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Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: REUTERS

Cutifani takes on Mantashe over job cuts

42 minute(s) ago

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani criticises labour and black economic empowerment in forthright remarks on South Africa

National

Lottery operator Ithuba denies not meeting standard

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
43 minute(s) ago

National lottery operator is alleged to be about R150m behind schedule for R1.56bn it must pay this year

Energy

Suspended duo still on board, according to PetroSA

Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
43 minute(s) ago

PetroSA denies two suspended executives are behind the resignation of its interim chairwoman

Retail & Consumer

Aca Joe owner placed under liquidation

Marcel Joubert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
44 minute(s) ago

Platinum Group, which owns clothing brands Aca Joe, Hilton Weiner and Jenni Button, sank under an influx of global fashion retailers

Business

New CEO Mukoki in the clear, says Sacci

Alan Mukoki is the new CEO of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
44 minute(s) ago

Investigations allay concerns over South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s new head Alan Mukoki

National

EFF rejects rules over disruptions in Parliament

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs Floyd Shivambu (left) and Mbuyseni Ndlozi attend a rules committee vote in Parliament, Cape Town, on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

National Assembly adopts tough new rules to combat Economic Freedom Fighters-style disruption, including physical removal of unruly MPs by parliamentary protection service — not police

Europe

Europe’s bond-buying quells deflation fears

Euro. Picture: REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS
45 minute(s) ago

European Central Bank’s money-printing programme shows promise after warding off deflation amid falling oil prices and the Greek financial crisis

Retail & Consumer

Market not sure that veteran Brookes can fix Edcon

Picture: Robbie Tshabalala
44 minute(s) ago

Bernard Brookes is well respected in the Australian retail industry but his exit from Myer a concern

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Mulishness over travel hoops reflects a Stalinist world view

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and the like reflect the Soviet belief that you can bend reality to fit your vision, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

Anthony Butler promo

Tax committee’s work is now beginning to bear fruit in a series of fascinating analytical papers, writes Anthony Butler

Few silver bullets from taxation for SA’s woes

Columnists

Elon Musk will almost certainly have lived one of the most fascinating lives of the 21st century, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Effect of bullies on Musk is not rocket science

National

ANC MPs block bid for Madonsela appearance

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

ANC in fiery opposition to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela appearance before Nkandla ad hoc committee

Transport & Tourism

Ousted CEO brings charges against Prasa executives

Group CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Lucky Montana makes a presentation to the select committee on public services on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Prasa’s ousted chief executive has laid fraud charges against his former fellow executives, saying he has evidence of corruption

National

Council for Medical Schemes speaks on prescribed minimum benefits

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Changes define how much a scheme is expected to pay if a member voluntarily uses the services of a doctor or hospital outside its network

Property

Intu’s mall development plans keep tills ringing

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44 minute(s) ago

JSE’s largest real estate investment trust records 6% growth in earnings a share over the first six months of this year, pleasing the market

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi answers questions during an economic cluster media briefing on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Steelpoort shows economic logic of violent protests

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi gets a clear signal from residents: The unrest will stop when people are employed, writes Setumo Stone

Americas

Microsoft hopes Windows 10 will help it catch up in mobile

Picture: KIYOSHI OTA/BLOOMBERG
56 minute(s) ago

Stakes are high as Microsoft pushes out Windows 10 for both traditional computers and mobile devices

Financial Services

Sabvest further broadens portfolio offshore

Picture: THINKSTOCK
53 minute(s) ago

Steady SA Bias diversifies further with its International Trimmings division clinching a 76% interest in Canada-based Overheer Systems, as well as moves in Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and UK

Americas

Shell to cut jobs due to sliding prices

The logo of Shell is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris. Picture: REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER
18 hour(s) ago

Royal Dutch Shell plans to reduce its headcount by 6,500 this year owing to falling prices, as it looks to complete BG Group takeover

Labour

Gold producers table ‘take it or leave it’ final offer to unions

Elize Strydom.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
14 hour(s) ago

After five weeks of talks gold mining companies table final wage offer to four unions in sector, saying offer will not be amended, even during mediation

National

Lack of skills and capacity hinders water delivery in South Africa

A Johannesburg Water employee attends to a leak.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Shortage of skills and capacity among municipalities in SA is at heart of poor water service delivery, chief engineer in Department of Water and Sanitation says

Markets

US rate hike fears knocks rand to near 14-year low

13 hour(s) ago

Rand slides to weakest level against dollar since December 2001 amid mounting fears of hike in US interest rates

Mining

Lonmin: victim of price falls and management wobbles

A man rides his bicycle past the Lonmin mine outside Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer faces deepest crisis to date, hurt by downturn in metal, haunted by mixture of bad luck, management choices that are putting its survival at risk

Asia-Pacific

Fur trade a goldmine for China’s Olympic bid city

A tricycle rides over fur of raccoon dogs at a fur market in Chongfu county, Jiaxing, Zhejiang province. Picture: REUTERS/STRINGER/CHINA OUT
14 hour(s) ago

Proposed Winter Olympics co-host city boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but also home to thousands of caged rabbits and mink bred for skins

Labour

NUM signs three-year wage deal with Northam Platinum

Platinum. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

National Union of Mineworkers says it has signed three-year wage deal with Northam Platinum for increases of up to 17% for lowest paid members

Soccer

Korean official raises hand for Fifa top job

Chung Mong-joon. Picture: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI
1 hour(s) ago

