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National

Shadrack Sibiya effectively dismissed from Hawks

Shadrack Sibiya. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
38 minute(s) ago

Head of Hawks in Gauteng Shadrack Sibiya is effectively dismissed from position for illegal rendition of Zimbabwean nationals, SAPS confirms

National

Zuma concludes China visit

Jacob Zuma  Xi Jinping. Picture:  REUTERS/WANG ZHAO
41 minute(s) ago

There are lessons to be learned from China’s success, which is due to patriotism and discipline, says president on last day of working visit to China

African News

Nigeria’s president, vice-president declare assets

Muhammadu Buhari.  Picture: REUTERS/AFOLABI SOTUNDE
1 hour(s) ago

President Muhammadu Buhari, who won office pledging to fight country’s graft habit, claims to have no foreign accounts or oil concessions, and only $151 000 in local account

Americas

US unemployment falls to lowest since April 2008

A woman walks to enter a line for the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Job growth rises less than expected in August, which could dim prospects of Fed rate hike later this month, even as unemployment rate drops, wages accelerate

African News

Concern after Botswana president suspends four judges over allowances

Ian Khama, president of Botswana. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Accused claim the matter was an administrative error and criminal proceedings were heavy-handed

National

State mulls headcount cuts to rein in wage bill

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Economic growth likely to come in lower than Treasury’s projected 2% while tax revenue is under pressure

Financial Services

Sanlam cash to bolster offshore assets

Sanlam CEO Ian Kirk Sanlam, speaking in Sandton on Thursday, said surplus capital would be used to bulk up companies in which it is invested in Africa, India and Malaysia. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

Group reports faster growth in new business volumes — the only one of its peers to buck the trend

Mining

Pilanesberg mine to ‘halt activities while land dispute is resolved’

A man walks past the tribal headquarters of the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela tribe in Pilanesburg in the North West province in this March 2011 file photo.  Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
3 hour(s) ago

Lawyers for Human Rights says Pilanesberg Platinum Mine ‘will immediately halt activities on portion of land on Wilgespruit’ after parties reach settlement

President Jacob Zuma attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) plenary session on BRICS on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS

New normal economics elude SA

SA’s policies stand in opposition to how prosperity is advanced in the 21st century, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Columnists

President Zuma is mutilating tenure to create blocs of ethnic power as support weakens, writes Jonny Steinberg

Echoes of the past in Zuma’s dangerous tactics

Columnists

Mzukisi Qobo promo

Universities now have a unique opportunity to play a constructive role in nation-building, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Writing is on the wall at our campuses

Europe

Many refugee journeys begin on Facebook

For migrants, smartphone maps, global positioning apps, social media and WhatsApp have become essential tools on the long journey to a better life. Picture: REUTERS/BERNADETT SZABO
4 hour(s) ago

Would-be migrants hoping to flee war in Middle East use social network as their compass to find people smugglers they hope will get them to better life in Europe

Mining

ARM committed to pay dividends, despite weak markets

Cranes unload iron ore from a ship at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China.  Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Mining company says reduction in headline earnings is largely result of decline in average realised dollar prices for iron ore, manganese ore, platinum, nickel, export thermal coal, copper

Transport & Tourism

Union wants dodgy Prasa contracts to be annulled, not suspended

Popo Molefe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

National Transport Movement also vows to push for all contracts to be scrutinised by public protector

Mining

Implats to raise R4bn to bolster its balance sheet

Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace  says the R4bn it aims to raise will be used to complete new low-cost shafts at its two new mines.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer's announcement draws mixed reactions and concern of stock dilution

Retail & Consumer

Lindt seeks sweet spot with boutique

Boxes containing chocolate on displayed at Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Spruengli in Kilchberg, near Zurich. The confectionery maker plans to open its first shop in South Africa. Picture: REUTERS/ARND WEIGMANN
10 hour(s) ago

Switzerland-listed Lindt & Sprüngli opens first boutique in South Africa for premium chocolate lovers

FORCE: Police stand guard over mine workers, who had been shot near the Nkaneng informal settlement on August 16 2012. Picture: ALON SKUY

