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SME survey sheds light on job creation
SME survey sheds light on job creation

South African small businesses are ready and willing to create jobs - but some things are going to have to change to motivate them to do so...

31 Mar 2015 11:45

Government appears to be listening; SMEs encouraged to keep engaging with the State in 2015
Government appears to be listening; SMEs encouraged to keep engaging with the State in 2015

The 2015 Budget revealed a serious commitment from the state to growing small businesses - in this climate of constructive reform; SAICA's second SME survey could encourage the Department for Small Business Development (DSBD) to institute even more effective changes...

31 Mar 2015 11:13

Home Affairs staff unhappy with six-day work week
Home Affairs staff unhappy with six-day work week

NEWSWATCH: The Department of Home Affairs says it is unperturbed by a possible employee strike. Its staff are unhappy because, as of this week, they will be required to work on Saturdays.

24 Mar 2015 12:24

Manufacturing to benefit from R20 billion tax lure

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

SA to commercialise electric car

Initiatives are underway to commercialise a domestically developed electric car.

9 Nov 2010 11:52

Zeus, fake archives set the malware tone for October
Zeus, fake archives set the malware tone for October

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

New craft training unit in Cape Town
New craft training unit in Cape Town

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

VAT change eliminates carousel fraud threat from carbon markets
VAT change eliminates carousel fraud threat from carbon markets

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

Gov to shift adspend? Never!
Gov to shift adspend? Never!

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

Permit problems for some exporters
Permit problems for some exporters

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

Transnet shows promising growth
Transnet shows promising growth

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

Strong rand has SA in its grip

Manufacturers are losing out, but vehicle dealers say a strong currency is right up their street

26 Oct 2010 13:01

SABCOHA leads business sector response to national HCT campaign
SABCOHA leads business sector response to national HCT campaign

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

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