• Thursday, August 27 2015
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Volkswagen to invest R4.5bn in new models, Uitenhage factory

9 hour(s) ago

Group says it will invest more than R4.5bn by 2017 for new models, infrastructure at Uitenhage vehicles factory to help VW continue to dominate SA passenger car market

Economy

Right policy environment will ‘help SA increase foreign investments’

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7 hour(s) ago

SA should create more enabling policy environment to attract foreign direct investments, green economy director at Department of Trade and Industry says

Americas

US economy grows 3.7% in second quarter

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6 hour(s) ago

Economy grows faster than initially thought in second quarter on solid domestic demand, showing fairly strong momentum that could still allow Fed to hike rates this year

Economy

Producer inflation for July decreases marginally

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10 hour(s) ago

Economists expected producer inflation to increase, mainly due to lag effects of broad-based rise in commodity prices during second quarter

African News

US says regional trade pacts to curb poaching in Africa

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5 hour(s) ago

Measures to counter trafficking of wildlife in proposed Pacific trade pact should help to discourage animal poaching in Africa, senior US official says

Economy

Nene says state concerned about effect of economic slowdown on revenue

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Government is concerned about its ability to raise revenue in light of economic downturn, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says

Financial Services

African Bank’s ‘good bank’ gets approval for financial services licence

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9 hour(s) ago

Curator says ‘good bank’ received Reserve Bank authorisation to be established and Financial Services Board approval for financial services provider licence

Telkom. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The sorry state of retrenchments

Government entities South African Airways and Telkom bungle bids to cut costs, writes Bradley Conradie

Columnists

Foreign policy segment of ANC’s discussion documents laughable, writes Simon Barber

ANC discussion papers are a bad joke, right?

Columnists

Furore over paucity of black players in Boks has been dismissed by some as par for course in a World Cup year. This is nonsense, writes Liz McGregor

Saru should develop rugby at grassroots

Other Sport

Bolt crushes Gatlin to claim Beijing double

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (left) competes in the men's 200m heats during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/DYLAN MARTINEZ
6 hour(s) ago

Usain Bolt blazes to yet another sprint double by destroying American rival Justin Gatlin to retain his world 200m crown in Beijing

Markets

Rand firms as emerging currencies and markets rebound

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6 hour(s) ago

Local currency is firmer against dollar late on Thursday as global currency, equity markets calm down after recent market routs

Law & Constitution

Executive and judiciary discuss ‘criticism of judges’

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

Chief justice, his deputy flank President Jacob Zuma in unprecedented meeting between judiciary, government after high-ranking politicians criticise judges

National

Date set for Oscar Pistorius review

Oscar Pistorius during his sentencing in 2014. Picture: HERMAN VERWEY/EPA
8 hour(s) ago

A review of decision to release Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision will be heard on September 18

A board in Beijing shows stock prices on the Shanghai Securities Exchange on Wednesday. The Chinese government froze stock markets amid a dramatic correction last month. Picture: REUTERS

China’s steam train at key junction

Party leaders face tough choices as growth slows and very different 'two Chinas' question emerges, writes Richard Haass

African News

East Africa sees regional power links ready in three years

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset.
7 hour(s) ago

Power lines connecting Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia are expected to be completed within next three years, helping improve supplies, power trading

Americas

Obama marks rebirth of New Orleans, 10 years after Katrina

Barack Obama. Picture: EPA / KRISTOFFER TRIPPLAAR
6 hour(s) ago

US President Barack Obama will tout New Orleans’ inspirational if incomplete resurgence on Thursday, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the ‘Big Easy’

Labour

Lonmin consultations ‘positive and realistic’

HARD AT WORK: Underground drilling operations in progress at Lonmin's platinum mine at Marikana. Picture: KATHERINE MUICK-MERE
13 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer says consultations with workforce on shaft closures, job cuts remain positive, downsizing programme is nearly complete

Retail & Consumer

Weak sub-Saharan markets hurt Massmart’s earnings

Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN/ANTONIO MUCHAVE
14 hour(s) ago

Retailer paints bleak picture of local economy, says it expects trading conditions to remain constrained going into second half of its financial year

Energy

Eskom ‘overstepped tender powers’

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Contentious ‘strategic considerations’ that saw Areva move ahead in bidding offers Eskom intellectual property rights over the equipment

Markets

Stocks fly after Fed official cools September rate hike talk

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11 hour(s) ago

Stocks rise following biggest gains on Wall Street in four years, after Fed policymaker says case for rate increase next month ‘seems less compelling’ than it was few weeks ago

Economy

Ailing rand and drought to hit food prices

Food shopping
16 hour(s) ago

Falling fuel price to give relief but South Africans will feel pinch of rising household staples — including maize meal, meat, eggs and dairy products

Middle East

Palestinians want their flag raised at UN

A Palestinian holds rosary beads during a canonisation ceremony for new saints led by Pope Francis in St Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 17 2015. Picture: EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
4 hour(s) ago

Move comes as Palestinians seek to bolster their bid for statehood despite fierce opposition from Israel

