Four quick ways Eskom can get more power

SA needs an additional 5,000MW of generating capacity, here are some ideas

ALLAN SECCOMBE: Union’s attack on mine proto teams is shameful

It is disrespectful to accuse ‘lily-white’ proto teams of not doing enough to save trapped black miners

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Rand at four-month high on hopes of US-China trade deal

US President Donald Trump indicated that the US and China were close to a “big” trade deal, with reports suggesting an announcement later

Busisiwe Mkhwebane loses Estina appeal hearing

Judge Ronel Tolmay found that the public protector had not shown that another court would come to a different conclusion on the case

EOH exceeds its R1bn disposal target for 2019

The group is busy selling off assets in order to reduce its debt burden, and is continuing to deal with the fall out of corporate governance issues

India’s lauded secular liberalism is being swiftly destroyed

India’s new citizenship law is fast-tracking the isolation and persecution of Indian Muslims,  writes Mihir Sharma

Millions more Takata airbags likely to be recalled globally

Now owned by Ningbo Joyson Electronic, there is a December 31 deadline to show that as many as 100-million inflators will be safe in the long term

Government debt surpasses already dire estimates

Reserve Bank data released on Friday shows that government debt is overshooting already revised figures, as it spends more on SOEs and debt servicing

Medical schemes regulator in shock move to ditch top managers

Only three of the 11-member management team that was in place in January will remain

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Water, water everywhere, but not a drop for the dams

The rain seems to have fed into river systems downstream from the Vaal Dam, which dropped to below 40% full over the past two weeks

US began trade war with no clear idea of its aims, and it seems will end it in same way

If little has been achieved when leverage was at its highest, even less is going to be achieved once that leverage is ratcheted back down, David Fickling

Mkhwebane absolves two former ministers and Baleka Mbete of corruption

Public Protector said she found no evidence to support claims the high ranking politicians violated ethical codes

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BHEKI MFEKA: Focus on the informal sector to deal with xenophobia

Support for the informal economy would help reduce antagonisms towards foreign owned businesses in townships

Rashied Staggie murdered in Salt River

The former leader of the notorious Hard Livings gang was killed hours after current leader Ballie Tips also shot dead, in Mitchells Plain

Brexit beckons as UK’s Johnson coasts to commanding win

Exit poll shows Conservatives on course to win 368 seats, which could be the biggest win since Margaret Thatcher in 1987

Taste says Domino’s International is financially supporting its pizza disposal

The SA franchise of Domino's is the last remaining food business of Taste Holdings, which is shifting its focus to luxury goods

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