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Tough weather conditions dent Santam's first half earnings

Tough weather conditions dent Santam's first half earnings

Santam Limited posted a 12.5 per cent drop in interim earnings due to adverse weather conditions that pressured their underwriting business.
Government must act aggressively to resolve poultry crises: SAPA

Government must act aggressively to resolve poultry crises: SAPA

South Africa's poultry industry is in crises due to rise of cheap imports and only government can fix it, Kevin Lovell has said.
Integrated reporting requires board members commitment

Integrated reporting requires board members commitment

South Africa has embraced integrated and transparent reporting but it is crucial for the board of directors to be committed to the cause as well.
Efficient port operation in Africa essential for regional and international trade

Efficient port operation in Africa essential for regional and international trade

Efficient port operations in Africa are essential to increasing intra-regional and international trade in the continent.
Iliad Africa records flat growth for Q2

Iliad Africa records flat growth for Q2

Second quarter marginal revenue growth for Iliad Africa Limited has resulted in a reduced bottom line for the building materials company.
S.Africa's Q2 GDP growth quickens to 3 per cent

S.Africa's Q2 GDP growth quickens to 3 per cent

South Africa’s GDP growth has quickened to 3 per cent for the second quarter, despite the market’s expectations of 3.3 per cent.
S.Africa - Malaysia trade relations show substantial growth over the last 20 years

S.Africa – Malaysia trade relations show substantial growth over the last...

Formal diplomatic ties have grown greatly over the last 20 years, making Malaysia the largest investor in South Africa from South East Asia.
Synergy reports strong FY portfolio growth

Synergy reports strong FY portfolio growth

Synergy Income Fund reported strong portfolio growth for the year ended 30 June 2013 due to successful acquisitions.
S.Africa’s clothing retailers looking slightly stronger

S.Africa’s clothing retailers looking slightly stronger

Clothing seems to be the more promising prospect in the South African retail market currently, Jeanine van Zyl has said.

Private Equity Opportunities in Africa still rising

Although globally, private equity investment has hit a slowdown for the past four years, African continues to rise, Tarun Ghulati has said
Tsogo’s development potential attractive to investors

Tsogo’s development potential attractive to investors

South Africa’s Tsogo Sun has placed an emphasis on development – this is appealing for investors who are looking for a high return on capital.
Standard and Poor's downgrades Mozambique’s credit rating outlook

Standard and Poor's downgrades Mozambique’s credit rating outlook

Standard and Poor’s has cut Mozambique’s credit rating outlook to negative following government’s revision of economic data.
Economic Freedom Fighters will lead S.Africa to a collapse

Economic Freedom Fighters will lead S.Africa to a collapse

The Economic Freedom Fighters manifesto of nationalisation would lead the country to a collapse into wretchedness, Tom Palmer has said.
IFC to invest R300 mln into Namibia’s Trustco Group Holdings

IFC to invest R300 mln into Namibia’s Trustco Group Holdings

The IFC has announced a 300 million rand investment in Namibia’s Trustco holdings to expand micro insurance into sub-Saharan Africa.
Mauritius imports slightly affected by global slowdown

Mauritius imports slightly affected by global slowdown

The global landscape has had an effect on importing in Mauritius and has delivered a mixed feeling over the last year.
S.Africa’s Imperial to focus on SADC neighbours

S.Africa’s Imperial to focus on SADC neighbours

The area that Imperial Logistics must continue to perform in is the SADC region, Hubert Brody has said.
Proposed chicken imports tariff could affect S.Africa's poultry industry

Proposed chicken imports tariff could affect S.Africa's poultry industry

A proposed tariff on chicken imports to South Africa could cause chicken prices to go up between 30 and 50 per cent in supermarkets.
Gainers and losers in Zuma cabinet reshuffle

BRICS platform can be used to tackle problem sectors: Zuma

BRICS should be used as a platform to tackle issues in key sectors of the economies, South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma has said.
Foschini to sell its 55 per cent stake in RCS

Foschini to sell its 55 per cent stake in RCS

South African retailer Foschini has received an unsolicited offer for its 55 per cent stake in consumer finance unit RCS.
Namibia inflation reflects strength of previous period

Namibia inflation reflects strength of previous period

Namibia’s slowed inflation rate is not the affliction of weak demand but rather an indication of strong increases in the base period a year ago.
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