• Wednesday, September 02 2015
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SAA. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ALON SKUY

South African Airways still making a loss

35 minute(s) ago

National carrier says operating environment in 2014 was difficult because of increased competition, effects of Ebola, xenophobia on tourism, weak currency, legacy impairments, finance costs

Economy

Moody’s report shows more governments are borrowing domestically

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38 minute(s) ago

More governments, including SA, are borrowing within own countries and in local currencies, thus reducing exposure to global financial meltdowns, Moody’s report shows

Energy

Updated IRP may raise share of nuclear power

Parliament’s  energy committee chairman Fikile Majola said on Tuesday the committee wanted to be involved in the process to procure nuclear power. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Integrated resource plan could make case for over 9.6GW while dirty coal stations set to close

Industrials

Rescuer for embattled Evraz still to be named

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6 hour(s) ago

Deadline missed to name bidders for embattled steel maker while publication of business rescue plan pushed back two weeks

Markets

Asian shares slide for third consecutive day

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4 hour(s) ago

Equities in Asia fall as weak manufacturing reports from China, US, Europe fuel worry about slowing global growth, while dollar takes back some ground lost

African Business

Is Africa’s Chinese-led boom coming to an end?

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1 hour(s) ago

Disappointing growth in SA, Nigeria highlights role of China in expansion of recent years, now that Asian country’s economy is slowing down

Labour

Ramaphosa initiates talks on strike ballots and pickets

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
6 hour(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa initiates talks on violent and prolonged nature of strikes as well as wage inequality

Asia-Pacific

China’s welcome mat out for ‘brother, friend’ Bashir

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. The African leader is in China for Second World War commemorations, Picture: REUTERS/PARKER SONG
6 hour(s) ago

As nonsignatory of International Criminal Court China not obliged to detain Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to face war crimes charges

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EDITORIAL: Make conditions better for teachers

It's irrational to expect excellent results when teachers are stressed by resource shortages, unengaged parents and poor service delivery

Columnists

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Jeremy Corbyn not new, mass-produced, plastic politician. He says what he believes without regard for popularity, writes Allister Sparks

Old-style leftover lefty who is attracting Britain’s youth

Columnists

Commodity cycle not expected to bounce back soon and electricity constraints weigh against currency bounce, writes Hilary Joffe

Where is SA’s recovery to come from?

Economy

Worse to come as car sales hit skids

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6 hour(s) ago

Worsening economic conditions could double the rate of decline in new vehicle sales, say analysts

National

Judges pepper Vodacom counsel on SMS idea

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Court quizzes Vodacom on whether it was just that the company had reaped billions from its former employee’s idea without rewarding him for it

Sport

Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Durban's beachfront. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Coastal city is selected as host for Games at general assembly in New Zealand, it was only bidder for event after Edmonton withdrew from contention

Education

Radicalise change at Stellenbosch, says Nzimande

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande. Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

Conservative forces at work are resisting transformation, minister tells MPs

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Antiretrovirals for staff good for business

Drugs to all eligible employees cuts HIV/AIDS-related costs, study at Anglo American’s coal operations shows

Financial Services

Shake-up in offing for life assurance commission

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6 hour(s) ago

Structure of commission payments in life assurance industry poised for radical overhauled

Healthcare

Medical aids spend more on hospitals and specialists

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6 hour(s) ago

Medical schemes’ outlay on specialists and private hospitals soars in above-inflation trend, Council for Medical Schemes report shows

National

Transport laws need to move with the times, Uber tells MPs

The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California. Picture: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH
6 hour(s) ago

Company business model and modus operandi as transport network carrier falls outside ‘metered taxi service’ in law

Middle East

Turmoil in politics and on borders gobble Turkey model

Ahmet Davutoglu. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

With economic growth slowing down and the lira plunging to record lows, business leaders and investors are already describing 2015 as a ‘lost year’ for the Turkish economy

Energy

Specs and costs stall enacting of clean fuel standards

A chimney flares at PetroSA's Mossgas facility in Mossel Bay. Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Financing still under discussion — earlier estimate at about R40bn to modernise refineries that were built in the 1940s and 1950s

Rugby

We all have same goal, says Siya Kolisi

Siya Kolisi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
7 hour(s) ago

Siya Kolisi says the whole group will do anything to win the Rugby World Cup trophy

Property

Hyprop on high after revamps, extensions

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6 hour(s) ago

Results please analysts but there is concern about future domestic opportunities

Healthcare

Day hospitals add up for Advanced

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6 hour(s) ago

Advanced Health set to cash in on growing trend towards cost-effective medical services

African News

Congolese militia leader goes on trial at ICC

Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda. Picture: REUTERS
36 minute(s) ago

