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Financial Services

Stellar aims high with new acquisition

Christo Wiese. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Market speculation sees the financial services and lending operations eventually reversed into JSE-listed SCP

Economy

Business confidence falls to 16-year low

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Further souring of the business climate coincides with a similar collapse in consumer confidence with both indices lower than during SA’s 2009 recession

Europe

Tsipras scrambles for fresh aid in countdown to turmoil

Newly appointed Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos arrives at a eurozone finance ministers meeting on the situation in Greece in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/ERIC VIDAL
2 hour(s) ago

Eurozone finance ministers find new Greek colleague Euclid Tsakalotos more courteous than predecessor but has no new proposals

Labour

Trade unions await ruling on Telkom’s planned job cuts

Aubrey Tshabalala. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Labour Court in Johannesburg to rule whether Telkom has been interdicted from proceeding with its retrenchment plan

National

Headmen threaten to strike and disrupt polls over unequal stipends

President Jacob Zuma takes part in a procession during an official opening ceremony at the National House of Traditional Leaders at the Old Assembly Chambers, Parliament in Cape Town.  File Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA/GCIS
2 hour(s) ago

Headmen’s demand for payment follows weeks after President Jacob Zuma's plan to standardise their salaries

Health

WHO urges punitive cigarette prices

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2 hour(s) ago

World Health Organisation wants strong measures to control a ‘tobacco epidemic’ expected to kill 8-million a year by 2030

National

‘Zuma makes me wet’ graffiti makes Parliament officials hot under collar

Picture: KHULEKANI MAGUBANE
17 hour(s) ago

Case of vandalism in Parliament's vicinity — a graffiti message reading ‘Zuma makes me wet’ — angers Parliamentary officials

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Centralisation of inept power will end in failure and tears

Allister Sparks: Goddamnit, madam, do you feel you should have been allowed an apprenticeship on how to lead a militarised police force with the power to kill?

Columnists

Steven Friedman

Marikana a dramatic example of incidents that recur — police violence against citizens, particularly those who protest, writes Steven Friedman

We need a police service that protects the people

Columnists

Many South Africans not prepared for a rapidly changing world; they aren’t even prepared to keep up or catch up, much less compete, writes Xhanti Payi

Uber drives home that we’re lost in a changing world

Politics

Teed-off ANC seeks ‘malicious’ shirt makers

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza. Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

ANC took a resolution in 2012 that only the face of Jacob Zuma should be printed on party T-shirts

Financial Services

Afdawn investors to confront board

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Some minority shareholders are mobilising on social media to take collective action against Afdawn for the alleged mismanagement of their investment

Politics

Motives behind membership spike worry SACP

Deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila, left, and general secretary Blade Nzimande at the SACP special congress in Soweto on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

SACP membership figures tripled in the five years before 2013 and have since nearly doubled — yet the party does not contest elections

National

Prosecutors are ‘truth seekers’‚ says new National Prosecuting Authority boss

Shaun Abrahams. Picture: DOC
16 hour(s) ago

New National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams pledges to uphold Constitution and to act ‘without fear‚ favour or prejudice’

President Jacob Zuma addressing the Southern African Development Community parliamentary forum dinner at Zimbali Lodge in KwaZulu Natal on Sunday. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA

Madiba’s Sarfu stance a guideline for ANC

Nelson Mandela’s willingness to place himself under legal scrutiny was a singular act of leadership, writes Judith February

Industrials

Bidvest expands into the digital marketing sector

Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

Acquisition of a majority stake in Retroviral 'a strategic investment offering digital marketing services to group'

National

Police stations have to shut down during load shedding

Nathi Nhleko.   Picture: THE HERALD
12 hour(s) ago

Criminals make hay while the lights are out in areas where stations are in the dark, but the police minister says all stations will have generators by financial year end

Trade & Industry

Reserve Bank, People’s Bank of China sign renminbi agreement

Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Memorandum of understanding for clearing and settlement of renminbi in SA could make it easier, cheaper for countries to trade

Economy

SA delegation in Russia for Brics summit

President Jacob Zuma, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Zuma was visiting Russia on Thursday to deepen bilateral ties between the Brics peers. Picture: GCIS
15 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma arrives in Ufa‚ Russia, where he is leading South African delegation to seventh Brics summit‚ hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin

Asia-Pacific

Chinese security law sparks UN fears

A woman takes a photograph of  portraits of Chinese leaders at a museum in Beijing, China, on Tuesday.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO
2 hour(s) ago

United Nations warns China’s ‘extraordinarily broad and vaguely defined’ law leaves the door wide open to further state restrictions

National

Game-hunters defend the right to shoot

Adri Kitshoff, chief executive officer of Professional Hunters' Association of South Africa (PHASA), kneels by an antelope she hunted at the Iwamanzi Game Reserve in Koster. Picture: AFP
16 hour(s) ago

Professional hunter Adri Kitshoff determined to prove that hunters in South Africa are integral part of conservation efforts

Education

SA to embark on a further education revolution

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Government seems to be going on all out educational revolution, revealing last week it intends to provide education to about 12-million adults and youth

