• Thursday, August 21 2014
  • Subscribe
  • Register
Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

State set for tighter control of Eskom

8 hour(s) ago

New CEO Tshediso Matona cites failure to account and will have to ensure utility complies with proposed bill that Department of Public Enterprises is working on

Mining

Gold Fields production unaffected by safety stoppages

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Gold miner says it maintained its full-year production forecast despite severely disrupted production due to work to improve support in tunnels

Financial Services

S&P will not follow Moody’s downgrade of big four banks

Standard & Poor's in New York. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Ratings agency says Reserve Bank rescue ‘in line with global best practice and principles on how to resolve problems with banks in crisis’

Europe

Airlines go on Iceland volcano watch

A file photo shows the Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull as it continued to erupt in 2010. Picture: EPA
7 hour(s) ago

Airlines on alert as one of Iceland’s biggest volcanoes rumbles to life, threatening ash clouds that could force flight cancellations across North Atlantic

Labour

NUM critical of Amcu interest in investment

Julius Malema. Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

NUM member Peter Bailey say unions organising in the mining sector should not invest in the same sector

Land & Agriculture

Zuma’s land claim remarks ‘misleading’

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

President accused of creating false hope by promising that the reopened land claims process will allow people to lodge claims on land that was lost before the 1913 Native Land Act

Mining

Exxaro coal exports shoot up by 43%

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Trading conditions during past six months challenging as the average price of export coal dropped more than expected

Middle East

US military failed in rescue attempt for Foley

A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be US journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

US official says the military carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other hostages held in Syria in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Zuma sticking with signature strategy: stall and obfuscate

What does President Jacob Zuma’s response to the Nkandla findings really mean, asks Mcebisi Ndletyana

Columnists

Negative results, assessed honestly, are a supreme catalyst to progress and ultimately, success, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Eskom needs to confront its failures to facilitate its success

Columnists

Because SA’s market is so concentrated, investing in a tracker fund means you are in effect taking some active bets, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Investing on autopilot: pros and cons

Retail & Consumer

Massmart leads fall in retail shares as consumers battle

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Massmart’s trading warning is the retail sector’s second blow following Shoprite’s full-year earnings miss earlier this week

Europe

Russian food watchdog denies political motive in McDonald’s inspections

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

Food safety agency says it will conduct unscheduled checks at restaurants in Sverdlovsk after ordering suspension of four stores in Moscow

Asia-Pacific

Chinese, Japanese August factory surveys signal economic softness

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

China’s manufacturing activity hits three-month low, raising case for fresh policy steps to keep growth on track, while poll shows Japan’s economic recovery is likely to be modest

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Perceived weakness of CPI is also its strength

Index is derived from the collective information of tens of thousands of transactions and tracks the inflation experience of the country as a whole, writes Patrick Kelly

Politics

‘Glamorous’ politicians ‘no longer following a vocation’

President Jacob Zuma greets supporters of the African National Congress during their final election rally at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, May 4, 2014. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

A Human Sciences Research Council State of the Nation report shows that politics in SA is no longer a commitment to serving the people

Middle East

Hamas says Israel killed three top Gaza commanders

The mother of a Palestinian Hamas militant whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, mourns as she looks at his body during his funeral in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Air strike kills three senior Hamas commanders in Gaza Strip, Islamist group says, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing assault on those leading attacks from Palestinian enclave

Economy

Inflation moderates for first time this year

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Higher interest rates weigh on overindebted consumers but are good news for investors as they mean higher rates of return

Politics

Mabe can still run for ANCYL president, says convenor

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

Pule Mabe is facing charges of corruption and fraud, following allegations that funds were directed from the SA Social Security Agency to companies he owns

Europe

Glencore keeps promise to return cash to shareholders

Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Commodities group announces share buyback programme of up to $1bn as it report forecast-beating first-half profit

Media

Protector and minister to try solve SABC’s Motsoeneng problem

Department of Communication Minister, Faith Muthambi addressing post cabinet media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
17 hour(s) ago

Public protector and minister agree to work together to solve irregular appointment of SABC’s chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

National

Redistribution ‘prepares land for elite seizure’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

HSRC report shows that the government’s programmes to address land reform, rural poverty and food insecurity have had little success

African News

Kenya suspends ‘reciprocal’ visa requirements for South African visitors

Tourists arrive at Moi International Airport in Kenya's coastal town of Mombasa. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Kenya has put a hold on its stricter immigration controls, which were to be implemented after South Africa’s changed requirements for visitors

Europe

Beer industry looks bearish as top brewers cut revenue forecasts

An employee looks through the inspection hatch of a beer brewing vat at the Paulaner Brauerei GmbH brewery in Munich, Germany, on Monday. (Aug. 18, 2014) Picture: BLOOMBERG/MARTIN LEISSL
8 hour(s) ago

Geopolitical events in eastern Europe add to brewers’ woes as drinkers shift to rival craft brews and spirits, writes Katarina Gustafsson

Industrials

Manufacturers want more than ‘talk shops’ on transformation

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Social dialogue must be ‘replaced with something entirely different’ as it only reinforces positions adopted by government

