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Labour

Strike deadlock threatens centralised bargaining

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

Numsa balks at Seifsa condition, as failure to end strike could precipitate collapse in central bargaining for a bargaining council

National

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

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

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

Mining

Buoyant Anglo eyes productivity

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

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

Telecoms & Technology

Solar computer is a product of Africa

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

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

Politics

EFF playing the big league after only a year, says Malema

Julius Malema. Picture: SOWETAN
12 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema in expansive mood at celebration of first anniversary, eyes liberation of ‘all the world’s oppressed’

Middle East

Hamas accepts 24-hour Gaza humanitarian truce

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

However the sound of heavy Israeli shelling could still be heard within Gaza and sirens sounded in Israeli communities

Business Times

Lonmin in murky BEE plan

1 day(s) ago

Lonmin stands accused of bulldozing through an empowerment deal with the Bapo Ba Mogale community, on whose land it has been mining for decades

Business Times

More tears for R699 scheme as staff revolt

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Staff now accuse mastermind Albert Swart of cheating them out of pay

Europe

Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Europe and the US prepare economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict

Picture: THINKSTOCK

EDITORIAL: Nkwinti laws will not solve crisis

Why is the National Development Plan which contains quite specific proposals for a sustainable approach to land reform being ignored?

Columnists

Aubrey Matshiqi promo

The ANC in Gauteng must show more disgust for corrupt members than it does for red overalls, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

When white sheets and stinking feet divert minds

Columnists

Berlin must harness its Friedenspolitik (policy of peace) to an enhanced political and security role, writes Adekeye Adebajo

‘Great Power’ Germany can be good for Africa

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
2 day(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

African News

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice PM

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

At least three people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northern town of Kolofata and local religious leader kidnapped

Business Times

Nedbank boss plans leadership shake-up

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
16 hour(s) ago

Dave Macready, the head of the lender’s wealth division, is likely to be announced as Ingrid Johnson's successor

Business Times

Executives coin it on share-incentive plans

Sanlam CEO Johan van Zyl. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
18 hour(s) ago

The public rarely gets a full insight into how extraordinarily generous share schemes for executives can be

African News

More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

Black plumes of smoke is seen in the vicinity of Camp Thunderbolt, after clashes between militants, former rebel fighters and government forces in Benghazi on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

In the last two weeks, Libya has descended into its deadliest violence since the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi

Business Times

Absa Wealth bleeds talent at the top amid mutters over pay

Absa Capital CE Stephen van Coller answers questions at the Pinnacle Point  commission of inquiry in Cape Town on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Trueman Zuma, head of its Global Research and Investments operation, calls it quits

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Ethiopian experience can help SA’s Nene draft reforms

Understanding and respecting what exists should be the first order of business of a reform, yet is often ignored, writes Stephen Peterson

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom bid to end reform stalemate

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
2 day(s) ago

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

Europe

Russia takes aim at McDonald’s burgers as US ties worsen

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Russian consumer watchdog agency, previously accused of acting in the political interests of the Kremlin, says the US chain is guilty of sanitary violations

Mining

Anglo to refocus on assets that offer best value

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(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

African News

Zimbabwe police question Moyo over Baba Jukwa Facebook page

Jonathan Moyo.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Political observers say Moyo’s questioning is an attempt by authorities to show there will be ‘no sacred cows’ in unmasking the shadowy internet character

African News

Swazi court jails editor, lawyer for contempt of court

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Judge imposes the maximum possible sentence of two years imprisonment for Nation magazine editor Bheki Makhubu and lawyer Thulani Maseko

African News

No survivors from Air Algerie crash, says French president

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Aircraft was on its way to Algiers when it crashed amid reports of heavy storms, shortly after pilots radioed in that they were diverting course

Business

Minister hopes small business department will get ‘big budget’

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

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

Law & Constitution

Top court appoints woman acting judge

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(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

Energy

Eskom not the main culprit in electricity outages

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

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

Telecoms & Technology

Growth outside SA boosts Vodacom

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
2 day(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
2 day(s) ago

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

Europe

UK agency charges Alstom with corruption

Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

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

Politics

Ministry defends appointment of Zuma’s daughter

Thuthukile Zuma speaks during the Jacob Zuma centenial lecture at Nelson Mandela Banquet Hall in Potchefstroom in this 2012 file picture. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD/VATHISWA RUSELO
2 day(s) ago

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services says appointment of Thuthukile Zuma as chief of staff is based on her ‘capacity’ for position

Letters

LETTER: Article contains inaccuracies

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

The article EFF objects to being compared to Nazis contains incorrect information concerning the deputy speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli

Health

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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(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

Labour

Wages take back seat over ‘peace clause’ fight

Irvin Jim. Picture: MASIMBA SASA
3 day(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

Asia-Pacific

China regulator says scandal-hit food supplier forged production dates

A Burger King outlet at Park Station in Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

The official Xinhua news agency says Shanghai Husi forged the production dates on smoked beef patties produced in May 2013 and sold them as being made in January 2014

Mining

Wider probe into mining royalty funds

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

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

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
2 day(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
2 day(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
3 day(s) ago

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

Property

Porsche SA pays R205m for Kyalami race track at auction

The Kyalami race track in Kyalami, north of Johannesburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(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
2 day(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
2 day(s) ago

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

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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
3 day(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
3 day(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
3 day(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
2 day(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
2 day(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
2 day(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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