• Tuesday, September 02 2014
The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Reserve Bank sets up formal inquiry into whether African Bank was reckless

1 hour(s) ago

Bank appoints advocate JF Myburgh as commissioner to head five-month investigation into whether African Bank was reckless, negligent or fraudulent in operations prior to collapse

Transport & Tourism

E-tolls failed, says Outa

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5 hour(s) ago

E-tolling Gauteng’s highways has failed and the system falls short of its intentions, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance

Retail & Consumer

JD Group soars on news of finance unit sale

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Shares in struggling furniture retailer climb after it announces plans to sell financing arm, exposure to troubled consumer debt market has been costly

Healthcare

Denials of bid to buy out Adcock ‘deliberate’

Adcock Ingram's headquarters in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

Analysts say denial a deliberate attempt to lower expectations and avoid inflating company’s share price

African News

Gunfire, power cuts rekindle tension in Maseru

A member of the Lesotho military stands guard in front of an armed personnel carrier at the entrance of the army barracks in Maseru, Lesotho, on Saturday.   Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Gunfire, power cuts stir up tension in Maseru overnight, as expected return to mountain nation of exiled prime minister appears uncertain

Economy

Treasury’s Jobs Fund plans ‘next funding level’

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

Treasury’s Jobs Fund, which has a target of creating 150,000 jobs by 2016, plans to scale up funding to its existing job-creation projects

Business

NEF seeks R1bn to fix capital shortage

National Empowerment Fund CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa. PICTURE: BDFM/Russel Roberts
12 hour(s) ago

NEF in final stages of negotiating loan facility of R1bn from undisclosed development finance institution to address shortage of capital

Politics

Agreement sees EFF MPs escape suspension

Scuffles break out between EFF members and police.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Lawyers agree that Economic Freedom Front party’s MPs will not be suspended for disrupting a parliamentary session nearly two weeks ago

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DRD Gold reports 100% drop in headline earnings

Gold producer says headline earnings per share fell 100% to nil, but says although results reflect weak full year, production and revenue did increase in fourth quarter

Columnists

Establishing the value of restituted land should be an important consideration in land reform cases, writes Trudi Makhaya

Financial value must inform land settlements

Columnists

Michel Pireu: What would an era of long-term stagnation or a sustained period of slow growth mean for equities?

Slowing growth bad for stocks

Opinion & Analysis

Business BEE template the best route for black farmers

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13 hour(s) ago

A more sensible formula for transformation of SA's agricultural sector has to be found and applied, writes Peter Curle

Property

Sequestration racist, sexist, court to hear

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11 hour(s) ago

A last-ditch attempt by former Pinnacle Point Group chairman Ivor Stratford to avoid sequestration will be heard by the Constitutional Court

National

Gordhan seeks review of councillors’ terms

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Pravin Gordhan does not mince his words when it comes to public servants who seek to enter local government for personal gain

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Common standards will improve mobility of Africa’s CAs

Uniformity of standards in African accountancy is important for multinationals that consider our continent an investment destination, writes Vickson Ncube

Asia-Pacific

Pakistani prime minister chairs joint parliamentary session as crisis deepens

FORGING AHEAD: Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League: Nawaz, addresses an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi this week. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Nawaz Sharif chairs joint session of parliament as deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompt fears of army intervention

Industrials

Rental sector boosts local vehicle sales, exports rebound strongly

GOLDEN MOMENT: Staff at Mercedes-Benz SA celebrate the first of their C-Class sedans to come off the production line. Picture: SUPPLIED
11 hour(s) ago

Vehicle exports bounce back strongly in August as Mercedes-Benz SA finally gets into the production swing with its new C-Class sedan

Industrials

Bidvest decries tough trading climate in SA

Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
13 hour(s) ago

Conditions compounded by prolonged labour unrest and declining consumer demand, says Bidvest

Science & Environment

DA probe shows water ‘dangerously’ polluted

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10 hour(s) ago

A four-month investigation by DA finds that human sewage has contaminated drinking water to dangerous levels

Financial Services

Converting Ecobank loan to equity could boost Nedbank

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
13 hour(s) ago

Converts $285m loan to West African banking group into equity stake will help local bank catch up with its rival

National

Attacks on Cape Town buses ‘aimed at making city ungovernable’

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says protests are politically motivated, part of sustained campaign to sow dissent ahead of 2016 local government elections

