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Lisa Steyn

Davies: Africa needs industrialisation for continued growth

Africa is the next growth frontier but industrialisation and regional economic diversification is vital to ensure its growth spurt can be sustained.

Alarm as profits nose-dive

Airlines are being forced to think beyond the traditional because of the large fixed costs, writes Lisa Steyn.

Illegal miners pick away at dead mines

A vast underground network on the East Rand provides riches for those prepared to take the risk, writes Lisa Steyn.

Cash for growth and dividends

Companies have defended their money management strategies after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan lashed out over lack of investnment.

Treasury steps in to support tolls

The South African treasury has warned that halting the user-pay system (e-tolls) will have dire consequences for South Africa's finances.

Caution tarnishes the silver lining

Despite signs of economic growth, inflation and energy fears have put a damper on South Africa's economic forecasts.

New platinum mine aims for energy efficiency

The IDC has invested in a platinum mine which hopes to create 9 000 jobs and use a unique process to make it more energy efficient.

SAA agrees to R18.8-million price collusion settlement

The Competition Commission has finalised settlement agreements worth R44-million with SAA and Singapore Airlines for collusion ahead of the World Cup.

State calls AllPay a ‘sore loser’

AllPay says specifications for mega grant payments tender were changed at the last minute so that its competitor, Cash Paymaster Services,could win.

Hot wheels and short hemlines

Last weekend South Africa's first roller derby tournament heated up the mean streets of Modderfontein with fishnets, lace and girls on skates.

Development zones left out in the cold

Poor departmental planning could explain why the widely touted special economic zones aren't properly funded or up and running.

Job creation still key, but the figures do not tell the story

The government has claimed that job creation is its top priority yet it has cut the allocated budget by almost R4-billion from last year.

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