Penny Macrae

‘Hitler’ clothing store stirs anger in India

The owner of an Indian clothing store has said that he would only change its name from "Hitler" if he was compensated for re-branding costs.

India’s economic growth slows to lowest levels in two years

India's economic growth has slumped to a two-year low of 6.9% as it was hit by a string of rate hikes and the stumbling global economy.

India surprises with rise in June industrial output

India's industrial output grew 8.8% in June from a year earlier, displaying unexpected resilience in the face of a string of interest rate hikes.

‘Shame Games’ mar India’s reputation

The shambolic run-up to the Commonwealth Games has dashed India's hopes of showcasing itself as a dynamic emerging superpower.

India meeting on BlackBerry ends without decision

Talks in India to discuss possible suspension of BlackBerry services over national security concerns ended "inconclusively", an official said.

Indian telecoms tycoon spooks investors with Africa move

Indian telecoms tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal may be known for his Midas touch, but investors are questioning his bid to gain a foothold in Africa.

Bharti hopes to be third time lucky with Zain bid

Indian telecom tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal is hoping to make it third time lucky as he seeks to gain a presence in Africa.

Ministers meet to put 2010 Doha deal in sight

Trade ministers meet in New Delhi for talks that the WTO says could lay the groundwork for a push to reach a new global free-trade pact next year.

Deadline looms for MTN-Bharti merger talks

The countdown is on in merger talks between India's top mobile firm Bharti Airtel and MTN to create an emerging market powerhouse.

Ambani brothers slug it out in telecoms row

The Ambani brothers are battling again -- this time over a deal being negotiated by the younger sibling Anil to create a telecoms behemoth.

India’s Tata acquires Jaguar, Land Rover for $2,3bn

India's Tata Motors said on Wednesday it had bought British luxury icons Jaguar and Land Rover from struggling United States carmaker Ford for $2,3-billion as it expands its global reach. The all-cash deal is part of Tata's efforts to grow outside Asia, but analysts have questioned how the Indian firm will absorb the two high-end marques into its operations.

Scuffles on second day of Indian airport strikes

Striking Indian airport workers broke windows and scuffled with security staff as they stayed off the job for a second day on Thursday to protest privatisation plans, officials said. Most flights took off, although passengers were greeted by the smell of garbage and clogged toilets at main airports across the nation.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders