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A tough start to 2024 with another fuel price hike

FUEL prices have nudged higher so far this year and unfortunately, motorists had to brace for another fuel price increase for March. According to...

Buyers and sellers gathering aims to ignite African trade

MORE than 2,000 African buyers and sellers are expected to meet and ignite intercontinental trade at the annual Made in Africa Conference on 13...

SA dodges technical recession with 0.1% 4Q GDP growth

THE good news is that South Africa has, after all, narrowly avoided a ‘technical recession’ (two successive quarters of negative growth) by nonetheless registering...

Budget 2024 has high expectations for SETAs meeting the country’s skills needs – CHIETA CEO

CHIETA, the Chemical Industries Training and Education Authority, welcomes the skills development challenge the Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana handed down in his 2024...

Insights into SA’s 2024 Budget and its trajectory

By Dr Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century IN the unfolding narrative of South Africa’s economic landscape, the 2024 budget speech by Finance Minister Enoch...

BUDGET 2024: Inclusive growth needed

In the face of a daunting combination of economic and fiscal imperatives Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in his Budget Speech gave a realistic assessment...

Large-scale wind farm goes ahead

ENEL Green Power, the Enel Group subsidiary dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy plants worldwide, and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), through...

Construction of e-commerce DC bolsters catalytic Avoca corridor

INVESTEC Property and the Takealot Group announced the construction of a state-of-the-art regional distribution centre (DC) for the country’s leading e-commerce company within The...

President sets up eThekwini working group to address businesses’ issues

PRESIDENT Ramaphosa hosted an engagement with the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC on February 23, in partnership with the KZN Growth Coalition. The...

New global trade patterns are ‘not a blip’ as partnerships shift – BCG report

AS the global economy adjusts to persistent economic and geopolitical pressures and disruptions, the familiar routes that defined the world trade map are being...

SA’s pork leader invests in high-tech, low temperature efficiency

ESKORT, South Africa’s leading pork manufacturer, has expanded its Gauteng production capacity by 50% with a factory extension officially launched in mid-February. The 10,000 sqm...

Durban-based vehicle OEM off to a good start in 2024, despite ‘limp’ market

AT Toyota’s recent State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) address, it was clearly outlined that South Africa’s automotive sector will remain largely in ‘limp...

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R3.4bn multimodal Bayhead terminal a leap in the right direction for Durban Port

THE 640,000 sqm Newlyn PX Bayhead Rail Terminal was officially opened by President Cyril Ramaphosa on a visit to eThekwini on 4 April. It...

Sites on the N3 to be first in network of off-grid electric truck charging stations

ZERO Carbon Logistics, a subsidiary of Zero Carbon Charge, is developing 120 solar PV electric truck charging sites on national highways across South Africa....

President praises upgraded Pinetown packaging plant

ON a visit to KwaZulu-Natal on 4 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa officially reopened Tetra Pak’s plant in Pinetown following an upgrade and expansion programme...

Tapping into young STEM potential in eThekwini

THE Water and Sanitation Unit of eThekwini Municipality hosts a biennial student conference to raise awareness in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and...