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Updated: 1 hour 19 min ago
The SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep the interest rate unchanged yet again, leads to the question of when it is likely to introduce the first increase.
The SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says it is not the time to raise interest rates because of supply disruptions and low business and consumer confidence.
The Democratic Alliance says that motorists can put an end to the daylight robbery of e-tolls as it launched its campaign to drum up support for the upcoming elections.
Poor people in countries hardest hit by the financial crisis are at risk of longer-term problems due to reduced access to medicines and check-ups.
The Gauteng budget for 2013/2014 has been adjusted from R76bn to R79bn, Gauteng finance MEC Mandla Nkomfe says.
The SA Reserve Bank is keeping the repo rate at 40-year lows of 5%, says governor Gill Marcus.
Eskom's instruction to large industrial consumers that they have to cut 10 % of their power, could cost South Africa R7bn, says an economist.
Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says motorists who have not registered for e-tolling must please do so to ensure they qualify for the discounted rates.
China's ruling Communist Party has banned officials from using public funds to buy new year celebration items.
Enhancing projects between South Africa and Botswana is important for economic development, says President Jacob Zuma.
Eskom says the co-operation of industrial customers has helped stabilise the power supply.
The International Energy Agency on Wednesday invited Estonia -- one of the world's biggest producers of shale oil -- to become its 29th member.
A Cosatu special national congress will not take place this year due to practicalities such as timing, costs and resources, says acting general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali.
A consortium led by South Africa's GSC Energy has signed a deal with Cameroon to develop a $2.2bn solar plant at a fee "significantly" less than current electricity providers.
The first large-scale solar power plant which came on stream in SA this week, will produce enough power for more than 30 000 households.
Although the market seems to be expecting a more dovish statement, an economist sees no meaningful shift in stance by the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee.
South Africa made R90m less in 2012 than the previous year from tourists who came to the country to hunt, says the Professional Hunters' Association of SA.
Leopold Scholtz on why Germany is in the dog box for being too successful.
The World Trade Organization is close to the first worldwide trade reform since it was formed 18 years ago, says diplomats and trade officials.
The Federation of Unions of SA says it is hopeful that its meeting with ratings agency Fitch will lead to an improved view on the investment grading of the country.