Barrie Terblanche

Generating power from waste

Deep in the industrial boondocks of the Cape Flats there are signs that small businesses could shake off the dead hand of Eskom.

Unpacking the draft rules of empowerment

Changes to the BEE codes will affect all small businesses

What is Walmart’s R200m worth?

Local companies may be in for lucrative opportunities to supply the multinational retailer

Lawyers lick chops at labour rules

The jury has been out on whether the new set of labour-broker laws will benefit thousands of temporary workers, but litigation will soar.

Google lures small business online

A new service on Google has emerged and makes it easy to build professional-looking websites for free, which comes in handy for small businesses.

Not much for the little guy to celebrate

Some small businesses are likely to benefit from minor tax tweaks but there is no relief on the jobs front.

Conflict reigns in the workplace

An increasing number of workers have turned to the law to solve disputes with their employers.

Mining SA’s foreign ‘deal sweetener’

Local engineering firm lands Scottish mine contract with finance from a state-owned company.

Cash-strapped owners blame Sars

South Africa's tax structure leaves smaller companies dangerously out of pocket, they say.

‘Redeployed’ officials behind export crackdown, says customs

A modernisation programme to digitise local export processes may lie behind the puzzling clampdown that has left local food exporters reeling.

Exporters ‘robbed’ of tariff-free status

Small food exporters are reeling after an inexplicable clampdown by customs and excise on their goods to Europe.

Entrepreneurs ‘ageing and dying’

New research paints a picture of the dwindling number of buyers willing to take on the difficult life of a factory owner.

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