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Transpaco continues to feel strike effects
Transpaco continues to feel strike effects

Packaging group Transpaco said it expects the tough trading environment in the plastics and metal sector to continue "for a while" following a recent national strike.

21 Aug 2014 10:52

Measures implemented to reduce child labour and exploitation
Measures implemented to reduce child labour and exploitation

The Department of Labour says interventions to improve the social security and welfare of children have resulted in government being able to reduce the widespread use of child labour.

21 Aug 2014 07:38

Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems
Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems

President Jacob Zuma has told Ministers, Premiers and Mayors, who are part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), that they must jointly develop a problem-solving culture and fix infrastructure problems facing South Africa.

21 Aug 2014 07:15

New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on
New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on

The Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) Tshediso Matona is Eskom's new Chief Executive Officer and his appointment has been confirmed by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

21 Aug 2014 06:48

A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks
A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks

A 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut the number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million, saving lives and money, local research has found.

20 Aug 2014 11:21

Metair's results bolstered by Mutlu Akü deal
Metair's results bolstered by Mutlu Akü deal

Metair‚ a manufacturer and distributor of mainly automotive products‚ saw its Mutlu Akü vehicle and industrial battery company in Turkey significantly bolster group revenue for the six months to June.

By Mark Allix 20 Aug 2014 10:48

Redisa recycling plants operating in Eastern Cape
Redisa recycling plants operating in Eastern Cape

Two of the four tyre recycling depots planned for the Eastern Cape this year are already operating under the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of SA (Redisa).

20 Aug 2014 10:27

Could Africa become like China?
Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014 11:50

Informal sector stagnates amid employment woes
Informal sector stagnates amid employment woes

The latest survey of employers and self-employed South Africans by Statistics SA shows the informal sector's contribution to gross domestic product has remained at about 5% from 2001 to 2013.

By Amanda Visser 18 Aug 2014 11:47

Tyre-recycling businesses protect environment
Tyre-recycling businesses protect environment

A five-year initiative to create a sustainable industry to recycle millions of scrapped tyres every year, is making progress and attracting international interest.

By David Furlonger 18 Aug 2014 11:22

Denel making sustainable profits again
Denel making sustainable profits again

The annual financial results released by state-owned arms manufacturer Denel show that the company has returned to profitability on a sustainable basis‚ group Chief Executive Riaz Saloojee says.

By Linda Ensor 18 Aug 2014 10:23

Rural cooperative wins NW entrepreneur award
Rural cooperative wins NW entrepreneur award

A rural agricultural cooperative, which uses animal fat to make bars of soap won the 2014 North West Female Entrepreneur Award.

18 Aug 2014 08:17

Government to 'create' 100 black industrialists
Government to 'create' 100 black industrialists

Government has set itself the goal of 'creating' 100 black industrialists in the next three years to contribute to the economy and create jobs, Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina said.

By Nosihle Shelembe 15 Aug 2014 08:23

Eastern Cape needs funds for Argentinian soya joint venture
Eastern Cape needs funds for Argentinian soya joint venture

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is talking to government and private companies to help fund a multimillion-rand agricultural venture to farm soya beans.

14 Aug 2014 06:15

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