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Pensioners win right to Transnet class action

1 hour(s) ago

Transnet will have to defend itself against an R85bn claim from former employees who have accused it of mismanaging its retirement funds

Middle East

Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce

An Israeli soldier sits on top of a tank along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIL COHEN-MAGEN
35 minute(s) ago

Israel and Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day humanitarian ceasefire, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution

Mining

Sibanye eyes five potential platinum targets

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Sibanye Gold looking at potential targets in platinum sector, with one being the Amplats mines up for sale in Rustenburg

Economy

Producer inflation rosy for consumer

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1 hour(s) ago

Producer inflation slows while SA’s trade deficit narrows sharply, but data not enough to support weaker rand

Companies

Runners a step ahead of commission

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56 minute(s) ago

So-called ‘runners’ are interfering with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission by bypassing its normal registration procedures for a hefty fee

Americas

Argentina’s debt default puts bondholders on tenterhooks

TIGHT SPOT: A man walks by graffiti that reads, ‘No to the debt payment — Tax financial profit’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Latin America’s third-biggest economy defaults for second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it calls ‘vulture’ creditors fail

Labour

Lack of funds derails Cosatu’s class action against Metrorail

Congress of South African Trade Unions Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Cosatu says its has not been able to raise the money for the class action lawsuit or to find lawyers that can take on the case pro bono

African News

Experts see low risk of Ebola spreading to US, Europe or Asia

15 hour(s) ago

Tracing every person who may have had contact with an infected case is vital to getting on top of the outbreak in West Africa, specialists say

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Taps and toilets take leaders’ eyes off the bigger picture

There are some worrying signs that our domestic taps and toilets politics may be distracting the minister and her department from strategic water resource issues, writes Mike Muller

Columnists

Anthony Butler promo

The paralysing politicisation of municipal appointments continues, writes Anthony Butler

Progress at local level hides surge in skills crisis

Columnists

Itumeleng Mahabane promo

Yes, we are an unequal society, but our continuing problems are not caused by white monopoly capital, writes Itumeleng Mahabane

We are redistributing — but not very cleverly

National

Salga offers training to struggling municipalities

Salga CEO Xolile George. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Municipalities in ‘intensive care’ due to receive support, says South African Local Government Association

Financial Services

Move to circumvent rule on executives’ pay

Investec. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

Investec could face shareholder opposition to executive remuneration and the composition of its board next week

Education

Racist and sexist terms rife at SA’s universities

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2 hour(s) ago

Discrimination on campus in the spotlight as public hearings into transformation at SA universities get underway

National

Head of police secretariat resigns from SAPS

Nathi Mthethwa. Picture: SOWETAN
12 hour(s) ago

Jenni Irish-Qhobosheane says that when she signed on for the position in 2009 she agreed to serve for five years and that period is now over

The Singapore skyline by night. Picture: THINKSTOCK

BLOG: Singapore set to shine as global precious metals hub

Since Asia is largest buyer of gold it makes increasing sense that cities such as Singapore should have more of an influence on price discovery of gold, blogs Dave Levenstein

Companies

Grand Parade in empowerment deal with Spur

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
2 hour(s) ago

Spur Corporation will soon be clutching more than R360m in net cash after confirming an empowerment deal with Grand Parade Investments

Asia-Pacific

US and India see close ties but new rifts form

Narendra Modi.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

US and India’s new right-wing government expresses hope on working closely on the global stage

Transport & Tourism

Sanral chairwoman resigns with immediate effect

Tembakazi Mnyaka. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
19 hour(s) ago

Tembakazi Mnyaka cites personal reasons for her decision to resign and Transport Minister Dipuo Peters accepts resignation

Industrials

Sappi stock falls as quarterly report fails to impress investors

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12 hour(s) ago

Pulp and fine paper product producer has a tough day of trading on JSE, closing over 5% down despite releasing a healthy third-quarter report

African Business

Mali cancels 130 mining permits after sector audit

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13 hour(s) ago

Mali cancels about 30% of existing permits in gold-producing West African nation, in drive to clean up sector, mines ministry official says

