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SA's second quarter GDP rebounds to 4.9 percent
South Africa's second quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rebounded somewhat to 4.9 percent for the second quarter of 2008 after recording 2.1 percent in the first quarter.

Big names in new bid for stadium
BIG PLAYERS are again vying for the rights of the Green Point Stadium: the new bids for commercial opportunities are in.

Free expert hands-on help for SMMEs
A Dutch organisation is offering to help Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa, by providing the free services of retired managers willing to transfer their knowledge and experience to local entrepreneurs.

SA economy is stronger than ever, says Mpahlwa
The South African economy is stronger than ever with numerous employment opportunities, says Minister for Trade and Industry Mandisi Mpahlwa.

UN disappointed at Doha trade talks' collapse
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his disappointment at the collapse of the Doha round of trade liberalisation negotiations.

PPI significantly lower than expected - economist
Factory gate prices for June 2008 has surprised many economists coming in significantly under what was expected at 16.8 percent year-on-year (y/y) for June 2008, reported Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Thursday.

High import tariffs holds up growth
High import tariffs, trade barriers and a culture of protectionism impedes economic growth, says Department of Trade and Industry Director General Tshediso Matona.

Slowing global economy impacts on tourism industry
South Africa's tourism industry, which relies on tourist spending, is feeling the pinch following rising fuel prices, changes in environmental policies and the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figure falling from 6.4 percent to below 4 percent this year.


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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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City Ceiling Supplies in Lansdowne Junction stock a range of suspended and skim ceiling as well as dry wall partitioning materials. Perfect for setting up your home, office or retail outlet. Call them now on 0216910084.


Are you craving for some divine Cape Malay Koeksisters? Simply First Distribution sells koeksisters as well as the syrup separately or added-on as requested. Call them now on 0724929919.


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