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Business confidence falls to 16-year low

8 hour(s) ago

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry says local economy is finding it difficult to raise its performance to prevent imbalances from escalating

Economy

SA delegation in Russia for Brics summit

President Jacob Zuma, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Zuma was visiting Russia on Thursday to deepen bilateral ties between the Brics peers. Picture: GCIS
4 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma arrives in Ufa‚ Russia, where he is leading South African delegation to seventh Brics summit‚ hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin

National

‘Zuma makes me wet’ graffiti makes Parliament officials hot under collar

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6 hour(s) ago

Case of vandalism in Parliament's vicinity — a graffiti message reading ‘Zuma makes me wet’ — angers Parliamentary officials

National

Police stations have to shut down during load shedding

Nathi Nhleko.   Picture: THE HERALD
1 hour(s) ago

Criminals make hay while the lights are out in areas where stations are in the dark, but the police minister says all stations will have generators by financial year end

National

Prosecutors are ‘truth seekers’‚ says new National Prosecuting Authority boss

Shaun Abrahams. Picture: DOC
5 hour(s) ago

New national director of public prosecutions Shaun Abrahams pledges to uphold Constitution and to act ‘without fear‚ favour or prejudice’

Americas

Brazil’s president defies impeachment calls

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. Picture:  BLOOMBERG
4 hour(s) ago

Dilma Rousseff defies calls for impeachment, saying she will ‘not fall’, despite rock-bottom ratings and mounting political troubles

Education

SA to embark on a further education revolution

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4 hour(s) ago

Government seems to be going on all out educational revolution, revealing last week it intends to provide education to about 12-million adults and youth

African Business

Nigeria okays bail-out measures for cash-strapped states

Muhammadu Buhari . Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
4 hour(s) ago

Cash-strapped states will be allowed to draw from specially set up central bank intervention fund worth 250-billion naira to 300-billion ($1.5bn)

A worker underground at Beatrix gold mine. Picture: SOWETAN

SA’s ailing former miners are
still getting shafted

Public health scandal surrounding silicosis-afflicted black former gold miners shifts from the Eastern Cape to AngloGold Ashanti’s doorstep, write Zanele Mbuyisa and Richard Meeran

Columnists

Cuba’s thawing diplomatic relations with the US will see the doors to trade swing wide open, writes Marvin Meintjies

Cuban moves will yield more than chicken feed

Columnists

Bob Woolmer was obsessed with pioneering new ways to make individuals more successful, writes Neil Manthorp

Bob Woolmer was way ahead of his time

Trade & Industry

Reserve Bank, People’s Bank of China sign renminbi agreement

Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Memorandum of understanding for clearing and settlement of renminbi in SA could make it easier, cheaper for countries to trade

National

Game-hunters defend the right to shoot

Adri Kitshoff, chief executive officer of Professional Hunters' Association of South Africa (PHASA), kneels by an antelope she hunted at the Iwamanzi Game Reserve in Koster. Picture: AFP
5 hour(s) ago

Professional hunter Adri Kitshoff determined to prove that hunters in South Africa are integral part of conservation efforts

African Business

Botswana seeks bids to build solar plants

Solar panels cover 6,300sqm of roof space at the Pinetown plant.
4 hour(s) ago

Botswana’s government launches bidding process to construct solar power plants near huge Jwaneng diamond mine and for nation’s northwest

Europe

IMF in awkward position between Greece and European Union

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8 hour(s) ago

International Monetary Fund is anxious to craft compromise, but also under pressure to recover billions it has lent to Greece

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New survey reveals how South Africans use mobile devices in the workplace

More than 95 % of employees in South African companies rely on use of mobile devices within the office, a new survey shows

Other Sport

Djokovic survives barrage to make Wimbledon last-eight

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning the second set during his match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Defending champion Novak Djokovic survives barrage from big-hitting Kevin Anderson to reach his seventh successive Wimbledon quarterfinal

Europe

Leaders to hold emergency summit on Greece

Greece has shut its banks and the stock market and imposed capital controls. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ARIS MESSINIS
9 hour(s) ago

Eurozone leaders to discuss fallout from defiant ‘no’ to further austerity measures, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras set to unveil new proposals for talks

Labour

Gold sector may see drawn-out wage talks

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15 hour(s) ago

All four unions reject opening offer from gold producers, setting the scene for a long and difficult wage negotiation

Telecoms & Technology

Union welcomes departure of MTN chief

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
15 hour(s) ago

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh lacks an understanding of the local labour environment, says Communication Workers Union

National

Cape offers Uber a lifeline

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15 hour(s) ago

Uber’s service falls outside provisions in laws and policy regulations, according to Western Cape premier Helen Zille

Telecoms & Technology

Installers next in line for set-top box tender

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15 hour(s) ago

Universal Service and Access Agency of SA poised to select companies to install the set-top boxes and aerials in 5-million households

Economy

Slow and pricey ports harm business

A container ship pulls into Durban Port.  Picture: THE TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Poor growth threatens plans by Transnet to spend R312bn, writes Nicky Smith

Americas

Floyd Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

Floyd Mayweather. Picture: REUTERS/STEVE MARCUS
11 hour(s) ago

World Boxing Organisation says Floyd Mayweather failed to meet deadline for paying sanctioning fee required after taking belt from Manny Pacquiao

