Business

October 18, 2019

How South Africa lost its electric Joule

Did you know that in 2008 South Africa had four electric vehicle prototypes it showed off to the world?
October 16, 2019

Mpumalanga project to attract R4.1 billion in investment

The area, which is close to eSwatini and Mozambique, has the rail and road infrastructure for a special economic zone, and predicted investments will boost GDP and uplift communities.
October 14, 2019

Amcu targets Samancor’s ‘missing billions’

Union teams up with AIDC and Richard Spoor to bring alleged fraudulent transactions to light.
October 15, 2019

Wind industry aims to power the regional economy

Africa and the SADC region in particular need an integratedapproach as we move towards a clean energy mix to mitigate the worsening climate crisis.
October 14, 2019

Axed Abasa president threatens R500 000 lawsuit

The axed president of the Advancement of Black Accountants in SA (Abasa), Mbusiswa Ngcobo, has threatened to sue the organisation’s leaders for R500 000 for allegedly lying to oust him.
October 13, 2019

Pro-poor income growth is the way forward

If Africa is to overcome structural poverty those involved in policymaking and implementation should focus on pro-poor growth that directly expands the incomes of the impoverished.
October 13, 2019

Ramaphosa takes SA’s investment drive to the UK

Investment ... investment ... investment. This will be the mantra as President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in the UK.
October 14, 2019

New rule draws the line on looming recession

Astronomers get to name comets and biologists get to name species. But come up with something cool in economics and you might be memorialised with a law or a rule or a “curve”.
October 14, 2019

Eskom wants R35bn more from consumers

Eskom has accused energy regulator Nersa of trying to punish it in earlier decisions on electricity tariff increases.
October 12, 2019

Don’t underestimate the power of relationships when it comes to financing

There are numerous micro- and macro- economic activities that are causing huge disruption and volatility across the business market currently. And while investment is perceived to be all about the numbers, allocations and risk portfolios, which it is
October 10, 2019

Why is there a culture of fear around paying tax?

While listening to a panel discussion at the launch of the 2018/19 Tax Ombud annual report, a colleague leaned over to me and asked: “Why is there such a culture of fear when it comes to Sars?”.
October 10, 2019

From quantity surveyor to heading 2 firms: Sandi Mbutuma is engineering value

‘I was a single mum, depending on my salary, and had to prepare myself that as an entrepreneur I was my own personal assistant, my own tea lady, my own everything’.
October 11, 2019

Friends & Friction: We’re just as mad as the rest of the world

You will laugh and laugh and laugh. Of course, I do not know where your sense of humour sits on the ticklemetre, but the realisation and resultant relief that we South Africans are not alone in our madness should bring some laughter.
October 10, 2019

Beyond impotence and gloom: SA’s economic and political future

Many South Africans are finding the country’s continued economic malaise and increasing levels of social unrest and violence overwhelming.
October 10, 2019

How to unlock SA’s automotive sector

It’s no secret that the automotive manufacturing sector is crucial to government’s plans to grow the economy.
October 10, 2019

From gold to dust: How a once-thriving community was reduced to ruin

It’s a neglected village mine with dilapidated buildings. The only people working are balaclava-covered zama-zamas who dig up anything and everything.
October 8, 2019

Mureza flying the flag for the African motor industry

A new player in the African motoring industry, Mureza, is hoping to make it big in South Africa. The company, which made its local debut last month at Automechanika Johannesburg, showcased its first model, the Prim8.
October 7, 2019

The business of health: How the challenges could scupper the NHI

NHI faces real challenges which could scupper one of SA’s most ambitious and crucial interventions, writes Gabriel Seeber.
October 7, 2019

The Eastern Cape is poised for great things

The chief executive of the SA Oil and Gas Alliance believes the Nelson Mandela Bay area in the Eastern Cape has an opportunity to create either an “absolute disaster” or a really fantastic future, based on the oil and gas industry.
October 7, 2019

Private health sector is in need of regulation

The three biggest schemes – Netcare, Mediclinic and Life Healthcare – make it hard for newcomers to grow and compete on merit, report finds.
October 7, 2019

South Africans may fork out hundreds of millions more in bailouts as SA Airlink takes on SA Express

South Africans might have to fork out hundreds of millions more in bailouts to shore up the government’s bankrupt domestic and regional carrier SA Express.
October 6, 2019

Transnet’s profit may just be smoke and mirrors

Transnet’s 24% profit increase could be too good to be true.
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October 13 2019