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South Africa

SA tops global equity returns since 1900 - study

Feb 24 2017 07:04

SA stocks have returned an average 7.2%, more than 2 percentage points above the global average and the most among 23 nations, according to data going back 117 years.


Why is everyone picking on the Russian nuclear deal - govt

Feb 23 2017 18:55

The government does not understand why everybody is picking on its agreement with Russia to possibly supply the country with nuclear power infrastructure, a high court has heard.


SEE: The full list of Pravin Gordhan's interests

Feb 21 2017 21:15

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan holds shares, from as little as R200 to R200 000, in a wide range of listed companies, he declared to parliament’s ethics committee.


Delays in nuclear projects drive costs - expert

Feb 22 2017 07:01

Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.


Rand likely to maintain strengthening bias

Feb 21 2017 19:50

The appreciation in the rand over the past year has eased inflationary pressures, according to Overberg Asset Management.


Crunch time as Eskom faces break-up push

Feb 21 2017 06:00

OUTA plans to lay a complaint with the Competition Commission to fine and unbundle Eskom, in a bid to undo what it described as the power utility’s “monopolistic control”.

South Africa

Jackson Mthembu backs Ramaphosa to be next ANC leader

Feb 20 2017 06:18

The chief parliamentary whip of the ruling party has thrown his support behind the deputy president as the party’s next leader amid fears the ANC may lose power in 2019.


What Zuma's land, property reform needs - black property body

Feb 19 2017 21:01

The SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners supports the president's call in his State of the Nation Address for land reform and transformation of the property sector.


Viable fuel cell manufacturing gains momentum in SA

Feb 19 2017 16:53

The SA government’s efforts to develop a viable fuel cell manufacturing industry are gaining traction, says Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies.


Armyworms may invade SA sugar fields after corn

Feb 17 2017 18:57

An outbreak of fall armyworms that has attacked corn plants may spread to sugarcane in the KwaZulu-Natal province, says the Agricultural Research Council.

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Treasury touts Twin Peaks bill amid banking scandal

Feb 17 2017 06:01

National Treasury says South Africa’s financial sector regulatory reform process is well under way, following allegations of rand rigging and market allocation by several banks.


Sugary tax is a 'smart tax', says UCT expert

Feb 16 2017 19:27

A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages as proposed by National Treasury is a smart instrument to reduce consumption, says an academic from the University of Cape Town.

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