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Economy

Lungisa Fuzile to stay in Treasury post

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
24 minute(s) ago

Cabinet confirm’s the director-general’s contract has been extended, allaying concern that he would be replaced by a Zuma ally

Economy

Growth in domestic private sector credit extension slows

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43 minute(s) ago

Private sector credit extension has lacked a clear trend, and total credit extension growth has also slowed year on year

Transport & Tourism

Transnet locos lag in local content

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4 hour(s) ago

SABS says not all manufacturers able to provide necessary detail

Financial Services

Copelyn takes bet on HCI’s Australian asset

HCI CEO Johnny Copelyn says tight rules are hampering the group’s expansion. Picture:  SUPPLIED
4 hour(s) ago

A deal would see Johnny Copelyn — through Rivetprops — exchange part of his HCI shareholding for shareholding in HCI Australia

Economy

Now S&P warns of rate hike risks

Matthew Pirnie. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Second major rating agency warns rates hikes pose higher credit risks for banks

Property

How serendipity led Wainer to Redefine's megadeal

Redefine Properties CEO Marc Wainer. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Grumble over rugby in a bar in London brings together two kindred spirits and word on a lucrative portfolio of assets

National

Spy-tapes case adds to ANC woes on Zuma

The Democratic Alliance has doggedly dragged the case through the courts. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

The ruling in the Democratic Alliance’s spy-tapes case could open yet another crisis for the ANC

Telecoms & Technology

Strike could kill Post Office, says CEO

A looming  strike  could undermine the Post Office’s attempt to nail down the funding required for its turnaround plan.   Picture: THE TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

South African Post Office’s turnaround plan includes dealing with workers’ demands and the board has approved a proposal for future wage increases

Mining

Brazilian sale a coup for debt-laden Anglo

Mark Cutifani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

The disposal of its phosphate mining business for $1.5bn — Anglo’s largest single disposal — will advance a major restructuring to cut debt

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Rise in proportion of black and coloured youth getting university degrees

Despite the progress, there are still too many youths who do not get to Grade 12, the main reason being that educational foundations laid in earlier grades have been inadequate, writes Stephen Taylor

Columnists

Rejection of the Humboldt Forum targets a deeply embedded history of ‘European’ and ‘non-European’ in separate categories, writes Chris Thurman

HALF ART: Humboldt’s legacy and counter-action

Columnists

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SA is taking almost no action to increase sports participation in public schools, writes Anthony Butler

Most likely beneficiary of Mbalula’s hosting ban is himself

World

Astronomers identify rare star in a nebula in the Orion constellation

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25 minute(s) ago

Chinese historical records suggest the dwarf nova is what remains of a guest star that exploded more than 1500 years ago

Americas

Priceline CE resigns over his relationship with employee

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20 minute(s) ago

Darren Huston will not receive any severance payments and will forfeit a portion of his equity-based awards for violating the company’s code of conduct

Innovation

SA team a finalist for engineering innovation award

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2 hour(s) ago

SA entry consists of solar panels built into a shipping container to provide energy in rural villages, and is up against entries from Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Forget Home Retail and Darty: Steinhoff should acquire BHS

Pedestrians pass a BHS department store.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
4 hour(s) ago

South African retailer Steinhoff should waste no more time barging into other peoples’ bids, write Andrea Felsted and Chris Hughes

Transport & Tourism

Tourism body says Mbalula’s sports ban will hurt sector

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: REUTERS/SIPIWE SIBEKO
4 hour(s) ago

Sports minister’s directive effectively stops four federations hosting international events until April next year

A poster urging people to vote to leave the European Union in the uncoming referendum is seen in Peterborough, eastern England. Picture: AFP/JAMES PHEBY

Popular arguments for Brexit a fantasy

The rational thing to do is for the UK to continue to enjoy its unique arrangement, which has brought it the advantages of membership in EU, writes Martin Wolf

Transport & Tourism

Weak rand helps give industry wings

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5 hour(s) ago

The Department of Tourism expects the sector to grow 2% this year, almost double the rate of the rest of the economy

National

Ban on donations ‘would hurt party politics’

MONEY TALKS: While watchdog organisations have called for parties to reveal their sources of funding, opposition parties have claimed this would jeopardise their donors and expose them to victimisation. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Study shows that restrictions on contributions to political parties mostly results in violations

Americas

Suspicious white powder found at Trump campaign headquarters

Police officers stand outside Trump Tower during an investigation of a suspicious white powder found inside the tower, according to fire fighters at the scene, in Manhattan, New York, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

The find comes after a threatening letter containing a granular substance was sent to Donald Trump’s son last month

Land & Agriculture

Drought-hit SA importing maize to cover shortfall

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4 hour(s) ago

Yield drops 28% from last year, writes Madeleine Van Niekerk

Asia-Pacific

Adele album was music to shareholders’ ears

4 hour(s) ago

Award-winning singer Adele spearheads growth in sales and operating profit at the Sony’s music division

