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Transport & Tourism

Acting SAA CEO goes back to Mango

Nico Bezuidenhout. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Nico Bezuidenhout’s exit paves the way for a new person to lead the national carrier

Economy

Temporary relief as jobless rate falls

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Unemployment falls to 25% in second quarter from 26.4% in first quarter as economy creates jobs despite weak economy

Financial Services

Trim fat, analysts tell Barclays Africa even as earnings surge

Barclays Group Africa CEO Maria Ramos addresses the media on the banking group's results in Sandton, Johannesburg.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Credit impairments fall 1% to R3.6bn aided by an improvement in home loan and credit card bad debts

Companies

Curro drops bid for Advtech

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1 day(s) ago

Curro drops its bid for rival education group Advtech, saying it is unable to perform limited due diligence on Advtech to obtain more information about cost savings

National

Nkandla officials ‘abused Zuma name’

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, left, addresses Parliament’s ad hoc committee on Nkandla on Wednesday as Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi looks on. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Police minister portrays President Jacob Zuma as an innocent victim whose name was abused by local officials

Americas

Federal Reserve holds key US rate unchanged

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9 hour(s) ago

Fed makes clear employment reports and other data updates will influence September meeting

Asia-Pacific

Islamic tensions on Beijing agenda

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping inspect Chinese honour guards during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO
1 hour(s) ago

Sino-Turkish relations focus on strategic co-operation despite tensions over Muslim Uighur minority

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Africa should avoid copying Europe’s failing experiment

The European predicament points to the importance of building regions with the people, not despite them, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

Robert Laing: That Nikkei is newspaper group and stock market index provides no surprises considering market indices invented by newspapermen

Link between stock market indices and newspapers nothing new

Columnists

Edgy, emotionally charged reporting by dynamic presenters may be a way to get millennials to read more news, writes Anton Harber

Find bright new ways to connect to readers

Healthcare

Proposed medical schemes change misunderstood, says state

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1 hour(s) ago

Controversial plans to limit responsibility of medical schemes for paying prescribed minimum benefits never intended to leave patients footing part of bills

Transport & Tourism

SA’s new visa rules led to drop in tourism, says minister

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. Picture: SOWETAN
19 hour(s) ago

New visa regulations have led to ‘worrying drop’ in foreign visitors to SA and new approach may be needed, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom

Labour

Cosatu backs Expropriation Bill

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1 hour(s) ago

Union federation backs bill and says the courts do not have the capacity to conduct property valuations

A construction site in Addis Ababa. While Ethiopia is developing fast, with state-led infrastructure projects abounding, critics say the restrictive regime is running a police state. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

Ethiopia in fetters, but flourishing

Freedom still stifled in state-led economic boom, writes Katrina Manson

Financial Services

Cadiz loses fixed income team to new RMI unit

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1 hour(s) ago

Staff migration raises questions about whether they will take billions of rand in client funds with them

Industrials

Durban to get supplier park

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1 hour(s) ago

Supplier park plan comes as the automotive industry awaits government word on the review of the automotive production and development programme

Health

New norovirus could down millions, on land and sea

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1 hour(s) ago

Infected food workers are frequently the source of norovirus outbreaks, often by touching ready-to-eat foods served in restaurants and cruise liners, writes Jason Gale

Mining

Gold Fields bond yields up as South Deep burns more cash

Picture: BLOOMBERG/KIYOSHI OTA
1 hour(s) ago

Bond market takes note of Gold Fields’ ‘perfect storm’: low gold price, South Deep’s cash burn and production delays

National

Unions and DA in jobs focus

Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Cosatu welcomes improved job figures but calls for high-level employment indaba

African News

Outrage over wealthy American’s killing of ‘beloved’ Zimbabwean lion

The much-loved Zimbabwean lion called 'Cecil'. Picture: AFP/ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS
18 hour(s) ago

Wealthy American who used bow and arrow to shoot Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion faces fierce criticism amid allegations that it took 40 hours for animal to die

Business

Sacci names former Land Bank chief as its new CEO

Alan Mukoki is the new CEO of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
19 hour(s) ago

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appointed former Land Bank CEO Alan Mukoki CEO, he takes over from Neren Rau, who stepped down last year

Middle East

Netanyahu gives nod for new West Bank homes

Israeli paramilitary police (left) stand in front of Jewish settlers protesting against the demolition of two partially built homes in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beit El near Ramallah on Wednesday. Israel gave final approval for plans to build 300 new homes there. Picture: REUTERS/EMIL SALMAN
1 hour(s) ago

Decision comes amid strained relations between Israel and the US particularly over the recent nuclear deal with Iran

Retail & Consumer

Reynolds may give BAT second wind

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1 hour(s) ago

Camel brand owner Reynolds American paid $25bn for third-largest US cigarette maker Lorillard last month

