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Mines need an objective guide to fair living wages

Wage negotiations in mining have become cancerous – not just in the sense that the situation is bad, but that it is comparable to a set of cells competing... Read Story

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Scaling up agribusiness should be Africa’s next growth frontier

Africa’s economic performance over the past decade has been remarkable, having reached an average growth of 5 percent. If this growth is maintained, proje... Read Story

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Study reveals which retailer offers the best prices

A study to reveal the cheapest retailer will definitely send some companies back to the drawing board.

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Mines need an objective guide to fair living wages
April 17 2014 at 08:45

Wage negotiations in mining have become cancerous – not just in the sense that the situation is bad, but that it is comparable to a set of cells competing with each other to the point that will lead to their own deat... Read Story
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Scaling up agribusiness should be Africa’s next growth frontier
April 17 2014 at 08:44

Africa’s economic performance over the past decade has been remarkable, having reached an average growth of 5 percent. If this growth is maintained, projections indicate Africa’s gross domestic product should i... Read Story
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Study reveals which retailer offers the best prices
April 17 2014 at 08:41

A study to reveal the cheapest retailer will definitely send some companies back to the drawing board.

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Nudging taxpayers can provide results
April 16 2014 at 04:46

Behavioural science shows that a letter to delinquent taxpayers can have large effects.

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New virtual media marketplace to make waves
April 16 2014 at 04:40

A new online social and mobile video marketplace is due to be launched soon in South Africa and across the globe. The plan for PublicVine was unveiled yesterday in an intimate media briefing in Johannesburg.

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Traders take note: the stars say it is time to sell
April 15 2014 at 04:42

Traders, watch the skies. The stars say that the Nasdaq composite index’s decline last week, the worst since 2011, may be just the start of a stock market rout.

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SA, Brazil and India face key elections to restart growth
April 15 2014 at 04:39

Brazil, India and South Africa, key nations in the Brics bloc, are all established and influential democracies with large populations and sizeable markets. They are also all sub-regional leaders and characterised by high d... Read Story
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State playing dangerous game with farmworkers
April 15 2014 at 04:40

If there was policy consistency in South Africa, policies aimed at strengthening the rights of workers in the various sectors of the economy would be much the same, if not identical, unless there was a good reason for any ... Read Story
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SMME ministry will add red tape
April 14 2014 at 04:51

The government’s intention to create a ministry for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) will merely institute more red tape and uncompetitive business practices.

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Misleading article on Taiwan’s Ma misses facts
April 14 2014 at 04:41

William Pesek’s article, “Taiwan’s Ma must learn lessons on democracy” (Business Report, April 4) can be misleading without understanding facts or clarification.

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