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Better late than never: 8th-gen hot hatch headed for Mzansi

THE eighth generation Volkswagen Golf GTI will be launched in South Africa from the third quarter of 2021. “The Volkswagen Group has been impacted by...

Cogta-UN plan to boost service delivery, local procurement

COOPERATIVE Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and the head of the United Nations (UN) in South Africa and Resident Coordinator,...

Sweet solution to SA malnutrition menace

Malnutrition, a long-standing challenge in South Africa, can be beaten, and the humble sweet potato has been identified as an important weapon in achieving...

Bank teams up with tech giant to offer zero interest deal

SAMSUNG and Standard Bank have partnered to offer customers 0% interest on all Samsung products bought using a Standard Bank credit card, from the...

Historic EC race track up for auction

THE historic Arlington Racecourse in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) is about to make history one last time when it becomes South Africa’s first racing...

Coega a kingpin in govt ‘power ships’ plan

COEGA in the Eastern Cape is one of three key ports at the heart of controversial government plans to solve South Africa’s electricity supply...

Oppo-tunity knocks for SA smartphone fans

IT’S been a busy time for South African technology watchers with the local launch of new smartphones from three big brands in as many...

R1bn agri-industrial fund to boost black farmers

IN a key development aimed at addressing funding constraints facing black farmers and breaking entry barriers to commercial farming, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC),...

Ports authority HQ move an opportunity for growth and unity, says mayor

NELSON Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor Nqaba Bhanga has challenged the Eastern Cape to learn from developing provinces to unite and work together to...

Trucking big boost for farmers in need

THE drought in South Africa has threatened the livelihood of many farmers, prompting Motus Isuzu in partnership with Isuzu South Africa and various farming...

Manufacturers still reporting constrained supply chains, survey shows

GLOBAL restrictions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had a direct impact on manufacturing supply chains with constraints still evident across many...

Plan to transform sleepy EC town into coastal hub city

GOVERNMENT believes the coastal town of Port St Johns, with a population of fewer than 8000, has the potential to be a major tourism...

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Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

THE Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, which takes place on 24 and 25 May at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton will probe the...

Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

By Thakhani Masindi THE National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme on 12...

Desalination plant won’t be enough to avert NMB water crisis, chamber warns

ORGANISED business in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed the Council’s recent green light for the construction of a seawater desalination plant but warned that...

A Sage new way for SMEs to automate business accounting

FNB and cloud business management company Sage have announced a partnership that they say will simplify the process of transferring financial transaction history to...