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Sep 18, 2013
Professional services firm Grant Thornton International’s 2013 Global Dynamism Index (GDI) has revealed that South Africa’s main growth drivers were underperforming, having made the country a less attractive place to do business over the past 12 months. South...
Sep 18, 2013
The number of strikes last year in South Africa hit a five-year high, the labour department said on Wednesday. A total of 99 strikes were recorded in 2012, close to half of them unprotected or illegal strikes, and many of them characterised by violence, Department of...
Sep 13, 2013
NORBERT SASSEGrowthpoint Properties reports a distribution growth of 7.2% for the year ended June 30
Growthpoint Properties reports a distribution growth of 7.2% for the year ended June 30, outperforming its original forecast and delivering on higher performance prospects announced at its half-year presentation earlier this year.
Sep 11, 2013
Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane
Eighty per cent of government departments do not comply with service delivery requirements, according to a report released by Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane on Wednesday. "This situation is an anomaly, given that improving service delivery is a priority...
Sep 06, 2013
WILLIAM BROOKSThe Synergy Income Fund reports a strong set of results for its financial year ended June 30, 2013, delivering on its forecast distribution growth to unitholders
Specialised retail property fund Synergy Income Fund’s R334-million acquisition of Atlantis City Shopping Centre came into effect earlier this month, which will boost the fund’s property portfolio to 15 assets across South Africa, with a combined value of R2.2-billion.
Sep 03, 2013
Business confidence moved further into negative territory in the third quarter, declining by six points quarter-on-quarter to 42, the latest Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) data shows. Close to three-fifths of respondents in the RMB/BER...
Aug 28, 2013
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Copper Theft Barometer decreased to R10.5-million in July, compared with R11.1-million in June, confirming that the month-on-month increase between May and June was not the start of a new upward trend in...
Aug 08, 2013
South Africa’s business confidence remained nearly unchanged in July, ending up by a marginal 0.5 points to 90.7, the South African Chamer of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) reported on Thursday. On a year-on-year basis, six sub-indices of the Business Confidence Index...
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Jul 11, 2013
The Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) manufacturing data released on Thursday revealed the fragility of the industry, said Manufacturing Circle executive director Coenraad Bezuidenhout. Manufacturing production growth slowed to 2.2% during May, from 7.1% growth in...
Jul 10, 2013
While debt capital markets would not reach the record high of R121.69-billion achieved in 2012, the still buoyant local market was forecast to issue R116-billion in bonds this year. This was revised upwards from an initial forecast of R104.5-billion, as...
Jul 09, 2013
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised South Africa’s forecast growth for this year down to 2% in its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), marking a fall of 0.8% from the fund’s April forecast. Projections for the country’s economic growth in 2014 was also...
Jun 14, 2013
Hosted by JSE-listed cement major PPC, industry stakeholders and members of the media came together last month to recognise Africa Day 2013 and to discuss infrastructure development on the continent. This year’s Africa Day, an annual celebration commemorating the...
Jun 14, 2013
The supply chain skills gap has increased significantly and is negatively impacting on the competitiveness of the South African economy, says University of Johannesburg researchers Rose Luke and Gert Heyns in the 2012 Supply Chain Skills Gap Survey.
Jun 05, 2013
A new study by global payments technology company Visa has placed South Africa first among 11 African countries in terms of economic integration. The first Visa Africa Integration Index, which was launched on Wednesday, measures the degree of economic integration...
Jun 04, 2013
Business confidence moved back into negative territory during the second quarter, after confidence faltered in four of the five sectors surveyed in the latest Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI). The RMB/BER...
May 31, 2013
South Africa’s trade deficit widened to R15.02-billion in April, from R7.8-billion in March, with exports of R65.43-billion and imports of R80.45-billion during the month, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Friday. The trade deficit exceeded the...
May 28, 2013
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Engineering positions were still the most difficult for companies to fill, Manpower Group South Africa’s Talent Shortage Survey 2013 has shown. Although drivers and skilled trades were second and third in 2012, management positions and teachers had taken these spots...
May 23, 2013
South Africa's provinces have spent R28.4-billion, or 92.2%, of their R30.8-billion capital budgets in the 2012/13 financial year – an increase of 9.1% on the previous financial year, the National Treasury reported on Thursday. The lowest rate of capital expenditure...
 
