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Workers drill in a gold mine in Kibali, Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

SA’s mining jobs pact seen as too little too late

7 hour(s) ago

Plan by government and mining companies to stem wave of job losses sparked by falling metal prices and rising costs seen as likely to do little to stem layoffs

Europe

Italian president calls for shared EU asylum policy

Migrants board a train at Keleti Railway Station, in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday. Picture: EPA/ZOLTAN BALOGH
5 hour(s) ago

President Sergio Mattarella calls for shared asylum rules in EU, saying thousands of migrants approaching Europe should not be seen as enemies

World

G20 seeks to lift market mood despite China alarm

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the US on Tuesday. Wall Street opened sharply lower after weak data from China heightened fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy and its effect on global growth.  Picture: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON
6 hour(s) ago

Ministers and central bank chiefs seek to bolster market confidence in global economy, despite mounting alarm about fallout from China’s slowdown

Europe

Migrants stream into Austria, swept west by overwhelmed Hungary

Migrants protest in front of the Keleti Railway Station after police closed the station in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/ZOLTAN BALOGH
7 hour(s) ago

Austria agrees with Germany it will allow migrants access, waiving rules of an asylum system brought to breaking point

Markets

Rand takes fresh beating, hits worst level since 2001

Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
23 hour(s) ago

Local currency takes a drubbing late on Friday following release of the latest US jobs data

Economy

Fitch to stop issuing ratings on SA

Picture: REUTERS
23 hour(s) ago

Registrar of Credit Rating Agencies announces cancellation of registration of Fitch Southern Africa as a credit rating agency with effect from Friday, Financial Services Board says

Asia-Pacific

Japan lifts evacuation order for radiation-hit Fukushima town

A worker measures radiation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Fukushima’s engineers never considered that it was unwise to have back-up generators in its flood-vulnerable basements. Picture: BLOOMBERG/KIMIMASA MAYAMA
6 hour(s) ago

Government lifts evacuation order for first town near crippled Fukushima reactors, more than four years after ordering mass relocations

Energy

Eskom lays out plans to minimise load shedding

Transnet CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Utility says more sophisticated management of maintenance schedule, new capacity from Ingula scheme should keep maintenance to minimum next winter

Economy

Illicit flows robbing Africa of higher economic growth, says Moyane

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Illegal movement of money from African countries robs continent of higher rates of economic growth, SARS commissioner says at launch of African Tax Research Network

FORCE: Police stand guard over mine workers, who had been shot near the Nkaneng informal settlement on August 16 2012. Picture: ALON SKUY

Slick Nhleko skirts crucial issues in callous MP briefing

Police minister glosses over worst tragedy to define South Africa’s post-apartheid landscape, writes Lawson Naidoo

Columnists

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Universities now have a unique opportunity to play a constructive role in nation-building, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Writing is on the wall at our campuses

Columnists

President Zuma is mutilating tenure to create blocs of ethnic power as support weakens, writes Jonny Steinberg

Echoes of the past in Zuma’s dangerous tactics

Europe

BBC seeks to broadcast into North Korea, says source

The BBC's New Broadcasting House in London. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

‘This is about Britain’s place in the world,’ says source at BBC, ahead of formal announcement on the broadcaster’s plans due Monday

Europe

France considers air strikes on IS in Syria, says local media

Opposition group Ariha Today says this picture shows the area where a Syrian government bomber crashed in the town of Ariha, Idlib province on Monday. Picture: EPA
5 hour(s) ago

France considering conducting air strikes on Islamic State in Syria, joining an international coalition led by the United States, says Le Monde newspaper

Politics

Ramaphosa appeals to Youth League to be ‘militant, not undisciplined’

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appeals to party’s youth league to restore itself as political and societal force in ‘battle of ideas’

National

Zuma concludes China visit

Jacob Zuma  Xi Jinping. Picture:  REUTERS/WANG ZHAO
1 day(s) ago

There are lessons to be learned from China’s success, which is due to patriotism and discipline, says president on last day of working visit to China

