• Wednesday, September 17 2014
Emergency workers transporting an injured man on a stretcher after he was pulled out from the rubble of the collapsed guest house of The Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, linked to preacher TB Joshua. Picture: AFP/NEMA

Building collapse in Nigeria kills scores of South Africans

10 hour(s) ago

President sends condolences after sixty-seven South Africans die in building collapse in Nigeria

National

ANC defeats Mbete no confidence motion after opposition walkout

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane Mmusi Maimane starts the debate on the vote of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Insult-laden debate ends in walkout by opposition parties looking to bring vote of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete

Mining

RBPlat completes first-stage of housing project

Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
< 1 minute ago

Royal Bafokeng Platinum housing strategy may serve as model for other mining companies to meet long-standing demand from National Union of Mineworkers

Health

Dagga for cancer sufferers gets its day

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini in the study of his Hout Bay, Cape Town, home.  Oriani-Ambrosini has died after a long battle with cancer. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Oriani-Ambrosini’s dying wish now with the National Assembly, writes Tamar Kahn

Mining

De Beers’ model aims to boost sector credit

De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier.  Picture: SIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

Company says it has developed model to underpin economic base of cutting, polishing and jewellery making segment of diamond industry

Telecoms & Technology

MTN SA boss sees no way round cuts

LEANER: MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh, who headed the Nigerian operation when it underwent a restructuring similar to the one MTN SA faces, talks to Business Day on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Firm needs to return to earlier growth and margins, says CEO

Media & Advertising

SABC says competitors gain unfair advantage from its reporting to Parliament

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
11 hour(s) ago

Chief operating officer and chairwoman ask to be allowed present broadcaster’s plans to committee behind closed doors in future

Healthcare

Exclusivity of Aspen’s Mylan deal gets nod from watchdog

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive conduct from exclusive supply agreements between Aspen Pharmacare, Mylan Inc and its affiliates

National

Minister postpones selected travel regulations

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba addresses a media briefing after delivering his budget speech on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
19 hour(s) ago

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba puts some controversial immigration requirements on hold until June next year following representations from travel industry

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Black youth dynamics not clearly understood

Xhanti Payi: We have to do more to change the dynamics and environment we depend on to produce black skilled young people. Transformation in corporate SA is critical

Columnists

AngloGold has for a decade or more been using cash from its operations in SA to fund its international expansion, writes Hilary Joffe

Markets, not regulators, sank AngloGold deal

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

Even some usually sober ‘legal experts’, who should be explaining the judicial process, have been sucked in, writes Leon Louw

Ignorance fuels feeding frenzy over Pistorius

Politics

Holomisa calls for inquiry into Mbete’s BEE dealings

LEND AN EAR: National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete addresses supporters before  a debate of  no confidence in her outside Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

UDM leader will ask for inquiry into role of Baleka Mbete in controversial Invictus Gold-Gold Fields BEE deal

Health

Complementary medicine rules revised

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1 hour(s) ago

After industry pressure, Department of Health is proposing changes to some controversial regulations introduced last year, which may allow greater number of products to stay on market

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Brown pulls out all the stops in trying to avoid a Scottish secession

ARDENT: Former British Labour prime minister Gordon Brown addresses pro-union supporters in Glasgow on September 9 ahead of Scotland’s independence referendum. Britain's three main political parties united on Tuesday to promise greater powers for Scotland if it rejects independence in next week's referendum, in a last-ditch attempt to head off growing separatist support. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

For many English, Scotsman and former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown is an unlikely hero, writes Alistair Smout

Economy

OECD releases first set of measures to fight erosion of tax bases

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

ax experts warn proposals will have significant effect on the international tax system, including that of SA

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EDITORIAL: Skills crisis needs more than money

Political will and a change of mind-set at the top are required to properly address the skills crisis in South Africa

Energy

Minister urges LPG to capitalise on energy trade

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
2 hour(s) ago

Liquid petroleum gas, seen by some as ‘middle-class fuel’, can play a significant role in alleviating the country’s energy constraints, says energy minister

