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Tshepo Kgadima films Business Day Editor Songezo Zibi on his cellphone as Mr Zibi puts questions to him in the Business Day newsroom on Thursday.  Picture: NICKY SMITH

Uproar at Business Day

5 hour(s) ago

PetroSA chairman arrives unannounced to confront the newspaper’s editor after an article on Thursday’s front page, but fails to discuss allegations in it

Economy

Reserve Bank leaves repo rate unchanged

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

Timing of future interest rate increases would depend on evolution of inflation and state of economy, says Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago in maiden address

Energy

PetroSA chair may face criminal charges

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
19 hour(s) ago

Former cabinet minister Zola Skweyiya is considering laying criminal charges against new PetroSA chairman Tshepo Kgadima after he failed to recover the R3m he gave to the latter

National

Tlakula’s shadow hangs over IEC interviews

Pansy Tlakula and her legal team at the Electoral Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

Candidates proffer possible solutions towards avoiding a repeat of the tender scandal that saw the chairwoman leave unceremoniously

National

ANC calls off multiparty agreement, blaming DA’s ‘destructive attitude’

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, centre, meets with opposition leaders on Tuesday to discuss recent disruptions in the National Assembly.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

ANC in Parliament formally calls off multiparty agreement to restore dignity to Parliament, lumping all blame on opposition Democratic Alliance

National

Cabinet approves plan to ensure departments adhere to local procurement policy

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe addresses the National Assembly on 'Guptagate' on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Cabinet approves implementation of programme to ensure compliance with policy on procuring goods, services from local suppliers

Retail & Consumer

Bain Capital’s Edcon in talks for another SA credit provider

Edcon CEO Jürgen Schreiber
6 hour(s) ago

Edcon is in talks to secure secondary credit provider after collapse of African Bank Investments this year, its CE says

Transport & Tourism

Minister intervenes in SAA debacle to ensure ‘fair process’ to resolve matter

SAA. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ALON SKUY
10 hour(s) ago

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she has intervened in impasse between chief executive of SAA Monwabisi Kalawe and board of SAA

Science & Environment

Record number of rhino killed in SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Efforts by authorities to curb slaughter of endangered species appear to have fallen short as poachers kill 1,020 this year

Lesetja Kganyago, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Kganyago ticks the right boxes

New Reserve Bank governor left the market with no doubt that the independence of the Bank is not under threat, writes Evan Pickworth

Columnists

The panic sparked by two of the world’s biggest chocolate producers is nothing short of fear-mongering, Bronwyn Nortje assures chocolate lovers

No bad taste to chocolate just yet

Columnists

Gideon Rachman promo

Gideon Rachman: We may now be returning to an era in which the threat of nuclear warfare can no longer be treated as the stuff of science fiction

Is Russia putting the nuclear gun on the table?

National

DA protests ‘lack of accountability by Zuma’s government’

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille and Mmusi Maimane lead a protest on the steps of the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

About 100 DA MPs gathered outside the parliamentary precinct, waving placards bearing questions that Cabinet ministers have not answered, writes Paul Vecchiatto

Europe

EU rejects Britain’s bonus cap challenge

David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

EU court adviser rejects a barrage of British challenges against a cap on banking bonuses, dealing a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron’s government

Telecoms & Technology

Cape Town to offer free Wi-Fi at city bus stations

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Service will be rolled out in partnership with commercial entities MWEB, Internet Solutions and Orange

National

Search for new IEC chief begins

Chief Justice Mogoeng Moegoen speaks during a conference looking at Africa’s troubled relationship with the International Criminal Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
8 hour(s) ago

Panel led by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng begins process of interviewing short-listed candidates for position of chairman of the Electoral Commission of SA

Economy

SA at fiscal crossroads, says Gauteng MEC

Barbara Creecy.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

Weakening current account deficit and rising public debt highlight need for fiscal consolidation, Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy says

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Time for action in collective bargaining is long overdue

Successful system will address problems of minimum standards, inequality, poverty, while ensuring continued survival of businesses in sector, writes Gordon Angus

