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CSG reports small decline in revenue

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Temporary staff supplier says it suffered from clients’ reactions to the changes in labour legislation on temporary employment

Politics

Mantashe outflanked in state capture fight

BACK FOOT:  ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday the national executive council had advised ANC members to formalise complaints over the Gupta family to institutions . Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

Only one ANC member made a submission about Guptas’ state dealings, writes Sam Mkokeli

National

End of era as iconic rights lawyer dies

COMMITTED: Jules Browde was tireless on human rights. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 hour(s) ago

Jules Browde, a renowned lawyer and Mandela contemporary, closes the curtain at 97

Financial Services

Alleged MMM Ponzi scheme could be more widespread

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3 hour(s) ago

Republic of Bitcoin scheme’s participants used accounts held at banks other than Capitec, Consumer commission says

Telecoms & Technology

Muthambi’s set-top box rule set aside

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
2 hour(s) ago

Supreme Court of Appeal sets aside her decision not to encrypt state-supplied set-top boxes

National

Advocates body tells court Jiba and Mrwebi should be struck from the roll

Nomgcobo Jiba, acting national director of public prosecutions. Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi cannot say they relied on legal advice, to escape responsibility for judges’ criticism, the General Council of the Bar says

Energy

Talks over hidden Maputo debt ‘will not hit Sasol project’

Sasol ’s natural gas venture in Mozambique that was inaugurated in 2004. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Sasol has begun drilling the first well in its production-sharing agreement area in Inhambane province

Property

Growthpoint looks to Australia for growth

Norbert Sasse, Growthpoint CEO, addresses the media on the group’s results on Wednesday. He says there is very little the firm can buy in SA at the right price. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

CEO Norbert Sasse says Growthpoint Australia is on track to achieve strong earnings and distribution growth

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EDITORIAL: SA is in a competitive fix

Competitiveness rankings show that our country’s performance is hugely uneven

Columnists

A lack of attractive alternatives to encumbered neoliberal institutions must be addressed to renew global growth, writes Zama Ndlovu

Fighting the dictatorship of too few alternatives

Columnists

How SA’s policy makers respond to a downgrade will determine how badly it affects us and what happens next, writes Hilary Joffe

Downgrade may spur the government into action

Europe

Poland makes a new bid to extradite Polanski

Roman Polanski. Picture: EPA/ANDRZEJ GRYGIEL
3 hour(s) ago

Justice minister’s new bid for director Roman Polanski’s extradition is in line with policies of right-wing Law and Justice government

Industrials

Market punishes PPC on S&P decision

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3 hour(s) ago

The international ratings agency cuts PPC’s long-and short-term corporate credit ratings seven levels

Retail & Consumer

Partial yes puts AB InBev deal within grasp

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller branded beers. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG
3 hour(s) ago

AB InBev says it is on track to secure the necessary regulatory approvals for the deal to close in the second half of 2016

Economy

Vehicle exports keep trade surplus on track in April

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2 hour(s) ago

SA’s export performance has started to improve in response to a weaker rand, and imports have fallen in response to a weaker economy

National

Performance and spending reviews to be made public

Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Reports offer frank assessments of the value-for-money and effectiveness of major government programmes

Combine harvesters work in a wheat field. Land ownership is about enabling a farmer to prosper and cultivate a livelihood without fear, says the writer. Picture: REUTERS/ILYA NAYMUSHIN

Agriculture presents most employment opportunities

The Land Bank should ideally expand its scope of practice to support start-up farmers, writes Christo van der Rheede

African News

Nigerian president makes a bad hand worse by fumbling currency

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3 hour(s) ago

Investors are fleeing Nigeria, whose economy is on the verge of recession and inflation is ballooning, writes Paul Wallace

Europe

France urges talks in bid to avert rail strike

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3 hour(s) ago

The growing labour unrest 10 days ahead of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament has President Francois Hollande scrambling for solutions

Asia-Pacific

Nuclear project to power up India

ENERGY PLAN: India wants to increase its nuclear capacity considerably — to 63,000MW by 2032 — to meet growing demand. Picture: REUTERS/PETR JOSEK
3 hour(s) ago

Westinghouse Electric the first beneficiary of the US-India trade pact after the resolution of a sticky accident liability issue

African News

Power-sharing deals across Africa are failing

CIVIL WAR:  South Sudan army soldiers in Malakal town, 497km northeast of capital Juba, in 2013, a few days after retaking the town from rebel fighters. File picture: REUTERS/JAMES AKENA
3 hour(s) ago

South Sudan is the latest country to try to make this formula work, writes William Davison

African News

Zimbabwean banks forced to limit cash withdrawals

ENOUGH:  Movement for Democratic Change supporters shout political slogans and hold placards during a protest against the Zimbabwean government on Saturday in Bulawayo. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ZINYANGE AUNTONY
3 hour(s) ago

Banks in the southern African country forced to limit weekly withdrawals to $500 as cash crisis deepens

Americas

Another Brazilian minister resigns

Fabiano Silveira. Picture: EPA/GLAUCIO DETMAR
3 hour(s) ago

Brazil's anti-corruption minister resigns after a leaked recording suggests he tried to derail an investigation

African News

Buhari to Ogoniland to kick off clean-up

INFLEXIBLE: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. He has clung to the naira’s dollar peg amid evidence that a dollar shortage is strangling the economy. Picture: REUTERS/AFOLABI SOTUND
3 hour(s) ago

