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Desmond van Rooyen. Picture: Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS

Government has a ‘plan B’ for voters with no physical address

26 minute(s) ago

Minister Des van Rooyen says a Constitutional Court ruling that the voters roll must contain more than the names of registered voters will disadvantage the poor

Financial Services

Twin Peaks bill conflates principles of control and influence, says Asisa

TIME IS NOW: Treasury deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat said the measure could no longer be delayed. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 minute(s) ago

Association for Savings and Investment SA’s submission to Parliament says the bill’s reporting obligations are too broad, while ombuds raise concern about independence


Media Institute ‘extremely concerned’ about proposed access to information laws

37 minute(s) ago

Misa says SA’s high standing regarding media freedom is in danger of decline as the ANC intensifies pressure on public media and clamps down on commercial media


Keaton Energy jumps on news of settlement in R42.5m Megacube dispute

13 minute(s) ago

Arbitrator dismisses Megacube’s claim and orders it to compensate Keaton for coal it failed to mine and coal it failed to deliver


Slightly lower input costs a factor in better PMI figures

41 minute(s) ago

The sustained improvement and the broad-based nature of the uptick are good signs the sector may continue to trend upwards in coming months, Barclays says


RMBH to buy quarter of Atterbury

1 hour(s) ago

Part of Rand Merchant Bank Holdings’ strategy is to invest in physical property portfolios as well as vertically integrated property companies


Extension of Fuzile’s Treasury post hailed, as IMF arrives to assess SA

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

Business pleased well-regarded director-general Lungisa Fuzile will remain in his post for two more years, bolstering fiscal consolidation and providing continuity

Trade & Industry

Nkoana-Mashabane seeks R153m cut to International Affairs budget

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media after delivering her vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says trade with the continent is up from R11.4bn in 1994 to R385bn in 2015

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL SHEEHAN

NEWS ANALYSIS: Judge Squires’s ruling could be crucial in Zuma’s legal battles

With almost all opposition parties baying for the president’s recall, the pressure is clearly on, but nothing is certain, writes Wyndham Hartley


The abuse of public time, money and other tools to raise money for the perpetually broke ‘broad church’ is deeply entrenched, writes Sam Mkokeli

Ramaphosa will battle to clean with ANC broom


Aubrey Matshiqi promo

Too many in ANC think its dominance is positive rating of postapartheid government, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Don’t expect elections to usher in real change


House price increases stay roughly in step with inflation

1 hour(s) ago

FNB property strategist John Loos says this shows a market in balance, and given that real price levels remain high, housing inflation is not expected to accelerate


Dawn warns of tough second half of 2016 financial year

Dawn CEO Derek Tod. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Company says it expects financial performance in the year to March to be dragged down by Grohe Dawn Watertech


Octodec declares interim dividend

3 hour(s) ago

Real estate investment trust says vacancies in its portfolio widened due to upgrades and its acquisition of several buildings with high vacancy levels


Eskom counts on prepaid meters to fix nonpayment

REVENUE: Eskom has budgeted R250m this financial year to instal prepaid electricity meters in Soweto in an effort to curb mounting debt. It will also instal meters in Sandton, Midrand and parts of Ekurhuleni. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Power utility sets aside R250m to install meters in bid to address the culture of nonpayment in Soweto dating back to apartheid

The government is making little effort to create the conditions for grass roots cricket to flourish. Picture: THE HERALD

Mbalula’s googly of political hypocrisy

The government needs to look in the mirror — cancel all its own jamborees immediately, because it has failed to reach its own employment, mortality, and crime rate targets, writes Ashwin Desai


BMW confident of achieving its full-year targets

Laguna Seca provided a perfect opportunity to experience the talents of the new M2.  Picture: BMW AG
2 hour(s) ago

German car maker forecasts slight increases, which means new record figures for sales volume and group profit before tax this year


Japanese duo bid for Anglo asset stake

6 hour(s) ago

Trading houses Itochu and Mitsui bid for a stake in Anglo American’s manganese assets in Australia and South Africa


MPs to grill Denel board members over venture

The Badger 8x8 armoured modular vehicle manufactured by Denel Land Systems. Picture: ARMSCOR
6 hour(s) ago

Denel officials are scheduled to brief the portfolio committee on public enterprises ‘on recent developments’ at the state-owned arms manufacturer

