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Mining

Kumba bears brunt of fall in iron ore prices

Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima at media round table on the group's results in Illovo, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

Kumba Iron Ore says strong supply of iron ore, particularly from Australia, put pressure on prices, but company pays strong dividend

Retail & Consumer

DTI to publish rules to standardise affordability assessments

Deputy director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry Zodwa Ntuli.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

Regulations to be issued in terms of recently amended National Credit Act to ensure uniformity in way customers are assessed for loans

Politics

EFF stages sit-in in Gauteng legislature

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: THE TIMES
35 minute(s) ago

Group of Economic Freedom Fighters supporters breach, storming of main entrance on Rissik Street almost turns into stampede

Energy

Government still resolute on R1-trillion nuclear build programme

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

Insistence flies in face of NDP and government’s own electricity master plan, advising that a more flexible approach to energy supply is needed

Financial Services

SizweNtsalubaGobodo plans to expand in Africa

Nonkululeko Gobodo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 hour(s) ago

Local audit and accounting firm SNG will expand its operations into 14 African countries by spring

Retail & Consumer

Kellogg’s maintenance hits breakfast tables

Picture: BLOOMBERG
6 hour(s) ago

Fewer South Africans got it all this morning as maintenance work at Kellogg’s halted production of All-Bran Flakes — and it is unlikely to resume soon

Middle East

US calls for Gaza ceasefire as death toll rises

WAR-TORN: Smoke rises after Israeli tanks shelled the Shejaiya neighbourhood during a military operation in the eastern part of Gaza City on Monday. The Palestinian death toll has grown to 548 while 13 Israeli soldiers were killed inside Gaza on Sunday. UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo for top-level talks on Monday, which US Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to attend. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Washington and the United Nations demand ‘immediate ceasefire’ in the Palestinian enclave

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Budget votes revealing of state’s agenda

Lisa Vetten: Could it be that the desire to tell ‘a good story’ is trumping considerations of cost and equity?

Columnists

The new bourgeoisie must demonstrate that it is in the business of transforming socioeconomic imbalances, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

New bourgeoisie must set course for greater equality

Columnists

For the majority of the population, James Caan’s appeal to ‘embrace failure’ will take some time to take root, writes Trudi Makhaya

The fear of failing in business is SA’s undoing

Economy

No plans to limit government expenditure, says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says sufficient measures to contain spending are already in place, additional measures will be considered if these prove inadequate

Economy

Engineers cast doubt on infrastructure spend plan

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Survey finds only 58% believe that recent graduates are sufficiently trained, writes Mark Allix

Politics

NFP leaders deny party is facing a financial crisis

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

The party’s headquarters in Clark Road, in Durban’s Glenwood suburb, has been put on auction and is due to be sold next month

African News

Islamist militants stage deadly assault on Libyan city of Benghazi

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Attack triggers fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS

EDITORIAL: Let Russia do the right thing

Vladimir Putin must be given the space to do the right thing in terms of international law, which he has indicated he will do

Mining

Amplats unveils details of mine sales

Chris Griffith. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 hour(s) ago

Number of suitors show interest, while Amplats gives no time-line for sale and names no potential buyers for the assets

National

DA-led Cape Town ‘punishing Lwandle residents for voting ANC’

Helen Zille. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

ANC councillor tells inquiry that City of Cape Town is dragging its feet in dealing with housing crisis, a situation that led to ‘brutal’ evictions

National

Political murder case in limbo after court ruling

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Police say they are studying a recent ruling that resulted in a case of alleged political murder being thrown out of court

National

Mpofu calls police witness ‘delusional’

Dali Mpofu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Dali Mpofu pulls a rabbit out of a hat by representing mine worker Devana Madumbe at the Farlam commission

Labour

Aquarius, NUM seal three-year
wage agreement

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

Agreement sees minimum pay for unskilled and semi-skilled workers rising 12% in the first year, followed by subsequent 11% increases

African News

Nigerian media warns press freedom on the line

UNDER SEIGE: Newspapers at a vendor’s stand along a road in Ikoyi district in Lagos. Reporters  fear a state crackdown over critical reporting on the battle against Boko Haram. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

National security could be pretext for crackdown ahead of election year, write David Dolan and Tim Cocks