Nigeria’s president travels to Ogoniland in Rivers state to launch a long-awaited clean-up in a region devastated by oil industry pollution

Transport & Tourism

Gooderson earnings slide as revenue grows

Alan Gooderson, executive chairman of Gooderson Leisure Corporation. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Specialist hotel group has experienced some disappointing years since it relisted on the JSE in 2006

Property

Warning over new accounting rules

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3 hour(s) ago

Firms will be required to bring most leases onbalance sheet, writes Alistair Anderson

Industrials

Gauteng seeks court review of award over Gautrain

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19 hour(s) ago

A ruling against the provincial government will mean a once-off and positive for Murray & Roberts

Retail & Consumer

Vasari has big ambitions for KWV

KWV  & Cola. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Brandy premiumisation key to Vasari’s big ambitions for KWV’s brands, but some shareholders are not convinced

Retail & Consumer

Bias towards cash sales helps Mr Price survive tough times

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3 hour(s) ago

The company delivers solid results in increasingly difficult trading environment as cash sales reach 83%

Business

Orthotouch investors win round with class action

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3 hour(s) ago

High Court rules in favour of more than 12,000 aggrieved investors seeking to set aside a contentious repayment scheme

Industrials

Market punishes PPC on S&P decision

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3 hour(s) ago

The international ratings agency cuts PPC’s long-and short-term corporate credit ratings seven levels

Mining

Rockwell’s future hinges on improved efficiency

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3 hour(s) ago

Diamond producer must run a tight ship at its new Remhoogte-Holsloot Complex and recommissioned Wouterspan mine to avoid another financial meltdown

Retail & Consumer

Chicken producer manages tiny rise

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3 hour(s) ago

Sovereign scratches out a small gain, withholds dividends amid tough economic conditions and the continuing drought

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Cartoons

Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures next to his wife, Melinda French Gates. Organisations are compelled to hire the international best in class, the writer says. Picture: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH

Focus on top managers as playing field goes global

In a globalised world companies should cast the net as wide as possible in seach of the best sector-specific fit, writes Leon Ayo

Opinion & Analysis

Leadership is service first

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3 hour(s) ago

Leaders must surrender to scrutiny and cannot take others where they have not been, writes Dumani Kula

Opinion & Analysis

BEE MATTERS: Economic reality and equity plan are irreconcilable

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has threatened businesses with the full might of the law if they failed to comply with the legislation on employment equity.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

Existing legal framework does not make provision for legislation to be used to compel an employer to employ a job applicant in any category of position, writes Gideon Gerber

African Perspectives

UN’s Rudd calls for greater transnational collaboration

Chairman of the UN’s Independent Commission on Multilateralism Kevin Rudd says the emergence of new financial institutions is no big deal, even if they compete with existing Bretton Woods bodies. Picture: REUTERS/SHANNON STAPLETON
3 hour(s) ago

Pressure on multilateral systems engenders a host of new funding institutions as development aid falls short, writes Karl Gernetzky

Education

School Aid’s library drive takes challenge to needy schools

School Aid’s mission is to create and stock libraries in needy schools, and train librarians to run them. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 hour(s) ago

School Aid searches for solutions to create and stock libraries in SA’s needy schools, writes Lesley Stones

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Squeaky clean Strauss perfect for Bok leader

Former players and coaches gave their nod of approval, following Coetzee’s announcement Strauss would be the man to take charge on the field

Soccer

French town’s fertile football greenhouse

BALL CONTROL: Manchester United’s new striker, Anthony Martial, waltzes past Lee Cattermole of Sunderland last weekend. Martial has scored four goals in his first five games for the Red Devils. Picture: AFP
4 hour(s) ago

Martial hails from same club as Henry and Evra

Soccer

Premier Soccer League clubs chill out for longer than usual

Ajax Cape Town celebrate their win during the MTN8 Final match against Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday in Port Elizabeth. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/RICHARD HUGGARD
4 hour(s) ago

It’s time for Premier Soccer League clubs to relax and recharge batteries after long season

Soccer

Mhlongo’s patience for Bafana spot pays off

Brighton Mhlongo. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
4 hour(s) ago

Mhlongo believed he would one day represent SA at senior level and worked hard behind the scenes to make his dream come true

Other Sport

Life imitates art for Rocky pugilist

DREAM COME TRUE: Tony Bellew celebrates his victory over Ilunga Makabu to win the WBC cruiserweight title. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Boxer Tony Bellew’s WBC world cruiserweight triumph over Ilunga Makabu last weekend could have been forgiven for getting a nagging sense of déjà vu

Rugby

Du Toit’s misery is Mostert’s delight

Franco Mostert.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
4 hour(s) ago

Du Toit has been immense for the Stormers this season, stringing together an unprecedented 11-match sequence

Soccer

Bafana hope Gambia attacks

Shakes Mashaba. Picture: SYDNEY MAHLANGU/BACKPAGEPIX
4 hour(s) ago

Bafana have released leftback Thabo Matlaba, who has a personal matter to attend to

Opinion

Mpumalanga players, supporters and staff face uncertain future

Players and club personnel do not know if they are in the new owner’s plans and, more pertinently, whether he intends to retain their services

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Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Khama Billiat, who has capped an extraordinary season by cleaning up at the Premier Soccer League awards, winning the footballer, players’ player and midfielder of the season gongs.

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Newly listed Bidcorp’s CEO Bernard Berson. Seldom has the term “unlocking value” had as much meaning in the real world as the R18bn gain in total market cap following the unbundling of the former Bidvest Group.

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