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Tshepo Kgadima. Picture: THULANI MBELE

PetroSA boss fired

7 hour(s) ago

Controversy forces hand of Central Energy Fund on Kgadima, accused of swindling more than 250 investors who put money into his company LontohCoal for projects that did not exist

Economy

Private-sector credit extension ticks up in October

Reserve Bank
2 hour(s) ago

Growth in private-sector credit extension amounts to 9.06% year on year in October from 8.74% increase in September

Labour

Public service superunion to be set up next year as rival to Cosatu

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
7 hour(s) ago

Former South African Public Service Union president Thobile Ntola hopes to recruit 100,000 members within a year

African News

Namibian general elections start

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba. Picture: GCIS
1 minute(s) ago

Voting begins in Namibia’s presidential and legislative elections, in poll that is expected to see ruling Swapo party retain power

Mining

Shanduka and Pembani merger to go ahead

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

Two people close to the deal say they believe Shanduka’s management had been unhappy with the sale to Pembani and wanted Cyril Ramaphosa’s share

National

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Chester Missing with Conrad Koch. Picture: SUE GRANT-MARSHALL
18 hour(s) ago

Court sets aside interim protection order obtained by Afrikaans singer against ventriloquist and his puppet

Labour

Minimum wage hearings held off to January

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Views of mine workers have been canvassed and the submissions received includes one that calls for a national minimum wage of between R8,500 and R9,500 a month in the mining sector

Politics

Zuma, ministers and business to visit China

President Zuma addresses the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) business council at the first meeting of the Brics business council in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
6 hour(s) ago

Nkoana-Mashabane says aim of visit was to review and strengthen SA’s bilateral relations with China, focusing ’on the priority issues of development in SA and Africa’

National

Court declares parts of Hawks legislation ‘unconstitutional’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

Constitutional Court holds that sections of South African Police Service Amendment Act are constitutionally deficient, ‘deletes’ them from statute

Economy

Nene urges private-sector participation in infrastructure

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
21 hour(s) ago

Many African governments’ inability to carry big financial burdens provides ‘ample space’ for co-operation with private sector to implement infrastructure projects

Julius Malema. Picture: Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EFF rushes to court to stop suspension

National Assembly adopts the powers and privileges committee report finding Julius Malema and 19 other EFF MPs are guilty of misconduct and bringing Parliament into disrepute

Columnists

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Whatever the price of oil, it remains a geopolitical weapon, writes Peter Bruce

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: How American oil could set us all free

Columnists

The poor people who vote for the ANC have a nuanced understanding, writes Jonny Steinberg

Power of ‘voice’ steers state monopoly action

Europe

Global Ebola death toll exceeds 5,600

Samaritan's Purse medical personnel transport a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia. Picture: REUTERS/SAMARITAN'S PURSE
2 hour(s) ago

More than 5,600 people have died from outbreak, World Health Organisation says, even as case incidence in two hard-hit countries appear to be stabilising

Energy

Sasol plummets after Opec decision

Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

Shares in diversified global oil producer take beating after Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries decides not to cut oil production to boost prices

Law & Constitution

Hawks’ independence gets boost from highest court

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 hour(s) ago

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says anticorruption agency is not required to be absolutely independent. It, however, has to be adequately independent

Economy

VAT is the elephant in tax-policy room

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

SA is trying to wring more tax revenue from a shrinking economy, writes Amanda Visser

Energy

Brown calls for patience over Eskom problems

Lynne Brown.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance MP Natasha Michael says the country is in the middle of a real energy crisis that is happening on minister’s watch

Europe

Economic sanctions on Russia also punish the European Union

Russia sanctions. Picture:  REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
7 hour(s) ago

Exports from the continent have dropped and increased red tape is holding up trade, giving rival nations a foothold, writes Robin Emmott

ASSET: A clump of iron ore from a mine. Picture: REUTERS

How we price our resources is key to our development

With the stubbornly high unemployment rate, and mediocre growth for the foreseeable future, many have argued that our problems are not cyclical but structural, writes Tembinkosi Bonakele

Retail & Consumer

Truworths eyes kids’ brand Naartjie

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
7 hour(s) ago

This is the second buyout in as many months for cash-rich Truworths under departing CEO Michael Mark

