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    A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’, says Prof Dirk Kotze.

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    Possible steps that can be taken in the National Budget to avert a junk status.

  • No ordinary SONA

    A weak president presiding over a racially polarised nation faces a serious task.

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Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

Feb 11 2016 11:24

A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’ - that is, to radically reduce inequality like the former Brazilian president, says Professor Dirk Kotze.


Possible halt in Fed rate hikes impacts JSE

Feb 11 2016 12:05

Bets that the Federal Reserve could be done raising interest rates for 2016 had negative results for stock markets worldwide and the JSE followed global trends.


Markets have all eyes on Zuma's critical SONA

Feb 11 2016 09:55

The rand weakened to R15.92 ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech, which will be watched closely by local investors hoping for positive signs.


Wounded Zuma seeks to salvage reputation in state address

Feb 11 2016 06:50

As he prepares to deliver his State of the Nation speech, President Jacob Zuma is facing one of the darkest moments of his presidency.


5 tips to boost your smartphone's battery life

Feb 11 2016 11:34

More powerful processors are driving innovations in smartphones, but these developments are tempered if they burn out your device's battery life.


Telkom giving away '1 million megabytes'

Feb 11 2016 09:12

The telecoms operator has launched a small business charm offensive with a broadband data promotion.


Woolworths continues to show strong growth

Feb 11 2016 08:56

Retailer Woolworths says first-half headline earnings per share increased by 30.6% with a 17.1% increase in revenue of R35.5bn and a 48.1% increase in gross profit.


AA slams Sanral’s e-toll fees SMS

Feb 11 2016 07:43

The AA says it is disappointed that Sanral has decided to go the legal route before resolving their e-toll billing problems.


In other news

Oil extends loss to trade near 12-year low

13 minutes ago

Oil has extended losses to trade near a 12-year low as crude stockpiles at the delivery point for New York futures expanded to a record even as nationwide supplies slipped.

Hong Kong stocks fall in worst start to Lunar New Year since 1994

Feb 11 2016 07:59

Hong Kong stocks headed for their worst start to a lunar new year since 1994 as a global equity rout deepened amid concern over the strength of the world economy.

Dollar sinks in Asia as Fed boss dampens chance of rate hike

Feb 11 2016 07:57

The dollar has retreated across the board after comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen suggested the central bank will not hike interest rates any time soon.

US oil prices dive below $27 a barrel

Feb 11 2016 07:55

US crude has tumbled below $27 a barrel in Asia as the oversaturated market struggled to cope with high inventories in the US and an increased output from OPEC.

Nasdaq up, Dow down as Yellen warns on economy

Feb 11 2016 07:41

The tech-rich Nasdaq has risen, but the Dow retreated as US stocks reacted indecisively to statements from Fed's chair highlighting heightened economic risks.

US stocks rise as Yellen warns on US economy

Feb 10 2016 20:13

Wall Street stocks have risen as congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen highlighted the risks to US growth from economic turmoil overseas.

EU to unveil new energy plan

Feb 10 2016 19:56

The EU is to unveil plans to give it power to examine energy contracts that European states sign with outside countries.

Zambia's economy expected to grow by 3.7%

Feb 10 2016 19:30

Zambian deputy finance minister Christopher Mvunga says Zambia's economy is expected to grow by 3.7% this year, largely stable from last year.

Analysis & Opinion


Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’...


Daniel Silke: No ordinary SONA for ‘lame-duck’ Zuma

A weak President presiding over a racially polarised nation now has enemies...


Is SA really open for business?

As for companies, SA needs to go clean up its act to deliver on its brand...

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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R41.03R3.7810.15%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR68.29R6.099.79%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR45.39R3.799.11%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR179.68R14.688.90%
TON Tongaat Hulett LimitedR99.80R5.806.17%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R85.90R-7.39-7.92%
ASR Assore LimitedR92.20R-6.59-6.67%
OCE Oceana Group LimitedR104.48R-5.52-5.02%
BGA Barclays Africa Group Lim...R137.00R-7.00-4.86%
AGL Anglo American PlcR71.70R-3.54-4.70%
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