In the news today: Cosatu wants e-tolls scrapped, winners of the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards, and Bitcoin posts losses on its 10th birthday


Cosatu demands e-tolls be scrapped

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will march on the Union Buildings this morning to demand an end to e-tolls, rejecting Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s appeal to motorists to pay their e-toll bills.  READ MORE

Winners: Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

This year’s Sunday Times Top Brands Awards saw Discovery, Liberty, Santam and Old Mutual coming out tops.  READ MORE

Discovery’s R13bn spending budget to be invested in SA

Discovery CEO Adrian Gore told delegates at the Discovery Leadership Summit that the company has committed to spending R13bn in South Africa over the next five years as the country is not “in a decline”.  READ MORE

Bitcoin struggles on its 10th birthday

The cryptocurrency’s value has decreased by 18% since the beginning of August and more than 50% since the start of the year.  READ MORE

Swiss Re posts profit despite claims burden

The Zurich-based reinsurer was hit with a $1.6bn claims burden from large natural disasters and man-made catastrophes, but has nevertheless posted a nine-month profit. READ MORE