Heineken may sell Strongbow in SA to get Distell deal over the line

The deal will merge Strongbow, the world’s largest cider brand, with Savanna and  give Heineken access to Distell’s East African markets

updated 10 hours ago
Contestation clouds Tongaat Hulett’s shareholder meeting over rights offer

Minority and major investors hold opposing views on the capital raise, while there have been calls for a postponement

9 hours ago
MARKET WRAP: JSE rebounds after Friday’s sell-off

An unexpected interest rate cut by the People’s Bank of China for the first time in almost two years had a positive effect on global sentiment

10 hours ago
Adapt IT to steer ship after takeover, says Volaris

Canadian company says it is there to support CEO Tiffany Dunsdon with knowledge, capital and insight

9 hours ago
Coalition urges Ramaphosa to intervene after Joburg council fracas

ANC councillors blamed for chaos at first meeting but caucus leader Mpho Moerane says they were bullied

10 hours ago
Jab mandates should not lead to job losses, says Nzimande

The higher education minister says students and staff can apply for an exemption

10 hours ago
De Lille wants directors-general punished over failures at state buildings

Public works minister's call follows fire that destroyed parts of the parliamentary precinct set to cost over R220m to fix

Small business confidence plummets

Business Partners says just 33% of SME owners surveyed are confident their businesses will grow in the next year

11 hours ago
EDITORIAL: Ramaphosa has a duty to defend the constitution

The president has maintained a steely and unforgivable silence on recent events

RMB fixed-income strategist Neville Mandimika quits to take up UK banking job

Mandimika will be joining an unnamed international bank and will be based in the UK

WATCH: Eskom inertia remains biggest economic risk

Michael Avery and guests discuss Eskom’s balance sheet problem

11 hours ago
PIC and Daybreak Farms embroiled in leadership battle

The board of poultry producer accuses the fund manager of unduly interfering in its internal affairs

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Ramaphosa gives Mondli Gungubele political responsibility for State Security Agency

President Cyril Ramaphosa has designated minister in the presidency Mondli Gungubele to take political responsibility of the State Security Agency.

Rural communities benefit from support for emerging farmers

SPONSORED | Coca-Cola Beverages SA’s Mintirho Foundation Trust highlights possibilities in agricultural sector

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New think-tank formed to focus on SA’s challenges

The think-tank and leadership development NGO is called The Rivonia Circle

New York Times questions why Fifa ignored Mosimane’s success

The paper says SA-born Mosimane had a better year than any coach in the world

11 hours ago

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