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Financial Services

Stellar aims high with new acquisition

Christo Wiese. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
30 minute(s) ago

Market speculation sees the financial services and lending operations eventually reversed into JSE-listed SCP

Economy

Business confidence falls to 16-year low

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17 hour(s) ago

Further souring of the business climate coincides with a similar collapse in consumer confidence with both indices lower than during SA’s 2009 recession

Europe

Tsipras scrambles for fresh aid in countdown to turmoil

Newly appointed Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos arrives at a eurozone finance ministers meeting on the situation in Greece in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/ERIC VIDAL
30 minute(s) ago

Eurozone finance ministers find new Greek colleague Euclid Tsakalotos more courteous than predecessor but has no new proposals

Health

WHO urges punitive cigarette prices

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29 minute(s) ago

World Health Organisation wants strong measures to control a ‘tobacco epidemic’ expected to kill 8-million a year by 2030

National

‘Zuma makes me wet’ graffiti makes Parliament officials hot under collar

Picture: KHULEKANI MAGUBANE
14 hour(s) ago

Case of vandalism in Parliament's vicinity — a graffiti message reading ‘Zuma makes me wet’ — angers Parliamentary officials

National

Prosecutors are ‘truth seekers’‚ says new National Prosecuting Authority boss

Shaun Abrahams. Picture: DOC
14 hour(s) ago

New National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams pledges to uphold Constitution and to act ‘without fear‚ favour or prejudice’

Education

SA to embark on a further education revolution

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13 hour(s) ago

Government seems to be going on all out educational revolution, revealing last week it intends to provide education to about 12-million adults and youth

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Centralisation of inept power will end in failure and tears

Allister Sparks: Goddamnit, madam, do you feel you should have been allowed an apprenticeship on how to lead a militarised police force with the power to kill?

Columnists

Steven Friedman

Marikana a dramatic example of incidents that recur — police violence against citizens, particularly those who protest, writes Steven Friedman

We need a police service that protects the people

Columnists

Many South Africans not prepared for a rapidly changing world; they aren’t even prepared to keep up or catch up, much less compete, writes Xhanti Payi

Uber drives home that we’re lost in a changing world

Trade & Industry

Reserve Bank, People’s Bank of China sign renminbi agreement

Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Memorandum of understanding for clearing and settlement of renminbi in SA could make it easier, cheaper for countries to trade

National

Game-hunters defend the right to shoot

Adri Kitshoff, chief executive officer of Professional Hunters' Association of South Africa (PHASA), kneels by an antelope she hunted at the Iwamanzi Game Reserve in Koster. Picture: AFP
14 hour(s) ago

Professional hunter Adri Kitshoff determined to prove that hunters in South Africa are integral part of conservation efforts

African Business

Botswana seeks bids to build solar plants

Solar panels cover 6,300sqm of roof space at the Pinetown plant.
12 hour(s) ago

Botswana’s government launches bidding process to construct solar power plants near huge Jwaneng diamond mine and for nation’s northwest

National

Police stations have to shut down during load shedding

Nathi Nhleko.   Picture: THE HERALD
10 hour(s) ago

Criminals make hay while the lights are out in areas where stations are in the dark, but the police minister says all stations will have generators by financial year end

President Jacob Zuma addressing the Southern African Development Community parliamentary forum dinner at Zimbali Lodge in KwaZulu Natal on Sunday. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA

Madiba’s Sarfu stance a guideline for ANC

Nelson Mandela’s willingness to place himself under legal scrutiny was a singular act of leadership, writes Judith February

Economy

SA delegation in Russia for Brics summit

President Jacob Zuma, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Zuma was visiting Russia on Thursday to deepen bilateral ties between the Brics peers. Picture: GCIS
13 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma arrives in Ufa‚ Russia, where he is leading South African delegation to seventh Brics summit‚ hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin

Europe

IMF in awkward position between Greece and European Union

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17 hour(s) ago

International Monetary Fund is anxious to craft compromise, but also under pressure to recover billions it has lent to Greece

Telecoms & Technology

New survey reveals how South Africans use mobile devices in the workplace

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17 hour(s) ago

More than 95 % of employees in South African companies rely on use of mobile devices within the office, a new survey shows

Europe

Leaders to hold emergency summit on Greece

Greece has shut its banks and the stock market and imposed capital controls. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ARIS MESSINIS
18 hour(s) ago

Eurozone leaders to discuss fallout from defiant ‘no’ to further austerity measures, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras set to unveil new proposals for talks

Labour

Gold sector may see drawn-out wage talks

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23 hour(s) ago

All four unions reject opening offer from gold producers, setting the scene for a long and difficult wage negotiation

Telecoms & Technology

Union welcomes departure of MTN chief

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
23 hour(s) ago

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh lacks an understanding of the local labour environment, says Communication Workers Union

National

Durban Games bid committee promises 2022 profit

South Africa’s flag is carried by Cecil Sebastian Afrika as the team enters the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG
24 minute(s) ago

In fewer than 60 days Durban will know if it will be the first African city to host the Commonwealth Games

