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'Ocean economy' can create 800,000 jobs

South Africa's ocean economy - which includes fishing and ship repairs and services - has the potential to create between 800,000 and one million direct jobs through Operation Phakisa Communication Minister Faith Muthambi

By More Matshediso 25 Jul 2014 06:14

Ellies earnings drop as demand weakens

Headline earnings at the electronic products manufacturer, Ellies were down by 68.3%, to 23.46c per share.

24 Jul 2014 12:16

SABMiller first quarter total beverage volumes up 3%

Global breweries company SABMiller (SAB) said its total beverage volumes grew by 3% in the first quarter‚ mainly due to strong demand from its African and European operations.

By Fifi Peters 24 Jul 2014 12:09

SA train deal doubles Alstom's order book

The order book of French transport and power firm Alstom doubled in its first quarter ended June compared with the same three months last year - thanks largely to its sizeable passenger rail contract in SA.

By Nick Hedley 24 Jul 2014 11:31

Kellogg's maintenance hits breakfast tables

Fewer South Africans got it all this morning as maintenance work at Kellogg's SA's plant has halted the production of All-Bran Flakes - and it is unlikely to resume soon.

23 Jul 2014 14:42

Mobile technology expansion needed

About 40% of companies are investing in mobile technologies across their business and consider mobility as a key part of their business strategy, according to Accenture Mobility Report 2014.

23 Jul 2014 11:59

Automotive and textile sectors to get more support

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to increase support for the automotive and clothing sectors, says Minister Rob Davies.

23 Jul 2014 10:30

Samsung's first African factory goes up in Dube

Electronics company Samsung has agreed to establish its first African manufacturing facility at KwaZulu-Natal's Dube Tradeport.

By Nick Hedley 22 Jul 2014 11:16

Vehicle sales drop as disposable income growth slows

Stats SA May vehicle and related retail sales continues to show a very weak picture.

By John Loos 22 Jul 2014 07:05

Craft beer - for the haves and the Germans

There is a rather interesting development that caught my attention recently. No, the micro beer industry is not new, however its nascent ubiquity in Cape Town city is...

By Owen Mbundu 22 Jul 2014 06:55

Distell increases investment in Africa, buys into Kenyan company

The Distell Group is to acquire a 26% stake in KWA Holding East Africa Limited (KHEAL), Kenya's foremost spirits manufacturer, bottler and distributor, increasing its investment in Africa.

21 Jul 2014 11:56

Maritime boost as development plan starts

South African President Jacob Zuma promised to help ramp up investment in the country's maritime industries as part of an ambitious plan to boost economic growth and cut unemployment.

21 Jul 2014 11:39

Plan to scrap VAT concessions for farmers

Proposals by the Treasury to scrap the value added tax (VAT) concession of a zero rating on goods and services bought by farmers for production purposes will raise input costs 14%.

By Amanda Visser 21 Jul 2014 11:16

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014 10:50

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