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Unpacking the draft rules of empowerment

Changes to the BEE codes will affect all small businesses

What is Walmart’s R200m worth?

Local companies may be in for lucrative opportunities to supply the multinational retailer

Lawyers lick chops at labour rules

The jury has been out on whether the new set of labour-broker laws will benefit thousands of temporary workers, but litigation will soar.

Google lures small business online

A new service on Google has emerged and makes it easy to build professional-looking websites for free, which comes in handy for small businesses.

Not much for the little guy to celebrate

Some small businesses are likely to benefit from minor tax tweaks but there is no relief on the jobs front.

Conflict reigns in the workplace

An increasing number of workers have turned to the law to solve disputes with their employers.

Mining SA’s foreign ‘deal sweetener’

Local engineering firm lands Scottish mine contract with finance from a state-owned company.

Cash-strapped owners blame Sars

South Africa's tax structure leaves smaller companies dangerously out of pocket, they say.

‘Redeployed’ officials behind export crackdown, says customs

A modernisation programme to digitise local export processes may lie behind the puzzling clampdown that has left local food exporters reeling.

Exporters ‘robbed’ of tariff-free status

Small food exporters are reeling after an inexplicable clampdown by customs and excise on their goods to Europe.

Entrepreneurs ‘ageing and dying’

New research paints a picture of the dwindling number of buyers willing to take on the difficult life of a factory owner.

Seda helps iron out invoice delays

Seda has established a call centre to ensure that the government settles its payments on time.

Government launches direct lending for small businesses

Khula, the government's small-business finance agency, has quietly embarked on the state's first attempt at lending money directly to small businesses

Haunted by Cipro’s ghost

The new keeper of the companies register is battling to shake off Cipro's legacy.

Tenants ‘gatvol’ of the V&A Waterfront

New V&A owners face a shopping centre seething with discontent, writes <b>Barrie Terblanche</b>.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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