Transport & Tourism

Visitors ‘just have to bear new visa rules’

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22 hour(s) ago

Those wishing to come to SA will have to take the pain of complying with new immigration regulations while the system is being perfected, says Gigaba

National

Palestinians did not ask for ambassadors’ removal, say SA envoys

Aziz Pahad, left, speaks a press briefing on Thursday as Zola Skweyiya looks on.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Presidential special envoy to Palestine and Israel says no-one spoken to in Palestine had asked for SA to withdraw its ambassador to Israel or to expel Israeli ambassador

Europe

EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet, targets five banks

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Toughest measures aim to prevent Russian banks from raising money on Western capital markets, while others limit defence sales and the export of hi-tech equipment

Markets

Rand shrugs off emerging market concerns

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14 hour(s) ago

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s declares Argentina in default of $539m after negotiations for the payment of interest to bondholders are terminated

African Business

KLM discontinues direct flights from Amsterdam to Harare

Royal Dutch Airlines KLM. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Zimbabwe’s tourism and hospitality minister says decision to discontinue flights is purely a business and not a political decision

Mining

NUM signs three-year wage deal with Kumba

Picture: MAKWENA MANAMELA
20 hour(s) ago

Union reaches wage settlement with Kumba Iron Ore, securing a 17.5% increase for lowest category of employees

African News

Corruption trial for son of Senegal’s former president Wade opens

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12 hour(s) ago

Karim Wade, a former minister during his father’s government, is accused of illegally amassing a fortune of about $239m

National

Tshwane protesters trying to sabotage ANC brand, says mayor

Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
15 hour(s) ago

Kgosientso Ramokgopa says protesters are attempting to undermine the region ahead of the 2016 local government elections

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Cartoons

SURVIVORS: Bovids in the Tassili n Ajjer National Park in Algeria, Cattle were domesticated in Africa about 10,000 years ago. Picture: WITS ORIGINS CENTRE/TRUST FOR AFRICAN ROCK ART

When Sahara was green

Our ancestors left Africa to populate the world via territory that was not yet a desert, writes Rehana Rossouw

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Attitude that says, ‘I can’

The styling influence of the Cayenne is most evident at the front. Picture: PORSCHE AG
1 day(s) ago

Motor News put the new Porsche Macan though its paces in the Western Cape

Arts & Entertainment

Time shows up follies, horrors

ABSENCES: Orlando Rene Mendez, Laura Cecilia Mendez Oliva, Leticia Margarita Oliva (1976).
1 day(s) ago

Natasha Christopher’s Folly exhibition seeks to expose not merely the brick-and-steel ambition of city developers but also conflicting versions of ‘nature’ writes Chris Thurman

Itumeleng Khune. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Amakhosi aim for clean sweep of PSL trophies

Chiefs skipper pins hope on new recruits to help turn things around

Cricket

Kallis bows out of all international cricket

Jacques Kallis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
1 day(s) ago

Jacques Kallis acknowledges that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup is ‘a bridge too far’

Other Sport

Le Clos’s master plan for Rio? To keep his rivals guessing

MURKY: Chad le Clos in action at the swimming championships on Monday. Some participants have complained of ear infections and diarrhoea, which they blame on the quality of the water in Port Elziabeth’s Newton Park pool. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Not even Chad le Clos, exhausted from a seven-medal haul in Glasgow, knows what events he will swim at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

 
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PIC chief investment officer Daniel Matjila. A more proactive PIC investing in line with the state’s strategic objectives makes sense as long as he never forgets that this is pensioners’ money he is playing with.

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ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman. It should not be necessary for the DA to go to court to force the ANC to give up power in Oudtshoorn after it lost its council majority. SA is a democracy, remember?

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Judge Colin Lamont, who is presiding over the Radovan Krejcir trial, escaped unscathed after a suspected drive-by shooting at his home on Monday night. This dispensing justice business is clearly not for sissies.

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