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Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

South African Express Airways in ‘extremely difficult financial position’

4 hour(s) ago

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says state-owned airline needs government assistance to prepare its 2013-14 annual financial statements

Economy

August trade deficit ‘widens more than expected as exports disappoint’

A Maersk shipping vessel. Picture: BLOOMBERG
20 minute(s) ago

SA’s trade balance‚ which includes trade with Botswana‚ Lesotho‚ Namibia and Swaziland‚ records R16.3bn deficit as exports decrease by R8.19bn from July to August

Economy

Growth in domestic credit extension slows year on year in August

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4 hour(s) ago

Growth in credit extended to SA’s private sector moderates in August, reflecting limited access to credit as financial institutions tighten lending criteria

Business

Biggest threat to transformation is lack of commitment, says minister

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Biggest threat to transformation in SA is lack of commitment by those who must drive processes, says labour minister

African Business

Kenya joins Africa’s top 10 after GDP increases by a quarter

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45 minute(s) ago

East African country rebases, giving government some leeway for more borrowing

Healthcare

SA spurns foreign healthcare workers

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9 hour(s) ago

SA fails to train enough doctors and nurses, yet red tape, hostile bureaucrats and government policies stand in way of foreign healthcare professionals willing to fill gap

Telecoms & Technology

Vodacom voices concern at Icasa’s new rate

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

Mobile phone network operator says it’s concerned about mobile termination rates published by the Icasa, which unfairly favours ‘certain companies’

Economy

Structural problems stunt SA’s growth, says Christo Wiese

Christo Wiese, chairman of Shoprite Holdings and Pepkor. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Pattern of sluggish growth likely to continue until there is concerted effort to address economy’s structural problems, says Shoprite chairman

National

State hires more as firms shed jobs

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9 hour(s) ago

The private sector’s ability to create jobs is being negatively affected by rising administered prices, higher borrowing costs, weak demand, and disruptions from strikes

Middle East

IS jihadists approach Syrian border town

Syrians within a group of refugees wait near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey. Picture: EPA/ULAS YUNUS TOSUN
10 hour(s) ago

Despite air strikes, Islamic State fighters close in to within a few kilometres of key Kurdish town on Syria’s border with Turkey

Financial Services

Capitec targets credit card, insurance market entry

Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie
8 hour(s) ago

Bank always looking for opportunities to diversify its business but is not exploring secured credit

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Business by numbers can dull creativity of workforce

Companies lack the capacity to extract ‘valuable insight and predictive analytics from masses of customer data’, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

Trudi Makhaya: In a world that encourages the monetisation of celebrity, beauty or race, why are we surprised when pastors and ministers do the same?

Desire of devout to part with cash is no sin

Columnists

The feeling is that the UK shies away from addressing racial faultlines head on, despite several reports of institutional racism in the public ...

Europe is in denial about legacy of colonialism

Economy

Indebted consumers facing ‘perfect storm’

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1 hour(s) ago

Economists warn that rand may slide to R11.60 to dollar, weaker currency will have ‘severe impact’ on everything from food prices to imported vehicles

Industrials

Construction firms’ tax affairs worry SARS

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8 hour(s) ago

SARS concerned about low level of tax compliance in the construction industry, whose reputation is tarnished by widespread bid-rigging and price fixing

Business

DBSA partnership will focus on service delivery

Development Bank of Southern Africa CEO Patrick Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
35 minute(s) ago

Municipal capacity development programme includes R120m investment into pilot municipalities, seeks to strengthen personnel skills, administrative systems

Economy

Reserve Bank must ‘keep focus on inflation’, says Kganyago

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
49 minute(s) ago

Deputy governor Lesetja Kganyago says confidence in economy is weak, likely to put upward pressure on inflation rates

Financial Services

Car insurance industry wants to watch you drive

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6 hour(s) ago

Questions raised about whether the data collected can be handed over to authorities, writes Gillian Jones

Politics

ANC set to take aim at monopoly capital at council

Jeff Radebe.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

The ANC says it will ask ‘hard questions’ at its upcoming policy review conference to place the economy on a qualitatively different path a

