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Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Bad omen as capital spending halves

2 hour(s) ago

In public sector new projects announced last year worth R10.5bn — significantly lower than R42.4bn in 2013


Reveal trade secrets, minister tells foreigners

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Foreign business owners in SA’s townships cannot expect to co-exist peacefully with local business owners unless they share trade secrets, says Lindiwe Zulu


State rethink on posting of doctors

Precious Matsoso, director-general of health. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Wording of act president signed last year meant all healthcare establishments were immediately criminalised as none had requisite certificate of need


Eurozone willing to parley with Greece

Yanis Varoufakis, centre, is seen outside the Syriza party headquarters in Athens, Greece, on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Finance chiefs from the 19-nation eurozone signalled their willingness to do a deal with new leader


Antigraft team ‘here to stay’

President Jacob Zuma says SA 'cannot ignore the scourge of corruption', but the ruling party's recent actions do not back up the rhetoric.  Picture: SIYASANGA MBAMBANI
9 hour(s) ago

Presidency says statements by DA leader Helen Zille are ‘incorrect and baseless’, SA has a strong anti-corruption architecture


Post Office faces uncertain future

Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Government considers Post Office a critical player in economy, but dissatisfied customers using alternative methods of distributing mail


Overworked prison officials ‘under emotional strain’

Drakenstein prison.
2 hour(s) ago

The report reveals that between four and 14 warders supervise 1,200 to 1,400 prisoners on any given day


Sibanye hoards uranium to negotiate
sales deals

Uranium concentrate, commonly known as yellowcake. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

Mine has a stockpile of 180,000 pounds of uranium oxide extracted along with gold at its Cooke mines

Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO

EDITORIAL: EFF must bow to rule of law

Economic Freedom Fighters’s attempt to keep convicted murderer Papiki Babuile in his post is travesty


Steven Friedman

Largely unnoticed ... election may have changed world: victory in Greece of Syriza, writes Steven Friedman

Greek election is a warning and a promise to SA


Mninawa Ntloko promo

It was one of those now familiar situations where we needed favours from everyone to survive, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Mashaba’s Bafana mistake may have been to aim too high

Law & Constitution

Police minister says security bill ‘meets SA’s trade obligations’

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
2 hour(s) ago

Security Industry Alliance says it is gravely concerned by the parachuting of the foreign ownership limiting clause


Numsa threatens wider strikes over dispute at components firm

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA is determined to recruit beyond the metals and engineering sectors. General secretary Irvin Jim, below, says it is reacting to the restructuring of the workplace by employers, and the erosion of workers’ rights. File pictures: ALON SKUY and PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

Giflo Engineering company maintains it implemented changes after more than a year of discussions over possible retrenchments


JSE ‘likely to run out of steam’

1 hour(s) ago

JSE closes higher for second consecutive day, but analysts caution it is unlikely to sustain momentum

Retail & Consumer

NEWS ANALYSIS: Fashion retailers look abroad as golden era of consumption frays

Blackheath Shopping Centre in Randburg, north of  Johannesburg. Picture: JONATHAN WOOD
1 hour(s) ago

SA’s dwindling economy and glacial employment prospects sees consumption boom taper off, writes Zeenat Moorad

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at a community centre in Bursledon, southern England, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS

Can we measure quality of life?

Politicians invoke data to project a caring attitude, writes Tim Harford


Subdued inflation bolsters government hand in wage talks

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

Most economists expect inflation to average 3.8% this year compared with 6.1% last year


Do the easy stuff first, says GE’s Immelt

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt waves as he leaves after a meeting with France's President Francois Hollande to discuss the future of French engineering group Alstom at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, in this April 28 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

General Electric CEO says nuclear energy will ‘have its day’ but it is a ‘really hard thing to do’


Justice minister to rule on parole for Clive Derby-Lewis

Convicted assassins Clive Derby-Lewis, left, and Janusz Walus appear in front of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's amnesty hearing at the Benoni town hall on 23 June, 1997. The two were sentenced to life terms after being convicted of the 1992 killing of SACP leader Chris Hani. Picture: ADIL BRADLOW/PICTURENET AFRICA
11 hour(s) ago

Masutha to announce decision on Friday after reports that the medical parole board had recommended that Derby-Lewis be released on medical parole


New PPC board retains Ramano, Sibiya

PPC chairman Bheki Sibiya gestures at the group’s annual general meeting in Sandton on Monday. The position of chairman faces a vote on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
11 hour(s) ago

Cement company’s shares drop after warning of earnings plunge


Greece names hardline anti-austerity
finance minister

Yanis Varoufakis, centre, is seen outside the Syriza party headquarters in Athens, Greece, on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Appointment seen as a signal that the new anti-austerity government will take a hard line in haggling over EU-IMF package


Power cuts escalated to bolster supply,
says Eskom

Eskom acting group executive for group capital Dan Marokane briefs the National Council of Provinces' select committee on labour and public enterprises on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Intensified power cuts necessary because of a shortage of generation capacity, says power utility


South African hotelier Liz McGrath dies

Liz McGrath.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

McGrath was one of very few women in the world to own three hotels, writes Sue Blaine

African Business

IMF chief warns African economies of headwinds from China

Christine Lagarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

IMF head calls for ‘vigilance’, says slower growth has implications for a continent that is now more integrated into the global economy than ever before


Residential property market shows ‘strengthening trend’

15 hour(s) ago

Estate agents blame significant stock constraints in the fourth quarter of 2014 for the slowdown

African News

African Union agrees ‘substantive’ transport deal with China

TOP TABLE: African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma speaks at the AU’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday. Picture: GCIS
16 hour(s) ago

China and the African Union agree an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across continent

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Facebook. Picture: REUTERS

Facebook’s Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio

Oculus VR gets into movies with in-house studio, premiers first short piece at Sundance


AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jodi Picoult speaks with authority

Writer Jodi Picoult, who is on her seventh or eighth visit to SA, has captured details from tidbits of bush lore to the quality of the light. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Sue Blaine talks to best-selling American author twist in latest tale — set in a South Africa writer gets just right


Six ways managers can help workers be less stressed

15 hour(s) ago

Here’s how you can help your team cut through the chaos, reduce stress and make sure they accomplish their most important work

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, centre, speaks to his team January 18 on the eve of the 2015 African Cup of Nations football match between Algeria and South Africa.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

Bafana's Afcon departure should not bring sadness, says Mbalula

Sports minister says country should ‘exercise patience, criticise with aim to build, not to destroy’


West Indies seek revenge against SA at World Cup

Hashim Amla during the South African National Cricket team training session and press conference at SuperSport Park on Tuesday  in Pretoria.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES / DUIF DU TOIT
1 hour(s) ago

Perhaps this is what happens when a series that was always going to be dwarfed by the looming World Cup is decided after three games, all of them won by SA


Zambia rebuilding, says coach

Honour Janza. Picture: AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
1 hour(s) ago

Homegrown coach Honour Janza confident he has done enough to stay on as Chipolopolo mentor

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The Third Umpire

Cape Town mayoral committee member for corporate services, Xanthea Limberg. The city’s Smart Cape initiative will help students and entrepreneurs overcome obstacles imposed by their circumstances.

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The Church of England’s first female bishop, Libby Lane, who was appointed on Monday during a ceremony in the UK’s York Cathedral. Pity it had to take the church almost half a millennium to recognise women’s worth.

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Zambia’s first female vice-president, Inonge Mutukwa Wina, who was appointed by newly elected president Edgar Lungu earlier in the week. The country is becoming a new beacon of progressive democracy in the region.

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