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Informal traders receive training in bookkeeping
Informal traders receive training in bookkeepingArticle

Thirty-two informal traders in Atlantis, Dunoon and Kraaifontein are being upskilled with accredited bookkeeping training, through the City of Cape Town's Area Economic Development Department...

11 May 2021

Herman de Kock, executive head of sales, Nedbank Business Banking
Key growth opportunities in a struggling South African economyArticle

It is over a year since Covid-19 made its formal entrance into the global economy, and with second and third waves taking root across the world, business owners are rightfully asking where growth will come from in 2021...

Herman de Kock 10 May 2021

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

South African manufacturer KAS Africa secures $10m investment
South African manufacturer KAS Africa secures $10m investmentArticle

KAS Africa, a leading contract manufacturer of personal, home, baby and oral care FMCG products, has received an investment with an aggregate value of $10m from TRT Investments Limited...

Issued by KAS Africa 14 Apr 2021

Wiehann Olivier, partner, Mazars
MTI Ponzi scheme highlights need for crypto regulationArticle

Mirror Trading International (MTI) has been unmasked as what was been termed as the world's largest cryptocurrency Ponzi scam...

Wiehann Olivier 13 Apr 2021

FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020
FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020Article

FNB has reported a 46% increase in the total number of buyers who purchased secondary properties in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019...

7 Apr 2021

Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture
Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agricultureArticle

Access to finance, land and markets remain key barriers for women entrepreneurs in agriculture. When devising policy, governments should be mindful of these obstacles and deliberate about supporting women in agriculture...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 30 Mar 2021

Eskom head office
Kusile and Medupi design defects rectified, yet load shedding goes onArticle

Although the design defects at five units at Medupi and Kusile power stations been corrected, this has not done much to relieve the current state of load shedding in country...

18 Mar 2021

Disclosure - The pathway to corporate reporting reform
Disclosure - The pathway to corporate reporting reformArticle

Corporate reporting has undergone, and continues to undergo, substantial changes, upgrades, advances, and methodological enhancement. The nature and scope of reporting today has had a paradigm shift compared to forty years ago...

Milton Segal, Issued by SAICA 12 Mar 2021

Moshe Capital Fund Managers seeks investment opportunities of up to R350m
Moshe Capital Fund Managers seeks investment opportunities of up to R350mArticle

Private equity company Moshe Capital Fund Managers is actively seeking to invest R350 million into diverse companies with a solid presence in their sectors...

10 Mar 2021

Rail sector ready to boost economy - African Rail Industry Association
Rail sector ready to boost economy - African Rail Industry AssociationArticle

The unemployment rate is imposing 'significant' pressure on taxpayers and the country's budget, but the rail sector is ready to contribute to reducing these numbers...

26 Feb 2021

E&T - A year in review
E&T - A year in reviewArticle

2020 was a year full of growth and opportunities for E&T Minerals. It was a learning curve for our organisation as we optimised our operations, administration, corporate structure, processes and compliance...

Issued by E&T Minerals 25 Feb 2021

NEF launches an Economic Distress Fund
NEF launches an Economic Distress FundArticle

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in partnership with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has established an Economic Distress Fund to provide concessionary business loans to Black-owned and managed enterprises...

22 Feb 2021

Taking the temperature of your business's financial health
Taking the temperature of your business's financial healthArticle

New Year, new you? But how about new resolutions for your business? The new year is the perfect time to set professional goals and focus on taking your small business to the next level - and one of the best ways you can do that, is to focus on your business's financial health and more specifically, its cash...

Burton Matthews, Issued by Topco Media 19 Feb 2021

Nivaash Singh, co-head of mining and resources finances, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking
Global commodities' position as a bull sector within a bear market represents a unique opportunity for African miningArticle

The world's mining sectors' performanc usually tracks the ups and downs of global GDP. However, this historic correlation has never really been tested against the backdrop of a truly global health and economic crisis...

Nivaash Singh 16 Feb 2021

Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?
Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?Article

There's a new nature conservation strategy in town - and it means business...

