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Rand still on firmer ground after budget

Friday 24 October 2014 17:56

The rand hovered near the previous day's five-week highs against the dollar on Friday.


With government wanting to invest in fracking to export natural gas and signing a deal with Russia to build 8 nuclear reactors by 2030, renewable energy seems to be last on the list.
The Energy Story

Friday 24 October 2014 17:55

Renewable energy seems to be the answer to avoid climate change risks to people’s health and environmental damage but it is still a seemingly long road to developing this green future.


SA man faces second US wildlife indictment

Friday 24 October 2014 17:07

One of the South African brothers facing indictment in the US over the sale of illegal rhino hunts was previously fined for illegally importing a leopard carcass to that country.


Economy in Marikana still hurting from strike

Friday 24 October 2014 13:59

Mamsi Ngobeni sat alongside the main road of the South African platinum belt town of Marikana, hunched over a table with a pile of onions, apples, loose cigarettes and tomatoes.


Numsa survives 'expulsion' from Cosatu ... for now

Thursday 23 October 2014 19:43

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has survived the fight to stay put as part of union federation Cosatu ... for now.


SA open for business:Zuma

Thursday 23 October 2014 16:09

Regardless of political differences, all South Africans must work together to make the country prosperous, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.


Botswana prepares for tight election

Thursday 23 October 2014 13:40

Botswana will on Friday hold what are expected to be its closest elections since gaining independence from Britain 48 years ago.


Oscar Pistorius had helped to "open doors" for South Africa in the international sporting scene.
End of the road for Oscar: Mbalula

Thursday 23 October 2014 09:23

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's sentence and conviction for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp marks the end of his world athletics career, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.


HIV/Aids remains Africa’s biggest killer: Survey

Thursday 23 October 2014 05:32

Despite recent fears about the spread of Ebola in West Africa, HIV/AIDS remains the biggest killer of Africans on the continent.


Rand races to firmest in a month vs dollar

Tuesday 21 October 2014 20:09

The rand clawed to its firmest level in 25 days against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took some comfort from China's GDP data, focusing on growth being slightly stronger than forecast.


Captaincy has helped De Villiers flourish

Tuesday 21 October 2014 17:05

Proteas captain AB De Villiers says the satisfaction of leading from the front has been the driving force behind his match-winning performances for the Proteas this year.


SA pushes for uni-visa to curb illegal migration

Monday 20 October 2014 19:42

South Africa is still pushing for a uni-visa to curb illegal migration to the region.


SA stocks mark time ahead of budget speech

Monday 20 October 2014 19:19

South African stocks treaded water on Monday ahead of a budget speech later in the week, even as investors continued to hammer Johannesburg-listed bullion producers such as Anglo Gold Ashanti.


South Africa rejects hosting African Nations Cup

Monday 20 October 2014 16:14

South Africa is not ready to host the Africa Cup of Nations in January if Morocco withdraws because of the Ebola epidemic, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said Monday.


Zuma opens communication doors between media, presidency

Monday 20 October 2014 07:05

The government is to establish a presidential communication and media working group to provide a platform for the sharing of ideas between state and the media.


US hospitals tighten up for Ebola panic as flu season looms

Sunday 19 October 2014 14:20

A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had travelled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola.


South Africa and Algeria will clash at the Independence stadium.
Banyana in a do-or-die match

Saturday 18 October 2014 16:53

Banyana Banyana's campaign in the African Women Championship has not been a good one so far.


Samora Machel and 34 others died in a plane crash in Mbuzini, Mpumalanga on October 19, 1986.
Heritage museum to honour Samora Machel

Friday 17 October 2014 20:45

28 years on, an investigation into the plane crash that killed Mozambique's first president Samora Machel and 34 others is still inconclusive.


South Africa, Mexico sign a new trade agreement

Friday 17 October 2014 20:28

South Africa and Mexico signed agreements which will see further development in the field of trade, agriculture tourism, mining, manufacturing and job creation on Friday.


SA on trade, investment mission in China

Friday 17 October 2014 20:05

Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies will lead 53 South African companies on a trade and investment mission to China this weekend.


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