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Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze in protests over president

Burkina Faso. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO
8 hour(s) ago

Vote due on legislation that will allow President Blaise Compaore — who took power in a 1987 coup — to contest the next election in November 2015

Economy

Unemployment rate falls slightly in third quarter

People attend a job training and resource fair at Coney Island in New York, us, in this December 11 2013 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA data show that number of people in SA with jobs increases, rise in employment in both formal, informal sectors

National

Madonsela’s role is not to deliver democracy, says Manuel

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel speaking at a workshop organised by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Rothschild deputy chairman Trevor Manuel says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must come to rescue of system when other parts fail

Economy

Marcus not in favour of higher inflation target band

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus, right, congratulates the new governor Lesetja Kganyago in Pretoria earlier this month. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Outgoing Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says increasing target band likely to lead to higher nominal interest rates

National

ANC calls for review of Firearms Control Act

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

ANC calls for review of gun control legislation, saying proliferation of illegal guns is fuelling crime, including murder and manslaughter

Trade & Industry

Transnet coal terminal on hold

Brian Molefe.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
20 hour(s) ago

Follows industry agreement struck with the major players to provide extra capacity to junior miners — Transnet Group CEO Brian Molefe

Economy

SA slips in World Bank Doing Business report

A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo in October 2012. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Country falls to 43 out of 189 mainly as result of reforms made in field of getting credit, but researcher says slide may also be due to improvements in other economies

Economy

US interest rates may pose risk, says Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank
20 hour(s) ago

Focus has shifted from concerns about the end of the US quantitative easing programme to the effect of expected interest rates increases

Americas

Apple’s Tim Cook says he is ‘proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook.  Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Apple CE Tim Cook says he wants to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation

Picture: REUTERS

Efforts to mitigate natural disasters pay off

Southern Africa is particularly vulnerable to crises and natural disasters and the situation will probably worsen because of climate change, write Laurent Thomas and Tobias Takaravasha

Columnists

Dilma Rousseff’s victory is surprising as she managed it despite a deteriorating economic position and poor outlook, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Brazil election a lesson for ANC

Columnists

Recent National Bureau of Economic Research papers show Mitt Romney may be right, writes Michel Pireu

Corporations
are people

African News

Mozambique elects Nyusi as new president

Filipe Nyusi. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
6 hour(s) ago

Former defence minister wins 57% of the vote — sharply down from Frelimo’s 75% victory in the 2009 presidential election

Economy

Producer inflation slows in September

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Producer inflation slows to 6.9% year on year in September as lower global oil and food prices help ease some of burden on consumers

Financial Services

Sparks to fly at HCI meeting

Marcel Golding. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
20 hour(s) ago

Shareholder activist Theo Botha is expected to question chief financial officer Kevin Govender’s trades in Ellies’s shares

Labour

Post Office dispute rages as union digs in

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
19 hour(s) ago

The union calls for state bail-out and assurance of 50% of all products and services that it is capable of providing to the government

Americas

Microsoft joins fitness bandwagon

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

New fitness band has 10 smart sensors to monitor the heart rate all day, measure calories burned, track sleep and provided guided workouts

Media & Advertising

DA says background screening shows SABC’s Tshabalala ‘has no degree’

Zandile Tshabalala, right.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

Pressure mounts on SABC board chairwoman after DA claims verification process it has commissioned has provided further evidence she does not have a degree

Picture: THINKSTOCK

‘Shaved’ celebrities fail to
cut to the truth

The problem lies in lazy marketing, the declarations of bravery and the narcissism of celebrities, writes Suhana Gordhan

Economy

Fears of crisis after QE ‘overdone’

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

Most of the funds ended up invested in emerging markets where higher interest rates offer higher returns

Financial Services

African Bank’s ‘good’ spin-off seeks licence

Tom Winterboer.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
20 hour(s) ago

Ten new board members have been nominated, and are expected to be installed by end-November

Financial Services

Pensions adjudicator clears complaints in-box

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Mainly due to the improved working relationship between the pension funds, administrators and the office of the adjudicator

African News

Mugabe censures feuds within Zanu-PF

Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO
18 hour(s) ago

Africa’s oldest leader is expected to be confirmed as the party’s leader at the congress early in December

National

SACP wants exchange controls and state ownership of Sasol back

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande addresses a press briefing after delivering his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
19 hour(s) ago

Proposals contained in a discussion document, Going to the Root, on the second, ‘radical’ phase of the national democratic revolution

Financial Services

Unit trusts feel African Bank fallout

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
18 hour(s) ago

Association for Savings and Investment SA reports first decrease in total assets under management for the industry since the 2009 financial crisis

National

Gauteng fails to place reports on websites

Phumla Williams, acting CEO of the Government Communication and Information System. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
19 hour(s) ago

Half of provincial government departments had failed to publish their annual reports on their websites for the 2012-2013 financial year

National

Axed Zuma visit to UK played down as officials get to work

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
19 hour(s) ago

After failing to get a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr Zuma rejected an offer to meet with his deputy

National

More listening to the music of traffic in the city

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

Residents in the Cape Town central business district want more restaurants, retail stores that stay open for longer and more delicatessen-type food stores

National

Top officials flout rules on disclosures

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Submission of financial disclosure forms first to ministers and then to Public Service Commission is an important tool to combat corruption

African News

Scott leads Zambia for next 90 days

Guy Scott. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

He is ineligible to run for the presidency in the election because of citizenship restrictions, leaving Defence Minister Edgar Lungu and Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda the most likely contenders

Labour

NEWS ANALYSIS: Numsa departure may transform Cosatu

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
19 hour(s) ago

Cosatu will be dominated by public-sector workers — largely white collar and middle management — if Numsa departs with its factory-floor members

Business

Centres will nurture entrepreneurs

OPPOSITION: Black Business Council CEO Xolani Qubeka says sector codes amount to ‘window-dressing’. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
18 hour(s) ago

Small and medium-size enterprises are expected to create 90% of the 11-million jobs envisaged by the National Development Plan by 2030

National

Cases against security companies rise

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
18 hour(s) ago

Controversy also brewing over bill which provides for foreign-owned security companies to ensure that 51% of their shares are owned by South Africans

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Cartoons

William Kentridge.  Picture:   STRAUSS & CO

Historic art in rare appearance

A dedicated collector’s works will vie for attention at an auction featuring many famous artists’ names, writes Matthew Partridge

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Bouncer gets more finesse

Like Coca-Cola, the new X6 is a product of South Carolina. Picture: MARK SMYTH
18 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled Stateside to experience the latest generation BMW X6

Arts & Entertainment

All that shimmers does not turn into gold

Picture:  UJ ART GALLERY
17 hour(s) ago

Robert Hamblin’s extensive photographic series, produced over the course of a year by making daily visits to the Dalebrook tidal pool near Kalk Bay, captures the tricks of light that can turn seawater into liquid gold, writes Chris Thurman

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Meyiwa’s funeral moves to bigger venue

All the PSL fixtures scheduled for Saturday and Sunday would go ahead as planned, with each game having a moment of silence before kick-off

Rugby

Meyer realistic about task ahead

THE BOSS: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said his 36-man training squad that will camp in Durban next week ahead of the incoming June tour, will have to step up a gear for a challenging programme this season. The Boks first face a World XV side as well as Wales and Scotland.   Picture:  GETTY IMAGES/IAN MACNICOL
18 hour(s) ago

Coach says Boks will have to be better than they were against All Blacks to win all four Tests

Cricket

Low-profile Kieswetter is a great catch

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Despite his low profile, the Johannesburg-born, Cape Town-educated England wicketkeeper-batsman is 48th on the list of highest run scorers in the format

 
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SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for employing the “Stalingrad strategy” favoured by his mentor, President Jacob Zuma, to avoid accounting for his actions. Delay, obfuscate, appeal and delay again.

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