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Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

ANC plans to cap land ownership

2 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
2 hour(s) ago

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

Mining

Prices lead Glencore to close part of colliery

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

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

Economy

SA’s rich ‘likely to bear brunt of expected tax increases’

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

The government also wants to cut costs and has its wage bill in its sights

Energy

Water usage identified as important way to ease electricity crisis

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 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

Media

SABC managers underpaid for ‘turnaround’, says Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
2 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

Labour

Minister challenges unions on minimum wage issue

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
2 hour(s) ago

Union federations are discussing policy issues for the forthcoming year

Americas

Fed upbeat on US economy despite global turmoil

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

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

Industrials

Merger with AfriSam ‘likely to boost PPC’

PPC chairman Bheki Sibiya gestures at the group’s annual general meeting in Sandton on Monday. The position of chairman faces a vote on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Despite PPC having resolved its board ructions at its annual general meeting this week, the share price has failed to claw back lost ground

Industrials

Oil plunge sees Sasol rethink US $6bn plant

Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Gas-to-liquids decision delayed as petrochemicals company scrambles to cut costs

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

African Business

Absence of Sadc rules ‘constrains ethanol output’

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 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

Property

Lahleni Lakes director ‘hiding its liquidation’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

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

National

SAPS hits out at report of rising criminality within police

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

SAIRR lead researcher says the police have 1,500 convicted criminals in their ranks

National

Hawks interim head Ntlemeza claims he has taken no major decisions

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

There has been intense speculation about the motive for the suspension of Hawks head Anwa Dramat

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
1 hour(s) ago

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

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
1 hour(s) ago

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

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MICHAEL BRATT

EDITORIAL: President needs better legal advice

The governing party needs to start appointing competent individuals who are not merely there to tell the president what they think he wants to hear

Retail & Consumer

Specials keep Spur’s interim sales buoyant

Spur CE Pierre van Tonder. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 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.

Retail & Consumer

Clicks Group reaps rewards of strong promotional activity

KNOCK-ON EFFECT: Clicks CEO David Kneale said at the group’s results presentation that generally, consumers are feeling uncertain about the future. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

South African retailers are increasingly relying on markdowns and specials to drive sales

Americas

Apple bites into mobile payments market

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

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

Mining

Anglo to impair some mining assets

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Resources company says that due to ‘sharply lower commodity price environment’, it expects to record noncash impairment charges as special items for 2014

National

DA approves renaming highway

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Cape Town ratifies renaming of Table Bay Boulevard after former president FW de Klerk while ANC councillors confront metro police officers after trying to disrupt a council meeting

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
2 hour(s) ago

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

Property

Redefine expands portfolio with Leaf Capital purchase

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

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

Asia-Pacific

China may slash growth target

Li Keqiang. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
1 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
1 hour(s) ago

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

Europe

VW persists with loss-making model

A technician cleans a Phaeton at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013. The €76,000 Phaeton, a pet project of chairman Ferdinand Piech, has failed to take off. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

The Phaeton, a pet project of chairman Ferdinand Piech, has never met VW’s original sales target

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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.
1 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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
1 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
1 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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The Third Umpire

We’re sure Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu means well, but her message that foreign business owners need to share their trade secrets if they want to coexist peacefully with locals smacks of blackmail.

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Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, whose promising record going into the Africa Cup of Nations was shattered over a few days, with the team returning to SA with its tail between its legs. The more things change….

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