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JSE still down after rebooting trading network switches

1 hour(s) ago

Local bourse, which experienced an hour of downtime in April, fails to open on time for trade on Monday due to problems with trading network switches

Energy

Eskom not taking part in nuclear acquisition

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5 hour(s) ago

Formerly designated ‘owner and operator’ of SA’s nuclear programme, utility will not be involved in the up coming nuclear procurement

Retail & Consumer

Heineken family said to have rejected SABMiller takeover bid

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4 hour(s) ago

SABMiller said to have made offer to help defend itself against a potential bid by world’s largest brewing company AB InBev

Europe

David Cameron vows action on IS

David Cameron. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHN STILLWELL
4 hour(s) ago

Condemning an act of ‘pure evil’, Prime Minister David Cameron vows Britain will do all it can to catch killers of a British aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State

Energy

Treasury backs power price hikes

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4 hour(s) ago

Package of measures including tariff increases and equity injection approved for Eskom, which needs an extra R225bn over next three years

Politics

NEW ANALYSIS: Years of band-aid therapy over Nkandla pay off for Zuma

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

Nkandla issue continues to fester like a sore for both country and ANC, writes Paul Vecchiatto

Labour

Minimum wage ‘does not kill farm jobs’

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5 hour(s) ago

Academic says macroeconomic and trade policies have been main cause of fall in employment in farming sector

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Bank aims to get balance right on monetary policy

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Disappointing mining and manufacturing data could see another downward revision of Reserve Bank’s growth forecast, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Time for ANC to break free from thrall of Zuma intrigues

Paul Hoffman: Those in the ANC’s national executive committee should be asking if it is in the interest of the party to allow ‘compromised’ Zuma to continue at the helm of the nation

Columnists

The Oscar Pistorius trial has bred some emotional and often irrational discussions, writes Songezo Zibi

UNEMBARGOED: Trial reveals SA’s confused discourse

Columnists

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Come September 18, the Scots and the English will decide whether or not it’s been long enough, writes Mark Barnes

STRAIGHT TALK: All eyes on Scotland the brave

Property

Residential property market picking up

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4 hour(s) ago

Real estate agencies believe the market has moved back to pre-recession levels

Industrials

Rob Davies credits intervention for factories’ health

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 hour(s) ago

Trade and industry minister ascribes positive gains the manufacturing industry has made to government intervention

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Motion of no confidence in Mbete to be debated

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
5 hour(s) ago

Motion of no confidence expected to dominate political news this week, along with continued fall-out from R246m upgrades to Nkandla, writes Natasha Marrian

Mining

Finding new deposits of diamonds ‘crucial’

SHINE: Diamond buyer Elliot Tannenbaum, from the Leo Schachter Diamond Group, looks at uncut diamonds at De Beers’ offices in London in August this year. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Synthetic diamonds ‘can threaten the market’ if supply of natural diamonds cannot keep up with demand

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

NEWS ANALYSIS: A nuclear tale that sounds too good to be true

Despite the good ‘build now, pay later’ message, the probability is that it will be business and consumers that not only pay later, but pay much more, writes Carol Paton

African News

Summit to tackle Congo and Lesotho

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma to host regional mini-summit on how to resolve contrasting security issues in Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho

Mining

Union may strike if Sibanye cuts jobs

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

Sibanye Gold could face strike action if restructure process being evaluated by the mining house involves job cuts, says National Union of Mineworkers

BusinessDay

First power for Medupi on track

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
3 hour(s) ago

Eskom begins 100-day countdown when synchronisation of first of Medupi power station’s six units with national grid is scheduled to take place

Europe

Besieged Hollande to face confidence vote

French President Francois Hollande. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Experts say French government unlikely to lose confidence vote, but will almost certainly reveal splits in François Hollande’s ruling Socialist Party

Land & Agriculture

Tongaat share spikes despite falling prices

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2 hour(s) ago

Tongaat’s share price has jumped 51.5% since late March to R164.50, while Illovo Sugar’s stock has gained 5.4% over the same period to R27.75

Media & Advertising

Moneyweb to move house to save costs

Moneyweb chairman Paul Jenkins. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Moneyweb currently operates from the mixed-use Melrose Arch precinct in Johannesburg — which is considered one of SA’s prime real estate developments

Europe

Ukrainian president may have tough time selling his company

Petro Poroshenko. Picture: AFP PHOTO
2 hour(s) ago

A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity that would normally have multinational confectioners drooling

Economy

Australia and SA ministers meet ahead of G-20 summit

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, left, greet British Prime Minister David Cameron at the start of the Nato summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near Newport, Wales, earlier this month.  Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Australian foreign affairs minister meets International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to discuss the summit due to be held in Brisbane in November

African News

Nigerian preacher blames building collapse on ‘suspicious aircraft’

