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National

State mulls headcount cuts to rein in wage bill

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Economic growth likely to come in lower than Treasury’s projected 2% while tax revenue is under pressure

Transport & Tourism

Union wants dodgy Prasa contracts to be annulled, not suspended

Popo Molefe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

National Transport Movement also vows to push for all contracts to be scrutinised by public protector

Economy

Business confidence, conditions slump

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1 hour(s) ago

Poor economic growth, rising electricity and labour costs add to the companies’ difficulties

Financial Services

Sanlam cash to bolster offshore assets

Sanlam CEO Ian Kirk Sanlam, speaking in Sandton on Thursday, said surplus capital would be used to bulk up companies in which it is invested in Africa, India and Malaysia. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Group reports faster growth in new business volumes — the only one of its peers to buck the trend

National

Phiyega stalls Zuma over suspension decision

Riah Phiyega.  Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

National police commissioner wants ‘further clarity’ before she provides president with reasons why she should vacate post over her Marikana dealings

Europe

ECB to cut inflation forecast but hold back from concrete action

European Central Bank. Picture: EPA/BORIS ROESSLER
13 hour(s) ago

ECB is set to cut inflation forecasts but hold back from concrete policy action, promising only to beef up bond-buying programme if prospects weaken further

National

Cosatu threatens Cape metrorail standstill

New  Metrorail  train at Pretoria station. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL/ROBERT TSHABALALA
1 hour(s) ago

Federation warns of industrial action if Metrorail does not come up with a solid plan to tackle the Western Cape’s transport crisis

National

Sisulu vows to open way for business to develop gap housing

LAWS: Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu addresses the media on the Lwandle evictions earlier this month. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Zoning bottlenecks targeted to clear way for private sector in state’s ‘mega projects’ drive

FORCE: Police stand guard over mine workers, who had been shot near the Nkaneng informal settlement on August 16 2012. Picture: ALON SKUY

Slick Nhleko skirts crucial issues in callous MP briefing

Police minister glosses over worst tragedy to define South Africa’s post-apartheid landscape, writes Lawson Naidoo

Columnists

Mzukisi Qobo promo

Universities now have a unique opportunity to play a constructive role in nation-building, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Writing is on the wall at our campuses

Columnists

South African Communist Party accuses careerist ‘Premier League’ of plotting to take over ANC, writes Natasha Marrian

Hunter becomes hunted in SACP vs premiers’ scrap

Politics

Court attempt to postpone ANC Youth League congress fails

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an attempt to postpone the long-awaited event because of suspected irregularities

Property

Growthpoint mulls ways to lift returns

Norbert Sasse, Growthpoint CEO, addresses the media on the group’s results on Wednesday. He says there is very little the firm can buy in SA at the right price. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

South Africa’s largest listed property may need to dispose of weaker or noncore assets to raise distribution

Retail & Consumer

Lindt seeks sweet spot with boutique

Boxes containing chocolate on displayed at Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Spruengli in Kilchberg, near Zurich. The confectionery maker plans to open its first shop in South Africa. Picture: REUTERS/ARND WEIGMANN
1 hour(s) ago

Switzerland-listed Lindt & Sprüngli opens first boutique in South Africa for premium chocolate lovers

National

Empowerment fund seeks recapitalisation

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

Empowerment fund seeks government recapitalisation

Rugby

Mnisi made captain for his roar not his colour, says coach

Howard Mnisi of the Lions during the Xerox Golden Lions training session and press conference at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Thursday.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
2 hour(s) ago

Howard Mnisi gets historic nod as Golden Lions captain on nothing but pure rugby reasons, says coach Johan Ackermann

President Jacob Zuma attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) plenary session on BRICS on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS

New normal economics elude SA

SA’s policies stand in opposition to how prosperity is advanced in the 21st century, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Mining

Sibanye confirms talks over Rustenburg mine

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman addresses the media on the group’s results in Sandton on Thursday. He expressed doubts about the viability of listing two Amplats mines. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Sibanye wants Rustenburg mines and concentrator plant and not Amplats’s Union mine

