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How lottery execs received dubious payments through a private company

The National Lottery Commission is being investigated by the SIU for alleged corruption and maladministration, including suspicious payments made to senior NLC employees between 2016 and 2017

Repo rate remains unchanged at 3.5%

The South African Reserve Bank’s MPC has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged, at 3.5%, to let the actions it took last year trickle down into the economy

Covid will decide if home refurb boom continues

If herd immunity is reached and life returns to ‘normal’, people may switch spending to things they gave up and the desire to DIY may subside

Bitcoin rules take edge off crypto-nite

New regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges could boost investor confidence in such assets

WhatsApp panics as users flee to rivals in privacy boycott

The encrypted messaging service is having to embark on some damage control after criticism about its new terms and conditions

A dummy’s guide to how trade rules affect access to vaccines

It's already become apparent that there is gross inequality playing out in the procurement and distribution of the new drugs. Why is that?

How to rescue SA’s ailing economy

2020 was a challenging year for everybody, with no growth forecast in the economy, fears of a deep recession and a jobs bloodbath. Three experts contextualise this situation, focusing on what can be done in 2021 to slow down the spiral into an economic abyss

Africa trade bloc bets on business without borders

The new year started with a crucial step towards free trade between countries on the continent

NYSE scraps plan to delist China telecom firms

No detailed reason was given for the sudden reversal, which the exchange said came after "further consultation with relevant regulatory authorities".

Chatbot advice for lockdown-hit workers

Luma, a new legal advice chatbot, will help people navigate daunting workplace disputes

South Africa’s auto sector is heading for an overhaul

New guidelines from the Competition Commission should result in cheaper repairs and services for vehicles, and more choice in where to have them done

Gig economy workers say they can no longer survive

Whether in Paris, Kuala Lumpur or California, gig economy workers fear they can no longer survive on meagre earnings from jobs that leave them increasingly vulnerable.

Borderless businesses empty nations’ coffers

Countries such as Australia, Germany and the UK are pushing back against the tax practices of global giants such as Google and Facebook

What CCMA budget cuts mean for workers

The statutory body mandated to resolve workplace disputes and save jobs will have its budget cut by R600-million over the next three years

Fuel boycott looms over Engen refinery fire

Residents in south Durban want the petroleum giant to pay reparations, rehabilitate the area and protect the people who live near the plant

Assets, wealth revolution on the go

Financiers are ‘impact investing’ by shifting their support to investment products that prioritise environmental, social and governance issues

Social partners at Nedlac agree to help to turn Eskom around

The government’s partners at Nedlac have signed a social impact agreement to support the power utility, with a particularly focus on assisting it in accessing new capital to reduce its debt

South Africa records impressive economic recovery

The country’s economy grew at an annualised rate of 66.1%, marking the strongest pace of expansion since at least 1993

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