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The Sunday Times's weekly Business Times section. A selection of this content is also featured in various sections of BDlive

Business Times

Hunt for Aurora's Bhanas

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
1 day(s) ago

The search is on for the Bhana family after the sheriff of the court's efforts to attach their assets to execute a R15.5-million court order were stymied by locked doors

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

Business Times

The brave new world of mining puts machines at the rock face

A strike at Northam Platinum has entered its third week and a dispute between workers and another mining company, BHP-Billiton Coal SA may also lead to a strike soon. (PICTURE: BUSINESS DAY)
1 day(s) ago

Booysendal platinum mine marks fresh departure for historically labour-intensive sector

Business Times

Shoprite hit by dispensing fee pricing system

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 day(s) ago

Group’s MediRite chain left out of pocket

Business Times

Cheaper natural gas prices a pipe dream for Joburg households

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Households are not benefiting from the new gas pricing framework, which was designed in part to cut prices for small users

Business Times

Entertainment at home set for a huge makeover

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

New entrants take on leader MultiChoice

Business Times

Mellow yellow says economy is looking up

1 day(s) ago

At the height of the financial crisis, more people were choosing black. Now, as their moods lighten, they are more inclined to pick a cheerful yellow

Business Times

'BEE stifles young blacks' prospects'

THE LONG VIEW: Neren Rau, head of the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, believes the government’s insistence on seeing instant BEE results has damaged transformation, and that broadening the skills base is the only viable way of achieving true empowerment in the long run. Picture: MOELETSI MABE
1 day(s) ago

Handing out jobs scores quick points but training is the key

Business Times

Fashion goes digital à la mode on social catwalk

CONNECTED: Twitter launched its click-to-buy button with Burberry to coincide with the Prorsum event. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Technology is opening the rarefied world of designers’ shows to all — and sales will reap the benefit

Business Times

FAME & FORTUNE: Living to inspire greatness in others

INSPIRED: Motivational speaker Billy Selekane. Picture: Supplied
1 day(s) ago

Billy Selekane tells Loni Prinsloo about his adventures and challenges while building a multimillion-rand company

Business Times

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: An office makes a perfect classroom

LIKE A LANGUAGE: The more you are immersed in maths and science and the more you practise, the better you will become, says Stephen Twinoburyo. Picture: WALDO SWIEGERS.
1 day(s) ago

Stephen Twinoburyo tells Margaret Harris that he was not always a maths whizz

Business Times

Twin peaks regulation deserves a fair chance

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Condemnation of new financial regulatory plan is ill-conceived, writes Herbert Kawadza

Business Times

SIGN POST: Video revolution has arrived in SA

1 day(s) ago

This week, it was revealed that YouTube had become the second-biggest social media platform in South Africa, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Opinion

THE CHATTER: World beer industry must cure its profits hangover

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

The problem, broadly, is this: beer markets in Europe and the US are saturated and growth is flat. There are three possible solutions

Opinion

BULL’S EYE: Sentiment can trump anything

It has been a fabulous ride this millennium for investors in property stocks — not only for capital gains but in handsome income streams

Opinion

Deductions from social-grant bank accounts a can of worms

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

In the first four days of every month R10-billion in social grants is distributed to 10 million recipients — through tens of thousands of paypoints across the country

Opinion

RANTS AND SENSE: You can make it in life without a formal degree

KEY MAN: Businessman Herman Mashaba says he wants to show black voters they have an alternative to the ANC in the DA. Picture: SOWETAN

Many business leaders are university dropouts. We do not need Statistics South Africa to tell us that young people in our country have a serious skills deficit

Opinion

STOCK TALK: Alibaba investors risk being gored in bull run

Alibaba.com's head office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG

The US senator who was urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the governance holes in Alibaba must have felt like a stray tourist caught up in the middle of the annual bull run

Opinion

Now is the time to create black industrialists

Picture: THINKSTOCK

It’s needed to create momentum for job creation and expansion

Opinion

Two new players add spice to SA television

In the past fortnight, two new video-on-demand offerings have been launched, one using broadband connections and the other using satellite

Opinion

Pursuit of profit at a steep social cost

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Governments have been prepared to give in to the exhortations of wealthy corporations in the belief that what is good for shareholders will also be good for the country

Opinion

THE LAST WORD: Your shares can’t buy democracy

’It’s not about what's best for all shareholders, it's about the incentives for management,’ said one CEO recently

 
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Top 40 44986.69-0.57% down
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Gold 1219.05500.35% up
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  • Gold : 1219.0300
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