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16 January 2019 7:24 AM Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no plans to interfere with the independence of the SA Reserve Bank, in an apparent climb down from what is contained in the ANC's election manifesto. Addressing business leaders on Wednesday morning ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ramaphosa said what came out of the ANC meeting was a line that only expressed 296

15 January 2019 12:45 PM What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

What next? With the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU facing defeat in the British parliament in a crucial vote on Tuesday, that's the question on everyone's lips. This is the Brexit that the British government and EU leaders want – and one which many MPs in the British parliament object to. The deal has been rejected by some of British Prime Minister 254

15 January 2019 10:38 AM 'Baby Shark' driving you crazy? Creator warns penguins are next

"Baby Shark (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo)" is the YouTube sensation that’s been viewed more than 2 billion times and made the Billboard Hot 100 chart last week as its top new entrant. The jingle has also become such an earworm that late-night-show host Jimmy Kimmel proposed throwing those responsible in jail for life. Love or hate it, the South Korean company 103

15 January 2019 10:19 AM Scotland name South African as new cricket coach

Cape Town - Scotland have named South African Shane Burger as the new coach of their men's cricket side, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Burger takes over from Grant Bradburn who left the role in late 2018 to take up an assistant coaching position with Pakistan, and will start his role in March. Burger moves to Scotland from South African first-class provincial 117

11 January 2019 7:23 AM PICS: Construction begins on world's largest cricket stadium

Cape Town - Construction has began on the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in India, which will be the largest cricket stadium in the world once completed. The stadium, which is in Ahmedabad, was completely demolished towards the end of 2015 with plans for an expansion announced. When completed, the new stadium will have a capacity of 110 000, making it the largest 66

10 January 2019 12:42 PM Tesco finally says it's in talks to stockpile goods for Brexit

Tesco has remained quiet on Brexit since the referendum result nearly three years ago, but the UK’s biggest retailer has now disclosed it is planning to stockpile in the run-up to the March deadline. The supermarket has delivered stock-holding and production plans for each of its suppliers by using existing networks and warehousing space. It has offered 96

08 January 2019 1:29 PM More than R80bn in unwanted Christmas gifts to be returned

They've just come through an exhausting festive season, complete with overcrowded stores, reckless spending and extended working hours. But now retailers are in for another shopping frenzy – this time it's to reverse all those sales that just weeks ago saw their profit skyrocket. Research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research has found that one in every 135

08 January 2019 9:37 AM India is getting what SA viewers have been asking for: Pick your own TV channels

Cape Town – A quiet but dramatic change is coming to India and it’s something that South Africa's pay-TV subscribers have been clamouring for. From 1 February India's satellite pay-TV customers will get to pick and only pay for the TV channels they want – but there are some catches. The hope is that pay-TV subscribers in India will be paying less for their 244

06 January 2019 5:50 AM Woodland leads McIlroy by 3 at Tournament of Champions

Los Angeles - Gary Woodland eagled the 15th hole in a five-under par 68 on Saturday that kept him three strokes in front of Rory McIlroy atop the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions leaderboard. Woodland led McIlroy and two other players going into Saturday's third round on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii. Northern Ireland star McIlroy, a four-time 61

03 January 2019 12:32 PM Ernst 'not getting carried away' with compliments from Pitso

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says he appreciates the compliments made by Mamelodi Sundowns mentor Pitso Mosimane but is "not getting carried away" as their two sides meet on Saturday. Amakhosi welcome the Brazilians to FNB Stadium as the Absa Premiership resumes following the annual two-week festive season break. In the lead up to Saturday's 33