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Mmusi Maimane, left, and Dion George address a press briefing on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

DA presents its medium-term budget wish list

1 hour(s) ago

DA calls for cuts in government expenditure, including reduction in size of Cabinet, ahead of release of medium-term budget policy statement

National

‘Grossly negligent’ Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail

Oscar Pistorius during his sentencing on Tuesday. Picture: HERMAN VERWEY/EPA
6 hour(s) ago

Pistorius is also handed three-year suspended sentence for contravention of firearms act, which will run concurrently

Mining

Norilsk severs its connection with Africa

SPARKING GROWTH: An employee works in a ferronickel smelter owned by state miner Aneka Tambang  in the Pomala district in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province. The country accounts for roughly 7%  of the world's total nickel mine output. Picture:REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Norilsk stated its intention to sell its 50% of Nkomati Nickel, which it owned jointly with JSE-listed African Rainbow Minerals, and its 85% stake in Tati Nickel Mining in Botswana towards the end of last year

Europe

Total CEO dies in plane accident

Christophe de Margerie. BLOOMBERG/FABRICE DIMIER
8 hour(s) ago

Christophe de Margerie is killed when business jet collides with snow plough during takeoff at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow

Industrials

PPC raises defences against Foord ‘demand’

Ketso Gordhan. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

Foord says it has been able to gain the support of another shareholder, Visio Capital Management, to support its bid to replace the board

Politics

‘Political meddling harms parastatals’

Black Business Council spokesman and businessman Sandile Zungu. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

Zuma adviser highlights governance decay, says there is often no clear line between 'enthusiastic' ministerial oversight and political interference

Health

Bedaquiline approved to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

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11 hour(s) ago

Experts say patients on bedaquiline recover faster and transmit TB for a shorter time than patients who are not, writes Tamar Kahn

National

Arms deal critic spurns subpoena

10 hour(s) ago

Paul Holden and former African National Congress MP Andrew Feinstein also will not travel to SA to testify

National

Durban beaches closed on shark fears

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10 hour(s) ago

Many beaches will remain shut at least until the end of November

African Business

Djibouti internet start-up aims to boost broadband speeds across east Africa

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6 minute(s) ago

Internet access in east Africa is still relatively slow and costly but Djibouti-based technology start-up Djibouti Data Center has ambitions to help change that

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Women in tech: Emma Kaye on changing the conversation

Founder of Bozza believes it is time to talk about how entrepreneurs can start again, listen, implement projects, learn from endless disappointments

Columnists

Ali Mazrui’s work opened one’s mind up to what it truly means to be African — and not the Africa of colonial Europe, writes Muthoni Maingi

Mazrui taught what it meant to be truly African

Columnists

Government should fix Eskom without selling dividend-yielding assets that pay tax, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

No protests over ‘selling the roof to pay the rent’ plan

Europe

Court rejects Lufthansa bid to block strike

Airplane of German air carrier Lufthansa lands at the airline's main hub in Frankfurt. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

German labour court finds no grounds to declare walkout by pilots over retirement benefits illegal, strike began at short-haul fleet, later extended to long-haul services

Markets

Hedge funds can step up to the plate when markets are volatile

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2 hour(s) ago

Fund managers encourage investors to consider adding hedge funds to their portfolios to mitigate risk of falling markets

Retail & Consumer

Rekorderlig targets changing tastes

Cider products. Picture: ROBBIE TSHABALALA/FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

Swedish cider company, which entered the SA market last month, is looking to tap into the same trend which is buoying craft beer producers

Financial Services

Guardrisk eyes Kenya and Mozambique

Guardrisk MDHerman Schoeman. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

Specialist insurer Guardrisk sees opportunities to introduce cell captive insurance

National

Sars closes in on trusts’ exploitation of system

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10 hour(s) ago

Details of parties benefiting from trusts required and greater disclosure, writes Amanda Visser

Healthcare

Aspen seals therapy licensing deal

Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

Drugs manufacturer signs agreements to acquire license rights to innovative unmodified oral testosterone replacement therapy from US specialty pharmaceutical firm

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Public protector has teeth to back up the quest for truth

