May Won’t Rule Out Brexit Delay as U.K. Parliament Takes Control

May Won’t Rule Out Brexit Delay as U.K. Parliament Takes Control

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is refusing to rule out delaying Britain's departure from the European Union as Parliament moves to take over the process to...

South Africans fork out on Black Friday

South Africans fork out on Black Friday

The close to R100 billion spent at SA retailers in November may have come at the expense of December's sales.

Trump Declares Border `Crisis’ Without New Plan to End Impasse

Trump Declares Border `Crisis’ Without New Plan to End Impasse

President Donald Trump demanded Congress provide billions more to combat illegal migration in a prime-time address, stopping short of declaring a national emergency and offering no...

Factories perk up in December

Factories perk up in December

Absa’s PMI rose above the 50 breakeven lever for the first time in 10 months as production and new sales orders improved.

Britain’s battle over Brexit resumes ahead of big vote

Britain’s battle over Brexit resumes ahead of big vote

Britain's battle over Brexit has resumed as parliament returns from its Christmas break to debate and -- most likely -- defeat Prime Minister Theresa May's unpopular...

Oil’s slump brings relief at the pumps

Oil’s slump brings relief at the pumps

Petrol will fall by at least R1.20 a litre this week as concerns about global growth weigh on the oil price.

East Africa may lose its crown as ‘cradle of mankind’

East Africa may lose its crown as ‘cradle of mankind’

Archaeologists in Algeria have discovered stone tools and cut animal bones that may be up to 2.4 million years old, bringing into question East Africa's title...

NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to Moon

NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to Moon

The US space agency on Thursday announced nine private companies, mostly start-ups, that will bid on $2.6 billion in contacts to build spacecraft to carry payloads...

SAA’s Suppliers Seek Early Payments as Lender Deadline Looms

SAA’s Suppliers Seek Early Payments as Lender Deadline Looms

South African Airways's suppliers are slashing payment periods to reduce the risk of losing out from a collapse of the troubled state carrier, which is struggling...

Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet

Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet

Cheers and applause erupted at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as a waist-high unmanned lander, called InSight, touched down on Mars, capping a nearly seven-year...

Days from summit, May takes Brexit battle to Brussels

Days from summit, May takes Brexit battle to Brussels

Having survived a challenge from hardline anti-Europeans in her own party, Theresa May comes to Brussels on Wednesday to fine tune the terms of the Brexit...

FinChatBot secures $500k investment from Compass & Kalon VP

FinChatBot secures $500k investment from Compass & Kalon VP

South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners and Mauritius-based Compass Venture Capital are pleased to announce their co-investment into...

May's Brexit Bombardment Wins Her Sympathy From Fatigued Public

May's Brexit Bombardment Wins Her Sympathy From Fatigued Public

With Britain in another meltdown over Brexit, there are signs the attacks on Prime Minister Theresa May aren't going down well with people away from the...

Nintendo Bets New Hex-Nut Pokémon Will Boost Switch Sales

Nintendo Bets New Hex-Nut Pokémon Will Boost Switch Sales

Nintendo Co. is gambling that it can sell millions of Switch consoles this holiday season by introducing a new Pokémon game that interacts with the free-to-play...

Stan Lee, Marvel legend and father of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee, Marvel legend and father of superheroes, dies at 95

Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens,...

Most Britons back staying in EU: poll

Most Britons back staying in EU: poll

Britons would vote to remain in the European Union by a 54-46 percent margin in a second referendum, a survey purporting to be the biggest of...

Xi pledges to ‘step up’ opening China’s markets as criticism grows

Xi pledges to ‘step up’ opening China’s markets as criticism grows

President Xi Jinping vowed Monday to open access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to the Trump administration, as he kicked off an import...

MOTORING: Peugeot 208 GT Line AT: Sometimes, good enough just isn't enough

MOTORING: Peugeot 208 GT Line AT: Sometimes, good enough just isn't enough

There's no shortage of small hatchbacks in South Africa -- including the best-selling Volkswagen Polo. With new-generation versions of the Polo and its much-fancied Ford Fiesta...

MOTORING: Volvo XC40 T3 R-Design: Swede sensation

MOTORING: Volvo XC40 T3 R-Design: Swede sensation

Entry-level models are usually outshone by their smarter, more powerful siblings. But in the case of the Volvo XC40 T3, entry-level doesn't mean stripped out or...

Fintech launches fun savings app for SA millennials

Fintech launches fun savings app for SA millennials

An AI-powered financial literacy platform aimed at millennials, building trust and security for personal finance...

THE KHASHOGGI AFFAIR: A murder in the Orient that could throw Saudi international standing into the dustbin of history

THE KHASHOGGI AFFAIR: A murder in the Orient that could throw Saudi international standing into the dustbin of history

Jamal Khashoggi's killing in Istanbul, almost certainly carried out by operatives from Saudi Arabia, inside the Saudi consulate, has naturally roiled Saudi-Turkish relations. But it has...

