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Consumer confidence index falls in first quarter

1 hour(s) ago

Income tax increases, petrol price hike, further depreciation of rand, social and political turmoil are among factors taking toll on consumer confidence

Mining

Sibanye tumbles to January lows

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Shares in gold producer fall on Wednesday morning, extending losses to 20% since start of week, in wake of weak quarterly report

Economy

HSBC purchasing managers index inches lower in April

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1 hour(s) ago

SA private-sector companies remain optimistic about operating conditions in April, but slightly less so than they were in March, whole economy PMI shows

National

Fired finance head Stuart Lumka calls investigation ‘a sham’

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2 hour(s) ago

Gauteng department of finance head Stuart Lumka, who was dismissed for financial misconduct, has claims there is conspiracy in Gauteng provincial government to sink him

Energy

City Power keeps power on despite load-shedding

Eskom's Medupi power plant. Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Johannesburg keeps lights burning during planned rolling blackouts, says additional capacity comes from Kelvin, load-limiting mechanism

Politics

DA leadership race plagued by controversy

MOVING ON: Mmusi Maimane formally accepted nomination for the Democratic Alliance parliamentary leadership position on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 hour(s) ago

Clash over death penalty referendum and vague claims of sexual harassment and misogyny sully Democratic Alliance leadership race

Transport & Tourism

SAA guarantee a delaying device, says Comair

Comair CEO Erik Venter. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 hour(s) ago

Court challenge by JSE-listed British Airways franchisee Comair lifts lid on national carrier’s precarious financial position

National

Economic migrants ‘clogging system’

People seek asylum at the Pretoria home affairs offices.  File picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

Vast majority of asylum seekers are low-skilled workers without a political claim who fall outside refugee status

Mmusi Maimane.  Picture: SOWETAN

EDITORIAL: Playing politics over death penalty

DA’s Maimane has opened the way to a potential political and legal minefield by saying he supports a referendum on the death penalty

Columnists

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Allister Sparks: DA would be well advised, under a new leadership … to rebrand itself as a social democratic party

A victorious Maimane could ease way to coalition politics

Columnists

Steven Friedman

There is a public interest imperative to shed light on the dark world of money-politics, writes Steven Friedman

Money-politics link should be fully transparent

Economy

Boost in exports trims vehicle industry’s trade deficit

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7 hour(s) ago

Market recovery in European Union, SA’s biggest trading partner, fuels sales growth for cars and parts, writes David Furlonger

National

Spy minister criticised on xenophobia gap

State Security Minister David Mahlobo responding to questions during a media briefing by the justice, crime prevention and security cluster of ministers on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Under fire State Security Minister David Mahlobo warns of spike in security concerns over international terrorism, cybercrime and globalisation

National

Department to fight ruling to reopen Port Elizabeth refugee office

REFUGEES: An immigration officer goes through documents of illegal migrants at Lindela in this file picture from 2007. Picture: ANTONY KAMINJU
7 hour(s) ago

Department of Home Affairs lawyer says Refugees Act does not ‘require the director-general to locate (offices) in any specific place’

Financial Services

Transaction Capital looks at sedan taxi market

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7 hour(s) ago

CEO David Hurwitz says the company is researching opportunities to lend to taxi cab operators as part of its organic growth strategy

Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj, who has retired after 60 years in politics, says the turmoil in the country provides an opportunity to rediscover how diversity can be turned into an asset. Picture: THE TIMES

Leadership, responsibility and careerism

Mac Maharaj distances himself from 'the pro-Zuma side', and says leaders always take responsibility, writes Natasha Marrian

Americas

US plans to ensure that Iranian deal is immune to vetoes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre front, arrives at a hotel for a bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) in a new round of talks over Iran’s nuclear programme, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sunday. Picture: EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
1 hour(s) ago

Washington wants to be certain any nuclear deal between Iran, major powers includes possibility of restoring United Nations sanctions if Tehran breaks agreement

African News

Guinea-Bissau ‘shows it is eligible’ for IMF loan

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1 hour(s) ago

International Monetary Fund says Guinea-Bissau has made enough progress on reforms since election of new president last year to be eligible for loan

Europe

Stronger growth predicted for eurozone

Valdis Dombrovskis.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/JASON ALDEN
7 hour(s) ago

European Commission raises growth forecast as effect of weaker euro, monetary stimulus help eurozone economy overcome pressure on confidence from crisis in Greece

Healthcare

Innovations in medicine threaten to kill medical schemes with costs

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7 hour(s) ago

Co-operation is needed on high cost of new medicine for chronic diseases, Discovery Health summit told

