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Ketso Gordhan: Laying the foundations for a fairer workplace

Ketso Gordhan: Laying the foundations for a fairer workplace | South Africa | Scoop.it
If every company in SA builds 300 houses, it would be a big deal. If everybody took a bit from the top and gave it to the bottom, we can make a difference, says PPC CEO Ketso Gordhan
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JSE lifts FY profit to record R507m despite ‘noisy’ environment

JSE lifts FY profit to record R507m despite ‘noisy’ environment | South Africa | Scoop.it
Leveraging off an improvement in financial market sentiment and activity and tight cost control, the JSE delivered strong financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013, lifting net profit after tax by 68% to a record high of R507-million, despite the presence of a democratic environment described by the bourse as “vibrant and noisy”. JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King said on Wednesday that “standout” revenue performances were achieved by the equity market, post-trade services and market data divisions, all of which posted increased margins.
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ON THE MONEY: SA’s banks smile as profits are back

ON THE MONEY: SA’s banks smile as profits are back | South Africa | Scoop.it
With bad debts falling, customers borrowing again and profits returning, bankers have had their best year since the wheels came off in 2008, writes Stuart Theobald
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Lack of IT could turn Africa into the world's next mobile manufacturing hub | ZDNet

Lack of IT could turn Africa into the world's next mobile manufacturing hub | ZDNet | South Africa | Scoop.it
Analysts are upbeat about foreign investment, with new high-tech factories helping to produce low-cost manufacturing hubs on the continent.
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New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining dumps

New gold rush flattens Johannesburg's famous mining dumps | South Africa | Scoop.it
A new gold rush is hitting Johannesburg, literally flattening the South African city whose Zulu name “Egoli” means City of Gold.
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Atlanta Showcase

Atlanta Showcase | South Africa | Scoop.it
South Africa is opening a new permanent showroom at AmericasMart in Atlanta, the largest wholesale  marketplace for consumer goods in the US, to help emerging artisans and crafts people break into ...
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Joseph E. Stiglitz on the dangers of bilateral investment agreements. - Project Syndicate

Joseph E. Stiglitz on the dangers of bilateral investment agreements. - Project Syndicate | South Africa | Scoop.it
South Africa has decided to stop the automatic renewal of international investment agreements that it signed in the early post-apartheid period, and has announced that some will be terminated.
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What Does It Mean to Be South African?

What Does It Mean to Be South African? | South Africa | Scoop.it
It means biltong and boerewors braais, table mountain and tin-roofed townships, fears and forgiveness.
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Graham Mackay leaves behind a phenomenal legacy - Pravin Gordhan - Politicsweb

Graham Mackay leaves behind a phenomenal legacy - Pravin Gordhan - Politicsweb | South Africa | Scoop.it
Graham Mackay leaves behind a phenomenal legacy - Pravin Gordhan Politicsweb The Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan would like to express his condolences to the Mackay family on the passing away of Mr Graham Mackay, who was chairman of SAB...
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A Giant Awakens: Inside Africa's Economic Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE

A Giant Awakens: Inside Africa's Economic Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE | South Africa | Scoop.it
In roughly a decade, Africa has gone from being labeled "the hopeless continent" to enjoying an unprecedented boom. In a three-part series, SPIEGEL explores this transformation -- its drivers, winners and losers -- and asks if it can last.
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Zindzi Mandela Reflects on ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

Zindzi Mandela Reflects on ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ | South Africa | Scoop.it
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” based on Nelson Mandela’s memoir, presents him as an inspiring leader with complexities.
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - A Few Thoughts

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - A Few Thoughts | South Africa | Scoop.it
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom opens this weekend, in South Africa and in the US. I've read reviews, from both here and in SA, and I've tried to reconcile the differing opinions about the film, base...
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Johannesburg's crime hotspot transformed to hipster hangout

Johannesburg's crime hotspot transformed to hipster hangout | South Africa | Scoop.it
Downtown Johannesburg -- once a no-go zone riddled with crime -- is undergoing an urban restoration.
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Brand SA’s managers to leave agency - Companies | IOL Business | IOL.co.za

Brand SA’s managers to leave agency - Companies | IOL Business | IOL.co.za | South Africa | Scoop.it
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Dawn profit jumps 18% on healthy African growth, govt water spend

Dawn profit jumps 18% on healthy African growth, govt water spend | South Africa | Scoop.it
Dawn reaped the rewards of increased government spend on water infrastructure and increased sales in Africa, among other factors, as it on Thursday reported a 18% jump in operating profit, to R158.9-million for the half-year ended December 31, compared with the same period in 2012. Revenue was up 17%, to R2.62-billion.
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Ad of the Week: I see a different Brand Soweto -

Ad of the Week: I see a different Brand Soweto - | South Africa | Scoop.it
by Oresti Patricios. Three Soweto residents named Vuyo Mpanthsa, Justice Mukheli and his twin brother Innocent, decided to do something about the unfair image Soweto has accrued with a project they call, “I See a Different You”. This isn’t, strictly speaking, an advertising campaign, but it has so much to teach marketers that it is worth looking at.
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South Africa's Atlanta Showroom - YouTube

Brand South Africa's US Country Manager, Simon Barber, reports on the opening of South Africa's showroom at AmericasMart in Atlanta on January 7, 21014.
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SA wines scoring well in the US

SA wines scoring well in the US | South Africa | Scoop.it

Cape Town - It’s been a good year for South African wines in the US, with several scoring more than 90 points out of a possible 100 in exacting tastings by prestigious US wine publications.

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South Africa Unexpectedly Posts Trade Surplus in November

South Africa posted a surprise trade
surplus in November as car exports continued to rebound after
strikes that halted production in August and September and oil
imports fell.
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Leaders are reminded that power is borrowed

Leaders are reminded that power is borrowed | South Africa | Scoop.it
Every one of our presidents has discovered that his power is limited and soon flickers and dies, writes Jonny Steinberg
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Jim Armitage: Man who put South African Breweries on global stage dies - The Independent

Under Mr Mackay's leadership, SAB became the world's second biggest brewer. It stands utterly transformed into a true global champion.

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South Africa Concentrated Solar Power market is ranked number one for 2014

London - UK (PRWEB UK) 19 December 2013 -- The recently premium CSP Today Markets Report that analyses 8 markets and identifies the best opportunities for investors based on technical market potential, renewable energy support, ease of financing,...
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The Big Tree

The Big Tree | South Africa | Scoop.it
With every new mile, South Africa continues to surprise me. One minute I am watching a thousand black-feathered ostriches kicking up the pink dust of the dry Karoo.
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South Africa since apartheid: Boom or bust?

South Africa since apartheid: Boom or bust? | South Africa | Scoop.it
A new report praises South Africa's economic transformation since apartheid. But enormous challenges remain.
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Africa next frontier for retailers - Business News | IOL Business | IOL.co.za

Africa next frontier for retailers - Business News | IOL Business | IOL.co.za | South Africa | Scoop.it
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