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Labour

Employers at odds over strike settlement

Irvin Jim. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

End to month-long strike welcomed amid fears that the full picture of its negative effect on economy is still to emerge

Transport & Tourism

Sanral tries to keep Cape toll details secret

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

SA National Roads Agency will ask court to grant secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of proposed tolling of N1 and N2 highways confidential

Economy

SA to push for 15-year Agoa term

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Africa Growth and Opportunity Act has generated ‘enormous goodwill’ between African countries and the US, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

Mining

Exxaro buy lifts its coal export capacity

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Exxaro has doubled its ability to export coal through the privately owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal through its $472m acquisition of Total Coal SA

Middle East

NEWS ANALYSIS: Pressure to extend Gaza truce past Eid

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply, with the US and UN calling for a durable ceasefire

Politics

New code will ban MPs from deals with state

ANC chief whip Stone Zisani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
28 minute(s) ago

News of the new code follows reports detailing extensive business interests of President Jacob Zuma and his family, as well as those of a number of Cabinet ministers

Europe

Kiev battles for funds as war hits revenue

LOYALTY: A woman poses with a Ukrainian, left, and a Russian passport outside a government, where she received a Russian passport, in the Crimean city of Simferopol last Monday. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Russia’s aggression takes its toll, write Lina Kushch, Elizabeth Piper and Natalia Zinets

Labour

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
53 minute(s) ago

Company has been locked in negotiations with CWU in a bid to resolve impasse, while strike could disrupt the signal services Sentech provides

Picture: THINKSTOCK

All CEOs not created equal — nor are they equally valuable

CEO remuneration needs to be curtailed for the majority of undeserving business leaders who ride on the broad shoulders of blue-collar workers and middle management, writes Simon Mantell

Columnists

Tony Leon promo

The phrase ‘the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence’ is a handy guide for present events contending for attention, writes Tony Leon

Absence of evidence does not prove innocence

Columnists

Nomalanga Mkhize

Criticism of inequality in the arts sector should not consist of simplistic pity narratives, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

More to arts and money debate than a pity party

Politics

Nkandla ‘to test Parliament’

Pierre de Vos. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Re-establishing the ad hoc committee on Nkandla will test Parliament’s credibility in how it carries its constitutional mandate to hold the executive arm of government accountable

Financial Services

Executives want more global guidance on tax planning

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
1 hour(s) ago

Survey shows participants favour greater co-operation by tax authorities to eradicate base erosion and profit shifting, writes Amanda Visser

African News

US relief workers contract ebola

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
3 hour(s) ago

Two us citizens are being treated for ebola in Liberia and the country shut some border crossings as the worst outbreak of the disease on record spread to Nigeria

Cricket

Philander and Tahir make a Test to remember

South Africa's captain Hashim Amla (bottom C), Morne Morkel (L), Dale Steyn (bottom R) and AB de Villiers (top R) pose with teammates and the trophy after winning  the Test cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE
55 minute(s) ago

Proteas heroes keep the Sri Lankans at bay to win the series and reclaim the top ranking in the world

Health

If you want to fight germs, make a fist

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers have found

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

EDITORIAL: SABC staff need protecting

We have to express a grave concern for the narrowing space in which journalists at the SABC have to work

Politics

Former MEC to face ANC panel over fraud claims

Brian Hlongwa. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG/SOWETAN
33 minute(s) ago

ANC Gauteng chief whip Brian Hlongwa will explain to its integrity committee his alleged involvement in a R1.4bn tender fraud

African News

Mozambique turns to coal exports despite competition

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Mozambique is still counting on raising coal exports to expand its infrastructure and drive economic growth, despite depressed global prices

African News

Kabila sacks state mining firm’s CEO

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
3 hour(s) ago

DRC President Joseph Kabila has fired the CEO of Gecamines, the country’s state-owned of mining company

Americas

Ceasefire considered ‘a test Kerry could not possibly pass’

