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IMF downbeat on SA as it warns global growth worst since 2009

37 minute(s) ago

International Monetary Fund’s revisions released as a separate business confidence index falls to a 22-year low


London listing in sight for Mediclinic

37 minute(s) ago

Listing hinges on Mediclinic International clinching a reverse takeover with United Arab Emirates-based Al Noor Hospital Group

Retail & Consumer

Brewers’ merger ‘would hurt consumers’

NO DEAL:  Public Investment Corporation CEO Daniel Matjila. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
39 minute(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation CEO Daniel Matjila says Anheuser-Busch InBev takeover of brewer SABMiller would create ‘some kind of monopoly’


NEWS ANALYSIS: DA leaves door open to coalition with EFF in 2016

Mmusi Maimane.  Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

Maimane says coalition will be considered if necessary after next year’s local government elections

Middle East

Russia denies hit on historic Syrian city, flying over Turkey

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg attends a Nato ambassadors meeting on Turkey at the Nato headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/JULIEN WARNAND
34 minute(s) ago

Russian defence ministry angrily dismisses reports that it launched air strikes against the Syrian city of Palmyra as false


Minister Brown says no to privatisations

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown addresses the media on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 minute(s) ago

Antiprivitisation stance effectively puts to rest any prospect of mixed ownership for state-owned entities

Law & Constitution

Four women picked as Gauteng High Court judges

TIME OUT: Adv Ishmael Semenya (left), EFF leader Julius Malema and Justice Minister Michael Masutha during a tea break at the interviews for judicial appointments in the Northern Cape on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 minute(s) ago

Plain sailing and no surprises at Judicial Service Commission interviews that yield four women of the six new appointments

A drought-affected region is shown in George in the Western Cape in this December 2009 file photo.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Mooted ban on water rights trade will hit small farmers

Mike Muller asks whether ANC's national general council delegates are worrying about Mrs Mokwena’s tomatoes


World Economic Forum survey a ‘world opinion’ fallacy of prismed views to support business and blame government, writes Steven Friedman

Local business views recycled as world opinion


Governments face a more complicated reality — the super-rich have literally become ungovernable and untaxable, writes Zama Ndlovu

Super-rich thwart fight against inequality


SA hits Agoa ball back into US court

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies addresses Parliament’s trade and industry portfolio committee on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
25 minute(s) ago

Rob Davies says SA has done all it can to address African Growth and Opportunity Act concerns, as new report shows retaliation for controversial private security bill will hurt


Expensive retail shares fuel bourse rise

21 minute(s) ago

Expensive retail shares drive JSE all share gain, while retail indices may be heading for a correction soon

Transport & Tourism

Prasa berated for wasteful spend

Prasa chairman Popo Molefe and acting CEO Nkosinathi Khena face a tough job putting the rail parastatal back on track. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
13 minute(s) ago

Auditor-general condemns almost R20m in ‘fruitless and wasteful’ expenditure including interest on late payments and cash to employees and consultants


Neutrino research nets Nobel for physics

Takaaki Kajita.  Picture: REUTERS
24 minute(s) ago

Japanese and Canadian scientist win the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass

TAKE THE LEAD: Governments are starting to recognise that it is in their interest to act now against emissions. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Carbon pricing must take local realities into account

Business and government need to agree on a carbon emissions strategy that is based on sound policy underpinned by set pricing and clear rules to guide the process, writes Ben Magara

Telecoms & Technology

Huawei bids for Telkom contract

Wu Cong Cheng. Picture: SUPPLIED
20 minute(s) ago

Chinese telecoms equipment supplier Huawei solicits partnerships for Telkom’s engineering and field workers contract


Reserve Bank does not expect SA recession,
says Kganyago

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says economy, while weak, will not go into recession this year and if inflation rises above target range it will be temporary


EU court sinks transatlantic data deal in Facebook case

Vera Jourova, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, addresses a press conference in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/PATRICK SEEGER
12 hour(s) ago

European Commission likely to announce a new version of ‘Safe Harbour’ pact with US as Facebook calls for urgent action to remove uncertainly

Financial Services

Africa, Middle East revenue drives PwC results

< 1 minute ago

London-based professional services firm PwC releases its best set of results in eight years

Middle East

Abbas wary of conflict, Israel destroys homes

3 minute(s) ago

Palestinian president says he does not want spike in violence in East Jerusalem and Israeli-occupied West Bank to spiral into armed conflict with Israel


Glencore reaches two-week high amid push for debt transparency

Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Glencore shares rise to two-week high as company seeks to assuage investor concerns by releasing more information about its finances


Private security bill will cost SA if signed into law: research

President Jacob Zuma addressing the Southern African Development Community parliamentary forum dinner at Zimbali Lodge in KwaZulu Natal on Sunday. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA
16 hour(s) ago