National

Boughey appointed as CEO of the Democratic Alliance

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille speaks at the launch of the party's 'Know Your DA' campaign on Monday.   Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Paul Boughey appointed CEO after Jonathan Moakes, who has held the position since 2009, resigned last month to pursue ‘private business interests’

Industrials

Denel and Aerosud sign agreement with Airbus

A Gripen fighter plane. Picture: AMBROSE PETERS
1 hour(s) ago

Agreement between Airbus, Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation aimed at increasing SA’s competitiveness in aerospace manufacturing industry

Mining

Flooding in Barberton operations hits Pan

Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

But Pan African Resources says decline in output at underground mines offset by production from new tailings treatment plant

Middle East

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane

A screengrab of Islamic State video message to the US.  Picture: YOUTUBE
18 hour(s) ago

IS fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns, first time group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate

Labour

Black Africans lag in acquiring skills

Picture: THE TIMES/LAUREN MULLIGAN
1 day(s) ago

Youth unemployment review cites ‘far from optimal’ education as white, coloured, Indian and Asian counterparts overtake

Energy

S&P delays Eskom credit rating decision

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Ratings agency says it waiting to get more detail on Treasury rescue package before making decision, which could leave Eskom in junk status

African News

Mugabe backs Russia, says Western sanctions ‘illegal’

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (left) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

If sanctions are to apply they must be approved by the UN, says Zimbabwe’s veteran president Robert Mugabe

Europe

Scotland’s vote worries chase investors out of UK

Scotland votes on whether to split from Britain. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN
14 hour(s) ago

Uncertainty surrounding outcome of Scottish independence referendum sends investors in British assets heading for exits, according to survey

African News

Lesotho to hold early election to end crisis

A worker hangs posters displaying newspaper headlines in Lesotho's capital Maseru on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says leaders plan to shorten mandate of coalition because government is not ‘fully functional’

Economy

Fall in UIF claims is good news for job losses

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

While the number of claimants fell, the value of claims increased

National

Police fire rubber bullets at Grabouw protesters

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIE SON/WILLIAM McKINTOSH
17 hour(s) ago

Members of public order policing unit fire rubber bullets at protesters after service delivery protests broke out on Monday, causing school closures, looting and vandalism

African News

Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year

Asia-Pacific

China to ban imports of high ash, high sulphur coal from 2015

Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

When regulation is implemented, Australian and South African coal with heating value of 5,500 kcal/kg will be worst hit

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Cartoons

SWOOPY: The BMW X4 rides lower than its  more sedate sibling, which is useful when cornering.  Picture: QUICKPIC

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: BMW’s dark horse

The X4 proves to be more than a sexed-up version of the X3, with a tighter drive and barely compromised space, writes Alexander Parker

Gadgets & Gear

JAZZ: Spring bounty for jazz lovers

Gwen Ansell promo
1 hour(s) ago

There is a feast of live jazz for music lovers in the month of September, writes Gwen Ansell

Motoring

Supercar owners defy recession

WHEELS:  This year’s Rogue Rally will see plenty of competitive events and a bit of partying. This picture from last year suggests the flavour of the event. Picture: ROGUE RALLY
1 hour(s) ago

Supercar owners across the country have pulled the dust covers off their precious possessions, writes Mark Smyth

READY FOR ACTION: Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Doctor Khumalo, left, and midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala chat during the media open day at the Kaizer Chiefs Village on Tuesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Chiefs determined to win MTN8 title

Amakhosi face rivals Pirates and the pressure is on after not winning silverware last season

Opinion

Even a child can see what’s wrong with boxing in SA

Things have plumbed such embarrassing depths that fans don’t bother to show up even when entry is free

 
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The Third Umpire

Former Lonmin human resources head Barnard Mokwena, who has been forced to concede at the Marikana inquiry that he was wrong to tell police that upstart union Amcu called the 2012 wildcat strike.

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