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Prasa confirms resignation of former head of engineering services

14 hour(s) ago

Passenger Rail Agency of SA confirms it received letter of resignation from former head of engineering services at Prasa Rail‚ Daniel Mtimkulu

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: MPs’ visit to Nkandla reveals wastage on scale previously not understood

Picture: GCIS
16 hour(s) ago

Startled MPs find shoddy workmanship and security computers and equipment still in boxes while some buildings leaking and cracked

Health

Private healthcare sector capable of serving twice as many patients

Dr Brian Ruff addresses the BHF Southern African Conference on healthcare accountability on Monday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Private healthcare sector can serve twice as many patients if it provides better primary care services and admits fewer patients to hospital, conference hears

Economy

Low growth, job cuts worry ANC lekgotla

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: MAKWENA MANAMELA
8 hour(s) ago

Manufacturing a key sector for reindustrialisation of economy, says Mantashe after midyear meeting

Companies

Pick n Pay plans new stores and jobs

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11 hour(s) ago

Retailer plans to employ 5,000 people a year as it opens new stores in SA, despite challenging conditions

Education

Port Elizabeth police warn protesters to ‘demonstrate within boundaries of law’

Police are deployed in Stanford Road in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth during a protest on Monday.  Picture: SUPPLIED
12 hour(s) ago

Police service issues warning after members of community throw stones at police vehicles and other road users, barricade roads with burning tyres‚ mattresses

Industrials

Group Five plunges to four-month low

Project management has long been associated with engineering and construction, but companies in other spheres are increasingly turning to it.  Pictures: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Stocks in construction company slide after it says it expects annual profits to be sharply lower, Group Five provides no reasons for decline

Europe

Germany says Greece must aim for ‘ambitious’ reforms in bail-out talks

The Greek and the European Union flags flutter in front of Maximos Mansion at the Prime Minister offices, in Athens, Greece, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Greece should aim for ambitious reforms in negotiations on third bail-out programme, finance ministry says, adding talks should be conducted without any time pressure

High Court. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/VATHISWA RUSELO

Disdain for rule of law hurts poor

Johannesburg has ignored three court orders to house residents, write Irene de Vos and Dennis Webster

Columnists

New draft regulations suggest Treasury is no longer able or willing to resist racial agenda pursued by Zuma’s government, writes John Kane-Berman

SA can't bank on bulwark against racial agenda

Columnists

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More really bad news for taxpayers, who are on the line for a R7bn guarantee, writes Stuart Theobald

Abil business rescue move may see shareholders pocket some money

Land & Agriculture

Plans for Halaal agri-processing food park in Western Cape

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15 hour(s) ago

Western Cape government planning to set up Halaal agri-processing food park which could see province become major supplier to North Africa and Middle East

Retail & Consumer

Starbucks serves up a tepid brew in Johannesburg

Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

US coffee chain plans to move into SA and the rest of the continent but China is the main focus

National

Home Affairs responds to corruption report

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

In response to damning report, Home Affairs Department has set up counter-corruption initiative to restore order to all branches

Economy

Current account ‘may be to blame for rand depreciation since September 2010’

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14 hour(s) ago

Local currency may now have been trading closer to R10/$ if SA did not have R189bn shortfall on current account, Standard Bank Research says

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Politics of money — how to clean up party funding

Russia, the US and SA all face significant challenges regulating money in politics, writes Andrea Abel van Es

Education

DA queries contract for Gauteng iPad scheme

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14 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance voices concern that EduSolutions, which was responsible for 2012 Limpopo textbook crisis, has been awarded contract to deliver tablets in Gauteng

Labour

Imatu conditionally accepts municipal wage proposal

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13 hour(s) ago

Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union conditionally accepts facilitated wage proposal in local government sector, union says

Media

Media24 apologises for apartheid role

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18 hour(s) ago

CEO of publishing giant Esmare Weideman has for first time officially apologised for complicity of company and its predecessor‚ Nasionale Pers‚ in apartheid system

Middle East

Turkey could ‘tip Syria balance’ as Kurdish villages shelled

A left-wing activist throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Turkish riot police in Istanbul's Gazi district on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC
12 hour(s) ago

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says military intervention may tip the scales against Kurdish separatists and Islamic State jihadists in the region

Asia-Pacific

Chinese police shut down iPhone counterfeiting operation

Picture: BLOOMBERG/JEROME FAVRE
13 hour(s) ago

Police in Beijing bust factory that produced fake iPhones, including some that reached US, nine suspects have been arrested in operation

African News

Ugandan MPs get bumper travel payout, critics see election ploy

Yoweri Museveni. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Ugandan members of parliament awarded one-off payment of four times their monthly pay to supplement their travel expenses in move seen as election ploy

Americas

Facebook to scale up mobile internet service

Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Social network plans to scale up service to offer free basic internet on mobile phones to boost usage, company has introduced application in 17 countries over past year

Europe

Fiat Chrysler to pay record $90m for recall lapses

Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Automaker Fiat Chrysler to pay record $90m for lapses in recalls of its vehicles under deal reached with US regulators

National

EU berates SA over letting Bashir escape

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
18 hour(s) ago

EU delegation says SA should have prevented Sudanese president from leaving country as ANC maintains the failure to arrest him 'for the greater good of humanity'

