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State team ponders another Eskom rise

9 hour(s) ago

Power utility may be pushed to request further electricity tariff increase as key part of immediate solution to financial crisis

National

ANC shifts Nkandla debate with public spat

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

War of words between party and Thuli Madonsela escalates as ANC accuses her of trying to discredit its leadership and of casting SA in a negative light

Industrials

‘Resilient’ Imperial weathers tough conditions

A worker unloads a truck at Durban harbour. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Car dealer and logistics group says most divisions showed good growth, but slow markets in Europe, poor economic growth at home dampened overall result

Europe

Lagarde placed under investigation in French fraud case

Christine Lagarde.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Source close to International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says French magistrates are investigating her for alleged role in political fraud case

Healthcare

Rules aim to end drug firms’ use of ‘perverse’ sales incentives

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8 hour(s) ago

Loopholes enable pharmaceutical companies to use perverse incentives to influence which medicines are sold to patients by pharmacies

Economy

Moderate growth staves off recession

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8 hour(s) ago

Business calls on government to create ‘appropriate environment’ for investment that will create jobs and grow economy

Politics

EFF MPs face suspension from Parliament

EFF leader Julius Malema gestures as he addresses the National Assembly on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters will have to explain in writing why they should not face suspension from the house

Business

Competition policy ‘not best way to plug industrial loopholes’

BEST PRACTICE: Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele says that regulation can be used by the state to tackle excessive pricing. Picture: PETER MOGAKI
7 hour(s) ago

Application of competition law by competition authorities is a slow process that should not be used to address loopholes in the implementation of industrial policy

African News

NEWS ANALYSIS: Mugabe may return to world stage as AU head

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

If President Robert Mugabe is chosen to lead the AU next year, his meticulously planned political comeback will be one of the most complete in modern history

Politics

Ntuli’s star still on the rise in DA

DA Youth leader Mbali Ntuli. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

Former youth leader could become factor in succession, writes Setumo Stone

Julius Malema, centre, and EFF members return to the party's offices.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Zuma is reaping what he sowed as Malema revolts

It was dismaying for those who care about dignity and integrity of democratic institutions to see riot police called in to Parliament to evict an entire party, writes Allister Sparks

Columnists

Destroy bonus culture, ‘whisper’ to politicians, never fall victim to central-committee approach and have patience, advises Simon Lincoln Reader

Letter to Eskom’s new CEO from a fellow (failed) applicant

Columnists

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela surely knows that her letter cannot force Jacob Zuma to do anything, writes Steven Friedman

ANC politics on Nkandla could be good news

Politics

EFF MPs should be kicked out every time they disrupt Parliament, says Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says EFF MPs need to learn to ‘engage properly’ in National Assembly ‘or else the law must kick in’

Middle East

Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at air base: social media

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Militants execute Syrian soldiers and are holding group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria, pictures posted on internet and Twitter show

Media

Muthambi evades MPs questions on selection of SABC’s Motsoeneng

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
9 hour(s) ago

Communications minister says the matter of the controversial appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is sub judice

National

Shabangu contradicts Ramaphosa over e-mails at Marikana commission

Former minister of mineral resources Susan Shabangu at the  marikana shooting  inquiry in centurion on Tuesday Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 hour(s) ago

It was an unconvincing stint in the stand that left hardened lawyers squirming — and several in the audience giggling

Mining

High Court revokes R16m in illegal payments by Aurora to financial consultants

A stranded miner at Aurora’s mine in Grootvlei, Springs, in December 2010. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
7 hour(s) ago

It is a small victory in the efforts of the respective liquidators of Aurora and Pamodzi Group to claw back some of the billions of rand owed to creditors

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

Ebola toll shows up crisis of governing in Africa

Sierra Leone’s president has admitted on national TV that his country does not have trained nurses and doctors to deal with the outbreaks because its public health system is broken, writes Jeggan Grey-Johnson

Business

Treasury to keep tax-free savings limit

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8 hour(s) ago

Tax expert says the R30,000 limit is not sufficient to encourage savings

Media & Advertising

Caxton full-year earnings drop 19.8%

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20 hour(s) ago

Publishing and printing group reports sharp drop in full-year profit as the weaker rand increased production costs

Europe

Putin urges talks as Poroshenko lays out demands at Minsk meeting

Petro Poroshenko. Picture: AFP PHOTO
9 hour(s) ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin urges his Ukrainian counterpart not to escalate an offensive against pro-Moscow rebels

Business

Competition policy ‘not best way to plug industrial loopholes’

