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Eskom moves to stage 2 of load-shedding

2 hour(s) ago

Eskom moves into stage 2 load-shedding — implying more severe power cuts until later tonight, the utility says


SIU head Vas Soni resigns

1 hour(s) ago

Special Investigating Unit head advocate Vas Soni confirms his resignation, citing personal reasons for the move

Trade & Industry

Transnet Ports announces R9.65bn in infrastructure projects at Saldanha

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone. Picture: HOME FRONT
3 hour(s) ago

Transnet National Ports Authority announces R9.65bn in infrastructure projects at Saldanha Bay, which will enhance ability to service offshore oil and gas industry


SA mining shares slump following uncertainty after Greek elections

Mining. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Mining stocks plunge on the JSE after landslide victory by the Greek leftist party throws country’s international bailout plan into question


Unpaid debt down in 2014 as business liquidations fall

2 hour(s) ago

Number of liquidated companies fell 13.1% year on year in 2014, with largest decrease seen in wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation, data show


DA urges Makhura to ‘instil confidence’ by firing Hlongwa

Brian Hlongwa. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG/SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Recent court documents regarding tender for modernisation of information systems raises further questions about Brian Hlongwa, says DA


PPC hit by weak trading environment

3 hour(s) ago

Cement company expects earnings for first half of 2015 to decline due to weak trading environment, one-off tax credit last financial year and increased finance costs

Financial Services

New standards increase risk for auditors

6 hour(s) ago

EY says quality and transparency will improve but auditors face greater exposure

African News

Congo adopts new electoral law after protests

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila. Picture: REUTERS
44 minute(s) ago

Foreign envoy questions President Joseph Kabila’s motives as others warn that it is too early to celebrate


EU open to Greek debt extension but not forgiveness

Europe shows willingness to give Athens more time to pay back debts, but little sign that it will yield to new Greek government’s demands of debt forgiveness


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There is nothing more important than raising the level, breadth and accessibility of education, writes Mark Barnes

Break vicious circle of schooling


Every region in Africa faces a significant challenge in the year ahead, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Africa looks set for an eventful year


IMF set for lively debate on adding yuan to SDR basket

REFORMS: An employee counts Chinese 100 yuan notes at a branch of Bank of Communications in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Picture: REUTERS
48 minute(s) ago

China pushing for greater recognition of yuan and inclusion of currency in the International Monetary Fund’s in-house currency basket


Greek leftists unite with right against bailout

Alexis Tsipras, right, head of the Syriza party, shakes hands with Greek President Karolos Papoulias during his swearing-in ceremony as Greece's first leftist prime minister, in Athens on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
59 minute(s) ago

Left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras agrees to team up with right-wing party to form new anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders


US sees role for India in battle against Islamic State

US President Barack Obama laughs as he talks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a home reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi, India, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
27 minute(s) ago

India could play role in battling Islamic State, White House says, underlining confidence India is increasingly prepared to engage on global security issues


Khethabahle to replace Moonsamy, says EFF

Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters member Vuyokazi Khethabahle will replace Magdalene Moonsamy in Parliament as MP, secretary-general announces


Spaza shop torched in Alexandra

Hundreds of foreign residents of Alexandra settle down for the night at Alexandra Police Station. They had to sleep in the open air. Xenophobic violence in Alexandra Township. Picture: JAMES OATWAY
6 hour(s) ago

A spaza shop is torched in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg in early hours of Monday morning, Gauteng police report

Picture: REUTERS

Inroads made by Apple pay propel ‘mobile wallet’ idea

Apple’s payments service is making progress toward a goal that has eluded other mobile wallets: persuading people to use it

African News

Ugandan rebel commander faces war crimes judges

Dominic Ongwen, a commander of the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army, waits for the start of court procedures as he makes his first appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
14 minute(s) ago

US had offered $5m reward for capture of Lord’s Resistance Army Maj Gen Dominic Ongwen and leader Joseph Kony

African News

Officials confirm Mubarak’s sons have been released from prison

Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a dock at the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, in this April 15 2013 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Egyptian court orders release of Alaa, Gamal Mubarak — sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak — pending retrial in corruption case


Chinese court hears ‘first gay workplace discrimination suit’

