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PIC chief investment officer Daniel Matjila. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

PIC targets top JSE firms in bid for growth

1 hour(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation in new strategic thrust to act as a catalyst for economic growth

Economy

‘Stubborn’ jobless rate hits six-year high

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 minute(s) ago

Unemployment level adds weight to warnings that joblessness will plague SA for a long time if measures to grow economy are not implemented immediately

Energy

Eskom to name CEO ‘within weeks’

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 minute(s) ago

Appointment comes at a critical time for Eskom, which is facing a cash crisis to which no solution has yet been found

Labour

Numsa, Solidarity sign wage deal with Seifsa

Irvin Jim, general secretary of Numsa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

Unions in metal and engineering sectors sign three-year wage deal with employer body, but National Employers’ Association of SA declines to sign until its demands are addressed

Europe

EU agrees to economic sanctions on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

The measures will shut state-owned Russian banks out of European capital markets and target the defence sector and sensitive technologies, including oil

Politics

Mantashe defends Zuma daughter’s appointment

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general says children should not suffer for parents’ sins

World

IMF warns of potential risks to global growth

Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

IMF says sharply higher interest rates could combine with weaker growth in emerging markets to slice as much as two percentage points off global growth in the next five years

Mining

Petra’s second-largest shareholder sells two thirds of its stake in miner

Petra Diamonds CEO Johan Dippenaar. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
15 hour(s) ago

Awal Bank places 43-million shares with UK and international institutions at a discount of 12% to the stock’s Monday close

Thuthukile Zuma speaks during the Jacob Zuma centenial lecture at Nelson Mandela Banquet Hall in Potchefstroom in this 2012 file picture. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD/VATHISWA RUSELO

Zuma’s daughter appointment sends wrong signal

The rise of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter is a disincentive, writes Roderick Lim Banda

Columnists

Steven Friedman

Claiming that reconciliation has failed assumes that a serious attempt has been made to address our racial divides, writes Steven Friedman

SA should try reconciliation — for real this time

Columnists

Allister Sparks promo

Young musicians are South Africa’s greatest source of undervalued talent, writes Allister Sparks

Youth orchestra a neglected public relations investment

Retail & Consumer

SA craft lager earns gold at Berlin festival

Picture: STELLENBRAU
5 minute(s) ago

SA’s burgeoning craft beer industry has been thrust onto the global map with a Stellenbosch-based brewer winning the best lager prize

Law & Constitution

Unions argue SANDF may not discriminate against HIV-positive recruits

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

High court hears about ‘blanket exclusion’ of HIV-positive recruits from South African National Defence Force through health tests

African News

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies from virus

A health worker sprays disinfectant in a house belonging to someone suspected of coming into contact with the Ebola virus in Macenta, Guinea, in March. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

The death of Sheik Umar Khan follows the deaths of dozens of local health workers and the infection of two American medics in Liberia

Middle East

Israel bombs home of Hamas political leader

Mourners carry the bodies of Palestinian children, whom medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike that destroyed a house they were staying at, during their funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Israeli tanks knock out Gaza’s only power plant and the local energy authority says initial damage assessments suggest the plant may be out of action for a year

Former president Thabo Mbeki testifies at the Seriti Commission on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Graft informers are being given a raw deal

Mukelani Dimba: How do we encourage culture of speaking out against corruption if language used to define those who courageously speak out against these social ills remains so acutely negative?

