R2bn ethanol plant planned for completion by 2014

R2-billion has been set aside for an ethanol plant to help South Africa's budding biofuels sector, which could reduce its reliance on imported fuel.

ANC seeks to finance mining, agriculture job drive

The ANC is seeking ways to finance efforts to boost jobs in the agriculture and mining sectors, which could include pension funds buying more bonds.

SA can use forex reserves if necessary, says Gordhan

South Africa could use its foreign exchange reserves if necessary to relieve market stress caused by global turmoil, says Pravin Gordhan.

SA struggles to meet land reform targets

SA has reversed gains in its goal of transferring 30% of commercial farmland to blacks by 2014 after aspirant farmers resold land bought for them.

De Beers SA sees 6.5-million carats for 2011

Diamond producer De Beers expects its South African unit to produce 6.5-million carats in 2011, a million less than last year.

Mine ‘carnage’ worries Susan Shabangu

Susan Shabangu described the mounting death toll in SA's mines as "carnage", adding there is a link between the pursuit of profits and the body count.

Swaziland turns to South Africa for bailout

Swaziland has asked South Africa for an emergency bailout of R10-billion but the government say it would need to review the request first.

SA farmers oppose Shell’s shale gas plans

Royal Dutch Shell is facing opposition to its plans to seek shale gas in South Africa's semi-desert Karoo region.

SA carbon tax could hurt business, consumers

South Africa is likely to phase-in a carbon tax on fossil fuel inputs as part of new measures to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

IMF trims SA’s 2010 GDP forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed South Africa's growth forecast for this year to below 3%.

BHP set to join new oil-gas explorers in SA

BHP Billiton, the world's biggest diversified miner, plans to drill for gas off South Africa's west coast and will get exploration permits by August.

South Africans mark Mandela’s release from prison

Thousands of South Africans on Thursday marked 20 years since Nelson Mandela walked to freedom after 27 years as a political prisoner.

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories