Trade expo brings textiles, apparel and footwear to Cape Town

SPONSORED | Here’s how to attend this event, which also includes business presentations and a trend talk

Digital contracts have proven really adept — at losing people’s money

With blockchain technology giving hackers the greenlight to empty accounts, institutionalised banking may be around for a while, writes Elaine Ou

Shanduka Coal complaint ‘just dirty tricks’

Complaint was sent to the Competition Commission in October by an MP, who chose to remain anonymous

Sugar industry regulation under review by DTI to ensure broad-based representation

Various associations are fighting for a voice in the sector as small-scale, black-owned cane growers under-represented, with mediators wanting two associations ...

Lessons on how to play it safe and be successful in the forex market

After raking in millions of rand, a self-taught trader is sharing his knowledge, writes Reitumetse Pitso

Simply Financial Services innovates in group life insurance for SMEs in SA

SPONSORED | New life-insurance package is believed to be a first for the South African market

Basa: we can solve grant problems

Banks not shying away from issue but mindful of competition concerns

Business must meet the government halfway, says Malusi Gigaba

The finance minister says the sluggish economy will force the government to eventually scale down on social and infrastructure spend

‘Worst-case scenario’ is if ANC conference does not take place, BLSA says

‘There’s the realisation that the government on its own is not going to take this country out of this morass,’ Business Leadership SA CEO ...

Tool helps developing nations map out export targets

Map ensures that even the smallest and most remote companies can target new markets with knowledge of trade costs and expected demand

Why are many businesses having to sue to get liquor licences in Gauteng?

Gauteng economic development MEC Lebogang Maile says 29 liquor licences were granted as a result of legal cases and one was granted owing to a default judgment

Why the bricks-and-mortar bank branch is still standing strong

IMF data paint a surprising picture of resilience in the face of a hi-tech onslaught, writes Mark Whitehouse

Treasury softens sledgehammer approach to taxing share buybacks

The days of using a buyback as a tax dodge are over, but Treasury’s latest proposals address concern about the effects on ‘innocent ...

Sbumeister and USE-IT recycle plastic and rubble into jobs

South Africans Siyabonga Shange and Chris Whyte are showing how waste recovery could reduce landfill while creating employment

Funding boost for SA’s small renewable energy projects

SPONSORED | RMB announces fund will now aim to help small projects overcome financing hurdles

Largest area of projected investment within SMEs is marketing, survey shows

The new research shows that more than two-thirds of entrepreneurs consider economic volatility to be their most significant problem

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