Investors show interest in bonds
South African government bonds that protect against inflation are regaining investor favour, after demand came up short at a sale last month, as the rand – close to a four-year low – threatens to speed up consumer price increases. Read more
Confidence improves across building industry
Confidence in the building industry improved to the least dissatisfied level in four years during the second quarter, largely on a significant improvement in the confidence of main contractors seeing an acceleration in building activity. Read more
Mintek keeps focus on platinum-based catalysts for fuel cells
Mintek, the state-owned mineral and metallurgical innovation research company, has focused much attention in recent years on promoting mineral beneficiation in particular products associated with the platinum group minerals which reinforces recent initiatives to encourage the development of fuel cell technologies by the Department of Trade and Industry. Read more
SABMiller: Swedish cider brands licensed
SABMiller and Sweden’s Kopparberg Brewery had entered into a co-operative agreement for the long-term licence of Kopparberg cider products in selected markets where the Swedish firm does not have an interest, SABMiller said yesterday. Read more
Rafa prepares for Wimbledon test
French Open champion Rafael Nadal is preparing for a tricky transition from the clay to the grass of Wimbledon as his bid for a third title at the All England Club begins next week. Read more
Joyi gets another IBO title fight
Nkosinathi Joyi, who narrowly lost to Hekkie Budler for the IBO strawweight title at Emperors Palace on Saturday night, has an opportunity to claim another IBO title. Read more
Tomic advances at Eastbourne
Bernard Tomic has recharged his form on grass, shaking off last week's hamstring concern to post a first round win over James Ward at the ATP-WTA Eastbourne International. Read more
Palestinians ‘aiding US peace drive’
The Palestinian administration in the West Bank has tried to help the latest US peacemaking drive by quietly cutting off funds for campaigners against Israel's occupation, a senior Israeli general said. Read more
Police minister welcomes Victoria Phiyega
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has welcomed Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega as the new National Commissioner of Police.
Die minister van polisie, Nathi Mthethwa, het die aanstelling van Victoria Phiyega as die nuwe kommissaris van polisie verwelkom. Read more
City Press gives in to Zuma picture request
City Press editor Ferial Haffajee says the publication will remove the picture of the controversial portrait by Brett Murray from its website, which depicts President Jacob Zuma in an offensive manner. Die redakteur van die City Press, Ferial Haffajee, sê die koerant gaan die foto van President Jacob Zuma van sy webtuiste verwyder “om uit die spervuur te bly”. Read more
Zuma lawyer in tears
After a heated argument with the defence, the advocate presenting the ANC’s case on why the “offensive” painting of Jacob Zuma in the Goodman Gallery should be removed broke down into tears and the case was postponed.
Die advokaat wat die saak stel om die naakportret van Jacob Zuma uit die Goodman Galery te verwyder het vanmiddag in trane uitgebars en die hof het die saak uitgestel. Read more
Full bench hears Zuma painting case
A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court is already in session to hear an African National Congress (ANC) application regarding the portrait depicting President Jacob Zuma in an offensive manner.
‘n Vol bank van die Hooggeregshof in Gauteng hoor die saak aangaande die “naakportret” van President Jacob Zuma en honderde ANC ondersteuners wag buite die hof. Read more
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