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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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Halving key measures can unlock more mines
July 9 2014 at 05:09

There is a general perception that the large, rich deposits in easy terrains in friendly, politically stable and accommodating jurisdictions have all been found.

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Innovation needed in flightless SA poultry industry
July 9 2014 at 04:59

The SA Poultry Association has done it again. This time the embattled, tight-knit poultry industry has managed to block EU imports, thanks to its cosy relationship with the International Trade Administration Commission. Read Story
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Music stores must inject creativity or disappear
July 8 2014 at 05:10

With the news that one of South Africa’s premier music chain stores, Look & Listen, has filed for business rescue, given the unprofitability of 14 of its 19 stores, it is opportune to reflect on the misfortunes o... Read Story
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Makhura’s foray keeps e-tolls saga blundering on
July 8 2014 at 05:04

If the all-consuming squabble over e-tolls has been driving you to distraction, you may want to make plans to leave the country for a few months because the next chapter of this never-ending story is about to start.

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Land restitution plan is welcome and department has laid ground
July 7 2014 at 04:55

I am very pleased that the president has signed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act and the Property Valuation Act into law.

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Negative news fails to stop all-time all share high
July 7 2014 at 05:02

Ignoring local events, the JSE all share index set a new high on Thursday, reaching an intraday peak of 52 101.34, having gained nearly 33 percent over 52 weeks. It closed the week a little lower at a still elevated 52 060... Read Story
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Will Japan survive Abe assault?
July 6 2014 at 13:53

Sunday shoppers in Tokyo could be forgiven for wondering if they had been transported to Tibet as a man climbed atop a pedestrian crosswalk, voiced his reason to the crowd via megaphone and set himself ablaze.

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Rwanda makes huge strides
July 6 2014 at 13:48

For the survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, it feels like only yesterday that machete-wielding Hutu militias embarked on a mission to annihilate the entire Tutsi tribe.

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Phiyega’s inbox packed with pleas over strike violence
July 4 2014 at 04:46

Concerns of violence in the metals and engineering industry strikes had prompted employers and Solidarity to write to national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, they said yesterday.

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Amcu is standing to lose after strike
July 4 2014 at 04:45

The head of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), Joseph Mathunjwa, is to write to Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) about reports that the platinum mining company plans to sell off some of its mine... Read Story
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