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Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Tribunal approves Telkom, Business Connexion deal

8 hour(s) ago

Telkom’s R2.6bn takeover of Business Connexion is given nod by the Competition Tribunal, with conditions, but deal still needs final approval from the sector regulator

Trade & Industry

SA to put forward ‘strong argument’ in public bid to remain Agoa beneficiary

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies addresses Parliament’s trade and industry portfolio committee on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

SA will put forward strong argument in public hearing in Washington DC on Friday that it should continue to be beneficiary of African Growth and Opportunity Act

National

ANC MPs fail to pass key piece of legislation

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly in this file image. Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

ANC fails to muster MPs to make a quorum to adopt Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill in the National Assembly

Industrials

Minister says state to seek remedies for embattled steel industry

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Government accepts there are ‘compelling’ reasons to assist industry, economic development minister says, with remedies linked to trade, localisation under review

Transport & Tourism

Growth of SA’s tourist numbers slows

7 hour(s) ago

Stats SA tourism report shows the rate of growth of tourists visiting South Africa has slowed over the past three years

Mining

Ramatlhodi tells Glencore to shut coal mine over job cuts

Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramathlodi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

Minister tells miner to shut mine because of way it plans to carry out job cuts, while Glencore says operations are unsustainable because Eskom does not pay fair prices

National

Zuma to release SA’s first governmental report on status of women

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday release first governmental report on status of women in economy as part of national Women’s Day celebrations in Sasolburg

National

Malema’s tender trial struck off roll

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema walks out of court after his trial on fraud charges is struck off roll

Picture: THE TIMES

Uber gears up to throw a spanner in the works

Upstart Uber’s clash with the metered taxi industry is probably just phase one of its onslaught against the traditional transport establishment, writes Chanel Fourie

Columnists

Eyal Winter makes point that our emotional and intellectual mechanisms often work together, writes Michel Pireu

Going with the
herd or your
gut?

Columnists

The full plug-in hybrid GLE500e has a 40km electric-only range, a switch to toggle to the engine, and automatic mode, writes Alexander Parker

Clever big Benz hybrid makes the greens see red

Financial Services

Treasury to proceed with retirement reforms despite outcry from labour

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

Treasury will proceed with retirement fund reforms that have largely been cited for mass exodus of public servants concerned about loss of access to savings

Energy

Government considering using ships to generate gas-based power

Ompi Aphane.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Government could deploy power barges using gas to generate electricity to help overcome chronic supply shortages, senior official says

Financial Services

FNB wins Gauteng banking tender

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

First National Bank is named winner of centralised banking tender on condition it pledges to support township enterprises

National

Presidency warns of imposters

Jacob Zuma prepares for his state of the nation address on Thursday. Picture: GCIS
11 hour(s) ago

Presidency alerts company executives and public about two impostors who are abusing name of President Jacob Zuma and Presidency to ‘obtain jobs and favours’

The halls of learning now have unseen ears as computer programs with good intentions begin to play a role in determining how students are faring and how they can be helped to achieve their goals. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Big Brother of student data comes to campus

Tracking how long students spend working, socialising, exercising and sleeping aims to improve their academic experience, writes Helen Warrell

African Business

Dangote to double Zambia cement investment

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Nigeria’s largest cement maker plans to double investment in Zambia by building a second cement plant

Financial Services

Ecobank boosts Nedbank’s interim results

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
16 hour(s) ago

Recently acquired shareholding in West African bank, increase in noninterest revenue, cuts in expenses and better handling of bad debts lift earnings for Nedbank

Transport & Tourism

Tourism minister acknowledges visa rules hurt

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom announces South Africa's bio-economy strategy in Pretoria on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
21 hour(s) ago

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom strikes conciliatory note and reassures hospitality sector solutions will be found to issues over new visa regulations

Mining

Weak market conditions force RBPlat to revise development plans

Platinum. Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

Royal Bafokeng Platinum describe six months to end-June as most difficult since it started mining in 2010, has decided to slow development of new Styldrift mine

Travel & Food

Full effect of ‘gig economy’ hard to calculate

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Some economists argue that official figures fail to capture effects of sharing economy, other innovation, true productivity growth is much higher

Transport & Tourism

NEWS ANALYSIS: Prasa ‘flouted its own procurement policies’

Picture: SUPPLIED
21 hour(s) ago

Controversy refuses to die over the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s deal to procure 70 locomotives from Spanish manufacturer Vossloh Espana, writes Andiswa Maqutu

National

No word on review from grieving Phiyega

President Jacob Zuma called for a national debate to make the country gun-free as he visited the family of a slain police officer on Monday. He was accompanied by premier David Makhura and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, among others. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
21 hour(s) ago

