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Deputy Public Works minister Jeremy Cronin addresses the public hearings on the Expropriation Bill in Parliament on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Constitutionality of Expropriation Bill questioned in Parliament

13 minute(s) ago

South African Institute of Race Relations says Expropriation Bill is inconsistent with Constitution, has not ruled out possibility challenging it

Telecoms & Technology

MTN expects lower first-half earnings, shares drop

MTN. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
4 hour(s) ago

Shares in MTN fall 5% as company says it expects drop in first-half earnings, blaming weaker exchange rate that hurt international business

Industrials

Mondi rallies to near-record high

Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Packaging and paper group Mondi touches near-record highs on JSE after announcing first half earnings will increase even with once-off costs of €36m

Mining

Vedanta opens new zinc mine in Northern Cape

Vendata. Picture: SUPPLIED
45 minute(s) ago

Vedanta plans to turn Southern African region into one of most important suppliers of zinc globally through Gamsberg project

National

DA calls for forensic probe into Sassa

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
57 minute(s) ago

Democratic Alliance to ask auditor-general Thembekile Makwetu to conduct a forensic investigation into the South African Social Security Agency

Cricket

Cricket legend Clive Rice dies after lengthy battle against brain cancer

Cricket legend Clive Rice. Picture: ROBERT BOTHA/BUSINESS DAY
2 hour(s) ago

Cricket legend Clive Rice, described as one of most formidable, gifted and competitive allrounders game has ever seen, dies after lengthy battle against brain cancer

Science & Environment

Poacher-hunting dog serves on frontline of SA rhino battle in Kruger

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

In first half of this year, Killer has helped rangers to arrest more than 15 poachers in Kruger National Park as authorities try to keep rhino safe

Americas

Airbnb announces plans for accelerated SA growth

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Online accommodation booking platform Airbnb announces plans to accelerate growth in South Africa, which it says is its largest African market

Emergency services staff give a demonstration of how to fight fire from the ‘fire pool’ on Sunday. Picture: DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

EDITORIAL: Nkandla stage show

Presidency has essentially conceded the Nkandla ‘security upgrade’ was massively corrupt

Columnists

FSB’s move has created many more opportunities than expected, but black capital has not aggressively taken advantage of them, writes Phakamisa ...

Black capital must reclaim past

Columnists

This industry moves so fast that any legislation will be comically out of date by the time they get round to passing it, writes Alexander Parker

Car companies will autocorrect their tech troubles

Americas

Dutch law sinks drug tie-up

Teva International. Picture: BLOOMBERG/AKOS STILLER
2 hour(s) ago

Frustrated by months-long pursuit of Mylan, Teva announces it is abandoning effort and buying generic-drugs business of Allergan instead for $40.5bn

Labour

Union demands transport minister’s resignation

Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union calls for both transport minister Dipuo Peters to resign and for President Jacob Zuma to fire her

Industrials

Bulk property deal boosts AECI

AECI CEO Mark Dytor. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

Explosives and chemicals company says it delivered ‘creditable results’ in challenging local, international environment

Asia-Pacific

China pledges support after shares slump 8.5%

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

China will unleash more funds to stabilise its jittery share market, state media report, after Shanghai stocks post biggest daily fall for more than eight years

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble comments at the end of a European Union meeting in Brussels this week. Picture: AFP PHOTO/THIERRY CHARLIER

The skew make-believe world of eurozone rules

At a deeper level, the disagreement is not about the law, but about politics and economics, writes Wolfgang Münchau

Education

Advtech shareholders to take on board

Advtech CEO Frank Thompson. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
8 hour(s) ago

AGM may provide clues as to whether an unsolicited R6bn takeover attempt by larger rival Curro Holdings stands a chance

Europe

Alstom shells out again to keep GE deal on track

Picture: AFP
3 hour(s) ago

French engineering company to accept less than previously agreed for power turbines unit from General Electric as way to win antitrust clearance in Europe

Americas

Offshore wind power gets foothold in US

Wind farm. Picture: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH
4 hour(s) ago

Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind begins installing foundations for North America’s first offshore wind farm

Americas

Brazil’s biggest party sticks with unpopular Rousseff — for now

Dilma Rousseff. Picture: AFP PHOTO/EVARISTO SA
4 hour(s) ago

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff struggling to save her presidency amid worst economic downturn in 25 years and political crisis sparked by massive kickback scandal

African News

Burundi presidential vote not credible, say UN observers

Burundi election line. Picture: AFP / PHIL MOORE
6 hour(s) ago

United Nations observer mission says presidential elections in Burundi last week relatively peaceful but not ‘inclusive free and credible’ vote

African News

Obama urges Ethiopia to open up

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn greets US President Barack Obama as he arrives at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on Monday. Picture: REUTERS /TIKSA NEGERI
8 hour(s) ago

US president says allowing more freedoms will strengthen Ethiopia, once a famine-stricken country which has lifted millions out of poverty

Financial Services

Bids to tighten legal privilege in tax dealings

Rows of taxpayers  wait to be assisted with their income tax returns at the SARS office in Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD/FREDLIN ADRIAAN
9 hour(s) ago

Treasury and the South African Revenue Service challenge validity of legal privilege to withhold documents

Retail & Consumer

Dunkin’ Brands coming to SA

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/OZIER MUHAMMAD
8 hour(s) ago

Speciality ice-cream franchisor wants to open 50 Baskin-Robbins outlets in SA over the next five years

Europe

Diageo dissolves Heineken venture to go solo in SA

Alcohol consumption. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Diageo to dissolve venture with Heineken in SA, neighbouring Namibia three years earlier than planned so distiller can fully own its operations in those countries

Europe

Cameron to speak out about dirty money in London property

British Prime Minister David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

British Prime Minister David Cameron set to call attention to ‘corrupt money’ being laundered through property in Britain

Europe

BP falls into second quarter loss on oil spill charge, price slump

PR NIGHTMARE: Smoke billows from controlled oil burns near the site of the BP  oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.   Picture: BLOOMBERG/DERICK E HINGLE
4 hour(s) ago

BP says it sank into red in second quarter, after taking vast $10.8bn hit on costs linked to deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill as well as knock from oil price slump

Americas

Hillary Clinton pledges to be America’s renewable energy president

Hilary Clinton. Picture: AFP/JEWEL SAMAD
4 hour(s) ago

Ms Clinton lays out ambitious plans to invest in solar, other renewable energy if elected president, drawing contrast with fossil-fuel-loving Republican rivals

Industrials

Bidders line up for distressed Evraz

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

Bidders stump up $10m by deadline, but no details emerge of the preferred candidates for SA’s second largest steel maker

National

Phiyega set to resist the push

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

Institute for Security Studies expert says National Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s responses show she lacks understanding of the gravity of the accusations against her

Labour

Samwu concerned that municipal strike will hurt ANC at polls

South African Municipal Workers Union members march towards City Hall in Nelson Mandela Bay municipality.  Picture: THE HERALD/MIKE HOLMES
9 hour(s) ago

Workers and union leadership at odds as pressure builds to sign a deal

Energy

Now chair quits embattled PetroSA

A chimney flares at PetroSA's Mossgas facility in Mossel Bay. Picture: THE TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

State oil company PetroSA's board now lacks quorum following suspension of executive directors

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Cartoons

This image courtesy of New York Magazine shows the cover of the July 27-Aug 9, 2015 edition featuring 35 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Picture: AFP/AMANDA DEMME/NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Thirty-five of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims speak out

New York magazine cover story is largest exposé yet of alleged abuse from women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of assault

Management

Seven ways to reinvigorate your job

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

One is bound to fall into rut doing same tasks at same office with same people every day, but there are ways to reinvigorate your job

Innovation

Switched-on young innovators’ light bulb moment wins the prize

Pupils from Limpopo’s Risinga Secondary School with their Cell Switch device for which they won the national prize in an international competition for young innovators. Picture: SUPPLIED
9 hour(s) ago

