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Economy

Interest rate hikes will be mindful of weak economic growth, says Marcus

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus announces the monetary policy committee's decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says monetary policy committee will continue to focus on price stability, also be mindful of effect its actions have on growth

Mining

Anglo to refocus on assets that offer best value

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

CEO Mark Cutifani says Anglo American will sell some unspecified assets, will concentrate on assets that best match chosen areas of focus, skills to drive returns

Mining

Lonmin lowers sales guidance due to strike

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

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

Labour

Wages take back seat over ‘peace clause’ fight

Irvin Jim. Picture: MASIMBA SASA
8 hour(s) ago

Numsa likely to reject latest offer unless it is adapted to preserve rights of workers to take action over shop-floor issues after a collective deal is struck

Health

Aspen’s all-in-one HIV drug piles up as provinces delay roll-out

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Company sitting with millions of packs of unsold AIDS drugs as provinces drag their heels in ordering the new three-in-one pills the government switched to last April

Economy

IMF slashes SA’s growth forecast for this year

Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Growth in SA is expected to stay sluggish as a result of electricity constraints and labour conflicts, the IMF says in its latest World Economic Outlook update

Middle East

Kerry presses for Gaza ceasefire as death toll passes 800

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Urgency for truce spurred on by the killing of 15 people sheltering at a UN-run school in the northern Gaza Strip

Law & Constitution

Top court appoints woman acting judge

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

North West Judge President Monica Leeuw has been appointed as an acting judge in the Constitutional Court in an effort to widen the pool of potential women candidates for a permanent post in the court

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Our war premium on energy rises

Escalation in conflict sure to affect global economy, writes Steen Jakobsen

Columnists

Anthony Butler promo

The idea of decorum has provided a pretext for an insidious campaign against parliamentary free expression, writes Anthony Butler

A sartorial revolution to colour our politics

Columnists

Open journalism is about accepting a radically changing relationship between journalists and their audience, writes Anton Harber

SABC plan is antithesis of open journalism

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom bid to end reform stalemate

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
8 hour(s) ago

Company hopes for union deal on job cuts as it hires one of SA’s top labour mediators to resolve the impasse

Business

Minister hopes small business department will get ‘big budget’

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says department will do all it can to deliver on mandate to support entrepreneurs

Mining

Wider probe into mining royalty funds

The main shaft at Wesizwe’s Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

More than R300m in mining royalties is missing from an account of Rustenburg’s Bapo ba Mogale community

Energy

Eskom not the main culprit in electricity outages

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Power outages are still likely as municipalities fail to upgrade infrastructure, writes Charlotte Mathews

Politics

Zuma reads unruly MPs the riot act

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
9 hour(s) ago

A jovial President Jacob Zuma went on the attack, rebuking unruly MPs for crossing the line of decorum during the debate on his budget vote

Julius Malema and other Economic Freedom Fighters MPs line up in the National Assembly to be sworn in. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: Unnecessary and immature display

Continuing disagreement between EFF and Gauteng legislature is threatening to become a crisis of sorts

Telecoms & Technology

Growth outside SA boosts Vodacom

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
6 hour(s) ago

Mobile money service M-Pesa and data help offset lower mobile termination rates

Politics

De Lille finds the going tough at arms deal commission

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Patricia de Lille tells arms procurement commission she will not answer questions on details of allegations made in the ‘De Lille dossier’

Mining

Manufacturing, mining fare worst on transformation

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

South Africa’s mining industry does not comply with the broad-based black economic empowerment codes, a KPMG survey shows

Europe

UK agency charges Alstom with corruption

Picture: AFP
9 hour(s) ago

Alstom charged with corruption by UK prosecutors after a five-year probe

Middle East

US lifts ban on flights to Israel as death toll tops 700

WAR-TORN: Smoke rises after Israeli tanks shelled the Shejaiya neighbourhood during a military operation in the eastern part of Gaza City on Monday. The Palestinian death toll has grown to 548 while 13 Israeli soldiers were killed inside Gaza on Sunday. UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo for top-level talks on Monday, which US Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to attend. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, says there is ‘a strong possibility’ Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza

Politics

EFF objects to being compared to Nazis

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema leads his team, including Floyd Shivambu, left, and Dali Mpofu, right back. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

African National Congress MP Buti Manamela accuses Economic Freedom Fighters of peddling unrealistic stories to voters, says Hitler told his followers lies too

Retail & Consumer

Strong African demand boosts SABMiller

Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Brewer says growth in Africa, Europe balanced by slower momentum in North America, reduction in net producer revenue in Australia in difficult trading conditions

Europe

Nokia returns to profit on restructure

Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Nokia jumps back into profit, boosted by a restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft

African Business

Zimbabwe rules out lifting ban on raw chrome exports

1 day(s) ago

Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidakwha says the state is also considering stopping the sale of rough diamonds to the international market

National

Focus falls on Lonmin’s refusal to talk to staff

Judge Ian Farlam addresses a witness during the Marikana commission of inquiry. Picture: DANIEL BORN
1 day(s) ago

