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2018 Articles

DROUGHT CHARGE SHOULD BE PAID BY THE CITY, NOT THE VICTIMS

TRIMMING R1,7BN FOR THE CITY’S MASSIVE BUDGET SHOULD NOT BE TOO DIFFICULT

DESALINATION NOW BOTH VIABLE AND NECESSARY IN COASTAL TOWNS

ZUMA’S FATE MORE PRESSING THAN SONA’S POSTPONEMENT

THE PRESIDENT’S SONA ADDRESS WAS LIKE DROUGHT-BREAKING RAIN

H2KNOW SUMMIT & EXPO – CALL FOR EXHIBITORS

INCREASE IN VAT DOESN’T COME UNEXPECTEDLY

SOPA 2018 ADDRESS REMARKABLY POSITIVE

THE CABINET RESHUFFLE STILL RETAINS SOME PROBLEM MINISTERS

THE THREAT OF EXPROPRIATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION

FARMERS HELP TO SAVE CAPE TOWN FROM DAY ZERO

TARIFFS CONTINUE TO INCREASE ABOVE INFLATION RATE

PROVINCIAL FUEL LEVY AN OUTDATED CONCEPT

CITY HAS BUDGETED FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS OF ABOVE-INFLATION RATE TARIFF INCREASES

TOTAL BAN ON SCRAP COPPER EXPORTS

NEW BUSINESS MARKETING INITIATIVE

CITY NEEDS TO GAIN CONTROL OF IT’S STAFF COSTS

VEHICLE HEIGHT MAY HALT WP CROP EXPORTS IN 2019

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPO – FREE TO THE PUBLIC

CITY DRASTICALLY REDUCED THE PROPOSED INCREASES IN WATER TARIFFS

BUS STRIKES ENDS WITH NO REAL WINNERS

CHAOS IN PHILIPPI EAST

STATE OF OUR CITY – SURVEY TO BUSINESS

OMBUDSMAN FOR SMMES TO PREVENT CORPORATE BULLYING

PROPERTY VALUATIONS WILL BE ABUSED TO INCREASE INCOME FOR THE COUNCIL FROM PROPERTY RATES

PROBLEM AREAS IN THE DTI’S SUBSIDY PLAN

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION TO INCLUDE A CATEGORY FOR HALAAL PRODUCTS

DEATH OF DAY ZERO

CAPETONIANS WILL FEEL THE FULL IMPACT RATES AND TARIFF INCREASES THIS MONTH

TWO CAPE TOWN BUSINESS WOMEN TO RECEIVE AWARDS FROM INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE (IWEC)

POTENTIAL HIGH CUBE BAN TO CAUSE CHAOS IN EXPORTS

MANDELA DAY CAMPAIGN: SANITARY TOWELS AND/OR OLD CLOTHING

FORESHORE FREEWAY DEVELOPMENT PLAN CANCELLED FOR LEGAL REASONS

FAILING RAIL SYSTEM A MAJOR THREAT TO LOCAL ECONOMY

ESKOM PROBLEM IS NO LONGER AN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS PROBLEM

GOVERNMENT PRESSING AHEAD WITH CHANGES TO CONSTITUTION

LAW ENFORCEMENT FIGHTS BACK AGAINST CRIMINALS DESTROYING RAIL SERVICE

TWO CHAMBER MEMBERS SELECTED FOR SPECIAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME

DISPUTE BETWEEN MAYOR AND DA COMES TO A SATISFACTORY CONCLUSION

CAPE TOWN NAMED IN YET ANOTHER LIST OF THE WORLDS GREATEST CITIES

THE HUGE ROLE THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY HAS PLAYED IN THE BATTLE TO DEFEAT DAY ZERO

DELIBERATE DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

2018 IRP IS THE FIRST CREDIBLE PLAN FOR THE COUNTRY’S ENERGY FUTURE

14 OF CAPE TOWN’S BRIGHTEST BUSINESSWOMEN HEADING TO SHANGHAI, CHINA FOR IWEC

CAPE CHAMBER COUNCIL AND STAFF SIGN PLASTIC PLEDGE

5C PETROL INCREASE A BAND AID FOR A BROKEN LEG

RELAXATION OF WATER RESTRICTIONS FOLLOWING REASONABLE RAINFALL AND RISING DAM LEVELS

RECENT VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST METRORAIL PASSENGERS

CHAMBER WELCOMES DAN PLATO AS THE CITY’S MAYOR

ALAN WINDE AS THE DA’S CANDIDATE FOR PREMIERSHIP IS A POSITIVE MOVE FOR BUSINESS

VISA REGULATIONS TO BE REVISED

FUEL PRICES TO REACH MOST EXPENSIVE LEVEL YET

SIMULTANEOUS TORCHING OF THREE METRORAIL TRAINS

WATER RESTRICTIONS RELAXED FROM 6B TO LEVEL 5

WILL THE NEW FINANCE MINISTER BRING SOME STABILITY TO SA’S FINANCES?

