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Brait plans to offload Consol and Primedia

Brait CEO John Gnodde. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

Spun off companies likely to be listed separately in near future


Rand weaker as market prices in early response to Zuma’s speech

45 minute(s) ago

Local currency softer at midday on Thursday despite a weaker dollar as concern about the state of the nation address puts pressure on the unit


Moneyweb expects HEPS to plummet

38 minute(s) ago

The financial media group says it is ‘reasonably certain’ that HEPS for the six months to end-December will be down 675%-696%

Financial Services

Treasury and Basa at odds over banks regulation

Yunus Carrim. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Common ground needed on penalties in bill to regulate ‘twin peaks’ model of regulating financial institutions

Retail & Consumer

Online experience holds the key to how consumers buy cars

6 hour(s) ago

For now, SA consumers are less concerned with greener emissions than affordability


Anomalies not Zuma’s address delay Stats SA report

6 hour(s) ago

Stats SA insists delay of fourth-quarter Quarterly Labour Force Survey related to anomalies from new master sample


Prince goes before ANC disciplinary panel

Truman Prince. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Controversial Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince accused of writing to construction firms to solicit cash for ANC in return for tenders

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths’ interim dividend climbs more than 30%

3 hour(s) ago

Retailer warns that conditions are expected to become more difficult as rising interest rates will put consumers under more pressure

The issue of whether President Jacob Zuma would pay back the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla home has harmed both the African National Congress and Parliament. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

NEWS ANALYSIS: Impeachment — easier said than done

EFF will have a tough time pushing it through as process is political and requires a two-thirds majority


President Zuma must continue with his support for the substantial social grant system that sustains the poor, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Grants vital as food prices soar


The Granite State is virtually devoid of African-American and Hispanic voters, writes Simon Barber

New Hampshire is a poor pointer to nominations


Trade conditions remain gloomy, says Sacci

34 minute(s) ago

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that trading conditions were strained in January amid muted demand and the outlook remains uncertain


Rio Tinto slumps to annual loss

Rio Tinto’s Hamersley Iron ship is loaded with iron ore in Western Australia in this undated company handout photo. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

Miner scraps its promise to maintain or lift its dividend annually from this year onward as prices for iron ore and copper plummet


Tesla promises to make money this year

Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO Elon Musk put his staff on crisis footing in 2013 to deal with problems surrounding the Model S. File picture: BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

Electric luxury car maker tells investors it will turn a profit on an adjusted basis, company shares increase sharply as a result, despite a wider fourth-quarter loss


CEOs want state to take ‘decisive action’

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CEO AngloGold Ashanti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

A sense of growing urgency to tackle deepening economic problems in SA has seized the business community and the government


Student certificate chaos as Sita sets new deadline for backlog

higher education XXX.   Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

State agency's new deadline to resolve nine-year certificate backlog fails to impress opposition parties


EDITORIAL: Zuma must admit graft costs SA dearly

President must spell out measures to tackle corruption — empty words must stop and politicians found colluding with businesses to rob state must be dealt with harshly


Weak rand boosts tourism

6 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA says number of visitors to South Africa rose in December — despite concern from the industry new visa regime harmed its festive season prospects

Middle East

Tensions rise as US supports Syrian Kurds

Syrian Kurds demonstrate against Turkish army oppression in the Turkish southeastern town of Cizre on Monday. Picture:  AFP PHOTO/DELIL SOULEIMAN
6 hour(s) ago

Turkey’s Erdogan says US support of Syrian Kurdish rebels turning region into ‘sea of blood’


Eastern EU countries battling labour shortages

6 hour(s) ago

Low-cost growth model is hurting eager business owners, write Ladka Bauerovaand Gabriella Lovas


NEWS ANALYSIS: Fearful tourists seek safer global destinations

Tourists look at flowers and cards placed in tribute to the victims of a terror attack on a beach in front of the imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia on Sunday. Picture: EPA/MOHAMED
6 hour(s) ago

World tourism map redrawn as attacks, epidemics and migrants steer holiday makers to Haiti and Latin American, writes Katia Dolmadjian


Sanders’s social revolution now firmly on track

UPBEAT:  US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheers after winning the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/RICK WILKING
6 hour(s) ago

US’s longest-serving independent member of Congress gives notice that his ‘political revolution’ is for real with New Hampshire win


US sales and weak rand lift Sappi’s profit

FUTURE: Workers stand beside storage towers at Sappi’s Ngodwana wood mill in Mpumalanga on  Wednesday. Picture: BLOOMBERG
5 hour(s) ago

Weak rand helps boost margins and exports from South African operations, despite increased input costs

Telecoms & Technology

Jasco eyes Dubai electronics hub after East Africa success

Jasco CEO Pete da Silva. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Electronics group has set its eyes on setting up a hub in Dubai to focus on businesses in the Middle East after a similar expansion in East Africa