Tom Oliver 8 Feb 2021

Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?
Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?Article

"As much as the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities, it has also revealed unseen opportunities. By and large it tested business continuity, planning, digital ecosystems and their stretch capabilities...

Michael Smollan 28 Jan 2021

Andrew Duvenage, MD, NFB Private Wealth Management.
#BizTrends2021: The 4 themes for the new yearArticle

The four themes we expect to find traction during 2021 are coronavirus and the vaccines deployed against it; reflation; a global move toward even tighter regulation; and crypto assets, as opposed to only cryptocurrencies...

Andrew Duvenage, 14 Jan 2021

4 reasons a business should consider franchising
4 reasons a business should consider franchisingArticle

Over the last couple of years, we have seen a sharp increase in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration between entities, as owners scramble to expand, innovate and increase their overall competitive advantage in highly saturated markets...

Seani Ramabulana 14 Jan 2021

Terence Williams, CEO of Aon South Africa
10 current and future risks influencing the insurance marketArticle

The State of Market in South Africa 2020 insurance survey of business and insurance landscapes both globally and locally provides 10 current and future risk trends...

Terence Williams 26 Nov 2020

Rupert Hare, portfolio manager, Prescient Investment Management.
Why asset allocation is the most important contributor to long-term returnsArticle

Stories are often enthusiastically shared around the dinner table about who has picked a winning stock or how much value a share offers...

Rupert Hare 9 Nov 2020

Construction critical to post-Covid economic recovery in SA
Construction critical to post-Covid economic recovery in SAArticle

Traditionally, the development of risk management plans is tailored to address assessed and quantified risks...

29 Oct 2020

South African Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni. The origins of the country’s fiscal crisis are deeper than Covid-19. Getty Images
South Africa's waning economic fortunes demand harsh policy adjustments: who will bear the brunt?Article

The social and economic crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated South Africa's fiscal crisis. But the origins of the fiscal crisis are deeper. It is a structural crisis that will define public policy over the years ahead...

Michael Sachs 29 Oct 2020

Tanya van Lill, CEO, Savca
Why a simple Reg 28 amendment could fuel the SA economyArticle

Covid-19 and the ensuing national lockdown has had a dramatic effect on all spheres of South African society, but small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - especially those in the service sector - have been particularly hard hit...

22 Oct 2020

Andre de Ruyter, CEO, Eskom
De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 1Article

Ten months into the job, Eskom's newish boss, André de Ruyter, jokes that he is a veteran compared to the longevity of CEOs past. And nobody envies him the task of putting a debt-ridden, plundered and neglected business back together again...

Nicci Botha 21 Oct 2020

Cultivating agri development, economic growth in Africa
Cultivating agri development, economic growth in AfricaArticle

At a time when the rest of the world is re-thinking its approach to commercial agriculture, Africa has a clear opportunity to refresh its approach to the sector and become an emerging force.

13 Oct 2020

Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industry
Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industryArticle

While many sectors have found reprieve in the easing of the national lockdown to alert level 1, which includes the reopening of borders to tourists, the South African restaurant industry is experiencing a slow recovery...

Rene Botha 13 Oct 2020

'Keep on walking' just took on a new meaning
'Keep on walking' just took on a new meaningArticle

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's walking president, set tongues wagging when he first took office thanks to his habit of taking a brisk morning walk...

Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele 9 Oct 2020

Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry
Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industryArticle

The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6bn per month in 2021.

7 Oct 2020

Photo: Sasol
Climate risk still plagues Sasol despite Lake Charles saleArticle

Sasol's sale of a 50% stake in its troubled Lake Charles project in Louisiana, USA is generally regarded as positive for the group as the $2bn cash injection will go a long way to reducing its formidable debt burden...

7 Oct 2020

Motshegwa More, senior associate consultant, IQBusiness
Impact investing and ubuntu: The potential to change South AfricaArticle

As South Africans, we are familiar with the term and concept of 'ubuntu' - which encapsulates humanity through the idea that we are who we are because of others, those who have come before us, and those who currently stand with us...

