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Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

More blood set to flow at SAA as chair acts

23 minute(s) ago

Two board meetings called as well as a meeting with the SAA executive committee, from which, insiders say, CEO Monwabisi Kalawe was excluded

BusinessDay

HCI partnership breaks up in the spotlight

HCI meeting. Picture: TREVOR SAMPSON
23 minute(s) ago

CEO Johnny Copelyn says HCI sees only downside to the ‘avalanche of press interest’, with no public benefit.

Economy

Unemployment data offer jobless little joy

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
23 minute(s) ago

Of even greater concern is 1.3-million people have been in long-term unemployment — meaning they have sought jobs in vain for more than five years — statistician-general

Mining

Amcu strike drives up mine productivity

DiamondCorp CEO Paul Loudon.   Pictue: ROBERT BOTHA
23 minute(s) ago

The strike has starkly revealed productivity inefficiencies at the mining project near Kroonstad

Economy

Marcus backs inflation targets

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus, right, congratulates the new governor Lesetja Kganyago in Pretoria earlier this month. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
23 minute(s) ago

Some unions are not in favour of inflation targeting and the target band‚ saying it is too narrow and forces the Bank to raise interest rates to the disadvantage of consumers

National

Public protector ‘rescues’ democracy — Manuel

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel speaking at a workshop organised by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
23 minute(s) ago

The role of the public protector ‘like having a spare wheel, in the boot, which was there in the event of punctures’

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: HCI spat opens e.tv can of worms

23 minute(s) ago

Firm allegedly tried to sway set-top box policy

BusinessDay

Eskom and Salga pact over debt

Picture: THINKSTOCK
23 minute(s) ago

Municipalities owe the cash-strapped power utility billions of rands

Labour

Cosatu risks becoming irrelevant to workers, warns Vavi

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
12 hour(s) ago

Cosatu has never been as divided or weak as it is now, general secretary warns

African News

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze in protests over president

Burkina Faso. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO
12 hour(s) ago

Vote due on legislation that will allow President Blaise Compaore — who took power in a 1987 coup — to contest the next election in November 2015

Picture: THINKSTOCK

State, labour and business need to form a pact

Political and practical will is needed to create a world-class, globally competitive mining industry, writes Peter Leon

Columnists

Calling the poor lazy is less an insight into their condition than an act of aggression against them, writes Jonny Steinberg

View that the poor are lazy is totally misguided

Columnists

Africa’s wealthy can learn a lot from the western tradition of philanthropy, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Homegrown altruists can alter destiny of Africa

African News

Mozambique elects Nyusi as new president

Filipe Nyusi. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
10 hour(s) ago

Former defence minister wins 57% of the vote — sharply down from Frelimo’s 75% victory in the 2009 presidential election

Economy

Producer inflation slows in September

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Producer inflation slows to 6.9% year on year in September as lower global oil and food prices help ease some of burden on consumers

Financial Services

Sparks to fly at HCI meeting

Marcel Golding. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Shareholder activist Theo Botha is expected to question chief financial officer Kevin Govender’s trades in Ellies’s shares

Labour

Post Office dispute rages as union digs in

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
1 day(s) ago

The union calls for state bail-out and assurance of 50% of all products and services that it is capable of providing to the government

Americas

Microsoft joins fitness bandwagon

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
12 hour(s) ago

New fitness band has 10 smart sensors to monitor the heart rate all day, measure calories burned, track sleep and provided guided workouts

Media & Advertising

DA says background screening shows SABC’s Tshabalala ‘has no degree’

Zandile Tshabalala, right.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

Pressure mounts on SABC board chairwoman after DA claims verification process it has commissioned has provided further evidence she does not have a degree

Burkina Faso. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Burkina army seizes power after uprising against veteran ruler

The US, France and the African Union voice alarm over the unrest gripping the poor west African nation

National

Madonsela’s role is not to deliver democracy, says Manuel

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel speaking at a workshop organised by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

Rothschild deputy chairman Trevor Manuel says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must come to rescue of system when other parts fail

