• Thursday, March 05 2015
  • Subscribe
  • Register
Standard Bank joint CEO Sim Tshabalala.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Standard Bank growth fair when excluding global businesses

3 hour(s) ago

Global markets business shows headline loss of R3.8bn, of which R1.6bn was a result of fraud in China and R1.7bn partly due to volatile international markets

Labour

Cosatu calls special meeting on purchase of new head office

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Meeting will also afford federation’s general-secretary an opportunity to explain his absence from its three-day central executive committee meeting

Mining

Exxaro swings to a loss on R5.76bn write down of its Congo mine

Picture: THE TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Miner, however, reports a strong performance in SA at its coal business where revenue grew 21% to R3.3bn compared to 2013

National

Spy leaks threaten South Africa’s security, says Cabinet

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe briefs the media regarding the remains of South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria.  Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Cabinet strongly condemns leaking of State Security Agency documents as this may put country’s security at risk

Financial Services

‘Sound performance’ for Sanlam as it lifts annual dividend 13%

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLES GALLO
5 hour(s) ago

Company says diversified nature of group’s operations, together with the strength of the Sanlam brand, enabled it to withstand challenging financial challenges

Telecoms & Technology

Set-top boxes to have access control mechanism, says Cabinet

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Decision brings to an end years of wrangling within government and ANC over the policy and opens the way for SA’s migration to digital television

National

Foreign businesses face backlash in SA

South African flags flying high. Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Economists say policies designed to appease ANC’s poor political base risk alienating investors amid deep uncertainty in global economy

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses a parliamentary committee in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON/BUSINESS DAY

EDITORIAL: New boundaries won’t fix councils

Political will is needed to stop the cronyism that plagues municipal appointments

Columnists

Dave Marrs promo

The might of a natural phenomenon such as fire is truly humbling, and this year's wildfires should be declared a national disaster by government, ...

Cape fire puts politics in perspective

Columnists

Michel Pireu provides Pragmatic Capitalism’s 10 rules for achieving financial independence at a relatively young age

STREET DOGS: Guidelines for life

Motoring

Top Gear Live switches venues from Durban to Johannesburg

Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May talk up a storm in Durban during the festival. Picture: NCE MKHIZE
54 minute(s) ago

Last year’s show, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, brought R260m to Durban, but coastal city now says it has run out of money for it

Financial Services

JSE delivers ‘pleasing’ performance for 2014

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
41 minute(s) ago

JSE increases headline earnings per share in year ended December 2014 by 14% to 735c and declares ordinary dividend of 400c and special dividend of 80c

National

Pikitup introduces free ‘bulky waste’ removal

2 hour(s) ago

Company says aim of service is to divert recyclable waste away from its landfill sites to allow their landfill sites an extended lifespan

Cosatu. Picture: REUTERS

EDITORIAL: The beginning of
the end

Union federation Cosatu has become the perfect vehicle to political status and enrichment for unionists with such ambitions

Telecoms & Technology

Is it time we just dumped passwords for good?

Picture: THINKSTOCK
58 minute(s) ago

Passwords can be hacked and guessed, but until industry finds replacement, it is wise to ensure passwords are just one layer of your security infrastructure, writes Martin Walshaw

Europe

Russia launches military exercises in disputed territories

A picture taken on February 28 2015 shows member of the 'Russian Imperial Movement , a nationalist group in Russia, volunteer of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic Dmitry Gaydun nick-named 'Donskoy', holding a weapon simulator at a training base in Saint-Petersburg. Picture: AFP PHOTO/OLGA MALTSEVA
2 hour(s) ago

Large-scale exercises likely to be viewed in the West as a show of force as relations with Russia are at their most strained since the Cold War

Americas

Apple to make larger iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook holds up the new iPad Air during an Apple event in San Francisco last week. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Apple suppliers have been told to start production of larger-screen iPad in second half of year as US tech giant wrestles with new designs for enterprise market

National

Cape Town building housing Teraco data centre damaged by fire

Cape Town building housing Teraco data centre damaged by fire. Picture: PAUL VECCHIATTO
4 hour(s) ago

Company’s investment in the data centre worth about R120m, and CEO Lex van Wyk says he was told fire started on the roof

Companies

Mukuru.com launches money transfers from SA to Botswana

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

UK-based online money transfer company launches money transfers from SA to Botswana in corridor that traditionally has been dominated by SA banks

Americas

Embattled Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release e-mails

Hillary Clinton. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NOAH BERGER
6 hour(s) ago

Clinton’s statement is aimed at cooling a political firestorm over allegations that she inappropriately used her personal e-mail for work while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013

Asia-Pacific

Billionaire Paul Allen and team find sunken Japanese warship off Philippines

A catapult system on the sunken Japanese warship Musashi is seen in an undated handout image from a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen off the coast of the Philippines in the Sibuyan Sea released on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds the Musashi, one of the largest battleships ever built, where it was sunk during Second World War

Asia-Pacific

US ambassador slashed and bloodied in Seoul attack

US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert (C) leaves Sejong Center for Performing Arts in downtown Seoul, South Korea, March 5 2015, after being attacked by a knife-wielding assailant. The male suspect, identified as 55-year-old Kim Ki-jong, cut Lippert's face and wrist with a knife during early morning, saying he was against the ongoing military drills between South Korea and the United States. Picture: EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
7 hour(s) ago

Ambassador recovering from surgery after being slashed on face and arm in Seoul by a blade-wielding activist opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills

