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SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES: Proof of the pudding

Government's long-awaited revamp of its IDZ programme will come to fruition only once the new SEZ regulations are signed off by minister Rob Davies, who is still keeping business waiting, writes Mark Allix

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Lebogang Montjane. Picture: SUPPLIED

PRIVATE SCHOOLS: What is the attraction?

Is SA’s middle class rejecting the country’s public school system?

Anwar Dramat. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

THE HAWKS: Who is the falconer?

Few pieces of information sum up what is known about Witness Ndeya, one of the two Zimbabweans whose 'illegal rendition' more than four years ago is reason given for Hawks head’s suspension

Tamaryn Tesselaar. Legislation has to catch up with innovation.  Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN

TECHNOLOGY ECONOMY: Don’t get too settled

Online-based businesses like Uber will change the traditional way of doing business


Katjimuina Tjozongoro. PICTURE: STEPHEN LARKIN

OIL AND GAS: Reading the earth’s palm

If Stephen Larkin, CEO African New Energies, is correct, Southern Africa could well have world-scale oil and gas deposits in southeastern Namibia, bordering Botswana and the Kalahari desert

Nico Bezuidenhout. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA


SA Airways, the embattled national carrier says it is hedging conservatively and will not see 'massive' losses or profits with the plummeting of the oil price



EDITORIAL: The AB approach to the IMF’s GDP stats

We need to pay less attention to the IMF’s forecasts as a predictor of our economic success, and instead to take the attitude of AB de Villiers against the West Indies last Sunday

Money & Investing


RETAIL STOCK: Tighter belts are in

Analysts warn of a tough year ahead, but encourage fashion retailers to look offshore

Media & Advertising

Trevor Wolfe. Thousand of people on tap.  Picture: SUPPLIED

CROWDSOURCING: Safety in numbers?

Mass participation in creative advertising is making its way to SA. But not everyone is a fan.

Africa & International

Kofi Annan, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria urged to hold peaceful elections next month.  Picture: AFP/STRINGER

NIGERIAN ELECTIONS: It’s a two-man battle

Poll debates shaped by economic security and increasing number of Boko Haram raids



FACEBOOK AT WORK: Facing up to challenges

Facebook says it is technically feasible to use Facebook at Work and still block the personal use of Facebook

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BUSINESS IN THE NEW ZONES: Strategy is vital

The creation of special economic zones as a tool to stimulate industrialisation and job creation 'has met with some success in East Asia and Latin America'

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SEZs ELSEWHERE: Lessons from Ghana

About 14 African nations have 'single-factory' SEZ programmes, notes SA’s Manufacturing Circle, which is lobbying government to permit the same here

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COEGA IDZ: Incentives raise hope

The Coega Development Corp says the flagship Coega industrial development zone will become a special economic zone in July 2016

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EAST LONDON IDZ: Cars and more

The East London industrial development zone showcases the strategic importance of SA’s automotive production and development programme

BRUCE’S LIST: The Chancer’s Guide to Informed Conversation

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the week January 22 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: The inequality shibboleth

Tim Cohen asks: What is more important? That inequality is huge and increasing, particularly in SA? Or that the middle class has doubled in size?

ON MY MIND: Prepare three letters

Blaming apartheid, or previous management, is a tired excuse for government's inability to address SA's power crisis, writes Jannie Roussouw


VIDEO: Leaner and meaner

The Jabra Sports Pulse Wireless is an earphone and training system that offers a combination of your favourite music and their voice-coaching throughout your workout

VIDEO: The growth of private schools in SA

Andile Makholwa chats about the significant increase of private schools in SA

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