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Anglo warns it will post impairment charges against some assets

5 hour(s) ago

Resources company says that due to ‘sharply lower commodity price environment’, it expects to record noncash impairment charges as special items for 2014


Eskom confirms load-shedding ended at 2pm

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 hour(s) ago

Utility says it was able to turn lights on sooner than expected, but some areas may have to wait longer than others for power to be restored


Sasol to delay Louisiana gas-to-liquids plant to conserve cash

Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

South African petrochemicals group puts off US investment amid volatility in oil market

Telecoms & Technology

MTN plans to lay off up to 578 workers, says Solidarity

1 hour(s) ago

Africa’s biggest telecommunications provider to restructure business to strengthen is competitive advantage, says union


Investec Property Fund announces change in leadership

Sam Leon. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
23 minute(s) ago

Fund to promote executive manager Nick Riley to position of CEO from end of March with current CEO, Sam Leon, moving into non-executive deputy chairman position


Aquarius Platinum records record output

Aquarius Platinum CEO Jean Nel. Picture: PHILIP SCHEDLER
3 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer report quarter of record output from operations in SA, Zimbabwe, drop in costs boosts cash flows in weak platinum group metal price environment


Reveal trade secrets, minister tells foreigners

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
9 hour(s) ago

Foreign business owners in SA’s townships cannot expect to co-exist peacefully with local business owners unless they share trade secrets, says Lindiwe Zulu


Apple iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

4 hour(s) ago

Quarterly results smash expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones and 70% rise in Chinese sales powering company to largest profit in corporate history

Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO

EDITORIAL: EFF must bow to rule of law

Economic Freedom Fighters’s attempt to keep convicted murderer Papiki Babuile in his post is travesty


Steven Friedman

Largely unnoticed ... election may have changed world: victory in Greece of Syriza, writes Steven Friedman

Greek election is a warning and a promise to SA


Mninawa Ntloko promo

It was one of those now familiar situations where we needed favours from everyone to survive, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Mashaba’s Bafana mistake may have been to aim too high


Not enough incentives for whistle-blowers

1 hour(s) ago

Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga says bounty or sweetener may encourage more people to report corruption


US provides Ukraine with $2bn in loan guarantees

Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko and US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew shake hands during a joint news conference in Kiev on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

US says it is prepared to step up sanctions against Russia if necessary, will continue to work with allies to increase the pressure on Moscow


Greek cabinet set for first meeting since poll upset

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras smiles during the first meeting of new cabinet post elections in the parliament building in Athens on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

New radical left-led government to meet to hammer out strategy for renegotiating bailout after storming to power on promise to reject years of harsh austerity policies


Blizzard hits Boston, but spares New York

Commuters make their way in New York's Times Square during a snow storm on January 26 2015. Picture: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP
5 hour(s) ago

Powerful blizzard strikes New England, leaving about 4.5-million people grappling with almost 1m of snow, coastal flooding, but New York City escapes

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at a community centre in Bursledon, southern England, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS

Can we measure quality of life?

Politicians invoke data to project a caring attitude, writes Tim Harford


Provincial department allocates funds to Clanwilliam

58 minute(s) ago

To halt potential loss of millions of rand in agricultural produce, Western Cape department of agriculture assigns emergency funding to address canal break

African News

Nigeria needs regional force to defeat Boko Haram, says UN envoy

Nigerian military personnel at checkpoints in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, in this file picture. Boko Haram has evaded security forces as it continues its violent campaign to create an Islamic state in the north of the county. Picture: EPA
3 hour(s) ago

Nigeria must accept it cannot defeat Boko Haram fighters alone and should work with regional armies in new multinational force, UN envoy for Sahel region says


State rethink on posting of doctors

Precious Matsoso, director-general of health. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 hour(s) ago

Wording of act president signed last year meant all healthcare establishments were immediately criminalised as none had requisite certificate of need


