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Kagiso PMI improves in August, but still points to contraction in activity

9 hour(s) ago

Activity in manufacturing sector improves as workers that went on month-long strike return to work, but despite improvement, August marks fifth month of contraction

Retail & Consumer

JD Group to sell its consumer finance division to international buyer

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1 hour(s) ago

The sale of the division will allow the group to focus ‘on the strategic repositioning and growth of its retail operations’

Industrials

Bidvest ‘very happy’ with annual results

Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe says ‘all businesses in group did well’ considering challenging economic environment

Industrials

New vehicle sales drop in August

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3 hour(s) ago

New vehicle sales in August drop 1.4% year on year to 55,722, according to automotive data

National

Ward councillors call for communities’ support

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 minute(s) ago

Limited understanding of their role behind negativity, says Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan

National

MEC calls on Parliament to suspend ‘impractical’ immigration laws for a year

Western Cape finance, economic development and tourism MEC Alan Winde. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Western Cape MEC urges Parliament to suspend new immigration regulations for 12 months until regulatory impact assessment is conducted

Europe

Putin calls for Balkanisation of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Vladimir Putin says Russia cannot stand aside and calls for talks on east Ukraine ‘statehood’, while rebels shell Ukrainian naval ship in first sea attack

African News

Libya’s elected Parliament asks PM to form new government

BLITZ: Smoke billows from buildings during clashes between Libyan security forces and armed Islamist groups in  Benghazi at the weekend.  on August 23, 2014. Picture: AFP PHOTO, ABDULLAH DOMA
5 hour(s) ago

House of Representatives asks Abdullah al-Thinni to form new government as opposing parliament refuses to recognise it

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EDITORIAL: Judiciary sole hope for justice

It is only the judiciary that stands between us and a government that has little respect for democracy, the rule of law, the constitution or even common decency

Columnists

Gavin Keeton

Gavin Keeton: Very bright warning lights are flashing about the future of mining. Who in the government has even noticed?

SA’s mining address no longer in a prime area

Columnists

Mark Barnes promo

Across economies, government intervention has sought to protect businesses at home and back them in their quest to grow offshore, writes Mark Barnes

STRAIGHT TALK: Dos and dont’s of state intervention

African News

Mass demonstration cancelled as Lesotho faces power vacuum

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7 hour(s) ago

Mass demonstration planned for Monday is cancelled after apparent coup leaves country leaderless and prompts regional powers to hold crisis meeting

Business

State must ‘ensure full disclosure from companies during bidding processes’

POOR ENFORCEMENT: Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis  says companies firms are well aware know that the legal risk of irregular procurement behaviour in SA is low.  Picture:  PUXLEY MAKGATHO
53 minute(s) ago

Corruption Watch says it will petition state to ensure full disclosure from companies bidding for state contracts as part of international anti-corruption campaign

Europe

Russia sanctions take toll as eurozone manufacturing slows further

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4 hour(s) ago

Concerns 18-nation bloc could enter deep slump raised as manufacturing slumps to 13-month low in August

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

ON THE WATER: Running chickens and cattle not everyone’s cuppa

If we can forgive the princes of apartheid their transgressions, we can afford a soon-to-be former Number One another chance, writes Neels Blom

Business

New pension scam hits Vaal Triangle

2 minute(s) ago

Financial Services Board finds unauthorised company masquerading as financial service experts assists clients to claim pension fund surplus money from pension funds

Europe

Telefónica to exit Telecom Italia after Brazil deal

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3 hour(s) ago

Tense relations between Spanish and Italian firms came to head last week when Telefónica beat Telecom Italia to buy GVT

Asia-Pacific

Samsung’s engineering and shipbuilding firms to merge

A worker walks at a construction site of Samsung Engineering in Seoul.   Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Latest step in restructuring at South Korea’s largest conglomerate will see Samsung Heavy Industries absorbing Samsung Engineering for over $2bn

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths asks shareholders for R10bn

Woolworths store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
13 hour(s) ago

JSE-listed clothing and food retailer will raise about R10bn to repay part of money it borrowed to pay for its R21.6bn takeover of David Jones

Property

Hyprop profit takes hit from Rosebank Mall

Hyprop Investments CEO Pieter Prinsloo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
15 hour(s) ago

The cost of renovating the Mall of Rosebank contributed to Hyprop Investment’s profit falling in the year to June

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Lesotho jostles with Nkandla for top agenda

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13 hour(s) ago

After the alleged coup in Lesotho at the weekend, events in that country may dominate political discussion this week

Energy

Power crisis too big for Medupi, says Eskom

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
14 hour(s) ago

Load shedding unavoidable as utility lags with maintenance

Transport & Tourism

Acsa eyes more Brazilian concessions

Bongani Maseko, acting CEO of Acsa. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
13 hour(s) ago

Airports Company South Africa says Brazil wants to sign more concession contracts for infrastructure projects

Economy

Trade deficit signals rand not helping exporters

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13 hour(s) ago

Weak demand from South Africa’s main export markets is a major factor contributing to a slow pick up in export growth

National

Parliament’s Nkandla body stuck on terms

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

ANC argues that the terms of reference are sufficiently broad to allow the committee to do its work

Trade & Industry

Zimbabwe slaps surtax on SA washing powder

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13 hour(s) ago

The tax is charged on the packaged product, while bulk washing powder exports do not appear to attract the tax

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Labour stability bodes well for improved output

Numsa members strike. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
13 hour(s) ago

The production side of the economy is ailing and cannot afford any further disruptions

Retail & Consumer

SAB tries again in craft beer market

BEER  ON THE WALL: A bartender pulls a beer at Beerhouse in Long Street, Cape Town, which serves 99 different craft beers. Some South African producers have started to gain recognition abroad. Picture: THE TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

The rise of craft beer has been fuelled in recent years by beer festivals and a growing number of restaurants and bars selling their often unique products

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Cartoons

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Running chickens and cattle not everyone’s cuppa

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

If we can forgive the princes of apartheid their transgressions, we can afford a soon-to-be former Number One another chance, writes Neels Blom

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: The Young Tradition

The Young Tradition/Galleries
12 hour(s) ago

Richard Haslop writes about songs of life and death, love and loss, and some British historical fact

MISSION: Vusi Kunene, the restaurateur behind the Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar in Maboneng Precinct, has immersed himself in Japanese culture and cuisine. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Meet the real king of sushi

Vusi Kunene has progressed from waiter to owning an African-Asian eatery in a trendy precinct, writes Ishay Govender-Ypma
FOOTWORK: Cuthbert Malajila of Mamelodi Sundowns, left, and William Mwedihanga of AmaZulu during the Absa Premiership match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Sunday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Sundowns bounce back to beat Usuthu

Coach back in favour with fans after Cuthbert Malajila scores twice in improved second half

Opinion

Springboks in for the real thing on Australasian tour

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Wales, Pumas are greatly inferior to Australia, New Zealand

 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, for sending troops across the border into Ukraine even as he sat down with his Ukrainian counterpart, supposedly to negotiate an end to the conflict that is destabilising the region.

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