• Monday, August 31 2015
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Platinum. Picture: REUTERS

Mining industry, unions and government agree on plan to stem job losses

7 hour(s) ago

Three weeks of talks result in series of joint programmes, including commitment from government to establish fund to assist in retraining retrenched workers

African Business

Africa’s richest man plans cement plant in Zimbabwe

Aliko Dangote. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
3 hour(s) ago

Aliko Dangote plans mining and power generation projects in investment-starved Zimbabwe as well as to set up a large cement factory

National

Crackdown promised to reduce carnage on roads

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4 hour(s) ago

Traffic authorities vow to reduce carnage on country’s roads following deaths of 141 people in 110 road accidents around country at weekend

Energy

Koeberg unit shut for maintenance, system stable, says Eskom

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

One of two units at the Koeberg nuclear plant offline for routine maintenance but power supply remains stable as other plants come back from repairs, Eskom says

Economy

Trade balance swings back into deficit

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6 hour(s) ago

Strong growth in imports indicates import-intensity of local economy despite weak demand, while slower growth in exports reflects modest pick-up in global economy

National

Energy crisis is not due to expansion of service delivery, says Zille

Helen Zille. Picture: VELI NHLAPO/THE SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says President Jacob Zuma is wrong when he says the electricity crisis is result of rapid expansion of delivery system to poor

Industrials

ArcelorMittal to discuss closure of melt shop in Vereeniging

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Steel company says it has ‘no option but to commence consultations’ with stakeholders regarding closure of melt shop, forge at specialised steel works

Economy

Zuma acknowledges economy is sick

President Jacob Zuma briefs the media on Tuesday on his administration’s progress since he delivered his state of the nation address in February.  Picture: GCIS
14 hour(s) ago

President appeals to business and labour to prioritise saving jobs over profit margins and wage hikes

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Mega disasters in the making

Over time, over budget — globally, megaprojects are in a mess, writes Tom Nevin

Columnists

Real focus should be number of veterans and injured players on the list with free pass to World Cup, writes Mark Keohane

Boks lose out on balance, form and transformation

Columnists

Lucy Kellaway promo

Each time eating iron touches glass, the male half of the room perks up while the female half shuts up, writes Lucy Kellaway

Competitive dinner parties highlight the gender divide

Americas

Obama to ‘run wild’ with Bear Grylls

US President Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

President Barack Obama will trek through Alaska’s wilderness and get a ‘crash course in survival techniques’ from insect-eating British adventurer Bear Grylls

Europe

UK pledges £500m to refurbish Scottish nuclear base

Submarines are seen alongside the jetty at the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane, Scotland. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Britain will spend more than £500m refurbishing nuclear submarine base in Scotland over next 10 years, Finance Minister George Osborne says

Europe

Europe feels pressure as migrant crisis exposes splits

Hungarian police watch Syrian migrants climb under a fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke. Hungary’s government has started to construct a 175km-long fence on its border with Serbia to halt a massive flow of migrants. Picture: REUTERS/LASZLO BALOGH
5 hour(s) ago

Continent struggles to respond to biggest movement of people since Second World War, with more than 300,000 arriving this year

Americas

What to expect when you’re expecting an Apple Car

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7 hour(s) ago

No one knows what company’s internal logic is, but if you examine industry, it becomes apparent that transport is ripe for disruption in way that could give Apple an opening

Evzone presidential guards near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Greek parliament in Athens, Greece, on Sunday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MATTHEW LLOYD

Federal Europe the way to go after hard-nosed Greek deal

To live up to its lofty ideals, the European Union must become more democratic, more caring and more legitimate, writes Gerrit Olivier

Europe

UK approves giant North Sea gas project

Liquid natural gas offshore platform. Picture: THE HERALD
9 hour(s) ago

AP Moeller-Maersk says it has received approval to develop Culzean gas field, largest new find in UK North Sea for 10 years

Industrials

Bidvest remains focused on expanding in Africa despite slow progress

Bidvest CE Brian Joffe. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

Industrial conglomerate says southern African operations performed ‘relatively well’ as many markets in emerging market division faced economic challenges

Energy

Model and cost of nuclear ‘not yet decided’

President Jacob Zuma, joined by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom acting CE Brian Molefe, centre, officially opens the Medupi power station’s unit 6 on Sunday. Picture: Department of Communication
14 hour(s) ago

Energy minister denies government has taken a decision to build 9,600MW of nuclear generation infrastructure

Europe

Suzuki and VW finally clear their throats

An employee holds an emblem for a Volkswagen Golf car in a production line at the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, in this November 14 2008 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

VW to dispose of Suzuki Motor Corporation stake worth $3.8bn at close of four-year dispute

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Small deficit expected in trade data

The Mare Caribicum lies at anchor off Port of Ngqura . Picture: THE HERALD
14 hour(s) ago

Economists say decline in trade conditions index, along with weaker commodity prices, could have pushed trade account back into deficit, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Science & Environment

Hope not lost in rhino poaching fight, says Molewa

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14 hour(s) ago

Poaching increases despite unprecedented effort by state and private sector — with 749 rhino killed so far this year

Industrials

Motor sector urged to drive local content

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14 hour(s) ago

Volkswagen SA chief says motor industry must more than double current output to become self-sufficient

