Market for fresh produce sees some stability in prices

1 December 2021, 6:32 PM
The market for fresh produce has seen some stability in prices of various commodities in spite of farmers battling higher input costs.
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.

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.

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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.

Highlights of 2018 Budget 21 February 2018, 4:12 PM

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his maiden budget speech in Parliament after less than a year in the job, tabling some bold proposals to make up for a R48.2 billion shortfall in revenue collection and to fund, among others, free higher education for a bigger cohort of poor students at universities and technical and vocational education training colleges.

The Budget 2018 speech will be delivered on Wednesday, 21 February.
Budget 2018 tax clock: Check how much you pay every day 21 February 2018, 4:04 PM

The Budget 2018 speech has been delivered on Wednesday by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Do you know how much of your work day is spent paying taxes? Use OpenUp’s Tax Clock tool to find out how many hours you spend on government services and where your money may be going. Note: Approximations are based on […]

Govt to rein in State-Owned Enterprises 21 February 2018, 3:57 PM

Government has promised to rein in State -Owned Enterprises (SOEs). Delivering his 2018 Budget in Parliament, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says they expect SOEs to fund their own operations. In 2017, the minister said he was concerned with the high debt levels of several State-Owned companies which were cash strapped. The minister has warned that […]

R6 billion allocated to drought relief 21 February 2018, 3:37 PM

Government has set aside R6 billion in its 2018/19 for drought relief.

SA consumers to fork out more at tills, Gigaba hikes VAT by 1% 21 February 2018, 3:08 PM

South African consumers will from April 1 be paying a little bit more at the tills for their goods and services. 

Nelson Mandela Metro on a jobs drive to assist graduates 21 February 2018, 2:54 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has embarked on a jobs drive to assist unemployed graduates.

Decrease in consumer price inflation 21 February 2018, 11:45 AM

A decrease in consumer price inflation spells good news for South African consumers who will pay a little less on their goods and services.  

Ratings agencies to closely monitor Budget speech 21 February 2018, 11:00 AM

Treasury's Director-General Dondo Mogajane says although South Africa has a new president, he has always been involved in the budget process from day one because the Treasury would go to the cabinet at various intervals to present the fiscal framework and he was part of the cabinet fiscal committee.

Imali Yethu initiative will create transparency between society and treasury 21 February 2018, 8:41 AM

Head of advocacy at Public Service Accountability Monitor and the lead co-ordinator for Imali Yethu Zukiswa Kota says the idea of the Imali Yethu initiative being launched around the budget speech is to put the focus around this project with the ideas that it is still yet to grow.