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.

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.

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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