• Saturday, August 29 2015
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Retail & Consumer

Bittersweet choice in Woolworths’ checkout aisles

Woolworths store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
14 hour(s) ago

Retailer has bittersweet treat for its customers — it’s removing all chocolates and other sugary goodies from its checkout queue

National

McBride facing grave charges yet wants to carry on working, court hears

Robert McBride.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

Robert McBride faces grave misconduct allegations, yet wants court to grant order to allow him to amble back to work, says counsel for police minister

Business

Draft bill to combat cybercrimes published for public comment

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15 hour(s) ago

Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill aims to create legislative framework to address various shortcomings in dealing with cybercrime and cybersecurity in country

Industrials

Davies imposes steel tariffs with conditions

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
18 hour(s) ago

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies comes to rescue of beleaguered steel industry, approves 10% ad valorem duty on certain imported steel products

National

Mapisa-Nqakula defends decision to charter Gupta-owned plane

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says all due processes were followed when chartering private plane to ferry Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Japan

Energy

Petrol price to decrease by 69c/l on Wednesday

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17 hour(s) ago

Retail price of both 93 and 95 octane unleaded petrol will decrease by 69c per litre, mainly due to continued drop in crude oil price during period under review

Americas

US ruling clears way for unions

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18 hour(s) ago

Contract workers, other temporary employees will be able to more easily unionise following landmark ruling by US federal labour regulator

Politics

Former Eskom CE Matona appointed secretary of national planning

Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
19 hour(s) ago

Cabinet announces Tshediso Matona has been appointed secretary of national planning in Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Mine. Picture: SOWETAN

Minimum wage is no magic bullet

Higher pay helps, but South Africa requires a structural reform plan, writes Joel Netshitenzhe

Columnists

Anthony Butler promo

Transparency in party funding could make contributors to opposition groups more vulnerable, writes Anthony Butler

It suits ANC to push openness in funding

Columnists

Furore over paucity of black players in Bok squad has been dismissed in some quarters as par for course in a World Cup year. This is nonsense, writes ...

Saru should develop rugby at grassroots

Markets

Wild week for markets set to end quietly

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13 hour(s) ago

Lingering worries over Chinese economic growth and Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates weighs on stocks, but oil rebounds on a strengthening US economy

Americas

Brazil sinks into worse-than-expected recession

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Data hammers popularity of President Dilma Rousseff as she struggles to save country’s investment-grade credit rating amid a vast corruption scandal

Europe

Britain’s GDP accelerates in second quarter

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14 hour(s) ago

Growth was boosted by a jump in exports and business investment in the latest sign that the recovery is broadening out

African News

Mugabe inks law to stop mass lay-offs

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe signs new law banning mass lay-offs following spate of redundancies that unions say put 30,000 people out of work

National

President Zuma to launch ‘war on water leaks’

Jacob Zuma. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE
20 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma to launch project to plug water leaks which account for nearly 40% of nation’s water loss, costing country R7bn a year

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN

National bodies fall flat in service delivery

Beyond less-than-stellar delivery record, municipalities often in a better position to understand community needs, write Sabelo Mtantato and Sasha Peters

Europe

Greece sets vote for September 20 as Syriza leads polls

A protester waves a Greek national flag during an anti-austerity pro-government demonstration in front of the parliament in Athens on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS
14 hour(s) ago

Greece gears up for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections

Americas

Publishers brace for Apple’s ad-blocking

Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Sites already struggling to monetise growing mobile audience concerned about prospect of iPhone, iPad users being able to activate ad-blocking

Economy

Economic contraction may negatively impact budget deficit targets, says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
19 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says economic contraction in second quarter may constrain revenue collection, negatively affecting budget deficit targets

Industrials

Basil Read returns to profitability

Neville Nicolau. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
22 hour(s) ago

Under new CE, Neville Nicolau, construction company has embarked on restructuring drive that aims to cut costs, improve operational performance

Retail & Consumer

Retailers rue costs of power outages

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1 day(s) ago

Drop in foot traffic at mall shops without emergency power a damper on sales

Law & Constitution

Zuma, judges agree on ‘mutual respect’

President Jacob Zuma and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at Thursday’s meeting. Picture: MOELETSI MABE/THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng makes clear judges doing what is required of them by Constitution and the fact that it ‘pinches’ at times demonstrates this

Europe

Bodies found in truck on Austria highway

A truck in which 50 migrants were found dead is prepared to be towed on a highway near Parndorf, Austria, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
1 day(s) ago

European leaders meet at Balkans security conference amid largest migrant crisis since Second World War

Financial Services

Top forex brokerage suspended over ponzi scheme

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1 day(s) ago

Action against foreign exchange brokerage ACM Gold and Trading latest in string of regulatory crackdowns

