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Revamp for debt-ridden national health labs

19 minute(s) ago

Aim is to resolve its long-standing financial problems and increase South Africa’s capacity to respond to disease outbreaks

BusinessDay

G-20 vows to be more prompt with alerts

Protesters march to the centre where G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors are meeting in Cairns, Australia. Crowds gathered in several parts of Australia to demand immediate action on climate change, as part of a global rally ahead of a special United Nations summit. Picture: EPA/DAVE HUNT
19 minute(s) ago

Group of 20 finance chiefs promise to ‘clearly communicate’ monetary policy actions ‘in a timely way’

Economy

Government ‘is failing the poor’

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19 minute(s) ago

Thabo Mbeki adviser says economy being held hostage by ‘counterproductive’ agenda that disguises itself as progressive

Transport & Tourism

State ships ‘to have 60% local content’

Ship under construction at China State Shipbuilding’s  Longxue shipyard in China.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/QILAI SHEN
19 minute(s) ago

New legislation will stimulate industry and protect it from international competitors that have lower wage rates

Business Times

AngloGold advisers left out in the cold

GOLD SMELTING: Job creation could best be achieved by industrial development. It was believed that manufacturing could employ a much higher proportion of workers than mining because of its greater need for skilled labour.  Picture: PIETER DE RAS
19 hour(s) ago

Red faces as company does U-turn on restructuring and right issue plans

Business Times

Shoprite hit by dispensing fee pricing system

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
19 hour(s) ago

Group’s MediRite chain left out of pocket

Business Times

Hunt for Aurora's Bhanas

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
19 hour(s) ago

The search is on for the Bhana family after the sheriff of the court's efforts to attach their assets to execute a R15.5-million court order were stymied by locked doors

National

Tshwane blows R65m on cancelled festival

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17 hour(s) ago

The City of Tshwane has squandered R65m on the cancelled TribeOne music festival, reports City Press, including a non-refundable appearance fee of R10m for Nicki Minaj

Europe

Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine

A local resident walks past debris at the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Relatives of German victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plan to sue Ukraine and its president for criminal negligence for not closing the country’s airspace, says lawyer

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EDITORIAL: SA must demand effective policing

Steep uptick in serious crimes is worrying while not much evidence that police have workable strategy in place to bring matters under control

Columnists

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Mark Barnes: Is bigger always better? Does global corporate creep always, at the margin, create net value, or is it just a habit?

Monopolies must fear technology

Columnists

Loose monetary policy has seen investors gobble up emerging market assets and this has led to a shift in credit ecosystem, writes Gillian Tett

Brace for bumpy ride in emerging markets

Business Times

Marcus's exit: heat on Zuma

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus announces the monetary policy committee's decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
19 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma must act fast to stave off pressure on the rand, which weakened after Gill Marcus's surprise announcement that she would not stay on after her current term ends

Business Times

'BEE stifles young blacks' prospects'

THE LONG VIEW: Neren Rau, head of the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, believes the government’s insistence on seeing instant BEE results has damaged transformation, and that broadening the skills base is the only viable way of achieving true empowerment in the long run. Picture: MOELETSI MABE
19 hour(s) ago

Handing out jobs scores quick points but training is the key

Business Times

STOCK TALK: Alibaba investors risk being gored in bull run

Alibaba.com's head office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG
19 hour(s) ago

The US senator who was urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the governance holes in Alibaba must have felt like a stray tourist caught up in the middle of the annual bull run, writes Ann Crotty

African News

Sierra Leone’s Ebola shutdown uncovers 70 dead in capital

14 hour(s) ago

Almost 30,000 volunteers go door-to-door to educate locals and hand out soap, in an exercise expected to lead to more patients and bodies being discovered

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Use foreign entrepreneurs to start-up SA economy

Encouraging international entrepreneurs to set up shop in SA will bring many benefits in the long and short term, writes Liezl Hesketh

Business Times

Fashion goes digital à la mode on social catwalk

CONNECTED: Twitter launched its click-to-buy button with Burberry to coincide with the Prorsum event. Picture: AFP
19 hour(s) ago

