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    Terry Bell says the labour movement in SA is currently in a state of confusion.

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Tech

Muthambi blasts media for 'scandalising government'

May 06 2016 20:30

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has laid into journalists for painting the government as "corrupt, hapless and inept”.

Tech

Tech world eyes digital life beyond the smartphone

May 06 2016 19:11

The smartphone revolutionised how people live and work, but the technology world is now struggling to see what comes next.

Insurance

Dlamini chides firms making money from grant recipients

May 06 2016 18:28

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the government is appalled at companies profiteering from beneficiaries of social grants.

Industrial

Zuma says govt will never sell SAA

May 06 2016 17:38

The government will never sell South African Airways, says President Jacob Zuma.

Travel & Leisure

Sports event ban clouds SA's tourism revival

May 06 2016 16:38

A weak rand and a government U-turn on restrictive visa rules are helping the tourism sector to stage a recovery, but a sports event ban threatens these gains.

Tech

Union ends brief Post Office strike

May 06 2016 16:37

The Communication Workers Union has agreed to suspend its two-day strike action against the South African Post Office.

Economy

SA faces tough economic environment - IMF

May 06 2016 15:17

South Africa faces a challenging economic environment, with growth in 2016 seen at 0.6%, entailing falling per-capita income, says the International Monetary Fund.

BizNews

Open Letter: Oliphant questioned on her whites dilemma

May 06 2016 14:22

Gerhard Papenfus seeks clarity on Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's comments that 'whites' are the stumbling block in the transformation agenda.

 

In other news

US stocks fall on weak April jobs growth

May 06 2016 16:11

Wall Street stocks have retreated in opening trade after the Department of Labour reported the US economy added a lower-than-expected 160 000 jobs in April.

US employers add fewest workers in seven months

May 06 2016 15:35

The US jobless rate has held steady, as subdued economic growth prompted a more moderate rate of hiring.

Gold advances as US employers add fewer jobs

May 06 2016 15:18

Gold futures have extended gains after US employers in April added the fewest number of workers, weakening the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

Oil prices down as traders await key US jobs data

May 06 2016 13:37

Crude prices have fallen as traders awaited closely-watched US jobs figures that could provide clues on the health and direction of interest rates.

Bitcoin's self-proclaimed founder backtracks

May 06 2016 11:40

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, the man who came forward this week as bitcoin's founder, is backtracking from his claim

Emerging stocks in longest losing streak in 2016

May 06 2016 10:45

Emerging-market stocks have fallen for a sixth day, the longest losing streak since December, on concern a US jobs report will add to rate hike prospects.

Stocks retreat before US jobs data

May 06 2016 10:21

Global stocks have dropped, set for the biggest weekly loss since February, and the yen rose before key US jobs data that will help shape the interest-rate outlook.

AngloGold files dispute with Ghana on illegal miners

May 06 2016 09:52

AngloGold Ashanti has filed a dispute with Ghana at an international panel due to the country’s failure to protect the company’s Obuasi operation from illegal miners.

Analysis & Opinion

Inside Labour

Inside Labour: Shopfloor democracy and a 'confusion of unions'

The best way to describe the situation in the labour movement at present...

Opinion

Is the rand a commodity currency?

Is it really true that the exchange rate of the rand mainly takes its...

Opinion

Will the NPA join us?

Will NPA head Shaun Abrahams be a redeemer and reinstate criminal charges...

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KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR101.60R-7.40-6.79%
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Finweek

ETFs: A guide for investors

May 06 2016 06:00

Exchange-traded funds have outperformed actively managed unit trusts for the financial year that ended on 31 March. Should investors opt for these passively managed funds rather than actively managed ones? finweek investigates.

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Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.
 

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