• Thursday, September 03 2015
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Economy

SA not yet on brink of recession, says Moody’s

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15 hour(s) ago

Ratings agency offers rare positive comment on economy, saying SA unlikely to fall into recession this year or be downgraded in next 12 to 18 months

Education

Academic frauds to be named, shamed

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2 hour(s) ago

Fakers of academic qualifications beware. The government is planning a clampdown

Business

Top bosses gloomy about SA’s economy, survey reveals

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2 hour(s) ago

CEO confidence index records lowest score since its inception as SA’s top executives see little to cheer

National

Cyril Ramaphosa denies knowing he flew in Gupta jet

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
2 hour(s) ago

Deputy president has been at pains to protect his reputation and reiterates minister's explanation that in the absence of a suitable Defence Force plane, a private jet had been chartered from Execujet

Retail & Consumer

Woolies promotes Rylands to SA chief

Zyda Rylands.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Zyda Rylands takes helm of second-largest department store owner in the southern hemisphere

Other Sport

Games could make Durban Mecca of SA sport, says Pollock

Shaun Pollock during the 2022 Commonwealth Games bid announcement event at George Campbell School  in Durban on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DIBIKY
3 hour(s) ago

Commonwealth Games cricket gold medal holder Shaun Pollock says Commonwealth Games a great opportunity to show off Durban

Business

Companies lagging in transformation, says BMF

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2 hour(s) ago

Study shows that Corporate SA engaged in malicious compliance and gate-keeping to keep blacks away from the table

Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank rate hike on the cards to rein in inflation

When the chickens come home to roost in SA, it will not be a surprise if the Reserve Bank lifts interest rates 150 basis points, writes Lesiba Mothata

Columnists

Gavin Keeton

Failure to set delicate course between local and foreign investors’ needs will have painful consequences, writes Gavin Keeton

Global jitters augur white-knuckle time for SA

Columnists

Leaders’ responsibility is to trust and empower all employees and to allow creativity to flourish, writes Suhana Gordhan

Hierarchy issues can overpower creativity

National

Nhleko dodges Phiyega bullet

The future of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega is still up in the air after Police Minister Nathi Nhleko failed to tell a parliamentary committee 
on Wednesday whether she would be suspended during a presidential probe into her fitness for office. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

South African Police Union head insists police commissioner Riah Phiyega face censure

African Business

Accra to grow dollar millionaires fastest

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2 hour(s) ago

City with continent’s largest stock exchange and most entrepreneurs tops Cairo in millionaires stakes

Markets

Firmer US markets, resources lift JSE

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14 hour(s) ago

Stronger opening on Wall Street, firm European markets support local industrials and financials, while resources fare better after sharp retreat in previous session

Education

No closed meeting, says Open Stellenbosch

Students hold placards at a protest against alleged racism on campus brought to light by a documentary, Luister (Listen), in Stellenbosch on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/RODGER BOSCH
2 hour(s) ago

Activist group blames university’s council as main barrier to transformation and language policy

Antifracking protesters in Cape Town in 2011. A civil society caucus in SA rejects fracking, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear power as climate-change mitigation options. Picture: THE TIMES

Honing climate policy for Paris

South African proposal commits government to develop a national climate-change adaptation strategy, writes Rehana Dada

Americas

Obama secures key vote to protect Iran nuclear deal

Barack Obama. Picture: AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM
13 hour(s) ago

Vote needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving a nuclear deal with Iran, ensuring accord will not fail in Congress

Americas

Judge grants Uber drivers’ bid to be staff

2 hour(s) ago

Ruling allows drivers to challenge status as contractors to entitle them to unemployment and workers’ compensation and right to form unions

Europe

Volkswagen board says Winterkorn to remain as CEO

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn arrives at a company shareholders' meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MICHELE TANUSSIS
2 hour(s) ago

Proposal opens door to appointment of an outsider as strong independent chairman to replace Ferdinand Piech

Asia-Pacific

Seoul proposes peace talks with China and Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) meets delegates to the Great Hall Of The People in Beijing, China, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/LINTAO ZHATAO
2 hour(s) ago

Southeast Asian leaders set up meeting next month as co-operation between China, Japan and South Korea gains traction as route to stability in region

Europe

Stars of Greek debt drama part ways over bail-out

Alexis Tsipras, right, and Yanis Varoufakis talk during the first round of a presidential vote at the Greek parliament in Athens in February. The fearsome duo, who took Greek politics by storm, have since had a serious fallout over Greece’s bail-out deal. Picture: REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINDIS
2 hour(s) ago

Split between Alexis Tsipras and his former finance minister epitomises Greece’s struggles with austerity

Rugby

‘Bok-blockers’ court case abandoned in favour of wider transformation talks

The Springboks during a training session at Cape Town Stadium earlier this month in Cape Town. The Bok coach has to ensure his 23-man World Cup squad will have at least seven black players. Picture: ASHLEY VLOTMAN/GALLO IMAGES
11 hour(s) ago

Court case delayed after Agency for a New Agenda leader arrives in court without legal representation