Americas

Maintenance season need not mean higher US crude stocks

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

US crude oil stocks are set to rise in the next few months as the summer driving season ends and refineries enter the autumn turnaround season, according to many analysts and traders

President Jacob Zuma attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) plenary session on BRICS on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS

New normal economics elude SA

SA’s policies stand in opposition to how prosperity is advanced in the 21st century, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Telecoms & Technology

Fraud charges against Telkom CE dropped

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Fraud charges against Telkom CE Sipho Maseko are dropped after he appears in Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday

National

Shadrack Sibiya effectively dismissed from Hawks

Shadrack Sibiya. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Head of Hawks in Gauteng Shadrack Sibiya is effectively dismissed from position for illegal rendition of Zimbabwean nationals, SAPS confirms

Americas

US unemployment falls to lowest since April 2008

A woman walks to enter a line for the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Job growth rises less than expected in August, which could dim prospects of Fed rate hike later this month, even as unemployment rate drops, wages accelerate

Asia-Pacific

Family jokes and school struggles, film shows private side of Malala

A combination picture shows this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, in an August 18 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

While much is known about Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s advocacy work, documentary lifts lid on her family life in central England

Retail & Consumer

Lindt seeks sweet spot with boutique

Boxes containing chocolate on displayed at Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Spruengli in Kilchberg, near Zurich. The confectionery maker plans to open its first shop in South Africa. Picture: REUTERS/ARND WEIGMANN
1 day(s) ago

Switzerland-listed Lindt & Sprüngli opens first boutique in South Africa for premium chocolate lovers

Asia-Pacific

China punishes three firms for stock volatility

Picture:  REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Market regulator fines companies for conducting ‘illegal securities business’, which has been blamed for volatility on plunging markets

Transport & Tourism

Union wants dodgy Prasa contracts to be annulled, not suspended

Popo Molefe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

National Transport Movement also vows to push for all contracts to be scrutinised by public protector

National

Sisulu vows to open way for business to develop gap housing

LAWS: Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu addresses the media on the Lwandle evictions earlier this month. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Zoning bottlenecks targeted to clear way for private sector in state’s ‘mega projects’ drive

Science & Environment

Breeder aims to be a big game changer in ‘white’ industry

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/RAYMOND PRESTON
1 day(s) ago

Just 15 out of 1,500 farm owners who belong to national association of game breeders are black

African News

Concern after Botswana president suspends four judges over allowances

Ian Khama, president of Botswana. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Accused claim the matter was an administrative error and criminal proceedings were heavy-handed

Europe

Many refugee journeys begin on Facebook

For migrants, smartphone maps, global positioning apps, social media and WhatsApp have become essential tools on the long journey to a better life. Picture: REUTERS/BERNADETT SZABO
1 day(s) ago

Would-be migrants hoping to flee war in Middle East use social network as their compass to find people smugglers they hope will get them to better life in Europe

African News

Nigeria’s president, vice-president declare assets

Muhammadu Buhari.  Picture: REUTERS/AFOLABI SOTUNDE
1 day(s) ago

President Muhammadu Buhari, who won office pledging to fight country’s graft habit, claims to have no foreign accounts or oil concessions, and only $151 000 in local account

Mining

Pilanesberg mine to ‘halt activities while land dispute is resolved’

A man walks past the tribal headquarters of the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela tribe in Pilanesburg in the North West province in this March 2011 file photo.  Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
1 day(s) ago

Lawyers for Human Rights says Pilanesberg Platinum Mine ‘will immediately halt activities on portion of land on Wilgespruit’ after parties reach settlement

Mining

ARM committed to pay dividends, despite weak markets

Cranes unload iron ore from a ship at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Mining company says reduction in headline earnings is largely result of decline in average realised dollar prices for iron ore, manganese ore, platinum, nickel, export thermal coal, copper

