Scopa to consider Cyril Ramaphosa’s alleged remarks on ANC’s use of state funds

A committee meeting is planned for next week to hear from the ANC MP who brought the matter to the attention of the committee

Naspers deal saves the day for FDI

Without the $46bn complex deal, cross-border would remain at the same level as in 2020

World Bank approves $750m Covid-19 loan for SA

The funds will be used to boost SA's response to the pandemic, and follows similar loans from multilateral lenders in 2020

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HILARY JOFFE: Still no open markets for electricity and transport

The transport people have been tardy about legislating open markets, and the electricity folk even more so

MICHAEL CARDO: EFF perpetrates workplace terrorism as foreign nationals are scapegoated again

The idea that EFF leader Julius Malema has the right to impose his will on any employer — armed like an apartheid-era labour inspector — is both laughable and ...

ANTON HARBER: Is the SABC sliding back into ANC lapdog status?

Recent turmoil at the public broadcaster points to a need for vigilance and transparency

Sisulu defies Ramaphosa over apology for attack on judges

Minister fires back after Ramaphosa’s office says she is sorry for stinging remarks on judges

Carry1st raises R300m from investors in latest capital raise

The SA-based mobile games publisher raised the cash in a new funding round led by US venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz

SA electricity prices still low, Eskom tells Nersa

Inflation weary consumers who are still struggling to absorb last year’s surge in energy prices will probably not want to hear this

I was not admonished by Cyril Ramaphosa, Lindiwe Sisulu says

The tourism minister’s open defiance puts the president in a tight corner as calls for her axing are expected to mount

Finance of R300bn needed over 30 years for just transition, says climate report

The state has a significant role to play in creating an enabling environment, the Presidential Climate Commission says

Mogoeng ordered to apologise for his remarks about Israel

Former chief justice ‘involved in political controversy’

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World Bank loan is a shot in the arm for SA’s Covid efforts

R11bn low-interest loan spells welcome reinforcements for the government’s R500bn fiscal relief package and will boost its efforts to stem the pandemic

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UK pubs take on insurers over lockdown losses


Some of the world’s biggest insurers are bracing as a second wave of multimillion-pound lawsuits, brought by struggling British pubs, restaurants and bakery chains over lockdown losses, starts hitting London’s courts this week.

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Tongaat sees sweeter future without heavy yoke of debt

Most shareholders vote in favour of rights issue despite minority-investor concerns about dilution

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HYWEL GEORGE: Fasten your seat belts as technology blasts us into the future

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