African Business

Zimbabwe taxman misses revenue collection target

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

Tax authority’s failure will put pressure on the Mugabe administration, which is under growing pressure to take measures to revive the economy

African News

African countries ‘are yet to prioritise integration’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Conference hears that Africa’s regional economic integration remains secondary to domestic politics and policies, hindering state-led infrastructure development programmes

Asia-Pacific

AIDS event attacks homophobia

President of the IAS, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi from France speaks alongside UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe from Mali at a press conference during the 20th International AIDS Conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne on Sunday. Picture: AFP
5 hour(s) ago

Campaigners at world AIDS conference take aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that let HIV spread like poison

Economy

Nene stands by medium-term spending limits

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the global economic climate of rising interest rates, declining commodity prices and a depreciating currency has shrunk the government’s fiscal space

Health

Calls grow to decriminalise sex work

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

South African researchers estimate that half of South Africa’s 150,000 female sex workers are HIV-positive

Rugby

History not on Sharks’ side in Crusaders clash

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6 hour(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal team have lost more away semifinals than they have won

Retail & Consumer

South Africans ‘tend to rely on much-loved brands’

Tiger Brands own All Gold, Tastic and Koo. Picture: THE TIMES
55 minute(s) ago

Survey finds that out of 8,000 ‘quintessentially’ South African brands measured, only 31 have what it takes to obtain iconic status

Asia-Pacific

China’s president cements ‘financial co-operation’ with Latin America

China's President Xi Jinping waves during a visit to a housing development in Caracas on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Chinese president meets head of Venezuela’s National Assembly and signs agreements that will tie his energy-hungry country to the oil-rich state

African Business

KFC reopens Harare branch after seven years

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
18 hour(s) ago

The KFC reopening this weekend follows the entry of popular South African franchise Mugg & Bean last year

Europe

Bundesbank sees second-quarter stagnation, IMF upbeat on full year

Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

IMF says Germany should give further impetus to its economy, as well as supporting the broader eurozone, by increasing public investment

Europe

Tesco CEO dropped for Unilever turnaround specialist

Philip Clarke.  Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

Analysts say appointment of the first outside CEO in Tesco’s 95-year history may herald a strategy rethink, which may see price cuts to win back customers

African Business

Gabon selects seven firms for final oil block talks

Picture: BLOOMBERG/DANIEL ACKER
20 hour(s) ago

Oil ministry selects firms for final stage of negotiations as part of an offshore licensing round government hopes will reverse chronic decline in output

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Cartoons

SURVIVOR: Joanne Brodie’s petite, demure appearance belies the nerve it has taken to venture into disputed psychological territory where sexual addiction is viewed sceptically. Picture: SUE GRANT-MARSHALL

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The addiction of Joanne Brodie

The writer overcame her promiscuous past to counsel other sex addicts, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Honey & Co

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

A love affair between two chefs gives birth to this cookbook, writes Madeleine Morrow

Books

Gordimer’s mine of creativity

Nadine Gordimer.   Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Through Nadine Gordimer’s subtle and dangerous prose, we are made to see both the ‘normality’ and the deep strangeness and injustice of the mining world, writes Hedley Twidle

Arts & Entertainment

FILM: Le Week-End; The Broken Circle Breakdown

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

This week’s reviews include the films Cold Harbour and Think Like a Man Too

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Intel Trinity

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Michael Malone tells the story of the innovators whose tiny slivers of silicon freed computing from the shackles of the mainframe era, writes Sarah Mishkin

Picture: THINKSTOCK

History not on Sharks’ side in Crusaders clash

KwaZulu-Natal team have lost more away semifinals than they have won

Opinion

Ball-tampering is one of cricket’s original sins

Vernon Philander. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

Ball-tampering is one of the most overrated, overhyped ‘crimes’ in cricket

 
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The Third Umpire

President Jacob Zuma, for his balanced and pragmatic response to the appalling situation in Gaza, in contrast to that of the ANC. The death and destruction must end, but choosing sides is not the solution.

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Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace. The mining company is struggling to get back on its feet after the longest strike in SA’s history; now the collapse in its largest mine in Zimbabwe will halve production.

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Proteas captain Hashim Amla, who has kicked off his international Test captaincy career with a decisive win against Sri Lanka, SA’s first at the home side’s Galle stronghold. Pity about the ball-tampering row, though.

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