Obama Administration

UPDATE: Former Trump campaign chief Manafort reports to FBI – US media

Typically, such a wide-ranging investigation would first target lower-level people while building a case against those higher up.

White House: $589m from Ebola to go to fight Zika virus

Federal money left over from the fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration has said.

South Africa could offer a lifeline to freed Guantanamo detainees

Prisoners were kept in tiny, dark cells … when they refused to eat they were force-fed through the nose or rectum

Snowden seeks asylum in 20 states

Edward Snowden has submitted asylum requests to 19 more nations other than Ecuador; including Cuba, Brazil, India, China, Russia, Germany and France.

Obama to take new look at war on terror

Barack Obama will renew his failed vow to close Guantanamo Bay and argue his drone war is legal and just.

Obama wants gay marriage ban overturned

The Obama administration wants the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriages.

Trump flips his wig over Obama win

Donald Trump has attacked Barack Obama's election victory on Twitter, calling it a "travesty" and a "disgusting injustice".

Odd politics, presidential tradition: Bush is back

US President Barack Obama is going to welcome his predecessor and proudly preside as George W Bush's image is enshrined at the White House forever.

‘Predatory’ card fees shackled

Financial services reform in the US includes a ban on punitive charges for credit card infractions.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs