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Tiger Brands may never know how listeria entered its plant

The food brand is still waiting for data from authorities that would definitively show whether its products are connected to the deadly crisis

Chinese stocks rise, paring world’s worst quarterly performance

China's stocks have risen as government struggles to halt a $5-trillion rout and the world's second-largest economy shows signs of a sharper slowdown.

Hong Kong billionaire plans African rival to Netflix

Richard Li's PCCW plans to launch a video-on-demand service in South Africa to compete with Netflix and local Naspers offering ShowMax.

Chinese stocks still overvalued

Despite the 39% rout, dual-listed shares on the mainland are still double Hong Kong's prices.

Greece swallows bitter bailout pill

Lawmakers passed an EU agreement that keeps Greece in the eurozone, putting pressure on the ECB and European governments to deploy emergency funds.

As Greeks withdraw, Draghi sends more

ECB president Mario Draghi willingly giving Greece negotiating room while cash drains from the banking system has riled those who had a tougher ride.

Greece faces diplomatic push on its debt at G7 summit

Greece faces a week of urgent diplomacy to free up bailout aid and avert a potential default as world leaders press for a resolution to the standoff.

Bond rout put down to fear, not economic fundamentals

The biggest global bond rout in two years has put investors in a dangerous place: challenging the world's most influential central banks.

Return of the dot-com bubble

The valuations of China's technology stocks have soared to an average of 220 times reported profits.

Emerging stocks rise as India leads world gains on election poll

Stocks in emerging markets have rallied, with India seeing the biggest gains on expectation that the main opposition party will win the elections.

MTN to sell its African cellphone tower networks

MTN is looking to reduce its exposure to costly infrastructure in Africa by selling off cellphone tower networks, say sources close to the matter.

Gold retreats from five-year highs

Investors drew away from the yellow metal after Fed Reserve chairman Janet Yellen confirmed that tapering in the US would continue to be gradual.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs