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Positioning SA for a green recovery

25 Oct 2020  / Premal Ranchod
Sustainable finance may not yet be as mainstream locally as it is globally, but it is gathering momentum.

Agriculture, mining, and the economy

25 Oct 2020  / Mongezi Veti
Could repurposed farmland help create jobs at scale?

African countries need reliable and accessible economic data

25 Oct 2020  / Misheck Mutize
Recent ratings show why.

Apple’s shifting supply chain creates boomtowns in rural Vietnam

25 Oct 2020  / John Boudreau and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg
The boom in Bac Giang highlights how the shift in the world’s supply chains is touching regions previously left behind.

Unresolved public sector wage bill clouds MTBPS

24 Oct 2020  / Nazmeera Moola
But detail needed on other spending cuts.
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Eskom bets R20bn on a second life for Koeberg

24 Oct 2020  / Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg
Starts installing new steam generators at the plant before approval.

Why an amnesty for grand corruption in South Africa is a bad idea

24 Oct 2020  / Richard Calland
The case against amnesty.

What South African women told us about being the main breadwinner

24 Oct 2020  / Bianca Parry
Nearly 38% of households in the country are headed by women.

South Africans aren't being protected from fake sanitiser

24 Oct 2020  / Lise Korsten and Willeke de Bruin
What needs to be done.

Covid puts a spotlight on the food industry’s role in obesity

24 Oct 2020  / Agnieszka de Sousa, Bloomberg
Obesity, like climate change, has the ability to wreak havoc on economic growth.

Old-age is the next global economic threat

24 Oct 2020  / Noah Smith, Bloomberg
Japan is the canary in the coal mine.

Transnet posts revenue increase, profit

23 Oct 2020  / Suren Naidoo
On the back of higher tariffs.

A simple Reg 28 amendment could fuel SA’s economic recovery

23 Oct 2020  / Tanya van Lill
Considerably more investment could be directed towards SMEs.

Prices of new vehicles increase by more than inflation, again

23 Oct 2020  / Roy Cokayne
And could continue to rise in the coming months.

Sasol shareholders struggle to keep up with its news

23 Oct 2020  / Adriaan Kruger
Hurricanes, coronavirus and asset sales all impact the group.

Apology to Nova

21 Oct 2020  / Moneyweb

Simon's weekly wrap: Right-sizing post lockdown, green investment and big tech's risk

UPDATE
23 Oct 2020  / Simon Brown
This week MoneywebNOW looked at timelines for the travel and leisure industry to normalise, the home DIY trend, Kruger International’s wind farm preference shares, the US anti-trust threat to big tech, value fashion vs secondhand garments, Combined Motor Holdings’ new normal, and more.

V&A Waterfront set for drive-through Covid-19 testing

23 Oct 2020  / Suren Naidoo
In partnership with Dis-Chem.

Nedbank slashes SA job losses forecast from 1.6m to 500 000

23 Oct 2020  / Suren Naidoo
Less pessimistic 2020 prediction comes as the economy is now at its lowest Covid-19 lockdown level.

Eskom on the mend, but load shedding likely to continue until late 2021

23 Oct 2020  / Ciaran Ryan
CEO André de Ruyter says power supply should be stabilised by April next year, but load shedding remains a risk.

Clicks incurred R44m in Covid-19-related costs

23 Oct 2020  / Melitta Ngalonkulu
But saw turnover rise to R34.4bn in the year to end-August – and increased its dividend by 37.6%.

Money doesn't talk, it swears – Bob Dylan

23 Oct 2020  / Jackie Wilken
The fact is that we either have our money, or our money has us.

Eskom remains committed to recovering its operational performance – CEO

22 Oct 2020  / Nompu Siziba
'The transition from monopoly supplier to competitor means Eskom has to address its costs, become efficient and become competitive,' says CEO André de Ruyter.

Former IT specialist turned master baker helps teach others her sweet skills

22 Oct 2020  / Nompu Siziba
‘You must just stay the course if it's really something that you know that you should be doing’: Khensani Peters, Ntshovelo Cakes.

Half of South Africans are unprepared for retirement

22 Oct 2020  / Melitta Ngalonkulu
Technically, 49% have no pension plan – and women are less prepared than men.

Government told to provide evidence for ongoing lockdown or prepare for court

22 Oct 2020  / Ciaran Ryan
The latest lockdown extension is irrational and must be lifted immediately, says Dear South Africa.

Why is Fairtree allocating more to SA Inc?

22 Oct 2020  / Patrick Cairns
The top-performing Fairtree Equity Prescient fund is re-allocating more of of its portfolio to counters exposed to the local economy.

Sasol says seven units at Lake Charles operating

22 Oct 2020  / Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters
After being shut due to Hurricane Laura.

Have you tried to cancel your Edgars card?

22 Oct 2020  / Barbara Curson
Easy come, not so easy to go … the various helplines and websites are more geared towards hooking the customer.

Sassa set on recovering Cash Paymaster Services debt

22 Oct 2020  / Zoë Postman
Spokesperson says CPS owes it R1.5 billion.

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