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Old Mutual. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

Old Mutual has billions left in UK after deal

19 minute(s) ago

The deal deepens Old Mutual’s commitment to the UK and is a sign that, despite its desire to grow in emerging markets such as Africa, it will not pull out of the UK anytime soon

Transport & Tourism

Sanral does a U-turn on Gauteng e-toll panel

Picture: SOWETAN
18 minute(s) ago

The about-turn may flag a subtle acknowledgement that the government is gradually losing the public relations battle against a resurgent anti-toll campaign

Business Times

Nene needs Eskom plan — and iron fist on wages

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Finance minister faces a baptism of fire when he unveils his first budget update this week as flagging growth and ballooning budget deficits take a toll on government finance

African Business

SA mine in Guinea acts on Ebola risk

BIG FIGHT: Volunteers train at a Doctors Without Borders replica of Ebola treatment centres in Brussels, before being sent to help fight the spread of the deadly virus in Africa. Picture: AFP
11 minute(s) ago

In addition to an intensive education campaign, the mine — which employed 3,674 people last year, about half of them contract workers — conducts daily screenings

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Committee to deal with Nkandla spending

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
8 minute(s) ago

Both the ad hoc committee on Nkandla and the powers and privileges committee considering charges against Julius Malema and 19 members of his caucus are to meet in the week

Labour

Special meeting as Cosatu plods on with battles

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
2 minute(s) ago

Federation expects mediation from ANC as Vavi issue looms, writes Natasha Marrian

World

Global week ahead — getting used to the ‘new mediocre’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Evaporating inflation, slowing growth have put financial markets into such a spin that they could inflict further damage on the world economy

African Perspectives

Senegal promotes $23bn development plan

Macky Sall. Picture: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST
12 hour(s) ago

If the bulk of foreign investment is liable to come from developed economies and China, a fat slice of the pie could have 'Reserved for SA' written on it

National

Dewani hitman dies of brain tumour

Xolile Mngeni.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Hitman serving life sentence for shooting dead Shrien Dewani’s wife, due to testify in Dewani’s trial for plotting the murder, dies at Goodwood Correctional Centre

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN

Nene juggles austerity and expectations

Nene is faced with a faltering economy, a revenue shortfall of R15bn or so, some big spending pressures and ever-rising government debt, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

In silencing the guns in Africa, national governments will improve democratic governance, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Africa has to raise Pax Africana from the dead

Columnists

Aubrey Matshiqi promo

Aubrey Matshiqi examines some of the outcomes of the recent ANC Gauteng provincial conference

Proxy battles must not blind ANC to future needs

Industrials

PPC investors set to force board’s hand

Ketso Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
12 minute(s) ago

Ketso Gordhan, who resigned abruptly last month as CEO, is supportive of minority shareholders’ moves

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: A lot expected of Nene in maiden medium-term budget

Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 minute(s) ago

Challenges include inflation, slowing consumer spending, and the economy, which continues to grow well below its potential of at least 3%

National

Gambling board suspended over ‘breach of finance rules’

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 minute(s) ago

These include failing to prevent irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure and the use of a bank overdraft without the approval of the finance minister

Business Times

Americans hot for SA sink $37bn into stocks

SCIENCE OR FICTION: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Picture: GETTY IMAGES/AFP
16 hour(s) ago

By the end of September, the total value of South African companies with ADRs in the US stood at $37.8-billion — a 6.1% rise on the previous year

Business Times

Africa rides the rails once more

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Private-sector funds and rolling-stock charters keep wheels turning on heavy-haul rail renaissance

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Big, white business owes it to SA to fight inequality

Big business — still largely white — has not contributed enough to tackling the SA’s huge developmental challenges, writes Ebrahim Harvey

Europe

Political worries grow for UK, forecasters say

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12 hour(s) ago

Investors increasingly worried about political risks in Britain, including outcome of national election in May and a possible referendum on EU membership

Business Times

Lonmin’s failed gag bid puts spotlight on transfer pricing

Bridgette Radebe.  Picture: SOWETAN
18 hour(s) ago

Bid by platinum giant to stop release of a report which puts the spotlight on transfer pricing by mining groups appears to have backfired

