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Guarantees to state enterprises reach limit

1 hour(s) ago

Sharp rise in guarantees and their draw-down rate will be closely watched by credit rating agencies, concerned about the deterioration in the current account deficit

National

SA sends team to Nigeria to assist TB Joshua guest house accident victims

Rescue workers watch as an excavator removes rubble at the site of a collapsed building at the TB Joshua Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
1 hour(s) ago

Experts dispatched to evaluate needs of South African citizens who may have been involved in collapse of the Synagogue Church of Nations building

Trade & Industry

UK wants bids from SA’s defence firms

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54 minute(s) ago

UK government department is seeking joint ventures and industrial partnerships with country’s defence companies

Retail & Consumer

Expectations of Remgro mount as share price discount narrows

Remgro CEO Jannie Durand. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
48 minute(s) ago

Market may be looking for new deals as Rupert company’s latest results showing share price discount on underlying investments has been whittled down to a sliver

Education

Poor grade R pupils have the least to show

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59 minute(s) ago

Introduction of grade R in schools has had almost no effect on the learning progress of poor children, shows study

Politics

Baleka Mbete, EFF rift deepens

EFF leader Julius Malema and chief whip Floyd Shivambu leave the house as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
28 minute(s) ago

EFF walks out of National Assembly again after Mbete ordered Julius Malema to withdraw remark directed at Cyril Ramaphosa

Europe

Scotland to vote but still too close to call

A 'Yes' campaign supporter is seen near the town of Portree on the Isle of Skye on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Pro-independence side says it has the momentum to win the ballot, while the ‘no’ camp urges voters not to use it as a protest

Transport & Tourism

Relief in sight for timeshare owners

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1 hour(s) ago

Relief could be in sight for holders of timeshare contracts if National Consumer Commission wins case it is planning to take to the National Consumer Tribunal

A 'Yes' campaign supporter is seen near the town of Portree on the Isle of Skye on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS

On Scotland, just where did the English go wrong?

It seems natural to look back at how the relationship began, where it went wrong, and try to remember the good times, writes Nicholas Kotch

Columnists

Dreams of a Cape utopia, much like dreams of an independent Scotland, are best left on the beach for the high tide to wash away, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Do the sums: no to secession

Rugby

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

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

Americas

US Federal Reserve renews zero rate pledge, but hints at steeper rate hike path

The sun rises to the east of the US Federal Reserve building in Washington DC.  Picture: REUTERS
3 minute(s) ago

Fed still waiting ‘considerable time" before first hike, but indicates it could raise borrowing costs faster than expected

Retail & Consumer

Richemont slides on lower sales update

A pedestrian walks past a Cartier store, operated by Richemont, as it stands illuminated at night in Shanghai, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

Research house reduces its growth rate forecast

Health

Free State scientists a step closer to building human heart

HISTORY: The world’s first heart transplant was carried out in Cape Town in 1967 by a surgical team led by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard. Now scientists are seeking to build a human heart. Picture: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS
1 hour(s) ago

Scientists at the University of the Free State say they are a step closer to their dream of building a human heart, after making an important advance working on baboons

Trade & Industry

New scrap metals policy criticised

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1 hour(s) ago

Fresh amendments to policy on scrap metals will not remedy long-standing viability issues in the sector, say industry players

Oscar Pistorius is comforted by his uncle, Arnold Pistorius, before the verdict in his trial is delivered at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday. Picture: REUTERS/ALON AKUY

Masipa got Pistorius judgment right — on the law

Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charge rests on two things: reasonable doubt, and difference between objective and subjective tests, writes Kim Hawkey

Labour

Mashaba believes minimum wage concept is a mistake

OUTSPOKEN: Herman Mashaba, chairman of the Free Market Foundation, says it is time for business leaders to speak truth to power.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
12 hour(s) ago

Black business icon joins minimum wage debate as he believes it is set to hurt small business and is doomed for failure

Europe

Turkey faces balancing act in fight against IS

DIVIDED: US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Friday September 12, 2014. Mr Kerry arrived in Ankara for talks aimed at  a coalition against Islamic State. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Turkey has made clear that it is still unconvinced by US President Barack Obama’s plans to bomb IS fighters in two of its neighbours

National

Cabinet approves new antigraft rules

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51 minute(s) ago

Plan to reduce corruption in government will prohibit public servants from accepting any gifts, hospitality and other benefits irrespective of value

Economy

Inflation remains outside target range

1 hour(s) ago

Inflation rises slightly more than expected in August, but analysts do not believe Reserve Bank will hike rates at monetary policy committee meeting

Healthcare

MARKET WATCH: Healthcare shares continue rally as investors see value

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16 hour(s) ago

Analyst says stocks are attractive because demand for healthcare is inelastic — if someone needs medical care, it cannot be delayed or postponed

Retail & Consumer

Pizza Hut returns to South Africa

17 hour(s) ago

Pizza Hut chain is returning after a six-year absence with new focus on delivery meals and plan to use country as platform to enter other parts of the continent

National

McBride ‘unable to provide names’ of recent Ipid appointments at meeting

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

New head of Independent Police Investigative Directorate gets off to rocky start with committee when he and team are unable to name recently appointed provincial heads