MOTORING: Volkswagen Polo GTI: The real McCoy

MOTORING: Volkswagen Polo GTI: The real McCoy

The GTI designation is one of the motoring world's most iconic badges. It promises spirited, engaging driving from an otherwise unassuming hatchback. But does the current...

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock...

Branson says Virgin Galactic to launch space flight ‘within weeks’

Branson says Virgin Galactic to launch space flight ‘within weeks’

British entrepreneur Richard Branson said he expects his Virgin Galactic company to conduct its first space flight "within weeks, not months".

Britain will stop favouring EU workers after Brexit: PM

Britain will stop favouring EU workers after Brexit: PM

Britain will end preferential access for European Union workers after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday, saying she wanted to attract high-skilled immigrants wherever...

Facebook admits phone numbers may be used to target ads

Facebook admits phone numbers may be used to target ads

Facebook has confirmed that advertisers were privy to phone numbers given by members of the social network for enhanced security.

Foreign Relations: Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA

Foreign Relations: Ramaphosa leads high-powered delegation to the UN – to sell SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading a large government mission to sell his reforms and the country to the world at the United Nations this week.

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX’s first Moon traveler

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX’s first Moon traveler

A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early...

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: WEF

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: WEF

Robots will handle 52 percent of current work tasks by 2025, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said Monday.

MOTORING: Mercedes-Benz S450 L: Swanky - but tech-savvy, too

MOTORING: Mercedes-Benz S450 L: Swanky - but tech-savvy, too

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has always been the epitome of mainstream motoring luxury. Not in the league of bespoke brands such as Rolls-Royce and Bentley, but still...

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is...

Apple unveils new premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

Apple unveils new premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday in a bid to maintain its position in the premium smartphone segment, along with new   features for its smartwatch...

Nazi looted Renoir returned to owner’s granddaughter

Nazi looted Renoir returned to owner’s granddaughter

A Renoir painting stolen by the Nazis from a Paris bank vault was returned to its rightful owner Wednesday after a more than 70-year odyssey from...

China’s Xi offers $60 bn Africa aid, says ‘no strings attached’

China’s Xi offers $60 bn Africa aid, says ‘no strings attached’

President Xi Jinping told African leaders Monday that China's investments on the continent have "no political strings attached", pledging $60 billion in new development financing, even...

Trump says EU bid to end auto tariffs ‘not good enough’: report

Trump says EU bid to end auto tariffs ‘not good enough’: report

President Donald Trump on Thursday reportedly rejected as "not good enough" a European Union proposal scrapping tariffs on automobiles, a move which threatens to amplify a...

Toyota pours $500 mn into driverless car tieup with Uber

Toyota pours $500 mn into driverless car tieup with Uber

Toyota will pump about $500 million into Uber as part of a deal to work together on mass-producing self-driving vehicles, the Japanese car giant said on...

Google sued for unwanted tracking of phone locations

Google sued for unwanted tracking of phone locations

A lawsuit filed in federal court here accuses Google of invading people's privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite "location history" settings being turned...

PepsiCo to buy SodaStream for $3.2 bn

PepsiCo to buy SodaStream for $3.2 bn

PepsiCo said Monday it plans to buy SodaStream, an Israeli maker of carbonation products, for $3.2 billion as the beverage and snacks giant makes further inroads...

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track

Tech magnate Elon Musk's SpaceX vowed this week to send its first astronauts into orbit on schedule next year -- part of a drive to restore...

Flash crash for rand caught in Turkey crossfire

Flash crash for rand caught in Turkey crossfire

The rand weakened to R15.70 against the dollar in what Bloomberg said was its biggest one-day slide in a decade.

Rand reels on Turkey contagion

Rand reels on Turkey contagion

The currency fell to its lowest in nearly nine months on Friday in the worst week for emerging market currencies in seven years.

SCORPIO: Moyane Dossier, Part 3: How Moyane's SARS illegally paid R420m in VAT refunds to the Guptas

SCORPIO: Moyane Dossier, Part 3: How Moyane's SARS illegally paid R420m in VAT refunds to the Guptas

SARS illegally paid at least R420-million in tax refunds claimed by the Gupta companies into an attorneys trust account, to a shelf company and a shady...

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return

US President Donald Trump warned countries against doing business with Iran on Tuesday as he hailed the "most biting sanctions ever imposed", triggering a mix of...

Facebook asks big banks to share customer details

Facebook asks big banks to share customer details

Facebook has asked major US banks to share customer data to allow it to develop new services on the social network's Messenger texting platform, a banking...

Venezuela ‘attack’ brings denials from US, Colombia; support from allies

Venezuela ‘attack’ brings denials from US, Colombia; support from allies

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has pointed the finger at Colombia following the alleged assassination attempt on him during a military parade in Caracas at the weekend.

