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Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

ANC lekgotla expecting action, says Mantashe

3 hour(s) ago

Outcomes of lekgotla would be taken to Cabinet meeting, held before State of the Nation address

African News

Congo to vote on law after contested measures scrapped

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Ruling majority agreed to remove articles in the legislation that required the completion of a vast census before the next scheduled election in 2016

African News

Gunmen kidnap Libyan deputy foreign minister

Libyan police officers set up checkpoints in the Libyan capital Tripoli on January 25 2015 as clashes continue in the west and east of the country. Picture: MAHMUD TURKIA / AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Amid ongoing fighting that kills six on Sunday gunmen snatch deputy minister from hotel

African News

Three protesters killed as Egypt marks revolt anniversary

Mourners carry the coffin of Shaima al-Sabbagh. Picture: TAREK ABDEL HAMID/ AFP
3 hour(s) ago

Egypt marks fraught anniversary of 2011 democratic revolt with deaths of three protesters and bomb blast in Cairo

African News

Suspected Boko Haram militants attack major Nigeria northern city

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Nigeria’s major northeastern city of Maiduguri and town of Monguno in same state attacked

Asia-Pacific

Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse, hail new ‘friendship’

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi. Picture: ADNAN ABIDI / REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

US president, India prime minister break deadlock on stalled nuclear pact

Europe

How Greece’s election works

SEIZING THE MOMENT: The leader of main opposition left-wing Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, speaks to supporters during a pre-election rally in Athens, Greece. Picture: EPA
5 hour(s) ago

Five facts about election being closely followed by Greece’s creditors and international markets

National

Buti Manamela says Soweto looting cannot be justified

Residents run amok, looting shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto on Thursday. Picture: SOWETAN
5 hour(s) ago

There is strong sense of entitlement and shifting blame instead of taking responsibility, says deputy minister in the presidency

African News

Zuma congratulates Zambia’s Lungu

Edgar Lungu. Picture: AFP PHOTO / CHIBALA ZULU
7 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma makes commitment that Zambia and SA countries would work closely together

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

But what if Medupi is not the answer?

When the Medupi and Kusile power stations go online, one of the enduring mysteries of the past 15 years or so will begin to clear, writes Ivor Chipkin

Business Times

Satya Nadella is accelerating the change in the company's corporate culture, putting innovation at the centre of what it does, writes Duncan McLeod

Microsoft is in danger of becoming cool again

Business Times

It's been obvious since Glass was launched in 2012 that it would not represent a consumer breakthrough, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Google relieved to ditch device tailored for 'Glass-holes'

African News

Uganda seizes ivory and pangolin haul

Picture: DON PINNOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Illegal spoils labelled as communications equipment that needed repairs in Amsterdam and had been cleared for export by custom officials

Middle East

Saudi capital goes quiet for day of mourning

King Abdullah. Picture: AFP / HASSAN AMMAR
3 hour(s) ago

Normally gridlocked streets of Riyadh quiet after King Salman declares day of mourning for predecessor Abdullah

Middle East

Obama defends US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen

US President Barack Obama speaks at an event for the Senior Executive Service at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC on Tuesday. The Senior Executive Service (SES) is composed of the senior leadership of the Federal workforce. Picture: EPA
3 hour(s) ago

Alternative to drone-based counterterrorism strategy against al-Qaeda militants in Yemen would be to deploy US troops, says US president

National

Dramat can’t return to work, say Hawks

Anwa Dramat.  Picture: TREVOR SAMPSON
5 hour(s) ago

Anwa Dramat cannot return to work after Hawks file appeal against court’s decision to overturn his suspension

African News

For Nigerian opposition supporters, no wait is too long

Men display banners campaigning for Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari at the flag-off campaign of APC governorship candidate Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos.  Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Muhammadu Buhari’s popular appeal has been taken as given, but analysts predict that he may have wider support

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

RANTS AND SENSE: SA will have to sing a much better tune at Davos 2016

It's too easy to dismiss the annual World Economic Forum gathering in the remote Swiss village of Davos as just another global talk shop, writes Bruce Whitfield

Business Times

Mandela clan, bribe accused to pilot airline

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Former SA ambassador Yusuf Saloojee, allegedly bribed by MTN official in Iran, emerges as chair of SA's newest low-cost airline, Pak Africa Aviation

Business Times

So you think you can be a director?

