Chamber welcomes NERSA’s rejections of Eskom’s request for tariff increase

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed the NERSA rejection of  Eskom’s request for another electricity tariff increase. Eskom must now do what any other company in this position would do and that is to cut costs, even if it hurts. Many private sector companies have had to introduce wage freezes and other measures […]

Draft liquor laws not being properly thought out

There are lots of reasons to believe that the new liquor laws have not been properly thought out and that there will be lots of unintended consequences. Here’s one: The draft says there should be no liquor sales within 500 metres of a school, place of worship, recreational facility, residential area or public institution including […]

Consumer Price Index – May 2015

The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in May 2015 was 4,6%. This rate was 0,1 of a percentage point higher than the corresponding annual rate of 4,5% in April 2015. On average, prices increased by 0,3% between April 2015 and May 2015. The provinces with an annual inflation rate lower than […]

Proposed new traffic regulations

ONLY those drivers with bad accident and traffic fine records should be called in for retesting, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Chamber was commenting on the proposed new road traffic regulations which calls for the retesting of all drivers every five years. Ms Janine Myburgh, President of the Chamber, said retesting […]

Cape motorists to look forward to another 30 years of tolls

CAPE motorists can look forward to another 30 years of tolls on the Huguenot Tunnel despite the fact that it has already been paid for. This was revealed by Mr Brett Herron, Cape Town’s Mayoral Ciommittee Member for Transport, when he addressed the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently on the plans for the […]