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Fiscal consolidation, power shortages will strain SA, says IMF

1 hour(s) ago

IMF says government’s decision to slow growth in spending and continuing electricity shortages will see economy growing at less-than-desired levels

National

SA says relations with Nigeria remain cordial

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 minute(s) ago

SA insists it still has cordial relations with Nigerian government despite the latter withdrawing its high commissioner in protest against xenophobic violence

Asia-Pacific

Death toll from Nepal’s quake ‘could reach 10,000’

A family huddles together beneath an umbrella during a rain shower as the watch the burning of earthquake victims' bodies during an early morning funeral ceremony in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/SEDAT SUNA
2 hour(s) ago

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala says government is doing all it can after earthquake as frustrated residents use their bare hands to dig for signs of their loved ones

National

Woman airlifted after Denver train accident

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1 hour(s) ago

Paramedics, rescue services free woman who was wedged between wall, train involved in collision at Denver station. One person involved in accident has already died

Transport & Tourism

NEWS ANALYSIS: Changes put wind under SAA’s wings

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7 hour(s) ago

Who would have thought the turbulence-prone South African Airways’s finances would show healthy signs of recovery

National

Jacob Zuma calls for region to take responsibility

President Jacob Zuma addresses the crowd at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday, as thousands of people turned out for the Freedom Day celebrations. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

More combative President Jacob Zuma says Africans ‘cannot shy away’ from reasons citizens are fleeing from home

Financial Services

Standard’s BEE partners netted R10bn

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7 hour(s) ago

Scheme benefited employees and empowerment groups, says bank, as well as the economy, generating R1bn in taxes

Mining

Petmin shares surge over 13% following operational update

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1 hour(s) ago

News of lower production costs and higher sales volumes in nine months to end of March boosts Petmin share price by over 13%

Barack Obama. Picture: AFP PHOTO/YURI GRIPAS

Obama risks far more than his reputation on Iran deal

America, with its overwhelming power, needs to have the self-confidence to take some calculated risks, writes Mike Berger

Columnists

An investor’s reaction to geopolitical events constitutes the biggest threat, not the events themselves, writes Michel Pireu

Beware investor in the mirror

Columnists

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Extreme success requires a personality disorder, but they seem to stay married, writes Lucy Kellaway

Billionaires are born strange

National

Spying on ordinary people a violation of right to privacy, report finds

50 minute(s) ago

Report notes SA has witnessed several high-profile ‘spy’ scandals involving surveillance of high-ranking politicians‚ and journalists since early 2000s

National

SA police team to join rescue efforts in Nepal

A man prays next to rubble of a temple, destroyed in Saturday's earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

SAPS search and rescue team will join Gift of the Givers crew who are helping in quake-hit Nepal, with team members due to leave on Tuesday afternoon

Europe

Tsipras presses for early Greek debt deal but flags referendum

 Alexis Tsipras. Picture: REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS
2 hour(s) ago

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confident of early deal with international creditors, after shaking up negotiating team, sidelining outspoken finance minister

African Business

Nigerian billionaire sets sights on developing gas pipeline

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Aliko Dangote aims to quadruple supply of gas to Nigeria by building pipelines running from Niger River delta region to commercial hub of Lagos

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Cricket’s kids from the wrong side of the tracks may soon be contenders

The international calendar is fast becoming a chaotic scramble for survival for at least half of the 10 Test-playing nations, writes Neil Manthorp

African News

Hundreds march in Burundi against president’s bid for third term

A soldier walks away from protesters as they clash with riot police against the decision made by Burundi's ruling CNDD-FDD party to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in the capital Bujumbura, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Hundreds march in outskirts of Burundi’s capital in third day of protests against president’s decision to run for third term, a move critics say violates constitution, peace deal

Americas

Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custody

A rioter screams from atop a burning car during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Rioters looting stores and burning buildings with 15 police officers reported injured

Education

Cost of education rises double that of inflation

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7 hour(s) ago

Survey shows 33% of individuals up to the age of 24 say a lack of money is the reason for not attending an educational institution

Other Sport

Slug-fest joins fight against xenophobia

Thabiso ‘The Rock’ Mchunu. File Picture: SOWETAN / ANTONIO MUCHAVE
7 hour(s) ago

Organisers dedicate All Africa title fight in the WBC cruiserweight division between SA’s Thabiso ‘The Rock’ Mchunu and Congo’s Ilunga ‘Junior’ Makabu to the victims of the xenophobic attacks

Economy

Higher consumer spend expected in second half

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7 hour(s) ago

Lower fuel prices, stable rates and lower inflation may lift consumption, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Europe

‘Conniving’ VW chairman Piech driven out by board

VW’s supervisory board chief Ferdinand Piech (right) sparked a media debate at the weekend by declaring in an interview  he is 'distancing himself' from VW’s CE Martin Winterkorn  (left). Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE
7 hour(s) ago

Ferdinand Piech’s ‘plot’ to oust Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn triggered his demise, say insiders

Americas

Is Tim Cook sufficiently excited by Apple Watch?

