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PIC in talks with SABMiller over AB InBev’s offer

2 hour(s) ago

AB InBev has raised its bid for rival brewer SABMiller in an attempt to quash investor dissent over an offer made less attractive by a post-Brexit vote fall in the pound

Industrials

Denel welcomes dismissal of LMT’s bid for business rescue

Denel's  Rooivalk helicopter. Picture: THE TIMES
31 minute(s) ago

High Court ruling on Tuesday is a setback for LMT Holdings in its legal bid to reclaim Denel’s majority stake in the company

Economy

Wheat planting area third smallest on record for SA

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25 minute(s) ago

Farmers are thought to have sown 486,350ha of wheat in 2016, 0.9% more than last season and more than they intended to plant

Politics

ANC KwaZulu-Natal will answer to leadership court case — after the election

OUT OF FAVOUR:  Senzo Mchunu stepped down as KwaZulu-Natal premier on Tuesday after the ANC ordered him to resign. His removal has strengthened President Jacob Zuma’s position in the province. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

A court application has been brought to scrap the its eighth provincial elective conference results‚ a move that could oust the provincial leadership

Politics

No coalitions — the EFF will win in Port Elizabeth, Julius Malema says

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
1 hour(s) ago

The EFF leader says the party is strong enough to claim victory in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni

Energy

Fill your tanks now before chemical workers’ pay strike, AA warns

The combined fuel levies will add R4.43 to the price of a litre of fuel. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The AA expects the strike to affect all refineries and petroleum company depots, but not petrol pump attendants

Media

SABC to reinstate all seven fired journalists

The SABC office in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

The public broadcaster says it will not proceed with further legal action regarding the seven journalists

African News

Thousands of Zimbabweans rally for Mugabe after war veteran’s rebuke

Supporters cheer Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the launch of his ruling Zanu (PF) party's election manifesto in the capital Harare last month.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Political infighting has been exacerbated by an economic crisis, widely blamed on mismanagement and, more recently, the effects of a region-wide drought

Land & Agriculture

Better maize crop forecast could lead to food inflation easing

Maize. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Severe drought in the main maize and oilseed production areas of the North West and Free State sparked a jump in prices earlier in 2016

Financial Services

GroTech seeks almost R40m to invest in disruptive tech innovations

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2 hour(s) ago

The venture capital firm raised R62m in funding earlier this year, and since February has reviewed more than 170 business plans

Unemployed workers try to hustle a day’s work from a passing motorist on the busy road outside the upmarket Royal Alfred Marina in Port Alfred. Across the world economic security is boosting support for populist and racialistic parties. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

WATCH: The great minimum wage debate

Would a minimum wage boost economic growth or add to unemployment? Researcher Gilad Isaacs and economist Dawie Roodt weigh in

Columnists

While an Australian man wins an island resort in a raffle, Russian spies are blamed for a campaign to derail Hilary Clinton

Are purged directors best suited to fix SAA?

Columnists

Simply improving the formal economy will not solve the problem, writes Steven Friedman

Economy bridled by high number of excluded

Labour

Taxi drivers to earn a minimum of R3,218.57 a month from August

Noord Street taxi rank in Johannesburg is part of a much larger system that has democratised the movement of people. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/ERIC MALEMA
1 hour(s) ago

The Department of Labour has lifted minimum wages for the taxi sector an average of 6.2% from the beginning of August

Politics

Opinion polls show ANC losing control of major metros after polls

The ANC launches its manifesto for the August 3 municipal elections in which polls suggest it will struggle to hold several metros. Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

The ANC’s support looked set to slip to 31% in Johannesburg from 59% in the 2011 local elections, an Ipsos survey shows

Politics

Mokonyane will not say if she faces ANC censure for comments on spending

ANC head of elections Nomvula Mokonyane said the party’s integrity committee commission would not be used as  a ‘political tool’.  Picture: SOWETAN
5 hour(s) ago

The ANC’s head of elections, Nomvula Mokonyane, has said the party has spent more than R1bn campaigning for the local government elections

