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Better milk prices fail to stem exodus
Better milk prices fail to stem exodus

While dairy farmers have benefited from a 20% rise in raw milk prices over the past 12 months, the Milk Producers Organisation says this is not enough to stem the exodus of farmers from the sector.

By Nick Hedley 30 Sep 2014 14:41

Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium's net loss of R302m
Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium's net loss of R302m

Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium has reported a net loss of R302m for the 6 months to June from a loss of just R10m at the same time a year ago.

30 Sep 2014 12:50

Astrapak strong after restructuring
Astrapak strong after restructuring

Astrapak's balance sheet is the strongest it has been in about four years, despite a widened interim loss, management says..

By Nick Hedley 30 Sep 2014 12:38

Earnings sharply down for York Timbers
Earnings sharply down for York Timbers

York Timbers has reported a substantial decline in its full-year net profit‚ dragged down by its wholesale division.

30 Sep 2014 12:26

General Electric seeks new sectors in SA
General Electric seeks new sectors in SA

General Electric (GE)‚ which is supplying a total of 376 locomotives to Transnet‚ is looking for opportunities in other sectors in SA‚ including healthcare and energy.

By Nick Hedley 30 Sep 2014 11:59

Say 'cheese' - 2014 Food Review new product award winners
Say 'cheese' - 2014 Food Review new product award winners

The 2014 Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition (NPC) winners were announced on 18 September, at an awards event at Cape Town's Radisson Blu Hotel Park Inn...

30 Sep 2014 11:47

Finalist from Durbanville Hills competes for Farm Worker of the Year 2014
Finalist from Durbanville Hills competes for Farm Worker of the Year 2014

Mervyn Davies of Durbanville Hills and regional winner of the Farm Worker of the Year 2014 award is now competing against the winners of the other 14 regions for the Western Cape title.

30 Sep 2014 11:15

All-stars return for Col'Cacchio's 2014 Celebrity Chef Series
All-stars return for Col'Cacchio's 2014 Celebrity Chef Series

Col'Cacchio pizzeria has been inviting South Africa's top culinary talent to take part in the Celebrity Chef Series since the campaign kicked off in 2009. In 2014, it is turning back the clock and bringing back three of these all-star chefs, Mike Basset, Jodi-Ann Pearton and Rudi Liebenberg, to reinvent their take on gourmet pizza for a good cause.

30 Sep 2014 10:56

Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

Public Works has wasted R34,9bn
Public Works has wasted R34,9bn

The Department of Public Works has uncovered R34.9bn in irregular expenditure dating back to 2001, Public Works Minister Thembelani Nxesi says.

30 Sep 2014 10:05

South Africans have embraced online shopping
South Africans have embraced online shopping

The latest Wonga.com South Africa device usage data indicates that 44.64% of its customers use traditional computers or laptops when applying for a short-term loan, followed by Android-powered smartphones (17.69%) and BlackBerry devices (17.06%).

30 Sep 2014 09:46

Lavazza to be exclusively distributed by AVI in South Africa
Lavazza to be exclusively distributed by AVI in South Africa

Forming part of its growth coffee growth strategy, both locally and across key African markets, AVI Limited, through its retail division Entyce Beverages and its out-of-home service division Ciro, has secured the exclusive distribution rights to Lavazza, one of the world's largest single espresso brand.

30 Sep 2014 08:49

Bowler Metcalf to merge bottling operations
Bowler Metcalf to merge bottling operations

After months of rumours‚ plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf has confirmed that it will pour its soft-drink bottler Quality Beverages‚ the maker of the Jive brand‚ into a new and bigger operation.

By Marc Hasenfuss 29 Sep 2014 13:02

Fight brewing between Gordhan and PPC?
Fight brewing between Gordhan and PPC?

Ketso Gordhan‚ who resigned as chief executive of PPC a week ago‚ is gearing up for a battle for his reinstatement‚ lining up a series of meetings this week with shareholders to build support.

By Nick Hedley 29 Sep 2014 12:46

Belaz trucks may boost ELB's earnings
Belaz trucks may boost ELB's earnings

ELB Group's agreement to be the South African distributor for the global Belaz range of heavy trucks is expected to have a substantial effect on our earnings Chief Executive Stephen Meijers said.

