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Importance of SMMEs is big business for country

The president established the Ministry for Small Business Development as part of the government’s commitment to place the economy and job creation at cent... Read Story

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EPA

Things to remember after wild market

Many investors will remember last week’s market gyrations (and Wednesday’s in particular) as exceptional, exciting, frightening and draining.

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Some of the useful ways to reform tax system, fund fiscus and boost growth

What can be done to reform the tax system in a useful way?

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Roadblocks for African women traders constrain continent’s development
September 9 2014 at 05:23

Daily, millions of women in Africa are engaged in one form of trade or another, either within their countries or across national borders.

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Nene faces endless uphill struggle
September 8 2014 at 05:48

Latest figures from the Treasury show the first four months of the fiscal year – April to July – went badly for the government.

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Readers’ Forum: Perception index sources paint a distorted picture
September 8 2014 at 05:37

Lewis Simelane’s article “SA too harsh on itself” (Business Report, September 5) raises a major issue which needs your editorials and features to flag this debate and give it more exposure in Business Rep... Read Story
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Draghi looks poised to put effort into growing economy
September 8 2014 at 05:32

Pity European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi. He tells European governments they need to do more to resuscitate the economy, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gets on the telephone to ask if he’s renounc... Read Story
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Chance for emerging markets to shine
September 7 2014 at 15:33

The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) will offer a financing alternative to both the World Bank and IMF.

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Uber: Example of resistance to change
September 7 2014 at 15:14

An ugly war is being fought by “traditional” taxi companies against a new form of competition from Uber.

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Equity investors sit pretty as ‘Goldilocks scenario’ delivers
September 5 2014 at 05:02

The world economy continues to muddle along at a pedestrian rate of growth. For equity investors this has been a “Goldilocks” scenario – not too hot to worry about higher interest rates, nor too cold to b... Read Story
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Plastic pollution soon a thing of the past thanks to new polymer
September 5 2014 at 04:56

We all know that plastic pollutes oceans, rubbish tips, rivers and so on. We regard it as a scourge and curse its invention.

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Health data must be protected against hacking
September 4 2014 at 04:59

Recently it was reported that personal data belonging to about 4.5 million health-care patients in the US was exposed due to the Heartbleed bug.

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Let’s invest in preventing the tragedies that are likely
September 4 2014 at 04:54

Which of the following two options has a greater potential to threaten the security of a South African citizen: an unidentified traveller with fake documentation, or an unemployed local youth?

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