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An Ellerines store in Randburg, Johannesburg.  Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK

Lewis agrees to buy Beares from Ellerines

58 minute(s) ago

After ‘competitive bid process’ administrators accept offer from Lewis Group, binding agreement is subject to approval from competition authorities

Transport & Tourism

More blood set to flow at SAA as chair acts

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Two board meetings called as well as a meeting with the SAA executive committee, from which, insiders say, CEO Monwabisi Kalawe was excluded

Financial Services

HCI partnership breaks up in the spotlight

HCI meeting. Picture: TREVOR SAMPSON
6 hour(s) ago

CEO Johnny Copelyn says HCI sees only downside to the ‘avalanche of press interest’, with no public benefit.


Unemployment data offer jobless little joy

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Of even greater concern is 1.3-million people have been in long-term unemployment — meaning they have sought jobs in vain for more than five years — statistician-general


Amcu strike drives up mine productivity

DiamondCorp CEO Paul Loudon.   Pictue: ROBERT BOTHA
6 hour(s) ago

The strike has starkly revealed productivity inefficiencies at the mining project near Kroonstad


Marcus backs inflation targets

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus, right, congratulates the new governor Lesetja Kganyago in Pretoria earlier this month. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

Some unions are not in favour of inflation targeting and the target band‚ saying it is too narrow and forces the Bank to raise interest rates to the disadvantage of consumers


Protector ‘rescues’ democracy — Manuel

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel speaking at a workshop organised by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

The role of the public protector ‘like having a spare wheel, in the boot, which was there in the event of punctures’


NEWS ANALYSIS: HCI spat opens a can of worms at e.tv

Marcel Golding.  Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
6 hour(s) ago

Firm allegedly tried to sway set-top box policy

Picture: ARDBEL

A world-class regulatory regime is within our grasp

By following international best-practice principles, SA can create an environment of certainty, predictability and stability for the mining industry, writes Peter Leon


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Peter Bruce on the boardroom saga at cement producer PPC and the riveting row at HCI

Just one call and you’re free no more


Africa’s wealthy can learn a lot from the western tradition of philanthropy, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Homegrown altruists can alter destiny of Africa

African Business

EU resumes financial aid to Zimbabwe

1 hour(s) ago

European Union sanctions imposed on President Robert Mugabe’s government over rights abuses set to expire


‘Leadership battles’ could unravel Cosatu

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

Beyond the long-term consequences of divided organised labour, there were already signs that business is taking advantage of a failure of Cosatu to protect its affiliates


Bank of Japan shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows

The Bank of Japan. Picture: REUTERS
17 minute(s) ago

Bank expands stimulus spending in stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after sales tax hike in April


New union aims to take on Numsa

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa president Cedric Gina. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
6 hour(s) ago

Metal and Allied Workers Union of SA is set to receive its registration and operating papers from the Department of Labour, setting the stage for fresh union battles


State, labour and business need to form a pact

Political and practical will is needed to create a world-class, globally competitive mining industry, writes Peter Leon


South Korea plans won-yuan direct trading

Picture: REUTERS
37 minute(s) ago

Seoul considering selling sovereign debt denominated in Chinese currency for first time, about 10 banks to be appointed as market makers for currency pair

African News

Burkina army seizes power after uprising against veteran ruler

Burkina Faso. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO
18 hour(s) ago

The US, France and the African Union voice alarm over the unrest gripping the poor west African nation


Eskom and Salga consider pact over municipalities’ debt

6 hour(s) ago

Municipalities owe the cash-strapped power utility billions of rands


Citigroup sets aside $600m more to cover legal costs

ON THE SPOT: Traders work at the trading post that trades Citigroup stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in October 2012. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Barclays prepares £500m in the third quarter to cover potential fines


Police support ANC calls for stricter gun controls

Department of Labour director-general Nkosinathi Nhleko. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Department of Police will look into calls by ANC that SA’s gun-control legislation be strengthened, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says


Police ‘have to probe torture in Zimbabwe’

6 hour(s) ago

The dossier names six cabinet ministers and directors-general as perpetrators, and says many of them had since travelled to SA


EFF wants right to work enshrined in constitution

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema leads his team, including Floyd Shivambu, left, and Dali Mpofu, right back. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Party wants salaries for municipal employees reviewed and standardised because ‘some municipal managers earn more than ministers’


China’s factories faces growth headwinds

Shanghai, China. Picture: REUTERS
46 minute(s) ago

Government says manufacturing sector in world’s second-largest economy is stable but faces downside risks

African News

MSF: Liberia’s Ebola ‘progress’ may be illusory

MEDICAL AID: Health workers remove the body of a man believed to have died from the Ebola virus at a street in Monrovia, Liberia, on October 27. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Doctors Without Borders urged caution over claims of a slowdown in infections in Liberia, saying the apparent drop could be due to poor management of the sick

Financial Services

Nedbank to plough cash into expansion

6 hour(s) ago

Even with capital adequacy ratios above regulatory requirements group not contemplating a special dividend

Financial Services

African banking operations may boost full-year earnings for Barclays

Zimbabweans queue to withdraw cash outside the Barclays bank in the capital Harare, in the September 30 2008 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Barclays Africa Group shows improvement in bad debts in the South African home loan book and good loan growth in corporate and investment banking


Rand volatility rears its head on Fed move

6 hour(s) ago

Currency loses more than 15c against dollar after Federal Reserve signals US interest rates will increase sooner than the market expected


Car makers plan to pour $30bn into Brazil

Brazil cars.
6 hour(s) ago

As the world’s fifth-largest car market, Brazil is too big to ignore as gains among the middle class in the past decade fuel a surge in car sales

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Bodmin moor, with abandoned quarry.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

A creepy trip in the countryside

Cornwall has more famous sites but the ghoulish displays at Bodmin jail have a strange attraction, writes Hans Pienaar

Travel & Food

WORLD CHEFS: Francois aims to put stamp on landmark New York City restaurant

6 hour(s) ago

Raphael Francois treads fine line between updating Le Cirque, the landmark New York City restaurant, and preserving its European fine-dining traditions

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Clarke of the Karoo

WORTH IT: Clarke of the Karoo passes the Table for One test with flying colours. Picture: SUPPLIED.
6 hour(s) ago

Mike Clarke builds on his Suikerbossie success with a fine eatery in the high Karoo, writes Blaise Hopkinson

Kevin Anderson. Picture: AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA

Berdych faces SA’s Anderson in Paris

Win would assure Czech of World Tour Finals spot after easing into the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters


Meyiwa died as his soccer career was at a high point

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
6 hour(s) ago

Meyiwa joined the Orlando Pirates development team in 2001 and four years later he was promoted to the first team by coach Kosta Papic, thanks to the late Zodwa Khoza’s influence

Other Sport

Historic Rumble in the Jungle ring ‘stolen’

Muhammad Ali. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

As the sporting world remembers Muhammad Ali’s epic showdown with George Foreman, the search is on for the ring which the two boxers climbed into at dawn on October 30 1974

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The Third Umpire

Transnet CEO Brian Molefe, for “making up” with BHP Billiton over access to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal by small black-owned mines. Admittedly, reduced international demand for coal has freed up capacity.

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Pension Funds Adjudicator Muvhango Lukhaimane, who has cleared the complaints backlog for the first time since the office was created 16 years ago, despite a 5% increase in the number of complaints last year.

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The anonymous donor who has boosted Wits University’s coffers by a cool R100m. And kudos to Wits, for pledging to spend it on “strategic investments” that will contribute to filling the gaps in SA’s academic research.

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