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Eskom starts power cuts

17 minute(s) ago

Due to ‘unforeseen technical problems at power stations’ Eskom will implement stage one load-shedding to support severely constrained power system

Economy

Kganyago ambivalent on benefits of stimulus

Lesetja Kganyago,   governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor says ECB's stimulus package two years too late and unlikely to cause surge in capital inflows to SA

Business

Zuma gives reasons for sending bill back

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5 hour(s) ago

President cites concern over SA’s international trade obligations, excessive discretion given to the mineral resources minister, and inadequate public hearings

Asia-Pacific

Chinese court hears ‘first gay workplace discrimination suit’

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10 minute(s) ago

Case in which plaintiff was fired after he was revealed as gay in viral online video likely to have repercussions in country that decriminalised homosexuality only in 1997

Telecoms & Technology

Cell C allots R2.4bn for 4G expansion

Jose dos Santos. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Cell C’s clients in many areas, especially in Gauteng, complain about the network’s poor quality

Economy

Team SA reassures delegates at Davos

President Jacob Zuma attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) plenary session on BRICS on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
5 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the Davos team was realistic in presenting SA's challenges

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Xenophobic tensions likely to dominate news

Anwa Dramat.  Picture: TREVOR SAMPSON
5 hour(s) ago

ANC national executive committee lekgotla which started on Sunday will continue until Wednesday, writes Setumo Stone

Europe

Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity

Alexis Tsipras. Picture: BLOOMBERG / KOSTAS TSIRONIS
5 hour(s) ago

Alexis Tsipras promises that five years of austerity, ‘humiliation and suffering’ imposed by international creditors are over after Syriza party sweeps to victory

Education

Cida liquidators ‘have another agenda’

Students at the Cida City Campus  in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN
5 hour(s) ago

A fight over the future of the university is headed for court this week

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP / STEFAN HEUNIS

Foreign traders in SA thank networks for their success

Low mark-ups, long hours and willingness to give credit set immigrant shopkeepers apart, writes Carol Paton

Columnists

Blaming apartheid and externalities in the case of Eskom’s woes suggest we don’t know what to do, writes Songezo Zibi

UNEMBARGOED: We need to get our act together

Columnists

Our unemployment rates compare unfavourably with those of Greece, sub-Saharan Africa, and world as a whole, writes John Kane-Berman

No disguising SA’s youth unemployment problem

National

Spaza shop torched in Alexandra

Hundreds of foreign residents of Alexandra settle down for the night at Alexandra Police Station. They had to sleep in the open air. Xenophobic violence in Alexandra Township. Picture: JAMES OATWAY
12 minute(s) ago

A spaza shop is torched in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg in early hours of Monday morning, Gauteng police report

Asia-Pacific

Warm ocean melting East Antarctica’s largest glacier

Adelie penguins walk on the ice at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica.   Picture: REUTERS
48 minute(s) ago

Researchers find that waters around 120km-long Totten Glacier are warmer than expected, probably melting ice from below

Trade & Industry

Beitbridge delays hugely costly but are
‘easily solved’

IN THE QUEUE: Lenghty delays are often experienced at Beitbridge border post. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Delays experienced by trucks carrying goods to and from key African trading partners push up transport costs and the prices

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Expect no surprises in rates decision this week

5 hour(s) ago

If there has ever been meeting of MPC where one could firmly bet on what decision would be, this would be it

African News

Violence in Nigeria could mar election

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, leaves Tel Aviv on Tuesday after het met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time in less than 12 hours in an effort to salvage stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.  Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

US Secretary of State John Kerry jets into Nigeria to discuss fears about election-related violence

President Jacob Zuma addresses a special media briefing on the general state of the economy and developments in the mining sector at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: GCIS

Zuma is the president of all South Africans

Anti-Jan van Riebeeck campaign is another example of the disturbing and increasingly overt anti-white posture of the president and the ANC, writes Dave Steward

Americas

Starbucks names technology fundi as operations chief

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3 hour(s) ago

Starbucks named former Juniper Networks CEO Kevin Johnson as its next chief operating officer