National

Durban Games bid committee promises 2022 profit

South Africa’s flag is carried by Cecil Sebastian Afrika as the team enters the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG
2 hour(s) ago

In fewer than 60 days Durban will know if it will be the first African city to host the Commonwealth Games

Economy

Brics monetary fund of $100bn to be set up by month-end

Elvira Nabiullina. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Fund to act as ‘insurance instrument’ for the five Brics states and will launch on July 30, says Russian central bank governor

Mining

Kumba falls sharply as oversupply fears drag iron lower

ASSET: A clump of iron ore from a mine. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Prices entered a bear market on Monday, dropping more than 20% from its June high

Asia-Pacific

Premier’s silence on Chinese crash sets off another plunge

A stock investor sits in front of an electronic screen showing stock price at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, on Monday. Picture: EPA/WU HONG
2 hour(s) ago

Chinese stocks fall, taking little comfort from a slew of support measures unleashed by Beijing in recent days

Property

Experts nervous as SA’s property funds go abroad

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2 hour(s) ago

Several South African property companies are branching out overseas, but analysts warn that these markets come with their own challenges

Industrials

Hulamin expects bigger earnings drop as power outages bite

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2 hour(s) ago

Earnings across the board expected to fall about 40% — from the April warning of a more than 20% — mainly because of Eskom’s power outages

Labour

Two-week wait likely as municipal unions seek mandates on 7% offer

South African Municipal Workers Union general secretary Walter Theledi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Unions representing 230,000 municipal workers as well as Salga and its 278 councils have until July 24 to receive mandates

Europe

Just a blip, says Marks & Spencer as upturn stalls

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

British retailer reports dip in first-quarter underlying sales in clothing, shoes and homeware business

Americas

Brazil’s president defies impeachment calls

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. Picture:  BLOOMBERG
15 hour(s) ago

Dilma Rousseff defies calls for impeachment, saying she will ‘not fall’, despite rock-bottom ratings and mounting political troubles

Alex Ferguson. Picture: REUTERS/ALY SONG

Want to get the job done? Get a good manager

The distinction between leaders and managers has been stacked in favour of leaders, so we have to celebrate what it means to be a great manager, writes Stephen Asbury

Telecoms & Technology

New survey reveals how South Africans use mobile devices in the workplace

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

More than 95 % of employees in South African companies rely on use of mobile devices within the office, a new survey shows

Opinion & Analysis

Recruiters requesting payslips is an unfair practice

Job interview. Picture: THE SOWETAN/VATHISWA RUSELO
2 hour(s) ago

Salary information is treated as highly sensitive in corporations all around the world and no human resources department discloses this information of its confidential nature, writes Zaahid Ismaiel

Gadgets & Gear

Instant messaging most popular online activity in SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Downloading podcasts‚ dating and games join popularity of instant messaging as massive growth areas in South African internet activity

Management

Nine strategies for a stress-free holiday

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
19 hour(s) ago

Take at least a half a day off of work before you leave to give yourself some margin for any final packing details or errands

AB de Villiers delivered one of his trademark quick-fire knocks (40 off 34 balls) in the Proteas’ T20 victory over Bangladesh on Tuesday, despite the crippling heat. The win means SA has clinched the short T20 series. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

De Villiers to miss entire one-day series

Proteas confident after convincing T20 wins against Bangladesh

Other Sport

Froome nobbled on the cobble, Martin in yellow

Etixx Quick Step team rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 4th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/YOAN VALAT
2 hour(s) ago

Tony Martin finally gets his hands on the race leader’s yellow jersey with a brilliant solo victory on the fourth stage

Americas

Floyd Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

Floyd Mayweather. Picture: REUTERS/STEVE MARCUS
22 hour(s) ago

World Boxing Organisation says Floyd Mayweather failed to meet deadline for paying sanctioning fee required after taking belt from Manny Pacquiao

Other Sport

Djokovic survives barrage to make Wimbledon last-eight

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning the second set during his match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Defending champion Novak Djokovic survives barrage from big-hitting Kevin Anderson to reach his seventh successive Wimbledon quarterfinal

Cricket

Ponting offsets McGrath swagger as Ashes starts

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2 hour(s) ago

Former fast-bowling great Glenn McGrath has already issued his traditional prediction of outright Australian domination

Other Sport

Hard Core vows to retake The Angel’s title

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Tournament — featuring two IBO world titles and a national belt — will take place six days after Mandela’s birthday on July 18

Cricket

Younis leads Pakistan’s record chase for long-awaited victory in Sri Lanka

 Pakistan’s Younis Khan, left, and teammate Shan Masood at the end of the fourth day of the third Test against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
2 hour(s) ago

Veteran Younis Khan hits a brilliant unbeaten 171 to drive Pakistan to a stunning seven-wicket victory against Sri Lanka

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Athlete Henricho Bruintjies, whose new national 100m record of 9.97 seconds augurs well for SA’s performance at the World Athletics Championships to be held in Beijing next month — not to mention next year’s Rio Olympics.

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