Motshegwa More 30 Sep 2020

Public comment sought on draft Cofi Bill
Public comment sought on draft Cofi BillArticle

National Treasury is soliciting public comments on the second draft of the Conduct of Financial Institutions (Cofi) Bill, which was published on Monday...

29 Sep 2020

Gender-responsive budgeting as a response to widening gender inequality
Gender-responsive budgeting as a response to widening gender inequalityArticle

Gender equality has been a burning issue for some time, with little tangible progress made. In response to growing demands for justice, organisations have become vocal in advocating against, and raising awareness around, social challenges that oppress women...

Keketso Kgomosotho 23 Sep 2020

E&T Minerals announces bid for Optimum Coal Mine
E&T Minerals announces bid for Optimum Coal MineArticle

South African commodity trading and brokerage house E&T Minerals is one of the companies/organisations bidding for OCM (Optimum Coal Mine)...

Issued by E&T Minerals 17 Sep 2020

Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into action
Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into actionArticle

South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way...

Charles Marais 15 Sep 2020

How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?
How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?Article

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant economic stresses and strained operating environment reflect in the major banks' results ending June 2020.

11 Sep 2020

Post-Covid-19: What lies ahead for SA's commercial property market
Post-Covid-19: What lies ahead for SA's commercial property marketArticle

Speaking during a recent PSG Think Big series webinar, Estienne de Klerk, CEO of Growthpoint Properties, said, "Commercial rentals haven't gone mad; rates and taxes have...

10 Sep 2020

How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debt
How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debtArticle

The effective end of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown has been compounded by the resumption of rolling blackouts, or load shedding to use the government's double speak...

7 Sep 2020

Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industry
Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industryArticle

As South Africa settles into lockdown level 2, many businesses in the hospitality and travel sectors are struggling to differentiate themselves as they compete for the limited spend of a still wary public. Incubeta specialists look at practical digital tips to help local venues attract customers...

7 Sep 2020

Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you have
Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you haveArticle

Rather than raiding retirement annuities and selling off a valuable property at a fraction of its worth, Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions, looks at the benefits of sweating the assets you have...

31 Aug 2020

Now's the time for contrarian investments
Now's the time for contrarian investmentsArticle

Investment markets move in cycles. Sometimes, opportunities abound to acquire the businesses we love to own: higher quality companies that are out of favour and hence cheap. Now is such a time...

Philipp Wörz 19 Aug 2020

Franchising and the need for agility during a pandemic
Franchising and the need for agility during a pandemicArticle

The ability to quickly reconfigure strategy, structure, processes, people and technology toward value-creating and value-protecting opportunities is key to survival...

Morne Cronje 17 Aug 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worsening
The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worseningArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data indicating that the impact of Covid-19 on Africa's aviation industry and economies has worsened...

14 Aug 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: New north, new narratives and nation building
#ACACaresCovid19: New north, new narratives and nation buildingArticle

More in our series of powerful insights from marketing industry leaders Abey Mokgwatsane, managing executive at Vodacom SA and Africa and Preetesh Sewraj, CEO of the Loeries adding their voices to how together SA business and the creative communications sectors are creating a new "better normal"...

11 Aug 2020

Why your business should sponsor a learnership
Why your business should sponsor a learnershipArticle

The disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic has seriously impacted business, leaving companies to scrutinize their spend which includes the costs incurred by B-BBEE and skills development...

5 Aug 2020

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Reduced demand for oil and oil products to last for 6 monthsArticle

"We expect that this reduced demand scenario will persist for some time with pre-Covid consumption levels being reached at the back end of 2021. How oil companies and traders will survive during this period will largely depend on their operating models."

4 Aug 2020

Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilege
Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilegeArticle

On a trip to Denmark to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the National Business Initiative's (NBI) counterparts there, the one issue on which we struggled to connect was inequality...

Steve Nicholls 30 Jul 2020

While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promise
While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promiseArticle

The agricultural sector is showing itself to be an anomaly, and it grew almost 30% during the financially turbulent first quarter of 2020...

29 Jul 2020

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