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JSE’s R134bn glitch wildly overstates foreign purchases

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4 hour(s) ago

Foreigners actually pulled R36bn out of SA in May, June and July — rather than investing R98bn as previously reported

Other Sport

Olympic Village initially disappoints

The Olympic Village is reflected in an apartment window during a guided tour for journalists to the 2016 Rio Olympics Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23, 2016. REUTERS
29 minute(s) ago

Olympic teams arriving in Rio find that their village is not yet comfortably habitable but Brazil’s mayor gives his assurance that problems will be sorted out

Politics

National Freedom Party says ANC is misleading members about poll deal

CHOICE:  National Freedom Party supporters may be asked to vote for a compromise if the party is not allowed to contest. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
38 minute(s) ago

The party, which is still fighting to be allowed to take part in the elections, says it is not telling members to vote ANC, and still intends to contest the elections itself

National

One million returns filed in first 21 days of filing season

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21 minute(s) ago

The deadline for taxpayers who use efiling is November 25, while those who intend dropping off paper forms at SARS offices need to do so by September 23

Europe

Arrest warrants are issued for Turkish journalists

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gather in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday. Turkey has ordered faculty heads at all the country’s universities to resign. Picture: REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS
23 minute(s) ago

Turkey accuses US-based cleric of being behind recent coup attempt and, as part of its investigation, issues arrest warrants for numerous journalists

Asia-Pacific

China escapes Asean rebuke over South China Sea

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22 minute(s) ago

Asean reiterated its ‘serious concern’ about ‘land reclamations and escalation of activities’ and called for ‘self-restraint’ in the strategic waterway

National

Confusion reigns in ANC over Marius Fransman

ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman. Picture: THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Western Cape leader Marius Fransman insists he is ‘back on the job’ after denials by some key ANC members spark confusion

Transport & Tourism

South African Express manager suspended for alleged bribe taking

LOOKING BETTER:  CEO Inati Ntshanga of South African Express, a loss-making state-owned airline, says the airline will report a R150m operating profit for the year to March. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 hour(s) ago

South African Express commercial GM Brian Tebogo van Wyk will remain suspended pending an investigation into misconduct allegations

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

The entire SABC board needs to be fired and a new one hired

The murky results of political interference are there for all to see — utter chaos, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Columnists

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The return of the IMF in Africa could well reach its southern extreme, writes Stuart Theobald

Road to IMF intervention beckons

Columnists

Gareth van Onselen: ANC mocks democracy’s key pillar of secularism — 41 quotes from Zuma and ANC on God that you’d expect from a caliphate

Zuma and ANC on the divine right to rule

Financial Services

NEWS ANALYSIS: Beneficiaries face conundrum over offshore tax disclosure

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6 hour(s) ago

New measures don’t necessarily let applicants off the hook for being investigated in some cases, writes Hilary Joffe

Europe

Guardian hits record £173m loss after job cut charges

The entrance of the Guardian newspaper building in London on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Guardian Media Group will announce a higher-than-expected full-year operating loss of £69m as the owner of The Guardian newspaper battles to bring its finances under control

African News

Zimbabwe not obliged to buy electricity from SA, says Eskom

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5 hour(s) ago

The possibility of Zimbabwe pulling the plug on its power imports heightened after a 49% tariff hike sought early in 2016 by Zimbabwe’s power utility company

Americas

Democratic Party chair resigns in wake of email leak

Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Picture: PATRICK T FALLON/BLOOMBERG
4 hour(s) ago

Emails suggest insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s rival in the White House primaries

Transport & Tourism

African airlines ‘should dominate continent’s air space’

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
3 hour(s) ago

Department of Transport says it is looking closely at South African Airways’ investment in aircraft as it wants African airlines to dominate Africa’s air space

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS

NEWS ANALYSIS: War veterans spell bad news for Mugabe

Zimbabwe is slipping deeper and deeper into an economic crisis that could reconfigure its political landscape, writes Ray Ndlovu

Mining

Amplats profit plunges, but debt falls and cash holdings rise

Amplats warns headline earnings for the six months to June are expected to fall 50%-70% to R745m-R1.24bn. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

A weak rand mitigated price declines for the metals the world’s biggest platinum miner produces, while first-half output was hit by a safety stoppage

Retail & Consumer

Lewis investor battle escalates

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6 hour(s) ago

Shareholder activist Dave Woollam wants directors declared delinquent and company probed

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Parties in final push for election

Hlaudi Motsoeneng.   Picture: SOWETAN
5 hour(s) ago

The Labour Court is due to deliver judgment on the firing of SABC journalists, writes Penelope Mashego

Property

Arrowhead makes tentative approach to buy Emira

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1 hour(s) ago

Arrowhead Properties says investors holding 22% of Emira shares support its all-share offer, while Emira says its board has not yet looked at the proposal

