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ENRAGED: One of several e-toll protests by the public on the highways around Johannesburg in 2013. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/KATHERINE MUICK –MERE

Fuel levy hike could be alternative to e-tolls, union federations suggest

1 hour(s) ago

All three union federations at e-tolling advisory panel in Midrand propose fuel levy hike as a possible counter to controversial system

Europe

Lagarde placed under investigation in French fraud case

Christine Lagarde.  Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Source close to International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says French magistrates are investigating her for alleged role in political fraud case

Industrials

‘Resilient’ Imperial weathers tough conditions

A worker unloads a truck at Durban harbour. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Car dealer and logistics group says most divisions showed good growth, but slow markets in Europe, poor economic growth at home dampened overall result

Financial Services

Santam profit rises on ‘turnaround in crop-insurance business’

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLES GALLO
1 hour(s) ago

Short-term insurer Santam says first-half headline earnings per share to end June increased by 119% to 799c

Europe

Talks optimism fades as Ukraine says Russia makes new incursion

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures, while answering journalists' questions after his talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Ukraine accuses Russian forces of launching new military incursion across border, a day after leaders of both countries agree to work towards ending separatist war

Politics

EFF MPs should be kicked out every time they disrupt Parliament, says Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
7 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says EFF MPs need to learn to ‘engage properly’ in National Assembly ‘or else the law must kick in’

Energy

State team ponders another Eskom rise

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13 hour(s) ago

Power utility may be pushed to request further electricity tariff increase as key part of immediate solution to financial crisis

Healthcare

Rules aim to end drug firms’ use of ‘perverse’ sales incentives

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12 hour(s) ago

Loopholes enable pharmaceutical companies to use perverse incentives to influence which medicines are sold to patients by pharmacies

Economy

Moderate growth staves off recession

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13 hour(s) ago

Business calls on government to create ‘appropriate environment’ for investment that will create jobs and grow economy

Business

Competition policy ‘not best way to plug industrial loopholes’

BEST PRACTICE: Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele says that regulation can be used by the state to tackle excessive pricing. Picture: PETER MOGAKI
12 hour(s) ago

Application of competition law by competition authorities is a slow process that should not be used to address loopholes in the implementation of industrial policy

Julius Malema, centre, and EFF members return to the party's offices.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Zuma is reaping what he sowed as Malema revolts

It was dismaying for those who care about dignity and integrity of democratic institutions to see riot police called in to Parliament to evict an entire party, writes Allister Sparks

Columnists

Destroy bonus culture, ‘whisper’ to politicians, never fall victim to central-committee approach and have patience, advises Simon Lincoln Reader

Letter to Eskom’s new CEO from a fellow (failed) applicant

Columnists

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela surely knows that her letter cannot force Jacob Zuma to do anything, writes Steven Friedman

ANC politics on Nkandla could be good news

Middle East

Gaza truce holding but Israel’s Netanyahu under fire at home

Palestinians sit on a couch as they return to the remains of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Gaza City on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

An open-ended ceasefire in Gaza war holds as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces strong criticism in Israel over costly conflict with Palestinian militants

Middle East

Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at air base: social media

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Militants execute Syrian soldiers and are holding group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria, pictures posted on internet and Twitter show

Property

Growthpoint benefits from acquisitions, weak rand

Growthpoint Properties' headquarters in Sandton. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

Property company warns that slowing economic growth and rising interest rates will take toll on rental demand

National

ANC shifts Nkandla debate with public spat

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
12 hour(s) ago

War of words between party and Thuli Madonsela escalates as ANC accuses her of trying to discredit its leadership and of casting SA in a negative light

National

Shabangu contradicts Ramaphosa over e-mails at Marikana commission

Former minister of mineral resources Susan Shabangu at the  marikana shooting  inquiry in centurion on Tuesday Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
11 hour(s) ago

It was an unconvincing stint in the stand that left hardened lawyers squirming — and several in the audience giggling

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

Ebola toll shows up crisis of governing in Africa

Sierra Leone’s president has admitted on national TV that his country does not have trained nurses and doctors to deal with the outbreaks because its public health system is broken, writes Jeggan Grey-Johnson

Business

Treasury to keep tax-free savings limit

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12 hour(s) ago

Tax expert says the R30,000 limit is not sufficient to encourage savings

Politics

Ntuli’s star still on the rise in DA

DA Youth leader Mbali Ntuli. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
13 hour(s) ago

Former youth leader could become factor in succession, writes Setumo Stone

Media & Advertising

Caxton full-year earnings drop 19.8%

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1 day(s) ago

Publishing and printing group reports sharp drop in full-year profit as the weaker rand increased production costs