Asia-Pacific

Winners and losers in China’s upheaval

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8 hour(s) ago

Infrastructure, energy, steel companies suffer falls in revenue in China, while those that cater to consumers fare much better as retail demand remains strong

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths reaps benefits of David Jones takeover

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13 hour(s) ago

Company says acquisition of iconic Australian chain has transformed it into retailer with significant scale across sub-Saharan Africa, Australasia

Mining

Lonmin expects cash costs to stay below guidance

11 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer says it expects underlying cash costs to remain below its guidance, indicating that its deep cost-cutting measures are beginning to bear fruit

Asia-Pacific

China detains 12 over Tianjin blasts, accuses officials of dereliction

A worker walks as smokes rises near the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district, Tianjin. Picture: REUTERS/JASON LEE
10 hour(s) ago

China formally detains a dozen people over explosions that killed at least 145 people, and has accused 11 officials, port executives of dereliction of duty or abuse of power

Retail & Consumer

Italtile lifts full-year trading profit

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13 hour(s) ago

Building materials retailer attributes performance to better execution of basic retail principles, best practice in store, improvements in back-end functions

Mining

New deal aims to stem mine job cuts

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17 hour(s) ago

Promoting platinum as a ‘reserve’ among 10 key interventions to save jobs and help industry

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Cartoons

Celeste Ntuli. Picture: SUPPLIED

No holy cows for comedienne, Celeste Ntuli

Seasoned performer Celeste Ntuli says comedy was ‘natural and effortless’ for her, she just got on stage, ‘did what everyone else would do’

Health

When not recognising someone means losing face

Jane Goodall. Picture: REUTERS/GUSTAU NICARINO
16 hour(s) ago

Jane Goodall has prosopagnosia, or face blindness, but unlike colour blindness or dyslexia it attracts contempt or derision, writes Guillemette Faure

Health

Cape steps up fight against alcohol abuse

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16 hour(s) ago

Western Cape government identifies alcohol and drug abuse as the biggest threat to achieving its wellness and safety goals, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Management

Five ways to transcend the classic presentation

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9 hour(s) ago

Here are some ways to transform your presentation into a conversation that gets everyone involved and interested

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Unexpected sophistication

Mercedes has not gone too brash with the styling of the GLE coupe. Picture: QUICKPIC
16 hour(s) ago

Mercedes has launched the coupe-like version of its forthcoming GLE

Health

Controversy dogs female libido drug

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16 hour(s) ago

Doctors worry pharma groups will use similar public campaigns using ‘patient power’ on social media to increase likelihood regulators will approve their drugs, writes David Crow

Health

Universal flu vaccine now comes within sight

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16 hour(s) ago

Scientists in major advance towards a vaccine against multiple strains of influenza

Wayde van Niekerk of SA (front) runs past Kirani James of Grenada and Isaac Makwala of Botswana to win the men's 400 metres final at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, on August 26 2015. Picture: REUTERS/DAMIR SAGOLJ

SA’s new hero of the track holds nothing back

Wayde van Niekerk taken to hospital after blistering 400m run to take gold

Rugby

Springbok pool opponents no easy meat

The Springboks during a training session at Cape Town Stadium earlier this month in Cape Town. The Bok coach has to ensure his 23-man World Cup squad will have at least seven black players. Picture: ASHLEY VLOTMAN/GALLO IMAGES
18 hour(s) ago

Springbok assistant coach Johann van Graan has learnt not to take anything for granted

Other Sport

Jobodwana’s personal best wins Bolt praises

Anaso Jobodwana. Picture: AFP / OLIVIER MORIN
18 hour(s) ago

Anaso Jobodwana received praise from Usain Bolt after running personal best in 200m at IAAF world championships

Soccer

Chiefs coach angered by official’s laughter

Steve Komphela. Picture: VELI NHLAPO
18 hour(s) ago

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela claims he caught fourth official Olani Kwinda laughing after incident

Other Sport

Swift Semenya back in the groove in Beijing

Caster Semenya. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ROGER SEDRES
14 hour(s) ago

Caster Semenya posted her fastest time since 2013 at IAAF world championships in Beijing

Cricket

Series win over Kiwis puts spring back into Proteas’ step

AB de Villiers. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

SA Proteas put shine on their winter of discontent with display of will rather than wonder to clinch one-day series against New Zealand

Other Sport

Guarantee of big drama in jackpot chase

Jordan Spieth speaks with the media during a practice round prior to the start of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on Tuesday in Edison, New Jersey. Picture: AFP
18 hour(s) ago

Leading the charge into the play-offs is world No 1 Jordan Spieth who has vaulted to the front of the youth revolution in golf with victories this year at the Masters and US Open

Opinion

Saru should put funds to good use and develop rugby at grassroots

Furore over paucity of black players in Bok squad has been dismissed in some quarters as par for course in a World Cup year. This is nonsense

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Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler, for ranting on about “negative” reporting after a reporter asked an awkward question about his thinking behind the team selection, as is a journo’s job. Feeling the pressure much, Eric?

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