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The fable of SA’s special economic zones

The country is being pushed to develop more SEZs. But is this a viable strategy, given unemployment and ‘deglobalisation’?

SA motor industry’s sweet deal

Incentive scheme sees billions go to the industry, but supporters say incentives have knock-on benefits

Energy department intervenes to keep petrol price increase down

The total increase has been rounded up to 5c/l and will apply to both grades of petrol, with effect from September 5

SA’s economy struggling after motor strikes

South Africa's economy is slowing following strikes in the motor industry, according to the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

If they won’t swim, let them sink

Auto manufacturers must do without their costly and fruitless development lifeline.

Motor-sector workers end strike, accept 10% wage offer

A four-week strike by workers in the motor industry has come to an end as wage negotiations resulted in the acceptance of a 10% wage increase offer.

Minister intervenes in petrol attendant strike

As the strike by petrol attendants and motor industry workers draws out, the labour minister is set to meet workers, says a spokesperson.

Petrol attendant strike: Numsa rejects wage offer

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has rejected an increased wage offer as the petrol and motor retail sector enters its fourth strike day.

SA vehicle sales growth seen slowing to four-year low

South African vehicle sales growth will probably ease to the slowest pace since the 2009 recession this year because of a weaker economy.

Motor sector support hits a cul-de-sac

Incentives have come in for criticism but economic benefits outweigh costs, says state.

Zim battles to cope with flood of used cars streaming in

Owning a second-hand Japanese vehicle in Zimbabwe has never been so easy. All one needs is a runner and a bribe.

Mechanics not just about grease

The AA's school-leavers course offers insight into the world of mechanics.

Car makers cash in on subsidies

Industrial incentives are costing taxpayers billions, with vehicle subsidies -- the largest expense -- totalling more than R51-billion.

BMW staff tighten their belts

The German group had €8-billion in cash at the end of 2008, when it saw profits drop to €921-million from more than €4-billion the previous year.

Bank pledges bail-out billions

The European Investment Bank's statutes state that its outstanding loans portfolio cannot exceed 250% of its capital.

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The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend

Health workers afraid of passing Covid to family

While nurses bear the brunt of the most psychologically affected of health workers, most are concerned about access to protective supplies

Treasury presents Covid-19 corruption action plan

Reports of corruption, over-pricing and the delivery of sub-standard PPE have become the norm over the past five months as the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic

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Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

Accounting technician beats the odds to obtain a professional qualification

'Being an AT(SA) offers lifelong learning and professional development opportunities because you never get to stop learning'

Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

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