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    Access to finance getting easier for South Africa’s small businesses

    South Africa’s small businesses have indicated that access to finance improved significantly in the fourth quarter of 2014, with the majority of the funding stemming from commercial banks. The latest...

    Ten ‘Tender’ Tips to help in the SA Government tendering process

    Government tendering is big business and done correctly, can stimulate the SA economy and sustain and grow local businesses.  With over 660 departments issuing requests throughout the year, the tender process...

    West Coast cooking with gas

    Prospects for the Ibhubesi Gas Project (IGP) received a fillip after a term sheet agreement with power utility Eskom was secured last month. The IGP is South Africa’s largest undeveloped gas...

    Asian companies to benefit in partnering with Africa – Deputy President

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for Asian countries with capital and technical expertise to partner with Africa. The development of infrastructure is said to hold great potential for Asian-African cooperation. ...

    South Africa appoints Gama as Transnet CEO – to replace Molefe

    South Africa appointed Siyabonga Gama as acting chief executive officer of ports and rail utility Transnet SOC Ltd. after Brian Molefe was seconded to head the country’s power company, which is...

    Economic and structural headwinds challenge South African business

    Slow economic growth and high operating cost inflation - especially rates and taxes, and electricity – are challenging the commercial property sector and placing strain on South African business. Izak Petersen,...

    IDZ – Eastern Cape next area of growth for SA economy

    Chairperson of the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, Eddie Makue, has called on government to make the Eastern Cape the next area of growth for South Africa’s economy. ...

    How to Invest in Industrial Property

    During the last three years, interest rates have been low and the rand has been strong, fuelling the growth of many businesses. With growth and expansion comes the need for larger premises...

    Slight pinch from Green Cross

    Consumer brands giant AVI’s is not yet making big strides in growing profitability at well known Cape Town-based health shoe manufacturer Green Cross. AVI acquired the forty-year-old Green Cross in mid-2012,...

    Mining, manufacturing & construction most at risk of restructuring in 2015

    South Africa’s sluggish economy is likely to result in an increase in the number of businesses that require restructuring in order to survive with companies in the resources, manufacturing and construction...

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