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Tiger Brands own All Gold, Tastic and Koo. Picture: THE TIMES

Disposal of Dangote boosts Tiger Brands

2 hour(s) ago

Excluding the gain from the sale of its Nigerian business, the company expects HEPS for the six months to end-March to be roughly the same as last year

Property

Octodec declares interim dividend

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1 hour(s) ago

Real estate investment trust says vacancies in its portfolio widened due to upgrades and its acquisition of several buildings with high vacancy levels

Transport & Tourism

SA Express systems at fault, says regulator

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4 hour(s) ago

But airline counters paperwork caused the grounding of fleet of 24

Energy

Areva contends it must keep Eskom tender as delays will affect safety

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4 hour(s) ago

Counsel for the French nuclear specialist argues South Africa needs stable and abundant electricity urgently and Areva has long started work on the project

Europe

Lobby group leaks EU-US trade details

Volker Gassner of the environmental campaign group Greenpeace holds a copy of the leaked TTIP negotiations during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, on Monday. REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH
4 hour(s) ago

European Union’s chief negotiator dismisses some of Greenpeace’s points as ‘flatly wrong’

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev offers to sell SABMiller’s EU breweries

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller branded beers. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG
4 hour(s) ago

The acquisition of Dreher was the historical South African Breweries’ first move outside of its home market

National

Inquiry to shed light on Phiyega

Suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega wearing the four medals she was awarded, including one for ‘outstanding service’. Picture: THE TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

President Zuma established the inquiry following recommendations by Judge Ian Farlam in the Marikana report

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: Judge Squires’s ruling could be crucial in Zuma’s legal battles

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL SHEEHAN
4 hour(s) ago

With almost all opposition parties baying for the president’s recall, the pressure is clearly on, but nothing is certain, writes Wyndham Hartley

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Government and business must work on relationship

Social partners need to respect, treasure and nurture their interaction for the good of the country, writes Raymond Patel

Columnists

The Sage of Omaha fears terrorist attacks most, while shareholders worry about a post-Warren Buffett world, writes Michel Pireu

Buffett offers spritely sage’s advice at annual meeting

Columnists

The abuse of public time, money and other tools to raise money for the perpetually broke ‘broad church’ is deeply entrenched, writes Sam Mkokeli

Ramaphosa will battle to clean with ANC broom

Financial Services

Insurers claim reputational damage

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4 hour(s) ago

Liberty says ‘serious allegations’ against Liberty Corporate and its employee-benefits business is based on confidential information given to FSB pensions registrar

Mining

Japanese duo bid for Anglo asset stake

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4 hour(s) ago

Trading houses Itochu and Mitsui bid for a stake in Anglo American’s manganese assets in Australia and South Africa

Energy

Eskom counts on prepaid meters to fix nonpayment

REVENUE: Eskom has budgeted R250m this financial year to instal prepaid electricity meters in Soweto in an effort to curb mounting debt. It will also instal meters in Sandton, Midrand and parts of Ekurhuleni. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Power utility sets aside R250m to install meters in bid to address the culture of nonpayment in Soweto dating back to apartheid

Companies

MPs to grill Denel board members over venture

The Badger 8x8 armoured modular vehicle manufactured by Denel Land Systems. Picture: ARMSCOR
4 hour(s) ago

Denel officials are scheduled to brief the portfolio committee on public enterprises ‘on recent developments’ at the state-owned arms manufacturer

Lord Kenneth Baker is on a collision course with the UK's education department for insisting there should be vocational training for students with a more practical bent, says the  writer. Picture: ISTOCK

Lord Baker’s technical colleges tilt at classical curriculum

Miranda Green: Should there be a better technical career path from the age of 14 for young people of a practical bent?

Asia-Pacific

Australia cuts interest rates to record low

A sign on the Reserve Bank of Australia building in central Sydney. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Rate cut is the first easing in a year as Reserve Bank of Australia seeks to restrain a rising currency and insulate the economy from creeping deflation

Americas

Halliburton and Baker Hughes scrap merger

SPLIT:  Idle trucks and oil-production equipment is seen in a Halliburton yard in Williston, North Dakota. The second- and third-largest oil-service companies in the US decided to end their proposed merger. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW CULLEN
4 hour(s) ago

Regulatory approvals and general industry conditions stymie merger plans of leading US oil-service firms

Asia-Pacific

Testing scandal floors Mitsubishi

GRIM FUTURE:  Mitsubishi sold about 1-million vehicles globally last year, but sales in Japan have dived by nearly half since the scandal broke, and the damage to its reputation threatens to hammer its finances. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

The fuel-economy test cheating crisis at Japanese car maker Mitsubishi Motor is threatening to put the company into the ditch permanently