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega must convince President Jacob Zuma she is still fit for her post after Marikana commission report

National

Pension reforms aim to tackle SA’s failure to save

Mcebisi Jonas. Picture: MARK ANDREWS/DAILY DISPATCH
22 hour(s) ago

Decline in SA’s savings to 14.9% of gross domestic product prompts the state to institute pension reforms

National

DA moves to impeach Zuma

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

DA says it has given notice in National Assembly of motion of impeachment against President Jacob Zuma following Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir debacle

National

Tutu discharged from hospital after recurring infection

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: THE TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Prominent anti-apartheid cleric and veteran leader Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is released from hospital after being re-admitted for recurring infection

Transport & Tourism

Unstable SAA gets another acting CEO

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
21 hour(s) ago

Management instability continues unabated at SAA where human resources GM, Thuli Mpshe, has now been appointed to run the airline temporarily

Americas

Monsanto’s bid for Syngenta faces hurdle in Brazil

Monsanto. Picture: BLOOMBER/DANIEL ACKER
18 hour(s) ago

Farmers, lawyers say strong resistance to Monsanto’s unwanted takeover bid of Syngenta could delay deal or force major concessions

Energy

Eskom dubs bonuses as ex-gratia pay

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
21 hour(s) ago

Cash-strapped Eskom capitulates and agrees to pay all staff — except the top management — a special payment

Asia-Pacific

Firms brace for Chinese financial drought

A man works at an assembly line of the Volvo manufacturing plant in Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. The Swedish company expects to suffer huge losses this year.  Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

Western companies take hard look at China as growth slows, writes Tom Bergin

Americas

Tiger boosts Heineken earnings

Heineken. Picture: BLOOMBERG/RON ANTONELLI
22 hour(s) ago

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer by market capitalisation, announces better-than-expected earnings, helped by robust growth of its Tiger brand in Vietnam

Europe

Lloyds investors seek more value for stake

Lloyds Bank. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JASON ALDEN
21 hour(s) ago

Shareholders in Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group call on government to rethink plans to sell down its stake in the lender to ensure taxpayers get the best deal

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Cartoons

Picture: REUTERS

Apple, Google aim to predict what you want

Technology giants are adding features to smartphones to deliver information before users ask for it

Health

Picky eaters may be more prone to anxiety

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Study finds moderate, severe cases of selective eating in children are associated with elevated symptoms of anxiety, depression in later years

Gadgets & Gear

Sony Xperia M5 is a pocket camera powerhouse

The Sony Xperia M5.  Picture: sonymobile.com
12 hour(s) ago

The Xperia M5 seems like a more streamlined device than the M4, with Sony taking to heart the M-category’s real selling points: imaging and affordability

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Clever big Benz hybrid makes the greens see red

The full plug-in hybrid GLE500e has a 40km electric-only range, a switch to toggle to the engine, and automatic mode if you need help deciding

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Chance for SuperSport to impress

Orlando Pirates host Ajax Cape Town while Bidvest Wits entertain SuperSport United in two sumptuous-looking ties

Other Sport

Doping claims ‘aimed at redistribution of medals’

IOC president Thomas Bach addresses the media after the Executive Board meeting and IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA
22 hour(s) ago

Olympics chief Thomas Bach vows ‘zero tolerance’ for any Olympic athletics results tainted by doping

Other Sport

Equus Awards expected to be Futura’s crowning glory

Picture: THINKSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

The Equus voting panel has to side with the nine-time winner Futura ahead of his stable companion Legislate

Cricket

Amla wants ICC to review points system

South African captain Hashim Amla speaks at a press conference at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Picture; AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
22 hour(s) ago

Skipper Hashim Amla wants ICC to review bizarre Test series tally which cost SA five points while Bangladesh gains six

Rugby

Injured Boks return but Pollard uncertain for clash with Pumas

Fourie du Preez (in blue). Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
22 hour(s) ago

Captain Jean de Villiers in the running for this week's squad but Victor Matfield, Jannie du Plessis, Francois Louw, Frans Steyn and JP Pietersen are out

Opinion

It’s a real test of skills when rain ruins the whole series

South Africa’s selectors, management and players may see some benefits later on after monsoon-ruined tour

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Energy portfolio committee chairman Fikile Majola, for opting to hold public hearings on the government’s decision — without having the faintest idea of what it will all cost — to build 9,600MW of nuclear power reactors even though the cost is still up in the air.

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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Given the serious fraud allegations that have been leveled levelled against the Prasa board by fired CEO Lucky Montana, asking the auditor-general auditor-general to conduct a forensic investigation is a wise move.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is reportedly planning to run for a fourth term in 2017. The two-term limit advocated by US President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Africa surely applies to Europe too.

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