Slick Nhleko skirts crucial issues in callous MP briefing

Police minister glosses over worst tragedy to define South Africa’s post-apartheid landscape, writes Lawson Naidoo

Asia-Pacific

Family jokes and school struggles, film shows private side of Malala

A combination picture shows this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, in an August 18 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

While much is known about Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s advocacy work, documentary lifts lid on her family life in central England

Asia-Pacific

China punishes three firms for stock volatility

Picture:  REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Market regulator fines companies for conducting ‘illegal securities business’, which has been blamed for volatility on plunging markets

Mining

Sibanye confirms talks over Rustenburg mine

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman addresses the media on the group’s results in Sandton on Thursday. He expressed doubts about the viability of listing two Amplats mines. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

Sibanye wants Rustenburg mines and concentrator plant and not Amplats’s Union mine

Science & Environment

Breeder aims to be a big game changer in ‘white’ industry

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/RAYMOND PRESTON
10 hour(s) ago

Just 15 out of 1,500 farm owners who belong to national association of game breeders are black

Transport & Tourism

Taxis directed onto a better road

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Proposal aims to reduce conflict on routes and encourage safer and more efficient transport for commuters

Asia-Pacific

China announces it will cut troop levels

Chinese troops march at a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Picture: REUTERS/ROLEX DELA PENA
1 day(s) ago

President Xi Jinping says country will reduce troop numbers as it holds display of military might in parade to commemorate victory over Japan in Second World War

Retail & Consumer

Dipula embarks on acquisition trail

Dipula Income Fund CEO Izak Petersen. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 hour(s) ago

Black-owned fund raises above R200m in new shares issue to pay for various acquisitions

Europe

Data bringing Iceland in from the cold

Helgi Helgason, senior facility manager at Verne Global, in the company’s data centre in Keflavik, Iceland. The island has sought to reinvent itself as a secure data haven. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ARNALDUR HALLDORSSON
9 hour(s) ago

Country banking on storage boom to end financial isolation, writes Alexander Tange

Europe

Hungary allows migrants to travel to Austria

Migrants board a train at Keleti Railway Station, in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday. Picture: EPA/ZOLTAN BALOGH
9 hour(s) ago

Hundreds of migrants leave Budapest while trains to Vienna and beyond to Germany cancelled leaving travellers in limbo

National

Empowerment fund seeks recapitalisation

National Empowerment Fund CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa. PICTURE: BDFM/Russel Roberts
10 hour(s) ago

Empowerment fund seeks government recapitalisation

Property

Growthpoint mulls ways to lift returns

Norbert Sasse, Growthpoint CEO, addresses the media on the group’s results on Wednesday. He says there is very little the firm can buy in SA at the right price. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

South Africa’s largest listed property may need to dispose of weaker or noncore assets to raise distribution

National

Cosatu threatens Cape metrorail standstill

New  Metrorail  train at Pretoria station. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL/ROBERT TSHABALALA
10 hour(s) ago

Federation warns of industrial action if Metrorail does not come up with a solid plan to tackle the Western Cape’s transport crisis

National

Sisulu vows to open way for business to develop gap housing

LAWS: Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu addresses the media on the Lwandle evictions earlier this month. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Zoning bottlenecks targeted to clear way for private sector in state’s ‘mega projects’ drive

Asia-Pacific

McDonald’s hit by another food scandal

Picture: BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO
6 hour(s) ago

In latest food contamination scandal, fast food company in Japan says it is investigating incident in which customer was injured by plastic shards inside drink

Economy

Business confidence, conditions slump

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Poor economic growth, rising electricity and labour costs add to the companies’ difficulties

Europe

G-20 meeting set to tackle effects of China’s slowdown

Christine Lagarde. Picture: REUTERS / RUBEN SPRICH
10 hour(s) ago

China’s economy slowing more than expected and potential chilling effect of a new cycle of US rate hikes feeds uncertainty

African News

Tribunal goes after Chad president

Idriss Deby. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIPPE WOJAZER
9 hour(s) ago

War crimes accusations including genocide and torture filed against President Idriss Deby at Senegalese court trying former dictator Habre

