The labour broking industry is trumpeting new research that seems to indicate it is a cornerstone of the economy and a poverty alleviator.
Dewald van Rensburg
Conglomerate Bidvest has tried to block metal workers’ union Numsa from gaining a foothold in one of its subsidiaries by exploiting the bureaucratic hold-up with the union’s attempt to register a new constitution.
Addis Ababa: A hastily convened “business round table on Ebola” has succeeded in getting $28.5 million (R321 million) in “initial” cash donations to fund the deployment by the African Union (AU) of a 1 000-strong African medical corps to the epicentre of the west African Ebola outbreak.
Transnet’s colossal expansion of the state-owned rail network is finally gaining traction as capital expenditure hits record levels and freight volumes mostly move in the right direction.
Social pacts and “second Codesas” are a Utopian dead end when the real rot in South Africa’s economy is capital flight, says the SA Communist Party (SACP).
“Technical faults” led to Eskom this week suffering the second worst level of unplanned outages since the power utility began reporting on the state of the power system in January 2012.
South Africa’s sizable coal exports to China have abruptly dropped to virtually nothing since March this year, reflecting how quickly the world’s major commodity importer can affect the fortunes of trading partners like South Africa.
The Black Business Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE) has called for new government support for so-called black industrialists to jettison the usual definition of “black-owned” in favour of 100% ownership by black people.
The stagnation of South Africa’s manufacturing sector over the past two decades is resulting in a spectacular, and ongoing, deindustrialisation of the economy.
Employees of cement maker PPC have launched a petition campaign calling on the company’s board to reinstate Ketso Gordhan as CEO.
The long-awaited new BEE codes for small companies are far tougher than their 2007 predecessor.
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The silence is about protecting white male privilege, which is under scrutiny in South Africa’s university system.
The ANC has lost moral authority. The public, even its voting public, no longer believes the party will do the right thing.