• Inside Labour

    The 'casualisation' of the workforce is often a ploy to cut costs, says Terry Bell.

  • When drones go dancing

    Drone technology's future is about to come to life in Cape Town, says Arthur Goldstuck.

  • Testing times for Matona

    New Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona has his work out cut out for him, says Mzwandile Jacks.

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Economy

R699 car victims lose class action bid

Aug 22 2014 09:15

The Eastern Cape High Court has dismissed an application for a class action certification in the R699 car scheme case, says a lawyer representing consumers.

Currencies

Rand range-bound ahead of Yellen speech

Aug 22 2014 09:35

The rand has traded in a tight range, holding onto previous session's gains ahead of a speech by the Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Economy

Mantashe: Private sector must deal with past

Aug 22 2014 08:25

The private sector is too slow to transform and must be able to deal with apartheid moving forward, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Economy

Bank downgrades: Sarb misses the point

Aug 22 2014 07:00

It is important to separate downgrades from the health of the banking system and the Reserve Bank's commitment to financial stability, says an economist.

Economy

Prasa warns of shutting Metrorail services

Aug 22 2014 05:00

Continued violent attacks on Western Cape trains may force the Passenger Rail Agency of SA to suspend services, says CEO Mosenngwa Mofi.

Economy

R1.4bn tug building project for Durban

Aug 22 2014 06:00

South Africa is set to get nine tugboats, including the world's most powerful, over the next four years, and all will be built in Durban.

Industrial

Nampak to invest $10m in Zim business

Aug 21 2014 20:08

Nampak says it will invest $10m in the next 12 months to expand its Zimbabwean business after consolidating the operations under one company.

 

In other news

New Zealand's Spark doubles headline profit

Aug 22 2014 08:31

Spark, New Zealand's largest telecommunications company, has posted a 93.3% rise in annual net profit.

JSE little changed, retailers rebound

Aug 21 2014 18:01

Stocks on the JSE have ended little changed as investors weighed downbeat data on business activity in China that hit metal prices.

Asia shares gain ahead of Yellen speech

Aug 22 2014 07:50

Asian shares have lifted after the S&P 500 index notched up a new record high, as traders awaited a keynote speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

S&P 500 cruises to new record

Aug 22 2014 07:40

The S&P 500 has set a new record as US stocks powered higher, shrugging off geopolitical problems elsewhere, gaining from signs of strength in the US economy.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

Aug 22 2014 07:38

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia as dealers digested downbeat Chinese manufacturing data.

Boeing completes review for space taxi

Aug 21 2014 20:00

Boeing has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, company officials say.

Media24 launches Afrikaans news website

Aug 21 2014 19:43

Media24 has launched an Afrikaans news website, which is a blend of Beeld, Die Burger, Volksblad and Rapport, expecting to reach over 100 000 consumers daily.

Top US bank fines since the financial crisis

Aug 21 2014 19:30

US authorities hit Bank of America with a record $16.65bn fine for selling billions of dollars in high-risk mortgage securities disguised as solid investments.

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