Economy

Retail sales increase more than expected

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17 hour(s) ago

General dealers, textile, clothing, footwear, leather goods sellers main contributors to improvement in retail sales in July

Americas

Ebola crisis spiralling out of control, says Obama

Barack Obama. Picture: AFP PHOTO/POOL/SAUL LOEB
18 hour(s) ago

US President Barack Obama issues global call to action, warning deadly outbreak is unprecedented, threatening hundreds of thousands of people

Asia-Pacific

China’s central bank injects $81bn into major banks to support economy

People walk past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, as two paramilitary police officials patrol around it in Beijing on November 20. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Central bank is injecting a combined 500-billion yuan of liquidity into country’s top banks, a sign that authorities are stepping up efforts to shore up faltering economy

Health

Dagga for cancer sufferers gets its day

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini in the study of his Hout Bay, Cape Town, home.  Oriani-Ambrosini has died after a long battle with cancer. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Oriani-Ambrosini’s dying wish now with the National Assembly, writes Tamar Kahn

National

Cooler temperatures over weekend

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20 hour(s) ago

Cooler temperatures expected in Gauteng and other parts of the country over the coming weekend

Labour

Higher minimum wage ‘might hit farming jobs’

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56 minute(s) ago

Trend in job losses shows agricultural sector cannot absorb more significant hikes

Trade & Industry

Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

Transnet Engineering workshops at Kilner Park Koedoespruit. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
10 hour(s) ago

Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa says the assembly of rolling stock will be beneficial for the development of the local manufacturing sector

Telecoms & Technology

Jasco withholds dividend as it seeks growth

Jasco CEO Pete da Silva. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

CEO Pete da Silva says company is planning to go on an aggressive investment drive in the wake of successful three-year restructure

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Brown pulls out all the stops in trying to avoid a Scottish secession

ARDENT: Former British Labour prime minister Gordon Brown addresses pro-union supporters in Glasgow on September 9 ahead of Scotland’s independence referendum. Britain's three main political parties united on Tuesday to promise greater powers for Scotland if it rejects independence in next week's referendum, in a last-ditch attempt to head off growing separatist support. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

For many English, Scotsman and former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown is an unlikely hero, writes Alistair Smout

Politics

Holomisa calls for inquiry into Mbete’s BEE dealings

LEND AN EAR: National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete addresses supporters before  a debate of  no confidence in her outside Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

UDM leader will ask for inquiry into role of Baleka Mbete in controversial Invictus Gold-Gold Fields BEE deal

Energy

Focus on Medupi delays Kusile project

Colin Matjila. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Eskom needs to urgently bring more units at Medupi and Kusile on line and to connect independent power producers to the grid

Mining

De Beers’ model aims to boost sector credit

De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier.  Picture: SIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

Company says it has developed model to underpin economic base of cutting, polishing and jewellery making segment of diamond industry

Arts & Entertainment

Irma Stern’s $3.7m works up for sale at Bonhams

Irma Stern's 'Gladioli'. Picture: SUPPLIED
18 hour(s) ago

Bonhams London will auction eleven paintings with combined estimated value of $3.7m during its biannual South African sale

National

Ipid backs NPA's decision not to prosecute Riah Phiyega

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
20 hour(s) ago

Independent Police Investigative Directorate conducted independent investigation into allegations that Gen Phiyega defeated the ends of justice

Financial Services

FirstRand takes sector lead despite lagging Africa growth

Emilio Pera, lead finance director at EY. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
23 hour(s) ago

FirstRand ahead of Standard Bank, Barclays Africa and Nedbank with R9.9bn in headline earnings for the first half of 2014

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Cartoons

SWOOPY: The BMW X4 rides lower than its  more sedate sibling, which is useful when cornering.  Picture: QUICKPIC

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: BMW’s dark horse

The X4 proves to be more than a sexed-up version of the X3, with a tighter drive and barely compromised space, writes Alexander Parker

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Spring bounty for jazz lovers

Gwen Ansell promo
1 day(s) ago

There is a feast of live jazz for music lovers in the month of September, writes Gwen Ansell

Motoring

Supercar owners defy recession

WHEELS:  This year’s Rogue Rally will see plenty of competitive events and a bit of partying. This picture from last year suggests the flavour of the event. Picture: ROGUE RALLY
1 day(s) ago

Supercar owners across the country have pulled the dust covers off their precious possessions, writes Mark Smyth

READY FOR ACTION: Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Doctor Khumalo, left, and midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala chat during the media open day at the Kaizer Chiefs Village on Tuesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Chiefs determined to win MTN8 title

Amakhosi face rivals Pirates and the pressure is on after not winning silverware last season

Opinion

Even a child can see what’s wrong with boxing in SA

Things have plumbed such embarrassing depths that fans don’t bother to show up even when entry is free

 
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The Third Umpire

Former Lonmin human resources head Barnard Mokwena, who has been forced to concede at the Marikana inquiry that he was wrong to tell police that upstart union Amcu called the 2012 wildcat strike.

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AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, who has scrapped a planned $2.1bn rights issue and asset split in the face of strident shareholder opposition. Whether they’re right or wrong, they do pay his salary.

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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, for making headlines by urging ANC members to defend President Jacob Zuma to the bitter end, so to speak, rather than for her achievements in this vital portfolio.

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