Telecoms & Technology

Bourse censures director of Huge Group over trade

Picture: JSE
6 hour(s) ago

JSE publicly censures Huge Group’s financial director, Dave Deetlefs, for breaching listings rules by trading in shares during a closed period


Glencore reports drop in copper production

27 minute(s) ago

Mining and trading company sells $500m of future precious metals output from its Antapaccay mine to Franco-Nevada in attempt to reduce its debt


SABMiller to sell off European beer brands to Japanese brewer

DEBT BREWING: AB InBev agreed to buy SABMiller in October for about $110bn. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

SABMiller’s ownership of the brands is seen as a stumbling block for Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed $108bn acquisition of the brewer


US can still meet climate goals despite court decision

49 minute(s) ago

The White House vows that commitments to cut carbon emissions can still be met after Supreme Court delays implementation of Clean Power Plan

Telecoms & Technology

Altech subscriber base may be sold

Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Competition Tribunal fells opposition to R1.5bn sale of cellphone service provider Altech Autopage’s subscriber base to MTN, Vodacom and Cell C


Terse exchange as indaba discusses manganese

Roger Baxter.  Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

Department insists it wants manganese beneficiated in SA despite the South African processing industry shutting smelters


Rockcastle aims to Polish success with Czech investments

Rockcastle CEO Spiros Noussis. Picture: SUPPLIED BY ROCKCASTLE
6 hour(s) ago

Assets in Poland helped it grow its dividend 8.2% in the first half of its financial year, in line with market expectations


Families sue HSBC over Mexican cartel murders

A lighting show displays the company logo of HSBC at the bank's headquarters, beside Standard Chartered Bank, right,  in Hong Kong.  Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Families of US citizens murdered by drug gangs in Mexico sued HSBC Holdings, claiming the bank can be held responsible for the deaths


Isuzu aims for No1 status in Africa

Isuzu truck. Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

South African market a critical platform for success of Japanese truck manufacturer Isuzu on continent

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The right sort of fat can do you a lot of good

Drastic reduction in fat content of red meat over past 40 years means South African red meat can generally be classified as lean, writes Nicolette Hall


Age of plastic surgery is upon us

As society increasingly places more value on appearance, the use of interventions such as cosmetic medicine and make-up are becoming more commonplace — and even expected. Picture: ISTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Psychological studies support the idea that cosmetic surgery builds self-confidence, writes Rinny Gremaud


Put this in your pipe and smoke it

Overall, studies found that the odds of quitting smoking were 28% lower among people who used e-cigarettes. Pictures: REUTERS/NEIL HALL
7 hour(s) ago

E-cigarettes cut odds of quitting and may even keep smokers hooked, writes Andrew Seaman

Gadgets & Gear

Smartphones are killing the digital camera stars

Picture: ISTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

A rapid shift to picture-taking smartphones has torn into the industry that now has to find ways to hit back with upmarket options and web-friendly features


Big kitty in private sector for growing black firms

Citrum Khumalo. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Corporates must innovate more in aid of empowerment, writes Stephen Timm


Retirement is a change of pace, not end of the road

It is important to strengthen and maintain family ties, and also to join group pursuits, to combat against a major retirement bugbear — loneliness. Picture: ISTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Advances in medical science mean that people with access to healthcare are living longer and extending their working lives, writes Yvonne Fontyn


Empathy line will check the robots’ advance

As much as 98% of pilots’ routine work is now automated, and some in the industry worry about the tasks that human pilots are asked to do only occasionally. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The Future of the Professions, a book by father and son duo Richard and Daniel Susskind predicts radical change about the automated future of professions

Bowler Dale Steyn reacts after New Zealand won their Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Auckland in March. Picture: REUTERS/NIGEL MARPLE

‘Injured’ Steyn gets nod for World Twenty20 ahead of firing Morné

Morné Morkel left out of Proteas squad despite his fine form this season


Bok crisis over flyhalf injuries

Elton Jantjies. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
7 hour(s) ago

Injured Patrick Lambie and Handré Pollard

Other Sport

Ondruska has faith in rookies

Tucker Vorster. Picture: SUPPLIED
7 hour(s) ago

New South African Davis Cup captain Marcos Ondruska springs no surprises as he announces maiden squad for next month’s Euro-Africa Group 2 home tie against Luxembourg

Other Sport

Coetzee warns off pretenders hunting his Tshwane Open title

BULLISH: George Coetzee relishes home advantage. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
4 hour(s) ago

George Coetzee’s message to youngsters: ‘they mustn’t come to my home course and think they’re going to take the food off my plate’


De Kock plans on doing it again in Joburg

ON A ROLL: Quinton de Kock says he has thrown all his superstitions out the window and is keeping things simple. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Quinton de Kock licking his lips at prospect of taking guard at Wanderers in Friday’s decisive fourth one-day international against England

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