Tim Cook. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 hour(s) ago

Company is, characteristically, keeping tight lid on how smartwatch is going, it is first all-new hardware product from tech giant in five years

Asia-Pacific

Harmony and Newcrest recruit for mine

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7 hour(s) ago

The Papua New Guinea government has an option to take up 30% of the project

Europe

Airbus A380s not flying off the shelves

GROUNDED: A visitor stands in the rain near an Airbus SAS A380 airliner. The doubledecker aircraft has failed to win a single order from any new airline customer for two years. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
7 hour(s) ago

Airbus A380 touted as solution to mass air transport is missing targets, writes Andrea Rothman

National

Johannesburg raids target foreigners

Defence force members in Mayfair, Johannesburg, on Monday during a crime prevention exercise with police and government officials. Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

Authorities’ actions aimed at clamping down on undocumented foreign nationals as well as criminal elements

Energy

World Bank economist affirms support for Eskom will continue

Francisco Ferreira. Picture: WORLD BANK
7 hour(s) ago

The World Bank will continue to offer financial and technical assistance to struggling power utility Eskom, says the bank’s Africa region chief economist

National

Groups step up pressure on Israel over denial of visa

Solly Mapaila. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 hour(s) ago

Targets include expulsion of the Israeli ambassador in Pretoria after Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande denied entry to the Palestinian territories

Americas

Great Recession takes toll on US fertility

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3 hour(s) ago

Data show that birth rates have fallen to ‘slowest pace of any generation of young women in US history’ in wake of financial meltdown

Asia-Pacific

‘Old boys’ say Sony chief is losing his way

Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

A group of former top Sony executives say CE Kazuo Hira has lost sight of innovation by focusing on cost cutting

Other Sport

Pacquiao-Mayweather clash may end in early round

World Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao look-alike Johnny Dagami, popularly known as Manny Paksiw in the Philippines, poses before photographers at his neighbourhood in Las Pinas, Metro Manila on Friday. With Pacquiao’s biggest match coming in a few days, Dagami says he is also preparing for a big performance at a luxury hotel in Manila where he will be singing and rooting for the Filipino boxer. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Revenue from ticket sales and TV rights — and the purses both will receive — makes it the biggest fight in any century

Companies

Tiso Blackstar will seek opportunities in Africa

Blackstar executive chairman Andrew Bonamour.   Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 hour(s) ago

Companies will seek to raise revenue from the rest of the continent in order to counter an infrastructure investment slowdown in SA

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Cartoons

As countries run out of space to house people, supertall buildings — and the shorter time taken for construction — will be part of the solution Picture: BLOOMBERG

Going up, the long and short of skyscrapers today

Planned tall buildings address a very real issue that many countries face — they are running out of space, writes Andy Davids

Innovation

Green house demonstrates some home truths to industry

Evan Lockhart-Barker at the innovative, energy-efficient home known as Stand 47, Monaghan Farm, north of Johannesburg. Picture: NICK BOULTON
6 hour(s) ago

Energy-efficient home at Monaghan Farm showcases solutions to solving the housing and energy crises in SA, writes Evan Lockhart-Barker

Innovation

Shift to green buildings is growing

Sophisticated, modern and trendy, Volkswagen head office is a prime example of a green-star rated building. The state-of-the-art structure was erected in 2013 and includes eco-conscious features to integrate VW’s environmental strategy. Picture: SUPPLIED
7 hour(s) ago

SA is finally achieving critical mass in the green building movement, writes Peter Townshend

Management

Six tips to make negotiations more friendly

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1 hour(s) ago

If you take time to get to know the other side, look for creative solutions, stress ‘we’ over ‘I’, you can be a tough negotiator without ruining the relationship

Motoring

Musk needed a Tesla saviour and his search led to Google

Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO Elon Musk put his staff on crisis footing in 2013 to deal with problems surrounding the Model S. File picture: BLOOMBERG
7 hour(s) ago

Tesla’s first customers were prototypical early adopters who wanted a computer on wheels, writes Ashlee Vance

Opinion

Hats off to an immigrant with plenty of attitude

BMW 2-Series convertible is an entirely new car with all-new engines too

Chelsea’s England defender Gary Cahill, top, and teammates celebrate at the final whistle in the English League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Chelsea won 2-0. Picture: AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON

Chelsea ‘cannot be boring while outscoring others’

Jose Mourinho launches fierce defence of his Chelsea side and rejects any suggestion the champions-elect of England are boring to watch

Other Sport

Defeated but a July favourite

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6 hour(s) ago

Gauteng trainer Geoff Woodruff will be hoping for better luck this evening when Like A Boss does duty for the stable in the seventh race

Other Sport

Slug-fest joins fight against xenophobia

Thabiso ‘The Rock’ Mchunu. File Picture: SOWETAN / ANTONIO MUCHAVE
7 hour(s) ago

Organisers dedicate All Africa title fight in the WBC cruiserweight division between SA’s Thabiso ‘The Rock’ Mchunu and Congo’s Ilunga ‘Junior’ Makabu to the victims of the xenophobic attacks

Opinion

Cricket’s kids from the wrong side of the tracks may soon be contenders

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The international calendar is fast becoming a chaotic scramble for survival for at least half of the 10 Test-playing nations

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The Third Umpire

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, for trying to justify his own alleged tax evasion by claiming that President Jacob Zuma did the same when he was strapped. So what? It is illegal whoever is responsible.

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Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech, who was ousted from the position at the weekend after failing to convince the board to get rid of CE Martin Winterkorn. Instead they turned on him, bringing an era to an end.

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose insistence on running for a third term is the main cause of political protests that resulted in five deaths over the weekend. Nobody is indispensable, least of all a politician.

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