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More than 90 percent of Eskom's customers are now on pre-paid electricity.
Social networking website Twitter has reported mounting financial losses ahead of its IPO.
The JSE was stronger on Wednesday morning with all the main indices firmer‚ supported by optimism that Washington will soon make a deal to end its fiscal impasse.
Fraudulent tax refunds are on the increase as the November 22 deadline for the submission of 2013 tax returns by individual taxpayers looms.
The rand was relatively flat in early trade on Wednesday as the US fiscal crisis continued to weigh on global market sentiment.
A US debt default could spur China to diversify its multi-trillion-dollar foreign exchange reserves, the world's largest, analysts say, as Beijing seeks to boost its voice.
The South African delegation of businessmen lead by the Department of Trade and Industry is holding business-to-business meetings in Harare on Tuesday.
US banking giant Citigroup reported Tuesday third-quarter results that missed expectations, citing a "challenging" environment.
Access to banking, especially for poorer communities, needs to be addressed to help reduce the risk of associated robbery, says national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.
Spur Corporation (SUR)‚ whose brands include‚ Panarottis‚ John Dory’s and Captain DoRegos will open outlets in Swaziland‚ Nigeria‚ Tanzania‚ Namibia and the Seychelles next year.
Considerable obstacles stand in the way of the adoption by Parliament of the draft Employment Tax Incentive Bill‚ which is required urgently to address youth unemployment.
The South African Banking Risk Information Centre has issued a warning against robberies at banks following an increase in the crimes.
The Passenger Railway Agency of SA has signed the first phase of a projected R123-billion contract towards the upgrading of the country's railways and trains, it said on Monday.
British telecoms firm Vodafone says it has completed its 7.7-billion euro takeover of Germany's biggest cable operator, Kabel Deutschland.
The IMF and the World Bank held annual meetings this week in Washington under a cloud of financial constraints and questions about their legitimacy.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been named the Finance Minister of the Year for 2013 in Sub-Saharan Africa by the Emerging Markets website, the finance ministry said.
US President Barack Obama has pressured Republicans in Congress to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown.
Government will take a 20 percent free carry in all new oil and gas projects, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu announced.
The rand was slightly weaker in the late afternoon on Friday after gold was sold off‚ pushing commodity currencies lower.
Endangered Italian airline Alitalia will search for a new partner if its main shareholder Air France-KLM does not participate on Friday in a capital increase.
Local sugar producers are seeking tariff protection against imports.
Comair has started rebooking FlySafair passengers following a court ruling grounding Safair Operations's new low-cost carrier, the company said
The International Monetary Fund announced it has harnessed windfall gold profits from member countries to fund loans to the world's poorest countries in the coming years.
BMW's announcement that the auto sector strike will affect future investment raises questions about the country's labour regulation framework.
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