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Economy

Private-sector output falls to lowest in more than year, survey shows

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1 hour(s) ago

Activity in SA’s private sector declines in July, with output, new orders contracting the most in more than year, Standard Bank purchasing managers index shows

Transport & Tourism

Sanral aims lower in next bond issue

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5 hour(s) ago

South African National Roads Agency Limited to return to the bond market but it will aim to raise only half the R600m it needs every month

Telecoms & Technology

MTN revenue slips in ‘difficult’ regulatory environment

A vendor holds cellphones and airtime cards at a stall operated by MTN in Kigali, Rwanda. The industry is growing in leaps and bounds across the continent. File picture: BLOOMBERG
3 hour(s) ago

Mobile telecoms operator says its interim results reflect challenging environment, lower than expected performance in parts of its business

Industrials

Steel maker Evraz owes creditors R1.2bn

Steel coils.  Picture: BLOOMBERG
12 hour(s) ago

Sector facing multiple hurdles, including weak demand and energy costs, writes Mark Allix

Transport & Tourism

Sharp decline in Chinese tourists to SA

Pali Lehohla. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Sharp drop in the number of Chinese tourists in the first quarter with arrivals down 38% year on year

National

Zuma has just one Nkandla hurdle left to clear

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5 hour(s) ago

Parliamentary committee set to recommend that National Assembly endorse police minister’s report absolving president of need to repay any money

National

Zuma and Mogoeng to discuss concerns raised by judiciary

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Presidency says President Jacob Zuma, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to meet to discuss relations between executive, judiciary

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THE INSIDER: Dead or alive? Simple. Find out by SMS

Living-status online check has been replaced by the SMS dead-alive service, which at R1 per SMS at least rakes in a bit of cash for the cellphone service providers

Columnists

The algorithms may work for a while but eventually they all ‘blow-up’, writes Michel Pireu

STREET DOGS: When algorithms blow-up

Columnists

Mninawa Ntloko promo

City splashes out on a big-ticket tournament featuring posh English teams as lower-tier local soccer clubs struggle, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Cape Town has a skewed outlook on soccer development

Africa

Obama puts pressure on warring South Sudan leaders

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir attends the 28th Extraordinary Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Head of State and Government in Addis Ababa last week/.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

US President Barack Obama renews pressure on President Salva Kiir, rebel leader Riek Machar, insisting they accept August peace deadline

Asia-Pacific

Airlines lose out after failing to take Chinese path

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5 hour(s) ago

Falling oil prices favour carriers who decided against hedging, write Clement Tan and David Fickling

Mining

RBPlats curbs Styldrift mine expansion as tough times bite

Villagers insist that large-scale mining is taking place on their land against their will. Picture: TIMES MEDIA ARCHIVE
5 hour(s) ago

RBPlats opts to keep ‘quality’ ounces in the ground rather than sell cheaply in a depressed market

Politics

DA moves to impeach Zuma

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance invokes impeachment provisions in the Constitution while ANC calls move a publicity stunt

The coal-fired Castle Gate Power Plant sits idle and is no longer producing electricity, outside Helper, Utah, the US, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/GEORGE FREY

Obama plan to cut coal spells bad news for global industry

As countries from China to Brazil make commitments to cut carbon emissions, Australia’s coal miners say technology exists to limit pollution from their fuel, write Aibing Guo and James Paton

Financial Services

Ecobank buy pays off for Nedbank

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5 hour(s) ago

Recently acquired shareholding in West African bank, increase in noninterest revenue, cuts in expenses and better handling of bad debts lift earnings for Nedbank

Energy

Appeal body for power pricing gets nod

Omphi Aphane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

National Energy Regulator of SA may no longer have the last word on pricing as plans proposed for an appeal authority

Energy

PetroSA finance chief fails in bid to be reinstated

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5 hour(s) ago

PetroSA chief financial officer Lindiwe Bakoro fails in court to declare the meeting at which she was suspended invalid, thereby failing to have her suspension nullified

Trade & Industry

SA to put forward ‘strong argument’ in public bid to remain Agoa beneficiary

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies addresses Parliament’s trade and industry portfolio committee on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

SA will put forward strong argument in public hearing in Washington DC on Friday that it should continue to be beneficiary of African Growth and Opportunity Act

Energy

Government considering using ships to generate gas-based power

Ompi Aphane.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Government could deploy power barges using gas to generate electricity to help overcome chronic supply shortages, senior official says

Europe

Axel Springer too disciplined to beat Nikkei’s Financial Times bid

Axel Springer. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE
5 hour(s) ago

Nikkei’s $1.3bn purchase of the salmon-hued paper too rich for German media group

Asia-Pacific

Toyota not optimistic about China

Toyota managing officer Tetsuya Otake, speaking at Tuesday’s earnings briefing in Tokyo, warns of increasing competition in China due to price wars. Picture: AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
5 hour(s) ago

