• Tuesday, September 01 2015
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Asia-Pacific

China punishes 197 people for market ‘rumours’

China Man Group’s country chair Li Yifei was understood to be assisting police with inquiries as authorities clamped down on the spreading of rumours about the stock market. Picture: BLOOMBERG
39 minute(s) ago

Head of hedge fund manager at Man Group’s China business detained amid crackdown on reporting during recent market volatility

Business

Brian Joffe slams BEE for ‘not working’

Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
39 minute(s) ago

Bidvest chief executive Brian Joffe says SA needs more black entrepreneurs and fewer people on government grants

Europe

Only ethically sourced cocoa for KitKat

Women from a local cocoa farmers’ association called Blayeya walk in a cocoa farm in Djangobo, in eastern Côte d’Ivoire in November.   Picture: REUTERS
39 minute(s) ago

Nestle first global chocolate brand to make all its products with sustainably sourced cocoa

Economy

‘Big Five’ growth opportunities could lift economy

Picture: THINKSTOCK
40 minute(s) ago

SA captures just 2% of the fast-growing sub-Saharan African market for construction and financial sector services

Labour

Irvin Jim decries state incoherence

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the government’s lack of a plan to save the struggling economy is leading to job cuts in the steel-making sector, where ArcelorMittal is to retrench workers. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEON SADIKI
40 minute(s) ago

Numsa head blasts state for lack of coherent economic agenda as ArcelorMittal launches retrenchments process

Retail & Consumer

Australia’s Cotton On to open 40 stores
across SA

The Cotton On store in Sandton, Johannesburg.  Picture: COTTON ON GROUP
1 hour(s) ago

Three of its highest grossing stores are based in South Africa

Education

Unisa sticks to guns over entry rules

Picture: THINKSTOCK
42 minute(s) ago

University of SA defends changes to its application and selection processes

Haggard country is crying out for sagacity

South Africa should learn the lesson of history and prefer conscious intervention above exigencies of a country in decline, writes Ben Turok

Columnists

Banks could play a role in helping rural schemes generate better interest from savings, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Funeral schemes can teach ubuntu

Columnists

A pseudoscience, it assumes volatility equals risk. Nothing could be further from the truth, writes Michel Pireu

Measures of risk management

Labour

Unions welcome approval of mining agreement

Ngoako Ramatlhodi.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
40 minute(s) ago

Mining industry, unions and government sign broad plan to stem a wave of job losses from commodity price rout, labour instability and soaring costs

Economy

Congenial labour environment boosts SA’s exports

Picture: THINKSTOCK
40 minute(s) ago

Positive development in exports augurs well for South Africa’s growth prospects

Europe

Merkel urges unity to battle hatred against migrants

Demonstrators make their feelings known at the weekend when more than 1,000 people marched through the streets of the German city of Dresden. Picture: EPA/OLIVER KILLIG
1 hour(s) ago

Chancellor Angela Merkel decries xenophobia as Germany prepares for 800,000 migrants while other European countries resist

African Business

Africa’s richest man plans cement plant in Zimbabwe

Aliko Dangote. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
13 hour(s) ago

Aliko Dangote plans mining and power generation projects in investment-starved Zimbabwe as well as to set up a large cement factory

SA’s economic inequality shows up repeatedly as among the worst in the world, yet the developmental plan for the way ahead is ignored even by those meant to implement it. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Stuck in a middle-income limbo

SA needs a radical policy shift to bag a productive economy, writes John Luiz

Americas

Walmart cuts work hours to save on costs

Souvenir T-shirts are seen for sale at the Walmart Neighborhood Market. Picture: REUTERS
41 minute(s) ago

In the midst of spending $1bn to raise employees’ wages and give them extra training, company has been cutting work hours to keep costs in check

Property

SA Corporate’s Joburg rental housing foray reaps early rewards

Picture: THINKSTOCK
41 minute(s) ago

Big earnings boost shows move into affordable rental housing market in inner-city Johannesburg paying off

Industrials

WBHO hit hard by projects in Australia

Picture: SOWETAN
41 minute(s) ago

Loss-making projects in Australia take toll on strong revenue growth at construction firm Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon

Telecoms & Technology

Last-chance saloon for creator of ‘Please Call Me’

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Constitutional Court bid Nkosana Makate’s last hope in seven-year court battle with former employer over rights to successful concept

Financial Services

Blue Financial agrees to funding structure

Blue Financial Services CEO Johan Meiring. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
41 minute(s) ago

Board approves funding structure for Blue Financial Services that would see a cash boost from unidentified shareholders

Europe

Autonomy vote in Kiev sparks riots against separatists

Smoke rises from the parliament building in Kiev as activists of radical Ukrainian parties, including the Ukrainian nationalist party Svoboda (Freedom), clash with police on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/SERGEI SUPINSKU
1 hour(s) ago

Controversial reforms granting pro-Russian separatists greater autonomy ignite fierce clashes outside Ukrainian parliament

Europe

Boffins upbeat over climate change pact

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Experts upbeat but Bonn talks clouded by earlier failures and persistent lack of consensus

