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Chinese enterprises violate guidelines

Thursday, 10 April 2014
Nearly 2 000 Chinese enterprises have been found to be in violation of state pollution guidelines following a nationwide inspection campaign.

Most top managers still whites - report

Thursday, 10 April 2014
Fewer than 20% of top management positions are occupied by black Africans, an employment equity report shows, but one researcher says it is riddled with flaws.

Independent Scotland will face energy hike

Thursday, 10 April 2014
Scotland's households and businesses must be prepared for higher energy bills if Scots vote in favour of independence, warns the British government.

Employment equity report flawed - SRI

Thursday, 10 April 2014
The latest employment equity report is littered with mathematical and interpretational errors, claims the Solidarity Research Institute.

Land grab catastrophe

Thursday, 10 April 2014
Is the state's farm plan a vote-catcher or the way to disaster, asks Leopold Scholtz.

Cape records bumper summer season

Thursday, 10 April 2014
International arrivals to Cape Town over the summer season have surged by 15% compared to the previous year, the city's tourism director says.

Lottery case: ConCourt to give judgment

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
The Constitutional Court will give judgment on an application for leave to appeal against the dismissal of 10 National Lotteries Board employees.

City centre to boost economic growth

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Plans to build a new city centre in Modderfontein in Johannesburg, includes a central business district with entertainment and sports centres.

Cosatu CEC agrees to 'ceasefire'

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Cosatu says it has agreed to cease hostilities regarding Zwelinzima Vavi and Numsa after proposals made by ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Government's shocking silence

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Could the state's lack of action to end the destructive platinum strike be a bid to boost the tripartite alliance's election chances, asks James-Brent Styan.

Mercedes Benz launches new model offensive

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
German carmaker Daimler's luxury offshoot Mercedes Benz has launched a new model offensive, says its chief executive.

Strike brings Greece to a standstill

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Greece's two largest public and private sector unions have started a 24-hour walkout to protest against austerity measures that foresee thousands of layoffs.

Only 13% of unemployed find jobs - StatsSA

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Employed South Africans are highly likely to stay in their jobs, while the unemployed will find it increasingly hard to find work, says StatisSA.

Oliphant: Apartheid remnants still in workplace

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says racism remains in the workplace, adding that talk of proposed employment equity laws being a disadvantage is a 'blue lie'.

SA farmers 'don't owe anyone anything'

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
South African farmers are unwilling to finance half of land reform farms, because it is unjust and unfair, says an agriculture union.

Economy suffers on consumer woes, strikes

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Consumers are struggling to pay monthly expenses and long-running strikes are undermining the foundations of the economy, according to an index.

Italy vows rigour to change EU fiscal rules

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Italy's new government has given its clearest indication yet that it plans to push for an easing of European Union fiscal rules after convincing its EU partners.

French still chary of UK business trends

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Things are changing in France's business world, where the state influence doesn't always trump business interest.

Britain warns Scots on energy job risks

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Britain has warned Scotland that voting for independence would put jobs and investment in the Scottish energy industry at risk.

Cosatu backs 50% farm stake for workers

Wednesday, 09 April 2014
A proposal pushing for workers to get a 50% stake in farms is a move in the right direction, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

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