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Energy

Eskom could raise funds with Denel model

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Power utility looks to Denel’s highly successful turnaround in the early 2000s, which included restructuring and international partnerships

Retail & Consumer

Quantum Foods revenue hit by SA operations

Picture: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART
18 minute(s) ago

Recently listed poultry business says it has achieved ‘credible’ set of results in first half of financial year, with report its first since unbundling from Pioneer Food Group

Transport & Tourism

SAA jet fuel plan ‘will set it back’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

SAA has said it will allocate half of its R20bn procurement spend, including on jet fuel, to black industrialists

Transport & Tourism

Sanral pushes on with structures for N2 Wild Coast toll road

Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

N2 Wild Coast toll road heavily criticised by communities, including unsubstantiated claims of forged affidavits by Sanral

Labour

Unions’ dispute may spur strike in sugar sector

Sugar cane. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 hour(s) ago

Industrial action will compound the sugar industry’s woes at a time when it is yet to shake off the effects of a drought

African Business

MTN warns over Nigeria fuel crisis

MTN. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
19 hour(s) ago

Nigeria’s biggest mobile phone operator MTN has warned that its network faces shutdown

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Public wage deal settled, but gold and coal disputes loom

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3 hour(s) ago

Full effect of the 7% public-sector agreement remains to be seen, but a public servants’ strike would have been more harmful, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

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Code revisions on the right road, but vigilance still vital

In one cautionary tale the only beneficiaries of a BEE scheme were Mercedes-Benz Financial Services SA and the management companies … all of them white, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Columnists

When expenditure is mostly on consumption rather than investment, the long-term financial future becomes bleak, writes Songezo Zibi

UNEMBARGOED: Eskom a symptom of SA’s deeper affliction

Columnists

Gavin Keeton

Debate about privatising parts of Eskom may be overtaken by events and the choices of thousands of individual consumers, writes Gavin Keeton

Post office, Telkom, Eskom becoming obsolete

National

Marikana massacre ‘top cop’ retires

Miners strike at Marikana, near Rustenburg, in this file image. Picture: AFP PHOTO
2 hour(s) ago

‘No regrets’ for Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo, as President Jacob Zuma accused of delaying release of the Farlam commission report on the Lonmin mine killings

Media & Advertising

Set-top boxes: e.tv squares up to government over its policy

Department of Communication Minister, Faith Muthambi addressing post cabinet media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
3 hour(s) ago

E.tv warns of second rate says those who cannot afford to subscribe to pay-TV would end up with a second-rate viewing experience

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: E-toll changes, wage demands to be debated

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media briefing on Gauteng e-tolls on Wednesday in Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Cosatu leaders have already indicated their misgivings at the new e-toll dispensation, writes Khulekani Magubane

National

SA's drinking age may be raised

Alcohol.. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

Government proposal published in the Government Gazette suggests that the minimum age for consuming alcohol be increased to 21 from 18

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Trade patterns underline Africa’s shifting role

Though there is a broad realignment, the data suggest we cast aside oversimplified emerging/developed world frameworks, writes Simon Freemantle

Property

Specialised property on investors’ radar

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2 hour(s) ago

Sector has potential to grow and Americans are ready, writes Alistair Anderson

African News

UN chief urges dialogue in Burundi after politician’s killing

Burundian Muslim women cry during a funeral service for the slain leader of the opposition party Union for Peace and Development, Zedi Feruzi, who had been shot dead together with his bodyguard on Saturday in Ngagara district of the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, on Sunday. Picture: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA
16 hour(s) ago

The killing of an opposition leader has prompted some opponents to say they will walk out of talks

Americas

Google faces antitrust probe as its cred fades

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
2 hour(s) ago

While Google remains one of the world’s biggest companies with overwhelming dominance in internet search, its prospects are less rosy in a tech landscape

Financial Services

Regulations stymie developments, says HCI

Johnny Copelyn. Pictures: ESA ALEXANDER
2 hour(s) ago

HCI CEO Johnny Copelyn says regulatory difficulties are holding up ‘significant development of several of our businesses’

Europe

Ireland backs gay marriage in historic vote, ministers say

A couple watch the count at a count centre in Dublin following the vote on same-sex marriage in Ireland on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PAUL FAITH
1 day(s) ago

This marks a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country

Science & Environment

Nedbank ‘pays lip service to green policy’

May Boeve, global executive director of 350.org recently visited SA as part of a global drive to persuade investors in fossil fuels such as companies and banks to divest. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
2 hour(s) ago

While Standard Bank and Absa/Barclays also bankroll coal projects, Nedbank is being targeted particularly because it calls itself ‘the only green bank’, writes Charlotte Mathews

National

Calls grow for South Africa to ease border controls

Illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe cross the border near  Beit Bridge. Picture:  SUNDAY TIMES/JAMES OATWAY
1 hour(s) ago

Findings of researchers are in stark contrast to government’s intention to tighten movement across South Africa’s borders

African News

Ruling party seen winning Ethiopian vote

An woman votes in the  'Kechene Medianealem' polling station in the Ethiopian presidential in the capital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday. Picture: EPA/SOLAN KOLLI
15 hour(s) ago

Opponents complaining that their supporters are harassed but government dismisses the charge and promises a free and fair election

Retail & Consumer

Dividend rise sign of an upbeat Richemont

A pedestrian walks past a Cartier store, operated by Richemont, as it stands illuminated at night in Shanghai, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

Biggest factor in the steep fall in bottom line profits stems from foreign exchange hedging tactics which caused ‘noncash, mark-to-market’ losses

Mining

EU conflict mineral law ‘will not affect SA’s gold miners’

