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Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

More blood set to flow at SAA as chair acts

5 hour(s) ago

Two board meetings called as well as a meeting with the SAA executive committee, from which, insiders say, CEO Monwabisi Kalawe was excluded

Financial Services

HCI partnership breaks up in the spotlight

HCI meeting. Picture: TREVOR SAMPSON
5 hour(s) ago

CEO Johnny Copelyn says HCI sees only downside to the ‘avalanche of press interest’, with no public benefit.

Economy

Unemployment data offer jobless little joy

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Of even greater concern is 1.3-million people have been in long-term unemployment — meaning they have sought jobs in vain for more than five years — statistician-general

Mining

Amcu strike drives up mine productivity

DiamondCorp CEO Paul Loudon.   Pictue: ROBERT BOTHA
5 hour(s) ago

The strike has starkly revealed productivity inefficiencies at the mining project near Kroonstad

Economy

Marcus backs inflation targets

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus, right, congratulates the new governor Lesetja Kganyago in Pretoria earlier this month. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Some unions are not in favour of inflation targeting and the target band‚ saying it is too narrow and forces the Bank to raise interest rates to the disadvantage of consumers

National

Public protector ‘rescues’ democracy — Manuel

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel speaking at a workshop organised by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

The role of the public protector ‘like having a spare wheel, in the boot, which was there in the event of punctures’

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: HCI spat opens e.tv can of worms

Marcel Golding.  Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
5 hour(s) ago

Firm allegedly tried to sway set-top box policy

National

Eskom and Salga pact over debt

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Municipalities owe the cash-strapped power utility billions of rands

Financial Services

Nedbank to plough cash into expansion

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
5 hour(s) ago

Even with capital adequacy ratios above regulatory requirements group not contemplating a special dividend

African News

MSF warns Liberia’s Ebola ‘progress’ may be illusory

MEDICAL AID: Health workers remove the body of a man believed to have died from the Ebola virus at a street in Monrovia, Liberia, on October 27. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Doctors Without Borders urged caution over claims of a slowdown in infections in Liberia, saying the apparent drop could be due to poor management of the sick

Picture: THINKSTOCK

State, labour and business need to form a pact

Political and practical will is needed to create a world-class, globally competitive mining industry, writes Peter Leon

Columnists

Calling the poor lazy is less an insight into their condition than an act of aggression against them, writes Jonny Steinberg

View that the poor are lazy is totally misguided

Columnists

Africa’s wealthy can learn a lot from the western tradition of philanthropy, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Homegrown altruists can alter destiny of Africa

National

Police ‘have to probe torture in Zimbabwe’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

The dossier names six cabinet ministers and directors-general as perpetrators, and says many of them had since travelled to SA

Labour

‘Leadership battles’ could unravel Cosatu

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Beyond the long-term consequences of divided organised labour, there were already signs that business is taking advantage of a failure of Cosatu to protect its affiliates

Politics

EFF wants right to work enshrined in constitution

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema leads his team, including Floyd Shivambu, left, and Dali Mpofu, right back. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Party wants salaries for municipal employees reviewed and standardised because ‘some municipal managers earn more than ministers’

Europe

Citigroup sets aside $600m more to cover legal costs

ON THE SPOT: Traders work at the trading post that trades Citigroup stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in October 2012. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Barclays prepares £500m in the third quarter to cover potential fines

Politics

New union aims to take on Numsa

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa president Cedric Gina. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 hour(s) ago

Metal and Allied Workers Union of SA is set to receive its registration and operating papers from the Department of Labour, setting the stage for fresh union battles

National

Police support ANC calls for stricter gun controls

Department of Labour director-general Nkosinathi Nhleko. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Department of Police will look into calls by ANC that SA’s gun-control legislation be strengthened, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says

Burkina Faso. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Burkina army seizes power after uprising against veteran ruler

The US, France and the African Union voice alarm over the unrest gripping the poor west African nation

Labour

Cosatu risks becoming irrelevant to workers, warns Vavi

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
17 hour(s) ago

Cosatu has never been as divided or weak as it is now, general secretary warns

African News

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze in protests over president

Burkina Faso. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO
17 hour(s) ago

Vote due on legislation that will allow President Blaise Compaore — who took power in a 1987 coup — to contest the next election in November 2015

