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GDP slows to 1.3% in first quarter

3 hour(s) ago

Economic growth in South Africa slows in first quarter from 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, weighed down by sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing

Economy

SA unemployment rate increases slightly in first quarter

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

Unemployment rate increases to 26.4% in first quarter of 2015 from 24.3% in fourth quarter of last year, Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey shows

National

Marikana lawyer to ask court for timeframe for release of report

FORCE: Police stand guard over mine workers, who had been shot near the Nkaneng informal settlement on August 16 2012. Picture: ALON SKUY
4 hour(s) ago

Lawyer representing mine workers says he will approach courts to force President Jacob Zuma to announce when Farlam Commission of Inquiry report will be released

Economy

Composite leading indicator falls in March

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4 hour(s) ago

Largest negative contribution to indicator comes from decrease in number of residential building plans passed, fall in dollar-based export commodity price index

National

Legal adviser finds axing of SABC board members illegal

The SABC building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
33 minute(s) ago

Parliament’s legal services office finds removal of three board members of troubled South African Broadcasting Corporation was not in line with Broadcasting Act

Financial Services

Alexander Forbes expects to swing back to earnings growth

Alexander Forbes. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

SA’s largest retirement fund administrator expects to swing back to earnings growth in full-year results, following completion of capital restructuring

National

Former transport DG ‘deviated from department’s plan’

Transport director-general George Mahlalela talks to the media on the e-tolling that will be implemented before year end. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
54 minute(s) ago

Former transport department director-general George Mahlalela currently under investigation for extending Prodiba’s contract to produce drivers’ licence cards

National

City of Johannesburg budgets for R4bn for consultants

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1 hour(s) ago

City of Johannesburg to spend over R4bn in coming financial year on consultants and outsourcing of special expertise for delivery of services and projects

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Driverless cars would see motor industry shrink

Vehicle ownership rates may fall by almost half as families move to having just one car, writes Keith Naughton

Columnists

Black South Africans are buckling under the weight of stereotypes that threaten to be self-fulfilling, writes Trudi Makhaya

Corrosive emphasis on black victimhood

Columnists

Watch every show, consult the oracles, read voraciously: but the truth is there’s no knowing what the future has in store, writes Michel Pireu

Playing the market: the trader’s mind never sleeps

Retail & Consumer

Taste benefits from increase in corporate store ownership

A Domino's outlet in the US. Picture: TASTE HOLDINGS
5 hour(s) ago

Fast food restaurant group says soft sales performance of fish category expected to continue, while new store openings will be minimised in coming year

African News

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

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3 hour(s) ago

Even in best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, southwest Zimbabwe, and after worst regional drought in nearly a decade it is likely to be even harsher

Europe

Greece ‘is committed to liberalising its economy’

Yanis Varoufakis. Picture: EPA/VALDA KALNINA
3 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says country cannot adopt further austerity measures as this will cripple its ability to carry out needed economic reforms

Companies

Adcorp grows full-year headline earnings

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43 minute(s) ago

Adcorp reports 58% increase in headline earnings per share to end February 2015 and increases final dividend by 10%

Defence force members keep watch during a crime-prevention exercise in Mayfair, Johannesburg, last month.  Picture: SOWETAN

Protecting or targeting migrants?

Operation Fiela has given rise to growing concern, writes Kate Stegeman

National

Use of force ‘unnecessary in combating xenophobia’

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Picture: GCIS
5 hour(s) ago

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe says ensuring that every person in country is documented is way to address xenophobia

Labour

Peacemaking chief asks unions to be realistic in gold sector’s wage talks

Phathekile Holomisa (right). File picture: DAILY DISPATCH
8 hour(s) ago

Deputy Labour Minister Phathekile Holomisa says companies should also be more open, writes Natasha Marrian

Land & Agriculture

Tongaat Hulett set for record year

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9 hour(s) ago

CEO Peter Staude says the company’s land development initiatives could have a record year

Retail & Consumer

Diversity pays off for Famous Brands

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9 hour(s) ago

CEO Kevin Hedderwick says company has reached its goal of becoming an integrated branded food services franchisor

Science & Environment

Blotches in Cape sea ‘untreated sewage’

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8 hour(s) ago

City denials fail to convince some residents amid outcry over suspected untreated sewage in the sea near Clifton, Camps Bay and Hout Bay

Companies

BMW, Nissan build electric car grid

The BMW i3, the electric car produced by BMW is unveiled against the backdrop of Tower Bridge during the world premiere launch in London, in 2013. BMW offers the i3 — a battery-powered compact car— with a unique option: the use of a sport-utility vehicle.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
9 hour(s) ago

First charging hub is likely to be in Cape Town and plans for more will be extended to other major urban centres

National

Former District Six residents incensed at ‘foreigners’ renting houses

District Six/Woodstock. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
8 hour(s) ago

Former District Six residents target beneficiaries of reparation homes on prime property who rent the units to foreigners

African News

Nigeria wants change from new leader

Durojaye Obasanjo stands next to a locally constructed automative jet, with a banner showing photographs of Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President-elect Yemi Osinbajo along a road in Ikeja district of Lagos, Nigeria, last month.  Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Buhari promises there will be no return to hardline rule as in his previous term

African News

African leaders to hold summit on Burundi as violence continues

Pierre Nkurunziza. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD
1 hour(s) ago

