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China may boost JSE on Tuesday

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Results are expected from Mr Price, SacOil, Crookes Brothers, Sovereign Foods, Cartrack and Cargo Carriers

National

Parties race to complete council lists as election battle intensifies

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2 hour(s) ago

The tense race to complete councillor candidate lists includes internal jostling and claims of floor-crossing from the EFF

Economy

SA inches up competitiveness rankings

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SA makes headway at 53rd in the latest world competitiveness rankings, with a notable improvement in international trade

National

Judges’ rebuke of Jiba ‘no reason’ for ouster

IMPUGNED:  Deputy prosecutions head Nomgcobo Jiba faces sanction after criticism of her conduct of litigation. Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Counsel argues the judges’ rebukes are insufficient for radical censure that would disqualify Nomgcobo Jiba from her at the NPA

Mining

Lonmin is investing for the future

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara. Picture: RUSSEL ROBERTS
2 hour(s) ago

The world’s third-largest platinum producer hunts for projects likely to lift the company once prices improve

Mining

Sibanye still on the lookout for acquisitions

ACQUISITIVE:  Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman wants to secure greater influence in platinum marketing for jewellery and investment purposes. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
2 hour(s) ago

Company plans to buy more platinum assets and another large gold mine in 2016, writes Allan Seccombe

National

Restore balance to SA’s disorder, says auditor-general

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2 hour(s) ago

Kimi Makwetu and Thuli Madonsela appeal for ethical leadership and stronger watchdog institutions

National

Other cities more segregated than Cape Town, says De Lille

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Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille slams opportunistic themes of segregation and racism in the Mother City

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

EDITORIAL: Orwellian world of the SABC

Hlaudi Motsoeneng tramples on the official mandate of the public broadcaster by halting coverage of violent service delivery protests

Columnists

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Many black South Africans do not see their image and lived reality reflected in what is promised by the Constitution, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

SA, but not economy, belongs to all

Columnists

While giant bubbles are easy to spot statistically, they are hard to call, writes Michel Pireu

Markets trip up contrarians

Politics

Violent poll would not be free, says Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
2 hour(s) ago

Tensions are likely to intensify as political party campaigns gain momentum once councillor candidate lists are submitted this week

Financial Services

Brimstone sells its stake in coffee and pizza outlets

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2 hour(s) ago

The surprise disposal of its Taste stake is linked to slower-than-expected returns from Starbucks and Domino’s

Retail & Consumer

Investments help Famous Brands grow

Famous Brands CEO Kevin Hedderwick
2 hour(s) ago

Famous Brands reports a healthy 31% rise in full-year group revenue as its diversified portfolio of eating brand offerings pays off

Middle East

Iraqi army advances to edge of Falluja

ON THE OFFENSIVE: Shiite fighters and Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near Falluja, Iraq. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Army storms to southern edge of Falluja under US air support and captures a police station inside the city limits

National

Commission questions usefulness of district municipalities

DO WE NEED THEM?  Bongani Khumalo, CEO of the Financial and Fiscal Commission, briefs the media on issues in its latest report affecting municipalities. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

The latest Financial and Fiscal Commission report says many district municipalities cannot manage their own affairs and should be phased out

The act of voting is in reality an act of granting power of attorney to the party to take decisions in your interests, with little obligation for consultative participation with the electorate, according to the writer. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS

SA needs more accountability in its electoral system

Most analysts consider the electoral system to be the fundamental flaw in SA’s democratic architecture, writes Thabang Motsohi

African News

Habre’s rise from war specialist to dictator

Hissène Habré. Picture: REUTERS/ALIOU MBAYE
2 hour(s) ago

Former Chad leader sentenced to life in prison by Senegal court over crimes against humanity

Asia-Pacific

Pyongyang preparing missile test, says South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (centre) guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women's sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.   Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

South Korea says it has detected signs that North Korea is preparing a ballistic missile launch, as Japan reportedly puts its military on intercept alert

Europe

Draghi’s first good news in a year has cost $267 trillion

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Picture: REUTERS/YVES HERMAN
17 hour(s) ago

European Central Bank meeting takes place amid growing concern among investors that central banks have run out of ways to bolster feeble prices

Asia-Pacific

Indian officials disagree on granting Apple waiver

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2 hour(s) ago

Indian government says it is discussing Apple’s foreign direct investment application that seeks a waiver from a local sourcing rule

Asia-Pacific

Disney not amused over Wanda copies

DISNEY RIVAL:  Visitors take photos at an outdoor theme park of the newly opened Wanda Cultural Tourism City, or Wanda City, in Nanchang in Jiangxi Province, China, on Saturday. Picture: EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA
2 hour(s) ago

Billionaire Wang Jianlin opens his Wanda theme park aimed at unseating Disney as the world’s largest tourism operator

Europe

Big Pharma set for wave of mergers and acquisitions, study shows

A worker puts tubes into dry ice at the Pfizer research and development facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Picture: BLOOMBERG
16 hour(s) ago

Total market value of mergers and acquisitions in global pharmaceutical sector could soon reach around $200bn each year, expert Siegfried Bialojan predicts

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom speeds up efforts to move away from copper wire

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15 hour(s) ago

Cable thieves have become more sophisticated‚ leading to a spike of more than 6‚000 incidents of theft in the past year

Land & Agriculture

Diversification pays off for Tongaat as sugar profit falls

Peter Staude, CEO of Tongaat Hulett.
2 hour(s) ago

Best-ever results at the starch-glucose and property development businesses buoy the company as drought hits its core sugar output

