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Eskom set to claw back costs from consumers

5 hour(s) ago

Electricity tariffs are set to rise by amount yet to be determined after National Energy Regulator of SA grants Eskom a partial recovery of costs

National

Municipalities fail to come clean

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu finds R3.6bn unaccounted for, writes Setumo Stone

Transport & Tourism

Visitors ‘just have to bear new visa rules’

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2 hour(s) ago

Those wishing to come to SA will have to take the pain of complying with new immigration regulations while the system is being perfected, says Gigaba

National

SAA not suspending routes over Ebola

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
3 hour(s) ago

SAA has not had notification from a ‘competent’ authority in SA to initiate travel-related health warnings to deal with the deadly virus, but ports of entry are on high alert

Mining

Sound cash flow from mines lifts Sibanye

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Gold producer says it will pursue opportunities in platinum sector only as long as they underpin its dividend yield strategy

Labour

New union in ANC fold to target Numsa

Cedric Gina. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 hour(s) ago

Entrance of a new union to the sector that Numsa has dominated is likely to intensify organised labour rivalry

Labour

New equity act to take effect after uproar

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3 hour(s) ago

Act will come into force without controversial regulations that had threatened to block coloured and Indian people from senior management positions

Americas

Business investment helps US economy recover

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6 hour(s) ago

Gross domestic product rises at a 4% annualised rate in fourth quarter, the most since the third quarter of last year

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ANC needs to be liberated from alliance ties that bind it

Cosatu has become the single most important impediment to the efforts of the ANC to lead a radical transformation of the economy, writes Thabang Motsohi

Columnists

The social cost of women working in mines and/or supporting ‘their mining men’ has not been a factor in public debate, writes Muthoni Maingi

Don’t forget women in Kenyan resources debate

Columnists

Gideon Rachman promo

If and when Hillary Clinton bids for the US presidency, her unofficial campaign anthem might as well be Yesterday, writes Gideon Rachman

A Clinton in power cannot bring back the good times

Financial Services

Barclays Africa to expand in Nigeria

Maria Ramos. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

Barclays Africa unlikely to buy any banks in Nigeria as they are too expensive, says CEO Maria Ramos

Middle East

Gaza toll soars as Israel ‘days’ from completing tunnel hunt

An Israeli soldier sits on top of a tank along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIL COHEN-MAGEN
3 hour(s) ago

Netanyahu presses assault as UN outraged at refugee deaths at Gaza shelter, while Palestinian deaths exceed 1,360 and 59 on Israeli side

Mining

Deal sees Lonmin close on black empowerment target

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6 hour(s) ago

World’s third-largest platinum producer inches towards black ownership target for mining companies in deal worth at least R646m with Bapo ba Mogale community

A man talks on the phone as he surfs the internet on his laptop at a local coffee shop in downtown Shanghai, China, in this November 28 2013 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

The web giveth and taketh away

Internet provides a bounty but threatens jobs, writes J Bradford DeLong

Cricket

Kallis bows out of all international cricket

Jacques Kallis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
6 hour(s) ago

Kallis acknowledges that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup is ‘a bridge too far’

Media

Minister’s co-operation crucial in SABC probe, says Madonsela

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
15 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she needs input from Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to establish appointment process of Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Americas

Twitter eases investors’ concerns as revenue doubles

A Twitter logo made from Californian vehicle licence plates is shown at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

CEO Dick Costolo getting microblogging company back on track with Wall Street by drawing people to use the service more

Middle East

Five Israeli firms to list in US

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14 hour(s) ago

Markets shrug off Gaza crisis as five Israeli companies come to market with US initial public offerings, writes Gabrielle Coppola

Europe

BAT’s earnings burnt by stronger pound

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6 hour(s) ago

British American Tobacco’s first-half earnings fall 9%, hurt by lower cigarette consumption and a stronger pound

Industrials

Grindrod, Brimstone complete empowerment deal

Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
16 hour(s) ago

Consortium that has taken an 8.4% stake in the listed shipping and logistics group also includes Calulo and Solethu, previously invested in subsidiaries

National

Suspended NPA unit chief opts to throw in the towel

Glynnis Breytenbach at the Labour Court in Johannesburg in 2012. Picture: THE TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

Integrity management unit head Prince Mokotedi — who is facing a disciplinary hearing — says he will resign at the beginning of August

Financial Services

Sabvest second special dividend soon after first

6 hour(s) ago

Investment company Sabvest crosses shareholders’ palms with silver, declaring second special dividend

Health

Medical Research Council on drive to find private funders

15 hour(s) ago

Medical Research Council appealing to big business and ‘angel philanthropists’ for more money so it can do bigger and better science, it tells Parliament

Property

Capital Property returns to double-digit growth

Capital Property Fund MD Barry Stuhler. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
17 hour(s) ago

Capital’s strategy to increase exposure to rand hedge sister companies Nepi and Rockcastle pays off as it achieves double-digit distribution growth for first time in three years

Europe

BOE’s new rules come down heavily on bankers

The Bank of England.  Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Senior bankers could be forced to pay back bonuses for as long as seven years after they are awarded under new Bank of England rules to curb short-term risk-taking

National

Private security industry is worth R50bn a year

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15 hour(s) ago

It is benefiting from South Africans’ need for protection from criminals

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Cartoons

SURVIVORS: Bovids in the Tassili n Ajjer National Park in Algeria, Cattle were domesticated in Africa about 10,000 years ago. Picture: WITS ORIGINS CENTRE/TRUST FOR AFRICAN ROCK ART

When Sahara was green

Our ancestors left Africa to populate the world via territory that was not yet a desert, writes Rehana Rossouw

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Attitude that says, ‘I can’

The styling influence of the Cayenne is most evident at the front. Picture: PORSCHE AG
6 hour(s) ago

Motor News put the new Porsche Macan though its paces in the Western Cape

Arts & Entertainment

Time shows up follies, horrors

ABSENCES: Orlando Rene Mendez, Laura Cecilia Mendez Oliva, Leticia Margarita Oliva (1976).
6 hour(s) ago

Natasha Christopher’s Folly exhibition seeks to expose not merely the brick-and-steel ambition of city developers but also conflicting versions of ‘nature’ writes Chris Thurman

Jacques Kallis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE

Kallis bows out of all international cricket

Jacques Kallis acknowledges that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup is ‘a bridge too far’

Rugby

Tough World Cup opener for women Boks

6 hour(s) ago

Good start at Women’s Rugby World Cup will be crucial for Springbok women’s side as they aim for best finish yet at the tournament in France

Other Sport

Le Clos’s master plan for Rio? To keep his rivals guessing

MURKY: Chad le Clos in action at the swimming championships on Monday. Some participants have complained of ear infections and diarrhoea, which they blame on the quality of the water in Port Elziabeth’s Newton Park pool. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
6 hour(s) ago

Not even Chad le Clos, exhausted from a seven-medal haul in Glasgow, knows what events he will swim at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

 
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The Third Umpire

PIC chief investment officer Daniel Matjila. A more proactive PIC investing in line with the state’s strategic objectives makes sense as long as he never forgets that this is pensioners’ money he is playing with.

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ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman. It should not be necessary for the DA to go to court to force the ANC to give up power in Oudtshoorn after it lost its council majority. SA is a democracy, remember?

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Judge Colin Lamont, who is presiding over the Radovan Krejcir trial, escaped unscathed after a suspected drive-by shooting at his home on Monday night. This dispensing justice business is clearly not for sissies.

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