Financial Services

MiWay banks on new units

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Short-term insurer MiWay sees half-year underwriting profits nearly double — putting it on course to topple OUTsurance

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Cartoons

Bronwyn Lace Ascension 2013-15 line, light and wooden box dimensions variable. Picture: SUPPLIED

A fitting response to Coetzee’s epic sculptures

Installation artist Bronywn Lace maximises use of light to capture mentor Neels Coetzee’s last breath in fitting exhibition, writes Sue Blaine

Health

More to losing weight than cutting calories

Picture: ISTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Obesity epidemic suggests we still do not understand the psychology and physiology of nutrition and weight loss, writes Gary Taubes

Motoring

SA BIKE OF THE YEAR: Superbike wins two-wheeler battle

The Kawasaki H2 took the top honour for 2015.  Picture: MEGHAN MCCABE
1 day(s) ago

The Kawasaki H2 has taken the award for the 2015 SA Bike of the Year

Motoring

BUYERS GUIDE TOP PICKS: Feel the summer wind in your hair

Jaguar F-Type Convertible.
3 hour(s) ago

Spring is here and we take our annual look at drop tops

Gadgets & Gear

A house that runs itself? Samsung believes it’s about time

Picture: ISTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Electronics giant launches line of new devices called Smart Things, including small white box called a hub that co-ordinates appliances in home

Management

Four tips for delivering feedback while minimising conflict

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
1 day(s) ago

If you’re worried about ruffling feathers, there are ways to provide your direct reports with input they need to learn and improve

Opinion & Analysis

Diets of early humans provide food for thought

Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Human diet over millennia and adaptations show exercise and a variety of food are best, writes Norman Owen-Smith

Simona Halep of Romania serves to Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine during their second round match at the US Open Championships in New York on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS

Halep, Wawrinka beat the heat while Sock wilts

Simona Halep, Stan Wawrinka beat heat with straight-sets wins to reach third round of sweltering US Open, while US hope Jack Sock wilts under punishing conditions

Soccer

Row grows by the day over Chiefs’ plans to play in Cape Town

Kaizer Chiefs
11 hour(s) ago

City of Cape Town hits back at allegations it sweetened deal to get Amakhosi to stay

Other Sport

Fracture scuttles Froome

British cyclist Christopher Froome of Team Sky has withdrawn from the Vuelta a Espana 2015 cycling race in Andorra. Picture: EPA/JAVIER LIZON
9 hour(s) ago

Twice Tour winner and Team Sky leader Chris Froome forced to exit Vuelta race after fracturing foot in fall

Soccer

Shakes prefers playing away from home

Dean Furman displays good technique at a Bafana Bafana training session before the team’s Afcon qualifier in Mauritania. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES
11 hour(s) ago

Squad in Mauritania for must-win Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

Other Sport

Warne gives Kyrgios some advice

Nick Kyrgios of Australia pauses during his first round match against Andy Murray of Britain at the US Open Championships tennis tournament in New York on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI
11 hour(s) ago

Cricket great Shane Warne warns bad boy Nick Kyrgios over testing Australian supporters’ patience

Rugby

Morné Steyn has eye on big prize

WAITING FOR THE WALLABIES:  Flyhalf Morné Steyn catches the ball as hooker Adriaan Strauss looks on during the Springbok training session held at  Newlands Stadium in Cape Town yesterday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
11 hour(s) ago

Kicker Steyn’s inclusion was always going to raise eyebrows after wave of Bok selection controversies

Cricket

Birth of a new era for fresh Proteas fathers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

How Morkel, De Villiers and Duminy deal with their new lives as fathers will be revealed in the next few months

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The Third Umpire

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. No doubt answering the prayers of many of its customers with young children, not to mention chocaholics of all ages, it has decided to remove sweets and chocolates from its stores’ “aisles of temptation”.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 host Durban. It may be that it was the only bidder and that these events can be financially catastrophic, but who would deny the self-styled “warmest place to be” its place in the sporting sun?

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The unnamed Joburg Metro policewoman whose response to social media user Clive Naidoo filming her behaving “arrogantly” caused it to backfire on him spectacularly. It went viral all right, but not for the reasons he hoped.

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