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Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

State set for tighter control of Eskom

2 hour(s) ago

New CEO Tshediso Matona cites failure to account and will have to ensure utility complies with proposed bill that Department of Public Enterprises is working on

Financial Services

S&P will not follow Moody’s downgrade of big four banks

Standard & Poor's in New York. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Ratings agency says Reserve Bank rescue ‘in line with global best practice and principles on how to resolve problems with banks in crisis’

Economy

Inflation moderates for first time this year

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Higher interest rates weigh on overindebted consumers but are good news for investors as they mean higher rates of return

Europe

Airlines go on Iceland volcano watch

A file photo shows the Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull as it continued to erupt in 2010. Picture: EPA
1 hour(s) ago

Airlines on alert as one of Iceland’s biggest volcanoes rumbles to life, threatening ash clouds that could force flight cancellations across North Atlantic

Labour

NUM critical of Amcu interest in investment

Julius Malema. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

NUM member Peter Bailey say unions organising in the mining sector should not invest in the same sector

Land & Agriculture

Zuma’s land claim remarks ‘misleading’

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
1 hour(s) ago

President accused of creating false hope by promising that the reopened land claims process will allow people to lodge claims on land that was lost before the 1913 Native Land Act

Middle East

US military failed in rescue attempt for Foley

A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be US journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Picture: REUTERS
37 minute(s) ago

US official says the military carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other hostages held in Syria in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives

Media

Protector and minister to try solve SABC’s Motsoeneng problem

Department of Communication Minister, Faith Muthambi addressing post cabinet media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
11 hour(s) ago

Public protector and minister agree to work together to solve irregular appointment of SABC’s chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Zuma sticking with signature strategy: stall and obfuscate

What does the President Jacob Zuma’s response to the Nkandla findings really mean, asks Mcebisi Ndletyana

Columnists

Negative results, assessed honestly, are a supreme catalyst to progress and ultimately, success, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Eskom needs to confront its failures to facilitate its success

Columnists

Because SA’s market is so concentrated, investing in a tracker fund means you are in effect taking some active bets, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Investing on autopilot: pros and cons

Retail & Consumer

Massmart leads fall in retail shares as consumers battle

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Massmart’s trading warning is the retail sector’s second blow following Shoprite’s full-year earnings miss earlier this week

Politics

‘Glamorous’ politicians ‘no longer following a vocation’

President Jacob Zuma greets supporters of the African National Congress during their final election rally at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, May 4, 2014. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

A Human Sciences Research Council State of the Nation report shows that politics in SA is no longer a commitment to serving the people

Politics

Mabe can still run for ANCYL president, says convenor

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Pule Mabe is facing charges of corruption and fraud, following allegations that funds were directed from the SA Social Security Agency to companies he owns

Europe

Glencore keeps promise to return cash to shareholders

Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Commodities group announces share buyback programme of up to $1bn as it report forecast-beating first-half profit

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Perceived weakness of CPI is also its strength

Index is derived from the collective information of tens of thousands of transactions and tracks the inflation experience of the country as a whole, writes Patrick Kelly

Companies

STOCKWATCH: Pinnacle Holdings share price bounces back

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
14 hour(s) ago

After losing 65% of value in past six months, information and communication technology group’s stock climbs 21.4% in late afternoon after release of update

Mining

Implats stops all mining at Bimha Mine

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Impala Platinum says all mining activity has ceased with immediate effect at Zimbabwe mine to ensure safety of employees

Americas

Argentina says proposed debt swap aims to protect investors

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Argentina’s plan for making payments on sovereign bonds via local bank aims to protect vast majority of creditors who participated in two debt restructurings

National

Charges dropped against Marikana miners

Striking miners at Marikana, near Rustenburg. Picture: MOELETSI MABE
16 hour(s) ago

The case against 270 mine workers who were charged with the murder of 34 of their colleagues has been withdrawn in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court

