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Mining

SA’s mining sector has bled 47,000 jobs in three years

The bill confirms the practice of allowing investors, including mining houses, to freely repatriate returns, subject to taxation and applicable legislation.  Picture:MARIANNE PRETORIUS
2 hour(s) ago

Chamber of Mines CEO Roger Baxter says costs have risen 20% a year, driven mostly by electricity prices, putting large swathes of production under water

Transport & Tourism

Prasa asks court to declare contracts invalid

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36 minute(s) ago

Passenger Rail Agency of SA says in affidavit that Siyangena Technologies was given an advantage through ‘bid-rigging’ and process involved ‘corrupt activities’

Mining

Amplats impairments and restructuring push it deep into the red

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
30 minute(s) ago

All of Anglo American Platinum’s mines generated cash, and debt was reduced, says CEO Chris Griffith, as the miner details the suspension of its Twickenham mine

Industrials

Stricken Evraz Highveld’s sale tanks

STALLED: Workers at the Evraz Highveld steel plant in Emalahleni. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

A deal to buy Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium has fallen through, leaving the country’s second-largest steel maker in business rescue

Industrials

JSE reprimands Steinhoff director for 10-month-old share trades

JSE. Picture: MICHAEL BRATT
4 hour(s) ago

Steinhoff blames nonexecutive director’s failure to obtain clearance on ‘misunderstanding and oversight between the directors and relevant bank ’

Asia-Pacific

North Korea lights fire under UN security body

LIFT OFF: North Korea launched on Sunday a long-range rocket, which resulted in the US and South Korea calling for stronger sanctions. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Diplomats say they expect the 15-nation body to condemn Pyongyang and redouble efforts to agree on new sanctions

Mining

Pakistan power giant favours SA as source

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3 hour(s) ago

Pakistan's biggest sources of power in the next decade expected to be coal and imported liquefied natural gas, with numerous coal-fired projects in planning stage

Property

Delays rob student housing providers of rent

Students at the Vaal University of Technology. A freeze in fees means more students, who will need more accommodation, industry professionals say.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Protests and registration delays leave student housing providers out of pocket even as overall bed shortage grows

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHN MACDOUGALL

EDITORIAL: Much rests on Zuma’s speech

Recognition is needed of the crisis South Africa is in as environment becomes ripe for dangerous populism that could further divide society

Columnists

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Even stock markets are experiencing year-on-year negative returns. Unheard of, it won’t last! But it could, writes Mark Barnes

STRAIGHT TALK: Ever had that deflated feeling?

Columnists

Jacob Zuma heads long list of party members in office under nefarious cloud of crime and corruption, writes Gareth van Onselen

Fifteen misconduct cases damaging ANC’s brand

Politics

EFF stands by Malema’s anti-Gupta comments

EFF leader Julius Malema and deputy president Floyd Shivambu. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 hour(s) ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters refuses to tone down its criticism of The New Age newspaper and ANN7 news network as well as the family who owns them

Mining

Falling demand at Mining Indaba

Former Mineral Resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi was unexpectedly replaced by Mosebenzi Zwane last year. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Delegates want to find out about full value for money, writes Allan Seccombe

National

Presidency in race to placate Cosatu on tax

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Possible delay of March 1 launch date would require law amendment be rushed through Parliament and signed off by President Jacob Zuma

Labour

Pikitup workers did not strike, says union

Pikitup workers. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
3 hour(s) ago

Waste-collection company demands explanation from union for lack of service if employees were not on strike

Politics

NFP leadership vacuum turns members to IFP

Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, leader of the National Freedom Party. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL
3 hour(s) ago

Internal fighting, court cases and absent leadership drive National Freedom Party members to former rival IFP

As in numerous other cases globally, the power of partnership was demonstrated in politics by Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela who formed the first black law firm in SA. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

A century on, Fort Hare must keep on liberating young minds

Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela and ZK Matthews on honour roll a powerful reminder of spectacular failure of apartheid project, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Mining

Emerging coal exporters face tough year ahead

Picture: REUTERS/DANIEL BECERRIL
3 hour(s) ago

Department of Mineral Resource offers some relief for junior miners who fall short of Eskom’s Quattro coal concession

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Tourism data could brighten a dark outlook

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3 hour(s) ago

Attention also fixed on domestic mining and manufacturing production this week, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Financial Services

Finbond buys US ‘payday lenders’

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3 hour(s) ago

Group clinches deals to buy TV Profile, Cash in a Flash Advertising and half of Cashback in the US, as well as the Cash Shop in Canada

Financial Services

Expanding EasyPay base benefits Net1

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3 hour(s) ago

Payment group expands offerings and aims at a million-strong customer base in the next few months

