JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane resigned as head of the main opposition party on Wednesday after four years at the helm, citing difficulties making the traditionally white liberal party appeal to majority black voters.
JOHANNESBURG A focus on low prices and cutting costs helped drive a 9.5% rise in first-half earnings at Pick n Pay Stores Ltd , bucking the downward trend at other South African retailers and giving the biggest daily boost to its shares in 11 years.
* Government to reveal energy plan on Friday
(Recasts with Eskom acting CEO comments)
JOHANNESBURG South African former President Jacob Zuma will stand trial on corruption charges relating to a $2 billion arms deal after a high court on Friday denied him a permanent stay of prosecution. | Video
JOHANNESBURG The United States on Thursday sanctioned the three Gupta brothers at the center of the South African corruption scandal that contributed to the downfall of former President Jacob Zuma, saying they had misappropriated state assets.
JOHANNESBURG South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd reported a 2.1% drop in annual earnings on Thursday but cheered investors with a turnaround in its Fashion, Beauty and Home business that had weighed on sales.
JOHANNESBURG The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aspen Pharmacare's hydroxyprogesterone caproate (HPC), which is used to prevent preterm birth in pregnant women, the South African drugmaker's CEO said on Thursday.
* Intends to restart heparin supply to third-parties
* Riots sparked reprisal attacks on S. African business in
* Scraps dividend
(Adds scrapping of dividend, details and forecast)