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Europe

New Greek government steps up battle with creditors

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

New Greek government says it will no longer meet with EU and IMF auditors, rejecting fresh loans offered for February

African News

UN chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram

Ban Ki-moon. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR
7 hour(s) ago

Ban Ki-moon welcomes African Union proposal to set up regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to fight Nigeria’s Islamist militants

National

Violence escalates in Malamulele

Malamulele which is experiencing violent protests as residents demand their own municipality. Picture: SOWETAN
8 hour(s) ago

Havoc breaks loose in Malamulele between protesters and police during ongoing demonstrations in the Limpopo town

Other Sport

Serena beats Sharapova to win 19th Grand Slam title

Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova in their women's singles final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Triumph means world number one overtakes 18-time major champions Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to go a clear second on the all-time Open-era winners’ list

Asia-Pacific

Alibaba’s Ma meets top China regulator after fakes row

Jack Ma.  Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Authorities have accused the e-commerce giant of allowing ‘illegal’ actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform

Americas

Legal marijuana takes root in Latin America

Marijuana. Picture: REUTERS/ALESSANDRO BIANCHI
7 hour(s) ago

After Uruguay first moved to legalise marijuana in 2013, several other countries in Latin America are now considering a revamp of their own drug laws

Energy

Petrol price to drop by 93c a litre

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

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

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

African News

Refugees from Boko Haram pose headache for authorities on Lake Chad

Boko Haram.  Picture: REUTERS/JOE PENNEY
8 hour(s) ago

Monitoring comings and goings on hundreds of islands and countless channels in the lake is a virtually impossible task

Asia-Pacific

Japan says hostage negotiations with militants ‘deadlocked’

An image grab taken off a video on Tuesday reportedly released by the Islamic State group through Al-Furqan Media, one of the Jihadist platforms used by the militant organisation on the web, allegedly shows Japanese hostages Kenji Goto (L) and Haruna Yukawa (R) in orange jumpsuits with a black-clad militant brandishing a knife as he addresses the camera in English, standing between them at an undisclosed location. Picture: AFP PHOTO
8 hour(s) ago

Situation remains highly unpredictable, say Japanese officials

World

Jihadists increasingly wary of internet, experts say

A screengrab of Islamic State video message to the US.  Picture: YOUTUBE
7 hour(s) ago

Jihadist organisations have realised that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence

Transport & Tourism

No recapitalisation on the cards for SAA, says Nene

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
1 day(s) ago

State-owned companies will only be provided in a way that does not affect the country’s budget deficit, says finance minister

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’

Economy

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

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(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

African News

Egypt’s Sisi cuts short Ethiopian visit after soldiers killed in Sinai

President-elect Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen during his swearing-in as president in front of Egypt's interim head of state Adly Mansour and constitutional court members in Cairo on Sunday in this handout provided by The Egyptian Presidency. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cuts short visit to Ethiopia for AU summit after Islamic State’s Egyptian wing claims killing of at least 30 soldiers, police officers in Sinai Peninsula

Markets

Opec oil output rises in January as key members stand firm, survey shows

NON-OPEC:  A BP oil platform in the North Sea, about 160km east of Aberdeen, Scotland. The discovery of North Sea and Alaskan oil caused a shift from monopolistic to competitive oil pricing. Picture: AFP PHOTO/POOL/ANDY BUCHANAN
1 day(s) ago

Opec’s oil supply rises this month due to more Angolan exports and steady to higher output in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers, Reuters survey shows

Education

Private school denies segregation charges

Curro CEO Chris van der Merwe. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER
1 day(s) ago

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

National

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

Eugene de Kock.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(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

Marikana hangs over Lonmin AGM

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

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

National

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

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(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

Credit growth slowest since 2010

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Growth in total value of outstanding credit balances in household sector slows to 3.4% year on year at end of December last year, lowest level since 2010, Absa says

Americas

US growth cools in fourth quarter

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

US economic growth slows sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006

African News

Mugabe: a controversial choice for African Union chairman

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

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

Mining

Mining fatalities fall to lowest level on record

A worker underground at Beatrix gold mine. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

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

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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
2 day(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
1 day(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
1 day(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
1 day(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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