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Workers in a clothing factory in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Kagiso PMI declines to four-year lows in April

7 hour(s) ago

Purchasing managers index, which gauges activity in manufacturing, falls to 45.4 in April from 47.9 in March, mainly driven by four-point decline in business activity subindex

Mining

Sibanye reports sharp increase in costs

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

Gold producer says operational disruptions are primarily factor during January, February, with performance improving significantly during March

Transport & Tourism

Metrobus ‘struggling to maintain ageing fleet’

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4 hour(s) ago

Metrobus MD Mavela Dlamini says poor condition of buses‚ poor management lack of skills improvement having negative effect on company

National

Road Accident Fund turns 18

Lining highways with scary coffins and smugly shouting about changing our behaviour will not stop the appallingly high death tolls on our roads.  Picture: THE HERALD
2 hour(s) ago

Despite challenges, ‘in recent years‚ we have been able to turn fund around, and fostered strong relationships with similar funds in neighbouring countries’, says RAF

African News

‘No room’ for gay people in Kenya, says deputy president

William Ruto. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/EMMA NZIOKA
1 hour(s) ago

William Ruto makes remarks at church service on day US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for talks, with Kenyan activists condemning comments on social media

Europe

VW board will discuss recruitment of new chairman, sources say

Berthold Huber.  Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Volkswagen’s supervisory board will discuss finding new chairman to fill void left by Ferdinand Piech’s shock departure last month

Industrials

Chances of Evraz recovery ‘positive’

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12 hour(s) ago

Huge potential of business rescue of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium when the steel market turns, creditors told

Law & Constitution

Medical right-to-life bill under the microscope

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

National Prosecuting Authority to appeal against the bill, which seeks to allow for new treatment systems for the terminally ill

African News

Protests over Burundi president’s vote bid enter second week

A man is seen pushing a hand-cart near the wreckage of a car burnt during recent clashes between protesters and riot police in Burundi's capital Bujumbura on Saturday.  Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Hundreds of protesters rally on the streets of Bujumbura, demanding President Pierre Nkurunziza abandon his bid for third term in office

ASSET: A clump of iron ore from a mine. Picture: REUTERS

EDITORIAL: All eyes are on
iron-ore rally

For SA, it’s the broader commodity outlook that matters, with the key issue being what happens to our terms of trade

Columnists

Mark Barnes promo

Next time you get a share buyback payment, don’t reinvest it into the management team that gave it back — spend it, writes Mark Barnes

STRAIGHT TALK: Share buybacks defy all logic

Columnists

South Africans played their part. They should not be forgotten as Europe celebrates Victory in Europe Day, writes John Kane-Berman

SA did its bit in five world war battles that shaped world

Americas

Bill Clinton says nothing ‘sinister’ in foreign donations

Former US President Bill Clinton addresses students on Saturday during an Equity Bank and Master Card sponsored Wings-to-Fly Secondary school scholarship programme in Nairobi, Kenya. Picture: AFP
2 hour(s) ago

Former US president defends foundation’s acceptance of donations, thrusting himself into controversy that is weighing on presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton

Asia-Pacific

China presses Europe in diplomatic push

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Picture: AFP PHOTO
3 hour(s) ago

Beijing launches diplomatic offensive to move Sino-European relations beyond trade, raise its international profile

Americas

Facebook opens Internet.org to developers

Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Facebook opens up platform to new websites, applications from developers, a move social media giant says will boost efforts to get people online in low-income markets

Asia-Pacific

Nepali police find 100 bodies buried in avalanche

A man prays next to rubble of a temple, destroyed in Saturday's earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Police, local volunteers find bodies of trekkers, villagers at Langtang village, continue to dig through snow, ice with shovels looking for more

President Jacob Zuma with members of the outgoing National Planning Commission at the Union Buildings in Pretoria at the end of last month. Pictures: SIYABULELA DUDA

The truly national nature of development

Sacrifices must be made for the National Development Plan to work, writes Joel Netshitenzhe

Middle East

Ethiopian protests draw attention to racism in Israel

Israelis take part in a demonstration in Tel Aviv called by members of the Ethiopian community against alleged police brutality and institutionalised discrimination on Sunday. Picture: AFP
3 hour(s) ago

Riot police battle thousands of Ethiopian Jews in centre of Tel Aviv after video showing two Israeli policemen beating Israeli soldier of Ethiopian descent sparks outrage

Property

Octodec reports increase in half-year distributions

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Property company says redevelopments of existing properties will enhance property portfolio, resulting in sustainable, growing dividends

African News

Nearly 6,000 rescued off Libya in two days

This image taken from a video released by the Italian coast guard shows a coast guard vessel taking part in a rescue effort in the Mediterranean on Saturday. The coast guard said 3,690 people were rescued on the day, one of the highest numbers for a single day. Picture: AFP PHOTO
12 hour(s) ago

Lawlessness in Libya is giving free rein to smugglers trafficking mostly people from Africa and the Middle East fleeing conflict and poverty

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Survey on first quarter jobs unlikely to be inspirational

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12 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA will release the quarterly labour force survey for the first quarter on Tuesday, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Trade & Industry

Durban port authorities on defensive after ships touch sea bed

A container ship pulls into Durban Port.  Picture: THE TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Shipping stakeholders have repeatedly warned about insufficient dredging, despite efforts by Transnet National Port Authority to address the problem

Middle East

Former Iranian president could face charges

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Picture: REUTERS/HADI MIZBAN
12 hour(s) ago

Former Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a fierce critic of the West, is showing signs of preparing for a political comeback