Health

Drug companies see gene mutations as a blessing

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1 hour(s) ago

Pharmaceutical companies are exploring genetic outliers, or rare DNA deviations, in search of drugs for some of the industry’s biggest, most lucrative markets, writes Caroline Chen

National

Departments must pay councils, says MPs

Paul Mashatile, ANC chairman in Gauteng. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

Appropriations panel demands Treasury put pressure on national and provincial departments to pay municipalities for services

Property

Capital Property reports distribution growth of 9%

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Capital Property Fund, which is likely to soon become a Fortress Income Fund subsidiary, has reported distribution growth of 9%

National

Oudtshoorn accepts Western Cape plan to intervene

A young boy plays with his cart in the temporary housing settlement in Riemvasmaak, the poorest township in Oudtshoorn.  Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Oudtshoorn municipality's move means the province will oversee the embattled municipality’s key functions

National

Labour chief to testify in Nedlac card case

Department of Labour director-general Thobile Lamati. Pictures: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Battle to get the forensic audit report discussed continues as ANC MPs equivocate and lawyers counterattack

Europe

Greek PM says may have to call early election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during a live interview at Sto Kokkino radio station in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday. Picture: BLOOMBER/KOSTAS TSIRONIS
14 hour(s) ago

Revolt in Syriza party against latest bailout reforms forces Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras into election poser to secure parliamentary majority

Middle East

Iran hails new co-operation with Total

Patrick Pouyanne. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ERIC PIERMONT
11 hour(s) ago

Iran looks forward to working closely with French energy company, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh tells Shana agency after meeting France’s foreign minister

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Cartoons

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Cancer, a study in deceit and rebellion

Multicellular life is a continual struggle between competition and co-operation — evolution can explain the rise of disease, writes George Johnson

Health

Buzz over malaria vaccine fades as difficulties dawn

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1 hour(s) ago

Kate Kelland: If children vaccinated against malaria continue to get the disease, why should mothers trust other vaccines?

Health

When depression disturbs work it’s time to help a blue colleague

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1 hour(s) ago

At work most people prefer to keep their relationships professional — even after many years of working side by side or bonding over deadlines, writes Vanessa Rogers

Health

The carbs vs fats argument by way of detour

France's Alexandre Geniez rides in a breakaway during the 110,5km twentieth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 25, between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d'Huez, French Alps. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LIONEL BONAVENTURE
1 hour(s) ago

Carbohydrate intake before, during and in between stages of exercise remains the best way to facilitate energy production for homo sapiens, writes Matthew Haines

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: A master class in evolution

Designers have given the new Audi R8 a more edgy look.  Picture: AUDI AG
2 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled to Faro, Portugal to sample the second generation Audi R8

Health

Employers wake up to benefit of sleep

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1 hour(s) ago

The best measure of your sleep quality is how you feel when you wake up, writes Vanessa Rogers

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: Move to downplay hacking concerns

The connected infotainment system in Jeeps and other Fiat Chrysler products in the US has provided the hacking vulnerability. Picture: BMW
2 hour(s) ago

Jeep hack shows all connected cars are vulnerable? Not so fast, say Audi and Mercedes-Benz, writes Michael Taylor

Handré Pollard. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Botha believes Pollard has the right stuff

Handré Pollard’s has struggled to reach the same heights as break-out season last year but former national captain and flyhalf Naas Botha believes in him

Other Sport

Boston’s to blame for bid backfiring, says IOC boss Bach

IOC president Thomas Bach addresses the media after the Executive Board meeting and IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA
2 hour(s) ago

Boston selected as US candidate for the 2024 Games but falls flat after U-turn over costs

Other Sport

Japan sorry for stadium U-turn

Former Japanese prime minister and Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee president Yoshiro Mori attends a press conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo. Picture: AFP PHOTO/Toshifumi KITAMURA
2 hour(s) ago

Costs for the New National Stadium soars to $2.1bn — nearly twice original estimates

Cricket

Haddin no has-been, says Ponting

Ricky Ponting. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Wrong to leave wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of the team for the third Ashes Test, says former captain

Cricket

De Kock discovers the truth in that old sporting adage

Quinton de Kock. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
2 hour(s) ago

Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock discovers it’s easier to get to the top than stay there

Opinion

Pulling Port Elizabeth academy funds deals blow to development

South African Rugby Union’s bizarre withdrawal of funding for its academy in Port Elizabeth a blow to Southern Kings and black rugby-rich region

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The Third Umpire

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, for allowing the nuclear procurement process to proceed in the absence of public debate or input from stakeholders, and without clarity on costs or how the deal will be financed.

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Council for Medical Schemes benefits management head Paresh Prema. The regulator’s proposal that schemes be allowed to offer products that do not cover prescribed minimum benefits will help take pressure off the state.

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Ses’khona leader and newly elected Western Cape ANC official Andile Lili, whose statement that criminals should be “killed immediately and brutally” rather than left to the police is unacceptable in a democracy.

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