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PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

Supreme Court of Appeal sets aside Sanral documents ‘secrecy’ order

1 hour(s) ago

After court’s judgment, City of Cape Town is able to reveal that should tolling of N1, N2 freeways go ahead, toll tariffs will be nearly three times that of Gauteng e-tolls

Land & Agriculture

SA citrus growers skirt Spain over disease dispute

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1 hour(s) ago

SA will avoid citrus shipments through Spanish ports to avert possible ban after authorities there refuse producers permission to inspect facilities for black-spot disease

Mining

Ramatlhodi to disclose results of mining charter review on Tuesday

Ngoako Ramatlhodi.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

Mines minister will disclose government’s assessment of industry’s compliance with charter that includes targets for black ownership

Companies

Adcorp eyes future Singapore listing

Richard Pike, CEO of Adcorp. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Workforce management group Adcorp is considering listing its non-South African assets in Singapore in 2018

Arts & Entertainment

Comedian Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Comedian Trevor Noah. Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

South African comedian, relative newcomer to US television, is selected to replace Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s parody newscast

Energy

Eskom board to decide Tsotsi’s fate

Zola Tsotsi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LUCKY NXUMALO
13 hour(s) ago

Beleaguered chairman is fighting back against a proposal for a no-confidence vote and last week asked for time to make representations

Transport & Tourism

SA’s visa requirements ‘hurting tourism’

Michael Tollman. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

Dramatic decline in visitors from China — down nearly 50% last year — while competitor countries, such as Zimbabwe, offer Chinese travellers visas on arrival

African News

Nigerian election results due to start trickling in

A man wears glasses and body paint adorned with the logo of Nigeria's main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) as residents await results of the presidential election in Abuja, on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
4 hour(s) ago

Results from elections, potentially closest since end of military rule in 1999, are due to start trickling in after weekend vote marred by arguments and occasional violence

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EDITORIAL: Eskom fails to convince

We are facing a never-ending drip feed of steep electricity tariff increases that is becoming ever more burdensome, albeit ever more essential to ensure Eskom remains a going concern

Columnists

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Dianna Games: Political complacency and stagnating economic growth have served to highlight what competitors are offering

SA works, but not enough to attract investors

Columnists

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Inflicting the vast amount of data onto consumers as a legislated requirement is likely to damage social outcomes, writes Stuart Theobald

The perils of information overload

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Focus shifts to trade balance

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13 hour(s) ago

The South African Revenue Service will release trade data for last month, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Economy

Growth in credit extension slows in February

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7 hour(s) ago

Growth in credit extension to both households and corporates slows as expected last month amid weak economic growth environment

Politics

Zuma family has not used chopper, says SANDF

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8 hour(s) ago

South African National Defence Force rejects ‘spurious allegations’, says ‘at no point has helicopter been used to transport family members of President Jacob Zuma

National

SAPS forensic backlog drastically reduced

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8 hour(s) ago

South African Police Service manages to reduce forensic backlog by 92%, including backlogs in DNA and drug analysis

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Trailblazers in banking far ahead of rivals

Research shows that while a handful of companies are innovators, most are a long way from contributing fresh ideas, writes Sally Jansen

Companies

Lafarge shares drop as Holcim shareholders balk at new deal terms

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7 hour(s) ago

Shares in French cement group Lafarge fall by about 2% after two shareholders of its Swiss merger partner Holcim appear unhappy with revised deal terms

Europe

Germanwings pilot’s former girlfriend speaks

Forensic experts of the French gendarmerie disaster victim identification unit working in a warehouse near the site of the March 24 crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320.  Picture: AFP
13 hour(s) ago

Co-pilot of Germanwings aircraft told ex-girlfriend ‘one day I’m going to do something that will change the whole system, and everyone will know my name and remember’

National

Iota of stolen grants recovered

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

In past three years R149m has been stolen and only R2.3m recovered, says social development minister

Media

Broadcasting unrest in Parliament will only encourage it, says Mbete

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete addresses reporters during a media briefing on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

Ban on live coverage in Parliament is to protect its dignity and is only a ‘minor’ interference with the right to freedom of expression

Labour

Bid to curb labour broking ‘negates job creation efforts’

Platinum miners queue to undergo essential medical and safety procedures at the Wonderkop mines in Marikana Rustenburg on Wednesday, after a five-month long strike. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
13 hour(s) ago

Changes to the Labour Relations Act, which employers must implement, will cost the economy 254,000 jobs, says Free Market Foundation economist

Middle East

Diplomats resume Iran nuclear discussions

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

If a deal is reached, Iran could add its stockpiles into an oversupplied oil market where prices have fallen more than 50% since June

Retail & Consumer

Rejuvenated Sandton City to see more global brands

Italian fashion designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

US fashion brand Forever 21 will be an anchor tenant, joined by international designer brands Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Jimmy Choo and Tod’s

Europe

Cash-strapped Greece wrangles with creditors

Alexis Tsipras. Picture: BLOOMBERG / KOSTAS TSIRONIS
4 hour(s) ago

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepares to face grilling in parliament on negotiations with lenders over new package of reforms needed to unlock vital bailout funds

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: To merge or not to merge as elections near?