Energy

Koeberg unit shut for maintenance, system stable, says Eskom

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

One of two units at the Koeberg nuclear plant offline for routine maintenance but power supply remains stable as other plants come back from repairs, Eskom says

Industrials

Europe and UK operations boost Bidvest

Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
40 minute(s) ago

Bidvest’s SA business, which provides nearly half of total revenues and profits lags far behind performances of its Europe and UK operations

Education

Stellenbosch students up the ante as MPs question officials

University of Stellenbosch vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers is expected to be in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
1 hour(s) ago

Open Stellenbosch body plans march to protest at university’s use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction

Middle East

Investors must share benefits, says Iran

Hassan Rowhani. Picture: EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH
41 minute(s) ago

President Hassan Rouhani says foreign investors welcome only if they partner with Iranians, hire locals and transfer technology

Europe

Germany bullied France into policy of austerity, says Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
41 minute(s) ago

Nobel laureate economist backs outspoken Yanis Varoufakis on German tactics to browbeat France in austerity march

Europe

Border chaos as EU targets traffickers

Trucks stand in a queue along a highway near the Austrian border in Hegyeshalom, Hungary, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/HEINZ-PETER BADER
1 hour(s) ago

Traffic jams stretching back 50km along the Austro-Hungarian border as security checks search for migrants

Innovation

Israel woos Africa through novel agriculture

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel’s role in areas such as drip-irrigation, water recycling and desalination can boost food security in Africa.  Picture: REUTERS/FLAVIO LO SCALZO
55 minute(s) ago

Israel showcases expertise in drip-irrigation technology with giant 'vertical field' model expected to enhance food security in Africa, writes Angus MacKinnon

Europe

UK pledges £500m to refurbish Scottish nuclear base

Submarines are seen alongside the jetty at the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane, Scotland. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Britain will spend more than £500m refurbishing nuclear submarine base in Scotland over next 10 years, Finance Minister George Osborne says

World

Climate ups odds of ‘grey swan’ superstorms

This satellite photo from May 25 2015 shows a weather system stretching from northern Mexico to Oklahomain the US. The tornado came as ferocious weather battered swathes of Mexico and the southern United States, where rescuers hunted for 12 people missing in flash floods across Texas and Oklahoma that left three people dead. Picture: AFP PHOTO/HANDOUT/NASA
14 hour(s) ago

Climate change will boost odds for extremely rare, hard-to-predict tropical cyclones for parts of Australia, the United States and Dubai by 2100, researchers say

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Cartoons

Being close to a robot, if you’re a human, can be dangerous and cause injury, but new-generation ‘cobots’ are designed to deal with this problem. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JAMES MACDONALD

Collaborative robots set to overhaul assembly line

Cobots, or co-operative robots with sensors and human-focused safety features, make workplace safer, writes Olivia Solon

Innovation

Will Constitutional Court make good call on ‘bad faith’ on Please Call Me case?

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
51 minute(s) ago

Nkosana Makate’s ‘Please Call Me’ intellectual property claim against former employer Vodacom offers valuable insights, writes Pieter Koornhof

Innovation

Car apps an invite to thieves for a ride

Tesla Model S. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
1 hour(s) ago

Car makers are planning to bring e-commerce to the dashboard, but cybercriminals pose a significant threat, writes Keith Naughton

Opinion & Analysis

Reverse innovation changes the face of technology

Limpopo inventor Ludwick Marishane’s DryBath Gel will soon be on the shelves of local retailers . Picture: SOWETAN
54 minute(s) ago

Emerging markets are becoming innovation hubs and ’glocalisation’ offers worldwide platform for great products, writes Michelle Gounden

Innovation

Dial M for an easier life, Facebook tells 1.5-billion users

David Marcus. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
1 hour(s) ago

Facebook service M takes on Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana as virtual personal assistant, writes Hannah Kuchler

Americas

Obama to ‘run wild’ with Bear Grylls

US President Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

President Barack Obama will trek through Alaska’s wilderness and get a ‘crash course in survival techniques’ from insect-eating British adventurer Bear Grylls

Health

Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Google’s life sciences team, French drugmaker Sanofi say they will partner to develop tools to improve management and treatment of diabetes

Rudy Paige during Springboks training session at Peoples Park on August 04 2015 in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Rudy Paige shrugs off furore over Bok selection

Nod from Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer no surprise to him, says third-choice scrumhalf

Other Sport

Golfer Jason Day’s reign as world No 1 has finally arrived

Jason Day of Australia celebrates on the 18th green after his six-stroke victory at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, the US, on Sunday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/SCOTT HALLERAN
50 minute(s) ago

Six-stroke romp to victory gives rising Australian Jason Day three wins out of four

Other Sport

Nadal, Djokovic win at US Open as Williams sisters advance

Former Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal of Spain has tumbled dramatically down the seedings list for Wimbledon, which starts on Monday. Picture: JULIAN FINNEY/GETTY IMAGES
2 hour(s) ago

Rafael Nadal moves into the second round of US Open with a four-set win against Borna Coric, avenging previous loss

Opinion

Unless SA cricket gets a heart transplant, it will suffer cardiac arrest

A meeting takes place in Johannesburg on Tuesday that will shape the future of the domestic game in SA

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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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