National

Madonsela’s role is not to deliver democracy, says Manuel

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel speaking at a workshop organised by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
19 hour(s) ago

Rothschild deputy chairman Trevor Manuel says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must come to rescue of system when other parts fail

Economy

Marcus not in favour of higher inflation target band

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus, right, congratulates the new governor Lesetja Kganyago in Pretoria earlier this month. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
19 hour(s) ago

Outgoing Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says increasing target band likely to lead to higher nominal interest rates

National

ANC calls for review of Firearms Control Act

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

ANC calls for review of gun control legislation, saying proliferation of illegal guns is fuelling crime, including murder and manslaughter

Economy

SA slips in World Bank Doing Business report

A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo in October 2012. Picture: REUTERS
23 hour(s) ago

Country falls to 43 out of 189 mainly as result of reforms made in field of getting credit, but researcher says slide may also be due to improvements in other economies

Financial Services

African banking operations may boost full-year earnings for Barclays

Zimbabweans queue to withdraw cash outside the Barclays bank in the capital Harare, in the September 30 2008 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Barclays Africa Group shows improvement in bad debts in the South African home loan book and good loan growth in corporate and investment banking

Markets

Rand volatility rears its head on Fed move

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/BRENDAN CROFT
5 hour(s) ago

Currency loses more than 15c against dollar after Federal Reserve signals US interest rates will increase sooner than the market expected

Americas

Car makers plan to pour $30bn into Brazil

Brazil cars.
5 hour(s) ago

As the world’s fifth-largest car market, Brazil is too big to ignore as gains among the middle class in the past decade fuel a surge in car sales

African News

Mozambique elects Nyusi as new president

Filipe Nyusi. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
15 hour(s) ago

Former defence minister wins 57% of the vote — sharply down from Frelimo’s 75% victory in the 2009 presidential election

Americas

Microsoft joins fitness bandwagon

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
17 hour(s) ago

New fitness band has 10 smart sensors to monitor the heart rate all day, measure calories burned, track sleep and provided guided workouts

Media & Advertising

DA says background screening shows SABC’s Tshabalala ‘has no degree’

Zandile Tshabalala, right.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
17 hour(s) ago

Pressure mounts on SABC board chairwoman after DA claims verification process it has commissioned has provided further evidence she does not have a degree

Economy

Producer inflation slows in September

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

Producer inflation slows to 6.9% year on year in September as lower global oil and food prices help ease some of burden on consumers

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Cartoons

Bodmin moor, with abandoned quarry.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

A creepy trip in the countryside

Cornwall has more famous sites but the ghoulish displays at Bodmin jail have a strange attraction, writes Hans Pienaar

Travel & Food

WORLD CHEFS: Francois aims to put stamp on landmark New York City restaurant

5 hour(s) ago

Raphael Francois treads fine line between updating Le Cirque, the landmark New York City restaurant, and preserving its European fine-dining traditions

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Clarke of the Karoo

WORTH IT: Clarke of the Karoo passes the Table for One test with flying colours. Picture: SUPPLIED.
5 hour(s) ago

Mike Clarke builds on his Suikerbossie success with a fine eatery in the high Karoo, writes Blaise Hopkinson

Kevin Anderson. Picture: AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA

Berdych faces SA’s Anderson in Paris

Win would assure Czech of World Tour Finals spot after easing into the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters

Soccer

Meyiwa died as his soccer career was at a high point

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

Meyiwa joined the Orlando Pirates development team in 2001 and four years later he was promoted to the first team by coach Kosta Papic, thanks to the late Zodwa Khoza’s influence

Other Sport

Historic Rumble in the Jungle ring ‘stolen’

Muhammad Ali. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

As the sporting world remembers Muhammad Ali’s epic showdown with George Foreman, the search is on for the ring which the two boxers climbed into at dawn on October 30 1974

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The Third Umpire

Transnet CEO Brian Molefe, for “making up” with BHP Billiton over access to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal by small black-owned mines. Admittedly, reduced international demand for coal has freed up capacity.

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The anonymous donor who has boosted Wits University’s coffers by a cool R100m. And kudos to Wits, for pledging to spend it on “strategic investments” that will contribute to filling the gaps in SA’s academic research.

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