Business

South Africa among countries where debt collection is most difficult

Some small to medium businesses are taking as long as 180 days to settle debts, according to an assessment by international insurer Allianz Trade

Spaza shops take centre stage in township economy

Consumers living in such areas are spending more at spazas than big retailers, according to a report

South Africa’s factory gate inflation set for another rise

Producer price inflation reached 13.1% in April, marking the highest print since 2012

Expand the public service, especially in healthcare and education

The state has to employ another one million people to match international standards

Eskom confirms wage-related protests at six coal-fired power stations

The demonstrations have coincided with stage 2 rotational power cuts which the state-owned utility says will remain in place until Sunday due to the breakdown of four generation units

Online retail sales boost warehouse sector

The increase in e-commerce is driving the demand in storage and distribution space, it will also hurt bricks and mortar retail in the long run

At 6.5%, inflation seals another ‘aggressive’ interest rate hike

Inflation has breached the ceiling of the Reserve Bank’s target range for the first time in more than five years

South Africa on weak footing amid global recession fears

A deep downturn is unlikely, analysts say. But, if it does happen, another recession will be even more difficult to recover from

After Comair, how will the South African aviation industry fare?

Local ticket prices have risen by at least 35% to 40% as a result of Comair’s collapse

Investing in critical minerals is the only way for a clean energy transition – report

Due to the move to net-zero carbon emissions, demand for these minerals is surging

How executives’ salaries for listed companies are structured

These firms are not required to disclose wage gaps and there is no incentive for remuneration committees or consultants to push for lower executive salaries or to lessen the wage gaps

Sibanye-Stillwater wage deadlock lifted

Sibanye-Stillwater’s three-month strike has come to an end after the mining company signed a three-year wage deal with unions

Activity in Africa’s insurance market is on the increase

Regional and international insurance giants are tying the knot to grow the market

Competition Commission: Zero tolerance for price gouging by airlines

After Comair suspended its flights, the Competition Commission has said it will look into any signs of price gouging

OPINION | Our small businesses face big problems

Small, medium and micro enterprises are vital to the economy yet there is much more the government can do to help them grow

Kulula and British Airways close doors for good

Comair fails to get funding and business rescue practitioners don’t believe the airline can be rescued

Airlines warned price gouging will not be tolerated

After Comair suspended its flights, the Competition Commission has said it will look into any signs of price gouging

Ismail Momoniat appointed acting director general of the treasury

Momoniat’s temporary appointment follows the resignation of former director general Dondo Mogajane, who worked in the ministry for 23 years.
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