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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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Calling all bosses to follow in Bristow’s wheel tracks
July 3 2014 at 04:54

RandGold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow is nursing sore ribs as a small price to pay for the 26-day motorcycle ride across the continent which raised $1.6 million (R17m) for abused women and children in the most po... Read Story
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Implementation of a minimum wage is long overdue
July 4 2014 at 04:55

Economic theory holds that there exists a product price below which a firm makes no profit, but can nevertheless continue to operate in the sense that the price allows the firm to cover its operating costs.

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Will Zuma’s optimisations clip wings of government?
July 3 2014 at 04:58

Pterodactyls were assumed to be the most ferocious creatures ever to dominate the sky. Their massive wingspan – the largest on record at over 15m – enabled them to glide efficiently across thermal currents.

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Bad debts to send China into deep recession
July 2 2014 at 04:43

Eight years ago, accounting company Ernst & Young landed in trouble with Chinese authorities for estimating the bad debts in the Chinese banking system at $911 billion (R10 trillion). Since then, China’s bad loan... Read Story
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The cash economy is the uncrowned prince of SA
July 2 2014 at 04:38

South African companies are missing out on the “grey money” which exists in the informal sectors of the economy. Historically, there have been few mechanisms to service people earning cash income, but the size ... Read Story
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SA takes one step backwards in arbitration process
July 2 2014 at 04:36

Recent years have seen several strong affirmations from the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court that the era of courts exhibiting controlling and interfering tendencies towards arbitrations and arbitration... Read Story
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Social pact is needed to spur growth and stability
July 1 2014 at 05:01

The South African economy is bracing itself for another strike with news that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA has called on its 220 000 members to join industrial action over wages.

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A quick fix for the perennial problem of land
July 1 2014 at 04:57

The latest radical land reform proposal revealed by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti last week in Parliament is a clear sign of frustration at the most complex area of South Africa’s politica... Read Story
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Compulsory farm cession will starve SA
July 1 2014 at 04:55

It must be said that the Land Act of 1913 and the subsequent rule of apartheid, an abomination, denied the majority of South Africans a stake in the agricultural sector. However, pronouncements made by politicians oversimp... Read Story
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Transnet spends 3% of payroll bill on training
July 1 2014 at 04:53

In line with the government’s vision to create sustainable jobs, Transnet said yesterday that it had spent 3 percent of its total labour costs on training artisans, engineers and engineering technicians in the year t... Read Story
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