Economy

Producer inflation continues to moderate in October

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Producer inflation moderates as expected to 6.7% year on year in October, with economist saying there is scope for PPI to ease further in coming months

National

City of Cape Town ‘deals with corruption’ by dismissing 484 employees

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Employees were dismissed over last three years for range of transgressions including corruption, unethical and dishonest conduct and theft, says mayor

Healthcare

Ascendis beefs up its BEE shareholding

Ascendis CEO Karsten Wellner. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Company to shift its empowerment shareholding from 7% to about 15% in the medium term after a R140m convertible debenture issue to WDB Investment Holdings and Senatla Capital

Health

Doctors ‘failing to diagnose rheumatic heart disease’

vaccine health XXX Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Study finds lives of many pregnant women, their unborn babies are at risk because complication from rheumatic fever is not being managed properly

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller forges closer Coca-Cola ties

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

Though still ’fundamentally a beer company’, SABMiller gives more attention to its business of making and distributing Coca-Cola’s and its own soft-drinks brands

African News

Goods go up in smoke in Zimbabwe warehouse blaze

Fire engulfs the main warehouse at Zimbabwe's Beitbridge border post on Thursday night.  Picture: SUPPLIED
18 hour(s) ago

Fire guts main warehouse at Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge post, bringing border post to a standstill

African Business

Low oil price harms investment in Africa

Diezani Alison-Madueke. Picture: REUTERS/RICK WILKING
6 hour(s) ago

The highest-profile victim so far has been Africa’s top producer, Nigeria, which was forced to devalue its currency 8% this week

African Business

Glencore tackles Congo energy shortage

Augustin Matata Ponyo, right, and Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo pose ahead of a meeting in Brussels in June. Picture: REUTERS/FRANCOIS LENOIR
7 hour(s) ago

Miner and partners are sinking $360m into refurbishing the country’s main hydroelectric plant, and recouping the cost through reductions in utility bills

Americas

Wal-Mart cuts dozens of China executives to cut costs

Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

The multinational has faced setbacks in China, including an embarrassing food-safety scandal in which its popular ‘Five Spice’ donkey meat was found to have traces of fox meat

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Cartoons

November 28 2014

Leatherback turtle.  Pictures: SUE BLAINE

On the lookout for loggerheads

‘Turtling’ is just one thing to do in beautiful iSimangaliso, along with visiting the Veyane Cultural Village and taking a boat trip on St Lucia Lake, writes Sue Blaine

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Hanlie's Bistro

Hanlie’s Bistro offers relief from the jolly steaks and fish and chips that are the staples of seaside towns.
7 hour(s) ago

Intimate, friendly and overseen by Hanlie herself, the bistro is rain upon parched earth for folks looking for a good meal in the pretty seaside town, writes Blaise Hopkinson

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL DRIVE: Moments that linger longer

The edgy design of the concept signals the next generation Audi models.  Picture: AUDI AG
1 day(s) ago

Audi is showcasing its future design and technology in its Prologue concept

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: New appeal for funky Korean

The styling changes are minor on the outside.  Picture: QUICKPIC
1 day(s) ago

Kia’s second generation Soul has moved upstream in the refinement stakes without losing its funky styling, writes Lerato Matebese

Life

Coming winter is a farewell to arms

A woman holds a purse while standing next to Valentino Fashion Group SpA shopping bag on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Wednesday, September 11 2013. Photo: PATRICK T FALLON/BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

What could be more festive, or more chic, than a cape, asks Carola Long

Gordon Igesund. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Worthy opponents clash in Telkom Knockout final

SuperSport and Platinum Stars to face each other in climax of the Telkom Knockout

Rugby

Tighter breakdown crucial as Springboks face Wales

FEW CHANGES: Marcell Coetzee is put through his paces during the Springboks’ training session at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Tuesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
7 hour(s) ago

Marcell Coetzee will come up against his toughest adversary on tour when the Springboks meet Wales; in a battle that could decide the contest

Cricket

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies aged 25

Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in this September 19 2011 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The batsman was struck on the head by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground during a domestic match

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