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Revamp for debt-ridden national health labs

10 hour(s) ago

Aim is to resolve its long-standing financial problems and increase South Africa’s capacity to respond to disease outbreaks

Asia-Pacific

Alibaba IPO ranks as world’s biggest after additional shares sold

Alibaba.com's head office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 hour(s) ago

Overwhelming demand sees IPO initially raise $21.8bn and then send Alibaba’s stock surging 38% in its debut

African News

TB Joshua to visit SA as tragedy death toll climbs

Rescue workers watch as an excavator removes rubble at the site of a collapsed building at the TB Joshua Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
29 minute(s) ago

More than 100 people, including 84 South Africans, dead after building collapse, preacher announces plan to travel to SA to visit affected families, survivors

World

G-20 vows to be more prompt with alerts

Protesters march to the centre where G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors are meeting in Cairns, Australia. Crowds gathered in several parts of Australia to demand immediate action on climate change, as part of a global rally ahead of a special United Nations summit. Picture: EPA/DAVE HUNT
10 hour(s) ago

Group of 20 finance chiefs promise to ‘clearly communicate’ monetary policy actions ‘in a timely way’

Economy

Government ‘is failing the poor’

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10 hour(s) ago

Thabo Mbeki adviser says economy being held hostage by ‘counterproductive’ agenda that disguises itself as progressive

Transport & Tourism

State ships ‘to have 60% local content’

Ship under construction at China State Shipbuilding’s  Longxue shipyard in China.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/QILAI SHEN
10 hour(s) ago

New legislation will stimulate industry and protect it from international competitors that have lower wage rates

Politics

‘Arrogant’ ANC leaders warned to take communities seriously

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Perceived negative attitude of municipal public representatives is fundamentally an ANC problem

Middle East

Taliban reject Afghan unity government pact as US ‘sham’

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3 hour(s) ago

Taliban militants decry pact by rival election candidates to form government of national unity as ‘sham’ orchestrated by US and unacceptable to Afghan people

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Picture: ACSA

Acsa could put Eskom on the right path

An initial public offering of even a non-controlling share would help to establish its value to its shareholders, writes Brian Kantor

Columnists

Aubrey Matshiqi promo

Aubrey Matshiqi asks what is worse — a comedy of errors or a tragedy of good manners

Buffoonery of MPs won’t be amusing for long

Columnists

We simply cannot carry on being a society that bargains over every chess move and still hope to formulate a strong, national narrative, writes ...

SA needs solution beyond policy tinkering

Labour

Chamber lack of position on wages decried

Bheki Sibiya. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

Bheki Sibiya unable to declare Chamber of Mines’s position on national minimum wage and progress made in implementation of Mining Charter

Politics

No let up from parties after ANC plea

Julius Malema. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

DA and EFF will continue to ‘robustly’ hold executive arm of government to account and oppose ruling ANC in Parliament

Europe

Tesco cuts profit outlook, suspends staff after accounting error

ONLINE SHOPPING:  Tesco says it is building its online business to attract more big-spenders. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
1 hour(s) ago

Tesco cuts its profit forecast for third time this year and suspends four members of staff after finding fault in accounts, another blow to reputation of Britain’s biggest grocer

African News

WHO experts advise against travel or trade bans on Ebola-hit Africa

LATEST VICTIM: Dr Kent Brantly, left, (L) of Samaritan's Purse relief organisation is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Samaritan's Purse, wearing personal protective equipment as he cares for Ebola patients at the case management centre on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.  Brantly, a 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organisation in Liberia's capital, has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
32 minute(s) ago

Independent health advisers to World Health Organisation assess there should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from Ebola epidemic

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EDITORIAL: SA must demand effective policing

Steep uptick in serious crimes is worrying while not much evidence that police have workable strategy in place to bring matters under control

Middle East

Islamic State tells followers to attack US, French citizens

A screengrab of Islamic State video message to the US.  Picture: YOUTUBE
50 minute(s) ago

Militants taunt US president with promises of war on the ground, telling him he is repeating the mistakes of his predecessor

National

Focus on police as business crime increases

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8 hour(s) ago

There is doubt whether the SAPS can keep up with sophisticated syndicates, writes Karl Gernetzky

Mining

Village to open sales process for platinum

Village Main Reef CEO Ferdi Dippenaar. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Miner to be left with one gold mine but is looking at opportunities

