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Raising interest in Davos

African issues have shifted from being a “fringe” activity at the gathering a few years ago, according to the minister of trade and industry.

Playing chicken with the poor

Though aimed at job protection, the new tax on chicken imports could benefit retailers the most.

Scrapping treaties will not hurt ties

Minister says proposed legislation will provide clarity about the protections investors will enjoy.

Law to stop black empowerment ‘fronting’ approved

New legislation says companies should be fined at least 10% of sales for misrepresenting the measures they have undertaken to promote BEE.

SA and Algeria to increase trade

South Africa and Algeria have agreed to speed up the formation of the Joint Trade and Investment Committee, says the department of trade and industry.

Co-operatives to benefit from more dedicated support in SA

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said an agency will be established to offer co-operatives financial and non-financial support in South Africa.

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Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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