By Nick Hedley 29 Sep 2014 12:12

Value Logistics issues dire trading update
Value Logistics issues dire trading update

In August, Value Group - a consistent profit performer for the past dozen years - stunned the market with a dire trading update, warning that its interim earnings could be down by between 70% and 90% and its share price dropped from 500c to 412c, a 12-month low.

By Marc Hasenfuss 29 Sep 2014 11:51

E-tolls 90% compliant with CPA
E-tolls 90% compliant with CPA

The Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (CPA) is no doubt a very important, and very influential, piece of legislation in South African law and its enactment has given many consumers the confidence to stand up for their rights.

By Chantelle Gladwin and Nikita Theodosiou 29 Sep 2014 11:36

Solar electricity makes good financial sense
Solar electricity makes good financial sense

A recent report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate found that renewable energy (RE) sources have emerged with stunning and unexpected speed as large-scale, and increasingly economically viable, alternatives to fossil fuels.

29 Sep 2014 11:07

Nedbank invests R1.3bn in Newtown Junction development
Nedbank invests R1.3bn in Newtown Junction development

Helping to restore its iconic standing as one of South Africa's thriving marketplaces, Nedbank has announced the grand opening of Newtown Junction Mall - a R1.3 billion investment in the CBD precinct.

29 Sep 2014 10:15

Solutions from The Better Living Challenge on show from October
Solutions from The Better Living Challenge on show from October

The Better Living Challenge was a design competition calling for green and affordable products, systems and services to improve the homes of people living in low-income communities...

29 Sep 2014 10:11

Angry mall owners sue Pick n Pay in Mauritius contract row
Angry mall owners sue Pick n Pay in Mauritius contract row

Retail giant Pick n Pay is facing a R38-million lawsuit in Mauritius where it stands accused of dodgy business practices over a failed store in the north of the holiday island.

By Matthew Savides 29 Sep 2014 10:07

Design Yuppiechef's next card, magnet
Design Yuppiechef's next card, magnet

Yuppiechef has launched a design competition looking for a new summer card and magnet to send out with its orders. In the past, its cards and magnets have been designed by Patrick Latimer, Tatjana Buisson and its in-house designers.

29 Sep 2014 10:05

Keeping to franchisor standards improves success rates
Keeping to franchisor standards improves success rates

When entering a franchise, the new entrepreneur needs to understand that the franchisor's standards have been set for a reason and there is only so much room for originality...

By Werner Hedder 29 Sep 2014 08:20

Africa - the final frontier
Africa - the final frontier

In expanding and marketing products and services into Africa, business owners need to keep in mind that the continent of Africa has 53 countries, hundreds of languages and various cultures, making it a complex task.

By Sumesh Rahavendra 29 Sep 2014 07:46

38% of Western Cape farm projects fail
38% of Western Cape farm projects fail

An external evaluation has shown that the Western Cape saw 38% of its 246 agricultural land reform projects in the province failing and another 24% experiencing "challenges".

29 Sep 2014 07:38

US private equity firm to acquire stake in Country Bird
US private equity firm to acquire stake in Country Bird

Country Bird (CBH) announced on Thursday, 25 September 2014, that US private equity fund Black River Foods has made a firm cash offer to acquire the minority shares in the group not held by its parent company Synapp.

26 Sep 2014 15:32

Rex Trueform-Brimstone: Time for a fresh look
Rex Trueform-Brimstone: Time for a fresh look

Low-key fashion retailer Rex Trueform (Rextru), which owns the Queenspark chain, has skipped paying a dividend after racking up two consecutive years of operating losses.

By Marc Hasenfuss 26 Sep 2014 15:10

Cape winemakers go hi-tech
Cape winemakers go hi-tech

Cape winemakers want to make sure that their wines don't get pirated like movies, music and designer clothes.

26 Sep 2014 14:26

UCAN spurs DIY in SA
UCAN spurs DIY in SA

UCAN, a DIY kitchen services operating in 27 Game stores as a brand within a brand, has recently invested R8.5 million in upgrading its manufacturing equipment to meet growing DIY demand in South Africa.

26 Sep 2014 13:33

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