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Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

SARS in court battle over ‘rogue unit’ move

1 hour(s) ago

Lawyer says commissioner Tom Moyane had already typed the letter of suspension to deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay ahead of informing him

Americas

US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years

Cuban students march in a street of Havana, on December 17, 2014, after Washington released three Cuban spies, heroes in Cuba, who had been in a US prison since 2001. The United States and Cuba brought their bitter Cold War stand-off towards a historic close Wednesday, agreeing to revive diplomatic ties and to ease a five-decade US trade embargo. Picture: AFP PHOTO/AIN/ROBERTO MOREJON
1 hour(s) ago

President agree on a breakthrough prisoner exchange, the opening of embassies in each other’s countries, and an easing of some restrictions on commerce

Markets

Rand falls to near six-year low as rouble’s collapse shakes markets

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Russian implosion puts emerging currencies under severe pressure, Indonesian rupiah also falls to record lows

Education

Department forced to refund schools

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High Court in Grahamstown orders the Eastern Cape education department to hire an administrator to ensure it obeys an order to pay more than 90 schools R81m

Media

SABC chair quits due to ‘family pressure’

Ellen Tshabalala. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
7 hour(s) ago

Parliament’s communications portfolio committee found her guilty this month of misrepresenting her academic qualifications and recommended her suspension

Transport & Tourism

Motorists to start new year with cheaper petrol

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1 hour(s) ago

The lower fuel price has contributed to bringing inflation down to 5.8% year on year in November from highs of 6.6% in June

Education

Freedom of ideas drives talented youth

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1 hour(s) ago

Experts say creative opportunities at work count more than pay

Industrials

PPC names mining executive Darryll Castle as next CEO

Ketso Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
14 hour(s) ago

PPC names mining industry veteran as CE, ending a three-month leadership vacuum that has hit its shares

National

SARS ordered to withdraw Richer’s suspension

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16 hour(s) ago

Executive Peter Richer and South African Revenue Service reach settlement in Labour Court, leaving many questions in the unfolding saga unanswered

Energy

Nuclear tender to follow talks with potential vendors

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18 hour(s) ago

Presidency says procurement process will now be designed and launched, after talks with US, South Korea, Russia, France, Japan and China

Labour

Cosatu vows to put aside internal conflicts in 2015

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16 hour(s) ago

Labour federation says it will put aside internal conflicts, and promises to continue ‘fearlessly exposing exploiting bosses, corrupt politicians and incompetent officials’

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ArcelorMittal SA is coming clean on a polluting industry

Paul O’Flaherty asks: should steel makers shut up shop in the absence of any silver bullet that can resolve environmental issues?

Columnists

Only on one occasion has the JSE All share not moved higher in the last two weeks of the year, writes Michel Pireu

The Santa rally and January effect

Columnists

Money and power do not make for enduring legacies; ‘planting trees’ does, writes Zama Ndlovu

No excuses for old men’s bad choices

Science & Environment

Czech police charge 16 for trading in rhino horns

Rhino horn. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT
1 hour(s) ago

Not rhino trophy-hunting trips for the sport but cold-blooded executions for black market in Vietnam, says inspector

African News

Sierra Leone starts house-to-house searches for Ebola patients

A health worker prepares to disinfect a van used for burial purposes in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Country imposes internal travel restrictions in fresh push to combat deadly epidemic

African News

Nigeria downgrades growth forecast as global crude prices plummet

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Revised numbers are the latest sign that Nigeria is facing an acute revenue crunch ahead of next year’s election

National

Sequel to Mandela’s autobiography to be published in 2015

The late Nelson Mandela and his great-grandson Ziyanda Manaway, reading the official children's version of his best-selling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. Picture: DEBBIE YAZBEK/NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION
17 hour(s) ago

The Presidential Years, which Nelson Mandela began writing in 1998, will be based on his five years in office

Europe

Russian rouble suffers new fall but collapse slows

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17 hour(s) ago

Dramatic fall in Russia’s rouble slows, with government selling foreign currency to prop it up after 50% fall against dollar this year

Management

Four reasons your boss may not like you — and what you can do

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15 hour(s) ago

If your relationship with your manager is prickly, icy, distant or strained, your career will suffer. The good news is you can take steps to change things for the better

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Police minister right to embrace private sector

Greater co-operation between South African Police Service and private security companies is vital to bolster the fight against crime, writes Bushie Engelbrecht