Industrials

Hulamin benefits from weaker rand

2 hour(s) ago

Aluminium supplier expects the momentum gained from improved manufacturing performance in the first half of 2016 to continue in the second half

Mining

Project authorisation lifts CoAL’s share price

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2 hour(s) ago

Coal of Africa’s share price jump nearly 9% to 75c on Monday morning after it announces its Makhado project has gained environmental authorisation

Europe

London station closed over security concern

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1 hour(s) ago

Golders Green underground station closed as a precaution while police investigate an abandoned car

Middle East

Funerals begin for 80 killed in suicide attack during protest in Kabul

BURIAL:  People dig graves for the victims a day after Saturday’s suicide bomb attack in Kabul. According to reports, 80 people were killed when two explosions went off as thousands of people were protesting against the proposed route of a power line. Picture: EPA
5 hour(s) ago

The attack on a Hazara procession was among the worst in Afghanistan since the fall of the former Taliban regime in 2001

Financial Services

Pension-backed loans under scrutiny

LEAKAGES: Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser of Alexander Forbes. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Administrators are closing the net on misuse, or ‘leakages’, of pension fund housing credits for big ticket items

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Jobs survey will be a barometer

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Economists strongly doubt employers have created more jobs in the second quarter as growth slows, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Property

Reits lure R20bn in new capital so far

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5 hour(s) ago

Most of the activity is being driven by rand-hedge counters looking to expand offshore

Labour

Action over salaries to heat up at Necsa

INDUSTRIAL ACTION:  The Pelindaba nuclear reactor plant near Pretoria. Necsa employees are poised to go on strike. Picture: THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Unions down tools as the Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA battles increased financial stress with a range of unresolved management problems

Middle East

Iran carries out satellite dish cleansing project

An Iranian woman holds a poster of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Teheran, Iran. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Authorities in Tehran order the destruction of 100,000 ‘morally damaging’ satellite dishes

Retail & Consumer

Sovereign puts off BEE vote until October

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5 hour(s) ago

The board plans to chart a new course after a possible shortfall of support for the BEE scheme

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Cartoons

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How a new MSCI study vindicates critics of CEO pay

The research looked at 800 CEOs at US companies, and concluded that pay and performance were out of kilter, even over the long term

Opinion & Analysis

Private partners can lift public health

The Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital in Maseru is a public-private partnership that has improved the quality of care for patients in Lesotho. Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

Options must be tried to make healthcare equal to all in SA, writes Jacques Snyman

Opinion & Analysis

Women infected with HIV deserve support

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6 hour(s) ago

Disturbing statistics show HIV treatment is essential but not enough to stop the ongoing tsunami of new infections, writes Saul Johnson

Opinion & Analysis

Weight of research demolishes the arguments against a minimum wage

Rather than resulting in unemployment, some studies find that US states that raised their minimum wage had greater job growth. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

A minimum wage is a solid and effective tool that has direct and indirect benefits, writes Stephanie Luce

Management

Nine steps to becoming a successful freelancer

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18 hour(s) ago

Some of the ways to become a successful freelancer include making new connections and being prepared for dry spells

Courtnall Skosan (R) of the Lions scores a try despite tackle from Crusaders' Israel Dagg during the 2016 Super Rugby game between the Lions and the Crusaders at Ellis Park on Saturday.  Picture: EPA/RYAN WILKISKY

Confidence grows in the hunt for title

The Lions may have finished the game with two sumptuous tries but everything was born from their heavenly start

Other Sport

Russia spared Olympics blanket ban

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5 hour(s) ago

The International Olympic Committee defers to sports federations after damning Wada report on drug use during the Sochi 2014 Games

Other Sport

Froome in Tour hat-trick mood

UNDER ATTACK: Chris Froome at the start of Monday’s 16th stage after which he retained the yellow jersey. Picture: REUTERS/JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER
6 hour(s) ago

Chris Froome is first British rider to win three Tours and first man to retain title in more than 20 years

Rugby

Lions have ‘steel’ to go all the way, says Read

Kieran Read of the Crusaders tackled by Andries Coetzee of the Lions during the Super Rugby match between the Emirates Lions and Crusaders at Emirates Airline Park on July 23, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
6 hour(s) ago

Team gets endorsement as title contenders from two men who, between them, have won four Super Rugby titles, Kieran Read and Todd Blackadder

Other Sport

Hamilton gets it all right at the start

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW BOYERS
6 hour(s) ago

Hamilton, who has now won in Hungary a record five times, leads Rosberg by six points after 11 of the season’s 21 races

Opinion

Two more hurdles and Lions will have that champion look

Hard road ahead as Lions face New Zealand’s best three teams in three successive matches

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