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Amcu lukewarm over new offer by platinum miners

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara and Impala CEO Terence Goodlace brief media on the stalled platinum sector wage talks on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Producers moot R12,500 within five years but union in no rush to respond

Motoring

Toyota to introduce affordable, SA-made sedan

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2 hour(s) ago

Toyota’s creation of a new budget car category will challenge importers of popular Korean vehicles

National

Warning that bill will harm, not help, security

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2 hour(s) ago

Institute for Security Studies says limitation on foreign ownership in private security industry will be greater threat to national security than the industry itself

Property

Trophy home sales go through the roof on stock shortages

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2 hour(s) ago

Trophy homes are back in vogue with estate agents reporting strong increase in property sales in wealthy suburbs where price tags typically exceed R10m

Politics

National election ballot paper to have 29 parties on it

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13 hour(s) ago

There is a record high number of parties participating in the national poll including the ANC, the DA and Agang SA

Land & Agriculture

DA rejects ANC claims of farm workers’ subjugation

ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

DA Western Cape leader Ivan Meyer dismisses ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman’s allegation of apartheid still reigning in the province and says party has done more for farm workers than the ANC

Europe

US backs Ukraine, warns Russia with Biden visit

US Vice-President Joe Biden. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

US delivers a $50m aid package of which a part of is earmarked to support the ‘integrity’ of the May 25 election

Transport & Tourism

E-toll debacle fails to slow demand for Sanral bond

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1 day(s) ago

Sanral re-enters bond market after a two-and-a-half-year absence, with highly successful R500m bond auction that was close to twice over-subscribed

INITIATIVES: A three-year study says many small-scale farmers are combining farming with other activities and trade more in informal markets.  Picture: SOWETAN

State continues to botch policy of restitution

If the government wants to promote viable black farmers the private sector stands ready and willing to help, writes Anthony Evans

Columnists

Steven Friedman

We can use what information we have and some common sense to get an idea of how the elections are likely to turn out, writes Steven Friedman

Election predictions do not stand up to scrutiny

Columnists

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Amcu leaders seem not to notice the adverse effects of its ascendancy, writes Allister Sparks

Political wake-up call cannot be tainted by emotionalism

National

Warhorses rolled out for Nkandla probe

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal in November 2013. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Now that all the parties participating in the committee have announced their names, it is scheduled to get down to business

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: Landmark ruling on social grants may open firms to scrutiny

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1 day(s) ago

Judgment did not specify what would be done with any profit earned by the company — a big question left hanging

National

Cape Town’s economy tops SA for inclusivity

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1 day(s) ago

The economy of the City of Cape Town is more inclusive than the national economy, according to a report

Media

EFF lodges complaint with Icasa over banned advert

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

Leader Julius Malema says the SABC’s decision to ban advert calling for the removal of e-tolls was ‘a clear violation of freedom of expression’

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay’s loyalty mobile app ‘a hit with customers’

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1 day(s) ago

Supermarket chain says that 115,000 customers have to date downloaded its Smart Shopper loyalty app

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EDITORIAL: Taxpayers should laud Sassa ruling

At last, the Constitutional Court has declared the
social grants tender invalid and has ordered Sassa to start again

National

General is first in line as Nkandla fallout begins

Vejay Ramlakan. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

South African National Defence Force sets up board of inquiry to probe spending on project

Europe

Exit plan unresolved as Portugal’s last bail-out review kicks off

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16 hour(s) ago

The country’s international lenders have started their last evaluation of its performance under its bail-out, with further reforms on the agenda

Asia-Pacific

Japan has not narrowed trade differences with US, negotiator says

US President Barack Obama speaks about the National Security Agency from the Justice Department in Washington on Friday. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Japanese officials say there is still a significant way to go before reaching broad agreement on trade with US, a day before President Barack Obama visits for summit

Retail & Consumer

Weak sales growth likely in Clicks’ interims

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23 hour(s) ago

Curbing of credit and a moderation in income growth are worsening downtrend in consumer activity

Asia-Pacific

Trade deficit blow for Japan as exports slow

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1 day(s) ago

Exports growth in world’s third-biggest economy slows to weakest in a year, suggesting rapid loss of economic momentum that may prompt early action by policy makers

Soccer

Moyes departs Man United after less than a season

Manchester United's manager David Moyes. Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

David Moyes’s disastrous reign at Old Trafford comes to abrupt end when United announces he is leaving club following disappointing 10-month spell as manager

Politics

FF+ to target DA’s Afrikaner voting base

Deputy Agriculture Minister Pieter Mulder. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder says the DA will lose white Afrikaners’ support in May 7 elections, and that his party is better positioned to serve them

National

Bank veteran to head state pension fund

Renosi Mokate. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Government Employees Pension Fund elects former deputy governor of Reserve Bank Renosi Mokate chairman of new board

Asia-Pacific

Nepal government meets sherpas’ demands after deadly avalanche

A family member a Sherpa climber, centre, is comforted by her relatives during a funeral rally of Nepali Sherpa climbers in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

The government says the minimum insurance cover for sherpas on Everest will be raised by 50% to about $15,000 and it will establish a relief fund for the welfare of bereaved families

Americas

Netflix price hikes seen boosting global expansion

Netflix DVD return mailers in a mail box in Encinitas, California. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Planned price hikes will allow company to up spending on original content and attract more customers globally, say analysts

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Cartoons

The Lexus ES 300 Hybrid.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Lexus offers necessary balance

In our attempt to redress past injustices, we have to look at our history holistically and honestly, writes Alexander Parker

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNOLOGY: Tech giants pose threat to fund houses

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3 hour(s) ago

Some asset managers agree that the technology sector may succeed where they have failed if the likes of Google put their minds to asset management, writes Madison Marriage

Opinion

‘Kill switch’ will save cellphones

A ‘kill switch’ for phones designed to protect personal information will become standard as of 2015

Opinion

JAZZ: Reza Khota’s Transmutation

Guitarist Reza Khota’s story is summed up in the title of his debut release

Jaco Taute is seen during a training session in Cape Town. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE

Clash of the wooden spooners

Cheetahs are the only team in Super Rugby doing worse than Stormers

Soccer

‘Unluckiest man’ Modise a strong contender for top PSL award

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1 hour(s) ago

At the rate Teko Modise is going, he could make his own luck and win both the league and the player of the season award

 
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The Third Umpire

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli. The agency approached the bond market last week for the first time since it launched the e-tolling system, and managed to raise R500m in an auction that was almost twice oversubscribed.

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Newly elected Government Employees Pension Fund chairwoman Renosi Mokate, for being brave enough to take on the job of leading the troubled organisation, which seems to limp from one crisis to the next.

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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, whose persistent claim that Cape Town and the province she leads are better governed than the rest of the country have now been backed up by conclusive independent research.

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