Mining

Sharp profit increase for Sibanye Gold

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

HEPS to rise six-fold in the first half and normalised earnings eight times, but basic earnings will be tempered by an R820m impairment of Sibanye’s Cooke 4 mine

National

IEC expects record number of voters to turn out

Independent Electoral Commission chief electoral officer Mosotho Moepya. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Electoral Commission of SA says the record number of applications for special votes indicates there will be significant participation in the elections

Markets

Why the Bank of Japan is upstaging the Fed in the US bond market

The Bank of Japan. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

The Federal Reserve is usually treasury traders’ main focus when it meets to set monetary policy — but this time, Japanese stimulus is the focus

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LETTER: Carol Paton should leave the running of Eskom to Brian Molefe

Business Day’s deputy editor should stick to her profession of obtaining leaked classified documents, writes Eskom’s Chose Choeu

African News

Zimbabwe denies dispute with SA over import ban

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1 hour(s) ago

SA must understand that Zimbabwe is ‘taking back’ its jobs, says Industry Minister Mike Bimha

Education

AfriForum to carry on its fight for Afrikaans at Unisa

PROTEST: Students demonstrate in support of the retention of Afrikaans as the primary medium of instruction outside the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield campus in February. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

The High Court in Pretoria dismisses AfriForum’s challenge of Unisa’s plans to dispense with Afrikaans as a medium of instruction, but only on the grounds of urgency

National

Police probe 30 cases of political violence, almost half relating to murder

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: Ntswe Mokoena
2 hour(s) ago

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says political violence has been most pronounced in KwaZulu-Natal, where seven arrests have been made for murder

Politics

Court orders ANC to give Marius Fransman harassment report

Marius Fransman. Picture: GCIS
6 hour(s) ago

The ANC is at odds about Fransman’s status, with some leaders saying he has been reinstated, but others insisting he faces disciplinary action. He says he is back at work

Politics

ANC urges employers to ensure workers can cast their vote

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7 hour(s) ago

Ruling party says companies need to consider the needs of workers who are registered in voting districts that are far from their place of work

African News

Sadc declares drought a regional disaster

A drought-affected region is shown in George in the Western Cape in this December 2009 file photo.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

The drought has resulted in widespread crop failures and poor harvests, with a 9.3-million tonne regional shortfall in cereal harvest production

Companies

Puma sponsorship could still have legs even after Usain Bolt retires

FLEET-FOOTED: Usain Bolt reacts after winning the 200m final at the world championships in Beijing, China in August. Picture: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY
7 hour(s) ago

Athletes’ careers are finite — but what Puma can learn from rivals Nike and Adidas, is that leaving the field need not mean leaving the advertising arena

Europe

UK cool on Michel Barnier as head of EU's Brexit talks

Michel Barnier.  Picture: REUTERS/FRANCOIS LENOIR
1 hour(s) ago

The Frenchman who frequently traded blows with the UK during his time as head of banking legislation has been named to head Brexit talks

National

Murder of ANC candidate Nceba Dywili is ‘heartbreaking’, party says

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3 hour(s) ago

Dywili was shot several times on Tuesday after spending the day campaigning in his constituency in the Eastern Cape

National

Revolutionary designer of the dolos, Aubrey Kruger, dies

A younger Aubrey Kruger, with his ingenious interlocking concrete dolos design, which is used to dissipate waves at breakwaters throughout the world. Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Kruger designed the ingenious dolos sea buffer system 50 years ago, which is now used to dissipate waves at breakwaters throughout the world

Energy

Strike could cause fuel shortages ahead of elections

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7 hour(s) ago

A strike by 23,000 Ceppwawu members in the petrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors could affect crude oil refineries and fuel depots

Financial Services

Get ready to use your fingerprints to make bank withdrawals

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7 hour(s) ago

It might not be long in coming, following the approval of new biometric standards to identify cardholders at banks and shops