Zimbabwe Elections: In Harare, a ghost town welcomes news of President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe Elections: In Harare, a ghost town welcomes news of President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe's incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, passed his first electoral test early on Friday morning when he became president again with a slender 50.8% of the vote,...

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook said Tuesday it shut down more than 30 fake pages and accounts involved in what appeared to be a "coordinated" effort to stoke hot-button social...

Zimbabwe Elections: Mugabe supports MDC - sort of - as propped up ex-dictator elbows his way into historic polling day

Zimbabwe Elections: Mugabe supports MDC - sort of - as propped up ex-dictator elbows his way into historic polling day

On the eve of Zimbabwe's first elections without him, former president Robert Mugabe sprung a surprise press conference declaring he'd not vote Zanu-PF. On the other...

BRICS SUMMIT: Leaders back off strong condemnation of rising protectionism

BRICS SUMMIT: Leaders back off strong condemnation of rising protectionism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensures the language is toned down.

MOTORING: Renault Clio RS 18 F1: A mighty midget

MOTORING: Renault Clio RS 18 F1: A mighty midget

Dynamite comes in small packages - and the Clio RS 18 F1 is a good case in point. What started out as a humble runabout has...

After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington

After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington

US President Donald Trump, under fire over his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, doubled down Thursday by saying he looks forward to meeting the Russian leader...

Elon Musk’s latest outburst raises doubts on leadership

Elon Musk’s latest outburst raises doubts on leadership

Elon Musk has had a series of angry social media dust-ups with Wall Street analysts, journalists, employees and others. 

Helen Zille: From the Inside: A Twitter clean-out casts light on the world of sockpuppets, bots, and Putin-Zuma thugocracy

Helen Zille: From the Inside: A Twitter clean-out casts light on the world of sockpuppets, bots, and Putin-Zuma thugocracy

Scrolling down my Twitter timeline, I was immediately struck by the altered tone. Gone were the vicious attacks, the deliberate distortions, the vitriolic insults, to which...

Trump blasts May’s Brexit strategy on UK visit

Trump blasts May’s Brexit strategy on UK visit

Donald Trump issued scathing criticism of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy during his visit to Britain, as campaigners planned a mass protest against the US...

EU says UK Brexit minister’s resignation not a problem

EU says UK Brexit minister’s resignation not a problem

The resignation of Britain's Brexit minister David Davis is not a problem for the EU, a spokesman for the bloc said Monday, insisting Brussels was ready...

Durban July: Steinhoff former boss Markus Jooste's horses banned from SA's biggest race

Durban July: Steinhoff former boss Markus Jooste's horses banned from SA's biggest race

On 4 July the Public Servants Association (PSA) revealed it had received assurance from the National Horse Racing Authority (NHRA) that ex-Steinhoff boss Markus Jooste's horses...

MOTORING: Porsche 911 Carrera T: Perfect for purists

MOTORING: Porsche 911 Carrera T: Perfect for purists

Porsche's 911 Carrera T is a lighter, more focused version of the standard model: think thinner glass, no rear seats, and shorter gearing. But can a...

Brexit bill becomes law, allowing UK to leave the EU

Brexit bill becomes law, allowing UK to leave the EU

A bill enacting Britain's decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the House of Commons speaker announced Tuesday, to cheers...

MNANGAGWA ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT DRAMA: Fears for credibility of July elections as Zimbabwe President escapes bid on his life

MNANGAGWA ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT DRAMA: Fears for credibility of July elections as Zimbabwe President escapes bid on his life

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa says an assassination attempt which he survived on Saturday during a rally in Bulawayo was not engineered by locals in the country's...

Rand caught in trade-war crossfire

Rand caught in trade-war crossfire

The currency weakened to its worse since early December as the trade stand-off between the US and China worsened.

Judge clears AT&T merger with Time Warner in huge antitrust case

Judge clears AT&T merger with Time Warner in huge antitrust case

A US judge Tuesday approved the $85 billion merger of wireless and broadband giant AT&T with media-entertainment conglomerate Time Warner, delivering a stinging rebuke to Donald...

Tesla cutting 9% of staff; layoffs not to affect Model 3 production

Tesla cutting 9% of staff; layoffs not to affect Model 3 production

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors announced Tuesday it was cutting nine percent of its workforce to enhance profitability but said the move would not affect an ambitious...

MOTORING: New Suzuki Swift: More of the same - just better

MOTORING: New Suzuki Swift: More of the same - just better

Small car specialist Suzuki has replaced its most successful seller, the Swift, with an all-new model. Rather than trying to fix something that isn't broken, the...

Facebook says Chinese phone makers got access to data

Facebook says Chinese phone makers got access to data

Facebook on Tuesday confirmed that a Chinese phone maker deemed a national security threat by the US was among companies given access to data on users.