Americas

Heavy debts the final straw for US retailers

A Sports Authority store in New York.   Picture: BLOOMBERG/JOHN TAGGART
4 hour(s) ago

Spate of bankruptcies is likely to scare off private equity firms, writes Lauren Coleman-Lochner

Americas

Brazil’s Vale back to profit on iron ore

A train carries iron ore in Australia. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GREG WOOD
4 hour(s) ago

Vale, is beating more diversified rivals BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto in equity and debt markets this year

Americas

Buffett’s bet on manufacturers pays off

MAN OF MANY TALENTS: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett plays a ukulele in a video prior to the Berkshire annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, this weekend. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Acquisition of businesses set to increase Berkshire Hathaway earnings this year, writes Noah Buhayar

Americas

Facebook announces new share structure

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during a town hall with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Facebook's headquarters in California last year. Facebook, whose value lies in nontangibles, is one of the most powerful brands in the world. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Facebook fields a plan to tighten Mark Zuckerberg’s grip on the helm

Markets

Steady policy ‘gift’ puts bounce in miners’ step

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4 hour(s) ago

JSE’s gold miners index jumps after Bank of Japan and Fed hold interest rates policy steady

Economy

Prices rise amid food inflation warnings

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10 hour(s) ago

Economists expect unprocessed food prices to continue to rise as the effects of the severe drought feed through

Labour

Trade unions ready for anti-job loss campaign

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

A major gathering at the weekend is set to discuss the possible formation of a new trade union federation

Land & Agriculture

Fertilizer sales expected to rise

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4 hour(s) ago

Association proposes changes to Fertilizer Bill including regulations related to municipal compost, sewage sludge, and farm manure destined for the garden and household market

Asia-Pacific

ICBC manages to post slim profit

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's logo at a branch in Beijing, China. Picture: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON
4 hour(s) ago

The bank’s provisions for bad loans stands at 141.2% of existing nonperforming credit against a regulatory minimum of 150%

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Karol Ostaszewski and  Laura Clacey with their cider brand, Sxollie.  Picture: SUPPLIED

Ungovernable cider Sxollie will shout revolution from the tables

The cider boom is about to hit Mzansi and Karol Ostaszewski is ready, writes Eugene Yiga

Opinion

HALF ART: Humboldt’s legacy and counter-action

Rejection of the Humboldt Forum targets a deeply embedded history of ‘European’ and ‘non-European’ in separate categories

Management

Three must-dos at the end of every meeting

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19 hour(s) ago

Confirm key decisions and next steps; develop communication points; and gather feedback to help ensure meetings achieve their goals

Health

Medical specialist takes a scalpel to obesity cause

Canadian medical specialist Jason Fung says obesity is not caused by gluttony and sloth. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Hormones, not character flaws or too much time on the couch, causes obesity, writes Marika Sboros

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Sanity prevails — new-look range is clearly branded Bellingham

Bellingham’s history since the Podlashuk era has been a little like the Proteas cricket team

HOLD UP:  Willard Katsande, left, of Chiefs grabs Sundowns’ Khama Billet with Reneilwe Letsholonyane looking on when the teams played out a goalless draw in January. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ASHLEY VLOTMAN

In-form Chiefs can still have a say in title race

Amakhosi ready for Mamelodi Sundowns after leaving barren run in the dust

Soccer

Leicester keeper Schmeichel aims to triumph on dad’s Old Trafford stage

TEAMWORK: Leicester captain Wes Morgan, second left, celebrates his goal against Southampton earlier this month with teammates Danny Simpson, Kasper Schmeichel, Christian Fuchs and Nathan Dyer. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

History suggests one of the northeast giants may escape, as a promoted side has gone straight down in each of the past three seasons

Other Sport

Calm and steady Tarry’s powerful stable can score at Turffontein

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5 hour(s) ago

Both Trip Tease and Barbosa will have their supporters and Muis Roberts gives his raider Muscatt an each-way chance

Soccer

Hlanti and Wits train sights on log leaders Sundowns

Sifiso Hlanti, in white. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX/SYDNEY MAHLANGU
5 hour(s) ago

Coach confirms fullback Sifiso Hlanti has signed a long-term deal with Sturrock Park-based Wits

Rugby

Hurricane debut for Lions rookie Scholtz

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5 hour(s) ago

Young blood Pieter Scholtz makes his Super Rugby debut in the starting line-up against the Hurricanes

Rugby

Bok centres out to storm Waratahs

Juan de Jongh. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ASHLEY VLOTMAN
5 hour(s) ago

Bok centres Damian de Allende and Juan de Jongh unite for the first time this season to take on the Australians

Rugby

Cheetahs on mission to outrun Reds in Brisbane

Fred Zeilinga. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
5 hour(s) ago

After a tough three-leg haul home the Reds are unlikely to be as sprightly as they were against the Stormers

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