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Energy

Will Putin pay for $100bn South African nuclear power plants?

Vladimir Putin. Picture: Picture: REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
2 hour(s) ago

Russia seen as forerunner to win right to build nuclear power plants that may be worth as much as $100bn, but who’s going to pay for the country’s biggest project yet remains a mystery

Telecoms & Technology

Strike-hit MTN SA may let CEO leave

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh to quit after short, tough stint at the South African unit

African News

Tanzanian parliament passes petroleum bill

Tanzania flag
1 hour(s) ago

Legislators pass new bill that creates regulatory, legal framework to manage discoveries and control of nation’s natural gas reserves

Transport & Tourism

Casino giants dump Cape reshuffle deal

Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock.   Picture: TSOGO SUN
6 hour(s) ago

Deal would have secured gaming and hotel giant Tsogo Sun a highly lucrative hand in all five provincial licences

African News

Egypt to reconsider parts of controversial anti-terror draft law

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has presided over a steadying of Egypt’s economy and a rebound on its financial markets. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Judiciary council asks state to reconsider sections of draft law, which could criminalise reporting statistics on militant attacks that contradict government statements

Energy

IDC takes proactive stance on funding

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Industrial Development Corporation being proactive to help local entrepreneurs become competitive and increase production, says CE Geoffrey Qhena

Asia-Pacific

Thai army chief says he won’t release 14 student critics of coup

Woman posts a message to show support for 14 students who have been arrested, on a board near the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in Bangkok. Picture:  REUTERS/ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA
1 hour(s) ago

Students who were arrested after staging anti-coup rallies must face military court and will not be released beforehand, despite calls for charges to be dropped

National

Nkandla has become a hot potato that will not go away, Cosatu warns

UNDER A CLOUD: President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Discussions on Nkandla at previous leadership meetings swiftly shot down, but at the alliance summit there were no holy cows

The sixth Brics summit, was held in Brasilia, Brazil, last year. Russia, which hosts the bloc’s seventh summit in Ufa this week, will be looking to use it to project itself as a major power. Picture: REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO

SA needs a concrete Brics strategy

Brics summit this week has ambitious agenda, write Peter Draper and Mzukisi Qobo

Columnists

Super Rugby winners effective in slowing down the ruck ball and using line kicking as an attacking weapon, writes Mark Keohane

Highlanders give Boks a hint on how to beat All Blacks

Columnists

Greece’s gorilla of a crisis took a long time to breed and feed, writes Songezo Zibi

UNEMBARGOED: Greek tragedy’s moral lesson for SA

African News

At least 44 killed in bomb blasts in Nigeria’s Jos

A screen shot taken from a video released in October 2014 by the Nigerian Boko Haram shows  Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau threatening Cameroon.  Picture: AFP PHOTO
54 minute(s) ago

Main relief agency reports people were killed in twin bomb blasts in central Nigerian city after bloody week of violence blamed on Boko Haram

Americas

Nobel laureates celebrate Dalai Lama’s birthday

Picture: AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J BROWN
2 hour(s) ago

Fellow Nobel Peace laureates, celebrities join thousands of followers of spiritual leader to commemorate his 80th birthday

Asia-Pacific

Chinese scientists to use animals to predict earthquakes

Rescuers carry out an elderly person from a collapsed house after a strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Qingren township of Lushan county, Sichuan province. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

China Daily newspaper reports that seismological bureau has transformed farms into seismic stations, breeders provide twice-daily updates on animal behaviour

Featured Partners

AutoTrader’s innovation in new and used car market

3 day(s) ago

Selling and buying cars — AutoTrader’s trailblazing new car online shopping format lets you compare makes and models while looking for the motorcar of your dreams

Featured Partner
Picture: THINKSTOCK

Navigating the tricky ethical terrain of big data

The debate becomes about trust and control rather than should we or shouldn’t we hand over our data, writes Kate Ferreira

National

Leaders foster a sense of entitlement

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
6 hour(s) ago

Alliance elite must look within to weed out damaging attitude, writes Setumo Stone

African News

Burundi president chooses campaign trail in favour of regional summit

Pierre Nkurunziza. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD
1 hour(s) ago

President Pierre Nkurunziza to campaign for controversial third term rather than attend East African Community talks aimed at brokering deal to end unrest

National

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Alliance under spotlight as SACP congress starts

President Jacob Zuma bows at the grave of Chris Hani during a ceremony commemorating the slain struggle icon on Friday.  Picture: GCIS
6 hour(s) ago

South African Communist Party holds its special congress ahead of meeting of Cosatu affiliates in a power battle over the future direction of the federation, writes Karl Gernetzky

National

Makhura offers stick and carrot to taxi industry operators

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Taxi industry issues an ultimatum — open subsidised routes or face a revolt

Retail & Consumer

Virgin Active opens new, low-cost gym in heart of Soweto

Customers take a break at Virgin Active's Soweto gym. Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Virgin Active Red looking to cater for a broader range of South Africans at cheaper prices than other gyms

African News

Probe ordered into murder of Lesotho army chief

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

The Southern African Development Community has ordered an independent investigation into the slaying of a former army chief in Lesotho

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom to fight unions’ bid to halt retrenchment of 4,000 staff

Telkom. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Telecoms giant takes fight to Labour Court after unions seek to block the company’s planned restructuring and retrenchments

