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Eskom to haunt new Parly, as DA calls for debate on its 'financial crisis'

May 19 2019 15:57

The DA intends to write to the new speaker of Parliament to have the National Assembly debate Eskom's financial crisis.


Zimbabwe to supply interbank market with $500m on Monday

May 19 2019 08:28

Zimbabwe will supply the interbank foreign exchange market with $500m on Monday as its tries to resuscitate a currency trading system implemented in February that’s been plagued by a lack of liquidity


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.


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...


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...


What the economy needs from SA's new government - and why a change of course should be top of the list

Parliamentarians and ministries should stop sweating the small stuff and...

In other news

WATCH: 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.

US stocks open higher, rebounding from Monday rout

May 14 2019 16:42

Wall Street stocks have risen, winning back a fraction of the losses suffered in a broad sell-off in the prior session caused by fears over the escalating US-China trade war.

Tokyo stocks close down for seventh straight session

May 14 2019 09:11

Tokyo stocks have fallen for a seventh consecutive session, extending losses on global markets as the US-China trade war escalated.



Why we’re so damn miserable

May 16 2019 09:17

South Africa is one of the most miserable countries in the world, according to the Misery Index. That may not come as a surprise. But how do we fix this?

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