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Petrol price to drop 69c

11 hour(s) ago

Price of all grades of petrol will drop by 69c a litre next week, energy department announces

National

SA ranked 19 out of 189 economies in latest Paying Taxes study

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9 hour(s) ago

The 2015 Paying Taxes study is conducted by World Bank and PwC and measures how easy it is for a medium-sized case study company to pay its taxes

Economy

SA’s twin deficits, weak growth ‘a risk to policy’

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12 hour(s) ago

SA’s current account and fiscal deficits, as well as poor economic growth pose risk to monetary and fiscal policy, Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele says

Economy

Private-sector credit extension ticks up in October

Reserve Bank
16 hour(s) ago

Growth in private-sector credit extension amounts to 9.06% year on year in October from 8.74% increase in September

African News

New Burkina prime minister vows investigations into Compaore-era deaths

Isaac Zida. Picture:  REUTERS/JOE PENNEY
9 hour(s) ago

Interim prime minister pledges to open enquiries into deaths of revered former president and investigative journalist

Energy

Eskom signs coal supply deal with Anglo’s Inyosi Coal

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12 hour(s) ago

Power utility says it has signed coal supply deal with Anglo American’s black empowerment company to have coal delivered from New Largo project to Kusile

African News

Namibian general elections start

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba. Picture: GCIS
14 hour(s) ago

Voting begins in Namibia’s presidential and legislative elections, in poll that is expected to see ruling Swapo party retain power

Energy

Sasol plummets after Opec decision

Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
15 hour(s) ago

Shares in diversified global oil producer take beating after Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries decides not to cut oil production to boost prices

Mining

Shanduka and Pembani merger to go ahead

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SOWETAN
22 hour(s) ago

Two people close to the deal say they believe Shanduka’s management had been unhappy with the sale to Pembani and wanted Cyril Ramaphosa’s share

Labour

Minimum wage hearings held off to January

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21 hour(s) ago

Views of mine workers have been canvassed and the submissions received includes one that calls for a national minimum wage of between R8,500 and R9,500 a month in the mining sector

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Softer tone on interest could be just what economy needs

Lower short-term interest rates can encourage more domestic spending, flows into bond, equity markets that support rand, writes Brian Kantor

Columnists

The poor people who vote for the ANC have a nuanced understanding, writes Jonny Steinberg

Power of ‘voice’ steers state monopoly action

Columnists

For the ANC and Jacob Zuma, the line between party and religion is ever fainter, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Only Jesus can save us now

Europe

Global Ebola death toll exceeds 5,600

Samaritan's Purse medical personnel transport a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia. Picture: REUTERS/SAMARITAN'S PURSE
16 hour(s) ago

More than 5,600 people have died from outbreak, World Health Organisation says, even as case incidence in two hard-hit countries appear to be stabilising

Energy

PetroSA boss fired

Tshepo Kgadima. Picture: THULANI MBELE
22 hour(s) ago

Controversy forces hand of Central Energy Fund on Kgadima, accused of swindling more than 250 investors who put money into his company LontohCoal for projects that did not exist

Law & Constitution

Hawks’ independence gets boost from highest court

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
22 hour(s) ago

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says anticorruption agency is not required to be absolutely independent. It, however, has to be adequately independent

Economy

VAT is the elephant in tax-policy room

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21 hour(s) ago

SA is trying to wring more tax revenue from a shrinking economy, writes Amanda Visser

Energy

Brown calls for patience over Eskom problems

Lynne Brown.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
20 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance MP Natasha Michael says the country is in the middle of a real energy crisis that is happening on minister’s watch

Europe

Economic sanctions on Russia also punish the European Union

Russia sanctions. Picture:  REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
21 hour(s) ago

Exports from the continent have dropped and increased red tape is holding up trade, giving rival nations a foothold, writes Robin Emmott

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Five ways to stay safe on public Wi-Fi this holiday season