Gadgets & Gear

Instant messaging most popular online activity in SA

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7 hour(s) ago

Downloading podcasts‚ dating and games join popularity of instant messaging as massive growth areas in South African internet activity

Europe

Plan to increase Sunday shopping hours in Britain

A shopper checks her bags on Oxford Street in central London.  Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

British government announces plans to allow shops to open longer on Sundays to compete with online shopping and global tourist destinations like Paris and New York

African News

Tanzania’s ruling party to pick presidential candidate

Tanzania flag
6 hour(s) ago

Competition is stiff as candidates vie to secure ticket of ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party, which has been in power since independence in 1964

Retail & Consumer

Hulamin shares tumble after company flags drop in interim earnings

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7 hour(s) ago

Aluminium products manufacturer sees share price drop over 9% after saying it expects interim earnings to drop substantially as load shedding impacts production

Europe

UK remembers 2005 bombings under shadow of Tunisia

A file picture taken on July 7, 2005, shows the crime scene surrounding a London bus damaged by an explosion. Picture: AFP
5 hour(s) ago

Britons lay flowers at sites of 2005 London suicide bombings and hold nationwide minute of silence for 52 victims on tenth anniversary of attacks

National

No action yet on Nkandla scandal officials

UNDER A CLOUD: President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Another reason for the delay in the matter is an urgent media application for coverage of the hearings

African News

There’s a heavy toll to pay for Zimbabwe’s decrepit roads

File picture: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART
9 hour(s) ago

Motorists must pay tolls to Zimbabwe National Road Authority, but report reveals widespread abuse of funds as highways disintegrate and road accidents climb

Property

Plan for Melrose Arch to rival V&A Waterfront area

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15 hour(s) ago

Main shareholder of premium mixed-use development Melrose Arch has plans to nearly triple the precinct’s size over five to eight years

Transport & Tourism

Prasa CEO says detractors want to tarnish him in train saga

Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana at a media briefing on Monday. He dismissed a media report and political parties’ claims that incorrect locomotives were procured from a Spanish company. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
15 hour(s) ago

Lucky Montana lashes out after weekend reports say trains from Spanish manufacturer Vossloh Espana are not suited to SA’s rail lines

National

Township aid a requisite for tender

Barbara Creecy. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
15 hour(s) ago

MEC wants FNB township developmental plan as SA looks to small businesses to solve the unemployment crisis

Dick Costolo. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Costolo’s wish for Twitter

Dick Costolo wants as his legacy for Twitter to fully represent the democratic ideal of access for all

Opinion & Analysis

Government ICT sluggish to adopt security rules

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15 hour(s) ago

Barely any of SA’s public entities have gained much traction in adopting these very useful processes, writes Thato Mahlamvu

Arts & Entertainment

Comedian brings his familiar characters to Joburg

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1 day(s) ago

Gino Fabbri uses six characters to poke fun at our multicultural, multilingual society in his show, which includes stand up, music

Management

Nine strategies for a stress-free holiday

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8 hour(s) ago

Take at least a half a day off of work before you leave to give yourself some margin for any final packing details or errands

Americas

Cosby admits to drugging woman for sex

Picture: AFP/STAN HONDA
11 hour(s) ago

Bill Cosby admits to having drugged at least one woman with Quaaludes in 1976 to have sex with her, in court documents that were unsealed on Monday

Innovation

It’s okay if I die now, says Linux creator

Linus Torvalds. Picture: REUTERS/JARNO MELA
15 hour(s) ago

Linus Torvalds may be the most influential individual economic force of the past 20 years

Innovation

Cape firm’s innovation bridges office communication divide

Gys Kappers. Picture: SUPPLIED
15 hour(s) ago

Wyzetalk helps executives gain insight into worker issues, which enables them to put interventions in place that improve matters, writes Carel Alberts

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Good and bad news for Springbok coach Meyer

Duane Vermeulen may miss World Cup, but prop Coenie Oosthuizen’s chances brighter

Other Sport

Froome takes yellow, Cancellara takes a fall

Trek Factory rider Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland lies on the ground after a fall in a chaotic crash during the 159.5km third stage of the 102nd Tour de France on Monday. He lost the yellow jersey in the crash, which caused four riders to abandon the race. Picture: REUTERS/ERICGAILLARD
15 hour(s) ago

Briton Chris Froome takes lead at crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France

Cricket

No mercy, Starc warns England

Australia's Mitchell Starc in action against Essex at the Essex County Ground, Chelmsford, the UK, on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/PETER CZIBORRA
15 hour(s) ago

Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc took nine wickets in Australia’s final warm-up match at the weekend, and may replace injury-hit Ryan Harris

Cricket

Despite SA bowlers excelling, expect the experiment to continue

SA’s Kyle Abbott celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
15 hour(s) ago

Good enough to outplay Bangladesh in their home conditions despite fielding an experimental combination and almost without AB de Villiers

Rugby

Lions build a Super pride

Faf de Klerk. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHAN RYNNERS
15 hour(s) ago

Faf de Klerk and Corne Fourie will relocate to Johannesburg while Japan-bound Lionel Mapoe and Warwick Tecklenburg will continue serving in Super Rugby next year

Opinion

Woolmer was way ahead of his time, and coaches must take up the baton

Bob Woolmer was obsessed with pioneering new ways to make individuals more successful

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