British American Tobacco, the world's second-biggest maker of cigarettes, has announced a 24 percent rise in profits in 2012 as the company raised prices amid stricter legislation against smoking.
While the Mayans were wrong about the world ending on December 21, 2012 was largely a year to forget.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has unveiled a tough budget with spending cuts and increased "sin taxes".
Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has slammed the club's board and the fans who have called for his dismissal at a press conference after the Blues' victory over Middlesborough on Wednesday night.
Reeva Steenkamp's last text message the night she was was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius was to the father of a friend, her 'Joburg dad', to let him know she would be staying at the Paralympian's house as it was too late to drive home.
Old Mutual-controlled Nedbank on Monday reported a 20 percent rise in full-year profit after winning more than half a million new customers.
South African Breweries (SAB) is to build a R700 million maltings plant in Alrode.
Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl is facing renewed charges of culpable homicide, related to the death of a female motorcyclist in 2008.
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.
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.
Marius Kloppers, the boss of BHP Billiton is to retire, it has been announced.
Oscar Pistorius has denied murdering his girlfriend and told a bail hearing that he loved her and never intended to kill her.
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.
Oscar Pistorius on Friday appeared in court, formally charged with murder after allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home.
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 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.