Company’s refusal to engage with striking miners in the lead-up to the August 2012 Marikana shooting under spotlight at Farlam commission of inquiry

Asia-Pacific

Chinese aware of imbalance in their trade with Africa

WONDERS: Visitors look at  products of the  future at the South China Innovative Design Institute in Dongguan, a research and design hub in Guangdong province. Picture: ZHAN LISHENG, CHINA DAILY
1 day(s) ago

With a growth outlook of ‘only’ 7.4% predicted for this year, China is the world’s envy, writes Nicholas Kotch

Mining

Minister shrugs off mine sales

GAME CHANGER: Amplats’s Rustenburg mine is among those up for sale, in a  development that will offer opportunities for transformation and black  ownership in the mining sector. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI, THE TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Ramatlhodi says there is no crisis on Amplats disposals, writes Carol Paton

Media

Muthambi to oppose bid to unseat Motsoeneng

Department of Communication Minister, Faith Muthambi addressing post cabinet media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
7 hour(s) ago

Communications minister indicates that she intends to oppose high court bid by the DA to have SABC head Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment reviewed and set aside

African Business

World Bank ponders role in claims of Zimbabwe farmers

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

Government is being advised on improving land reform following the dispossessions that began in 2000, writes Brian Latham

African News

Missing Air Algerie flight has crashed, say aviation authorities

Picture: THINKSTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

The Air Algerie airliner with 119 people on board went down on Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, says an Algerian aviation official

Property

Porsche SA pays R205m for Kyalami race track at auction

The Kyalami race track in Kyalami, north of Johannesburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

Porsche buys Kyalami race track for R205m — the highest price paid for a property in liquidation in South Africa

World

IMF cuts outlook for global growth

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

The International Monetary Fund lowers outlook for global growth as expansions weaken from China to the US and conflicts raise risk of a surge in oil prices

Rugby

Schemer White has to do it all again

Patrick Lambie. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
6 hour(s) ago

Coach has to take his side to the final and repeat their win over the Canterbury Crusaders

Europe

Ukraine prime minister resigns over dissolution of majority coalition

Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Picture: AFP PHOTO
20 hour(s) ago

Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s protest resignation comes as a shock and plunges the strife-torn nation into political uncertainty

Energy

Government confident it can finance energy needs, says Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SOWETAN
22 hour(s) ago

The deputy president affirmed that nuclear would be part of the future energy mix, alongside natural gas, shale gas, coal and renewable energy

Politics

De Lille wants Seriti Commission to probe contents of dossier

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
21 hour(s) ago

She also asks that the commission investigate what happened to charges she laid against 29 South Africans who benefited from discounted luxury vehicles

Retail & Consumer

Urbanisation drives hunger for luxury goods

The Louis Vuitton shop in Sandton City, Johannesburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Sub-Saharan Africa is a promising market for luxury goods as urbanisation, economic development and increased affluence among rising middle class drives growth

Health

HIV/AIDS pills at early stage ‘unwise’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Health activists and top doctors have questioned government plans to start treating HIV/AIDS patients earlier, saying it will further strain already overstretched clinics and hospitals

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Cartoons

Panoramic view of Toledo. Picture: LESLEY STONES

City of siege and mañana

Modern and extremely punctual trains whisk you to and from historic, atmospheric, much-invaded Toledo, writes Lesley Stones

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Goatshed Fairview

HOSPITABLE: The Goatshed Fairview offers friendly and quick service and their coffee is excellent. Picture: PENNY HAW
9 hour(s) ago

The Goatshed Fairview offers friendly and quick service and their coffee is excellent, writes Penny Haw

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Bestseller, no badge needed

The styling of the new Accord is a little conservative.  Picture: HONDA SA
19 hour(s) ago

The Honda Accord has always been a favourite but will the new one live up to the reputation, asks Mark Smyth

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: It’s more than just a feeling

The Alfa Romeo 4C looks dramatic from all angles.  Picture: ALFA ROMEO
19 hour(s) ago

Motor News took to the Kyalami racetrack — for what we hope will not be the last time — in the new Alfa Romeo 4C

Health

Whether it is cos or watercress, let us eat lettuce

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Most varieties of lettuce — from humble iceberg to nutritional king romaine — contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidant plant chemicals

Opinion

WINE: Geared for visitors

I dropped into the tasting room at Villiera recently, on a quiet day in the dead of winter

Patrick Lambie. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Schemer White has to do it all again

Coach has to take his side to the final and repeat their win over the Canterbury Crusaders

Soccer

Safa puts technical director on hold until Bafana coach named

RESOLUTE: Danny Jordaan says Safa will look everywhere for a suitable coach or coaching team able to reinvigorate the national soccer team. Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

South African Football Association will not name technical director on Saturday, decides coach announcement will be enough excitement for one day

BusinessDay

Mexico returns to Formula One roster

Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Mexico will be back on Formula One calendar in 2015 after 23-year absence, race to be held at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

 
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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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