Markets

Gold price’s decline credit negative for SA mines, says Moody’s

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16 hour(s) ago

Global rating agency Moody’s says decline in gold price credit negative for AngloGold Ashanti and Gold Fields as it will lower their revenues

Industrials

Hulamin reports 34% drop in operating profit

Aluminium coils. Picture: BLOOMBERG
19 hour(s) ago

Aluminium products maker and marketer Hulamin reports 34% drop in first-half operating profit due to electricity shortages and planned maintenance

Energy

SA’s crude reserve depot is filled to capacity

Oil refinery. Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Traders have been hoarding oil to take advantage of market in contango, when oil available soon is cheaper to buy, store to take advantage of higher future prices

Europe

IMF says ECB may need to extend money printing to get eurozone moving

US dollar, euro and Swiss franc banknotes are displayed in a bank in Budapest, Hungary. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Eurozone growth will be subdued over medium term and European Central Bank may need to extend money-printing programme for longer than planned

African News

Obama says time for ‘breakthrough’ in South Sudan peace process

US President Barack Obama, left, and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hold a news conference after their meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

US President Barack Obama says situation in civil war-torn South Sudan deteriorating and that it is now time for ‘breakthrough’ in peace efforts

Financial Services

Africa woos private equity funds

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

From milk churning in Zimbabwe to rose growing in Ethiopia, private equity investments in Africa have returned to pre-crisis levels and should keep rising

African Business

Nigeria’s ‘bad bank’ Amcon to publish list of loan defaulters

The Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos is home to businesses whose managers need expertise in communication and human behaviour. Without these skills, workplaces can become unproductive and mired in in-fighting. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria asks defaulters to immediately square accounts or it will publish their names in line with directive by central bank

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Cartoons

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Cyber criminals find SA online users easy to milk

Expert says the SA internet market is dominated by older-generation mobile devices, which usually run on Android operating systems that are especially susceptible to hacking

Opinion & Analysis

Politics of money — how to clean up party funding

Picture: THE TIMES
22 hour(s) ago

Russia, the US and SA all face significant challenges regulating money in politics, writes Andrea Abel van Es

Health

Putting a price on a human egg

PROBING: Pregnant women’s data are valuable to advertisers as they make big purchases.   Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Question of how much a human egg is worth at heart of federal lawsuit brought by two women who provided eggs to couples struggling with infertility

Management

Four ways to reach Chinese consumers

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES
20 hour(s) ago

As Chinese government nudges economy into becoming consumption-led model, many cautious consumers need to be coaxed into joining new economy

African News

UK database helps connect dots of slavery in the Cape

Slavery. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
22 hour(s) ago

Perhaps slavery is swept under the carpet in SA because it touches very sensitive issues of cultural identity in a country where race is politicised, says Hans Heese

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba defended his game plan and his team’s tactics in their goalless draw against Gambia. Picture: ANESH DEBIKY/GALLO IMAGES

Bafana to face Angola on the road to Russia

Coach Mashaba upbeat as SA are yet to lose to Palancas Negras

Other Sport

More Froome at the top for Team Sky

Team Sky’s Chris Froome of the UK in the yellow jersey, is shielded by teammates Leopold Konig (right) of Czech Republic and Welshman Geraint Thomas (second left) under the watchful eye of Alberto Contador (back right) of Spain. Picture: DOUG PENSINGER/ GETTY IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Chris Froome wins his second Tour de France title in three years to enhance his growing reputation as grand tour specialist

Rugby

Meyer’s list of walking wounded is growing

Heyneke Meyer during the anthems Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2015 match between South Africa and New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday in Johannesburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
1 day(s) ago

Springboks are not only mentally battered but also have a mounting injury crisis only seven weeks from their World Cup opener

Rugby

All Blacks got it right in the big moments

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw goes over for the winning try in spite of the attention of Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar at Ellis Park on Saturday. It was McCaw’s last match in an All Blacks jersey in SA. Picture: ASHLEY VLOTMAN, GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw admits luck was on their side against the Springboks — but they played well when it mattered

Other Sport

Vettel takes first in action-filled Grand Prix

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during a practice session ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix. Picture: EPA/GEOFF CADDICK
1 day(s) ago

Sebastian Vettel wins emotional Hungarian Grand Prix for Ferrari and the late Jules Bianchi after a crazy race that turned into a nightmare for champions Mercedes

Opinion

Meyer needs to realise there is nothing positive when the Boks lose

Bok coach needs to go back to basics because too often he is publicly applauding his players for coming second and finding the positives in defeat, away and at home

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Nkandla ad hoc committee chairman Cedric Frolick. Stating that taxpayers have not got value for money must be the understatement of the year. Now how about doing your job and holding the executive to account?

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Eastern Province rugby boss Cheeky Watson. We understand that the Kings are cash-strapped, but failing to pay salaries is unforgivable, and making promises when you don’t know they can be kept is, well, Cheeky.

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Alleged pyramid scheme mastermind Colin Davids, who has had assets totalling R138m frozen after a court application by the Asset Forfeiture Unit, which is investigating investor complaints against Platinum Forex.

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