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The auction, which lasted only around one minute and 50 seconds, fetched the highest price for a single lot in South African history.
Porsche SA buys Kyalami for R205m

Thursday 24 July 2014 16:54

The liquidated Kyalami race circuit was bought by Porsche South Africa at an auction for R205 million in Johannesburg on Thursday.


Resurgent rand slips back against the dollar  

Thursday 24 July 2014 09:58

South Africa's rand edged weaker against the dollar on Thursday after climbing to a two-month high the previous session, propelled by inflation data that came in below market forecasts.


HIV/ AIDS research is on-going: Motsoaledi

Thursday 24 July 2014 08:04

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says research into HIV/ AIDS is on-going around the world.


Spin-heavy Sri Lanka win toss, bat first in second test

Thursday 24 July 2014 06:34

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final test against South Africa on Thursday.


The “Buy Back SA” campaign will encourage South Africans to buy locally produced products and support the local service industry.
Proudly South Africa launches “Buy Back SA” campaign

Wednesday 23 July 2014 18:35

The Proudly South African movement has launched the "Buy Back SA" campaign in Bloemfontein.


Sri Lanka ponder keeper change for second test

Wednesday 23 July 2014 14:30

Sri Lanka may hand a first test cap to 21-year-old wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella as they bid to level the two-test series against South Africa.


Public offer is not acceptable: Numsa

Wednesday 23 July 2014 12:15

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has bemoaned Seifsa's decision to make public a proposed wage offer to try to end the strike in the metals sector.


Boraine TRC’s Vice Chairperson says true reconciliation needs to be accompanied by economic compensation.
'Economic compensation must accompany reconciliation'

Wednesday 23 July 2014 10:05

Vice Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Alex Boraine says government has failed those who were worst affected by apartheid.


SA consumers urged to buy locally manufactured goods

Wednesday 23 July 2014 09:25

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africans must develop a culture of buying locally manufactured products.


Public transport remains a priority: Peters

Wednesday 23 July 2014 08:15

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says one of the key priorities that will benefit from the R5.5 billion allocated to her department is public transport.


Mdwaba highlights challenges facing business owners

Wednesday 23 July 2014 08:00

Business Unity SA (Busa) deputy president and CEO of TZoro IBC, Mthunzi Mdwaba says one of the major challenges business people face in the country is that they are not taken seriously.


Six hundred and twenty-four people have been killed in Palestine after15 days of fighting.
SA takes UN to task on Israeli-Palestine conflict

Wednesday 23 July 2014 05:45

South Africa has warned that history will judge members of the United Nations Security Council harshly for their failure to carry out their responsibilities in maintenance of peace and security.


Efforts to combat cancer must be intensified in the African continent
African first ladies commit to fight cancer

Wednesday 23 July 2014 05:22

First ladies from across the African continent have re-affirmed their commitment to fighting cancer.


Gaza, where almost 570 Palestinians and 29 Israeli's have been killed.
SA sending special envoy to Middle East

Tuesday 22 July 2014 18:43

South Africa will send a special envoy to the Middle East to raise its concerns over the escalating violence in Gaza and Israel. This as international efforts are mounting to end the crisis.


Sephaka says they've received good support from SARU in preparation of the IRB Women's Rugby World cup
Springbok Women will be in France this Sunday for IRB World Cup

Tuesday 22 July 2014 15:33

The Springbok Women's rugby team will be leaving for the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup in France this Sunday.


International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane Mashabane
SA govt to dispatch a team to Israel and Palestine

Tuesday 22 July 2014 12:56

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says the SA government will soon dispatch a team to Israel and Palestine.


Sex education seen as crucial at schools

Tuesday 22 July 2014 12:01

Condom distribution in South African schools has always been a controversial issue.


PaMZ* set to treat TB within two months

Tuesday 22 July 2014 11:30

University of Cape Town health experts have just released research results that show that tuberculosis can be treated with a two-month drug regime.


Modderfontein city  expected to create jobs for SA and bring modern design to SA's infrastructure.
SA's Modderfontein City set to create jobs, attract investors

Tuesday 22 July 2014 04:33

The 1 600 hectares of bare land in Modderfontein, east of Johannesburg, is set to rise and become one of the world’s most modern cities, Zendai Modderfontein, in the next 15 to 30 years.


The new proposal includes a 10% increase for lower job grades and an 8%t increase for skilled workers over the next three years.
End could be in sight for metal and engineering strike

Monday 21 July 2014 19:43

Employer body Seifsa met on Monday to mull over a facilitated settlement proposal from the labour unions.


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