Woolworths sales up 47.5%

Woolworths removes sweets and chocolates from checkout aisles

Woolworths has announced that it will no longer display sweets and chocolates on the shelves of its checkout counters.

Volkswagen to spend $343 mln on South African factory revamp

German carmaker Volkswagen plans to spend 4.5 billion rand ($343 million) to upgrade its factory in South Africa.
Africa at crossroads with falling commodity prices

South Africa's platinum industry "extremely ill": Lonmin CEO

Lonmin's chief executive said on Thursday, 80 percent of South Africa's platinum production was making a loss.