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Nicky Newton-King. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Reserve Bank caught in JSE error

16 minute(s) ago

The monetary policy committee's interest rate call was partly based on distorted inflow data


EXCLUSIVE: Quality of education must be improved, says IMF

POINT OF VIEW:  IMF senior resident representative Axel Schimmelpfennig’s four-year term in SA ends in August. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
34 minute(s) ago

Outgoing IMF executive Axel Schimmelpfennig tells Business Day SA has made progress but must address poor education and high unemployment

Telecoms & Technology

Cwele to fight Icasa spectrum decision

Siyabonga Cwele. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
35 minute(s) ago

The government's decision to seek court relief on spectrum licences follows unsuccessful meetings with Icasa


UK’s Hammerson poised to be the largest property stock on the JSE

35 minute(s) ago

The blue-chip British real estate investment trust lined up for the JSE in September has a £9bn portfolio of retail and leisure assets


NPA assures Willie Hofmeyr he is not under investigation

Willie Hofmeyr. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
33 minute(s) ago

The Public Protector candidate and former Asset Forfeiture Unit head’s battle with strip club owner Andrew Phillips resurfaces

Financial Services

BEE partners drop R2bn suit against Abil

In modern capitalist countries, amassed economic power defines the royalty of the day, says the writer.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
32 minute(s) ago

BEE investors Hlumisa and Eyomhlaba hand back their shares to settle an old debt


SA is top foreign direct investment destination in Africa

POWERLESS: Eskom has taken a decision to stop buying electricity from independent power producers, despite the significant foreign direct investment inflows the renewable energy sector has attracted. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
31 minute(s) ago

SA powers past key African states to attract investment into 130 projects, mostly in renewable energy, EY report shows


Denel fires back in court battle over LMT Holdings

Denel's  Rooivalk helicopter. Picture: THE TIMES
30 minute(s) ago

In a responding in a affidavit Denel CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe dismisses as ‘sensational’ LMT Holdings’s claims of ‘state capture by proxy’


Cape Town wants to control its energy future, says De Lille

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
30 minute(s) ago

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille questions Eskom’s decision to forego ‘cheapest form of new electricity generation’

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: The very public protector

SA's citizenry, with unprecedented access to the process of appointing a new public protector, must ensure the committee selects the best candidate


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The future of the ANC must be a new majority with new values and a different political culture, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

ANC should not be an old-age beauty contest


Shareholder activist takes on Lewis directors in court, and time runs out for retirement fund credit abusers

Lewis investor battle; graduate tax mooted


Gwede Mantashe rebukes Fransman for dividing party in Western Cape

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
29 minute(s) ago

Marius Fransman is not off the hook and cannot return to work, says ANC secretary-general


Expropriation bill returned to Parliament

DEFENDER:  Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin has consistently defended the bill, claiming it was fully compliant with the Constitution’s property clause. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 minute(s) ago

In a surprise move, President Jacob Zuma sends the controversial Expropriation Bill back to Parliament over procedural concerns


Study for relocation to Pretoria launched

5 minute(s) ago

The feasibility study has a six-month timeline and must provide a cost estimate for the monumental undertaking


Amplats wary of oversupply as profit slumps

Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith addresses the media on the company’s results in Johannesburg on Monday.  He said all things being equal, the firm  should be able to start paying dividends again. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 minute(s) ago

The world’s biggest platinum miner has delayed decisions on major projects for two years, into 2018, when it expects demand to improve


Sanders blasts ‘demagogue’ Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally. Picture: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER
6 hour(s) ago

Donald Trump injects himself into the email controversy, saying it proves the system’s rigged

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following victory in the New York state primary on Tuesday in New York City. Picture: AFP

Debt is no longer taboo for a new wave of politicians

Donald Trump has caught the policy mood: fiscal austerity is going out of fashion around the world, writes Gillian Tett


Parliamentary insubordination hearings start on Tuesday

Parliament. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union will meanwhile start rolling mass action over the non-payment of staff performance bonuses


Mara Delta to invest $110m more on property in Mozambique

Mozambique purchase of patrol boats with a loan meant for a new fleet of tuna fishing boats and an attempt to restructure the loan has plunged the transaction into a multimillion-dollar international controversy. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
10 hour(s) ago

It will acquire four more properties and the second stage development of its Anadarko building, adding to a $160m investment in six commercial properties since 2014


ANC head reiterates Fransman’s suspension

RADICAL: Commentators say ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman may prove to be the DA’s ‘secret weapon’ in the elections. Picture: THE TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

In spite of Marius Fransman’s statement that he was resuming his duties as ANC Western Cape leader, Gwede Mantashe says his suspension is still in place

Retail & Consumer

What’s the skinny with Woolworth’s mannequins?