Industrials

Flicker of hope amid gloom for Grindrod

Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
14 hour(s) ago

Numerous large capital projects and recent tariff windfall from Mozambique lift Grindrod’s prospects

World

Climate ups odds of ‘grey swan’ superstorms

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

Climate change will boost odds for extremely rare, hard-to-predict tropical cyclones for parts of Australia, the United States and Dubai by 2100, researchers say

Europe

Austria toughens border controls in trafficking clampdown

A truck in which 50 migrants were found dead is prepared to be towed on a highway near Parndorf, Austria, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
9 hour(s) ago

Austria toughens controls at eastern borders in attempt to clamp down on trafficking of refugees, triggering queue of vehicles that stretches some 20km back into Hungary

Economy

July credit growth rises in line with increase in money supply

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12 hour(s) ago

Economist had expected private sector credit extension growth to have moderated slightly in July, given depressed business, consumer confidence

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: MPs to debate Zuma’s impeachment

Baleka Mbete. Picture: GCIS/SIYABULELA DUDA
14 hour(s) ago

Energy portfolio committee likely to attract the most attention with briefing on international nuclear agreements with vendors from Russia, France, South Korea, China and the US, writes Troye Lund

National

Joburgers slow to pick up on drive for green waste management

Pikitup. Picture: SOWETAN
15 hour(s) ago

Illegal dumping scourge costs South Africa’s economic heartland R170m a year to clean up and poses serious health hazard

Companies

Schools division scores top marks for Advtech

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15 hour(s) ago

Smart organic expansion and acquisitions pay off for private education group, writes Marc Hasenfuss

Industrials

Pakistan firm fights SA duty

Concrete mixing trucks are seen at Lafarge concrete production plant in Pantin, outside Paris. Picture: REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMAN
14 hour(s) ago

Lucky Cement contests the antidumping duty on its cement exports to the Southern African Customs Union by the International Trade Administration Commission

Mining

Platinum needs Brics, says Lonmin

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
14 hour(s) ago

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara says tougher vehicle-emissions standards in Brics nations will pay off

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Cartoons

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Maintenance law is window dressing

Men are in a stronger position when it comes to protection by legal mechanisms in rural areas — where all people disempowered, writes Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

Arts & Entertainment

Legendary horror director Wes Craven has died

Wes Craven. Picture: EPA/MONDELO
11 hour(s) ago

Master of cinematic horror, whose directorial credits include A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, has died aged 76, he had been suffering from brain cancer

African Perspectives

Vultures’ decline upsets Maasai Mara ecology

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15 hour(s) ago

Far-reaching effects of poaching, poisoning and other human interventions decimate vultures, the most efficient cleaners in the natural world, writes Marc Santora

Middle East

Creating a stink over Beirut’s rubbish

Uncollected rubbish has been piling up on the streets of Beirut for weeks, owing to a landfill site having reached capacity. Protesters say it represents a broader rot in government. Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR
15 hour(s) ago

Youth revolt against dysfunctional political system and Lebanese capital’s filthy streets, writes Roula Khalaf

Health

Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care

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4 hour(s) ago

Google’s life sciences team, French drugmaker Sanofi say they will partner to develop tools to improve management and treatment of diabetes

Management

Five stressors caused by tech — and how tech can cure them

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6 hour(s) ago

From pressure to keep up with social media to irritating beeps of devices, technology produces plenty of anxieties, but it can also be key in alleviating stress it brings

Arts & Entertainment

Mumford & Sons heading for SA

Mumford & Sons. Picture: JAMES MINCHIN
8 hour(s) ago

Band has spent northern hemisphere summer headlining festivals across Europe, US, will arrive in Cape Town early next year for three-date tour

Opinion

Starbucks not guaranteed instant success in SA

Starbucks. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CRAIG WARGA

Taste Holdings will have to wrestle with smaller coffee shops to establish Starbucks brand in South Africa, most obviously against Famous Brands

Sunette Viljoen celebrates her bronze medal after the javelin final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Sunday. Picture: ROGER SEDRES/ GALLO IMAGES

I smelled gold but bronze will do, says Viljoen

Javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen earns third SA medal in Beijing after commendable stretch at pole position

Rugby

Western Province coach may axe Catrakilis

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16 hour(s) ago

Flyhalf post unclear after Demetri Catrakilis’s weak performance against the Free State Cheetahs

Rugby

Du Preez: Two weeks and I’ll be up for it

Fourie du Preez. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVEN HAAG
15 hour(s) ago

Injury-plagued scrumhalf Fourie du Preez determined but has doubts after third call-up for national duty in Springbok World Cup squad

Soccer

Ajax to face Chiefs in Cup final

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15 hour(s) ago

Roger de Sa’s boys get another shot at glory after booking their place in the MTN8 final

Soccer

Swansea see off United again

Manchester United's Dutch midfielder Daley Blind (left) vies against Swansea City's Ghanaian striker Andre Ayew during their English Premier League football match The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales, on Sunday. Picture:  AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS
16 hour(s) ago

English Premiership season upset as Swansea City overtake Manchester United with impressive 2-1 victory

Opinion

Boks lose out on balance, form and transformation

Real focus should be number of veterans and injured players on the list with free pass to World Cup

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for his adept chairing of crisis talks between stakeholders in the mining industry, which have yielded an agreement (yet to be signed) that could give mining a new lease on life.

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