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Fifa officials arrested in Switzerland

A staff walks past a logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Six soccer officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States over suspected corruption at soccer's governing body FIFA. Picture: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH
4 minute(s) ago

Swiss authorities say US authorities requested arrest of six football officials suspected of receiving or paying bribes worth millions of dollars

Health

Shortage of TB vaccine affects Gauteng babies

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44 minute(s) ago

Democratic Alliance says 454 infants in province have not undergone routine vaccination for tuberculosis due to global shortage of Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine

Retail & Consumer

Lewis beats market expectations

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1 hour(s) ago

Furniture retailer says its performance improved in second half of the year, but trading conditions remain tough, particularly in lower to middle income market

Economy

Unemployment increase shows economy battling to create new jobs

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Figures imply that 8.7-million people who were able to work were not in employment

National

SA troubled but doing well, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma delivers his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
5 hour(s) ago

Opposition parties insist the economy is in tatters, jobs are being lost and the future looks bleak

National

Tender box is bombed in Limpopo

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1 hour(s) ago

Police confirm that box containing bid documents for school nutrition scheme was bombed late on Tuesday, explosion is not believed to be coincidence

National

City of Johannesburg defends steep rates and services hikes

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5 hour(s) ago

Metro residents may face property rate rises of 6%, in line with the Reserve Bank’s inflation target range

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EDITORIAL: Do the right thing, Mr Zuma

It would be a grave error for President Jacob Zuma to underestimate how important handling the Marikana matter correctly could be to the country’s future

Columnists

Steven Friedman: Africa Day ceremonies and a show of enthusiasm for Africanness sound odd in a country obsessed with chasing away fellow Africans

Government loves Africa — it is Africans it dislikes

Columnists

We don’t need another panic about the rand depreciating because someone is manipulating it, writes Hilary Joffe

We don’t need another populist panic about the rand

African News

Libyan prime minister says he survived assassination attempt

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
17 minute(s) ago

Abdullah al-Thinni says he survived assassination attempt by gunmen who opened fire as he was leaving session of anarchic country’s elected parliament

Economy

Effect of forex price fixing would be minuscule, says Reserve Bank

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5 hour(s) ago

Competition Commission informed the Reserve Bank of the forex market probe, but there were ‘legal issues around the confidentiality of the whistleblower’

Transport & Tourism

Residents taking roads for granted, says Sanral CEO

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5 hour(s) ago

Gauteng transport MEC defends revised e-tolls, calling them ‘fair, administratively simpler and more sustainable’

Media & Advertising

Set-top boxes: e.tv tells court policy bars encryption ‘forever’

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5 hour(s) ago

Battle has potentially far-reaching implications for broadcasters such as e.tv and the SABC

 BMW’s branding message — with the tagline ‘sheer driving pleasure’ — focuses on the consumer’s experience, rather than the company’s illustrious history. Picture: REUTERS

Consumers don’t give a flying canary about legacy

Once you become conscious of the difference between legacy and innovation, you’ll start seeing it everywhere, writes Douglas Kruger

Economy

Treasury to rethink planned electricity levy increase

Ismail Momoniat. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
5 hour(s) ago

Eskom’s unexpected, and late, request for a huge tariff increase prompts Treasury to reconsider while the Carbon Tax Bill is due to be submitted to Cabinet

African Business

African air travel ready for lift-off

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1 hour(s) ago

Sustained economic growth, emergence of middle class on continent may finally clear obstacles holding back African air travel

Retail & Consumer

Domino’s a good starter, but Taste has appetite for more

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5 hour(s) ago

Multifranchise specialist Taste launches an ambitious five-year growth plan

Energy

Chevron ‘holding state to ransom’

Rod Crompton. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Energy official tells MPs the oil giant is refusing to invest in its Cape Town refinery until it secures a R2bn state subsidy

National

Muthambi acted illegally in dismissing SABC board

Parliamentary legal advisors Zuraya Adhikarie and Nathi Mjemxawa at the end of the session of the communications committee meeting regarding 3 SABC board members dismissed. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
20 hour(s) ago

Parliament’s legal services office finds removal of three board members of troubled South African Broadcasting Corporation was not in line with Broadcasting Act

Education

School admissions policy unchanged

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5 hour(s) ago

In partial victory for school governing bodies, court orders that school candidates disclosure process must continue

National

Former transport DG ‘deviated from department’s plan’

Transport director-general George Mahlalela talks to the media on the e-tolling that will be implemented before year end. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
20 hour(s) ago

Former transport department director-general George Mahlalela currently under investigation for extending Prodiba’s contract to produce drivers’ licence cards

National

SA’s urban population ‘growing larger and younger’

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17 hour(s) ago

Nearly 80% of the country’s total population will be living in urban areas by 2050, says government report

Industrials

Poor Nampak results see shares dive

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5 hour(s) ago

Glass division drags company down while general metal packaging in Nigeria hit by lower demand, as a result of election uncertainty and the fall in the oil price

Companies

Apple the king of the brands as Chinese move into the top

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5 hour(s) ago

African giant MTN drops off the latest dollar-based BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list as rand swoons