Science & Environment

Breeder aims to be a big game changer in ‘white’ industry

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/RAYMOND PRESTON
1 hour(s) ago

Just 15 out of 1,500 farm owners who belong to national association of game breeders are black

Transport & Tourism

Taxis directed onto a better road

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Proposal aims to reduce conflict on routes and encourage safer and more efficient transport for commuters

Europe

EU frowns on Scottish booze plan

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55 minute(s) ago

European Court opposes Scotland’s plan for alcohol price controls because of market distortions

Asia-Pacific

China announces it will cut troop levels

Chinese troops march at a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Picture: REUTERS/ROLEX DELA PENA
20 hour(s) ago

President Xi Jinping says country will reduce troop numbers as it holds display of military might in parade to commemorate victory over Japan in Second World War

Retail & Consumer

Dipula embarks on acquisition trail

Dipula Income Fund CEO Izak Petersen. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
53 minute(s) ago

Black-owned fund raises above R200m in new shares issue to pay for various acquisitions

Media & Advertising

Caxton looks to efficiencies as purchase masks malaise

JM Busha head of equities Farai Mapfinya. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
1 hour(s) ago

Media house looks at purchase options and warns trading conditions likely to remain difficult

Europe

Data bringing Iceland in from the cold

Helgi Helgason, senior facility manager at Verne Global, in the company’s data centre in Keflavik, Iceland. The island has sought to reinvent itself as a secure data haven. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ARNALDUR HALLDORSSON
1 hour(s) ago

Country banking on storage boom to end financial isolation, writes Alexander Tange

Europe

Hungary allows migrants to travel to Austria

Migrants board a train at Keleti Railway Station, in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday. Picture: EPA/ZOLTAN BALOGH
56 minute(s) ago

Hundreds of migrants leave Budapest while trains to Vienna and beyond to Germany cancelled leaving travellers in limbo

Business

New JSE product to help investors keep up with fluctuating interest rates

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13 hour(s) ago

JSE launches product to support trade in interest rate futures swap market — a move that will make protecting portions of investor funds tied up in bonds easier to manage

Europe

G-20 meeting set to tackle effects of China’s slowdown

Christine Lagarde. Picture: REUTERS / RUBEN SPRICH
1 hour(s) ago

China’s economy slowing more than expected and potential chilling effect of a new cycle of US rate hikes feeds uncertainty

Soccer

Row grows by the day over Chiefs’ plans to play in Cape Town

Kaizer Chiefs
2 hour(s) ago

City of Cape Town hits back at allegations it sweetened deal to get Amakhosi to stay

African News

Tribunal goes after Chad president

Idriss Deby. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIPPE WOJAZER
56 minute(s) ago

War crimes accusations including genocide and torture filed against President Idriss Deby at Senegalese court trying former dictator Habre

Financial Services

MiWay banks on new units

Picture: THINKSTOCK
55 minute(s) ago

Short-term insurer MiWay sees half-year underwriting profits nearly double — putting it on course to topple OUTsurance

Americas

More analysts now see US rates on hold in September

The sun rises to the east of the US Federal Reserve building in Washington DC.  Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Analysts believe Fed will not raise interest rates this month due to extreme volatility in global markets, indications of slower than expected growth in world economy

Europe

Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

A Turkish police officer stands next to a migrant child’s dead body off the shores in Bodrum, southern Turkey, on Wednesday after a boat carrying refugees sank while reaching the Greek island of Kos. Picture: AFP
11 hour(s) ago

Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on Turkish beach bring home horror of escalating refugee crisis

Transport & Tourism

Prasa to take legal action on maladministration allegations

Popo Molefe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
18 hour(s) ago

Passenger Rail Agency of SA board vows to deal with employees implicated in irregularities‚ wasteful, fruitless expenditure as contained in public protector report

Americas

Apple’s latest challenge: topping its own success

Apple is able to tie different products and activities into comprehensive packages of services. Instead of just producing a personal computer or its operating software, Apple pioneered a vision of delivering the whole package of hardware such as one sees with the iPhone. Picture: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI
13 hour(s) ago