Free hotspots are increasingly used to steal information, and there has been an increase in misuse of Wi-Fi to steal data, identity or passwords and money from users

Labour

Public service superunion to be set up next year as rival to Cosatu

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
22 hour(s) ago

Former South African Public Service Union president Thobile Ntola hopes to recruit 100,000 members within a year

National

Steve Hofmeyr 0, Chester Missing 1

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1 day(s) ago

Court sets aside interim protection order obtained by Afrikaans singer against ventriloquist and his puppet

National

Court declares parts of Hawks legislation ‘unconstitutional’

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1 day(s) ago

Constitutional Court holds that sections of South African Police Service Amendment Act are constitutionally deficient, ‘deletes’ them from statute

Retail & Consumer

Truworths eyes kids’ brand Naartjie

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21 hour(s) ago

This is the second buyout in as many months for cash-rich Truworths under departing CEO Michael Mark

Economy

Producer inflation continues to moderate in October

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1 day(s) ago

Producer inflation moderates as expected to 6.7% year on year in October, with economist saying there is scope for PPI to ease further in coming months

Politics

Zuma, ministers and business to visit China

President Zuma addresses the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) business council at the first meeting of the Brics business council in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
20 hour(s) ago

Nkoana-Mashabane says aim of visit was to review and strengthen SA’s bilateral relations with China, focusing ’on the priority issues of development in SA and Africa’

Economy

Nene urges private-sector participation in infrastructure

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Many African governments’ inability to carry big financial burdens provides ‘ample space’ for co-operation with private sector to implement infrastructure projects

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller forges closer Coca-Cola ties

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20 hour(s) ago

Though still ’fundamentally a beer company’, SABMiller gives more attention to its business of making and distributing Coca-Cola’s and its own soft-drinks brands

African News

Goods go up in smoke in Zimbabwe warehouse blaze

Fire engulfs the main warehouse at Zimbabwe's Beitbridge border post on Thursday night.  Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Fire guts main warehouse at Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge post, bringing border post to a standstill

African Business

Low oil price harms investment in Africa

Diezani Alison-Madueke. Picture: REUTERS/RICK WILKING
20 hour(s) ago

The highest-profile victim so far has been Africa’s top producer, Nigeria, which was forced to devalue its currency 8% this week

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Cartoons

November 28 2014

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TRAVEL: An alternative approach to exploring India’s ‘Golden Triangle’

Caroline Daniel discovers an alternative way to explore Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

Life

Coming winter is a farewell to arms

A woman holds a purse while standing next to Valentino Fashion Group SpA shopping bag on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Wednesday, September 11 2013. Photo: PATRICK T FALLON/BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

What could be more festive, or more chic, than a cape, asks Carola Long

Travel & Food

On the lookout for loggerheads

Leatherback turtle.  Pictures: SUE BLAINE
21 hour(s) ago

‘Turtling’ is just one thing to do in beautiful iSimangaliso, along with visiting the Veyane Cultural Village and taking a boat trip on St Lucia Lake, writes Sue Blaine

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL DRIVE: Moments that linger longer

The edgy design of the concept signals the next generation Audi models.  Picture: AUDI AG
1 day(s) ago

Audi is showcasing its future design and technology in its Prologue concept

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: New appeal for funky Korean

The styling changes are minor on the outside.  Picture: QUICKPIC
1 day(s) ago

Kia’s second generation Soul has moved upstream in the refinement stakes without losing its funky styling, writes Lerato Matebese

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Worthy opponents clash in Telkom Knockout final

SuperSport and Platinum Stars to face each other in climax of the Telkom Knockout

Rugby

Tighter breakdown crucial as Springboks face Wales

FEW CHANGES: Marcell Coetzee is put through his paces during the Springboks’ training session at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Tuesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
21 hour(s) ago

Marcell Coetzee will come up against his toughest adversary on tour when the Springboks meet Wales; in a battle that could decide the contest

Cricket

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies aged 25

Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in this September 19 2011 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The batsman was struck on the head by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground during a domestic match

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