Business

February 19, 2018

Want to avoid a downgrade? VAT is where it’s at

Key to Wednesday’s much-anticipated budget speech, will be Treasury’s economic projections – these are used as key inputs into the Budget process but it gives us an idea of where Treasury thinks the economy and inflation are going.
February 19, 2018

Communities must be ‘integrally involved’ in mining sector – Presidency

The Presidency has welcomed the indefinite postponement by the North Gauteng High Court of an application by the Chamber of Mines and seven mining community networks against the Mining Charter.
February 18, 2018

Gigaba’s ‘tough budget’ will hit your pocket

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will deliver a “tough and unpopular budget” that will include hikes in valued added tax- and personal income tax.
February 18, 2018

Rehab tourism is big business

The Netherlands accounts for a large chunk of people who come to SA seeking treatment for addiction.
February 18, 2018

Winning Women: Healing hands

SA's Nicola Fellowes has reached the stage where surgeons send patients to her for diagnosis and assessment before surgery or other interventions are considered.
February 18, 2018

Molewa fights green groups

Green organisations accuse Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa of using outdated information about the country’s energy needs to grant authorisation for a new coal power station.
February 18, 2018

Difficult question? Just delay and delay

Time-wasting. Fobbing off. Procrastination. It’s what people in authority often do when they don’t want to face up to reality or to answer difficult questions.
February 18, 2018

Bank of Baroda rids itself of the Guptas

The Bank of Baroda seems to have found a way to distance itself from the Gupta family, despite two separate court orders forcing it to keep Gupta-linked accounts open.
February 18, 2018

Your land audit story was full of lies

The article by Dewald van Rensburg – titled Land audit’s “bizarre” recommendations: “Definitive proposals” from land audit are difficult because the results are incredibly inconclusive – refers.
February 18, 2018

IDT set to hire and fire to stay afloat

State agency the Independent Development Trust is bankrupt and to get its latest bailout it has to comply with Treasury conditions, including changing its mix of staff.
February 18, 2018

Liberty reinstates 90 funds worth R82m

Liberty Group, the financial services group responsible for most of a controversial mass cancellation of “orphan” pension and provident funds, is asking for 90 of them to be reinstated.
February 13, 2018

The R50bn question: Will the finance minister increase the VAT rate?

The question on everyone’s lips ahead of the budget review scheduled for next week is whether the finance minister will announce an increase in the VAT rate and, if so, what that increase will be.
February 11, 2018

No end in sight for dry spell

It is unclear for how much longer the drought in Cape Town and surrounding areas is going to last, but history shows that dry spells in the city have persisted for as long as 15 years.
February 11, 2018

Conquering the world of wine

Breaking into a white male-dominated industry was not easy, but Aslina wines now play at international level.
February 11, 2018

MMI's Mary Vilakazi: Change is natural, not radical

Mary Vilakazi has come a long way - from being a young woman with ambitions of being a lawyer to being one of the most influential female leaders in corporate South Africa.
February 11, 2018

Aluwani Capital opens R5bn fund for junior miners

Black-owned asset management company Aluwani Capital has launched a fund that is set to deploy a total of R5bn towards mining projects in key commodities.
February 11, 2018

You can’t blame a rat for being good at rat

There are very successful businesspeople who do a lot for society, but they’re shrewd when they do business, writes Muzi Kuzwayo.
February 11, 2018

Unity must drive the ethic of trade unions

What is a trade union? Or, more precisely, what should a trade union be? These questions seem particularly pertinent with Numsa not only declaring itself Marxist-Leninist, but resolving to build workers’ party.
February 11, 2018

Land audit’s 'bizarre' recommendations

‘Definitive proposals’ from the land audit are difficult because the results are incredibly inconclusive.
February 11, 2018

There's cash in Cape Town's water crisis

The city had reprioritised R2.6bn of its existing budget to prevent 4 million people from having their municipal water supply cut off.
February 11, 2018

Africa fails its people

African governments fail to apply the laws governing mining companies, allowing them to run wild in pursuit of profit, to the detriment of communities.
February 11, 2018

Northam gets going with developing Tumela

Northam Platinum has hired 357 extra people to exploit the Tumela block that it paid Anglo American Platinum for in December, and last month started work on developing the asset.
February 11, 2018

Baloyi ‘colluded and manoeuvred’ to hide R5m missing BBC cash

An investigative report into a missing R5.7 million donation has made damning findings against the Black Business Council’s (BBC’s) suspended president Danisa Baloyi and her associates.
February 11, 2018

Mosebenzi Zwane 'interferes' again

Mosebenzi is said to have told a Chinese-led consortium to overlook a prospective BEE partner in favour of another.
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February 18 2018