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GLOBAL ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: China fears linger as focus on Fed sharpens

A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of China Construction Bank in Hai'an, Jiangsu province in this June 10 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Fears of China’s health remains under spotlight, along with question of whether the Fed will raise interest rates in September

Rugby

Urgent court bid to prevent Boks from competing in world cup

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59 minute(s) ago

Court bid by Agency for New Agenda to suspend Springboks from playing in Rugby World Cup scheduled to be heard at the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday

Politics

DA has sights on ‘big five’

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane speaks to residents in Jabavu, Soweto, on Monday as he campaigns for next year’s election. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 hour(s) ago

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the party aims to gain ground in five municipalities in next year’s local government elections

Asia-Pacific

China is growing at ‘reasonable’ pace despite pressures, says Premier Li

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3 hour(s) ago

Chinese economy faces new pressure as international market instability increases uncertainty around global recovery

African Business

Fly Africa to open new routes in East and West Africa

International roaming costs can prove to be a major expense but there are tools available that can help cut costs. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Low-cost airline launched last year in southern Africa will soon launch routes to Namibia, Gabon, Benin, Zambia and destinations in east Africa

National

We’re tackling corruption‚ says Prasa board

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1 day(s) ago

Prasa board chairman Popo Molefe says "tide" against maladministration and corruption "cannot be turned"

Energy

Petrol price to decrease by 69c/l on Wednesday

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2 day(s) ago

Retail price of both 93 and 95 octane unleaded petrol will decrease by 69c per litre, mainly due to continued drop in crude oil price during period under review

Energy

President Zuma to officially open Eskom's Medupi Unit 6

Medupi is at least two years overdue, and estimated to be more than R35bn over budget. When building began in 2007, the estimated cost of the site was R78bn, and it was projected that all six of its units would come online this year. File picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

A green-fields coal-fired power plant comprising six units rated in total at 4,800MW

The Cape Town International Convention Centre. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

Clean, low-risk Western Cape offers best opportunities

Cape has probably the best infrastructure in Africa, and intends to keep it that way, write Tim Harris and Lance Greyling

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

Black South Africans have prospered from post-apartheid liberty, but are bedevilled by myth that they need helping hand of government, writes Leon ...

SA’s bizarre transformation denialism

Columnists

Foreign policy segment of ANC’s discussion documents laughable, writes Simon Barber

ANC discussion papers are a bad joke, right?

African News

Zimbabwe relaxes empowerment law to boost investment

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1 hour(s) ago

Law would only be mandatory in mining sector, which generates half of Zimbabwe’s export earnings and contributes about 17% of GDP

African News

Zuma sends condolences to Swaziland following horror road crash

Swaziland flag XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Swazi government mum following death of around 65 young girls killed in truck accident on their way to the annual Umhlanga Reed dance scheduled to take place on Sunday

National

Mapisa-Nqakula defends decision to charter Gupta-owned plane

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says all due processes were followed when chartering private plane to ferry Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Japan

National

Black South Africans urged to aid transformation

Wiseman Nkuhlu. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
1 day(s) ago

Former Black Management Forum president Wiseman Nkuhlu says black South Africans have become complacent when it comes to transforming

Asia-Pacific

China’s Commerce Ministry defends yuan's devaluation, sees ‘limited’ impact

Yuan Renminbi. Picture: EPA/WOO HE
1 day(s) ago

Which was meant to correct a "relatively large deviation" between the yuan’s spot rate in the market and the daily midpoint fixing by the central bank

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Timing of Treasury ‘intelligence report’ curious

Treasury smear campaign’s context is the nuclear procurement programme that has been shrouded in secrecy and the dodging of due process, writes Songezo Zibi

Industrials

Davies imposes steel tariffs with conditions

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies comes to rescue of beleaguered steel industry, approves 10% ad valorem duty on certain imported steel products

African News

Nigeria says uncovers Boko Haram spy ring at Abuja airport

A burnt out shop in Malam Fatori, in northeastern Nigeria, which was retaken from  Boko Haram militants by foreign troops.   Picture: AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES
1 day(s) ago

Nigeria uncovers spy cell run by militant Islamist group Boko Haram at Abuja airport apparently aimed at selecting targets for attack

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths to remove chocolates and sugary goodies from checkout aisles

Woolworths store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
1 day(s) ago

Retailer has bittersweet treat for its customers — it’s removing all chocolates and other sugary goodies from its checkout queue

National

McBride facing grave charges yet wants to carry on working, court hears

Robert McBride.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Robert McBride faces grave misconduct allegations, yet wants court to grant order to allow him to amble back to work, says counsel for police minister

Markets

Wild week for markets set to end quietly

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1 day(s) ago

Lingering worries over Chinese economic growth and Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates weighs on stocks, but oil rebounds on a strengthening US economy

Politics

Former Eskom CE Matona appointed secretary of national planning

Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Cabinet announces Tshediso Matona has been appointed secretary of national planning in Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Europe

