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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.


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.


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.


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


Seven ways to weather the economic storm

Aug 30 2015 15:00

For the past two years consumers were warned that there were tough times ahead, while day-to-day living became more and more expensive.


Zim relaxes empowerment law to boost investment

Aug 30 2015 14:22

Zimbabwe is relaxing a black economic empowerment law forcing foreign-owned firms to sell majority shares to locals in a bid to attract investment, says a cabinet minister.


SA orange farmers turn east after EU fungus dispute

Aug 30 2015 13:00

Citrus farmers are turning to new markets in Asia after the European Union temporarily halted imports over concern that a fungal disease would spread to farms in Spain.


Zuma officially unveils Medupi Unit 6

Aug 30 2015 12:08

President Jacob Zuma has officially opened one of six generating units at Medupi Power Station in Lephalale, Limpopo.


In other news

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.

Britain attacks 'broken' EU migration system, demands tighter rules

Aug 30 2015 13:12

Europe's migration system is broken, says British Interior Minister Theresa May, blaming its borderless system for exacerbating a migrant crisis and demanding tighter rules.

China fears linger as focus on Fed sharpens

Aug 30 2015 13:06

Fears over the health of the Chinese economy kept world markets on edge last week and China will remain in focus, along with the question over a US interest rate increase.

European stocks mixed at end of turbulent week

Aug 28 2015 19:24

Europe's main stock markets have closed mixed after a rollercoaster week driven by concerns over China's slowing growth.

China's richest man on the country's growth 'fantasy'

Aug 28 2015 17:40

China's richest man says government needs to give up any 'fantasy' of maintaining high economic growth rates, while Beijing grapples to contain a market meltdown.

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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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