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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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Approach with care when considering twin peaks
March 6 2014 at 04:46

In his 2011 Budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that South Africa would reform its financial regulatory structure by, among other things, adopting a twin peaks model.

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World sees the danger, but SA still chases gas
March 6 2014 at 04:41

To evaluate government policy you do not need to go any further than your own eating habits. I am sure you have that friend who arrives raving about a new restaurant or bar in your local city.

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World without borders for those who are worthy
March 6 2014 at 04:42

Even though one can never have global citizenship as a birthright, the fact that investors who obtain secondary citizenship in countries where they have investments can then access as many as 130 other countries without a ... Read Story
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Ubuntu is what local executives really need
March 5 2014 at 04:35

As corporate moral fibre continues to slide, ubuntu may as well be the guiding light. When the Competition Commission was statutorily instituted in 1998, some business executives murmured, conveying their misgivings about ... Read Story
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Too many cooks spoil policy broth in Zuma’s cabinet
March 5 2014 at 04:31

As the current economic challenges endure, new thinking is needed to unlock value, especially from the executive. President Jacob Zuma’s ANC government, which was established after the 2009 general elections, was muc... Read Story
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Government guarantees give SAA a soft landing
March 5 2014 at 04:29

Yesterday SAA chief financial officer Wolf Meyer argued that the airline had not received any bailouts from taxpayers in the past five years. The last time SAA received a capital injection from the government was in 2007, ... Read Story
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BEE fiddling could have unintended outcomes
March 4 2014 at 04:39

Black economic empowerment has been a viable alternative to the economically disastrous retribution and crude redistribution of wealth that has characterised post-colonial Africa.

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Culture of co-operation will light economy’s fires
March 4 2014 at 04:37

Africa, so the story goes, makes nothing except holes in the ground. And while extractive industries drive economies across the continent, they do not produce the sort of employment figures that make for sustainable growth... Read Story
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Indebted consumers must see the bigger picture
March 4 2014 at 04:27

For indebted consumers, they are measures most unwelcome, but increased interest rates, the amendment of the National Credit Act and the country’s overall monetary policy seem more advantageous when one looks at the ... Read Story
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‘GDP worship' undermining China
March 3 2014 at 16:35

This week, world leaders, corporate executives and hedge-fund managers will return to a collective obsession: China’s growth target for the year ahead.

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