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Economy

Manufacturers’ production increase suggests better output

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7 minute(s) ago

The production increase was attributed to improved attendance, a rise in demand, and less maintenance downtime

National

Knives most common weapon of assault in SA

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55 minute(s) ago

Statistics SA’s Victims of Violence Survey finds clubs to be the second most used weapon, while guns are preferred in murders in urban areas

Media & Advertising

Moneyweb loses plagiarism case against Media24

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2 hour(s) ago

Of the eight articles Moneyweb claimed Fin24 had plagiarised, Judge Daniel Berger ruled Fin24 had plagiarised one

Economy

April Standard Bank SA PMI up but remains below 50

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1 hour(s) ago

Output has been in contraction for 12 consecutive months and companies’ intentions to downscale are evident, a Standard Bank economist says

Retail & Consumer

Bidvest food division expects ‘good’ FY results

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1 hour(s) ago

Industrial group says the challenges and opportunities presented by the unbundling have motivated management

Financial Services

Report shows Abil’s directors failed to protect the bank, sources say

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3 hour(s) ago

Final report into collapse of African Bank Investments Limited criticises governance and questions whether directors were qualified to oversee CEO Leon Kirkinis

Markets

Rand regains some composure after sharp drop

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2 hour(s) ago

Rand Merchant Bank says emerging markets have been badly hit, reflecting a reversal of their recent gains and political negatives from Turkey and Brazil

Property

Redefine declares interim dividend

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3 hour(s) ago

Real estate investment trust says its overall portfolio vacancy rate deteriorated marginally in the six months to end-February

Asia-Pacific

Australia gives go-ahead to AB InBev mega-takeover of SABMiller

SABMiller branded six packs of Castle Lite beer move along the production line at SABMiller's Newlands brewery in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG
3 hour(s) ago

Competition commission says the proposed acquisition will not significantly change the current market structure and is unlikely to result in higher beer prices

Business

Gordhan flays Denel, SAA placed on notice

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6 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan lashesout at state-owned Denel’s ‘arrogance and belligerence’

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Budget for the presidential wives balloons to a record R15.7m

The state pays out the highest-ever amount to the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for Zuma’s wives, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Goodwill write-offs typically come after the CEO responsible for buying a lame horse has been fired, writes Robert Laing

When deals go bad, they are written off as goodwill

Columnists

Natasha Marrian: Love the Economic Freedom Fighters or hate them, the ANC may have finally met its match

Malema the only leader to keep his audiences seated

Americas

BHP and Vale shares slide on Brazil mining lawsuit

The mudslide disaster at the Samarco iron-ore mine in Brazil early last month killed at least 11 people and left another 12 missing. Millions of tonnes of ore waste in man-made dams need to be treated. Picture: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES
28 minute(s) ago

Companies’ shares take a beating after Brazilian prosecutors file lawsuit over the mine accident that killed 19 people and wreaked environmental havoc

Science & Environment

Kruger National Park management pleads with motorists not to speed

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47 minute(s) ago

Speeding cited as the cause of recent ‘hit-and-runs’ with tortoises, impala, warthog and cheetah in the park

Education

Schools governing bodies group to appeal ruling on admissions policy

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2 hour(s) ago

The Supreme Court of Appeal found last year that governing bodies do not have absolute powers over a school’s admissions policy and capacity in Gauteng

Financial Services

Nedbank keeps credit loss ratio within its target range

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3 hour(s) ago

Banking group says it produced a solid performance in line with management’s expectations for the first three months of the year

Companies

PIC plans R70bn in development investments

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6 hour(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation has also allocated R5bn towards job-saving in vulnerable sectors, such as mining, construction and manufacturing

National

Chaos in House as EFF and DA attack Zuma

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs are pushed out ahead of President Jacob Zuma's budget speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Fists flew as security guards physically ejected the MPS in this latest confrontation. Picture: AFP
6 hour(s) ago

Opposition parties take turns berating President Zuma as the ‘looter-in-chief’ and an ‘accused criminal’

Energy

Safe for us to get tender, says Westinghouse

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6 hour(s) ago

Nuclear power company Westinghouse brings new evidence to court in its fight for Eskom tender given to rival Areva

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Stats SA education numbers add up if your focus is the population at risk

Pali Lehohla asks the crucial question in education study outcomes: which matriculants are completing degrees and why?

Americas

Brazil says almost 1,300 hit by Zika-linked microcephaly

Geovane Silva holds his son, Gustavo Henrique, who has microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO
9 minute(s) ago

Of 1,271 infected babies born since October, 57 have died, with another 178 deaths also attributed to the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes

African News

Zimbabwe banks limit cash withdrawals and shut down ATMs

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19 minute(s) ago

People queuing outside banks to get money to pay for everything from school fees to groceries as the country’s ailing economy causes a shortage of dollar supplies

Financial Services

Capitec share slips after court action on loans

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6 hour(s) ago

Capitec shares dip after Summit Financial Partners sue the bank over its handling of multi-loan products

Health

HIV/AIDS schemes need more money, says study

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6 hour(s) ago

New report concludes a more aggressive, earlier intervention would have a greater effect on health outcomes in the next 20 years

Property

Intu upbeat over rental income growth at malls

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6 hour(s) ago

CEO David Fischel says Intu’s malls are in a healthy position despite volatile markets and shallow pockets

Energy

Onshore gas field goes commercial

DEAL SIGNED: Nick Haines, left, head of Linde’s global helium and rare gases source development, and Afrox CEO Schalk Venter are launching SA’s first commercial onshore gas field. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
6 hour(s) ago

The deal requires Linde to build a state-of-the art helium extraction plant at a cost of about R200m

