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SA companies spend R8.2bn on social causes

2014-12-17 05:00

South Africa's private sector has spent R8.2bn on external social causes in 2014, the first contraction since the surveys began, according to a survey.

Nafcoc's in-fighting heads to ConCourt

2014-12-14 15:03

The ousted Nafcoc president is taking his claim to the organisation's leadership post to the Constitutional Court, a report says.

Cost of power cuts underestimated - chamber

2014-12-12 12:44

The extent of the damage to industry and the costs that arise directly from load shedding have been gravely underestimated, warns a business chamber.

Sacci: Eskom ills could hit confidence levels

2014-12-03 14:16

Business confidence has edged up but load shedding could have a negative effect on the business climate, says the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Q&A: Adelaide Matlejoane, People Person

2014-11-11 14:31

Meet a business mover and shaker whose passion in life is putting people in their place.

Business grows at fastest rate in 22 months

2014-11-05 10:09

SA business activity expanded as output and new orders grew substantially in October, according to the HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index.

Conned by the 9-to-5 myth

2014-10-30 14:58

I was nailed to the 9 – 5 perch for 30 years, and then I broke free from the drip-feed of the monthly salary.

Child entrepreneur's stolen childhood

2014-10-22 14:27

Kids should maybe run around and roll in mud at the age of eight, not study the stock market.

Building plans boost business indicator

2014-10-21 10:25

The SA Reserve Bank's leading business cycle indicator has risen 0.8% in August, due to an increase in the number of residential building plans passed.

SA, view yourselves as Africa - study

2014-09-19 08:48

South Africans should have a stronger awareness that they are part of Africa, according to a pilot study by Brand South Africa.

Davies: SA has no business law experts

2014-08-19 16:10

South Africa has no specialised business law practitioners to deal with company law, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

New equity rules give business 'free hand'

2014-08-08 05:00

The new employment equity regulations give employers the leeway to pay more competent and productive workers more than average ones, says a business chamber.

Your CEO – Captain Awesome, or Fat Cat?

2014-08-06 13:50

Ian de Jager witnessed something awesome – which he believes will have you taking a fresh look at your company CEO.

Four business-trip mistakes only rookies make

2014-08-03 22:11

Even if you are a rookie business traveller, don't show up at your meeting looking like one.

Where's the rational thought?

2014-07-31 07:30

All players should first consider the net result of their actions, says Leopold Scholtz.

Apple, IBM team up on mobile for business

2014-07-16 11:45

Historic rivals Apple and IBM have joined forces to win over business customers by offering iPhones and iPads especially tailored to the corporate world.

SA, Canada business chamber announced

2014-06-23 14:56

Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast has announced a South Africa-Canada Chamber of Business aimed to promote partnerships between companies.

SA business tourism targets China, India

2014-05-20 12:00

South African Tourism sets out how it wants to target markets in Asia and Europe in order to grow the local business events tourism sector.

Win for SA: C-Class production begins

2014-05-16 09:24

Mercedes-Benz is hailing its new C-Class as "the pride of East London" as local production of the automaker's popular sedan begins. It also says more than 550 jobs were created.

Business etiquette: 8 phrases you need to get rid of now

2014-05-05 11:34

Etiquette is important in every area of life, especially business!

French still chary of UK business trends

2014-04-09 10:08

Things are changing in France's business world, where the state influence doesn't always trump business interest.

Turning risk into opportunity

2014-03-26 17:12

Starting a business in SA is not for the faint-hearted.

Global firms on Russian sanctions alert

2014-03-23 11:59

A deepening economic standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine has sent exporters scrambling to protect revenues and some global firms halting services.

 

Three big threats to SA economy - chamber

2014-12-16 09:20

Government, in collaboration with the private sector, should deal effectively with the three biggest threats to the economy in 2015, urges a business chamber.

