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Post Office suffers almost R360m loss in previous financial year

59 minute(s) ago

Decline is less than a quarter of the estimated R1.3bn loss the Post Office auditors expect in the year to March 2015

Energy

Power cuts pushed to stage two

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3 hour(s) ago

Spokesman confirms utility is escalating blackouts from stage one, implemented earlier on Tuesday morning, to stage two

African News

AU agrees transport deal with China

TOP TABLE: African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma speaks at the AU’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday. Picture: GCIS
15 minute(s) ago

China and the African Union agree an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across continent

Business

South African hotelier Liz McGrath dies

Liz McGrath.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

McGrath was one of very few women in the world to own three hotels, writes Sue Blaine

National

Looting death toll ‘officially’ at five, say police

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP/STEFAN HEUNIS
2 hour(s) ago

This is despite seven people being killed in violence involving foreign nationals

National

ANC to pay for Selebi’s funeral

Jackie Selebi.  Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
2 hour(s) ago

African National Congress will pay for former police chief Jackie Selebi’s funeral and memorial service, it announces

Telecoms & Technology

Open data portal goes live in Cape Town

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7 minute(s) ago

Cape Town joins New York, London and Helsinki in forging a way for municipalities to make data sets available to the public

Economy

SA’s November leading indicator falls

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4 hour(s) ago

SA’s composite leading business economic indicator falls by 0.1% year on year in November 2014 after 1.2% year-on-year decline in October 2014

Mining

Sibanye Gold to boost capex 10% this year

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

This is despite the mining company’s rivals cutting costs and reducing capital

Thabo Mbeki.   SUNDAY TIMES

A dystopian arms tale of the Kingdom of ZA

Once upon a time, it all began with a pipe-smoking technocrat called Thabo, writes Harald Winkler

Columnists

If first few days of year are anything to go by, Kenyans need to prepare for more outrageous and ridiculous, writes Muthoni Maingi

Two scandals set tone for Kenya’s new year

Columnists

SA seems to forget or do not know about how fellow Africans accommodated us during dark days of apartheid, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Looters forget Africa’s succour during apartheid

Europe

British economy grows at best annual rate since 2007

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2 hour(s) ago

In 2014 Britain’s economy grew at fastest annual pace since before global financial crisis, despite fourth-quarter slowdown, official data show

Middle East

Dubai overtakes Heathrow as top international airport

Dubai International Airport. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Dubai International overtakes London’s Heathrow Airport to become world’s top hub in international travel after handling 70.47-million passengers in 2014

Americas

Facebook denies hacker group was responsible for outage

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4 hour(s) ago

Users unable to log on to Facebook and Instagram for about an hour on Tuesday morning

Asia-Pacific

Obama weighs in on freedom of religion
in India

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

Hindu nationalist groups are asserting themselves following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rise to power

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SA Constitution provides for transformation not revolution

The Constitution is designed to effect meaningful reconciliation and transformation, rather than revenge and racial polarisation, writes George Devenish

Americas

‘Life-threatening’ blizzard shuts down much of US Northeast

Commuters make their way in New York's Times Square during a snow storm on January 26 2015. Picture: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP
5 hour(s) ago

Blizzard barrels into US Northeast, affecting up to 20% of Americans by making workers, students housebound, halting thousands of flights and prompting ban on cars

Mining

Investec sees sparkle in diamond miners

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9 hour(s) ago

There appears to be increased industry discipline, meaning no headlong rush into expansionary projects, say analysts

Transport & Tourism

Bidvest and Budget sever ties

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8 hour(s) ago

From next month, its vehicle hire business will trade as Bidvest Car Rental

National

Hawks ‘have not changed locks to keep Dramat out’

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Hawks spokesman denies suspended head Lt-Gen Anwa Dramat is denied entry after police minister appealed North Gauteng High Court ruling dismissing his suspension

Transport & Tourism

Saldanha to expand for oil and gas sector

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone. Picture: HOME FRONT
11 hour(s) ago

Port at Saldanha Bay set finally to benefit from investment that will allow SA to participate and contribute more meaningfully in oil and gas sector

Retail & Consumer

Lewis revenue for last nine months up 4%

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4 hour(s) ago

This is an improvement on revenue growth of 1.6% and merchandise sales decline of 3.5% reported for six months ended September 2014

Americas

WikiLeaks wants answers from Google on giving staff data to US

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
3 hour(s) ago

Whistle-blower website is demanding answers from Google about why it appears to have handed WikiLeaks staff members’ personal data to US law enforcement

Labour

CCMA braces for extra work from law reforms

Nerine Kahn. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration expects workload to increase significantly

Financial Services

Diversified portfolio on cards for Reinet

Richemont executive chairman and CEO Johann Rupert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

For first time Reinet provides a rand-based update of net asset value, stating this figure at R65bn as at end of last month

Europe

Syriza will need to toe the line as EU ‘will not forgive loans’

Alexis Tsipras, right, head of the Syriza party, shakes hands with Greek President Karolos Papoulias during his swearing-in ceremony as Greece's first leftist prime minister, in Athens on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Europe shows willingness to give Athens more time to pay debts but little sign it will yield to new Greek government’s demands for debt forgiveness

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Cartoons

Writer Jodi Picoult, who is on her seventh or eighth visit to SA, has captured details from tidbits of bush lore to the quality of the light. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jodi Picoult speaks with authority

Sue Blaine talks to best-selling American author twist in latest tale — set in a South Africa writer gets just right

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Rebellious bandit’s life reveals an era

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9 hour(s) ago

A life on the margins plays out during the pitiless Industrial Revolution, writes David Gorin

Books

BOOKS: The war without end

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9 hour(s) ago

Contrasting dispatches show the debate over how to combat the drugs trade taking a pragmatic turn, writes John Paul Rathbone

Rafael Nadal. Picture: Picture: REUTERS / THOMAS PETER

Berdych ends 17-match losing streak to Nadal with win in Melbourne

A second-set whitewash is Rafael Nadal’s first bagel since meeting Roger Federer at the 2006 Wimbledon final

Soccer

Mashaba reflects on lost chances

Bafana Bafana captain Dean Furman says the players have thought about how their fate could have been different had they been clinical from the start. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, ANESH DEBIKY
9 hour(s) ago

Bafana’s coach will name his starting line-up early Tuesday and may ring in the changes in search of more direct attacking play

Soccer

Bafana face a Ghana side brimming with confidence in final group game

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9 hour(s) ago

Ghana, on a high after a dramatic late victory over Algeria, believe they have the edge on SA

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The Third Umpire

Anglo American Chairman’ s Fund chairman Norman Mbazima. The group has been ranked SA’ s biggest corporate social investor with donations of R643m in 2013-14, the 10th time it has topped the local list.

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ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, for suggesting riot police should be on permanent standby to enter the National Assembly and remove disruptive elements. Even if it is legal, force will not address the underlying issue.

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Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras, who may have won the Greek election but has painted his party into a corner by making promises that are going to be nigh on impossible to keep without causing economic and social chaos.

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