Greece sets vote for September 20 as Syriza leads polls

A protester waves a Greek national flag during an anti-austerity pro-government demonstration in front of the parliament in Athens on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS
1 day(s) ago

Greece gears up for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections

Americas

Publishers brace for Apple’s ad-blocking

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2 day(s) ago

Sites already struggling to monetise growing mobile audience concerned about prospect of iPhone, iPad users being able to activate ad-blocking

African News

South Sudan army ordered to end fighting ahead of ceasefire

A South Sudan army soldier mans a machine gun that has been mounted onto a truck. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir ordered all government troops to cease fighting rebel forces as part of a peace agreement

African News

Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 3 years in prison

GUILTY: Peter Greste (right), Mohamed Fahmy, centre, and Baher Mohamed stand before Judge Mohamed Shahata during their trial earlier this year.
Picture: EPA/KHALED ELFIQI
1 day(s) ago

The three journalists denied all charges and are said their arrest form part of wider crackdown on free speech since the military overthrew President Mohamed Mursi

Rugby

Surprises in Meyer’s Springbok World Cup squad

South Africa's Springboks head coach Heyneke Meyer (right) gestures before the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Argentina's Los Pumas at Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA
1 day(s) ago

Heyneke Meyer added two surprises to the 31-man World Cup squad, amid a cloud of transformation hanging over the Springboks

Business

Draft bill to combat cybercrimes published for public comment

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1 day(s) ago

Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill aims to create legislative framework to address various shortcomings in dealing with cybercrime and cybersecurity in country

National

President Zuma to launch ‘war on water leaks’

Jacob Zuma. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE
2 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma to launch project to plug water leaks which account for nearly 40% of nation’s water loss, costing country R7bn a year

African News

Mugabe inks law to stop mass lay-offs

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe signs new law banning mass lay-offs following spate of redundancies that unions say put 30,000 people out of work

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths reverses David Jones four-year earnings slide, boosts profits

Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths, at the company’s results presentation in Cape Town on Thursday. Woolworths has adopted a conservative view and is keeping a tight rein on costs. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Woolworth’s group revenue rises, jacked up by its buyout of Australian department chain David Jones

Americas

US ruling clears way for unions

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2 day(s) ago

Contract workers, other temporary employees will be able to more easily unionise following landmark ruling by US federal labour regulator

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Cartoons

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Days numbered for barcodes as shoppers demand more data

Growing demand for more information about products we buy could mean end of simple barcode — the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale

Health

South Africans not ageing well

A nurse checking a senior patient's blood pressure. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

South Africans are living longer, but their health is not prospering

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Under Ground

Louis Greenberg is one half of thriller author SL Grey in collaboration with Sarah Lotz. Picture: MACMILLAN
2 day(s) ago

SL Grey’s latest book probes gripping world of bunker paranoia, with a killer added into the awful mix, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: New Broadway musical recasts dead white men

Hamilton, playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, has created a buzz with its portrayal of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers, in a musical laced with clever wordplay set to hip hop and pop melodies. Picture: JOAN MARCUS
2 day(s) ago

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s dazzling wordplay and contemporary melodies in Hamilton, a musical about the first US treasury secretary, attracts shower of celebrity endorsements, writes Nadia Neophytou

Columnists

HALF-ART: Patterns of waste in politics and art

Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe with artworks made from rubber tyres. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Patternality has been vital to evolution and is a prerequisite for ontogenetic development, the growth of each individual, possibily not for a politician

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Different sites embody a common aesthetic

Griers of Villiera, with vineyards on either side of the equator, show formula holds the key to ‘house personality’

Anaso Jobodwana. Picture: ROGER SEDRES/GALLO IMAGES

Anaso Jobodwana ecstatic about bronze medal

Eastern Cape sprinter Anaso Jobodwana in impressive third behind Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin

Soccer

Away wins making it a topsy-turvy start to English season

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Club Brugge and Manchester United at Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges on Wednesday. Picture: AFP
2 day(s) ago

Chelsea and Manchester City are keen to reverse the most striking statistic of the new Premier League season this weekend — and they are not the only ones

Other Sport

Kevin Anderson blasts into quarterfinals

Kevin Anderson returns a shot from Jerzy Janowicz of Poland during the third day of the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University on Wednesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Picture: AFP
2 day(s) ago

With US Open less than a week away, Kevin Anderson keeps his campaign going with a 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 victory over Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz

Other Sport

Allyson Felix bags ninth gold with Beijing win

Allyson Felix competes in the final of the women's 400m athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Thursday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS
2 day(s) ago

American Allyson Felix’s 49.26 seconds winning time for 400m fastest posted in world this year

Other Sport

SA relay team starts prep late — but still in with chance of a bronze

Henricho Bruintjies of South Africa watches his time after the men's 100m heat in Beijing, China, last week. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ROGER SEDRES
2 day(s) ago

SA’s sprint battalion gets first drill as a unit just hours ahead of 4x100m relay heats

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for his adept chairing of crisis talks between stakeholders in the mining industry, which have yielded an agreement (yet to be signed) that could give mining a new lease on life.

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