Industry News

Mixed reactions to proposed small-business ministry

2014-04-15 at 11:58

THE possible establishment of a ministry for small business by the incoming government has been welcomed by the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT), but dismissed by the Free Market Foundation as a way of increasing bureaucracy.
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Issue of labour brokers a work in progress

2013-07-15 at 15:26

The controversial Labour Relations Amendment Bill has stalled in parliament after more than two years of haggling over its content. This leaves the issue of labour brokers — or temporary employment services — unresolved. However, many companies have already taken steps to reduce their reliance on brokers over fears that they might have to take on casual workers fulltime, at great cost.
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Anglo American Platinum, hit hard by South Africa labour unrest

2013-02-04 at 14:52

Anglo American Platinum Ltd., the world's largest producer of the metal, announced Monday it suffered an operating loss of $715 million in 2012 as violent labour unrest in South Africa paralyzed its operations for weeks.
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