Business

September 26, 2016

Lessons learnt, progress made

The National Home Builders' Registration Council is once again investing in emerging female entrepreneurs in the construction industry. It is enabling them to attend a business development programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. City Press is profiling women who had completed the course as well as others attending one. Learning on the job is often the only way that women in construction can move upwards, but many who completed the NHBRC's Women Empowerment Programme learnt valuable lessons there and have made strides in reorganising their businesses, they told Sue Grant-Marshall
September 25, 2016

Zuma's nephews' coal licences under fire

A company with links to relatives of President Jacob Zuma has been dragged to court over protected land.
September 25, 2016

Battle for Xolobeni's titanium heading for highest court

The fight for the soul of Xolobeni could go to the highest court in the land, according to the opponents of proposed titanium mining activities near Mbizana on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape.
September 25, 2016

Acsa’s BEE partners head to court

Two of the empowerment partners of Airports Company South Africa are heading to court because they claim the parastatal is holding them “economically hostage”.
September 25, 2016

The politics of tobacco

BAT SA is committed to fighting illegal cigarette trade and to helping SA reach its goal of economic growth and job creation, writes Soraya Zoueihid.
September 25, 2016

No end to mine workers’ compensation woes

The regulations governing mining in South Africa are in desperate need of revision. This was brought to the fore again last week with the deaths and arrests of “zama-zama” artisanal mine workers and was underlined by word that government is seriously
September 25, 2016

Friends & Fiction: Victory over adversity offers us a ray of hope

Stutterheim is a small town past Queenstown on your way to East London. I have driven through it many times, but its image refuses to stay in my mind
September 25, 2016

RBM fires five for fuelling protests

Five employees of Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) mine, alleged to have been involved in fuelling community protests over jobs and contracts, have been dismissed following an investigation by the mining giant.
September 25, 2016

Self-service raises job-loss fears

Pick n Pay is offering customers the chance to become their own cashiers, but will this make cashiers redundant?
September 25, 2016

Spectrum auction postponed

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is trying to keep its controversial auction of prime radio frequency spectrum on track, despite the department of telecommunications and postal services’ court challenge.
September 25, 2016

‘Hold off on sugar tax’

Sugar industry pleads for more time to build case against Treasury’s proposed sugar tax as farmers and millers fear they will struggle to adapt
September 25, 2016

Bad stats confound sugar tax battle

Even the consultants producing the research that the soft drink industry has used in its campaign against the sugar tax don’t think the statistics are realistic.
September 25, 2016

Zimbabwe banking crisis

Zimbabwean companies face increasing problems in making international payments and getting their hands on foreign currency.
September 25, 2016

Who will pay for clean fuel?

SA refineries warn of job losses as battle with state over infrastructure investment continues.
September 25, 2016

DBSA eyes Brics bank and diversification

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), which largely funds municipal infrastructure, is on the fence about the New Development Bank planned by the Brics group of countries.
September 25, 2016

Steyn City sales slow to a trickle

While hype around the luxury residential estate has been waning, developers are adamant that the best is yet to come.
September 21, 2016

Business and change: Here’s how to ace social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship – the business model which aims to combine social change and profit, has the potential to be one of the most significant forces for good in the world.
September 18, 2016

Moody times for state enterprises

FutureGrowth, which said it would stop funding SOEs this month, could do an about-turn amid ratings agency jitters.
September 18, 2016

The green fight to stop coal power

Environmental bodies go to court over proposed coal-fired power stations, advocating renewable energy instead.
September 18, 2016

Comair hits the alarm button

CEO says an airline has to go belly-up or airfares need to increase to stay in business.
September 18, 2016

Friends & Fiction: Angels for the youth won’t come from Pretoria

While South African adults fight for the survival of a septuagenarian, our young people are losing opportunities that could make them better people and secure the future of our country.
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September 25 2016