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Kagiso PMI recovers in September

3 hour(s) ago

Purchasing managers index is above 50 for first time in five months as business activity picks up after strike in steel, engineering sectors


SA-Russia nuclear deal ‘only a framework agreement’, says department

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

Government has not signed a nuclear deal with any country and is still determining procurement process, say Department of Energy officials

Financial Services

Banking confidence remains flat in third quarter, EY index shows

Banking customers. Picture: THINKSTOCK
52 minute(s) ago

Overall banking confidence for third quarter is 57 index points, well below long-term average of 74, according to EY banking confidence index


Nehawu demands 15% wage increase

2 hour(s) ago

National Education Health and Allied Workers Union says it will begin series of protest marches over poor government services


Motshekga’s car seized over teachers’ pay

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Luxury cars used by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and her director-general are attached after the government fails to pay more than R28m owed to teachers


Transnet, BHP Billiton sign R24bn coal train deal

Transnet's new locomotives Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

State logistics company says it has signed deal with global mining group BHP Billiton to provide trains to bring coal to coast for export


Mashatile sets sights on state bank

Paul Mashatile, ANC chairman in Gauteng. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

ANC in Gauteng seeks creation of a state bank that would function like a commercial bank to fund radical economic transformation, says provincial chair


Adidas seeks to placate investors with share buyback

Shareholders of Adidas, the world's second-largest sports apparel firm, arrive for the company annual general meeting in the northern Bavarian town of Fuerth near Nuremberg in this May 8 2014 file photo.   Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

German sportswear maker, facing investor discontent after series of profit warnings, plans to return as much as €1.5bn to shareholders over next three years


South Africa’s broadband policy reflects state’s failure

According to South Africa Connect — the national broadband policy — government is asking the country to wait until 2030 for universally accessible broadband


If Zuma goes there will be a vacuum at the heart of their political messaging, writes Gareth van Onselen

The DA’s and EFF’s brand problem


The rapid expansion of SA’s wine industry shows the extent to which farmers are adapting to climate change, writes Hilary Joffe

Commercial agriculture faces up to climate change

Middle East

Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran

SCEPTIC: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
8 minute(s) ago

Obama and Netanyahu face differences over Iranian diplomacy and Middle Eastern peace efforts, as well as complications from US-led fight against Islamic State

Trade & Industry

Sink makers call for higher China duties

9 hour(s) ago

Franke Kitchen Systems not only wants the antidumping duties to remain in place for another five years, but is asking to increase the duties to 586% from 62.4% for China and to 831.68% from 95.8% for Malaysia


Rand takes blow for wider trade gap

9 hour(s) ago

SA’s trade deficit widens to highest level in seven months — temporarily knocking the rand to an eight -month low


Higher profit justifies Attacq listing

Attacq CEO Morné Wilken. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
9 hour(s) ago

Developer announces a 24% increase in net asset value per share for the year ending June 30


Nuclear deal not done and dusted

Several roadblocks stand in the way of Zuma’s undertaking to Russia, writes Carol Paton

Middle East

New Afghan leader renews probe into bank scandal

Ashraf Ghani. Picture: EPA/OMAR SOBHANI
45 minute(s) ago

President Ashraf Ghani orders new investigation into $900m fraud that derailed Kabul Bank, underlining his determination to crack down on rampant corruption


Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

Protesters gather around the Golden Bauhinia Square before an official flag raising ceremony to commemorate the Chinese National Day in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on its pro-Beijing government


France warns crisis to linger with slow growth, high deficits

1 hour(s) ago

Crisis-hit France admits it will suffer from slow growth and high budget deficits for next three years at least, as it unveils gloomy annual budget


Turkey considers military action against Islamic State

MISSING: A relatives of one of the Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by fighters linked to the radical Sunni Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front (JAN), attaches positions a poster with pictures of those kidnapped on  a tent in Martyrs’ Square, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Picture: EPA/NABIL MOUNZER
1 hour(s) ago

Turkey indicates it may send troops into Syria or Iraq, allow allies to use its military bases to fight Islamic State as coalition jets launch air strikes on insurgents

African Business

Glencore-owned Mopani suspends mining projects in Zambia

3 hour(s) ago

Mopani Copper Mines says it has suspended some of its planned $800m Zambian copper mining projects after government withheld $200m in tax refunds

Middle East

Iran’s Nobel laureate Ebadi ‘surprised’ at silence on Dalai Lama visa row

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Tutu should speak out against SA’s decision to bar entry to spiritual leader who China regards as a separatist


Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in US

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director, Dr Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Health authorities say they are taking every step possible to ensure the virus does not spread widely

Transport & Tourism

SA Express, SAA fail as ‘going concerns’

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
10 hour(s) ago

Two of the state’s airlines are so financially stricken that they cannot meet the criteria of a going concern unless they get more financial support from the government


Financial watchdog to investigate Tesco

ONLINE SHOPPING:  Tesco says it is building its online business to attract more big-spenders. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
1 hour(s) ago

Financial Conduct Authority to launch investigation into accounting scandal that wiped £3bn from market value of troubled UK grocer


Gauteng MEC acts on audit report

Barbara Creecy.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Barbara Creecy starts probe into provincial finance department officials after AG report


Uptick in business confidence ‘could last’

7 hour(s) ago

Business confidence levels among local producers rises in the third quarter, with expectations of further improvement — provided no labour strikes occur

Law & Constitution

Judiciary takes over administration of superior courts

Justice Minister Michael Masutha announces the transfer of administrative functions to the Office of the Chief Justice at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
10 hour(s) ago

Move seen as step towards greater institutional independence

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WORK OF ART: A ring from jeweller Anna Hu's collection. Last year Hu set the world auction record when her brooch sold for $4.6m. Picture: ANNA HU

Chinese jeweller Anna Hu makes her mark

Cross-cultural appeal of her work is reflected in number of western outlets that stock her designs


Hi-tech answer to a low-grade knee

Penny Haw promo
10 hour(s) ago

Penny Haw turns to technology to help support her failing knees

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Pablo Lapidusas International Trio

Pablo Lapidusas International Trio (P.L.I.N.T.). Picture: SUPPLIED
10 hour(s) ago

If trio returns to SA, as they hope, there will not be a repeat performance of last weekend, writes Gwen Ansell

DETERMINED: Schalk Burger hard at work during the Springbok training session at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Burger fired up to do what it takes

After robust return to Boks, Schalk Burger is eager to play role in ‘soul-stirring’ clash against All Blacks at Ellis Park


Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over


Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over

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The Third Umpire

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, for calling a media briefing to explain his department’s R34.8bn in irregular expenditure, pre-empting the release of its annual report. Now let’s see what he does about it.

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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, who has called for cable theft to be treated as economic sabotage. That’s all very well, but it will have little effect as long as most of the “saboteurs” are not caught.

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Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie. The bank posted a 21% rise in headline earnings for the six months to August, underscoring the difference between its business model and that of failed competitor African Bank.

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