National

State mulls headcount cuts to rein in wage bill

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Economic growth likely to come in lower than Treasury’s projected 2% while tax revenue is under pressure

Mining

Implats to raise R4bn to bolster its balance sheet

Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace  says the R4bn it aims to raise will be used to complete new low-cost shafts at its two new mines.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Platinum producer's announcement draws mixed reactions and concern of stock dilution

National

Empowerment fund seeks recapitalisation

National Empowerment Fund CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa. PICTURE: BDFM/Russel Roberts
1 day(s) ago

Empowerment fund seeks government recapitalisation

National

Cosatu threatens Cape metrorail standstill

New  Metrorail  train at Pretoria station. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL/ROBERT TSHABALALA
1 day(s) ago

Federation warns of industrial action if Metrorail does not come up with a solid plan to tackle the Western Cape’s transport crisis

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Cartoons

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Restless nights? Smart devices may help ease you through the twilight hours

Samsung and Panasonic showcase devices geared to helping people sleep better and wake up more refreshed

Arts & Entertainment

A fitting response to Coetzee’s epic sculptures

Bronwyn Lace Ascension 2013-15 line, light and wooden box dimensions variable. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Installation artist Bronywn Lace maximises use of light to capture mentor Neels Coetzee’s last breath in fitting exhibition, writes Sue Blaine

Motoring

BUYERS GUIDE TOP PICKS: Feel the summer wind in your hair

Jaguar F-Type Convertible.
1 day(s) ago

Spring is here and we take our annual look at drop tops

Simona Halep of Romania serves to Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine during their second round match at the US Open Championships in New York on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS

Halep, Wawrinka beat the heat while Sock wilts

Simona Halep, Stan Wawrinka beat heat with straight-sets wins to reach third round of sweltering US Open, while US hope Jack Sock wilts under punishing conditions

Soccer

Row grows by the day over Chiefs’ plans to play in Cape Town

Kaizer Chiefs
1 day(s) ago

City of Cape Town hits back at allegations it sweetened deal to get Amakhosi to stay

Other Sport

Fracture scuttles Froome

British cyclist Christopher Froome of Team Sky has withdrawn from the Vuelta a Espana 2015 cycling race in Andorra. Picture: EPA/JAVIER LIZON
1 day(s) ago

Twice Tour winner and Team Sky leader Chris Froome forced to exit Vuelta race after fracturing foot in fall

Soccer

Shakes prefers playing away from home

Dean Furman displays good technique at a Bafana Bafana training session before the team’s Afcon qualifier in Mauritania. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Squad in Mauritania for must-win Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

Other Sport

Warne gives Kyrgios some advice

Nick Kyrgios of Australia pauses during his first round match against Andy Murray of Britain at the US Open Championships tennis tournament in New York on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI
1 day(s) ago

Cricket great Shane Warne warns bad boy Nick Kyrgios over testing Australian supporters’ patience

Rugby

Morné Steyn has eye on big prize

WAITING FOR THE WALLABIES:  Flyhalf Morné Steyn catches the ball as hooker Adriaan Strauss looks on during the Springbok training session held at  Newlands Stadium in Cape Town yesterday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Kicker Steyn’s inclusion was always going to raise eyebrows after wave of Bok selection controversies

Cricket

Birth of a new era for fresh Proteas fathers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

How Morkel, De Villiers and Duminy deal with their new lives as fathers will be revealed in the next few months

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Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. No doubt answering the prayers of many of its customers with young children, not to mention chocaholics of all ages, it has decided to remove sweets and chocolates from its stores’ “aisles of temptation”.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 host Durban. It may be that it was the only bidder and that these events can be financially catastrophic, but who would deny the self-styled “warmest place to be” its place in the sporting sun?

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The unnamed Joburg Metro policewoman whose response to social media user Clive Naidoo filming her behaving “arrogantly” caused it to backfire on him spectacularly. It went viral all right, but not for the reasons he hoped.

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