WHO’S LAND IS IT ANYWAY? MNGXITAMA VS ROODT – RUMBLE IN THE URBAN JUNGLE

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR 2018 – WINNERS

WC CABINET CHANGES MAKE A GREAT DEAL OF SENSE

MID-TERM BUDGET POLICY SPEECH FOCUSSES ON IMPLEMENTATION, BETTER MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

NANDO’S TO FIRE UP THE RUMBLE ON EXPROPRIATION

UNEMPLOYMENT RISES IN THIRD QUARTER BUT IMPROVEMENTS ARE EXPECTED

GANG VIOLENCE GIVING CAPE TOWN A DANGEROUS REPUTATION

ANGER AND EXCITEMENT AT LAST NIGHT’S RUMBLE IN THE URBAN JUNGLE

SIGNIFICANT DROP IN FUEL PRICES AHEAD OF THE FESTIVE PERIOD

ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOWS WE’RE REGAINING LOST GROUND

BUSINESS NEEDS TO BE LESS RELIANT ON ESKOM POWER

CAPE TOWN VOTED BEST CITY IN THE WORLD FOR SIX YEARS IN A ROW

BREAKING THE ESKOM MONOPOLY

2017 Articles

TOURISM RECEIVED RECORD BOOST IN 2016

SHOCKING ROAD FATALITY FIGURES REVEAL A MORE TRAGIC PROBLEM

WHAT YOUR MOTHER FAILED TO WARN YOU ABOUT DATA

PITCHING FOR NEW BUSINESS: THE 10 RIGHT THINGS TO DO

THIN SLICING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS

THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING A HARDY EXECUTIVE

THE ROLE OF ACH IN DECISION MAKING

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULES AGAINST SANRAL’S PLANS

THE CITY’S “COPPER HEADS” NEW POWERS TO SEARCH FOR STOLEN COPPER

AUTHENTICITY – THE NEW CURRENCY OF BRAND EQUITY

MINISTER GORDHAN’S BUDGET – GAINS ARE BEING MADE

THE 6 LAWS OF RETAIL

STRIKE BY COAL TRUCK DRIVERS A DIRECT RESULT OF ESKOM’S BAD MANAGEMENT

FRACTALS AND THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT BUSINESS

PROVINCIAL BUDGET COMMENT

COMPLEXITY AND THE NATURE OF REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS

DESIGN FOR FUTURE LIVING EXPO 2017

WHY A GOOD STRATEGY IS LIKE A GOOD MAP – LESSONS FROM THE WORLD OF CARTOGRAPHY

WHY STRATEGY IS NOT A SCIENCE

CITY COUNCIL’S DRAFT BUDGET FEATURES LOWEST RATES & TARIFF INCREASES IN A DECADE

DRAMATIC AND BLOODY CABINET RESHUFFLE MAKES NO POLITICAL OR ECONOMIC SENSE

FREE CHOICE IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

DISASTROUS EFFECTS OF THE MIDNIGHT CABINET RESHUFFLE ARE CONTINUING

THE EFFECT’S ‘JUNK STATUS’ WILL HAVE ON SOUTH AFRICANS

62% OF CAPE BUSINESSES IN FAVOUR OF CLOSING DOWN ON FRIDAY IN PROTEST

NO CONFIDENCE IN THE LEADERSHIP OF SOUTH AFRICA BY PRESIDENT ZUMA AND HIS CABINET

WHEN LAST DID YOU MOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR’S LAWN?

IMPACT OF BUS STRIKE WILL BE FELT THROUGHOUT THE CITY

THE CHALLENGE OF INNOVATION

THERE’S MONEY IN CONNECTIVITY

MYTHS TO DISPEL WHEN PITCHING NEW BUSINESS

CITY’S NEW DRAFT BY-LAW ON OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

IS BRAND LOYALTY ERODING FOR TECH PRODUCTS?