Exports to US, EU could fall significantly if companies from these countries reduced trade ties in retaliation to proposed amendments to private security act


Tswaing given less than 24 hours to pay increases before Samwu strikes

South African Municipal Workers Union members march towards City Hall in Nelson Mandela Bay municipality.  Picture: THE HERALD/MIKE HOLMES
10 hour(s) ago

Indebted municipality given less than 24 hours to pay workers wage increases before union embarks on strike, with reports Tswaing only has R16,000 left in account


Cosatu marches on tolls as Numsa tackles graft

EFF leader Julius Malema, centre, takes part in an anticorruption march against the government in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
6 minute(s) ago

Unions rally support for marches against job losses, deepening corruption, as well as e-tolls


Motsoaledi signs health deal with China

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: THE SOWETAN
8 minute(s) ago

Framework agreement says China will match 20 of its tertiary hospitals with African facilities to strengthen clinical practice

Retail & Consumer

Currency slides hit SABMiller revenue

20 minute(s) ago

Increased lager sales in brewer’s growing African and Latin American markets more than offsets lower volumes in North America and Asia Pacific


Resurgent Sirius to seek SA investment after German deal

18 minute(s) ago

Property company’s management team set to meet South African investors after ‘active and successful period’


European bloc agrees to swap tax deal information

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk address a joint news conference after an eurozone leaders summit in Brussels on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
2 minute(s) ago

EU ministers agree that national authorities will exchange information on tax deals with multinationals

Law & Constitution

Two more judges for Labour Court

14 hour(s) ago

It remains to be seen whether increase of only two judges will suffice to ease pressure of crippling workload in Labour Court


Renault board to meet on Nissan alliance

The interior has received plenty of enhancements.  Picture: QUICKPIC
12 hour(s) ago

French car maker plans to hold board meeting to discuss alliance with Japanese partner Nissan later on Tuesday, source close to matter says


Not practical for Hartebeespoort to fall under Gauteng, says DA

Hartbeespoort Dam is shown in this June 2008 file photo.  Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance dismisses as impractical a call by Hartbeespoort ratepayers’ association for popular tourist town to fall under Gauteng, instead of North West

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Children play the addictive Angry Birds game on an iPad 2. Picture: THE TIMES

Digital games industry set to rake in more than $80bn in revenue in 2015

According to data released by Juniper Research, figure is expected to rise to $104bn by end of 2018


Toyota aims to commercialise semi-autonomous cars

The Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion autonomous concept car is shown on stage during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show . Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Toyota to bring to market cars that can autonomously change lanes, merge with traffic, and overtake other vehicles on highways by about 2020


EpiPen draws new health line

Heather Bresch took a forgotten medication and turned it into a must-have. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS GOODNEY
1 day(s) ago

Savvy branding combined with public awareness campaign on dangers of child allergies resuscitates solid concept, write Cynthia Koons and Robert Langreth

Rudy Paige looks to the heavens at a training session in London on Monday. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES

Meyer sticks to heavyweights against USA as Springboks chase continuity

Coach makes two injury-enforced changes to starting lineup and includes halfback duo of Rudy Paige and Morné Steyn on the bench


Pirates make it a night of pride

BEAUTIFUL BUCS:  Orlando Pirates players celebrate after scoring against Egypt’s Al Ahly during their African Confederation Cup semifinal in Suez on Sunday night. Picture: REUTERS/AMR ABDALLAH DALSH
1 day(s) ago

Orlando Pirates bounce back to unseat Al Ahly in one of club’s greatest victories and book a first spot in Confederation Cup final against Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel


Work still cut out for Lions, says coach

Johan Ackermann. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
1 day(s) ago

Coach Johan Ackermann on guard to make sure that no complacency seeps into Golden Lions’ dressing room


SA defy bottle volleys to take Twenty20 series

Virat Kohli is run out by AB de Villiers at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack yesterday. SA won by six wickets with 17 balls remaining. Picture: AFP PHOTO/DIBYANGSHU SARKAR
1 day(s) ago

India shot out for 92 — their second-lowest total in the format and SA’s second-best Twenty20 bowling effort against a team from a Test-playing country


Bafana trip over US transit visa hurdle

Shakes Mashaba. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
1 day(s) ago

Safa blames negligence of Central American hosts for transit visa bungle after team turned back at OR Tambo


Work ethic underpins Duminy start

JP Duminy makes all the difference with seven sixes in brilliant two-runs-a-ball innings to win the match

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane, who first insisted — rightly — that Dianne Kohler Barnard’s faux pas was an issue for the party’s federal legal commission, then removed her from her post. So which is it? Let’s have some leadership.

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