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Growth in disposable salaries outpaces that of inflation

1 hour(s) ago

Automated payments clearing house BankservAfrica says growth in disposable salaries outpaced that of inflation in April, giving consumers some financial relief

Health

Shortage of TB vaccine affects Gauteng babies

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2 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance says 454 infants in province have not undergone routine vaccination for tuberculosis due to global shortage of Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine

Europe

Fifa officials arrested in Switzerland

A staff walks past a logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Six soccer officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States over suspected corruption at soccer's governing body FIFA. Picture: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH
2 hour(s) ago

Swiss authorities say US authorities requested arrest of six football officials suspected of receiving or paying bribes worth millions of dollars

African News

Madagascar parliament votes to dismiss president

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina arrives at President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 hour(s) ago

Parliament votes overwhelmingly to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence

Retail & Consumer

Lewis beats market expectations

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3 hour(s) ago

Furniture retailer says its performance improved in second half of the year, but trading conditions remain tough, particularly in lower to middle income market

African News

Nigerian oil dispute exposes dysfunction ahead of power shift

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1 hour(s) ago

The spectacle of crippling scarcity in country that exports billions of dollars of oil each month is window into dysfunction of oil sector

Trade & Industry

Choppies shares rise after JSE listing

Choppies CEO Ramachandran Ottapathu. Picture: CALVIN ANDERSON
1 hour(s) ago

Botswana grocer, which joined food retailers and wholesalers sector, is fourth African company to have inward secondary listing on local bourse

Europe

Faltering global recovery to top agenda for G-7 meeting

A man picks up a Greek flag placed on a street pole after a military parade in the centre of Athens on March 25. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ARIS MESSINIS
39 minute(s) ago

G-7 finance ministers have their work cut out this week to revive stuttering global growth and defuse tensions over claims by China to economic power

National

SA troubled but doing well, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma delivers his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
7 hour(s) ago

Opposition parties insist the economy is in tatters, jobs are being lost and the future looks bleak

Defence force members keep watch during a crime-prevention exercise in Mayfair, Johannesburg, last month.  Picture: SOWETAN

EDITORIAL: Heavy force under guise of security

It has become clear that Operation Fiela was not primarily intended to protect foreign shop-owners from xenophobic attacks

Columnists

A popular concept in SA’s democratic lexicon, the
word ‘debate’ is abused and misunderstood, writes Gareth van Onselen

WEASEL WORD WATCH: Debate

Columnists

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Ground-breaking case may stop councils looting and sweeping enterprising people off the streets, writes Leon Louw

If cruelty excites you, consider a council job

Economy

Bank still in a tightening cycle, says deputy governor Groepe

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe. Picture: THE HERALD
31 minute(s) ago

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe says bank in a rate-tightening cycle — implying interest rates will rise again

National

Tender box is bombed in Limpopo

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3 hour(s) ago

Police confirm that box containing bid documents for school nutrition scheme was bombed late on Tuesday, explosion is not believed to be coincidence

Powertech

The smart way to alleviate SA’s energy management woes

PTSI CEO Hennie du Plessis. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 hour(s) ago

Smart meters can create ‘virtuous cycle’ that links energy companies, investors, customers, communities, regulators, writes Hennie du Plessis

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African News

South Sudan faces risk of famine

Rebels fighters gather in a village in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

At least 40% of population of South Sudan will face severe food shortage over next couple of months as escalation in bloody civil war disrupts farming and aid deliveries

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‘Wellbeing economy’ is key to Africa’s growth and progress

Despite the Africa Rising mantra, our development trajectory is unsustainable, unequal and inefficient, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Economy

Gloomy outlook for SA as growth plummets

Pali Lehohla. Picture: NTSWE MOKOENA/GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

Manufacturing and agricultural sectors worst performers as load shedding, weak demand, drought and resignations in public sector curbed output

Economy

Unemployment increase shows economy battling to create new jobs

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

Figures imply that 8.7-million people who were able to work were not in employment

National

City of Johannesburg defends steep rates and services hikes

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7 hour(s) ago

Metro residents may face property rate rises of 6%, in line with the Reserve Bank’s inflation target range

Economy

Effect of forex price fixing would be minuscule, says Reserve Bank

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7 hour(s) ago

Competition Commission informed the Reserve Bank of the forex market probe, but there were ‘legal issues around the confidentiality of the whistleblower’

Europe

EU to unveil latest plan to absorb migrants fairly

Migrants arrive by boat at the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo, earlier this year, days after more than 300 others died trying to make the crossover.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

European Commission due to unveil controversial plan to force EU member states to more evenly absorb wave of migrants making crossing of Mediterranean to Europe

Transport & Tourism

Residents taking roads for granted, says Sanral CEO

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7 hour(s) ago

Gauteng transport MEC defends revised e-tolls, calling them ‘fair, administratively simpler and more sustainable’

Economy

Treasury to rethink planned electricity levy increase

Ismail Momoniat. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
7 hour(s) ago

Eskom’s unexpected, and late, request for a huge tariff increase prompts Treasury to reconsider while the Carbon Tax Bill is due to be submitted to Cabinet

Energy

Chevron ‘holding state to ransom’

Rod Crompton. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Energy official tells MPs the oil giant is refusing to invest in its Cape Town refinery until it secures a R2bn state subsidy

African News

Libyan prime minister says he survived assassination attempt

Libyan police officers set up checkpoints in the Libyan capital Tripoli on January 25 2015 as clashes continue in the west and east of the country. Picture: MAHMUD TURKIA / AFP
2 hour(s) ago

