Carin Smith,

Carin Smith

Pretoria, GP, South Africa

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Recent articles by Carin:

South Africa: Strike Could Destroy SAA and All Its Jobs

Any industrial action will endanger the existence of South African Airways (SAA), and could destroy every job at the state-owned airline as well as related industries. → Read More

South Africa: Weak Rand Impact Finally Lifting SA Tourism

As a whole it looks like the South African tourism industry is picking up and now is the time for the industry to make full use of the opportunities the weaker rand brings, Danny Bryer, director of sales, marketing and revenue management for Protea Hotels, told Fin24 on Wednesday. → Read More

South Africa: Billionaire Forks Out R184m for Australian Home

SA billionaire Dick Enthoven - co-owner of Nando's - has paid AUS$18m (about R184m) for a luxury waterfront home in Australia, Domain Group reported on Friday. → Read More

South Africa: Expect Two Rate Hikes in 2016

Interest rate hikes in excess of a further 50 basis points would be too damaging to an already-shaky growth outlook and, as a result, no more than two hikes of 25 basis points each over the course of 2016, can probably be expected, according to economist Sanisha Packirisamy and Herman van Papendorp, head of macro research, at MMI Holdings. → Read More

South Africa: Five Priorities for Greener Travel Industry

Progress in reducing carbon intensity in the travel and tourism industry can be attributed to several actions, according to a new report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). → Read More

South Africa: Eskom's Money Woes 'Threaten Renewable Energy'

The precarious state of Eskom's finances threatens to hinder the growth of the renewable energy sector in South Africa, just when it is needed most, Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said at the opening of the Windaba in Cape Town on Wednesday. → Read More

South Africa: Shoprite Number One Retailer in Africa

Shoprite Holdings was named the number one retailer in Africa followed by Massmart and Pick n Pay, according to the Deloitte African Powers of Retailing report 2015. → Read More

Africa: Acsa, Munich Airport Deal a First for Africa

Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has signed a strategic Sister Airports Agreement with Munich Airport Group on Monday. → Read More