Business Times

How slain tycoon Wiggill took SA’s banks for a R1bn ride

OPULENT MANSION: The late Jeff Wiggill's imposing home in Woolston Drive in Westcliff, Johannesburg. Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA/SUNDAY TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

How former First Strut chairman Jeff Wiggill masterminded fraud of almost R4-billion from Investec, Standard Bank, the Industrial Development Corporation and other institutions

Opinion & Analysis

How loan sharks abuse the debt laws

WARNING: The World Bank encourages governments to reduce regulations that make financial services too expensive for some. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

The most vulnerable in our society are supporting the funders of a thriving credit-granting industry, a debt collection industry and its army of attorneys, writes Ann Crotty

African News

Nigeria aims to have abducted girls freed by Tuesday, says source

Newspapers with various front page headlines on the Chibok girls and their possible release are displayed at a news stand in Abuja, Nigeria, on Saturday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Nigeria aims to have secured the release of the girls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants by Tuesday, a senior source at the presidency says

Business Times

Leaked report points to Post Office chaos

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
18 hour(s) ago

Old problems at South African Post Office not addressed as fraud spikes

Business Times

Activist Botha ruffles Tsogo Sun's feathers

Shareholder activist Theo Botha. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
17 hour(s) ago

Tension at Tsogo Sun's annual general meeting as shareholder activist Theo Botha gets under the skin of chairman Johnny Copelyn

Business Times

Pick n Pay profit up, but analysts worry

Richard Brasher. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
16 hour(s) ago

Pick n Pay will have to maintain its momentum for at least three to four years because of demanding price-to-earnings ratio

Americas

Obama names Ebola ‘czar’

Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden listens via video conference as President Barack Obama (second right) holds a meeting with cabinet agencies co-ordinating the government's Ebola response at the White House earlier this week.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

US president appoints former White House adviser as US Ebola ‘czar’ and names senior officials to help step up response in Texas, where the disease first appeared on US soil

Business Times

Finland's core sectors eaten away by Apple

A man holds an iPhone 6 in a mobile phone shop in Moscow. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Apple to blame for Finland's economic woes, says its prime minister

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Cartoons

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

FAME & FORTUNE: Following the path less travelled

Laureus sport ambassador and SA’s top trail runner, Ryan Sandes, talks to Thekiso Anthony Lefifi about selling paintball tickets in central London to make ends meet, buying a piece of land, tequila shots and the money in adventure sports

Travel & Food

Restaurateur’s reprise

A VISUAL FEAST: The reviewer’s rendition of an Ottolenghi dish, fig salad. Picture: MADELEINE MORROW
3 day(s) ago

Celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi expands on his vegetarian theme with new, exotic ingredients, writes Madeleine Morrow

Travel & Food

Distilling gin with an African flavour

3 day(s) ago

Partnership could be the start of an industry that would allow tourists to sample gin made from indigenous flora at a modern distillery

Seabelo Senatla. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE

Veteran Ndungane has own reason to stop WP quickly

Defeat for the Pretoria side will see the veteran winger reach the end of his Loftus road

Rugby

Lions want to play out of the box in semi

Warren Whiteley. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES/DOMINIC BARNARDT
2 day(s) ago

Settled team ‘want to play, they want to enjoy, they want to express themselves’, says coach Ackermann

Soccer

Buccaneers ‘need to inspire more fear’

Orlando Pirates fan. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKOV
2 day(s) ago

Stadium is no longer the fortress it was during Orlando Pirates’ back-to-back treble seasons

 
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The Third Umpire

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, for taking the rational step of starting to offload state-owned assets such as the Vodacom stake to help fund Eskom’s capital requirements. The government should get back to basics.

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New Sita CEO Freeman Nomvalo. The financial discipline and cost-cutting measures he has introduced are long overdue at an agency that is among the most corrupt and wasteful of all SA’s state-owned entities.

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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. If he truly believes the biggest problem facing our health system is that private citizens spend more than the state, we are in trouble. It is public health services that are broken.

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