within hotel industry rules

The hotel industry is going to insist that Airbnb gets the same treatment as hotels, guesthouses and other tourist accommodation in the rest of the country.
January 22, 2017

WEF wants to repair capitalism

The rising wave of global populism shows why ‘broken’ capitalism needs to bridge the inequality gap, writes Sipho Pityana
January 22, 2017

Oakbay turns the tables on accusers

Oakbay Investments has accused Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan of leading a concerted boycott and smear campaign by corporate South Africa to destroy the Gupta family.
January 23, 2017

Use tax incentives to create more jobs – World Bank

Investment in capital such as machinery and equipment has been progressively replacing jobs in agriculture, mining, manufacturing and construction, a World Bank report, released this week, has claimed.
January 22, 2017

Poultry importers cry foul

South Africa’s chicken importers believe that they and the cheap cuts they provide to a predominantly black and poor market are being given a raw deal.
January 23, 2017

State, industry fight to save the chicken

Rains bring some relief, but foreign chickens have come home to roost
January 23, 2017

Green power fights back

Independent power producers may take legal action against Eskom for continuing to place contracts on hold
January 20, 2017

Gupta response to Gordhan under the microscope

In responding to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's bid to prevent him from intervening with banks on their behalf, the Guptas seem to have put the focus on politics.
January 19, 2017

Do 8 men really control the same wealth as the poorest half of the global population?

A new Oxfam Report has a number of startling claims about wealth inequality around the world – the world’s eight richest people control the same wealth as the poorest half of the globe’s population
January 20, 2017

Inside Labour: The jobless youth bomb is ticking

The almost meaningless display of verbal pyrotechnics that annually accompanies the matric results is thankfully behind us. But the reality of 700 000-plus potential school-leaving jobseekers is most definitely not.
January 20, 2017

The crossroads of power

Eskom will be at a crossroads in 2017. This year will see the utility define an energy policy that will shape its future for the next two decades as it faces increasing financial pressure.
January 18, 2017

UIF gets a benefits revamp

Soon it might be possible to quit your job and claim money from the UIF.
January 18, 2017

Food, drinks prices rise as inflation increases to 6.8% – above target

Consumer inflation peaked at 6.8% in December 2016, according to Statistics South Africa, which is two percentage points up from 6.6% reported in November.
January 18, 2017

Why junk status still hangs over South Africa

The effects of a sovereign credit rating downgrade would be painful for all South Africans.
January 15, 2017

Treasury battles to fill SAA vacancy

Treasury is battling to appoint an extra SAA board member with “aviation experience”, at a time when the airline’s turnaround strategy remains in trouble.
January 17, 2017

Sanral’s new road to confidence

Winning back the public’s trust is but one of many challenges facing the new Sanral CEO. But is he up to the task?
January 17, 2017

How to return unwanted gifts

Are you scratching your head about what to do with that sinister-looking garden gnome you got from a friend at Christmas? Or perhaps there’s nothing wrong with the gift you got – you just don’t like it.
January 15, 2017

Vantage needs R100m to keep Barbrook open

Australian company Vantage Goldfields needs a further R100 million bailout after its second Mpumalanga mine was placed under business rescue last month.
January 15, 2017

Med aid rules to hit the poor

Treasury’s phasing out of low-cost primary healthcare has been censured for keeping the public locked into expensive plans
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January 22 2017