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Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Cabinet appoints Matona as Eskom’s new CEO

4 hour(s) ago

Department of Public Enterprises director-general Tshediso Matona takes over at a critical juncture in South Africa’s electricity crisis

Economy

Inflation moderates slightly in July

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7 hour(s) ago

Consumer price index eases more than expected due to moderation in food prices, data support view that Reserve Bank will keep interest rates unchanged in September

Financial Services

Moody’s lowers ratings on big banks

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13 hour(s) ago

Aftershocks from collapse of unsecured lender African Bank continue to ripple through SA’s financial services sector, with all four major banks downgraded

National

Charges dropped against Marikana miners

Striking miners at Marikana, near Rustenburg. Picture: MOELETSI MABE
2 hour(s) ago

The state would not have been able to prove their cases if the matter went to trial, says Andries Nkome, who is part of the defence team

Companies

STOCKWATCH: Pinnacle Holdings share price bounces back

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1 hour(s) ago

After losing 65% of value in past six months, information and communication technology group’s stock climbs 21.4% in late afternoon after release of update

Americas

Argentina says proposed debt swap aims to protect investors

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1 hour(s) ago

Argentina’s plan for making payments on sovereign bonds via local bank aims to protect vast majority of creditors who participated in two debt restructurings

Mining

BHP Billiton confirms sale plans for most SA assets

TIME TO ACCOUNT: BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie prepares to discuss the company's annual results at a meeting in Sydney on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Global resources group plans to spin off noncore businesses estimated to be worth $16bn — including most of its assets in SA

Transport & Tourism

Sanral rejects Cape Town’s call on tolls

South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

Sanral believes its jurisdiction ‘trumps’ Cape Town city council’s wish that Winelands toll road project be halted

Health

Sugar tax mooted to save lives and money

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12 hour(s) ago

Study shows 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million

NEW SEAT: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Sadc's new chairman, speaks at the Sadc summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, on Sunday. Picture: EPA/SIYABULELA DUDA

EDITORIAL: Another hollow Sadc summit

The agenda and proceedings at the latest regional summit served largely to highlight just how little has changed for the better

Columnists

Thami Mazwai promo

Efforts to address the e-tolls issue are perfectly understandable but we cannot be taken by loudmouths with nothing to offer, writes Thami Mazwai

Politicising e-tolls takes us on futile detour

Soccer

Mninawa Ntloko promo

If things do not change, domestic soccer will still be stuck in the starting block four years from now, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Feuding means soccer will continue to suffer

Mining

Implats stops all mining at Bimha Mine

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5 hour(s) ago

Impala Platinum says all mining activity has ceased with immediate effect at Zimbabwe mine to ensure safety of employees

Education

PwC training leads to improved matric results

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1 minute(s) ago

Firm trains principals and facilitators in management skills and the programme has been implemented in about 25% of KwaZulu-Natal’s schools

African Business

Africa nations sell debt for Ebola fight

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) member in protective gear. Picture: AFP/CELLOU BINANI
13 hour(s) ago

Ebola outbreak strains finances of affected governments, with Sierra Leone using Treasury bills to fund fight against virus as mining companies halt operations

Europe

France urges Israel, Palestinians to talk after ceasefire ends

French President Francois Hollande answers a question during a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

French President Francois Hollande calls on Israel and Palestinians to resume truce talks after Gaza ceasefire collapses

Americas

US attorney-general to visit Ferguson

A MATTER OF SECURITY: US Attorney-General Eric Holder at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington DC on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Attorney-general Eric Holder due in St Louis suburb after arrest of almost 50 protesters in 11th night of racially charged demonstrations over killing of black teen

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Private sector must address challenges of the 21st century

Lorenzo Fioramonti asks if South African business is ready for the 21st century

Telecoms & Technology

Vodacom to spend R1bn on upgrading Gauteng network

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

Vodacom says it will invest R1bn in upgrading its network and adding new base stations in Gauteng

Politics

ANC’s resolution ‘will constrain probe of Zuma’

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

DA argues that the mandate of the ad hoc committee is limited to the president’s Nkandla report and will be a constraint on the work of the committee

