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A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly in this file image. Picture: GCIS

ANC steamrolls impeachment debate as opposition squabble

1 hour(s) ago

Relations between opposition parties plunged to lowest level yet allowing the ANC easily to defend motion to probe impeachment of President Jacob Zuma

National

Ramaphosa to update MPs on state-owned firms

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the South Africa-China business forum in Beijing, China, on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
1 hour(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to brief Parliament on Eskom, SAA and South African Post Office at sitting of the National Council of Provinces

National

Gauteng to probe R2bn hike in irregular spending

David Makhura. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Premier David Makhura calls for urgent investigations and disciplinary measures against guilty officials

Transport & Tourism

Minister unveils action plan to boost Western Cape tourism, create jobs

Cape Town city SA flag XXX  Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Western Cape minister of economic opportunities Alan Winde unveils province’s growth strategy to create 100‚000 jobs in multi-billion-rand tourism sector

National

Premier happy with Gauteng’s audit outcome

Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy. Picture: VELI NHLAPO/SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

Total of 19 departments obtained clean audits in 2014-15 financial year, same outcome as previous financial period

Economy

Brakes on car sales and exports

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Domestic vehicle sales slump for sixth consecutive month

Financial Services

Deloitte acquires all of investment advisory firm

1 hour(s) ago

Deloitte Africa CEO Lwazi Bam says the group will be better equipped to advise inbound and intra-Africa investors with the acquisition of Frontier Advisory

Energy

Gas could mitigate SA’s electricity crisis, report says

Russia gas. Picture: BLOOMBERG
8 hour(s) ago

Natural gas power generation should be prioritised to help tackle SA’s energy crisis, which has hobbled growth, led to rolling black-outs, McKinsey & Company report says

Europe

EU asylum rules under threat as migrants protest

Migrants protest in front of the Keleti Railway Station after police closed the station in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/ZOLTAN BALOGH
3 hour(s) ago

Migrants protest at closure of Budapest train service in response to large-scale flouting of asylum rules

African Business

African Development Bank chief to focus on powering Africa

Akinwumi Adesina. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOU
6 hour(s) ago

Bank will focus on tackling Africa’s power shortages to try to unlock economic potential, end vulnerability to fluctuations in commodity prices, Akinwumi Adesina says

SA’s economic inequality shows up repeatedly as among the worst in the world, yet the developmental plan for the way ahead is ignored even by those meant to implement it. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Stuck in a middle-income limbo

SA needs a radical policy shift to bag a productive economy, writes John Luiz

Columnists

Banks could play a role in helping rural schemes generate better interest from savings, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Rural funeral schemes could teach insurers ubuntu

Columnists

Abdication of responsibility a key feature of Jacob Zuma’s presidency, writes Marvin Meintjies

Minding our business a key part of Jacob Zuma’s job

Education

Luister documentary ‘disturbing’ to watch, says vice-chancellor

University of Stellenbosch vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers is expected to be in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
6 hour(s) ago

Stellenbosch vice-chancellor tells parliamentary committee it is ‘uncomfortable, disturbing’ to watch documentary that describes racism at university

Europe

Eurozone unemployment at lowest in three years

Job seekers wait in line to enter a government-run employment office in Madrid, Spain on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Unemployment falls to 10.9% in July, first time it has dipped below 11% since February 2012, raising hopes economic recovery is taking hold, official data show

Americas

Google redesigns iconic logo for the fifth time

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Google unveils redesign of its iconic logo, the fifth such modification since the search engine giant started in 1998

Retail & Consumer

Actis acquires minority stake in Coricraft

Natalie Kolbe, a partner at Actis. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
4 hour(s) ago

Private equity player acquires minority stake in Coricraft Group, a move that will enable furniture retailer to aggressively expand store footprint

Economy

Barclays PMI declines in August

Manufacturing. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MARTIN LEISSL
10 hour(s) ago

Barclays purchasing managers index shows activity in manufacturing sector fell in August, managers feel less optimistic about conditions in coming months

Mining

DRDGold rallies after reporting rise in profit

DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

DRDGold shares find favour with investors, rising more than 10% after retreatment company announces increase in full-year profit, revenue

Women from a local cocoa farmers’ association called Blayeya walk in a cocoa farm in Djangobo, in eastern Côte d’Ivoire in November.   Picture: REUTERS

Only ethically sourced cocoa for KitKat

Nestle first global chocolate brand to make all its products with sustainably sourced cocoa