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Awkward denial scrambles Bayer talks

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2 hour(s) ago

Four words set off a series of events leading to the disclosure of Bayer’s confidential bid for Monsanto, the largest all-cash corporate takeover offer on record, write Tom Polansek and Greg Roumeliotis

Property

Acsion surges by keeping costs of development low

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The specialist property developer plans to build on its strong NAV, while its mall portfolio performs well

Property

CampusKey targets growth from student accommodation

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2 hour(s) ago

Student lifestyle specialist CampusKey plans to list within three years and aims at about 1,000 new beds per annum

Telecoms & Technology

Amecor aims for bigger revenue slice from Africa

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2 hour(s) ago

Security technology group aims to grow its revenue contribution from the rest of Africa as part of a plan to diversify its revenue streams

Retail & Consumer

Famous Brands intent on further expansion in the UK

Famous Brands CEO Kevin Hedderwick
15 hour(s) ago

The fast-foods chain owner plans to add five more Wimpy outlets in the UK this year and one Steers restaurant, as part of an international store-opening plan

African News

Zimbabwe to introduce local bank notes in October

Zimbabwe’s economic woes show no sign of abating as the unemployment rate remains at more than 80%, fuelling resentment against President Robert Mugabe’s government. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya describes the local notes as vouchers meant to boost exports

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Cartoons

Robyn de Villiers, Africa CEO of Burson-Marsteller, was honoured last week at the annual Sabres, the world’s biggest PR awards programme. Picture: SUPPLIED

Pioneer spreads message of distinct African markets

Prestigious Sabres rewards PR dynamo Robyn de Villiers for ‘being ahead of her time’ in recognising Africa’s potential importance in the global PR business, writes David Furlonger

Innovation

Funds boost cluster competitiveness

The Department of Trade and Industry is providing funds for shared infrastructure or collaborative projects to domestic companies that share 
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The new Cluster Development Programme to promote shared infrastructure or collaborative projects receives a R100m booster, writes Stephen Timm

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Achieving a better life through emotional agility

18 hour(s) ago

Emotional Agility is a very readable blueprint to a better life in three not-so-easy steps author Susan David terms ‘showing up’, ‘stepping out’ and ‘walking your way’

Innovation

Open the door and relish new, smart home world

Nick Caripis, founder and CEO of BNC Technology, says mundane tasks will be taken care of in a home with integrated technology, allowing people to do what they want, where they want, when they want. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

BNC Technology's Nick Caripis leads the charge as integrated home technology brings houses to life, writes Eugene Yiga

Books

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Book’s recommendation ‘quite an accolade’

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14 hour(s) ago

South African-born author Janice Warman ‘delighted’ her novel, The World Beneath, recommended as good read for teenagers by American Junior Library Guild

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Astra a genuine contender for Golf’s throne

It’s easy to see why the Europeans love the Astra, with its zing, dash of character, and a twinkle in its eye

SKIPPER:  Adriaan Strauss during the Springbok training session in Stellenbosch on Monday. Strauss will captain the Boks in the three upcoming Tests against Ireland. Picture: ASHLEY VLOTMAN/GALLO IMAGES

New Springbok captain Strauss has paid his dues, says Coetzee

Adriaan Strauss is one of only four players in the 31-man squad with more than a half-century of caps

Soccer

Da Gama hopes Pieterse will keep February alert

Reyaad Pieterse. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
2 hour(s) ago

Squad is made up of players 23 years or younger, Da Gama says ‘We want to build a strong team and the over-age guys will complement the players we have’

Rugby

Ackermann to guide fringe Boks

REWARDED:  Johan Ackermann will swop his Lions coaching cap for that of the SA A team. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX
2 hour(s) ago

The Lions coach takes charge of the SA A side as they get a taste of international rugby against England Saxons

Other Sport

Strydom to saddle It’s My Turn in Durban July

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2 hour(s) ago

It’s My Turn’s July odds are slightly longer than stable mate Bela-Bela, who won many friends with her top-class display in grade 1 Woolavington 2000

Soccer

Brilliant Billiat scoops three PSL awards

Khama Billiat. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
2 hour(s) ago

The Zimbabwean Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder notches up three of the PSL's top awards and R450,000 in prize money

Other Sport

Winner Gatebe repays his family for their support

David Gatebe runs during the 2016 Comrades Marathon in Kwa-Zulu Natal  on Saturday. Picture: BACKPAGE PIX/MUZI NTOMBELA
2 hour(s) ago

Comrades Marathon champion David Gatebe obliterates Leonid Shvetzov’s nine-year record

Cricket

A question not to be stumped by

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2 hour(s) ago

Trinidadian Steven Katwaroo mans the stumps for SA in their warm-up match against West Indian Cricket Board XI

Opinion

Proteas can enjoy the islands without fear of review

‘The inherent insecurity among SA’s cricketers makes them exceptionally challenging interviewees who would prefer to say nothing than risk a political fallout.’

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The Third Umpire

Comrades 2016 men’s race winner David Gatebe, for setting a new down record and, along with women’s winner Charné Bosman, for keeping the South African flag flying in an event often dominated by foreigners.

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UCT vice-chancellor Max Price. Having drawn a line in the sand after the arson and vandalism incidents that occurred on campus in February, the university has now taken a firm line against those who have crossed it.

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ANC “communication” subcommittee member and Cabinet member Lindiwe Zulu, who wants a ban on broadcasts of violent protest to promote nonviolence. Sure, that’ll work, just like it did during apartheid.

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