Numsa threatens wider strikes over dispute at components firm

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA is determined to recruit beyond the metals and engineering sectors. General secretary Irvin Jim, below, says it is reacting to the restructuring of the workplace by employers, and the erosion of workers’ rights. File pictures: ALON SKUY and PUXLEY MAKGATHO
9 hour(s) ago

Giflo Engineering company maintains it implemented changes after more than a year of discussions over possible retrenchments

Retail & Consumer

NEWS ANALYSIS: Fashion retailers look abroad as golden era of consumption frays

Blackheath Shopping Centre in Randburg, north of  Johannesburg. Picture: JONATHAN WOOD
9 hour(s) ago

SA’s dwindling economy and glacial employment prospects sees consumption boom taper off, writes Zeenat Moorad

African News

Mozambican death toll rises after heavy flooding

2 hour(s) ago

Floods leave more than 100 people dead, 150,000 displaced in Mozambique as southern Africa counts human, economic costs of torrential rains

African News

Somali prime minister issues new cabinet list after MP veto

3 hour(s) ago

New prime minister proposes new cabinet after parliament rejects his last list of candidates, prompting concerns political power struggles are stalling progress

Law & Constitution

Police minister says security bill ‘meets SA’s trade obligations’

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
9 hour(s) ago

Security Industry Alliance says it is gravely concerned by the parachuting of the foreign ownership limiting clause


Eurozone willing to parley with Greece

Yanis Varoufakis, centre, is seen outside the Syriza party headquarters in Athens, Greece, on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Finance chiefs from the 19-nation eurozone signalled their willingness to do a deal with new leader


Bad omen as capital spending halves

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

In public sector new projects announced last year worth R10.5bn — significantly lower than R42.4bn in 2013

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Facebook. Picture: REUTERS

Facebook’s Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio

Oculus VR gets into movies with in-house studio, premiers first short piece at Sundance


Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche recall vehicles

An Audi logo is seen on a car displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche to recall more than 93,500 cars and SUVs world-wide to fix fuel-leak problems


VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Unexpected pleasures

Powerful beasts such as the Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG have transformed the experience of driving on the autobahn in a lesser machine. Yet it still feels safe. Picture: SUPPLIED
9 hour(s) ago

From the autobahn, where a Golf feels decidedly underpowered, to the slick skills of the City Bowl school run, driving kicks are to be found in the least likely places, writes Alexander Parker

Serena Williams of the US celebrates winning a point over Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne on Wednesday. Williams defeated Cibulkova to win the match. Picture: REUTERS

Wawrinka and Serena through to Melbourne semifinals

Stan Wawrinka avenges tough defeat to Kei Nishikori at 2014 US Open, while ill Serena Williams remains on track for 19th Grand Slam title at Australian Open


Bafana's Afcon departure should not bring sadness, says Mbalula

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, centre, speaks to his team January 18 on the eve of the 2015 African Cup of Nations football match between Algeria and South Africa.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
8 hour(s) ago

Sports minister says country should ‘exercise patience, criticise with aim to build, not to destroy’


West Indies seek revenge against SA at World Cup

Hashim Amla during the South African National Cricket team training session and press conference at SuperSport Park on Tuesday  in Pretoria.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES / DUIF DU TOIT
9 hour(s) ago

Perhaps this is what happens when a series that was always going to be dwarfed by the looming World Cup is decided after three games, all of them won by SA

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The Third Umpire

Cape Town mayoral committee member for corporate services, Xanthea Limberg. The city’s Smart Cape initiative will help students and entrepreneurs overcome obstacles imposed by their circumstances.

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The Church of England’s first female bishop, Libby Lane, who was appointed on Monday during a ceremony in the UK’s York Cathedral. Pity it had to take the church almost half a millennium to recognise women’s worth.

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Zambia’s first female vice-president, Inonge Mutukwa Wina, who was appointed by newly elected president Edgar Lungu earlier in the week. The country is becoming a new beacon of progressive democracy in the region.

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