It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Business confidence has been on a steady decline over the past decade.
Investors are reluctant to make decisions in an uncertain environment, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Trade conditions in SA remained strained but stable in July, according to the latest Trade Activity Index released by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Trade conditions in South Africa remained under pressure in June 2019, according to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Trade conditions, although weak, improved in May and the market expects economic conditions and business climate to lift in the short to medium term.
The business climate in South Africa still lags behind conditions that prevailed in 2018, according to the latest Business Confidence Index released by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Business Confidence Index of the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry has improved compared to March, but is still below that of April 2018.
The leaders of industry bodies have told Fin24 that load shedding is not just a minor pain for companies, but poses a risk of closures, lost clients and even litigation.
SA motorists will be paying 74 cents more per litre of petrol and between 91 and 93 cents more per litre of diesel in March.
SA's business confidence index was stable for January, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced.
Over the next six months trade in SA is expected to decline further into negative territory, according to the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Trade Expectations Index.
The meeting will take place after a week during which stores and other small businesses owned and run by foreign nationals were looted in what has been slammed as xenophobic violence.
Business confidence declined in July after improving marginally in June, according to the latest South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Confidence Index.
While President Cyril Ramaphosa said in SONA now is the time for implementation, no real implementation plans followed in the rest of the speech, caution business bodies.
The ANC and government must address its uncoordinated communications on the debate around SARB policy, urges the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Political activity and anxiety ahead of the national election on May 8, coupled with the effects of public holidays, slightly depressed trade conditions in April, according to a survey.
The level of trade in SA is still in negative territory and much lower than in March 2018, according to Sacci's latest Trade Activity Index.
The index dropped to 93.4 in February to from 95.1 in the previous month, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said.
The January 2019 trade conditions survey by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry found 70% of respondents to be negative about trade conditions in SA.
Trade improved slightly if adjusted for seasonal factors, yet six-month prospects remain muted, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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