SUCCESS STORY: President Cyril Ramaphosa tours the Mercedes-Benz Learning Academy in East London. Picture: GCIS

Good morning. This is all the latest business news that you need to know today.

1. Tills chime for Pick n Pay’s Zim stores as retail, hoteling income grow

Pick n Pay is raking in the profits from Zimbabwe and its partner in the struggling country is now looking to open more stores buoyed by stronger performance from its other operations across city and resort hotels as well as agro-processing.

2. Emerging markets brace for a trade-war blowout

It may be starting to sound like a broken record for emerging markets, with the twists and turns of U.S.-China trade tensions likely to dominate investor concerns this week.

3. Rising cost of living remains an issue 

Solving the issue of the rising cost in South Africa is proving to be difficult as President Cyril Ramaphosa says that options are limited.

Ministers have 2 weeks to find a way to counter rising costs in South Africa. Unions have been complaining about the 15% VAT rate and rising fuel prices limiting disposable income. 

4. Tesla, BMW bypass Trump’s trade war and score a win for China

Tesla Inc. and BMW AG are among the biggest potential losers from Beijing’s retaliatory tariffs on car imports from the U.S. because much of their production is centered in America. 

5. The doctor who's disrupting SA's high-income medical services industry

 A Johannesburg medical doctor-turned entrepreneur doesn’t regret dumping her cushy public sector job to disrupt South Africa’s high-income medical services industry.

6. South Africa’s rand extended gains on Friday

On Monday the rand was trading at R13.26 to the dollar, R17.56 to the pound and R15.50 to the euro.

7. Pilot clean up project creates employment

A pilot project on the West Coast has helped empower 12 unemployed women through skills transfer and employment by clearing the Atlantis aquifer of invasive species.