Apple touts privacy features of new operating systems

Apple touts privacy features of new operating systems

Apple has unveiled new operating systems for its iPhones and computers with features designed to thwart the use of secret trackers to monitor people's online activities.

Ramaphoria fails to boost growth

Ramaphoria fails to boost growth

The economy shrank the most since the global financial crisis in the first quarter due to sharp contractions in agriculture and mining.

Canada hits US with billions in retaliatory tariffs in steel row

Canada hits US with billions in retaliatory tariffs in steel row

Canada hit back at steep US tariffs on aluminum and steel on Thursday, announcing retaliatory duties on up to Can$16.6 billion (US$12.8 billion) in American imports.

EU to observe Zimbabwe polls for first time in 16 years

EU to observe Zimbabwe polls for first time in 16 years

The European Union will deploy observers to Zimbabwe's general election expected in July, the first time in 16 years the bloc will monitor polls in the...

Italy plunges into political crisis after govt talks collapse

Italy plunges into political crisis after govt talks collapse

Italy was mired in fresh political chaos after the populist parties' bid to take power collapsed with the president set to appoint Monday a pro-austerity economist...

Trump sees ‘brilliant potential’ for N.Korea as summit prep continues

Trump sees ‘brilliant potential’ for N.Korea as summit prep continues

US and North Korean officials met Sunday at a border truce village as preparations resumed for a high-stakes, high-drama summit that President Donald Trump suggests could...

North Korea still open to US talks despite Trump summit cancellation

North Korea still open to US talks despite Trump summit cancellation

North Korea said Friday it was still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit between the two countries, a...

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms against continuing to...

Germany orders Porsche recall over diesel emissions cheating

Germany orders Porsche recall over diesel emissions cheating

German authorities said Friday they had ordered 19,000 Porsche SUVs recalled over emissions cheating, saying a total of 60,000 manipulated vehicles had been identified worldwide.

EU launches economic plan to save Iran nuclear deal

EU launches economic plan to save Iran nuclear deal

Tom Wolfe, author of ‘The Right Stuff’, dies at 88

Tom Wolfe, author of ‘The Right Stuff’, dies at 88

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Facebook has suspended "around 200" apps on its platform as part of an investigation into misuse of private user data.

Trump ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen now the target of prosecutors

Trump ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen now the target of prosecutors

As Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen earned a reputation as the "fixer" for the Manhattan real estate tycoon and a pit bull defender of...

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that if the United States quits the nuclear deal then Washington will regret it "like never before", as British Foreign Secretary...

Trump and Macron planted a tree — but where did it go?

Trump and Macron planted a tree — but where did it go?

The photograph was seen around the world: US President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron, gilded spades in hand, shovelling dirt over a young sapling.

‘Avengers’ assemble at top of the box office

‘Avengers’ assemble at top of the box office

It was a record-breaking weekend for the North American box office as "Avengers: Infinity War" steamrolled the competition with heroic takings of $250 million, industry estimates...

ISS Today: Trouble in paradise as Mauritius tackles corruption scandal

ISS Today: Trouble in paradise as Mauritius tackles corruption scandal

The president's resignation shows that mechanisms of holding politicians to account are still working. By Simon Allison for ISS TODAY.

WIN 2 tickets to see The Sound of Music

WIN 2 tickets to see The Sound of Music

We have TWO tickets for one lucky reader and their guest to see the acclaimed musical, The Sound of Music, at Montecasino (31 March - 29...

Tighten your belts, the budget's in

Tighten your belts, the budget's in

National Treasury has outlined a R1.67 trillion budget which it will help fund with a higher VAT rate.

Black Panther: Shining a light onto Africans’ self-belief and aspirations

Black Panther: Shining a light onto Africans’ self-belief and aspirations

Black Panther shines a bright light to a continent finding its way in the dark. By NKATEKO MABASA.

Sponsored - Breakthrough in digital identification takes the pain out of KYC and FICA

Sponsored - Breakthrough in digital identification takes the pain out of KYC and FICA

A new integrated smartphone enabled technology means consumers will be able to control how organisations use their digital identity and information.

PSG Asset Management 2018 Presentation & Outlook

PSG Asset Management 2018 Presentation & Outlook

PSG Asset Management (PSGAM) gave an outstanding presentation to clients on Wed 7 Feb in Johannesburg. Known for their contra-cyclical approach to investing, CIO Greg Hopkins...

Finger lickin’ Bitcoin

Finger lickin’ Bitcoin

Investors are still divided over what lies ahead for cryptocurrencies but they are increasingly being accepted as a payment mechanism.

The SADC Wrap: Zim eases up on foreign ownership limits as SADC firms up on Lesotho

The SADC Wrap: Zim eases up on foreign ownership limits as SADC firms up on Lesotho

From Zimbabwe to the DRC and Lesotho, KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you a weekly round-up of news making regional waves.

