EDITORIAL: Where are the jobs in the recovery plan?

While business is not focused on protecting jobs, which is disappointing, the government should be

Western Cape considers minimum pricing to cut binge drinking

Minimum unit pricing, which stipulates a floor price for a unit of alcohol, pushes up the price of the cheapest products on the market

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Sasol plans to save $4bn over next two years

Cash savings and possible asset disposal are part of the group’s restructuring plans after a torrid year

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PODCAST | Economic news of the week: Tax season will still be continuing as normal

Host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Keith Engel, CEO of the SA Institute of Tax Professionals

WATCH: So, for the record, just what did those headlines mean?

Anton Harber, author of So, For the Record, talks to Business Day TV about his latest book

ALAN WINDE: Private sector, not the state, drives growth in the Western Cape

That said, the province's emergency economic relief and recovery programme aims to create nearly 20,000 new jobs

EOH stock surges after saying losses have narrowed significantly

The group’s share is on track for its best day in four months after flagging an improvement of up to 76% in its headline loss per share

GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: Top six score bad fails in their credibility tests on cleaning up the ANC

Despite an NEC decision two months ago, government employees involved in criminal cases are not stepping down

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Rand muted as investors await more direction on US stimulus

Locally, investors are  shifting focus to the medium-term budget policy statement

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Stenprop says rent collection is steadily improving

Occupancies at the group’s multi-let industrial estates in the UK has risen to 93.3% at the end of September, from 91% at the end of June

David Mabuza hopes Eskom can lower prices on its contracts

It will be good for everyone if independent power producers and coal suppliers will renegotiate, says deputy president

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Five out of 10 top Treasury posts still not permanently filled a year after pledge

But the department says the process of recruitment to fill these roles is under way

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The week in pictures

Nigerians march in Cape Town against police brutality in their country, protesters burn churches in Chile, Thailand revokes an emergency decree and protests ...

SA chrome ore miners to fend off proposed export tariff

Cabinet backs the imposition of a chrome ore tariff to support local ferrochrome smelters, but the problem lies with Eskom

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National Taxi Alliance pulls out of scheduled summit

Its withdrawal, with no reasons yet given, has raised doubts about the summit happening, but Santaco is adamant it will go ahead

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State to ring-fence Transnet’s billions of irregular expenditure

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ALAN WINDE: Private sector, not the state, drives growth in the Western Cape

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Success of EU’s first social bond shows investors are eager to lend to EU as a whole

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Abigail and Shaun Bengson’s new song lands with poignancy and power at the right time

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