6 hour(s) ago

Case in which plaintiff was fired after he was revealed as gay in viral online video likely to have repercussions in country that decriminalised homosexuality only in 1997


Team SA reassures delegates at Davos

President Jacob Zuma attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) plenary session on BRICS on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
12 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the Davos team was realistic in presenting SA's challenges

Trade & Industry

Beitbridge delays hugely costly but are
‘easily solved’

IN THE QUEUE: Lenghty delays are often experienced at Beitbridge border post. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Delays experienced by trucks carrying goods to and from key African trading partners push up transport costs and the prices

Telecoms & Technology

Cell C allots R2.4bn for 4G expansion

Jose dos Santos. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
11 hour(s) ago

Cell C’s clients in many areas, especially in Gauteng, complain about the network’s poor quality


Eyeing May re-election, UK’s Cameron says voters ‘deserve’ tax cuts

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at a community centre in Bursledon, southern England, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

British prime minister says voters deserve to be rewarded with tax cuts ‘after years of sacrifice,’ pledging to reduce taxes if he wins election

Middle East

New Saudi leaders aim to diversify economy

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Picture: AFP
4 hour(s) ago

New monarch, King Salman, is ‘strong supporter’ of promoting oil-dependent kingdom as ‘investment destination’


East Antarctica’s largest glacier melting

Adelie penguins walk on the ice at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica.   Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Researchers find that waters around 120km-long Totten Glacier are warmer than expected, probably melting ice from below

African Business

New Zambian president will retain mineral royalty tax

A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copper belt. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Zambia will maintain a new mineral royalty tax despite fears that it could lead to mine closures


Zuma gives reasons for sending bill back

11 hour(s) ago

President cites concern over SA’s international trade obligations, excessive discretion given to the mineral resources minister, and inadequate public hearings


Cida liquidators ‘have another agenda’

Students at the Cida City Campus  in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN
11 hour(s) ago

A fight over the future of the university is headed for court this week

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Ducati Panigale. Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK

VIDEO: Italian style with a serious sting in the tail

We take a look at the Ducati Panigale with Shaun Wray from Ducati Johannesburg, to see what a motorcycle requires to get you to work safely but also be competitive on the racetrack


Investments from the edge

Billionaire Marc Andreessen is passionate about technology — and it has paid off for him.  
File picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Marc Andreessen seems content living with risky ventures, writes Caroline Daniel


Three tips for dealing with someone who talks too much

53 minute(s) ago

Here are some ways to counteract overtalking — without getting fired or losing a big account

Media & Advertising

Here’s what you really need to know about marketing to millenials

5 hour(s) ago

A staid and stagnant marketing strategy, like a staid and stagnant website, will serve neither the demanding millennial customer, nor any brand, writes Nicholas Barrenblatt


Sundance film tackles white-on-black deaths in US

British director Marc Silver (C) in Park City, Utah with Ron Davis (L) and Lucy McBath (R) after the Sundance premiere of “3½ Minutes,” a film about the notorious November 2012 shooting death of the couple's 17-year-old son Jordan Davis. Picture: AFP
5 hour(s) ago

Documentary — Three and a Half Minutes — shows recent spate of white-on-black killings is only tip of iceberg all-too familiar to African American community

AB de Villiers of SA drops Andre Russell on 40 during the fourth one-dayer against West Indies at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. Picture: GALLO IMAGES / DUIF DU TOIT

West Indies beat Proteas by one wicket

West Indies win battle of fourth one-day international but SA’s David Miller wins war with maiden century


Mabizela saved, now by AmaZulu

Mbulelo Mabizela. Picture: VELI NHLAPO / SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

No matter how many times controversial defender Mbulelo Mabizela messes up, he always finds club to rescue him


Black Stars expect tough outing against SA

UNLUCKY: Asamoah Gyan returns to captain Ghana but says he is unwilling to take any penalties. Picture: JAMES OATWAY
9 hour(s) ago

Asamoah Gyan’s winning goal during Algeria match is timely reminder for Bafana Bafana to be alert right up to last minute of game

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for suggesting that SA’s oil and gas laws be separated from mining legislation to allow amendments to proceed. What a good idea — why didn’t we think of that?

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European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Say what you like about quantitative easing, it has worked for the US, and the eurozone is clearly sick and badly in need of some sort of strong medicine.

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