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses a parliamentary committee in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON/BUSINESS DAY
13 hour(s) ago

Department is facing unprecedented criticism over demarcation proposals ahead of local government poll, writes Khulekani Magubane

Retail & Consumer

Raw material shortages raise fears of limited drug supplies

Clicks has run short of Atorlip Atorvastatin, a common cholesterol control drug. Picture: SUPPLIED
13 hour(s) ago

Scarcity is due to suppliers unable to meet demand and a limited availability of imported raw material

Companies

Lufthansa may face unlimited liability

Airplane of German air carrier Lufthansa lands at the airline's main hub in Frankfurt. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Unusual circumstances surrounding Germanwings crash won’t necessarily free airline and insurers from claims of negligence, aviation lawyers say

Labour

Defiant Vavi dares Cosatu to sack him

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi took everyone by surprise when he announced that he would no longer participate in the federation's boardroom battles and resigned.  Picture: MOELETSI MABE/THE TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi reveals federation running out of cash

Africa

Econet, Zimbabwean government clash over mobile phone infrastructure

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6 hour(s) ago

Econet Wireless says state’s requirement to have mobile phone operators share telecommunications infrastructure is disguised move to seize assets

Europe

French right deals major blow to ruling Socialists in local elections

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends the inauguration of the Institut Claude Pompidou, a new centre for care and research of Alzheimer disease, in Nice in this March 10 2014 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Biggest winner is former president Nicolas Sarkozy, as voters welcome his decision to ally his right-wing UMP with centrists

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Cartoons

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Monopolist’s quest for martyrdom

Rhodes sought immortality in ways that are hard to ignore, writes Prince Mashele

Management

Five things to keep in mind before you end a meeting

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7 hour(s) ago

To maximise effect of meetings, actively design conversation, to ensure alignment and clarity on next steps, close conversations effectively

World

Community acceptance is the mother lode of mining

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Opposition to mines is nothing new, the issue is a growing concern for miners such as Anglo American — and billions of dollars are at stake

Gadgets & Gear

Ten tips for keeping your data safe in the cloud

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3 hour(s) ago

Even though a credible provider will free you from doing backups and buying and installing new software, you still need to take steps to protect yourself, writes Steven Cohen

Gadgets & Gear

TV channel sets its sights on infant viewers

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5 hour(s) ago

BabyFirstTV uses mostly animation programmes that focus on rudimentary skills to reach children as young as six months

Opinion & Analysis

Newspapers are more than mere commodities

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille hosts a talk show on Power FM in Johannesburg last year. Her request to departments in her administration not to renew their subscriptions to the Cape Times has sparked debate about state intervention in the media. File picture: SUNDAY WORLD
12 hour(s) ago

The Western Cape cabinet is, in fact, imposing a boycott on the Cape Times by all the departments, writes Raymond Louw

African Perspectives

Tale of two women with a different take on Angola’s vast oil wealth

Isabel dos Santos. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/JAMES OATWAY
12 hour(s) ago

One is Africa’s richest woman, the other has lost 10 children in a life of pain, writes Nicholas Kristof

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: THE TIMES

Transform or face the music, says sports minister

Mbalula says memorandums of agreement would be signed with some federations next month, including Cricket SA, South African Rugby Union and South African Football Association

Cricket

Australians gunning for Test top spot

Australia captain Michael Clarke sits on the shoulders of teammates Aaron Finch, right, and David Warner, left, while holding the 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy after they trashed New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO
22 hour(s) ago

Skipper Michael Clarke praises his bowling unit after the left-arm pace trio of Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and Mitchell Johnson share eight wickets to set up the emphatic victory

Opinion

SA Super Rugby teams’ lack of consistency raises questions

Lions player Julian Redelinghuys (bottom centre) reacts at the bottom of a driving maul during the Super 15 rugby match between Queensland Reds and South Africa's Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on March 27. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PATRICK HAMILTON

The Lions have won the hearts of many because they refuse to surrender

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The Third Umpire

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, who — unlike President Jacob Zuma — appears to understand that by law she is not entitled to intervene in the governance or management of SOEs that have their own boards.

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