SA electricity compared to other countries

2014-12-12 21:15

Many households suffering blackouts have little sympathy as they face a further 12.69% rise in electricity prices next year.

Investment banks lag rivals on profitability

2014-12-08 07:00

Investment banks have been less profitable, more volatile and had consistently higher costs than commercial banks, according to a study.

Happiness is an office space to call your own

2014-11-11 15:13

Working from home is every freelancer’s dream, until it turns into a nightmare. That’s when the Space Race begins, and you win it when you find a place that lets you enjoy the best of both worlds, writes Stacey Vee.

UCT GSB again awarded top spot in Africa

2014-11-10 16:56

The international education ranking agency Eduniversal says the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is the number one business school in Africa.

Conned by the 9 -5 myth

2014-11-02 07:00

I was nailed to the 9 – 5 perch for 30 years, and then I broke free from the drip-feed of the monthly salary.

PTA business in distress over roadworks

2014-10-27 20:21

Extensive road works around Pretoria have caused many businesses to shrink operations, resulting in substantial job losses, says the Tshwane Chamber of Commerce.

CTICC expands economic contribution

2014-10-21 16:58

The Cape Town International Convention Centre has delivered a solid economic performance and financial results for the 2013/14 financial year.

Motorcycles: Answer to fleet transport?

2014-10-08 10:12

Honda has become the first bikemaker retailing in the UK to introduce a specialist motorcycle fleet dealer network for companies trying to cut costs.

Sarb business indicator rises

2014-09-23 10:51

The SA Reserve Bank's monthly leading business cycle indicator has risen 0.3% month-on-month in July, largely driven by the manufacturing sector.

Hard knocks on SA economy affect business

2014-09-02 07:00

E-tolls, energy hikes and wage demands will add to rising business costs while creeping inflation means even tighter lending practices to firms, warns an expert.

USB ranked top business school in survey

2014-08-14 16:06

The University of Stellenbosch Business School has been rated the top school in the Professional Management Review annual survey.

USB-ED top exec education provider in Botswana

2014-08-06 18:45

USB Executive Development, the executive development and training arm of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, has obtained top honours in Botswana.

Inspiration Indaba hosted for entrepreneurs

2014-08-04 18:54

The inaugural Citadel Inspiration Indaba will offer a platform for home-grown entrepreneurial success stories to be celebrated and shared.

Rational thinking

2014-07-31 10:17

All players should first consider the net result of their actions, says Leopold Scholtz.

Sarb business indicator unchanged

2014-06-24 11:23

The SA Reserve Bank's monthly leading business cycle indicator was unchanged on a month-on-month basis in April.

Entrepreneurs, avoid these mistakes to avoid failure

2014-06-03 11:15

Starting your own business is definitely only for the strong. Here are a few tips to help you avoid failure.

New CEO for Cape Chamber of Commerce

2014-05-19 17:14

The new CEO of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has diverse experience in the business, academic, government and civil society spheres.

Are you ready to start a business with a friend?

2014-05-12 11:19

A good friendship doesn't always equal a good business partnership. Here are a few tips to make sure you're on the right track.

Business etiquette: 8 phrases you need to get rid of now

2014-05-06 10:30

Etiquette is important in every area of life, especially business!

Is a one-year MBA for you?

2014-04-29 11:15

Are you torn between choosing a one or a two year MBA programme? In this article we discuss four top reasons to opt for the first choice.

Mbeki talks big business

2014-03-30 16:33

Former president Thabo Mbeki talks to Carien du Plessis of City Press about the role of the private sector and its relationship with the government.

EU business still on the upswing - index

2014-03-24 15:39

Business activity in the eurozone expanded in March for the ninth month in a row, adding to hopes that the currency bloc is on the road to economic recovery.

Opportunity lies on the other side of risk

2014-03-21 18:21

Challenges such as strikes, load shedding and e-tolls reinforce the statement that starting and running a business in South Africa is not for the faint-hearted.

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