Economy

Inflation policy set to face questions

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7 hour(s) ago

SA’s politically unpopular inflation targeting policy could come under threat now that Gill Marcus has resigned

Financial Services

Alexander Forbes upbeat over equity deal

Alexander Forbes. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 hour(s) ago

Alexander Forbes will not update the market this week on any changes in its share register after the unbundling of the preference shares

Property

Newtown Junction opens this week

HOME: Newtown is one of Johannesburg’s pockets of excellence that has attracted young professionals and students. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

THE R1.3bn Newtown Junction mixed-use development opens on Thursday, promising to inject economic activity into Johannesburg’s inner city, which is slowly being revived.

Europe

Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine

A local resident walks past debris at the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Relatives of German victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plan to sue Ukraine and its president for criminal negligence for not closing the country’s airspace, says lawyer

Business Times

AngloGold advisers left out in the cold

GOLD SMELTING: Job creation could best be achieved by industrial development. It was believed that manufacturing could employ a much higher proportion of workers than mining because of its greater need for skilled labour.  Picture: PIETER DE RAS
1 day(s) ago

Red faces as company does U-turn on restructuring and right issue plans

Economy

Higher rates fail to spur savings among the cash-strapped

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8 hour(s) ago

Higher rates will only persuade those who have already developed a savings habit to save a little more

Energy

Total to sell off more assets, cuts oil output target

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4 hour(s) ago

Total steps up plans to sell off assets, cut investments and reduce operating costs to deliver on a promise to generate $15bn in free cash flow in 2017

Financial Services

Koseff wants SA to be more ‘investor friendly’

Investec CEO Stephen Koseff addresses investors at a briefing in Sandton on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 hour(s) ago

SA should work harder at creating a more welcoming environment for investors if unemployment is to be reduced and society developed, says Investec CEO

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: SA a while away from 3% growth

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8 hour(s) ago

Worst of economic challenges that are harmful to growth may be over for now but it will still be a while before SA can achieve economic growth rates of 3% and more

Europe

Khodorkovsky is ‘ready to lead Russia’

Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky embraces his mother Marina,  as his father Boris (obscured) watches, in BerliN on Saturday in a handout picture. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly states his political ambitions

National

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Crime figures to be analysed

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and police commissioner Riah Phiyega will analyse the newly released crime statistics

Mining

Metals output hit hard by strike in July

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7 hour(s) ago

Seifsa economist says sector will ‘almost certainly contract’, writes Mark Allix

Business Times

Marcus's exit: heat on Zuma

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus announces the monetary policy committee's decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma must act fast to stave off pressure on the rand, which weakened after Gill Marcus's surprise announcement that she would not stay on after her current term ends

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Cartoons

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde smiles during a news conference at the Treasury in London on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS

Out to change a man’s world

Christine Lagarde, no stranger to righting a listing ship, has brought a new style of leadership to the IMF, writes Gillian Tett

Arts & Entertainment

Crucial CD Collection: Cosimo Matassa

12 hour(s) ago

Although the architects of early rock ’n’ roll came in often unexpected guises, Matassa must have been one of the least likely, writes Richard Haslop

Health

Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate

3 hour(s) ago

Debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking takes another twist as a research paper on their use by cancer patients is criticised as flawed

Columnists

Good reasons to question authority

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12 hour(s) ago

One does not drive to the fishing grounds at speed. Rather, one makes a dignified approach during which the mind is stilled in preparation for the meditation ahead, writes Neels Blom

Business Times

Entertainment at home set for a huge makeover

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1 day(s) ago

New entrants take on leader MultiChoice

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW YATES

Lampard secures a point for City

Ensures a 1-1 draw against Chelsea, while United give up a 3-1 lead to lose 5-3 against Leicester

Soccer

Pirates have lost big-game temperament

Renielwe Letsholonyane of Kaizer Chiefs and Issa Sarr of Orlando Pirates go for the ball during the MTN 8 Final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
5 hour(s) ago

Recent record of one cup final win from five appearances indicates Orlando Pirates have lost stomach to fight for gold medal

Other Sport

Singapore victory puts Hamilton back in lead

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI
23 hour(s) ago

Lewis Hamilton regains Formula One drivers’ world championship lead, claiming victory after team-mate Nico Rosberg forced to retire with electronic problems

 
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