Top 5 safety tips you need to share with domestic staff

Top 5 safety tips you need to share with domestic staff

It may be “the most wonderful time of the year”, but it is also the most opportunistic time of the year for criminal activity! Now is...

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: How family hijacked (and then lost) a Lesotho diamond mine

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: How family hijacked (and then lost) a Lesotho diamond mine

In August 2014 Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane appointed Atul Gupta as an "economic investment envoy". Thabane said ANC President Jacob Zuma had introduced him to...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s exit strategy on the high-level negotiation table

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s exit strategy on the high-level negotiation table

Embattled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and the military officers who toppled him from power early on Wednesday seemed to be locked in long and bitter negotiations...

Zimbabwe: Army chief calls for end to Zanu-PF purges

Zimbabwe: Army chief calls for end to Zanu-PF purges

Army Chief Constantino Chiwenga on Monday called for end to purges in the ruling party, which he says have been causing instability and anxiety in the...

Trump and Xi to set out competing trade visions at APEC

Trump and Xi to set out competing trade visions at APEC

The leaders of the the US and China, the world's two largest economies, are expected to lay out competing visions for the future of global trade...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe dismisses his Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe: Mugabe dismisses his Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe's Vice President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has been fired. The information was released during a press conference in Harare on Monday by ruling party spokesperson and...

UK Queen's private estate invested in offshore funds: leaks

UK Queen's private estate invested in offshore funds: leaks

Millions of pounds from the private estate of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II have been invested in offshore tax haven funds, a huge new leak of financial...

North Korea in Africa: Surprising business ventures, including munitions factory in Namibia

North Korea in Africa: Surprising business ventures, including munitions factory in Namibia

As Donald Trump in on the cusp of his departure for a visit to Japan, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and South Korea (and perhaps even to...

Plague: Nothing to see here – Black Death never really left us

Plague: Nothing to see here – Black Death never really left us

The latest plague outbreak in Madagascar has hysterical headlines conjuring scenes of a medieval Black Death. But the disease never really left us - and there's...

ISS Today: Nigeria’s military approach against separatists stokes more tension

ISS Today: Nigeria’s military approach against separatists stokes more tension

Government should engage with the pro-Biafra agitators, not popularise their cause through crackdowns. By ISS TODAY.

Apple unveils three new iPhones, hails 'biggest leap forward'

Apple unveils three new iPhones, hails 'biggest leap forward'

Apple has unveiled three new iPhone models, including a top-of-line handset described as "the biggest leap forward" since the original iPhone 10 years ago.

With Irma goodwill gesture, Tesla's remote control raises eyebrows

With Irma goodwill gesture, Tesla's remote control raises eyebrows

Electric car maker Tesla helped its owners fleeing the path of Hurricane Irma, offering a complementary boost to the car battery's range.

Zimbabwe: Marange diamond fields firms ‘captured’ by sinister spooks, state elites

Zimbabwe: Marange diamond fields firms ‘captured’ by sinister spooks, state elites

Political elites and security services have captured the companies mining Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields and siphoned off billions, according to a new report.

US warns N Korea of 'massive military response' after nuke test

US warns N Korea of 'massive military response' after nuke test

The United States has warned it could launch a "massive military response" to threats from North Korea following Pyongyang's provocative detonation of what it claimed...

'Thanks Brexit': Pound nears euro parity

'Thanks Brexit': Pound nears euro parity

The Brexit-hit British pound threatens to reach parity with the euro -- and is already worth less than the European single currency for many travellers seeking...

Exposed! Jilted partner lifts lid on McKinsey R4bn BEE deal 'sweeteners'

Exposed! Jilted partner lifts lid on McKinsey R4bn BEE deal 'sweeteners'

A South African businessman has laid criminal charges against global consulting firm McKinsey after losing out on lucrative work as its empowerment supplier.

Eskom take note: Solar plants already powering entire Northern Cape

Eskom take note: Solar plants already powering entire Northern Cape

Roger Lilley, of Energize magazine, lays out an erudite and data-based argument, showing us little-known alternative power sources already on the ground.

Denel finally exits joint venture with Gupta-linked VR Laser Asia

Denel finally exits joint venture with Gupta-linked VR Laser Asia

South Africa's state-owned arms company Denel has exited a joint venture with VR Laser Asia, which has been linked to the Gupta family.

Public Protector: Accountability Now seeks investigation into Guptas' tax affairs

Public Protector: Accountability Now seeks investigation into Guptas' tax affairs

The Public Protector's office has confirmed receipt of a request to investigate the SA Revenue Service's conduct regarding the Gupta family's tax affairs.

