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A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA

SA Express, SAA fail as ‘going concerns’

6 hour(s) ago

Two of the state’s airlines are so financially stricken that they cannot meet the criteria of a going concern unless they get more financial support from the government

Companies

Transnet, BHP Billiton sign R24bn coal train deal

Transnet's new locomotives Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

State logistics company says it has signed deal with global mining group BHP Billiton to provide trains to bring coal to coast for export

Education

Motshekga’s car seized over teachers’ pay

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Luxury cars used by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and her director-general are attached after the government fails to pay more than R28m owed to teachers

National

Mashatile sets sights on state bank

Paul Mashatile, ANC chairman in Gauteng. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

ANC in Gauteng seeks creation of a state bank that would function like a commercial bank to fund radical economic transformation, says provincial chair

Trade & Industry

Sink makers call for higher China duties

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Franke Kitchen Systems not only wants the antidumping duties to remain in place for another five years, but is asking to increase the duties to 586% from 62.4% for China and to 831.68% from 95.8% for Malaysia

National

Gauteng MEC acts on audit report

Barbara Creecy.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

Barbara Creecy starts probe into provincial finance department officials after AG report

Labour

Rifts weakened Cosatu, says Vavi

MISSING IN ACTION: Cosatu members ask where their general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is during a march against e-tolls and labour brokers in the Johannesburg CBD. Picture: DANIEL BORN
6 hour(s) ago

Deep internal divisions eroded Cosatu’s ‘reputational damage’ and diluted its political power, says general secretary

National

ANC set to absolve Zuma over Nkandla

REPORT: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela addresses a media briefing on the final reports of various Nkandla investigations in Pretoria on Tuesday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

ANC resumes work in special ad hoc committee on the R246m spent on president’s private Nkandla home

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Nuclear deal not done and dusted

Several roadblocks stand in the way of Zuma’s undertaking to Russia, writes Carol Paton

Columnists

If Zuma goes there will be a vacuum at the heart of their political messaging, writes Gareth van Onselen

The DA’s and EFF’s brand problem

Columnists

The rapid expansion of SA’s wine industry shows the extent to which farmers are adapting to climate change, writes Hilary Joffe

Commercial agriculture faces up to climate change

Markets

Rand takes blow for wider trade gap

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/LOANNA HOFFMAN
5 hour(s) ago

SA’s trade deficit widens to highest level in seven months — temporarily knocking the rand to an eight -month low

Property

Higher profit justifies Attacq listing

Attacq CEO Morné Wilken. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 hour(s) ago

Developer announces a 24% increase in net asset value per share for the year ending June 30

Americas

Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in US

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director, Dr Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Health authorities say they are taking every step possible to ensure the virus does not spread widely

Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

Protesters gather around the Golden Bauhinia Square before an official flag raising ceremony to commemorate the Chinese National Day in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on its pro-Beijing government

Picture: THE TIMES

Joburg’s water crisis is not just bad luck

With mounting crises facing Johannesburg, it needs to be asked whether its municipality entity tail is wagging the proverbial dog, write Karen Heese and Kevin Allan

Science & Environment

Protector’s probe finds ‘systemic deficiencies’ in nature conservation laws

An elephant crosses the road near the Paul Kruger gate in Kruger National Park.  Picture: THE TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Mandonsela’s investigation finds urgent attention needed in the conservation laws, policies and conduct in KwaZulu-Natal nature conservation practices

Financial Services

Blue Financial Services takes steps towards having suspension lifted

Blue Financial Services CEO Johan Meiring. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
15 hour(s) ago

Company bids to speed up conclusion of delayed financial results

Asia-Pacific

India warns of asset price fallout from low rates

6 hour(s) ago

Near-zero interest rates in developed markets may be distorting asset prices with no real gain in economic activity, says India’s central bank governor

Business

R300m fund is launched to stimulate entrepreneurship

Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Manufacturing fund to focus on agri-processing, textiles and information and communication technology start-ups

Asia-Pacific

Taiwan says China risks hurting ties if it mishandles Hong Kong protests

Pro-democracy protesters flash lights outside the Hong Kong government headquarters, on the second day of the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong in Admiralty, Hong Kong, on Monday. Picture: EPA/ALEX HOFFORD
19 hour(s) ago

Taiwan’s leader says confrontation between China police and demonstrators was very worrying

Economy

August trade deficit ‘widens more than expected as exports disappoint’

A Maersk shipping vessel. Picture: BLOOMBERG
20 hour(s) ago

SA’s trade balance‚ which includes trade with Botswana‚ Lesotho‚ Namibia and Swaziland‚ records R16.3bn deficit as exports decrease by R8.19bn from July to August

Business

Uptick in business confidence ‘could last’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Business confidence levels among local producers rises in the third quarter, with expectations of further improvement — provided no labour strikes occur

African Business

Kenya joins Africa’s top 10 after GDP increases by a quarter

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

East African country rebases, giving government some leeway for more borrowing

Law & Constitution

Judiciary takes over administration of superior courts

Justice Minister Michael Masutha announces the transfer of administrative functions to the Office of the Chief Justice at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
6 hour(s) ago

Move seen as step towards greater institutional independence

Companies

No smooth sailing yet for new CIPC website, online systems

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Launch of new Companies and Intellectual Property Commission website and online transactions services has not been without glitches

Economy

Structural problems stunt SA’s growth, says Christo Wiese

Christo Wiese, chairman of Shoprite Holdings and Pepkor. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Pattern of sluggish growth likely to continue until there is concerted effort to address economy’s structural problems, says Shoprite chairman

Industrials

Construction firms’ tax affairs worry SARS

Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

SARS concerned about low level of tax compliance in the construction industry, whose reputation is tarnished by widespread bid-rigging and price fixing

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Cartoons

September 30 2014

WORK OF ART: A ring from jeweller Anna Hu's collection. Last year Hu set the world auction record when her brooch sold for $4.6m. Picture: ANNA HU

Chinese jeweller Anna Hu makes her mark

Cross-cultural appeal of her work is reflected in number of western outlets that stock her designs

Health

Hi-tech answer to a low-grade knee

Penny Haw promo
6 hour(s) ago

Penny Haw turns to technology to help support her failing knees

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Pablo Lapidusas International Trio

Pablo Lapidusas International Trio (P.L.I.N.T.). Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

If trio returns to SA, as they hope, there will not be a repeat performance of last weekend, writes Gwen Ansell

DETERMINED: Schalk Burger hard at work during the Springbok training session at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Burger fired up to do what it takes

After robust return to Boks, Schalk Burger is eager to play role in ‘soul-stirring’ clash against All Blacks at Ellis Park

Opinion

Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over

 
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The Third Umpire

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, for calling a media briefing to explain his department’s R34.8bn in irregular expenditure, pre-empting the release of its annual report. Now let’s see what he does about it.

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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, who has called for cable theft to be treated as economic sabotage. That’s all very well, but it will have little effect as long as most of the “saboteurs” are not caught.

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Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie. The bank posted a 21% rise in headline earnings for the six months to August, underscoring the difference between its business model and that of failed competitor African Bank.

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