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Trade & Industry

BEE code change shocks industry

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

‘Clarification’ shifts emphasis to individual share ownership from broad-based empowerment and employee share ownership schemes

Transport & Tourism

Sanral puts bond auctions on hold

Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

South African National Roads Agency cancels bond auctions as it awaits word from intergovernmental task team led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

Mining

Gold Fields reports first-quarter loss

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 hour(s) ago

Results dragged down by reduced gold sales and higher costs, but the company maintains its full-year production target

Mining

South32 spin-off ends BHP Billiton era

People walk through the foyer of the BHP Billiton headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, in this file picture. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 hour(s) ago

Billiton will remain listed on the JSE but will have no operational interests in SA

National

ANC is abusing BrandSA, Holomisa says

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
4 hour(s) ago

Cash-strapped ANC 'is using the agency’s budget to send its treasurer-general, Zweli Mkhize, on foreign trips, possibly to raise cash'

National

City and Samwu set up probe after riot

Mayor Patricia de Lille addresses Samwu workers in Cape Town on Wednesday. Workers ran riot in the streets. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Striking workers rampage through Cape Town’s city streets, as some Soweto residents protest against installation of prepaid Eskom meters

Financial Services

Rights issue will decide Blue’s future

Blue Financial Services CEO Johan Meiring. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Blue at the end of its turnaround and its underlying business is good, says CEO Johan Meiring

Property

Improving letting market helps boost Intu Properties

Intu Properties CE David Fischel. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Company signs 44 new long-term leases at its UK shopping centre portfolio in the first quarter of this year

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Dirt piles up in the police’s house

The rot in SA’s law enforcement seems to start from the top, writes Setumo Stone

Columnists

Anton Harber: If the allegations that against male DA leaders ... emerged in the days before social media, they are not likely to have seen the ...

Journalists have duty to verify social media news

Columnists

Michel Pireu: Many prominent investment managers have been sounding similar alarms (on a ’sense of an ending’)

Accumulation, responsibility … and then great unrest

Health

Draft regulations for standards at hospitals ‘are unworkable’

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS
4 hour(s) ago

Industry sources say proposed regulations for hospital standards ‘fail to take account of the differences between the public and private sector’

Trade & Industry

Automotive sector plan fails to impress experts

Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Policy has not increased employment nor reduced the trade deficit, say motor industry specialists

Transport & Tourism

SA tops tourism ranking despite challenges

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Visas and birth certificates are the biggest issues for the industry, though safety remains a challenge

National

Legal issues and internal strife put strain on NPA

Mxolisi Nxasana has been appointed national director of public prosecutions.  Picture: GCIS
4 hour(s) ago

NPA is facing unprecedented turmoil amid infighting and legal proceedings against four of its most senior prosecutors, writes Franny Rabkin

National

Nxesi sets empowerment targets

Thembelani Nxesi. Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Targets for broad-based black economic empowerment include allocating property to black developers and reserving high percentages of contracts for black contractors

British Prime Minister David Cameron. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Time of political fracture links polls continents apart

The UK might count for less in the world these days ... but it still matters a lot on the tables that count, writes Tony Leon

African News

Burundi protests boil as 40,000 flee

A protester holds a placard as they demonstrate against the ruling CNDD-FDD party's decision to allow Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in Bujumbura, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

The unrest has particularly worried Rwanda, still scarred by its 1994 genocide that killed more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus

Labour

Dismissals loom at Medupi over industrial unrest

According to Eskom's website, the project will include a super-critical plant able to operate with greater efficiency and at higher pressures than previous boilers.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
3 hour(s) ago

Contractors could once again initiate dismissals after more than a month of industrial unrest at the Medupi construction site

Mining

Implats and Lonmin in union talks on closures

Heaps of platinum ore ahead of the concentration process. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Platinum producers in SA, which has more than 70% of the world’s reserves, are battling rising costs amid a 35% plunge in prices since 2011

Media & Advertising

Amstel Lite container will ‘not be replaced’

The Advertising Standards of Authority of SA  has ordered Brandhouse Beverages to withdraw the offending packaging of Amstel Lite.
20 hour(s) ago

Brandhouse says can will not be changed after it wins appeal against Advertising Standards Authority ruling to withdraw it for being too similar to Castle Lite

Europe

US keeps keen eye on UK vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron watches the Tour de Yorkshire, outside Addingham Memorial Hall, Addingham, the UK, on Sunday. Picture: EPA
3 hour(s) ago

Countries’ ‘special relationship’ could change, writes Margaret Talev

Energy

Big shake-up in pipeline for petrol stations, department says

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
14 hour(s) ago

Department of Energy introduces sampling and testing of fuel as well as promising to investigate why so few forecourts are owned by the previously disadvantaged

Europe

Hopes for quick Greek reform deal dashed

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, left.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Greece make an interest payment of €200m to IMF but European lenders dash hopes for a cash-for-reforms deal

