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Ramaphosa opens Mara Phone plant, punts SA’s SEZs

R1.5bn investment will see smartphones manufactured in new Durban plant and sold to the local and export market.

Growthpoint’s R2.9bn bid for the UK’s Capital & Regional

CEO confident offer will be accepted and deal finalised by December.

SA office property development activity falls to 14-year low

While the average national office vacancy rate remains in the double digits.

Kigali, now Durban: Mara Group to open second African smartphone plant

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mara’s CEO will officially open SA’s first fully-fledged smartphone manufacturing plant in Durban on Thursday.

Highest growth in home loans since 2010

Year-on-year increase of 4.9% in August bodes well for the property sector.

Tourism wins: Government to abolish unabridged birth certificate rules

Home affairs minister confirms that unabridged birth certificates will no longer be required for foreign minors travelling to SA.

Equites eyes R4bn Gauteng property development pipeline

Expects to roll out over 400 000m2 of logistics-related property projects.

Bridgestone invests R700m in SA tyre plants and signs taxi deal

CEO says strategic partnership with SA Taxi will see it gain a bigger share of the minibus taxi tyre market.

Audit concerns at Tourism Department and SA Tourism

Minister hints that R98m in irregular expenditure at tourism agency could be behind its CEO’s suspension.

Atterbury’s R6bn mega property project breaks ground in Pretoria

Watch a clip of what the development, east of the city centre, is planned to look like.

SA Tourism: Why are whistleblower allegations still a secret?

Suspended CEO faces internal inquiry following forensic investigation as several board members resign.

SA landlords unperturbed by Forever 21’s US bankruptcy

The Los Angeles-based fashion retailer is reportedly set to close some 350 stores around the world.

Classic 1027 put in voluntary business rescue

The station will remain on air and will fulfil all advertising obligations.

Transnet disputes qualified audit finding

Despite irregular expenditure hitting R49bn in the year to March.

New chair and rash of changes for Tongaat board

Louis von Zeuner will replace Bahle Sibisi as chairman, as part of a major board shakeup.

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