National

Regulations lag behind capability of drones

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9 hour(s) ago

The South African Civil Aviation Authority is expected to finalise rules by next March, writes Dominic Skelton

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EDITORIAL: Water crisis of its own making

SA is a water-scarce country and there have been lots of warnings that water can become constraint on economic growth

African News

Mixed picture emerges of governance standards in Africa

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19 hour(s) ago

African governance standards are gradually improving but there are warning signs of backsliding, writes Astrid Zweynert

Transport & Tourism

Visitors develop a nose for wine tourism

FIELDS OF GREEN: Franschhoek valley, which has its own wine route, circa November 2005. Picture: RUVAN BOSHOFF
10 hour(s) ago

Winelands are helping to boost Western Cape economy, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Mining

Amplats financial director Nqwababa resigns to join Sasol

Bongani Nqwababa. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 hour(s) ago

Bongani Nqwababa, whose resignation takes effect from March next year, will join Sasol as new chief financial officer and executive director

Politics

EFF seeks interdict against disciplinary steps

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

EFF says disciplinary hearings are an attempt to intimidate the EFF and to stifle robust debate in Parliament

Business

‘Turf war’ could shackle small business department, MP warns

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

MPs on Parliament’s portfolio committee on small business development are concerned Lindiwe Zulu’s ministry faces serious challenges in establishing its independence

Healthcare

Ascendis clinches R1bn debt refinance package

Ascendis CEO Karsten Wellner. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Acquisitive healthcare conglomerate confirms long-awaited R1bn debt refinance and growth-funding package

National

Report on critical state of SANDF gathers dust

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10 hour(s) ago

South African Defence Review 2014 gathering dust while committee which will consider it has yet to be established

National

Nxesi in pre-emptive strike on spending

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi leads a media briefing to explain steps being taken to restructure the department after irregular expenditure of R34.8bn

Middle East

No Syrian peace talks while Islamists rampage, UN told

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover in Ashrafieh, Aleppo. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Syria will not begin talks to end three-and-a-half-year war while ‘terrorism is still rampant’ in the country

Industrials

Bullish Astrapak approaches end of restructuring process

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8 hour(s) ago

Costs to rationalise the business have been offset by sale of properties and other assets

Europe

Watchdog to clarify Apple and Fiat tax probes

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10 hour(s) ago

European Union regulators will provide more details on the launch of in-depth inquiries into Ireland and Luxembourg’s respective tax arrangements with Apple and Fiat

Energy

Westinghouse to continue challenge to Areva generator contract

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9 hour(s) ago

Company says it has again filed court papers to challenge SA awarding a contract to replace nuclear plant steam generators to French rival Areva

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Cartoons

September 30 2014

Oscar Pistorius in court on the second day of his murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Picture: REUTERS

Pistorius and Steenkamp — books waiting to happen

That the Oscar Pistorius trial was televised live is no barrier to writers’ accounts of the tragedy, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

BOOK REVIEW: This Changes Everything

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10 hour(s) ago

This Changes Everything is a call to arms against 21st-century capitalism, but this time Naomi Klein enlists climate change as a weapon in the struggle, writes Pilita Clark

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Traversing the Avalanche

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10 hour(s) ago

Carl Bates is waging a veritable war against poor governance standards, but in his case he is too often just a voice in the wilderness, writes Evan Pickworth

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Amajimbos snatch momentous victory

Under-17 team will face continental giants after qualifying for CAF African Championships

Opinion

Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over

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Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over

 
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The Third Umpire

Nkandla ad hoc committee chairman Cedric Frolic, for suggesting the ANC members could carry on sitting without representatives of the opposition, who walked out on Friday. Not if its recommendations are to be credible.

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Department of Health chief director of HIV/AIDS Thobile Mbengashe, for pushing back against Cosatu-aligned unions that are preventing the use in SA of an Israeli-made circumcision device that reduces HIV transmission.

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Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim. The union has every right to organise across sectors, even if that brings it into conflict with Cosatu, but it does not have the right to flout the provisions of the Labour Relations Act.

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