• Thursday, September 03 2015
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Omar al Bashir. Picture: AFP

Zuma, Bashir meet on sidelines of Chinese visit, discuss ‘co-operation’

7 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma meets Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on sidelines of official visit to China to discuss strengthening co-operation between two countries

National

DA hopes to advance draft changes to Constitution to curb Zuma’s powers

Democratic Alliance MP James Selfe. Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

DA hopes to use ‘powers of persuasion’ to advance draft amendments to Constitution aimed at limiting President Jacob Zuma’s powers to make appointments at critical institutions

Politics

Court attempt to postpone ANC Youth League congress fails

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an attempt to postpone the long-awaited event because of suspected irregularities

National

Phiyega stalls Zuma over suspension decision

Riah Phiyega.  Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

National police commissioner wants ‘further clarity’ before she provides president with reasons why she should vacate post over her Marikana dealings

Europe

Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

A Turkish police officer stands next to a migrant child’s dead body off the shores in Bodrum, southern Turkey, on Wednesday after a boat carrying refugees sank while reaching the Greek island of Kos. Picture: AFP
3 hour(s) ago

Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on Turkish beach bring home horror of escalating refugee crisis

Transport & Tourism

Prasa to take legal action on maladministration allegations

Popo Molefe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Passenger Rail Agency of SA board vows to deal with employees implicated in irregularities‚ wasteful, fruitless expenditure as contained in public protector report

Economy

Business confidence falls to 16-year low

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9 hour(s) ago

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry says lower commodity prices, weakening rand, sluggish demand have weighed on sentiment

Markets

Top platinum miners struggle with dividend payments

Platinum. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Investors with shares in platinum companies on JSE could be forgiven for jumping ship in recent months, as heavy hitters fail to pay dividend over past few years

Economy

Standard Bank PMI indicates tough climate for business

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Operating conditions for private-sector companies deteriorate for third consecutive month in August — yet another indication of poor economic growth environment

Photovoltaic panels in the Spanish-built Sishen solar park at Kathu in the Northern Cape. SA is running a tender programme to tap new energy sources and encourage private firms to build power projects. Picture : BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS

Renewable power plan is SA’s hot ticket

There is a lone bright spot in a blackout-weary energy industry, writes Paul Burkhardt

Columnists

Gavin Keeton

Gavin Keeton: Failure to set delicate course between local and foreign investors’ needs will have consequences

Global jitters augur white-knuckle time for SA

Columnists

South African pension system is riddled with flaws, writes Robert Laing

Industry need to leave complex products behind

Americas

More analysts now see US rates on hold in September

The sun rises to the east of the US Federal Reserve building in Washington DC.  Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Analysts believe Fed will not raise interest rates this month due to extreme volatility in global markets, indications of slower than expected growth in world economy

Business

New JSE product to help investors keep up with fluctuating interest rates

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

JSE launches product to support trade in interest rate futures swap market — a move that will make protecting portions of investor funds tied up in bonds easier to manage

Europe

ECB to cut inflation forecast but hold back from concrete action

European Central Bank. Picture: EPA/BORIS ROESSLER
5 hour(s) ago

ECB is set to cut inflation forecasts but hold back from concrete policy action, promising only to beef up bond-buying programme if prospects weaken further

African News

Nigeria’s Buhari gets mixed report for first 100 days

Muhammadu Buhari . Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
8 hour(s) ago

President Muhammadu Buhari has shaken up corrupt bureaucracy, intensified battle against Boko Haram, but has struggled to set out vision for faltering economy

Apple is able to tie different products and activities into comprehensive packages of services. Instead of just producing a personal computer or its operating software, Apple pioneered a vision of delivering the whole package of hardware such as one sees with the iPhone. Picture: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI

Apple’s latest challenge: topping its own success

As Apple prepares to introduce latest iPhones next week, company’s biggest challenge is one of its making: how to top its own success

African News

Liberia declared free of Ebola, again

Ebola Liberia. Picture: REUTERS/JAMES GIAHYUE
5 hour(s) ago

World Health Organisation announces that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, is free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test

Asia-Pacific

China announces it will cut troop levels

Chinese troops march at a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Picture: REUTERS/ROLEX DELA PENA
11 hour(s) ago

President Xi Jinping says country will reduce troop numbers as it holds display of military might in parade to commemorate victory over Japan in Second World War

Asia-Pacific

At least 14 killed as boat capsizes off Malaysia

Maltese marines toss bottles of water to a group of immigrants whose vessel suffered engine trouble about 30km southwest of Malta. File picture:REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants has capsized off Malaysian coast, was heading for Sumatra when accident happened

African Business

Accra to grow dollar millionaires fastest

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

City with continent’s largest stock exchange and most entrepreneurs tops Cairo in millionaires stakes

National

Nhleko dodges Phiyega bullet

The future of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega is still up in the air after Police Minister Nathi Nhleko failed to tell a parliamentary committee 
on Wednesday whether she would be suspended during a presidential probe into her fitness for office. Picture: THE TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

South African Police Union head insists police commissioner Riah Phiyega face censure

Retail & Consumer

Woolies promotes Rylands to SA chief

Zyda Rylands.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

Zyda Rylands takes helm of second-largest department store owner in the southern hemisphere

Business

Companies lagging in transformation, says BMF

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Study shows that Corporate SA engaged in malicious compliance and gate-keeping to keep blacks away from the table

