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Labour

Employers at odds over strike settlement

Irvin Jim. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
42 minute(s) ago

End to month-long strike welcomed amid fears that the full picture of its negative effect on economy is still to emerge

Transport & Tourism

Sanral tries to keep Cape toll details secret

Picture: THINKSTOCK
24 minute(s) ago

SA National Roads Agency will ask court to grant secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of proposed tolling of N1 and N2 highways confidential

Business

Exxaro to buy Total Coal South Africa

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Biggest supplier of coal to Eskom to fund acquisition from existing debt facilities in deal that will give it large-scale operating assets

National

Sizani calls for more funds for MPs

Stone Sizani.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

ANC chief whip in the National Assembly says Parliament should make additional funds available to MPs to enable them to do their jobs

Industrials

Rand weakness boosts Hulamin’s export volumes

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Aluminium products maker says better sales of rolled products from second half of last year, slight improvement in conversion margins underpin growth

African News

Black boxes from Mali aircraft crash arrive in France

Algerian Transport Minister Amar Ghoul, centre, speaks at a news conference regarding Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Bamako on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

France comes a step closer to finding out why an Air Algerie aircraft crashed into Mali desert last week as black boxes arrive in Paris

National

Government sets 1.5-million target for homes — and then aims to exit

Lindiwe Sisulu.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu would like the state step away from the large-scale provision to avoid dependency by poor

Picture: THINKSTOCK

All CEOs not created equal — nor are they equally valuable

CEO remuneration needs to be curtailed for the majority of undeserving business leaders who ride on the broad shoulders of blue-collar workers and middle management, writes Simon Mantell

Columnists

Tony Leon promo

The phrase ‘the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence’ is a handy guide for present events contending for attention, writes Tony Leon

Absence of evidence does not prove innocence

Columnists

Nomalanga Mkhize

Criticism of inequality in the arts sector should not consist of simplistic pity narratives, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

More to arts and money debate than a pity party

Economy

Rise in liquidations shows businesses struggling to repay debt

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA data show number of liquidations rose by 3.1% to 199 in June 2014 compared with same period in 2013

Cricket

South Africa draw Test, jump to number one

Hashim Amla (bottom centre), Morne Morkel (left), Dale Steyn (bottom right) and AB de Villiers (top right) pose with the trophy after winning the cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

A gritty South African tail fights off Sri Lanka’s spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win

Health

If you want to fight germs, make a fist

Picture: THINKSTOCK
25 minute(s) ago

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers have found

African News

Air intervention may be only way to fight fire at Libyan airport

Black smoke billows from a fuel storage depot, near the airport in Tripoli, Libya on Monday, after it was hit by a rocket fire. Photo: EPA/SABRI ELMHEDWI
18 hour(s) ago

Fire-fighting planes expected to help to douse huge blaze sparked by clashes near Tripoli’s airport, foreigners are urged to leave increasingly lawless country

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

EDITORIAL: SABC staff need protecting

We have to express a grave concern for the narrowing space in which journalists at the SABC have to work

Telecoms & Technology

Solar computer is a product of Africa

IMPI Mk1. Picture: CAPSULE TECHNOLOGIES
1 day(s) ago

Capsule Technologies, a Cape Town-based technology firm, has designed Africa’s first solar-powered desktop computer running on Android

Europe

Court orders Russia to pay billions in damages to Yukos shareholders

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Arbitration panel orders Moscow to pay $51.57bn in damages to shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos, saying officials manipulated legal system to bankrupt company

Mining

Buoyant Anglo eyes productivity

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Anglo American will bring productivity and operational lessons from its Australian coal operations to those in SA

Media

Prophet cartoon a bad call, says Dawes

Mail & Guardian editor Nic Dawes addresses the Right2Know campaign outside parliament in November last year.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Former Mail & Guardian editor says the ‘as a matter of editorial process’ it was not appropriate to publish the cartoon of the prophet by Zapiro

National

Rushed MPs pass budget law just in time

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan briefs the media before delivering his budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON Feb 26 2014
23 hour(s) ago

Parliament manages to pass in the nick of time the law that gives effect to the 2014-15 budget — preventing a shutdown of government

Asia-Pacific

NEWS ANALYSIS: Malaysia Airlines’ outlook bleak after twin tragedies

A guard stands on a train carrying the remains of victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine after it arrived in the city of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Airline experts say the twin tragedies are pushing crisis-hit Malaysia Airlines to the brink of financial collapse

Media

Motsoeneng stares down Malema

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
23 hour(s) ago

Julius Malema is threatening to lead the Economic Freedom Fighters in a mass action to burn television licences on the SABC’s doorstep

