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Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Malema refuses chamber’s request to tone down rhetoric

1 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters leader had robust private meeting with members of the South African Chamber of Commerce at Deloitte’s London headquarters

Transport & Tourism

DA says ‘henpecked’ finance minister needs to deal with SAA fiasco

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene addresses members of the media at a press briefing prior to delivering his medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Finance spokesman tells National Assembly that minister seems ‘powerless to act’ against chairwoman, despite SAA’s ‘acute’ financial distress


Business confidence falls to five-year low

8 hour(s) ago

Bureau for Economic Research’s business confidence index falls two points to 36 in fourth quarter as weak demand weighs on company sales volumes, profit


Cosatu delegates vote to affirm Numsa expulsion

PLANNING: Cosatu acting general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says shutting down Kopano ke Matla is a political decision, but that it will help the federation overcome its financial difficulties. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA has been reaffirmed by Congress of South African Unions delegates


ANC starts process to have Zille impeached over ‘spy move’

DA leader Helen Zille.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 minute(s) ago

Party alleges a senior police crime intelligence officer was hired in his private capacity to do surveillance on it


Nene gives his support for retirement reforms that will ‘protect’ pensioners

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
5 hour(s) ago

Retirement reforms so strongly opposed by Cosatu are good ones that will help protect pensioners against old-age poverty, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says


Schools start assessments amid tension between unions and department

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: GCIS
4 hour(s) ago

Department spokesman says annual national assessments are going according to plan at most schools, despite teacher boycott

Science & Environment

Judge lifts ban on rhino horn trade

7 hour(s) ago

Ban is reportedly lifted by decision of High Court in Pretoria on grounds public were not properly informed about ban, consultation process was not followed


Cosatu delegates scramble to conclude business on final day of congress

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini salutes delegates at the federation's national congress in Midrand on Monday.  Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
5 hour(s) ago

Protracted debate on powers of central executive committee leaves delegates scrambling to conclude business on final day of Cosatu's 12th national congress

Swaziland's King Mswati III. Picture: GCIS

THE INSIDER: Red-carpet treatment by royal command

Prodemocracy group apoplectic over ban of red or white carpets except for over-inflated King Mswati


Michel Pireu: Data, n. The raw material from which Wall Street fabricates distortions for marketing purposes

STREET DOGS: From The Devil’s Financial Dictionary


Even an apparently hi-tech currency like Bitcoin differs little from the monetary systems of the ancients, writes Robert Laing

When it comes to money, there is nothing new


Western Cape to ask to be declared drought disaster area

Emaciated cattle roam through the dried up Mfolozi River in Ulundi in Kwa Zulu Natal, as a sever drought affects South Africa. Picture: AFP/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
6 hour(s) ago

Local government, environmental affairs and development planning MEC says province will ask for funding to be made available for disaster relief


SA sitting on food-price time bomb

10 hour(s) ago

Rand depreciation, increasing cost of maize imports compound effect of worst drought in more than two decades


Zuma flags municipalities’ successes but says service delivery must improve

President Jacob Zuma answers question in the National Assembly on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma emphasises achievements of municipalities over past 15 years, saying SA will hold local elections next year with more to celebrate than criticise

Financial Services

Covered-bonds plan for SA banks muted

9 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank, Treasury discuss introducing securities that were previously banned because of concern they may undermine interests of depositors

Financial Services

Absa buys majority stake in Instant Life to grow bancassurance division

1 hour(s) ago

Online life insurance distribution platform has an average 14,000 policies with the average sum insured of about R700,000 per policy

People hug on the street near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal attacks in Paris, France on Friday. Picture: REUTERS

Is the shock of extremists’ families plausible?

Loved ones’ unwillingness to read the signs shows the need to work with the social networks of youths at risk to combat violent extremism, writes Arie W Kruglanski

Retail & Consumer

Game fails to overturn High Court judgment

A Game store, operated by Massmart, in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Supreme Court of Appeal says retailer Masstores acted in breach of restraint clause in lease with CapeGate shopping centre


Migration to Britain reaches record high

1 hour(s) ago

Data could make uncomfortable viewing for the government of Prime Minister David Cameron, has who has vowed to curb immigration


Eskom tries to secure lower debt costs

Transnet group chief operating officer Anoj Singh. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

Utility to explore funding options other than international bond market after being downgraded to junk by rating agencies


Myeni’s preferred adviser changes tune about working with SAA

15 hour(s) ago

SAA-selected company says it made unsolicited proposal to airline on leasing of A330 aircraft as well as funding proposal


Hollande’s anti-terror marathon takes him to Moscow to meet Putin

Francois Hollande. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges support for French President Francois Hollande’s mission to build a coalition to crush Islamic State


