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May 12, 2014
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May 09, 2014
South Africa’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) does not expect South Africa’s weak domestic steel market to show any sign of recovery until after June, and has warned that the protracted platinum industry strike is exacerbating already...
May 09, 2014
Africa’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) partially shrugged off weak domestic market conditions in the first quarter to March 31, 2014, to report a sharp turnaround in headline earnings of R323-million, from a loss of R270-million in the...
May 09, 2014
Each project to transform Johannesburg and Gauteng into an interconnected and efficient city region must be sustainable and efficient over the short and long term, says City of Johannesburg city manager Trevor Fowler.
May 09, 2014
THULAS NXESI Though there is progress in the transformation of the construction sector, more can still be done
After months of collecting certificates and scorecards from companies in the construction sector, the Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) launched its first Baseline Report on the State and Progress of Transformation and Empowerment in the Construction Sector...
May 09, 2014
Financial services company PPS’s Graduate Professionals Confidence Index (PCI) from the first quarter of 2014 reveals that South African graduate professionals are slightly more confident about the outlook of the economy and that the currency will strengthen...
May 08, 2014
Yearly manufacturing production growth surprised on the downside in March, slowing to 0.7% from 1.5% in February and falling short of market growth expectations of 2.5% year-on-year. Responding to figures released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) on Thursday,...
May 08, 2014
Sitembele Mase
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has terminated its employment contract with CEO Sitembele Mase, with immediate effect, following a forensic investigation into unauthorised expenditure relating to the funeral of the late former President Nelson...
May 06, 2014
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May 05, 2014
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May 05, 2014
An extensive loss of jobs in the informal sector led to a 0.6% expansion in unemployment to 25.2% during the first quarter of 2014, as the number of unemployed increased 4.9% quarter-on-quarter, the latest Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) Quarterly Labour Force...
May 02, 2014
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American oil and gas exploration and development company Anadarko, which confirmed a halt to its exploration spending in South Africa as a result of legislative uncertainties, says it will work with the South African government to gain clarity on its new petroleum...
May 02, 2014
South Africa's Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Rusty Higgs, recently reaffirmed the importance of Project Biro for the South African Navy (SAN) and for the country. Project Biro covers the acquisition of three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and three Inshore...
May 02, 2014
The enrolment of students into technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges has grown by 131% since 2010 but there are still challenges that must be addressed through industry and college partnerships.
May 02, 2014
Low growth in electricity demand in South Africa will delay, or eliminate the need for, new nuclear power plants. So warned Eskom Transmission Division Energy Planning and Market Development Department Power System Economics chief adviser Keith Bowen, addressing a...
May 02, 2014
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched the Northern Cape phase of the wireless mesh network (WMN) technology demonstrator project in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district municipality, providing connectivity for 54 rural schools and six other public...
Apr 30, 2014
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Five of the main political parties contesting the May 7 election in South Africa debated the best way to grow the economy and create jobs at a function hosted by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) in Johannesburg on Wednesday....
Apr 30, 2014
Gas provider Afrox on Wednesday said normal services would resume after its striking employees returned to work this week. The month-long Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union- (CEPPWAWU-) led strike, which saw about 10% of the Afrox...
Apr 25, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says the formal negotiating process with the European Union (EU) relating to a proposed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) group is nearing an end. However, he would...
Apr 25, 2014
Current trends towards increased trade regionalisation might be reversed in the years leading up to 2035, with multilateral trade relationships potentially gaining in importance, a recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) paper has shown. Through the construction of...
 
 
 
