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Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Minister asks committee to start process to remove head of Hawks

1 hour(s) ago

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko asks Parliament’s police committee to initiate proceedings to remove suspended head of Hawks from his position

Economy

Reserve Bank holds repo rate at 5.75%

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
39 minute(s) ago

Inflation expected to average 3.8% in 2015, GDP still under pressure on low global growth and rand expected to remain sensitive, says Reserve Bank governor

Mining

Lonmin cuts capital expenditure as platinum price dips

A man rides his bicycle past the Lonmin mine outside Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

World’s third-largest platinum producer will cut capital expenditure for 2015 as uncertainty around platinum prices in short to medium term weighs

Economy

Producer inflation slows as expected in December

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Inflation moderates to 5.8% year on year in December from 6.5% in November amid lower price increases of intermediate manufactured goods, Statistics SA data show

Companies

Volatile trade halts Curro’s recent rally

1 hour(s) ago

Share had good run last week, but wobbled in early trade on Thursday, analyst says recent rally may be due to expectation of positive results

National

Low risk of power cuts, says Eskom

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Utility says system looks ‘relatively stable’, but if generators break down, ‘it will put us under strain again’

National

De Kock’s parole hearing polarises nation

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

Some view Eugene de Kock as repentant prisoner serving time as scapegoat for countless perpetrators, others believe his crimes are too heinous for forgiveness

Politics

ANC plans to cap land ownership

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Party proposes that land ownership be limited to a maximum 12,000ha (and) two farms, and barring foreign owners

Business

SARS says Pillay probe at ‘advanced stage’

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
10 hour(s) ago

Deputy commissioner Pillay’s second suspension — the first was deemed unlawful by the Labour Court — remains in force

Energy

Water usage identified as important way to ease electricity crisis

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Report comes as SA searches for quick fixes to address a crisis arising from breakdowns in Eskom’s ageing and poorly maintained fleet

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Support for flawed mining bill is driven by fear, not respect

Dismay at the delay in the mining bill’s adoption seems surprising but there is reason to fear that a new bill may be even worse, writes Anthea Jeffery

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

US serial transforms investigative journalism

Columnists

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A Greek default would do serious damage in Europe but an explicit debt write-off would cause more problems than it would solve, writes Gideon Rachman

Writing off Greece’s debt would spell doom for EU

Americas

Facebook beats forecasts with strong profit gains

Facebook. Picture: REUTERS
4 minute(s) ago

Facebook says profit soared on wings of mobile ad revenue but stressed it is more concerned with investing in the future than making quick cash

Europe

WHO says endgame begins as weekly Ebola cases drop below 100

Ebola. Picture: REUTERS/BAZ RATNER
2 minute(s) ago

Number of new confirmed Ebola cases totals 99 in week to January 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, WHO says, signalling tide may have turned against epidemic

World

Global tourism arrivals on the increase in 2014

A Ngare Serian tented camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya. Picture: THINKSTOCK.
< 1 minute ago

United Nations World Tourism Organisation figures show that global tourism arrivals grew to record levels in 2014

Asia-Pacific

Samsung’s smartphone primacy under threat from Apple after weak quarter

Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Samsung Electronics is closer to losing its crown as global smartphone leader after posting plunge in quarterly mobile earnings

African News

War, Ebola, elections top African Union summit

Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Conflict in Africa, especially the violence of Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgents, and efforts to stem Ebola will top agenda as African leaders gather for annual summit

African Business

Absence of Sadc rules ‘constrains ethanol output’

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
10 hour(s) ago

There is a large market in SA and potentially significant sources of supply of renewable fuels in Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Malawi and Mauritius

Mining

Prices lead Glencore to close part of colliery

Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

The closure is a sign of the increasing pressure on coal mines as global prices fall

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA

How to deal with ‘frenemies’ at work

Despite benefits of ambivalent relationships in the workplace, there is more to be gained from having as many positive ones as possible

Media

SABC managers underpaid for ‘turnaround’, says Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
10 hour(s) ago

Chief operating officer complains despite his ‘irregular’ salary increases, which push his annual pay from R1.5m to R2.4m in one year

Property

Lahleni Lakes director ‘hiding its liquidation’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Golf estate development is at the centre of a court battle between former director Ralton Smith and Mr Singh

Markets

Dip in oil price fails to boost commodities

The drop in the oil price presents production savings for mining companies, which use heavy machinery. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Crude fall not only cuts mining production costs, but also commodity prices, writes Clyde Russell

Americas

Fed upbeat on US economy despite global turmoil

Janet Yellen. Picture: REUTERS/GARY CAMERON
10 hour(s) ago

Inflation has declined further below the 2% target and market-based price gauges have fallen substantially

Retail & Consumer

Specials keep Spur’s interim sales buoyant

Spur CE Pierre van Tonder. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 hour(s) ago

Despite disposable incomes coming under pressure because of debt and rising living costs, specials attract consumers to casual dining over pricier formal restaurants and preparing food at home.