As Apple prepares to introduce latest iPhones next week, company’s biggest challenge is one of its making: how to top its own success

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Cartoons

Bronwyn Lace Ascension 2013-15 line, light and wooden box dimensions variable. Picture: SUPPLIED

A fitting response to Coetzee’s epic sculptures

Installation artist Bronywn Lace maximises use of light to capture mentor Neels Coetzee’s last breath in fitting exhibition, writes Sue Blaine

Health

More to losing weight than cutting calories

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1 day(s) ago

Obesity epidemic suggests we still do not understand the psychology and physiology of nutrition and weight loss, writes Gary Taubes

Motoring

SA BIKE OF THE YEAR: Superbike wins two-wheeler battle

The Kawasaki H2 took the top honour for 2015.  Picture: MEGHAN MCCABE
1 day(s) ago

The Kawasaki H2 has taken the award for the 2015 SA Bike of the Year

Opinion & Analysis

We need smart regulations and e-cigs to stub out harm

E-smoke. Picture: REUTERS/MARK BLINCH
1 day(s) ago

Build a significant price gap between regular versus reduced-risk products for smokers, writes Derek Yach

Management

Four tips for delivering feedback while minimising conflict

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
17 hour(s) ago

If you’re worried about ruffling feathers, there are ways to provide your direct reports with input they need to learn and improve

Opinion & Analysis

Diets of early humans provide food for thought

Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Human diet over millennia and adaptations show exercise and a variety of food are best, writes Norman Owen-Smith

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: This cat is ready for a serious fight

The styling is unmistakably Jaguar.  Picture: JAGUAR SA
1 day(s) ago

Jaguar has launched its XE to take on some major rivals

Dean Furman displays good technique at a Bafana Bafana training session before the team’s Afcon qualifier in Mauritania. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

Shakes prefers playing away from home

Squad in Mauritania for must-win Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

Other Sport

Fracture scuttles Froome

British cyclist Christopher Froome of Team Sky has withdrawn from the Vuelta a Espana 2015 cycling race in Andorra. Picture: EPA/JAVIER LIZON
1 hour(s) ago

Twice Tour winner and Team Sky leader Chris Froome forced to exit Vuelta race after fracturing foot in fall

Soccer

Masango hopes to bring form to Bafana

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Coach Mashaba delighted at Mandla Masango's scoring at Danish club Randers FC

Soccer

Row grows by the day over Chiefs’ plans to play in Cape Town

Kaizer Chiefs
2 hour(s) ago

City of Cape Town hits back at allegations it sweetened deal to get Amakhosi to stay

Other Sport

Warne gives Kyrgios some advice

Nick Kyrgios of Australia pauses during his first round match against Andy Murray of Britain at the US Open Championships tennis tournament in New York on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI
2 hour(s) ago

Cricket great Shane Warne warns bad boy Nick Kyrgios over testing Australian supporters’ patience

Rugby

Morné Steyn has eye on big prize

WAITING FOR THE WALLABIES:  Flyhalf Morné Steyn catches the ball as hooker Adriaan Strauss looks on during the Springbok training session held at  Newlands Stadium in Cape Town yesterday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 hour(s) ago

Kicker Steyn’s inclusion was always going to raise eyebrows after wave of Bok selection controversies

Cricket

Birth of a new era for fresh Proteas fathers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

How Morkel, De Villiers and Duminy deal with their new lives as fathers will be revealed in the next few months

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The Third Umpire

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. No doubt answering the prayers of many of its customers with young children, not to mention chocaholics of all ages, it has decided to remove sweets and chocolates from its stores’ “aisles of temptation”.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 host Durban. It may be that it was the only bidder and that these events can be financially catastrophic, but who would deny the self-styled “warmest place to be” its place in the sporting sun?

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The unnamed Joburg Metro policewoman whose response to social media user Clive Naidoo filming her behaving “arrogantly” caused it to backfire on him spectacularly. It went viral all right, but not for the reasons he hoped.

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