Donald Trump’s lasting legacy is a right-leaning judiciary

Newly appointed judges number in the hundreds, all of them Republican and all confirmed quickly by Mitch McConnell

Ramaphosa confirms AU vaccines allocated by population size

SA will access doses from the AU arrangement, the WHO Covax facility, and direct deals with manufacturers

All schools will only open in mid-February amid surging Covid-19

Independent schools that are already open are hoped to be ‘persuaded’ to close until that time

Business Day Focus 4.0 puts Covid-accelerated 4IR technology in the spotlight

The digital dialogue series focuses on the fast-tracking of 4IR technology development, transformation and adoption

Will Kim Jong-un welcome Joe Biden with a missile test?

The North Korean leader has paraded a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, which he may want to use as leverage over US sanctions

Total quits API over climate change differences

The influential American Petroleum Institute is under pressure as investors want a move away from fossil fuels, and as Joe Biden plans to rejoin the Paris ...

SAB pulls another R2.5bn of SA investment

With a third complete ban on the sale of alcohol, the brewer has had enough

How FNB became SA’s most valuable brand

SPONSORED | FNB CEO Jacques Celliers explains why the bank has come out tops in the latest BrandZ survey

Steinhoff sets out plan for creditor approval for shareholder claims

The beleaguered retailer has undertaken legal processes to obtain the requisite authority to reach settlements with shareholders

How to read the Business Day e-edition

Business Day subscribers can page through the newspaper online

Bell Equipment rises more than 4% on potential delisting

Bell is regarded as a natural takeover target now, but this is being thwarted by a complicated ownership structure

New Pick n Pay CEO Pieter Boone at home in low-margin retail

Netherlands-born Boone faces the challenge of guiding Pick n Pay in a weak economy hit by Covid-19 and falling incomes

PODCAST | Could Joe Biden’s inauguration mean better prospects for emerging markets?

Host Mudiwa Gavaza speaks to Sanisha Packirisamy, an economist at Momentum Investments

The week in pictures

SA registers a record number of deaths, farmers protest in India, Donald Trump is impeached again, the US executes the first woman in nearly 70 years,  Uganda ...

SA has cheaper debt options to deal with Covid fallout, says IMF

It’s up to government to tap into rates lower than the open market, says Kristalina Georgieva

Q&A: IMF chief urges SA to carefully weigh its financing options

Kristalina Georgieva says the country must prioritise the use of its limited fiscal space


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