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Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims Peters

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accused "some media houses" and other unknown people of conducting deliberate cyber-attacks on the website of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) which is responsible for the hugely unpopular electronic tolls in Gauteng.

By Linda Ensor 24 Jul 2014 09:50

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years. As they catch up, African countries could benefit from technological developments and falling costs of wind and solar power.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014 10:50

'Ghost' buildings cost government R60m

The government has been spending R60m a year on 108 vacant buildings and R12m on 12 buildings occupied by non-government tenants.

17 Jul 2014 11:30

South Africa 'too reliant on personal taxes', says professor

South Africa relies too heavily on just two taxes in the total tax mix and, as the current tax system is already "at full stretch", any further demands would distort economic activity and taxpayer behaviour.

By Amanda Visser 10 Jun 2014 09:47

Sanral urged to reveal its secret costs

The City of Cape Town is embroiled in a bitter court battle in an attempt to make the SA National Roads Agency make public the "secret" costs of the proposed introduction of e-tolling on the N1 and N2 highways in Western Cape.

By Philani Nombembe 6 Jun 2014 09:53

FNB, PayPal's most innovative payment app winners in SA

Niel Koekemoer and Werner Janse van Rensburg are the winners of the First National Bank (FNB) and PayPal award for the most innovative application using PayPal's payment platform.

25 Oct 2010 13:26

Negotiating telecoms contracts - are you getting the best value?

Telecommunications form a vital part of doing business today, and in many organisations the cost of this can be in excess of 2% of the company's turnover, or even more in organisations that spend time proactively contacting customers and prospects.

By Steven Woods 25 Oct 2010 12:35

Choosing an accountant who is a technophobe is risky

Most small to medium companies have chosen their accounting firms based on price and, quite often, the company's ability to minimise tax payments. The smart business owner, however, will need to look at other key indicators if they want to minimise their own risk exposure.

25 Oct 2010 11:17

FNB releases August building stats

FNB released the latest statistics on the building industry yesterday 20 October 2010 for the period up to 31 August 2010.

22 Oct 2010 13:23

Own your own vineyard row

The Stables Wine Estate, KwaZulu-Natal, has launched Adopt-A-Row, which gives people the chance to become "custodians", having their own little piece of a vineyard in Africa.

20 Oct 2010 13:24

SPS first processor of Street Savings mobile marketing

ORANGE, US: Secure Payments Systems (SPS), a national leader of value-added payment services and transaction processing in the US and Canada, has announced that it has become the first direct processor of Street Savings mobile marketing products.

20 Oct 2010 12:35

Proposed NHI budget requires improbable economic growth

A research report released this week by Econometrix shows the ANC's proposed budget for a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme requires exceptionally high economic growth of 7% per annum and, if implemented in its current form, could squeeze out other forms of spending such as education, housing and productive infrastructure.

20 Oct 2010 10:45

FNB Life gets insurance CEO

FNB Life, one the fastest growing businesses in the FirstRand Group, has appointed Dushen Naidoo as CEO, formerly the divisional director in charge of product management within Retail SA at Liberty Life with 12 years' experience in corporate and retail banking.

19 Oct 2010 09:43

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