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Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Adcock shares jump as Bidvest looks to raise stake

14 hour(s) ago

Shares in struggling drug maker surge more than 7% on news that top shareholder Bidvest Group is looking to raise stake, a move that could trigger a full buy-out

Economy

No rating changes for SA’s five biggest banks, says Fitch

Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Fitch Ratings says it will not lower ratings for five biggest banks because contagion to banks is limited from when African Bank was placed under curatorship

Americas

Yellen says US job market still hampered, calls for ‘pragmatic’ policy

Janet Yellen. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Labour markets remain hampered by effects of Great Recession, and US Fed should move cautiously in determining when interest rates will rise, Fed chairwoman says

National

Another earthquake hits South Africa

The Johannesburg skyline. Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

US Geological Survey says tremor measuring 4.6 on Richter scale hit Johannesburg in early hours of Friday morning, no injuries have been reported

African News

Retired Rwandan general in custody

Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/CHRIS JACKSON
14 hour(s) ago

Brig-Gen Frank Rusagara, former defence attaché, is being held in barracks in central African country, defence ministry spokesman will not say why he was arrested

Politics

Parliament’s worst mayhem in 20 years

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

Clad in their red overalls, EFF MPs lay siege to floor of National Assembly in scenes of mayhem unprecedented in 20 years of democratic Parliament

Europe

Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘invasion’ as aid trucks move in

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine is parked at a camp near Donetsk on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Ukraine accuses Moscow of invading after Russia unilaterally sends first part of mammoth aid convoy into eastern Ukraine, warning against any attacks on trucks

National

SA determined, but blacks and whites don’t trust each other, says Makhura

David Makhura, the ANC’s secretary in Gauteng. Picture: SOWETAN
15 hour(s) ago

Gauteng premier David Makhura says racial attitudes are hardening, there is growing mistrust between blacks, whites, despite progress made in past 20 years

Health

SA slaps ban on visitors from Ebola zone

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS
23 hour(s) ago

Immediate ban on entry of non-South Africans from Ebola-hit West African countries of Liberia, Republic of Guinea and Sierra Leone, except when absolutely essential

Business

Grand Parade enters into joint venture with Tellumat

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

JSE-listed investment and empowerment group enters into manufacturing joint venture with Cape Town-based electronics manufacturer

Healthcare

Life Healthcare eyes offshore revenues

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22 hour(s) ago

Hospital group plans to generate third of revenue offshore by 2020, and is looking to make acquisitions in Poland, India

National

PE court rejects class action bid for R699 car scheme

Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Judge says no requirements for class action were met in application, dealing blow to consumers with unaffordable instalments

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The illusion of regulation

It is Icasa’s illusion of regulation, a cheap trick, that disappoints broadcasters and underservices the majority of viewers, blogs Ayesha Dawood

Columnists

Peter Bruce promo

Compared to Brian Dames, Tshediso Matona's experience of Eskom is a mere glancing blow, writes Peter Bruce

Eskom CE choice is the perfect meddle

Columnists

Renewal is very difficult in an organisation so heavily tainted at the top, writes Natasha Marrian

No renewal for ANC unless it accepts responsibility

National

SA-born nurse’s UK racist hell

Pamela Bower.  Picture: SUPPLIED
12 hour(s) ago

Pamela Bower, a black South African-born nurse living in UK, describes her years of torment at hands of neighbour, who was jailed last week for racial harassment

African News

High Court instructs Botswana to provide free ARVs to foreign prisoners

PAIN KILLER: Long-term high-dose use of common painkillers are hazardous in terms of heart attack risk.   Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

High Court in Gaborone holds that denial of antiretroviral treatment to foreign prisoners violates Botswana’s constitutional rights

African Business

Mozambican minister asks for help to develop country

FREIGHT:  Companies use the Maputo corridor as they can turn around  shipment to Maputo and back in one day. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIHEDI
15 hour(s) ago

Defence minister Filipe Nyusi, frontrunner to become president after October elections, promises investors solid platforms of mutual trust will be created

Economy

African Bank’s failure puts SA’s sovereign rating at risk

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1 day(s) ago

SA sovereign rating at risk of becoming another casualty of African Bank Investment Limited’s failure

Industrials

Delta continues efforts to sell former Australian plant

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Delta EMD says it is marketing its assets held for sale and continuing its efforts to sell former Australian plant, following group’s decision earlier this year to shut shop

Property

ANC ready to shake up property policy

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: THE TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe gives indications that the government will not be shy to shake up property relations in favour of ‘a just post-apartheid society’

National

Radebe reassures government workers over pension funds

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe addresses the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster during a briefing on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
22 hour(s) ago

Civil servants’ retirement funds will not be taken over by state, says minister in presidency

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Cipla wants India to follow Thailand’s drugs lead

I will concede the public relations angle is on Cipla’s side. Who doesn’t love free competition and medicines that are cheaper and more widely available? Certainly not me, blogs Mark Smith