Revealed! Super-rich Gupta brothers pay very little personal income tax

Revealed! Super-rich Gupta brothers pay very little personal income tax

Atul Gupta is one of South Africa's richest men, yet he declares and pays tax on a very modest income that does not match his lifestyle.

Guptas start dumping assets, sell Tegeta to little known Swiss company

Guptas start dumping assets, sell Tegeta to little known Swiss company

Oakbay is selling Tegeta to a little-known Swiss-based company for R2.97bn, potentially netting them a nice R870m in a relatively short space of time.

Guptas 'sell' ANN7, New Age to Zuma defender Mzwanele Manyi for R450m

Guptas 'sell' ANN7, New Age to Zuma defender Mzwanele Manyi for R450m

The Gupta family has announced that it's decided to sell its media outfits, The New Age and ANN7, to Manyi for a combined R450m.

Gordhan vindicated: Court affirms FinMin can't aid Gupta-bank matter

Gordhan vindicated: Court affirms FinMin can't aid Gupta-bank matter

A court has confirmed what was probably already obvious: that a FinMin can't interfere or step in with the relationship between a bank and its client.

Youth unemployment crisis - Jonas begs government and private sector to reconcile

Youth unemployment crisis - Jonas begs government and private sector to reconcile

Mcebisi Jonas says South Africa's 70% youth joblessness is begging the government and the private sector to get over their mistrust.

#WengerOut - Dangote's first order of business to fire Arsenal boss if he buys club

#WengerOut - Dangote's first order of business to fire Arsenal boss if he buys club

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote's first order of business if he succeeds in buying English Premier League football club Arsenal will be to fire the manager, Arsene...

Naspers shares soar as Tencent results smash analysts' expectations

Naspers shares soar as Tencent results smash analysts' expectations

Tencent Holdings posted a quarterly profit that surpassed all estimates as its marquee title Honour of Kings drove a 54 percent surge in gaming revenue.

Mboweni 'fired' from BRICS Bank. Still no spot for Nene despite Zuma promise.

Mboweni 'fired' from BRICS Bank. Still no spot for Nene despite Zuma promise.

National Treasury director general Dondo Mogajane has replaced former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni as a non-executive director of the BRICS Bank.

Mining sector bloodbath: Sibanye Gold now considers cutting over 7000 jobs

Mining sector bloodbath: Sibanye Gold now considers cutting over 7000 jobs

Sibanye may cut 7,400 jobs as it prepares to close its Cooke and Beatrix West operations, which account for about 16 percent of its planned gold...

End is nigh for Eskom's old-world coal, nuclear 'baseloadism' - Yelland

End is nigh for Eskom's old-world coal, nuclear 'baseloadism' - Yelland

The dramatic fall in pricing for solar and wind energy is making it a seriously competitive (and in fact cheap) alternative to tapping coal and nuclear.

No Confidence debate; politics and integrity collide in 6 days' time

No Confidence debate; politics and integrity collide in 6 days' time

Opposition parties are united in wanting Zuma to be removed, but appear divided on what should happen if the motion of no confidence against him succeeds.

US: Marine General to the rescue of a floundering, foundering, faltering White House

US: Marine General to the rescue of a floundering, foundering, faltering White House

In spite of his increasingly desperate desires to write about early hominins, art, theatre and the Chinese challenge in the South China Sea and elsewhere...

A timely warning to adapt to the approaching 'Tsunami of Tech' - IRR

A timely warning to adapt to the approaching 'Tsunami of Tech' - IRR

Rabelani Dagada takes an upbeat view of the current tech turbulence, citing convincing examples to argue that ICT will boost economies and job creation...

The future is here: Shell CEO says next car will be electric as Musk releases Tesla 3

The future is here: Shell CEO says next car will be electric as Musk releases Tesla 3

When the boss of Europe's biggest listed oil company says his next car will be electric, it says a lot about the future of fossil fuels...

Horn of Africa a flash point for proxy battles among Gulf states

Horn of Africa a flash point for proxy battles among Gulf states

The fall-out between the Gulf states is exacerbating tensions in the Horn of Africa against the background of growing Middle East involvement in the region...

Making Waves. Big ones. Coming your way soon.

Making Waves. Big ones. Coming your way soon.

J. BROOKS SPECTOR watches a film on an iconic Japanese woodblock print and begins to think about the waves washing over America's (and the world's) political,...

Gentle serenade sends rhino calf to sleep

Gentle serenade sends rhino calf to sleep

A video recorded by Petronel Niewoudt of the Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary shows the female calf called Pepper relaxing...

No Summertime Blues for Investec as Yellen Renews Risk Rally

No Summertime Blues for Investec as Yellen Renews Risk Rally

Just when John Stopford thought he was out, they pulled him back in.

Taxi violence leads to rank and route closures in Soweto

Taxi violence leads to rank and route closures in Soweto

Nxumalo said “every war has casualties” but added that they were sorry for the families of innocent people who had lost their lives in the taxi...

