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Energy

Eskom cash injection ‘will lift SA’s credit rating’

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1 hour(s) ago

State can afford R50bn loan to bolster utility, say analysts

Politics

ANC’s jobs opportunities vow ‘will cost R152bn’

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21 minute(s) ago

Promise of 6-million work opportunities over the next five years is expected to cost up to R152bn, says Department of Public Works

Transport & Tourism

Locomotive makers keep eye on GE talks with Alstom

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35 minute(s) ago

General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom, the French builder of power plants and transmission gear, in what will be its biggest acquisition ever

Financial Services

Shadow banking ‘not a risk to stability’

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe. Picture: THE HERALD
31 minute(s) ago

Shadow banking is growing in South Africa, but it poses little risk to financial stability, says the Reserve Bank

Financial Services

Cutting ATM fees ‘will cost banks millions’

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38 minute(s) ago

Cuts are being implemented to reduce the cost of banking, with the hope that they will benefit consumers

Politics

Parties in Nkandla committee quibble over timeline

15 hour(s) ago

Time is main topic during first meeting of Parliamentary ad hoc committee to study response of President Jacob Zuma to public protector report on Nkandla

Politics

EFF ‘won’t be deterred’ by opposition to policies if it wins Gauteng

Dali Mpofu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

Gauteng premier candidate Dali Mpofu says party will not be daunted by opposition to ‘radical’ policies should it lead provincial government of Gauteng after elections

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

E-tolls show SA state is captive to big capital

There is no moral or economic reason for government to burden an already impoverished people through the tolling of its roads, writes Redge Nkosi

Columnists

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi appears beholden to those who returned him to his post, writes Natasha Marrian

Vavi’s dilemma: to campaign or not to campaign

Columnists

Itumeleng Mahabane promo

Revenue mobilisation and tax legitimacy are a complex form of game theory, writes Itumeleng Mahabane

Outcomes matter in protecting tax legitimacy

Economy

Body warns against price rises that stifle production

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28 minute(s) ago

Agencies with the task of determining prices of services need to talk to one another to ensure they implement cost increases that will not collectively stifle production

Trade & Industry

Billions lost to illegal cigarettes

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1 hour(s) ago

About 5-billion cigarettes produced illegally in SA each year and sold at prices well below those of legitimate businesses, according to estimates

National

Thuli Madonsela makes Time’s top
100 list

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
15 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is named in Time magazine’s annual list of most 100 influential people in the world

African News

Zimbabwe’s embassy in the US left hanging as bank freezes account

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presents the country's 2014 budget to parliament in Harare on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says the act by the US bank is criminal, US State Department denies involvement

DA national spokesman Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN

Who is the real Hollow Man?

Criticism and crusade against Mmusi Maimane is unwarranted, writes DA Gauteng premier campaign staffer Mabine Seabe in response to Gareth van Onselen

Mining

Platinum the only laggard in Anglo’s stable

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22 hour(s) ago

Anglo American announces increase in production across all operations, but Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union strike knocks platinum

Mining

Sishen and Kolomela help to boost Kumba’s production

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22 hour(s) ago

Kumba Iron Ore says production recovery plan continuing but was hampered by ‘excessive rainfall that affected waste removal’

Retail & Consumer

Clicks weathers tough conditions

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21 hour(s) ago

Clicks Group manages modest increase in earnings amid decline in consumer activity as escalating living costs, slowdown in credit take their toll

Politics

ANC contests veracity of DA’s Nkandla SMS

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9 hour(s) ago

Electoral Court in Bloemfontein hears appeal on Friday after high court ruled in favour of official opposition

Transport & Tourism

Fakir takes reins at the Ports Regulator of SA

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
10 hour(s) ago

The incoming CEO faces a tough task of keeping port charges lower as sector players bid to raise tariffs

African News

Government and Renamo fail to agree to ceasefire

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15 hour(s) ago

Mozambican government refuses to consider demand for parity in army, security forces from opposition movement, vows to stage elections without it

Mining

Sibanye gives ‘solid performance’, eyes platinum assets

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

Sibanye Gold pushes March quarter production higher despite having to contend with fire at Driefontein, shaft-related incidents at Beatrix, Kloof

Europe

Obama set for new sanctions if no progress is made on Ukraine

US President Barack Obama.  Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

US President Barack Obama prepared to impose fresh sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end armed stand-off in Ukraine

Politics

KISS party ready to call it a day after 2014 elections

12 hour(s) ago

Founder Claire Gaiford will be on ballot on May 7, most likely for last time, as she says she is prepared to walk away from political career for good after elections

National

Cape Town approves parking policy in the city

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

The main objective of the policy is to manage parking and the demand, especially in areas where there is high demand

Law & Constitution

Law Society says trained lawyers ready to observe general election

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13 hour(s) ago

A 257-strong team of lawyers will observe the upcoming national elections, free of charge, in May

Politics

‘Vote no’ campaign forces people to think of ballot’s value, says Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
23 hour(s) ago

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu calls on South Africans to think before casting their ballots and not to behave like ‘voting cattle’

Science & Environment

Pretoria scientists aid fight against malaria

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1 day(s) ago

Swathes of insecticide-laced netting stretched across the walls of people’s homes may help control malaria-carrying mosquitoes

Land & Agriculture

Nederburg sells its vine facility to Bosman Adama

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12 hour(s) ago

Distell says the disposal will enable the operation to focus on its core wine-growing activities

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Cartoons

The stepped roof is one of few elements of the Discovery DNA.

FUTURE MODELS: Discovering the future

Land Rover has stunned the automotive world with its Discovery Vision Concept

Arts & Entertainment

Sound of Music is still favourite thing

CLIMBING EVERY MOUNTAIN: A top-notch local cast take the audience on a nostalgia trip that you’ll never want to end.
1 day(s) ago

This beloved, classic musical is sure to solve the problem of theatre-going apathy, writes Christina Kennedy

Arts & Entertainment

Old artist who learnt new tricks

1 day(s) ago

Matisse’s late cut-outs are visually stunning and historically significant works, writes Jackie Wullschlager

Arts & Entertainment

Jumuna Collection shows role of missionary art in SA history

A BROAD CHURCH: Detail of a Dumisani Mabaso print in the Rorke’s Drift exhibit. Picture: CHRIS THURMAN
1 day(s) ago

Jumuna Collection shows the other side of missionary history — that of oppression, empowering the dispossessed and educating the disenfranchised, writes Chris Thurman

Motoring

TECHNOLOGY: Smarter cars for everyday life

Laser lighting could be the next big development.
23 hour(s) ago

Farzana Chaumoo looks at some of the incredible technology in the new Land Rover Discovery Concept

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: THE TIMES

I’m not imposing quotas, says Mbalula

A 60-40 quota favouring black players will not be imposed on anybody, says Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula

Cricket

Proteas’ thoughts turn to life after Dale Steyn

SA bowler Dale Steyn. Picture: AFP PHOTO
1 day(s) ago

SA’s iconic fast bowler has passed his 30th birthday and admits that, like an old car, he needs more services

Rugby

Clash of the wooden spooners

Jaco Taute is seen during a training session in Cape Town. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
2 day(s) ago

Cheetahs are the only team in Super Rugby doing worse than Stormers

 
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SABC acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for censoring the EFF’s election advert. Far from protecting the ANC, all he is doing is drawing the public’s attention to anti-ANC messages they might otherwise have missed.

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