China price wars sapping profit from rising sales as cost cuts and currency gains offset weaker global sales

Americas

More companies chime in on big game trophy shipments

SA's hunting industry has warned of dire consequences as bans on the import and transport of hunted animal trophies spreads. Picture: SIMPHIWE NKWALI
10 minute(s) ago

More carriers voice agreement after several major airlines began banning shipment of big game trophies amid outrage over killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe

African Business

Luxury brands play the waiting game in Africa

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6 hour(s) ago

Purveyors of pricey goods targeting new elites might find patience tested, writes Janice Kew

African News

International outcry after Burundian activist is shot

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Attempted killing of human rights activist, who publicly opposed President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid for third term, triggers outrage, concern

Asia-Pacific

Chinese market’s allure wanes

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5 hour(s) ago

Unprecedented intervention including trading halts and regulatory efforts to curb bearish transactions drives away investors

Mining

Merafe-Glencore project grows output

The bill confirms the practice of allowing investors, including mining houses, to freely repatriate returns, subject to taxation and applicable legislation.  Picture:MARIANNE PRETORIUS
5 hour(s) ago

The higher production was a result of the completion of Project Lion II near Steelpoort in Limpopo and an absence of strikes in the six months to end-June

National

Telecommunications department a mess, minister tells MPs

Siyabonga Cwele. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Infighting and maladministration taint the performance of a key department, says Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele

Americas

Brazil has lost its love for Lula

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, left, with Jose Dirceu, his chief of civilian household. Mr Dirceu, Mr Da Silva’s onetime right-hand man, was arrested this week in a massive corruption investigation at Brazil’s state oil giant Petrobras. Picture: AFP PHOTO/EVARISTO SA
6 hour(s) ago

Corruption scandal engulfs former populist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his successor, writes Raymond Colitt

Labour

Unions head to court over impending SAA layoffs

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5 hour(s) ago

Unions push embattled national carrier to show its hand ahead of a planned voluntary severance process

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Cartoons

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Tell the boss: open-plan offices make us sick and hostile

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Susan Cain’s advice is for employers to think twice about how they design their organisation’s space, writes Eugene Yiga

Management

The heart of art can be found in many corporate collections

The installation artwork ’Stacked’ by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Many companies  see art as a way to  project their desired image to clients. Picture: REUTERS/ARND WIEGMANN
5 hour(s) ago

Banks can smooth access to sought-after gallerists, bypassing the need to prove their credentials as big art buyers, writes James Pickford

Management

Teacher puts the wheels on the soul of his shoes

Musa Zulu does not let his disability get the better of him. Far from it, he embraces challenges far bigger than many people without disabilities would find daunting. As he says, ‘I persevered and every day I am reaching out and achieving my goals.’ Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Award-winning activist and motivational speaker Musa Zulu was only 23 when a car accident left him paralysed. But that did not stop him from achieving his goals

Telecoms & Technology

Seven ways you’re being tracked online (and how to stop it)

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53 minute(s) ago

Computer scientists from BarcelonaTech university in Spain have shed light on some lesser known ways internet companies track us online

Management

Sticking with strategies that assure success

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5 hour(s) ago

Understanding the world around you is more important than ever — and more difficult, writes Tony Manning

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Clever big Benz hybrid makes the greens see red

The full plug-in hybrid GLE500e has a 40km electric-only range, a switch to toggle to the engine, and automatic mode if you need help deciding

Pirates supporters travelled from far and wide for the Caf Confederation Cup match against Zamalek at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, but left disappointed when Bucs went down 2-1. Picture: DIRK KOTZE/GALLO IMAGES

Ajax advance after stunning Pirates

New signing Ndiviwe Mdabuka makes good his debut as absence of key players costs Bucs

Other Sport

Swimming kings Le Clos and Van der Burgh fight for their crowns

ALL SMILES: Olympic gold medallist swimmers Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos are welcomed by fans in Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

World champions Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh step onto pool deck in Kazan, Russia, seeded second in their races

Other Sport

IAAF rejects ‘confusing’ doping allegations

Participants talk before the start of the World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium for Anti-Doping Organisations in Lausanne in this March 24 2015 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

ARD and The Sunday Times admit their evaluation of the data does not prove doping

Rugby

Du Plessis hits form at right time, says Smit

Bismarck du Plessis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
6 hour(s) ago

Colossal Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis has new attitude after Super Rugby upset

Soccer

Clever Boys’ campaign off to flying start

Sibusiso Vilakazi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
6 hour(s) ago

SuperSport United must be kicking themselves as player they decided not to sign scored one of goals that knocked them out of MTN8

Opinion

City of Cape Town has a skewed outlook on soccer development

City splashes out on a big-ticket tournament featuring posh English teams as lower-tier local soccer clubs struggle

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The Third Umpire

It is now unclear whether EFF leader Julius Malema will ever face trial on charges of tender fraud, but the court of public opinion will not look favourably on him making himself out to be a Christ-like figure set to “die for my sins”.

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