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Standard Bank joint CEO Sim Tshabalala.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Standard Bank growth fair when excluding global businesses

31 minute(s) ago

Global markets business shows headline loss of R3.8bn, of which R1.6bn was a result of fraud in China and R1.7bn partly due to volatile international markets


Exxaro swings to a loss on R5.76bn write down of its Congo mine

Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Miner, however, reports a strong performance in SA at its coal business where revenue grew 21% to R3.3bn compared to 2013


Spy leaks threaten South Africa’s security, says Cabinet

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe briefs the media regarding the remains of South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria.  Picture: GCIS
1 hour(s) ago

Cabinet strongly condemns leaking of State Security Agency documents as this may put country’s security at risk

Financial Services

‘Sound performance’ for Sanlam as it lifts annual dividend 13%

2 hour(s) ago

Company says diversified nature of group’s operations, together with the strength of the Sanlam brand, enabled it to withstand challenging financial challenges

Telecoms & Technology

Set-top boxes to have access control mechanism, says Cabinet

41 minute(s) ago

Decision brings to an end years of wrangling within government and ANC over the policy and opens the way for SA’s migration to digital television


Foreign businesses face backlash in SA

South African flags flying high. Picture: GCIS
56 minute(s) ago

Economists say policies designed to appease ANC’s poor political base risk alienating investors amid deep uncertainty in global economy


Russia launches military exercises in disputed territories

A picture taken on February 28 2015 shows member of the 'Russian Imperial Movement , a nationalist group in Russia, volunteer of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic Dmitry Gaydun nick-named 'Donskoy', holding a weapon simulator at a training base in Saint-Petersburg. Picture: AFP PHOTO/OLGA MALTSEVA
20 minute(s) ago

Large-scale exercises likely to be viewed in the West as a show of force as relations with Russia are at their most strained since the Cold War


Questions on state of nation disruptions go unanswered

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to questions in the National Assembly.  Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

Both Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and State Security Minister David Mahlobo cite sub judice rule

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD

Nkandla and affirmative action

A philosopher’s argument on compensation throws new light on the saga, writes Robert Kowalenko


Fitch’s warning of a possible ratings downgrade was not nearly as bad as it has been made out to be, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Things may be looking up for rand


Michel Pireu provides Pragmatic Capitalism’s 10 rules for achieving financial independence at a relatively young age

STREET DOGS: Guidelines for life


Cape Town building housing Teraco data centre damaged by fire

Cape Town building housing Teraco data centre damaged by fire. Picture: PAUL VECCHIATTO
1 hour(s) ago

Company’s investment in the data centre worth about R120m, and CEO Lex van Wyk says he was told fire started on the roof


Mukuru.com launches money transfers from SA to Botswana

2 hour(s) ago

UK-based online money transfer company launches money transfers from SA to Botswana in corridor that traditionally has been dominated by SA banks


NEWS ANALYSIS: Misplaced priorities said to be at heart of Cosatu’s cash crisis

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 hour(s) ago

Cosatu’s political levy was paid by only five affiliates, raising R1.5m, with R8.8m outstanding, plus drying up of subscriptions from the expelled Numsa has not helped


US ambassador slashed and bloodied in Seoul attack

US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (C) leaves Sejong Center for Performing Arts in downtown Seoul, South Korea, March 5 2015, after being attacked by a knife-wielding assailant. The male suspect, identified as 55-year-old Kim Ki-jong, cut Lippert's face and wrist with a knife during early morning, saying he was against the ongoing military drills between South Korea and the United States. Picture: EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
4 hour(s) ago

Ambassador recovering from surgery after being slashed on face and arm in Seoul by a blade-wielding activist opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills

Food waste. Picture: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON

Developed world’s food waste is not only about the hungry

Tackling the issue can make a dent in greenhouse gas emissions, writes Ron Nixon


Apple to make larger iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook holds up the new iPad Air during an Apple event in San Francisco last week. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Apple suppliers have been told to start production of larger-screen iPad in second half of year as US tech giant wrestles with new designs for enterprise market


Reshuffle means fewer state posts filled

7 hour(s) ago

In September more than half national departments did not meet the 10% vacancy rate target — with one department's vacancy rate of 37.5%


Growthpoint CEO pleased with sustainable distribution

Norbert Sasse,  CEO of Growthpoint. Picture: JEREMY GLYNN
7 hour(s) ago

CEO Norbert Sasse says financial engineering undertaken by other funds unsustainable


At least two protesters arrested in Ferguson hours after US report

Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Protests after US probe finds racial bias in the police department in Feruson, Missouri


Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release e-mails

Hillary Clinton. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NOAH BERGER
3 hour(s) ago

Clinton’s statement is aimed at cooling a political firestorm over allegations that she inappropriately used her personal e-mail for work while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013

Telecoms & Technology

MTN to spend R30bn on infrastructure upgrades

Sifiso Dabengwa. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

MTN will invest close to R30bn this year with the lion’s share set for Nigeria and SA as company targets 17.5-million new users


Cabinet approves five-year agriculture, forestry and fisheries strategy

47 minute(s) ago

Government’s highest decision-making body says framework sets out the key challenges faced by the three sectors and proposes interventions in four areas


Global food prices fell in February: FAO index

Food shopping
13 minute(s) ago

Drop in food price index good news for a food-importing country such as SA, whose weak rand makes imports more expensive

African News

Burundi legislators pass media bill to expand press freedom

4 minute(s) ago

National assembly approves draft media law, backtracking from contentious 2013 legislation that was denounced by reporters, rights groups as assault on press freedom

Middle East

US and Iran dismiss Netanyahu fears

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (front) addresses a joint meeting of Congress in Washington on Tuesday. Speaker of the House John Boehner, (left)  and president pro tempore of the US Senate Orrin Hatch (right) listen. Picture: REUTERS/JOHATHAN ERNST
7 hour(s) ago

US and Iran ignore passionate plea from the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ditch nuclear negotiations

African News

Opposition to rule Lesotho in coalition

MPs stand as Lesotho’s parliament reconvenes.  Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

Opposition Democratic Congress party wins most seats in parliamentary election and will join smaller parties to form a coalition government

Financial Services

MMI has R1bn for Africa acquisitions

MMI CEO Nicolaas Kruger. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

Group also looking for potential acquisitions in SA, possibly to build its short-term insurance business or to grow in the middle market

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That rear simply screams high-performance.

GALLERY: Showstoppers at Geneva Motor Show

There is a great deal to be seen at the 85th Geneva Motor Show, the first European-based automotive exhibition on the calendar this year


Efficacy of anti-ageing pill may take a lifetime to prove

7 hour(s) ago

Company says it will be turning chemicals that lengthen the lives of mice and worms in the laboratory into over-the-counter vitamin pills that people can take to combat ageing


Stylish bruiser rules supreme

The design tweaks on the new C63 are more subtle than in the old model.
6 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled to Portugal to get to grips with the latest Mercedes-AMG C63


CONCEPT NEWS: Daring vision for the future

The EXP 10 Speed 6 concept clearly echoes famous Bentleys of the past.
6 hour(s) ago

Bentley has unveiled a stunning concept at Geneva that echoes its famous classic models


DRIVING IMPRESSION: Bigger may not always be better

The Mini Cooper S five-door still has all those Mini character traits.
6 hour(s) ago

Is the five-door Mini the answer for those who need rear seats and space? Mark Smyth is not so sure

Orlando Pirates’ Rooi Mahamutsa and Tsepo Masilela, right.  File picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Ronaldo-beating Masilela finds form on home soil

Tsepo Masilela’s perfection in defence and trademark overlapping runs are a key cog in the Chiefs machine

Other Sport

Africa Open holds Sterne’s mojo hope

Richard Sterne: Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LUKE WALKER
7 hour(s) ago

Golfer's performance at Joburg Open this weekend reflects the sense that Richard Sterne feels a bit stuck at the moment


Records fall as fast as wickets at the WACA

Australia batsman David Warner hooks the ball against Afghanistan during their Cricket World Cup match in Perth on Wednesday, on his way to a total of 178. Picture: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY
7 hour(s) ago

Australia hit the tournament’s third 400-plus total in the past six days after SA breached the barrier against West Indies and Ireland


Gold’s sympathy for the Cape stretches only as far as the fire

7 hour(s) ago

The Sharks and Stormers have been the pacesetters at Super Rugby level and … the animosity between the teams has risen


SA will have fight on their hands against Pakistan

7 hour(s) ago

The likes of Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz and Rahat Ali will make SA work for a win at the weekend

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The Third Umpire

National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete, for arguing in court papers that she needs to be able to block television coverage of debates when things get unruly to “protect the dignity of Parliament”. Maybe a little late for that.

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Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe, who seems unlikely to succeed in his bid to buy out Adcock minorities, but certainly can’t be accused of lacking determination. And at least Adcock’s BEE shareholders now have an exit option.

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Agang MP Andries Tlouamma. If you're going to insist on tabling a no confidence vote you know full well will be defeated, then you should at least carry it through, otherwise you’re just wasting everyone’s time.

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