East African leaders will meet on Sunday at special summit to discuss crisis in Burundi, where police, protesters continue to clash on streets of capital

Americas

Texas flooding like ’a tsunami’, says governor

This satellite photo from May 25 2015 shows a weather system stretching from northern Mexico to Oklahomain the US. The tornado came as ferocious weather battered swathes of Mexico and the southern United States, where rescuers hunted for 12 people missing in flash floods across Texas and Oklahoma that left three people dead. Picture: AFP PHOTO/HANDOUT/NASA
3 hour(s) ago

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declares states of disaster in 24 counties as dam in state park gives way after flash flooding that has claimed at least three lives

Land & Agriculture

Tough times for Illovo Sugar’s local output

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9 hour(s) ago

Drought and frost have left cane growers hard hit, with ‘considerable cane yield losses’

Telecoms & Technology

Double blow for MTN in its two biggest markets

Motorists gather at a petrol station of state-owned energy company Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Abuja on Monday as fuel supplies ran dry. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Nigerian fuel shortages and strike in SA threaten to disrupt MTN Group’s network services

African Business

Deal reached to end Nigeria fuel crisis

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Crisis ends after the main unions and industrial groups responsible for supplying and distributing the majority of petrol and diesel in Nigeria agree to undisclosed terms

Politics

Maimane takes blue wavelet to Soweto

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane speaks to residents in Jabavu, Soweto, on Monday as he campaigns for next year’s election. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

In first public event in Soweto since his election as DA party leader Mmusi Maimane targets Eskom’s failures and e-tolls

Science & Environment

SA undecided on sale of rhino horn stockpile

A government committee is examining whether to propose legalisation of the trade in rhino horn. File picture: WEEKEND POST
8 hour(s) ago

Belief persists in some circles that flooding the market with legal horn will reduce prices and poaching

National

State pledges aid for Mandela Bay water plant

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has promised state aid to complete the Nooitgedacht water scheme. File picture: PARLIAMENT
8 hour(s) ago

National government to give Mandela Bay Municipality R120m to fast-track expansion of the Nooitgedacht water scheme

Management

Top FTSE companies fail to meet target for women at the top

Carolyn McCall. Picture: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN
9 hour(s) ago

UK boards miss 25% target for women directors as drive to diversity flounders

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Cartoons

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Six tips for becoming more visible at work

If you’re stuck in your boss’s shadow, here’s some advice on how to increase your visibility and network with the right people

Management

Alert to US graduates over robots eyeing jobs

Japan's electronic parts maker Murata Manufacturing unveils 10 small robots for cheerleading, known as the Murata Cheerleaders,  at a media preview in Tokyo on Thursday. Picture: AFP
9 hour(s) ago

Experts warn graduates to avoid ‘the boring stuff’ — jobs robots are likely to do faster, better and cheaper in the near future

Growth Engines

Users’ feedback helps mobile payment sector develop

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9 hour(s) ago

From humbling beginnings SnapScan today provides for payments for a diversity of products and services, writes Penny Haw

Innovation

Driverless cars would see motor industry shrink

Driverless car. Picture: BLOOMBERG
9 hour(s) ago

Vehicle ownership rates may fall by almost half as families move to having just one car, writes Keith Naughton

Growth Engines

Snap, crackle and pay partnership

Kobus Ehlers. Picture: JOHAN WILKE
8 hour(s) ago

Technology incubator FireID with Standard Bank offers a range of specialised solutions, including make cashless and cardless payments using their phones

Innovation

To ad-blockers: tread warily

9 hour(s) ago

Online services funded by advertising are unlikely to take blocking, such as that offered by Israeli start-up Shine, lying down

Opinion

Three actions to embrace the digital on-demand economy for every business

The ability to have what you want, when you want it, how you want it defines on-demand

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: A car to take your mind off load shedding

BMW’s 435i Gran Coupé has a remarkable solution to load shedding’s terrible twin — traffic snarl-ups

England’s Ben Stokes celebrates after dismissing New Zealand’s Mark Craig in a pulsating final day of their first Test at Lord’s in London on Monday. Picture: REUTERS

England seal stunning win over New Zealand

Victory a much-needed morale booster after coaching upheaval and West Indies draw

Cricket

AB a winner in IPL even though his team not on top

AB de Villiers. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Batsman AB De Villiers electrifies Indian Premier League with this season’s highest score

Other Sport

Greyville punters can expect a Legislate-Futura blockbuster

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8 hour(s) ago

Legislate will be on a reputation-redeeming mission in the Gold Challenge

Other Sport

Hamilton skips Monaco festivities

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI
8 hour(s) ago

Lewis Hamilton steers clear of Côte d’Azur festivities after Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s victory

Soccer

Sono loves being ‘the dark horse who is written off’

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8 hour(s) ago

After a 2-0 defeat to Black Leopards in their opening play-off match, Cosmos bounces back in fine style

Opinion

In the age of Instagram, cricketers have to do more than work on their stats

England’s Kevin Pietersen. Picture: REUTERS

These days, Twitter and Instagram accounts mean the players don’t even need a middle man

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Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha. How embarrassing that SA flouts just about every one of the UN’ s prison policy reform proposals, especially since they have been dubbed the “Mandela Rules”.

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Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, whose parting gift to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, is chronic fuel shortages — despite the country being one of the world’ s biggest oil producers and exporters.

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