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Black Business Council says no thanks to state handouts

Black business wants a bigger slice of government spend, though not necessarily at the expense of white business, the Black Business Council says.

Six-week strike at Implats ends

Over 13 500 workers returned to work at Impala Platinum in Rustenburg, in what may be an end to the illegal strike.

NUM, Implats make up without CCMA intervention

A wage dispute at Impala Platinum has been resolved between it and the National Union of Mineworkers, leaving no need for the CCMA, the parties say.

Minister supports CCMA intervention at Implats

Parties involved in the labour dispute at Impala Platinum's Rustenburg operation should let the CCMA help, said Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Stay calm and carry on, Gordhan tells SA

Pravin Gordhan has told South Africans to learn from Europe's mistakes, and not worry about bad news coming out of the World Economic Forum meeting.

Davies opens the floor for input on special economic zones

The draft Special Economic Zones Bill, which aims to improve the concept of industrial development zones, has been opened for public comment.

Moody’s is wrong, says Motlanthe

Kgalema Motlanthe says Moody's downgrading of South Africa's credit rating outlook was wrong and lacked understanding of government's efforts.

Reserve Bank has difficult balancing act ahead

The Reserve Bank is under pressure to balance the potential of a full-blown financial crisis in Europe with weak growth domestically.

Massmart, standards bureau sign SME quality agreement

Massmart and the South African Bureau of Standards have signed an agreement to help small businesses improve their product quality.

Govt on wrong track for new growth path, say researchers

The government has not created the right climate to achieve the targets of the new growth path economic strategy, says the Bureau of Market Research.

Consumer confidence rises to 2009 levels

According to the MasterCard Worldwide Index of Consumer Confidence, South Africa's consumer confidence has risen to levels last seen in 2009.

Gauteng tender flaws: ‘The rot is deep’

Cosatu has welcomed the uncovering of serious flaws in the procurement of Gauteng road department tenders worth more than R1-billion.

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