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Cases of murder and robbery on the increase

38 minute(s) ago

Double-digit growth in crime directly affecting personal, business security, but Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says crime in general is decreasing

Economy

Marcus successor not confined to Reserve Bank governor’s deputies

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

Gill Marcus has stepped down from her position, opening door for two of her three deputies to take over as 10th governor of SA’s central bank

Energy

IDC has played ‘prominent role in renewable-energy sector’

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1 hour(s) ago

CE Geoffrey Qhena says Industrial Development Corporation has provided early-stage development, loan, equity funding of green industry

African News

Lesotho police, military in early morning shootout

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
4 hour(s) ago

In the latest spasm of violence to rock the country, police and military exchanged gunfire in Maseru at 3am after soldiers drove past the home of a cop force commander

Europe

Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond leaves after speaking at the ‘Yes’ Campaign headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland on Friday. Salmond conceded defeat over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. Picture: REUTERS/RUSSELL CHEYNE
7 hour(s) ago

Referendum leaves UK intact but opens door to wider autonomy following a huge turnout

African News

TB Joshua’s followers obstructed rescue, lives lost, says agency

Pastor TB Joshua  prays for a woman at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, ‘curing’ her of skin disease. Picture: PANOS/SOUTH
3 hour(s) ago

While number of dead South Africans has risen to 84 in Nigeria building collapse and 17 remain unaccounted for, emergency officials blame church

Politics

Wrangling stymies Nkandla committee

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Special parliamentary ad hoc committee to look into the R246m spending on President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla has still not begun its work as MPs argue over constitutionality and operational details

Energy

SA’s electricity is still cheap, experts say

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9 hour(s) ago

Despite steep increases, country’s electricity tariffs remain well below most other countries and are among the lowest in Africa

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus and deputy governor Daniel Mminele. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

EDITORIAL: Marcus deserves much praise

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus has put a great deal of effort into building the Reserve Bank as an institution for the long term

Columnists

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Democracies do not all develop equally

Columnists

Peter Bruce promo

Wave ‘Goodbye’ to the Developmental State, the marketing cover for a decade of ineptitude, waste, theft and hubris, writes Peter Bruce

A requiem for the Developmental State

Property

Global home buyers flock into Cape Town

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

International celebrities, captains of industry and other well-heeled globetrotters are increasingly keen to own a piece of Cape Town real estate

Economy

Outlooks for SA growth differ widely

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Trade unions are more optimistic about economic growth than business

Asia-Pacific

Australian parliament steps up security after terrorist ‘chatter’

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Extra armed police patrols to guard parliament amid threat by Islamic State to target government, authorities continue to investigate alleged beheading plot

African News

South Africans don’t see themselves as African, say Kenyans, Nigerians

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3 hour(s) ago

Strongest outcome of study on perceptions of SA and its citizens shows that Nigerians and Kenyans believe they need more awareness that they are part of Africa

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Forget high-tech gadgets, crime-hit South Africans go for coffins

Following spate of robberies in semi-rural town of Cullinan, some residents have found that caskets are keeping burglars at bay

National

Suspended Hawks head cleared of charge

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3 hour(s) ago

South African Police Service unsure when Maj-Gen Johan Booysen will report for duty, national commissioner accused of stalling with paperwork to reinstate him

Americas

Ellison steps aside to make space for co-CEOs of Oracle

VICTORY: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison lifts the America’s Cup with members of Oracle Team USA. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Larry Ellison to stay at tech company as executive chairman, but analysts question wisdom of Safra Catz, Mark Hurd entering job-sharing arrangement

Financial Services

Finbond may seek commercial licence

CEO and founder of Finbond Willie van Aardt. Photo: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

Mutual bank to investigate possibility of lending

Financial Services

Regulation shrinks retirement fund sector

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10 hour(s) ago

Financial advisers split over proposed banning of commissions, writes Gillian Jones

Energy

Nuclear economist warns SA will ‘run into problems’

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Financing of nuclear projects is highly risky and is regarded as credit-negative by ratings agencies

