Thabo Mbeki condemns spate of attacks on immigrants

SA’s problems would not be solved by attacking immigrants, former president Thabo Mbeki warned at his inauguration as Unisa chancellor

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I did not raise my salary by 350%, says Prasa's Collins Letsoalo

The Sunday Times reports that Letsoalo also fired acting Prasa human capital executive Bhekani Khumalo, in an alleged dispute over the salary increase

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Mbeki calls on students and society to turn away from destructive protest

While sympathising with students, new Unisa chancellor Thabo Mbeki called in his inaugural address in Pretoria for an end to destruction of property in protest ...

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Extra time to submit comments on funding tertiary education

The public has been given until March 31 to comment on the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme to fund "missing middle" and poor tertiary students

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Theresa May opposed to another referendum on Scottish independence

A report on Scotland’s regional government pushing for another independence vote hit the pound, but Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said she opposed it

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Fund manager Cobus Kellermann’s farm fetches R12m at auction

Five bidders vied for the Stellenbosch Mountain Retreat after Kellermann was accused of instigating a R200m global Ponzi scheme

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China warns soccer investors to ‘play by the rules’ on capital outflows

The latest addition to China’s soccer stable is set to be Italy’s AC Milan, a €740m deal for which the consortium struggled to get Beijing’s approval

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Hawks general Booysen accuses prosecution chief Shaun Abrahams of lying

Prosecutions chief Shaun Abrahams has been accused of basing his case against a suspended Hawks major-general on hearsay claims by two deceased witnesses

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SA Rugby is sticking with coach Coetzee despite worst test year for Boks

Despite the worst year in the test history of the Boks, SA Rugby has decided to keep coach Allister Coetzee at the helm, but with extra support

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Reprieve for SA on Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill

Promulgation of the bill has been delayed as President Jacob Zuma referred it back to Parliament because of the constitutionality of the warrantless searches ...

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Prasa execs do not want to face the music, former CEO Lucky Montana says

Montana, who left Prasa amid corruption claims, says some Prasa officials want Collins Letsoalo to return to the transport department so they won’t be called ...

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US core capital goods orders unexpectedly fall in January

A 6% surge in demand for transportation equipment buoys overall durable goods orders, after civilian and defence aircraft orders soared in previous months

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A rosier picture could be emerging on liquidations and insolvencies

Liquidations hit a low of at least four years in January, while the long-term decline in insolvencies persisted

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State finalises case against Glynnis Breytenbach without Jiba’s testimony

Lawyer Barry Roux tells the High Court in Pretoria that he will bring an application on Tuesday for the charges against the DA MP to be dismissed

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Criteria for refunds on diesel tax have been changed

The emphasis is now on what a user does, rather than their status — a change that has been welcomed — but there is still concern that compliance is onerous and ...

13 hours ago
Cell C’s black equity partner opposes plans

Blue Label Telecoms’ investment in the cellphone operator under threat after the minority shareholder accuses Oger Telecom of not working in the best interest ...

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The International Criminal Court ruling is a victory for accountability and for the Constitution, but not for long

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The better route to rapid land reform is expropriation in terms of the constitution with market value taken into account by the valuator-general, writes Willem Cronje

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PETER BRUCE: Move along, nothing to see here. Oh, wait ...

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Executive orders, tweets, rants, threats, accusations — these are all diversionary tactics of a president who is crazy like a fox, writes Ken Fisher

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