The Cell Switch, invented by the pupils through their company Centronix, can switch household appliances on and off by sending an SMS, writes Edward Tsumele

Innovation

Big players banking on bitcoin tech to streamline operations

Bitcoin. Picture: REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER
9 hour(s) ago

World’s biggest banks and companies reckon blockchain data could save them money by making the way they operate faster, more efficient and more transparent, writes Jemima Kelly

Innovation

SA car makers eye Nigeria despite tariffs

The Nissan plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria, where sister company Datsun hopes to announce the production of a new model in the next 18 months. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
9 hour(s) ago

German car maker Volkswagen joins Nissan, Hyundai, Ashok Leyland and Iveco in Nigeria using an assembly plant owned by the Dubai-based Stallion Group

Health

Not an introvert or an extrovert? You may be an ambivert

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Personality traits of extroversion, introversion fall on spectrum, scientists are now taking closer look at overlooked category in the middle

Gadgets & Gear

Google gives up on Google+ as a Facebook rival

5 hour(s) ago

Technology company puts final nail in coffin of its ambition to make Google+ real competitor to leading social networks

Gadgets & Gear

Android flaw lets hackers break in with a text message

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Cyber security firm Zimperium warns of flaw in world’s most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with text message

Innovation

From old energy to new order

CEO and chairman of NRG Renew Africa Grant Pattison says a classic management dilemma is whether to outsource power generation. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
9 hour(s) ago

Charlotte Mathews: Grant Pattison tells CEOs to deal with load shedding and get it off the agenda — then look at the future of energy costs

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Car companies will autocorrect their tech troubles

This industry moves so fast that any legislation will be comically out of date by the time they get round to passing it

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Long passage to India as relations thaw

Centrepiece of SA’s summer takes shape with the announcement of the fixtures for the tour to India

Rugby

Gold picks Du Toit for Sharks friendly

Pieter-Steph du Toit, centre, will play for the Sharks in a warm-up on Friday and has a chance of making the Springbok squad for the World Cup. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
9 hour(s) ago

Gary Gold selects Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit in Currie Cup warm-up game against the Golden Lions

Soccer

Rakhale provides the goal, Mhlongo keeps Bucs in it

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Winger Thabo Rakhale scores a superb goal in the second half for the win while Mhlongo makes sure of the victory

Other Sport

Legislate green light is relief for Hawkins

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Last season’s Durban July winner will definitely run in R1m Champions Cup at Greyville

Rugby

Bok skipper needs work, says WP coach

Jean de Villiers leaves the field on Saturday after his first match in nine months. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA
9 hour(s) ago

WP coach John Dobson selective in his praise of Springbok captain Jean De Villiers

Cricket

Starc climbs into England over pitches

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has accused England of not knowing what pitch they want for the third Test which starts at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/PHILLIP BROWN
9 hour(s) ago

There have been suggestions England and Wales Cricket Board chiefs have ordered groundsmen to prepare deliberately slow surfaces

Soccer

Amagluglug to face Rwanda’s best

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

SA’s under-23 team to warm up for their weekend Olympic Games qualifier against Zimbabwe with a match Tuesday night against Rwanda

Opinion

Cricket is also about smashing self-delusion to reality’s boundary

Cricketers are asked just as frequently to practise self-deception rather than opposition deception. And as millions of retired cricketers will testify, they need it

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The Third Umpire

PetroSA chairman Nonhlanhla Jiyane. Leaked legal opinion indicates that the board’s bid to fire executives who were suspended following reports of a R15bn loss will fail due to the weakness of the case against them.

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Former spokesman for the presidency Mac Maharaj, whose claim that he advised President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of the Nkandla money makes him come across as the proverbial rat abandoning a sinking ship.

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Baron John Sewel, deputy speaker of the UK House of Lords, who faces the prospect of being the first peer to be expelled on the basis of a rule he introduced, after being filmed snorting cocaine off a prostitute’s breast.

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