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Economy

Old Mutual questions National Development Plan investment targets

Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa senior economist Johann Els. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

Sluggish growth set to constrain infrastructure spending, say economists

Politics

Old guard in anti-ANC spoilt ballot drive

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils at the launch of the Sidikiwe Vukani ‘Vote No’ campaign. Picture: DANIEL BORN
4 hour(s) ago

Campaign encourages South Africans to vote against the party that he called home for more than 40 years, or spoil their ballots

Transport & Tourism

SABMiller could let HCI gain control of Tsogo

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Global brewing giant could offer Hosken Consolidated Investments a chance to take outright control of gaming and leisure group Tsogo Sun

Europe

Kiev targets separatists as Russia warns of civil war

TAKING BACK CONTROL:  A Ukrainian soldier is seen near armoured personnel carriers at a checkpoint near the town of Izium in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Russia declares Ukraine on the brink of civil war as said ‘antiterrorist operation’ against pro-Moscow separatists gets under way in Kiev

Labour

NEWS ANALYSIS: No signs of wavering as Amcu launches workers’ strike fund

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
5 hour(s) ago

Amcu raises stakes in three-month platinum strike by establishing strike fund to aid workers

Mining

Politician, executive named in Bakubung conflict

The main shaft at Wesizwe’s Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Ngculu, Mgudlwa deny role in sowing conflict over tribe’s stake in miner Wesizwe, writes Setumo Stone

Business

Interdepartmental letter over Air Chefs tender debacle raises eyebrows

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

Letter about in-flight snacks from director-general of Department of Trade and Industry leaves taste of unsavoury tendering procedures at SAA

Florida's Timely Justice Act would require the state to execute a defendant within 180 days of a death warrant.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

The ANC has a tall story to tell on fighting corruption

It is the duty of every voter to decide whether it is wise to support a party that has a tall story to tell on its commitment to fighting corruption and no political will to do so, writes Paul Hoffman

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

Leon Louw: Degree to which bastardisation of language serves ideological ends creates illusion of conspiracy against language and liberty

Neononsense from critics of liberalism nothing new

Columnists

Thami Mazwai promo

Five years from today we will see more women participating in rail industry value chain on basis of their competence, writes Thami Mazwai

Railways giving women a chance in business

Economy

Omigsa cuts its growth forecast for SA

Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa’s Johann Els briefs the media in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

SA’s largest private asset manager cites strikes on platinum mines, energy supply constraints, and slow spending growth by consumers and businesses

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay’s turnaround paying off

Richard Brasher. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 hour(s) ago

Full-year profit increase of 25% shows some evidence of turnaround

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom chief prescribes the right medicine

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
6 hour(s) ago

Decisive CEO Maseko has the support of an experienced board, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Media

Icasa committee to issue ruling on SABC blocking of DA ads on Wednesday

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Committee met on Tuesday to hear arguments on matter following DA high court move, but chairman moved to dispel notion that they had to hear matter within 48 hours

Media & Advertising

JSE clears Blackstar of alleged insider trading

Times Media Group CEO Andrew Bonamour.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
21 hour(s) ago

Blackstar cleared by JSE after accusations it was involved in insider trading

Nick D'Aloisio speaks in London in September 2013. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ALASTAIR GRANT

LUNCH WITH THE FT: Nick D’Aloisio

Jonathan Ford speaks to Nick D’Aloisio, who came to public attention when at 17 he sold his start-up, Summly, to Yahoo for an estimated $30m

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller’s Africa sales slow growth

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

CE Alan Clark cites headwinds and a challenging fourth quarter

Politics

Parties head for court to demand Tlakula’s resignation

Independent Electoral Commission chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Opposition parties seeking resignation of Electoral Commission of South Africa chairwoman Pansy Tlakula to approach Electoral Court

Land & Agriculture

Tribunal confirms commission’s ruling on Oceana-Foodcorp deal

Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

Fishing company Oceana and Foodcorp ordered to sell Foodcorp’s fishing rights along with Glenryck brand, as condition for approval of transaction

National

Department of Economic Development defends its relevance

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.  Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says department is still relevant and is looking at entering ‘successful’ new phase after elections

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Basel committee draws up tighter rules for too-big-to-fail banks

