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Rand falls hard on fear that Pravin Gordhan will be arrested

33 minute(s) ago

The local currency’s strong recent run has been brought to a summary end by the latest development in a long-running dispute over the SARS ‘rogue unit’


Consumer inflation slows to within the Reserve Bank’s target

18 minute(s) ago

The latest CPI data offer some good news, with the increase in July coming in smaller than expected


Pravin Gordhan’s arrest would be a disaster for SA, says DA

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

David Maynier says the finance minister’s appearance before the Hawks suggests he might be told of possible charges, in a ‘major escalation of the SARS wars’

Telecoms & Technology

Blue Label Telecoms’ proposal to buy CellC ‘progressing positively’

Blue Label Telecoms joint CEO Brett Levy. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 minute(s) ago

Cellphone airtime and prepaid electricity seller reports R4.5bn in capital at May 31 and accumulated reserves, with revenue growth of 19% to R26bn


Expropriation bill aims to provide clarity

Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin briefs Parliament’s public works committee on the draft version of the highly controversial Expropriation Bill on Tuesday in Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Critics say the bill is unconstitutional and have raised concerns about dispute resolution mechanisms for those affected by expropriation


Gwede Mantashe calls for a debate over ANC’s decline

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIEN
4 hour(s) ago

The ANC Youth League has called for ANC secretary-general Mantashe to resign following the party’s election decline


Gordhan under threat of arrest

Pravin Gordhan. Picture:  GCIS
4 hour(s) ago

Rand falls sharply after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan receives letter demanding he present himself to Hawks


Why Citadel is dumping the world’s top emerging market bonds — SA’s

30 minute(s) ago

The firm’s George Herman thinks SA government bonds have run too far, and cites several reasons for his position

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller’s exit will leave City springboks an endangered breed

SABMiller branded six packs of Castle Lite beer move along the production line at SABMiller's Newlands brewery in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG
55 minute(s) ago

The performance of South African-based businesses that came to London after apartheid ended has mostly disappointed, with SABMiller the breakout success


Maphatsoe loses two court cases in one day

WINNER:  Ronnie Kasrils, right, with advocates GF Grobler and Dali Mpofu from his legal team. Picture: THE TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Former intelligence minister and struggle veteran Ronnie Kasrils delighted with high court victory

South Africa map with flag

Multiparty governance set to test politicians

SA needs wise and prudent local governments, writes George Devenish


Gareth van Onselen: Like Usain Bolt’s relay gold medal, the DA’s election glory is the finale of a story told in stages, with the most damaging leg ...

The DA’s road to metro


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Leon Louw: The creeping conversion of rights into obligations struck its first blow against democracy on Monday when secrecy became obligatory

Will the right to vote become an obligation?

African News

Deaths and abductions in Boko Haram raid on village near Chibok

Women demand the rescue of the Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram, in Ikeja district in Lagos, Nigeria, in April . Picture:  REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
52 minute(s) ago

The Nigerian military, meanwhile, has said for the third time that it may have killed the Islamist insurgent group’s disputed leader, Abubakar Shekau

Trade & Industry

Car makers flag SA as base for drive into Africa

GEARING UP:  With the appropriate policies and strategies, the South African vehicle manufacturing industry could be rivalled by operations in countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 hour(s) ago

Supplying the continent with kits and components identified as a growth prospect, writes Mark Smyth


Motsoeneng questions need to account to Parliament

Hlaudi Motsoeneng.   Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Tainted SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng raises eyebrows by questioning why the public broadcaster should account to MPs


Sasol sticks to dividend policy despite US costs

3 hour(s) ago

Sasol has not increased $4bn project-based loan previously put in place, which matures in December 2021


Hawks hanker after R100m helicopter, if there is money

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: GCIS/SIYABULELA DUDA
13 hour(s) ago

Unit has already received R1.4bn from Police Ministry in April while portfolio committee members bulk at the huge cost and ask whether it is a lavish attack craft


Watch Pravin Gordhan vs Justice Malala in tough debate on economy

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

BDlive is live-streaming a heavyweight debate between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and political commentator Justice Malala

Herman Mashaba. Picture: SUPPLIED

EDITORIAL: Johannesburg Like Me

Johannesburg’s new mayor Herman Mashaba has the perfect rags-to-riches story


Liberty aims at high-end Reit listing on JSE

Amelia Beattie. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Liberty Two Degrees Reit will have R10bn in assets, exposing JSE investors to various iconic malls for the first time

Retail & Consumer

Shoprite CEO hints at offshore expansion

Whitey Basson. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
4 hour(s) ago

Whitey Basson’s comment on offshore expansion follows market speculation Shoprite could be snapped up by Steinhoff


Denel claims it got the nod for Asian venture

Denel's attack helicopter. Picture: SUPPLIED
4 hour(s) ago

The state-owned arms manufacturer says it has state clearance for joint venture deals with Gupta-associated company VR Laser Asia


Central Italy rocked by fatal earthquake and strong aftershocks

A man wrapped in a blanket looks on as a rescuer with a dog stand in front a collapsed house following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/EMILIANO GRILLOTTI
3 hour(s) ago

Heavily populated areas appear to have escaped damage in the magnitude 6.2 quake that was felt 170km away in Rome


Aveng turns to Australia and Asia for profit

Aveng CEO Kobus Verster. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 hour(s) ago

Revenue deteriorated as mining companies, such as Anglo American and Kumba, cut investment


