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High court rules lion bone export quota 'unlawful'

Pretoria - The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, in a groundbreaking judgment Tuesday morning set aside former minister Edna Molewa’s quotas set in 2017 and 2018 for the exportation of lion bones.

Judge Jody Kollapen declared the quota set in 2017 on 800 lion bones and the 2018 quota of 1 …

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Merafe withholds its June interim dividend

Merafe chief executive Zanele Matlala said yesterday that the board of directors had decided not to declare an interim dividend due to prevailing market conditions. “In accordance with our strategy, we remain committed to maximising return to our shareholders in the near term in the form of dividends and will …

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Sea Harvest expects its earnings to rise 59%

As a result, the group said yesterday that its financial performance has improved during this financial period.

In a trading update released to the market yesterday, the fishing group said its headline earnings were expected to increase by between 48 and 59 percent, to be between R165million and R177m, up …

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China takes on Trump by weakening Yuan, halting crop imports

A bank employee counts U.S. dollar banknotes next to stack of 100 Chinese yuan notes at a bank outlet in Hai'an in eastern China's Jiangsu province, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. China's yuan fell further Tuesday against the U.S. dollar, fueling fears about increasing global damage from Beijing's trade …

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Emotional, psychological barriers hinder women entrepreneurs - Maphumulo

JOHHANNESBURG - Many South African women lack the confidence that men have, making it necessary to support females venturing into entrepreneurship not only on a technical level, but an emotional and psychological one as well, a business woman has said.

Managing director of the Business Development Agency Pearl Maphumulo spoke at …

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'Exceptional progress' for Jubilee's delivery targets

Highlights included a 75percent increase in combined first half revenue to R263.9million from the second half of 2018. Combined operational earnings increased 47percent R103.7m from the previous period.

The London and JSE-listed Jubilee’s share price was up 1.72 percent to 59cents on the local bourse yesterday …

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Insurance in the age of robot-surgeons and self-driving cars

CAPE TOWN – Should Elon Musk’s robot-surgeon start inserting electrodes into human brains to connect humans and computers via a high-bandwidth brain-machine? What exactly are the implications for medical insurance? Should a self-driving flying taxi crash and kill civilians? Who is responsible?

These are the questions our CEO, Lizé Lambrechts …

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AfriForum lays money laundering, corruption charges against Mbalula

Pretoria - AfriForum has laid charges of money laundering and corruption against Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria.

It's alleged that a supplier of sports products, Sedgars Sport, paid between R300 000 and R680 000 for the Mbalula family trip to Dubai back in 2017 …

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Lucrative Mamelodi bus tender yet to be issued

The procurement process was apparently stalled by lack of capacity on the part of companies that previously tendered for the lucrative contract.

This is according to the information contained in a council report seeking to extend the current contract under TRT - the operator of A Re Yeng bus rapid transit …

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Stocks surge as bullion price leaps to six-year high

JOHANNESBURG – South African-listed gold stocks surged yesterday, led by Harmony Gold as the global gold price leaped to a six-year high on the worsening trade war between China and the US.

The gold price reached $1 456.92 (R21 483.40) an ounce yesterday, 0.78 percent higher than Friday …

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Poor service? Here's your protection

I have never used this protection before, but it clearly states that if a consumer is not happy with a service, we have six months in which to either ask for a product to be repaired free of charge, have it replaced for free or demand one’s money back …

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DA to probe Tshwane, unions pay deal

Federal chairperson James Selfe expressed unhappiness about the rationale behind the agreement that would see the City paying R380million to the workers, who would be paid between R7 000 and R15 000, depending on their level.

Yesterday Selfe flew from Cape Town to Gauteng, where he was scheduled to meet …

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EFF hits back at Sanef hate speech claims

Sanef and journalists Barry Bateman from Eyewitness News, Pauli van Wyk of the Daily Maverick, Adriaan Basson from News24, veteran journalist Max du Preez as well as Munusamy, from the Sunday Times, have asked the court to interdict Malema and his supporters from making hate speech against them on public …

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