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Poultry producers about to rebound

The poultry sector could start to emerge from an extended downturn in the second half of this year‚ making it one to watch for analysts and fund managers.

By Nick Hedley 23 Apr 2014 10:29

Landmark ruling on social grants may open tenders to scrutiny

Companies tendering to deliver important government services risk being forced to open their books and operational information to the public, after a landmark decision of the Constitutional Court last week.

By Franny Rabkin 23 Apr 2014 08:43

Pensioners get R178m bonus from Transnet

Transnet pensioners are to receive a combined R178m bonus payment by the end of April as the company moves to ensure income levels track the rising cost of living.

By Evan Pickworth 23 Apr 2014 08:23

Motor trade sales up 3.3% in February

Motor trade sales (measured in nominal terms and current prices) increased by 3.3% year-on-year in February‚ Statistics SA reported last week

22 Apr 2014 09:30

Roads death toll similar to previous years

Despite reports that scores of people died on the roads over the Easter weekend, the number of fatalities was probably nothing out of the ordinary.

22 Apr 2014 09:17

SABC shows ANC colours in run-up to elections

For the first democratic election 20 years ago, the African National Congress ensured it would not enter the election period without the SABC - for so long a voice of the ruling party - being put into neutral hands. It understood the power of the national broadcaster as the primary source of news and information for most of the country, and its capacity to distort the national debate and influence voting. Now it appears we are entering an election again with the SABC - or at least key elements of it - captive to a ruling party.

By Anton Harber 22 Apr 2014 08:10

Broadcaster lifts ban on DA adverts

The SABC has cleverly averted a potentially embarrassing verdict over the decision to ban several DA election adverts by agreeing to flight them, pending an indefinite postponement.

17 Apr 2014 11:40

State pension fund gets new board, six months late

The Government Employees Pension Fund - shaken in recent months by internal feuding‚ a succession of disciplinary procedures and the suspension of its principal executive officer - is finally getting a new board six months after the term of the last board ended.

By Carol Paton 17 Apr 2014 08:15

DA: 1 SABC: 0

NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance wins; the SABC pulled the party's "Ayisafani" TV advert and five radio advertisements off the air last week and Icasa's Complaints and Compliance Committee, has ruled in the DA's favour, reports the SABC. Mail & Guardian reports Hlaudi "Matric? What matric?" Motsoeneng, the SABC's acting COO, has been told to back off by senior journalists, and the corporation's political bias will backfire.

17 Apr 2014 07:29

The future is smart, and it's here

Government service delivery is once again in the headlines, with ongoing protests in some areas highlighting the desperation of those living in poorer areas for access to improved services.

By Gerald Naidoo 17 Apr 2014 06:09