MAIL & GUARDIAN: Business

Blast rocks Durban’s Engen refinery

Residents are being evacuated as firefighters battle to control the blaze

Covid-19 stems ‘white’ gold rush

The pandemic hit abalone farmers fast and hard. Prices have dropped and backers appear to be losing their appetite for investing in the delicacy

SAA funds may need a top-up

Industry experts predict the R10.5-billion from the treasury to rescue the airline may not be enough, but the rescue practitioners say the money is enough to ‘settle the sins of the past’

Surveys predict Black Friday likely to fuel e-commerce

Fear of contracting the coronavirus while fighting off other shoppers will probably change how people shop for sales

China’s resource-for-infrastructure deals

Are RFIs a viable model for aiding Africa’s economic development?

The price of violence: R145-billion

The costs include expenditure on security, justice and health rather than on productive efforts, investment is driven away and psychological effects results in lower productivity

Ramaphosa: We want investment pledges to translate into new jobs

To move out of South Africa’s economic funk, Ramaphosa is prioritising the materialisation of pledges made at the previous investment conferences.

Government gets $2bn more in pledges towards infrastructure development

The New Development Bank pledges billions of dollars towards infrastructure development in South Africa. Implementing infrastructure development is one of the measures the country is counting on to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19

Gold dazzles during the pandemic

Investors have been betting on gold as a safe option during a year of tumult and uncertainty

Dossier fuels fight for auditor watchdog’s top seat

A whistleblower says the former boss of the auditing regulatory body is behind a campaign to have its new chief executive sent packing

Patel: South Africa on target to attract R1.2-trillion in investments

The trade minister says the country is on track to reach more than R1-trillion worth of investments over five years, despite Covid-19 disruptions

Public wage bill is impeding SA’s growth prospects — Busa

Business Unity South Africa is eager to talk to its social partners at Nedlac about how the spiralling public-sector wage bill can be tamed. And the organisation says these talks need to happen soon

Cheating on your funds costs you behaviour tax

Short-term financial decisions fuelled by fear and greed run contrary to long-term investment goals

Covid-19 causes Acsa to dust off its begging bowl

The SOE has asked the government for R3.5-billion in extra support over the next three years to offset losses incurred because of the pandemic

Myeni chooses silence on SAA capture

The former SAA board chairperson invoked the privilege not to incriminate herself at the Zondo commission

‘We sacrifice our families for Clover all year’

The strike at the dairy company continues, with exhausted workers demanding an end to compulsory weekend and public holiday work as well as overtime being forced on them

Government announces tailwinds on infrastructure project

Minister of public works and infrastructure Patricia de Lille and President Cyril Ramaphosa call for corruption crackdown in government during talks with investors on infrastructure development project in Midrand

SA has a retirement savings crisis

Limited understanding of finances and a low income means that millions of South Africans either don’t or can’t put money aside for when they’re older

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…