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Western Cape govt to monitor taxi strike
The Western Cape Provincial Government will continue to monitor the taxi strike action which appears to be waning, it said on Tuesday.
Business unusual for SA consumers
It will never quite be business as usual in South Africa, as the new National Consumer Commission (NCC) is set to change the experience of customers and business owners, introducing a range of benefits for both parties.
Businesses shy away from incentives
South African businesses are still battling to recover from the effects of the recent recession, with the Department of Trade and Industry experiencing a marked decline in the number of applications by firms to its incentive schemes and lower than expected investments in its industrial development zones, the National Treasury revealed today.
R3m cut-off for Consumer Act
Businesses making a turnover of over R3 million will not be protected by the Consumer Protection Act, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.
Khula make-over to attract entrepreneurs
Khula, the government small business finance agency, is making drastic changes in the services it offers business owners and in the way it operates in a bid to boost lending to entrepreneurs ahead of the launch of Khula Direct later this year.
10 million tourists expected this year
A record 10 million tourists are expected to pass through South Africa's ports of entry this year, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.
2010 draft liquor bill not anti-business
The draft liquor control policy, which recently caused an outcry from liquor sellers, is not intended to stifle business during the Soccer World Cup.
Economic downturn will not change SA's development
President Jacob Zuma has reiterated that the economic downturn will not change the direction of South Africa's development.
Did you know?
The Two Ladies of Athlone, the cooling towers that formed part of the Athlone Power Station was commissioned in 1962. They were last used, at a reduced capacity in 2003. On 14 Feb 2010, the reinforcing bands on one of the towers collapsed and a decision was made to demolish them. They were demolished at 11:55 on 22nd August 2010.
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