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Brisbane office building bought by Investec

Investec Australia Property Fund (IAPF), a JSE-listed rand hedge announced that it had bought a large office development in Brisbane for A$65.5m (R652m).

By Alistair Anderson 22 Jul 2014 11:55

Four Rosmead, for sure!

Four Rosmead is the kind of Cape Town boutique hotel where you would put your visiting family and friends who can afford to fly First but choose Business class instead.

By Brian Berkman 22 Jul 2014 11:49

Tongaat Mall's design was not flawed says engineer

The design of the collapsed Tongaat Mall, north of Durban, was not flawed according to engineer Dr Piet Pretorius.

22 Jul 2014 11:39

Rising interest rates cycle could affect SMEs

As South Africa comes to grips with the rising interest rates cycle, small and medium-sized businesses will face a tough task to stay in business. Following the end of a cycle in which the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) kept interest rates at their lowest levels in decades, the current trend will be a challenge for various sectors of the South Africa economy. The rise in interest rates will definitely have an impact on small and medium-sized businesses in the short-term, because it is affecting the entire eco-system that the sector needs in order to flourish.

By Lee Bromfield 22 Jul 2014 11:31

Peak-hour Gautrain pressure on transport systems

Gautrain and bus patronage levels have shown consistent growth since their inception. The average weekday train usage stands at about 55,000 passengers a day and bus usage is at about 22,000 passengers a day.

By Errol Braithwaite 22 Jul 2014 11:30

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‚ after Dube's special economic zone (SEZ) status was approved by the Cabinet two weeks ago.

By Nick Hedley 22 Jul 2014 11:16

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

NAPM calls for elimination of VAT on life saving medicines

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has proposed a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in its submission to the Davis Tax Committee, tasked with assessing the country's tax policy framework and its role in supporting the objectives of inclusive growth, employment, development and fiscal sustainability in South Africa.

21 Jul 2014 08:54

Consumer Science lands in SA

With emerging markets key to the growth strategy and investments that need to take place in the Middle East and African Region, Mondelez International has opened a new Sensory Laboratory in South Africa - the first in the EEMEA region. The global head of Consumer Sciences at Mondelez International, Marcia Young, was in South Africa for the opening. I caught up with her.

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Jul 2014 13:22

Dogs can get their love and Epol

Martin & Martin has re-introduced Epol dry dog food to South African dog owners.

18 Jul 2014 11:56

The Queen - fit for a king

When you're staying in the land's third oldest hotel you expect to see cracks showing and the plaster crumbling from the walls.

By Brian Berkman 18 Jul 2014 09:00

Businesses have to adapt to survive constantly changing retail landscape

Businesses have to adapt to survive a constantly changing landscape. Certainly, in the mall marketing industry, budgets have shrunk but client's demands are higher than ever.

By Stuart HIll 17 Jul 2014 15:12

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 98: Fast Company SA, The Lean Startup methodology and Brad Sugar

This week on the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, which is bursting at the seams with guests, we host Brad Sugars, Founder of Action Coach Worldwide, as well as Daniel Marcus, CEO of Living Your Brand and Robbie Stammers about Fast Company magazine. Join show host Warren Harding every Thursday from 9am-10am from the 2oceansVibe Radio studios. [twitterfall]

16 Jul 2014 10:03