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Energy

Two suspended executives return to PetroSA — but only to the board

Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

In a dramatic twist, suspended executives may have backed moves to isolate former board chairwoman Nonhlanhla Jiyane, who quit this week

Companies

Battle for control of Advtech heats up

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2 hour(s) ago

While current shareholders firmly support board’s rejection of Curro Holdings’ takeover bid, Advtech’s second-largest shareholder expresses strong approval for a deal

Markets

Chinese jewellers’ woes bode ill for gold

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2 hour(s) ago

Global demand for gold coins and bars fell 12% in the second quarter

Transport & Tourism

SA digs in on African business visas

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2 hour(s) ago

Department of Home Affairs strongly resists bid by the East African Community for business visas to be issued on arrival

Healthcare

Basic medical aid could soon be within reach of the poor

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2 hour(s) ago

Very basic benefit options could cost as little as R200 per person a month

African News

Obama prods African leaders to do better

US President Barack Obama meets African Union chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB
2 hour(s) ago

US president ends landmark visit with speech focused on action against the scourges of entrenched corruption, tribalism and gender discrimination

National

ANC axes four mayors in Mpumalanga
shake-up

Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA
11 hour(s) ago

Four ANC mayors have been axed in Mpumalanga where the party is trying to clean up its act before next year’s local government elections

MEMORIAL: Crosses planted on the koppie near the Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana where 34 miners lost their lives at the hands of police during a protest in August 2012. Picture: THE TIMES

Marikana: State must do the right thing now and accept civil liability

Paul Hoffman on the Marikana report – what the ‘commentariat’ and some counsel have missed

Columnists

Steven Friedman

Conservatives who blame poor people for their poverty have a new friend — the African National Congress and its allies, writes Steven Friedman

ANC ‘shift’ paints a false picture of the poor

Columnists

As the DA tries to move away from doom and gloom scaremongering, it will find the biggest culprits are its own leaders, writes Gareth van Onselen

DA and the ‘failed state’

National

Opposition halts ANC’s police rule

Police enter the Parliament building in Cape Town during President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Parliament’s rules committee members forced to back down over changes to rules on parliamentary protection services

Transport & Tourism

Satawu urges return of Prasa’s Montana

Lucky Montana. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

Union threatens to disrupt Passenger Rail Authority of SA unless former CEO Lucky Montana returns

Europe

VW overtakes Toyota to take lead in global sales

An employee holds an emblem for a Volkswagen Golf car in a production line at the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, in this November 14 2008 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Volkswagen in first place as biggest vehicle maker three years ahead of its target

Markets

Takeovers boost European stocks

Luxury goods maker Gucci's  sales grew for the first time in almost two years. Picture: REUTERS/EDGAR SU
2 hour(s) ago

Deal plans in Europe’s pharmaceutical, utility and insurance industries help revive investor confidence after a rout in Chinese markets

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ brinkmanship has been as unhelpful in the sorry saga of the Greek crisis as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hardline approach. Picture: REUTERS

Greeks paying, but getting nothing

Statesmanship a missing factor in the sovereign debt crisis, writes Walter Baets

Telecoms & Technology

Bosses earned big as Telkom revenue fell

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
2 hour(s) ago

CEO Sipho Maseko’s total compensation at R12.3m while former chief financial officer Jacques Schindehütte received R18.8m compared with R6m a year earlier

National

Cango caves to stay open, says new DA team

Visitors at the  Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

New leadership in the strife-torn Oudtshoorn municipality moves quickly to ensure town’s leading tourist attraction stays open

Markets

Chinese steel exports disrupt markets

A stainless steel product line is seen at a factory of Baosteel Group Corp., China's biggest steel maker, in Shanghai in this July 6 2010 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Analysts and competitors rail against ‘extraordinary levels’ of steel exports from China

Trade & Industry

New web-based docking system a boon for SA’s ports

The Mare Caribicum lies at anchor off Port of Ngqura . Picture: THE HERALD
11 hour(s) ago

South African harbours go hi-tech with the latest state-of-the-art information technology turning the country’s ocean gateways into smartports

Middle East

Nato backs Turkey on Islamic State as some urge peace with Kurds

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg attends a Nato ambassadors meeting on Turkey at the Nato headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/JULIEN WARNAND
14 hour(s) ago

Nato gives full support to Turkey with caveat as President Tayyip Erdogan says ‘not possible’ to continue Kurdish peace process

Soccer

Platini plans to throw hat in for Fifa presidency

Uefa president Michel Platini attends a Euro 2016 meeting  on March 12  in the central French city of Lyon. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JEFF PACHOUD
3 hour(s) ago

Uefa chief Michel Platini to vie for Fifa presidency possibly against Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein and South Korean Chung Mong-joon

National

Reports show new Denel chairman struck off attorneys roll

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12 hour(s) ago

Reports reveal High Court ruling had struck Daniel Mantsha off the roll of attorneys for his unprofessional behaviour, dishonesty and misappropriation of funds

Media & Advertising

Times Media Group welcomes three new executives

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16 hour(s) ago

Lisa MacLeod‚ Philani Mgwaba and Vernon Matzopolous will contribute to digital‚ broadcast and print divisions of company

Americas

Trump may have overestimated his net worth

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters during a political rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Picture: AFP
9 minute(s) ago

Bloomberg billionaires index reveals portfolio dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses. Donald Trump says he is worth more than $10bn

Industrials

AECI’s strategy to diversify pays off

AECI CEO Mark Dytor. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

CEO Mark Dytor warns of investment confidence decline — manufacturing output in SA is ‘nowhere near where it was in 2008’

Telecoms & Technology

MTN shares sink as group warns of exchange rate hit

A vendor holds cellphones and airtime cards at a stall operated by MTN in Kigali, Rwanda. The industry is growing in leaps and bounds across the continent. File picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