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev offers to sell SABMiller’s EU breweries

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller branded beers. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG
6 hour(s) ago

The acquisition of Dreher was the historical South African Breweries’ first move outside of its home market


Australia cuts interest rates to record low

A sign on the Reserve Bank of Australia building in central Sydney. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Rate cut is the first easing in a year as Reserve Bank of Australia seeks to restrain a rising currency and insulate the economy from creeping deflation


Lobby group leaks EU-US trade details

Volker Gassner of the environmental campaign group Greenpeace holds a copy of the leaked TTIP negotiations during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, on Monday. REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH
6 hour(s) ago

European Union’s chief negotiator dismisses some of Greenpeace’s points as ‘flatly wrong’


Despite good growth expected in Asia, Japan and China to slow

1 hour(s) ago

The IMF says government stimulus measures, lower commodity prices and low unemployment will help drive regional expansion in Asia


HSBC and peers post steep falls in profit as volatile markets hit trading

Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

BNP Paribas bucks a trend seen first in US banks’ recent results, with Commerzbank’s profit diving more than 50% and UBS plunging nearly two-thirds

Financial Services

Insurers claim reputational damage

6 hour(s) ago

Liberty says ‘serious allegations’ against Liberty Corporate and its employee-benefits business is based on confidential information given to FSB pensions registrar

Transport & Tourism

SA Express systems at fault, says regulator

6 hour(s) ago

But airline counters paperwork caused the grounding of fleet of 24


Cape Town budgets for backyards

Benedicta van Minnen. Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

Mother City to spend millions of rand making safe informal dwellings in backyards

Media & Advertising

Independent media agencies ‘under pressure to team up’

Rob Smuts. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

Local Planet claims to be the world’s only privately owned international media agency network

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Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua, who is in post-production for the hotly-anticipated ‘Magnificent Seven’ remake, is one of a few big directors pushing back, having cast long-time collaborator Denzel Washington as his leading man. Picture: AFP

‘Magnificent 7’ revives forgotten story of black cowboys

Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua’s film is a reimagining of the 1960 western starring Steve McQueen

Opinion & Analysis

State backs drive to boost research and development

Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor has urged the private sector to spend more on research and development. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
6 hour(s) ago

Investment in research and development will prove crucial for companies to stay ahead of global competitors, writes Stephen Timm

Opinion & Analysis

Diversity makes it tough to take the nation’s pulse

While the two main parties carry out their own voter research, few polls are done that can provide the public with a sense of how parties are faring ahead of an election. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Online polling seems like the obvious solution but it is regarded as the weakest of all methods, writes Fiona Forde

COUNTDOWN:  Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane celebrates his side’s victory over Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

Mosimane cannot wait to take title

Sundowns are set to be crowned champions if they beat second from bottom University of Pretoria away


Guardiola’s reputation hangs on Atletico tie

7 hour(s) ago

Guardiola and Bayern are bidding to avoid losing a semifinal to a Spanish side for the third year running


Kaushik is another frog in the blender just like Gogga

TOPSY-TURVY:  Gujarat Lions bowler Shivil Kaushik in action against the Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PUNIT PARANJPE
7 hour(s) ago

India’s Shivil Kaushik emerges as the proud heir to the South African spinner’s ‘frog-in-a-blender’ action

Other Sport

Legal Eagle hits R5.8m earnings

7 hour(s) ago

Owner Steinhoff boss Markus Jooste and trainer must decide where next to unleash four-year-old Legal Eagle


Anyone left flying the flag for SA in Indian league?

7 hour(s) ago

With three top players out this could be the most underwhelming Indian Premier League of the lot for South Africans


Lambie return to give Sharks confidence

Patrick Lambie during the Cell C Sharks training session at Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVEN HAAG
7 hour(s) ago

Gary Gold has to find a way to phase in the 50-capped Springbok without disturbing the team’s synergy

Other Sport

Engine-hit Hamilton incurs ire of stewards

British Formula One driver Lewis HamiltonPicture: EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL
7 hour(s) ago

Briton Lewis Hamilton collects his second reprimand of the season at the Russian Grand Prix


Tough task getting to the bottom of Proteas’ World Cup failures

South Africa’s professional cricketers have played their entire careers within an accidental, but systemic atmosphere of suspicion, mistrust and denial






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