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Expect blackouts as load-shedding continues

3 hour(s) ago

Eskom says it has started with scheduled blackouts on Friday afternoon, citing a severely constrained power system due to unforeseen technical problems

Mining

Guptas to raise R800m for uranium company

BIG BROTHERS: Ajay and Atul Gupta. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Gupta family, which has close links to President Jacob Zuma, plans to raise at least R800m for a uranium mining company with assets in the North West Province

Energy

Eskom admits another coal-storage silo at Majuba is cracked

Majuba power station. Picture: ESKOM
1 hour(s) ago

Eskom admits another one of its coal-storage silos is cracked and has been taken out of use and barricaded for safety reasons

Media & Advertising

Naspers launches sale of Ricardo

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40 minute(s) ago

Naspers selling Swiss online retailer in deal potentially worth $310m to $413m as the firm focuses on emerging markets

Asia-Pacific

China surprises with interest rate cut

A couple on a scooter ride past construction projects and completed apartment buildings in Haikou, Hainan province, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 hour(s) ago

First decrease in rates in more than two years comes as factory growth stalls, property market remains weak

Science & Environment

New shrimp species discovered in SA

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Diver Guido Zsilavecz discovers ‘stargazer mysid’ in False Bay

Europe

VW pours money into pursuit of Toyota for sales lead

A Volkswagen logo is displayed on the XL 1 car during the media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile in this file photo.    Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Volkswagen says it will keep pouring money into new vehicles, technology and factories as it chases Toyota for the lead as world’s largest auto maker

African News

Malian Ebola crisis deepens

Ebola: Picture: REUTERS/THIERRY GOUEGNON
5 hour(s) ago

Crisis worsens as doctor becomes second health worker fatality linked to single patient thought to have kidney disease

African Business

Zimbabwe has investment potential, says minister

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa says country is not basket case, is open and ready for investment from SA

A chimney flares at PetroSA's Mossgas facility in Mossel Bay. Picture: THE TIMES

EDITORIAL: Red flag over
PetroSA board

If SA’s state-owned enterprises have anything in common, it is that their boards are weak, incompetent or politically compromised

Columnists

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Let’s all calm down a little. Zuma’s not going anywhere. And we’re not falling apart, writes Peter Bruce

This is not a crisis. This is South Africa. Relax

Columnists

Ramaphosa’s smooth diplomacy and affability fall flat in the face of the mediocrity and pettiness that have come to define our body politic, writes ...

ANC’s Mr Fix-it finds some problems intractable

Asia-Pacific

Google looks to get back into China

PRIVACY ISSUES: Pedestrians walk in front of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The US company has started to comply with the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
6 hour(s) ago

Google is considering bringing version of Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010

National

Why we threw out PetroSA chairman from Business Day

Tshepo Kgadima. Picture: THULANI MBELE
11 hour(s) ago

Tshepo Kgadima still has not answered questions on his mining investment ‘scam’

African News

Eleven killed in Zimbabwean stadium stampede, police say

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3 hour(s) ago

Eleven people are killed and dozens injured in stampede at stadium, as thousands of people at church service try to leave through same exit, police say

African News

Army to keep grip on power as Burkina’s civilian government takes over

Burkina Faso. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO
3 hour(s) ago

Burkina Faso strongman Lt-Col Isaac Zida formally hands power to interim president Michel Kafando but, as prime minister, will ensure military keeps grip on government

National

No reprieve for Qwelane in answering hate speech case

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2 hour(s) ago

Former South African High Commissioner to Uganda Jon Qwelane may not have hate speech case against him put on ice while he challenges constitutionality of Equality Act

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Many gold miners nearing
breaking point

The lower price of gold is causing higher-cost producers to struggle, and if the price drops to $1,000/oz, there will be many shutdowns, writes Dave Levenstein

Transport & Tourism

State sees greater rail role for business

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Plan will allow private-sector trains to operate branch and main lines

Politics

ANC triggers another crisis in Parliament

Democratic Alliance. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ MIKE COHEN
11 hour(s) ago

Angry protests from opposition parties again paralyse house proceedings

Retail & Consumer

Consumer plight hits Woolworths

A Woolworths Food store with restaurant
10 hour(s) ago

Retailer has been wooing its competitors’ grocery shoppers by offering broader ranges, branded goods and bulk buys