Group is also expected to provide information on the $1bn of funds in Iran following a nuclear deal

National

Banks warn Expropriation Bill will create risks for bond debtors

Dr Anthea Jeffery, left, of the Institute of Race Relations, and Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin address the public hearings on the Expropriation Bill in Parliament on Tuesday. Pictures: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Bill allows state to expropriate private property and pay compensation equal to 80% of market value

Cricket

Ricey, the 4x4 of all-rounders, always spoke his mind

Cricket legend Clive Rice. Picture: ROBERT BOTHA/BUSINESS DAY
3 hour(s) ago

Clive Rice’s legacy will endure — in part as the first captain of a post-isolation SA cricket team he captained on the ground-breaking three-game tour to India in 1991

Europe

Diageo dissolves Heineken venture to go solo in SA

Alcohol consumption. Picture: THE TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

Diageo to dissolve venture with Heineken in SA, neighbouring Namibia three years earlier than planned so distiller can fully own its operations in those countries

Americas

Playground fun over as insurers back off from Toys ‘R’ Us

Boom days, when stores like this one in New York were filled with customers, seem to be over for Toys ’R’ Us. The company has suffered losses and its share price is falling. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

New headache for toys retailer after it suffers more than two years of losses

Mining

Aquarius to review all its mines as price of platinum plunges

Aquarius Platinum CEO Jean Nel. Picture: PHILIP SCHEDLER
2 hour(s) ago

Mine management to undertake safety and productivity inspections and asses viability of each shaft, says CEO Jean Nel

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Cartoons

Zambians walk past a Shoprite store in the capital Lusaka. South African-built shopping malls in Zambia and many other African countries are changing the way locals shop. Picture: REUTERS/SALIM HENRY

Spate of malls reflects an African metamorphosis

South African-built shopping malls in Zambia and many other African countries are changing the way locals shop, writes Andrew England

Opinion & Analysis

Greeks paying, but getting nothing

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ brinkmanship has been as unhelpful in the sorry saga of the Greek crisis as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hardline approach. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Statesmanship a missing factor in the sovereign debt crisis, writes Walter Baets

Opinion & Analysis

A guide to dealing with narcissistic bosses

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2 hour(s) ago

They’re envious of others and believe others envy them; and behave in an arrogant manner, writes Rean Du Plessis

Management

Standard toilets at work a pain in the backside

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2 hour(s) ago

Bathroom design can ease anxieties about spending a penny in the restroom at work, writes Rebecca Greenfield

Retail & Consumer

Gauteng backs probe into expansion of retail grocery sector in townships

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2 hour(s) ago

Entrepreneurs have been, and continue to be, crowded out of the market, writes Samuel Mungadze

Morne Morkel. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUID DU TOIT

Bring out the sun, we can take the heat, says Morkel

Morné Morkel declares he is suffering from ‘cabin fever’, having to shelter indoors from Bangladesh’s monsoon rains, and is ‘hungry’ to get out there and do his thing

Soccer

Soccer youngsters face tough Zimbabwe encounter

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3 hour(s) ago

Owen da Gama not stressing this week ahead of the second leg 2016 Rio Olympics qualifier against Zimbabwe despite not having a full squad yet.

Other Sport

‘Triumph over evil’ as Jewish Olympics open in Berlin

The Waldbuehne arena near the German capital Berlin, where the Maccabi Games are taking place. Picture: REDFERNS/ROB VERHORST
3 hour(s) ago

Visitors from Europe, Israel, the Americas and Australia hail the event — held 70 years after the Holocaust — as a symbol of reconciliation

Other Sport

Victory for sprinter in gender testing case

Dutee Chand waves to the crowd after a race at the Asian Athletics Championship 2013 in Pune, India. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MANJUNATHA KIRAN
3 hour(s) ago

Sport court puts controversial regulation on hyperandrogenism on ice, allowing Indian sprinter Dutee Chand to compete

Rugby

Return of wounded Boks opens up the options for coach Meyer

OPTIMISTIC VIEW OF FUTURE: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer during the Springbok training and media session at Northwood High School in Durban last month. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
3 hour(s) ago

Good news for coach Heyneke Meyer as flank Francois Louw and tighthead prop Jannie du Plessis are not in danger of missing the World Cup

Cricket

Cook backs squad marching on Belly at 3

Out-of-form England batsman Ian Bell, affectionately known as Belly, studies the Edgbaston pitch in Birmingham in advance of the third Ashes Test against Australia starting on Wednesday. Captain Alastair Cook is counting on a return to form for the veteran. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS
3 hour(s) ago

England’s most experienced batsman at No 3 for the third Ashes cricket Test at Edgbaston

Soccer

The Ghost just adore their wizard Rakhale

Thabo Rakhale of Pirates and Louis Autchanga during the CAF Confederation Cup match between Orlando Pirates and CF Mounana at Orlando Stadium.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
3 hour(s) ago

Pirates fans adore dribbling wizard Thabo Rakhale who coach Eric Tinkler cannot leave out; and the player is loving every minute of it

Opinion

Racist Russians and feeble Fifa could be in for a shock come 2018

‘Gross and ugly’ racism in Russian football a black cloud over the 2018 World Cup

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The Third Umpire

Former Prasa chief engineer Daniel Mtimkulu. The rail agency is demanding that he refund money earned during the years he held the position, after it emerged that he falsely claimed to hold a doctorate in engineering.

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Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele, who has been so conspicuous by his absence despite the problems experienced by the SA Post Office that he may as well be a spy in deep cover.

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Barack Obama, the first US president to address the African Union, for making the effort to focus on US-Africa relations as his second term draws to an end. May it be as fruitful as his Cuban and Iranian interventions.

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