MORE NEEDED: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said ‘further intense work’ is needed on rules for too-big-to-fail banks. Picture: BLOOMBERG
6 hour(s) ago

Banks identified as systemically important to the global economy face tighter rules on how much business they can do with each other, writes Jim Brunsden

Healthcare

Minister suspends medical schemes registrar

Monwabisi Gantsho.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi suspends registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes, Monwabisi Gantsho, pending a forensic probe

African News

South Sudan rebels warn oil firms after recapturing Bentiu

ON OFFENSIVE: South Sudanese rebel leader and former vice-president Riek Machar attends a rally in Nasir on Monday. Picture: AFP
6 hour(s) ago

South Sudanese rebels give oil firms a week to pack up and leave after seizing capital of oil-producing Unity state Bentiu

Labour

Employment equity report ‘disappointing and superficial’

18 hour(s) ago

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says commission’s 14th report will ‘do little’ to promote real development of human resources

Cricket

Trouble-hit IPL limps onwards

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Organisers are hoping for high-quality cricket to mask stink of corruption

National

Department of Economic Development defends its relevance

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.  Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says department is still relevant and is looking at entering ‘successful’ new phase after elections

African Business

Zambian derivatives market is up and trading

Allan Thomson. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

First live trade on Zambia’s new derivatives market takes place, with BancABC, majority-owned by former Barclays boss Bob Diamond’s new Africa-focused investment fund Atlas Mara, a party to the deal

Asia-Pacific

Unilever targets Indian villagers with mobile ads

YOUR CALL: Companies from Unilever to PepsiCo have turned to mobile campaigns to reach consumers. Picture: BLOOMBERG
6 hour(s) ago

Growing rural mobile phone ownership is attracting the attention of advertisers, writes Adi Narayan

African News

Nigeria guarantees World Economic Forum safety after bomb attack

Burnt buses in a row after Monday’s bomb attack on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria. Picture: AFP
20 hour(s) ago

Nigeria says participants at World Economic Forum on Africa will be safe next month in Abuja despite bombing on Monday in which more than 70 people died

Middle East

Saudi Arabia tightens grip on dissent

6 hour(s) ago

Dynasty fears spread of regional chaos, write Sami Aboudi and Angus McDowall

Energy

Green energy now cheapest

 World Wide Fund for Nature SA Living Planet Unit head Saliem Fakir. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
16 hour(s) ago

‘There is no question: renewables are now part of the energy mix’

National

Pistorius ‘armed himself with sole purpose of killing Reeva’

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel wraps up his five-day cross-examination of murder accused Oscar Pistorius in the High Court in Pretoria

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Cartoons

BEYOND REQUIREMENTS: Mercedes’s safety and fuel standards do more than the Eurocrats insist on.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: New C-Class is regulation-proof

Mercedes shows it is possible to stay ahead of government ministers and their predilection for creating laws, writes Alexander Parker

Management

LUNCH WITH THE FT: Nick D’Aloisio

Nick D'Aloisio speaks in London in September 2013. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ALASTAIR GRANT
6 hour(s) ago

Jonathan Ford speaks to Nick D’Aloisio, who came to public attention when at 17 he sold his start-up, Summly, to Yahoo for an estimated $30m

Opinion

JAZZ: The Crypt and The Orbit

With April marking the first year of existence for The Crypt and the first month for Orbit, it is a good time to reflect on how both venues are faring

Opinion

Eat water rather than fizzy words

A group of students from the UK have developed a spherical membrane that they propose could replace plastic water bottles

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Trouble-hit IPL limps onwards

Organisers are hoping for high-quality cricket to mask stink of corruption

Opinion

Mayambela’s transformation confounds sceptics in SA

Cynical snickers almost inevitable after it became public knowledge that SA football reject Mark Mayambela was desperately trying to facilitate a move to Sweden

 
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The Third Umpire

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. If she believes spoiling your vote as a form of mild protest is “treacherous and irresponsible”, what about covering up corruption and the blatant misuse of public funds?

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ANC Youth League spokesman Bandile Masuku, for reprimanding national convener Mzwandile Masina for calling former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge a “hoe”. Can we assume he doesn’t dig her?

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EFF leader Julius Malema. The party claimed to be so poor that it couldn’t pay the election deposit, but then did. And he is able to flit around the country campaigning in a helicopter? Pull the other one.

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