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Namibian bid to fund $19bn transport plan may start next year

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1 hour(s) ago

Namibia will start tapping markets, investors to finance a five-year development plan as early as next year as country seeks to become a transport hub

African News

Gulf of Guinea is Africa’s new pirate paradise

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1 hour(s) ago

Countries on the west coast from Senegal to Angola have failed to make good on a year-old vow to banish buccaneers

Europe

In Frankfurt, BlackBerry is still king

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1 hour(s) ago

The northern German city is one of the last remaining strongholds for BlackBerry’s mobile phones, with a loyal market of bankers, lawyers, and regulators

Business

SARS deputy commissioner’s suspension unlawful, says court

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6 hour(s) ago

Judge rules that suspension of Ivan Pillay by SARS constitutes a breach of contract

Markets

Miners spearhead strong JSE surge

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6 hour(s) ago

Rise follows a weak spell at the start of the week caused by lower oil prices and negative emerging-market sentiment emanating from the Russian currency crisis

African News

Boko Haram seizes 185 people in Nigeria

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13 hour(s) ago

President Goodluck Jonathan pledges the latest mass abduction, during which 32 people are killed, will mark the beginning of the end of terrorism in Nigeria

National

Order for hijacked buildings

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6 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela orders Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau to compensate the owners of two buildings occupied by illegal tenants for nearly six years

Politics

NEWS ANALYSIS: Parliament will outgrow a very colourful political year

Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

The institution is larger and more important than any political party— so parties, not Parliament, will change over time

Members of the EFF leave the National Assembly on Thursday (Aug 21 2014) as Baleka Mbete adjourns Parliament for the day after an EFF protest. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON

Why do you allow boys and girls to disrupt Parliament?

Best way forward for red-clad honourable members is to abide by rules, writes Phathekile Holomisa

Columnists

There remains almost no emphasis on most promising aid of all — entrepreneurial aid, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Vacuous aid model blocks Africa’s development

Columnists

EFF defies expectations of a conference collapsing, bum-showing leadership battle at its National People’s Assembly, writer Natasha Marrian

Political parties wrap up year with a few surprises

African News

Namibians grab land amid housing crisis

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1 hour(s) ago

More than a thousand people illegally occupy land in Swakopmund, saying they have grown tired of waiting for government to give them plots to live on

Transport & Tourism

SAA requires drastic steps to stay airborne

Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

Airline may face a R1.7bn funding gap next September if it does not get a government guarantee

Business

New innovation unit ‘to think green’

Geoffrey Qhena. Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

The plans include a possible investment in the Eastern Cape’s sorghum industry as SA gears up to make biofuels from ethanol

National

‘Jobs for pals’ claims groundless, says Wesgro CE

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4 hour(s) ago

ANC and Cosatu in the Western Cape claim CEO Tim Harris’s appointment has exposed the corrupt practices of the City of Cape Town

National

Public protector tells state entities to apologise to artist

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

SABC directed to apologise in writing to Tloledi Makudubela for failing to secure her consent before making changes to the music video

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Cuba gains a friend but loses a scapegoat

‘Big bad wolf of Yankee imperialism is softening its teeth’, says a diplomat, as US rapprochement robs Cuba of a political and economic whipping boy

Americas

Freed of restraints, Obama takes action

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

No longer beholden to voters, the president makes some bold policy changes

National

Gautengers ‘strip at nudist beach’

Tourists enjoy the sun on the beach during a summer day in Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Last month the municipality granted naturalist status to a 500m stretch of beach between Trafalgar Beach and Mpenjati Nature Reserve

African Business

Mobile banking is not taking off as expected, banker warns

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5 hour(s) ago

Success of M-Pesa in Kenya has not been replicated except in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh

Europe

Putin attempts to allay Russians’ economic fears

Vladimir Putin. Picture: Picture: REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
6 hour(s) ago

President blames Russia's economic problems on external factors and says the crisis over Ukraine has been caused by the West

Industrials

Knight in shining armour envisions merger between PPC and Afrisam

Former MTN CEO Phuthuma Nhleko. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
5 hour(s) ago

Pembani Group’s Phuthuma Nhleko owns 30.5% of Afrisam and the merged entity is expected to compete with Dangote Cement and African producers

Financial Services

IMF warns banks on risks in Africa

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5 hour(s) ago

Other African countries tend to have weak rules for money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, raising the risk to SA, says report

Property

Redefine targets high-rise Johannesburg apartments

Redefine Properties' head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
4 hour(s) ago

Redefine Properties making foray into high-rise apartments next year and chooses growing cosmopolitan area of Rosebank, Johannesburg, as launch pad

Europe

Top EU court rejects British visa rule

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20 hour(s) ago

European Union’s top court finds Britain at fault for demanding that non-EU citizens with resident permits issued in other member states must obtain a visa

Financial Services

Sanlam outperforms rivals on emerging-market strategy

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5 hour(s) ago

Sanlam share price is not expected to deliver the same returns in 2015, but it is likely to stay strong

African News

Six die in Nairobi building collapse, 11 injured

Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed residential building in Makongeni estate in Kenya's capital Nairobi December 17 2014. REUTERS / NOOR KHAMIS
17 hour(s) ago

Toll could rise as crews continue to dig though rubble, say officials

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Cartoons

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Six gadgets and tips to save power and beat loadshedding this festive season

With Eskom saying that the energy crisis may go on for a good while, devices can help those who need electricity for work and other essential activities

Travel & Food

Up hill and down desert dune

Namib. Pictures: EUGENE YIGA
5 hour(s) ago

When Eugene Yiga tried quad-biking in Namibia it was just two guys and two bikes in a sand wilderness stretching 2,000km up to Angola

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Noisy Oyster

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5 hour(s) ago

The Noisy Oyster in Paternoster is well worth the walk as it lives up to its promise: a fun-loving group of like-minded people who want to offer great food and wine, writes Eugene Yiga

Shakes Mashaba. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Mashaba names 34 for Africa Cup

Bafana coach will cut number to 23, giving all a chance ‘to fight hard for a final spot’

Soccer

Omission of Bucs strikers from Bafana ‘surprising’

Eric Tinkler. Picture: GALLO IMAGES'/DUIF DU TOIT
5 hour(s) ago

Eric Tinkler is surprised that strikers Lehlohonolo Majoro and Kermit Erasmus have been left out of Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana squad

Cricket

Amla rises to occasion with top score against Windies

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

Hashim Amla shrugs off questions about added pressure on his shoulders now that he will captain SA’s Test team at home for first time

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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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