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Revamp for debt-ridden national health labs

2 hour(s) ago

Aim is to resolve its long-standing financial problems and increase South Africa’s capacity to respond to disease outbreaks

World

G-20 vows to be more prompt with alerts

Protesters march to the centre where G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors are meeting in Cairns, Australia. Crowds gathered in several parts of Australia to demand immediate action on climate change, as part of a global rally ahead of a special United Nations summit. Picture: EPA/DAVE HUNT
2 hour(s) ago

Group of 20 finance chiefs promise to ‘clearly communicate’ monetary policy actions ‘in a timely way’

Economy

Government ‘is failing the poor’

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2 hour(s) ago

Thabo Mbeki adviser says economy being held hostage by ‘counterproductive’ agenda that disguises itself as progressive

Transport & Tourism

State ships ‘to have 60% local content’

Ship under construction at China State Shipbuilding’s  Longxue shipyard in China.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/QILAI SHEN
2 hour(s) ago

New legislation will stimulate industry and protect it from international competitors that have lower wage rates

Politics

No let up from parties after ANC plea

Julius Malema. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 minute(s) ago

DA and EFF will continue to ‘robustly’ hold executive arm of government to account and oppose ruling ANC in Parliament

Middle East

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghan women wait for their turn to vote at a polling station in Mazar-i-sharif on Saturday. Voting was largely peaceful in Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as a country racked by decades of chaos embarked on its first ever democratic transfer of power. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Two presidential candidates sign power-sharing deal that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: SA a while away from 3% growth

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18 minute(s) ago

Worst of economic challenges that are harmful to growth may be over for now but it will still be a while before SA can achieve economic growth rates of 3% and more

Economy

Higher rates fail to spur savings among the cash-strapped

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6 minute(s) ago

Higher rates will only persuade those who have already developed a savings habit to save a little more

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Picture: ACSA

Acsa could put Eskom on the right path

An initial public offering of even a non-controlling share would help to establish its value to its shareholders, writes Brian Kantor

Columnists

We simply cannot carry on being a society that bargains over every chess move and still hope to formulate a strong, national narrative, writes ...

SA needs solution beyond policy tinkering

Columnists

Mark Barnes promo

Mark Barnes: Is bigger always better? Does global corporate creep always, at the margin, create net value, or is it just a habit?

Technology in your pocket fights monopolies

Labour

Chamber lack of position on wages decried

11 minute(s) ago

Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki Sibiya unable to declare chamber’s position on national minimum wage and progress made in implementation of Mining Charter

National

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Crime figures to be analysed

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 minute(s) ago

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and police commissioner Riah Phiyega will analyse the newly released crime statistics

African News

Sierra Leone Ebola measures draw criticism

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) member in protective gear. Picture: AFP/CELLOU BINANI
4 hour(s) ago

Nationwide shutdown enters final day as criticism grows the action aimed at containing the spread of Ebola is merely a poorly planned publicity stunt

BusinessDay

Village to open sales process for platinum

Village Main Reef CEO Ferdi Dippenaar. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 minute(s) ago

Miner to be left with one gold mine but is looking at opportunities

Europe

Khodorkovsky is ‘ready to lead Russia’

Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky embraces his mother Marina,  as his father Boris (obscured) watches, in BerliN on Saturday in a handout picture. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly states his political ambitions

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EDITORIAL: SA must demand effective policing

Steep uptick in serious crimes is worrying while not much evidence that police have workable strategy in place to bring matters under control

Europe

Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine

A local resident walks past debris at the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Relatives of German victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plan to sue Ukraine and its president for criminal negligence for not closing the country’s airspace, says lawyer

Business Times

AngloGold advisers left out in the cold

GOLD SMELTING: Job creation could best be achieved by industrial development. It was believed that manufacturing could employ a much higher proportion of workers than mining because of its greater need for skilled labour.  Picture: PIETER DE RAS
21 hour(s) ago

Red faces as company does U-turn on restructuring and right issue plans

Business Times

STOCK TALK: Alibaba investors risk being gored in bull run

Alibaba.com's head office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG
21 hour(s) ago

US senator who was urging SEC to investigate Alibaba must have felt like a stray tourist caught up in the middle of the annual bull run, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

'BEE stifles young blacks' prospects'

THE LONG VIEW: Neren Rau, head of the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, believes the government’s insistence on seeing instant BEE results has damaged transformation, and that broadening the skills base is the only viable way of achieving true empowerment in the long run. Picture: MOELETSI MABE
21 hour(s) ago

Handing out jobs scores quick points but training is the key

Business Times

Fashion goes digital à la mode on social catwalk

CONNECTED: Twitter launched its click-to-buy button with Burberry to coincide with the Prorsum event. Picture: AFP
21 hour(s) ago

