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SA spurns foreign healthcare workers

5 hour(s) ago

SA fails to train enough doctors and nurses, yet red tape, hostile bureaucrats and government policies stand in way of foreign healthcare professionals willing to fill gap

Telecoms & Technology

Vodacom voices concern at Icasa’s new rate

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4 hour(s) ago

Mobile phone network operator says it’s concerned about mobile termination rates published by the Icasa, which unfairly favours ‘certain companies’

Economy

Structural problems stunt SA’s growth, says Christo Wiese

Christo Wiese, chairman of Shoprite Holdings and Pepkor. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Pattern of sluggish growth likely to continue until there is concerted effort to address economy’s structural problems, says Shoprite chairman

National

State hires more as firms shed jobs

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5 hour(s) ago

The private sector’s ability to create jobs is being negatively affected by rising administered prices, higher borrowing costs, weak demand, and disruptions from strikes

Middle East

IS jihadists approach Syrian border town

Syrians within a group of refugees wait near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey. Picture: EPA/ULAS YUNUS TOSUN
6 hour(s) ago

Despite air strikes, Islamic State fighters close in to within a few kilometres of key Kurdish town on Syria’s border with Turkey

National

Report on critical state of SANDF gathers dust

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6 hour(s) ago

South African Defence Review 2014 gathering dust while committee which will consider it has yet to be established

Financial Services

Capitec targets credit card, insurance market entry

Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie
4 hour(s) ago

Bank always looking for opportunities to diversify its business but is not exploring secured credit

Transport & Tourism

Visitors develop a nose for wine tourism

FIELDS OF GREEN: Franschhoek valley, which has its own wine route, circa November 2005. Picture: RUVAN BOSHOFF
6 hour(s) ago

Winelands are helping to boost Western Cape economy, writes Bekezela Phakathi

Middle East

No Syrian peace talks while Islamists rampage, UN told

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover in Ashrafieh, Aleppo. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Syria will not begin talks to end three-and-a-half-year war while ‘terrorism is still rampant’ in the country

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: SOWETAN

EDITORIAL: Elephant in room invisible to ANC

President Jacob Zuma has become the main impediment to the ANC achieving its policy goals

Columnists

Trudi Makhaya: In a world that encourages the monetisation of celebrity, beauty or race, why are we surprised when pastors and ministers do the same?

Desire of devout to part with cash is no sin

Columnists

The feeling is that the UK shies away from addressing racial faultlines head on, despite several reports of institutional racism in the public ...

Europe is in denial about legacy of colonialism

Industrials

Construction firms’ tax affairs worry SARS

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4 hour(s) ago

SARS concerned about low level of tax compliance in the construction industry, whose reputation is tarnished by widespread bid-rigging and price fixing

Financial Services

Car insurance industry wants to watch you drive

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2 hour(s) ago

Questions raised about whether the data collected can be handed over to authorities, writes Gillian Jones

Politics

ANC set to take aim at monopoly capital at council

Jeff Radebe.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

The ANC says it will ask ‘hard questions’ at its upcoming policy review conference to place the economy on a qualitatively different path a

National

Regulations lag behind capability of drones

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5 hour(s) ago

The South African Civil Aviation Authority is expected to finalise rules by next March, writes Dominic Skelton

African News

Mixed picture emerges of governance standards in Africa

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15 hour(s) ago

African governance standards are gradually improving but there are warning signs of backsliding, writes Astrid Zweynert

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Much to be done to arrest decline in Zimbabwe

A year after Zanu (PF)’s election victory and the formation of a new government, Zimbabwe’s politics and economy are increasingly precarious, writes Piers Pigou

Mining

Amplats financial director Nqwababa resigns to join Sasol

Bongani Nqwababa. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

Bongani Nqwababa, whose resignation takes effect from March next year, will join Sasol as new chief financial officer and executive director

