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Archive for September 2014

MINIMUM WAGE ‘DOES NOT KILL FARM JOBS’

by Linda Ensor, 15 September 2014, 06:08

Contrary to popular belief, it is macroeconomic and trade policies, rather than the introduction of a minimum wage, that have been the main cause of the fall in employment in the farming sector, says an academic at the University of the Western Cape.

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AGRI SA MEDIAVERKLARING / MEDIA RELEASE

MINISTER POOG OM ONWERKBARE BELEID TE VESTIG

Tydens die Grondberaad wat van 4 – 6 September 2014 in Boksburg plaasgevind het, het die Minister van Landelike Ontwikkeling en Grondhervorming, mnr Gugile Nkwinti die kontroversiële beleid in terme waarvan beperkings geplaas kan word op die omvang van plaasgrond wat persone mag besit, probeer afdwing, het Johannes Möller president van Agri SA gesê.

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SA FALLS TO 56th PLACE ON GLOBAL COMPETIVENESS RANKINGS 2014 – WEF

South Africa continues its downward trend and falls to 56th place this year, third among the BRICS economies. South Africa does well on measures of the quality of its institutions (36th), including intellectual property protection (22nd), property rights (20th), the efficiency of its legal framework in challenging and settling disputes (9th and 15th, respectively), and its top-notch accountability of private institutions (2nd)

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