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‘Labour laws hurt growth’21/8/2014 4:51
The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (Neasa) launched a scathing attack on the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, for allegedly not taking into consideration the plight of small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) when the amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) were finali
New planes to fight piracy21/8/2014 4:38
Nigeria yesterday took the wraps off a new aircraft to tackle high-sea pirates, as well as maritime hijackers and oil thieves. The high-tech plane is one of seven to be operated by the maritime safety agency and the air force.
Tax on beverages may reduce obesity: Wits20/8/2014 16:59
A suggested tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) may reduce obesity in 220,000 adults in South Africa, research by the University of the Witwatersrand has found.
Zimbabwe economy takes another dive20/8/2014 16:27
It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office - four hours ahead of opening time - in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad.
Eskom has a new CEO20/8/2014 14:19
Tshediso Matona, head of the public enterprises department and former trade and industry director general
CPI lower in July20/8/2014 12:14
The consumer price index (CPI) for all urban areas was 0.3 percent lower in July compared to June.
Vehicle sales slide amid further expected headwinds20/8/2014 4:26
While capital expenditure is projected at a record R7.9bn for the motor industry, the reality is that the outlook for the sector this year has proved to be challenging as new cars and commercial vehicle sales declined during the second quarter of this year.
Huge restructuring at BHP20/8/2014 4:10
BHP Billiton appears to be promising to give South Africa a fair share of representation in the massive restructuring of the business via a demerger which will create an independent global metals and mining company focused on aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver.