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Angry Nepalis dig in rubble themselves as quake toll passes 4,000

A man prays next to rubble of a temple, destroyed in Saturday's earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Many people across Nepal sleep in the open for a third night, their homes either flattened or threatened by tremors

Transport & Tourism

SAA gives Kalawe budget package

Monwabisi Kalawe.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
2 hour(s) ago

Former SAA CEO Coleman Andrews received R232m in 2001 and Andre Viljoen walked away with about R7m and Khaya Ngqula was paid R8.9m. Vuyisile Kona, who was CEO for only four months, received about R1.5m

Financial Services

Standard’s BEE partners netted R10bn

Interior of Standard Bank's new Rosebank offices in Johannesburg, which achieved five stars from the Green Building Council of South Africa. Picture: STANDARD BANK
2 hour(s) ago

Scheme benefited employees and empowerment groups, says bank, as well as the economy, generating R1bn in taxes

Americas

Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custody

A rioter screams from atop a burning car during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Rioters looting stores and burning buildings with 15 police officers reported injured

Education

Cost of education rises double that of inflation

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Survey shows 33% of individuals up to the age of 24 say a lack of money is the reason for not attending an educational institution

Europe

‘Conniving’ VW chairman Piech driven out by board

VW’s supervisory board chief Ferdinand Piech (right) sparked a media debate at the weekend by declaring in an interview  he is 'distancing himself' from VW’s CE Martin Winterkorn  (left). Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE
2 hour(s) ago

Ferdinand Piech’s ‘plot’ to oust Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn triggered his demise, say insiders

National

Groups step up pressure on Israel over denial of visa

Solly Mapaila. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Targets include expulsion of the Israeli ambassador in Pretoria after Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande denied entry to the Palestinian territories

Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina spent the 1990s as an undocumented student in Mthatha and Cape Town. Picture: THE TIMES

Thank you, SA, for caring for me, says Kenyan student

Locals helped this Kenyan student, who spent the 90s as an undocumented visitor, grow up, writes Binyavanga Wainaina

Columnists

Like many of the growth themes of post-apartheid Africa, too many people have been left out of the ‘Africa growth story’ to care how it works out, ...

Flip side of SA business venturing into Africa

Columnists

Africa’s two leading states look like emotional teenagers trading insults over xenophobic attacks, writes Marvin Meintjies

Africa not served by hotheads in Nigeria and SA

National

Johannesburg raids target foreigners

Defence force members in Mayfair, Johannesburg, on Monday during a crime prevention exercise with police and government officials. Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Authorities’ actions aimed at clamping down on undocumented foreign nationals as well as criminal elements

Asia-Pacific

GALLERY: Nepal earthquake

A Nepalese man and woman hold each other in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site that was severely damaged by an earthquake on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PRAKASH MATHEMA
1 day(s) ago

Nepalese resucers search for survivors after earthquake kills thousands, destroys historic landmarks and triggers a deadly avalanche on Everest

Energy

World Bank economist affirms support for Eskom will continue

Francisco Ferreira. Picture: WORLD BANK
2 hour(s) ago

The World Bank will continue to offer financial and technical assistance to struggling power utility Eskom, says the bank’s Africa region chief economist

National

Authorities working with embassies to identify xenophobic violence victims, says Zuma

Jacob Zuma.  Picture: GCIS/ELMOND JIYANE
18 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma says Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole was an illegal immigrant whose real name was Manuel Jossias

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors. Picture: REUTERS

ON WORK: Billionaires are born strange

Extreme success requires a personality disorder, but they seem to stay married, writes Lucy Kellaway

National

Department says all South Africans in Nepal have been accounted for

People clear rubble in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site that was severely damaged by an earthquake on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PRAKASH MATHEMA
20 hour(s) ago

Thousands of people fleeing the capital Kathmandu after an earthquake that killed more than 3,700

Education

Advtech U-turn on Maravest deal

Frank Thompson. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Advtech revises transaction to see the R450m deal settled with a combination of cash and scrip

Asia-Pacific

Iron-ore rally ‘in hands of big miners’

Cranes unload iron ore from a ship at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Iron ore entered a bull market on Friday, rising more than 20% from its closing low, on BHP Billiton’s plans to slow expansion in Australia and the closure of some smaller mines

Asia-Pacific

Harmony and Newcrest recruit for mine

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

The Papua New Guinea government has an option to take up 30% of the project

World

More central banks meet, but ability to pilot economies in doubt

The sun rises to the east of the US Federal Reserve building in Washington DC.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Many expect the Fed to make it clear that it is inclined to take the first solid opportunity it can find to set extraordinarily accommodative interest rate policy back on a more normal path

African News

Sudanese President Bashir wins 94.05% of vote, say election organisers

Omar al Bashir. Picture: AFP
19 hour(s) ago

The 71-year-old looks set to tighten his grip on the unstable oil producer, facing a divided and diminished opposition

Europe

Deutsche Bank pledges overhaul, shares slide

Deutsche Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
16 hour(s) ago

Deutsche Bank will cut €200bn in investment bank assets and exit a tenth of the countries in which it operates

Other Sport

Pacquiao-Mayweather clash may end in early round

World Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao look-alike Johnny Dagami, popularly known as Manny Paksiw in the Philippines, poses before photographers at his neighbourhood in Las Pinas, Metro Manila on Friday. With Pacquiao’s biggest match coming in a few days, Dagami says he is also preparing for a big performance at a luxury hotel in Manila where he will be singing and rooting for the Filipino boxer. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Revenue from ticket sales and TV rights — and the purses both will receive — makes it the biggest fight in any century

Companies

Tiso Blackstar will seek opportunities in Africa

Blackstar executive chairman Andrew Bonamour.   Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Companies will seek to raise revenue from the rest of the continent in order to counter an infrastructure investment slowdown in SA

Labour

Court backs police promotion policy ‘to reverse historical patterns’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Labour Appeal Court gives its approval to employment equity plan that sees black policeman promoted over an Indian who scored slightly higher

African News

Burundi police confront anti-president protesters

A soldier walks away from protesters as they clash with riot police against the decision made by Burundi's ruling CNDD-FDD party to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in the capital Bujumbura, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

Protestors take to the streets for a second day of demonstrations against the president’s decision to run for a third term

Markets

Oil’s 45% rebound could be markets’ next headache

Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

No fewer than 27 central banks have eased monetary policy to some extent this year in a battle against deflation, slowing growth or both

Middle East

Saudis pound arms depots in Yemen as bread and medicine run short

A boy waits for his father in front of a damaged factory after an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition struck a nearby missile base, in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

A humanitarian crisis is worsening as both sides block aid

Americas

NEWS ANALYSIS: Petrobras overhaul calls for much more than corruption clean-up

A file picture of Petrobras oil platforms at Campos basin in Rio de Janeiro. The state oil company is embroiled in a growing corruption scandal. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

A fraction of Petrobras’ $17bn write-down relates to corruption, the rest is incompetence — bad investment decisions, flawed execution, political interference and falling oil prices

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Cartoons

As countries run out of space to house people, supertall buildings — and the shorter time taken for construction — will be part of the solution Picture: BLOOMBERG

Going up, the long and short of skyscrapers today

Planned tall buildings address a very real issue that many countries face — they are running out of space, writes Andy Davids

Innovation

Green house demonstrates some home truths to industry

Evan Lockhart-Barker at the innovative, energy-efficient home known as Stand 47, Monaghan Farm, north of Johannesburg. Picture: NICK BOULTON
1 hour(s) ago

Energy-efficient home at Monaghan Farm showcases solutions to solving the housing and energy crises in SA, writes Evan Lockhart-Barker

Motoring

Musk needed a Tesla saviour and his search led to Google

Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO Elon Musk put his staff on crisis footing in 2013 to deal with problems surrounding the Model S. File picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

Tesla’s first customers were prototypical early adopters who wanted a computer on wheels, writes Ashlee Vance

Innovation

Shift to green buildings is growing

Sophisticated, modern and trendy, Volkswagen head office is a prime example of a green-star rated building. The state-of-the-art structure was erected in 2013 and includes eco-conscious features to integrate VW’s environmental strategy. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 hour(s) ago

SA is finally achieving critical mass in the green building movement, writes Peter Townshend

Opinion

Hats off to an immigrant with plenty of attitude

BMW 2-Series convertible is an entirely new car with all-new engines too

Chelsea’s England defender Gary Cahill, top, and teammates celebrate at the final whistle in the English League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Chelsea won 2-0. Picture: AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON

Chelsea ‘cannot be boring while outscoring others’

Jose Mourinho launches fierce defence of his Chelsea side and rejects any suggestion the champions-elect of England are boring to watch

Other Sport

Defeated but a July favourite

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Gauteng trainer Geoff Woodruff will be hoping for better luck this evening when Like A Boss does duty for the stable in the seventh race

Other Sport

Slug-fest joins fight against xenophobia

Thabiso ‘The Rock’ Mchunu. File Picture: SOWETAN / ANTONIO MUCHAVE
2 hour(s) ago

Organisers dedicate All Africa title fight in the WBC cruiserweight division between SA’s Thabiso ‘The Rock’ Mchunu and Congo’s Ilunga ‘Junior’ Makabu to the victims of the xenophobic attacks

Opinion

Cricket’s kids from the wrong side of the tracks may soon be contenders

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The international calendar is fast becoming a chaotic scramble for survival for at least half of the 10 Test-playing nations

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The Third Umpire

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, for trying to justify his own alleged tax evasion by claiming that President Jacob Zuma did the same when he was strapped. So what? It is illegal whoever is responsible.

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Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech, who was ousted from the position at the weekend after failing to convince the board to get rid of CE Martin Winterkorn. Instead they turned on him, bringing an era to an end.

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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose insistence on running for a third term is the main cause of political protests that resulted in five deaths over the weekend. Nobody is indispensable, least of all a politician.

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