Farm and factory gate inflation slows slightly

The farm prices of fruit and vegetables fell, but cereals got more expensive, according to November’s producer price index

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Low risk of load-shedding until mid January, Eskom says

But it warns heavy rains between December and March could affect coal handling and feeding to boilers with potential impact on generation production

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Medical Schemes Amendment Bill waiting for outcome of health inquiry

The health department has effectively de-coupled the amendment bill from the NHI Bill, with the health market inquiry report only expected in March 2019

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Reserve Bank to wait until May for next rate hike, says Reuters poll

The Reserve Bank will not raise interest rates again until May 2019, according to a Reuters poll

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Naspers’s stake in Tencent Music is worth a Tiger Brands

Tencent Music will debut at a valuation of about $21.3bn (R305bn) on Wednesday

Shoprite sets up shop in Nairobi

Up for grabs is a market with a formal retail penetration of 33%, meaning about a third of shopping is done in shops rather than markets

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Malema asks high court to decriminalise trespassing

NPA maintains that trespassing is a crime in every legal system in the world and using the courts would lead to chaos

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Renewable energy is nothing more than over-priced flimflam

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Amplats to report sharply higher annual profit

Anglo American Platinum says this is a result of improved metal prices and operational performances at its mines

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Over 250 journalists are in jail globally for doing their job

The number of journalists imprisoned on charges of ‘false news’ rose to 28, up from 21 in 2017 and nine in 2016, according to the CPJ

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JSE tracks positive global markets, as investors digest May's survival

UK leader Theresa May fended off a vote of no-confidence on Wednesday, but the slim nature of her victory continues to generate uncertainty

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Theresa May wins confidence vote 200 to 117

Shortly before the vote, the British leader sought to win over wavering MPs by promising to step down before the 2022 election

EDITORIAL: Proposed guidelines, if implemented, only turn around SA’s troubled SOEs

The only thing that should shock South Africans is that the guidelines are not standard already

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Zuma to hear whether he must pay for graft case

The high court will hand down judgment in the application brought by the DA to have the agreement authorising state funding of the former president’s defence ...

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