Technology is opening the rarefied world of designers’ shows to all — and sales will reap the benefit

National

Cases of murder and robbery on the increase

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2 day(s) ago

Double-digit growth in crime directly affecting personal, business security, but Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says crime in general is decreasing

Financial Services

Investec’s disposals abroad will not affect net income, says CEO

Investec. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Specialist bank and asset manager expects its operating profit for the six months to end September to be higher than the previous period

Energy

IDC has played ‘prominent role in renewable-energy sector’

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2 day(s) ago

CE Geoffrey Qhena says Industrial Development Corporation has provided early-stage development, loan, equity funding of green industry

African News

TB Joshua’s followers obstructed rescue, lives lost, says agency

Pastor TB Joshua  prays for a woman at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, ‘curing’ her of skin disease. Picture: PANOS/SOUTH
2 day(s) ago

While number of dead South Africans has risen to 84 in Nigeria building collapse and 17 remain unaccounted for, emergency officials blame church

Business Times

Marcus's exit: heat on Zuma

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus announces the monetary policy committee's decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
21 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma must act fast to stave off pressure on the rand, which weakened after Gill Marcus's surprise announcement that she would not stay on after her current term ends

National

Tshwane blows R65m on cancelled festival

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19 hour(s) ago

The City of Tshwane has squandered R65m on the cancelled TribeOne music festival, reports City Press, including a non-refundable appearance fee of R10m for Nicki Minaj

Business Times

Hunt for Aurora's Bhanas

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
21 hour(s) ago

The search is on for the Bhana family after the sheriff of the court's efforts to attach their assets to execute a R15.5-million court order were stymied by locked doors

Business Times

Mellow yellow says economy is looking up

21 hour(s) ago

At the height of the financial crisis, more people were choosing black. Now, as their moods lighten, they are more inclined to pick a cheerful yellow

Europe

A federal UK? Scotland vote shakes up the union

Scotland votes on whether to split from Britain. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN
2 day(s) ago

Scotland enticed to reject independence with a promise of new powers but pledge has pushed David Cameron into offering the same package to England

Middle East

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghan women wait for their turn to vote at a polling station in Mazar-i-sharif on Saturday. Voting was largely peaceful in Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as a country racked by decades of chaos embarked on its first ever democratic transfer of power. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Two presidential candidates sign power-sharing deal that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling

Science & Environment

Kruger National Park fires contained, says SANParks

Kruger National Park at sunset.  Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Largest blaze was a runaway fire that ‘jumped’ the park’s long border with Mozambique last Friday, says spokesman Willliam Mabasa

Economy

Outlooks for SA growth differ widely

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Trade unions are more optimistic about economic growth than business

African News

Grace Mugabe in academic storm after receiving PhD

TRAVEL BAN: Grace Mugabe,  wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, has been denied an EU visa application. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Wife of Zimbabwean president is awarded sociology degree, despite enrolling in programme only in July, no copy of thesis found in university library or online

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Cartoons

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde smiles during a news conference at the Treasury in London on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS

Out to change a man’s world

Christine Lagarde, no stranger to righting a listing ship, has brought a new style of leadership to the IMF, writes Gillian Tett

Arts & Entertainment

Crucial CD Collection: Cosimo Matassa

4 hour(s) ago

Although the architects of early rock ’n’ roll came in often unexpected guises, Matassa must have been one of the least likely, writes Richard Haslop

Columnists

Good reasons to question authority

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4 hour(s) ago

One does not drive to the fishing grounds at speed. Rather, one makes a dignified approach during which the mind is stilled in preparation for the meditation ahead, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

Brace for bumpy ride in emerging markets

4 hour(s) ago

Loose monetary policy has seen global investors gobble up emerging market assets and this has led to a shift in credit ecosystem, writes Gillian Tett

Business Times

Entertainment at home set for a huge makeover

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21 hour(s) ago

New entrants take on leader MultiChoice

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW YATES

Lampard secures a point for City

Ensures a 1-1 draw against Chelsea, while United give up a 3-1 lead to lose 5-3 against Leicester

Other Sport

Hamilton wins in Singapore as Rosberg limps out

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI
15 hour(s) ago

Lewis Hamilton regains Formula One drivers’ world championship lead, claiming victory after team-mate Nico Rosberg forced to retire with electronic problems

Opinion

Saru’s new plan pulls no punches about the slow pace of transformation

The five-year road map is a great plan, but relies too heavily on the provincial unions to make it happen

 
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The Third Umpire

Corruption Watch chairman Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, for insisting Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe be charged despite his reluctant apology for slander against the public protector.

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