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Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Government ‘eager to eliminate wasteful spending’

16 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says there is ‘significant room’ for improving cost-effectiveness of service delivery, eradicating corruption

Politics

Mabe supporters blame Mantashe for Youth League congress downgrade

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Disgruntled ANC Youth League members point finger at secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, saying congress downgrade is bid to undermine Pule Mabe’s campaign

African News

Zimbabwean vice-president on brink of losing party position

Zimbabwean Vice-President Joice Mujuru.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Ruling Zanu (PF) bars embattled deputy from contesting seat in its highest decision-making organ, further undermining her chances of succeeding veteran leader

Energy

Democratic Alliance to request debate on Eskom in National Assembly

Lynne Brown.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

DA says it will ask National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete for a debate on Eskom as interim results paint a bleak picture for the state-owned power company

African News

Namibia prepares for Africa’s first e-vote

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16 hour(s) ago

Namibia will vote in Africa’s first electronic ballot on Friday, a general election that will usher in new president and quotas to put more women in government

Property

Vukile expects to grow distributions

Property fund. Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

Property fund says its forecast is based on assumption that macroeconomic environment will not deteriorate further, no major corporate failures will occur

Financial Services

Nedbank to merge corporate, investment banking units

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
18 hour(s) ago

SA’s fourth-largest bank says Brian Kennedy, head of Nedbank Capital, will be responsible for merged unit from January 1

Education

Department of Higher Education concerned about varsity drop-outs

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15 hour(s) ago

Department of Higher Education and Training tells Commission for Gender Equality that more men than women fail to complete tertiary education courses

Energy

Eskom asks staff to quit to contain soaring costs

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Utility's net profit in the six months to September falls 24% to R9.3bn as it battles broken equipment and lower sales volumes

Business has key role in selling SA to world

The trouble with state-run marketing is that it is too easily dismissed as propaganda

Columnists

Gideon Rachman promo

Behind this muscle-flexing, however, both states are pushing for a broader reordering of world affairs, writes Gideon Rachman

Sinatra doctrine hits wrong note with China and Russia

Columnists

Michel Pireu: All of us have cut our teeth during perhaps a most advantageous period of time that an investor could experience, says Bill Gross

STREET DOGS: A most advantageous period

Education

Unisa vice-chancellor escapes censure for no-show at gender commission

Professor Mandla Makhanya.  Picture: SOWETAN
10 hour(s) ago

Censure for failing to appear before the Commission for Gender Equality could have earned Professor Mandla Makhanya up to six months in prison or a fine

Financial Services

Moody’s extends review period for downgrade of African Bank

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
12 hour(s) ago

Rating agency extends review period for downgrade of African Bank’s credit ratings as Reserve Bank’s restructuring plan is still in progress

Retail & Consumer

Steinhoff deal to take Pep stores to Europe

Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
23 hour(s) ago

Steinhoff will use R15bn of the R18bn it raised from shareholders in July ahead of its planned listing in Frankfurt to partly fund the deal

Americas

More troops deployed as protests spread across US

Police officers hold a line before advancing on protesters during the second night of demonstrations in Oakland, California, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Picture: ELIJAH NOUVELAGE / REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

National Guard deployed to prevent second night of rioting, looting after grand jury declines to indict white policeman in fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager

National

Best for swapped babies ‘to stay where they are’, report recommends

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16 hour(s) ago

Curator recommends that babies swapped at birth remain with non-biological parents who have raised them for past four years

The Globe. Picture: REUTERS

Has technology improved our lives?

We still gauge what we have against others, writes J Bradford DeLong

Management

How much more does the boss make than you?