Retail & Consumer

Buying patterns of fresh produce suggest ‘local is still lekker’

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
18 hour(s) ago

Most consumers make it clear they will not pay more for a local product just because it is produced in SA, says Pick n Pay executive

Property

Investec faces Asian competition in Australia

Investec. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
12 hour(s) ago

Investec Australia Property Fund says economy is buoyant, deal-making skills, solid track record will stand company in good stead

National

Inequalities still exist between SA’s teenagers, study shows

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Survey finds major differences in living conditions of black, white, coloured, Indian/Asian teenagers despite reforms

African Business

Tiger takes another hit on Nigerian adventure

Tiger Brands CEO Peter Matlare. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
19 hour(s) ago

Close to R1bn of R1.5bn written off as Tiger CEO Peter Matlare admits the company should have been more circumspect in its approach

African News

Ebola reopens debate about effects of IMF’s policies on Africa

Alpha Conde. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
18 hour(s) ago

Structural adjustment programmes of the past have weakened capacity of developing world states to fight epidemics, say critics

Mining

Gold price and poor weather hit Gold Fields

Miners at Gold Fields' Driefontein mine, west of Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Gold producer says South Deep has come to end of underground support programme, this has disrupted production, has had knock-on effect

Europe

Cameron, up for re-election next year, under pressure

David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

David Cameron’s Conservatives risk losing second British parliamentary seat to anti-EU Ukip, foreshadowing possible political upheaval in next year’s election

Asia-Pacific

Chinese firm signs $12bn deal to build Nigerian railway

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

China Railway Construction Corp to build railway along Nigeria’s coast, in a deal billed as China’s single largest overseas contract

Americas

Amazon robots get ready for Christmas

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shows off his company's new Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, Washington, in this June 18 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Seattle online retailer outfits several warehouses with squat, orange, wheeled robots that move stocked shelves to workers

African News

Sata’s widow joins Zambian presidential race

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Widow of Zambia’s last president joins nine other candidates seeking to replace him by running for ruling Patriotic Front’s presidential ticket ahead of election

Business

Lower-cost SA eyes outsource centre markets

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

The market is small at the moment and good growth is predicted, says expert

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Cartoons

Peter Clarke’s Transition. His art became increasingly abstract as he grew older.  Picture: PHILIPPA HOBBS AND ELIZABETH RANKIN

Master’s spectacular journey

Peter Clarke’s biographers had the chance to speak at length to the artist before his death in April

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Earth-splitting performance

Like the SLS, the new AMG GTS has echoes of the original Mercedes SL.  Picture: DAIMLER AG
16 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled to California to test the 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: The people have spoken

The Ford Ranger was the overall winner.
16 hour(s) ago

The 2015 Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards were announced in Johannesburg recently, writes Lerato Matebese

VIDEO: World’s toughest race on SA’s shores once again

Being on board and winching the sails as the keel lists and goes flying along the water, ocean spray soaking your only change of clothes, gives you an appreciation of what the crew goes through

Rugby

Carr brushes off quota talk

Nizaam Carr. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES/BERTRAM MALGAS
18 hour(s) ago

The looseforward earned his place in the squad after superb consistency for both the Stormers and Western Province

Soccer

Ivorian teenager on coach’s radar for SA game

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Coach hopes to persuade the English premier league leaders to release Victorien Angban

Soccer

Late strike denies Bafana historic win over Nigeria

Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba. Picture: SOWETAN
18 hour(s) ago

Super Eagles will not have a chance to defend Africa Cup of Nations title

Rugby

Meyer experiments around Springbok spine of experience

Teboho Oupa Mohoje. Picture: AFP
18 hour(s) ago

Fullback Johan Goosen and debutant flank Nizaam Carr to make the most of their chances against Italy

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The Third Umpire

FSB market conduct strategy head Leanne Jackson. Scrapping commissions on investment products may be a step too far, but something has to be done to rid the industry of perverse incentives and product mis-selling.

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Israeli boycott leader Muhammed Desai. Buying shares in companies such as Woolworths to pressure them into taking a moral stance is way better than stunts such as putting pigs’ heads in kosher butcheries.

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