Business In The News South Africa

SA mining production surges 6.9% in August and exceeds expectations

JOHANNESBURG, October 12 – Mining production in South Africa increased by 6.9 percent year-on-year in August whilst seasonally adjusted mining production increased by 5.3 percent in the same month compared with July, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) said on Thursday. StatsSA said the biggest contributors to the jump in production were iron-ore, diamonds and gold, adding 1.3 percentage points, […]

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Nigerian lawyer sues FirstRand for R1.3 billion

JOHANNESBURG, September 22 – Prominent Nigerian attorney Victor Obaika, who owns a professional stock car racing team in the US, is taking South Africa’s FirstRand Group to court over a contractual dispute worth millions of US dollars. Obaika alleges that the South African financial services provider, which also operates in Nigeria, breached trademark and intellectual property rights. Speaking […]

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BLF marches for FNB4 to be reinstated

JOHANNESBURG, September 11 – Andile Mngxitama’s Black First Land First (BLF) movement on Monday marched to the headquarters of FNB in a bid to petition the bank to reinstate four employees who were dismissed for discussing politics in their work social media and professional email platforms. About 100 BLF members gathered at Gandhi Square in the […]

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Child performer Bokang inspires and melts hearts

Ogopoleng Mushi Bokang started showing artistic talent at the age of three – that’s when his father started noticing it. Name: Bokang Galane Age: 6 years. Date of birth: 17 June 2011 Career: Actor and Model Ethnicity: Motswana Instagram handle: Bokang_model Allergies: His eyes darken and swell when he eats cold stuff ________________________________________   Being […]

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No casualties at Braampark fire

JOHANNESBURG, April 18 – No person was injured when a fire broke out and gutted the top floor of the Forum 1 Building at Braampark Office Park in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon, emergency services have said. The building housed FNB offices. The Johannesburg Metro Police Department, SA Police Services, and emergency services responded to the […]