Ketso Gordhan.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

PPC turns traditionally staid practice of electing directors into popularity contest

Business Times Feed

Heavyweight miners take steam out of rally

Picture: AFP
8 hour(s) ago

SA stocks end slightly lower, snapping four-day winning streak, dragged down partly by Anglo American Platinum, which issued profit warning

Business Times

No ordinary windfall for Mr Price brass

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
8 hour(s) ago

Two founding directors of clothing retailer agree with analysts who believe company's high share price is not sustainable

Business Times

SA puts on brave face in the snow

World Economic Forum. Picture: AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
8 hour(s) ago

Annual gathering at Davos is derided by critics as narcissistic and out of touch

Business Times

One-child policy starts to cost China

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

CHINA is paying the economic price for its 36-year-old one-child policy, with the third straight yearly decline in its labour force weighing on growth prospects.

African News

Central African Republic minister kidnapped, says spokeswoman

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Kidnapping of Armel Ningatoloum Sayo follows kidnapping earlier this week of UN staff member and French charity worker

Business Times

Adidas and Man United are not Messi-ing about

Lionel Messi. Picture: REUTERS/GUSTAU NACARINO
8 hour(s) ago

Report in Spanish publication triggers speculation that by pooling resources adidas and Manchester United could meet buyout clause on Lionel Messi's contract with Barcelona

Business Times

Blackout? What blackout?

Tshediso Matona. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

CEO Tshediso Matona's warning about possibility of catastrophic total collapse of grid was ‘wrong use of grammar’, says power utility now

Business Times

Raise your drink and say cheers to a zero-waste economy

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

A toast raised with Carlsberg beer bottles may soon lack that familiar clink

Business Times Feed

Power cuts just part of the problem

Power lines.  Picture: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO
8 hour(s) ago

Investors wary for a host of reasons, says chamber of commerce

Business Times

Local authorities 'aggravate crisis'

Eskom Medupi power station.
8 hour(s) ago

Acting head of SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes power crisis is going to get a lot worse as next year's local government elections approach

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Cartoons

Picture: THINKSTOCK

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: Working to enable through the arts

Danieyella Rodin is the arts and culture portfolio manager at the Chaeli Campaign, which aims to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities

Opinion

WINE: History repeats itself

The statistics tell their own tale of the transformation of the South African industry

Gadgets & Gear

We probably won’t get a SA Serial any time soon — here’s why

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Because SA radio is completely commercially driven, formatted up the yin yang and contains very little if any room for innovation of any kind, writes Jayne Morgan

Arts & Entertainment

Nina Simone in spotlight at Sundance premiere

Cory Barker makes repairs to the neon sign at the Egyptian Theatre before the opening day of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Moving documentary about jazz icon, model for new generation of civil rights activists receives standing ovation at gala screening at Sundance Film Festival

Travel & Food

TRAVEL: Calm clarity under the Andes

In the Elqui valley sweet grapes are grown to make pisco. Pictures: STEPHEN TIMM
2 day(s) ago

Stephen Timm sips pisco on high, under the clear skies of northern Chile’s Elqui valley

Lionel Messi. Picture: REUTERS/GUSTAU NACARINO

Adidas and Man United are not Messi-ing about

Report in Spanish publication triggers speculation that by pooling resources adidas and Manchester United could meet buyout clause on Lionel Messi's contract with Barcelona

Soccer

Tunisia strike late for full points

Evans Kangwa. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
2 day(s) ago

Chikhaoui heads late winner to complete comeback in game that looked like Zambia’s to win

Soccer

Bafana get intensive coaching ahead of do-or-die match

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Clash against the Lions of Teranga, who conceded a single goal in six qualifying matches, offers SA a chance of redemption

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for suggesting that SA’s oil and gas laws be separated from mining legislation to allow amendments to proceed. What a good idea — why didn’t we think of that?

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European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Say what you like about quantitative easing, it has worked for the US, and the eurozone is clearly sick and badly in need of some sort of strong medicine.

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