British American Tobacco profits rise

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.

2012… A year to forget?

While the Mayans were wrong about the world ending on December 21, 2012 was largely a year to forget.

South Africa unveils tough budget

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has unveiled a tough budget with spending cuts and increased "sin taxes".

Benitez slams Chelsea fans in post-match rant

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's last text revealed

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.

Nedbank reports 20% profit gain

Old Mutual-controlled Nedbank on Monday reported a 20 percent rise in full-year profit after winning more than half a million new customers.

SAB to build new R700m plant in South Africa

South African Breweries (SAB) is to build a R700 million maltings plant in Alrode.

Oscar Pistorius' brother to face homicide trial

Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl is facing renewed charges of culpable homicide, related to the death of a female motorcyclist in 2008.

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.