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Unstable SAA gets another acting CEO

5 hour(s) ago

Management instability continues unabated at SAA where human resources GM, Thuli Mpshe, has now been appointed to run the airline temporarily

National

Thuli Madonsela deplores attacks, defiance for eroding the value of her office

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela at a briefing on Monday during which she bemoaned attacks against her office and her report on Nkandla by members of the government. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela warns constitutional democracy is being eroded by attacks on her report into President Jacob Zuma’s private Nkandla residence

Americas

Monsanto’s bid for Syngenta faces hurdle in Brazil

Monsanto. Picture: BLOOMBER/DANIEL ACKER
1 hour(s) ago

Farmers, lawyers say strong resistance to Monsanto’s unwanted takeover bid of Syngenta could delay deal or force major concessions

Economy

Dim outlook for local vehicle sales

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5 hour(s) ago

Combined with high consumer indebtedness and low business confidence market likely to stay in the doldrums well into next year

Mining

Weak market conditions force RBPlat to revise development plans

Platinum. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Royal Bafokeng Platinum describe six months to end-June as most difficult since it started mining in 2010, has decided to slow development of new Styldrift mine

Energy

Eskom dubs bonuses as ex-gratia pay

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Cash-strapped Eskom capitulates and agrees to pay all staff — except the top management — a special payment

Transport & Tourism

Tourism minister acknowledges visa rules hurt

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom announces South Africa's bio-economy strategy in Pretoria on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom strikes conciliatory note and reassures hospitality sector solutions will be found to issues over new visa regulations

Economy

Manufacturing activity little changed in July, but still in expansion territory

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5 hour(s) ago

Seasonally adjusted Barclays purchasing managers index remains unchanged at 51.4 index points, but despite lack of improvement, activity still in expansion territory

Workers aligned to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march to Wonderkop Stadium to demand rival NUM vacate the office at Lonmin mine in Rustenburg in 2013. Picture: SOWETAN

EDITORIAL: Much rests on gold
wage deal

Co-operation for the greater good has never been more urgent and unions should work together and with management to avoid a strike which could cripple the industry and economy as the gold price falls

Columnists

Phakamisa Ndzamela: Failure to condemn antitransformation elements in corporate SA by its supporters reflects badly on white business-owned entities

It’s transformation, or a return to prescribed assets

Columnists

Visa row has become a bit toxic because there’s a lot at stake, writes Marvin Meintjies

Zero-sum thinking is a visa to a moonless future

National

No word on review from grieving Phiyega

President Jacob Zuma called for a national debate to make the country gun-free as he visited the family of a slain police officer on Monday. He was accompanied by premier David Makhura and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, among others. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
5 hour(s) ago

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega must convince President Jacob Zuma she is still fit for her post after Marikana commission report

Business

Big business bosses speak of challenges

Ian Kirk. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
14 hour(s) ago

CEOs from Sanlam, Pick n Pay and Spur get together for a panel discussion on the common challenges they face

Property

‘New York of Africa’ on track

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5 hour(s) ago

Chinese company Zendai Development South Africa says its city-in-the-suburb plan for Modderfontein are on track

Healthcare

Spanish game changer for Ascendis

Ascendis CEO Karsten Wellner. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Diversified healthcare group Ascendis shows it is serious with purchase of 49% stake in Spanish pharmaceutical group Farmalider for R210m

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: Defending the indefensible

Defence of police commissioner Riah Phiyega adds to evidence President Jacob Zuma should not have appointed her in the first place

Americas

Obama issues challenge on climate change with power plant rule

US President Barack Obama unveils the Clean Power Plan during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, the US, on Monday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/OLIVIER DOULIERY
11 hour(s) ago

President Barack Obama unveils plan that mandates power sector to cut its emissions and enforces a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity

National

Pension reforms aim to tackle SA’s failure to save

Mcebisi Jonas. Picture: MARK ANDREWS/DAILY DISPATCH
5 hour(s) ago

Decline in SA’s savings to 14.9% of gross domestic product prompts the state to institute pension reforms

Mining

PGM prices may hit producers in pocket

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13 hour(s) ago

Platinum group metal prices must rise to avoid forcing miners to market for R24bn in additional funding

Markets

Greek stocks plummet as bourse opens

The Greek flag flies outside the Stock Exchange building in Athens, Greece, on Monday. Picture: EPA/ALEXANDROS VLACHOS
5 hour(s) ago

Investors offload unreservedly on all the top Greek companies, including main electricity provider PPC and top telecoms operator OTE — wiping out €10bn in the first 40 minutes

Labour

Some NUM members reject gold-sector wage offer, union source says

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20 hour(s) ago

Some members of National Union of Mineworkers reject pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, raising threat of sector-wide fallout after another union spurns same offer

Europe

German car makers buy map service from Nokia

Nokia's Here Maps app on a Nokia cellphone. Picture: EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN
5 hour(s) ago

Audi, BMW and Mercedes buy equal stakes in Nokia’s map service Here in €2.8bn deal that allows the car makers to offer new premium features, such as autonomous driving

Economy

SA ‘vulnerable to capital outflows’, says report

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15 hour(s) ago

Local economy has lost momentum through lower government spending and weakness in demand and supply, says Francois van der Merwe‚ head of Macro Research

Europe

UK landlords forced to evict illegal immigrants

A policeman tries to stop a group of migrants walking in Coquelles, near the northern French port of Calais, on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS LO PRESTI
5 hour(s) ago

