Gold Prices

Sharp decline in SA gold production as global output rises

China’s gold production booms in spite of a substantially lower demand for jewellery, bars and coins.

Banks bear brunt of gold-fix blame

If guilty, the five major institutions could be sued in SA for deals done locally

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.

Gold swings near three-week high as Asian demand seen increasing

The gold price hovered near a three-week high as investors weighed up Asian demand against overall slowing investment.

Gold up on news of US rating downgrade

Analysts have warned against too much optimism, saying investors turn to the metal when they are worried about the dollar.

Gold gains to one-week high on Chinese inflation

Gold climbed to a one-week high in London as a bigger-than-estimated increase in China’s inflation and lower prices spurred demand for the metal.

Gold rush: An exercise in futility

As markets fluctuate in the wake of the world's greatest economic turmoil since the Great Depression, investors are frantically seeking a safe haven.

Survey shows gold could break $2 000-mark in 2011

Although prices might first encounter a soft patch, gold could rally through the $2 000 per ounce level by year end.

Euro, gold hit highs before US growth data

The euro hit a 16-month high point against the dollar and the gold price also reached a record on Thursday ahead of United States growth data.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

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.

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