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Labour Court overturns SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s suspension

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
40 minute(s) ago

Judge rules that suspension of Mr Pillay by SARS is unlawful and constitutes a breach of contract

Markets

Miners spearhead strong JSE surge

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38 minute(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

Boko Haram. Picture: AFP PHOTO /FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR
7 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

Johannesburg skyline. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY
3 minute(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

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
11 hour(s) ago

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

Economy

Producer inflation slows as expected

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17 hour(s) ago

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

National

South Africa hails US move to normalise ties with Cuba

Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS
18 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

Asia-Pacific

UN sends team to help clean up Bangladesh oil spill

Bangladeshi workers from the forestry department use water to clean oil-covered vegetation on the banks of the Shela River. Picture: AFP PHOTO
13 hour(s) ago

UN sends team to support Bangladesh’s efforts to clean up world’s largest mangrove forest after it is hit by huge oil spill

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

Transport & Tourism

SAA requires drastic steps to stay airborne

Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 minute(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
8 minute(s) ago

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

Americas

Cuban author Valdes sceptical about US rapprochement

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
12 hour(s) ago

Renown author Zoe Valdes says move not likely to improve lives of people in Cuba

Europe

Top EU court rejects British visa rule

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14 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

Europe

France fines cosmetic companies €950m for price collusion

The logo of French cosmetics group L'Oréal on the company's building in Clichy, near Paris. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Thirteen top manufacturers of cosmetics and cleaning products slapped with €950m in fines for price collusion between 2003 and 2006

Cuban President Raul Castro addresses the audience during the opening session of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States summit in Havana on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS

EDITORIAL: Bold but overdue move on Cuba

Barack Obama could do worse in terms of his legacy than to draw a line under the US’s shameful Guantanamo history and its unnecessarily antagonistic relationship with Cuba

Europe

EU approves new Crimean sanctions

A man installs a Russian flag on the local administration building in the Crimean resort city of Alupka on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

EU bans all investment and cruise ships from its ports to force home message bloc will not recognise Russia’s ‘illegal annexation’ of Ukrainian territory

Politics

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

Robert McBride. Picture: THE TIMES
23 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

Europe

Many Europeans have never used the internet

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 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

Education

Freedom of ideas drives talented youth

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Experts say creative opportunities at work count more than pay

Asia-Pacific

Instant noodles recalled as Taiwanese food scare widens

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Taiwanese authorities order leading food company to recall two flavours of instant noodles over fears they contain banned dye

Energy

Chevron SA says Burgan licence a ‘wake-up call’ on weak petroleum policy

Two men pass a long-liner docked at Cape Town harbour.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Local refining industry cannot compete with international players who leverage market share by importing products from mega-refineries in India and the Middle East

Americas

BlackBerry launches new phone

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(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

Transport & Tourism

Motorists to start new year with cheaper petrol

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(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

Department forced to refund schools

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(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

Property

Apartment owner inherits debt of previous tenant

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

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

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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
23 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
22 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
22 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
22 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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Total votes 426

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