INSIGHT: Ebola’s global economic impact

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While the human impact of the Ebola crisis in West Africa is undeniable, the larger economic impact is also starting to become apparent. Industries ranging from agriculture to luxury goods can expect to take a knock, should the spread of the disease not be curbed, explains Moxima Gama.

INSIGHT: KZN’s key position in SA economy assured

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KwaZulu-Natal is the second-largest contributor to the South African economy despite its size. Research conducted by Standard Bank shows that the province’s economy will remain strong, despite numerous challenges in the agriculture, manufacturing, construction and energy sectors.

MBA: Real world benefits for graduates

Marietjie Wepener

At the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), big companies often scout for MBA graduates. In this article, Marietjie Wepener of USB talks about the real world benefits to MBA graduates.

“We can’t force the industry not to use machines”

A new sectoral determination for farm workers, including a new minimum wage, can only be implemented in April next year, labour minister Mildred Oliphant said this afternoon. This, coupled with increased mechanisation on farms is likely to create continued tension between employers and their employees in the coming months.

W.Cape agri employment annihilated

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For the government who are calling for a “boycott” of South African wines, this should give you a bit of a wake-up call.

The scariest number from the Adcorp Employment Index

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South Africa needs to start paying attention to its agriculture sector if it is serious about tackling unemployment