Inquiry into localisation policy in SOEs to begin

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is also concerned about the lack of adherence by government departments and SOEs to the policy of designation

Businesses owe R22m for employment-equity penalties

The Commission for Employment Equity has warned it will go after employers who fail to transform their businesses

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SA’s small-business owners optimistic and tenacious, says survey

The survey, conducted by Xero and World Wide Worx, shows SA’s entrepreneurs do, however, expect more help from the government

Rob Davies wants tougher sanctions for not buying local

Talks have been held with the auditor-general’s office over noncompliance with procurement legislation

Investec Property and Giant Leap open SA’s first ‘office on demand’

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Financial gain tops doing the right thing, new survey shows

Ethics survey reveals professionals' opinions and willingness to blow the whistle on corruption

How street traders take the chance to earn living

Barriers to business keep sector relatively small in job-starved SA, writes Sunita Menon

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Sacci index shows sharp fall in business confidence

Business confidence has declined to its lowest level since the mid-1980s, the chamber says, after posting its biggest month-on-month drop in nearly two years

Multinationals face quandary over transfer pricing

The inexact science’ is regarded as the big culprit in reducing global companies’ tax exposure, writes Amanda Visser

WhatsApp wants firms to be able to chat with clients using the app

It has started a pilot programme that will feature a green badge next to a business contact, indicating that the firm is verified by WhatsApp

More companies are crafting in-house ethical standards

Critics are concerned that the replacement of third-party sustainability certifiers may result in confusion

Confidence in agriculture takes a knock, despite good rainfall in parts of SA

The poor sentiment was driven by lower global demand for maize and the persistent drought in the Western Cape, a key player in the country’s agribusiness

Why giving away millions gives PSG founder Jannie Mouton a billion reasons to smile

Business Day asks Jannie Mouton about his R1bn donation to his foundation

Marketers aim at drafting idiot’s guide to usable data

F/NE CEO Mandi Fine turns raw data into a goldmine of personalised, relevant, engaging communication to reach consumers, writes David Furlonger

SA most ‘protectionist’ country when it comes to poultry, says IPC

Speaking at an industry congress in Brazil, the International Poultry Council makes no bones about how it feels regarding SA’s anti-dumping methods

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