 
 
 
May 17, 2013
Standard Bank Group (SBG) has recently released its 2012 ‘Sustainability Report’ and says its sustainability programmes are mutually reinforcing and have served the company well.
May 17, 2013
Outsourcing and shared service use in South Africa are mainly driven by companies seeking to reduce operational costs and support growth strategies for expansion into Africa, says KPMG shared services and outsourcing associate director Fritz Dannhauser. The KPMG...
May 15, 2013
Trade conditions in South Africa improved faster than expected in April, in part owing to the Easter long weekend having shifted to March this year, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) reported on Wednesday. It added that growth in new vehicle...
May 07, 2013
The Department of Basic Education has allotted R6.63-billion of its R17.59-billion budget for the 2013/14 financial year to develop and improve school infrastructure. The funds would be transferred to the provincial education departments through the Education...
May 07, 2013
A new survey by assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services company Ernst & Young (E&Y) has found that an alarming number of management and employees are turning a blind eye to the risks of inaccurate or manipulated financial reports and unethical behaviour as...
May 07, 2013
South Africa could do better with a youth wage subsidy than without, statistician general Pali Lehohla said on Monday. "There is a problem of skills, a problem of experience, and a problem of getting into a system," Lehohla said in Johannesburg.
May 06, 2013
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An updated report by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG has found that foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa would continue to increase and what was seen currently was only the “tip of the proverbial iceberg”. Africa would continue to be one of the largest FDI...
May 06, 2013
South Africa has been at the forefront of growth in intra-African trade and broader emerging market investment during 2012, with intra-African investment showing a 33% compound growth rate, advisory firm Ernst & Young’s latest Africa Attractiveness Survey has shown....
May 06, 2013
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South Africa’s unemployment rate has risen from 24.9% in the last quarter of 2012 to 25.2% in the first quarter of this year, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported in its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey on Monday. This translated into an increase of 100...
May 03, 2013
The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) said on Friday that its departments had spent R74.7-billion, or 99%, of their budget for the 2012/13 financial year. This reflected an improvement on spending from the year before to meet the service delivery needs of South...
 
 
 
 
May 02, 2013
The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) increased in April after a slight decline in March, according to figures released on Thursday. The improvement to 50.5 points in April, from 49.3 in March, was largely driven by improvements in new sales...
Apr 30, 2013
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A new Pulse of the People survey undertaken by research firm Ipsos has found that 38% – less than four in every ten – of adult South Africans is employed. The survey, released on Tuesday, found that 28% of the working age population were employed full-time and 10%...
Apr 26, 2013
A study by security company Check Point of 900 companies in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific, including 35 companies in South Africa, found that 63% of the companies were infected with hazardous bots. “Many of the most serious threats remained...
Apr 25, 2013
More than nine-million international tourists visited South Africa last year – an increase of 10.2% compared with 2011. South Africa’s tourist growth rate in 2012 was more than double the average global tourist growth rate of about 4%, as estimated by the United...
Apr 23, 2013
Advisory firm Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) 2013 shows that nearly 80% of South African business executives plan to finance organisational growth over the next three years through retained earnings. The firm indicated this highlighted a...
Apr 17, 2013
Despite a decline in the number of fraud cases reported in Africa, the value of the reported cases more than doubled during the transition from the first to the second half of 2012, audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG’s third Africa Fraud Barometer has revealed. The...
Apr 16, 2013
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report forecasts a growth rate of 2.8%for South Africa during 2013, rising slightly to only 3.3% in 2014, owing to sluggish mining production and weakened demand from the eurozone, which...
Apr 09, 2013
New analysis of a business plan for the establishment of an industrial development zone (IDZ) at Saldanha Bay has found that such an industrial zone would create jobs, have significant economic impact and prove economically robust. The project was expected to create...
Apr 05, 2013
An open-access development data platform for 20 African countries has been launched, which enables users to extract and view developmental data from international and national sources, says development finance institution the African Development Bank (AfDB). “The...
Apr 04, 2013
A preliminary report by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has revealed that the volume of electricity consumption in South Africa decreased by 6.9% year-on-year to 17 493 GWh in February, while the seasonally adjusted electricity consumption decreased by 1.6%...
 
 
 
 
Apr 03, 2013
Business confidence in the first quarter of 2013 rose by six points, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on Wednesday. They said the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index increased to 52 in the first quarter of 2013 -- a level...
Apr 03, 2013
While the majority of South African businesspeople surveyed in advisory firm Grant Thornton’s latest International Business Report (IBR) have indicated that they would not relocate their headquarters to another country for any level of reduction in the corporate tax...
Mar 20, 2013
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Despite a marginal uptick in the theft of copper in South Africa from R11.1-million worth of the element in January to R11.2-million in February, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) believed the downward momentum seen in 2012 should continue...
Mar 12, 2013
The number of government institutions receiving clean financial audits has decreased, according to the 2011/12 report released by Auditor General Terence Nombembe on Tuesday. Only 117 of the 536 government institutions (22%) evaluated across South Africa achieved...
Mar 07, 2013
Of all emerging higher-growth economies, Africa was expected to provide the “most consistent and robust rates” of growth over the next 10 to 15 years, assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services company Ernst & Young said on Thursday. The group indicated that...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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