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The Kumba Iron Ore mine at Sishen in the Northern Cape. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND/SUNDAY TIMES

Ramatlhodi mired in new mine rights row

1 hour(s) ago

Legal threat as two companies lay claim to manganese deposit in latest major case against Department of Mineral Resources this year

Law & Constitution

Zuma, judges agree on ‘mutual respect’

President Jacob Zuma and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at Thursday’s meeting. Picture: MOELETSI MABE/THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng makes clear judges doing what is required of them by Constitution and the fact that it ‘pinches’ at times demonstrates this

Economy

Nene holds off on 2% growth revision

1 hour(s) ago

Finance minister calls for realism after shock gross domestic product figures throws economic growth forecasts in doubt

Health

South Africans not ageing well

A nurse checking a senior patient's blood pressure. Picture: THINKSTOCK
58 minute(s) ago

South Africans are living longer, but their health is not prospering

National

McBride back in court to challenge minister’s power

Robert McBride. Picture: SOWETAN
10 hour(s) ago

Independent Police Investigative Directorate boss Robert McBride argues that his suspension by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is unconstitutional

Economy

Right policy environment will ‘help SA increase foreign investments’

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14 hour(s) ago

SA should create more enabling policy environment to attract foreign direct investments, green economy director at Department of Trade and Industry says

Americas

US economy grows 3.7% in second quarter

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14 hour(s) ago

Economy grows faster than initially thought in second quarter on solid domestic demand, showing fairly strong momentum that could still allow Fed to hike rates this year

Markets

Rand firms as emerging currencies and markets rebound

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14 hour(s) ago

Local currency is firmer against dollar late on Thursday as global currency, equity markets calm down after recent market routs

Mine. Picture: SOWETAN

Minimum wage is no magic bullet

Higher pay helps, but South Africa requires a structural reform plan, writes Joel Netshitenzhe

Columnists

Those mired in overtaxed complaints peddling half-truths on social media are not part of proactive political citizenry, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Will proactive political citizens please stand up?

Columnists

Peter Bruce promo

Peter Bruce: What manufactured products, or technologies, does China buy from us? The Americans import 60,000 cars made in SA a year

When a recession is really a revolution

Industrials

Volkswagen to invest R4.5bn in new models, Uitenhage factory

Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Group says it will invest more than R4.5bn by 2017 for new models, infrastructure at Uitenhage vehicles factory to help VW continue to dominate SA passenger car market

Europe

Bodies found in truck on Austria highway

A truck in which 50 migrants were found dead is prepared to be towed on a highway near Parndorf, Austria, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
1 hour(s) ago

European leaders meet at Balkans security conference amid largest migrant crisis since Second World War

Financial Services

African Bank’s ‘good bank’ gets approval for financial services licence

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
17 hour(s) ago

Curator says ‘good bank’ received Reserve Bank authorisation to be established and Financial Services Board approval for financial services provider licence

Rugby

Tough choices for Meyer before Springbok squad show-time

Sources say Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has been given an extension of his contract. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
2 hour(s) ago

Target of nine black players set but coach may miss it without surprise selections

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Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled department

South African embassies around the world ill-equipped to issue visas on a large scale, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Mining

Aquila to fill gap in Thabazimbi

Picture: ISTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Baosteel subsidiary Aquila Resources sees its iron-ore deposit near Thabazimbi filling gap left by Kumba Iron Ore

Soccer

Khune defends Chiefs coach

Itumeleng Khune, left, says Chiefs fans should show Steve Komphela the same respect they would an overseas coach. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
2 hour(s) ago

Supporters urged to be patient and show coach Steve Komphela same respect given to European coaches

Retail & Consumer

Italtile defies tough conditions

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39 minute(s) ago

Building materials retailer records double-digit growth in turnover and trading profit with sales boost from lower-to-middle-income customers

Other Sport

Bolt crushes Gatlin to claim Beijing double

Usain Bolt of Jamaica (left) competes in the men's 200m heats during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/DYLAN MARTINEZ
13 hour(s) ago

Usain Bolt blazes to yet another sprint double by destroying American rival Justin Gatlin to retain his world 200m crown in Beijing

African News

US says regional trade pacts to curb poaching in Africa

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13 hour(s) ago

Measures to counter trafficking of wildlife in proposed Pacific trade pact should help to discourage animal poaching in Africa, senior US official says

Law & Constitution

Executive and judiciary discuss ‘criticism of judges’

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
18 hour(s) ago

Chief justice, his deputy flank President Jacob Zuma in unprecedented meeting between judiciary, government after high-ranking politicians criticise judges

National

Date set for Oscar Pistorius review

Oscar Pistorius during his sentencing in 2014. Picture: HERMAN VERWEY/EPA
15 hour(s) ago

A review of decision to release Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision will be heard on September 18

African News

East Africa sees regional power links ready in three years

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset.
15 hour(s) ago

Power lines connecting Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia are expected to be completed within next three years, helping improve supplies, power trading

Economy

Producer inflation dip promises brief respite

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18 hour(s) ago

Economists expected producer inflation to increase, mainly due to lag effects of broad-based rise in commodity prices during second quarter

