• Tuesday, September 16 2014
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba addresses a media briefing after delivering his budget speech on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Minister postpones selected travel regulations

5 hour(s) ago

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba puts some controversial immigration requirements on hold until June next year following representations from travel industry

Healthcare

Competition Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive behaviour in ARV product market

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38 minute(s) ago

Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive conduct from exclusive supply agreements between Aspen Pharmacare, Mylan Inc and its affiliates

African News

Lesotho to hold early election to end crisis

A worker hangs posters displaying newspaper headlines in Lesotho's capital Maseru on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says leaders plan to shorten mandate of coalition because government is not ‘fully functional’

Industrials

SA aerospace manufacturers ink three-way deal with Airbus

A Gripen fighter plane. Picture: AMBROSE PETERS
46 minute(s) ago

Agreement between Airbus, Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation aimed at increasing SA’s competitiveness in aerospace manufacturing industry

Americas

Obama to announce ramped-up efforts to beat Ebola

US President Barack Obama.  Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

US will increase response to crisis in West Africa with plans to build 17 treatment centres, train thousands of healthcare workers and establish control centre

African News

Mugabe backs Russia, says Western sanctions ‘illegal’

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (left) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

If sanctions are to apply they must be approved by the UN, says Zimbabwe’s veteran president Robert Mugabe

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: ANC likely to flex its muscles for Mbete

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
11 hour(s) ago

African National Congress likely to flex its muscles for Baleka Mbete, writes Wyndham Hartley

Economy

Fall in UIF claims is good news for job losses

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10 hour(s) ago

While the number of claimants fell, the value of claims increased

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

EDITORIAL: Open season on Thuli Madonsela

As brave and principled as Thuli Madonsela may be, she is but one woman, and the pressure is clearly starting to tell at a personal level

Columnists

South Africa can ill afford to lose sight of the implications of a country interrupted, writes Marvin Meintjies

UK interrupted has implications for SA

Columnists

Michel Pireu: The wise ones bet heavily when they have the odds. And the rest of the time, they don’t. It’s just that simple

Poor Charlie’s good advice

Mining

Flooding in Barberton operations hits Pan

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6 hour(s) ago

But Pan African Resources says decline in output at underground mines offset by production from new tailings treatment plant

Mining

AngloGold about-turn on split, rights issue

AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

Shareholder hostility sinks plan to split company in two

Middle East

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane

A screengrab of Islamic State video message to the US.  Picture: YOUTUBE
4 hour(s) ago

IS fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns, first time group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate

Mining

RBPlat completes first-stage of housing project

Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Royal Bafokeng Platinum housing strategy may serve as model for other mining companies to meet long-standing demand from National Union of Mineworkers

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We must go digital to realise economic potential

Digitisation of the country will lay the groundwork for what is the next phase of the internet — the ‘Internet of Everything’, writes John Chambers

Labour

Black Africans lag in acquiring skills

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10 hour(s) ago

Youth unemployment review cites ‘far from optimal’ education as white, coloured, Indian and Asian counterparts overtake

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller leaps as merger talk follows Heineken ‘no’

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11 hour(s) ago

SABMiller stock rises in afternoon trade on Monday, after separate reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev wants to buy brewer, which in turn wants to take over Heineken

Energy

S&P delays Eskom credit rating decision

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10 hour(s) ago

Ratings agency says it waiting to get more detail on Treasury rescue package before making decision, which could leave Eskom in junk status

National

Western Cape acts on inquiry advice on policing

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, left, Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato, centre, and Premier Helen Zille  on Monday study the recommendations of the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry on policing. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Western Cape government wastes no time in implementing some of the recommendations of Khayelitsha commission of inquiry

Industrials

Nissan backs soccer with Africa as goal

PASSIONATE: Bafana Bafana supporters pose during an address in Johannesburg to mark 10 days to the African Nations Cup. Picture: SOWETAN
10 hour(s) ago

Japanese car maker hoping that if it plays ball with African consumers, they will return the favour by kicking out its rivals

Industrials

PPC exports to Africa offset slow sales in SA

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11 hour(s) ago

Cement maker PPC says exports into rest of Africa ‘buoyant’

Economy

South Africa’s worsening current account deficit ‘is credit negative’

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21 hour(s) ago

Ratings agency says widening deficit reflects effect of strikes, sluggish global demand and declining commodity prices and increases downside risks to growth outlook

Markets

Bond market remains nervous despite rate hike appearing unlikely

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21 hour(s) ago

Pressure on yields extends to government-backed debt instruments including those of Sanral and Eskom, writes Fifi Peters

Labour

Wage deal averts clothing strike

A woman works on machines at a Newcastle clothing factory. Picture: REUTERS
22 hour(s) ago

Union settles for increases of 7% to 11%

National

Police fire rubber bullets at Grabouw protesters

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3 hour(s) ago

Members of public order policing unit fire rubber bullets at protesters after service delivery protests broke out on Monday, causing school closures, looting and vandalism

African News

Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny

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3 hour(s) ago

Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year

Asia-Pacific

China to ban imports of high ash, high sulphur coal from 2015

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6 hour(s) ago

When regulation is implemented, Australian and South African coal with heating value of 5,500 kcal/kg will be worst hit

Middle East

Iran’s supreme leader spurns US plan to fight Islamic State

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in December 2009. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejects offer from Washington for talks to fight Islamic State, response is apparent blow to US efforts to build military coalition

National

Lonmin boss says he was wrong about Amcu

Lonmin vice-president for transformation and former head of human resources Bernard Mokoena testifies at the Farlam commission of inguiry into the August 2012 Marikana shooting. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Head of human resources says at the time, he believed Amcu was behind 2012 wildcat strike at Marikana

Telecoms & Technology

MTN boosts its loan facilities, driving talk of an acquisition

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11 hour(s) ago

MTN increases borrowing ability dramatically, fuelling analysts’ speculation that an acquisition may be on the cards

National

ANC branch leader shot at party

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11 hour(s) ago

Limpopo party branch chairman becomes second local politician to suffer from a violent attack in the past fortnight, suspect arrested

Asia-Pacific

Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama a visa

Dalai Lama
1 day(s) ago

Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates ask President Jacob Zuma to guarantee Dalai Lama a visa to SA, after Tibetan spiritual leader is forced to abandon trip to country

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Cartoons

ANTISOCIAL: Emma Sadleir, left, and Tamsyn de Beer warn that our reputations can be harmed by social media. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Think before you post

Words or images online can have disastrous consequences for the unsuspecting, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Brilliant but unsettling satire

IN THE FRAME Daniel Janks, Jessica Friedan, Ashleigh Harvey and James Alexander in Neil Labute’s Bash, at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton. Picture: THEATRE ON THE SQUARE
11 hour(s) ago

Playwright, director, screenwriter Neil LaBute has made career out of showing middle class to be thoroughly nasty pieces of work, writes Christina Kennedy

Books

BOOK REVIEW: J

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11 hour(s) ago

Two misfits meet in a shadowy future regime in Howard Jacobson’s dystopian novel J, which could be a sequel to his Booker-winning The Finkler Question

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Sharks still need to fight for title

Sharks at business end of Currie Cup, while three of past four matches ask serious questions of their ability and aptitude, despite their willingness

Opinion

CSA won’t say it, but lady luck was shining on their finances

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There’s something just a little too rose-tinted about the presentation of Cricket SA’s year-end financials

 
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Sundays River mayor Mbulelo Kebe. The ANC-dominated council has voted to write off R84.5m in irregular expenditure as irrecoverable, despite indications that tender rules were bypassed to favour political cronies.

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