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South African batsman and Captain Hashim Amla raises his bat as he celebrates scoring a double century (200 runs) during the 2nd day of the first test match between South Africa and the West Indies at Supersport Park in Centurion

Raining tons as Proteas go on attack

Hashim Amla’s third double-ton for South Africa and Stiaan van Zyl’s unbeaten century on debut against West Indies helped the hosts declare on 552 for five before rain brought an early end to day two of the first Test yesterday.

Dale McKinley

Really? 2014 the year of ‘radical transformation’?

Breaking news! In case you missed it, 2014 was the first full year of South Africa’s “radical second phase” of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR).

Songezo Zibi

Subliminal racism in SA

It is extremely rare to hear any white person use the word “k-word” these days. Of course, some of those who are careless or brazen enough to use it end up in the newspapers, reminding us that their ilk still exist.

Eskom

Rolling blackouts start at 4pm: Eskom

Eskom will start rolling blackouts countrywide at 4pm today because of low diesel reserves, the parastatal said.

HARD AT WORK: Naamsa and the Department of Trade and Industry are hoping to persuade Mercedes-Benz SA to reverse its decision to withhold detailed information about its new-vehicle sales Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

MBSA refuses to toe the line

A decision by Mercedes-Benz SA to withhold detailed information about its new-vehicle sales threatens to undermine the government’s motor-industry planning‚ say critics of the German-owned company.

Lesetja Kganyago ( who takes over as reserve bank governor ) at the Finance committee, Cape Town Picture: Trevor Samson

Further credit slip doubtful, says bank

Another sovereign credit rating downgrade for SA is unlikely‚ Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says  only days before Fitch’s expected ratings review.

Dec11

HIV/Aids discrimination persists: Ramaphosa

Stigma and discrimination against those living with HIV and Aids persists, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said earlier today.

Nov10Bus

Steel firm’s furnace reline now finished

ARCELORMITTAL SA said on Friday‚ in an operational update for the third quarter ended September‚ that the relining of a blast furnace at its Newcastle works – which began in May – was completed‚ paving the way for higher production.

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