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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.

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

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Mining

Zuma’s son, Guptas own firm that bought Glencore mine

Feb 12 2016 11:22

President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, has a stake in a firm that’s buying Glencore's Optimum Coal mine along with the Gupta family, the country’s antitrust regulator says.

Tech

Telkom ‘close to’ reaching R750m deal with govt

Feb 12 2016 10:38

There have reportedly been extensive discussions between the company and officials about a broadband contract that plans to connect eight districts.

Commodities

Gold heads for best week in 4 yrs as fear takes control

Feb 12 2016 10:34

Gold’s explosive start to 2016 has lifted prices to the highest level in a year as investors flee a bear market in global stocks and a weakening dollar.

BizNews

SONA: Lekota poses key question – is ConCourt dead?

Feb 12 2016 09:10

The key contribution during President Jacob Zuma's SONA came from Mosiuoa Lekota who exposed the real challenge to this young democracy, says Alec Hogg.

Tech

BlackBerry 'comfortable' with Priv's SA price

Feb 12 2016 09:53

Smartphone maker BlackBerry says it is “comfortable” with the high price of its Android-powered Priv in South Africa.

Economy

Zuma fails to appease investors, rating agencies - economist

Feb 12 2016 07:44

President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech was filled with old ideas, says Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Industrial

ArcelorMittal bets on steel protection as loss balloons

Feb 12 2016 09:16

ArcelorMittalSA expects SA to adopt tariffs as a safeguard against cheap imports as the steelmaker posted an annual loss that ballooned 23 times from a year earlier.

Economy

SONA 2016: Optimists see growth spurt, pessimists see junk

Feb 12 2016 07:22

President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address was seen as an important moment for him to change some policies and strategies to reverse SA's rapid decline.

 

In other news

Yen adds to gains as investors run for cover

Feb 12 2016 07:47

The Japanese yen has surged again as traders spooked by turbulence in financial markets continued to plow into the safe haven.

Wall St. traders dump Boeing, bank stocks

Feb 12 2016 07:44

Wall Street traders have dumped stocks of major banks and airplane manufacturer Boeing as the global markets selloff persisted.

Oil prices rally after plumbing new depths

Feb 12 2016 07:42

Oil has surged more than 5%, a day after tanking towards 13-year lows and following a suggestion that OPEC could possible cut output to stabilise volatile crude markets.

Protea Hotels expands with new development in Centurion

Feb 11 2016 18:38

Protea Hotels has identified a growing demand for accommodation and conference and meeting facilities in the expanding Centurion area.

SA REIT launches best practice recommendations

Feb 11 2016 17:18

The Real Estate Investment Trust sector has published its Best Practice Recommendations that will make financial reporting clearer and more comparable.

Pharma industry has key role in economic crises - CEO

Feb 11 2016 16:16

The leading pharmaceutical companies have a key role to play in the seemingly turbulent year ahead for SA, says the CEO of Cipla Medpro.

Stock rout deepens, bonds surge

Feb 11 2016 16:07

Financial markets are signaling that investors have lost faith in central banks’ ability to support the global economy.

Boost for SA, Benin maritime project

Feb 11 2016 15:41

Transnet Port Terminals is extending its footprint beyond the borders of SA with a team that has taken occupation at the Port of Cotonou in Benin, West Africa.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Inside Labour: A Valentine's Day lesson for labour

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Opinion

SONA 2016 defers power to Gordhan

SONA 2016 has set it all up for Pravin Gordhan – and now shows just how...

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’...

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AGL Anglo American PlcR79.15R7.3510.24%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR46.84R2.996.82%
GLN Glencore PlcR21.38R1.366.79%
AMS Anglo American Plat Limit...R301.99R17.906.30%
BIL Bhp Billiton PlcR154.26R8.575.88%
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CRP Capital & Regional PlcR14.50R-0.60-3.97%
BAT Brait SeR151.00R-2.54-1.65%
WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R84.85R-1.30-1.51%
COH Curro Holdings LimitedR38.69R-0.55-1.40%
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