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SA up for international award

2014-05-28 12:08

South Africa’s business process outsourcing industry has been nominated for the European Outsourcing Association's offshore destination of the year award.

Business activity sluggish - index

2014-02-04 14:30

Business activities in South Africa are under pressure, despite an increase in job and wage security, according to the Solidarity-ETM SA Labour Market Index.

Dot UK: British firms can trim web addresses

2013-11-20 19:48

Businesses using the ".co.uk" web address domain will be able to shorten the suffix to help make website names snappier, says Internet registrar Nominet.

Power cuts cripple businesses in Niger

2013-06-19 19:47

Niger's worst power cuts in years is crippling businesses and raising fears that it could harm the fragile economy of one of the world's poorest nations.

Vavi: Big business is stunting growth

2013-05-16 16:27

Big business is the greatest obstacle to the growth of small business in South Africa, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

New law will hinder businesses - body

2013-04-17 19:23

A draft law proposing all businesses be licensed with municipalities will create more red tape, warns the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

SA Inc turns over R1.65 trillion

2013-03-28 10:52

SA industries' total turnover for the fourth quarter of 2012 was estimated at R1.65 trillion compared with R1.62 trillion the quarter before‚ Stats SA says.

New device can help combat crime

2013-03-11 12:59

Opting for a mobile point-of-sale device and a no cash/cards only policy can help deter cash robberies and lower insurance premiums for your business.

How to rev up your business bio

2013-01-03 14:53

Are you serious about attracting new business in the New Year? Then start by transforming your bios into client magnets, says business bio expert Nancy Juetten.

Govt gives reasons for payment delays

2012-11-02 12:02

Incorrect banking details, poor quality of work and tax clearance delays are often behind late payments by the state to suppliers, a public works official says.

Communications checklist

2012-09-20 13:01

Poor communication can cost your business thousands in lost profit. Here are common pitfalls to avoid.

Fired-up staff key to successful firms

2012-07-19 15:17

It is no longer just a cliche, businesses with committed and motivated employees can significantly increase their operating income, according to a survey.

Wall Street: Dodgy deals key to success

2012-07-11 08:49

A quarter of Wall Street and UK executives have seen unethical or illegal conduct and as many believe such actions are needed to succeed, a survey shows.

Approved tax law gives Sars upper hand

2012-07-05 12:29

Legislation allowing the taxman to search business premises without a warrant is expected to come into operation within the next three months.

Businesses take e-toll battle to court

2012-03-25 15:03

Business people in the motor and tourism industries are at the forefront of a lawsuit aimed at putting a stop to the Gauteng e-tolling system.

Ackerman, Rupert in top family business list

2012-03-07 07:37

Two leaders of South African family businesses have made an international list of the top 50 leading family-led companies, according to a report.

SA business wants more state innovation

2012-03-01 13:37

Local business leaders say the government should support more research and development to boost job creation, according to a survey.

SA's ties to Iran under scrutiny

2012-02-08 12:43

The West's increasing pressure on Iran has meant scrutiny for South African businesses that operate in the Middle Eastern nation accused of having nuclear ambitions.

More managers commit crime - survey

2011-12-01 08:15

Local firms have reported a significant rise in tax and market fraud, according to a survey by PwC.

No ban on public servants in business

2011-11-18 13:30

New guidelines will not prevent public servants from having business interests and doing business with the state, says the public service and administration minister.

 

Bill targets majority stake in security firms

2014-02-25 22:39

Foreign owned private security companies would be compelled to sell 51% of their shares to South Africans, according to a newly passed amendment bill.

Firms pour $29.36bn into start-ups

2014-01-17 09:30

Venture-capital firms ramped up their investments last year and last quarter, particularly in the red-hot software sector, according to a report.

Cut red tape, urges top businessman

2013-08-28 19:08

Red tape is stifling trade in Africa and is more serious than corruption, businessman Christo Wiese says.

Licensing bill change welcomed - AHi

2013-05-28 12:05

The AHi has welcomed the government's announcement that the draft business licensing bill will be redrafted.

Davies vows to transform licence bill

2013-05-15 18:31

The contentious draft licensing of businesses bill will be significantly different when it goes back to Cabinet, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

Licence bill will hurt business - SAIRR

2013-04-22 14:09

A draft law proposing all businesses be licensed with municipalities will negatively impact business in South Africa, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Sanlam CEO: Remove business barriers

2013-04-10 12:02

SA's financial services industry will not flourish if regulation does not ensure level playing fields and remove unnecessary barriers to doing business‚ says Sanlam's CEO.

Brics 'holds opportunities' for businesses

2013-03-27 12:32

The development of women and youth-owned businesses will be part of the new Brics Business Council's goals, council chairperson Patrice Motsepe says.

Beef up your business strategy

2013-02-18 09:15

Don't be too busy to make time for your business strategy - remember, if you don't draw up a detailed business plan for your enterprise, no one else will.

Business plan guide in Zulu

2012-12-27 07:50

Sanlam has just launched a free online tool for Zulu speaking entrepreneurs to help them prepare for business ownership.

Businesses fuming over smoking laws

2012-07-11 14:46

Plans by the government to further restrict smoking in public places has some business owners crying foul and threatening legal action.

Late payments create SME credit risk

2012-07-10 12:10

Big firms and state bodies are taking longer to pay small and medium enterprises, creating significantly higher credit risks, says Cape Business Times.

Businesses continuing to cut costs - survey

2012-06-11 14:17

Businesses are cutting costs and focusing on efficiencies, a survey of leading executives across Europe and the Middle East has shown.

SA business must take advantage of Brics

2012-03-25 11:48

South African business needs to take advantage of the commercial opportunities offered by the Brics group of emerging economies, says Business Unity SA.

EU closer to quotas for women on boards

2012-03-05 13:43

The European Commission has started a 3-month consultation on a quota to force companies to increase the number of women on their boards.

Document deadline for businesses

2011-12-11 15:57

All businesses have to submit information to the Human Rights Commission about their operations before the end of June 2012 or face jail, an expert says.

AfDB mulls lifeline for African firms

2011-11-30 08:10

The African Development Bank says it is looking at ways of providing finance for companies doing business in Europe as a credit squeeze there drives up costs.

SMMEs lose faith in finance houses

2011-11-27 12:15

Of emerging entrepreneurs, 60% have lost faith in banks and government-owned finance houses, opting to finance small businesses from their own pockets, a study shows.

 
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