Mining

NEWS ANALYSIS: Rally does not tally with dire profit warning

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4 hour(s) ago

Investors may be taking comfort from Kumba’s efforts to cut costs drastically in its time of distress, writes Shaun Harris

Telecoms & Technology

All systems Go for SA’s new pay-TV service

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3 hour(s) ago

Time will tell if the platform can compete with satellite and video streaming, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Europe

Barclays urged to ditch Africa unit and focus on core UK business

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3 hour(s) ago

Analyst warns investment unit is the ’elephant in the room that needs major surgery' while African business lacks synergies with rest of the bank

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Hope and experience in contest once again

CONTEND: There are other ways to resolve a conflict than by means of a strike (a notion surely considered by Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa here, preparing to hand over a memorandum), the writer argues. Picture: THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma in spotlight for Constitutional Court hearing on Nkandla as well as closely watched address to nation, writes Linda Ensor

Asia-Pacific

Rescuers find two more survivors after Taiwanese earthquake

A man is rescued from a collapsed building on Monday after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Tainan City in southern Taiwan on Saturday. More than 100 people were missing dozens killed, authorities said. Picture: EPA
1 hour(s) ago

Mayor warns that death toll after quake in Tainan is likely to exceed 100 as rescue efforts focus on the wreckage of the 17-storey building

Mining

Harmony in a spot over Hidden Valley

Peter Steenkamp. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 hour(s) ago

New CEO Peter Steenkamp faces tough call as producer runs into conundrum at its Hidden Valley mine in Papua New Guinea

Asia-Pacific

Malaysian police target online critics of prime minister

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at his office in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, on February 6. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MOHD RASFAN
3 hour(s) ago

Malaysian police take to social media to issue warnings to critics of scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to work

Asia-Pacific

Chinese central bank consumes reserves of $99bn in a month

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3 hour(s) ago

Policy makers fighting to hold up weakening yuan amid slower economic growth, plunging stocks and increasing outflows have been burning through reserves

Asia-Pacific

Small investors and quick bucks

Chinese markets. Picture: AFP/FRED DUFOUR
3 hour(s) ago

A new breed of small investor is riding China’s roller-coaster stock markets, looking for a quick buck and thriving on the volatility that has sent others scurrying to the exit

Americas

CBS head makes bold move to take on Netflix

The Netflix app. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 hour(s) ago

More original content and subscription-based series part of new chairman’s strategy, writes Jessica Toonke

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Cartoons

Madonna performing at a concert in the Taipei Arena in Taipei, Taiwan, 06 February 2016. Picture: EPA/LIVE NATION TAIWAN

Madonna embroiled in Taiwan-China row over flag

Singer sparks ire in China after draping herself in island’s flag, but many in Taiwanese internet forums see it as a boost to their quest to protect the island’s sovereignty

Arts & Entertainment

The big world of tiny artwork hits Joburg later this month

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1 day(s) ago

SA will host the four-yearly World Federation of Miniaturists exhibition in a first for the continent, writes Sue Blaine

Management

Seven tips for firing someone the right way

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1 day(s) ago

Here are seven tips on the best way to decide to let a low performer go

GOAL: Diego Costa beats Manchester United's Cameron Borthwick-Jackson as he equalises for Chelsea while David de Gea looks on. Picture: REUTERS

United let it slip as Costa rescues Blues

Chelsea snatches 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United

Soccer

Downs fight back to outshine Free State Stars

Khama Billiat. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES
4 hour(s) ago

Mamelodi Sundowns extend their lead to six points with fine come-from-behind 5-2 win over Free State Stars at the James Motlatsi Stadium

Other Sport

Froome starts season with a win in the sun

LEADER OF THE PACK: Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, winner of the centenary Tour de France cycling race, celebrates his overall victory on the podium on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

After five months of not competing, Froome wins Herald Sun Tour in final stage of the race

Other Sport

Le Clos hints to Rio freestyle

Chad Le Clos during day 1 of the South African Swimming Grand Prix Series. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES
4 hour(s) ago

Chad le Clos achieves Olympic qualifying time in 200m freestyle in second leg of the SA grand prix series in Durban

Rugby

Blitzboks lose captain Snyman and their discipline

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4 hour(s) ago

Ill-discipline cost the Blitzboks in latest leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series

Cricket

Myoli refuses to drop Frylinck charges, says source

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4 hour(s) ago

Dolphins fast bowler Ayavuya Myoli unhappy at way teammate Robert Frylinck’s disciplinary hearing for punching him was handled

Soccer

Chiefs to make Durban a ‘home’

George Lebese and Bernard Parker celebrate during the MTN 8 Final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday in Durban. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
4 hour(s) ago

Kaizer Chiefs sign agreement with eThekwini municipality, arranging games in Durban over next few months

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