Business must take to fore

BUSINESS needs to take the lead to resolve labour strife by continuing social dialogue with workers and seeking collective solutions to unemployment‚ the International...

Salaries of medical aid bosses under microscope

HAVING first taken medical scheme trustees to task over excessive remuneration‚ the Council for Medical Schemes has now set its sights on principal officers‚...

SA consumer inflation breaches target band

SOUTH African consumer inflation breached the Reserve Bank’s 3%-6% target band in July‚ Statistics South Africa said yesterday. The consumer price index (CPI)‚ used to...

National youth agency vows to clean up its act

THE embattled National Youth Development Agency is due to open provincial operations‚ as amendments to the law governing the agency are in the pipeline...

Cash-for-jobs scandal to be probed

THE provincial ANC leadership has instructed Buffalo City Metro (BCM) to investigate allegations that a ruling party councillor sold jobs to desperate jobseekers. The instruction...

Ex-stirling pupil cut to bone in meat saga

Industry improving after scandal revealed this year hails from Komga. Cawthorn matriculated from Stirling in 1998 and went on to study Food Sciences in Cape Town....

Bus operators in dire straits

Industry is in state of collapse, body tells transport committee THE subsidised commuter bus industry – both public and private – is not commercially sustainable...

Resilience proves a solid foundation

Manelisi Gibson builds empire – from nothing MTHATHA construction entrepreneur Manelisi Gibson found opportunity in Eastern Cape’s infrastructure backlog, building his multimillion-rand business from nothing.   Gibson...

High communication costs ‘threat to economic growth’

Business raises concerns at hearings HIGH mobile tariff and data costs stifle small business growth, parliament’s portfolio committee on communication heard on Monday. Local communication entrepreneurs...

Massive spending needed for jobs

Public and private investment vital for NDP OVERALL investment by both the private and public sectors will need to be substantially raised if National Development...

Bright beauty’s leadership goal

Young EC woman chosen to be on elite continental programme AN EASTERN Cape beauty with brains, Simamkele Dlakavu, is one of 28 young African women...

Sports financial hole even bigger

Senior officials fingered in spending row MORE than R30-million was made in “irregular payments” by the Eastern Cape’s sports, recreation, arts and culture department. This is 10...

Legal battle over spaza shop

BCM aim to prevent owner from running store within 100m of Spar AN EAST London property owner is to face legal action from Buffalo City...

Extra R7bn needed for bursaries

More students applying than funds available and training colleges (FETs) this year. Responding to recent problems crippling studies at the University of South Africa (Unisa), the...

Mugabe owes UFH R40m

President’s bursary fund leaves youths high and dry ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe’s office owes the University of Fort Hare more than R40-million in outstanding fees,...

Obama’s visit lifts interest in SA

It helps to offset the global dip in mergers and acquisitions US PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s recent visit has helped to stimulate a degree of foreign...

Weaving together a mohair export range

The quality items sold mostly to overseas buyers A WORKSHOP which has established a successful export business producing shawls and throws woven from mohair, is...

Gordhan orders full tax review

FINANCE Minister Pravin Gordhan has initiated a fundamental review of South Africa’s tax system by a team of eminent tax experts led by Judge...

Forum appeals for rates freeze

Body cites consumer debt as major concern "It is important that inflation be controlled because this will protect the poor majority of this country"  INTEREST rates...

SA tourism is on right track

It’s online with social media marketing SOUTH Africa has “taken some serious steps” in embracing online tourism marketing and sales‚ according to Damian Cook‚ chief...

Taxman ethics inquiry launched

ETHICAL standards pertaining to the office of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner are to be reviewed in a move that seeks to...

Metro’s bill bungles ‘haunt’ residents

FALLOUT from Buffalo City Metro’s billing bungle continues as ratepayers stream forward with their stories. After the Dispatch’s exposé on allegations that the metro’s meter...

Carrim urged to sort out policy

New minister has to address complex issues COMMUNICATIONS industry experts have urged the newly-appointed minister Yunus Carrim to urgently restore stability to the department and...