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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
9 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

Transport & Tourism

Casino giants dump Cape reshuffle deal

Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock.   Picture: TSOGO SUN
55 minute(s) ago

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


IDC takes proactive stance on funding

42 minute(s) ago

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


More pain likely in resources sector

34 minute(s) ago

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


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
21 minute(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

Transport & Tourism

Tourism BEE plan will kill jobs, critics say

DELEGATION:  Rob Davies is leading a team of officials who will meet US  senators, congressmen, analysts and businessmen. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
29 minute(s) ago

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says thresholds will contribute towards transformation, but the DA hit back saying government is not helping those on the fringes of the economy


China holds man over ‘stocks suicide’ post

A stock investor checks prices in a brokerage house in Shanghai on Monday. China's market continued falling despite money-easing policies announced at the weekend. Picture: EPA
15 hour(s) ago

Chinese authorities arrest man arrested for allegedly spreading rumour online that a person jumped to their death due to China’s precarious stock markets

Picture: THE TIMES

SACP has no principled bite while it plays lapdog to ANC

Political expediency took precedence over matters of principle that spoke to the heart of a communist party, writes Ebrahim Harvey


Gareth van Onselen asks, if the ANC government cannot deliver reliable electricity, why would it have an efficient, modern communications machine?

Why the ANC is media illiterate


Dianna Games promo

President Muhammadu Buhari needs to deliver some quick wins before he loses the goodwill he earned to get Nigeria’s top job, writes Dianna Games

Nigeria on autopilot as Buhari stalls on cabinet


SA to have 11 fewer municipalities

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
38 minute(s) ago

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


ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Another leap in mining output expected

21 minute(s) ago

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

Financial Services

Capitec stock far outpaces peers with 40% rise

33 minute(s) ago

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

Middle East

Iran on brink of nuclear deal, but obstacles remain

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Picture: REUTERS
35 minute(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

A ballot box is emptied by a voting official at the closing of polling stations in Athens, Greece, on Sunday. Picture:  REUTERS/MARKO DJUNICA

EDITORIAL: Not yet curtains on Greek drama

Athens and creditors still far from a resolution and markets need to prepare for the uncertainty and turbulence that could follow

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
26 minute(s) ago

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


Formula One owners not selling

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

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

Middle East

Heavy US-led raids on IS Syria stronghold kill dozens, including civilians

A man inspects damage from what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Tafas town in Daraa, Syria, last week.  Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Thirty people, including six civilians, slain in some of US-led coalition’s heaviest air strikes yet


Hamburg’s historic port warehouses win UN world heritage nod

A panoramic view of the Speicherstadt warehouse complex in Hamburg, Germany.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

UN cultural agency designates the ‘Speicherstadt’, the world’s largest historic warehouse complex, as a World Heritage site


Blatter says he will limit travel until ‘everything is cleared up’

16 hour(s) ago

Head of Fifa, which is mired in corruption allegations, tells newspaper Sunday that he won’t take travel risks until the situation is ‘cleared up’

African News

Leaders to meet over Burundian crisis

Burundi election line. Picture: AFP / PHIL MOORE
2 day(s) ago

Leaders are to meet on Monday in latest bid to resolve political crisis in Burundi, after controversial elections are internationally condemned for not being free and fair


China on edge of precipice in vital week

Picture: REUTERS
23 minute(s) ago

China’s stock markets may be facing a make-or-break week after officials roll out unprecedented series of steps to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that could threaten world’s second-largest econom

Transport & Tourism

Imported locomotives ‘unsuitable for SA’s railway lines’

14 hour(s) ago

Opposition parties slate government for ‘reckless’ use of taxpayers’ funds to purchase locomotives they say are unsuitable for local railway lines

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa sets broadband quota for Neotel

24 minute(s) ago

Regulator recognises broadband access remains a challenge that needs to be addressed swiftly


PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plant

23 minute(s) ago

Infrastructure spending boosts building activity, writes Mark Allix


Consumer rights watchdog clears up confusion over licence disc renewals

18 hour(s) ago

Justice Project SA says it has become aware of cases of vehicle licence disc renewals being refused and of ‘outrageous explanations’ as to why this is happening

Other Sport

Lewis Hamilton extends lead with impressive British win

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his British Grand Prix win on the podium on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Reigning world champion wins second successive British Grand Prix to extend his lead in the championship standings over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg


Du Plessis leads South Africa to 148-4 against Bangladesh in first T20

GOING HIGH: South Africa's Faf du Plessis plays a shot during the Twenty20 international cricket match against New Zealand in Durban on Friday. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Faf du Plessis scores only half century as South Africa labour to score 148-4 in first Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in Dhaka


Salga, municipal unions to hear wage proposal next week

South African Municipal Workers Union general secretary Walter Theledi (left) and South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union president Louise Thipe at a press conference in Centurion on Wednesday on Cosatu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Parties agree to extend the conciliation period to allow canvassing on any nonbinding proposal as two days of conciliation talks conclude


Musical about Marikana shines the spotlight on sociopolitical theatre

Although writer-director Aubrey Sekhabi avoids commenting on political aspects of killings and their aftermath, he says he hopes musical will contribute to a healing process


LIQUID INVESTMENTS: What separates cheap plonk from a wallet-whacking trophy wine?

Like all high-end purchases, deluxe wine occupies its place on the pricing spectrum as a result of an implicit contract and a social conspiracy


Five things to look for when you’re hiring for innovation

2 day(s) ago

With digital firms bringing new business models to most industries, traditional companies are under pressure to step up innovation, writes Nevo Hadas

Gadgets & Gear

Casio bets on a watch that tries to be smart

A Moto 360 smartwatch is seen in this Motorola Mobility handout image. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Watchmaker hopes its expertise will help it outmanoeuvre technological wizardry of Apple Watch with smartwatch that is comfortable, durable

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Satirists centre stage at festival

2 day(s) ago

This year’s National Arts Festival has chosen the art (and artfulness) of satire as this year’s featured ‘artist’ in response to the roiling sociopolitical climate

Arts & Entertainment

Turbine fair cranks up art exposure

2 day(s) ago

Lack of pretension, community-centred objectives and the professionalism are the hallmarks of this exceptional exhibition-art fair, writes Sue Blaine

JP Duminy says the Proteas have new goals as a team and as individuals ahead of the series in Bangladesh. The series starts with a T20 international in Dhaka on Sunday. Picture: DUIF DU TOIT/GALLO IMAGES

SA’s quest for T20 glory starts in Fatullah

Getting all in order for the World T20 matters more than winning

Other Sport

Hamilton’s heart is on home track

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wants to lift the trophy at Silverstone this weekend when he races in front of a home crowd with only a 10 point lead over Nico Rosberg. Picture: REUTERS /OLIVIA HARRIS
2 day(s) ago

World champion Lewis Hamilton bids to beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the British Grand Prix this weekend

Other Sport

Murray keeps his serve while Federer shows his nerve

Andy Murray of Britain is all concentration on his way to victory over France’s Jeremy Chardy during their second round match at the Rome Open on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Defending women’s champion Petra Kvitova beat Japan’s Kurumi Nara 6-2 6-0 in just under an hour


Balanced Bok side can win cup, says Schalk Burger

Veteran player Schalk Burger during the Springbok training camp at St Peter’s College in Johannesburg on Monday. Picture: DUIF DU TOIT/GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

World Cup veteran Schalk Burger believes a mix of old heads and some of the young talent could see the Boks go all the way

Other Sport

Delpech and Marcus target Durban July record

2 day(s) ago

Jockeys Anthony Delpech and Anton Marcus want to beat record four wins at SA’s most famous race

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