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PPI slows to 6.5%

2014-12-18 12:01

South Africa's producer price inflation slowed to 6.5% year-on-year in November from 6.7% in October, says Statistics SA.

Cape Town's CBD residents have their say

2014-12-18 10:01

People living in Cape Town's central business district have once again had a chance to say what they want.

Bravo Wescoal – but three going bust, most losing money: 2005 poor new listing vintage

2014-12-18 07:53

We all like to be on the inside track. Should they be offered, most will pile into shares of any soon-to-be-listed company. Buying blind is never a good thing.

Largest petrol price drop yet on cards

2014-12-17 15:37
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Motorists can prepare themselves for a hefty fuel price drop in the new year amid a continuous drop in international oil prices.

Sars 'purge' a Christmas gift for underworld

2014-12-17 11:20

Alleged perpetrators of organised crime seem to be the big winners thanks to a huge "purge" at the SA Revenue Service.

Scrap financial aid scheme - EFF

2014-12-16 20:49

Government should scrap the National Student Financial Aid Scheme and introduce free education for all, says the EFF.

Power cut risk high - Eskom

2014-12-16 13:23
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The risk of rolling blackouts was high after four generators stopped working at three power stations, says Eskom.

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.

S&P affirms SA ratings, outlook stable

2014-12-12 19:48

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has upped its forecast for GDP growth in South Africa while affirming its credit ratings of the country.

New CEO for Public Investment Corporation

2014-12-11 14:40

Cabinet has approved the appointment of a new CEO and executive director of the Public Investment Corporation for five years.

Govt's 5-point plan for Eskom

2014-12-11 12:38

Government is leaning strongly on the private sector to help it achieve a five-point turnaround plan for the embattled power monopoly Eskom.

Uptick in trade conditions: Sacci

2014-12-10 19:30

rade conditions have turned positive in the past two months, Sacci says in a trade conditions survey.

SA economy tries to shake off the blues

2014-12-10 13:00

The very fragile SA economy is trying to shake off its self-inflicted blues to recover enough to give South Africans a very merry Christmas, shows an index.

SA's October manufacturing slows

2014-12-09 14:07

South Africa's manufacturing production has slowed in line with expectations in October from a revised growth in September, says Statistics SA.

Dlamini: Unions trying to liquidate Cosatu

2014-12-08 14:02

Those forming unions in opposition to Cosatu are trying to "liquidate" the trade union federation, says its president Sidumo Dlamini.

Retailers urge Eskom to stop weekend cuts

2014-12-07 20:37
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The National Clothing Retail Federation of South Africa has urged Eskom to engage business more actively in limiting the fallout from the energy crisis.

Tax professionals welcome Sars decision

2014-12-07 18:52

The SA institute of Tax Professionals has welcomed the SA Revenue Service's decision to suspend two of its senior officials.

Eskom chaos set to dampen Christmas festivities

2014-12-07 10:39
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South Africans are warned to brace themselves for somewhat less festive cheer as the Eskom crisis looks set to continue into the New Year.

Fracking likely to start in 2017

2014-12-05 22:35

Government says shale gas exploration will be guided by licence conditions, while Shell says drilling will likely start in 2017 if licences are awarded next year.

Eskom load shedding under way

2014-12-05 10:50
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Durban has announced stage 3 load shedding, while the rest of the country is experiencing stage 2 load shedding.

SA's net reserves lower in November

2014-12-05 08:46

South Africa's net gold and foreign exchange reserves have fallen in November, according to data from the SA Reserve Bank.

More than 5 million tax returns submitted

2014-12-04 12:00

A total of 5.32 million income tax returns were submitted during the 2014 tax season, says the SA Revenue Service.

Sanral amends e-tolls act

2014-12-04 08:51

The SA National Roads Agency Limited is amending regulations to the e-tolls legislation, according to a report.

 

E Cape should mine ocean's economic potential

2014-12-18 10:29

Two decades from now, it is believed that South African martime-oriented economic activities will contribute an estimated R177bn to gross domestic product.

