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Anglo warns it will post impairment charges against some assets

54 minute(s) ago

Resources company says that due to ‘sharply lower commodity price environment’, it expects to record noncash impairment charges as special items for 2014


Bad omen as capital spending halves

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

In public sector new projects announced last year worth R10.5bn — significantly lower than R42.4bn in 2013


Reveal trade secrets, minister tells foreigners

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 hour(s) ago

Foreign business owners in SA’s townships cannot expect to co-exist peacefully with local business owners unless they share trade secrets, says Lindiwe Zulu


State rethink on posting of doctors

Precious Matsoso, director-general of health. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Wording of act president signed last year meant all healthcare establishments were immediately criminalised as none had requisite certificate of need


Mexico says murdered students were mistaken for rival gang

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.  Picture: REUTERS
27 minute(s) ago

Forty-three Mexican students who disappeared four months ago were murdered on orders of drug cartel who mistook them for members of rival gang


Eurozone willing to parley with Greece

Yanis Varoufakis, centre, is seen outside the Syriza party headquarters in Athens, Greece, on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Finance chiefs from the 19-nation eurozone signalled their willingness to do a deal with new leader


SA on power alert, says Eskom

1 hour(s) ago

Utility warns power system remains vulnerable, meaning any extra load or faults in system ‘may necessitate load-shedding’ on Wednesday


Overworked prison officials ‘under emotional strain’

Drakenstein prison.
4 hour(s) ago

The report reveals that between four and 14 warders supervise 1,200 to 1,400 prisoners on any given day

Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO

EDITORIAL: EFF must bow to rule of law

Economic Freedom Fighters’s attempt to keep convicted murderer Papiki Babuile in his post is travesty


Steven Friedman

Largely unnoticed ... election may have changed world: victory in Greece of Syriza, writes Steven Friedman

Greek election is a warning and a promise to SA


Mninawa Ntloko promo

It was one of those now familiar situations where we needed favours from everyone to survive, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Mashaba’s Bafana mistake may have been to aim too high


Blizzard hits Boston, but spares New York

Commuters make their way in New York's Times Square during a snow storm on January 26 2015. Picture: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP
12 minute(s) ago

Powerful blizzard strikes New England, leaving about 4.5-million people grappling with almost 1m of snow, coastal flooding, but New York City escapes


Antigraft team ‘here to stay’

President Jacob Zuma says SA 'cannot ignore the scourge of corruption', but the ruling party's recent actions do not back up the rhetoric.  Picture: SIYASANGA MBAMBANI
12 hour(s) ago

Presidency says statements by DA leader Helen Zille are ‘incorrect and baseless’, SA has a strong anti-corruption architecture

Law & Constitution

Police minister says security bill ‘meets SA’s trade obligations’

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
4 hour(s) ago

Security Industry Alliance says it is gravely concerned by the parachuting of the foreign ownership limiting clause


Numsa threatens wider strikes over dispute at components firm

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA is determined to recruit beyond the metals and engineering sectors. General secretary Irvin Jim, below, says it is reacting to the restructuring of the workplace by employers, and the erosion of workers’ rights. File pictures: ALON SKUY and PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 hour(s) ago

Giflo Engineering company maintains it implemented changes after more than a year of discussions over possible retrenchments

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at a community centre in Bursledon, southern England, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS

Can we measure quality of life?

Politicians invoke data to project a caring attitude, writes Tim Harford

Retail & Consumer

NEWS ANALYSIS: Fashion retailers look abroad as golden era of consumption frays

Blackheath Shopping Centre in Randburg, north of  Johannesburg. Picture: JONATHAN WOOD
4 hour(s) ago

SA’s dwindling economy and glacial employment prospects sees consumption boom taper off, writes Zeenat Moorad


JSE ‘likely to run out of steam’

4 hour(s) ago

JSE closes higher for second consecutive day, but analysts caution it is unlikely to sustain momentum


Post Office faces uncertain future

Picture: SOWETAN
11 hour(s) ago

Government considers Post Office a critical player in economy, but dissatisfied customers using alternative methods of distributing mail


Subdued inflation bolsters government hand in wage talks

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Most economists expect inflation to average 3.8% this year compared with 6.1% last year


Do the easy stuff first, says GE’s Immelt

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt waves as he leaves after a meeting with France's President Francois Hollande to discuss the future of French engineering group Alstom at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, in this April 28 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

General Electric CEO says nuclear energy will ‘have its day’ but it is a ‘really hard thing to do’


Sibanye hoards uranium to negotiate
sales deals

Uranium concentrate, commonly known as yellowcake. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 hour(s) ago

Mine has a stockpile of 180,000 pounds of uranium oxide extracted along with gold at its Cooke mines


Power cuts escalated to bolster supply,
says Eskom

Eskom acting group executive for group capital Dan Marokane briefs the National Council of Provinces' select committee on labour and public enterprises on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
18 hour(s) ago

Intensified power cuts necessary because of a shortage of generation capacity, says power utility


South African hotelier Liz McGrath dies

Liz McGrath.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
21 hour(s) ago

McGrath was one of very few women in the world to own three hotels, writes Sue Blaine

African Business

IMF chief warns African economies of headwinds from China

Christine Lagarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

IMF head calls for ‘vigilance’, says slower growth has implications for a continent that is now more integrated into the global economy than ever before


Residential property market shows ‘strengthening trend’

17 hour(s) ago

Estate agents blame significant stock constraints in the fourth quarter of 2014 for the slowdown

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Facebook. Picture: REUTERS

Facebook’s Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio

Oculus VR gets into movies with in-house studio, premiers first short piece at Sundance


AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jodi Picoult speaks with authority

Writer Jodi Picoult, who is on her seventh or eighth visit to SA, has captured details from tidbits of bush lore to the quality of the light. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Sue Blaine talks to best-selling American author twist in latest tale — set in a South Africa writer gets just right


Six ways managers can help workers be less stressed

18 hour(s) ago

Here’s how you can help your team cut through the chaos, reduce stress and make sure they accomplish their most important work

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, centre, speaks to his team January 18 on the eve of the 2015 African Cup of Nations football match between Algeria and South Africa.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

Bafana's Afcon departure should not bring sadness, says Mbalula

Sports minister says country should ‘exercise patience, criticise with aim to build, not to destroy’


West Indies seek revenge against SA at World Cup

Hashim Amla during the South African National Cricket team training session and press conference at SuperSport Park on Tuesday  in Pretoria.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES / DUIF DU TOIT
4 hour(s) ago

Perhaps this is what happens when a series that was always going to be dwarfed by the looming World Cup is decided after three games, all of them won by SA


Zambia rebuilding, says coach

Honour Janza. Picture: AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
4 hour(s) ago

Homegrown coach Honour Janza confident he has done enough to stay on as Chipolopolo mentor

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The Third Umpire

Cape Town mayoral committee member for corporate services, Xanthea Limberg. The city’s Smart Cape initiative will help students and entrepreneurs overcome obstacles imposed by their circumstances.

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The Church of England’s first female bishop, Libby Lane, who was appointed on Monday during a ceremony in the UK’s York Cathedral. Pity it had to take the church almost half a millennium to recognise women’s worth.

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Zambia’s first female vice-president, Inonge Mutukwa Wina, who was appointed by newly elected president Edgar Lungu earlier in the week. The country is becoming a new beacon of progressive democracy in the region.

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