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Business

Jacob Zuma prods firms to buy local

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

Bid to get top 80 listed companies on JSE to commit to buying more of their inputs from local companies

Labour

Seifsa sets Friday deadline for offer

Kaizer Nyatsumba.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Talks to end the three-week strike in the metals and engineering sector inch forward

Economy

Government needs to be creative to pull off infrastructure plan, says Patel

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Rating downgrades have increased South Africa’s cost of borrowing and economy remains weak

Politics

EFF sit-in at legislature erupts in chaos

Economic Freedom Fighters leader and a group of EFF members march to the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

A day-long standoff between Julius Malema, his EFF supporters and police at the Gauteng legislature culminates in rubber bullets and tear gas being fired

Europe

Stand-up traders fined for bending LME rules

stock data business XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

London Metal Exchange fines almost all dealers buying and selling copper on its open-outcry floor and suspends one for standing up during a session

Europe

Putin’s push into Ukraine worsens Russia’s economic slump

SUPPORT: Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives for a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow on Tuesday. Mr Putin promised to do ‘everything possible’ to influence pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and help ensure a full probe into the Malaysia Airlines crash last week. Picture: AFP
4 hour(s) ago

Russia’s market slump is exacerbating an economic slowdown, the opposite effect of the wealth generation from stock rallies that are helping underpin growth across the globe

Mining

Kumba’s premium on lumpy iron ore drops

RAMPING UP PRODUCTION: Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima addresses the media at the group’s results  presentation in Illovo on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

Weaker rand keeps revenue flat as ore prices fall 19%

Economy

No plans to limit government expenditure, says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN
21 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says sufficient measures to contain spending are already in place, additional measures will be considered if these prove inadequate

Chris Griffith. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

EDITORIAL: Platinum miners at a tipping point

The market and industrial relations turmoil of the past few years was destined to reach a tipping point, and it looks like it has arrived

Columnists

The inflows remain for now but they could stop or reverse quickly as the US starts normalising its monetary policy, writes Hilary Joffe

Foreigners happy to buy SA dollar bonds — for now

Columnists

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Research indicates concern that the liberalisation of the economy does not, in the short term, address the poverty gripping SA, writes Thami Mazwai

Time to throw off bonds of liberal economics

Economy

Little light for SA’s economy in next few months

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

The Reserve Bank’s leading indicator shows the economy is unlikely to turn the corner during the next few months despite the recent platinum wage settlement

National

Sanral ‘was aware of the outcome of eviction’

Lwandle residents rebuild the houses from which they were evicted. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER
1 hour(s) ago

The chairman of the Lwandle evictions inquiry has accused Sanral of adopting a ‘supine attitude’ when it kicked people out of the informal settlement last month

Middle East

Push for ceasefire in Middle East gains momentum

TACTICAL OFFENSIVE: Israeli soldiers take up positions close to the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on Tuesday. According to the Israel Defense Forces 27 Israeli soldiers have been killed and hundreds wounded since the ground invasion into Gaza. Picture: EPA/ABIR SULTAN
4 hour(s) ago

Neither side has shown signs of willingness to pull back, with Israel pursuing a relentless campaign of shelling and air strikes, and militants hitting back with rocket fire and fierce attacks on troops operating on the ground

Education

Nzimande vows to turn training colleges into ‘institutions of choice’

Blade Nzimande. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says government plans to increase the number of technical and vocational education and training colleges

Health

Aiming to understand the nature and science of sleep

CONNECTED: Faldeilah Agherdien, left, a nursing student, is a subject in UCT’s Sleep Sciences lab. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

A neuropsychologist at University of Cape Town is comparing volunteers’ sleep patterns to those of trauma survivors, writes Tamar Kahn

Hydraulic fracturing drilling in Colorado, US. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Useful alliance may bring sanity in scramble for Karoo

A novel but functional alliance has arisen between AfriForum and the Treasure the Karoo Action Group, writes Paul Hoffman

Science & Environment

Groups seek new freeze on fracking licences

BIG PLANS: Shell has reserved another $250m for drilling exploration wells in the Karoo. Picture: THE HERALD
34 minute(s) ago

AfriForum has stepped into the fray in support of the Treasure the Karoo Action Group, which is opposed to hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo

National

SA treads softly around Russia’s possible role in air disaster in Ukraine

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media after delivering her vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
28 minute(s) ago

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane calls for a thorough, transparent and independent investigation of the incident

National

Zuma to dispatch team to Israel, Palestine

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media after delivering her vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
18 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma also to invite Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on a working visit to South Africa, and country pledges $1m in humanitarian aid

Property

SA’s ‘priciest’ offices in progress

Adrian Gore, CEO of Discovery. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

Medical aid group Discovery’s new office, next to Sandton City, is being built at an estimated development cost of R2.6bn

Americas

Apple revenue lags Street’s view despite strong China growth

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Apple posts smaller-than-expected 6% rise in quarterly revenue, but revenue surged 28% in greater China despite stiff competition in its third-largest market