Americas

Web giants splash out on servers again

GAME ON:  A woman walks in front of a cloud-computing logo. Big web companies have started splurging again. Picture: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH
4 hour(s) ago

Only Google’s parent bucks trend of capex-growth rebound, writes Shira Ovide

Americas

Roll-out of 5G to enable internet of things

CONNECTED: The rollout of 5G wireless technology will enable much more reliable communication with machines such as robots and driverless cars. Picture:REUTERS/GUSTAU NACARINO
4 hour(s) ago

Next mobile generation promises big opportunities, write Ian King and Scott Moritz

Asia-Pacific

Bitcoin founder confirms his identity ‘after unwanted attention’

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17 hour(s) ago

Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright confirms his identity, but sceptics still abound

National

Cape Town budgets for backyards

Benedicta van Minnen. Picture: SUPPLIED
4 hour(s) ago

Mother City to spend millions of rand making safe informal dwellings in backyards

Media & Advertising

Independent media agencies ‘under pressure to team up’

Rob Smuts. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Local Planet claims to be the world’s only privately owned international media agency network

Property

Property funds eye Hungary and Slovenia in eastern European push

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4 hour(s) ago

Early entrants into the markets in Eastern Europe 'will do extremely well', says Grindrod executive

Telecoms & Technology

ZTE’s local partner to fight Competition Commission’s collusion penalty

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4 hour(s) ago

Competition Commission has found that ZTE SA and ZTE Mzanzi agreed n 2011 to allocate customers between themselves

African News

Kenya torches world’s biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

Madikwe Game Reserve is situated near the Botswana border in North West Province. The area consisted of cattle farms but now boasts a diversity of game, landscapes, and vegetation. Picture: ROBERT BERNATZEDER
1 day(s) ago

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta demands a total ban on ivory trade to end trafficking and prevent extinction of elephants in the wild

Americas

US launches bid to save Syrian truce

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) addresses the media after talks with United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva, Austria, on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI
14 hour(s) ago

US’s John Kerry admits Syria’s conflict has spiralled out of control and blames the Assad regime for bombing hospitals

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Cartoons

Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua, who is in post-production for the hotly-anticipated ‘Magnificent Seven’ remake, is one of a few big directors pushing back, having cast long-time collaborator Denzel Washington as his leading man. Picture: AFP

‘Magnificent 7’ revives forgotten story of black cowboys

Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua’s film is a reimagining of the 1960 western starring Steve McQueen

Opinion & Analysis

State backs drive to boost research and development

Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor has urged the private sector to spend more on research and development. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
4 hour(s) ago

Investment in research and development will prove crucial for companies to stay ahead of global competitors, writes Stephen Timm

Opinion & Analysis

Diversity makes it tough to take the nation’s pulse

While the two main parties carry out their own voter research, few polls are done that can provide the public with a sense of how parties are faring ahead of an election. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Online polling seems like the obvious solution but it is regarded as the weakest of all methods, writes Fiona Forde

COUNTDOWN:  Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane celebrates his side’s victory over Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

Mosimane cannot wait to take title

Sundowns are set to be crowned champions if they beat second from bottom University of Pretoria away

Soccer

Guardiola’s reputation hangs on Atletico tie

Pep Guardiola. Picture: AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE
5 hour(s) ago

Guardiola and Bayern are bidding to avoid losing a semifinal to a Spanish side for the third year running

Cricket

Kaushik is another frog in the blender just like Gogga

TOPSY-TURVY:  Gujarat Lions bowler Shivil Kaushik in action against the Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PUNIT PARANJPE
5 hour(s) ago

India’s Shivil Kaushik emerges as the proud heir to the South African spinner’s ‘frog-in-a-blender’ action

Other Sport

Legal Eagle hits R5.8m earnings

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5 hour(s) ago

Owner Steinhoff boss Markus Jooste and trainer must decide where next to unleash four-year-old Legal Eagle

Cricket

Anyone left flying the flag for SA in Indian league?

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5 hour(s) ago

With three top players out this could be the most underwhelming Indian Premier League of the lot for South Africans

Rugby

Lambie return to give Sharks confidence

Patrick Lambie during the Cell C Sharks training session at Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVEN HAAG
5 hour(s) ago

Gary Gold has to find a way to phase in the 50-capped Springbok without disturbing the team’s synergy

Other Sport

Engine-hit Hamilton incurs ire of stewards

British Formula One driver Lewis HamiltonPicture: EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL
5 hour(s) ago

Briton Lewis Hamilton collects his second reprimand of the season at the Russian Grand Prix

Opinion

Tough task getting to the bottom of Proteas’ World Cup failures

South Africa’s professional cricketers have played their entire careers within an accidental, but systemic atmosphere of suspicion, mistrust and denial

Standard Bank

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