Energy

Molefe put on the spot on key points of IRP

Songezo Zibi on Redi Tlhabi’s show on Thursday. Picture: TWITTER/JENNY CRWYS WILLIAMS
23 hour(s) ago

Sparks fly as Eskom acting CE Brian Molefe challenged on key points of the state’s Integrated Resource Plan

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths reverses David Jones four-year earnings slide, boosts profits

Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths, at the company’s results presentation in Cape Town on Thursday. Woolworths has adopted a conservative view and is keeping a tight rein on costs. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Woolworth’s group revenue rises, jacked up by its buyout of Australian department chain David Jones

World

Easy money talk a brake on euro, yen

US dollar, euro and Swiss franc banknotes are displayed in a bank in Budapest, Hungary. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The possibility of further quantitative easing in Europe and Japan has returned to investors’ radar screens, reining in rallies in the euro and yen

Mining

Ramatlhodi mired in new mine rights row

The Kumba Iron Ore mine at Sishen in the Northern Cape. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND/SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Legal threat as two companies lay claim to manganese deposit in latest major case against Department of Mineral Resources this year

Economy

Nene holds off on 2% growth revision

1 day(s) ago

Finance minister calls for realism after shock gross domestic product figures throws economic growth forecasts in doubt

Rugby

Tough choices before Springbok squad show-time

Sources say Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has been given an extension of his contract. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
1 day(s) ago

Target of nine black players set but coach may miss it without surprise selections

Retail & Consumer

Stronger dollar mutes Massmarts hopes

Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN/ANTONIO MUCHAVE
1 day(s) ago

Many African countries in which Massmart operates are facing double-dip challenges from stronger dollar and weaker commodity prices

Property

Nepi nets another mall in Bucharest

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1 day(s) ago

New Europe Property Investments to acquire shopping centre in Romania in a deal worth €86m

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Cartoons

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Days numbered for barcodes as shoppers demand more data

Growing demand for more information about products we buy could mean end of simple barcode — the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale

Health

South Africans not ageing well

A nurse checking a senior patient's blood pressure. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

South Africans are living longer, but their health is not prospering

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Under Ground

Louis Greenberg is one half of thriller author SL Grey in collaboration with Sarah Lotz. Picture: MACMILLAN
1 day(s) ago

SL Grey’s latest book probes gripping world of bunker paranoia, with a killer added into the awful mix, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: New Broadway musical recasts dead white men

Hamilton, playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, has created a buzz with its portrayal of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers, in a musical laced with clever wordplay set to hip hop and pop melodies. Picture: JOAN MARCUS
1 day(s) ago

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s dazzling wordplay and contemporary melodies in Hamilton, a musical about the first US treasury secretary, attracts shower of celebrity endorsements, writes Nadia Neophytou

Columnists

HALF-ART: Patterns of waste in politics and art

Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe with artworks made from rubber tyres. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Patternality has been vital to evolution and is a prerequisite for ontogenetic development, the growth of each individual, possibily not for a politician

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Different sites embody a common aesthetic

Griers of Villiera, with vineyards on either side of the equator, show formula holds the key to ‘house personality’

Anaso Jobodwana. Picture: ROGER SEDRES/GALLO IMAGES

Anaso Jobodwana ecstatic about bronze medal

Eastern Cape sprinter Anaso Jobodwana in impressive third behind Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin

Soccer

Away wins making it a topsy-turvy start to English season

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Club Brugge and Manchester United at Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges on Wednesday. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Chelsea and Manchester City are keen to reverse the most striking statistic of the new Premier League season this weekend — and they are not the only ones

Other Sport

Kevin Anderson blasts into quarterfinals

Kevin Anderson returns a shot from Jerzy Janowicz of Poland during the third day of the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University on Wednesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

With US Open less than a week away, Kevin Anderson keeps his campaign going with a 7-6 (7/2) 6-4 victory over Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz

Other Sport

Allyson Felix bags ninth gold with Beijing win

Allyson Felix competes in the final of the women's 400m athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Thursday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS
1 day(s) ago

American Allyson Felix’s 49.26 seconds winning time for 400m fastest posted in world this year

Other Sport

SA relay team starts prep late — but still in with chance of a bronze

Henricho Bruintjies of South Africa watches his time after the men's 100m heat in Beijing, China, last week. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ROGER SEDRES
1 day(s) ago

SA’s sprint battalion gets first drill as a unit just hours ahead of 4x100m relay heats

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for his adept chairing of crisis talks between stakeholders in the mining industry, which have yielded an agreement (yet to be signed) that could give mining a new lease on life.

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New world champion 400m sprinter Wayde van Niekerk. He was clearly left a little worse for wear by his stunning victory, but then it’s no mean feat to trounce the reigning world and Olympic champions.

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