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The writer says eradicating poverty in Africa does not mean zero poverty, which would be unrealistic. Rather, it’s about reducing poverty levels in each country to below 3%.
Getting to zero on poverty in Africa

Sunday 4 October 2015 19:24

Africa faces the largest challenge to meet Sustainable Development Goal one, writes Jakkie Cilliers.


About 30,000 workers could take part in the strike by the Num.
Num members in coal sector to go on strike

Sunday 4 October 2015 08:48

National Union of Mineworkers will strike in the crucial coal industry from Sunday after wage talks collapsed earlier this week in a country that relies heavily on coal for electricity.


Bokke seal victory against Scotland

Saturday 3 October 2015 19:19

Scotland came out in full force in the second half after trailing 20 – 3 against the Springboks.


Bokke dominate first half

Saturday 3 October 2015 18:33

With the first 40 minutes done and dusted the Springboks lead Scotland by 20 points to three .


World famous French economist, Professor Thomas Piketty has been delivering the 13th annual Nelson Mandela lecture at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus.
Inequality a breeding ground for violence in SA: Piketty

Saturday 3 October 2015 16:41

World famous French economist, Professor Thomas Piketty, has warned that if the high levels of inequality in South Africa are not addressed adequately, it could lead to violence.


Thomas Piketty argues that education is a big equaliser in a highly unequal society like South Africa. But it must be good quality education.
FactCheck: is South Africa the most unequal society in the world?

Saturday 3 October 2015 11:31

It is often said that South Africa is the most unequal society in the world.


Speaking on Morning live Donald Moatshe says his album will bring change to South African music industry.
Donald Moatshe credits passion for his musical success

Saturday 3 October 2015 10:35

Donald Moatshe, one of the most popular singers at the moment in the country, is setting the music scene alight with his latest album called Black and White.


Nelson Mandela will be honoured before the kick-off in the Pool B clash between South Africa and Scotland.  
World Rugby to honour Mandela

Saturday 3 October 2015 07:25

World Rugby has announced that it intends to honour Former President Nelson Mandela by inducting him into the Rugby Hall of Fame.


Petrol price movement mixed

Friday 2 October 2015 20:15

The Department of Energy announced on Friday that 93 grade petrol would decrease by two cents per litre from October 7.


Gold firms lead SA stocks higher, rand firms

Friday 2 October 2015 19:31

South African stocks ended higher on Friday with gold producers among the top gainers.


Shaping South Africa through science

Friday 2 October 2015 11:45

The word ‘innovation’ has had its meaning rubbed smooth by overuse. Aside from academic circles, where it remains distinct and imbued with obscure and technical meanings.


Leaders from various sectors say the Visa regulation has resulted in a sharp drop in the number of tourists.
New Visa regulation crippling SA tourism

Friday 2 October 2015 05:51

The South African tourism industry has written to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, asking for the new visa regulations to be scrapped immediately.


Traffic congestion costs SA over R1bn: Tau

Thursday 1 October 2015 23:25

New forms of mobility are needed to ensure the escalating cost of traffic congestion is brought to a halt, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau said on Thursday.


Rand on course for 3rd day of gains, stocks rise

Thursday 1 October 2015 23:16

South Africa's rand was a touch firmer against a wobbly dollar on Thursday, on track for a third consecutive daily gain as investors found renewed appetite for high yielding emerging markets.


New visa rules costs tourism industry $540 million in annual revenue

Thursday 1 October 2015 22:15

South Africa's new visa rules will cost the tourism industry $540 million in yearly revenue, the head of an industry body said on Thursday.


Pikettey endorses minimum wage for South Africa

Thursday 1 October 2015 19:33

French economist, Thomas Piketty says implementing a minimum wage system is one of the ways in which South Africa can begin to reduce its high levels of inequality.


New vehicle sales recession intensifies: Naamsa

Thursday 1 October 2015 17:46

September’s new vehicle sales in SA declined by 9% year-on-year (y/y) to 55 322 units, the Department of Trade and Industry’s monthly data showed on Thursday.


First transgender enters surrogacy agreement

Thursday 1 October 2015 16:21

Although classified as female at birth, a man has made South African legal history by becoming the first transgender person to enter into a surrogacy agreement.


SAPS promotes 14 000 constable and sergeants

Thursday 1 October 2015 16:11

The Institute of Security Studies has applauded the SA Police Service for promoting 14 000 constable and sergeants.


Sasol cautious on resumption of Iran oil imports

Thursday 1 October 2015 15:59

Petrochemicals group Sasol has taken a wait and see stance on the possible resumption of crude oil imports from Iran, following the landmark July 14 agreement.


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