Liberty to be quizzed by regulator over cyber attack

19 June 2018, 7:02 AM
Insurer Liberty Holdings faced questions from South Africa's Information Regulator on Monday, a day after the company said it had become the victim of a cyber-attack.
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BLSA welcomes changes to cabinet 27 February 2018, 8:48 AM

Business Leadership South Africa says it welcome changes to the National Executive as announced by by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday evening, especially changes in National Treasury.

Coega special economic zone hosts supplier development 26 February 2018, 4:55 PM

The Coega special economic zone has hosted a supplier development day.

Sars reaches R1 trillion collection milestone 26 February 2018, 3:23 PM

Sars on Monday announced that it has crossed the psychological threshold of the R1 trillion mark in its revenue collection efforts, making it the third year in a row that SARS reached this milestone.

NUM, Optimum Mine to meet business rescue for solutions 26 February 2018, 3:18 PM

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) together with Optimum Mine will meet with a business rescue expert on Tuesday to try to find possible solutions.

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The DTI supports SA firms exhibiting at Ghana international trade fair 26 February 2018, 9:51 AM

A group of 20 South African companies specialising in agro-processing, chemicals, clothing and textiles, forestry, furniture, creative industries, built environment, and capital equipment will exhibit their products and services at the Ghana International Trade Fair in Accra.

City of Cape Town launches job creation programme 25 February 2018, 8:55 PM

The City of Cape Town has launched a three-year development programme to assist thousands of unemployed residents from poor communities to find job opportunities. 

‘Ramaphosa’s promise on job creation is rhetoric’ 25 February 2018, 11:30 AM

Labour federation SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi describes President Cyril Ramaphosa as an “old wine in a new bottle," saying his recent promises on job saving and creation are just rhetoric.

Mpumalanga Gold mine to retrench 1 700 workers 25 February 2018, 10:46 AM

The National Union of Mineworkers says it's concerned that over 1700 employees at the Evander Gold Mine in Mpumalanga will be retrenched.

South Africans urged to rally against VAT hike 25 February 2018, 7:17 AM

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, has launched the petition against the raising of VAT by one percentage point to 15%.

Cosatu welcomes Ramaphosa’s call for one million jobs in SA 24 February 2018, 5:46 PM

Cosatu has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for one million jobs to be created in the country over the next three years.

Outa concerned about workers at Gupta companies 24 February 2018, 12:54 PM

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it's concerned about thousands of workers employed at Gupta owned companies whose jobs are under threat.

SA young entrepreneurs face funding challenges 24 February 2018, 11:52 AM

A majority of South Africa's young entrepreneurs and emerging businesses are facing critical challenges with putting their businesses into operation due to a lack of funding opportunities within the small business sector.

Optimum miners’ predicament raises concerns 24 February 2018, 7:22 AM

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources says it is gravely concerned about the plight of workers at the Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga.

Competition commission dismisses SA Airlink , Safair merger 23 February 2018, 6:13 PM

The Competition Commission says it will not allow the proposed merger between SA Airlink and Safair Operations to go ahead because the deal is likely to stifle competition in the airlines industry.

New Joburg-Musina passenger train service launched 23 February 2018, 4:10 PM

South African transport minister Joe Maswanganyi on Friday launched a new passenger train service between Johannesburg and Musina for long distance-travelers to commute directly between Gauteng and Limpopo. 

Farmers collaborate with River Valley Municipality to improve service delivery 23 February 2018, 2:07 PM

The Sundays River Valley Citrus Producers Forum has embarked on an initiative to assist the Sundays River Valley Municipality with infrastructure maintenance

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Brown found guilty of misleading parly 23 February 2018, 10:42 AM

The Public Protector has found Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown guilty of inadvertently misleading Parliament in her assertion that there were no other contracts of engagement concluded between Eskom and Gupta linked Trillian.

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Eskom to resolve matters with Optimum Coal Mine 23 February 2018, 7:31 AM

Eskom says it is hopeful that matters between Optimum Coal Mine and the power utility can be resolved.

Innovation Master Class urges businesses to undergo ‘digital transformation’ 23 February 2018, 6:43 AM

Businesses and brands must undergo digital transformation in order to keep up with evolving consumers and the devices and apps that shape their spending.

Economists believe Budget will boost confidence in public finances 22 February 2018, 9:31 PM

Some economists believe the austerity measures detailed by government in the Budget will boost confidence in public finances.

Rating agencies respond positively to Budget Speech 22 February 2018, 3:12 PM

The three main ratings agencies Fitch, S&P and Moody's have responded positively to this year's budget proposal tabled by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in Parliament on Wednesday.

Innovation Master Class highlights some trends to watch out for 22 February 2018, 2:28 PM

Are you ready to create fresh innovations for Africa? This was the question posed to entrepreneurs and businesses at the first ever Innovation Master Class conference hosted by Product of the Year in Sandton this Thursday morning.

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Gupta Optimum’s mine workers want answers 22 February 2018, 11:17 AM

Striking workers at the Gupta-owned Optimum Coal mine hand over a memorandum of grievances to management.

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Raising VAT will not help the poor: Ehrenreich 22 February 2018, 9:29 AM

Cosatu provincial secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, says they welcome the first budget announcement by the new finance minister however the budget was uninspiring in relation to the inspirational message the President gave.

SA Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba
Unions concerned about VAT increases 22 February 2018, 8:01 AM

Concerns have been expressed about the impact of the latest Value Added Tax increase, and fuel levy on the poor and the working class.

SA businesses react to Budget Speech 21 February 2018, 9:58 PM

There have been mixed reactions to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's budget speech with some citing concerns over the increase in VAT and taxes on alcohol and tobacco

Govt makes strides towards empowering black people 21 February 2018, 8:07 PM

Director of Strategy at Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) Sizwe Mbele says the country is making positive strides towards promoting the economic advancement of black people. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his Budget Speech on Wednesday in Parliament, and cited urban renewal and spatial transformation as key factors in driving inclusive growth. Gigaba has further […]

Business sector in WC urged to explain water saving programmes 21 February 2018, 7:20 PM

Big companies around Cape Town have demonstrated their willingness to comply with regulations aimed at saving water following the worst drought in the Western Cape in the past century.

Analysts question sustainability of fee-free higher education 21 February 2018, 6:52 PM

Analysts say government's commitment to fund fee-free higher education through the new tax proposals and spending reduction is a positive move but may not be sustainable as the costs may exceed their projections.

Gigaba explains the “positive” side of VAT increase 21 February 2018, 4:30 PM

[Watch] Finance minister Malusi Gigaba explained how the increase of VAT will benefit the country in the long run.