The Country Road range on display inside a Woolworths store. Country Road is part of Woolworths’ store-within-a-store concept.
12 hour(s) ago

Retailer has internal discussions and commits to taking complaints about its skinny mannequins into consideration when next ordering these display props


Government gives green light for new SA medical school

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University vice-chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz aims to hit the Inca Trail to raise funds for student bursaries. Picture: SUPPLIED
13 hour(s) ago

At the moment, there is only one medical school in the Eastern Cape, which graduates about 100 doctors a year, says Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University


Downpours batter Durban, flooding roads, schools and informal settlements

Property damage caused by downpours in Durban.  Picture: SUPPLIED
13 hour(s) ago

The heavy rains and snowfall which started at the weekend are expected continue until at least Tuesday and motorists are advised to exercise extreme care


Mbeki must not campaign for ‘parasitic, ignoble’ ANC, says DA’s Maimane

Thabo Mbeki. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Maimane does not understand why ANC stalwarts who said ‘Zuma must fall’ last year are now campaigning for him to grow, and asks how they can be trusted

Transport & Tourism

Extension of ‘months of no accountability at SAA’

A South African Airways Airbus. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

DA seeks legal opinion over Parliament’s authority in granting extension of deadline for tabling of SAA annual financial statements

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay shareholders approve deal to collapse pyramid structure

17 hour(s) ago

The deal, which allows the Ackerman family to retain control, did come into some resistance but was passed at the AGM


DA takes aim at ‘Blesser Number One’ and ‘Buffalo Soldier’

Mmusi Maimane addresses the state of the nation debate on February 16, 2016. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
19 hour(s) ago

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the dream of Nelson Mandela no longer lives under the ANC, ‘it is better encapsulated here in the DA’

Other Sport

Seven Russian swimmers banned from the Rio Olympics

Yulia Efimova. Picture: REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH
10 hour(s) ago

World swimming’s governing body Fina bans four-times breaststroke world champion Yulia Efimova and others after the IOC’s green light to impose penalities

Financial Services

Providing SA with access to foreign private equity

Picture: ISTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Universal Partners to seek secondary listing on JSE’s alternative exchange after raising funds from private placing of its shares

Other Sport

Olympic Village initially disappoints

The Olympic Village is reflected in an apartment window during a guided tour for journalists to the 2016 Rio Olympics Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23, 2016. REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Olympic teams arriving in Rio find that their village is not yet comfortably habitable but Brazil’s mayor gives his assurance that problems will be sorted out

African News

NEWS ANALYSIS: War veterans spell bad news for Mugabe

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

Zimbabwe is slipping deeper and deeper into an economic crisis that could reconfigure its political landscape, writes Ray Ndlovu

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How a new MSCI study vindicates critics of CEO pay

The research looked at 800 CEOs at US companies, and concluded that pay and performance were out of kilter, even over the long term


Nine steps to becoming a successful freelancer

1 day(s) ago

Some of the ways to become a successful freelancer include making new connections and being prepared for dry spells


Weight of research demolishes the arguments against a minimum wage

Rather than resulting in unemployment, some studies find that US states that raised their minimum wage had greater job growth. Picture: REUTERS

A minimum wage is a solid and effective tool that has direct and indirect benefits

Chad le Clos. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Chad le Clos opens up about his life in new documentary

Unbelievable: The Chad le Clos Story details his gruelling training schedule‚ takes a trip down memory lane to his high-school and gives a glimpse of his family

Other Sport

Hamilton gets it all right at the start

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW BOYERS
1 day(s) ago

Hamilton, who has now won in Hungary a record five times, leads Rosberg by six points after 11 of the season’s 21 races

Other Sport

Russia spared Olympics blanket ban

1 day(s) ago

The International Olympic Committee defers to sports federations after damning Wada report on drug use during the Sochi 2014 Games


Confidence grows in the hunt for title

Courtnall Skosan (R) of the Lions scores a try despite tackle from Crusaders' Israel Dagg during the 2016 Super Rugby game between the Lions and the Crusaders at Ellis Park on Saturday.  Picture: EPA/RYAN WILKISKY
1 day(s) ago

The Lions may have finished the game with two sumptuous tries but everything was born from their heavenly start


Lions have ‘steel’ to go all the way, says Read

Kieran Read of the Crusaders tackled by Andries Coetzee of the Lions during the Super Rugby match between the Emirates Lions and Crusaders at Emirates Airline Park on July 23, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Team gets endorsement as title contenders from two men who, between them, have won four Super Rugby titles, Kieran Read and Todd Blackadder


Two more hurdles and Lions will have that champion look

Hard road ahead as Lions face New Zealand’s best three teams in three successive matches

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The Third Umpire

Cyclist Louis Meintjes, for finishing in the top 10 of the Tour de France at the weekend, the first South African to have achieved this feat, and just seven minutes behind the SA-educated winner, Chris Froome.

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