Education

Financial pressure biggest challenge for students

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Survey, conducted by Stanley Hutcheson & Associates in Midrand, finds that on average students are spending 52% of their monthly earnings on transport alone

National

Cape Town powering up to be No 1 for investors

The Cape Town International Convention Centre. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD
15 hour(s) ago

City plans to buy gas-fired and wind-generated energy, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Economy

‘Big Five’ growth opportunities could lift economy

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

SA captures just 2% of the fast-growing sub-Saharan African market for construction and financial sector services

Industrials

ArcelorMittal SA steel mills to close as industry crisis bites

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
15 hour(s) ago

ArcelorMittal SA latest to mull job cuts and review operations

Retail & Consumer

Australia’s Cotton On to open 40 stores
across SA

The Cotton On store in Sandton, Johannesburg.  Picture: COTTON ON GROUP
15 hour(s) ago

Three of its highest grossing stores are based in South Africa

Education

Unisa sticks to guns over entry rules

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

University of SA defends changes to its application and selection processes

Economy

Congenial labour environment boosts SA’s exports

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Positive development in exports augurs well for South Africa’s growth prospects

Americas

Walmart cuts work hours to save on costs

Souvenir T-shirts are seen for sale at the Walmart Neighborhood Market. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

In the midst of spending $1bn to raise employees’ wages and give them extra training, company has been cutting work hours to keep costs in check

Property

SA Corporate’s Joburg rental housing foray reaps early rewards

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Big earnings boost shows move into affordable rental housing market in inner-city Johannesburg paying off

Energy

Joemat-Pettersson says nuclear procurement process will include study

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: FLICKR
10 hour(s) ago

But information that results from thoroughgoing affordability study is likely to be ‘classified’, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson

Asia-Pacific

IMF sees weaker than expected global growth

Christine Lagarde. Picture: REUTERS / RUBEN SPRICH
11 hour(s) ago

International Monetary Fund MD Christine warns emerging economies to ‘be vigilant for spillovers’ from slowdown in China, tighter financial conditions

Retail & Consumer

Cashbuild benefits from reining in operating costs

A Cashbuild outlet in Rustenburg, North West. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
11 hour(s) ago

Analyst says investing in building materials retailer makes sense because it competes in space it knows better than any of its competitors

Europe

UK prime minister promises tough fines for not paying minimum wage

British Prime Minister David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

David Cameron says he will introduce tough fines for company bosses who fail to pay so-called ‘national living wage’, which will hit £9/hour by end of decade

African News

Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia

Ammunition used by suspected al Shabaab assailants killed during an attack is displayed outside Somalia's regional government headquarters in the central city of Baidoa.  Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Al-Qaeda-aligned militants say one of their fighters rammed car bomb into base run by AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia, killing dozens of soldiers

Retail & Consumer

Burger King makes further losses for Grand Parade Investments

12 hour(s) ago

Grand Parade Investments says fledgling fast food franchise made loss for second consecutive year, but this was in line with management expectations

Labour

Unions welcome approval of mining agreement

Ngoako Ramatlhodi.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
15 hour(s) ago

Mining industry, unions and government sign broad plan to stem a wave of job losses from commodity price rout, labour instability and soaring costs

Business

Brian Joffe slams BEE for ‘not working’

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

Bidvest chief executive Brian Joffe says SA needs more black entrepreneurs and fewer people on government grants

Labour

Irvin Jim decries state incoherence

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the government’s lack of a plan to save the struggling economy is leading to job cuts in the steel-making sector, where ArcelorMittal is to retrench workers. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEON SADIKI
15 hour(s) ago

Numsa head blasts state for lack of coherent economic agenda as ArcelorMittal launches retrenchments process

National

DA vows to fight ‘irrational’ ward boundaries in court

Pravin Gordhan.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
15 hour(s) ago

ANC confident legal challenge to new ward and municipal boundaries will not delay election preparation

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Cartoons

Cancer patient. Picture: REUTERS/JIM BOURG

What to watch for after skin cancer

New research shows sharp rise in non-melanoma skin cancers, so dermatologists are pushing patients who have history of even one occurrence to be more vigilant

Innovation

Social media, from global village to street network

A resident on Via Fondazza in Bologna, Italy, created  a closed group on Facebook just for the people who live there. Today everyone knows one another in the street as  the group boasts 1,100 members. Picture: ISTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

South African in progressive Bologna creates successful social street exchange to bring residents closer, writes Gaia Pianigiani

Innovation

Collaborative robots set to overhaul assembly line

Being close to a robot, if you’re a human, can be dangerous and cause injury, but new-generation ‘cobots’ are designed to deal with this problem. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JAMES MACDONALD
15 hour(s) ago

Cobots, or co-operative robots with sensors and human-focused safety features, make workplace safer, writes Olivia Solon

Innovation

Will Constitutional Court make good call on ‘bad faith’ on Please Call Me case?

