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Inflation moderates slightly in July

1 hour(s) ago

Consumer price index eases more than expected due to moderation in food prices, data support view that Reserve Bank will keep interest rates unchanged in September

Financial Services

Moody’s lowers ratings on big banks

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7 hour(s) ago

Aftershocks from collapse of unsecured lender African Bank continue to ripple through SA’s financial services sector, with all four major banks downgraded

Mining

BHP Billiton confirms sale plans for most SA assets

TIME TO ACCOUNT: BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie prepares to discuss the company's annual results at a meeting in Sydney on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Global resources group plans to spin off noncore businesses estimated to be worth $16bn — including most of its assets in SA

Transport & Tourism

Sanral rejects Cape Town’s call on tolls

South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

Sanral believes its jurisdiction ‘trumps’ Cape Town city council’s wish that Winelands toll road project be halted

Health

Sugar tax mooted to save lives and money

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6 hour(s) ago

Study shows 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million

Telecoms & Technology

Vodacom to spend R1bn on upgrading Gauteng network

Vodacom branding on the Ponte Building in Hilbrow, Johannesburg, in 2011. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/FELIX DLANGAMANDLA
7 hour(s) ago

Vodacom says it will invest R1bn in upgrading its network and adding new base stations in Gauteng

Politics

MPs look at overlapping Chapter Nine mandates with an eye on costs

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7 hour(s) ago

Parliamentary committees take first steps to address areas where the mandates of Chapter Nine institutions overlap, and how resources can be saved

Politics

ANC’s resolution ‘will constrain probe of Zuma’

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

DA argues that the mandate of the ad hoc committee is limited to the president’s Nkandla report and will be a constraint on the work of the committee

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Private sector must address challenges of the 21st century

Lorenzo Fioramonti asks if South African business is ready for the 21st century

Columnists

The test of a watershed event is whether it changes behaviour or opinions among key actors, writes Steven Friedman

Little evidence that Marikana changed anything

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

Leon Louw asks why governments, including ours, inflate

Inflation is the way governments plunder

African Business

Africa nations sell debt for Ebola fight

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) member in protective gear. Picture: AFP/CELLOU BINANI
7 hour(s) ago

Ebola outbreak strains finances of affected governments, with Sierra Leone using Treasury bills to fund fight against virus as mining companies halt operations

Retail & Consumer

Shoprite shares tumble as profit growth lags consensus

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1 day(s) ago

Grocer misses estimates with 3.3% rise in full-year profit as consumers battling high personal debt and rising prices cut spending

Americas

St Louis suburb braces for more racial unrest amid appeals for calm

Demonstrators protest against the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
47 minute(s) ago

Ten days after the shooting of Michael Brown, St Louis metropolitan police shoot and kill a 23-year-old black man brandishing a knife

National

Top court hears Hawks still not independent enough

Hugh Glenister. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Despite an overhaul by Parliament of the legislation establishing the Hawks, the priority crime unit is still not independent enough, hears the Constitutional Court

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EDITORIAL: Acres of room at the top

With corruption usually the focus of discussions on governance, the matter of leadership and strategic bungling is often forgotten

Middle East

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist

A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be US journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Picture: REUTERS
35 minute(s) ago

Insurgents post video allegedly showing beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US journalist whose life they say depends on how US acts in Iraq

Management

Consumers ‘demand more’ of public services

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane addresses a media briefing on the presidential review committee on state-owned enterprises on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Public servants must improve service and efficiency to meet the demands of a more sophisticated South African consumer, says Collins Chabane

National

Principals tell of ghost teachers, appointed with falsified details

Stone Sizani.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Wife of ANC chief whip pleads not guilty to 31 counts of fraud and money-laundering more than R1.2m

Middle East

Israel withdraws from talks as rockets fired from Gaza

DIRE STRAITS: Palestinians wait to receive food supplies from a United Nations food distribution centre in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday (August 19, 2014).  REUTERS/IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA
7 hour(s) ago

Israel hauls negotiators back from talks in Cairo and warplanes hit Gaza after Palestinian rockets smashed into the south

