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Consumer price index hit 6% in March23/4/2014 11:34
Headline inflation (the consumer price index, or CPI) for all urban areas of South Africa hit 6% in March, according to a StatsSA report today.
Business snapshot 1 Wednesday 23 April23/4/2014 7:25
A poorly received government bond auction may have knocked bonds and importer demand for the rand on Tuesday‚ but the JSE received a fillip on hopes the three-month strike in the platinum sector could be nearing an end.
Miners will not reap benefits23/4/2014 6:34
Despite a possible deal that could be struck soon between platinum mining companies labour union Amcu that could see the end of the three-month strike, experts are saying it will take years for workers to recoup the wages they have lost and repay the debt they have incurred during the stoppage.
Bloomberg invest $5 million in solar-powered lamp23/4/2014 6:17
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation on Tuesday announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.
Platinum producers, Amcu to meet23/4/2014 6:13
Talks between platinum producers and union Amcu to resolve the 12-week-long wage strike are expected to continue on Wednesday, the Chamber of Mines said.
FNB apologises for offensive tweet22/4/2014 20:46
First National Bank has apologised for an offensive tweet sent on Tuesday from the bank's "FNB Guy" account about a bomb being placed under a paralyzed person's wheelchair in Afghanistan.
Midday business snapshot on Tuesday22/4/2014 14:33
Platinum sector wage talks were the talk of the JSE on Tuesday, although there was still no indication of what the unions’ response would be to Friday's new wage offer.
Zuma reiterates ANC policy on black empowerment22/4/2014 9:57
Africans, Indians and coloureds were deemed to be black in terms of the affirmative action policy which is aimed at redressing the economic imbalances of apartheid, President Jacob Zuma said.