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Tribunal hearing into Walmart deal postponed

Last-minute wrangling at the Competition Tribunal hearing into the Walmart-Massmart merger on Tuesday has led to the postponement of the hearing.

Govt to review Sishen mine prospecting right

South Africa's Mining Ministry said on Tuesday it would review a decision to award a new prospecting right in Kumba Iron Ore's Sishen Mine.

Eskom granted a 31,3% tariff increase

SA's power regulator on Thursday granted Eskom a 31,3% tariff rise for the 2009-10 financial year, falling just short of the firm's request for 34%.

Vodacom reveals results as it stands on its own two feet

Vodacom may have listed successfully on the JSE on Monday, but on Tuesday the spotlight was on its annual results.

Shhh, we’re a university

Good show that we're back. The summer break throws those of us in tertiary education into a humid hiatus where nothing happens.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo scoop world music Grammy

Ladysmith Black Mambazo won the best traditional world music album at the 2009 Grammy Awards on Sunday for their album <em>Ilembe</em>.

Zuma turns to highest court in graft case

<a href=""><img src="" align=left border=0></a>African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma has asked the Constitutional Court to strike down a court ruling allowing seized documents to be used against him in a corruption case. Zuma and his lawyer Michael Hulley argued that prosecutors and investigators had acted illegally when they raided and seized documents.

Gauteng municipalities commit to power savings

Gauteng municipalities are switching off their lights to help prevent load-shedding. All 14 municipalities in the province on Monday committed themselves to a 10% reduction in electricity use, and to improve communication with residents and businesses on when and how long they will be affected by load-shedding.

Cape Town recovers from massive power cut

The lights were on again in Cape Town by Saturday morning after most of the Mother City was plunged into darkness on Friday night. "Most parts of the city were without power from 9pm on Friday after a technical fault at a local substation feeding into the service," Eskom said.

Powerful quake hits northern Chile

A powerful, 7,7-magnitude earthquake hit northern Chile on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey reported. It said the quake, 60km deep, was centred 106km west of the town of Calama and struck at 3.40pm GMT. The National Emergency Office in Chile said it had no information on any casualties but it was evaluating the impact of the quake.

Harmony mine shut down for weeks

Harmony Gold's Elandsrand mine near Carletonville has been shut down for up to six weeks after the mine's main exit was blocked, trapping 3&nbsp;200 miners underground, the Minerals and Energy Department said on Thursday. About 800 miners remained trapped more than 2,2km underground by 4pm on Thursday.

Harare was source of leaked Zim document

A controversial document criticising Britain over the crisis in Zimbabwe, which was leaked at a Southern African regional summit last month, came from Harare, not South Africa, a senior Zambian official said on Wednesday. Media reports said South Africa blamed Britain for the deepening crisis in Zimbabwe.

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