Market for fresh produce sees some stability in prices

1 December 2021, 6:32 PM
The market for fresh produce has seen some stability in prices of various commodities in spite of farmers battling higher input costs.
Denosa calls for protection of emergency service workers 1 January 2018, 12:19 PM

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) has joined growing calls for communities to protect emergency services workers.

Fuel prices to go down 1 January 2018, 12:03 PM

The Department of Energy has confirmed that fuel prices will decrease at midnight Tuesday.

Prominent British CEO among those dead in Sydney seaplane crash 1 January 2018, 9:12 AM

A high-profile British CEO and his family were among six people killed in a New Year's Eve seaplane crash in Australia, police said Monday.

Zuma acknowledge SA’s economic challenges 31 December 2017, 6:44 AM

President Jacob Zuma has conceded that South Africa has been facing serious economic challenges in the year that is about to end.

OUTA, Stop C.O.C.T to challenge City of C Town’s proposed drought levy 30 December 2017, 3:30 PM

The City of Cape Town has defended its decision to start the process of public participation on its proposed drought levy this month.

Mpumalanga businesses welcome High Court ruling on Eskom power cuts 30 December 2017, 2:32 PM

Businesses in the Thaba Chweu Municipality in Mpumalanga have welcomed the High Court ruling that Eskom should suspend the power interruptions until the end of January.

Corruption robs the poor of basic needs 30 December 2017, 10:00 AM

Economist Iraj Abedian has described as tragic the fact that no one has been held responsible in both the political and business arenas for what he terms monumental damage to the economy.

Elle awards honour female entrepreneurs 30 December 2017, 8:50 AM

The Elle Boss awards have for the past three years celebrated women who are doing exceptional well in the world of business.

Apple lawsuits bite: tech stocks hit by iphone X woes 29 December 2017, 7:26 PM

Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

Petrol price to drop in January 29 December 2017, 12:37 PM

The price of petrol is predicted to drop by over 30-cents a litre and that of diesel by 26-cents a litre next month.

Legal battle over platinum-rich Brits to be heard next month 29 December 2017, 7:31 AM

A potentially groundbreaking legal battle over platinum-rich land in Brits in the North West will be heard next month in the High Court in Pretoria.

Steinhoff shares are 40% stronger on Monday after dropping 90% of their value last week.
Ratings agency Moody’s downgrades Steinhoff 28 December 2017, 4:06 PM

International retailer Steinhoff has been downgraded by rating agency Moody's.

Rand trading strongly 28 December 2017, 8:34 AM

The rand is still trading strongly on the wave of positive sentiment that's following Cyril Ramaphosa's election as ANC president.

South Korea to impose new regulatory curbs on cryptocurrency trading 28 December 2017, 7:25 AM

South Korea's government said on Thursday it will impose additional measures to regulate speculation in cryptocurrency trading within the country.

Mpumalanga residents up in arms after Eskom cuts off power 27 December 2017, 6:15 PM

Some Mpumalanga residents are bearing the brunt of outstanding Eskom bills.

S Africans pessimistic about jobs, economic growth prospects 27 December 2017, 4:48 PM

As 2017 is slowly coming to an end, South Africans are increasingly pessimistic about jobs and economic growth prospects in the country.

Northern Cape grape growers reaping fruits of their sweat 27 December 2017, 4:04 PM

The Northern Cape's grape growers have been largely unaffected by the drought this year and will have a bigger harvest than last season.

Strong rand still riding wave of positive sentiment 27 December 2017, 2:00 PM

The Rand has been stronger this Wednesday morning, still riding the wave of positive sentiment following Cyril Ramaphosa's election as leader of the ANC.

[Watch] Cashing in on traffic light dancing 26 December 2017, 8:00 PM

It’s not your usual day job, but for many, a last resort. While in some cases, the traditional beggar trade is an honest day’s work, it’s often riddled with hardships. Reporter Gillian Pillay and cameraman Thabo Madilola took to Johannesburg streets to see how the trade has evolved over the years. Watch the video below […]

P.Protector asked to investigate fraud, corruption N cape 26 December 2017, 7:09 PM

A farming trust in the Northern Cape has asked the Public Protector to investigate possible fraud, mismanagement and corruption at the provincial department of agriculture. Members of the Nomalanga Trust have accused department officials of siphoning off 15-million-rand, which was meant to go towards a farm bought by the department for the trust. In 2007, […]

Sudan to devalue pound currency to 18 per dollar in January 26 December 2017, 4:29 PM

Sudan is to devalue its currency to 18 Sudanese pounds per dollar in January from the current exchange rate of 6.7, the finance minister said on Tuesday. The International Monetary Fund urged Sudan earlier this month to float its currency to boost growth and investment, but the government has ruled out a market-determined exchange rate. […]

SA fights to revive clothing industry 25 December 2017, 8:06 PM

South Africa is fighting to revive its ailing clothing industry. The industry contributes 3.3 % to the country’s GDP but it has been hit by cheap imports, shedding jobs and shuttering factories. Christopher Kinross, the owner of Kinross Clothing, says staying open is a fight. Kinross, who has been in the industry for over 50 […]

N West mine closure to negatively affect business 25 December 2017, 8:14 AM

Property developers say the closure of mining operations in the area of Matlosana in Klerksdorp in the North West, will adversely affect business.

N Cape residents go on Christmas shopping spree 24 December 2017, 3:19 PM

Malls in Kimberley in the Northern Cape, have been packed to capacity, with locals doing their final shopping for the festive season.

Evicted Zimbabwe white farmer handed back his land 24 December 2017, 7:38 AM

A white Zimbabwean farmer forced from his land as part of controversial mass evictions became this week the first to return to his property under a new government bid to reverse illegal land seizures.

eThekwini municipality demolishes illegal billboards 23 December 2017, 5:27 PM

The eThekwini Municipality is removing billboards that have been illegally erected across Durban. This because due process was not followed in the granting of the rights to erect them.

N West mineworkers head home for festive season 22 December 2017, 5:03 PM

Mine-workers in Marikana near Rustenburg in the North West have begun their trip home for the festive season.

High Court postpones ABSA’s application 22 December 2017, 1:43 PM

The High Court in Cape Town has postponed the application by ABSA to recover more than 226 million rand from Mayfair Speculators, a company run by Markus Jooste. Jooste resigned as CEO of Steinhoff at the start of December amid reported accounting irregularities that wiped off about 10 billion euros of the company’s value. The […]

Shoprite workers to embark on a national strike 22 December 2017, 9:02 AM

Workers at Shoprite Checkers outlets across the country will embark on a one-day strike on Friday.

ABSA seeks to liquidate former Steinhoff CEO assets 22 December 2017, 8:19 AM

An application by a leading bank group to have one of the companies of former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste liquidated is expected to be heard in the High court in Cape Town on Friday.