Strikes against Macron’s economic reforms disrupt parts of France

Police clash with protesting workers as train conductors, teachers and air traffic controllers join marches in cities and towns

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R12m to be spent on refurbishing the president’s official Durban residence

Because the Dr John L Dube House is a heritage building, built in 1904, specialist contractors with proven experience need to be used

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Bank of England to keep its main interest rate unchanged at 0.5%

It says it has done so as it weighs high UK inflation against Brexit uncertainty, noting that tightening of monetary policy will help return inflation to its ...

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It was appropriate for state to pay Zuma’s ‘spy tapes’ legal fees, says Ramaphosa

The President says section 3(3) of the State Attorney Act was used when determining if the government should fund Jacob Zuma’s legal fees

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No national minimum wage for May 1 as the bill needs more time for processing

Stakeholders are concerned at the amount of work required compared to the time they have to complete it, but the bill should be passed by July

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Former energy minister and CEO named in strategic fuel ‘heist’

Former top officials Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Sibusiso were at the centre of sales, fund chairman claims

Naspers to sell up to 190-million of its Tencent shares

The sale, which will reduce its stake in the Chinese internet group by two percentage points, is expected to raise about R125bn at the current exchange rate

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HILARY JOFFE: Thankfully, Tom Moyane denied the chance to glory in his revenue-raising ineptitude

Since Moyane was parachuted into SARS by Jacob Zuma revenue collections have recorded ever larger shortfalls

White elephant ‘will be a black elephant spewing manganese’

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, Kalagadi Manganese’s chairwoman, targets October 2019 for steady-state production of 2.4-million tonnes a year of sintered manganese

How VIP costs shot up during Zuma years

VIP protection is extremely well funded, according to the report, but it operates in secret and is mostly unaccountable

Poll shows most Americans want stricter gun laws and armed guards in schools

A Reuters/Ipsos national poll shows about 75% of adults want armed security guards in schools; 39% of gun owners say the US is on the wrong track politically

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Marjorie Brown, SA’s global top-10 teacher, on fixing education in SA

It’s not about resources — it’s about respect for teachers and learners, and prioritising literacy, says the history teacher who was ...

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EDITORIAL: Life Esidimeni: now for justice

It is not enough to pay damages for the deaths of at least 144 vulnerable people — justice must be done

Fund managers — never mind the stocks, mine the data

Asset managers need to learn about technology and data mining — and quickly, writes Mark Gilbert, because data scientists are moving in

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Murray & Roberts wins new mining projects in North American and Australasia

The new underground mining projects are worth a total of R3.8bn over four years

Shaun Abrahams the target of Zuma's legal team

The former president’s legal team gets ready to go on the offensive

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