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12/10/2017 02:48 PM | Gift Guide: Obliterate your Christmas bonus on these tech gadgets
With Christmas fast approaching and payday coming soon as well, what better way to blow it than on unnecessary tech gadgets to make friends and family green with envy.

12/10/2017 02:45 PM | Bitcoin futures start with a bang as gain trips circuit breakers
Bitcoin landed on Wall Street with a bang - four hours after the debut of Cboe Global Markets’s bitcoin futures, the contracts climbed over 20% and triggered two trading halts designed to cool volatility.

12/10/2017 12:16 PM | Ethics must come from the people
There’s no corrupt government without corrupt business – and both of them quite often have shady friends, at one or two removes, says Mandi Smallhorne.

12/10/2017 01:45 AM | 'Go home' drone seeks to stop Japan overtime binge
A drone that hovers over Japanese employees and blares music to force them to go home has been unveiled as the country tries to reduce its notoriously long work hours.

12/10/2017 01:45 AM | Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe
The humble potato - drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked - brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says.

12/10/2017 12:24 AM | Bitcoin an upgrade to gold - Winklevoss
Cameron Winklevoss, thought to be one of the largest holders of bitcoin, thinks the cryptocurrency’s blazing gains this year are just the start.

12/09/2017 11:45 PM | Trust in Danish bank's wealth manage robot
In just over half a year, Danske Bank A/S has attracted 11 500 clients to an investment service provided by a robot called June.

12/09/2017 11:17 PM | Fitch: SA confidence rebound harder with Dlamini-Zuma
South Africa’s weak business confidence is less likely to rebound if former African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is elected as leader of the ruling ANC, Fitch Ratings says.

12/09/2017 09:48 PM | Apple to buy music recognising app Shazam - report
Apple is in talks to buy the popular song recognition app Shazam as the tech giant tries to compete with streaming leader Spotify, TechCrunch reports.

12/09/2017 09:28 PM | OUTA concerned about new Eskom board
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse says more change in the new Eskom board would have provided better hope of a turnaround in the entity.

12/09/2017 08:27 PM | Market uncertainties, driven by Steinhoff, creates explosive 2017 end
This week's Steinhoff scandal again taught the lesson that a “safe bet” is not always so safe, writes Bianca Botes as 2017 heads for an explosive end.

12/09/2017 07:19 PM | How IDC was forced to invest in Oakbay
A last-minute, hand-written amendment to a contract forced the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to trade R256 million for now-worthless shares in the Gupta family’s Oakbay Resources and Energy at inflated prices in 2014.

12/09/2017 06:19 PM | Friends & Friction: We can stop this silly season madness
Yep! It’s that time of the year again, the silly season. It is silly in more ways than one – death on the roads, death at shebeens and death at work as people become too excited about going home for the holidays, or are just too tired to focus.

12/09/2017 02:01 PM | Baic to set up R2bn Coega components supplier park
Chinese motor manufacturer will build the park in addition to its R11 billion plant, currently under construction.

12/09/2017 02:01 PM | Spazapp aims for a Cape expansion drive
Start-up Spazapp – a free mobile app that enables informal traders to buy directly in bulk from large suppliers – was looking to launch in the Western and Eastern Cape, adding to its growing footholds in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

12/09/2017 02:01 PM | Barbrook rescue plagued by fraud concerns
Creditors of Mpumalanga’s Barbrook Mine have reported business rescue practitioner Rob Devereux to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), citing concerns over fraud and reckless trading.

12/09/2017 02:00 PM | Fixing the banking sector one loose bolt at a time
Andile Ramavhunga is anything but a typical banker. He looks, walks and dresses nothing like a corporate honcho who runs one of the fastest-growing mutual banks in the country.

12/09/2017 02:00 PM | Nuclear will happen
When is a policy directing billions in state spending not up for discussion? When new Energy Minister David Mahlobo says so.

12/09/2017 02:00 PM | Winning Women: Protecting the child
It has always been a crime of assault to hit a child but, until October, if parents were charged, they were able to raise a special defence for such abuse.

12/08/2017 12:16 AM | A Steinhoff guide for dummies - where it all started
Six questions about Steinhoff you were too embarrassed to ask (including who the Steinhoff is that started it all). .