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The London Stock Exchange.  Picture: REUTER

UK traders gear up for long night before Scottish independence vote

3 hour(s) ago

Trading rooms are preparing for extra long shift to cover independence referendum and drafting in extra staff, anticipating surge in activity when result comes through

Labour

Mashaba believes minimum wage concept is a mistake

OUTSPOKEN: Herman Mashaba, chairman of the Free Market Foundation, says it is time for business leaders to speak truth to power.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 hour(s) ago

Black business icon joins minimum wage debate as he believes it is set to hurt small business and is doomed for failure

Economy

Economists expect rates to remain unchanged despite higher CPI

9 hour(s) ago

Inflation rises slightly more than expected in August, but analysts do not believe Reserve Bank will hike rates at monetary policy committee meeting

Healthcare

MARKET WATCH: Healthcare shares continue rally as investors see value

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Analyst says stocks are attractive because demand for healthcare is inelastic — if someone needs medical care, it cannot be delayed or postponed

Retail & Consumer

Pizza Hut returns to South Africa

7 hour(s) ago

Pizza Hut chain is returning after a six-year absence with new focus on delivery meals and plan to use country as platform to enter other parts of the continent

Retail & Consumer

Strong euro knocks Richemont

A pedestrian walks past a Cartier store, operated by Richemont, as it stands illuminated at night in Shanghai, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG
10 hour(s) ago

Luxury goods maker says low growth in Europe, decreases in Asia-Pacific region, Japan offset strong performance in Middle East, US markets

National

McBride ‘unable to provide names’ of recent Ipid appointments at meeting

Robert McBride.  Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

New head of Independent Police Investigative Directorate gets off to rocky start with committee when he and team are unable to name recently appointed provincial heads

Economy

Retail sales increase more than expected

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
7 hour(s) ago

General dealers, textile, clothing, footwear, leather goods sellers main contributors to improvement in retail sales in July

Asia-Pacific

China’s central bank injects $81bn into major banks to support economy

People walk past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, as two paramilitary police officials patrol around it in Beijing on November 20. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Central bank is injecting a combined 500-billion yuan of liquidity into country’s top banks, a sign that authorities are stepping up efforts to shore up faltering economy

Americas

Ebola crisis spiralling out of control, says Obama

Barack Obama. Picture: AFP PHOTO/POOL/SAUL LOEB
8 hour(s) ago

US President Barack Obama issues global call to action, warning deadly outbreak is unprecedented, threatening hundreds of thousands of people

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS

Masipa’s decision to acquit Oscar of murder justified

But it is unfortunate that judge did not spell out her findings on absence of knowledge or foresight of unlawfulness of killing more fully, writes Jonathan Burchell

Columnists

Politicians and activists are not representing us well when they slur instead of speak, writes Steven Friedman

Preference for insult over argument will damage SA’s democracy

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

Even some usually sober ‘legal experts’, who should be explaining the judicial process, have been sucked in, writes Leon Louw

Ignorance fuels feeding frenzy over Pistorius

Trade & Industry

Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

Transnet Engineering workshops at Kilner Park Koedoespruit. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
52 minute(s) ago

Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa says the assembly of rolling stock will be beneficial for the development of the local manufacturing sector

Telecoms & Technology

Jasco withholds dividend as it seeks growth

Jasco CEO Pete da Silva. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
55 minute(s) ago

CEO Pete da Silva says company is planning to go on an aggressive investment drive in the wake of successful three-year restructure

National

Difficult to know ‘how many killed in collapse of TB Joshua guest house’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj says number of South Africans killed in building collapse in Nigeria is based on information from friends, family of victims

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Brown pulls out all the stops in trying to avoid a Scottish secession

ARDENT: Former British Labour prime minister Gordon Brown addresses pro-union supporters in Glasgow on September 9 ahead of Scotland’s independence referendum. Britain's three main political parties united on Tuesday to promise greater powers for Scotland if it rejects independence in next week's referendum, in a last-ditch attempt to head off growing separatist support. Picture: AFP
15 hour(s) ago

For many English, Scotsman and former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown is an unlikely hero, writes Alistair Smout

Politics

Holomisa calls for inquiry into Mbete’s BEE dealings

LEND AN EAR: National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete addresses supporters before  a debate of  no confidence in her outside Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

UDM leader will ask for inquiry into role of Baleka Mbete in controversial Invictus Gold-Gold Fields BEE deal

Energy

Focus on Medupi delays Kusile project

Colin Matjila. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

Eskom needs to urgently bring more units at Medupi and Kusile on line and to connect independent power producers to the grid

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. REUTERS/STEPHEN LAM

REVIEW: IPhone 6 comes out of a ‘bygone era’

Apple finally realises bigger is better and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviews say

Health

Dagga for cancer sufferers gets its day

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini in the study of his Hout Bay, Cape Town, home.  Oriani-Ambrosini has died after a long battle with cancer. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Oriani-Ambrosini’s dying wish now with the National Assembly, writes Tamar Kahn

National

Cooler temperatures over weekend

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Cooler temperatures expected in Gauteng and other parts of the country over the coming weekend

Mining

RBPlat completes first-stage of housing project

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

Royal Bafokeng Platinum housing strategy may serve as model for other mining companies to meet long-standing demand from National Union of Mineworkers