Politics

EFF seeks interdict against disciplinary steps

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
4 hour(s) ago

EFF says disciplinary hearings are an attempt to intimidate the EFF and to stifle robust debate in Parliament

Business

‘Turf war’ could shackle small business department, MP warns

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 hour(s) ago

MPs on Parliament’s portfolio committee on small business development are concerned Lindiwe Zulu’s ministry faces serious challenges in establishing its independence

Healthcare

Ascendis clinches R1bn debt refinance package

Ascendis CEO Karsten Wellner. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Acquisitive healthcare conglomerate confirms long-awaited R1bn debt refinance and growth-funding package

National

No committee to probe Phiyega, says Zuma

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
21 hour(s) ago

Spokesman Mac Maharaj says President Jacob Zuma has not appointed committee to investigate allegations against national police commissioner Gen Riah Phiyega

Asia-Pacific

Dozens feared dead on Japanese volcano, search called off

A handout picture released on Sunday by Japan's Defence Ministry Joint Staff shows Japanese self-defence force members and firefighters during a rescue operation on Mount Ontake. Picture: EPA/JAPANESE DEFENSE MINISTRY JOINT STAFF / HANDOUT
18 hour(s) ago

At least 36 people are feared dead after Japanese volcano erupts without warning at weekend, but search for victims is abandoned because of fears of toxic gases

National

Nxesi in pre-emptive strike on spending

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 hour(s) ago

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi leads a media briefing to explain steps being taken to restructure the department after irregular expenditure of R34.8bn

Industrials

Bullish Astrapak approaches end of restructuring process

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3 hour(s) ago

Costs to rationalise the business have been offset by sale of properties and other assets

Europe

Watchdog to clarify Apple and Fiat tax probes

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6 hour(s) ago

European Union regulators will provide more details on the launch of in-depth inquiries into Ireland and Luxembourg’s respective tax arrangements with Apple and Fiat

Energy

Westinghouse to continue challenge to Areva generator contract

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5 hour(s) ago

Company says it has again filed court papers to challenge SA awarding a contract to replace nuclear plant steam generators to French rival Areva

BusinessDay

Accéntuate remains upbeat as strikes hit performance

Accentuate CEO Fred Platt.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Results send infrastructure supplies group share price down 12.28%, or 7c, to 50c

Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong’s student protesters ignite campaign against Beijing

Protesters block the main street to the financial Central district, outside the government headquarters, in Hong Kong on Monday. Picture: CARLOS BARRIA/ REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

Teenage students storm streets of Hong Kong in their tens of thousands and electrify long-running protest against Beijing’s attempts to control financial hub

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Cartoons

September 30 2014

Oscar Pistorius in court on the second day of his murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Picture: REUTERS

Pistorius and Steenkamp — books waiting to happen

That the Oscar Pistorius trial was televised live is no barrier to writers’ accounts of the tragedy, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

BOOK REVIEW: This Changes Everything

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6 hour(s) ago

This Changes Everything is a call to arms against 21st-century capitalism, but this time Naomi Klein enlists climate change as a weapon in the struggle, writes Pilita Clark

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Traversing the Avalanche

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6 hour(s) ago

Carl Bates is waging a veritable war against poor governance standards, but in his case he is too often just a voice in the wilderness, writes Evan Pickworth

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Amajimbos snatch momentous victory

Under-17 team will face continental giants after qualifying for CAF African Championships

Opinion

Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over

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Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over

 
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The Third Umpire

Nkandla ad hoc committee chairman Cedric Frolic, for suggesting the ANC members could carry on sitting without representatives of the opposition, who walked out on Friday. Not if its recommendations are to be credible.

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Department of Health chief director of HIV/AIDS Thobile Mbengashe, for pushing back against Cosatu-aligned unions that are preventing the use in SA of an Israeli-made circumcision device that reduces HIV transmission.

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Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim. The union has every right to organise across sectors, even if that brings it into conflict with Cosatu, but it does not have the right to flout the provisions of the Labour Relations Act.

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