Technology is opening the rarefied world of designers’ shows to all — and sales will reap the benefit

National

Cases of murder and robbery on the increase

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2 day(s) ago

Double-digit growth in crime directly affecting personal, business security, but Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says crime in general is decreasing

Financial Services

Investec’s disposals abroad will not affect net income, says CEO

Investec. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Specialist bank and asset manager expects its operating profit for the six months to end September to be higher than the previous period

Energy

IDC has played ‘prominent role in renewable-energy sector’

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2 day(s) ago

CE Geoffrey Qhena says Industrial Development Corporation has provided early-stage development, loan, equity funding of green industry

African News

TB Joshua’s followers obstructed rescue, lives lost, says agency

Pastor TB Joshua  prays for a woman at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, ‘curing’ her of skin disease. Picture: PANOS/SOUTH
2 day(s) ago

While number of dead South Africans has risen to 84 in Nigeria building collapse and 17 remain unaccounted for, emergency officials blame church

Markets

MARKET WATCH: Was Marcus too outspoken on SA’s real problems?

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

There has been talk that politicians within the ruling alliance were uneasy with her views on the real reasons for SA’s continuing economic failures

Business Times

Mellow yellow says economy is looking up

19 hour(s) ago

At the height of the financial crisis, more people were choosing black. Now, as their moods lighten, they are more inclined to pick a cheerful yellow

Europe

A federal UK? Scotland vote shakes up the union

Scotland votes on whether to split from Britain. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN
2 day(s) ago

Scotland enticed to reject independence with a promise of new powers but pledge has pushed David Cameron into offering the same package to England

Middle East

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghan women wait for their turn to vote at a polling station in Mazar-i-sharif on Saturday. Voting was largely peaceful in Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as a country racked by decades of chaos embarked on its first ever democratic transfer of power. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Two presidential candidates sign power-sharing deal that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling

Science & Environment

Kruger National Park fires contained, says SANParks

Kruger National Park at sunset.  Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Largest blaze was a runaway fire that ‘jumped’ the park’s long border with Mozambique last Friday, says spokesman Willliam Mabasa

Economy

Outlooks for SA growth differ widely

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Trade unions are more optimistic about economic growth than business

African News

Grace Mugabe in academic storm after receiving PhD

TRAVEL BAN: Grace Mugabe,  wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, has been denied an EU visa application. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Wife of Zimbabwean president is awarded sociology degree, despite enrolling in programme only in July, no copy of thesis found in university library or online

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Cartoons

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde smiles during a news conference at the Treasury in London on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS

Out to change a man’s world

Christine Lagarde, no stranger to righting a listing ship, has brought a new style of leadership to the IMF, writes Gillian Tett

Arts & Entertainment

Crucial CD Collection: Cosimo Matassa

2 hour(s) ago

Although the architects of early rock ’n’ roll came in often unexpected guises, Matassa must have been one of the least likely, writes Richard Haslop

Columnists

Good reasons to question authority

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2 hour(s) ago

One does not drive to the fishing grounds at speed. Rather, one makes a dignified approach during which the mind is stilled in preparation for the meditation ahead, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

Brace for bumpy ride in emerging markets

2 hour(s) ago

Loose monetary policy has seen global investors gobble up emerging market assets and this has led to a shift in credit ecosystem, writes Gillian Tett

Business Times

Entertainment at home set for a huge makeover

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19 hour(s) ago

New entrants take on leader MultiChoice

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI

Hamilton wins in Singapore as Rosberg limps out

Lewis Hamilton regains Formula One drivers’ world championship lead, claiming victory after team-mate Nico Rosberg forced to retire with electronic problems

Opinion

Saru’s new plan pulls no punches about the slow pace of transformation

The five-year road map is a great plan, but relies too heavily on the provincial unions to make it happen

 
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The Third Umpire

Corruption Watch chairman Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, for insisting Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe be charged despite his reluctant apology for slander against the public protector.

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