World

G-20 grapples with how to end era of austerity

Janet Yellen. Picture: REUTERS/GARY CAMERON
8 hour(s) ago

Strengthening global growth and creating jobs are the G-20’s top priorities under Australia’s rotating presidency

Middle East

No nuclear deal for Iran unless it co-operates with UN probe

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran in June 2013. He has promised to work on Iran’s venomous relationship with Saudi Arabia. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Western powers tell Iran that it must step up co-operation with a United Nations watchdog’s investigation of suspected atomic bomb research

Mining

Petra’s higher diamond output ‘will allow early dividends’

Petra Diamonds CEO Johan Dippenaar poses with the Cullinan Heritage diamond. Picture: BLOOMBERG
10 hour(s) ago

Strong results, operational performances and cash generation over the past two years has put company in a position to discuss bringing forward its dividend payment, says CEO

African News

Grace Mugabe in academic storm after receiving PhD

TRAVEL BAN: Grace Mugabe,  wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, has been denied an EU visa application. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Wife of Zimbabwean president is awarded sociology degree, despite enrolling in programme only in July, no copy of thesis found in university library or online

National

Pravin Gordhan pins hope on ‘back-to-basics’ strategy

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Plan expected to focus municipalities on getting small things right such as fixing street lights, leaking taps and collecting refuse

National

Oversight structures not independent

Themba Godi, chairman of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 hour(s) ago

Political interference weakens the work of standing committees on public accounts, writes Setumo Stone

African News

Zimbabwe sends legal team to Belgium over diamond revenue seizure

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8 hour(s) ago

Legal team sent to intervene after Belgium allows SA miner to seize diamond earnings to recover debt

Asia-Pacific

Investors snap up shares in China’s Alibaba

SEEKING FUNDS: Alibaba chairman Jack Ma arrives at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong for a meeting with prospective investors on Monday, as the company began its road show for its imminent listing. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 hour(s) ago

Initial public offering of Chinese e-commerce giant is one of biggest ever, gives company market value that surpasses Walt Disney, Boeing, Amazon, eBay

Transport & Tourism

FlySafair launching with high hopes

SPREADING WINGS: CEO Dave Andrew says FlySafair is not looking to compete with existing domestic airlines, but rather wants to stimulate the declining passenger market. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Airline aims to lure those new to flying with low fares, writes Andiswa Maqutu

African Business

NEWS ANALYSIS: Putin drags region to new front

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, right, shares a light moment with Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov at Great Dyke Mine in Darwendale, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Russia’s arrival in Zimbabwe with a billion-dollar investment is helping to turn the country — and the Southern African Development Community — into a new Cold War front

Retail & Consumer

Namibia brewery builds up steam for SABMiller

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10 hour(s) ago

SABMiller’s first Namibian brewery has started producing its Carling Black Label brand, and will be fully operational later this year

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Cartoons

DIVERSIFY:  Cape Town already has strong single-genre festivals that focus on jazz, comedy, literature and so on. National Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester says theatre audiences will benefit from the fringe coming to the Mother City. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Festival spreads its fringe beyond Grahamstown

Grahamstown arts feast now has a Cape Town wing, thanks to CEO Tony Lankester, writes Eugene Yiga

Arts & Entertainment

Exile and longing in Feni retrospective

Dumile Feni and Louis Maholo, London 1971 (detail), by George Hallett. Picture: MOMO GALLERY.
1 day(s) ago

It seems impossible to discuss Dumile Feni’s work without a framing discourse that invokes alienation and absence, writes Chris Thurman

Arts & Entertainment

FILM: Million Dollar Arm; Drive Hard

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1 day(s) ago

Phillip Altbeker reviews the latest films showing at cinemas

RELIABLE: Senzo Meyiwa saves a goal during the penalty shoot-out in the MTN8 quarterfinal match between Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Sunday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Fernandez sees Meyiwa shining in derby final

But Amakhosi’s rich vein of form will help them conquer archrivals

Opinion

Saru’s new plan pulls no punches about the slow pace of transformation

The five-year road map is a great plan, but relies too heavily on the provincial unions to make it happen

 
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