Retail & Consumer

Italtile expects earnings rise on
value offerings

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5 hour(s) ago

Company says system-wide turnover from continuing operations for the six months will be up 18%-20%

Europe

Banks expected to continue cutting jobs across the world

STRESS TESTS: A euro sign sculpture is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. It is unclear whether the ECB exercise, involving a rigorous review of 131 banks’ assets and liabilities, will be sufficient to get more credit flowing into the ‘real economy’. Picture: MARTIN LEISSL/BLOOMBERG
3 hour(s) ago

Most European lenders started cutting after 2010, when euro area’s existence came into question as failing lenders and states rescuing them got caught in dangerous spiral

Retail & Consumer

Fuel-hedging strategy sees AVI profit curbed

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5 hour(s) ago

AVI uses fuel oil swaps for hedging purposes, so as to manage a portion of its exposure

African News

Congo to vote on law after contested measures scrapped

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Ruling majority agreed to remove articles in the legislation that required the completion of a vast census before the next scheduled election in 2016

African News

Uganda seizes ivory and pangolin haul

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18 hour(s) ago

Illegal spoils labelled as communications equipment that needed repairs in Amsterdam and had been cleared for export by custom officials

African Business

New Zambian president will retain mineral royalty tax

A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copper belt. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Zambia will maintain a new mineral royalty tax despite fears that it could lead to mine closures

Mining

Amplats warns of earnings plunge

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5 hour(s) ago

Miner warns it expects its headline earnings for the year to December to be about half those for the same period in 2013

Industrials

PPC takes first step to ending board uncertainty

Darryll Castle
5 hour(s) ago

PPC shareholders will pick six new board members from a reduced list of 10 nominees at the cement maker’s annual general meeting

Mining

NEWS ANALYSIS: Falling copper price sounds the alarm for base metals miners

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5 hour(s) ago

Copper is an economic bellwether given its use in power supply, writes Mark Allix

Politics

Lekgotla will find no quick fix to power crisis, says Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

Energy among priorities highlighted in meeting as key sector to unlock economy and create jobs

National

Dramat can’t return to work, say Hawks

Anwa Dramat.  Picture: TREVOR SAMPSON
22 hour(s) ago

Anwa Dramat cannot return to work after Hawks file appeal against court’s decision to overturn his suspension

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Cartoons

Billionaire Marc Andreessen is passionate about technology — and it has paid off for him.  
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Investments from the edge

Marc Andreessen seems content living with risky ventures, writes Caroline Daniel

Business Times

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: Working to enable through the arts

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23 hour(s) ago

Danieyella Rodin is the arts and culture portfolio manager at the Chaeli Campaign, which aims to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities

Gadgets & Gear

We probably won’t get a SA Serial any time soon — here’s why

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1 day(s) ago

Because SA radio is completely commercially driven, formatted up the yin yang and contains very little if any room for innovation of any kind, writes Jayne Morgan

AB de Villiers of SA drops Andre Russell on 40 during the fourth one-dayer against West Indies at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. Picture: GALLO IMAGES / DUIF DU TOIT

West Indies beat Proteas by one wicket

West Indies win battle of fourth one-day international but SA’s David Miller wins war with maiden century

Soccer

Mabizela saved, now by AmaZulu

Mbulelo Mabizela. Picture: VELI NHLAPO / SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

No matter how many times controversial defender Mbulelo Mabizela messes up, he always finds club to rescue him

Soccer

Black Stars expect tough outing against SA

UNLUCKY: Asamoah Gyan returns to captain Ghana but says he is unwilling to take any penalties. Picture: JAMES OATWAY
3 hour(s) ago

Asamoah Gyan’s winning goal during Algeria match is timely reminder for Bafana Bafana to be alert right up to last minute of game

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for suggesting that SA’s oil and gas laws be separated from mining legislation to allow amendments to proceed. What a good idea — why didn’t we think of that?

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European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Say what you like about quantitative easing, it has worked for the US, and the eurozone is clearly sick and badly in need of some sort of strong medicine.

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