Healthcare

Aspen first-half basic earnings per share up 27% to 539.1c

A new blood thinner is looking much safer than conventional drugs to protect patients from heart attack and stroke. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Group says strong results achieved despite forex losses of R343m caused by the US dollar strengthening relative to the group’s major trading currencies

National

Cabinet approves five-year agriculture, forestry and fisheries strategy

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Government’s highest decision-making body says framework sets out the key challenges faced by the three sectors and proposes interventions in four areas

World

Global food prices fell in February: FAO index

Food shopping
2 hour(s) ago

Drop in food price index good news for a food-importing country such as SA, whose weak rand makes imports more expensive

African News

Burundi legislators pass media bill to expand press freedom

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

National assembly approves draft media law, backtracking from contentious 2013 legislation that was denounced by reporters, rights groups as assault on press freedom

View more

Cartoons

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA

Seven ‘time regrets’ to avoid

You do not want to spend your time in ways that you will regret 20 years from now, so invest time in what is most important to you

Health

Efficacy of anti-ageing pill may take a lifetime to prove

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Company says it will be turning chemicals that lengthen the lives of mice and worms in the laboratory into over-the-counter vitamin pills that people can take to combat ageing

Motoring

Stylish bruiser rules supreme

The design tweaks on the new C63 are more subtle than in the old model.
9 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled to Portugal to get to grips with the latest Mercedes-AMG C63

Motoring

CONCEPT NEWS: Daring vision for the future

The EXP 10 Speed 6 concept clearly echoes famous Bentleys of the past.
9 hour(s) ago

Bentley has unveiled a stunning concept at Geneva that echoes its famous classic models

Motoring

DRIVING IMPRESSION: Bigger may not always be better

The Mini Cooper S five-door still has all those Mini character traits.
9 hour(s) ago

Is the five-door Mini the answer for those who need rear seats and space? Mark Smyth is not so sure

Orlando Pirates’ Rooi Mahamutsa and Tsepo Masilela, right.  File picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Ronaldo-beating Masilela finds form on home soil

Tsepo Masilela’s perfection in defence and trademark overlapping runs are a key cog in the Chiefs machine

Other Sport

Africa Open holds Sterne’s mojo hope

Richard Sterne: Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LUKE WALKER
9 hour(s) ago

Golfer's performance at Joburg Open this weekend reflects the sense that Richard Sterne feels a bit stuck at the moment

Cricket

Records fall as fast as wickets at the WACA

Australia batsman David Warner hooks the ball against Afghanistan during their Cricket World Cup match in Perth on Wednesday, on his way to a total of 178. Picture: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY
9 hour(s) ago

Australia hit the tournament’s third 400-plus total in the past six days after SA breached the barrier against West Indies and Ireland

Rugby

Gold’s sympathy for the Cape stretches only as far as the fire

Gary Gold. Picture: GALLO IMAGES / MOUTON VAN ZYL
9 hour(s) ago

The Sharks and Stormers have been the pacesetters at Super Rugby level and … the animosity between the teams has risen

Cricket

SA will have fight on their hands against Pakistan

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

The likes of Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz and Rahat Ali will make SA work for a win at the weekend

JSE Sens

Share search

Type in a share code or part of a company’s name in the Company Lookup box, then select the company name from the list of results and click Go to view its tearsheet with share data, news and more.
View more

The Third Umpire

National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete, for arguing in court papers that she needs to be able to block television coverage of debates when things get unruly to “protect the dignity of Parliament”. Maybe a little late for that.

thumb
Our Vote
Out
Cast your vote

Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe, who seems unlikely to succeed in his bid to buy out Adcock minorities, but certainly can’t be accused of lacking determination. And at least Adcock’s BEE shareholders now have an exit option.

thumb
Our Vote
In
Cast your vote

Agang MP Andries Tlouamma. If you're going to insist on tabling a no confidence vote you know full well will be defeated, then you should at least carry it through, otherwise you’re just wasting everyone’s time.

thumb
Our Vote
Out
Cast your vote

Calendar

Standard Bank Standard Bank finals
Sanlam Sanlam finals
Exxaro Exxaro finals
Poynting Poynting interims
Aspen Aspen interims
JSE JSE finals

Like us on Facebook


Greening Your Business

Register for our comprehensive digital course to plan and implement your company’s sustainability.

  • All Share : 53246.07
    Change: 0.67%
    Top 40 : 47087.62
    Change: 0.73%
    Financial 15 : 16965.52
    Change: 1.52%
    Industrial 25 : 66885.52
    Change: 0.91%
    Resource 10 : 43908.14
    Change: -1.08%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by Profile Data
  • FTSE 100 : 6955
    Change: 0.52%
    Dow Jones Industrial : 18116.9
    Change: 0.11%
    All Share : 53213.94
    Change: 0.61%
    ASX All Ordinaries : 5873.7
    Change: 369.90%
    S&P 500 index : 2098.53
    Change: -0.44%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by Profile Data
  • ZAR/USD : 11.7669
    Change: -0.27%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.8816
    Change: -0.48%
    ZAR/EUR : 12.9815
    Change: -0.64%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.0973
    Change: -0.71%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.1659
    Change: -0.55%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by Profile Data
  • N/A : 1201.95
    Change: 0.15%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1185.63
    Change: 0.27%
    Silver US$/oz : 16.24
    Change: -0.06%
    Palladium US$/oz : 828.93
    Change: 0.18%
    Brent Crude : 61.03
    Change: 1.03%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by Profile Data
Content