Economy

OECD releases first set of measures to fight erosion of tax bases

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

ax experts warn proposals will have significant effect on the international tax system, including that of SA

Energy

Eskom not complying with order, says Westinghouse

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Company says Eskom has failed to hand over documents related to the awarding of a R4bn tender to Areva NP Proprietary

Mining

Petra sells rare blue diamond for $27.6m

The 232-carat white diamond, worth as much as $20m, discovered by Petra Diamonds at its Cullinan mine, east of Pretoria. PICTURE: PETRA DIAMONDS
13 hour(s) ago

Revenue from diamond auctions could accelerate dividend payments and fund Petra’s capital expenditure

Industrials

Denel and Aerosud sign agreement with Airbus

Airbus Military's A400M military transport aircraft. Picture: AIRBUS
15 hour(s) ago

Agreement between Airbus, Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation aimed at increasing SA’s competitiveness in aerospace manufacturing industry

Health

Complementary medicine rules revised

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

After industry pressure, Department of Health is proposing changes to some controversial regulations introduced last year, which may allow greater number of products to stay on market

National

Lonmin ‘pleaded poverty but paid dividends’

Judge Ian Farlam addresses a witness during the Marikana commission of inquiry. Picture: DANIEL BORN
15 hour(s) ago

Mining company continued paying out dividends to shareholders — despite pleading that it had no money to fulfil its legal obligation to build houses for employees

Mining

De Beers’ model aims to boost sector credit

De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier.  Picture: SIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG
15 hour(s) ago

Company says it has developed model to underpin economic base of cutting, polishing and jewellery making segment of diamond industry

Arts & Entertainment

Irma Stern’s $3.7m works up for sale at Bonhams

Irma Stern's 'Gladioli'. Picture: SUPPLIED
8 hour(s) ago

Bonhams London will auction eleven paintings with combined estimated value of $3.7m during its biannual South African sale

National

Ipid backs NPA's decision not to prosecute Riah Phiyega

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Independent Police Investigative Directorate conducted independent investigation into allegations that Gen Phiyega defeated the ends of justice

Financial Services

FirstRand takes sector lead despite lagging Africa growth

Emilio Pera, lead finance director at EY. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
13 hour(s) ago

FirstRand ahead of Standard Bank, Barclays Africa and Nedbank with R9.9bn in headline earnings for the first half of 2014

Media

Minister defends SABC chairwoman over qualifications

Zandile Tshabalala, right.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
15 hour(s) ago

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says it is unfair to ask SABC chairwoman Zandile Tshabalala about her qualifications as due process is still to be followed

Telecoms & Technology

MTN SA boss sees no way round cuts

LEANER: MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh, who headed the Nigerian operation when it underwent a restructuring similar to the one MTN SA faces, talks to Business Day on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
15 hour(s) ago

Firm needs to return to earlier growth and margins, says CEO

Energy

Minister urges LPG to capitalise on energy trade

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

Liquid petroleum gas, seen by some as ‘middle-class fuel’, can play a significant role in alleviating the country’s energy constraints, says energy minister

Mining

Anxious De Beers studies market in second-hand diamonds

SHINE: Diamond buyer Elliot Tannenbaum, from the Leo Schachter Diamond Group, looks at uncut diamonds at De Beers’ offices in London in August this year. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Expert estimates the recycled diamond market is worth about $1bn

Middle East

World powers ‘must follow rules of war’

WAR TORN: Children carry pieces of the wreckage of a war aircraft that crashed on the outskirts of Raqqa in northeast Syria on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

UN war crimes investigators for Syria caution world powers preparing military action against Islamic State fighters that ‘laws of war’ will apply to them

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Cartoons

SWOOPY: The BMW X4 rides lower than its  more sedate sibling, which is useful when cornering.  Picture: QUICKPIC

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: BMW’s dark horse

The X4 proves to be more than a sexed-up version of the X3, with a tighter drive and barely compromised space, writes Alexander Parker

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Spring bounty for jazz lovers

Gwen Ansell promo
15 hour(s) ago

There is a feast of live jazz for music lovers in the month of September, writes Gwen Ansell

Motoring

Supercar owners defy recession

WHEELS:  This year’s Rogue Rally will see plenty of competitive events and a bit of partying. This picture from last year suggests the flavour of the event. Picture: ROGUE RALLY
15 hour(s) ago

Supercar owners across the country have pulled the dust covers off their precious possessions, writes Mark Smyth

READY FOR ACTION: Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Doctor Khumalo, left, and midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala chat during the media open day at the Kaizer Chiefs Village on Tuesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Chiefs determined to win MTN8 title

Amakhosi face rivals Pirates and the pressure is on after not winning silverware last season

Opinion

Even a child can see what’s wrong with boxing in SA

Things have plumbed such embarrassing depths that fans don’t bother to show up even when entry is free

 
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The Third Umpire

Former Lonmin human resources head Barnard Mokwena, who has been forced to concede at the Marikana inquiry that he was wrong to tell police that upstart union Amcu called the 2012 wildcat strike.

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AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, who has scrapped a planned $2.1bn rights issue and asset split in the face of strident shareholder opposition. Whether they’re right or wrong, they do pay his salary.

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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, for making headlines by urging ANC members to defend President Jacob Zuma to the bitter end, so to speak, rather than for her achievements in this vital portfolio.

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