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National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Violent crimes increase

16 minute(s) ago

Crime stats show increase in murder and robbery, while assault and rape down

Economy

Marcus successor not confined to Reserve Bank governor’s deputies

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 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

African News

Lesotho police, military in early morning shootout

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
12 minute(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
3 hour(s) ago

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

Politics

Wrangling stymies Nkandla committee

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 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

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 hour(s) ago

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

National

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

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

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

Companies

Boards of five state-owned companies risk being declared delinquent

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Letter of warning to boards of directors of five state-owned firms an indication of commission’s proactive approach to holding boards of companies to account for failures in corporate governance

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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Anthony Butler: Because democracy is a complex and multidimensional concept, countries do not simply become more or less democratic; they become ...

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

National

Oversight structures not independent

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

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

Property

Global home buyers flock into Cape Town

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES
6 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
4 hour(s) ago

Trade unions are more optimistic about economic growth than business

African News

Preacher TB Joshua denies lack of co-operation after fatal building collapse

Rescue workers stand by an excavator at the site of a collapsed building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in the Ikotun-Egbe neighbourhood of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Rescue workers complained of a lack of co-operation from the church, which included preventing emergency services from accessing the site until Sunday

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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

Financial Services

Finbond may seek commercial licence

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

Mutual bank to investigate possibility of lending

Financial Services

Regulation shrinks retirement fund sector

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 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
4 hour(s) ago

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

National

Mbete appeals for national unity at joint parliamentary sitting

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
16 hour(s) ago

Speaker’s appearance in the debate unusual as the established practice has been that the speaker only makes a speech when presenting Parliament’s budget

World

G-20 grapples with how to end era of austerity

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

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

Mining

Gold Fields aims to sell project to cut its debt

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

Miner hopes to sell its Arctic Platinum Project by the end of the year as it looks to cut its debt by $300m over the next two years, says CEO Nick Holland

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
6 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
6 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

Zimbabwe sends legal team to Belgium over diamond revenue seizure

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 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
47 minute(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

Soccer

Vermezovic ‘has upper hand in derby’

Vladimir Vermezovic and Stuart Baxter. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
4 hour(s) ago

Pirates coach Stuart Baxter says Chief’s coach has advantage in MTN8 final

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
6 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
6 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

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

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

Telecoms & Technology

Altech joins video-on-demand boom

Altech CEO Craig Venter. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

Company says video-on-demand service Node differs from other offerings in that it also offered home automation, security systems and internet telephony

African News

Tackling gaps on Africa’s maps

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Amateur map makers assist Ebola aid workers, writes Stella Dawson

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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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
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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