Economy

Marcus not in favour of higher inflation target band

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus, right, congratulates the new governor Lesetja Kganyago in Pretoria earlier this month. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
14 hour(s) ago

Outgoing Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says increasing target band likely to lead to higher nominal interest rates

National

ANC calls for review of Firearms Control Act

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

ANC calls for review of gun control legislation, saying proliferation of illegal guns is fuelling crime, including murder and manslaughter

Economy

SA slips in World Bank Doing Business report

A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo in October 2012. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Country falls to 43 out of 189 mainly as result of reforms made in field of getting credit, but researcher says slide may also be due to improvements in other economies

Economy

US interest rates may pose risk, says Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank
1 day(s) ago

Focus has shifted from concerns about the end of the US quantitative easing programme to the effect of expected interest rates increases

Americas

Apple’s Tim Cook says he is ‘proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook.  Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Apple CE Tim Cook says he wants to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation

Columnists

‘Shaved’ celebrities fail to
cut to the truth

Picture: THINKSTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

The problem lies in lazy marketing, the declarations of bravery and the narcissism of celebrities, writes Suhana Gordhan

National

Axed Zuma visit to UK played down as officials get to work

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
23 hour(s) ago

After failing to get a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr Zuma rejected an offer to meet with his deputy

National

More listening to the music of traffic in the city

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Residents in the Cape Town central business district want more restaurants, retail stores that stay open for longer and more delicatessen-type food stores

National

Top officials flout rules on disclosures

Picture: THINKSTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

Submission of financial disclosure forms first to ministers and then to Public Service Commission is an important tool to combat corruption

African News

Scott leads Zambia for next 90 days

Guy Scott. Picture: REUTERS
22 hour(s) ago

He is ineligible to run for the presidency in the election because of citizenship restrictions, leaving Defence Minister Edgar Lungu and Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda the most likely contenders

Labour

NEWS ANALYSIS: Numsa departure may transform Cosatu

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
23 hour(s) ago

Cosatu will be dominated by public-sector workers — largely white collar and middle management — if Numsa departs with its factory-floor members

Business

Centres will nurture entrepreneurs

OPPOSITION: Black Business Council CEO Xolani Qubeka says sector codes amount to ‘window-dressing’. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
22 hour(s) ago

Small and medium-size enterprises are expected to create 90% of the 11-million jobs envisaged by the National Development Plan by 2030

National

Cases against security companies rise

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
22 hour(s) ago

Controversy also brewing over bill which provides for foreign-owned security companies to ensure that 51% of their shares are owned by South Africans

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Cartoons

William Kentridge.  Picture:   STRAUSS & CO

Historic art in rare appearance

A dedicated collector’s works will vie for attention at an auction featuring many famous artists’ names, writes Matthew Partridge

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Bouncer gets more finesse

Like Coca-Cola, the new X6 is a product of South Carolina. Picture: MARK SMYTH
22 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled Stateside to experience the latest generation BMW X6

Arts & Entertainment

All that shimmers does not turn into gold

Picture:  UJ ART GALLERY
21 hour(s) ago

Robert Hamblin’s extensive photographic series, produced over the course of a year by making daily visits to the Dalebrook tidal pool near Kalk Bay, captures the tricks of light that can turn seawater into liquid gold, writes Chris Thurman

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Meyiwa’s funeral moves to bigger venue

All the PSL fixtures scheduled for Saturday and Sunday would go ahead as planned, with each game having a moment of silence before kick-off

Rugby

Meyer realistic about task ahead

THE BOSS: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said his 36-man training squad that will camp in Durban next week ahead of the incoming June tour, will have to step up a gear for a challenging programme this season. The Boks first face a World XV side as well as Wales and Scotland.   Picture:  GETTY IMAGES/IAN MACNICOL
22 hour(s) ago

Coach says Boks will have to be better than they were against All Blacks to win all four Tests

Cricket

Low-profile Kieswetter is a great catch

Picture: THINKSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

Despite his low profile, the Johannesburg-born, Cape Town-educated England wicketkeeper-batsman is 48th on the list of highest run scorers in the format

 
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