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If you need a lawyer, it sure pays to be poor

Without any sense of irony, a South African insurance company can offer cover against legal costs and proclaim: “There aren’t many advantages that g... Read Story

Petrol’s 67c drop will bring relief for consumers

Deeply indebted consumers, who collectively owe about R1.44 trillion, will get some relief when the petrol price drops 67c at midnight today.

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Clear up legislative uncertainty in the minerals industry

The South African minerals industry finds itself in somewhat of a lacuna in regard to various important aspects of the legislation applicable to the mining indu... Read Story

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Education campaign is required to lift savings
August 5 2014 at 05:38

Improving savings in South Africa is one of the major socio-economic challenges facing us as a society.

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Sector-wide wage deals put SMEs on the back foot
August 4 2014 at 05:31

Big business and major unions represent a powerful price-setting cartel.

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Sanctions on Russia may hasten dollar’s demise as universal unit
August 4 2014 at 05:20

Every so often, some executive or politician asks why oh why does the world insist on using US dollars for trading oil or aluminium or coffee or some other chunk of the world that gets mined or grown or manufactured and th... Read Story
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China’s Microsoft probe looks odd
August 3 2014 at 12:29

It’s hard to keep a straight face as China accuses Microsoft of “monopolistic behaviour” and raids its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and elsewhere.

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Eskom’s deficiency in forward thinking makes oil firms rich
August 1 2014 at 05:11

If ever there was a cast-iron argument for a new nuclear power station, it is the news of what it is costing Eskom (and, therefore, all electricity consumers) to meet electricity demand in the Western Cape.

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Time more women executives are hired in sector
August 1 2014 at 05:04

The financial and operational performance of South Africa’s second-biggest gold producer, Sibanye Gold, is beating market expectations since it debuted on the JSE last year.

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Brics intends to upscale value-added goods trade
August 1 2014 at 04:58

Following Brazil’s successful hosting of the sixth Brics summit, it is opportune to reflect on some of the key outcomes from a trade and investment perspective and their significance for South Africa.

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Role of multinational firms in promoting SA skills and job creation
August 1 2014 at 04:56

As heads of state from South Africa and across the continent prepare to participate in the upcoming US-Africa Leaders’ Summit next week in Washington, the importance of partnerships between the two countries is appar... Read Story
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New laws spawn uncertainty over property
July 31 2014 at 05:05

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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Cash still king, but e-payment methods proliferate
July 31 2014 at 05:02

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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