TelePresence: meetings without travel

South African telecoms operator Neotel has launched the first TelePresence facility in Africa, making a virtual "public room" available for businesses to interact with their global counterparts without having to travel across the globe.

SABMiller turns to biogas

The world’s second largest brewer SABMiller has introduced an environment-friendly treatment for the waste water flowing out of its Alrode plant, south of Johannesburg. In doing so it’s reducing its carbon footprint by using the resultant biogas as fuel instead of coal.

SA bestows National Orders

Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro and astute businessman and former politician Cyril Ramaphosa are amongst the 28 recipients of the prestigious National Orders from the South African government on 27 March.

Doing business easier in SA

South Africa has risen three places on the World Bank’s recently released Ease of Doing Business 2009 survey, coming in at number 32 out of 181 countries. Small-and medium-sized businesses will benefit from the country's business policy reforms.

Absa, Western Union offer cash transfers

South Africa's largest retail bank has partnered with Western Union to roll out the US financial services company's money transfer services in selected branches countrywide, making it easier for Absa customers to send and receive money internationally.

JSE to offer corn futures contracts

The CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange has struck a deal with South Africa's JSE Limited to license CME's benchmark corn futures settlement prices, thereby creating a new class of JSE cash-settled corn futures contracts.

SA calls for French backing on Africa

South Africa will count on France's support for the implementation of UN Resolution 2033, which calls for closer coordination between the UN Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.

Eskom still cheaper than most

According to the latest survey released by NUS Consulting, South African electricity tariffs are still among the cheapest in the world and will continue to be even if proposed increases are implemented.

Khayelitsha’s “Spinach King” is building a healthy eating empire

Inspiring young entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana started with a good idea and R40. Today he has expanded his small-scale spinach-bread making business into a range...

South Africa’s economy grows by 4.1%

South Africa's Gross Domestic Product increased by 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, Stats SA announced on Tuesday, accelerating much more than the markets expected - thanks largely to higher production in the manufacturing sector.