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AU gets private funding for Ebola

9 November 2014 15:00

Addis Ababa: A hastily convened “business round table on Ebola” has succeeded in getting $28.5 million (R321 million) in “initial” cash donations to fund the deployment by the ­African Union (AU) of a 1 000-strong African medical corps to the epicentre of the west African Ebola outbreak.

Sun sets on SA’s coal exports to China

19 October 2014 15:00

South Africa’s sizable coal exports to China have abruptly dropped to virtually nothing since March this year, reflecting how quickly the world’s major commodity importer can affect the fortunes of trading partners like South Africa.

Who wants to be a black industrialist?

12 October 2014 15:01

The Black Business Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE) has called for new government support for so-called black industrialists to jettison the usual definition of “black-owned” in favour of 100% ownership by black people.