BEST PRACTICE: Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele says that regulation can be used by the state to tackle excessive pricing. Picture: PETER MOGAKI
7 hour(s) ago

Application of competition law by competition authorities is a slow process that should not be used to address loopholes in the implementation of industrial policy

Middle East

Gaza ceasefire deal reached,
Palestinian groups say

Palestinians surround a wreckage of a car which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City on Monday. Picture: REUTERS, AHMED ZAKOT
20 hour(s) ago

Cairo’s initiative, Palestinians officials say, calls for an indefinite halt to seven weeks of hostilities and the immediate opening of Gaza’s blockaded crossings with Israel and Egypt

Property

Forced removal of 1970 plays out in court

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9 hour(s) ago

How to decide the value of a house a family was forcibly removed from during apartheid is the subject of a Constitutional Court judgment

Americas

Half of California earthquake damage covered

Bottles of olive oil and vinegar sit on the floor of a business damaged by a reported 6 earthquake on Sunday in Napa, California. Picture: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES/AFP
9 hour(s) ago

The earthquake that hit northern California on Sunday will lead to losses of as much as $4bn

World

Companies prepare to dive into ‘internet of things’ in smart homes

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics in Seoul. Picture REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Samsung and its rivals Google and Apple are battling to build and expand software systems that allow users to control a vast range of devices with a few taps of a mobile device

Europe

WHO employee to be flown to Hamburg for Ebola treatment

LATEST VICTIM: Dr Kent Brantly, left, (L) of Samaritan's Purse relief organisation is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Samaritan's Purse, wearing personal protective equipment as he cares for Ebola patients at the case management centre on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.  Brantly, a 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organisation in Liberia's capital, has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Senegalese epidemiologist, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, will be flown to tropical medicine institute in Germany

Financial Services

Vunani CEO pleased with group’s lack of gearing

Vunani CEO Ethan Dube. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

CEO Ethan Dube says that although Vunani has sold its property asset management business, it intends to build another similar business

Mining

Coal of Africa rises on news of fresh funds

Coal of Africa CEO David Brown. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
5 hour(s) ago

CoAL has been raising funds through the sale of various non-core assets, but it has been negotiating for some time to sell its Mooiplaats colliery

Telecoms & Technology

MTN denies inadequate employee consultation over layoffs

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9 hour(s) ago

Trade union Solidarity says MTN staff are not being given opportunities to suggest alternatives to retrenchments, writes Karl Gernetzky

Financial Services

Brimstone considers options

Brimstone CEO Mustaq Brey. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Reporting interim results, Brimstone shows its option-based investment in financial services giants Nedbank and Old Mutual carry a substantial gross value

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Cartoons

August 27 2014

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: SA feasts on new jazz

Gwen Ansell promo
9 hour(s) ago

For the first time in years, Gwen Ansell has a stack of local rather than international jazz albums to review

Gadgets & Gear

VIDEO: Smartphones replace the cumbersome wallet

1 day(s) ago

We hear from the experts why paying using your cellphone is just as secure as a credit card

Gadgets & Gear

Technology helps give new life to art and design

As a finalist of the Business Day Business and Arts South Africa Ms Jansen van Vuuren was involved in a series of seminars accompanied by an exhibition titled Agents of the 3D Revolution. BASA/ Michaela Jansen van Vuuren
9 hour(s) ago

A work by artist Michaela Janse van Vuuren, who makes use of 3D printing, was submitted to Business Day Business and Arts SA awards, where she was selected as a finalist in the category of innovation

MOVING ON: Christina Watson, CEO of Via Afrika Publishers. The firm issues all new material in print and e-book format.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Era of hi-tech teachers is coming

Technology can make textbooks redundant, even in remote schools, writes Penny Haw

Opinion

Socks and elbows put end to snoring

Many techniques have been used to end snoring, but best solution has been found on travels through Africa

HIGH SPIRITS: Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates for teammate Fernando Torres, who scored the team's first goal against Aston Villa in their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Lampard opts to end international career

England midfielder Frank Lampard announces retirement from international football after career spanning 15 years

Opinion

A plea to the powers that be to shield Mashaba from the madding crowd

Mashaba has been Bafana coach for only a month but, astonishingly, he is already under pressure from those who have trouble accepting him as outgoing mentor Gordon Igesund’s successor

 
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ANC elder Ben Turok, for fostering debate at the party’s Eastern Cape political school over the contradictions between the National Development Plan and other policy “blueprints” such as the New Growth Path.

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