Property

Nepi nets another mall in Bucharest

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45 minute(s) ago

New Europe Property Investments to acquire shopping centre in Romania in a deal worth €86m

Asia-Pacific

China woes threaten car makers

A BMW M235i on display during the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai in April. German car maker BMW has said weaker demand from China could weigh on its full-year earnings. Picture: AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO
37 minute(s) ago

Dealers report lost sales from the stock tumult and car makers brace for more pain as buyers’ cash dwindles

Other Sport

Kevin Anderson blasts into quarterfinals

Kevin Anderson returns a shot from Jerzy Janowicz of Poland during the third day of the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University on Wednesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Picture: AFP
2 hour(s) ago

With US Open less than a week away, Kevin Anderson keeps his campaign going with a 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 victory over Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz

Middle East

Palestinians want their flag raised at UN

A Palestinian holds rosary beads during a canonisation ceremony for new saints led by Pope Francis in St Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 17 2015. Picture: EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
11 hour(s) ago

Move comes as Palestinians seek to bolster their bid for statehood despite fierce opposition from Israel

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths reaps benefits of David Jones takeover

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21 hour(s) ago

Company says acquisition of iconic Australian chain has transformed it into retailer with significant scale across sub-Saharan Africa, Australasia

Mining

Lonmin expects cash costs to stay below guidance

19 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer says it expects underlying cash costs to remain below its guidance, indicating that its deep cost-cutting measures are beginning to bear fruit

Asia-Pacific

Winners and losers in China’s upheaval

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15 hour(s) ago

Infrastructure, energy, steel companies suffer falls in revenue in China, while those that cater to consumers fare much better as retail demand remains strong

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Cartoons

Celeste Ntuli. Picture: SUPPLIED

No holy cows for comedienne, Celeste Ntuli

Seasoned performer Celeste Ntuli says comedy was ‘natural and effortless’ for her, she just got on stage, ‘did what everyone else would do’

Health

When not recognising someone means losing face

Jane Goodall. Picture: REUTERS/GUSTAU NICARINO
1 day(s) ago

Jane Goodall has prosopagnosia, or face blindness, but unlike colour blindness or dyslexia it attracts contempt or derision, writes Guillemette Faure

Health

Cape steps up fight against alcohol abuse

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1 day(s) ago

Western Cape government identifies alcohol and drug abuse as the biggest threat to achieving its wellness and safety goals, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Management

Five ways to transcend the classic presentation

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

Here are some ways to transform your presentation into a conversation that gets everyone involved and interested

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Unexpected sophistication

Mercedes has not gone too brash with the styling of the GLE coupe. Picture: QUICKPIC
1 day(s) ago

Mercedes has launched the coupe-like version of its forthcoming GLE

Health

Controversy dogs female libido drug

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1 day(s) ago

Doctors worry pharma groups will use similar public campaigns using ‘patient power’ on social media to increase likelihood regulators will approve their drugs, writes David Crow

Health

Universal flu vaccine now comes within sight

Picture: ISTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

Scientists in major advance towards a vaccine against multiple strains of influenza

Wayde van Niekerk of SA (front) runs past Kirani James of Grenada and Isaac Makwala of Botswana to win the men's 400 metres final at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, on August 26 2015. Picture: REUTERS/DAMIR SAGOLJ

SA’s new hero of the track holds nothing back

Wayde van Niekerk taken to hospital after blistering 400m run to take gold

Rugby

Springbok pool opponents no easy meat

The Springboks during a training session at Cape Town Stadium earlier this month in Cape Town. The Bok coach has to ensure his 23-man World Cup squad will have at least seven black players. Picture: ASHLEY VLOTMAN/GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Springbok assistant coach Johann van Graan has learnt not to take anything for granted

Other Sport

Jobodwana’s personal best wins Bolt praises

Anaso Jobodwana. Picture: AFP / OLIVIER MORIN
1 day(s) ago

Anaso Jobodwana received praise from Usain Bolt after running personal best in 200m at IAAF world championships

Soccer

Chiefs coach angered by official’s laughter

Steve Komphela. Picture: VELI NHLAPO
1 day(s) ago

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela claims he caught fourth official Olani Kwinda laughing after incident

Other Sport

Swift Semenya back in the groove in Beijing

Caster Semenya. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ROGER SEDRES
22 hour(s) ago

Caster Semenya posted her fastest time since 2013 at IAAF world championships in Beijing

Cricket

Series win over Kiwis puts spring back into Proteas’ step

AB de Villiers. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

SA Proteas put shine on their winter of discontent with display of will rather than wonder to clinch one-day series against New Zealand

Other Sport

Guarantee of big drama in jackpot chase

Jordan Spieth speaks with the media during a practice round prior to the start of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on Tuesday in Edison, New Jersey. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Leading the charge into the play-offs is world No 1 Jordan Spieth who has vaulted to the front of the youth revolution in golf with victories this year at the Masters and US Open

Opinion

Saru should put funds to good use and develop rugby at grassroots

Furore over paucity of black players in Bok squad has been dismissed in some quarters as par for course in a World Cup year. This is nonsense

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The Third Umpire

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler, for ranting on about “negative” reporting after a reporter asked an awkward question about his thinking behind the team selection, as is a journo’s job. Feeling the pressure much, Eric?

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