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Economy

Boost in exports trims vehicle industry’s trade deficit

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1 hour(s) ago

Market recovery in European Union, SA’s biggest trading partner, fuels sales growth for cars and parts, writes David Furlonger

National

Economic migrants ‘clogging system’

People seek asylum at the Pretoria home affairs offices.  File picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Vast majority of asylum seekers are low-skilled workers without a political claim who fall outside refugee status

National

Post office jobs in the line of fire

Administrator Simo Lushaba says rightsizing is a critical strategy. File picture: ROBERT BOTHA
1 hour(s) ago

Administrator warns Sapo is struggling to meet its cash outflow requirements and carries a backlog of debt

Financial Services

Curator appoints CE for African Bank's ‘good bank’

Brian Riley
1 hour(s) ago

Hiring of former Westbank CEO Brian Riley puts it on path to recovery

Politics

DA leadership race plagued by controversy

MOVING ON: Mmusi Maimane formally accepted nomination for the Democratic Alliance parliamentary leadership position on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

Clash over death penalty referendum and vague claims of sexual harassment and misogyny sully Democratic Alliance leadership race

African Business

Botswana’s Choppies to list on JSE

CEO Ramachandran Ottappath is upbeat about the company’s coming JSE listing.  Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
1 hour(s) ago

Botswana grocery retailer Choppies Enterprises seeks to raise R600m to grow across southern Africa

Healthcare

Innovations in medicine threaten to kill medical schemes with costs

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1 hour(s) ago

Co-operation is needed on high cost of new medicine for chronic diseases, Discovery Health summit told

Mmusi Maimane.  Picture: SOWETAN

EDITORIAL: Playing politics over death penalty

DA’s Maimane has opened the way to a potential political and legal minefield by saying he supports a referendum on the death penalty

Columnists

Steven Friedman

There is a public interest imperative to shed light on the dark world of money-politics, writes Steven Friedman

Money-politics link should be fully transparent

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

There is much confusion regarding the principles involved — euthanasia and assisted suicide differ profoundly, writes Leon Louw

Constitution protects right to life and death

National

Spy minister criticised on xenophobia gap

State Security Minister David Mahlobo responding to questions during a media briefing by the justice, crime prevention and security cluster of ministers on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Under fire State Security Minister David Mahlobo warns of spike in security concerns over international terrorism, cybercrime and globalisation

National

Department to fight ruling to reopen Port Elizabeth refugee office

REFUGEES: An immigration officer goes through documents of illegal migrants at Lindela in this file picture from 2007. Picture: ANTONY KAMINJU
1 hour(s) ago

Department of Home Affairs lawyer says Refugees Act does not ‘require the director-general to locate (offices) in any specific place’

Financial Services

Transaction Capital looks at sedan taxi market

Picture: AFP PHOTO/NICOLAS TUCAT
1 hour(s) ago

CEO David Hurwitz says the company is researching opportunities to lend to taxi cab operators as part of its organic growth strategy

Europe

Stronger growth predicted for eurozone

Valdis Dombrovskis.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/JASON ALDEN
1 hour(s) ago

European Commission raises growth forecast as effect of weaker euro, monetary stimulus help eurozone economy overcome pressure on confidence from crisis in Greece

Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj, who has retired after 60 years in politics, says the turmoil in the country provides an opportunity to rediscover how diversity can be turned into an asset. Picture: THE TIMES

Leadership, responsibility and careerism

Mac Maharaj distances himself from 'the pro-Zuma side', and says leaders always take responsibility, writes Natasha Marrian

National

Job-creation aims of NDP may be unrealistic

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15 hour(s) ago

Target of creating 11-million jobs through National Development Plan requires thousands of new small enterprises, along with growth rate of about 20% a year

National

Gauteng government seeks legal opinion on further action against Lumka

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15 hour(s) ago

Provincial government is still consulting with lawyers on whether to pursue civil claim or criminal charges against finance head Stuart Lumka, who has been dismissed

Europe

Holcim and Lafarge bow to merger demands

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1 hour(s) ago

Regulators insist cement makers divest plants, terminals and an Iowa quarry to win US regulatory approval

Retail & Consumer

Ellies plunges on trading update

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17 hour(s) ago

Shares in electronics company crash as much as 21% on Tuesday following a weak trading update and the announcement of a rights issue.