Future prospects for SAA? Near-bankrupt Air Zim cuts third of workforce

Future prospects for SAA? Near-bankrupt Air Zim cuts third of workforce

To date, South Africa has thankfully avoided going down the same economic disastrous route of its northern neighbour Zimbabwe...

Sassa scraps Dlamini's work streams, eyes Postbank as Net1 replacement

Sassa scraps Dlamini's work streams, eyes Postbank as Net1 replacement

It's hard to believe that South Africa has seemingly forgotten the SASSA scandal that hogged headlines earlier this year...

'Illegal asset stripping?' - Mercantile Bank heads to court over R350m fraud claims

'Illegal asset stripping?' - Mercantile Bank heads to court over R350m fraud claims

The bombshell litigation could not have come at a worse time, as the Portuguese-owned and South African-based bank is up for sale...

Forget Korea and China Risks, Asia Currencies Edge Peers in Poll

Forget Korea and China Risks, Asia Currencies Edge Peers in Poll

Never mind the tensions with North Korea and China's deleveraging drive,..

Indecisive ANC policy conference necessitates forward planning

Indecisive ANC policy conference necessitates forward planning

The National Policy Conference of South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), has come and gone, and the skies have not fallen...

Popeyes Chicken Vows Africa Caution After Johannesburg Opening

Popeyes Chicken Vows Africa Caution After Johannesburg Opening

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the latest in a flurry of well-known U.S. fast-food chains to test the South African market...

Amazon Just Launched Its Own Line of Wines

Amazon Just Launched Its Own Line of Wines

Drink up, because Amazon is coming out with its own wine label, called NEXT...

Coal lines to South Africa terminal halted by violent protests

Coal lines to South Africa terminal halted by violent protests

Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) have been halted because of violent community protests...

Zambia: President Lungu ratchets up repression, calls for state of emergency

Zambia: President Lungu ratchets up repression, calls for state of emergency

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu called for a state of emergency...

Uganda civil servants face strict dress code

Uganda civil servants face strict dress code

Public servants in Uganda are facing a strict dress code after the government issued a circular warning them to "dress decently"...

Where you do and don’t need to tip around the world

Where you do and don’t need to tip around the world

The infographic points out that in some countries like China, tipping is not a part of daily life...

One of Africa's best kept secrets - its history

One of Africa's best kept secrets - its history

Hopefully, future generations will have a better idea of their history and see there is much for them to be proud of from their past...

Sunny Ways – A brief note on Canada at 150

Sunny Ways – A brief note on Canada at 150

Canada turns 150. As sesquicentennials go, this one is unlikely to stir the world’s imagination...

The device that turns you into a master of meditation

The device that turns you into a master of meditation

Sensate monitors and analyses biometric data such as heart rate, respiration, posture and body temperature and transmits readings wirelessly to the user's smartphone...

Broken Heart Syndrome kills ‘SABC 8’ journalist Suna Venter

Broken Heart Syndrome kills ‘SABC 8’ journalist Suna Venter

Despite all this, she was the victim of continued intimidation, victimisation and death threats...

Auction record $45.8m for German painter Beckmann

Auction record $45.8m for German painter Beckmann

He then left his native land for Amsterdam, where he lived in self-exile for a decade, before moving to the United States...

Here's How Much the Average Airbnb Host Earns in a Month

Here's How Much the Average Airbnb Host Earns in a Month

The company has helped homeowners across the globe become mini-hoteliers...

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

The company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results...

Cancer treatment in the public sector is ‘in crisis'

Cancer treatment in the public sector is ‘in crisis'

Cancer services are highly specialised, expensive and are largely only available at academic hospitals: tertiary facilities attached to medical schools...

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

The 35-year-old Swiss, who is aiming for a record eighth Wimbledon crown and 19th Grand Slam title, beat Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-3 in 53 minutes...

Ace prosecutor Gerrie Nel: Four things SA needs right now to fight corruption

Ace prosecutor Gerrie Nel: Four things SA needs right now to fight corruption

A strong political will; a free judiciary; a free press and an independent and active civil society, according to Gerrie Nel

Why You Should Think Twice Before Ordering Coffee or Tea on a Plane

Why You Should Think Twice Before Ordering Coffee or Tea on a Plane

Overnight and early morning flights are hard on all of us. Sometimes, the only saving grace is a nice warm cup of tea or coffee to...

Prince Harry says no royal wants to be king or queen

Prince Harry says no royal wants to be king or queen

"Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping."

How long will it take for your job to be automated?

How long will it take for your job to be automated?

It raises a troubling question for all of us – when will a machine be able to do my job?

Uber just made is easier for you to tip your drivers

Uber just made is easier for you to tip your drivers

Riders won't be required to provide a tip, but can choose from different suggested tip amounts or enter their own amount...

