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Economy

Tourism can do well despite visa issues - minister

Aug 03 2015 18:09

The SA tourism and events industry must do what it does well regardless of challenges like the new visa regulations, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Tech

Probe launched into telecoms department

Aug 03 2015 16:06

Leadership problems that cause 'paralysis' at the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services are set to be independently investigated.

Financial Services

Maternity leave: who qualifies?

Aug 03 2015 17:00

When does a man qualify for maternity leave? It’s a complicated issue as a recent case has demonstrated.

Mining

Some NUM members snub gold wage offer

Aug 03 2015 16:25

Some members of the National Union of Mineworkers have rejected a pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, a union source says.

Eskom

Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding

Aug 03 2015 14:47

Eskom says it will implement stage 2 load shedding due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity.

Economy

Still far too few women in electricity sector - official

Aug 03 2015 14:23

The Johannesburg City Power MD says it is unacceptable that 21 years into democracy, women still play a miniscule role in a sector critical to economic growth.

Equities

Brief resources rally ends on JSE

Aug 03 2015 14:55

The JSE's brief recovery in resource shares has come to an abrupt halt after stocks dropped over a wide spectrum, with some big names again setting new 52-week lows.

Tech

Standard Bank outage: Fin24 users left fuming

Aug 03 2015 13:55

Customers of Standard Bank have written in to Fin24 to tell of their frustrations over the bank’s internet and mobile app glitch.

 

In other news

Greek stocks close with record drop of 16.23%

Aug 03 2015 17:23

Greece's stock exchange has closed with a record drop of 16.23% on reopening after a five-week shutdown caused by capital controls.

Europe's top stock markets shrug off Greek plunge

Aug 03 2015 16:50

Europe's main stock markets have lifted, appearing to shrug off a plunge in Athens as Greek trading resumed after a five-week shutdown.

Gold struggles after worst month in two years

Aug 03 2015 16:32

Gold has steadied not far above a 5-1/2-year low, struggling to scale higher at the start of the month after its deepest loss in two years in July.

Greek factory output collapses as banks close

Aug 03 2015 11:15

Greek manufacturing activity in July plunged to the lowest level on records going back 16 years, due to a dive in new orders and a three-week bank shutdown.

China July factory activity shrinks most in 2 years

Aug 03 2015 11:00

China's factory activity has shrunk more than estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell, dashing hopes of a steadying economy.

Only payrolls surprise may shake stalling US market

Aug 03 2015 07:37

Unless next week's payrolls report is an outlier, investors should expect a constant directionless market, keeping the S&P 500 trading in place for most of the year.

Asia stocks mostly down as China manufacturing slows

Aug 03 2015 07:29

Asian markets have mostly fallen as China shares were dragged down by poor manufacturing figures and investors followed a drop on Wall Street.

Oil prices languish as supply concerns linger

Aug 03 2015 07:23

Oil prices have fallen in Asia on persistent concerns about the global supply glut after OPEC's indication that it will not budge from its current lofty output levels.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Shutting down good citizens

If you want good citizens, then stop wasting our time, says Mandi Smallhorne....

Opinion

ESG reporting in SA: where are the gaps?

What are the gaps in sound environmental, social and governance policies...

Opinion

The unemployment bugbear

The issue for SA's 5.2 million unemployed is the policy response rather...

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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
ITE Italtile LimitedR12.50R0.827.02%
PFG Pioneer Food Group Limite...R206.23R8.234.16%
CLS Clicks Group LimitedR99.55R3.073.18%
CPI Capitec Bank Holdings Lim...R480.49R14.753.17%
TKG Telkom Sa Soc LimitedR63.00R1.522.47%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR102.07R-6.52-6.00%
AGL Anglo American PlcR150.39R-9.48-5.93%
NT1 Net 1 Ueps Technologies I...R236.69R-13.29-5.32%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR32.45R-1.81-5.28%
MDC Mediclinic International ...R106.99R-5.67-5.03%
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Savings

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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Scenario planner Clem Sunter says he is as passionate about economic freedom as Julius Malema, but his bet is on entrepreneurs to open up the whole economy.
 

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