 
Apr 25, 2014
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The board of governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), through its private sector window, has approved a $9-million line of credit (LOC) equivalent in Mozambique metica to Moza Banco, one of Mozambique’s fastest-growing financial institutions with strong...
Apr 25, 2014
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In Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Sun Also Rises, the question “How did you go bankrupt?” is posed. The response: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” For South Africa, the ‘gradually, then suddenly’ analogy could just as well be applied to the...
Apr 25, 2014
South Africa needs to produce its own engineering skills, but it is important for all stakeholders to work together and not in isolation using the National Development Plan (NDP) as a guideline.
Apr 25, 2014
In Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises, the question “How did you go bankrupt?” is posed. The response: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” For South Africa, the ‘gradually, then suddenly’ analogy could just as well be applied to the...
Apr 25, 2014
Trade union Cosatu has had a direct and indirect role in the destruction of an estimated one-million jobs in the South African economy over the last five years, says economic adviser to PwC Roelof Botha. The economist says Cosatu – “a dangerous organisation”...
Apr 25, 2014
The water sector is experiencing critical scarce skills shortage, owing to an insufficient skills base and fierce competition in the labour market for skilled personnel, said the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) acting director-general Trevor Balzer.
Apr 25, 2014
COMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT The Waterfall Estate is aimed at meeting diverse lifestyle types and requirements
The Waterfall Estate located at the nexus of a growing residential and commercial node in Gauteng last month released the latest – at this stage of development – 300 available stands at the estate with Waterfall Investment Company CEO Willie Vos highlighting that...
Apr 25, 2014
It had been expected, but not, I think, so soon. And the scale was greater than expected. So it came as quite a jolt. I am, of course, referring to Nigeria’s rather dramatic leapfrogging of South Africa to become by far the biggest African economy. This followed...
Apr 24, 2014
A new business association has been formally launched to link foreign suppliers of equipment to State-owned companies (SoCs) with large and small domestic companies in an effort to improve prospects for higher levels of local content in South Africa’s...
Apr 24, 2014
South African producer price inflation (PPI) again surpassed expectations in March, registering growth of 8.2% year-on-year from the 7.7% recorded in February, climbing to its highest level since February 2012 on the back of rising domestic price pressures, BNP...
 
 
 
 
Apr 24, 2014
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Human Settlements Minister Connie September
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) and the Department of Human Settlements launched the ‘One Learner – One Estate Agency’ internship programme aimed at creating one internship position at each of the estimated 10 000 estate agencies in South Africa to grow...
Apr 23, 2014
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has outlined plans for the development of a new health and allied sciences university into which the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) campus of the University of Limpopo, located in Ga-Rankuwa, will...
Apr 23, 2014
State-owned logistics firm Transnet has announced a R2-million, three-year sponsorship agreement with the University of Stellenbosch Business School-Executive Development (USB-ED) – the public management development and training company affiliated to the USB –...
Apr 22, 2014
About 67 000 retired Transnet employees and beneficiaries would be paid an ad hoc bonus equalling 8.33% of their yearly individual benefit by the end of April. Transnet on Tuesday said it approved R178-million to distribute among members of the Transnet Second...
Apr 22, 2014
In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church. Now it's been overshadowed by a shopping centre and business has only gotten worse for Grace, a 68-year-old shopowner. Like many proprietors of spaza shops...
Apr 18, 2014
Few would argue with the notion that unemployment, which stands at around 25% on the narrow definition as reported by Statistics South Africa, remains one of the country’s most pressing challenges. Fewer still could contest the view that South Africa’s education...
Apr 18, 2014
Implementing big data analytics processes and enabling business intelligence systems are not information technology (IT) exercises, and require active involvement of relevant parts of a business to ensure the resultant capabilities meet future operational...
Apr 18, 2014
Business analysis systems expose the true performance of a business to enable daily operations to be cognisant of business performance and conditions, and executives to test and validate their strategic concepts using real performance data, says business intelligence...
Apr 18, 2014
Few would argue with the notion that unemployment, which stands at around 25% on the narrow definition as reported by Statistics South Africa, remains one of South Africa’s most pressing challenges. Fewer still could contest the view that South Africa’s education...
Apr 18, 2014
Collusion and fraud are often difficult to detect, owing to data potentially being manipulated to hide such activities in a company. However, by using established international auditing best practices and software tools, as well as by playing an active role in risk...
 
 
 
 
Apr 18, 2014
A key area of interest and concern in the South African Defence Review 2012 is “defence intellectual property”. The review recognises that a “vibrant defence industry remains a critical component of an effective South African defence capability”. Research,...
Apr 17, 2014
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Renewable-energy projects, such as this Northern Cape solar farm, seen as key to low‐carbon energy supply.
Upfront investment costs will and should remain a critical consideration as South Africa moves to upscale and accelerate its infrastructure programmes. But one of the lead authors of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that the...
Apr 17, 2014
ANC SG Gwede Mantashe (L), chairperson Baleka Mbete (C) and President Jacob Zuma (R)
The creation of a small and medium enterprises department is very likely, African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete said on Thursday. "We are talking about a focused department looking at small and medium businesses because the departments must be...
Apr 16, 2014
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South Africa's drive to create a competitive and food-secure State was boosted on Tuesday with the launch of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security, at the University of the Western Cape, which would bring together a cohort of experts and researchers from 19...
Apr 16, 2014
The enrolment of students into technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges has grown by 131% since 2010 but there are still challenges that must be addressed through industry and college partnerships.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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