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The central bank has maintained the key repo rate at 8.25% since hiking it by 50 basis points in May 2023

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Cancer accounted for about 32.3% of all insurer Liberty’s claims for 2023

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The e-commerce giant will shake up the online retail sector – but it might take some time

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Explainer: Understanding mergers and acquisitions

M&A activity in South Africa experienced a sharp decline in 2023 and a rebound in 2024 is only plausible after the elections

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Egypt and Nigeria currency devaluations hurt Vodacom, MTN

Emerging markets will always be susceptible to currency risk, analysts say

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South Africa’s tourism arrivals take off

The country’s visa waiver schemes with African countries are boosting growth in travel and tourism, says Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille

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Unemployment increases for the second consecutive quarter

The uptick is a result of more people entering the labour market

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Anglo boss says demerging of assets is not in response to BHP bid

The demergers of Anglo Platinum and De Beers could lead to mine workers losing jobs, Duncan Wanblad said

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Intervention needed to pull steel industry from the brink

ArcelorMittal SA expects to make a final decision by August on the closure of its long steel operation, which puts 3 500 jobs at risk

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Nedlac urges business to ensure employees can vote on 29 May

The National Development and Labour Council says this is to ensure the legitimacy of the government

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A strong South Africa Al plan could protect economy – and people

The technology has huge implications for the country and the world. Experts say if South Africa fails to prepare, it will be preparing to fail

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