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21 April 2018 12:35 PM R1bn in PnP food credit shows consumers in dire straits, debt expert warns

Correction: This article has been amended to clarify that the R1bn refers to the total credit facility made available by Pick n Pay for cards. It does not refer to credit already taken up by customers, as Fin24 wrote in a previous version of this article. Johannesburg - Pick n Pay says it has granted R1bn for its credit cards facility which was launched 22

21 April 2018 11:49 AM Chiefs extend NZ dominance, thrash Reds

Cape Town - The Chiefs reminded all and sundry of the gulf that exists between New Zealand and Australian rugby with a dominant victory over the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday. The Chiefs, decimated by injuries all season and forced to make do with playmaker Damian McKenzie after 20 minutes, were still far too strong for their hosts, winning 36-12 having 21

21 April 2018 9:05 AM Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift's NYC home and took a nap

New York — Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star's home in the Tribeca neighbourhood. Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested on charges of stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing 20

20 April 2018 7:18 PM SA cricketers competing in English County Champs

Cape Town - The County Championship's new season has begun and this year it sees several South Africans in the mix in England. Division One has eight teams and Division Two has ten teams, with two teams relegated and two promoted at the end of the season. The first round of matches began on April 13 and the final round of matches is scheduled to end on September 23

20 April 2018 6:43 PM Competition Commission nets global award on forex cartel case

The Competition Commission’s work on the foreign exchange cartel case saw it beat out competing agencies in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa region to win an international award. The commission was recognised as the Agency of the Year in Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa at the Annual Global Competition Review Awards held in Washington DC, it said in a statement 24

20 April 2018 2:46 PM Stop delaying tactics and pay back R11m, Solidarity demands of Molefe

Cape Town – Trade union Solidarity has upped the ante in its efforts to get former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to pay back R11m to the utility, in compliance with a recent high court ruling. The R11m relates to a R30m pension payout Molefe was given by Eskom. He lost an appeal bid at the South Gauteng High Court and was ordered to pay back the R11m he had already 23

20 April 2018 11:39 AM Rand poised to hold its gains

The rand broke below the psychological R12/$ level this week and analysts expect it to hold onto its gains. The local currency opened at R11.96 on Friday morning and was trading at R12.02 to the greenback by 13:37. Analysts from NKC Economics expect the rand to trade within the range of R11.85 to R12.05 for the remainder of the day. “A rally in commodity 25

20 April 2018 8:05 AM Zim's legendary musician Mapfumo arrives home, ending more than 10 years of exile

Zimbabwe's most popular musician, Thomas Mapfumo has reportedly returned home after a decade in self-imposed exile in the US. The southern African nation’s music legend was expected to perform alongside another legend, Oliver Mtukudzi on April 28. A BBC report quoted Mapfumo recently as saying that he won't be getting involved in politics. "I don't want to be involved 25

19 April 2018 5:04 PM Chiefs fined after fan trouble

Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has handed down its sanctions against Kaizer Chiefs on charges of spectator misbehaviour resulting from the club’s failure to provide adequate security. This is after supporters of the club threw objects onto the pitch after their Absa Premiership fixture against Chippa United on 07 April 25

19 April 2018 10:23 AM Boston Marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job

Tokyo - The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced on Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro. An overnight media star, Yuki Kawauchi, 31, told reporters waiting for him at Narita Airport: "From April next year, I am thinking about resigning as a civil 25