International Criminal Court has accused Rwandan-born Bosco Ntaganda of crimes including murder, rape of his own child soldiers during early 2000s

Retail & Consumer

A Grand Parade of gaming and Burger King roll-outs

A Burger King outlet at Park Station in Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Empowerment group happy to refocus on Sunwest gaming asset to help fund roll-out of Burger King

Retail & Consumer

RCL Foods back in the black

Miles Dally. Picture: LEON GROVE
6 hour(s) ago

Diversified food producer overcomes challenging conditions to benefit from acquisitions and restructuring initiatives

Retail & Consumer

Mr Price’s shares in bargain bin

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6 hour(s) ago

Budget retailer blames downturn on poor fashion offerings and ‘very late onset of winter’

African Business

Market shocks not over, African nations warned

Akinwumi Adesina. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOU
5 hour(s) ago

African Development Bank’s new president says African nations should set up more sovereign wealth funds to help withstand the next downturn

Mining

DRDGold cuts distributions, may keep cash for buyback

Niël Pretorius. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

CEO Niël Pretorius’s comments inspire 20% rise as prospects for long-term share holders improve

Asia-Pacific

Probe into 7-Eleven wage fraud claims

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven is accused of unfair labour practices that exploit its vulnerable workers who are often international students. File picture: REUTERS/TIM WIMBORNE
5 hour(s) ago

Media probe shows 620 franchisee stores in Australia doctor payrolls and underpay workers

Europe

Drop in jobless rates adds to hints of rebound in Europe

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, middle, and his deputy, Vitor Constancio. Picture:  EPA/ARNE DEDERT
5 hour(s) ago

Unemployment rate in July lowest since February 2012 and below median forecast of 11.1%

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Cartoons

Melting glaciers on Alaska’s southeastern coast near the port of Seward expose the underlying rock structure.  Picture: BRENDAN RYAN

Shrinking Exit Glacier a powerful sign of warming climate

President Barack Obama’s trek to Alaska aims to make world pay heed to damage already caused by rising seas, and demand leaders reach deal in Paris to curb carbon emissions

Management

Three ways to fend off stress

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23 hour(s) ago

Rather than trying latest stress-release techniques, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from

Opinion & Analysis

Plan B needed to save rhinos

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5 hour(s) ago

Poaching needs to be made a less attractive career option — the black market value per kilogramme of rhino horn is greater than that of gold and platinum combined, writes Paul Hoffman

Management

How to get what men have got

Donna Rachelson argues that women and men behave quite differently in the way they try to achieve their goals — women are largely passive, while men are aggressive. Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Develop interpersonal skills — your tone, body language and presentation — and then ask for what you want, writes Donna Rachelson

Management

Present and yet missing in action at workplace

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5 hour(s) ago

Research shows that happy, healthy and engaged employees produce more and cost less

Roger Federer celebrates his quarterfinal victory over Gilles Simon at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS

Roger Federer glides into second round at US Open

Roger Federer sails through first round at Flushing Meadows, while Andy Murray ushers talented young Australian Nick Kyrgios out of another Grand Slam

Soccer

Mauritania name squad to face SA

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7 hour(s) ago

Mauritania have named eight foreign-based players in a 25-man squad for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against SA

Other Sport

Olympic logo joins stadium in the bin

Kazumasa Nagai, chief of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic emblem selection, is silhouetted at a press briefing on the emblem in Tokyo, Japan. The logo was scrapped on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA
7 hour(s) ago

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics organisers scrap plagiarism-tainted logo and blame loss of public confidence not lawsuit

Soccer

Serero, Masilela injuries do not faze Bafana's Mashaba

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
6 hour(s) ago

Star Bafana players will not be replaced if they are unfit to play against Mauritania in Afcon qualifier

Cricket

India fight back to take Sri Lanka series

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, left, celebrates with teammates after dismissing Rangana Herath, right, on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ISHARA S KODIKARA
7 hour(s) ago

Sri Lanka began the final session with a reasonable hope but India grabbed the last five wickets for victory

Opinion

Why Free State Stars are enchanted by Middendorp is a mystery

Ernst Middendorp must have local soccer bosses under his spell

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The Third Umpire

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Conducting a witch-hunt to find scapegoats for the volatility on China’s stock markets is a bit rich when the state is clearly at least as responsible as anyone else.

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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. It’s not nice to accuse people of, um, being economical with the truth, but her briefing to Parliament’s energy committee yesterday was about as riddled with porkies as they come.

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Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. Business Day may not be his favourite newspaper but we noticed Minister Nzimande’s recognition that we highlight the leadership deficit.

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