Billionaire scion of South Korea’s Hyundai and former Fifa executive Chung Mong-joon says it's not the right time for Platini to lead

Other Sport

Buthelezi may get rematch against Sityatha after furore

Gideon Buthelezi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
1 hour(s) ago

Widespread disagreement over split decision awarded to IBO junior bantamweight champion Lwandile Sityatha

National

Ousted labour registrar Johan Crouse takes department to court

Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Ousted labour registrar Johan Crouse lost his position allegedly after failing to suspend a move to place a Cosatu-aligned union under administration

Retail & Consumer

Talk of Steinhoff buyback from Brait

Picture: THINKSTOCK
44 minute(s) ago

Steinhoff International stock trades double its average daily volumes as investors speculate on its next move

Land & Agriculture

Western Cape winery believes rooibos can revolutionise industry

Tea leaves in a plantation. Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Audacia Wines has replaced traditional imported oak wood derivatives with indigenous rooibos wood to produce wine with no added sulphites

Property

Atterbury launches Atterbury Europe with €220m investment in Cyprus

The Mall of Cyprus.  Picture: SUPPLIED
13 hour(s) ago

Atterbury Europe will focus on shopping centre investments and retail development in Europe, with a bias towards eastern Europe

National

South Africans have too few savings to cope with unexpected expense

NEW CULTURE :  Saving regularly will improve your life.
11 hour(s) ago

More than half working South Africans, if faced with unexpected expense of R10‚000, will be forced to take out loan‚ rely on credit or borrow from family or friends, survey shows

African News

Hunter charged over killing of Cecil the lion

The much-loved Zimbabwean lion called 'Cecil'. Picture: AFP/ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS
14 hour(s) ago

Zimbabwean court charges professional hunter with failing to prevent American from unlawfully killing ‘Cecil’, the southern African country’s best-known lion

Property

Fortress stellar earnings may upstage rivals’ growth

Mark Stevens.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
10 hour(s) ago

Fortress Income Fund posts 20% growth in income distributions and achieved distributable earnings growth for the year ended June of 20.29%

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Cartoons

Crepuscule, written by the late Can Themba, is the story of the author’s doomed relationship with a white woman in Sophiatown in the 1950s. Picture: RUPHIN COUDYZER

ON THE STAGE: Broken hearts, crushed spirits in Sophiatown

Ablaze with ideas, optimism and creative energy Khayelihle Dominique Gumede is one of a new generation of South African storytellers, writes Christina Kennedy

Columnists

HALF ART: Recognising a hero’s flaws in a faraway plaster cast

1 hour(s) ago

Clive Rice was a man to hold a grudge, distrusted transformation and hated Cricket SA, writes Chris Thurman

Arts & Entertainment

Disney gives a peek at upcoming attractions

Paul Rudd plays the title role in Disney’s Ant-Man, based on Marvel comic book.
13 hour(s) ago

Perhaps most anticipated of forthcoming Disney offerings is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which sees Harrison Ford return in iconic role as rogue Han Solo

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Winning

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Book shows Jack Welch still has winning ways in corporate world, writes David Gorin

Arts & Entertainment

Twin exhibitions conjure the depth of feeling love and loss

Note 4 by  Penny Siopis is part of her exhibition, Still and Moving, at the Stevenson in Cape Town. Picture: STEVENSON GALLERY
1 hour(s) ago

South African Penny Siopis and emerging Zimbabwean artist Portia Zvavahera depict the double bind of love and loss, writes Ashraf Jamal

Travel & Food

Overcoming odds in ocean of opportunity

Big wave surfer and ocean adventurer Chris Bertish is set to release a book and film about believing in himself and winning competitions.  Picture: SUPPLIED
1 hour(s) ago

Award-winning surfer, motivational speaker and brand manager Chris Bertish’s life is a lesson in self-belief and courage, says writes Eugene Yiga

Opinion

Tasting for Nederburg Auction unveils the princes-in-waiting

Distell will profit from the skills and insights of Nederburg cellarmaster Razvan Macici

Dale Steyn. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ISHARA S KODIKARA

Dale Steyn joins 400 Test wicket club

Dale Steyn becomes second South African bowler to take 400 Test wickets after dismissing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on opening day of second Test in Dhaka

Rugby

Botha believes Pollard has the right stuff

Handré Pollard. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
1 day(s) ago

Handré Pollard’s has struggled to reach the same heights as break-out season last year but former national captain and flyhalf Naas Botha believes in him

Other Sport

Boston’s to blame for bid backfiring, says IOC boss Bach

IOC president Thomas Bach addresses the media after the Executive Board meeting and IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA
1 day(s) ago

Boston selected as US candidate for the 2024 Games but falls flat after U-turn over costs

Cricket

Haddin no has-been, says Ponting

Ricky Ponting. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Wrong to leave wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of the team for the third Ashes Test, says former captain

Cricket

De Kock discovers the truth in that old sporting adage

Quinton de Kock. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
1 day(s) ago

Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock discovers it’s easier to get to the top than stay there

Opinion

Pulling Port Elizabeth academy funds deals blow to development

South African Rugby Union’s bizarre withdrawal of funding for its academy in Port Elizabeth a blow to Southern Kings and black rugby-rich region

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The Third Umpire

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, who has outdone himself in avoiding political accountability for the Nkandla scandal by blaming “neoliberal” outsourcing to private companies and “downsizing of the public service”.

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