Telecoms & Technology

Vodacom to spend R1bn on upgrading Gauteng network

Vodacom branding on the Ponte Building in Hilbrow, Johannesburg, in 2011. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/FELIX DLANGAMANDLA
1 day(s) ago

Vodacom says it will invest R1bn in upgrading its network and adding new base stations in Gauteng

Politics

ANC’s resolution ‘will constrain probe of Zuma’

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

DA argues that the mandate of the ad hoc committee is limited to the president’s Nkandla report and will be a constraint on the work of the committee

African News

Kenya suspends ‘reciprocal’ visa requirements for South African visitors

Tourists arrive at Moi International Airport in Kenya's coastal town of Mombasa. Picture: REUTERS
44 minute(s) ago

Kenya has put a hold on its stricter immigration controls, which were to be implemented after South Africa’s changed requirements for visitors

Industrials

Manufacturers want more than ‘talk shops’ on transformation

Picture: THINKSTOCK
43 minute(s) ago

Social dialogue must be ‘replaced with something entirely different’ as it only reinforces positions adopted by government

Politics

Potential ‘lost for social-democratic capitalism in SA’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Most unlikely that the National Development Plan will succeed in achieving a social accord, leading economist warns

Education

PwC training leads to improved matric results

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

Firm trains principals and facilitators in management skills and the programme has been implemented in about 25% of KwaZulu-Natal’s schools

Europe

France urges Israel, Palestinians to talk after ceasefire ends

French President Francois Hollande answers a question during a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

French President Francois Hollande calls on Israel and Palestinians to resume truce talks after Gaza ceasefire collapses

African Business

Africa nations sell debt for Ebola fight

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

Ebola outbreak strains finances of affected governments, with Sierra Leone using Treasury bills to fund fight against virus as mining companies halt operations

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Cartoons

A still from Die Spook van Uniondale, film producer Dumi Gumbi’s latest product.  Picture: SUPPLIED

Bottom lines make showbiz

Film production needs business acumen as well as creativity, writes Matthew Partridge

Motoring

INTERVIEW: Dragon with a passion

Caan views his Rolls-Royce Phantom as the “black-tie” of cars.  Picture: SUPPLIED
1 hour(s) ago

Mark Smyth spoke to entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star James Caan about his relationship with his cars

Motoring

AUCTIONS: Hammer falls on classic art

Bonhams auction house sold a legendary Ferrari 250GTO for $38.12m.  Pictures: FERRARI, RM AUCTIONS
1 hour(s) ago

The Pebble Beach auctions again saw some incredible vehicles and some incredible prices

Arts & Entertainment

Appropriate venue for depictions of Marikana’s tragic cast

MOURNING: The face of a Marikana miner’s widow, from Khehla Chepape Makgato’s exhibition, Voices from the Koppie, at the Johannesburg Public Library. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 hour(s) ago

Surrealism and stark reality converge in Khehla Chepape Makgato’s Voices from the Koppie exhibition, writes Chris Thurman

Arts & Entertainment

In character and in a state of perpetual performance

Senzeni Marasela. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 hour(s) ago

Visual artist Senzeni Marasela is quite vocal on women’s contribution to society and their space within the cut-throat art business, writes Edward Tsumele

RARING TO GO: Bryan Habana tackles a teammate during the Springboks’ training session at San Isidro rugby club in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Tuesday. The Boks beat Argentina 13-6 in Pretoria last Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DANIEL JAYO

Springboks ‘must destroy Pumas’

Heyneke Meyer signals his intent with changes to team for Test against Argentina

Opinion

Von Zeuner has passion and drive to turn Saru around

Louis von Zeuner. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Look out for a subtle but seismic improvement in the quality of South African rugby administration over the next year or two




 
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The Third Umpire

John Capel, executive director of the Bench Marks Foundation, a constant thorn in the mining companies’ sides. If the state can’t or won’t safeguard the interests of mining communities, civil society has to step in.

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