Europe

Tusk’s task at EU will be to forge unity

ROLE: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland in Gdansk on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Talents face test, write Piotr Skolimowski and David McQuaid

Asia-Pacific

Cipla eyes entry to US market with cheaper treatment for asthma

Three drugs made by Cipla LTD to control asthma, a Rotahaler for use with Rotocaps, the inhaler salbutamol, and Seroflo which contains salbutamol and fluticasone, photographed in a studio in Mumbo, India on October 18 2001. Picture: SANTOS VERA. BLOOMBERG NEWS
13 hour(s) ago

Goal is to make Cipla a major player in the US by 2020, with 20% of sales emanating from country by then

Economy

Manufacturing sector shrinks again, despite return of workers

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11 hour(s) ago

Manufacturing is the economy’s second-biggest sector and its weak performance supports the view that economic growth will be well below 2%

Transport & Tourism

A street-friendly solution for congested cities?

STREETS AHEAD: An aerial view of the Citadis tram service in the city centre of Casablanca, Morocco. Picture: ALSTOM/P THEBAULT
11 hour(s) ago

Trams are cheaper than trains, rivalling even buses, and more versatile, writes Nick Hedley

Europe

At least half a million displaced by Ukraine conflict, says UN

Ukrainian loyalist fighters from the Azov Battalion stand guard on a hill on the outskirts of Mariupol on Saturday. Picture: AFP
3 hour(s) ago

Fighting in Ukraine has driven more than 500,000 people from their homes, says United Nations refugee agency, but warns real number may much higher

Land & Agriculture

SA may introduce stricter measures to control foot-and-mouth disease

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7 hour(s) ago

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says suspension of meat export requirements meant to allow for negotiations on how to avoid outbreaks of disease

Industrials

Construction ‘set to gain from faster infrastructure roll-out’

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13 hour(s) ago

Need for major infrastructure investments is now critical to boosting economic growth

Industrials

WBHO’s Mozambican factory puts a dent on profit

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13 hour(s) ago

WBHO says poor performance by its Capital Star Steel pipe factory significantly dented its profits in year to June

African News

Libya has lost control of Tripoli to armed militias

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13 hour(s) ago

Outgoing Libyan government admits that armed groups are in control of ministries and blocking access to government workers in Tripoli

Business

Delay in lotto licence ‘to avoid law suit repeat’

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies delays announcement of new lottery operator pending a review of the selection processes

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Cartoons

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Arts Alive International Festival

Children from the Hillbrow Theatre Project perform a dance work, Plastic Streets, by Sibusiso Hadebe, in Dance Umbrella’s Stepping Stones programme in 2012. Pictures: JOHN HOGG, ERICA LÜTTICH
13 hour(s) ago

Now in its 22nd year, the festival is regarded as Joburg’s flagship arts event and is intended to bring an affordable, accessible and diverse arts offering to all of city’s residents

Books

Now for something completely different from novel master JM Coetzee

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

The author’s engagements with the world of film production reveal a typically controlling and dismissive energy, writes Ashraf Jamal

Marion Whitehead. Picture: LIESL JOBSON

The pass less trodden — SA's little-known scenic mountain routes

A former journalist and tour guide shares her vast knowledge of half-forgotten byways, writes Liesl Jobson
Shakes Mashaba. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Mashaba chides cheap coach jibes

Bafana mentor takes on his critics, insists he is well qualified for job

Rugby

Battle of Macs will be a Bok sideshow

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Springbok defence coach John McFarland will go head to head with former colleague, now Wallaby attack coach, Jim McKay

Cricket

Clarke sees Aussie side squander top spot in one-dayers

Australia's Michael Clarke. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Place in final, which had seemed preordained to feature SA and Australia, is suddenly not firmly in Aussies’ grip

Opinion

Insular Australia cricket team denying themselves pleasure of local adventures

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Unlike Proteas, other touring team has kept away from interacting with Zimbabweans, missing out on golden opportunities




 
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Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane, whose unilateral decision to dissolve parliament in an effort to avoid a no-confidence vote earlier in the year started the process that led to the past weekend’s military rebellion.

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ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, for his paranoid response to the EFF’s “threat” to democracy. Either this is a “6% party” to be ridiculed and dismissed as irrelevant, or it is a real threat to SA. He can’t have it both ways.

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