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LG considers shutting down phone business – Report

LG Electronics Inc. may shutter its mobile communication business rather than sell it, DongA Ilbo reports, citing an unidentified person in the electronics industry. Negotiations with Germany’s Volkswagen AG and Vietnam’s...

New Cape Winelands Airport plans revealed

South African billionaire Rob Hersov announced he is planning to convert the former Fisantekraal Airport into the “Lanseria Airport of Cape Town”. Hersov and business partner Nick Ferguson bought the Fisantekraal Airport...

Donald Trump’s wealth takes tumble during presidency

Donald Trump's net worth dropped by about $700m to $2.3bn (£1.65bn) during his time as president, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Covid-19 pandemic hit his fortunes hard, with...

Eni and Shell: Italian court acquits oil giants in Nigeria corruption case

An Italian court has cleared two global oil giants, Eni and Shell, over allegations of corruption in Nigeria. The long-running case centred around the $1.3bn (£936m) purchase of an offshore...

Russia recalls envoy after Biden remarks about Putin

Russia has recalled its Washington ambassador for talks to prevent the "irreversible deterioration" of relations with the US. The Russian government said Anatoly Antonov had been called back to Moscow...

Reserve saves Sanlam’s bacon

When Sanlam reported its 2019 financial results a year ago it was one of the last of the old-style physical results presentations - and already the shadow of the...

HILARY JOFFE: Farming and mining – they’re not sexy, but they do sustain us

It was a week in which the official statistics confirmed that SA's economy shrank by a horrifying 7% last year, with agriculture and net exports among the only bright...

Spectrum release dogged by old snags

This week's high court order that has resulted in a delay in the auction of spectrum for high-speed broadband symbolises a malaise in policy, but flexibility on the part...

Massmart to strip the fat

Global retailer Walmart has adopted a razor-sharp focus on its South African retail business, Massmart, shedding brands and reviewing operations in other African countries that are not profitable enough. Massmart...

TymeBank gets R1.6 billion to boost South African growth

TymeBank has announced that it has secured an investment of R1.6 billion from new investors in the UK and Philippines. It said the investment is one of the largest foreign...

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Proteas vs Pakistan Pink Day ODI to be held at ‘closed-doors’ Wanderers

Cricket SA (CSA) and Central Gauteng Lions (CGL) have announced that the hugely popular Pink Day will take place between the Proteas and Pakistan...

Eskom wants South Africans with solar panels to pay more for electricity

Eskom presented its new plans for electricity tariffs to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa on Tuesday, outlining the new electricity price structure...

That lockdown baking frenzy pushed out trouble for SA’s egg industry to 2021

By early 2020 South Africa's national poultry flock had recovered to the kind of level it had been before highly pathogenic avian influenza saw an...