Industrials

Grindrod takes a knock after disappointing results

Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Market knocks Grindrod’s share price down as much as 5.6% after company releases first-half results

Retail & Consumer

Truworths seeks new CEO for smooth transition

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
1 day(s) ago

Truworths International looking for new CEO to replace Michael Mark

Asia-Pacific

NEWS ANALYSIS: China seems to be getting the pricing balance right for natural gas

Workers carry out routine checks at a gas refinery in Suining, Sichuan province. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Developments show the tightrope Beijing is walking by increasing natural gas prices, writes Clyde Russel

Americas

US judge calls Argentinian debt swap plan ‘illegal’

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez.  Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

US District Judge Thomas Griesa calls proposed debt restructuring plan ‘illegal’ but stops short of holding country in contempt, saying that would not help resolve dispute

Retail & Consumer

Edcon still talking to Abil about lending

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Owner of Edgars and CN remains in talks with African Bank Investments Limited to be an alternative credit provider to its customers

Healthcare

One-year moratorium on layoffs in Adcock takeover

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

Tribunal issues reasons for conditional approval of takeover of Adcock Ingram by BB Investment

Middle East

Israeli air strikes kill three Hamas leaders

SPIRAL OF VIOLENCE: Palestinian Hamas supporters attend the funeral of three top senior Hamas commanders, Raed Al-Attar, Mohammed Abu-Shammalla and Mohammed Barhoum, in Rafah, a town in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. Picture: EPA/MOHAMMED SABER
1 day(s) ago

It is the clearest signal yet that Israel is intent on eliminating the group’s military leadership after a failed attempt on the life of its top commander this week

Mining

Gold Fields’s South Deep woes grow with R12bn Kebble suit

Nick Holland. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
23 hour(s) ago

Persistent troubles with South Deep remain, as legacy adds to output problems

Americas

US reveals failed bid to save hostages

A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be US journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Special forces sent to Syria to try to rescue people held hostage by the IS militants, reportedly including James Foley

African News

Regional economies feel ill winds as fear spreads

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

The outbreak is slowing progress in African states, write Pauline Bax, Silas Gbandia and Elise Zoker

Industrials

Italtile profit up despite retail sector ills

Nick Booth. Picture: SUPPLIED BY ITALTILE
1 day(s) ago

The group’s higher-income customers and integrated supply chain supports growth

African News

UN physician in West Africa to shore up response

British physician David Nabarro. Picture: BLOOMBERG, NATALIE BEHRING
1 day(s) ago

UN’s new pointman on Ebola due to arrive in West Africa for visit aimed at shoring up health services in the region

Education

Nzimande punts social inclusion policy after spate of racial incidents

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS
22 hour(s) ago

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says some academic institutions implement policies that exclude students from specific racial groups

World

Action to end banks being ‘too big to fail’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Government leaders expected to agree that the world’s top banks must issue special bonds to increase the amount of capital that can be tapped in a crisis

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Cartoons

Seventh Street in Melville, Johannesburg, has for years featured restaurants and small shops. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Vibrant Melville defies doomsayers

Despite its bad reputation, Melville is still a vibrant and inviting place, writes Chris Visser

Arts & Entertainment

Bottom lines make showbiz

A still from Die Spook van Uniondale, film producer Dumi Gumbi’s latest product.  Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Film production needs business acumen as well as creativity, writes Matthew Partridge

Opinion

WINE: Nederburg Auction

Forty years may not sound like much in the history of wine auctions but it is a claim of some significance in the New World, writes Michael Fridjhon

Travel & Food

Spoilt for choice in the Cape

NOT FOR THE RAVENOUS: The Test Kitchen where chefs pay minute attention to detail.  Picture:  MADELEINE MORROW
1 day(s) ago

Madeleine Morrow has her palate pleased and her conscience pricked on a visit from London

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Little Addis Café

Picture: LITTLE ADDIS CAFE
1 day(s) ago

Little Addis Café serves family food that is cooked with love, writes Sue Blaine

Travel & Food

TRAVEL: Three countries, 330km, one long day in the saddle

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The Tour du Mont Blanc is best known as a hiking route, but less well-known is a version for regular bikes that takes place every July, writes Tom Robbins

Arts & Entertainment

Senzeni Marasela: In character and in a state of perpetual performance

Senzeni Marasela. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Visual artist Senzeni Marasela is quite vocal on women’s contribution to society and their space within the cut-throat art business, writes Edward Tsumele

Vladimir Vermezovic. Picture: Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Pirates eye cup final record

Victory over Bidvest Wits will send Bucs to fifth MTN8 final

Opinion

Von Zeuner has passion and drive to turn Saru around

Look out for a subtle but seismic improvement in the quality of South African rugby administration over the next year or two

 
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The Third Umpire

National Youth Development Agency CEO Khathu Ramukumba. The agency has applied for a 50% increase in its state grant, despite a dismal track record of frivolous and wasteful expenditure. Good luck with that.

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