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Energy

Eskom board to decide Tsotsi’s fate

Zola Tsotsi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LUCKY NXUMALO
1 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
1 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

Labour

CWU threatens Telkom strike

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES
1 hour(s) ago

Union may down tools to try to delay the transfer of outsourced staff to new employers

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
1 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

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
1 hour(s) ago

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

National

Iota of stolen grants recovered

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

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

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: New faces in ANC executive

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

A major public service strike could be declared this week after talks between public service unions and the government deadlocked, writes Setumo Stone

Picture: THE TIMES

Monopolist’s quest for martyrdom

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

Columnists

Dianna Games promo

Dianna Games: Political complacency and stagnating growth have serves to highlight what competitors north of the border are offering

SA works, but that is not enough to attract investors anymore

Columnists

Gavin Keeton

Gavin Keeton: We don’t know if there is any gas or oil to develop. Expensive exploration must first be undertaken to establish whether resources even ...

Dreams of an energy bonanza may be stillborn

African News

Nigeria vote runs into second day

A woman casts her vote at a polling unit in Daura, northwest Nigeria on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

Technical glitches hit voter ID machines and Islamist Boko Haram militants kill more than a dozen people in drive-by shootings

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Focus shifts to trade balance

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

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

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
1 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’

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
1 hour(s) ago

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

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

Police minister Nhleko gets on the wrong side of international law

It seems remarkable that the president did not announce the global investment policy shift after saying at Davos SA is open for business, write Peter Leon and Ben Winks

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
1 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

Soccer

Bafana rue missed chances again

Bongani Zungu and Oboabona Godfrey Itama. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIRK KOTZE
1 hour(s) ago

Friendly international ends 1-1 as Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu scores in stoppage time

Energy

Treasury consults 20 financial groups on sale of noncore assets for Eskom

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene focuses on the strategic importance of targeted state assets and timing of receipt of the proceeds to raise the R23bn needed by Eskom

Middle East

Diplomats resume Iran nuclear discussions

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Picture: REUTERS
1 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
1 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

African News

Guebuza steps down as Frelimo president

INFLUENCE: President Armando Guebuza elevated all three of Frelimo’s  presidential candidates to their present positions. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Former Mozambican president Armando Guebuza stepped down as head of the ruling party, ending a potential power struggle with incumbent, Filipe Nyusi

Business Times

A Ponzi deal’s absentee shareholder?

Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

A website has accused Cobus Kellermann of a gigantic global scam, but the businessman denies any wrongdoing

Industrials

Algeria back in focus as AfriSam deal flops

CEO Darryll Castle has been ‘most impressed’ with what he has found as he acquaints himself with PPC’s operations. ‘I am very excited about the company’s future.’ Picture: SUPPLIED
1 hour(s) ago

PPC has yet to decide whether to build a 2-million-tonne-a-year plant in Algeria, a deal put on the table almost 14 months ago

Property

Property returns begin to fall as economic pressure grows

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Listed property sector, which has been outperforming other asset classes this year, may be overvalued

Transport & Tourism

Tintswalo set to be rebuilt from the ashes

Cape Town fires. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/NARDUS ENGLEBRECHT
1 hour(s) ago

Boutique hotel owner Gaye Corbett estimates Tintswalo Atlantic’s damage at R25m-R30m, writes Eugene Yiga

Europe

French Socialists face drubbing in local polls

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
1 hour(s) ago

France’s governing Socialists look set for a drubbing with local elections expected to deliver a boost for former president Nicolas Sarkozy and far-right challenger Marine le Pen

Cricket

Philander’s selection ‘was forced on Proteas for World Cup semi’

Vernon Philander. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE
1 hour(s) ago

Cricket SA’s forcible inclusion of Vernon Philander made captain AB de Villiers reluctant to play in the match, say sources

Business Times

Vodacom drops price bomb on subscribers

Vodacom branding on the Ponte Building in Hilbrow, Johannesburg, in 2011. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/FELIX DLANGAMANDLA
20 hour(s) ago

Vodacom has pushed the wrong buttons this week, raising the ire of customers furious about an increase in contract prices that will kick in from May

Middle East

High stakes for Riyadh in campaign in Yemen

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Success would establish Riyadh as de facto leader of the region’s Sunni states, but failure could see it sidelined

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Cartoons

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

Newspapers are more than mere commodities

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

World

Community acceptance is the mother lode of mining

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: REUTERS
55 minute(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

Arts & Entertainment

Nyong’o at home in Uganda for Disney production

Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o in Kampala on Saturday to film 'Queen of Katwe', in which she plays the mother of Ugandan national chess champion Phiona Mutesi, whose tale of triumph over adversity is being turned into a Hollywood epic. AFP
17 hour(s) ago

After a film about a king of Scotland, Ugandans are getting excited over a new movie about a queen, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o

Opinion & Analysis

Singapore has a lot to teach SA about SOE governance

Singapore’s central business district is home to the headquarters of Temasek Holdings. The investment corporation enjoys extensive operational autonomy, though key decisions are made in consultation with its owner, the government.  File pictures: BLOOMBERG
52 minute(s) ago

Temasek is wholly owned by the city-state, but has been a huge commercial success, writes Mills Soko

African Perspectives

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

Isabel dos Santos. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/JAMES OATWAY
53 minute(s) ago

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

Opinion & Analysis

Trailblazers in banking far ahead of rivals

credit card chip XXX  Picture: THINKSTOCK
55 minute(s) ago

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

Arts & Entertainment

Death threats made to BBC chief after Jeremy Clarkson axe

Jeremy Clarkson during the rehearsal of the popular TV show 'Top Gear Live' in Amsterdam on April 26 2013. The BBC announced on March 10 2015 that they have suspended Clarkson with immediate effect after an incident with a producer. The BBC said it also pulls the show from its broadcast schedule for the next two Sundays.  EPA/KOEN VAN WEEL
17 hour(s) ago

British police investigating death threats against BBC director-general Tony Hall following his decision to drop popular Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson

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
10 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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SARS commissioner Tom Moyane, for refusing to release the controversial Sikhakhane report to MPs, apparently because it does not justify his decision to suspend Ivan Pillay and other senior officials.

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