• Friday, September 19 2014
  • Subscribe
  • Register
The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Marcus successor not confined to Reserve Bank governor’s deputies

1 hour(s) ago

Gill Marcus has stepped down from her position, opening door for two of her three deputies to take over as 10th governor of SA’s central bank

Politics

Wrangling stymies Nkandla committee

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Special parliamentary ad hoc committee to look into the R246m spending on President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla has still not begun its work as MPs argue over constitutionality and operational details

Energy

SA’s electricity is still cheap, experts say

A protester takes part in an Eskom price hike protest outside Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

Despite steep increases, country’s electricity tariffs remain well below most other countries and are among the lowest in Africa

National

Pravin Gordhan pins hope on ‘back-to-basics’ strategy

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

Plan expected to focus municipalities on getting small things right such as fixing street lights, leaking taps and collecting refuse

Financial Services

Finbond may seek commercial licence

CEO and founder of Finbond Willie van Aardt. Photo: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Mutual bank to investigate possibility of lending

Companies

Boards of five state-owned companies risk being declared delinquent

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

Letter of warning to boards of directors of five state-owned firms an indication of commission’s proactive approach to holding boards of companies to account for failures in corporate governance

Financial Services

Regulation shrinks retirement fund sector

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Financial advisers split over proposed banning of commissions, writes Gillian Jones

Energy

Nuclear economist warns SA will ‘run into problems’

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 minute(s) ago

Financing of nuclear projects is highly risky and is regarded as credit-negative by ratings agencies

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus and deputy governor Daniel Mminele. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

EDITORIAL: Marcus deserves much praise

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus has put a great deal of effort into building the Reserve Bank as an institution for the long term

Columnists

Just as TV has been dumbed down by reality TV, so Parliament’s circus tent antics are capturing the public imagination, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Parliament as theatre

Columnists

Oscar Pistorius has offended a sense of racial pride, and a lot of white people are hungry for his blood, writes Jonny Steinberg

Pistorius has become a source of shame among whites

National

Oversight structures not independent

Themba Godi, chairman of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

Political interference weakens the work of standing committees on public accounts, writes Setumo Stone

Property

Global home buyers flock into Cape Town

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

International celebrities, captains of industry and other well-heeled globetrotters are increasingly keen to own a piece of Cape Town real estate

Economy

Outlooks for SA growth differ widely

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
18 minute(s) ago

Trade unions are more optimistic about economic growth than business

African News

Preacher TB Joshua denies lack of co-operation after fatal building collapse

Rescue workers stand by an excavator at the site of a collapsed building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in the Ikotun-Egbe neighbourhood of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Rescue workers complained of a lack of co-operation from the church, which included preventing emergency services from accessing the site until Sunday

Picture: THINKSTOCK

SA lacks the will to transform itself into a continental digital beacon

Broadband policy has achieved nothing of value for millions and SA is left with privately owned operators whose only aim is profit, blogs Ayesha Dawood

National

Mbete appeals for national unity at joint parliamentary sitting

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
12 hour(s) ago

Speaker’s appearance in the debate unusual as the established practice has been that the speaker only makes a speech when presenting Parliament’s budget

World

G-20 grapples with how to end era of austerity

Janet Yellen. Picture: REUTERS/GARY CAMERON
19 minute(s) ago

Strengthening global growth and creating jobs are the G-20’s top priorities under Australia’s rotating presidency

Mining

Gold Fields aims to sell project to cut its debt

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

Miner hopes to sell its Arctic Platinum Project by the end of the year as it looks to cut its debt by $300m over the next two years, says CEO Nick Holland

Mining

Petra’s higher diamond output ‘will allow early dividends’

Petra Diamonds CEO Johan Dippenaar poses with the Cullinan Heritage diamond. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

Strong results, operational performances and cash generation over the past two years has put company in a position to discuss bringing forward its dividend payment, says CEO

Asia-Pacific

India and China mark ‘milestone’ with trade deals

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi at Hyderabad house in New Delhi, India on Thursday. Picture: EPA
2 hour(s) ago

Leaders announce five-year plan in which China will invest $20bn to help reduce India’s largest trade deficit with any single country

Trade & Industry

Cape Town harbour to get R650m multi-purpose storage facility

Two men pass a long-liner docked at Cape Town harbour.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Expansion of facilities at terminal will include increased and more efficient truck loading, and an expansion of tanker-berthing facilities

African Perspectives

TB Joshua one of Africa’s wealthiest pastors

Pastor TB Joshua  prays for a woman at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, ‘curing’ her of skin disease. Picture: PANOS/SOUTH
19 hour(s) ago

Forbes estimates that head of Synagogue Church of all Nations is third-richest pastor on continent, Bishop David Oyedepo tops list

Financial Services

Receiver pushes to liquidate Sharemax

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLES GALLO
2 hour(s) ago

SA Revenue Service institutes motion proceedings to have Sharemax’s business rescue proceedings terminated and for the matter to be wound up

African News

Zimbabwe sends legal team to Belgium over diamond revenue seizure

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 minute(s) ago

Legal team sent to intervene after Belgium allows SA miner to seize diamond earnings to recover debt

Soccer

Vermezovic ‘has upper hand in derby’

