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Energy minister to face questions over nuclear bid

Sep 01 2015 08:55

The DA will ask Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson why Russia’s nuclear energy framework agreement looks like a signed deal compared to the other country’s agreements.

Industrial

SA gives urgent priority to gas to tackle energy needs

Sep 01 2015 07:43

The use of natural gas for electricity generation is a priority for SA so it can address power shortages and energy needs, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Industrial

Africa's richest man bets on Zim opportunities

Sep 01 2015 07:43

Aliko Dangote will invest in a new cement plant in Zimbabwe as part of a plan to seek opportunities in the southern African country.

News

SA expats are flocking back home

Sep 01 2015 07:13

Angel Jones shares the harsh realities of life abroad, and the challenges expats face in making a new home and a new life in South Africa.

Economy

Infrastructure focus can boost GDP by R260bn - report

Sep 01 2015 06:36

South Africa could boost annual GDP by R260bn by 2030 through smarter infrastructure delivery, according to a McKinsey report.

Debt

Cash-strapped use valuables for short-term loans

Aug 31 2015 20:00

Asset-rich, cash-strapped South Africans are increasingly leveraging the value of their personal assets to gain access to short-term loans, says a lender.

In the news

Why SA needs more women farmers

Sep 01 2015 06:44

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana has lauded women's significant role in the economic subsistence of their families at an awards ceremony.

Economy

SA shows trade deficit in July - Sars

Aug 31 2015 18:00

So far this year, SA shows a cumulative trade deficit for 2015 of R85.50bn compared to R111.65bn in 2014, according to Sars.

 

In other news

Volatile Rand may affect cruise fares, warns MSC

14 minutes ago

Prospective South African cruisers have been warned to pay any outstanding fees or face a possible fare increase due to the weak Rand.

China new home prices rises in August

40 minutes ago

New house prices in China have risen in August from a year ago for the first time in 11 months, as government monetary easing policies boosted demand.

Dollar weakens further in Asia

Sep 01 2015 08:41

The dollar has lost ground in line with a fall in Asian shares, as concerns about the global economy clouded the outlook for a US Fed Reserve rate hike.

Asia stocks extend losses, Shanghai hit by more weak data

Sep 01 2015 07:32

Asian stocks have sunk, with Shanghai tumbling more than 3%, following another batch of data showing weakness in China's economy.

US stocks close lower: S&P loses 0.84%

Sep 01 2015 07:39

Nervous investors have sold down US stocks after surviving last week's turbulence, amid continued worries over the potential broader impact of China's slowdown.

Oil prices tumble in Asia on Chinese data

Sep 01 2015 07:27

Oil prices have tumbled in Asia, surrendering some of their big gains after fresh data showed manufacturing activity in top energy consumer China contracted in August.

Innovation hub launched for SA, Africa problems

Sep 01 2015 06:44

A multi-use innovation hub, designed to showcase solutions to South African and African problems, has been launched at the V&A Waterfront.

Germany faces refugee influx

Aug 31 2015 17:36

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on other EU countries to take a greater share of the refugees fleeing to the bloc, as Germany struggles with a refugee crisis.

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Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

 

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