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Medium to very high chance of load shedding

Apr 21 2015 05:47

Chances of load shedding is medium for the morning and very high for the evening and dependent on the performance of the power plant, says Eskom.


SA companies not pulling out of Africa amid xeno threats

Apr 21 2015 05:00

SA mining companies in Zimbabwe and several other Africa operations, have not been targeted by retaliatory action over the recent xenophobic attacks in Durban and Johannesburg.


Joburg water disruption cancelled amid complaints

Apr 20 2015 20:02

Johannesburg Water has informed residents that water disruptions scheduled to take place this week have been cancelled.


Tips for Eskom's new acting CEO

Apr 20 2015 21:04

If acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe only operates in this position for a year, he will struggle to achieve his stated goals of dealing with load shedding, an economist warns.


MultiChoice rejects Caxton’s allegations over SABC deal

Apr 20 2015 17:43

Pay-tv provider MultiChoice has rejected several allegations from publishing company Caxton regarding a deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation.


Eskom wind farm hits full capacity at 100MW

Apr 20 2015 17:18

The Sere Wind Farm near Vredendal in the Western Cape has achieved its full operational capacity and is producing enough electricity to power 124 000 homes.


Xenophobic violence could spark more African boycotts of SA businesses - ADF

Apr 20 2015 17:48

The xenophobic violence taking place in South Africa possibly meant other African countries would boycott South African business interests across the continent, the Africa Diaspora Forum says.


Monday load shedding about to start

Apr 20 2015 15:43

Eskom has announced that stage 1 load shedding will take place from 17:00 on Monday, the ninth consecutive day it has cut power from the grid.


In other news

Bain in talks with Edcon funders

Apr 20 2015 20:16

Bain Capital, the US private equity firm that owns Edcon, is in talks with the retailer’s biggest funders to refinance debt.

Europe stocks higher on Chinese stimulus

Apr 20 2015 20:00

Europe's main stock markets have closed higher after China announced a raft of stimulus measures to bolster growth, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day 0.82% up.

Vosloo steps down as Naspers chair

Apr 20 2015 18:21

Ton Vosloo has stepped down as the non-executive chairperson of Naspers.

Tourism business performance steady for 2015

Apr 20 2015 17:56

Business performance in the travel and tourism industry has remained steady in the first three months of 2015, according to the Tourism Business Council of SA.

Volume of transported goods, income rise

Apr 20 2015 16:24

The volume of goods transported went up by 3.6% in February 2015 compared with February 2014 and the corresponding income by 4.2%, Statistics SA reports.

US stocks jump on China stimulus

Apr 20 2015 16:09

US stocks have opened with solid gains as the latest Chinese stimulus measure offset concerns about a Greek debt default.

Income from tourist accommodation up 3.7%

Apr 20 2015 15:44

Measured at current prices, total income for the tourist accommodation industry rose by 3.7% in February 2015 compared with last February, official figures show.

AirAsia plans $300m IPO for Indonesia unit

Apr 20 2015 16:00

Budget carrier AirAsia is planning an initial public offering for its Indonesian affiliate around the middle of next year and hopes to raise $300m.

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