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Tech

Women, diversity 'key' to SA's tech industry

Jan 30 2015 10:32

More women need to be actively supported to pursue careers in the male-dominated South African technology scene, says an industry expert.

Economy

Eskom warns of extremely tight power system

Jan 30 2015 09:45

Eskom says any extra load or faults in the system could make it necessary to go into shedding, and undertakes to keep consumers updated.

Currencies

Rand firmer after Sarb holds lending rate

Jan 30 2015 09:56

The rand has gained against the dollar following a decision by the South African Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged.

Economy

Credit growth slows to 8.52% in December

Jan 30 2015 08:42

South Africa's private sector credit demand grew 8.52% year-on-year in December, down from 9.13% in November, according to Reserve Bank data.

Tech

Credit card habits reveal your identity

Jan 30 2015 09:53

Just four bits of information gleaned from a shopper's credit card can be used to identify almost anyone.

Tech

Tshwane free Wi-Fi promotes citizen journalism

Jan 30 2015 08:16

Citizen journalism has taken off in Tshwane as free Wi-Fi access becomes a reality for a new generation of South Africans.

Economy

Mugabe: African Union kow-tows to West

Jan 30 2015 08:20

President Robert Mugabe believes African Union policies aim to please the West, and says he will make the body a global leader if he becomes its chairperson.

Economy

Calls for answers on R61m bus tender

Jan 30 2015 06:30

Calls have been made for the KwaZulu-Natal health department and the province's health MEC to answer questions over a R61m mobile hospital tender.

 

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Greece will stay in eurozone: French PM

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has sought to reassure Chinese concerns about the eurozone, insisting that Greece will stay part of the single currency.

European shares head for best month in years

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The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index has advanced and is heading for its best monthly performance in 5½ years.

Chevron refinery to close for maintenance

Jan 30 2015 09:55

US energy firm Chevron will shut down its oil refinery in Cape Town from February 13 to March 31 for routine maintenance and safety inspections, the company says.

Business class you win, economy you lose

Jan 30 2015 10:15

British Airways is facing a backlash from customers after making changes to the way passengers can earn and spend miles under its Avios frequent flyer programme.

EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions

Jan 30 2015 09:39

European Union foreign ministers have extended existing sanctions against Russia, holding off on tighter economic measures.

Low gas prices seen fuelling US consumer spending

Jan 30 2015 09:12

The US economy has likely grown at a brisk clip as lower petrol prices buoyed consumer spending, in a show of resilience despite a darkening global outlook.

Harmony second-quarter output down 10%

Jan 30 2015 07:32

Harmony Gold says bullion output for the three months to December fell by 10% from the previous quarter due to maintenance and repair stoppages at two of its mines.

Amazon takes on Microsoft with email offer

Jan 30 2015 07:21

Amazon has announced plans to offer a cloud-based email and calendar service to directly compete with Microsoft Outlook.

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