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SA craft lager earns gold at Berlin festival

South Africa's burgeoning craft beer industry has been thrust onto the global map with a Stellenbosch-based brewer winning the best lager prize at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Award contest in Germany.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014 16:39

No rush to Modderfontein is likely

The recent acquisition by Shanghai Zendai of 1,600ha of vacant land between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton, and the subsequent unveiling of the global investor's plans to build the "New York" of Africa, understandably caused quite a stir in South African commercial property quarters.

By Ken Reynolds 30 Jul 2014 16:28

Win designer bracelets for two with Amarula

To celebrate Women's Month and the vital role women play in producing Amarula, the brand is running a special online "for you and your best friend" competition with a R40,000 Jenna Clifford African Original jewellery prize for two.

30 Jul 2014 16:13

Hulamin's earnings up 42% on weaker rand

Hulamin, a manufacturer of semi- fabricated and fabricated aluminium products saw normalised earnings go up by 42% in the six months to June as continued rand weakness benefited the company's significant export volumes.

By Mark Allix 30 Jul 2014 12:45

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014 12:13

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech said yesterday its employees have embarked on a strike over wages.

30 Jul 2014 11:49

Rise of biometrics in retail to combat fraud

Biometric technology is increasingly becoming a part of life, but it still remains confined to specific applications where the need for identity authentication is paramount. Considering the current economic climate, one can expect to see a dramatic increase in the use of biometrics in retail.

By Marius Coetzee 30 Jul 2014 11:46

Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will ask the Western Cape High Court next week to grant it a secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential.

By Carol Paton 30 Jul 2014 11:15

Showcase offers taste of Nedbank CWG Auction wines

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction will host its public tastings of exceptional wines, representing over three decades of winemaking prowess, at its showcase in Cape Town on Thursday, 21 August and Johannesburg on Wednesday, 27 August 2014.

30 Jul 2014 11:02

Will the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) impact your business?

After the intense spotlight on the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) when it was partially enacted in November 2013, media attention seems to have dimmed. Many may be left wondering if this legislation will have a significant impact on their business and whether they should be actively preparing for it, or adopting a 'wait and see' position. Claire Watson interviewed Alison Treadaway, Managing Director at customer communication management specialist, Striata, on the basics of this much-anticipated legislation, and how it will affect businesses as well as the communications industry in South Africa.

Issued by Striata SA 30 Jul 2014 10:35

Consumers fleece providers by cancelling debit orders

While criminal syndicates played a major role in fleecing unsuspecting consumers with bogus debit orders, consumers are equally guilty in conning companies who provide legitimate goods and services by reversing debit orders once they had taken delivery of the merchandise or service.

29 Jul 2014 10:22

Tongaat Mall plans not approved

Rectangle Properties has conceded in the Department of Labour-appointed commission of inquiry into the collapse of the Tongaat Mall that the plans for the development were never approved.

25 Jul 2014 08:50

Zuma responds to debate on Presidency's budget

President Jacob Zuma said the gains that await developing countries through the BRICS New Development Bank will far outweigh the cost of establishing the bank.

25 Jul 2014 06:59