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Energy

Eskom cash injection ‘will lift SA’s credit rating’

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3 hour(s) ago

State can afford R50bn loan to bolster utility, say analysts

Politics

ANC’s jobs opportunities vow ‘will cost R152bn’

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2 hour(s) ago

Promise of 6-million work opportunities over the next five years is expected to cost up to R152bn, says Department of Public Works

Transport & Tourism

Locomotive makers keep eye on GE talks with Alstom

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2 hour(s) ago

General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom, the French builder of power plants and transmission gear, in what will be its biggest acquisition ever

Financial Services

Shadow banking ‘not a risk to stability’

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe. Picture: THE HERALD
2 hour(s) ago

Shadow banking is growing in South Africa, but it poses little risk to financial stability, says the Reserve Bank

Financial Services

Cutting ATM fees ‘will cost banks millions’

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2 hour(s) ago

Cuts are being implemented to reduce the cost of banking, with the hope that they will benefit consumers

National

Nkandla committee has two days to do its work

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
1 hour(s) ago

ANC in Parliament gives clearest indication yet that the party will close ranks on the issue to protect President Jacob Zuma

Telecoms & Technology

SA subscriber drop for MTN hits Vodacom

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2 hour(s) ago

Falling share prices suggest SA conditions tougher than expected

Financial Services

Bill offers relief from harassment over debts

Deputy director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry Zodwa Ntuli.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

End to trade in prescribed debt meant to tackle unscrupulous practices, writes Linda Ensor

African Business

Zimbabwe ‘softens’ indigenisation stance

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Minister says empowerment deals signed with foreign-owned mining firms in Zimbabwe will ‘stick’ but this can change for other sectors outside the resources sector

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

E-tolls show SA state is captive to big capital

There is no moral or economic reason for government to burden an already impoverished people through the tolling of its roads, writes Redge Nkosi

Columnists

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi appears beholden to those who returned him to his post, writes Natasha Marrian

Vavi’s dilemma: to campaign or not to campaign

Columnists

Itumeleng Mahabane promo

Revenue mobilisation and tax legitimacy are a complex form of game theory, writes Itumeleng Mahabane

Outcomes matter in protecting tax legitimacy

Labour

Hopes of settlement to platinum strike dashed

Amcu treasurer Jimmy Gama. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
2 hour(s) ago

Platinum producers now face the probability that there will be no collective resolution to the strike

Economy

Body warns against price rises that stifle production

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2 hour(s) ago

Agencies with the task of determining prices of services need to talk to one another to ensure they implement cost increases that will not collectively stifle production

Trade & Industry

Billions lost to illegal cigarettes

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3 hour(s) ago

About 5-billion cigarettes produced illegally in SA each year and sold at prices well below those of legitimate businesses, according to estimates

Politics

Cosatu infighting has affected ANC election campaign

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
1 hour(s) ago

With 12 days to go before the elections, political parties are in overdrive to secure votes

National

Madonsela on Time’s list of 100 most influential people

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

Public protector says she is humbled and taken by surprise by the gesture of being selected as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths CEO preaches power of size

Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

CEO Ian Moir confident market is getting its head around Australian deal, writes Andrew England

DA national spokesman Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN

Who is the real Hollow Man?

Criticism and crusade against Mmusi Maimane is unwarranted, writes DA Gauteng premier campaign staffer Mabine Seabe in response to Gareth van Onselen

Mining

Desperate pay high price in illegal mining boom

HIGH RISK: An illegal miner enters the disused Durban Roodepoort Deep mine to help emergency personnel locate the body of a fellow illegal miner who died after inhaling toxic gas, late last year. Picture: THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Rock falls, gang violence among the risks for those eking out a living underground, writes Kevin Crowley

Asia-Pacific

Freebies for all in run up to elections in India

CANVASSING: Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, centre, prime ministerial candidate for India’s Bharatiya Janata Party, waves to supporters. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Voters promised goats, cable TV, blenders, gold, write Andrew MacAskill and Ganesh Nagarajan

Mining

Platinum is the weak link amid rising output

Heaps of platinum ore before the refinery process. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Anglo American’s results for March quarter show that the group increased production across the board at its operations except for platinum

