Business

September 16, 2019

Xenophobia may harm Africa free trade deal

The recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa could cast a shadow over ambitious plans for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement as scores of protocols, rules and technical details still have to be agreed to, say experts.
September 16, 2019

China keen on investing in Eastern Cape

A Chinese business delegation from the Zhejiang province has just rounded off a three-day investment drive in the Eastern Cape
September 16, 2019

Mantashe moves to get ministry firing on all cylinders

Minister prioritises load shedding and the ‘very expensive’ cost of electricity as two issues that need to be resolved quickly.
September 16, 2019

Are Lily and Barbrook assets being stripped?

Former employees of the closed Lily and Barbrook mines in Mpumalanga have claimed that the business rescue practitioner has neglected the mines’ assets which they fear are now being stripped after trucks were seen loading equipment.
September 15, 2019

South Africans less economically free and less happy

To get SA out of its economic downturn, new report urges labour market reforms and stronger growth policies.
September 15, 2019

SA’s rich grow wealth by small fraction compared to rest of Africa

South Africa’s rich might still be the flashiest on the continent but they have only grown their wealth by a small fraction compared with their counterparts across Africa
September 15, 2019

Coin It and Commex Minerals offices raided

Last week, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) executed a search and seizure warrant at the business premises of Coin It Trading and Commex Minerals, as well as the private home of one of the former directors of Coin It Trading.
September 15, 2019

Amcu lashes Sibanye, wage talks stall

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has accused Sibanye-Stillwater of working behind the scenes to ensure its demise as the biggest union in the platinum sector.
September 13, 2019

‘Moyo will fail in bid to declare Old Mutual board delinquent’ – Manuel

Old Mutual chairperson Trevor Manuel has assured his co-board members at the major insurer that Peter Moyo’s bid to have the entire board declared delinquent would fail dismally.
September 12, 2019

SA tourism looks to cast its net wide

The Drakensberg Sun hosted a media launch for this year’s Tourism Month, with the department of tourism looking to further stimulate tourism and job creation.
September 12, 2019

Jackie Mpondo-Hendricks ready to conquer as she becomes first black woman president of JCCI

Her new role as the first black woman to head the JCCI is another opportunity to serve her country.
September 13, 2019

Building social capital in young South Africans

Despite South Africa’s burgeoning unemployment figures and dire predictions of a future of unskilled and unemployable youth, young people have created hope in the unlikeliest of places.
September 11, 2019

SA’s luxury cemeteries: No equality, not even in death

With hot tea, Wi-Fi and soft sofas – not to mention native birds and a rippling dam – a new breed of luxury cemetery is reinforcing divides between Johannesburg’s haves and have-nots.
September 11, 2019

Old Mutual battle is draining share value

Shareholders have lost more than R5 billion since they started spitting in each other’s faces, yet all the company cares about is how its directors look and smell in public.
September 10, 2019

State-owned enterprises have built the Chinese economy. They can save SA too

China’s SOEs are competitive and claim a huge global trade market – SA can do it too, writes Yonela Diko.
September 10, 2019

Nafcoc’s investment company again entangled in allegations of fraud

National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc)’s troubled investment company, Silver Vanity is once again entangled in allegations of fraud.
September 9, 2019

Prasa in fight to get ill-fitting locomotives back

The chances of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) getting 13 of the ill-fitting Afro-4000 locomotives back hangs in the balance, amid a looming court battle over who owns them.
September 8, 2019

SA households have no money for food

Families forced to spend less on groceries due to high cost of electricity and transport.
September 8, 2019

CEOs in Africa more optimistic about the future than their global counterparts

But CEOs warn that a lack of skills development and a huge youth unemployment challenge will hamper the continent’s competitive ability in the fourth industrial revolution.
September 8, 2019

Book Extract: The teacher's son

As a schoolboy, Mteto Nyati knew that he wanted to fix and build things. In this extract from his new book, he speaks about his journey into engineering.
September 6, 2019

Could land-sharing agreements be Africa’s way into connectivity?

African countries must take advantage of the opportunities presented by technological change to enhance competitiveness in the global landscape.
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September 15 2019