Economy

Latest indicator shows slow growth here to stay

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19 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank’s leading business economic indicator falls again in October, suggesting slowing growth for at least the next six months

Americas

Fed likely to signal rate hike on track despite global woes

The sun rises to the east of the US Federal Reserve building in Washington DC.  Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Sturdy US recovery is expected to trump global economic worries as US Fed concludes last policy meeting

Europe

EU Parliament recognises Palestinian state

European Union Palestine vote. picture: EPA/PATRICK SEEGER
14 hour(s) ago

Nonbinding vote held as EU court rules that Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union’s terrorist list

Business

Linking president to SARS upheaval is ‘mischief’, says Maharaj

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
20 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma’s spokesman, Mac Maharaj, criticises Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille’s claim that Zuma is trying to ‘capture’ the SA Revenue Service

Energy

Former Eskom employee sues for R100m

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
20 hour(s) ago

To add to Eskom’s woes, energy parastatal is facing a R100m lawsuit from former chief information officer Virgil Rabie

African News

Tanzanian attorney-general first casualty in graft scandal

A gas pipeline in Sevastopol, Ukraine. Picture: AFP
20 hour(s) ago

Frederick Werema first official to resign after parliament’s call to dismiss him and energy minister aid allegations of $122m fraud in energy deal

Health

The boss thinks you could stand to lose a few

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19 hour(s) ago

Companies are taking a personal approach to tackling obesity among employees as they try to cut healthcare costs — but they risk lawsuits

African News

Zambia’s Lungu fires Scott as his deputy in Patriotic Front

Guy Scott.  Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

Zambian acting president Guy Scott fired for indiscipline after writing a letter to chief justice without permission, as leadership battle rages ahead of elections

Americas

US slaps hefty duties on solar goods from China, Taiwan

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19 hour(s) ago

US confirms steep import duties on solar products from China, Taiwan in decision that may inflame trade tensions between two countries

Politics

Malema raises stakes against black elite

Julius Malema. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO
1 day(s) ago

In his closing speech at the University of the Free State Julius Malema says it is 'time for action' as the issue of land has troubled SA for too long

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Cartoons

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MBA? There’s an app for that

SmartUp hopes gamification and flexibility will prove a compelling offering for entrepreneurs, and widen access to business education, writes Jonathan Moules

Life

Hawking, ‘an imprisoned mind roaming the cosmos’

Stephen Hawking Eddie Redmayne. Picture: AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS
1 day(s) ago

The great scientist enjoys his fame, happily filling lecture rooms from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the White House, writes Clive Cookson

Health

3D printing helps doctors fine-tune cancer treatment

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18 hour(s) ago

British scientists are using 3D printing to create personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body so doctors can target tumours more precisely

Opinion

JAZZ: Kyle Shepherd dominates in 2014

Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz toured Japan and the US, released both a trio double album and a solo CD, and held down the keyboard in two of the year’s other most interesting ensembles, writes Gwen Ansell

Kingston Nkhatha. .  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/PHILIP MAETA

Nkhatha silences boo brigade with goal

Amakhosi extend unbeaten record win the Absa Premiership to 17 games

Soccer

Both youth and experience in pick of PSL crop

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1 day(s) ago

This year's top eleven players, from goalies grabbing opportunities with both hands, to veterans turning back the clock

Cricket

Polite Test captains hold their cards close

Hashim Amla. Picture: Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
1 day(s) ago

On the eve of the first Test between SA and West Indies at Centurion both captains are too bloody civilised by half

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The Third Umpire

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, who was elected to the position unopposed at the weekend despite the inevitable rowdy dissent and personality clashes. At least there wasn’t a bare bum in sight.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who will be breathing the biggest sigh of relief of all after ratings agencies Fitch and S&P left their SA ratings unchanged on Friday. It’s going to be an intense six months to the next update.

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Tharisa Minerals chairman Loucas Pouroulis, who faces a R50m lawsuit, plus interest and court costs, for allegedly failing to pay for shares he agreed to buy from Cayman Islands-registered Siebels Hard Asset Fund.

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Governors of some US states are sticking to plans to quarantine healthworkers returning from countries with Ebola, despite pressure from the White House. What you think of these measures?


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It’s fair, countries should be able to protect their people by whatever means necessary
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This is not fair to healthworkers volunteering to assist, and will badly affect Ebola-hit countries without sufficient help
33%
 
They are allowed to stay in their homes, and this is fair enough to minimise risk for all
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