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2 hour(s) ago

Law will oblige importers of gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum into the EU to ensure their purchases are not contributing to conflict or human rights abuses

African Perspectives

Truth commission tackles decades of torture in Tunisia

Tunisians march against extremism. A commission plans to reveal the full range of human rights violations during nearly 60 years of authoritarian rule. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Tunisia is daring to examine its past abuses publicly, writes Carlotta Gall

Europe

CFM leaps ahead with aircraft fuel efficiency

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2 hour(s) ago

Joint venture CFM International ahead with Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion — Leap — motors that will power most of the next generation of planes

National

Cape ANC lobbies to stall MyCiTi expansion

The roll-out of Cape Town’s MyCiTi bus service has not been without its problems. Now the city is implementing a ticket covering this and other modes of transport. File picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

ANC is against the expansion until the party’s call for ‘genuine’ consultation with affected communities has been met

African News

African Union demands South Sudan sanctions, arms embargo

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir. Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

AU’s council also expresses ‘deep disappointment over the failure of the leaders in South Sudan to rise above personal and factional political interests’

Europe

G-7 to weigh Grexit and US growth

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1 hour(s) ago

Group of Seven finance ministers meet in Germany this week against backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil

Americas

Mathematician John Nash who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind' killed in car accident

An archive picture made available on Sunday of Nobel Prize Laureate, US mathematician John Nash, taken at the Abel Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway, May 19. Picture: EPA/HAAKON MOSVOLD LARSEN
15 hour(s) ago

Nobel prize winner John Nash killed along with wife in New Jersey

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Cartoons

Former British prime minister Tony Blair visits Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on May 13 2015. In his pre-election ‘Covenant with Nigerians’, Buhari pledged a new focus by his administration on corruption, security and jobs. Picture: REUTERS/AFOLABI SOTUNDE

Nigeria’s new leader brings the will to tackle graft

Buhari’s priorities include jobs and fighting corruption, write Dawn Dimowo and Abdulhameed Abubakar

Opinion & Analysis

Pursuit of nuclear energy likely to be more wasted time

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2 hour(s) ago

It is likely that SA’s attempts to order nuclear plants will collapse under the weight of the required finance and years will be wasted pursuing an impossible objective, writes Steve Thomas

Opinion & Analysis

SA hangs on to obsolete power plan as Eskom is left in the cold

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2 hour(s) ago

Johan Muller: Who will pay for nuclear energy if more and more industrials and corporate businesses are weaning themselves from public sector-provided power?

Opinion & Analysis

Africa has the world at its feet but its problems abound

Climate change is only one of the challenges facing Africa as the sub-Saharan Africa region pursues growth which the International Monetary Fund expects to be 5.7% between 2014-19. File picture: REUTERS/SIEGFRIED MODOLA
2 hour(s) ago

Continent suffers more from the effects of climate change and environmental degradation because it is heavily dependent on agriculture and natural resource extraction — but is the least equipped to cope, writes Stephen Onyeiwu

Middle East

Soccer becomes Palestinians’ new political weapon

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter plays soccer with Palestinian children during a visit to the West Bank city of Ramallah last week. He also visited Israel on what he called a ‘mission of peace’. Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMAD TOROKMAN
2 hour(s) ago

Proposal put forward to suspend Israel from Fifa at the world governing body’s annual congress in Zurich on Friday

Arsenal’s English midfielder Theo Walcott celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO

Walcott hat-trick secures decisive Arsenal victory

Send-off ensures the Gunners will approach a record 19th FA Cup final appearance on Saturday against Aston Villa with confidence

Other Sport

Federer advances despite French Open court invader

Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action against Colombia’s Alejandro Falla during the men’s first round at the 2015 French Open in Paris on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/JASON CAIRNDUFF
2 hour(s) ago

Roger Federer cruises into the French Open second round with win over Colombian ‘lucky loser’ Alejandro Falla

Soccer

Drogba injured in final game at Chelsea

Team mates carry Chelsea's Didier Drogba off the pitch on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/TONY O'BRIEN
2 hour(s) ago

Injury and team hoist off the pitch bring an unusual close to Didier Drogba’s stint at the club

Soccer

Bafana pay penalty and crash out of Cosafa Cup

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2 hour(s) ago

Like Zambia against Namibia earlier in the day‚ SA loses on penalties in their quarterfinal after being unable to score in the goalless 90 minutes

Other Sport

Mercedes apologise for Hamilton pit blunder in Monaco

German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Mercedes AMG GP celebrates with the trophy during the podium ceremony after winning the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo circuit in Monaco on Sunday. Picture: EPA/YOAN VALAT
2 hour(s) ago

Mercedes team swift to apologise and commiserate with Lewis Hamilton, his fans, and the followers of Formula One after their tactical error deprived the world champion of a seemingly inevitable win

Opinion

Bismarck’s brilliant display and SA’s poor Super Rugby season is good news

Bismarck du Plessis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Bismarck du Plessis’s performance against the Reds is his best of the year and proof of why the Springboks will always be a World Cup threat

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The Third Umpire

Police commissioner Riah Phiyega. There is no excuse for so many top police officials failing to submit the information required for them to be vetted by the State Security Agency. She must crack the whip or explain.

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Justice Minister Michael Masutha. Clearing criminal records is not to be taken lightly, but if it is limited to giving young and minor offenders who have changed their ways a second chance, it should be supported.

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SA boxing legend Dingaan Thobela, who was arrested this week on charges of contravening the FAIS Act by failing to register as a financial adviser despite being the owner of a business that sells funeral policies.

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