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Paul O’Flaherty.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

ArcelorMittal stands firm on its pricing model, says CEO

59 minute(s) ago

Loss-making steel producer has faced barrage of criticism over pricing methodology, which has artificially inflated domestic steel prices

National

Zuma’s mystery tour ends with Putin meeting

President Jacob Zuma addresses questions in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
28 minute(s) ago

Lack of official programme, extended duration, the curious composition of SA’s delegation and inclusion of ‘rest periods’ have lent an air of mystery to what is termed a working visit

National

‘Fair’ tariffs planned for water across SA

Trevor Balzer, acting director-general of the Department of Water Affairs. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
51 minute(s) ago

Aim of proposed model to achieve greater equity in water tariffs across the country

Transport & Tourism

Fuel levy hike could be alternative to e-tolls, union federations suggest

ENRAGED: One of several e-toll protests by the public on the highways around Johannesburg in 2013. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/KATHERINE MUICK –MERE
13 hour(s) ago

All three union federations at e-tolling advisory panel in Midrand propose fuel levy hike as a possible counter to controversial system

Europe

Lagarde career threatened in fraud case

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

French court charges former minister with ‘negligence’ over state payment to tycoon

Industrials

Rising costs, strikes hit Imperial’s results

Mark Lamberti. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
< 1 minute ago

Poor GDP growth, rising wage and transport costs, and labour disruptions in SA all help diluted headline earnings per share fall 7%

Land & Agriculture

Large no-fishing zones must be declared in high seas, says Manuel

Trevor Manuel. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

To save declining global fish stocks large no-fishing zones need to be created in high seas, Trevor Manuel urges during lecture at CSIR International Convention Centre

Politics

EFF MPs should be kicked out every time they disrupt Parliament, says Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
19 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says EFF MPs need to learn to ‘engage properly’ in National Assembly ‘or else the law must kick in’

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

‘Radical’ cry far from empty, as mood among elite shifts

Among political and black business elite, ‘radical socioeconomic transformation’ means not just general upliftment of poor but acceleration of black participation in economy as owners and leaders, writes Carol Paton

Columnists

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It was dismaying for those who care about democratic institutions to see riot police called in to Parliament to evict an entire party, writes ...

Zuma is reaping what he sowed as Malema revolts

Columnists

The silver bugs were proven wrong when the price of silver barely blinked in response to the end of the 117-year-old London silver fix, writes ...

No silver lining for fanatics

Financial Services

Banks must improve their compliance or risk fines

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1 hour(s) ago

The collective fines banks and financial institutions had received in past two years are ‘inconsequential’ compared to fines their international counterparts got

Middle East

Gaza truce holding but Israel’s Netanyahu under fire at home

Palestinians sit on a couch as they return to the remains of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Gaza City on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

An open-ended ceasefire in Gaza war holds as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces strong criticism in Israel over costly conflict with Palestinian militants

World

Business class is the new first

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

The world’s top airlines are questioning the need for first-class cabins as flat-bed seats cradle corporate customers in once-unimaginable comfort

Middle East

Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at air base: social media

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

Militants execute Syrian soldiers and are holding group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria, pictures posted on internet and Twitter show

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EDITORIAL: Think differently on economic growth

We need to move away from the defensive to the proactive and focus on what needs to be done to remove the constraints and get the economy going

National

Shabangu contradicts Ramaphosa over e-mails at Marikana commission

Former minister of mineral resources Susan Shabangu at the  marikana shooting  inquiry in centurion on Tuesday Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
23 hour(s) ago

It was an unconvincing stint in the stand that left hardened lawyers squirming — and several in the audience giggling

Financial Services

Santam profit rises on ‘turnaround in crop-insurance business’

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13 hour(s) ago

Short-term insurer Santam says first-half headline earnings per share to end June increased by 119% to 799c

Europe

Talks optimism fades as Ukraine says Russia makes new incursion

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures, while answering journalists' questions after his talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Ukraine accuses Russian forces of launching new military incursion across border, a day after leaders of both countries agree to work towards ending separatist war

Healthcare

Rules aim to end drug firms’ use of ‘perverse’ sales incentives

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1 day(s) ago

Loopholes enable pharmaceutical companies to use perverse incentives to influence which medicines are sold to patients by pharmacies

Energy

State team ponders another Eskom rise

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Power utility may be pushed to request further electricity tariff increase as key part of immediate solution to financial crisis

Economy

Moderate growth staves off recession

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Business calls on government to create ‘appropriate environment’ for investment that will create jobs and grow economy

Business

Competition policy ‘not best way to plug industrial loopholes’

BEST PRACTICE: Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele says that regulation can be used by the state to tackle excessive pricing. Picture: PETER MOGAKI
1 day(s) ago

