Tariffs

Africa’s free trade agreement: Curse or blessing?

The African free trade agreement is hailed as a huge step forward by some, but criticized as a project with little chance of coming true by others

China accuses US of ‘naked economic terrorism’

The world's top two economies are at loggerheads as trade talks have apparently stalled

Nersa’s yes — no to Eskom

The power utility will get much less than it asked for, but the new tariffs will still bust pockets

Communities say Eskom tariff increase will make the cost of living unbearable

Nersa kicked off its nationwide public hearings in Cape Town this week to deliberate on Eskom’s tariff applications

READ IN FULL: Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly

President Donald Trump’s addressed the United Nations General Assembly today where he emphasised that 'America is governed by Americans'

China sets retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods

China had previously warned that it would target $60-billion in US goods if Trump made good on his threat to impose the new tariffs

Sugar tariff hike satisfies no one

The increase is less than local producers wanted, while companies say it entrenches inefficiencies

US suspends duty-free benefits for apparel from Rwanda

Rwanda blames used clothing — which mainly comes from the US — for undermining the development of its local textile industry

EU’s Juncker in last-ditch bid to end Trump trade war

At stake is a White House threat to slap a daunting wave of tariffs on European auto exports to the US

Eskom forces consumers to shop around for alternatives

Eskom may produce 90% of electricity, but steep tariff hikes in recent years mean that users will increasingly look for more affordable solutions

Eskom: Switch off now or we’ll load shed

Eskom has released two warnings within hours: switch off non-essential appliances or face load shedding; and prepare for another rate hike.

Pioneer Foods dumps the poultry business

SA's second-largest food producer by value, Pioneer Foods, is calling it quits after a tough year in the broiler industry.

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders