• Inside Labour

    The 'casualisation' of the workforce is often a ploy to cut costs, says Terry Bell.

  • When drones go dancing

    Drone technology's future is about to come to life in Cape Town, says Arthur Goldstuck.

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An app within an app

Aug 22 2014 11:16

A Cape Town company has created a platform for developers to easily develop and manage accounts on WeChat, taking out the hassle most app developers experience.

Mining

Business Day article misleading - Goldfields

Aug 22 2014 11:40

Gold Fields says it has taken note of what it calls a "misleading and factually inaccurate" Business Day article.

Economy

Mugabe seeks $4bn China bailout

Aug 22 2014 10:19

President Robert Mugabe is set to depart for Beijing for a $4bn cash bailout, confirming Zimbabwe’s quest for Chinese aid to ease the country's economic meltdown.

Economy

R699 car victims lose class action bid

Aug 22 2014 09:15

The Eastern Cape High Court has dismissed an application for a class action certification in the R699 car scheme case, says a lawyer representing consumers.

Currencies

Rand range-bound ahead of Yellen speech

Aug 22 2014 09:35

The rand has traded in a tight range, holding onto previous session's gains ahead of a speech by the Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Economy

Mantashe: Private sector must deal with past

Aug 22 2014 08:25

The private sector is too slow to transform and must be able to deal with apartheid moving forward, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Economy

Bank downgrades: Sarb misses the point

Aug 22 2014 07:00

It is important to separate downgrades from the health of the banking system and the Reserve Bank's commitment to financial stability, says an economist.

Economy

Prasa warns of shutting Metrorail services

Aug 22 2014 05:00

Continued violent attacks on Western Cape trains may force the Passenger Rail Agency of SA to suspend services, says CEO Mosenngwa Mofi.

 

In other news

SA maize estimate little changed - survey

18 minutes ago

South Africa is likely to slightly raise its 2014 maize output forecast, as traders expect no surprises before the end of the season.

Adcock shares boost on Bidvest news

45 minutes ago

Shares of Adcock Ingram has surged more than 4% in early trade on news that top shareholder Bidvest Group is looking to raise its stake in the drugmaker.

LNG investment of $30bn in Mozambique

52 minutes ago

More than $30bn will be invested initially in Mozambique's natural gas sector to build capacity to produce 20 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas.

London Stock Exchange profits soar

Aug 22 2014 10:15

The London Stock Exchange Group's net profits have surged in the first quarter on the back of a resurgence in stock market flotations, it says.

European markets stable at open

Aug 22 2014 10:00

Europe's main stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Friday in cautious deals before a key speech from US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

Russian import bans a boon for food tycoons

Aug 22 2014 09:53

In the escalating dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine, a group of businessmen with Kremlin connections are emerging as likely beneficiaries.

New Zealand's Spark doubles headline profit

Aug 22 2014 08:31

Spark, New Zealand's largest telecommunications company, has posted a 93.3% rise in annual net profit.

JSE little changed, retailers rebound

Aug 21 2014 18:01

Stocks on the JSE have ended little changed as investors weighed downbeat data on business activity in China that hit metal prices.

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