TALKS: US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari  (not pictured) in Baghdad on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

It took US Secretary of State John Kerry five days in the Middle East to negotiate a 12-hour pause in the bloody fighting between Hamas and Israel

World

Iron-ore miners in ‘sweet spot’

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Big groups boost their dominance as prices fall, writes Clyde Russell

Europe

Lloyds agrees to pay fines for Libor rigging

Picture: CHRIS RATCLIFFE
3 hour(s) ago

The punishment is the latest twist in the long-running London interbank offered rate scandal that has badly tarnished the reputation of London as a financial centre

African News

Black boxes from Mali aircraft crash arrive in France

Algerian Transport Minister Amar Ghoul, centre, speaks at a news conference regarding Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Bamako on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

France comes a step closer to finding out why an Air Algerie aircraft crashed into Mali desert last week as black boxes arrive in Paris

Education

Colleges probed over ‘irregularities’

Blade Nzimande. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
35 minute(s) ago

Department to spend as much as R10m probing four technical and vocational education and training colleges over procurement irregularities and nepotism

National

Validity of Congo coup trial is questioned

LEFT BEHIND: A DRC rebel fighter collects bullets from the floor at a military barracks abandoned earlier this week by fleeing government soldiers after rebels captured the town of Goma. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Trial of men accused of plotting to overthrow DRC president postponed because the lawyer representing 14 of the accused is challenging the constitutionality of the charges

Americas

Time Warner targets HBO at new audience

A NEW OFFER: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch arrives for an Allen and Company 32nd Annual Media and Technology Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho, US. Mr Murdoch, who is Fox chairman and CEO,  valued the network at $20bn in his bid for Time Warner, people familiar with the matter have said. Picture: EPA
3 hour(s) ago

Company is looking to accelerate growth at HBO by expanding access to broadband customers who do not subscribe to a traditional cable-TV package

Asia-Pacific

Lots of coal in India, but none to burn

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Coal accounts for nearly 60% of India’s electricity, and the country’s biggest utility has warned that supplies at many plants are severely depleted

Americas

Pfizer ‘needs new drugs to lift sales’

The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

The drug maker’s laboratories have not come up with any big-selling new medicines for a decade

Economy

Rise in liquidations shows businesses struggling to repay debt

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA data show number of liquidations rose by 3.1% to 199 in June 2014 compared with same period in 2013

African News

Air intervention may be only way to fight fire at Libyan airport

Black smoke billows from a fuel storage depot, near the airport in Tripoli, Libya on Monday, after it was hit by a rocket fire. Photo: EPA/SABRI ELMHEDWI
20 hour(s) ago

Fire-fighting planes expected to help to douse huge blaze sparked by clashes near Tripoli’s airport, foreigners are urged to leave increasingly lawless country

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Cartoons

TRANSFORM: Marjorie Naidoo, of the Cape Craft Design Institute, wants packaging that does not generate waste. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Enduring legacy of design year

Cape Town is World Design Capital for 2014, but many benefits will last much longer, writes Penny Haw

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: Rosanne Cash

1 day(s) ago

Her album is an intensely personal reflection on a relationship with the American South that couldn’t help being affected by the part her father, Johnny Cash, writes Richard Haslop

Opinion

Try McDonald’s to see how locals in grass skirts really live

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The ideal in travelling is to arrive fully informed yet with no preconceptions, writes Simon Kuper

South Africa's captain Hashim Amla (bottom C), Morne Morkel (L), Dale Steyn (bottom R) and AB de Villiers (top R) pose with teammates and the trophy after winning  the Test cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

Philander and Tahir make a Test to remember

Proteas heroes keep the Sri Lankans at bay to win the series and reclaim the top ranking in the world

Opinion

Proteas rely on guts and Amla-led enjoyment to reclaim top spot

Vernon Philander. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

With all hope of victory long gone, SA’s dramatic fight for survival was better value for viewing time than many of their triumphs

 
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