SA business in historic downward cycle for more than 5 years - index

2019-08-15 16:09

The downward phase of the SA business cycle has likely already lasted for 68 months, according to data in the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

What has changed for women since the end of apartheid?

2019-08-09 08:00

Kumeshnee West takes a look at women in the workplace over the last 25 years, in SA and the world.

How to avoid conflict in a family business

2019-07-31 13:38

When it comes to running a successful family business for generations, blood really shouldn’t be thicker than water. Clear guidelines and governance structures need to be in place – and everyone should adhere to them.

20 civil servants facing probes for doing business with the state

2019-07-19 17:17

The Department of Public Service and Administration has referred the names of 20 public servants to authorities for investigation.

Businessman claiming to be 'rogue unit' victim loses court bid

2019-07-17 19:05

A court has dismissed the application of businessman Martin Wingate-Pearse who argued, in part, that he had been the victim of illegal surveillance by the so-called SARS 'rogue' unit.

Why the rand is starting to wear its underpants outside its trousers

2019-07-12 06:14

The Big Mac Index maintains the rand is nearly 62% undervalued.

Bonang Mohale's latest venture: Supporting local start-ups

2019-07-03 06:00

The former CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, Bonang Mohale, says he will be dedicating more time to his latest start-up following his retirement from the business body.

BEE fronting becoming more sophisticated, holding back transformation - commission

2019-06-27 05:00

One of the factors contributing to the slow pace of economic transformation is fronting, says the executive manager for compliance at the B-BBEE Commission.

Ethical business starts at the top and SA has work to do, survey finds

2019-06-11 08:30

The old adage that a fish rots from the head appears to be true, according to research from the South African Business Ethics Survey for 2019 - and SA still has some work to do.

Companies cautious on hiring - but here's where you're most likely to get a job in Q3

2019-06-11 05:00

According to a recent survey, South African employers report cautious hiring plans for the third quarter of 2019 - but some sectors and provinces do have stronger hiring prospects than others.


Want to tackle GDP growth, unemployment? Close the gender gap, research shows

2019-08-09 14:57

A recent PwC Strategy& analysis found that by closing the gender pay gap in both pay and representation by just 10% could yield an additional 3.2% in GDP growth and reduce unemployed job seekers by 6.5%.

Business conditions worsen for third consecutive month - index

2019-08-05 17:01

The health of SA's private sector continued to decline in July, with businesses struggling to achieve growth at the start of the second half of the year.

When water issues trickle down

2019-07-22 17:19

Astral Foods recently made headlines when it reported millions in losses due to insufficient water supply to one of its major plants. finweek visited the plant to see how the company is finding a solution to municipal failures – at a cost.

Insights from a business broker

2019-07-18 13:31

Before a business is bought or sold, there is a lot of homework that needs to be done to ensure both buyer and seller are getting value for money. Business4Sale SA does just that.

Business conditions remain in the doldrums in June

2019-07-03 17:06

Businesses continue to operate in a tough economic environment, negatively impacting employment levels, according to the IHS Markit purchasing managers index.

Gordhan: SA has work cut out to get back Gupta money, quash corruption

2019-06-28 05:01

There is still critical work to be done in repairing the state, says Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

More than 70% SA businesses unsatisfied with current conditions - survey

2019-06-14 13:39

More than seven out of 10 businesses indicated that they are unsatisfied with prevailing operating conditions, a survey shows.

5 ways SA can clean up its organisations

2019-06-11 06:00

Ethical culture in SA corporates is still developing but there are several interventions for it to improve, research finds.

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