Mining

Mark Cutifani in race to show progress on his Anglo American turnaround

Mark Cutifani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Selling a set of Australian coal mines is a key part of Cutifani’s plan to turn the diversified miner into a leaner, more focused operation

Retail & Consumer

Massmart will ‘suffer’ as long as lease issue persists

Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN/ANTONIO MUCHAVE
5 hour(s) ago

It wants the Competition Tribunal to hear its case about long-term lease exclusivity agreements, saying the findings of a market inquiry under way are not binding

Energy

IPPs are still a key part of SA’s energy policy, says Pravin Gordhan

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5 hour(s) ago

The finance minister says the renewable energy programme has shown the attractive investment environment the government can offer

Politics

EFF promises to rebuild homes destroyed by Tembisa tornado

3 hour(s) ago

EFF leader Julius Malema also wants the government to step in to help, saying it must ensure the injured get the best possible care ‘because this is a disaster’

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Cartoons

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Coetzee in line for a third Man Booker Prize

He is on a longlist for the prize for his latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus‚ which is a sequel to his 2013 novel, The Childhood of Jesus

Management

Three steps for getting teams with different subcultures to collaborate

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1 day(s) ago

Organisations often have many cultures and collaboration requires working across cultures effectively

Health

The brain exercise that gives you the best shot at delaying dementia

Numerous products and activity programmes claim to be able to slow mental decline, but nothing has proven a surefire way to preserve brainpower, apart from certain mental exercises, say Canadian scientists. Picture: THINKSTOCK.
1 day(s) ago

A new, 10-year study shows there is a more effective brain training technique than memory and reasoning exercises

Opinion

BRAND COMMUNICATION: More clients want one-stop marketing services

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Integrated agencies offer clients more bang for their buck — traditional advertising, social media, shopper marketing, and public relations services

Kagiso Rabada of the Proteas celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles of the West Indies during Match 9 of the Triangular Series between West Indies and South Africa at Kensington Oval on Friday in Bridgetown, Barbados. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES

Kagiso Rabada scores record double hat-trick at Cricket SA awards

The fast bowler is SA’s youngest cricketer of the year, and with his haul of six awards has beaten AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla’s tallies of five each

Soccer

Nthethe flags Sundowns defence against Zamalek

Thabo Nthethe. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES
13 hour(s) ago

Sundowns are on a three-game winning streak since receiving a Caf reprieve two months ago

Soccer

Heat is on Brazil for opener, says Da Gama

Keagan Dolly. Picture: BACKPAGE PIX/SAMUEL SHIVAMBU
13 hour(s) ago

The U-23 coach hopes pressure on the hosts — always heightened in an opening game — can help his side

Other Sport

Can Grace win to break SA’s four-year Majors drought?

Branden Grace during the first round of the SA Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg last month. He withdrew from next week’s Joburg Open as he has qualified to play in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in the US. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, LUKE WALKER
13 hour(s) ago

If first-time Major winner emerges this week‚ it would be fifth time in history there have been four new Major champions in single season

Rugby

Stellar Rohan central to Lions’ semis chances

RIGHT MOVE: Rohan Janse van Rensburg of the Lions. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
13 hour(s) ago

Rohan Janse van Rensburg is one of the major reasons the Lions find themselves in a good position for Super Rugby glory this year

Opinion

Proteas in need of some first-class practice

Top guns in the Proteas Test squad have the talent and mental strength but the bowlers are a liability

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Deputy Public Works Minister and SACP stalwart Jeremy Cronin, who has been left with egg on his face after insisting that the Expropriation Bill is constitutional, only to have President Jacob Zuma send it back to Parliament.

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ANC elections head Nomvula Mokonyane is in trouble with her party for revealing that it has spent more than R1bn campaigning for the August 3 elections. Perhaps she could also reveal where all that money has come from?

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SABC operations chief Hlaudi Motsoeneng has added a fresh black mark to his name — the dismissal of journalists who resisted his decrees has been found to be unfair in court. But this is Teflon Man, so don’t hold your breath.

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