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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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National income accounts show challenges and response
March 17 2014 at 04:44

The national income accounts – updated to 2013 – indicate the challenges facing the economy and helpful responses being made by some of the important players.

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SA needs better quality argument
March 16 2014 at 12:04

The question of whether South Africans need to raise their quality of argument or debate remains open.

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Freedom of speech is key
March 16 2014 at 12:03

All South Africans should know that the Constitution guarantees them free speech.

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Drug patent wars heat up ahead of dti’s IP policy
March 14 2014 at 04:40

For the past three years, South Africa’s drug patent wars have been in and out of the spotlight, but when the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) said it expected to submit its intellectual property (IP) policy to... Read Story
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Crisis-ridden unions have to reinvent themselves
March 14 2014 at 04:38

Over the past 20 years, much has been said about the “challenges” that South African trade unions face, about them being “at the crossroads”, and how deep “in crisis” they are.

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Some farmers welcome heavy rain as crops rally
March 13 2014 at 04:37

Farmers in some parts of the country are dancing in the rain if not crying tears of joy as heavy downpours continue. This may not be the case with Eskom and some municipalities, which are counting the costs of damage cause... Read Story
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For our sake, Eskom must carry less of the burden
March 13 2014 at 04:34

I love the term “load shedding”. It almost sounds like Eskom is doing us a favour; like they are shedding some terribly heavy load from our shoulders and making our burden lighter.

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Africa must avoid scoring own goals in its economic rise
March 13 2014 at 04:34

Africa’s moment of glory is now. The narrative on Africa has shifted from a “hopeless dark continent” to an “Africa rising”.

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New Swazi airport stands idle as citizens count cost
March 12 2014 at 04:35

Swazi King Mswati III seems oblivious to descriptions of his new R3 billion airport as a “vanity project”. Opening the facility this week, he named the airport after himself.

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Commercial property sector has bone to pick with Gordhan
March 12 2014 at 04:38

The commercial property sector is not happy with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Treasury at the moment. The SA Property Owners Association (Sapoa) was dismayed by comments Gordhan made in his Budget speech last mo... Read Story
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