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National

State mulls headcount cuts to rein in wage bill

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Economic growth likely to come in lower than Treasury’s projected 2% while tax revenue is under pressure

Transport & Tourism

Union wants dodgy Prasa contracts to be annulled, not suspended

Popo Molefe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

National Transport Movement also vows to push for all contracts to be scrutinised by public protector

Economy

Business confidence, conditions slump

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6 hour(s) ago

Poor economic growth, rising electricity and labour costs add to the companies’ difficulties

Financial Services

Sanlam cash to bolster offshore assets

Sanlam CEO Ian Kirk Sanlam, speaking in Sandton on Thursday, said surplus capital would be used to bulk up companies in which it is invested in Africa, India and Malaysia. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

Group reports faster growth in new business volumes — the only one of its peers to buck the trend

National

Phiyega stalls Zuma over suspension decision

Riah Phiyega.  Picture: THE TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

National police commissioner wants ‘further clarity’ before she provides president with reasons why she should vacate post over her Marikana dealings

Asia-Pacific

Family jokes and school struggles, film shows private side of Malala

A combination picture shows this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, in an August 18 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
31 minute(s) ago

While much is known about Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s advocacy work, documentary lifts lid on her family life in central England

Europe

ECB to cut inflation forecast but hold back from concrete action

European Central Bank. Picture: EPA/BORIS ROESSLER
18 hour(s) ago

ECB is set to cut inflation forecasts but hold back from concrete policy action, promising only to beef up bond-buying programme if prospects weaken further

National

Cosatu threatens Cape metrorail standstill

New  Metrorail  train at Pretoria station. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL/ROBERT TSHABALALA
6 hour(s) ago

Federation warns of industrial action if Metrorail does not come up with a solid plan to tackle the Western Cape’s transport crisis

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Political decisions behind financial crisis

Business-crushing policies with a political bias are to blame for economic crisis, writes Dean Macpherson

Columnists

Michael Fridjhon promo

Transformation of the New World wine scene on display at the expanded and thriving Australian challenge, the writes Michael Fridjhon

SA wines rise to occasion in Sydney challenge

Columnists

Peter Bruce promo

If Zuma wants to get business investing again, he will need to send it some pretty strong signals in his next Cabinet shuffle, writes Peter Bruce

Zuma’s misfit ministers stifle economy

Europe

Many refugee journeys begin on Facebook

For migrants, smartphone maps, global positioning apps, social media and WhatsApp have become essential tools on the long journey to a better life. Picture: REUTERS/BERNADETT SZABO
32 minute(s) ago

Would-be migrants hoping to flee war in Middle East use social network as their compass to find people smugglers they hope will get them to better life in Europe

Mining

ARM committed to pay dividends, despite weak markets

Cranes unload iron ore from a ship at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Mining company says reduction in headline earnings is largely result of decline in average realised dollar prices for iron ore, manganese ore, platinum, nickel, export thermal coal, copper

Property

Growthpoint mulls ways to lift returns

Norbert Sasse, Growthpoint CEO, addresses the media on the group’s results on Wednesday. He says there is very little the firm can buy in SA at the right price. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

South Africa’s largest listed property may need to dispose of weaker or noncore assets to raise distribution

Retail & Consumer

Lindt seeks sweet spot with boutique

Boxes containing chocolate on displayed at Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Spruengli in Kilchberg, near Zurich. The confectionery maker plans to open its first shop in South Africa. Picture: REUTERS/ARND WEIGMANN
5 hour(s) ago

Switzerland-listed Lindt & Sprüngli opens first boutique in South Africa for premium chocolate lovers

National

Empowerment fund seeks recapitalisation

National Empowerment Fund CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa. PICTURE: BDFM/Russel Roberts
6 hour(s) ago

Empowerment fund seeks government recapitalisation

Picture: REUTERS

EDITORIAL: SA at risk even without recession

Never mind recession, SA’s politicians are doing plenty on their own to constrain the economy

