Had Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan raised VAT, he would probably have been fired.
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After striking deals in Russian oil and Congolese copper mining, Glencore set its sights on the US grain-trading industry.
British American Tobacco Zimbabwe has reported a 21% drop in sales volumes for the year to end-December 2016 on the back of weak consumer demand.
Wildlife prices are tumbling in South Africa, as game breeders are squeezed by restrictions imposed following the killing of Cecil the Lion, and the worst drought on record.
Kenya has approved the import of 5 million bags of yellow corn from Ukraine as a drought slashes its own output of the grain.
An outbreak of fall armyworms that has attacked corn plants may spread to sugarcane in the KwaZulu-Natal province, says the Agricultural Research Council.
The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe wants a 40% of tariffs on imports of maize because its struggling to compete with cheaper South African maize grown from genetically modified seeds.
SA is stockpiling chemicals to fight a crippling outbreak of the false armyworm while all Zimbabwean provinces have now been infested with the pest, say officials.
The fall armyworm has a potential to cause a serious food security problem in sub-Saharan Africa, says an expert at emergency UN talks in Harare.
A collapse in the population of the iconic West Coast rock lobster may drive its people into new forms of employment, leaving only a few commercial outfits behind.
Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and other countries in the region are among the nations bracing for dire effects emanating from the outbreak of the false armyworm.
Buying your sweetheart a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates could be cheaper this year thanks to booming cocoa supplies.
Consider giving your honey stocks - a gift that will keep on giving.
Fake news is just another strand of propaganda. An expert shows how to combat it.
Obama’s farewell speeches present a cautionary tale of how South Africa could be going.
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Waking up early can boost personal productivity. Here are some tips to tackle those early starts.
A growing crisis in SA's education sector could portend a grim future for the country.
There may be others who have not yet been identified, have a lot to lose and need to hide.
Market sentiment may be driven by politicians and not central banks' monetary policies.
African Equity Empowerment Investments will list subsidiary Premier Foods and Fishing on the JSE in March to raise R526.5m in order to grow its market share.
The recently held Cape Wine Auction has raised a record R22.3m, surpassing the target of R15m.
While being questioned for allegedly bribing South Korea’s president, Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee is locked up at a prison notorious for housing convicted billionaires, a serial killer and the hangman’s noose.
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