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African News

Lesotho’s deputy premier takes reins after PM flees ‘coup’

Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing in this December 2013 file photo, during the Elysee Summit for Peace and Security in Africa in Paris. Picture: AFP
26 minute(s) ago

Lesotho’s Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing takes charge of the government after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane flees to South Africa

Retail & Consumer

Outgoing Truworths CEO cashes in R115m

Truworths CEO Michael Mark. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
51 minute(s) ago

Within a week of announcing his retirement from the group he led for two decades, Michael Mark cashed in 1.6-million shares

Business Times Feed

How Mugabe raised R1bn to win poll

HANGING ON: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe leaves after casting his vote in Highfields, outside Harare, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
51 minute(s) ago

Wall Street cash helped to fund the 2008 election intimidation

Business Times

There goes the bribery case that never was

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51 minute(s) ago

The corruption allegation that almost led to its downfall still baffles Pinnacle, writes Chris Barron

Business Times

Medical aids still battling to cater to the masses

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51 minute(s) ago

Private healthcare industry faces affordability challenge, writes Adele Shevel

Business Times

Microlending industry picks up the pieces

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19 minute(s) ago

The collapse of African Bank, which provided 40% of SA’ s unsecured loans, has sent aftershocks throughout the microlending sector

Business Times

How to unblock the SA economy

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1 minute(s) ago

There is no way to dress it up — 0.6% growth after a quarter of contraction means South Africa is squandering its potential

Politics

DA welcomes referral of Nkandla terms

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN
22 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance hails the referral of the Nkandla ad hoc committee’s terms of reference to Parliament as a victory for accountability

African News

Zimbabwe first lady roils political scene with entry

TRAVEL BAN: Grace Mugabe,  wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, has been denied an EU visa application. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
22 hour(s) ago

ZANU-PF defends Grace Mugabe’s entry into politics after several people accused Robert Mugabe of creating a dynasty

African News

First conviction in Malawi’s ‘cashgate’ scandal

Malawian President Joyce Banda. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
22 hour(s) ago

Top tourism ministry official Treza Namathanga Senzani pleads guilty to stealing around $150,000 from state coffers

Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

STOCK TALK: Joffe's Adcock intentions less than transparent

It was silly for anyone to think they could make a ‘quick and easy profit’ at Brian Joffe’s expense, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

Arthur Goldstuck: Although self-portraits are as old as photography, it has only become a consumer obsession with the advent of the front camera on ...

SIGN POST: New etiquette in order for selfies and groufies

Business Times

Icasa is set to crack open South Africa’s free-to-air television industry to more competition, writes Duncan McLeod

New free-to-air rival for SABC, e.tv on the cards

Business Times

Curious case of the cloned plates

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
51 minute(s) ago

Telkom boss gives no answers to queries about investigation

African News

ANC condemns Lesotho coup

31 minute(s) ago

ANC calls on the Lesotho Defence Force to return to barracks and allow the government to continue its functions

Business Times

Aurora miners lose faith as court battle drags on

A stranded miner at Aurora’s mine in Grootvlei, Springs, in December 2010. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
13 minute(s) ago

Former employees say they have little faith in a long-delayed court process to recover outstanding payments

Business Times

Wild and crazy days that gave birth to a legend

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51 minute(s) ago

How a ‘rather odd’ slogan, rejected at first, has done a winning job for the past 26 years

Business Times

Forbes rich-list No1 consolation for Federer

SYMPATHETIC: Roger Federer has supported a pay boost for first-round losers but Maria Sharapova is less sure about the move. Picture: REUTERS
7 minute(s) ago

Roger Federer may not have won a Grand Slam title this year, but he topped Forbes magazine's list of the 10 top tennis moneymakers

Europe

Ukraine leader to push EU for Moscow sanctions

Petro Poroshenko. Picture: AFP PHOTO
22 hour(s) ago

Petro Poroshenko pushes EU leaders for tougher sanctions against Russia as they gather in Brussels to discuss the crisis

An Ellerines store in Randburg, Johannesburg.  Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK

THE CHATTER: Rescuers in race against time to save Ellerines

Two weeks after initiating business rescue proceedings, the once powerful furniture retailer faces an uncertain future, writes Ann Crotty

African News

Angola to ‘forgive’ half of Mozambique’s debt

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22 hour(s) ago

The decision, which covers half of the total of about $60m owed, follows a meeting between the two countries this week

Asia-Pacific

China graft watchdog probes another exec at Chinese car maker

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22 hour(s) ago

China’s anti-graft watchdog is investigating a former senior executive at FAW Group for corruption, the latest target in a widening probe against the company

Economy

July private sector credit growth exceeds market expectations

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2 day(s) ago

Money supply growth, meanwhile, dips to 6.86% year on year in July from 7.26% in June, according to Reserve Bank data

National

Court dismisses Sanral’s secrecy application for Winelands project

ROAD RIGHTS: The Democratic Alliance and Right2Know held a protest outside the Cape High Court over Sanral’s N1/N2 tolling project. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

