Youth, trade top agenda at first AU election debate

Five candidates vying to head the African Union were largely in agreement about continent’s pressing issues

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S&P demolishes a big distinction between emerging and developed markets

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Sadtu and Natu threaten to strike over Grade R teachers’ pay

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Necsa extends Tshelane’s contract after difference of opinion with previous board

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SIU to probe affairs of two municipalities and a KZN department

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Cabinet confident SA can avoid junk precipice

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Jacob Zuma defies calls to quit as ‘premier league’ continues to protect him

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UKZN the next university to announce 8% fee increase

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UK’s surveillance agency said to have spied on firms in Africa including MTN

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Faith Muthambi ‘forced Hlaudi on SABC’

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Cybersecurity bill headed for Parliament

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: When Jacob Zuma turned from Santa’s wisdom

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Committee to address dire state of poultry industry

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Sibanye launches R30bn buyout of Stillwater

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: When Jacob Zuma turned from Santa’s wisdom

How Fidel Castro inspired punk rockers, why SA should thank Kuwait and what happened when President Jacob Zuma turned from Santa Claus to a personnel agency

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SA can help debunk some Brexit myths

The Brits will be desperate in a year or two. SA’s trade negotiators must be ready to be tough, writes Peter Bruce

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Santa Zuma redundant as his gift sack runs dry

Anthony Butler: Santa Zuma and his garden gnomes nearly destroyed the workshop. But who can become the new father of this magical kingdom?

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BRIAN KANTOR: Rand shrugs off Trump shock — but growth still shuffling

Brian Kantor

The Reserve Bank must tackle the downside risks to the economy and lower interest rates, writes Brian Kantor

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Faith Muthambi ‘forced Hlaudi on SABC’

Bekezela Phakathi

Former SABC board members reveal details of how Communications Minister Faith Muthambi bullied them into hiring Hlaudi Motsoeneng permanently

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JAMIE CARR: Glencore turns corner; Oakbay captures headlines

Jamie Carr

Glencore’s gone for flat-out liposuction, and the change in its fortunes is extraordinary, writes Jamie Carr

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Santa Zuma redundant as his gift sack runs dry

Anthony Butler and ANC

Anthony Butler: Santa Zuma and his garden gnomes nearly destroyed the workshop. But who can become the new father of this magical kingdom?

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