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Nkosana Makate’s ‘Please Call Me’ intellectual property claim against former employer Vodacom offers valuable insights, writes Pieter Koornhof

Innovation

Car apps an invite to thieves for a ride

Tesla Model S. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
15 hour(s) ago

Car makers are planning to bring e-commerce to the dashboard, but cybercriminals pose a significant threat, writes Keith Naughton

Gadgets & Gear

Samsung takes smartwatch fight to Apple

TAKE NOTE: A Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is seen after its launch during an event at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany, last week. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Samsung says it will introduce new smartwatch later this week, as company attempts to prove it can outshine rival Apple on design in nascent product category

Management

Three ways to fend off stress

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

Rather than trying latest stress-release techniques, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from

Arts & Entertainment

George Ezra fiesta at Carnival City

Carnival City in Gauteng. Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

British singer gets crowd of few thousand moving at Joburg casino, was supported by Bongeziwe Mbandla, BCUC, Freshlyground

Innovation

On a smart road to freedom

For migrants, smartphone maps, global positioning apps, social media and WhatsApp have become essential tools on the long journey to a better life. Picture: REUTERS/BERNADETT SZABO
15 hour(s) ago

Technology transforms 21st-century version of a refugee crisis by making it easier for millions more people to move, writes Matthew Brunwasser

Opinion & Analysis

Reverse innovation changes the face of technology

Limpopo inventor Ludwick Marishane’s DryBath Gel will soon be on the shelves of local retailers . Picture: SOWETAN
15 hour(s) ago

Emerging markets are becoming innovation hubs and ’glocalisation’ offers worldwide platform for great products, writes Michelle Gounden

Innovation

Dial M for an easier life, Facebook tells 1.5-billion users

David Marcus. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
15 hour(s) ago

Facebook service M takes on Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana as virtual personal assistant, writes Hannah Kuchler

Rudy Paige during Springboks training session at Peoples Park on August 04 2015 in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Rudy Paige shrugs off furore over Bok selection

Nod from Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer no surprise to him, says third-choice scrumhalf

Other Sport

SA team rider claims cycling stage victory in Spain

MTN-Qhubeka's Italian cyclist Kristian Sbaragli (right) celebrates ahead of Movistar's Spanish cyclist Jose Joaquin Rojas as he crosses the finish line to win the tenth stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 146,6 km stage between Valencia and Castellon on August 31 2015. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN
17 hour(s) ago

Kristian Sbaragli gives MTN-Qhubeka team their second grand tour victory by winning the tenth stage of the Tour of Spain

Other Sport

Runners eye diamonds

VICTOR: Khotso Mokoena celebrates gold in the men’s triple jump at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Sprinters Wayde van Niekerk and Anaso Jobodwana head to Zurich searching for diamonds

Other Sport

Nadal, Djokovic win at US Open as Williams sisters advance

Former Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal of Spain has tumbled dramatically down the seedings list for Wimbledon, which starts on Monday. Picture: JULIAN FINNEY/GETTY IMAGES
17 hour(s) ago

Rafael Nadal moves into the second round of US Open with a four-set win against Borna Coric, avenging previous loss

Cricket

Food just part of the grief SA had in India

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock is bowled out during the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong this week. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
17 hour(s) ago

Numbers never tell whole story, but bare bones of SA tour to India will stick in the throat of any cricket-minded South African

Opinion

Unless SA cricket gets a heart transplant, it will suffer cardiac arrest

A meeting takes place in Johannesburg on Tuesday that will shape the future of the domestic game in SA

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The Third Umpire

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. The fight against rhino poaching has no easy victories, and not everyone agrees with her methods, but it’s undeniable that she’s committed and is making some progress.

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New secretary of N ational Planning Tshediso Matona. Considering everything that’s happened since he was suspended as Eskom’s CE in March, his annus horribilis has quite quickly become an annus mirabilis.

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Agency for New Agenda president Edward Mokhoanatse. Rather than a “public duty”, his party’s bid to use the courts to stop the Springboks playing in the Rugby World Cup smacks more of a “publicity stunt”.

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