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National budget overload piles up
National budget overload piles up
Public sector wage negotiations are gearing up as immense, new pressures are emerging for the 2018 budget next month.
CIPC’s net should catch other big fish
CIPC’s net should catch other big fish
The wheels of justice appear to have been kickstarted as the criminal and regulatory authorities begin to take action against those implicated in...
Unshackling licensed professions would create jobs
Unshackling licensed professions would create jobs
Licensing, permits, certification and just about anything else that restricts supply has the effect of raising prices. In some cases, this is a...
SARB stalls cuts in rates
SARB stalls cuts in rates
Despite the rand appreciating against the dollar, and the low electricity tariff increase granted to Eskom last year, the South Africa Reserve Bank...
Ramaphosa: South Africa is open for investment
Ramaphosa: South Africa is open for investment
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is open for investment and that, among its other economic goals, the ANC will preoccupy itself with...
Debt collection’s not a dream job
Debt collection’s not a dream job
Sometimes you just catch people on a bad day. And no one knows this better than debt collectors.
Pearls of wisdom hide ugly truths
Pearls of wisdom hide ugly truths
What do pink plastic pearls have to do with unemployment, especially for our children?
Consumers’ credit health shows signs of recovery
Consumers’ credit health shows signs of recovery
Times may appear tough, with troublesome politics and lacklustre economic growth but most consumers, judging by the extent to which they defaulted...
Eskom has a problem, a R20-billion problem
Eskom has a problem, a R20-billion problem
Floundering power utility Eskom says its situation is dire and it needs R20-billion to keep the lights on until March.
Silence shrouds Steinhoff saga
Silence shrouds Steinhoff saga
After initially dominating the headlines a curious silence has settled over the Steinhoff International saga following the company’s spectacular...
​Coca-Cola SA and Sasol cut ties with McKinsey
​Coca-Cola SA and Sasol cut ties with McKinsey
Global consulting firm McKinsey has lost two more major clients because of its alleged nefarious involvement in state capture and the Guptas’...
Why business cartels thrive in South Africa
Why business cartels thrive in South Africa
The school uniform cartel in South Africa is the latest industry to be exposed for anti-competitive behaviour. The Competition Commission released...
Samsung tips record Q4 operating profit of more than $14-billion
Samsung tips record Q4 operating profit of more than $14-billion
South Korean telecom giant Samsung Electronics expects to post a record operating profit...
What’s on the cards for 2018?
What’s on the cards for 2018?
A glaring budget gap and disappointing revenue collection over the past tax year — with added commitments, such as free higher education...

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