JSE eases as rand hedges retreat after May speech and resources weaken

Resources weakening on disappointing local mining data and rand hedges retreating after British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech pushed the JSE lower

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Rand trades firmer after Theresa May’s Brexit speech

In her long-awaited speech, the British prime minister also announced that Parliament would get a vote on the final deal agreed on between the UK and the EU

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Theresa May wants no half-measures when it comes to Brexit

UK prime minister says the country does not want partial or associate membership of the EU or anything that ‘leaves us half in, half out’

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Gwede Mantashe expresses concern about DA’s international relations

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Econet must raise $130m in rights issue to service loans

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Mining output plunges in November

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Western Cape ANC chief calls for a review of relations with Israel

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Baleka Mbete says her bid for ANC's presidency is ‘not formally on the table yet’

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Habib deal requires Gordhan nod

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan must sign off Vardospan’s contentious buyout of Habib Overseas Bank’s South African assets

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Van Rooyen scolds councils over Eskom debt

Co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister call on all municipalities across the country to service their bulk accounts

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DA spots economic benefits in fields rejected by ruling party’s dogma

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It is impossible for some Grade 10 pupils to make up for learning deficiencies in three years leading to final NSC exams, writes Thabang Motsohi

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Looming tsunami of automation will threaten job creation

Trudi Makhaya

High-quality education in key disciplines from science to sociology will provide skills that complement technology and sidestep the impending global jobs rout, writes Trudi Makhaya

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DA spots economic benefits in fields rejected by ruling party’s dogma

Tony Leon

Forays to Taiwan and Israel show a willingness to put trade before the ANC’s outdated political solidarity, writes Tony Leon

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Neva Makgetla

Raising poultry tariffs would save the companies at the cost of low-income households, writes Neva Makgetla

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Perhaps the lustre and appeal of the five-day game is dimming for the batsman, writes Neil Manthorp

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