Retain exposure to SA bonds – but nervous investors should keep duration short

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Afrimat index debunks gloomy construction outlook

Amid the sombre outlook that has engulfed the construction industry, the quarterly Afrimat Construction Index provides a sobering and alternative view on the ...

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Tomorrow’s technology in SA: watch UJ’s Cloudebates online

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Interdependence is the key to a vibrant telecoms sector

SPONSORED | The telecoms sector is fast reaching a tipping point

Some Abil creditors will have to wait while others may never be paid

Four years after the collapse of African Bank Limited (Abil), only R1.15bn out of a total R9.6bn has been paid to creditors.

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Over 5,000 health staff to be sought in huge recruitment drive, Aaron Motsoaledi says

This is more than double the number of healthcare posts announced in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package in September

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Experian buys SA’s Compuscan for R3.7bn

London-listed information services company Experian will buy South African credit bureau Compuscan, which is chaired by former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan, for ...

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ANC confirms case of sexual harassment against Pule Mabe

The ANC's spokesperson is accused of allegedly cutting his personal assistant's salary and of emotional abuse when she refused his advances

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FirstRand focuses heavily on ‘applets’ to capture customers

FirstRand is seeking ways of entering the health- and life-insurance markets using its own licences, to compete with the likes of Discovery

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Cyril Ramaphosa again distances himself from Bosasa donation

In a written reply to EFF’s Floyd Shivambu the president reiterates that the R500,000 was sought and obtained without his knowledge

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Respect community’s wishes on mining rights, says Amnesty International

A high court decision stopped mining in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape — but the government wants to appeal

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DRC’s Gecamines to boost stake in Boss Mining

The state miner is moving to increase its take from joint ventures with international miners such as Glencore and China Molybdenum

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Qualcomm wins China import ruling against some iPhone models

Qualcomm wins preliminary China import ruling against some iPhone models

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Greenbay to be reborn as Lighthouse Capital

The restructured company will focus on directly held property, moving away from infrastructure funds and concessions

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Andile Mngxitama’s ‘kill whites’ comments are hate speech, says DA

Mmusi Maimane says the leader of Black First Land First’s inflammatory comments ‘cheapen people’s rights to human dignity’

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