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Calls to cap Eskom tariff increases

The national energy regulator has been accused of not following its mandate to protect consumers by allowing above inflation electricity price hikes

PPE scandal takes the bread out of SMEs’ mouths

The Special Investigating Unit is probing contracts worth more than R5-billion, over corruption allegations regarding the procurement of goods and services needed for the government’s Covid-19 response

New banks circle small businesses

TymeBank, Bank Zero and Capitec are all looking for ways to woo businesses – including SMMEs – on to their books

Four ways to give township entrepreneurs a much-needed boost

If they are going to be the job creators that policymakers hope for, a major overhaul of mindsets and infrastructure will be necessary

Letters to the editor: May 3 to 9

Our readers write in about plastic waste, SMEs, humanism, and restitution

Greece’s business backbone nears breaking

SMEs in Greece are having trouble keeping their shops open.

Small businesses could lose

New BEE code requires business support programmes if it is to reach SMMEs.

Labour policies trouble little enterprises

Despite the state supporting them in theory, small firms are battling in a tough environment.

Google gives small business a leg up

The DTI has thrown its weight behind a Google initiative to get small businesses online and called for big companies to partner with the state.

Massmart, standards bureau sign SME quality agreement

Massmart and the South African Bureau of Standards have signed an agreement to help small businesses improve their product quality.

Development finance bodies ‘key for African SMEs’

Development finance institutions are crucial for small and medium-sized enterprisesacross Africa who struggle to gain access to finance for expansion.

SMEs better at keeping score

The balanced scorecard, which is not obsessed with ownership, has made compliance easier.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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

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