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Economy

Producer inflation slows as expected

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2 hour(s) ago

Mainly influence is smaller price increases in intermediate manufactured goods, while electricity and water prices rise faster

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
9 hour(s) ago

Presidents 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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9 hour(s) ago

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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9 hour(s) ago

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
15 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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8 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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8 hour(s) ago

Experts say creative opportunities at work count more than pay

Asia-Pacific

North Korea government ‘behind Sony hack’

Kim Jong-un. Picture: REUTERS/KYODO
6 hour(s) ago

White House expected to say cyber attacks and threats to theatres are work of Kim Jong-un’s regime as Sony halts release of The Interview

African Business

Mozambique publishes law for gas investment

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6 hour(s) ago

Law sets legal, labour and fiscal terms for Anadarko and ENI’s multibillion-dollar projects that will make Mozambique a leading exporter of liquefied gas

Mining

Probe may shed light on community’s missing millions

Supra Mahumapelo. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/ SIMON MATHEBULA
8 hour(s) ago

In the North West communities have for generations allowed companies to mine platinum on their land — in return they earned royalties. But hundreds of millions of rand have gone missing. Setumo Stone investigates.

Industrials

PPC names mining executive Darryll Castle as next CEO

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

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

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SA's most high-profile court cases in 2014

Murder trial of Oscar Pistorius took centre stage while Shrien Dewani, accused of having his wife murdered, and the man accused of killing Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa, were both released because of a lack of evidence

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

Americas

BlackBerry launches new phone

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone. Picture: REUTERS
57 minute(s) ago

BlackBerry unveils the Classic, a new offering meant to lure back traditional customers with signature features such as a physical keyboard and trackpad

Europe

Many Europeans have never used the internet

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1 hour(s) ago

Nearly 20% of respondents in Eurostat survey say they have never used the internet — and 39% of Romanians — while almost all Icelanders are online every day

National

South Africa hails US move to normalise ties with Cuba

Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

SA government welcome release of last of Cuban Five and lifting of decades-long trade embargo, says it used "fraternal" relationship with Cuba to facilitate talks

National

Ebola screenings clog Beitbridge border post

IN THE QUEUE: Lenghty delays are often experienced at Beitbridge border post. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Facilities at the post, particularly on the Zimbabwean side, have long been described as grossly inadequate

Politics

IPID’s apology over Selebi ‘should also come from Mbeki’

Robert McBride. Picture: THE TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan’s seven-year investigation of convicted former police chief Jackie Selebi uncovered a trail of corruption, drug dealing and eventually the murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble

Markets

Russia’s rouble firms as oil prices stabilise

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4 hour(s) ago

Russian rouble firms in early trade on Thursday before President Vladimir Putin’s end-of-year news conference, expected to be dominated by the currency’s dramatic decline this year

Property

Apartment owner inherits debt of previous tenant

Pensioner flat. Picture: SETUMO STONE
8 hour(s) ago

Pensioner is evicted from luxury apartment following a dispute over unpaid levies

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Greater mobility is key to regional growth

If governments want to encourage the growth of business, they should not see the free movement of goods and people as a threat, writes Boye Gbadebo

Science & Environment

Czech police charge 16 for trading in rhino horns

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

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

National

Three communities make it on their own

Bafokeng mine. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NAASHON ZALK
8 hour(s) ago

The best known D-Account opt out is the Bafokeng nation, whose crowning achievement has been the establishment of a JSE-listed mining firm

African Business

Angolan and Nigerian woes to hit local firms

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
7 hour(s) ago

Angola’s economy is being hit hard. Even the banks are running short of cash, says analyst

Europe

Carlsberg market value drops $2bn on plunging rouble

CHEERS: Danish brewer Carlsberg’s first-quarter operating profit and revenue beat forecasts on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Danish company, which is the biggest beer maker in Russia, is reviewing its policy of not resorting to currency hedging contracts

Trade & Industry

Oceana keen to feed African demand

Oceana CEO Francois Kuttel. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

While Oceana’s initial efforts to enter African canned fish markets prove disappointing, ‘the lessons learnt will serve the company well’

Mining

Lonmin stake ‘too small’ for some in Bapo ba Mogale deal

The Lonmin mine, near Marikana. The  Bapo ba Mogale community accepted a  2,5% stake in the firm. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
8 hour(s) ago

In 2010 the Bapo ba Mogale was elbowed out of a possible 18% stake by Shanduka Holdings. The community blames Lonmin for irregularly bringing on board Shanduka

Industrials

Infrastructure plans under threat as financial pressures grow stronger

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

State’s 18 strategic projects are languishing amid poor co-ordination with private sector

Companies

Sacoven still far from its first acquisition

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
7 hour(s) ago

The lack of investment activity is a hitch for local investors who are keen to participate in an investment company linked to Vivian Imerman

Mining

CoAL extends target date for share issue

Coal of Africa CEO David Brown. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
7 hour(s) ago

The miner is generating no revenue as it has closed or sold loss-making mines and is modifying its Vele mine processing plant

Politics

ANC region delays conference again

ANC KwaZulu-Natal secretary Sihle Zikalala. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Whoever runs the regions controls who gets the big tenders in the local metro, says analyst

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Cartoons

Mark Henegan.  Picture: NADIA NEOPHYTOU

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Harlem warms to SA tastes

Expatriate Mark Henegan serves New Yorkers food and philosophy in his Madiba restaurant, writes Nadia Neophytou

Arts & Entertainment

FILM: Miyazaki is the great magician of modern cinema

Hayao Miyazaki. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s complete works are a triumph of organised, poetic insanity touched with magic, writes Nigel Andrews

Arts & Entertainment

William Kentridge? I know that guy

The Refusal of Time, a collaboration between William Kentridge and other artists. Pictures:  SUPPLIED
7 hour(s) ago

There were, until a few days ago, three galleries in Johannesburg alone displaying Kentridge exhibitions, writes Chris Thurman

Lehlohonolo Majoro. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Majoro saves Bucs blushes with equaliser

Coach Madida’s job on the line after Swallows once again squander lead

Cricket

Amla and De Villiers dominate West Indies

Hashim Amla. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
7 hour(s) ago

Amla scored 133 not out, De Villiers made an undefeated 141, and they will resume their partnership Thursday morning

Soccer

Penalty saves highlight Casillas’ return to form

Iker Casillas. Picture: EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA
7 hour(s) ago

The Real captain saved his second penalty in consecutive matches when he kept out a spot kick against Cruz Azul at the Club World Cup in Morocco on Tuesday to emphasise his return to form

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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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Opinion Poll

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?


55%
 
It’s fair, countries should be able to protect their people by whatever means necessary
12%
 
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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