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[pretoria] - Relegation will help Six Nations

England beat Italy 57-14 at Twickenham to consign the visitors to a last-placed finish in the standings for the fourth year in a row.

Italy, who entered the Six Nations in 2000, have finished in the bottom two every year except when they finished fourth in 2007 and 2013.

“To …

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[pretoria] - Low earnings growth bitter pill for Aspen

The global multinational speciality pharmaceutical company released its results after the close of markets on Thursday, and as the market digested the results, the share price dived to R70 a share on Friday morning, down from Thursday’s closing price of R141.15.

However, the stock recovered in the afternoon …

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[pretoria] - Outcry over Saudi moves on La Scala

Those who attend the spectacle are usually people of influence. But in December, nobody was paying much attention to a rare guest: Saudi Arabian Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah.

Three months later, there is an outcry throughout the land amid news that Saudi Arabia aims to invest millions in …

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[pretoria] - MMI Holdings sets its sights on R4bn in headline earnings by 2021

The group unveiled its three-year Reset and Grow turnaround strategy in September last year, which is meant to streamline its operations, maximise efficiencies and increase earnings across the group's various businesses.

In the current reporting period, MMI said on Friday that it had increased its diluted normalised headline earnings by …

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[pretoria] - Treasury to act against staff implicated in IFMS investigation

Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations last week accused the Treasury of failing to comply with its own regulations.

“The forensic investigation report into the IFMS highlights the incompetence of officials in the National Treasury,” the committee said in a statement.

Committee chairperson Yvonne Phosa said: “The director general, Dondo Mogajane …

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[pretoria] - Treasury to act against staff implicated in investigation

Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations last week accused the Treasury of failing to comply with its own regulations.

“The forensic investigation report into the IFMS highlights the incompetence of officials in the National Treasury,” the committee said in a statement.

Committee chairperson Yvonne Phosa said: “The director general, Dondo Mogajane …

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[pretoria] - Freedom of expression is a tenet we cannot replace

It obviously undermines the freedom to have debates on politics, economy and society, and it cultivates a culture of intolerance, violence and fear in South Africa.

Without freedom of expression ­citizens cannot make informed decisions about policies, political leaders and other leaders. There cannot be democracy without freedom of expression …

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[pretoria] - Watch: Man in court in connection with murder of #SibusisoKhwinana

Pretoria - A 36-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Matwetwe lead actor Sibusiso Khwinana made a brief appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday morning.

Scores of media personnel flooded court 16 where the suspect, Swahili speaking, appeared on charges murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and contravention …

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[pretoria] - Retailers should heed shifts in consumer behaviour

This follows on the news of international food brands such as Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins falling on hard times in the South African market.

Andrew Bahlmann, the managing director of Deal Leaders Africa, said not that it was any rosier elsewhere. But the South African economy was quite unique …

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