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Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Vital to keep Dramat at ‘the helm of the Hawks’

2 hour(s) ago

High Court hears that it is crucial to operations of Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, how public views it for Lt-Gen Anwa Dramat to return to work

Economy

South Africa records trade surplus of R6.85bn in December

Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Trade balance‚ which includes trade with Botswana‚ Lesotho‚ Namibia and Swaziland‚ records R6.85bn surplus after R5.7bn deficit in November‚ SARS data show

National

De Kock gets parole but Derby-Lewis’s medical parole bid fails

Eugene de Kock.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock will be released on parole, however, recommendation that Clive Derby-Lewis be released on medical parole is not approved

Mining

Mining fatalities fall to lowest level on record

A worker underground at Beatrix gold mine. Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says 2014 deaths are lowest ever recorded in history of mining in SA

Energy

Petrol price to drop by 93c a litre

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 minute(s) ago

Price of all grades of petrol will drop by 93c a litre next week, Department of Energy announces

African News

Mugabe: a controversial choice for African Union chairman

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

New chairman of African Union, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, is continent’s oldest leader — and one of its most controversial post-colonial figures

Europe

European investment fund ‘up and running by September’, says EU

Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

EU outlines timetable for highly leveraged flagship scheme to help address slack growth in moribund EU economy

Education

Private school denies segregation charges

Curro CEO Chris van der Merwe. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER
4 hour(s) ago

Curro Foundation School says it sometimes separates children based on culture after parents sign petition against what they say is racial segregation

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza. Picture: SOWETAN

ANC can’t turn blind eye on Mpumalanga spy saga

The longer the ANC remains silent on the Mpumalanga spy report, the more polarised the views on the ground are likely to get, writes Setumo Stone

Columnists

The experimental US show Serial has changed the way we make ‘radio’ and has gotten us thinking about fresh ways of storytelling, writes Anton Harber

Serial transforms storytelling

Columnists

Art is about intent and communication, not substances, writes Michel Pireu

Beauty and the beholder

World

Samsung versus Apple: who was top dog?

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4, left, and Apple's iPhone 5 are seen in Seoul. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

So did Apple top Samsung Electronics in fourth-quarter smartphone shipments or didn’t it? Or is it a tie, as data from one research firm suggest?

African News

African Union calls for 7,500-strong force to fight Boko Haram

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

AU calls for regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat ‘horrendous’ rise of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants, AU Commission chief says

Financial Services

IDC aims for R100bn investment in five years

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Economic Development Minister Patel strengthens the IDC's by appointing well-respected names in transport, energy and finance

National

Searching for roots of xenophobic attacks

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP/STEFAN HEUNIS
9 hour(s) ago

Right2Know blames a ‘sustained failure of SA’s intelligence services over a long period of time’ for the looting of spaza shops

Picture: THINKSTOCK

As bad as it is, load-shedding is better than grid collapse

Utility says complete shutdown is unlikely, but is has emergency plans in place to resume power delivery — known as ‘black start’

Mining

Marikana hangs over Lonmin AGM

Members of the Marikana Support Campaign lobby Lonmin shareholders in central London on Thursday. Picture: SUPPLIED
10 hour(s) ago

Shareholders urged to authorise an ex-gratia payment of R1m to each family to alleviate immediate hardship of those killed

Media

Government’s advertising spend ‘reveals trend of backing state-friendly media’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

The New Age newspaper, owned by the politically connected Gupta family, receives a greater advertising budget than its readership size warrants

Property

Redefine leans on subsidiary in quest to conquer Europe

Redefine Properties International CEO Mike Watters. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 hour(s) ago

German property is attractive in Europe as it is available at high yields and is cheap to finance

National

Bill to give president more say over Special Investigating Unit

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
10 hour(s) ago

New provision requires the SIU head to report to the president and justice minister on a quarterly basis

Transport & Tourism

Tsogo Sun plays a losing hand in the
Western Cape

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Competition Commission confirms opposition to Tsogo’s bid for a 40% stake in rival Sun International’s casinos

Economy

Lower inflation allows Bank ‘room to pause’ in raising rates

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

Oil price recovery or rise in US rates could spark rethink later this year

National

Western Cape ‘to assist Uber in complying with the law’

Picture: GETTY IMAGES
10 hour(s) ago

Earlier this month, Cape Town traffic police impounded a number of cars affiliated with Uber over incorrect permits

Telecoms & Technology

Local smartphone maker doubles its workforce

CZ Electronics. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

CZ Electronics prepares for an increase in demand for its locally assembled cellphones and tablet computers

Financial Services

Transaction Capital may use R1.2bn excess to grow businesses

Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

The company likes opportunities in risk-services businesses and may commit R60m for its bakkie finance pilot project

Financial Services

Hedges ‘saved African Bank from further losses’

African Bank. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Abil has four Swiss franc bonds that were sold between 2012 and 2014 to help fund lending

Industrials

Afrox restructures as earnings fall sharply

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 hour(s) ago

The group blamed prevailing economic conditions and intense competition for its weak earnings

Politics

United Front plans series of campaigns

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Political alliance has not finalised its funding mechanism, but agrees there should not be external funding

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Cartoons

Shakira.  Picture: SOWETAN

Shakira gives birth to a boy in Barcelona, reports say

Pop star Shakira and boyfriend, football player Gerard Pique, have had their second child, according to Spanish media reports

Arts & Entertainment

SABC3 to screen Timol documentary

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Film honours activist who fell to death at John Vorster Square in 1971

Travel & Food

A taste of the old country

The streets of Little India are a riot of colour. Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Blaise Hopkinson revels in the sensory riot that is Little India, an antidote to the glitz of modern Singapore

SA’s Rilee Rossouw, left, and captain Hashim Amla make a run during the fifth one-day international against the West Indies in Centurion on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS, SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Proteas look like they have the mettle

Plenty of factors suggest SA ready to mount proper World Cup challenge

Soccer

Snag forces Bafana to take the long way home

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, centre, speaks to his team January 18 on the eve of the 2015 African Cup of Nations football match between Algeria and South Africa.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
9 hour(s) ago

South African Football Association at pains to avoid making a big deal of the botched travel plans

Other Sport

Murray wins another shot at Aussie Open

Andy Murray. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PAUL CROCK
9 hour(s) ago

Murray fires up after a frosty exchange with Czech Tomas Berdych and blazes to victory

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The Third Umpire

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who reckons he would be earning even more were he working elsewhere, despite his lack of qualifications. And he may just be right — if he was a politician on the take.

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ANC leader in the Cape Town council and Cosatu regional secretary Tony Ehrenreich. The ANC’s behaviour in the council chamber on Wednesday was worse than that of the EFF in Parliament, which they constantly condemn.

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VIP unit driver Joseph Semitjie, who has been sentenced to five years behind bars for reckless driving and fleeing the scene. Blue light accident victim Thomas Ferreira suffered permanent brain damage.

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