Business

Top bosses gloomy about SA’s economy, survey reveals

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

CEO confidence index records lowest score since its inception as SA’s top executives see little to cheer

Media & Advertising

Diversification into packaging lifts Caxton

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Publishing and printing group says restructuring of commercial printing divisions, closure of nonperforming stationery business in Ladysmith boosted results

Middle East

Syria’s ailing water network could spark epidemics

The damaged wall of Aleppo Citadel following a reported explosion the previous night in a tunnel near the monumental 13th fortress. Picture: AFP
5 hour(s) ago

Heavily damaged by bombs and shelling, water network is at risk of collapse, increasing threat of deadly typhoid or cholera outbreaks, International Committee of the Red Cross says

Mining

Implats proposes equity raise of R4bn

Mining. Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer to use rights issue to fund new-generation mines as it scales back output from operations over next five years

Americas

IMF warns G-20 of increasing downside risks to global economy

Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Downside risks to global economy have risen and combination of threats including slower growth in China, rising market volatility could severely cut outlook

Transport & Tourism

MPs alarmed as SAA executives fail to explain R85m contract

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

National carrier's executives hazy on R85m catering contract awarded to a German company

National

Cyril Ramaphosa denies knowing he flew in Gupta jet

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
17 hour(s) ago

Deputy president has been at pains to protect his reputation and reiterates minister's explanation that in the absence of a suitable Defence Force plane, a private jet had been chartered from Execujet

Europe

Novartis makes history with US launch of ‘biosimilar’ drug

A Novartis logo on its headquarters in Mumbai, India. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Novartis starts new era in US medicine with launch of first ‘biosimilar’ copy of biotechnology drug approved in US, following green light from appeals court

Education

Academic frauds to be named, shamed

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Fakers of academic qualifications beware. The government is planning a clampdown

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Cartoons

E-smoke. Picture: REUTERS/MARK BLINCH

We need smart regulations and e-cigs to stub out harm

Build a significant price gap between regular versus reduced-risk products for smokers, writes Derek Yach

Motoring

SA BIKE OF THE YEAR: Superbike wins two-wheeler battle

The Kawasaki H2 took the top honour for 2015.  Picture: MEGHAN MCCABE
18 hour(s) ago

The Kawasaki H2 has taken the award for the 2015 SA Bike of the Year

Health

Slacklining strikes a balance between fitness and fun

Picture: ISTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Global fitness phenomenon slacklining a very different animal to tightrope walking that will lift you body, mind and spirit, writes Marika Sboros

Management

Four tips for delivering feedback while minimising conflict

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
8 hour(s) ago

If you’re worried about ruffling feathers, there are ways to provide your direct reports with input they need to learn and improve

Opinion & Analysis

Diets of early humans provide food for thought

Picture: THE TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

Human diet over millennia and adaptations show exercise and a variety of food are best, writes Norman Owen-Smith

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: This cat is ready for a serious fight

The styling is unmistakably Jaguar.  Picture: JAGUAR SA
18 hour(s) ago

Jaguar has launched its XE to take on some major rivals

Health

More to losing weight than cutting calories

Picture: ISTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Obesity epidemic suggests we still do not understand the psychology and physiology of nutrition and weight loss, writes Gary Taubes

Shakes Mashaba shares a light moment with Dean Furman at a training session this week. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

Mashaba moves on Bafana record

Victory in Mauritania will take coach Shakes Mashaba to new milestone with Bafana Bafana

Other Sport

Froome’s dreams fade in Pyrenees

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Astana rider Mikel Landa wins Vuelta's 11th stage after Chris Froome cut adrift in the mountain climb

Soccer

Costa keen to score for Spain to show he belongs

Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON
18 hour(s) ago

Chelsea forward back after injury to show his worth if coach Vicente del Bosque deploys him in Spain’s qualifiers

Other Sport

Serena moves step closer to calendar Grand Slam

Serena Williams. Picture: AFP/MATTHEW STOCKMAN
13 hour(s) ago

Serena Williams show goes on at US Open as world No 1 continues quest with error-strewn victory over Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens

Rugby

Springboks hone their skills in private training

Duane Vermeulen gets down to business at a Bok training session in Durban this week. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES
18 hour(s) ago

Boks wrap up Durban preparations with a routine training session with eighth man Duane Vermeulen in peak form

Other Sport

Games could make Durban Mecca of SA sport, says Pollock

Shaun Pollock during the 2022 Commonwealth Games bid announcement event at George Campbell School  in Durban on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DIBIKY
18 hour(s) ago

Commonwealth Games cricket gold medal holder Shaun Pollock says Commonwealth Games a great opportunity to show off Durban

Rugby

Grassroots campaign launched to lift Boks

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

South African Rugby Union goes all out to make Springboks feel at home at Rugby World Cup in UK

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Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. No doubt answering the prayers of many of its customers with young children, not to mention chocaholics of all ages, it has decided to remove sweets and chocolates from its stores’ “aisles of temptation”.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 host Durban. It may be that it was the only bidder and that these events can be financially catastrophic, but who would deny the self-styled “warmest place to be” its place in the sporting sun?

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The unnamed Joburg Metro policewoman whose response to social media user Clive Naidoo filming her behaving “arrogantly” caused it to backfire on him spectacularly. It went viral all right, but not for the reasons he hoped.

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