Cyril Ramaphosa says Reserve Bank mandate will not change

Ramaphosa's comments follow confusion about the ANC’s stance on the mandate and ownership of the Reserve Bank in the past few weeks

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There will be more support for black farmers, Cyril Ramaphosa promises

Ramaphosa says over the medium-term budget period, R3.9bn has been allocated to the Land Bank to support black commercial farmers

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State is committed to building SA with ‘no place for corruption’, Cyril Ramaphosa says

The president says NDPP Shamila Batohi has been asked to ‘develop a plan to significantly increase the capacity and effectiveness of the NPA, including to ...

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Spectrum licensing will begin within next month, says Cyril Ramaphosa in Sona

The president also called on the telecoms industry to further bring down the cost of data so that it is in line with other countries in the world

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Implementation of economic reform is a job for right now, Cyril Ramaphosa tells SA

The president says the private sector has committed to investing R840bn in 43 projects over 19 sectors, and creating 155,000 jobs in the next five years

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Group Five shareholders ‘unlikely’ to get anything back

At the end of February, Group Five’s liabilities exceeded its assets by R1.3bn

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Moyo firm puts Old Mutual on notice after CEO firing

Investment company NMT Capital says it might be best for the two firms to review their shareholder relationship

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt vie for British top job

The rise of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson to pole position for leading the world's fifth-largest economy  is the grandest twist so far in Brexit saga

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Slack stock surges 60% as messaging app debuts on NYSE

Analyst warns the company will have to do ‘an awful lot to get its fundamentals to justify $25bn valuation’

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Zuma doesn’t get questions before taking the stand, says Zondo commission

The commission, tired of Jacob Zuma’s demands and dilly-dallying, might have to issue subpoena to force the former president to testify

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Are investors making up their own minds about Steinhoff?

Despite a 339-page report, Deloitte is unable to make an audit opinion for the firm for 2018 — and gets well paid for doing so

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Wealth and asset manager grapples with reduced deal-flow in depressed business environment

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Gold miners shine as bullion pushes to a five-year high

Though JSE-listed gold miners are the second-best performing index so far in 2019, domestic headwinds for the industry persist

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MARKET WRAP: JSE closes higher as rate-cut rhetoric boosts global stocks

Pressure on the dollar provided a fillip to the rand, which reached its best level in a month, with gold miners jumping 5.98%

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Up to six firms bid for South32’s SA Energy Coal assets

Seriti Resources and a Mercuria-led consortium are among the bidders, with South32 saying it expects binding bids by June 30

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