• Courage to do right

    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.

  • No ordinary SONA

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

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Zuma: Nuclear plan will roll out at pace we can afford

Feb 11 2016 20:54

South Africa’s nuclear build programme will roll out at a pace the country can afford, President Jacob Zuma has said in his State of the Nation Address.


Cost-cutting measures for executive - Zuma

Feb 11 2016 20:47

President Jacob Zuma has announced some cost-cutting measures to curb wasteful expenditure.


We should be able to import scarce skills - Zuma

Feb 11 2016 20:47

South Africa’s migration policy should make it possible for companies to import scarce skills, President Jacob Zuma said during the State of the Nation address on Thursday.


Lekota calls for dramatic leadership change to restore confidence

Feb 11 2016 19:03

SA needs a dramatic change of leadership, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says as President Jacob Zuma readies to deliver his State of the Nation Address.

In the news

Zulu: Small business to drive radical transformation

Feb 11 2016 18:44

President Jacob Zuma will have to encourage South Africans to become entrepreneurs in his State of the Nation Address, small business minister Lindiwe Zulu says.


WATCH: Economy is buzzword of Zuma's SONA - minister

Feb 11 2016 17:42

The economy is the buzz word of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says.


SABC, MultiChoice deal not a merger - Tribunal

Feb 11 2016 17:54

The Competition Tribunal has found that a deal between the SABC and MultiChoice did not constitute a merger to be notified in terms of the Competition Act.


Business leaders urge Zuma to sell state assets

Feb 11 2016 16:28

The heads of SA’s biggest companies have urged President Jacob Zuma to sell state firms, hike taxes and review labour laws as part of plan to try and avoid a junk rating.


In other news

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.

The price to pay for love

Feb 11 2016 15:07

Valentine’s Day may be about chocolates and flowers, but one has to wonder how many couples can afford the costs associated with love, cautions a debt expert.

On-demand internet builder launches in SA

Feb 11 2016 13:40

International platform builder Click Labs has set up shop in Johannesburg with a view to African expansion.

European stock-index futures drop with crude, Yen, Gold advance

Feb 11 2016 12:55

European equity-index futures have signalled a return to the selloff that drove stocks to a two-year low this week.

Analysis & 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’...


Daniel Silke: No ordinary SONA for ‘lame-duck’ Zuma

A weak President presiding over a racially polarised nation now has enemies...


Is SA really open for business?

As for companies, SA needs to go clean up its act to deliver on its brand...

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SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR47.33R5.7313.77%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR69.20R7.0011.25%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R40.97R3.729.99%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR177.37R12.377.50%
TON Tongaat Hulett LimitedR98.08R4.084.34%
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WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R86.15R-7.14-7.65%
IPL Imperial Holdings LimitedR106.50R-7.86-6.87%
TFG The Foschini Group Limite...R113.53R-7.07-5.86%
ASR Assore LimitedR93.10R-5.69-5.76%
MTN Mtn Group LimitedR133.94R-8.06-5.68%
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