Abdullah al-Thinni says he survived assassination attempt by gunmen who opened fire as he was leaving session of anarchic country’s elected parliament

Media & Advertising

Set-top boxes: e.tv tells court policy bars encryption ‘forever’

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7 hour(s) ago

Battle has potentially far-reaching implications for broadcasters such as e.tv and the SABC

Companies

Apple the king of the brands as Chinese move into the top

MTN. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
7 hour(s) ago

African giant MTN drops off the latest dollar-based BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list as rand swoons

Energy

Nuclear not the full solution, former watchdog boss tells SA

Mohamed Elbaradei Picture: JAN POTGIETER/UJ
7 hour(s) ago

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei says nuclear is a clean form of energy, but there are major risks

Business

Industry body wants Cuban engineers to go back home

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7 hour(s) ago

Cuban engineers, who have been brought in to help improve service delivery in the Free State, ‘should not be allowed to practise in SA as they could not be registered by the Engineering Council of SA’

Industrials

Poor Nampak results see shares dive

Andre de Ruyter. Picture: SUPPLIED BY NAMPAK
7 hour(s) ago

Glass division drags company down while general metal packaging in Nigeria hit by lower demand, as a result of election uncertainty and the fall in the oil price

Americas

Clinton rises in Forbes world’s most powerful women rankings

Hillary Clinton.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM
7 hour(s) ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a fifth year tops the Forbes most powerful women list with Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton second

Asia-Pacific

Mass graves: Malaysia probes forestry staff

Policemen and reporters monitor proceedings as forensic experts uncover human remains near an abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Burma.  Picture: REUTERS/DAMIR SAGOLJ
7 hour(s) ago

State forestry officials suspected of ties with people-smuggling gangs likely behind nearly 140 graves near Thai border

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Cartoons

A Novartis logo on its headquarters in Mumbai, India. Picture: REUTERS

Novartis raises its bet on ‘robotic pill’

The Rani capsule, which is swallowed like a conventional pill, contains tiny needles made of sugar that are pushed into the wall of the intestine to deliver the drug

Opinion & Analysis

Boom time in Africa, but brainstorm self-reliance

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7 hour(s) ago

Business and the state need to work together to create jobs and a better society, writes Nceku Nyathi

Opinion & Analysis

Consumers don’t give a flying canary about legacy

 BMW’s branding message — with the tagline ‘sheer driving pleasure’ — focuses on the consumer’s experience, rather than the company’s illustrious history. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Once you become conscious of the difference between legacy and innovation, you’ll start seeing it everywhere, writes Douglas Kruger

Management

Founders need to let go, or face crisis and ruin

Joe Strummer and his punk band The Clash had just one number one hit single in the UK. Had they taken on competent managers they might have notched up a few more hits. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

At some point founders must accept that they can no longer do it all and they need to build a team around them, writes Andrew Robinson

Management

Six tips for becoming more visible at work

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1 day(s) ago

If you’re stuck in your boss’s shadow, here’s some advice on how to increase your visibility and network with the right people

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to France’s Quentin Halys during the men’s first round match at the French Open in Paris on Tuesday. Nadal won 6-3 6-3 6-4. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PASCAL GUYOT

Nadal secures winning start

King of Clay beats Frenchman as he tries to ‘avoid ups and downs this season’ happening at French Open

Soccer

Bafana take on Malawi in consolation match

Coach Shakes Mashaba during the 2015 Cosafa Cup match between SA and Botswana on Sunday. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
7 hour(s) ago

Coach Shakes Mashaba to name squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia on Thursday, following the Cosafa semi-final against Malawi

Cricket

England opt for Aussie as new coach

Trevor Bayliss. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
7 hour(s) ago

Australian Trevor Bayliss to coach England ahead of this year’s Ashes series

Soccer

Benitez all but certain to be Real manager

Rafael Benitez is expected to take over as Real Madrid manager after the team sacked Carlo Ancelotti on Tuesday. File picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

The next man to face the task of living up to Perez’s highest of standards will be current Napoli boss Rafael Benitez

Rugby

Transformation in rugby, but more work needed

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7 hour(s) ago

Saru wants the Boks and Super Rugby franchises to field teams that are 50% black by 2019

Other Sport

Wostmann tipped for Comrades gold

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15 hour(s) ago

Rae Bischoff was the last South African woman to win the Comrades in 1998, and since then European athletes have muscled into their territory

Soccer

Mashamaite ‘still negotiating’ Chiefs contract renewal

Tefu Mashamaite. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
7 hour(s) ago

Speculation rife over renewal of Kaizer Chiefs’ award-winning Tefu Mashamaite as contract nears end

Opinion

It surely cannot get any worse than Botswana beating Bafana … in SA nogal!

Does it make sense to leave the country when preparing for an event that is actually in SA?

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The Third Umpire

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. His claim that there is “general public acceptance of the user-pays principle” is contradicted by a poll that found three-quarters of respondents want an alternative to e-tolls.

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Congress of Traditional Leaders president and Deputy Labour Minister Phathekile Holomisa. SA’s traditional leaders are generally a burden, but his work in places such as Marikana shows the institution has its place.

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Kleine Zalze winemaker RJ Botha, whose chenin blanc — made from grapes produced by 40-year-old bush vines — was judged the best of 8,000 top wines at this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles competition in Italy.

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