African Business

Botswana’s Choppies to list on JSE

CEO Ramachandran Ottappath is upbeat about the company’s coming JSE listing.  Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
7 hour(s) ago

Botswana grocery retailer Choppies Enterprises seeks to raise R600m to grow across southern Africa

Europe

Holcim and Lafarge bow to merger demands

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7 hour(s) ago

Regulators insist cement makers divest plants, terminals and an Iowa quarry to win US regulatory approval

Health

Motsoaledi hails vaccines and bewails lack of interest in department’s successes

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS
16 hour(s) ago

Life-threatening pneumonia cut 70% in small children, says health minister

National

Post office jobs in the line of fire

Administrator Simo Lushaba says rightsizing is a critical strategy. File picture: ROBERT BOTHA
7 hour(s) ago

Administrator warns Sapo is struggling to meet its cash outflow requirements and carries a backlog of debt

Financial Services

Curator appoints CE for African Bank's ‘good bank’

Brian Riley
7 hour(s) ago

Hiring of former Westbank CEO Brian Riley puts it on path to recovery

African Business

RioZim to build 1,400MW coal-fired power plant

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7 hour(s) ago

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed mining company is the second owner of large coal deposits to announce plans to build a power station

Europe

HSBC CEO hits back at UK policies, bank taxes

HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver says a review by Europe’s largest bank into its domicile will take 'months not years'. Picture: BLOOMBERG/BILLY KWOK
7 hour(s) ago

HSBC chief Stuart Gulliver criticises policy makers, saying Britian has turned its back on the concept of universal banking

National

Government ‘found wanting’ on 30-day payments, says Radebe

Jeff Radebe. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE/GCIS
17 hour(s) ago

Minister says failure of government departments to pay for services within days 30 remains a major challenge

Europe

Unions let Berlin know who’s boss

Deutsche Bank. Picture: BLOOMBERG/KRISZTIAN BOCSI
7 hour(s) ago

Germany contends with a jump in number of walkouts, write Alex Webb and Stefan Nicola

Mining

Glencore’s SA coal production grows

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7 hour(s) ago

Ferrochrome and coal the bright spots in mixed production performance at diversified global miner Glencore

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Cartoons

Business travel. Picture: THINKSTOCK

A global outlook will prosper in a diverse world

The growth of emerging markets means knowing how to operate in Lagos, Beijing and in-between

Management

Will Lloyd, the corporate slacker, please stand up?

A Harvard Business Review study says 'long-hours posturing' is unnecessary for high-quality work. Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Senior manager ‘Lloyd’ has mastered the art of seeming to put in the 60-80-hour weeks his firm’s culture demands, while actually spending a lot of time skiing

Arts & Entertainment

Van Gogh painting fetches $66m at New York auction

A member of the media films a painting by Vincent van Gogh
1 hour(s) ago

Vincent Van Gogh painting fetches more than $66m at auction, the most paid for work by the Dutch post-impressionist artist since 1998

Opinion

There is an art to managing an African business

The Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos is home to businesses whose managers need expertise in communication and human behaviour. Without these skills, workplaces can become unproductive and mired in in-fighting. Picture: REUTERS

Management styles and requirements differ so finding the right person to manage an African enterprise has to be a major consideration

Itumeleng Khune. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Khune absence from cup advert fuels talk of exit

Amakhosi goalkeeper does not appear in squad picture for Carling Black Label Cup

Rugby

Bulls confident ahead of Australasian tour, says Spies

Pierre Spies. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
7 hour(s) ago

Captain Pierre Spies believes his troops are a different outfit to the previous three seasons

Soccer

Everything to prove at Tshwane derby

Gordon Igesund. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
7 hour(s) ago

SuperSport United and Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns meet at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night — still desperate to achieve their targets for the campaign

Rugby

Bok doctor starting to get nervous

Lood de Jager. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHAN PRETORIUS
7 hour(s) ago

Team doctor Craig Roberts admits his anxiety grows with every weekend of rigorous Super Rugby action

Soccer

Bucs handed tough Africa draw against Guinea champions ASK

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7 hour(s) ago

Aside from their 12 league titles, ASK have won six national cups but have made an indifferent start to the league season

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The Third Umpire

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman. The honeymoon may be over for the South African mining industry’s Mr Fixit as Sibanye’s shares slump in the wake of a poor quarterly performance.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. As chairman of the African Union, his silence on the events in Burundi — where Pierre Nkurunziza has been cleared to run for a third term, contrary to a peace deal — is deafening.

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