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Digital newcomers out to disrupt South African banking

04 Dec 2018

JOHANNESBURG Armed with low-cost operating models, three South African digital banks are betting on aggressive pricing and data analytics to attract tech-savvy, price-conscious consumers when they launch next year in a rare challenge to the old guard.

About a thousand workers protest over pay at South African arms maker Denel

17 Oct 2018

JOHANNESBURG Close to a thousand members of South Africa's Solidarity union held a demonstration on Wednesday over pay at cash-strapped state-owned weapons manufacturer Denel.

UPDATE 1-About a thousand workers protest over pay at South African arms maker Denel

17 Oct 2018

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 17 Close to a thousand members of South Africa's Solidarity union held a demonstration on Wednesday over pay at cash-strapped state-owned weapons manufacturer Denel.

South Africa's Ramaphosa outlines stimulus plan for ailing economy

21 Sep 2018

PRETORIA South Africa's president announced a multi-billion-dollar stimulus programme on Friday, earmarking funds for job creation and infrastructure development as he seeks to make good on a pledge to revive the country's ailing economy. | Video

UPDATE 2-S.Africa's manufacturing up but economy not out of the woods

11 Sep 2018

* Land reform plans unnerving investors (Adds business confidence data, analyst comment)

UPDATE 3-South Africa in recession for first time since 2009; rand slumps

04 Sep 2018

* President Ramaphosa trying to revive economy (Adds details, context, analyst quote)

UPDATE 2-South Africa's Adcock calls for medicine price hike as weaker rand bites

29 Aug 2018

* Headline earnings per share up 25.5 percent (Adds CEO quotes, details)

South Africa's parliament considers tougher anti-smoking bill

15 Aug 2018

JOHANNESBURG A bill that would toughen anti-smoking legislation in South Africa has been submitted to parliament for review by lawmakers, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as a campaign against the proposed changes intensifies.

South Africa's 2018 maize output seen up marginally on previous estimate: Reuters poll

20 Jul 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's maize output is expected to rise slightly in 2018 than previously estimated on the back of late harvests from the central and western parts of the maize belt, a Reuters poll of four traders and market analysts showed on Friday.

South Africa's JSE to tighten disclosure for debt issuers

04 May 2018

JOHANNESBURG Africa's biggest securities exchange, the JSE Ltd , is crafting tighter disclosure rules for companies with listed debt instruments, combined with a greater focus on corporate governance to increase transparency.

World News

EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.