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Stage 2 load shedding in force since 8am

Apr 18 2015 09:38

Eskom has started stage 2 load shedding and load curtailment from 08:00, and this is likely to continue until 22:00.


Use French for business in Africa - forum

Apr 17 2015 20:30

A French for Business in Africa forum has stimulated discussion on why it makes sense to promote the use of French as a business language and how to approach it in a practical way.


Top 10 comments on Eskom and serious introspection

Apr 18 2015 07:00

It was yet another big news week for Eskom, which usually attracts lively commentary, but other issues also stimulated healthy debate.


SA stocks follow global markets down

Apr 17 2015 19:20

SA shares have followed global stock markets lower, as traders grappled with an outage of Bloomberg financial terminals and fears of a regulatory clampdown on trading in China.


Former Sacob boss Wakeford to head Armscor

Apr 17 2015 18:17

Former South African Chamber of Business chief executive Kevin Wakeford has been appointed the chief executive of Armscor.


US amendment turns up heat in 'chicken war' with SA

Apr 17 2015 16:38

Two influential US senators have announced their intention to pursue amendments to Agoa to secure greater access for US poultry into the SA market.


Rand falls on US inflation data, power cuts

Apr 17 2015 17:22

The rand has fallen to a one-week low against the dollar as the greenback was bolstered by US inflation data that raised hopes of a rate hike.


Radebe: Xenophobic violence hitting economy

Apr 17 2015 15:09

Attacks on foreigners in SA may have dire consequences for South Africans operating businesses elsewhere in Africa, warns Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.


In other news

G20 sees better global growth prospects

Apr 17 2015 20:38

The Group of 20 leading economies say risks to the global economy have diminished with improved growth prospects in rich nations, but it warned of challenges from exchange rate volatility.

Europe stocks close sharply lower

Apr 17 2015 18:54

Europe's main stock markets finished sharply lower on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 0.93 percent to 6,994.63 points.

RMB appoints new CEO

Apr 17 2015 17:26

FirstRand has appointed a new chief executive for Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank.

US stocks join European dive on Greece fears

Apr 17 2015 16:30

US stocks have dived in early trade, following a sell-off in European equities as worries about Greece's talks with creditors hung over markets.

Oil market slides before weekend

Apr 17 2015 16:00

World oil prices have dropped as investors locked in profits following a six-day rally, with a rise in OPEC's output in March also adding to downward pressure.

UK unemployment rate at multi-year low

Apr 17 2015 15:48

Britain's economy has created the largest number of new jobs in nearly a year and unemployment hit its lowest rate since mid-2008.

China's incredible shrinking factory

Apr 17 2015 15:15

Taiwanese light manufacturer has winnowed its workforce to just 200 and leased most of its space to other firms such as lamp workshops, a mobile phone maker.

Inside a billionaire’s office: Navy Seals, yacht captains

Apr 17 2015 14:46

Managing the life of Google co-founder Sergey Brin is big business, with former bankers and philanthropy experts hired to help manage his $30bn fortune.

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