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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Public protector notes ‘worrying defiance’ among state officials

1 hour(s) ago

Thuli Madonsela tells journalists she is concerned ‘safety, value’ of her office are being eroded after committee refuses to give her chance to respond to criticism over Nkandla report

Transport & Tourism

Cabinet to reassess new visa regulations, says tourism minister

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom announces South Africa's bio-economy strategy in Pretoria on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom tells conference that Cabinet has decided to ‘assess unintended consequences of regulations’

Economy

Juy new vehicle sales fall 6.1%

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1 hour(s) ago

Subdued economic activity, electricity constraints and petrol price inflation continue to contribute to deteriorating outlook for domestic new vehicle sales, says Naamsa

Economy

Manufacturing activity little changed in July, but still in expansion territory

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Seasonally adjusted Barclays purchasing managers index remains unchanged at 51.4 index points, but despite lack of improvement, activity still in expansion territory

Europe

Greece’s battered economy threatens to
sink further

An employee looks on at electronic board displaying stock prices at the entrance of the Athens Stock Exchange, Greece, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
19 minute(s) ago

Greece’s bruising fight with international creditors sends sentiment to lowest level in nearly three years in July and knocks manufacturing activity down to record lows

National

Madonsela adamant Zuma must pay back some of the money

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Public Protector‚ Thuli Madonsela says she stands by her conclusion that President Jacob Zuma must pay back some of the money spent on upgrading his residence

National

Court postpones Malema’s corruption trial

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses supporters outside the Pretoria High Court on Monday. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND/THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema demands his day in court after long-delayed trial for corruption is once again postponed

Energy

Hearings to open debate on nuclear

Fikile Majola, chair of the energy committee. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy to buck trend on ‘secret’ power procurement

Retail & Consumer

Aca Joe owner Platinum Group not in liquidation, says CE

Marcel Joubert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Owner of well known South African brands such as Aca Joe and Hilton Weiner looking to recapitalise struggling businesses to the tune of between R20m and R50m

Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST

Africa needs speed to leap from stalls to viable stores

Access to finance will help small firms cross over to the formal sector, writes Antonio Fierro

Columnists

Gavin Keeton

Government, mining companies and the trade unions need to talk, not shout, so that job losses can be minimised, writes Gavin Keeton

Global fall in metal prices calls for cool heads

Columnists

Songezo Zibi: The arrogant government faces no real consequences and will have consumers on road to ruin

Consumers to pay for Zuma’s nuclear tsunami

Labour

Some NUM members reject gold-sector wage offer, union source says

Picture: AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE
1 hour(s) ago

Some members of National Union of Mineworkers reject pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, raising threat of sector-wide fallout after another union spurns same offer

Europe

South African to convince Brits to stay in EU

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6 hour(s) ago

Former Democratic Alliance MP to be director of strategy for In Campaign to try to convince voters that Britain should stay in European Union

National

Gordhan seeks probe into Ekurhuleni tenders

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Road and transport tenders worth more than R100m are said to have been awarded irregularly in the metro

Markets

Greek bourse to reopen after five weeks

People line up to request loans settlements or proceed with bank transactions, in Athens, Greece, in July. Picture: EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU
6 hour(s) ago

All eyes on embattled banks as Athens stock exchange is set to reopen after shutdown over debt crisis, with traders bracing for volatile session

Financial Services

African Bank fills final post of top team

Tom Winterboer.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
10 hour(s) ago

Absa Bank veteran Gustav Raubenheimer appointed to resurrected African Bank’s executive committee as its finance chief

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Steps to protect debtors from law abuse

Emoluments ruling raises the longer term consideration of whether law societies are best suited to protect the public from unethical behaviour within their ranks, writes John Jeffery

Trade & Industry

Motor sector urged to increase local content

The state is on a drive to place greater emphasis on supplier development in the motor vehicle industry. File picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

The sector will survive but should aim at turning into a ‘true manufacturing industry not one that simply assembled parts’

Energy

Renewable energy would be cheaper for SA than nuclear power, study finds

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Substantial increase in renewable energy by 2030 would result in far cheaper electricity than if SA persists in bid to build 9,600MW of nuclear power, study finds

African News

Nigerian army frees more Boko Haram hostages

Nigerian soldiers on patrol near the border with Niger. Amnesty International says in a new report that thousands of people have been executed and many more randomly arrested by Nigerian government forces in the fight against Boko Haram.  File picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Army says it has freed people being held hostage by Boko Haram jihadists as it carries out regional offensive aimed at rooting out insurgency

Economy

SA backs trade pact to clear bottlenecks

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10 hour(s) ago

World Trade Organisation accord to give renewed impetus to trade-enabling initiatives and provide an agreed framework

Americas

Obama climate rules to face opposition

US President Barack Obama.  Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Opponents say President Barack Obama's proposals are flatly illegal under the US’s Clean Air Act and the constitution

