24.1.2020 06:40 am
‘Our government up to now does not show the boldness of investing in emerging farmers,’ Afasa secretary Nakana Masoka said.
The African Farmers’ Association of SA (Afasa) has called for strengthening state-owned agricultural entities and cautioned against privatisation, after Moody’s rating agency downgraded the Land Bank to junk status on Wednesday.
It described the government’s response to demands for greater political freedoms – and sky-high living costs – as ‘notably slow, tentative and inconclusive’.
The state-owned corporation denies trying to ‘cover up an unethical bid for control of the state’s key financial asset’ following accusations in a report.
The federation says Telkom could retrench another 1,000 workers in May, while its IT subsidiary, Business Connexion (BCX) could shed 2,000 jobs.
The union wants Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to step in and stop the proposed retrenchment of between 3,000 and 6,000 workers.
This was revealed in the latest business risk survey conducted by leading global corporate insurance carrier Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.
‘In Benoni, domestic workers in those big houses are getting R1,400 a month and they are working from Monday to Sunday … They are hopeless and helpless.’
Selling the aircraft is probably not a quick-fix for the airline’s financial problems.
While SAA claims in a report its fleet of A340-300 aircrafts is worth R2.153 billion, the actual market value may be closer to 335 million.
Lesetja Kganyago warned that significant economic growth is unlikely, mainly due to South Africa’s current energy constraints.
‘A very positive outlook for this year is that there is a larger gap for the private sector to play a bigger role in the economy,’ a top business leader says.
Every real-time disruption reveals some fresh challenges that cannot be anticipated in business continuity plans, management said.
Ian Moir will be replaced by Roy Bagattini, the president of clothing company Levi Strauss Americas, in mid-February.
The employees were informed that due to legislative requirements, Sanlam could not process their claims until the liquidation process had been completed.