Americas

Apple bites into mobile payments market

Picture: BLOOMBERG/JEROME FAVRE
9 hour(s) ago

Contactless cellphone payments in the US alone are projected to jump to $142bn in 2019 from $52bn last year, research shows

Asia-Pacific

Investigators confirm co-pilot was flying before AirAsia crash

An AirAsia logo is pictured at the ticketing counter at Changi Airport in Singapore. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Indonesian officials say French first officer of passenger jet that crashed into sea in December was at controls just before accident

Property

Redefine expands portfolio with Leaf Capital purchase

Redefine Properties' head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
9 hour(s) ago

Redefine has struggled to find sizable acquisition targets over the past year

Europe

Tsipras starts anti-austerity agenda

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left centre, chairs the first cabinet meeting of Greece’s new coalition government in parliament, in Athens, on Wednesday. Picture: EPA / PANTELIS SAITAS
9 hour(s) ago

A swift series of announcements signals the new government will not back down from anti-austerity pledges

Politics

ANC MPs dismiss EFF secret ballot proposal

(Left to right) Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses a press briefing on Thursday, flanked by Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Changes to the rules of Parliament have been in the making for at least four years

Asia-Pacific

China may slash growth target

Li Keqiang. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
9 hour(s) ago

Almost $7-trillion has been wasted on ineffective investment since 2009, according to a government official and economist

Middle East

Jordan’s offer to IS makes no mention of Japanese hostage

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo.   Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Amman agrees to prisoner swap as new countdown starts for Japanese war reporter

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Cartoons

Kemang wa Lehulere’s Reading of the Greens, or Dog Sleep Manifesto. Photos: MARIO TODESCHINI; © KEMANG WA LEHULERE; images courtesy of STEVENSON GALLERY

Spirit of Nat Nakasa haunts this exhibition

Standard Bank Young Artist Kemang wa Lehulere is intent on reminding us of the things we choose to forget, writes Sue Blaine

Arts & Entertainment

Shakespeare does not help navigate troubled SA waters

Sculptures  in the Imaginarium concrete art awards. Keilauren de Vries, Butcher Babies. Images: COURTESY UJ ART GALLERY.
9 hour(s) ago

The pros and cons of repurposing can be seen in the Imaginarium exhibition, writes Chris Thurman

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Sedan puts on its Sunday best

Narrow headlights with LEDs and a large grille give the Fusion presence.
10 hour(s) ago

Ford has launched its Fusion into the medium executive market

Motoring

DRIVING IMPRESSION: Power in a pretty package

The SL65 AMG continues to have classic luxury roadster looks.
10 hour(s) ago

The Mercedes SL65 AMG commands respect — both from onlookers and the driver, writes Lerato Matebese

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Now for a younger audience

The front is a bit more in line with the corporate face seen on the latest Civic.
10 hour(s) ago

Honda’s third generation Jazz has a much sharper demeanour than its forebear, writes Lerato Matebese

Andile Jali. Picture: EPA /  BARRY ALDWORTH

Bafana lacked experience, says Jali

Midfielder says team did not take advantage of lead in all three Africa Cup of Nations matches

Other Sport

Le Clos eyes another fly triple, this time in Russia

Chad le Clos. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
9 hour(s) ago

Star swimmer has never won the 50m sprint over one lap at a major gala — at least not yet

Rugby

Koch must win respect for Stormers pack

Vincent Koch. Picture: Picture: GALLO IMAGES, DIRK KOTZE
9 hour(s) ago

The player is on loan from the Pumas for the duration of Super Rugby, but could be offered a Western Province contract

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Sibanye Gold CE Neal Froneman, who has done the hard yards to position SA’s biggest gold producer to take advantage of the upside of the cycle now that the metal’s rand and dollar prices are out of the doldrums.

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