Earthlife Africa slams nuclear 'pipe dream'

2014-12-18 09:06

Earthlife Africa has criticised plans to build nuclear power stations, saying they are not transparent and large infrastructure projects won't solve energy ills.

Rian Malan on Julius Malema – looking behind the red overalled facade

2014-12-18 07:52

During Apartheid, Rian Malan employed his pen like a surgeon does the scalpel, fearlessly dissecting and exposing ugliness of an indefensible political system.

SA to start nuclear procurement process

2014-12-17 12:46

Government continues its engagements with various prospective nuclear vendor countries, says the presidency.

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.

Invade unoccupied land - EFF

2014-12-16 14:40
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The Economic Freedom Fighters have called for the invasion of unoccupied land in South Africa.

Kasrils: UF revival of real mass struggle

2014-12-16 11:08

The United Front will help "shake up" the political landscape and revive a real mass struggle for real socio-economic change, says Ronnie Kasrils.

New listings in 2014 highest in seven years

2014-12-15 15:30

The JSE’s final new listing will take 2014’s debutants to 23, the most in any year since 2007 and just one behind 2011 and 2012 combined, says Alec Hogg.

Rand firms from 6-yr low as ratings fears abate

2014-12-12 21:01

The rand has retreated from its lowest level in six years after Standard & Poor's affirmed SA's credit ratings and said the outlook for the country remains stable.

Numsa loses Concourt appeal

2014-12-12 12:21

The Constitutional Court has dismissed Numsa's appeal of a Labour Appeal Court order in an unfair dismissal case.

Tshabalala left off Transnet board

2014-12-11 13:19

The members of the Transnet and Eskom boards have been approved and the embattled SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala has been excluded from the new Transnet board.

IMF urges SA to keep inflation in check

2014-12-11 08:42

Falling oil prices and cuts in stubborn government deficits are giving the Reserve Bank room to be accommodative, but it must remain vigilant on inflation, says the IMF.

October retail sales up

2014-12-10 13:51

South Africa's retail sales have risen year-on-year in October, above market expectations and compared with an expansion in September.

Vavi: Battle for soul of Cosatu

2014-12-09 15:57

Attempts to divide and split the trade union movement amounts to the crime of treason against the working class, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

SMEs should collaborate to solve power issues

2014-12-09 07:51

More than ever companies need to look for solutions, rather than be hamstrung by a lack of power to their business, says an expert.

Spending growth quickens, deficit narrows

2014-12-08 10:30

While spending in South Africa has expanded, the deficit on the country's current account has narrowed in the third quarter.

Power privatisation plan still failing

2014-12-07 19:22

The Kelvin Power Station in Kempton Park is being sold for the fifth time since it has become SA’s first experiment in privatising power generation in 2001.

NUM strikes over retrenchment package

2014-12-07 15:06

NUM members at Glencore Koornfontein mine in Mpumalanga are on strike over retrenchment packages, says the union.

Biggest power cuts in almost seven years

2014-12-07 10:00

Eskom has imposed the biggest rolling blackouts in almost seven years to keep its overstrained system from collapsing entirely.

SA in policy tightening cycle: Kganyago

2014-12-05 13:53

Falling oil and food prices have served to improve the inflation outlook, but Sarb remains in a gradual policy tightening cycle, governor Lesetja Kganyago says.

SA, China sign agreements to strengthen ties

2014-12-05 09:16

South Africa and China have signed strategic agreements to strengthen trade ties and bilateral relations and to boost Brics-related issues, says the presidency.

CEOs fear impact of Eskom power crisis

2014-12-05 07:00

The majority of South Africa CEOs are expecting a material effect on their bottom lines in 2015 due to the constrained power supply from Eskom, shows an index.

Consumers ditch chocolate for cash this Christmas

2014-12-04 10:33

South Africans will cut back on travel and socialising over the festive season in favour of buying food amid tough economic conditions, according to a survey.

SA needs to invest in research - Pandor

2014-12-03 18:00

A survey shows spending on research and development remains stubbornly at below 1% of GDP for the third year in a row.

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