Law & Constitution

Attorneys Amendment Bill aims to end multiple law societies

Picture: TOP NEWS
12 hour(s) ago

A number of law societies to regulate the operations of attorneys are refusing to co-operate in matters of unprofessional conduct

Economy

SA to push for 15-year Agoa term

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Africa Growth and Opportunity Act has generated ‘enormous goodwill’ between African countries and the US, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

Mining

Exxaro buy lifts its coal export capacity

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Exxaro has doubled its ability to export coal through the privately owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal through its $472m acquisition of Total Coal SA

Asia-Pacific

Chinese regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
14 hour(s) ago

Regulator says it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft over Windows operating system, in latest in growing number of competition probes

Financial Services

Executives want more global guidance on tax planning

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
1 day(s) ago

Survey shows participants favour greater co-operation by tax authorities to eradicate base erosion and profit shifting, writes Amanda Visser

Labour

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
23 hour(s) ago

Company has been locked in negotiations with CWU in a bid to resolve impasse, while strike could disrupt the signal services Sentech provides

Politics

Former MEC to face ANC panel over fraud claims

Brian Hlongwa. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG/SOWETAN
22 hour(s) ago

ANC Gauteng chief whip Brian Hlongwa will explain to its integrity committee his alleged involvement in a R1.4bn tender fraud

Mining

Accident shuts Northam shaft for weeks

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
22 hour(s) ago

Northam Platinum cut production in half at its key producing mine after a large weight fell down a shaft, shutting it for up to six weeks

Transport & Tourism

Sanral tries to keep Cape toll details secret

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

SA National Roads Agency will ask court to grant secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of proposed tolling of N1 and N2 highways confidential

National

Tribal landlords vote over mining royalty funds

10 hour(s) ago

Divided Bapo ba Mogale community start voting over platinum miner Lonmin’s offer to swap royalties for an equity stake, which is estimated to be more than R1bn, excluding dividends

Politics

Nkandla ‘to test Parliament’

Pierre de Vos. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Re-establishing the ad hoc committee on Nkandla will test Parliament’s credibility in how it carries its constitutional mandate to hold the executive arm of government accountable

Politics

New code will ban MPs from deals with state

ANC chief whip Stone Zisani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
22 hour(s) ago

News of the new code follows reports detailing extensive business interests of President Jacob Zuma and his family, as well as those of a number of Cabinet ministers

Europe

Deutsche Bank pretax profit rises as markets focus pays off

Deutsche Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
14 hour(s) ago

Deutsche Bank AG’s bid to become ‘last man standing’ in European investment banking is working, bank says, even as threat intensifies of costly litigation

Health

If you want to fight germs, make a fist

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers have found

Europe

London’s famed ‘gherkin’ on sale for £650m

The Gherkin, a glass tower in London. Picture: BBC
16 hour(s) ago

Most ‘iconic office tower’ in the City’s skyline goes on sale after German property firm IVG Immobilien becomes frustrated at attempts to restructure debt

Cricket

Philander and Tahir make a Test to remember

South Africa's captain Hashim Amla (bottom C), Morne Morkel (L), Dale Steyn (bottom R) and AB de Villiers (top R) pose with teammates and the trophy after winning  the Test cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE
23 hour(s) ago

Proteas heroes keep the Sri Lankans at bay to win the series and reclaim the top ranking in the world

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Cartoons

RINGING CHANGES: But you’re bound to be comfortable and assured that the Cherokee Trailhawk will wear off-road abuse just fine.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Veteran gets up to date

Jeep moves away from wartime roots as basic piece of kit, writes Alexander Parker

Opinion

JAZZ: Shepherd’s trio

There’s a palpable shared sense of fun when Kyle Shepherd, Shane Cooper and Jonno Sweetman grab a fast groove and fly with it

South Africa's captain Hashim Amla (bottom C), Morne Morkel (L), Dale Steyn (bottom R) and AB de Villiers (top R) pose with teammates and the trophy after winning  the Test cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

Philander and Tahir make a Test to remember

Proteas heroes keep the Sri Lankans at bay to win the series and reclaim the top ranking in the world

Opinion

Proteas rely on guts and Amla-led enjoyment to reclaim top spot

Vernon Philander. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

With all hope of victory long gone, SA’s dramatic fight for survival was better value for viewing time than many of their triumphs

 
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Amplats CEO Chris Griffith. Dealt a poor hand by the extended platinum strike, his focus on improving productivity is in the best interests of shareholders and — even if they don’t realise it — union members too.

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