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Economy

Events can make SA tourism more sustainable

Aug 03 2015 21:15

It is very important for the SA tourism industry to also focus on business events in order to be sustainable, says Thulani Nzima, CEO of SA Tourism.

Travel & Leisure

SAA names Mpshe as acting CEO

Aug 03 2015 19:48

SAA has appointed human resources manager Thuli Mpshe as acting chief executive officer and has started a process to recruit a permanent appointment to the post.

Financial Services

Maternity leave: who qualifies?

Aug 03 2015 17:00

When does a man qualify for maternity leave? It’s a complicated issue as a recent case has demonstrated.

Economy

Tourism can do well despite visa issues - minister

Aug 03 2015 18:09

The SA tourism and events industry must do what it does well regardless of challenges like the new visa regulations, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Tech

Probe launched into telecoms department

Aug 03 2015 16:06

Leadership problems that cause 'paralysis' at the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services are set to be independently investigated.

Mining

Some NUM members snub gold wage offer

Aug 03 2015 16:25

Some members of the National Union of Mineworkers have rejected a pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, a union source says.

Eskom

Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding

Aug 03 2015 14:47

Eskom says it will implement stage 2 load shedding due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity.

Economy

Still far too few women in electricity sector - official

Aug 03 2015 14:23

The Johannesburg City Power MD says it is unacceptable that 21 years into democracy, women still play a miniscule role in a sector critical to economic growth.

 

In other news

Greece agree pension reforms to apply from July

Aug 03 2015 20:15

Greece and its lenders discussing a third multi-billion-euro bailout deal have agreed that pension reforms will affect only those who retired after the end of June.

European stocks close mixed

Aug 03 2015 20:08

European equities have closed mixed, with London's FTSE 100 index dropping 0.11% to finish at 6 688.62 points.

US stocks open busy data week mixed

Aug 03 2015 20:06

Wall Street stocks are mixed as a heavy week of US economic reports and earnings kicked off with data showing a slight rise in consumer spending in June.

Greek stocks close with record drop of 16.23%

Aug 03 2015 17:23

Greece's stock exchange has closed with a record drop of 16.23% on reopening after a five-week shutdown caused by capital controls.

Europe's top stock markets shrug off Greek plunge

Aug 03 2015 16:50

Europe's main stock markets have lifted, appearing to shrug off a plunge in Athens as Greek trading resumed after a five-week shutdown.

Gold struggles after worst month in two years

Aug 03 2015 16:32

Gold has steadied not far above a 5-1/2-year low, struggling to scale higher at the start of the month after its deepest loss in two years in July.

Greek factory output collapses as banks close

Aug 03 2015 11:15

Greek manufacturing activity in July plunged to the lowest level on records going back 16 years, due to a dive in new orders and a three-week bank shutdown.

China July factory activity shrinks most in 2 years

Aug 03 2015 11:00

China's factory activity has shrunk more than estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell, dashing hopes of a steadying economy.

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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