African News

Sadc Tribunal back with mandate reduced to interstate cases

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7 hour(s) ago

Regional leaders adopt new protocol to reconstitute the tribunal of Sadc, but with a diminished mandate

Asia-Pacific

BHP shares slump in Australia after demerger plans

1 hour(s) ago

BHP Billiton’s shares tumble in Australia as investors show disappointment with lack of share buyback and concern over mining giant’s demerger plans, analysts say

Retail & Consumer

Art takes off in SA as a ‘diversification strategy’ for investors

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4 hour(s) ago

International art market is seeing record prices for sales by living artists, and South African and African markets are beginning to take off

Financial Services

Standard Bank denies reckless lending to reverse mortgage scheme firm

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4 hour(s) ago

Bank tells court it had no reason to question motives of company involved in fraudulent scheme

Trade & Industry

Illegal cigarettes cost government R3bn a year

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6 hour(s) ago

SARS official says border controls have been strengthened and various government agencies are working together to fight the scourge

African News

Defections help boost Jonathan’s chances in presidential election

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrives at President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
7 hour(s) ago

Former anticorruption chief Nuhu Ribadu is latest to join Nigeria’s People’s Democratic Party, write Elisha Bala-Gbogbo and Yinka Ibukun

Business

Business rescue provisions in Companies Act ‘groundbreaking’, says Davies

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
18 hour(s) ago

Since business rescue provisions became effective in 2011 more than 1,330 notices were filed of which 1,121 were valid business rescue notices, says minister

Media

Committee to give clarity on inquiry into Tshabalala’s qualifications

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

Communications committee says it will give feedback on whether inquiry will be started to look into claims SABC board chairwoman misled National Assembly about qualifications

Europe

Maersk lifts profit forecast on higher shipping volumes

A Maersk shipping vessel. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

World’s largest container-shipping line says earnings are rising because of higher freight volumes and lower costs

Mining

Green Scorpions to go on sand mining blitz

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21 hour(s) ago

Environmental management inspectors from national, provincial departments will take part in initiative to address environmental, water damage

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Cartoons

BIG, BRASH AMERICAN:  But the Chrysler 300C now boasts a little Euro interior improvement.  Picture: QUICKPIC

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Force is with us in spades

We should all, from time to time, conduct an audit, writes Alexander Parker

Arts & Entertainment

Scent of money in new cinema tech

CINEMA POTATOES: People watch a rugby match between England and France at a cinema in France in 2010. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

New technology is allowing cinemas to provide a wider range of experiences to moviegoers than ever before, writes Robert Cookson

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNOLOGY: Smartphone owners’ appetite for new apps wanes

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7 hour(s) ago

Waning appetite for new apps is fuelling mobile developers’ concerns that best days of growth are coming to an end

Hashim Amla during the second one-day international against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports club in Bulawayo on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA

Zimbabwe gets no luck from Proteas’ misfortune

Zimbabwe’s cricket team fail to cash in on several extraordinary SA dismissals

Soccer

Feuding means soccer will continue to suffer

Mninawa Ntloko promo
5 hour(s) ago

If things do not change, domestic soccer will still be stuck in the starting block four years from now

Cricket

Amla and De Kock, the new invincible odd couple

HOME AND AWAY: Hashim Amla plays a shot on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan  at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday. Captain Graeme Smith described conditions at Newlands as ‘foreign’ this time. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Thoughtful, efficient, polished Hashim Amla and instinctive, emphatic, unfiltered Quinton de Kock are another winning pair who seem connected by contrast

Opinion

Give Zimbabwe real support, or cut them loose

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It is time to decide about Zimbabwe’s future as an international cricketing nation

 
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The Third Umpire

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, whose title should really be chief praise singer to the chief, for blocking opposition attempts to call President Jacob Zuma to account before Parliament for his role in the Nkandla scandal.

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Portia “Pankie” Sizani, the chief praise singer’s better half, who has pleaded not guilty to 31 counts of fraud totaling R1.2m. She is accused of creating “ghost teachers” in the Eastern Cape and taking their salaries.

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South Gauteng public prosecutions director Andrew Chauke, who has been rapped over the knuckles by a senior magistrate for failing to ensure the prosecutors under his authority obey the law in maintenance cases.

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