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Cash still king, but e-payment methods proliferate

A few years ago paying for something meant physically taking your money out of your pocket and giving it to another person for a service or goods.

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New laws spawn uncertainty over property

In the last parliamentary term, a series of laws with implications for property rights were either debated, passed or signed into law.

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Ugly fruit and veg lift profit and cut waste

A leading French supermarket chain has come up with a way to increase its profits by selling undesirable vegetables.

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Pressure on SA but oil outlook offers hope
July 14 2014 at 04:53

South Africa is at the mercy of many global forces. The ebb and flow of money around the world has been the main focus of late, with the rand steadily losing ground against the dollar and other major currencies over the pa... Read Story
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S&P’s growth scepticism puts SA in notable company
July 14 2014 at 04:49

Although not unexpected, the recent downgrading of South Africa’s credit rating by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) elicited wide reaction.

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Sixth Brics summit to test mettle
July 13 2014 at 14:05

Brazil has had little time to mourn as it moves into hosting the sixth Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) heads of state summit this week.

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This giant must be forced to comply
July 12 2014 at 15:50

Sasol is seeking to flout our environmental laws for clean air.

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Opinion: Bosses must take blame for bad economy
July 11 2014 at 05:16

The bosses, the capitalist politicians of the ANC and the DA, and the media, are howling at metalworkers and denouncing them for going on strike.

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Advocacy groups love workers but earn more
July 11 2014 at 05:07

The wondrous ability of intellectuals to glamourise the “worker” was a major characteristic of the 19th and 20th centuries. Karl Marx was a prime example of the type, having spent a lifetime getting as far from... Read Story
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Stinging invective about strikes and the economy
July 11 2014 at 05:08

IT IS not often that newspapers admit to knowingly publishing tedious claptrap, so mark this down as one of those rare moments for Business Report. Turn to page 18 of today’s edition and thoughtfully examine the argu... Read Story
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Limb loss: setback or opportunity
July 10 2014 at 05:05

This week’s leadership interview on CliffCentral.com Leadership Platform was with Natalie du Toit.

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Unions take action over Telkom retrenchment plan
July 10 2014 at 05:03

Trouble is brewing at Telkom. The trade unions operating at the multibillion-rand fixed mobile operator are going to approach the courts to try and reverse the company’s move to retrench 2 635 workers.

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Pros and cons of chicken imports are under debate
July 10 2014 at 05:06

From today, anti-dumping duties will kick in on frozen bone-in chicken imported from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK after the SA Poultry Association successfully brought an application to the International Trade Admin... Read Story
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