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Website apologises for Telkom April Fool joke

Apr 02 2015 09:08

An April Fool's joke has backfired, forcing a South African publication to say sorry to telecoms operator Telkom and energy provider Eskom.


Praise all round as SARS proves naysayers wrong

Apr 02 2015 09:06

Naysayers who predicted that recent scandals would negatively impact revenue collection had to eat their words as SARS exceeded its collection target by R7.3bn.


Publishers abandon SA Post Office, demand answers

Apr 02 2015 07:13

Publishers big and small have suffered huge financial losses due to the operational issues facing the SA Post Office and are looking at alternatives.


Defiant unions ignore Vavi order

Apr 02 2015 08:44

Defiant Cosatu trade unions will be meeting with Numsa and Zwelinzima Vavi with the aim of turning the current situation around through “mass mobilisation”.


Eskom acting CEO lashes out at critics

Apr 01 2015 21:15

Dr Ben Ngubane has lashed out at critics that claim his appointment as Eskom’s interim chairperson was politically motivated.


Unions: State arrogant in wage negotiations

Apr 01 2015 20:08

The manner in which the SA government has handled itself during wage negotiations has been reckless and arrogant, several Cosatu-affiliated unions say.


Heunis successor at SABC announced

Apr 01 2015 20:45

The general executive of commercial enterprises Anton Heunis is stepping down after 35 years with the public broadcaster.

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There’s “Gold in Every Drop” of Klipdrift, but not the gold you think

Apr 01 2015 17:12

Seems our earlier video was a bit of April Fool's Day fun.


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GoDaddy races higher in Wall Street debut

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GoDaddy shares have surged in their Wall Street debut as the market welcomed the company that tries to make website hosting sexy.

Fastjet raises $75m to fund African expansion

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African budget airline Fastjet says it has raised gross proceeds of about $75m through a share issue to fund its expansion and acquire aircraft.

Dollar under pressure ahead of US jobs report

Apr 02 2015 08:46

The dollar has been under pressure after a batch of weak US data dented hopes for an early interest rate hike, with investors awaiting a key jobs report.

Tanzania gas pipeline built, but not ready

Apr 02 2015 08:30

A pipeline connecting offshore natural gas fields to Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam is complete, but technical setbacks will keep it from going online.

Oil prices down in thin Asian trade

Apr 02 2015 08:06

Oil prices have fallen in thin pre-holiday trade in Asia after a mixed US stockpiles report, while talks over crude producer Iran's nuclear programme drag on.

US stocks fall on weak economic data

Apr 02 2015 07:55

Wall Street stocks have retreated for a second day in a row after disappointing US data stoked concerns about economic growth.

Asian markets higher ahead of US jobs data

Apr 02 2015 07:50

Asian markets have climbed after the previous day's losses, with expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike further dampened by a weak set of US data.

Europe stocks close higher

Apr 01 2015 20:49

Europe's main stock markets have closed higher, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index gaining 0.54% on the day to 6 809.5 points.

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