Jodie Ginsberg

Boks rue 30 missed tackles

South Africa were let down by their tackling on Saturday, captain John Smit said after his side's 32-15 defeat to Ireland in Dublin. The inexperienced Springbok team, without stalwarts like Os du Randt and Victor Matfield who were left at home to test new players ahead of next year's World Cup, missed a remarkable 30 tackles against the composed Irish.

UK vows not to ‘blink’ over Northern Ireland deadline

Britain vowed on Wednesday it would not back down over a November deadline for reaching a power-sharing deal in Northern Ireland as it prepared to host crucial talks with the province's politicians. Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain said he believed a deal was possible but stressed that London was serious about closing down Northern Ireland's Stormont assembly if a deal is not reached.

Alexander Forbes core earnings up, sees more buys AlexForbes core earnings up, sees more buys

South African financial services firm Alexander Forbes drew strength from its diverse business interests to post earnings in line with expectations on Monday, although the mix of contributions was not as forecast.

Investec to brave market slump with London IPO

South African financial services group Investec Plc detailed plans on Monday to raise nearly 100-million pounds via a London share sale to expand its businesses, braving jittery stock markets.

Business blamed for Summit shut out

Earth Summit organisers said on Tuesday they were becoming victims of their own success and might have to restrict access for delegates -- but activists complained they were being shut out in favour of big business.

African Harvest approves management buy-out

SA fund manager African Harvest said on Monday it had agreed to sell the firm to a management-led group for around R366-million to help boost its access to money earmarked for black-run companies.

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