View more

Cartoons

A still from Die Spook van Uniondale, film producer Dumi Gumbi’s latest product.  Picture: SUPPLIED

Bottom lines make showbiz

Film production needs business acumen as well as creativity, writes Matthew Partridge

Motoring

INTERVIEW: Dragon with a passion

Caan views his Rolls-Royce Phantom as the “black-tie” of cars.  Picture: SUPPLIED
7 hour(s) ago

Mark Smyth spoke to entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star James Caan about his relationship with his cars

Motoring

AUCTIONS: Hammer falls on classic art

Bonhams auction house sold a legendary Ferrari 250GTO for $38.12m.  Pictures: FERRARI, RM AUCTIONS
7 hour(s) ago

The Pebble Beach auctions again saw some incredible vehicles and some incredible prices

Arts & Entertainment

Appropriate venue for depictions of Marikana’s tragic cast

MOURNING: The face of a Marikana miner’s widow, from Khehla Chepape Makgato’s exhibition, Voices from the Koppie, at the Johannesburg Public Library. Picture: SUPPLIED
8 hour(s) ago

Surrealism and stark reality converge in Khehla Chepape Makgato’s Voices from the Koppie exhibition, writes Chris Thurman

Arts & Entertainment

In character and in a state of perpetual performance

Senzeni Marasela. Picture: SUPPLIED
8 hour(s) ago

Visual artist Senzeni Marasela is quite vocal on women’s contribution to society and their space within the cut-throat art business, writes Edward Tsumele

RARING TO GO: Bryan Habana tackles a teammate during the Springboks’ training session at San Isidro rugby club in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Tuesday. The Boks beat Argentina 13-6 in Pretoria last Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DANIEL JAYO

Springboks ‘must destroy Pumas’

Heyneke Meyer signals his intent with changes to team for Test against Argentina

Opinion

Von Zeuner has passion and drive to turn Saru around

Louis von Zeuner. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Look out for a subtle but seismic improvement in the quality of South African rugby administration over the next year or two

 
All Share 51428.64-0.02% down
Top 40 46301.31-0.03% down
Financial 15 14638.190.75% up
Industrial 25 59770.580.22% up
Resource 10 58236.89-0.89% down
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
FTSE 100 6770.660.22% up
Dow Jones 16979.130.00% same
All Share 51423.56-0.03% down
ASX 5634.000.09% up
S&P 500 1986.5100.00% same
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
USD/ZAR 10.7033-0.24% down
GBP/ZAR 17.7592-0.27% down
EUR/ZAR 14.1980-0.22% down
JPY/ZAR 0.1031-0.33% down
AUD/ZAR 9.9374-0.28% down
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
Gold 1279.5500-0.85% down
Platinum 1420.5000-0.25% down
Silver 19.3855-0.51% down
Palladium 877.50001.80% up
Brent Crude Oil 101.280-0.98% down
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank

Share search

Type in a share code or part of a company’s name in the Company Lookup box, then select the company name from the list of results and click Go to view its tearsheet with share data, news and more.

View more

The Third Umpire

John Capel, executive director of the Bench Marks Foundation, a constant thorn in the mining companies’ sides. If the state can’t or won’t safeguard the interests of mining communities, civil society has to step in.

thumb
Our Vote
In
Cast your vote

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, who accuses the DA of wanting to “humiliate” SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng by challenging his appointment. We ’d think he’s done a decent job of that himself.

thumb
Our Vote
Out
Cast your vote

Justice committee chairman Mathole Motshekga, for spearheading a drive to cut costs and streamline the work of the various Chapter 9 institutions. As long as it is done by consensus, more strength to his arm.

thumb
Our Vote
In
Cast your vote

Calendar

Harmony Harmony Q4 update
Standard Bank Standard Bank interims
Northam Platinum Northam Platinum finals

Greening Your Business

Register for our comprehensive digital course to plan and implement your company’s sustainability.

Like us on Facebook


Top Stories

  • All Share : 51429.67
    Change: -0.01%
    Top 40 : 46321.83
    Change: 0.02%
    Financial 15 : 14645.35
    Change: 0.80%
    Industrial 25 : 59790.25
    Change: 0.26%
    Resource 10 : 58257.10
    Change: -0.86%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • FTSE 100 : 6773.12
    Change: 0.26%
    Dow Jones : 16979.13
    Change: 0.00%
    Hang Seng : 24997.43
    Change: -0.65%
    ASX : 5634.00
    Change: 0.09%
    S&P 500 : 1986.510
    Change: 0.00%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • ZAR/USD : 10.7050
    Change: -0.22%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.7639
    Change: -0.24%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.1995
    Change: -0.21%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1031
    Change: -0.30%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.9382
    Change: -0.27%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • Gold : 1279.4450
    Change: -0.86%
    Platinum : 1419.5000
    Change: -0.32%
    Silver : 19.4065
    Change: -0.40%
    Palladium : 878.5000
    Change: 1.91%
    Brent Crude Oil : 101.340
    Change: -0.92%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
Content