Media

Muthambi evades MPs questions on selection of SABC’s Motsoeneng

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
13 hour(s) ago

Communications minister says the matter of the controversial appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is sub judice

Politics

EFF MPs face suspension from Parliament

EFF leader Julius Malema gestures as he addresses the National Assembly on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters will have to explain in writing why they should not face suspension from the house

Business

Competition policy ‘not best way to plug industrial loopholes’

BEST PRACTICE: Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele says that regulation can be used by the state to tackle excessive pricing. Picture: PETER MOGAKI
12 hour(s) ago

Application of competition law by competition authorities is a slow process that should not be used to address loopholes in the implementation of industrial policy

African News

NEWS ANALYSIS: Mugabe may return to world stage as AU head

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

If President Robert Mugabe is chosen to lead the AU next year, his meticulously planned political comeback will be one of the most complete in modern history

Mining

High Court revokes R16m in illegal payments by Aurora to financial consultants

A stranded miner at Aurora’s mine in Grootvlei, Springs, in December 2010. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
11 hour(s) ago

It is a small victory in the efforts of the respective liquidators of Aurora and Pamodzi Group to claw back some of the billions of rand owed to creditors

World

Companies prepare to dive into ‘internet of things’ in smart homes

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics in Seoul. Picture REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Samsung and its rivals Google and Apple are battling to build and expand software systems that allow users to control a vast range of devices with a few taps of a mobile device

Europe

WHO employee to be flown to Hamburg for Ebola treatment

LATEST VICTIM: Dr Kent Brantly, left, (L) of Samaritan's Purse relief organisation is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Samaritan's Purse, wearing personal protective equipment as he cares for Ebola patients at the case management centre on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.  Brantly, a 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organisation in Liberia's capital, has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Senegalese epidemiologist, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, will be flown to tropical medicine institute in Germany

Mining

Coal of Africa rises on news of fresh funds

Coal of Africa CEO David Brown. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
9 hour(s) ago

CoAL has been raising funds through the sale of various non-core assets, but it has been negotiating for some time to sell its Mooiplaats colliery

Telecoms & Technology

MTN denies inadequate employee consultation over layoffs

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES
13 hour(s) ago

Trade union Solidarity says MTN staff are not being given opportunities to suggest alternatives to retrenchments, writes Karl Gernetzky

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Cartoons

August 27 2014

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: SA feasts on new jazz

Gwen Ansell promo
13 hour(s) ago

For the first time in years, Gwen Ansell has a stack of local rather than international jazz albums to review

Gadgets & Gear

VIDEO: Smartphones replace the cumbersome wallet

1 day(s) ago

We hear from the experts why paying using your cellphone is just as secure as a credit card

Gadgets & Gear

Technology helps give new life to art and design

As a finalist of the Business Day Business and Arts South Africa Ms Jansen van Vuuren was involved in a series of seminars accompanied by an exhibition titled Agents of the 3D Revolution. BASA/ Michaela Jansen van Vuuren
13 hour(s) ago

A work by artist Michaela Janse van Vuuren, who makes use of 3D printing, was submitted to Business Day Business and Arts SA awards, where she was selected as a finalist in the category of innovation

MOVING ON: Christina Watson, CEO of Via Afrika Publishers. The firm issues all new material in print and e-book format.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Era of hi-tech teachers is coming

Technology can make textbooks redundant, even in remote schools, writes Penny Haw

Opinion

Socks and elbows put end to snoring

Many techniques have been used to end snoring, but best solution has been found on travels through Africa

HIGH SPIRITS: Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates for teammate Fernando Torres, who scored the team's first goal against Aston Villa in their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Lampard opts to end international career

England midfielder Frank Lampard announces retirement from international football after career spanning 15 years

Opinion

A plea to the powers that be to shield Mashaba from the madding crowd

Mashaba has been Bafana coach for only a month but, astonishingly, he is already under pressure from those who have trouble accepting him as outgoing mentor Gordon Igesund’s successor

 
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The Third Umpire

ANC elder Ben Turok, for fostering debate at the party’s Eastern Cape political school over the contradictions between the National Development Plan and other policy “blueprints” such as the New Growth Path.

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Pinnacle Holdings executive director Takalani Tshivhase. Bribery charges that were laid against him and had depressed the firm’s share price have been dropped, leading to a 44% bounce on the JSE on Tuesday.

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EFF leader Julius Malema, whose possible sequestration was pushed out by a further three months this week. The great unanswered question, though, is how he is managing to pay the tax man R500,000 a month.

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