The right of the public protector to take appropriate remedial action goes far beyond merely speaking truth to power, writes Paul Hoffman

Trade & Industry

US commerce body goes to bat for SA

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10 hour(s) ago

Chamber says extension of African Growth and Opportunity Act would have mutual benefits

Industrials

Sappi redeems part of R750m bond

FUTURE: Workers stand beside storage towers at Sappi’s Ngodwana wood mill in Mpumalanga on  Wednesday. Picture: BLOOMBERG
11 hour(s) ago

Paper group faces a number of local and offshore debt obligations over the next five years

Americas

Poll shows Rousseff has momentum in run-off

Dilma Rousseff. Picture: REUTERS/ RICARDO MORAES
11 hour(s) ago

Brazil’s currency and stock markets extended losses after the poll showed Aecio Neves, an investor favourite from the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party, losing momentum

African News

No E-word on AU crisis-talks agenda

Ebola survivor.  Picture: EPA/EMILO NARANJO
11 hour(s) ago

African governments and most pan-African institutions are making only marginal contributions to the fight against the biggest threat to the continent for years

African Business

Ebola hits Heineken sales in Sierra Leone

DRIVE-BY SHOT: A ban on liquor advertising could force smaller agencies to close. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
11 hour(s) ago

Company’s Sierra Leone unit sends staff home and halts expansion plans as it joins growing number of firms cutting operations in West African nations hit hardest by Ebola outbreak

Europe

Air France KLM, Delta, Alitalia offer concessions to settle EU probe

GETTING A LIFT: An Airbus A320 aircraft, operated by Alitalia, taxis on the tarmac at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, on Friday. The airline has secured a €500m rescue package. Picture: BLOOMBERG
37 minute(s) ago

Skyteam alliance partners offer to give up slots at three airports and make other concessions to try to settle European Union antitrust investigation

Asia-Pacific

Chewing too much hassle? Japan’s got just the thing

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41 minute(s) ago

Tokyo-based gum-maker creates earphones that record number of times you move your jaw, along with speed and strength of each bite

Europe

US bombs own arms supply to Kurds after fearing it went astray

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from a hill near the Mursitpinar crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

US, French and British aircraft also carried out six more strikes in neighbouring Iraq against Islamic State positions near Fallujah, on the Baiji oil refinery

Mining

RBPlat’s new mine suffers difficulties

Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Target date for steady state production now extended by six months

Business

Value of BEE over-counter share trade now R15bn

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11 hour(s) ago

SA’s over-the-counter market that was started for BEE shareholders has ballooned from the R2.3bn empowerment investors paid originally to participate in these schemes, analysts say

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Cartoons

Oscar De La Renta, centre, smiles with model Karlie Kloss, left and another model after presenting his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week in this February 12 2013 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

US designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Condolences pour in for legendary fashion designer, whose clothes defined US elegance for generations, were beloved by first ladies, Hollywood stars

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Linguistic mischief for readers’ imagination

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Michael Frayn, playwright, novelist, farceur and philosopher, talks to Sarah Hemming about fear, chaos and his newest book Matchbox Theatre

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Women’s Theatre Festival

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Ntshieng Mokgoro's never-say-die attitude helped her pull off a Women’s Theatre Festival with a paltry R5,000 in the kitty, writes Christina Kennedy

GLASS HALF FULL: Jean de Villiers believes the Stormers are showing signs of improvement, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Picture: CARL FOURIE/GALLO IMAGES

Springboks kick off preparations

Captain says there is ‘a great mood and a positive atmosphere’ at Stellenbosch training camp

Soccer

Ajax plan rebound after defeat

Ajax. Picture:  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ LANCE PRINSLOO
11 hour(s) ago

Ajax host Platinum Stars at the Cape Town Stadium just three days after defeat in their top-of-the-table clash with AmaKhosi in which they lost their 100% home record

Rugby

Management turmoil behind Sharks’ losses

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

The boardroom problems threaten to destabilise a union that for years has been the model of consistency

 
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The Third Umpire

Former PPC CEO Ketso Gordhan, who seems to have recruited enough shareholders to force the board to hold a special general meeting. Whether he has enough support to reconstitute the board remains to be seen.

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