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Entrepreneurship can uplift youth

The first time I went to Khayelitsha was on a Sunday afternoon. I had spent the day lazing around, when a friend called to say he was going there to drop somebo... Read Story

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How a young man fashioned a career in development

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How to keep employees motivated, happy

There are many personalities in every organisation. However, the two main personality types are: motivated and de-motivated employees.

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Straight talking from Nene needed
October 20 2014 at 04:56

When Nhlanhla Nene, the finance minister, presents his first medium-term budget policy statement before Parliament, he ought to do what his predecessors have never done.

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Bryer’s jobs show his nuclear bias
October 20 2014 at 05:12

In the article “Environmental and economic critiques are based on envy” in his Profit Motive column in Business report, October 15, Keith Bryer claims that people concerned about various economic and environmen... Read Story
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Compassion and the minimum wage
October 20 2014 at 05:05

Your columnist Pierre Heistein is to be complimented on his compassionate defence of minimum wages for low-skilled workers.

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Top investors and strategists pummelled in Wall Street sell-off
October 17 2014 at 04:57

Some of Wall Street’s biggest names are licking their wounds as October lives up to its reputation as one of the market’s roughest months.

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Award of Nobel prize shows shift in the wind
October 17 2014 at 04:52

Many hands make light work, they say. But some work cannot be done by many hands and this applies to market economics as much as it does to individual teamwork.

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Private funding will help to keep democracy alive
October 17 2014 at 04:51

We are living in a fast-changing world with new technologies, new paradigms, rapid urbanisation, more instability and hugely complex issues to manage.

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US mag makes its local debut
October 17 2014 at 04:35

This is a movement, not just a magazine. This is the slogan Fast Company uses overseas, and it could not be more apt. Now the Movement has finally reached our shores.

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Why October’s ride has been wilder than many investors expected
October 17 2014 at 04:31

The first half of October has been brutal for investors who bought into the notion of the low-volatility “Goldilocks” economy and markets.

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Slower growth, not recession – Nene
October 16 2014 at 04:33

South Africa was likely to cut its 2014 growth forecast next week but the government did not expect the economy to slip into recession, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said yesterday.

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Woolworths helps business culture evolve
October 16 2014 at 04:28

Transformation and BBBEE are hugely important concerns for Woolworths and, indeed, for corporate South Africa. But before I discuss the specifics of the Woolworths transformation journey, let us first explore what we mean ... Read Story
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