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Transnet's new locomotives Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Transnet, BHP Billiton sign R24bn coal train deal

4 hour(s) ago

State logistics company says it has signed deal with global mining group BHP Billiton to provide trains to bring coal to coast for export

Business

R300m fund is launched to stimulate entrepreneurship

Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Manufacturing fund to focus on agri-processing, textiles and information and communication technology start-ups

Markets

MARKET WATCH: Widening trade deficit puts more pressure on rand

4 hour(s) ago

Strong dollar and prospect of higher US interest rates have been plaguing rand all month, but new threat in form of wider trade deficit is piling on more pressure

Financial Services

Blue Financial Services takes steps towards having suspension lifted

Blue Financial Services CEO Johan Meiring. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

Company bids to speed up conclusion of delayed financial results

Transport & Tourism

South African Express Airways in ‘extremely difficult financial position’

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says state-owned airline needs government assistance to prepare its 2013-14 annual financial statements

Economy

Growth in domestic credit extension slows year on year in August

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Growth in credit extended to SA’s private sector moderates in August, reflecting limited access to credit as financial institutions tighten lending criteria

African Business

Ebola epidemic battering Liberian economy, says minister

Axel Addy. Picture:  EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI
5 hour(s) ago

Country has been hit hardest by worst-ever outbreak, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa

Business

Biggest threat to transformation is lack of commitment, says minister

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 hour(s) ago

Biggest threat to transformation in SA is lack of commitment by those who must drive processes, says labour minister

Companies

No smooth sailing yet for new CIPC website, online systems

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5 hour(s) ago

Launch of new Companies and Intellectual Property Commission website and online transactions services has not been without glitches

African Business

Kenya joins Africa’s top 10 after GDP increases by a quarter

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6 hour(s) ago

East African country rebases, giving government some leeway for more borrowing

Economy

Structural problems stunt SA’s growth, says Christo Wiese

Christo Wiese, chairman of Shoprite Holdings and Pepkor. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

Pattern of sluggish growth likely to continue until there is concerted effort to address economy’s structural problems, says Shoprite chairman

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Nuclear deal not done and dusted

Several roadblocks stand in the way of Zuma’s undertaking to Russia, writes Carol Paton

Columnists

Trudi Makhaya: In a world that encourages the monetisation of celebrity, beauty or race, why are we surprised when pastors and ministers do the same?

Desire of devout to part with cash is no sin

Columnists

The feeling is that the UK shies away from addressing racial faultlines head on, despite several reports of institutional racism in the public ...

Europe is in denial about legacy of colonialism

Science & Environment

Protector’s probe finds ‘systemic deficiencies’ in nature conservation laws

An elephant crosses the road near the Paul Kruger gate in Kruger National Park.  Picture: THE TIMES
53 minute(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Mandonsela’s investigation finds urgent attention needed in the conservation laws, policies and conduct in KwaZulu-Natal nature conservation practices

Property

Attacq grows net asset value per share 24% in first year on JSE

Attacq CEO Morné Wilken. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
4 hour(s) ago

CEO says group benefited from diverse investment portfolio, which includes stake in Europe-focused MAS Real Estate and indirect stake in African Land

Economy

August trade deficit ‘widens more than expected as exports disappoint’

A Maersk shipping vessel. Picture: BLOOMBERG
6 hour(s) ago

SA’s trade balance‚ which includes trade with Botswana‚ Lesotho‚ Namibia and Swaziland‚ records R16.3bn deficit as exports decrease by R8.19bn from July to August

Asia-Pacific

Taiwan says China risks hurting ties if it mishandles Hong Kong protests

Pro-democracy protesters flash lights outside the Hong Kong government headquarters, on the second day of the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong in Admiralty, Hong Kong, on Monday. Picture: EPA/ALEX HOFFORD
4 hour(s) ago

Taiwan’s leader says confrontation between China police and demonstrators was very worrying

Economy

Indebted consumers facing ‘perfect storm’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Economists warn that rand may slide to R11.60 to dollar, weaker currency will have ‘severe impact’ on everything from food prices to imported vehicles

