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South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, ahead of his budget speech. EPA/Nic Bothma
Budget shows treasury is desperately short of ideas to fix South Africa's economic woesArticle

At the core of this year's budget proposals from South Africa's national treasury is the admission that national debt is no longer expected to stabilise...

Seán Mfundza Muller 13 hours ago

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Selling your fish in 2020: How to communicate and market your services in the new decadeArticle

There are numerous different marketing and communication channels and methods that entrepreneurs can use to promote their products and services, but which one works best?...

Chanell Kemp 1 day ago

Redemption Allowance to be reviewed
Redemption Allowance to be reviewedArticle

Mining by its nature requires large initial capital outlays and in recognition of this the Income Tax Act provides for an accelerated deduction of such capital expenditure by miners...

1 day ago

Joe Keenan, managing director, BME
More hopeful times for mining for 2020, but plenty of uncertaintyArticle

There is considerable uncertainty that plagues the global economy going into 2020, but times are looking better for the mining sector this year and next...

Joe Keenan 2 days ago

Mpumalanga builds seven new schools
Mpumalanga builds seven new schoolsArticle

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government will commence with the construction of seven new schools in five fast-growing towns...

2 days ago

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#DI2020: Silver jubilee shines with Department of Audacious Projects launchArticle

"Hello Cape Town, how're you doing?" Design Indaba's 25th edition held fast to the motto of changing the world through creativity, with the introduction of the Department of Audacious Projects 'think tank do tank', headed by 'minister' Ravi Naidoo...

Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalists
Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalistsArticle

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced 173 finalists for the 2020 Global Media Awards competition, including four South African entries...

3 days ago

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Mines still prone to SDG-washing in sustainability reportsArticle

Many of the world's mining companies often highlight the positive contributions they make to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their sustainability reports, while generally omitting any mention of negative impacts that would impede achievement of these goals...

24 Feb 2020

How to remain successful despite load shedding
How to remain successful despite load sheddingArticle

Load shedding has been a literal on and off game for South Africans...

Devan Moonsamy 24 Feb 2020

Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendees
Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendeesArticle

Attendees will learn more about new industry trends which have the potential to contribute to the growth of their businesses...

21 Feb 2020

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How to address security threats to the mining industryArticle

In November 2019, local gunmen killed 37 employees of Canadian miner Semafo who were travelling to work at the Boungou mine in Burkina Faso, raising awareness of the dangers faced by mining majors operating in foreign countries...

JP Casey 20 Feb 2020

Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Self-use generation projects already in the pipelineArticle

Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has already approved 75 applications from private companies wanting to generate energy for self use...

20 Feb 2020

Employment Equity Amendment Bill to bring about real transformation
Employment Equity Amendment Bill to bring about real transformationArticle

As the Employment Equity Amendment Bill makes its way to Parliament for deliberation, the Department of Employment and Labour has set the ball in motion for the introduction of sector-specific Employment Equity numerical targets...

20 Feb 2020

Bill to make early childhood development compulsory
Bill to make early childhood development compulsoryArticle

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department will table a bill this year that will make two schooling years before Grade 1 compulsory...

19 Feb 2020

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Environmental considerations for self-generation regimeArticle

Besides the obviouts dialogue about legislative amendments needed for mining companies to generate their own power, there is also the question of whether the minister consulted with other relevant departments in ensuring this policy decision is given due effect...

Gillian Niven & Paula-Ann Novotny 18 Feb 2020

The relationship between audit quality and audit fees
The relationship between audit quality and audit feesArticle

There is a perception in various circles that lower audit fees equate to lower audit quality, writes Thandokuhle Myoli, Saica project director: assurance...

Thandokuhle Myoli, Issued by SAICA 18 Feb 2020

Embrace self-service to improve customer experience
Embrace self-service to improve customer experienceArticle

Irrespective of industry sector, 81% of customers want to take matters into their own hands and solve queries before reaching out to a contact centre agent...

Wynand Smit 17 Feb 2020

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Climate proofing mining operationsArticle

By nature, mining activities are resource intensive, and by coincidence they are often located in geographies particularly vulnerable to climate change...

Tycho Moncks 17 Feb 2020

Mike van der Westhuizen, portfolio manager, Citadel
#BizFinFocus: SA needs a hardcore BudgetArticle

A strong Budget will come down to simple action and hard choices taken now for the long-term benefit of the country...

17 Feb 2020

Cape Town sought court intervention to buy electricity from independent power producers. Image source: Getty/Gallo
#Sona20: Ramaphosa confirms own use generation planArticle

In his State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that the regulatory environment is to be changed in order to facilitate uncapped commercial and industrial distributed generation for own use....

14 Feb 2020

Sarb to shed African Bank shareholding
Sarb to shed African Bank shareholdingArticle

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) is looking for a transaction advisor to assist it in selling off its shareholding in African Bank...

14 Feb 2020

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What comes first - production or the purchase?Article

While commodity prices are currently favourable, the general volatility of commodities in the South African market has often presented a barrier to mining companies accessing traditional forms of financing to enhance their liquidity...

Lodewyk Meyer, Chantel van Zyl & Kira White 13 Feb 2020

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Harmony buys AngloGold Ashanti's SA businessArticle

Harmony Gold is buying AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng Mine and Mine Waste Solutions, which will add approximately 350,000oz to its annual gold production...

13 Feb 2020

Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approach
Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approachArticle

Property has traditionally been one of the safest forms of investment, offering stable long-term returns...

