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Transnet dumps coal terminal for now
Transnet dumps coal terminal for now

Transnet has decided to put off its plans to build a R15bn new terminal to complement the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT).

By Andiswa Maqutu 31 Oct 2014 11:08

South Africa pushing ahead with carbon tax
South Africa pushing ahead with carbon tax

South Africa's strategy to make a contribution towards greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation was adopted by government in 2011 when the South African Cabinet approved the Carbon Tax Policy Paper. This was after the commitment made by South Africa at the 2009 Copenhagen Conference of Parties to undertake appropriate national actions to curb GHG emissions by 34% by 2020 and a further 42% by 2025.

By Happy Masondo 31 Oct 2014 09:51

Alternatives to bank loans for financing small enterprises
Alternatives to bank loans for financing small enterprises

If you're a South African entrepreneur or small business owner looking for financing to start or expand a business, you have probably become accustomed to banks and venture capital firms slamming the door in your face.

By Steven Cohen 31 Oct 2014 08:38

Trustco appoints BNY Mellon as depository bank
Trustco appoints BNY Mellon as depository bank

Trustco Group Holdings Limited has appointed BNY Mellon as depositary bank for its sponsored American depositary receipt (ADR) programme.

31 Oct 2014 08:31

NYDA welcomes age restrictions on free housing
NYDA welcomes age restrictions on free housing

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the age restriction of 35 set by the Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu for access to free public housing.

31 Oct 2014 07:58

SA government 'notes' ratings downgrade by Japan
SA government 'notes' ratings downgrade by Japan

Government says it has taken note of the decision by Japanese based credit rating agency Ratings and Investment Information Inc (R&I) to downgrade South Africa's foreign and domestic currency ratings to "BBB+" and "A-" respectively.

31 Oct 2014 07:36

Business Women's Association appoints new president
Business Women's Association appoints new president

Farzanah Mall has been appointed as president of the Business Women's Association of South Africa (BWA). She succeeds Lebohang Pheko, who resigned in August 2014.

31 Oct 2014 07:07

Growth in secured lending at an all-time high
Growth in secured lending at an all-time high

The latest Consumer Credit Market Report has indicated that growth in secured lending is at an all-time high, while the rate of growth in unsecured lending has slowed. The report was recently released by the National Credit Regulator (NCR).

31 Oct 2014 06:59

Improvements in regulations important for growth and development
Improvements in regulations important for growth and development

Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, a new World Bank Group report, has revealed that in the past year, governments around the world continued to implement a broad range of reforms aimed at improving the regulatory environment for local entrepreneurs.

31 Oct 2014 06:42

Africans equate prosperity to achieving financial freedom
Africans equate prosperity to achieving financial freedom

The latest Barclays Africa Prosper Report shows that Africans equate prosperity to achieving financial freedom.

31 Oct 2014 06:23

Increased compliance burden for PBOs is unfortunate
Increased compliance burden for PBOs is unfortunate

In the first version of the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill of 2014 that was released in July, it was proposed that public benefit organisations (PBOs) that provide assets or funding to other PBOs would have to comply with a prescribed investment regime.

By David Warneke 31 Oct 2014 06:16

Crash survivors get R22.2bn from RAF
Crash survivors get R22.2bn from RAF

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) paid a record R22.2bn to people who survived vehicle accidents in the 2013/14 financial year.

30 Oct 2014 10:20

Four ministers attend UK's BRICS conference
Four ministers attend UK's BRICS conference

The Presidency dismissed claims that President Jacob Zuma will no longer attend the 3rd Annual innovaBRICS Conference in the United Kingdom because he has been refused an audience with Prime Minister David Cameron.

27 Oct 2014 08:15