African Business

NEWS ANALYSIS: Egypt furious at Ethiopian plan to wrest control of the Nile

SO IT BEGINS: Labourers work at the Grand Renaissance Dam in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz  region, on a Nile tributary in this March 16 2014 file photo.    Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

The decision may help transform one of the world’s poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub, writes Aaron Maasho

Politics

EFF ‘won’t be deterred’ by opposition to policies if it wins Gauteng

Dali Mpofu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
14 hour(s) ago

Gauteng premier candidate Dali Mpofu says party will not be daunted by opposition to ‘radical’ policies should it lead provincial government of Gauteng after elections

Transport & Tourism

Fakir takes reins at the Ports Regulator of SA

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
12 hour(s) ago

The incoming CEO faces a tough task of keeping port charges lower as sector players bid to raise tariffs

Politics

ANC contests veracity of DA’s Nkandla SMS

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11 hour(s) ago

Electoral Court in Bloemfontein hears appeal on Friday after high court ruled in favour of official opposition

Mining

Anglo confident cutbacks will deliver

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: ROBERT RUSSELL
2 hour(s) ago

Anglo American’s turnaround strategy under CEO Mark Cutifani will involve cost reductions in various areas, says chairman

African Business

New import tariffs widen wealth divide in Angola

President Jacob Zuma, left, and Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, right, at the Presidential Palace in Luanda on Tuesday ahead of a working meeting. Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Some staples exempt, but imported vegetables and fruit carry a 50% duty, writes Shrikesh Laxmidas

Mining

Fire, incidents lower output at Sibanye Gold’s three mines

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

Company’s March-quarter production improves against performance from a year earlier, but is not as good as the previous three months

African News

Zimbabwe’s embassy in the US left hanging as bank freezes account

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presents the country's 2014 budget to parliament in Harare on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says the act by the US bank is criminal, US State Department denies involvement

Europe

Obama set for new sanctions if no progress is made on Ukraine

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

US President Barack Obama prepared to impose fresh sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end armed stand-off in Ukraine

Politics

KISS party ready to call it a day after 2014 elections

14 hour(s) ago

Founder Claire Gaiford will be on ballot on May 7, most likely for last time, as she says she is prepared to walk away from political career for good after elections

National

Cape Town approves parking policy in the city

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

The main objective of the policy is to manage parking and the demand, especially in areas where there is high demand

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Cartoons

The stepped roof is one of few elements of the Discovery DNA.

FUTURE MODELS: Discovering the future

Land Rover has stunned the automotive world with its Discovery Vision Concept

Arts & Entertainment

Sound of Music is still favourite thing

CLIMBING EVERY MOUNTAIN: A top-notch local cast take the audience on a nostalgia trip that you’ll never want to end.
1 day(s) ago

This beloved, classic musical is sure to solve the problem of theatre-going apathy, writes Christina Kennedy

Arts & Entertainment

Old artist who learnt new tricks

1 day(s) ago

Matisse’s late cut-outs are visually stunning and historically significant works, writes Jackie Wullschlager

Arts & Entertainment

Jumuna Collection shows role of missionary art in SA history

A BROAD CHURCH: Detail of a Dumisani Mabaso print in the Rorke’s Drift exhibit. Picture: CHRIS THURMAN
1 day(s) ago

Jumuna Collection shows the other side of missionary history — that of oppression, empowering the dispossessed and educating the disenfranchised, writes Chris Thurman

Motoring

TECHNOLOGY: Smarter cars for everyday life

Laser lighting could be the next big development.
1 day(s) ago

Farzana Chaumoo looks at some of the incredible technology in the new Land Rover Discovery Concept

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: THE TIMES

I’m not imposing quotas, says Mbalula

A 60-40 quota favouring black players will not be imposed on anybody, says Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula

Cricket

Proteas’ thoughts turn to life after Dale Steyn

SA bowler Dale Steyn. Picture: AFP PHOTO
1 day(s) ago

SA’s iconic fast bowler has passed his 30th birthday and admits that, like an old car, he needs more services

Rugby

Clash of the wooden spooners

Jaco Taute is seen during a training session in Cape Town. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
2 day(s) ago

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

 
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