Imminent Fed tightening puts pressure on Europe’s central banks

European Central Bank. Picture: EPA/BORIS ROESSLER
9 hour(s) ago

European central banks struggle with divergent quandaries over how to revive inflation, sustain growth as US Federal Reserve prepares to start hiking rates


Call for De Beers chief to step aside

TARGETED: De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
15 hour(s) ago

Prominent industry player also demands De Beers cut prices for rough diamonds radically to save industry

Financial Services

Companies shy away from long-term debt

Standard Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

Standard Bank Group says local companies are becoming reluctant to raise long-term funding as economic outlook deteriorates

African Business

Zambia’s Lungu says state won’t take over struggling mines

Edgar Lungu. Picture: AFP PHOTO / CHIBALA ZULU
1 hour(s) ago

President Edgar Lungu backtracks from warning earlier this month that Zambia would take over mines that have shed jobs


Even Hong Kong property bears are bullish on real estate stocks

Hong Kong. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Analyst says as long as property market cools rather than crashing, there’s plenty of room for stocks to rally


Brics New Development Bank allocates formal duties to vice-presidents

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Brics economic grouping’s bank allocates responsibilities to its four vice-presidents to help bring bank closer to operation


‘Frivolous’ spending costs state R1bn

15 hour(s) ago

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu again exposes wasteful and irregular spending, saying managers not responsive

African News

No violence in God’s name, Pope Francis tells Kenyans

Pope Francis stands next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, for the national anthem on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI
10 hour(s) ago

Pope Francis meets Muslim and other religious leaders before saying mass in the rain for tens of thousands of people


PPI sharply higher in October

8 hour(s) ago

Producer price index accelerates at strongest pace since December last year, increase reflects rising food prices mainly due to drought


Barclays fined £72.1m for £1.9bn ‘elephant’ deal

9 hour(s) ago

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority says the bank did not follow procedures in a deal put together for wealthy clients who should have been more closely monitored

Retail & Consumer

Quantum Foods feels benefits of improved conditions in poultry sector

13 hour(s) ago

Egg and broiler prices improve, and maize and soya meal costs fall, helping the company to improve earnings despite a dip in revenue

African nations use SIM card question to mandate control

Surveillance has become normalised despite extensive evidence of abuse by governments, and crime-weary South Africans have accepted veil of state intrusion, writes Alison Gillwald


LAUNCH NEWS: Ford Figo raises the bar, and the price

The design fits more with the latest Ford family look. Picture: QUICKPIC
15 hour(s) ago

The new Ford Figo is a huge improvement, but it’s costly


LAUNCH NEWS: BMW’s town cruiser joins the brotherhood

BMW has given the new X1 the X-family look. Pictures: QUICKPIC, MARK SMYTH
15 hour(s) ago

BMW has pulled its X1 into line with the rest of the X-family, writes Mark Smyth


Global epidemics loom in not so distant future

Medical workers at a hospital in Spain with a suspected Ebola patient. There is a significant chance that an epidemic of a substantially more infectious disease than Ebola will occur in the next 20 years, warns Bill Gates. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

The world is less prepared for illness and disease than war, writes , writes Andrew Ward


DRIVING IMPRESSION: Jaguar F-Type V8 has a firm grip on things

Adding all-wheel drive to the Jaguar F-Type gives it far more traction in the corners. Picture: NEWSPRESS UK
15 hour(s) ago

The gloriously raucous Jaguar F-Type V8 coupe has been made even sweeter thanks to its AWD traction, writes Lerato Matebese


African team to compete in World Tour

International Cycling Union announces that Team Dimension Data has received World Tour licence for 2016 season

Other Sport

Hamilton ready to wrap up super season on a high

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes listens to the Japanese national anthem at the starting grid before the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka,  Japan, on Sunday. Picture: EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL
15 hour(s) ago

Formula One world champion says win in Abu Dhabi for ‘home crowd’ best way to end season


SA wobble as India post highest total of series

PRIZE SCALP:  Simon Harmer, left, celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of India’s Rohit Sharma on Wednesday. The Proteas spinner took 4/78 on the first day of the third Test. Picture: REUTERS/AMIT DAVE
15 hour(s) ago

Spinner Simon Harmer rides outrageous conditions happy to get four wickets and some spit


Dolly has faith in Under-23 squad for Olympics

15 hour(s) ago

Winger Keagan Dolly says squad’s quality players guarantee a place in top three in Senegal


Pirates head into war zone for Cup decider

Kermit Erasmus of Orlando Pirates in action against Ajax Cape Town earlier this month. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/THINUS MARITZ
15 hour(s) ago

Orlando Pirates in Tunisia as president declares state of emergency following bomb attack in capital

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