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Economy

Kagiso PMI improves in August, but still points to contraction in activity

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Activity in manufacturing sector improves as workers that went on month-long strike return to work, but despite improvement, August marks fifth month of contraction

Europe

Putin calls for Balkanisation of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Vladimir Putin says Russia cannot stand aside and calls for talks on east Ukraine ‘statehood’, while rebels shell Ukrainian naval ship in first sea attack

African News

Sadc troika meets over Lesotho

President Jacob Zuma, left, and Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane pose for a photo at a meeting of the Sadc troika on defence, politics and security in Pretoria on Monday.  Picture: GCIS
8 hour(s) ago

Tensions in Lesotho have their roots in Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s decision to unilaterally dissolve country’s parliament earlier this year

Transport & Tourism

Acsa eyes more Brazilian concessions

Bongani Maseko, acting CEO of Acsa. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Airports Company South Africa says Brazil wants to sign more concession contracts for infrastructure projects

African News

Libya’s elected Parliament asks PM to form new government

BLITZ: Smoke billows from buildings during clashes between Libyan security forces and armed Islamist groups in  Benghazi at the weekend.  on August 23, 2014. Picture: AFP PHOTO, ABDULLAH DOMA
1 hour(s) ago

House of Representatives asks Abdullah al-Thinni to form new government as opposing parliament refuses to recognise it

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths asks shareholders for R10bn

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

JSE-listed clothing and food retailer will raise about R10bn to repay part of money it borrowed to pay for its R21.6bn takeover of David Jones

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Labour stability bodes well for improved output

Numsa members strike. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

The production side of the economy is ailing and cannot afford any further disruptions

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EDITORIAL: Judiciary sole hope for justice

It is only the judiciary that stands between us and a government that has little respect for democracy, the rule of law, the constitution or even common decency

Columnists

Gavin Keeton

Gavin Keeton: Very bright warning lights are flashing about the future of mining. Who in the government has even noticed?

SA’s mining address no longer in a prime area

Columnists

Mark Barnes promo

Across economies, government intervention has sought to protect businesses at home and back them in their quest to grow offshore, writes Mark Barnes

STRAIGHT TALK: Dos and dont’s of state intervention

Economy

Trade deficit signals rand not helping exporters

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8 hour(s) ago

Weak demand from South Africa’s main export markets is a major factor contributing to a slow pick up in export growth

Trade & Industry

Zimbabwe slaps surtax on SA washing powder

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8 hour(s) ago

The tax is charged on the packaged product, while bulk washing powder exports do not appear to attract the tax

African News

Mass demonstration cancelled as Lesotho faces power vacuum

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2 hour(s) ago

Mass demonstration planned for Monday is cancelled after apparent coup leaves country leaderless and prompts regional powers to hold crisis meeting

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

ON THE WATER: Running chickens and cattle not everyone’s cuppa

If we can forgive the princes of apartheid their transgressions, we can afford a soon-to-be former Number One another chance, writes Neels Blom

Property

Hyprop profit takes hit from Rosebank Mall

Hyprop Investments CEO Pieter Prinsloo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

The cost of renovating the Mall of Rosebank contributed to Hyprop Investment’s profit falling in the year to June

Property

Ascension Properties surpasses own growth target

Ascension Properties executive director Shaun Rai. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 hour(s) ago

Ascension Properties beats its portfolio growth target in its year ended June, with its property portfolio growing 46%

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Lesotho jostles with Nkandla for top agenda

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8 hour(s) ago

After the alleged coup in Lesotho at the weekend, events in that country may dominate political discussion this week

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay launches price comparison tool

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1 day(s) ago

Under Brand Match, Pick n Pay will compare its prices of one thousand top-selling branded products with prices in other supermarket chains

Business Times

BAT hauled to court over spy claims

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1 day(s) ago

Carnilinx accuses lawyer of leaking info to tobacco giant

Business Times

How Mugabe raised R1bn to win poll

HANGING ON: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe leaves after casting his vote in Highfields, outside Harare, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Wall Street cash helped to fund the 2008 election intimidation

National

Parliament’s Nkandla body stuck on terms

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

ANC argues that the terms of reference are sufficiently broad to allow the committee to do its work

Retail & Consumer

Retrenchments at Ellerines uncertain

An Ellerines store in Randburg, Johannesburg.  Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
7 hour(s) ago

Business rescue practitioners for Ellerines have not yet decided whether or not to retrench employees, and say they are ‘investigating all possibilities to restore profitability of its business’

Transport & Tourism

KwaZulu-Natal to market itself

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development and tourism Mike Mabuyakhulu Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal government and eThekwini municipality are unhappy about marketing agency South African Tourism’s efforts to market the province globally

Telecoms & Technology

Net 1 looks beyond SA as earnings improve

Net1 UEPS chairman and CEO Serge Belamant.  Picture: ROBERT BOTHA
7 hour(s) ago

Net 1 share price surges 18.1% after group reports a rise in earnings, boosted by a $26.6m recovery for the Sassa contract it lost in a court dispute

Americas

Aluminium antitrust suit thrown out

PILING UP: Forklift truck drivers move Stacks of aluminium ingots are moved at a Public Procurement Service warehouse in Gunsan, South Korea, in June this year. Allegations of collusion among some US  aluminium merchants were dismissed on Friday. Picture: BLOOMBERG
10 hour(s) ago

Judge dismisses antitrust litigation accusing Wall Street banks and commodity merchants of conspiring to drive up aluminium prices by reducing supply

National

Refugees may benefit from case

REFUGEES: An immigration officer goes through documents of illegal migrants at Lindela in this file picture from 2007. Picture: ANTONY KAMINJU
8 hour(s) ago

The SA Human Rights Commission will seek to work with the state to address how thousands of refugees and asylum seekers are treated while in detention

Retail & Consumer

SAB tries again in craft beer market

BEER  ON THE WALL: A bartender pulls a beer at Beerhouse in Long Street, Cape Town, which serves 99 different craft beers. Some South African producers have started to gain recognition abroad. Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

The rise of craft beer has been fuelled in recent years by beer festivals and a growing number of restaurants and bars selling their often unique products

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Cartoons

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Running chickens and cattle not everyone’s cuppa

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

If we can forgive the princes of apartheid their transgressions, we can afford a soon-to-be former Number One another chance, writes Neels Blom

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: The Young Tradition

The Young Tradition/Galleries
7 hour(s) ago

Richard Haslop writes about songs of life and death, love and loss, and some British historical fact

MISSION: Vusi Kunene, the restaurateur behind the Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar in Maboneng Precinct, has immersed himself in Japanese culture and cuisine. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Meet the real king of sushi

Vusi Kunene has progressed from waiter to owning an African-Asian eatery in a trendy precinct, writes Ishay Govender-Ypma
FOOTWORK: Cuthbert Malajila of Mamelodi Sundowns, left, and William Mwedihanga of AmaZulu during the Absa Premiership match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Sunday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Sundowns bounce back to beat Usuthu

Coach back in favour with fans after Cuthbert Malajila scores twice in improved second half

Opinion

Springboks in for the real thing on Australasian tour

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Wales, Pumas are greatly inferior to Australia, New Zealand

 
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The Third Umpire

Russian President Vladimir Putin, for sending troops across the border into Ukraine even as he sat down with his Ukrainian counterpart, supposedly to negotiate an end to the conflict that is destabilising the region.

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Proteas one-day cricket captain AB de Villiers, whose superb 136 not out — his 18th century in the limited-overs format — helped SA to a seven-wicket victory over number-one-ranked Australia in Harare on Wednesday.

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