Business

DBSA partnership will focus on service delivery

Development Bank of Southern Africa CEO Patrick Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

Municipal capacity development programme includes R120m investment into pilot municipalities, seeks to strengthen personnel skills, administrative systems

Economy

Reserve Bank must ‘keep focus on inflation’, says Kganyago

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

Deputy governor Lesetja Kganyago says confidence in economy is weak, likely to put upward pressure on inflation rates

INEVITABLE? Stephen Emmott and Danny Dorling differ in their outlooks on the growth of the world’s population. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Report paints worrying picture of human population growth

WWF head calls for bold global action to build more sustainable future

Financial Services

Car insurance industry wants to watch you drive

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Questions raised about whether the data collected can be handed over to authorities, writes Gillian Jones

Politics

ANC set to take aim at monopoly capital at council

Jeff Radebe.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

The ANC says it will ask ‘hard questions’ at its upcoming policy review conference to place the economy on a qualitatively different path a

Financial Services

Capitec targets credit card, insurance market entry

Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie
14 hour(s) ago

Bank always looking for opportunities to diversify its business but is not exploring secured credit

Transport & Tourism

Visitors develop a nose for wine tourism

FIELDS OF GREEN: Franschhoek valley, which has its own wine route, circa November 2005. Picture: RUVAN BOSHOFF
16 hour(s) ago

Winelands are helping to boost Western Cape economy, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Mining

Amplats financial director Nqwababa resigns to join Sasol

Bongani Nqwababa. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
13 hour(s) ago

Bongani Nqwababa, whose resignation takes effect from March next year, will join Sasol as new chief financial officer and executive director

Politics

EFF seeks interdict against disciplinary steps

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

EFF says disciplinary hearings are an attempt to intimidate the EFF and to stifle robust debate in Parliament

Industrials

Construction firms’ tax affairs worry SARS

Picture: BLOOMBERG
15 hour(s) ago

SARS concerned about low level of tax compliance in the construction industry, whose reputation is tarnished by widespread bid-rigging and price fixing

National

Regulations lag behind capability of drones

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

The South African Civil Aviation Authority is expected to finalise rules by next March, writes Dominic Skelton

National

Report on critical state of SANDF gathers dust

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

South African Defence Review 2014 gathering dust while committee which will consider it has yet to be established

National

Nxesi in pre-emptive strike on spending

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
14 hour(s) ago

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi leads a media briefing to explain steps being taken to restructure the department after irregular expenditure of R34.8bn

National

State hires more as firms shed jobs

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

The private sector’s ability to create jobs is being negatively affected by rising administered prices, higher borrowing costs, weak demand, and disruptions from strikes

Energy

Westinghouse to continue challenge to Areva generator contract

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Company says it has again filed court papers to challenge SA awarding a contract to replace nuclear plant steam generators to French rival Areva

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Cartoons

September 30 2014

Oscar Pistorius in court on the second day of his murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Picture: REUTERS

Pistorius and Steenkamp — books waiting to happen

That the Oscar Pistorius trial was televised live is no barrier to writers’ accounts of the tragedy, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

BOOK REVIEW: This Changes Everything

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

This Changes Everything is a call to arms against 21st-century capitalism, but this time Naomi Klein enlists climate change as a weapon in the struggle, writes Pilita Clark

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Traversing the Avalanche

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Carl Bates is waging a veritable war against poor governance standards, but in his case he is too often just a voice in the wilderness, writes Evan Pickworth

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Amajimbos snatch momentous victory

Under-17 team will face continental giants after qualifying for CAF African Championships

Opinion

Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over

 
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The Third Umpire

Nkandla ad hoc committee chairman Cedric Frolic, for suggesting the ANC members could carry on sitting without representatives of the opposition, who walked out on Friday. Not if its recommendations are to be credible.

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Department of Health chief director of HIV/AIDS Thobile Mbengashe, for pushing back against Cosatu-aligned unions that are preventing the use in SA of an Israeli-made circumcision device that reduces HIV transmission.

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Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim. The union has every right to organise across sectors, even if that brings it into conflict with Cosatu, but it does not have the right to flout the provisions of the Labour Relations Act.

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