Europe

British election will go down to the wire

British Prime Minister David Cameron watches the Tour de Yorkshire, outside Addingham Memorial Hall, Addingham, the UK, on Sunday. Picture: EPA
12 hour(s) ago

Britons go to the polls this week in a too-close-to-call general election that could trigger an unprecedented bout of political instability

Americas

Former HP CEO enters White House race

Carly Fiorina. Picture: AFP
4 hour(s) ago

Former Hewlett-Packard CE Carly Fiorina announces she is running for president, becoming only woman in pack of Republican candidates

Americas

Two shot dead at Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest

A police officer stands near a vehicle after a shooting outside the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative in Garland, Texas on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Police shoot gunmen after they open fire at exhibit near Dallas of caricatures of Prophet Mohammed organised by anti-Islamic group

Economy

Stats SA counts on new indicators to weigh NDP’s needs

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

Statistician general Pali Lehohla: ‘The absence of an evidence framework undermines the credibility of good intentions and actions’

Industrials

Call for action on industrial grant logjam

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Department has been inundated with claims and has insufficient funds to cover those already submitted

Transport & Tourism

Lanseria plans new terminal to pip rivals

Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg.  Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
12 hour(s) ago

Ambitious OR Tambo International competitor is looking to upgrade its infrastructure, including a new terminal

National

Nene drops proposal to reduce UIF contributions

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

All benefits would have remained unchanged, with the intention to draw down the R72bn surplus in the fund and stimulate job and economic growth

National

Displaced foreigners in stand-off at Isipingo camp

A foreigner makes tea on an open fire. She was among scores of displaced migrants who slept in the open at the Isipingo camp in Durban. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL
12 hour(s) ago

Scores of angry camp residents resist being moved to Chatsworth camp despite lack of water and electricity

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Cartoons

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Take heart: password stress can be beaten

Components such as 3D cameras found on modern devices may provide a whole new way of authentication, so in the not too distant future our smile really will be our passport, writes Rob Miles

Science & Environment

Is pumped storage the answer to electricity woes?

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Most of the expertise required to construct the tunnels at Tubatse is available in SA’s tunneling and building industry, writes Tom Nevin

Opinion & Analysis

Your perspective on the world alters with another language

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

The majority of evidence points to the tangible advantages of using more than one language, writes Panos Athanasopoulos

Gadgets & Gear

Fitness fashionistas strut their stuff in studios, on the street

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Fitness studios, slimming fabrics and social media come together to tailor generation of clothes that are stylish, workout-specific and versatile enough to go from exercise to errands

Management

Seven tips for handling interruptions during meetings

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
6 hour(s) ago

Despite your diligence and preparation, your meeting is being hijacked, but there are ways to handle a persistent interrupter

Gadgets & Gear

Smartwatches — a wristy business

An LG G Watch R smartwatch is presented at the IFA consumer technology fair in Berlin, Germany, on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Smartwatches may be as superfluous as electric can openers, but they appear to be here to stay, writes Andy Walker

Americas

Hollywood scrambles to plug the leaks

FireEye information analysts work at the company’s office in Milpitas, California. FireEye is the security firm hired by Sony to investigate the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. But cast and crew members are the biggest problem with cybersecurity. File picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Security firms have it all to do to protect intellectual property from movie staffers, writes Nicole Perlroth

Chelsea's Eden Hazard (L) and Didier Drogba celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, London, on May 3 2015. Picture: EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Hazard shines as Chelsea clinch the championship

Eden Hazard scores the only goal as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace at a festive, sun-soaked Stamford Bridge to claim their first Premier League championship since 2010

Soccer

Downs winning ways return to restore hope of finishing second

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teko Modise has continued to be excluded by Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, a situation that Downs coach Pitso Mosimane finds puzzling considering his player’s excellent recent form. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
11 hour(s) ago

Sundowns notch first Premiership victory in five matches, their win against Platinum Stars at Royal Bafokeng Stadium perhaps a crucial one in the race for second place

Rugby

‘Arrogance’ of Stormers riles their captain

Cheslin Kolbe of the Stormers during the Super Rugby match between Toyota Cheetahs and DHL Stormers at Free State Stadium on Saturday in Bloemfontein. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHAN PRETORIUS
10 hour(s) ago

Stormers skipper Duane Vermeulen claims his team pitched up in an arrogant mental state for their match against the Cheetahs

Other Sport

Clinical Federer downs Cuevas to clinch Istanbul title

Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the trophy after winning against Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay at the final match of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open tennis tournament in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 3. Picture: EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU
11 hour(s) ago

Top seed Roger Federer wins Istanbul Open with superb display of clay court tennis to defeat Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in straight sets

Soccer

Arrows beat All Stars and make return to top league

Shaun Bartlett. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
11 hour(s) ago

Arrows pick up point they need to win the National First Division title, but leaves it to the last five minutes to ensure they do not suffer a rare setback

Opinion

Forget the detractors, Spies is a star hindered by the Bulls rugby philosophy

Pierre Spies.  File Picture: GALLO IMAGES, LEE WARREN

Pierre Spies polarises opinion among South African rugby supporters, but were it not for his individualism the Bulls would have lost to the Lions

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The Third Umpire

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. It’s great if police are finally “sweeping our public places clean” of criminals, as he claims, but the timing of this crackdown seems more like pandering to a xenophobic electorate.

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Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini, whose explanation for his self-confessed love for Adolf Hitler and his leadership qualities could just as easily be applied to Hendrik Verwoerd, Cecil Rhodes and other charismatic despots.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, for rewarding the woman who hit him on the head with a mango by promising her a new house. Does he want to be buried in fruit? Because that’s the way to get buried in fruit.

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