SA moves up four places in reputation study
South Africa has moved four places up to be ranked 45th in the 2017 Country RepTrak® study conducted by Reputation House, Brand South Africa announced on Friday. The Reptrak study measures South Africa’s reputation from both an internal and external perspective, meaning that the survey is conducted in South... Read more
SA companies to seek opportunities in Zambia
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will lead a business delegation on Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Lusaka, Zambia. The dti will lead 20 local companies that it has funded on the investment mission that gets underway on Monday. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said the... Read more
Knives and gunfights in service delivery
A common frustration for today’s customer is that they know too much. They may not even know that they know too much, however their expectations are high, their preferences are rapidly evolving and companies will almost certainly fall behind in providing the kind of service customers expect if they... Read more
Repo rate reduced to 6.75%
The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.75%. Briefing reporters following the MPC’s meeting, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said the bank “will not hesitate to revise the move if the need arises”. “Underlying demand in the economy... Read more
Black lawyers protest for bigger slice of legal work
The Black Lawyers Association says that it is dissatisfied with the lack of representation of black lawyers and women legal practitioners in the State’s briefing patterns and distribution of legal work. The group highlighted its concerns with a protest market at the Union Buildings on Friday. President Zuma has... Read more
Finance Minister receives SAA’s CEO submission
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has received the South African Airways (SAA) submission on who should be its next Chief Executive Officer. “Having followed due process the SAA board has made a submission to me and stated their preferred candidate,” Minister Gigaba said on Thursday. This as the Minister briefed... Read more
Action plan to reignite confidence in economy
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday unveiled details of an inclusive economic growth action plan, which is set to inspire confidence in the country. “The programme we are presenting today is drawn from our engagements with the rating agencies, domestic and international investors, the technical... Read more
Bold decisions needed for SA to achieve 6% growth
If South Africa is to achieve 6% growth, extraordinary bold decisions that change the economy must be made, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. “If we must rebound from a low growth trajectory into which we currently are in; if we must grow our economy at 6% on a sustainable... Read more
Tax season 2017 is here
Tax Season 2017 has officially opened and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has issued some helpful tips to assist taxpayers. The tax season opened on 1 July 2017 for eFilers, while it opened on Monday for those filing their tax returns for the 2016/17 tax year at SARS... Read more
G20 should build digital economy friendly to growth, jobs: Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping says the Group of 20 (G20) members should build a digital economy that is friendly to growth and employment. He made the remarks while attending the two-day G20 summit in the German port city of Hamburg. “We should actively adapt ourselves to digital evolution, foster new economic... Read more