Cameron government announces new steps against illegal immigrants as Calais crisis dominates headlines

Soccer

Terry unmoved by Arsenal's win

John Terry. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW COULDRIDGE
5 hour(s) ago

Chelsea captain John Terry sizes up Arsenal’s ‘below average' performance winning the Community Shield

Americas

Tiger boosts Heineken earnings

Heineken. Picture: BLOOMBERG/RON ANTONELLI
5 hour(s) ago

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer by market capitalisation, announces better-than-expected earnings, helped by robust growth of its Tiger brand in Vietnam

Americas

Sins forgotten as US charms Maduro

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro greets workers at an oil well operated by Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in Morichal, Venezuela. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Just months after Obama administration declared Venezuela a threat to the US, it is working to improve relations, driven by concern that upheaval there could destabilise the region., writes Nicole Gaouette

National

‘Let me have my day in court,’ says Malema

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

EFF leader speaks out after National Prosecuting Authority asks for a postponement of his trial on fraud charges

Europe

Lloyds investors seek more value for stake

Lloyds Bank. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JASON ALDEN
5 hour(s) ago

Shareholders in Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group call on government to rethink plans to sell down its stake in the lender to ensure taxpayers get the best deal

Middle East

Syrian army jet crashes in rebel-held town

Opposition group Ariha Today says this picture shows the area where a Syrian government bomber crashed in the town of Ariha, Idlib province on Monday. Picture: EPA
17 hour(s) ago

More than 30 killed as bomber crashes in Idlib province, while Russia denounces enhanced US air power against anti-Assad forces

Asia-Pacific

Macau casino slump eases

Picture:  AFP PHOTO/ FILES/PHILIPPE LOPEZ
5 hour(s) ago

Revenue hurt by an economic slowdown in China and Beijing’s antigraft campaign that has deterred high-stakes gamblers

African News

Mauritius joins hunt for MH370 debris

Crew aboard the Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth watch as they are refuelled by the HMAS Success as they continue to search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Mauritius says it will do all it can to search in its Indian Ocean waters for possible debris from Malaysia Airlines’ missing flight, after wreckage washes up on nearby La Reunion

Other Sport

Russia examines fresh claims of doping by athletes

Participants talk before the start of the World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium for Anti-Doping Organisations in Lausanne in this March 24 2015 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Media reports claim large number of abnormal results globally were from Russian athletes.

National

Ithuba, FNB to resume ATM lottery service

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15 hour(s) ago

Lottery operator Ithuba and First National Bank say their suspended ATM service for lottery tickets will resume ‘within the next few months’

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Cartoons

A technological device that helps cyclists respond to traffic threats behind them will hopefully reduce road deaths of cyclists such as Burry Stander, whose body is carried out of a church. Picture: THE TIMES

Innovation has cyclists’ back

A local radar invention, developed in Stellenbosch and bought by Garmin SA, will help cyclists to ride defensively, writes Graeme Addison

Innovation

Big Brother of student data comes to campus

The halls of learning now have unseen ears as computer programs with good intentions begin to play a role in determining how students are faring and how they can be helped to achieve their goals. Picture: BLOOMBERG
5 hour(s) ago

Tracking how long students spend working, socialising, exercising and sleeping aims to improve their academic experience, writes Helen Warrell

Opinion & Analysis

Uber gears up to throw a spanner in the works

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5 hour(s) ago

Upstart Uber’s clash with the metered taxi industry is probably just phase one of its onslaught against the traditional transport establishment, writes Chanel Fourie

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Clever big Benz hybrid makes the greens see red

The full plug-in hybrid GLE500e has a 40km electric-only range, a switch to toggle to the engine, and automatic mode if you need help deciding

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Chance for SuperSport to impress

Orlando Pirates host Ajax Cape Town while Bidvest Wits entertain SuperSport United in two sumptuous-looking ties

Other Sport

Doping claims ‘aimed at redistribution of medals’

IOC president Thomas Bach addresses the media after the Executive Board meeting and IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA
5 hour(s) ago

Olympics chief Thomas Bach vows ‘zero tolerance’ for any Olympic athletics results tainted by doping

Other Sport

Equus Awards expected to be Futura’s crowning glory

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5 hour(s) ago

The Equus voting panel has to side with the nine-time winner Futura ahead of his stable companion Legislate

Cricket

Amla wants ICC to review points system

South African captain Hashim Amla speaks at a press conference at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Picture; AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
5 hour(s) ago

Skipper Hashim Amla wants ICC to review bizarre Test series tally which cost SA five points while Bangladesh gains six

Rugby

Injured Boks return but Pollard uncertain for clash with Pumas

Fourie du Preez (in blue). Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
5 hour(s) ago

Captain Jean de Villiers in the running for this week's squad but Victor Matfield, Jannie du Plessis, Francois Louw, Frans Steyn and JP Pietersen are out

Opinion

It’s a real test of skills when rain ruins the whole series

South Africa’s selectors, management and players may see some benefits later on after monsoon-ruined tour

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Energy portfolio committee chairman Fikile Majola, for opting to hold public hearings on the government’s decision — without having the faintest idea of what it will all cost — to build 9,600MW of nuclear power reactors even though the cost is still up in the air.

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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Given the serious fraud allegations that have been leveled levelled against the Prasa board by fired CEO Lucky Montana, asking the auditor-general auditor-general to conduct a forensic investigation is a wise move.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is reportedly planning to run for a fourth term in 2017. The two-term limit advocated by US President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Africa surely applies to Europe too.

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