Middle East

Waze to start carpooling pilot project in Israel

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
25 minute(s) ago

Google-owned online mapping company launches developmental programme that allows commuters to pay fellow drivers small fee for ride to, from work

Europe

Greek party may turn to hangover as doomsday warning defied

6 hour(s) ago

Even as economists and European officials warn that the country will move closer to severing ties with the euro area, Greeks celebrate what they see as a better future

Europe

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum

An anti-austerity 'no' voter waves a flag with the name of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as he celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens, Greece, on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/MARKO DJURICA
15 hour(s) ago

Result leaves Greece in uncharted waters: risking financial and political isolation within the eurozone and a banking collapse if creditors refuse further aid

National

SA to have 11 fewer municipalities

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

SA will have fewer municipalities after Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan’s application

Middle East

Iran on brink of nuclear deal, but obstacles remain

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

After 13 years of rising tensions, the bargain resolving the standoff could put Iran on the road to normalised relations with the outside world

Markets

Stocks, euro staggered by Greece

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Japan’s Nikkei sheds 2.4%, while US equity futures drop 1.3% after a Greek vote against austerity measures endangers its future in the eurozone

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Another leap in mining output expected

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Brics summit also worth watching as more details on the New Development Bank will be revealed, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Markets

More pain likely in resources sector

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
6 hour(s) ago

Worse to come for resources sector which has ‘not factored in a sharp reduction of Chinese growth’

Financial Services

Capitec stock far outpaces peers with 40% rise

Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

Success of affordable and simplified model rockets Capitec to best-performing counter on the JSE’s banking index so far this year

The sixth Brics summit, was held in Brasilia, Brazil, last year. Russia, which hosts the bloc’s seventh summit in Ufa this week, will be looking to use it to project itself as a major power. Picture: REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO

SA needs a concrete Brics strategy

Brics summit this week has ambitious agenda, write Peter Draper and Mzukisi Qobo

Opinion & Analysis

Early action key to improving maths

Grade 11 maths teacher Mbiraga Munyuki teaches pupils at Manyangana High School in Mpumalanga. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Research shows that 80% of our Grade 9 pupils are achieving at a Grade 5 level in mathematics, writes Nic Spaull

Land & Agriculture

Lags in land claims frustrate forestry firms

THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Forestry companies are locked in a waiting game with the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights to settle land claims holding up business, writes Mark Allix

Telecoms & Technology

Naspers pulls India into its online web

Tencent mascots are displayed at a registration counter during the company’s annual general meeting in Hong Kong last May. Naspers, which is invested in the Chinese internet giant, is focusing on India as a way of diversifying its portfolio and reducing its reliance on Tencent. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Naspers sees India as its next Tencent, and is spending aggressively on its online classified business there to fend off tight competition from Mumbai-based online classifieds business Quikr, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Telecoms & Technology

Navigating the tricky ethical terrain of big data

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

The debate becomes about trust and control rather than should we or shouldn’t we hand over our data, writes Kate Ferreira

Transport & Tourism

Volunteer tourism — when doing good could be bad

Dutch volunteers Thijs Hermans (back left), Sasanne van Deursen (back right) and Jaqueline de Ruiter (front right) play with children at the iKhayalethemba centre in Walmer Township in the Eastern Cape. Picture: THE HERALD
6 hour(s) ago

Voluntourism, which allows socially conscious holiday-makers to pay thousands of dollars to work in poor communities across the world, has become a boom sector, writes Gabriel Popham

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis loses his bat as he plays a shot during yesterday’s T20 match against Bangladesh. Picture: AFP/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Proteas demolish Bangladesh in first T20 international in Dakha

Faf leads from the front as rampant Proteas demolish resurgent Bangladesh Tigers with ruthless efficiency

Europe

Formula One owners not selling

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during a practice session ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix. Picture: EPA/GEOFF CADDICK
6 hour(s) ago

Executive douses talk RSE Ventures and Qatar to buy CVC’s stake in a potential $7bn-$8bn deal

Other Sport

Serena survives to meet sister and stay on course for ‘Slam’

Serena Williams. Picture:  Picture: EPA / TONY MCDONOUGH
6 hour(s) ago

In the men’s singles there will be no family rivalry but rather some fierce confrontations: Novak Djokovic , Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray are still on course

Other Sport

Bruintjies sprints to South African 100m record

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Tuks athlete Henrico Bruintjies broke the South African 100m record, clocking 9.97sec at a meeting in Switzerland

Soccer

Bafana Bafana's Masango and Letlabika finally find the target

Bafana Bafana midfielder Gift Motupa, centre, runs at Vincent Jean Emmanuel of Mauritius. Picture: AFP PHOTO/NICOLAS LARCHE
6 hour(s) ago

Bafana Bafana combination edged Mauritius 2-0 in a second-leg African Nations Championship qualifier

Other Sport

Power King rules, Silvano produces notable Vodacom Durban July treble

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Controversy dogs Vodacom Durban July for second year — this time a repeat ‘barging match’ between outsiders Power King and Punta Arenas

Other Sport

Hamilton’s perfect pit stop seals the deal

Lewis Hamilton of Britain and Mercedes celebrates after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday. Picture: MARK THOMPSON/GETTY IMAGES
6 hour(s) ago

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton extends lead with impressive British win at Silverstone

Opinion

Highlanders give Boks a hint on how to beat All Blacks

Super Rugby winners effective in slowing down the ruck ball, using line kicking as an attacking weapon, as well as a rush defence to harass the Canes attack

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