National

Gigaba rolls up sleeves on South Africa's immigration problems

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

Home Affairs minister vows to introduce legislation for the establishment of a border management agency, which he says will be operational in 2017

Education

Department working on making history compulsory at school

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: GCIS
21 hour(s) ago

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says further research will be conducted on best way to make history compulsory subject for grades 10-12

African Business

Currency woes pile pressure on Kenya to up lending rates

Senior Al Shabaab officer Mohamed Mohamud addresses a news conference during in this December 23, 2010 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Pressure building on the central bank to increase borrowing costs as weakening currency erodes returns on local debt, drought hinders food production and Islamist militant attacks deter tourists

African News

Facts of raid in Angola contested

A police raid destroyed vehicles and huts in the Sumi hills in Angola on April 16. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Thousands missing, but no sign of burials, writes Herculano Coroado

Markets

Global surge in silver output passes SA by

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3 hour(s) ago

Silver in SA is largely a by-product of other mining processes, and production has remained constant at about 2.8-million ounces a year over the past decade

Energy

Gas draws attention in private sector

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

SA’s long-term requirements justify a pipeline from Mozambique’s recently discovered gas deposits

Property

SA’s listed property funds outperform peers

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3 hour(s) ago

Even though local property valuations are starting to look fully priced, the growth coming from property counters is still attractive, says analyst

Telecoms & Technology

Datatec buys Trovus to boost analytics offering

Datatec CEO Jens Montanana. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
3 hour(s) ago

Datatec subsidiary Logicalis’s UK deal is part of its geographical expansion — last year it acquired two German-based companies

National

MPs ‘must declare private interests by end June’, says ethics committee

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Picture: GCIS
14 hour(s) ago

Deadline will give members ‘ample time’ to familiarise themselves with new code of conduct

Americas

Obama expected to push for Gulf regional defence system

 Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS/GARY CAMERON
3 hour(s) ago

US president seeks to allay Gulf allies’ anxiety over any nuclear deal with Tehran

Economy

Economic outlook weighing on consumers’ confidence

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Load shedding intensified last month, severely affecting output, as power generator Eskom battled to meet demand

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Cartoons

Generally health practitioners administer medication for the good of the patient, though there are hidden dangers with antibiotics. Picture: CHRIS FREY

Caution: Use of antibiotics can harm you

In some cases it could actually be harmful to finish a course of antibiotics to eradicate bacterial infection, writes Lyn Gilbert

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: French flair to end the dry spell

The styling definitely stands out from the crowd.  Pictures: MARK SMYTH, CITROEN SA
4 hour(s) ago

Citroen has moved back to the funky side with its new C4 Cactus

Motoring

ROAD TEST: Impressive on all counts

The Fusion is one of the best looking of the genre.  Picture: QUICKPIC
4 hour(s) ago

Ford is looking to change perceptions of the sub-premium sedan segment with its Fusion, writes Lerato Matebese

Life

As ticket prices fall, airlines squeeze more passengers in

Shrinking the space between seats is among the measures airlines are using to pack in more seats. But the health and safety effects are being debated as the lack of space has triggered more outbreaks of air rage.
3 hour(s) ago

Slim-line designs, extra emergency exits and creative placing of galleys and toilets are all playing their part in the great seat squeeze, writes Victoria Bryan

Health

Calorie count of daily diet overstated

More research shows that there is something in a vegetarian diet that causes vegetarians to have a lower risk of heart disease, say scientists. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

An alternative and more accurate system of counting calories has been devised, writes Philip Hilts

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures in the Champions League semifinal, first-leg clash against Juventus in Turin, Italy, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS

Real stare down barrel in Juventus Europe decider

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas’s men need ‘patience and support’ to wipe out deficit

Cricket

A cricket Test in August? Get the green paint out

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3 hour(s) ago

The Kiwis will play three one-day internationals and two T20s between August 14 and 26 at Kingsmead, Centurion and Potchefstroom

Rugby

Springboks still count on mystery man Du Preez

Fourie du Preez. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
3 hour(s) ago

Fourie du Preez is expected to take the field for the Springboks when the international season reopens in two months

Other Sport

Sharapova hangs in as she eyes No 2 spot

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova returns to Caroline Garcia of France during the Madrid Open tournament at the Caja Magica sports complex in Madrid on Wednesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GERARD JULIEN
3 hour(s) ago

Maria Sharapova ends dramatic third-round match against Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia with an ace, which had to be confirmed from the chair

Other Sport

Stall stumble may hamstring Legislate

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3 hour(s) ago

Trainer Justin Snaith’s star four-year-old was the hot favourite for the Drill Hall Stakes, but the colt got one of his hind legs trapped in the starting gate

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The Third Umpire

Brian Riley, who is the new CEO of the “good” part of African Bank in the latest step in its curatorship. It’s no easy task, but now to make it sustainable. His record at Wesbank stands him in good stead.

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Choppies Enterprises CEO Ramachandran Ottappath. Choppies’s listing on the JSE main board this month will give investors more options, just as its growing presence in SA and the region has done for consumers.

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