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Quality of life is this architect’s keystone

HANDS ON: Sindile Ngonyama’s flair for drawing led him to pursue a career in architecture. Picture: SUPPLIED
16 minute(s) ago

Sindile Ngonyama’s deprived upbringing has shaped his theory on the built environment, writes Patricia McCracken

Economy

Australia and SA ministers meet ahead of G-20 summit

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, left, greet British Prime Minister David Cameron at the start of the Nato summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near Newport, Wales, earlier this month.  Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Australian foreign affairs minister meets International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to discuss the summit due to be held in Brisbane in November

Health

Gauteng health department ‘still plagued with problems’, says Creecy

Barbara Creecy.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
9 hour(s) ago

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says five provincial departments out of a total of 13 and three out of 22 entities received clean audits in the 2013-14 financial year

Business Times

Accounts of Pikoli row don’t add up

Nonkululeko Gobodo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
14 hour(s) ago

Nonkululeko Gobodo says her firm does not bow to ANC influence — despite the state contracts

Business Times

Sasol cuts off cash to Durban oil exploration

Sasol CEO David Constable announces the company's audited financial results for the year ending June 30 2013 on Monday. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
16 hour(s) ago

Sasol, which is exploring for oil and gas off the Durban coast in partnership with Italy's Eni, halts spending on project until there is certainty on minerals amendment bill

Business Times

There’s no more shaking the Apple tree

A man waits outside the Apple Store in advance of an Apple special event in the Manhattan borough of New York on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Lack of surprises at product launch keeps share steady

Business Times

Crisis of relevance for trade unions

OPPOSITION: Cosatu members attend a protest against labour brokers in Port Elizabeth in March 2012. Picture: THE HERALD
17 hour(s) ago

Union membership is waning as workers lose confidence, writes Asha Speckman

Business Times

High noon for Net1

Net1 UEPS chairman and CEO Serge Belamant.  Picture: ROBERT BOTHA
18 hour(s) ago

Showdown looming between Net 1 UEPS Technologies and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini over whether third parties should be allowed to "deduct" money from social grant payments

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Time for ANC to break free from thrall of Zuma intrigues

Paul Hoffman: Those in the ANC’s national executive committee should be asking if it is in the interest of the party to allow ‘compromised’ Zuma to continue at the helm of the nation

Business Times

There’s no more shaking the Apple tree

A man waits outside the Apple Store in advance of an Apple special event in the Manhattan borough of New York on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Lack of surprises at product launch keeps share steady

Business Times

SA vineyards make African inroads

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Local wine producers trying to capitalise on the booming middle-class market in Africa

Business Times

AngloGold investors revolt

AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
17 hour(s) ago

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti faces possible shareholder revolt over plans for $2.1bn rights issue and asset split

Business Times

Cash-flush FirstRand is not in a hurry to hoist its flag in every country

FirstRand group CEO Sizwe Nxasana. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
16 hour(s) ago

Bank has lots of money but cannot find good acquisitions to spend it on

Business Times

Bitter turnaround medicine for Ellerines

An Ellerines store in Randburg, Johannesburg.  Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
16 hour(s) ago

Group may shut 40% of its stores, axe 2 800 jobs

Business Times

Return to sender as Post Office staff strike

A van smoulders after burning out at the Saxonwold depot in Rosebank, Johannesburg, after it was set alight by striking workers.  Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK.
17 hour(s) ago

South African Post Office has been plagued by five long strikes over the past three years, with the biggest strike costing the organisation more than R100m

African News

Botswana ‘dismayed’ at US comments over editor arrest

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Botswana reacts angrily to concerns raised by US following arrest of newspaper editor who published story claiming president was involved in car accident

Companies

Sibanye Gold enters consultation process to boost productivity

Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 day(s) ago

Gold miner says process is aimed at identifying, implementing sustainable solutions to ensure profitability at Cooke 4 mine

Business Times

Musk’s end goal is a city on Mars

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Musk's SpaceX and Boeing are competing for more than $3-billion in funding for the first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit

Business Times

Under-fire NUM says it is still blue-collar

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers listen to proceedings at a hearing into the Marikana massacre last year.  Picture: SOWETAN
17 hour(s) ago