Hugo Venter 13 Feb 2020

Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines
Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazinesArticle

The final quarter of the 2019 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC)'s magazine circulation results was a subdued affair, characterised by further decreases, with only a few publications able to boast good to excellent increases on the quarter and the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2020

David Morobe, executive general manager: impact investment, Business Partners
#BizFinFocus: Read the signs to forge ahead in a gloomy economyArticle

Although the International Monetary Fund gave South Africa's economic growth prospects a downward revision for this year, 2020 could still hold significant opportunities for business owners who know where to look...

David Morobe 12 Feb 2020

Sandra Sithole, partner, Webber Wentzel
Insuring against climate and technology risks for mining companies and directorsArticle

Rising concern about climate change and the risks associated with advancing technology are changing the risk landscape for mining operators and, increasingly, for their directors on a personal level...

Sandra Sithole 12 Feb 2020

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Sustainable development redefines African miningArticle

Mining is so much more than just digging up rocks. Sustainable development, community welfare, greenhouse gas emissions and traceability of the source of minerals all play a substantial role in developing the industry as an economic driver in Africa...

Nicci Botha 12 Feb 2020

SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad
SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroadArticle

South African fintech and customer engagement business, 2Engage, is pursuing international growth opportunities...

12 Feb 2020

Information on mining applications should be public, Xolobeni activists tell court
Information on mining applications should be public, Xolobeni activists tell courtArticle

Mining rights applications should be public documents, the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) and the Centre for Applied Studies (CALS) argued in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday...

Zoë Postman 11 Feb 2020

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Mining executives can use inspiring climate narratives to engage stakeholdersArticle

Too often mining companies frame their "climate narrative" around compliance. Instead they should aspire to be more inspiring...

Lucas Chaumontet 11 Feb 2020

Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller
Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global travellerArticle

With more and more countries adding the E-Visa route to the common visa channels, VFS Global's Regional Group COO Jiten Vyas discusses how smart, quicker and hassle-free solutions in this space is making it a preferred choice for the global traveller...

Jiten Vyas 11 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist
#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgistArticle

Annually, 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, highlighting the need for greater gender equality in science-related fields...

Sindy Peters 11 Feb 2020

Nivaash Singh
Don't underestimate the value of an experienced financial partnerArticle

While the risks are high, Africa currently offers a very compelling mining proposition with a number of excellent prospects in many parts of the continent...

Nivaash Singh 10 Feb 2020

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Can mines now generate their own power?Article

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, created a flurry of headlines when he told the Investing in African Mining Indaba that mines could generate their own electricity...

Jason van der Poel, Mzukisi Kota & Alexandra Felekis 10 Feb 2020

Trump and Macron agreed to a detente in their trade spat.
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France-US skirmish over Amazon digital tax shows why the century-old international tax system is brokenArticle

France and the US have managed to avoid turning their recent trade skirmish into a war - for now...

Ruth Mason 10 Feb 2020

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs
New leave laws may increase mine employee costsArticle

The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies...

Lizle Louw 7 Feb 2020

Cathleen Cox, John Welborn, David Awram, Peter Ruxton
#MiningIndaba2020: Gold(en) opportunities in West AfricaArticle

West Africa still holds a certain lustre among gold miners, although they are cautious about the regulatory and security risks...

Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2020

Marco Pagnini, director of mining, DuPont Sustainable Solutions
#MiningIndaba2020: Transformational and risk-savvy leadershipArticle

While reputation has always been important, there has been a rethink about the purpose of a mining company...

Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2020

Experience design thinking: A fish called wonder [Part 1]
Experience design thinking: A fish called wonder [Part 1]Article

"I'm not sure who discovered water, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a fish," said Marshall McLuhan. (He is more famous for his aphorisms: "The medium is the message," and "the global village...")

Simon de Haast 5 Feb 2020

Minerals Minister, Gwede Mantashe in conversation with Errol Smart, CEO, Orion Minerals
#MiningIndaba2020: Will Mining Charter III benefit junior miners?Article

Junior mining is a relatively new concept in South Africa, and is often confused with illegal mining or artisanal mining, but they are, in fact, new entrant small and medium size enterprises...

Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2020

Carbon tax is unavoidable, time to turn to analytics tools
Carbon tax is unavoidable, time to turn to analytics toolsArticle

As the 14th largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, South Africa has a pressing responsibility to drive a positive response to climate change...

5 Feb 2020

Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in Africa
Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in AfricaArticle

The world as we know it is becoming more digital than ever, and this is just the beginning. Emerging technologies are opening up new opportunities...

Nicolas Blixell 5 Feb 2020

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Tourism holds positive growth for business in NigeriaArticle

Business in Nigeria is on the rise and foreign investors are taking notice...

5 Feb 2020

Using tech for socio-economic prosperity
Using tech for socio-economic prosperityArticle

Technology is more than just a tool designed to make things go faster. It's a lever that can be used to improve the human condition through innovation...

4 Feb 2020

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#ATMDubai: Travel trends for Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z to look out forArticle

"Although all generations are now looking for activities and experiences, above all else, what makes this market more complex, is the individual preferences and demands of each generation and of course ultimately, the challenge facing marketers trying to engage with them."

4 Feb 2020

Saint-Gobain reiterates commitment to continent at Africa Forum
Saint-Gobain reiterates commitment to continent at Africa ForumArticle

At Saint-Gobain's fourth Africa Forum, CEO Jean-Claude Lasserre noted that investment into Africa is high on the company's agenda...

4 Feb 2020

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#MiningIndaba2020: Cooperation needed to address structural and policy constraintsArticle

South African mining companies are struggling to ramp up production in response to improved commodity prices due to structural constraints such as the cost and unreliability of electricity supply...

3 Feb 2020

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