City of Cape Town allowed to file its supplementary documents relating to proposed N1, N2 highway tolling in open court

Property

Shopping centre owner Hyprop boosts distribution

Hyprop Investments CEO Pieter Prinsloo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Hyprop maintains strong earnings from malls despite slowdown in consumer spending

Asia-Pacific

Tragedy-hit Malaysia Airlines to lose 6,000 jobs in bold restructuring

Kazanah Nasional MD Berhad Tan Sri Dato' Azman Mokhtar announces Malaysia Airlines' restructuring plans at Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The 42-year-old company will be delisted by the end of the year under a broad revival plan announced by state fund Khazanah Nasional on Friday

National

Arms deal critics lose faith in inquiry, decline to testify

Arms Procurement Commission chairman Judge Willie Seriti, right, and co-commissioner Free State Judge President Hendrick Musi, during proceedings in Pretoria on Monday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Three prominent critics of multibillion-rand arms deal have withdrawn names from Seriti commission witness list

Politics

Suspension threat over EFF MPs may end in court

Members of the EFF leave the National Assembly on Thursday (Aug 21 2014) as Baleka Mbete adjourns Parliament for the day after an EFF protest. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Baleka Mbete wrote to the MPs telling them she is planning to suspend them ahead of a formal investigation of their behaviour

Politics

Unions failed workers, says Vavi

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
22 hour(s) ago

Trade unions in South Africa are not meeting workers’ needs, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says

Energy

Petrol price to drop by 67c/l

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1 day(s) ago

Relief for motorists as Department of Energy announces that the price of all grades of petrol will drop next week

Economy

SA’s trade deficit widens from June to July

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1 day(s) ago

Nedbank economists say global conditions continue to improve and rand exchange rate is favourable, which bodes well for local export performance

National

Malema gives Mbete deadline to withdraw suspension

Julius Malema. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

EFF leader says National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete must withdraw plans to suspend him from Parliament by Sunday or face court challenge

National

Rocky start as Nkandla committee stumbles on mandate

African National Congress (ANC) MP and member of the ad hoc committee on Nkandla Buti Manamela speaks at the committee’s meeting in Parliament on Monday while fellow ANC legislator Jonas Sibanyoni listens. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Committee refers its terms of reference and mandate back to the National Assembly so that these can be more clearly defined

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths hopes basket shoppers turn to trollies

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2 day(s) ago

Through a supermarket play, the no-longer niche retailer is tackling Pick n Pay and Checkers head-on

National

End game looms in spy-tape saga

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Release of ‘spy tapes’ and internal NPA documents could lead to review of corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma

National

Madonsela in appeal to ‘obey the rules’

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Public protector says blurring of lines between ANC and government has become evident, with ‘external actors’ challenging her efforts

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Cartoons

Travel & Food

TRAVEL: London, Tyrol, Berlin and Ravello

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2 day(s) ago

A shopping and packing service for men, The Jakobskreuz, Deutsche Bahn restructuring and a unique table-with-a-view

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Starlings Café

Starlings Café in Cape Town. Picture: LAR LESLIE
2 day(s) ago

Cape Town café offers suburban seclusion worth the search, writes Penny Haw

Opinion

WINE: The Chenin Challenge

Line-up an indication that panel did a neat job as it is a reflection of credibility of South Africa’s top players

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Lanhydrock Estate’s leaderless splendour

Hans Pienaar joins the throngs that ensure mansion of Agar-Robartes family is kept in a state surpassing its aristocratic heyday

Arts & Entertainment

What statues have to say about us

Shadow Boxer is a sculptural translation by Johannesburg-based artist Marco Ciarnfanelli. Picture: BASA
2 day(s) ago

Public art, particularly sculpture, can be a measure of process by which South Africa is ideologically reconstructing itself

Daryl Impey. Picture: REUTERS

Impey cleared on doping charges

SA Institute for Drug Free Sport says cyclist has been cleared of charges after failing a doping test in February

Rugby

Pumas seek Sharks’ first defeat

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2 day(s) ago

With their strength being in their ability to win at home, it is unlikely that the Pumas will be as charitable in their clash on at the Mbombela Stadium

Soccer

SuperSport give Johnson red card

Cavin Johnson. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
2 day(s) ago

Former SA coach Gordon Igesund looks set to be installed by Pretoria’s title hunters

Cricket

Proteas and Aussies may do battle for top Test spot

Faf du Plessis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH  DEBIKY
2 day(s) ago

Rankings matter. A lot. But do not take a civilian’s word for it — according to Faf du Plessis

Rugby

Taute gets his chance for WP

DOWN AND OUT: The Stormers’ Jaco Taute, in action against the Cheetahs on Saturday, is out of contention with a knee injury sustained in that game. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Jaco Taute returns to scene of his Test debut when he plays at centre for Western Province against the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld

 
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