Emergency workers transporting an injured man on a stretcher after he was pulled out from the rubble of the collapsed guest house of The Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, linked to preacher TB Joshua. Picture: AFP/NEMA
2 hour(s) ago

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency say 42 people were killed, and 130 had escaped or were pulled out alive from the building rubble

Business Times

Cops delay Telkom CEO's day in court

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
21 hour(s) ago

Delays in police inquiry stall court bid by the man who accused Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko of driving with cloned number plates

Business

Bookmakers want gaming companies to lose licences

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3 hour(s) ago

Associations issue notices to all SA’s provincial gambling boards requesting them to withdraw sports betting licences issued to the three main players

Europe

Kiev accuses Kremlin trying to eliminate Ukraine

Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Picture: AFP PHOTO
2 hour(s) ago

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk calls on world leaders not to trust Russian President Vladimir Putin despite his decision to sign Moscow up to a truce to end the five-month war

Energy

Ipsa plans to take advantage of Eskom’s falling reserve margin

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2 hour(s) ago

JSE’s only listed independent power producer has addressed legacy issues and is gearing up to seize opportunities offered by Eskom’s shrinking reserve margin

Europe

Swiss banks rethink business models to survive

A Credit Suisse cash services sign placed at a cafe outside a Credit Suisse bank branch in Zurich, Switzerland. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

Already reeling from the painful process of making amends for allowing foreign nationals to hide assets from the taxman back home, the secretive sector is now bracing for another seismic shift

Middle East

Veterans against Israeli reservists condemning ‘injustices’

Israeli soldiers and policemen take positions during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Hebron. Picture: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD
2 hour(s) ago

Commentators say that the refuseniks being members of one of Israel’s most prestigious military units makes their conscientious objection all the more remarkable

Health

Gauteng health department ‘still plagued with problems’, says Creecy

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

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says five provincial departments out of a total of 13 and three out of 22 entities received clean audits in the 2013-14 financial year

Business Times

There’s no more shaking the Apple tree

A man waits outside the Apple Store in advance of an Apple special event in the Manhattan borough of New York on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

Lack of surprises at product launch keeps share steady

Business Times

Currency weakness a bitter pill

Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
22 hour(s) ago

Heavier regulatory burdens, significant exchange-rate movements making it potentially unviable for some products to remain on the shelves, says Aspen Pharmacare CEO

Business Times

Musk’s end goal is a city on Mars

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19 hour(s) ago

Musk's SpaceX and Boeing are competing for more than $3-billion in funding for the first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit

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Cartoons

HANDS ON: Sindile Ngonyama’s flair for drawing led him to pursue a career in architecture. Picture: SUPPLIED

Quality of life is this architect’s keystone

Sindile Ngonyama’s deprived upbringing has shaped his theory on the built environment, writes Patricia McCracken

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: CSNY 1974

5 hour(s) ago

Hearing Only Love Can Break Your Heart as a full-throated four piece affair is worth quite a lot of the asking price, writes Richard Haslop

Columnists

Fortress finance pulls up the virtual drawbridge

SETTING RECORDS: JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon has overhauled risk controls. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Western governments need to keep up pressure on financial companies to improve cyber defence plans, provide tangible assistance, writes Gillian Tett

Elias Pelembe. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLE LOMBARD

Celtic pay the price for costly error

Despite being a man down, the Bloemfontein side give Sundowns a run for their money

Soccer

Debut for Falcao as Manchester United win

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3 hour(s) ago

Radamel Falcao makes debut as Manchester United belatedly kickstarts season with breezy 4-0 win against Queens Park Rangers

Other Sport

Let’s make Pacquiao fight happen, says Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, LEFTY SHIVAMBU
3 hour(s) ago

It took just minutes after Floyd Mayweather scored dominant win over Argentine Marcos Maidana before undefeated welterweight champion faced inevitable question

Opinion

In terms of the All Blacks, being beatable and being beaten is not the same

ALL-OUT EFFORT: New Zealand’s Richie McCaw reacts as he scores a try during the Bledisloe Cup rugby Test match against the Australian Wallabies at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS

Mark Keohane asks what it means for the Boks if, at their best, a poor performing New Zealand team can still beat them

 
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The Third Umpire

AngloGold CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan. The share plunge that greeted his announcement that the group is to hive off its SA assets must be disconcerting, but there is an inescapable logic to the move. Give it time.

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Aspen CEO Stephen Saad, whose risky debt-funded offshore expansion strategy has paid off in spades. There was a lot that could have gone wrong with the plan in a volatile world, but it didn't, and he came out on top.

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Leader of the opposition in Parliament Mmusi Maimane. The motion of no confidence he tabled yesterday was always going to be defeated, but it was important that the process be followed anyway. Next stop the courts?

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