Politics

MPs look at overlapping Chapter Nine mandates with an eye on costs

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13 hour(s) ago

Parliamentary committees take first steps to address areas where the mandates of Chapter Nine institutions overlap, and how resources can be saved

Middle East

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist

A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be US journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Insurgents post video allegedly showing beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US journalist whose life they say depends on how US acts in Iraq

National

Principals tell of ghost teachers, appointed with falsified details

Stone Sizani.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Wife of ANC chief whip pleads not guilty to 31 counts of fraud and money-laundering more than R1.2m

African News

Sadc Tribunal back with mandate reduced to interstate cases

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13 hour(s) ago

Regional leaders adopt new protocol to reconstitute the tribunal of Sadc, but with a diminished mandate

Asia-Pacific

BHP shares slump in Australia after demerger plans

People walk through the foyer of the BHP Billiton headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, in this file picture. Picture: BLOOMBERG
6 hour(s) ago

BHP Billiton’s shares tumble in Australia as investors show disappointment with lack of share buyback and concern over mining giant’s demerger plans, analysts say

Europe

Novartis licenses drugs to nonprofit tuberculosis group

A Novartis logo on its headquarters in Mumbai, India. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Tuberculosis claimed 1.3-million lives worldwide last year, making it the deadliest disease after AIDS to be caused by a single infectious agent, says WHO

National

Top court hears Hawks still not independent enough

Hugh Glenister. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Despite an overhaul by Parliament of the legislation establishing the Hawks, the priority crime unit is still not independent enough, hears the Constitutional Court

Europe

Glencore keeps promise to return cash to shareholders

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4 hour(s) ago

Commodities group announces share buyback programme of up to $1bn as it report forecast-beating first-half profit

Financial Services

Standard Bank denies reckless lending to reverse mortgage scheme firm

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10 hour(s) ago

Bank tells court it had no reason to question motives of company involved in fraudulent scheme

Trade & Industry

Illegal cigarettes cost government R3bn a year

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12 hour(s) ago

SARS official says border controls have been strengthened and various government agencies are working together to fight the scourge

African News

Defections help boost Jonathan’s chances in presidential election

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrives at President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
13 hour(s) ago

Former anticorruption chief Nuhu Ribadu is latest to join Nigeria’s People’s Democratic Party, write Elisha Bala-Gbogbo and Yinka Ibukun

Europe

Maersk lifts profit forecast on higher shipping volumes

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8 hour(s) ago

World’s largest container-shipping line says earnings are rising because of higher freight volumes and lower costs

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Cartoons

BIG, BRASH AMERICAN:  But the Chrysler 300C now boasts a little Euro interior improvement.  Picture: QUICKPIC

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Force is with us in spades

We should all, from time to time, conduct an audit, writes Alexander Parker

Arts & Entertainment

Scent of money in new cinema tech

CINEMA POTATOES: People watch a rugby match between England and France at a cinema in France in 2010. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

New technology is allowing cinemas to provide a wider range of experiences to moviegoers than ever before, writes Robert Cookson

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNOLOGY: Smartphone owners’ appetite for new apps wanes

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13 hour(s) ago

Waning appetite for new apps is fuelling mobile developers’ concerns that best days of growth are coming to an end

Hashim Amla during the second one-day international against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports club in Bulawayo on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA

Zimbabwe gets no luck from Proteas’ misfortune

Zimbabwe’s cricket team fail to cash in on several extraordinary SA dismissals

Soccer

Feuding means soccer will continue to suffer

Mninawa Ntloko promo
11 hour(s) ago

If things do not change, domestic soccer will still be stuck in the starting block four years from now

Cricket

Amla and De Kock, the new invincible odd couple

HOME AND AWAY: Hashim Amla plays a shot on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan  at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday. Captain Graeme Smith described conditions at Newlands as ‘foreign’ this time. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Thoughtful, efficient, polished Hashim Amla and instinctive, emphatic, unfiltered Quinton de Kock are another winning pair who seem connected by contrast

Opinion

Give Zimbabwe real support, or cut them loose

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It is time to decide about Zimbabwe’s future as an international cricketing nation




 
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