Americas

Brazil’s president defies impeachment calls

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. Picture:  BLOOMBERG
12 hour(s) ago

Dilma Rousseff defies calls for impeachment, saying she will ‘not fall’, despite rock-bottom ratings and mounting political troubles

African Business

Nigeria okays bail-out measures for cash-strapped states

Muhammadu Buhari . Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
13 hour(s) ago

Cash-strapped states will be allowed to draw from specially set up central bank intervention fund worth 250-billion naira to 300-billion ($1.5bn)

Gadgets & Gear

Instant messaging most popular online activity in SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Downloading podcasts‚ dating and games join popularity of instant messaging as massive growth areas in South African internet activity

Europe

Plan to increase Sunday shopping hours in Britain

A shopper checks her bags on Oxford Street in central London.  Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

British government announces plans to allow shops to open longer on Sundays to compete with online shopping and global tourist destinations like Paris and New York

African News

Tanzania’s ruling party to pick presidential candidate

Tanzania flag
15 hour(s) ago

Competition is stiff as candidates vie to secure ticket of ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party, which has been in power since independence in 1964

Retail & Consumer

Hulamin shares tumble after company flags drop in interim earnings

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Aluminium products manufacturer sees share price drop over 9% after saying it expects interim earnings to drop substantially as load shedding impacts production

Europe

UK remembers 2005 bombings under shadow of Tunisia

A file picture taken on July 7, 2005, shows the crime scene surrounding a London bus damaged by an explosion. Picture: AFP
14 hour(s) ago

Britons lay flowers at sites of 2005 London suicide bombings and hold nationwide minute of silence for 52 victims on tenth anniversary of attacks

African News

There’s a heavy toll to pay for Zimbabwe’s decrepit roads

File picture: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART
17 hour(s) ago

Motorists must pay tolls to Zimbabwe National Road Authority, but report reveals widespread abuse of funds as highways disintegrate and road accidents climb

Transport & Tourism

Prasa CEO says detractors want to tarnish him in train saga

Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana at a media briefing on Monday. He dismissed a media report and political parties’ claims that incorrect locomotives were procured from a Spanish company. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
23 hour(s) ago

Lucky Montana lashes out after weekend reports say trains from Spanish manufacturer Vossloh Espana are not suited to SA’s rail lines

Dick Costolo. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Costolo’s wish for Twitter

Dick Costolo wants as his legacy for Twitter to fully represent the democratic ideal of access for all

Opinion & Analysis

Government ICT sluggish to adopt security rules

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1 day(s) ago

Barely any of SA’s public entities have gained much traction in adopting these very useful processes, writes Thato Mahlamvu

Arts & Entertainment

Comedian brings his familiar characters to Joburg

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1 day(s) ago

Gino Fabbri uses six characters to poke fun at our multicultural, multilingual society in his show, which includes stand up, music

Management

Nine strategies for a stress-free holiday

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

Take at least a half a day off of work before you leave to give yourself some margin for any final packing details or errands

Americas

Cosby admits to drugging woman for sex

Picture: AFP/STAN HONDA
20 hour(s) ago

Bill Cosby admits to having drugged at least one woman with Quaaludes in 1976 to have sex with her, in court documents that were unsealed on Monday

Innovation

It’s okay if I die now, says Linux creator

Linus Torvalds. Picture: REUTERS/JARNO MELA
1 day(s) ago

Linus Torvalds may be the most influential individual economic force of the past 20 years

Innovation

Cape firm’s innovation bridges office communication divide

Gys Kappers. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Wyzetalk helps executives gain insight into worker issues, which enables them to put interventions in place that improve matters, writes Carel Alberts

AB de Villiers delivered one of his trademark quick-fire knocks (40 off 34 balls) in the Proteas’ T20 victory over Bangladesh on Tuesday, despite the crippling heat. The win means SA has clinched the short T20 series. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

De Villiers to miss entire one-day series

Proteas confident after convincing T20 wins against Bangladesh

Americas

Floyd Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

Floyd Mayweather. Picture: REUTERS/STEVE MARCUS
19 hour(s) ago

World Boxing Organisation says Floyd Mayweather failed to meet deadline for paying sanctioning fee required after taking belt from Manny Pacquiao

Other Sport

Froome nobbled on the cobble, Martin in yellow

Etixx Quick Step team rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 4th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/YOAN VALAT
25 minute(s) ago

Tony Martin finally gets his hands on the race leader’s yellow jersey with a brilliant solo victory on the fourth stage

Other Sport

Djokovic survives barrage to make Wimbledon last-eight

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning the second set during his match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Defending champion Novak Djokovic survives barrage from big-hitting Kevin Anderson to reach his seventh successive Wimbledon quarterfinal

Cricket

Ponting offsets McGrath swagger as Ashes starts

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26 minute(s) ago

Former fast-bowling great Glenn McGrath has already issued his traditional prediction of outright Australian domination

Other Sport

Hard Core vows to retake The Angel’s title

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25 minute(s) ago

Tournament — featuring two IBO world titles and a national belt — will take place six days after Mandela’s birthday on July 18

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