Shortage of drivers hinders Barloworld Transport growth

3 hour(s) ago

Young people do not find this profession attractive enough


ArcelorMittal puts end to flat steel import-parity pricing

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

The agreement has been long in the making, and was strengthened by the R1.5bn fine ArcelorMittal was slapped with this week


Bidcorp HEPS jump 32% on weaker rand

Bidcorp CEO Bernard Berson blows the traditional horn after his company   listed on the JSE on Monday.   Picture: RICHARD STREVER/  ZOOM PHOTOGRAPHY
30 minute(s) ago

Bidcorp’s businesses ‘continue to perform well across the world’, with solid organic growth in home currencies in low inflation environments


DA mayoral teams are ‘a balancing act’

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga. Picture: YOUTUBE
4 hour(s) ago

The DA comes under fire for its mostly white mayoral committee in Tshwane

Financial Services

Clean-up arrests Lion’s losses

Brimstone CEO Mustaq Brey. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Losses at the short-term insurer dropped to R9.7m in the six months to June, from R110m in 2015

Land & Agriculture

Treasury dismisses sugar industry fears but will research tax

HIDDEN INGREDIENT: The proposed sugar tax at 2.29c per gram translates into a 20% tax on fizzy drinks and other added-sugar drinks, the industry argued this week. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

The Treasury dismisses dire claims of widespread job losses and business closures as the bitter harvest of its planned sugar tax

Transport & Tourism

Suspended treasurer’s hearing to be held at the CCMA

4 hour(s) ago

Cynthia Stimpel’s hearing has been moved from SAA — an airline notorious for victimising whistleblowers


Department of Energy backs power producers

Ompi Aphane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Energy bids from independently produced power are still being assessed despite Eskom-created chaos

Financial Services

Santam buys RMB-SI as a good strategic fit

Picture: SANTAM
3 hour(s) ago

RMB-SI was involved in a legal scuffle with JSE-listed Nictus in May 2015

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How did your company’s restructuring make you feel? Few South African companies have fully embraced outplacement as a way to soften the pain of retrenchment. Picture: ISTOCK

Bridging job-loss shock and finding a new role

‘Outplacement’ acts as a bridge between the shock of dismissal and the daunting prospect of finding a suitable new role, writes Madge Gibson


Entrepreneur Lumko Mphande is going places — on his bikes

Lumko Mphande delivers a presentation on his idea for a scooter rental business to a panel of experts in a competition for budding entrepreneurs. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

Bumka Scooter Rentals the brainchild of young Tembisa entrepreneur Lumko Mphande with a burning desire to achieve more, writes Eugene Yiga


Taming shifty Africa with creativity and strategy

Chantell Ilbury says to be successful in Africa is to be foxy — to adapt constantly and to think outside the box — whereas the environment of certainty in western countries is conducive to hedgehog thinking. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

Sue Grant-Marshall: Leading African creative strategic thinker Chantell Ilbury wants to know: are you a hedgehog or a fox?


THE POINT: All energy options have pros but one has major defects

The Cookhouse Wind Farm is located between the towns of Cookhouse and Bedford in the Eastern Cape. This wind farm is the largest in SA and has 66 turbines with a generating capacity of about 138.6MW. Picture: WIKIMEDIA

Nuclear causes the most disquiet when measured against future demand and budget projections

Cameron Van der Burgh and Caster Semenya take a selfie at the welcoming ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympics Team SA at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI/GALLO IMAGES

Feted Caster ‘does not need protecting’

The IAAF resumes its witch-hunt against gold medalist Caster Semenya and other hyperandrogenic athletes


Pakistan’s incredible journey to top spot

THINK-TANK: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, right, with captain Misbah-ul-Haq during net practice at Edgbaston in early August. Picture: REUTERS/PAUL CHILDS
5 hour(s) ago

Pakistan caps a remarkable rise under skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to supplant archrivals India as the world’s best Test side


Pink ball makes first-class debut in India

5 hour(s) ago

India’s cricket board will be watching closely for signs the controversial but lucrative day-night format works for the players and millions of fans

Other Sport

Luvo Manyonga vows to keep world record focus

5 hour(s) ago

The silver medallist says being blocked from competing in the London Olympics saved his life


Kiwis forgot who they were playing

Cricket supporters watch as the covers are put on to the wicket at Kingsmead stadium in Durban. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

There was so much time between balls during the rain-hit Test New Zealand’s coach Mike Hesson forgot who the Kiwis are playing


Bayern nets higher security

5 hour(s) ago

New German league season gets under way with heightened security after attack at Stade de France cautions national side


Reborn Sterling leads City’s charge in Europe

Raheem Sterling. Picture: REUTERS/ADAM HOLT
5 hour(s) ago

Maligned winger Raheem Sterling is thriving under Pep Guardiola and inspired City’s 5-0 win at the Champions League first round play-off

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The Third Umpire

There are two ways of interpreting President Jacob Zuma’s move to take control of state-owned enterprises: either his mind has been focused by the ANC’s electoral drubbing or the patronage machine needs fuel.

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It took a small boy to tell the emperor he was naked, and a boutique trading firm to pick up the multibillion-rand JSE glitch that overstated the value of foreign equity inflows. Take a bow, Navigare CEO Vuyisile Radebe.

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Newly elected Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba. Just think, free-market advocates at the helm in Joburg and Tshwane, the engine room of the economy and cockpit of the country respectively. Let the growth begin.

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