Agriculture was the one sector that maintained momentum last year, providing essential support to the overall economy during some difficult times. Now with the drop in fuel prices, constructive labour relations in agriculture and favourable climatic conditions resulting in good yields to date, farmers need to prioritise improving efficiencies more so this year.
18 Feb 2015 08:15
A new R20 billion tax incentive to encourage investment in new manufacturing assets and employee training was formally launched by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.
By Linda Ensor 9 Nov 2010 13:15
Initiatives are underway to commercialise a domestically developed electric car.
9 Nov 2010 11:52
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions announces the publication of its Monthly Malware Statistics for October 2010.
8 Nov 2010 10:26
The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) has launched a Creative Enterprise Training Unit for Western Cape craft producers and designer makers in the East City District, a Cape Town precinct that is attracting increasing numbers of creative industries.
4 Nov 2010 07:35
Carousel fraud, estimated to have cost the EU €5bn in lost tax revenues, will be eliminated from UK trading after changes to VAT regulations came into force this week.
3 Nov 2010 11:06
NEWSWATCH: The government, in the form of GCIS head Themba Maseko, has emphatically denied any plan to shift government advertising to so-called 'patriotic' media, reports Mail & Guardian. Meanwhile, it seems The New Age has decided to muzzle its staff somewhat, reports Moneyweb
2 Nov 2010 11:10
The makers and exporters of some of the best-known SA products derived from indigenous plants and organisms have laid themselves open to criminal prosecution by failing to acquire the necessary permits. Rooibos tea and SA's best-selling liqueur, Amarula Cream, are among many such products apparently being produced and exported without the required permits from the environmental affairs department.
By Shannon Sherry 1 Nov 2010 13:39
Figures released by Transnet on Tuesday 26 October 2010 for the six months to 30 September 2010, show a 7.6% growth in revenue to R18.7 billion. Profit for the period is up 35% to R1.7 billion, reflecting the ongoing productivity improvements throughout the business, which had a positive impact on the return on assets. Cash generated from operations increased by 13.5% to R8.7 billion, demonstrating the company's ability to generate strong and sustainable cash flows.
28 Oct 2010 09:09
Manufacturers are losing out, but vehicle dealers say a strong currency is right up their street
26 Oct 2010 13:01
The South African Business Coalition On HIV/AIDS (SABCOHA) this week unveiled two important elements of the Business Sector HCT strategy. A specially-designed web-based HCT reporting tool and the SABCOHA Community Fund are important building blocks for the implementation of an effective business sector response to support the achievement of Government's HCT targets.
20 Oct 2010 13:41
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
NEW YORK, US: The United States continues to lead the world in global image, according to GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, a division of GfK Custom Research North America and Simon Anholt, the leading policy advisor.
15 Oct 2010 08:21