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South African Airways seeks billions in long-term funding to help manage debt
South African Airways seeks billions in long-term funding to help manage debt
South African Airways is seeking 16 billion rand ($1.1 billion) in long-term funding that the unprofitable government-owned carrier said will be...
South Africa must accept reality and unburden itself from owning a national airline
South Africa must accept reality and unburden itself from owning a national airline
South Africa needs to accept the reality that the time when national airlines flew as carriers of national pride is a thing of the past. Some...
Will the Democratic Alliance's blueprint work in their newly-won metros?
Will the Democratic Alliance's blueprint work in their newly-won metros?
As the Democratic Alliance takes to the seats of power once occupied by ANC councillors in three metros, its newly elected mayors have reiterated...
Steel giant hobbled by ball and chain ahead of crunch hearings on import protection
Steel giant hobbled by ball and chain ahead of crunch hearings on import protection
Having been handed a R1.5-billion fine, the largest in South African competition law history, serial offender ArcelorMittal South Africa (Amsa) has...
The aviation authority says a drone licence isn't onerous. What about hidden charges?
The aviation authority says a drone licence isn't onerous. What about hidden charges?
It crashed near the Koeberg nuclear power station and Eskom had a meltdown, so much so that the safety officer was suspended and the police were...
​The nightmare on e-toll street: Sanral is in massive debt that is mounting rapidly
​The nightmare on e-toll street: Sanral is in massive debt that is mounting rapidly
The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) finds itself in an ever-worsening financial vortex as motorists hold firm in boycotting the...
The fuel price is set to be as cheap as it was in 2012 because of the rand’s strength
The fuel price is set to be as cheap as it was in 2012 because of the rand’s strength
The petrol price, at a three-year low, is likely to go even lower with an estimated drop of 69c a litre in September.
ANC leans toward more populist economic policies to win back lost voters
ANC leans toward more populist economic policies to win back lost voters
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is leaning toward more populist economic policies to win back support after its worst performance...
Treasury does the maths on shifting Parliament to Pretoria – as Cape Town fumes
Treasury does the maths on shifting Parliament to Pretoria – as Cape Town fumes
“Cape Town has awakened too late to prevent the likely move of Parliament to Pretoria over the next few years, top government sources have...
President Trump would be bad news globally but much of what he says is just hot air
President Trump would be bad news globally but much of what he says is just hot air
If Donald Trump takes office as president of the United States and implements the promises he has made, it will be worse than Brexit.
Suggested changes to petrol could cause serious damage to cars, have health risks
Suggested changes to petrol could cause serious damage to cars, have health risks
Proposed changes to petroleum regulations means South Africans won’t have a metal-free fuel, resulting in damage to vehicles and more pollutents...
Red tape delays ICT imports, placing South Africa at a disadvantage that’ll cost jobs
Red tape delays ICT imports, placing South Africa at a disadvantage that’ll cost jobs
The information communications technology (ICT) industry has grown frustrated about mounting red tape over technology imports that has not only...
Caution, but also hope from financial industry after municipal elections
Caution, but also hope from financial industry after municipal elections
The dust has far from settled after the local government elections, as the serious business of solidifying leadership structures for municipalities...
Emerging markets have seen a boom in coffee consumption, but has SA hit its peak?
Emerging markets have seen a boom in coffee consumption, but has SA hit its peak?
If you were a coffee snob on a road trip in South Africa 10 years ago, you would have faced long stretches of drought. You would have been miserably...

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