Energy

Nuclear not the full solution, former watchdog boss tells SA

Mohamed Elbaradei Picture: JAN POTGIETER/UJ
5 hour(s) ago

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei says nuclear is a clean form of energy, but there are major risks

Business

Industry body wants Cuban engineers to go back home

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5 hour(s) ago

Cuban engineers, who have been brought in to help improve service delivery in the Free State, ‘should not be allowed to practise in SA as they could not be registered by the Engineering Council of SA’

African Business

Pembani has $345m to power up Africa

Former MTN CEO Phuthuma Nhleko. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
5 hour(s) ago

Fund set up by Johann Rupert and Phuthuma Nhleko amasses significant war chest to invest in electricity generation, transport and logistics in Africa

Americas

Clinton rises in Forbes world’s most powerful women rankings

Hillary Clinton.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM
5 hour(s) ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a fifth year tops the Forbes most powerful women list with Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton second

Asia-Pacific

Mass graves: Malaysia probes forestry staff

Policemen and reporters monitor proceedings as forensic experts uncover human remains near an abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Burma.  Picture: REUTERS/DAMIR SAGOLJ
5 hour(s) ago

State forestry officials suspected of ties with people-smuggling gangs likely behind nearly 140 graves near Thai border

African News

Burundi president seeks poll funds

People gather around the body of 18-year-old Ndayiziga Arnaurd who was shot dead by pro-government militia group Imbonerakure, in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA
5 hour(s) ago

Major donor France suspends aid to the Burundi police and defence establishment amid crackdown on protesters

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Cartoons

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Boom time in Africa, but brainstorm self-reliance

Business and the state need to work together to create jobs and a better society, writes Nceku Nyathi

Opinion & Analysis

Consumers don’t give a flying canary about legacy

 BMW’s branding message — with the tagline ‘sheer driving pleasure’ — focuses on the consumer’s experience, rather than the company’s illustrious history. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Once you become conscious of the difference between legacy and innovation, you’ll start seeing it everywhere, writes Douglas Kruger

Management

Founders need to let go, or face crisis and ruin

Joe Strummer and his punk band The Clash had just one number one hit single in the UK. Had they taken on competent managers they might have notched up a few more hits. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

At some point founders must accept that they can no longer do it all and they need to build a team around them, writes Andrew Robinson

Management

Six tips for becoming more visible at work

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23 hour(s) ago

If you’re stuck in your boss’s shadow, here’s some advice on how to increase your visibility and network with the right people

Management

Alert to US graduates over robots eyeing jobs

Japan's electronic parts maker Murata Manufacturing unveils 10 small robots for cheerleading, known as the Murata Cheerleaders,  at a media preview in Tokyo on Thursday. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Experts warn graduates to avoid ‘the boring stuff’ — jobs robots are likely to do faster, better and cheaper in the near future

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to France’s Quentin Halys during the men’s first round match at the French Open in Paris on Tuesday. Nadal won 6-3 6-3 6-4. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PASCAL GUYOT

Nadal secures winning start

King of Clay beats Frenchman as he tries to ‘avoid ups and downs this season’ happening at French Open

Soccer

Bafana take on Malawi in consolation match

Coach Shakes Mashaba during the 2015 Cosafa Cup match between SA and Botswana on Sunday. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

Coach Shakes Mashaba to name squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia on Thursday, following the Cosafa semi-final against Malawi

Cricket

England opt for Aussie as new coach

Trevor Bayliss. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
5 hour(s) ago

Australian Trevor Bayliss to coach England ahead of this year’s Ashes series

Soccer

Benitez all but certain to be Real manager

Rafael Benitez is expected to take over as Real Madrid manager after the team sacked Carlo Ancelotti on Tuesday. File picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

The next man to face the task of living up to Perez’s highest of standards will be current Napoli boss Rafael Benitez

Rugby

Transformation in rugby, but more work needed

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5 hour(s) ago

Saru wants the Boks and Super Rugby franchises to field teams that are 50% black by 2019

Other Sport

Wostmann tipped for Comrades gold

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13 hour(s) ago

Rae Bischoff was the last South African woman to win the Comrades in 1998, and since then European athletes have muscled into their territory

Soccer

Mashamaite ‘still negotiating’ Chiefs contract renewal

Tefu Mashamaite. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
5 hour(s) ago

Speculation rife over renewal of Kaizer Chiefs’ award-winning Tefu Mashamaite as contract nears end

Opinion

It surely cannot get any worse than Botswana beating Bafana … in SA nogal!

Does it make sense to leave the country when preparing for an event that is actually in SA?

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. His claim that there is “general public acceptance of the user-pays principle” is contradicted by a poll that found three-quarters of respondents want an alternative to e-tolls.

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Congress of Traditional Leaders president and Deputy Labour Minister Phathekile Holomisa. SA’s traditional leaders are generally a burden, but his work in places such as Marikana shows the institution has its place.

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Kleine Zalze winemaker RJ Botha, whose chenin blanc — made from grapes produced by 40-year-old bush vines — was judged the best of 8,000 top wines at this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles competition in Italy.

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