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21 May 2018 1:47 PM Rand is back to its bad old ways

Bearish signs are stacking up for South Africa’s rand. Volatility is rising and with it the cost of protecting against a weakening currency, short positioning is soaring and foreigners are fleeing South African bonds at a rate last seen 18 years ago. After outperforming emerging-market peers for much of the year, the rand is falling into line as rising 78

17 May 2018 8:26 AM Investec bleeds R220m on Steinhoff exposure

Johannesburg – Investec Bank [JSE:INP] lost R220m as a result of credit exposure to Steinhoff, the company said on Thursday, as it released financial results for the year ended March 31. Investec said the credit exposures, through Steinhoff Africa Retail, "represent a small portion [of] the group’s balance sheet". In December, Investec said in a statement 58

16 May 2018 8:30 AM Treasury hails oversubscribed bond note issuance as sign of confidence in SA economy

Cape Town – National Treasury announced on Wednesday that it had successfully placed US$2bn (R25.1bn) worth of 12 to 20 year notes in the international capital markets, hailing it as a sign of the international market’s confidence in South Africa’s economic policy framework. National Treasury said the 12-year maturation notes had a total issuance amount 62

12 May 2018 8:53 AM US man shot by his own dog

A 51-year-old man from Iowa was shot by his own dog while playing with the pet in his home, local media reported on Friday. Richard Remme of Fort Dodge was encouraging his dog Balew, a cross between a pit bull and a labrador, to jump on his lap as he lay on his sofa when the dog apparently flicked the safety catch off the 9mm pistol he was carrying in his belt. "I was lying 50

09 May 2018 6:15 PM WATCH: Dismissed Steve Biko Academic Hospital security guards demand jobs back

Former private security guards at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, who were dismissed following allegations of misconduct in 2017, protested outside the health facility on Wednesday. Acting CEO of the hospital Dr Mathabo Mathebula said the employees returned on Wednesday and demanded to be reinstated. She said, despite some tyres being set alight 33

05 May 2018 9:10 PM Hitmen reportedly hired to kill Supra Mahumapelo, says his office

The office of North West premier Supra Mahumapelo said a case of conspiracy to commit murder has been opened after it received word about a plot to eliminate the embattled premier. Brian Setswambung, from Mahumapelo's office, said Mahumapelo received the news about the plot to assassinate him on Saturday. "The plot involves hiring hitmen who have already 42

04 May 2018 10:02 AM Lancewood cheese owner Libstar raises R3bn ahead of JSE listing

The South African owner of Lancewood cheese, which also supplies Woolworths’ [JSE:WHL] own-branded honey and spices, placed shares at R12.50 each, compared with a target of R12.50 to R16, the company said in a statement on Friday. That raised R1.5bn, while existing shareholders led by Abraaj Group sold shares worth the same amount. The Johannesburg initial 65

03 May 2018 7:53 AM Bus strike: Unions, employers in 'last ditch' talks to break deadlock

In yet another last ditch attempt to end the national bus strike, employers and union representatives will meet at 10:00 on Thursday in Johannesburg. After a lengthy caucus meeting on Wednesday, the five unions reported back on consultations with their members. The unions have not adopted a rigid approach and have all apparently been mandated by their 53

02 May 2018 1:36 PM Vehicle sales up despite holidays, strike action

Cape Town - Latest vehicle sales and export numbers are in line with general industry expectations, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Naamsa) said on Wednesday. Domestic new vehicle sales in April were 36 346 units - an improvement of 1 260 vehicles (3.6%) compared to April last year. In April 2018 aggregate export sales were 24 422 vehicles 67

28 April 2018 8:38 AM British toddler Alfie Evans dies at centre of legal battle

Terminally-ill British toddler Alfie Evans died in hospital on Saturday after doctors withdrew life support, the child's parents said, following a protracted legal battle and a campaign that drew support from Pope Francis. "Our baby grew his wings tonight at 2:30am (0130 GMT). We are heartbroken. Thank you everyone for all your support," Kate James and Thomas 64