Vladimir Vermezovic and Stuart Baxter. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
47 minute(s) ago

Pirates coach Stuart Baxter says Chief’s coach has advantage in MTN8 final

Transport & Tourism

FlySafair launching with high hopes

SPREADING WINGS: CEO Dave Andrew says FlySafair is not looking to compete with existing domestic airlines, but rather wants to stimulate intends stimulating the declining passenger market. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Airline aims to lure those new to flying with low fares, writes Andiswa Maqutu

African Business

NEWS ANALYSIS: Putin drags region to new front

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, right, shares a light moment with Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov at Great Dyke Mine in Darwendale, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Russia’s arrival in Zimbabwe with a billion-dollar investment is helping to turn the country — and the Southern African Development Community — into a new Cold War front

Retail & Consumer

Namibia brewery builds up steam for SABMiller

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

SABMiller’s first Namibian brewery has started producing its Carling Black Label brand, and will be fully operational later this year

Telecoms & Technology

Altech joins video-on-demand boom

Altech CEO Craig Venter. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

Company says video-on-demand service Node differs from other offerings in that it also offered home automation, security systems and internet telephony

African News

Tackling gaps on Africa’s maps

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Amateur map makers assist Ebola aid workers, writes Stella Dawson

Middle East

No nuclear deal for Iran unless it co-operates with UN probe

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran in June 2013. He has promised to work on Iran’s venomous relationship with Saudi Arabia. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Western powers tell Iran that it must step up co-operation with a United Nations watchdog’s investigation of suspected atomic bomb research

View more

Cartoons

DIVERSIFY:  Cape Town already has strong single-genre festivals that focus on jazz, comedy, literature and so on. National Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester says theatre audiences will benefit from the fringe coming to the Mother City. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Festival spreads its fringe beyond Grahamstown

Grahamstown arts feast now has a Cape Town wing, thanks to CEO Tony Lankester, writes Eugene Yiga

Arts & Entertainment

Exile and longing in Feni retrospective

Dumile Feni and Louis Maholo, London 1971 (detail), by George Hallett. Picture: MOMO GALLERY.
1 day(s) ago

It seems impossible to discuss Dumile Feni’s work without a framing discourse that invokes alienation and absence, writes Chris Thurman

Arts & Entertainment

FILM: Million Dollar Arm; Drive Hard

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Phillip Altbeker reviews the latest films showing at cinemas

RELIABLE: Senzo Meyiwa saves a goal during the penalty shoot-out in the MTN8 quarterfinal match between Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Sunday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Fernandez sees Meyiwa shining in derby final

But Amakhosi’s rich vein of form will help them conquer archrivals

Opinion

Saru’s new plan pulls no punches about the slow pace of transformation

The five-year road map is a great plan, but relies too heavily on the provincial unions to make it happen

 
All Share 51547.020.00% same
Top 40 46226.200.00% same
Financial 15 15023.670.00% same
Industrial 25 61020.090.00% same
Resource 10 55151.200.00% same
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
USD/ZAR 11.09480.19% up
GBP/ZAR 18.24960.31% up
EUR/ZAR 14.32590.17% up
JPY/ZAR 0.1017-0.11% down
AUD/ZAR 9.9445-0.02% down
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank

Share search

Type in a share code or part of a company’s name in the Company Lookup box, then select the company name from the list of results and click Go to view its tearsheet with share data, news and more.

View more

The Third Umpire

Corruption Watch chairman Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, for insisting Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe be charged despite his reluctant apology for slander against the public protector.

thumb
Our Vote
In
Cast your vote

EFF commander Julius Malema. You don't have to like him, or believe that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa “has blood on his hands” from Marikana, to support Malema's right to freedom of speech in Parliament.

thumb
Our Vote
In
Cast your vote

Controversial Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride, whose first appearance before Parliament's police committee got off to a rocky start when it became apparent that he was ill-prepared.

thumb
Our Vote
Out
Cast your vote

Calendar

No events scheduled No events scheduled

Greening Your Business

Register for our comprehensive digital course to plan and implement your company’s sustainability.

Like us on Facebook


  • All Share : 51547.02
    Change: 0.00%
    Top 40 : 46226.20
    Change: 0.00%
    Financial 15 : 15023.67
    Change: 0.00%
    Industrial 25 : 61020.09
    Change: 0.00%
    Resource 10 : 55151.20
    Change: 0.00%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • FTSE 100 : 6819.29
    Change: 0.00%
    Dow Jones : 17265.99
    Change: 0.00%
    Hang Seng : 24272.01
    Change: 0.43%
    ASX : 5445.00
    Change: 0.48%
    S&P 500 : 2011.360
    Change: 0.49%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • ZAR/USD : 11.0951
    Change: 0.20%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.2496
    Change: 0.31%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.3231
    Change: 0.15%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1017
    Change: -0.12%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.9445
    Change: -0.02%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • Gold : 1222.5150
    Change: -0.26%
    Platinum : 1350.0000
    Change: 0.45%
    Silver : 18.4975
    Change: -0.15%
    Palladium : 830.0000
    Change: 0.73%
    Brent Crude Oil : 97.630
    Change: -0.07%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
Content