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Mines need an objective guide to fair living wages

Wage negotiations in mining have become cancerous – not just in the sense that the situation is bad, but that it is comparable to a set of cells competing... Read Story

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Scaling up agribusiness should be Africa’s next growth frontier

Africa’s economic performance over the past decade has been remarkable, having reached an average growth of 5 percent. If this growth is maintained, proje... Read Story

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Study reveals which retailer offers the best prices

A study to reveal the cheapest retailer will definitely send some companies back to the drawing board.

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Virtual work: benefits exceed threats
March 20 2014 at 04:35

South Africa is not ready for virtual workers. This was the response I got when I presented at CFO South Africa’s “Get Smart” event last Thursday.

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Comair gains by spending to save
March 20 2014 at 04:38

Despite soaring costs and a shrinking domestic airline market, regional and domestic airline Comair ended the first half of its financial year with a 23 percent rise in revenue to R29.6 billion and a cash balance of R695 m... Read Story
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Time to modernise trade rules for digital era
March 19 2014 at 04:41

In the past, nations with the best ships and ports were able to establish global trade leadership and the growth that came along with it. Today, global trade has gone digital.

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Sustaining advantage: What former powerhouse Argentina can teach us
March 19 2014 at 04:39

A century ago, when British retailer Harrods decided to set up its first overseas emporium, it chose Buenos Aires. In 1914, Argentina stood out as the country of the future.

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Children must learn how money operates
March 19 2014 at 04:38

Demystifying financial literacy is pivotal to democratising finance. The state of saving in South Africa is dire at about 13.3 percent of gross domestic product, which is lower than its peers.

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JSE works to improve its offering for all companies
March 18 2014 at 04:37

The JSE Limited posted strong results for 2013 – the best since our listing in 2006. Group earnings after tax increased by 68 percent to a record R507 million.

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Africa’s rich diversity is a challenge to business
March 18 2014 at 04:36

Africa is a big place. With a population of more than 1 billion people, 60 percent of whom are under the age of 30 and rapidly migrating to cities across the continent, Africa’s new-found appeal and long-term potenti... Read Story
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Clover cites tougher competition in milk market
March 18 2014 at 04:38

While milk prices shoot up, Clover chief executive Johann Vorster says that milk producers are better off than fuel retailers because people use more petrol than they drink milk.

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Brand SA suffers but this will pass
March 17 2014 at 04:43

Oscar Pistorius is a man of many facets. He gained the world’s attention when he became a Paralympic champion and, in 2011, became the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal. South Africa not only grew... Read Story
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For SA to progress, business unusual is urgently needed
March 17 2014 at 04:41

If there is one thing that is never in short supply in South Africa, it is drama. The past two weeks have been particularly dramatic, considering the humiliation that our national soccer team suffered at the hands of Brazi... Read Story
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