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'

Men who delay starting a family are more likely to have "geekier" sons, a study suggests...

More than 7 500 animals ready for African Animal Ark operation

More than 7 500 animals ready for African Animal Ark operation

Trailed by great clouds of dust, a massive convoy of noisy diesel trucks rumbles out of Zimbabwe this week starting on Monday...

 African aviation forum seeks new perspectives

African aviation forum seeks new perspectives

According to the founder and managing director of AviaDev, Jon Howell, 2017 was stated as the year that the skies in Africa would open...

Your next doctor could very well be a bot

Your next doctor could very well be a bot

Artificial intelligence is rapidly moving into health care, led by some of the biggest technology companies and emerging startups...

London fire: Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze

London fire: Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze

Twelve people have died in a west London tower block fire and the number of deaths are expected to rise, police have said...

Johann Botha 'an intelligent and honest man'

Johann Botha 'an intelligent and honest man'

A memorial service is expected to be held on Thursday for Johann Botha, the Carte Blanche producer who was shot and killed during a business robbery...

Travis Kalanick's rollercoaster reign at Uber

Travis Kalanick's rollercoaster reign at Uber

There is no doubt that Travis Kalanick, the billionaire founder of the Uber lift-sharing platform, built a company that is one of the giants of Silicon...

How the world's first accountants counted on cuneiform

How the world's first accountants counted on cuneiform

The Egyptians used to believe that literacy was divine, a gift from baboon-faced Thoth, the god of knowledge...

WATCH: Drone footage captures aftermath of deadly #KnysnaFires

WATCH: Drone footage captures aftermath of deadly #KnysnaFires

It’s only now that people in the area are starting to assess the damage and drone footage has highlighted just how much destruction has taken place...

Out-batted, out-bowled and out of another ICC event

Out-batted, out-bowled and out of another ICC event

Death. Taxes. South Africa imploding in an International Cricket Council sanctioned event. These are a few of life’s certainties...

Fritelli finishes first in Austria

Fritelli finishes first in Austria

Dylan Frittelli won the Lyoness Open by one stroke after shooting an ice-cool 67 to get to 12-under-par for the week...

What LinkedIn's Co-Founder Thinks About Workplace Automation

What LinkedIn's Co-Founder Thinks About Workplace Automation

"You need to make sure they have safety nets, they have the best possible paths to other kinds of jobs," Hoffman said...

Hype Over a New Cancer Drug Has Its Company's Stock Spiking

Hype Over a New Cancer Drug Has Its Company's Stock Spiking

Seventy-six percent of patients with 17 different types of cancer had tumor shrinkage, and after 12 months...

DA lays charges against deputy finance minister

DA lays charges against deputy finance minister

Meanwhile, the EFF was on Friday laying charges of corruption against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba...

Softbank buys robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Alphabet

Softbank buys robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Alphabet

Shares of Japan's Softbank have surged to their highest in nearly two decades after the firm bought robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Google's Alphabet...

Watch Rihanna Teach Math in an Africa Classroom

Watch Rihanna Teach Math in an Africa Classroom

During her visit to Malawi, Rihanna took a turn at the blackboard teaching math, reading with kids, and leading chants on the playground.

Mthembu claims second Comrades win

Mthembu claims second Comrades win

Bongmusa Mthembu of South Africa has won the 2017 Comrades Marathon, completing the 'up' run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in 5:35:34.

Fidget spinners are the kitchen gadget you didn’t know you needed

Fidget spinners are the kitchen gadget you didn’t know you needed

Eric Ripert may be confiscating fidget spinners in the kitchen at Le Bernardin, but a restaurant in Houston has proven that with a bit of creativity,...

SA unemployment rate rises to 14-year high

SA unemployment rate rises to 14-year high

South Africa’s unemployment in the first quarter of 2017 increased by 1.2 of a percentage point to 27.7% - the highest figure since September 2003.

Mandela’s Economic Legacy

Mandela’s Economic Legacy

The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s work with the Mandela Initiative (a joint project with universities, businesspeople and civil society to research poverty and inequality) will seek to...

Public Investment Corporation - is it really independent?

Public Investment Corporation - is it really independent?

It owns more than half the bonds of dysfunctional state-owned companies ...

David Munro appointed new Liberty CEO

David Munro appointed new Liberty CEO

Following the resignation of Thabo Dloti from the Board with immediate effect.

BMW to stop production in China, South Africa on supply shortage

BMW to stop production in China, South Africa on supply shortage

While its plant in Leipzig, Germany, is expected to be partially shuttered.

Trump's presidency is in serious trouble: EIU

Trump's presidency is in serious trouble: EIU

The likelihood of an impeachment has risen.

Capitec to hit 9 million client mark in June

Capitec to hit 9 million client mark in June

Credit card offering and self-service banking gain traction.