National Union of Mineworkers says alliance with the ANC does not mean it has lost touch with the working class

Business Times

New ‘African Bank’ to list by February

Financial services leader in Africa for PwC Tom Winterboer. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
16 hour(s) ago

A new 'African Bank' will be listed on the JSE by February, though details remain murky

African News

South Africa calls crisis summit as Lesotho peace talks stall

A general view of buildings is seen in Lesotho's capital Maseru. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Rival leaders fail to resolve crisis sparked by aborted coup, prompting South Africa to call an emergency meeting of regional leaders

National

SIU probe into political interference in Nkandla project ‘inconclusive’

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Report, however, says involvement of senior members of the executive, including President Jacob Zuma, was a factor in R200m upgrades

National

Eastern Cape places Inkwanca municipality under administration

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli. Picture: THE HERALD
2 day(s) ago

Once municipality’s council is dissolved an administrator will be appointed to remove systemic impediments to delivery and declare byelections

National

Minister forms task team to discuss new immigration laws

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
2 day(s) ago

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba establishes task team, which includes government and tourism representatives, to discuss contentious immigration laws

Business Times

China forbids MBA freebies

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

Chinese officials rushing to withdraw from executive MBA programmes after the government, as part of a widening anti-corruption campaign, banned them from accepting scholarships

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Cartoons

The new Apple Watch is pictured during an Apple event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS

Watch rivals scorn new Apple timepiece

Long-awaited smartwatch looks 'too feminine', design will not stand the test of time, says luxury giant LVMH’s watch guru

Gadgets & Gear

VIDEO: Tech toys all the rage

3 day(s) ago

Prima Toys make educational and interactive toys; from robots that help children learn while having fun, to interactive TV games that help children stay active

Business Times

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: Thrilled by the ‘dance’ of selling

Mike Greeff.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
13 hour(s) ago

Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Properties, began is career in confectionery, where, he tells Margaret Harris, he discovered what a good salesman he was

Travel & Food

Alaska not as it seems

FINAL FRONTIER: The town of Homer — ‘halibut fishing capital of the world’ — is a major fishing port surrounded by lofty mountain ranges in southern Alaska.  Picture: BRENDAN RYAN
3 day(s) ago

Even summer is chilly, but birding and scenery are magnificent, writes Brendan Ryan

Travel & Food

Island offers dose of Buddhist balm

RIVER REFUGE:  The island of Koh Kret is not far from Thailand’s teeming capital, Bangkok, but has no cars and is accessible by ferry. It boasts several historic temples. Picture: BLAISE HOPKINSON
3 day(s) ago

Koh Kret is a special treasure, both for its rich history and for its almost bucolic beauty, writes Blaise Hopkinson

Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN

CSA plan runs risk of backfiring

Country’s cricket body’s new operating model could create disparities among unions

Soccer

Manchester to pay price for poor form

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Picture: MICHAEL REGAN/GETTY IMAGES
3 day(s) ago

English team forecasts lower profit as it prepares to sit out European competition this season

Rugby

AfriForum supports Meyer over Mohoje’s starting line-up snub

THE BOSS: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said his 36-man training squad that will camp in Durban next week ahead of the incoming June tour, will have to step up a gear for a challenging programme this season. The Boks first face a World XV side as well as Wales and Scotland.   Picture:  GETTY IMAGES/IAN MACNICOL
3 day(s) ago

Afrikaner rights group, which has vowed to challenge Saru’s reintroduction of quota system, has backed Springbok coach's decision

 
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The Third Umpire

AngloGold CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan. The share plunge that greeted his announcement that the group is to hive off its SA assets must be disconcerting, but there is an inescapable logic to the move. Give it time.

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Aspen CEO Stephen Saad, whose risky debt-funded offshore expansion strategy has paid off in spades. There was a lot that could have gone wrong with the plan in a volatile world, but it didn't, and he came out on top.

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Leader of the opposition in Parliament Mmusi Maimane. The motion of no confidence he tabled yesterday was always going to be defeated, but it was important that the process be followed anyway. Next stop the courts?

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