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12 hour(s) ago

US companies prepare for controversial new federal rule that will force them to disclose how much more CE makes than rank-and-file worker

Media & Advertising

Naspers has $1.65bn in online warchest

Picture: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS
22 hour(s) ago

Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk says the group will pursue acquisitions in online classifieds and the delivery of online content

Business

SARS exempts pensions from outside SA

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/CORNEL VAN HEERDEN
1 day(s) ago

Tax paid on foreign pensions will be refunded once an assessment has been made

Business

NEWS ANALYSIS: Backroom deals and task teams offer little hope to an ailing SA

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
23 hour(s) ago

It is exceedingly worrying that there is still space for politicians and their cronies to wreak further havoc in state institutions without consequence, writes Songezo Zibi

Financial Services

Transaction Capital hints at interest in African Bank

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
23 hour(s) ago

CEO David Hurwitz says company is very well placed in 'skill to absorb that type of collection activities'

Retail & Consumer

JSE newcomer Rhodes sets out its plans for listing proceeds

Bruce Henderson. Picture: EVAN HAUSSMAN
22 hour(s) ago

Along with making jam and canned fruit, the Western Cape-based company owns brands that include Magpie and Trout Hall

National

SA going bust gradually, Rupert warns

Johann Rupert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

Remgro executive chairman Johann Rupert launches a downbeat diatribe against the government at the company’s annual general meeting on Tuesday

Business

State’s development scheme draws black industrialists

OPPOSITION: Black Business Council CEO Xolani Qubeka says sector codes amount to ‘window-dressing’. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
23 hour(s) ago

A total of 28 black-owned companies register with the Department of Trade and Industry’s programme to develop black industrialists

Retail & Consumer

Activist group agrees truce with Woolworths

1 day(s) ago

But deal remains fragile as BDS accuses the retailer of distorting facts

National

Lawyers and officials at arms deal inquiry ‘have earned millions’

Michael Masutha. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
23 hour(s) ago

The commission, led by Judge Willie Seriti, has so far cost the taxpayer more than R83m

Americas

Federal US government to mandate more calorie counts in US

Fast Food. Picture: BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO
1 day(s) ago

Final labelling rules require restaurants with at least 20 locations to display calorie count of food items on menus

Americas

‘Micromanaging’ Obama may struggle to find new defence chief

Chuck Hagel. Picture: Picture: REUTERS, YURI GRIPAS
23 hour(s) ago

Washington insiders say Chuck Hagel was probably unhappy as he lacked the autonomy to do his job

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Cartoons

UNWRAPPED:  Ford executive chairman Bill Ford with the new Mustang, which might reach South African shores with right-hand drive.  Picture: QUICKPIC

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Exciting cars in the pipeline

There may be deadlock in politics but next year will see some motoring novelties, writes Alexander Parker

Life

Planespotting: for the love of stalking aircraft

Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Picture: BLOOMBERG
22 hour(s) ago

Bernie Leighton is among the growing ranks of so-called avgeeks who gather and share images of aircraft

Travel & Food

Climate change a boon for Nordic grape growers

Grape pickers. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Warmer temperatures and new, cold-resistant vines help push wine production into Nordic countries in rare positive spin-off from climate change

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Boks just as desperate for win as Wales

SA will go all-out to maintain proud record in UK and leave on a high

Soccer

Chiefs pull players out of Bafana squad for friendly

Brilliant Khuzwayo. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
23 hour(s) ago

Bafana Bafana are scheduled to play Côte d’Ivoire in a Nelson Mandela Challenge match at Mbombela Stadium this weekend

Rugby

Solid Lambie in driving seat for World Cup spot

Pat Lambie. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
23 hour(s) ago

Also pulled off a perfectly weighted dink that led to a try for Cobus Reinach

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The Third Umpire

Communication Workers Union general secretary Clyde Mervin, for preventing a settlement of the Post Office strike despite the fact that 98% of employees have reported for work, including most of his members.

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Netcare CEO Richard Friedland. It’s a pity the group’s positive outlook is largely a product of a dysfunctional public health system, but let’s see it as another reason to celebrate the private sector.

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National Council Against Smoking head Yussuf Saloojee, for blaming rampant cigarette smuggling on the tobacco industry when the obvious culprits are excessive taxation and poor law enforcement.

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