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Paradise for corporates and ultrarich

The Paradise Papers highlight the need for enforcing regulations to stem tax avoidance

Giant retail grocers in new probe

The Competition Commission inquiry into the grocery retail sector goes beyond exclusive property clauses.

Spar profit growth slows amid spending downturns

Financial pressure on consumers and tough competition has seen the retailer's food sales suffer in the first half of 2014.

Major supermarkets exposed in meat-label scandal

More than 80 meat products sold by major South African retailers contain water buffalo and donkey, the City Press has reported.

Big five fight for food market share

The Shoprite Group continues to lead the pack but the other retailers are pulling out all the stops.

Climbing into the driver’s seat

Women are beginning to make inroads in the manly world of trucking.

Massmart ready to sacrifice margins for market share

Walmart's SA unit Massmart is ready to push down prices and sacrifice margins in pursuit of a bigger market share, its CEO has said.

Spar FY profit up, mulls share buy back

South African grocery chain Spar Group posted a 29% rise in full-year profit as lower interest rates and economic recovery slowly boost consumer demand.

Spar first-half profit up, sees World Cup growth

Spar Group reported a 14,7% rise in first-half profit and said full-year results would be boosted by the upcoming Soccer World Cup.

JSE up, but gold stocks tumble

The JSE was up 191 points at midday on Monday, but off its record high it hit earlier as gold stocks tumbled on news that Anglo American was selling half of its stake in AngloGold. Anglo said in a statement that it expects the offering to represent a major step in the completion of its stated objectives for its stake in AngloGold Ashanti.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

Press Releases

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

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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