Asia-Pacific

Latest debris found on Reunion shore not an aircraft’s

Malaysia Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Malaysia urges authorities in the Indian Ocean region to be on the lookout for MH370 wreckage to help solve one of aviation’s greatest mysteries

National

Cosatu prods ANC on jobs summit

Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
11 hour(s) ago

The country’s biggest trade union federations have warned against a looming jobs cull in major sectors, including the mining industry

Law & Constitution

Treasury cracks down on estate duty

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11 hour(s) ago

Estate and financial planners sound alarm over the proposed closure of a loophole allowing people to avoid estate duty through retirement contributions, writes Amanda Visser

Asia-Pacific

China, Asia on shaky ground as factories step back in July

Analysts say the Chinese government’s intervention in the markets has left investors in doubt about its commitment to free markets. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GREG BAKER
5 hour(s) ago

Manufacturing conditions in China deteriorate to worst level in two years in July and trigger fresh slides in global commodity prices

Industrials

ArcelorMittal set for cash injection

Paul O'Flaherty. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

Plan for possible R4.5bn investment over five years to create 700 jobs depends on government protection against China imports

Asia-Pacific

Australia’s prime minister launches expense inquiry

Australian Speaker of the House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Tony Abbott announces wide-ranging inquiry into politicians’ entitlements after scandal that plagued his government for weeks claims scalp of Speaker of House

Financial Services

Call for retirement savings to boost SA

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10 hour(s) ago

Institutional investors should allocate more of workers’ R4-trillion in retirement savings towards development initiatives to boost economy growth and create jobs

Trade & Industry

SA-Nigeria motor industry plan is a win-win, says Erwin

Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Sectors in SA and Nigeria to ‘complement each other’, says former cabinet minister Alec Erwin

Retail & Consumer

Demand hits sweet spot for Cadbury

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10 hour(s) ago

Brand’s owner, Mondelez International, plans to lift output at Port Elizabeth factory as chocolate purchases increase, writes Zeenat Moorad

Media & Advertising

SA printing industry still looks good on paper

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10 hour(s) ago

In the age of endless options, readers still find themselves drawn to printed material, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Management

SA spearheads drive to nurture African management talent

SA can be a powerhouse for teaching about working in emerging markets, UCT Graduate School of Business dean Walter Baets says. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
11 hour(s) ago

Business schools have a crucial role in developing the skills needed for Africa's economic growth, writes David Furlonger

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Cartoons

Pupils at Boitumelong Secondary School in Tembisa use their tablets for the first time, in January this year.  Picture: SOWETAN

Four reasons why tablets are a good fit for the classroom

Tablets are increasingly forming part of the educational landscape because they are cost-effective, offer decent battery life, and are functional and flexible

Gadgets & Gear

Six nifty tracking gadgets that’ll help find lost devices

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Our most essential bits and pieces easy to lose, but do not have to be lost forever as technology now here to help find them again

Management

Four tips for getting the response you need

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
6 hour(s) ago

We tend to default to e-mail when wanting to connect with other people, but it is not always most appropriate medium to use

Health

Ubuntu’s lessons in teaching our children well

Jacob Lief at work in one of Ubuntu’s classrooms where vulnerable children learn long-term skills that will help them become productive, healthy and stable citizens. Pictures: SUPPLIED
10 hour(s) ago

The Ubuntu Education Fund's individualised, long-term approach to helping vulnerable children has delivered philanthropist Jacob Lief some tough lessons and great rewards, writes Sue Blaine

Opinion & Analysis

Africa needs speed to leap from stalls to viable stores

Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST
10 hour(s) ago

Access to finance will help small firms cross over to the formal sector, writes Antonio Fierro

Itumeleng Khune. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Khune is down the goalie pecking order

Former Chiefs keeper Itumeleng Khune on the sidelines as Reyaad Pieterse impresses coach

Other Sport

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

The Olympic rings at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor. Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

South Sudan becomes Olympic movement’s 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken nation crosses final hurdle to competing at next year’s Rio Olympics

Cricket

Testing times for water-logged Proteas

Bangladeshi ground staff cover the field as rain falls during the fourth day of the second Test between Bangladesh and SA at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka yesterday. Only 81.1 overs — out of 360 — have been bowled so far. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
11 hour(s) ago

Dane Vilas laments frustrating conditions of his debut Test as Cyclone Komen batters Bangladesh

Soccer

Tough choices for Tinkler as Pirates’ injuries mount

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Pirates coach Eric Tinkler has to decide between Edwin Gyimah and recently signed forward Tendai Ndoro to sign on for the Caf Confederation Cup

Other Sport

After six second places, Delpech lands Gold Cup

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11 hour(s) ago

Jockey Anthony Delpech wins eLan Gold Cup after partnering the favourite, Wild One

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Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, who has outdone himself in avoiding political accountability for the Nkandla scandal by blaming “neoliberal” outsourcing to private companies and “downsizing of the public service”.

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