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Bloomberg

Technology allows customer acquisition to leapfrog barriers

The potential for emerging and frontier markets to see accelerated economic growth due to technology transfer is a regular theme in our research, but we are inc... Read Story

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Bloomberg

Readers’ Forum: Land is country’s national asset, to stay in SA hands

One of the milestones outlined by the NDP is to broaden ownership of assets to historically disadvantaged groups. Most of the historically disadvantaged groups ... Read Story

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Lower prices good news for consumers

Two pieces of good news will be on the table at the Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee meeting later this month.

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Shale plays are balance between risk and reward
July 25 2014 at 05:28

SHALE plays are ideal for oil and gas firms that need to limit risk in countries with a history of political and economic instability and poor respect for private property.

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Transformation requires more than ticking boxes
July 25 2014 at 05:17

There is a gap between transformation and capability in South Africa; although we are doing a lot right in this area, with our employment equity laws, we still need much more to be done to capacitate the state.

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Pick n Pay disputes Woolworths’ sow-friendly lead
July 25 2014 at 05:04

As always, Woolworths has rushed to the front of the line and declared the introduction of sow-friendly pork products.

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How social, economic growth is to be bettered
July 24 2014 at 04:43

The Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations are starting their own development bank and there’s a strange twist in the contract; it follows the one country, one vote principle.

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RBPlat and NUM show how to negotiate constructively
July 24 2014 at 04:40

A few weeks ago I wrote about the protracted and damaging platinum strike: “It seems this strike is unprecedented and smells not only of egos and extraordinary hunger for power, but also leadership and societal failu... Read Story
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Will Sa jewellers benefit from Rand Refinery deal?
July 24 2014 at 04:27

A reply from the world’s biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), and the Rand Refinery yesterday could have helped explain how Amplats has benefited from introducing a new arrangement for its fi... Read Story
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Merit pool of capable black, white people vital
July 23 2014 at 08:57

Does there have to be a trade-off between transformation and capability? In my opinion, every business needs to accelerate African involvement in the economy, especially business leadership.

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Should workers be worried as Amplats sells assets?
July 23 2014 at 08:47

Following Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) decision to sell its Rustenburg and Union mines as well as exit from its Pandora joint venture on Monday, the big question is: who will be the suitable buyer?

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National broadband initiatives can spur economy
July 23 2014 at 08:46

With more than 25 years’ experience in information and communications technology (ICT), I have had the privilege to work with diverse stakeholders in the public and private sectors during the research, planning and d... Read Story
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Africa well on its way to being an FDI hotspot
July 22 2014 at 04:55

Africa has moved from third-last to become the second-most attractive investment destination in just four years from 2011 to this year, according to EY’s Africa Attractiveness Survey for 2014.

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