Oscar Pistorius granted bail

South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail after South African Magistrate, Desmond Nair, following a mammoth summing up, concluded he wasn't a flight risk.

AngloGold results reflect 'difficult' year

South African gold producer AngloGold Ashanti Ltd on Wednesday announced annual results reflecting a "difficult year" that included a month-long unprotected strike in South Africa, which shut all of the company's mines.

BHP profits slide, boss to retire

Marius Kloppers, the boss of BHP Billiton is to retire, it has been announced.

Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius has denied murdering his girlfriend and told a bail hearing that he loved her and never intended to kill her.

SA businesses 'putting off' future decisions and expansion plans

A wave of nationwide strikes and instability in the local mining sector, political insecurity, regulatory concerns and public policy issues are adding further pressure to South Africa's business environment, which are 'putting off' expansion plans, advisory firm Grant Thornton says.

Anglo American posts 2012 loss

Mining group Anglo American has posted a pre-tax loss for 2012.

Oscar Pistorius in court on murder charge

Oscar Pistorius on Friday appeared in court, formally charged with murder after allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home.

UK newspaper comes under fire for printing Reeva Steenkamp bikini shots

Twitter users in the UK have reacted angrily to The Sun newspaper's decision to publish pages of model Reeva Steenkamp from bikini glamour shoots.

South Africa's mining taxes to be reviewed says Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma says mining taxes will be reviewed, a move likely to renew uncertainty in a sector hit by wildcat strikes and nationalisation threats.

Oscar "sad" after shooting

Henke Pistorius, the father of Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius, on Thursday said his son was "sad" after allegedly shooting his girlfriend dead.

Oscar Pistorius 'shoots' girlfriend

Blade runner Oscar Pistorius has been arrested for allegedly shooting his girlfriend dead.

Pistorius charged with murder

Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home.

Absa Bank earnings fall, CEO forgoes bonus

Absa Bank on Tuesday posted a worse-than-expected nine percent fall in diluted headline earnings per share to 1'224.

Kumba Iron Ore reports fall in FY profit

South Africa's largest iron ore producer Kumba Iron Ore on Tuesday posted a 28 percent drop in full-year earnings.

Afcon 2013 "exceeded expectations" says CAF

The governing body of African football - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) - has congratulated South Africa for hosting a "largely successful" Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), which "exceeded expectations".

Nampak invests R1.6bn in bottle, can production

Africa's largest packaging company, Nampak, has announced that it is investing R1.

Implats warns of lower than expected half-year earnings

Implats, the world's second-largest platinum producer, has warned of "lower than expected" earnings for the six months to end-December.

Nigeria celebrate cup of nations win

A stunning goal from Sunday Mba saw Nigeria crowned champions of Africa for the third time on Sunday.

South Africa: Minimum farm wage raised to R105 a day

The new minimum wage for South African farmworkers is R105 a day, labour minister Mildred Oliphant announced on Monday.