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It’s make or break time for jumbos

The slump in sales of jumbo jets has raised questions over how long manufacturers can sustain production.

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Carbon tax to hurt growth, socio-political stability and exacerbate unemployment

The carbon tax will have a serious negative impact on the goods-producing sectors of the economy, particularly mining, manufacturing and agri-processing by maki... Read Story

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Opinion: Bottled gas sector could alleviate Eskom woes

Bottled gas is one energy lever the government can pull. Once upon a time, Eskom had a good idea. No, it had an excellent idea. Honest. The trouble is it killed... Read Story

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Davies off to Washington to defuse poultry spat
April 2 2015 at 05:06

In a bid to avert more fallout from what has become a high-stakes game of chicken between South Africa and the US, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies plans to travel to Washington this month to finalise a deal to keep ... Read Story
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SAA man faces battles on many fronts
April 2 2015 at 10:05

Running an airline isn’t for the fainthearted, as Nico Bezuidenhout knows all too well.

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States toast and cheer for Chinese AIIB party
April 2 2015 at 05:10

Tuesday was the deadline for applications to become a founding member of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and running up to the final day the world behaved like teenagers when the new kid in the cl... Read Story
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Chickenomics – who’s the victim in Agoa poultry row?
April 2 2015 at 05:05

It has been enlightening to watch the unfolding saga of the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act negotiations over the past few months.

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Super rich multiply as inequality gap grows
April 2 2015 at 05:03

I almost jumped up and down with my clenched fist ready to punch the air when I heard that the number of black dollar millionaires in South Africa has gone up more than 100 percent between 2007 and 2014.

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Rand without rate support? Beware!
April 1 2015 at 12:31

An interest rate increase is what’s needed to stem the rand’s worst run of quarterly declines on record, says Bidvest Bank.

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‘SA’s engine room is leaderless’
April 1 2015 at 11:46

Eskom doesn’t have a permanent CEO, a chairman or enough money to keep the lights on. So now what?

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Ekurhuleni redefines itself based on the principle of social cohesion for growth
April 1 2015 at 04:46

We live in a society that demands a lot of things. It seeks recognition when recognition is not due and respect when respect is something to be earned and not demanded.

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Letter: Fair deal can be reached
April 1 2015 at 04:42

As you know, the antidumping duties that South Africa has levied on American-raised poultry have been in place for 15 years, effectively blocking our companies from accessing your market and putting a strain on our nations... Read Story
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Sense of crisis around Eskom is lacking in SA
April 1 2015 at 04:41

We are, maybe surprisingly, more bearish now on Eskom than before our trip. In particular – we still do not believe there is enough sense of crisis around Eskom from government or maybe more importantly from ordinary... Read Story
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