Labour

ANC again steps in to reunite Cosatu

Zwelinzima Vavi and Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
11 hour(s) ago

Cosatu has made the concession to call a special national congress where fresh elections may be held

African News

No plan for military to relax grip on power in Burkina Faso

Isaac Zida. Picture:  REUTERS/JOE PENNEY
11 hour(s) ago

The army officer who took power after the fall of Burkina Faso’s president named prime minister

World

Twitter eases pain of sharing tweets through direct messages

A Twitter logo made from Californian vehicle licence plates is shown at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Company says users can now share tweets through direct messages, a feature aimed to make it easier to continue public conversations in private forum

Law & Constitution

Ruling paves way for conduct tribunal to investigate Judge Hlophe

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, centre, at a Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into his alleged misconduct in Boksburg on Tuesday.  Picture:PUXLEY MAKGATHO
11 hour(s) ago

The justices had accused Judge Hlophe of trying to influence the outcome of cases involving President Jacob Zuma

Energy

State chooses ‘nuclear friendly’ energy plan

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: THE SOWETAN
11 hour(s) ago

Since 2011 projections of electricity demand, pricing of fuel sources and the costs of installed power have changed significantly

Europe

Assange loses appeal against Swedish prosecutors

Julian Assange. REUTERS/JOHN STILLWELL
11 hour(s) ago

The Australian has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for two years to avoid extradition

National

Panel grills 14 IEC candidates

Commission for Gender Equality chairman Mfanozelwe Shozi, left, deputy public protector Kevin Malunga, Chief Justice Moegoeng Moegoeng Mogeong Mogeong Mogoeng Mogoeng and South African Human Rights Commission chairman Lawrence Mushwana, right, interview IEC  board candidates in Boksburg on Thursday. Picture:  PUXLEY MAKGATHO
11 hour(s) ago

Political allegiance of the candidates they recommend to the National Assembly looms as a possible issue

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Cartoons

VIDEO: Tailored for success

Custom suit tailor Paul Gulatino offers some tips on how to look well turned out for every occasion

Travel & Food

Eat Out Awards enlivened by chefs’ demonstrations

Luke Dale-Roberts. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Why have only six people judging the entire country’s food and chefs when the annual magazine includes reviews from more than 30?

Travel & Food

Cruising with the crowds

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10 hour(s) ago

Trips around the coastline are attracting the black market, writes Priscilla Malinga

Health

Three tips for getting a good night’s sleep

You need to avoid light at night, even from your computer screen, to reduce your risk of depression and memory problems, say scientists. Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

For better-quality sleep, identify when you want to be in bed, log everything you do after getting home from work, create relaxing presleep ritual

Travel & Food

SA’s terrain makes no bones about its supremacy over cyclist or explorer

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11 hour(s) ago

All hopes of cutting an hour off a gruelling road race were stymied by stromatolites, writes Richard Bartlett

SINKING FEELING: Pitso Mosimane of Sundowns during the Telkom Knockout Semi Final match between Platinum Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday in Rustenburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Mosimane is confident Downs can prevail

OVER the past few weeks, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has ridiculed anyone who dares ask him to discuss how he plans to cut log leaders Kaizer Chiefs’ 12-point gap atop the Absa Premiership table.

Other Sport

Vettel in ‘dreamland’ as he joins Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel. Picture: EPA, VALDRIN XHEMAJ
11 hour(s) ago

Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari was my childhood idol so it’s a great honour for me, says racer

Soccer

Buccaneers out to prove point against United

Orlando Pirates fan. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKOV
8 hour(s) ago

Orlando Pirates plan to focus just on game when they meet SuperSport for second time in succession after Telkom Knockout semifinal defeat

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The Third Umpire

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. SA abstained from voting on a landmark UN resolution condemning North Korea’s rights abuses. Does this mean we condone them, or just don’t care?

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Tiger Brands CEO Peter Matlare, who has conceded that the company should have been more circumspect in its approach to Nigeria, where it has been forced to impair the value of its assets by a total of almost R1bn.

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The writing is clearly on the wall for Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, yet he cannot bring himself to take the plunge and commit to the new socialist political movement that is being started by Numsa.

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