Mining

SA gold faces uncertain future

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16 hour(s) ago

Upended by toxic combination of falling prices, intensifying labour disputes and surging cost of exploration, country’s largest producers are flailing

Retail & Consumer

First Krispy Kreme store to open in Rosebank

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/OZIER MUHAMMAD
18 hour(s) ago

Global doughnut company, coffee retailer says first store in SA will be opened in Rosebank at the end of November, marks its first venture into Africa

African Business

Uber drives expansion into Lagos

The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California. Picture: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH
2 hour(s) ago

Uber is negotiating cheaper deals for new vehicles with Kia Motors to boost its number of drivers in the Nigerian city of Lagos to 3,000 by the end of next year

Telecoms & Technology

Stellar puts part of DigiCore proceeds to use in Torre acquisition

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2 hour(s) ago

Shareholders consent to disposal of 19.26% holding in vehicle tracking and fleet management company

Labour

Minimum wage negotiations proceeding well, says Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says negotiations involving government, business and labour are proceeding well and parties have agreed on its definition

Rugby

Springboks hone their skills in private training

Duane Vermeulen gets down to business at a Bok training session in Durban this week. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES
3 hour(s) ago

Boks wrap up Durban preparations with a routine training session with eighth man Duane Vermeulen in peak form

Politics

DA trio eyes Tshwane mayoral post

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2 hour(s) ago

Party believes its brand of anticorruption and results-based delivery will find favour with Tshwane voters

Europe

Satellites pick up surge in forest loss

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2 hour(s) ago

Analysts warn of rapid loss of forests in Cambodia, parts of West Africa and Madagascar as well as Gran Chaco region of South America

Health

Powering up the quest for cleaner air

Kensington Gardens. Picture: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT
2 hour(s) ago

New CleanSpace venture taps ‘electromagnetic smog’ to power pollution meter while earning rewards for clean living, writes Clive Cookson

National

‘Independent panel’ to help police implement Farlam report recommendations

Judge Ian Farlam. Picture: THE TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

Panel will be established to help guide Police Ministry on how to implement Farlam Commission of Inquiry report’s recommendations, police minister says in Parliament

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Cartoons

E-smoke. Picture: REUTERS/MARK BLINCH

We need smart regulations and e-cigs to stub out harm

Build a significant price gap between regular versus reduced-risk products for smokers, writes Derek Yach

Motoring

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

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

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

Health

Slacklining strikes a balance between fitness and fun

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2 hour(s) ago

Global fitness phenomenon slacklining a very different animal to tightrope walking that will lift you body, mind and spirit, writes Marika Sboros

Opinion & Analysis

Diets of early humans provide food for thought

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2 hour(s) ago

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

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: This cat is ready for a serious fight

The styling is unmistakably Jaguar.  Picture: JAGUAR SA
1 hour(s) ago

Jaguar has launched its XE to take on some major rivals

Health

More to losing weight than cutting calories

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2 hour(s) ago

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

Health

Why everyone is a yoga teacher

MOOD ENHANCER: Research shows that blue lighting, which is favoured in some yoga and meditation classes, can be even more effective than white fluorescent light in suppressing melatonin. Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

People in droves are training to become yoga teachers, but many have no intention of leading a room full of downward dogs

Shakes Mashaba shares a light moment with Dean Furman at a training session this week. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

Mashaba moves on Bafana record

Victory in Mauritania will take coach Shakes Mashaba to new milestone with Bafana Bafana

Other Sport

Froome’s dreams fade in Pyrenees

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3 hour(s) ago

Astana rider Mikel Landa wins Vuelta's 11th stage after Chris Froome cut adrift in the mountain climb

Soccer

Costa keen to score for Spain to show he belongs

Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON
3 hour(s) ago

Chelsea forward back after injury to show his worth if coach Vicente del Bosque deploys him in Spain’s qualifiers

Rugby

Grassroots campaign launched to lift Boks

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3 hour(s) ago

South African Rugby Union goes all out to make Springboks feel at home at Rugby World Cup in UK

Soccer

Shaky Germany out to get even with Poland

Thomas Mueller of the German national football team says getting past Poland will be tough work. Picture: AFP PHOTO/DANIEL ROLAND
3 hour(s) ago

German football star Thomas Mueller says side below-par since winning the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro

Other Sport

Track cycling faces chop at Games

Cyclists brave the last leg of the country’s most popular and the world’s largest timed cycle race. Picture: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS./THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Velodrome for cycling competition too pricey for 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban

Rugby

Skosan bulks up and improves defence

Courtnall Skosan. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
3 hour(s) ago

Golden Lions winger Courtnall Skosan adds new dimensions to his game and turns some weaknesses into strengths

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The Third Umpire

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Conducting a witch-hunt to find scapegoats for the volatility on China’s stock markets is a bit rich when the state is clearly at least as responsible as anyone else.

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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. It’s not nice to accuse people of, um, being economical with the truth, but her briefing to Parliament’s energy committee yesterday was about as riddled with porkies as they come.

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Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. Business Day may not be his favourite newspaper but we noticed Minister Nzimande’s recognition that we highlight the leadership deficit.

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