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Black industrialists - key players in government's commitment to grow SA

B-BBEE has produced patchy outcomes, at best. Enter the Black Industrialist Policy, writes Soria Hay.

China is said to offer path to end US trade imbalance

China offers to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the US

Underpaid SA wine producers 'undermine' industry, limit growth - Vinpro chair

It is time for those wine producers, directors of wine companies and their agents who are accepting low prices to wake up, says the chair of Vinpro.

Absa strikes alliance for pan-African banking service

Absa has formed a partnership with Société Générale for a pan-African wholesale banking service.

Saudi Arabia's $10bn investment in SA to bring new refinery, petrochemical plant

The Department of Energy said the investment would see Saudi Aramco and South Africa's Central Energy Fund working together to establish the terms of the investment and long-term partnership in energy.

JSE buoyed by global risk on sentiment

JSE tracked other global markets on higher trading as the risk on sentiment persisted

Internet in Zimbabwe: Now you have it, now you don't

Attempts by Zimbabweans to circumvent a government-imposed social media ban suffered a blow on Friday morning after the state ordered service providers to cut off internet access for the second time this week.

Markets WRAP: Rand ends week at R13.79/$

The rand lost 0.5% against the greenback on Friday, but still ended the week slightly stronger that it started it on Monday.

Challenge against removal of nuclear corp. board struck from urgent court roll

A high court judge has struck from the urgent roll an application challenging the removal of three board members from the Southern African Nuclear Energy Corporation.

Numsa, Comair negotiations deadlock over salary discrepancy dispute

Comair has confirmed that its negotiations with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA regarding a salary dispute have deadlocked.

Netflix has to grow - it can't afford growing pains

Netflix must grow. It has no choice, says Shira Ovide.

Push for more countries to ratify Africa free trade pact ahead of AU summit

Intra-Africa trade accounts for just 15% of all trade on the continent, and the AfCFTA has ambitious plans to double this by 2022.

Zim inflation shoots up again - before massive fuel hike

The year-on-year inflation rate for the month of December 2018, as measured by the all items Consumer Price Index, stood at 42.09%, according to Zimbabwe National Statistics.

Apple's Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has called on US lawmakers to pass privacy legislation enabling consumers to see and delete their harvested online personal data from a central clearinghouse.

Copying claims against Woolworths over health bars

Another small business has complained of Woolworths copying its product - this time it's a nutrition bar. The retailer has, however, denied the claims outright, saying that it started developing its product years before ever meeting the entrepreneur.

Why Africa's women entrepreneurs struggle to grow - and how to help

Women entrepreneurs in Africa struggle to obtain credit, and to access entrepreneurship education.

Max du Preez: Land expropriation more about urban than rural land

The issue of land expropriation in SA is fundamentally about urban land rather than rural land, argues political commentator Max du Preez.

MONEY CLINIC: Should I rather stop paying my life policy or my bond?

Have a money problem that needs solving? Fin24 can help! This month our focus is on debt. Send your question to or find the Money Clinic box on the right of our homepage.

Moody's: Rising government debt hampers banking sector

Rising public debt levels affect a country's banking sector, with banks preferring to lend to government, which is seen as lower risk, according to Moody's senior vice president.
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