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ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Steel giant loses court battle over documents

3 hour(s) ago

In judgment with wider significance for industrial companies, the Supreme Court of Appeal orders steel producer ArcelorMittal SA to hand over environmental information to lobby group

Law & Constitution

Foreign investors’ fears eased with draft bill

3 hour(s) ago

Expropriation provisions have been removed to make way for the generally applicable draft Expropriation Bill


Shanduka sale does not go quite to plan

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in bumpy exit from business


Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies aged 25

Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in this September 19 2011 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

The batsman was struck on the head by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground during a domestic match

Financial Services

Standard Bank UK unit in another pickle

1 hour(s) ago

Company accused this week of being involved in the fixing of platinum and palladium prices as long ago as 2007


Next financial crisis ‘may come from Africa’

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

The more complex African banking becomes, the more likely it may create a financial crisis, says finance minister


Western Cape and Gauteng the best-performing provinces

3 hour(s) ago

A total of 469 entities were audited, with 119, or 25%, getting the top rating


Mabe supporters propose to raise ANC Youth League age limit to 40 years

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

Tension between ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and youth league presidential contender linked to integrity committee work


ANC ‘in trouble’ and ‘shaken’, says Zuma

1 hour(s) ago

Party’s moral authority also undermined by scandals like the spending of up to R246m on security upgrades at Nkandla

Business has key role in selling SA to world

The trouble with state-run marketing is that it is too easily dismissed as propaganda, writes Simon Barber


Gideon Rachman promo

Behind this muscle-flexing, however, both states are pushing for a broader reordering of world affairs, writes Gideon Rachman

Sinatra doctrine hits wrong note with China and Russia


Michel Pireu: All of us have cut our teeth during perhaps a most advantageous period of time that an investor could experience, says Bill Gross

STREET DOGS: A most advantageous period

Retail & Consumer

Clover fights conditions for merger

3 hour(s) ago

Condition that the parties refrain from any merger-related retrenchments for three to five years ‘enormously onerous’


Public servants’ pay ‘ate borrowings’

Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

SA has 'little to show' for its high debt levels because more of the money the government has borrowed has been spent on paying public servants than on programmes to induce growth


Unisa vice-chancellor escapes censure for no-show at gender commission

Professor Mandla Makhanya.  Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Censure for failing to appear before the Commission for Gender Equality could have earned Professor Mandla Makhanya up to six months in prison or a fine

Financial Services

Moody’s extends review period for downgrade of African Bank

16 hour(s) ago

Rating agency extends review period for downgrade of African Bank’s credit ratings as Reserve Bank’s restructuring plan is still in progress

Retail & Consumer

Uproar over Israel dominates Woolies AGM

Woolworths protests. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/The Times / Esa Alexander
1 hour(s) ago

Meeting tense and drawn-out affair, and the formal parts — which usually take 10-15 minutes to run through — take a full two hours to complete

The Globe. Picture: REUTERS

Has technology improved our lives?

We still gauge what we have against others, writes J Bradford DeLong


Mistakes of big UK banks will take a generation to fix

A pedestrian passes a Royal Bank of Scotland branch in the City of London. Picture: REUTERS
50 minute(s) ago

Toxic culture, decades in the making, will take a generation to turn around, says Conservative MP


Advtech to buy low-fee schools group

Leslie Maasdorp. Picture: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
59 minute(s) ago

The company will ask permission from investors to issue up to 55-million shares


Juncker unveils ambitious plan to ‘kickstart’ Europe

Jean-Claude Juncker. Picture: REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN
48 minute(s) ago

New fund aims at boosting jobs and growth as Europe struggles to recover from the financial crisis

African News

Zimbabwean vice-president on brink of losing party position

Zimbabwean Vice-President Joice Mujuru.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

Ruling Zanu (PF) bars embattled deputy from contesting seat in its highest decision-making organ, further undermining her chances of succeeding veteran leader


How much more does the boss make than you?

16 hour(s) ago

US companies prepare for controversial new federal rule that will force them to disclose how much more CE makes than rank-and-file worker

Retail & Consumer

Steinhoff looks beyond rivals with Pepkor buy

Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
57 minute(s) ago

The deal, said to be SA’s largest corporate transaction yet, values Pepkor at more than Mr Price Group

Retail & Consumer

Consumers warned on festive overspending

56 minute(s) ago

Thursday’s meeting of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will be crucial for price movements over the short term


Government ‘eager to eliminate wasteful spending’

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
20 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says there is ‘significant room’ for improving cost-effectiveness of service delivery, eradicating corruption


More troops deployed as protests spread across US

Police officers hold a line before advancing on protesters during the second night of demonstrations in Oakland, California, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Picture: ELIJAH NOUVELAGE / REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

National Guard deployed to prevent second night of rioting, looting after grand jury declines to indict white policeman in fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager


Consumer spending decline strains mom and pop stores

58 minute(s) ago

Most of the increases in Vukile’s debt allowances are smaller shops battling to pay rent

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka.  Picture: SOWETAN

The Princess of Africa is still going strong

Priscilla Malinga talks to singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who is involved in the fight against malaria, and acknowledging the contribution of backing singers


Three things people need to be happy at work

45 minute(s) ago

To feel engaged, employees want to be able to see how they fit into future, have sense of purpose, enjoy good relationships with managers, colleagues


Coming winter is a farewell to arms

A woman holds a purse while standing next to Valentino Fashion Group SpA shopping bag on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Wednesday, September 11 2013. Photo: PATRICK T FALLON/BLOOMBERG
57 minute(s) ago

What could be more festive, or more chic, than a cape, asks Carola Long

Amakhosi  coach Stuart Baxter. Picture: REUTERS

Chiefs’ loss would please teams, says Baxter

Friday is the deadline for admittance to next year’s African club competitions


Captain De Villiers only sure bet for World Cup

EMPHATIC WIN: Jean de Villiers scores a try for South Africa during the Test against Italy in Durbanon Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Wales have only beaten the Boks once — at the opening of the Millennium Stadium in 1999


SA exports ready for battle as Europa League reaches peak

1 hour(s) ago

There is a big carrot for the winners of the Europa League this season — they will be entered into Europe’s elite club competition for the next campaign — the Champions League

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The Third Umpire

Pope Francis, for warning European leaders that the continent is increasingly seen by the world as “somewhat elderly and haggard” and “a grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”. Rather like the Vatican, in fact.

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Retail billionaire Christo Wiese, who has done rather well out of the R63bn sale of Pepkor to Steinhoff, a deal that is in effect more of a merger than a simple sale. Synergies abound, especially as it expands abroad.

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ANC Youth League national co-ordinator Mzwandile Masina. How bad must things be if the organisation still cannot hold an elective conference more than a year after a task team was formed to knock it into shape?

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