Health

Motsoaledi hails vaccines and bewails lack of interest in department’s successes

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

Life-threatening pneumonia cut 70% in small children, says health minister

National

Naapsa threatens more land occupations if housing needs not met

A resident of Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, stands in front a power station. Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

National Association for the Advancement of the Aboriginal People of Southern Africa calls on the government to raise funds for housing in Eldorado Park

National

Sexwale takes antiracism campaign
to Palestine

Tokyo Sexwale. Picture: TIMES MEDIA LIMITED
10 hour(s) ago

Tokyo Sexwale, president of antiracism campaign Global Watch, on a fact finding mission in Palestine and will discuss racism in sport

African Business

Africa has made ‘significant progress’ in integrating cross-border payments

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
14 hour(s) ago

Regions in Africa have made rapid strides in integrating cross-border payment systems, says Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago

African Business

RioZim to build 1,400MW coal-fired power plant

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1 hour(s) ago

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed mining company is the second owner of large coal deposits to announce plans to build a power station

Europe

HSBC CEO hits back at UK policies, bank taxes

HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver says a review by Europe’s largest bank into its domicile will take 'months not years'. Picture: BLOOMBERG/BILLY KWOK
1 hour(s) ago

HSBC chief Stuart Gulliver criticises policy makers, saying Britian has turned its back on the concept of universal banking

National

Government ‘found wanting’ on 30-day payments, says Radebe

Jeff Radebe. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE/GCIS
10 hour(s) ago

Minister says failure of government departments to pay for services within days 30 remains a major challenge

Europe

Unions let Berlin know who’s boss

Deutsche Bank. Picture: BLOOMBERG/KRISZTIAN BOCSI
1 hour(s) ago

Germany contends with a jump in number of walkouts, write Alex Webb and Stefan Nicola

Mining

Glencore’s SA coal production grows

Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Ferrochrome and coal the bright spots in mixed production performance at diversified global miner Glencore

Europe

Greece steps up diplomacy to avert
cash crunch

Frayed European Union and Greek flags flutter atop the Greek Ministry of Finance in central Athens.  Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Greece in bid to avert potentially catastrophic funding crunch this month, when it must make big debt repayment to IMF

Europe

VW aims to find new chairman quickly and return focus to business

An employee holds an emblem for a Volkswagen Golf car in a production line at the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, in this November 14 2008 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

VW says it will try to find new chairman quickly, announces long-planned tie-up of truck brands, seeking to return focus to business following ouster of Ferdinand Piech

African News

Burundi’s top court says president can run again, angering protesters

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
17 hour(s) ago

Constitutional court approves President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for third term in office, a ruling promptly dismissed as biased by opponents

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Cartoons

Business travel. Picture: THINKSTOCK

A global outlook will prosper in a diverse world

The growth of emerging markets means knowing how to operate in Lagos, Beijing and in-between

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Book puts a human face on debt and lending issue

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56 minute(s) ago

Money from Nothing author Deborah James raises many important questions, such as why SA’s financial institutions are not playing a bigger role in easing indebtedness

Management

Will Lloyd, the corporate slacker, please stand up?

A Harvard Business Review study says 'long-hours posturing' is unnecessary for high-quality work. Picture: THINKSTOCK
55 minute(s) ago

Senior manager ‘Lloyd’ has mastered the art of seeming to put in the 60-80-hour weeks his firm’s culture demands, while actually spending a lot of time skiing

Opinion

There is an art to managing an African business

The Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos is home to businesses whose managers need expertise in communication and human behaviour. Without these skills, workplaces can become unproductive and mired in in-fighting. Picture: REUTERS

Management styles and requirements differ so finding the right person to manage an African enterprise has to be a major consideration

Itumeleng Khune. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Khune absence from cup advert fuels talk of exit

Amakhosi goalkeeper does not appear in squad picture for Carling Black Label Cup

Rugby

Bulls confident ahead of Australasian tour, says Spies

Pierre Spies. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
1 hour(s) ago

Captain Pierre Spies believes his troops are a different outfit to the previous three seasons

Soccer

Everything to prove at Tshwane derby

Gordon Igesund. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
1 hour(s) ago

SuperSport United and Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns meet at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night — still desperate to achieve their targets for the campaign

Rugby

Bok doctor starting to get nervous

Lood de Jager. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHAN PRETORIUS
59 minute(s) ago

Team doctor Craig Roberts admits his anxiety grows with every weekend of rigorous Super Rugby action

Soccer

Bucs handed tough Africa draw against Guinea champions ASK

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1 hour(s) ago

Aside from their 12 league titles, ASK have won six national cups but have made an indifferent start to the league season

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The Third Umpire

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman. The honeymoon may be over for the South African mining industry’s Mr Fixit as Sibanye’s shares slump in the wake of a poor quarterly performance.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. As chairman of the African Union, his silence on the events in Burundi — where Pierre Nkurunziza has been cleared to run for a third term, contrary to a peace deal — is deafening.

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