Asia-Pacific

China punishes three firms for stock volatility

Picture:  REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Market regulator fines companies for conducting ‘illegal securities business’, which has been blamed for volatility on plunging markets

Mining

Sibanye confirms talks over Rustenburg mine

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman addresses the media on the group’s results in Sandton on Thursday. He expressed doubts about the viability of listing two Amplats mines. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

Sibanye wants Rustenburg mines and concentrator plant and not Amplats’s Union mine

Science & Environment

Breeder aims to be a big game changer in ‘white’ industry

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/RAYMOND PRESTON
6 hour(s) ago

Just 15 out of 1,500 farm owners who belong to national association of game breeders are black

Transport & Tourism

Taxis directed onto a better road

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5 hour(s) ago

Proposal aims to reduce conflict on routes and encourage safer and more efficient transport for commuters

Europe

EU frowns on Scottish booze plan

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5 hour(s) ago

European Court opposes Scotland’s plan for alcohol price controls because of market distortions

Asia-Pacific

China announces it will cut troop levels

Chinese troops march at a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Picture: REUTERS/ROLEX DELA PENA
1 day(s) ago

President Xi Jinping says country will reduce troop numbers as it holds display of military might in parade to commemorate victory over Japan in Second World War

Retail & Consumer

Dipula embarks on acquisition trail

Dipula Income Fund CEO Izak Petersen. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Black-owned fund raises above R200m in new shares issue to pay for various acquisitions

Europe

Data bringing Iceland in from the cold

Helgi Helgason, senior facility manager at Verne Global, in the company’s data centre in Keflavik, Iceland. The island has sought to reinvent itself as a secure data haven. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ARNALDUR HALLDORSSON
5 hour(s) ago

Country banking on storage boom to end financial isolation, writes Alexander Tange

Europe

Hungary allows migrants to travel to Austria

Migrants board a train at Keleti Railway Station, in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday. Picture: EPA/ZOLTAN BALOGH
5 hour(s) ago

Hundreds of migrants leave Budapest while trains to Vienna and beyond to Germany cancelled leaving travellers in limbo

National

Sisulu vows to open way for business to develop gap housing

LAWS: Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu addresses the media on the Lwandle evictions earlier this month. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Zoning bottlenecks targeted to clear way for private sector in state’s ‘mega projects’ drive

Asia-Pacific

McDonald’s hit by another food scandal

Picture: BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO
1 hour(s) ago

In latest food contamination scandal, fast food company in Japan says it is investigating incident in which customer was injured by plastic shards inside drink

Rugby

Mnisi made captain for his roar not his colour, says coach

Howard Mnisi of the Lions during the Xerox Golden Lions training session and press conference at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Thursday.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
7 hour(s) ago

Howard Mnisi gets historic nod as Golden Lions captain on nothing but pure rugby reasons, says coach Johan Ackermann

Other Sport

Halep, Wawrinka beat the heat while Sock wilts

Simona Halep of Romania serves to Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine during their second round match at the US Open Championships in New York on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Simona Halep, Stan Wawrinka beat heat with straight-sets wins to reach third round of sweltering US Open, while US hope Jack Sock wilts under punishing conditions

Europe

G-20 meeting set to tackle effects of China’s slowdown

Christine Lagarde. Picture: REUTERS / RUBEN SPRICH
5 hour(s) ago

China’s economy slowing more than expected and potential chilling effect of a new cycle of US rate hikes feeds uncertainty

African News

Tribunal goes after Chad president

Idriss Deby. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIPPE WOJAZER
5 hour(s) ago

War crimes accusations including genocide and torture filed against President Idriss Deby at Senegalese court trying former dictator Habre

Financial Services

MiWay banks on new units

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Short-term insurer MiWay sees half-year underwriting profits nearly double — putting it on course to topple OUTsurance

Politics

Court attempt to postpone ANC Youth League congress fails

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an attempt to postpone the long-awaited event because of suspected irregularities

Europe

Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

A Turkish police officer stands next to a migrant child’s dead body off the shores in Bodrum, southern Turkey, on Wednesday after a boat carrying refugees sank while reaching the Greek island of Kos. Picture: AFP
16 hour(s) ago

Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on Turkish beach bring home horror of escalating refugee crisis

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Cartoons

Bronwyn Lace Ascension 2013-15 line, light and wooden box dimensions variable. Picture: SUPPLIED

A fitting response to Coetzee’s epic sculptures

Installation artist Bronywn Lace maximises use of light to capture mentor Neels Coetzee’s last breath in fitting exhibition, writes Sue Blaine

Health

More to losing weight than cutting calories

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1 day(s) ago

Obesity epidemic suggests we still do not understand the psychology and physiology of nutrition and weight loss, writes Gary Taubes

Motoring

SA BIKE OF THE YEAR: Superbike wins two-wheeler battle

The Kawasaki H2 took the top honour for 2015.  Picture: MEGHAN MCCABE
1 day(s) ago

The Kawasaki H2 has taken the award for the 2015 SA Bike of the Year

Opinion & Analysis

We need smart regulations and e-cigs to stub out harm

E-smoke. Picture: REUTERS/MARK BLINCH
1 day(s) ago

Build a significant price gap between regular versus reduced-risk products for smokers, writes Derek Yach

Management

Four tips for delivering feedback while minimising conflict

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
21 hour(s) ago

If you’re worried about ruffling feathers, there are ways to provide your direct reports with input they need to learn and improve

Opinion & Analysis

Diets of early humans provide food for thought

Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Human diet over millennia and adaptations show exercise and a variety of food are best, writes Norman Owen-Smith

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: This cat is ready for a serious fight

The styling is unmistakably Jaguar.  Picture: JAGUAR SA
1 day(s) ago

Jaguar has launched its XE to take on some major rivals

Kaizer Chiefs

Row grows by the day over Chiefs’ plans to play in Cape Town

City of Cape Town hits back at allegations it sweetened deal to get Amakhosi to stay

Other Sport

Fracture scuttles Froome

British cyclist Christopher Froome of Team Sky has withdrawn from the Vuelta a Espana 2015 cycling race in Andorra. Picture: EPA/JAVIER LIZON
5 hour(s) ago

Twice Tour winner and Team Sky leader Chris Froome forced to exit Vuelta race after fracturing foot in fall

Soccer

Masango hopes to bring form to Bafana

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Coach Mashaba delighted at Mandla Masango's scoring at Danish club Randers FC

Soccer

Shakes prefers playing away from home

Dean Furman displays good technique at a Bafana Bafana training session before the team’s Afcon qualifier in Mauritania. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES
7 hour(s) ago

Squad in Mauritania for must-win Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

Other Sport

Warne gives Kyrgios some advice

Nick Kyrgios of Australia pauses during his first round match against Andy Murray of Britain at the US Open Championships tennis tournament in New York on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI
7 hour(s) ago

Cricket great Shane Warne warns bad boy Nick Kyrgios over testing Australian supporters’ patience

Rugby

Morné Steyn has eye on big prize

WAITING FOR THE WALLABIES:  Flyhalf Morné Steyn catches the ball as hooker Adriaan Strauss looks on during the Springbok training session held at  Newlands Stadium in Cape Town yesterday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
7 hour(s) ago

Kicker Steyn’s inclusion was always going to raise eyebrows after wave of Bok selection controversies

Cricket

Birth of a new era for fresh Proteas fathers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

How Morkel, De Villiers and Duminy deal with their new lives as fathers will be revealed in the next few months

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The Third Umpire

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. No doubt answering the prayers of many of its customers with young children, not to mention chocaholics of all ages, it has decided to remove sweets and chocolates from its stores’ “aisles of temptation”.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 host Durban. It may be that it was the only bidder and that these events can be financially catastrophic, but who would deny the self-styled “warmest place to be” its place in the sporting sun?

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The unnamed Joburg Metro policewoman whose response to social media user Clive Naidoo filming her behaving “arrogantly” caused it to backfire on him spectacularly. It went viral all right, but not for the reasons he hoped.

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