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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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Stand-alone telecoms, postal minister a timely move
July 1 2014 at 05:02

The separation of telecoms and postal services from the department of communications to form a new administration and ministry was timely, but also appropriate professional advice to President Jacob Zuma.

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Adopt pay it forward attitude in commerce, government
June 30 2014 at 04:46

Public-private partnerships can be effective - but we need men and women of substance as much in the private sector as we do in the government.

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Central bankers make a point with pay cuts
June 30 2014 at 04:45

News last week that Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus has effectively taken a pay cut put the spotlight once again on the issue of executive pay. The bank’s financial statements showed that she received a nominal inc... Read Story
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Anti-nuclear tirade is paranoid, illogical nonsense
June 30 2014 at 04:36

I read with amazement the letter of Joachim Zimmer (“SA neither needs, nor can it afford, nuclear”, Business Report, June 9) attacking the nuclear information article of Keith Bryer (“The truth of the mat... Read Story
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Approach to climate needs crisp change
June 29 2014 at 16:26

If the world is to solve the climate-change crisis, we will need a new approach.

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Regulations on competency must take centre stage
June 27 2014 at 04:43

Academics sometimes receive the most psychedelic excuses for a student not meeting the deadline for an assignment. Many of these are genuine but some are not.

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Amcu must be wary of what it wishes for
June 27 2014 at 04:45

Although flushed with victory, the president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), Joseph Mathunjwa, should perhaps tone down the volume of his celebration. As they say, “beware of what you... Read Story
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Positive acts needed to heal labour relations
June 26 2014 at 04:54

In his book, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell talks about how adolescent male suicide took off in Micronesia. It’s not one of those activities, like smoking, that you would expect to catch on as a fashion or a con... Read Story
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State’s ad restrictions stomping out cigarette use
June 26 2014 at 04:51

I listened to a tobacconist from Cape Town on the radio on my way to work. He described how the government’s cigarette advertising restrictions have shrunk his sales over the past few years.

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When facing economic headwinds, change tack
June 26 2014 at 04:51

South Africa’s new political leaders are establishing themselves in one of the most fragile economic settings in the country’s recent history.

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