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Industrials

Rescuer for embattled Evraz still to be named

Picture: EVERAZ HIGHVELD
2 hour(s) ago

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

Markets

Global stocks bleed as China fears grow

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the US on Tuesday. Wall Street opened sharply lower after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and its effect on global growth.  Picture: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON
2 hour(s) ago

Activity in China’s factory sector shrinks at fastest rate in at least three years

Labour

Ramaphosa initiates talks on strike ballots and pickets

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
2 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
1 hour(s) ago

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

National

Judges pepper Vodacom counsel on SMS idea

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 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

Healthcare

Medical aids spend more on hospitals and specialists

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2 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
2 hour(s) ago

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

British Labour Party MP Jeremy Corbyn arrives for a community meeting in north London, the UK, on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE

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

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

Columnists

People should be free to work, to earn a living as they can, without an overbearing state chasing them off the streets, writes Xhanti Payi

State-driven elitism throttles a vibrant economy

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

‘Consumers uber alles’ must drive free-market policies in a rapidly changing world, writes Leon Louw

Consumer choice lost in tsunami of twaddle

Economy

Worst to come as car sales hit skids

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2 hour(s) ago

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

Sport

Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Durban's beachfront. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
35 minute(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

Financial Services

Shake-up in offing for life assurance commission

Banking customers. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

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

Education

Radicalise change at Stellenbosch, says Nzimande

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

Conservative forces at work are resisting transformation, minister tells MPs

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Plan B needed to save rhinos

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

Middle East

Turmoil in politics and on borders gobble Turkey model

Ahmet Davutoglu. Picture: REUTERS
1 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

National

ANC steamrolls impeachment debate as opposition squabble

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly in this file image. Picture: GCIS
11 hour(s) ago

Relations between opposition parties plunged to lowest level yet allowing the ANC easily to defend motion to probe impeachment of President Jacob Zuma

Energy

Specs and costs stall enacting of clean fuel standards

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

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

Property

Hyprop on high after revamps, extensions

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1 hour(s) ago

Results please analysts but there is concern about future domestic opportunities

Healthcare

Day hospitals add up for Advanced

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

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

National

Gauteng to probe R2bn hike in irregular spending

David Makhura. Picture: SOWETAN
11 hour(s) ago

Premier David Makhura calls for urgent investigations and disciplinary measures against guilty officials

Americas

Google redesigns iconic logo for the fifth time

New Google logo. Picture: AFP/GOOGLE
12 hour(s) ago

Google unveils redesign of its iconic logo, the fifth such modification since the search engine giant started in 1998

Retail & Consumer

A Grand Parade of gaming and Burger King roll-outs

A Burger King outlet at Park Station in Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES
1 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
1 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

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
1 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
1 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
1 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
1 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
1 hour(s) ago

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

Americas

Chrysler continues strong sales streak

Reid Bigland. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SCOTT EELLS
1 hour(s) ago

Car maker’s North American unit beats estimates, driven by sales of Ram trucks and Jeep SUVs

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Cartoons

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

How to get what men have got

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

Management

Three ways to fend off stress

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
19 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

Management

Present and yet missing in action at workplace

Picture: ISTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

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

Management

Toshiba executive pushed staff towards ‘creative accounting’

Atsutoshi Nishida has resigned as an adviser to Toshiba, along with two other former CEs, in the wake of a huge accounting scandal exposed by a whistle-blower. Picture: REUTERS/SUPRI
1 hour(s) ago

Tough management style at centre of questions over how the nuclear-to-laptops conglomerate suffers Japan’s worst corporate scandal since Olympus, write Nathan Layne and Ritsuko Ando

Health

What to watch for after skin cancer

Cancer patient. Picture: REUTERS/JIM BOURG
16 hour(s) ago

New research shows sharp rise in non-melanoma skin cancers, so dermatologists are pushing patients who have history of even one occurrence to be more vigilant

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

Serero, Masilela injuries do not faze Bafana's Mashaba

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

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
3 hour(s) ago

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

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
3 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

Standard Bank

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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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