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Mboweni on Eskom debt: collect money owed by municipalities

May 20 2019 20:56

Eskom must prioritise collecting what it is owed by municipalities as a first step toward becoming financially sustainable, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.


Farmers determined to fight against shale gas

May 20 2019 21:51

The Supreme Court of Appeal has heard arguments by Agri Eastern Cape, regarding the legality of technical regulations for fracking previously promulgated by the Minister of Mineral Resources.


Huawei: China warns about 'unwavering resolve' to fight US 'bullying'

May 20 2019 20:00

China could retaliate against the US after President Donald Trump blacklisted Huawei Technologies, says the Chinese ambassador to the European Union.


Advance payments for locomotives forced Transnet to borrow more - inquiry hears

May 20 2019 18:54

Advanced payments for 1 064 locomotives to be acquired by Transnet, cost it R7.37bn and forced the state entity to increase its foreign borrowings to finance the acquisition, the state capture commission heard.


Analysis & Opinion


OPINION: If Ramaphosa chooses SA over ANC, it may be good for both

Having helped carry the ANC across the finish line in elections earlier...


Daniel Silke: Voters, economic dependency and the ANC

Along with Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola and probably Botswana later this...


Terry Bell: How the 'gatvol' factor was in full play at the polls

If the results of the 2019 general election showed anything, it was the...


Just how brightly will South Africa’s star shine under Ramaphosa?

The ANC’s vote tally may have dropped to below 60% in a general election...


Re-energising an excluded and frustrated labour force as more job-seekers lose hope

On Tuesday, Stats SA released the unemployment figures for the first quarter...

In other news

Shock election results pump Aussie shares

May 20 2019 17:50

The Australian stock market closed at its highest level in more than a decade on Monday, on news of a shock election victory for the ruling centre-right government.

UK Plc counts cost of Brexit as politicians ‘chase rainbows’

May 19 2019 12:14

As the cost of the Brexit turmoil mounts for British companies, business leaders are fed up with the UK’s political class.

US strikes tariffs deal with Canada, Mexico

May 19 2019 14:52

US President Donald Trump announced a deal on tariffs - well over a year after US tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico sparked a trade spat. Jane Lanhee Lee reports

Hong Kong shares reverse early losses to end flat

May 16 2019 10:42

Hong Kong stocks have recovered from an early sell-off to finish flat, though concerns over the China-US trade stand-off continue to keep investors on edge.

Victory awaits in China trade war, Trump tells farmers

May 15 2019 08:56

US farmers who are major exporters of pork and soy, are caught in the middle of President Donald Trump's trade wars.

Another brutal session for shares of Uber

May 15 2019 07:50

Uber shares have closed down over 10% on Monday, more than doubling their losses since the ride-hailing giant’s poorly received Wall Street debut.


South Africa

In or out? Mboweni looks set to retain key post, say sources

May 20 2019 16:58

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is likely to hold on to his job for at least another year, as President Cyril Ramaphosa moves to re-assure investors and ratings companies that the economy is in good hands, according to two people familiar with the cabinet selection process.

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