Europe

Air France-KLM rebounds but warns of terror risks

CONCERNS: Air France-KLM CE Alexandre de Juniac at a news conference in Paris last year. The group’s loss narrowed to €155m in the three-month period. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

The airline said it was sticking to its forecasts for this year, including cutting unit costs by around 1% and cutting its net debt

African News

DRC opposition leader to run for president

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57 minute(s) ago

Former governor of the copper-rich Katanga province, Moise Katumbi resigned from the ruling party in September and is trying to unite opposition parties behind him

Transport & Tourism

Rail contractor promises not to disappoint

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18 hour(s) ago

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium has a R51bn contract to deliver 600 trains to the Passenger Rail Agency of SA

Financial Services

PIC in play as Barclays plc starts sell-down

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6 hour(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation to act as an anchor investor as the British bank starts its sell-down with an initial 103.6-million Africa unit shares

Retail & Consumer

Jobs and R800m pledge unblocks merger delay

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6 hour(s) ago

The tie-up between divisions of SABMiller, Coca-Cola and the operations of the Gutsche family will create Africa’s largest soft drinks bottler

Health

Study shows TB health workers at great risk

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6 hour(s) ago

Three case studies of healthcare workers who contracted drug-resistant TB in South Africa highlight the extent to which their profession disregards the risks they face

Energy

Linde to take helium from Renergen’s Free State find

Renergen CEO Stefano Marani (left) and Afrox managing director Schalk Venter (right) signing the deal on Thursday that commercialises SA’s first onshore helium and natural gas field in the Free State.  Picture: SUPPLIED
15 hour(s) ago

Agreement to construct R200m liquefaction plant will allow commercialisation of SA’s first onshore gasfield

Telecoms & Technology

State says it is forging ahead with digital TV migration

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6 hour(s) ago

Communications department promises full migration to digital by next year but a pending court challenge threatens a further delay

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Cartoons

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Three tips for improving strategy through mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is being used to bring authenticity and intention to leadership, and is now also proposed as a way for organisations to craft good strategy

Motoring

ROAD TEST: Volkswagen’s Passat in the premium league

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5 hour(s) ago

Volkswagen’s Passat is often overshadowed by German rivals, but it shouldn’t be, says Mark Smyth

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Surefooted Trident breaks new ground

The Levante coped with a mild off-road course with ease.  Picture: MASERATI
5 hour(s) ago

The Maserati Levante has a great deal to prove off-road, but is it any good? Lerato Matebese put it through its paces

Motoring

FIRST DRIVE: Mercedes S500e — plug into the best of both worlds

The S500e retains the looks of a regular S-Class.  Picture: DAIMLER AG
5 hour(s) ago

Mercedes has introduced its S-Class plug-in hybrid

Health

Study shows TB health workers at great risk

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6 hour(s) ago

Three case studies of healthcare workers who contracted drug-resistant TB in South Africa highlight the extent to which their profession disregards the risks they face

Health

HIV/AIDS schemes need more money, says study

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6 hour(s) ago

New report concludes a more aggressive, earlier intervention would have a greater effect on health outcomes in the next 20 years

Opinion

OPINION: The cheating must stop

It seems unavoidably obvious that vehicle manufacturers are treating emissions laws  with contempt. Picture: iSTOCK

Car makers argue they are not breaking the law — yet much of what has been going on is unquestionably wrong

Tiyani Mabunda of Sundowns is tackled by Thabiso Nkoana and Khethuthula Zwane of Tuks during the Absa Premiership match between University of Pretoria and Mamelodi Sundowns at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

Sundowns wrap up their winning campaign

Team-devouring monster has dismembered many a side this season and did the same to Tuks to become the 2015-16 Absa Premiership champions

Cricket

Fixers likely to give Africa Cup a miss

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7 hour(s) ago

Cricket SA makes clear ‘anti-corruption regulations for the players and match officials will be in place at all venues’

Other Sport

Trainer Durandt ‘throws in towel’

GOOD TIMES: Nick Durandt and Cassius Baloyi celebrate the boxer winning the IBF junior lightweight world title in Johannesburg in 2008. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
7 hour(s) ago

Flamboyant trainer Nick Durandt prepares to quit his life’s passion and head for the sunset

Rugby

Deysel puts the past behind him to focus on Durban youngsters

Johan Deysel celebrates with team mates after scoring the first try for Namibia at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in London, the UK. Picture: REUTERS/PAUL CHILDS
7 hour(s) ago

As one of the few senior players who have straddled the recent eras Jean Deysel knows the benefit of a clear head

Soccer

Klopp seeks lost spark against Villarreal

HOPEFUL:  Jürgen Klopp salutes the travelling Liverpool fans after last week’s Europa League semifinal defeat to Villarreal. The manager is looking for an improved performance and a place in the final in his first season at Anfield. Picture: REUTERS/ALBERT GEA
7 hour(s) ago

Liverpool's manager is confident his team will rediscover their poise against Spanish opponents

Cricket

Classy Amla finally joins the IPL

Hashim Amla. Picture: AFP
7 hour(s) ago

Glee grips social media on word from cricket statesman Hashim Amla he's to replace the injured Shaun Marsh

Rugby

Cheetahs progressing but do not expect too much

CAPTAIN:  Francois Venter, in action for the Cheetahs against the Brumbies, is back after recovering from injury. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHAN PRETORIUS
7 hour(s) ago

Waratah challenge will be a good measure of a team on the slow train to redemption

Opinion

Praise for the Lions and stick for the Sharks? Let’s look a little closer

Those quick to applaud the Lions and condemn the Sharks should review the respective clashes with New Zealand

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