Soccer

Mashaba confident SA has the emerging talent to rebuild Bafana

Ephraim Shakes Mashaba. Picture: THE TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

New coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba will have little time to savour his appointment as Bafana begin the qualifiers for the 2015 African Nations Cup

Mining

Lonmin slashes sales forecasts in wake of strike

A man rides his bicycle past the Lonmin mine outside Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS
23 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer says existing banking facilities enough to cover costs of five-month strike, will require increased working capital during ramp-up

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths’ feud with Lew appears over

Solomon Lew. Picture: BLOOMBERG
23 hour(s) ago

Retailer pays R2.1bn for Australian retail billionaire Solomon Lew’s Country Road stake

Industrials

Basil Read appoints Neville Nicolau as new CEO

Neville Nicolau. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
18 hour(s) ago

Construction firm appoints former Anglo American Platinum head as CEO with effect from September 1

Middle East

Gaza fighting flares, Netanyahu and UN chief spar on truce terms

The mother of a Palestinian child reacts following his death at a hospital in Gaza City on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

A fragile truce in Gaza for Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival is fraying as Israel’s prime minister says UN calls for long-term ceasefire ignore his country’s security needs

Energy

Earthlife Africa tells court Pelindaba smelter ‘illegal’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The lobby group wants it shut down as it says the possibility exists that it could be turned to commercial use which would result in SA becoming ‘a nuclear waste junkyard’

Europe

UK to allow fracking in parks in ‘exceptional circumstances’

Hydraulic fracturing drilling in Colorado, US. Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

Extraction of shale gas will get go-ahead in national parks, world heritage sites, but rules will ensure operational best practices are implemented, enforced

Economy

Joblessness will remain intractable — Marcus

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
21 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor says jobs will not be created as quickly as desired because of the country’s below-potential economic growth

Energy

Eskom needs help to ward off a downgrade

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

S&P may cut utility’s rating unless government provides more aid, writes Kevin Crowley

Rugby

SA end All Blacks Sevens reign

Cecil Afrika (right) and Seabelo Senatla of South Africa celebrate after Afrika scored a try in the rugby sevens gold medal match between South Africa and New Zealand at the at Ibrox Stadium during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday. Picture: AFP/CARL COURT
23 hour(s) ago

Tries from Seabelo Senatla and Cecil Afrika, one converted by Branco du Preez, enough for the Springboks to inflict a first-ever Commonwealth defeat on the All Blacks

Mining

De Beers becomes shining light in Anglo stable

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

De Beers vaults into top spot as the key contributor to underlying earnings in the first half of the Anglo American financial year, generating $469m

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Cartoons

TRANSFORM: Marjorie Naidoo, of the Cape Craft Design Institute, wants packaging that does not generate waste. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Enduring legacy of design year

Cape Town is World Design Capital for 2014, but many benefits will last much longer, writes Penny Haw

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: Rosanne Cash

1 day(s) ago

Her album is an intensely personal reflection on a relationship with the American South that couldn’t help being affected by the part her father, Johnny Cash, writes Richard Haslop

Opinion

Try McDonald’s to see how locals in grass skirts really live

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The ideal in travelling is to arrive fully informed yet with no preconceptions, writes Simon Kuper

Picture: THINKSTOCK

SA need 331 more to win on last day of Test

With nine wickets in hand, AB de Villiers says Proteas may chase runs

Rugby

SA end All Blacks Sevens reign

Cecil Afrika (right) and Seabelo Senatla of South Africa celebrate after Afrika scored a try in the rugby sevens gold medal match between South Africa and New Zealand at the at Ibrox Stadium during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday. Picture: AFP/CARL COURT
23 hour(s) ago

Tries from Seabelo Senatla and Cecil Afrika, one converted by Branco du Preez, enough for the Springboks to inflict a first-ever Commonwealth defeat on the All Blacks

Soccer

Mashaba confident SA has the emerging talent to rebuild Bafana

Ephraim Shakes Mashaba. Picture: THE TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

New coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba will have little time to savour his appointment as Bafana begin the qualifiers for the 2015 African Nations Cup

Opinion

Sharks could not conjure up a miracle

Super 15 semifinal between the Crusaders and the Sharks at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/FIONA GOODALL

The vitriol, insults, personal abuse and crassness directed at the Sharks must be the greatest motivator for the players to aim for fifth place next season

 
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The Third Umpire

Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti, who is playing with fire by forging ahead with land reform without knowing where the money will come from. Uncertainty is not just a problem for farmers; it could backfire politically too.

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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. If “media houses” have launched “cyber attacks” that have crippled Sanral’s billing system, they should be brought to book. So why the vague generalisations without a shred of proof?

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