THE POWER OF SOCIAL PROOF

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: BECOME A BOARD MEMBER OF THE CAPE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

GENES, MEMES AND YOUR SURVIVAL

DROUGHT HAS TURNED THE WESTERN CAPE INTO A DISASTER AREA

WHAT EXACTLY IS A STRATEGIC PLAN?

PROTEST ACTION ON THE N2 REACHED A NEW AND UNACCEPTABLE LEVEL

NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR INNOVATIVE WESTERN CAPE FIRMS TO BREAK INTO THE MARKET

THE INTRODUCTION OF A WEALTH TAX WOULD BE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE AND LEAD TO CAPITAL FLIGHT

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPO – BIGGER AND MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

THE FIVE THINGS WE GET WRONG WHEN PITCHING FOR NEW BUSINESS

SA OFFICIALLY IN RECESSION AFTER SHOCK GDP NUMBER

FURTHER 20% INCREASE IN ESKOM ELECTRICITY TARIFFS IS BOTH UNJUSTIFIED AND UNACCEPTABLE

THE FIVE ENIGMAS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING

THOUSANDS OF COMMUTERS STUCK DUE TO CRIME AND TO A LARGE EXTENT CORRUPTION

HOW TO BREAK THROUGH WITH CREATIVE MARKETING

WAKE UP AND PREPARE FOR THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

USE OF A SECRET BALLOT IN THE MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA

WHERE DOES BRAND HATE FIT INTO THE SCHEME OF THINGS?

HOW TO SELL CRAZY IDEAS

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS HAS BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER R2.3 BILLION BAIL-OUT

MANDELA DAY – WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? BE INVOLVED!

ICC FINDS THAT SOUTH AFRICA HAD A DUTY TO ARREST THE SUDANESE PRESIDENT

FIVE REASONS CLIENTS REJECT THEIR ADVERTISING

ESKOM CONSIDERS PAYING THEIR EXECUTIVES R5.5M BONUSES

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION AND SCHUMPETER’S GALE

WHEN POWERPOINT IS YOUR CASH REGISTER

FIVE REMARKABLE SA BUSINESS WOMEN CHOSEN TO RECEIVE AWARDS FROM IWEC

WHY WAIT TO BUILD TRUST WHEN YOU CAN GENERATE IT?

HELP US SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN

IT WILL BE UNFORTUNATE IF THE CITY PARTNERSHIP IS UNABLE TO CONTINUE

SA DOES NOT YET REALISE THE TRUE COST OF CORRUPTION

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU TELL YOURSELF – IT COULD VERY WELL BE TRUE

URGING OUR MEMBERS TO SUPPORT THE MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

CREDIBILITY OF CAMPAIGNS AGAINST WOMEN ABUSE UNDERMINED BY CABINET

SAA – THE BLACK HOLE CONSUMING SA’S RESOURCE

SURVEY RESULTS OF METRORAIL’S EFFECT ON BUSINESS

THE COUNTRY’S EMERGENCE FROM RECESSION A RELIEF TO BUSINESS

THE ATLANTIS GREEN TECH SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE

STRIKE BY TAXI INDUSTRY FURTHER EXACERBATING THE TRANSPORT PROBLEMS IMPACTING BUSINESS

NO JUSTIFICATION FOR ANY INCREASE IN PORT TARIFFS

MASS STRIKE ACTION NOT THE BEST WAY TO EFFECT THE REAL CHANGE WE NEED

THE LATEST CABINET RESHUFFLE IS BAD FOR SOUTH AFRICA AND BAD FOR GOVERNANCE

THE WESTERN CAPE’S 13 FINALISTS FOR EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

49% OF CAPE TOWN BUSINESS SAYS DROUGHT IS BECOMING A THREAT TO THEIR SURVIVAL

CHAMBER SUPPORTS FARMERS MOVEMENT

CITY COUNCIL’S OFFER TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR CAPE TOWN’S COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPO 2018

CRIMINALS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY KILLED A VITAL COMMUTER SERVICE

SMALL PORT TARIFF INCREASE IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

DRAFT REGULATION FOR STATE OF EMERGENCY OF SOUTH AFRICA

JANINE MYBURGH AND BRETT HERRON EXPERIENCE FIRST-HAND THE INHUMANITY OF TRAIN COMMUTING

ESKOM’S 5.23% INCREASE IS UNJUSTIFIED