Business

June 17, 2018

Saica lambasted for ‘dropping the ball’

The SA Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) has come under fire by industry stakeholders for failing its members and dropping the accounting profession into the gutter.
June 17, 2018

Pityana on Ramaphosa: Rubber is beginning to hit the road

Although supportive of the president, new Busa head says sentiment is changing. The next phase is going to be more about tangibles writes Justin Brown.
June 17, 2018

Unconventional accounting at Gupta-owned VR Laser

Gupta-owned VR Laser has been running on borrowed money for years and employing unconventional accounting to downplay losses.
June 17, 2018

A wage hike will ‘derail Eskom recovery’

The wage dispute between Eskom and two major unions representing its workers might significantly slow the power utility’s turnaround if it has to find extra money to meet their demands.
June 17, 2018

We must rein in our increasingly violent kids

Children kicking teachers, beating parents, insulting preachers. What’s happening?
June 17, 2018

Only radical change will give youth a real future

As matters now stand, a disproportionate number of young South Africans – officially men and women between the ages of 15 and 24 – are destined to join the ranks of the world’s discarded people.
June 17, 2018

Ekurhuleni municipality accused of forcing businessman to pay a bribe

But the municipality says he made the graft claims so his company could hold on to an unlawfully awarded contract.
June 15, 2018

From side hustle to main hustle: How one bank gives entrepreneurs security

It is often quipped that a salary is the bribe entrepreneurs get to forfeit their dreams. Unfortunately, it’s all about prioritising security.
June 13, 2018

Change your corporate culture, change your bottom line

Can a company’s corporate culture make or break it? Sasol’s joint president and chief executive, Bongani Nqwababa believes so, and he is determined to create an aspirational culture, one that is rooted in trust, respect and engagement.
June 11, 2018

Numsa gears up for strike action at Transnet

Numsa has threatened strike action against Transnet, unless a meeting is convened between the union, Transnet board members and Transport Minister Blade Nzimande.
June 10, 2018

Slow VAT collections set to improve

Acting Sars commissioner Mark Kingon has said that the level of VAT collections is set to improve as the 2018/19 tax year proceeds because the hike in the rate of VAT has not yet reflected.
June 10, 2018

Angry community chokes Eskom coal supply

Unhappy locals say a short-term contract between the parastatal and Exxaro excludes them.
June 10, 2018

R1bn boost for East London

Electronic device maker Yekani creates scores of jobs as it gets ready to build world-class gadgets.
June 10, 2018

If robots steal our jobs, maybe we should make them pay tax

It could help stop the benefits of automation from flowing only to the wealthy, but how do you define a robot?
June 10, 2018

Mining sector set for capital inflows

The low capital investment levels that have characterised the mining industry over the past decade are set to come to an end, according to PwC’s Mine 2018 publication.
June 10, 2018

SA economy is in for a rough ride

It’s too soon to see the economic gains that will result from Ramaphoria.
June 10, 2018

Start-up miners are ‘not zama zamas’

Regulatory uncertainty and a lack of transparency are the biggest challenges facing start-ups in the mining industry.
June 10, 2018

Eastern Cape parts supplier cuts 150 jobs as Volkswagen SA contract ends

Another components supplier is closing down in the Eastern Cape, leaving more than 150 workers jobless as its contract with Volkswagen SA (VWSA) has been terminated.
June 10, 2018

Battle looms over labour law changes

Acurate’s egg. That is the best way to describe the amendments to the labour laws now passed by the National Assembly.
June 10, 2018

Bogoshi gives BCX a boost

Telkom unit CEO intends to reverse declining call revenue and grow its service offering.
June 10, 2018

Friends & Friction: If you want to change the world, just do it

I recently received a letter from one of our readers, Mack, who wrote to me about my column that was headlined “We need to produce what Africa consumes”.
June 10, 2018

Can auditors save their integrity?

Makhosandile Kwaza writes about the current reluctance of company members to trust the assurances of auditors.
June 10, 2018

Always focus on the customer

If you want a brand to have longevity, customer centricity is the core, writes Casper Kruger.
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