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11 November 2018 9:38 AM China's annual shopping frenzy shatters another record

Shoppers in China have once again broken records after spending more than $14bn within the first two hours of an annual online buying frenzy. Now in its 10th year, the clamor for deals and discounts known as Singles Day was heralded with characteristic fanfare by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which has turned an unofficial holiday for people without 24

07 November 2018 7:59 PM Concern over China's role in Africa 'hullabaloo,' says AfDB Head

Concern about the abundance of Chinese lending to African nations is overblown, and the country is a good development partner for the world’s poorest continent, says the head of the African Development Bank. China this year surpassed the US and former colonial powers in Europe as the biggest source of funding to African nations. In 2015, Africa received 24

07 November 2018 10:40 AM Discovery Vitality made a massive R603 million profit last year – as members fail to use their perks

In its last full financial year Discovery Vitality’s profits increased by nearly 13 times to R603 million, its financial statements show. It credits people who failed to use their perks for part of that profit. Its healthy bottom line was also bolstered by a R491 million profit from Vitality’s sale of a joint interest in DiscoveryCard, as the group reorganised 30

29 October 2018 8:25 AM 3 Bulls loaned to Heyneke's Stade Francais

Cape Town - Three Bulls stalwarts are set to join French club Stade Francais on short-term deals. Afrikaans publication Netwerk24 reported on Sunday that captain Hanro Liebenberg, lock Hendre Stassen and scrumhalf Andre Warner will join the team coached by former Springbok mentor Heyneke Meyer. They will stay in Paris until February before returning 22

27 October 2018 10:01 AM German, Czech leaders want EU migration deals with Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis have found an area of agreement within their conflicting views of migration. Standing together at a news conference in Prague on Friday, Babis and Merkel said the European Union should strike deals with African countries like one with Turkey that helped slow the arrival of refugees 32

28 August 2018 1:37 PM May vows post-Brexit UK will be leading investor in Africa

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday pledged to prioritise investment in Africa as she started a visit to the continent to seek new trade deals during preparations to leave the European Union. "By 2022, I want the UK to be the G7's number one investor in Africa, with Britain's private sector companies taking the lead," May told business leaders 31

21 August 2018 7:13 PM Dutch Reformed Church maintains decision not to recognise same sex marriages is not unfairly discriminatory

The Dutch Reformed Church maintains that its decision not to recognise same-sex marriages is not tantamount to unfair discrimination and is not in breach of the Constitution. In 2015, the church took a decision to allow individual church councils to recognise same-sex marriages and also scrapped a rule that gay ministers of the church had to be celibate 28

16 August 2018 2:11 PM Lions continue mass player signings

Johannesburg - The Lions on Thursday confirmed contract extensions with eight more players. Madosh Tambwe (wing), Shaun Reynolds (flyhalf), Johannes Jonker (prop), Len Massyn (loose forward), Jacobie Adriaanse (prop), Sti Sithole (prop), Rhyno Herbst (lock) and Robert Kruger (flank/lock) all put pen to paper on Thursday. This follows the announcements 36

02 August 2018 6:49 PM Fulham's spending spree continues

London - Defender Alfie Mawson joined Premier League Fulham from second-tier Swansea on a four-year deal worth a reported £15 million on Thursday. "I'm really happy to get this over the line and join Fulham," the 24-year-old told Fulham's official website. "I'm excited by the project going on here and the football being played last season was lovely 32

24 July 2018 7:29 AM Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals

Mobile services operator Vodacom on Tuesday said it increased group data revenue by 9.6% in the quarter to end-June 2018 on the back of increased customer numbers. The group said in a trade update that it added 2.5 million customers - 1.5 million in South Africa and 1.0 million in its International operations - to reach 76.5 million. This excludes Safricom 105