Aton fumes over ‘conflict of interest’ after make-or-break M&R vote

Aton says the vote ‘was heavily influenced by a major conflict of interest by a large shareholder base in M&R’

National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications improves turnaround times

The NRCS issues letters of authority for importers before goods can be released; however, a backlog means an IT modernisation process is being fast-tracked

Premier Fishing declares maiden dividend but still plunges 7%

Premier Fishing and Brands is controlled by BEE group African Equity Empowerment Investments and listed on the JSE in March

Rolls sees silver lining to cloud

Engine maker settles investigation into bribery and ends year on a high

Poultry sector calls for more protection

There is a chicken sector crisis, says minister, and we have plans to manage it

Motor trading division lifts Barloworld

Company says the acquisitions of two Mercedes-Benz dealerships and a majority stake in salvage management and disposal contributed to its performance

US complains of disadvantage as EU-Sadc trade deal kicks in

The Obama administration raises concerns over edge European manufacturers stand to gain over US competitors from the EU-Sadc deal

Black industrialists: numbers target on track, official says

The aim of the black industrialists programme is to set up 100 black industrialists over the medium term: 30 this year, 30 next year and 40 in the third year

New loan window for competitive factories not enough

The Manufacturing Circle says more needs to be done to balance job creation, competitiveness and transformation in the sector

Government misses chicken-panel deadline as body mulls appeal

Agricultural department misses court deadline to decide if poultry producers can sell current stocks of brined chicken before new rules capping brine limits ...

York Timbers stock leaps on expectations that earnings doubled

Net cash flow from operating activities is likely to be between R100m and R110m higher than that reported for the previous year

Watchdog steps up scrutiny of imports, plans to inspect retailers

The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications is intensifying its surveillance to ensure imported products meet SA standards

BUSINESS DAY TV: Educated workforce is vital when competing abroad

Mike Vincent, Africa Industrial Products and Services sector leader at Deloitte talks about why Brics countries are falling behind in manufacturing ...

Vehicle supply industry lures state official

Components suppliers want a handle on changes in future automotive policy, and Department of Trade and Industry official Renai Moothilal's may be the solution

US chicken imports fall foul of quotas

South African Poultry Association reports less than half the volume expected from the US under a hard-fought trade pact has arrived

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