Application of competition law by competition authorities is a slow process that should not be used to address loopholes in the implementation of industrial policy

Business

Treasury to keep tax-free savings limit

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1 day(s) ago

Tax expert says the R30,000 limit is not sufficient to encourage savings

African News

NEWS ANALYSIS: Sata’s absence ignites succession struggle in Zambia

Zambian President Michael Sata. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Ailing Zambian President Michael Sata has not been seen in public for more than two month

National

Controversial Khayelitsha police inquiry ends in harmony

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
1 hour(s) ago

Stakeholders endorse Khayelitsha commission’s findings on the SAPS, writes Bekezela Phakathi

National

ANC shifts Nkandla debate with public spat

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

War of words between party and Thuli Madonsela escalates as ANC accuses her of trying to discredit its leadership and of casting SA in a negative light

African News

NEWS ANALYSIS: Mugabe may return to world stage as AU head

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

If President Robert Mugabe is chosen to lead the AU next year, his meticulously planned political comeback will be one of the most complete in modern history

Mining

High Court revokes R16m in illegal payments by Aurora to financial consultants

A stranded miner at Aurora’s mine in Grootvlei, Springs, in December 2010. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
1 day(s) ago

It is a small victory in the efforts of the respective liquidators of Aurora and Pamodzi Group to claw back some of the billions of rand owed to creditors

World

Companies prepare to dive into ‘internet of things’ in smart homes

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics in Seoul. Picture REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Samsung and its rivals Google and Apple are battling to build and expand software systems that allow users to control a vast range of devices with a few taps of a mobile device

Europe

WHO employee to be flown to Hamburg for Ebola treatment

LATEST VICTIM: Dr Kent Brantly, left, (L) of Samaritan's Purse relief organisation is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Samaritan's Purse, wearing personal protective equipment as he cares for Ebola patients at the case management centre on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.  Brantly, a 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organisation in Liberia's capital, has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Senegalese epidemiologist, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, will be flown to tropical medicine institute in Germany

Mining

Coal of Africa rises on news of fresh funds

Coal of Africa CEO David Brown. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
21 hour(s) ago

CoAL has been raising funds through the sale of various non-core assets, but it has been negotiating for some time to sell its Mooiplaats colliery

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August 27 2014

Motoring

FUTURE MODELS: Xciting times signal new era

The Volvo XC90 features a new corporate face that will be signature on future models.
1 hour(s) ago

Volvo has taken the wraps off its second generation XC90 SUV that will go on sale in SA in 2015, writes Lerato Matebese

Arts & Entertainment

Unsatisfactory comparisons with the US

A dancer in Cirque Eloize’s iD. The show fuses traditional circus acts with the urban energy of hip-hop. Picture: CIRQUE ELOIZE
1 hour(s) ago

Ferguson, Missouri, has not loomed large in SA’s mainstream and social media content. We have other fish to fry, writes Chris Thurman

Opinion

Working towards a common goal for arts in SA

A woman walks past a painting on display at the Johannesburg Art Fair at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, in this March 2008 file photo.  Picture: THE TIMES

We have to constantly ask ourselves how business is doing in terms of opening up opportunities for women, and contributing to gender and economic transformation

Photographer Lebohang Kganye. Picture: SUPPLIED

Artist puts herself in frame

Lebohang Kganye’s works were handed out as this year’s Basa awards, writes Matthew Partridge

Arts & Entertainment

A privilege to sharing the joy of music

Buskaid musicians perform in Trafalgar Square earlier this year. Picture: BUSKAID
1 hour(s) ago

Soweto-born Lesego Mokonoto began his association with Buskaid as youngster wanting to learn to play violin, today he teaches children same instrument

HIGH SPIRITS: Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates for teammate Fernando Torres, who scored the team's first goal against Aston Villa in their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Lampard opts to end international career

England midfielder Frank Lampard announces retirement from international football after career spanning 15 years

Opinion

A plea to the powers that be to shield Mashaba from the madding crowd

Mashaba has been Bafana coach for only a month but, astonishingly, he is already under pressure from those who have trouble accepting him as outgoing mentor Gordon Igesund’s successor

 
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The Third Umpire

ANC elder Ben Turok, for fostering debate at the party’s Eastern Cape political school over the contradictions between the National Development Plan and other policy “blueprints” such as the New Growth Path.

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Pinnacle Holdings executive director Takalani Tshivhase. Bribery charges that were laid against him and had depressed the firm’s share price have been dropped, leading to a 44% bounce on the JSE on Tuesday.

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EFF leader Julius Malema, whose possible sequestration was pushed out by a further three months this week. The great unanswered question, though, is how he is managing to pay the tax man R500,000 a month.

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