Americas

US orders Argentine mediation

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.    Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

US judge overseeing Argentina’s debt restructuring case orders negotiators for the country and holdout investors to meet immediately with court-appointed mediator until settlement is reached

Industrials

WBHO is another SA firm drawing US investors

Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Construction group launches its sponsored American depositary receipt programme on the over-the-counter market in the US through the Bank of New York Mellon

Europe

EU labours to find new sanctions for Moscow

DIVISIONS: Ukrainian parliamentary deputies tussle during a session in parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. The parliament approved a presidential decree to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine and defend the border against Russian concentration of troops. Picture: REUTERS/ALEX KUZMIN
4 hour(s) ago

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says that the European Commission will shortly begin work on defence sector sanctions against Russia

African News

Jonathan meets relatives of captive girls for the first time

UNDER SEIGE: Newspapers at a vendor’s stand along a road in Ikoyi district in Lagos. Reporters  fear a state crackdown over critical reporting on the battle against Boko Haram. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Relatives of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram meet President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time since the girls were abducted 100 days ago

Mining

Miners’ health body meets rarely, says minister

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says the joint committee set up to monitor health risks to mine workers has met only twice in five years and taken no substantial decisions

Industrials

Murray & Roberts rises on winning of contract for De Beers’ Venetia mine

Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Underground diamond mine project in Limpopo is set to see overall investment of about R20bn over seven years

Markets

Palladium poised for record annual high

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Metal likely to reach highest yearly price on record this year, may top it in 2015 on expectation of lower output, recovery in demand, doubts over Russian supply

Retail & Consumer

SA slow to adopt online shopping, with logistics a problem

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

In South Africa, buying food and beverages as well as clothes online continues to lag behind global norms, EY survey reveals

Business

Western Cape clears path for small business

Western Cape finance MEC Alan Winde. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Red tape unit goes as far as door-stopping officials to get results, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Europe

Credit Suisse set to exit commodities

Credit Suisse Group CEO Brady Dougan. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 hour(s) ago

Credit Suisse will exit commodities trading and cut expenses at its foreign exchange and rates businesses, as a $2.6bn fine to settle a US tax investigation pushed the Swiss bank to its biggest quarterly loss since 2008

African Business

Zimbabwe mining show attracts foreign interest

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Economic observers say high participation, the best in the history of the exhibition, is an ‘expression of confidence’ in Zimbabwe’s mining sector

Americas

Setback for Obama healthcare overhaul

BOTTOM LINE: US President Barack Obama says he will support legislation to take the federal minimum wage level to $10.10 an hour. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

US appeals court throws out federal regulation that implements key subsidies vital to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul

African News

Seleka rebels snub CAR peace talks as deadline nears

Former Seleka soldiers look at prospectors washing extracted soil and small rocks as they pan for gold near the open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine near Djoubissi, north of Bambari in the Central African Republic.  Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Peace talks between the Central African Republic’s sectarian rivals suspended less than a day before the deadline

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Cartoons

FIGURE IT OUT: The extra R79,000 for the hybrid  model is worthwhile if you rack up a high mileage.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Hybrid does it for me

Lexus ES300h’s space, specs and comfort win one over, and the meagre consumption clinches the deal, writes Alexander Parker

Arts & Entertainment

Johannesburg orchestra postpones third season due to lack of funds

The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra brass section perform at the relaunch of the Roodepoort Theatre.  Picture: RUPHIN COUDYZER
19 hour(s) ago

The philharmonic orchestra is in a business rescue process and its creditors include the South African Revenue Service

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNO FILE: Exercising ‘right to be forgotten’ could spark ‘Streisand effect’

Kevin O'Grady promo
4 hour(s) ago

People taking advantage of the Google ruling should not underestimate the ‘Streisand effect’, writes Kevin O’Grady

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Tango treat on offer

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Like South Africa’s indigenous modern music, tango is a syncretic form that draws from diverse influences, writes Gwen Ansell

Gadgets & Gear

Banks recognise value in supplying venture capital to start-ups

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Exchange, banks executives beginning to accept radical approach to technology may be only way for industry to survive in present form, writes Philip Stafford

James Rodriguez of Colombia. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/CLIVE ROSE

Rodriguez realises Spanish dream with Real

Transfer fee for Colombian striker is unknown, but Spanish media report a figure of between € 75m and € 80m

Opinion

Middendorp infuriates Safa over player’s release

Perennially irritable Bloemfontein Celtic coach’s name will definitely not appear on the Safa Christmas shopping list this year

 
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The Third Umpire

New Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, whose promise to demilitarise the police is most welcome. Now to convince his charges they can be tough on crime within the law and without the use of excessive force.

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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. If she wants public buy-in to the state’s nuclear generation programme, she needs to come up with more convincing arguments, especially regarding how it will be funded.

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SizweNtsalubaGobodo chairwoman Nonkululeko Gobodo, who has helped build the black-owned auditing firm into SA’s fifth largest, with operations in 14 African countries. Black economic empowerment at its finest.

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