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Exclusive Books wins right to remain ...

EXCLUSIVE Books will remain at the OR Tambo International Airport. The Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by Airports Company SA (Acsa)‚ which had appealed against a Johannesburg High Court judgment preventing it from evicting Exclusive Books from the premises. Acsa‚ which operates nine of the country’s airports‚ and Exclusive Books had […]

Arnold Palmer remembered as ‘King of ...

JACK NICKLAUS, longtime friend and rival: “Arnold transcended the game of golf. He was more than a golfer or even great golfer. He was an icon. He was a legend. “Arnold was someone who was a pioneer in his sport. He took the game from one level to a higher level, virtually by himself.” BARACK […]

The week that was: Hlaudi stands firm...

SOMETHING, somewhere must fall — interest rates? Monetary drug peddlers Yellen and Kuroda are at it again; Bain slinks off SA’s retail scene, and Bernie’s put his fighting Brooks on. Astoria ices its share option scheme after a frosty reception, Wells Fargo’s CEO gets a taste of the congressional wood-chopper, and Hlaudi’s emotional distress is […]

What we have learnt from Rosetta’s 12...

PARIS — Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft, due to switch off on Friday after a 12-year odyssey, carried 11 scientific instruments to sniff, smell and photograph a comet from all angles. After arriving in orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, it launched Philae, a separate lander, which had another 10 hi-tech gadgets, including a drill that never deployed, but […]

Facebook’s metrics mistake has ad buy...

BIG ad buyers and marketers are upset with Facebook after learning the tech giant vastly overestimated average viewing time for video ads on its platform for two years, according to people familiar with the situation. Several weeks ago, Facebook disclosed in a post on its Advertiser Help Center that its metric for the average time […]

Soul-searching COPE asks experts for ...

THE Congress of the People (COPE) has asked a professor‚ a political analyst and a trade unionist to help it unravel the reasons for its “massive loss of support”. Raymond Suttner‚ Ebrahim Fakir and Thobile Ntola are to address the party’s three-day meeting, which will be an “introspection on the results of the local government […]

WATCH: How the slump in commodity pri...

THE commodity price slump has wreaked havoc on African economies and mining companies alike, with both having to dig deep to keep their heads above water. This week Africa Inc discusses the shifts being triggered with Peter Major from Cadiz Corporate Solutions and Andries Rossouw from PwC. Nathan Chishimba, president of the Zambian Chamber of […]

Push-back from poor students will end...

FORMER University of the Free State vice-chancellor Jonathan Jansen says university protests may cease when poor students who see their life chances “evaporating before their very eyes” start pushing back. Jansen was commenting on Wednesday about a series of countrywide student protests‚ some of them violent‚ that have forced the closure of some campuses‚ and […]

Illicit financial outflows hampering ...

THE loss of resources in Africa through illicit financial outflows is hampering the continent’s development plans, President Jacob Zuma said during the general debate at the UN general assembly in New York. He said the joint African Union and UN economic commission for Africa’s high-level panel on illicit financial flows estimated that the illicit flows […]

SABC delays issuing annual report

THE SABC has delayed tabling its 2015-16 annual report. The public broadcaster issued a short statement on Wednesday advising that the media conference originally scheduled for Thursday had been moved to September 29. READ THIS: NEWS ANALYSIS: Motsoeneng still has room to manoeuvre No reason was given for the postponement, which came a day after […]

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