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Agribusiness

Union to oppose Hout Bay fishing factory closure

Aug 31 2015 07:00

The Food and Allied Workers Union will embark on a protest march in Cape Town to oppose the planned closure of Oceana’s fish-meal factory in Hout Bay.

Economy

Africa faces five headwinds of concern

Aug 31 2015 07:43

The continent is up for a challenging time as the coming few years will test how resilient the management of economies can become in times of strain, says an analyst

Opinion

How to protect the rand

Aug 31 2015 07:19

The correct value of the rand can give export industries the strength they need to support the currency and create jobs, says Edward Ingram.

Eskom

Zuma: Energy shortage a serious obstacle to growth

Aug 30 2015 17:13

The country’s energy shortage is a serious obstacle to growth, says President Jacob Zuma, who has officially opened Medupi 's Unit 6.

Travel & Leisure

Tourists not biting despite weak rand

Aug 30 2015 19:50

With the weaker rand – which took another tumble over the past few days – business should be looking good for Mpumalanga tourism operators. But it isn’t.

Eskom

Eskom goes into 23rd load shedding-free day

Aug 31 2015 07:50

Eskom is entering its 23rd day without load shedding, after the official opening of unit 6 of the Medupi power station by President Jacob Zuma.

News

The secret recipe to negotiating with mines and unions

Aug 30 2015 18:48

Meet the chief negotiator for the Chamber of Mines, who uses her powers of persuasion to get mining houses and unions to see eye to eye in wage talks.

Economy

SA's economic outlook: Bad news and really bad news

Aug 30 2015 16:00

Last week, economic experts gathered to discuss how to turn around SA’s dire economic outlook. The verdict? It can be done, but it’s no picnic

 

In other news

Global markets: China fears linger, focus on Fed

Aug 31 2015 07:30

Fears over the health of the Chinese economy have kept world markets on edge last week and China will remain in focus.

Shanghai leads Asia stocks down, further volatility tipped

Aug 31 2015 07:24

Chinese stocks have tumbled again, leading Asian bourses lower as uncertainty over US interest rates revived fears of a broader global economic slowdown.

Oil prices dip in Asia after huge rally

Aug 31 2015 07:15

Oil prices have fallen in Asia, coming under pressure as dealers took profits from huge gains in the previous session and tried to gauge the outlook for the US economy.

'Smart' solar trees power Wi-Fi, phones

Aug 31 2015 07:42

Smart Palm trees harness the sun's energy to allow people to look up city information, access free Wi-Fi, and charge their phones.

Here’s some good news: SA uses tech to help the poor

Aug 30 2015 15:00

Some good news in a bleak week is that South Africa came in second, behind Kenya, in a digital and financial inclusion report by the US think-tank Brookings.

Is biometrics the answer to secure and easy online payment?

Aug 30 2015 18:51

According to the SA Fraud Prevention Service, identity theft is costing the country at least R1bn per year and has increased by more than 200% in the last six years.

Getting it right amid jittery global market

Aug 30 2015 13:39

With world equity markets being jittery, structured products can provide the investor with a viable alternative to straight long only exposure, an expert says.

Fed says rate hike next month hinges on market volatility

Aug 30 2015 13:22

The Federal Reserve has left the door open to an interest rate hike even while several central bank officials acknowledged that market turmoil could delay its policy tightening.

Analysis & Opinion

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Savings

Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

 

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Myths that funding and red tape are the two biggest challenges faced by emerging companies and entrepreneurs, have been debunked by a report.
 

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