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A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA

SAA transfer to Treasury’s ambit has already begun

14 hour(s) ago

Elements of troubled airline’s long-term strategy must be implemented ‘with speed’, says finance ministry

National

SARS deputy takes paid leave until suspension issue resolved

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
18 hour(s) ago

Reinstated deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay given notice of intention to suspend, must show cause to avoid this by January 12

Energy

Power supply to remain stable over festive period

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15 hour(s) ago

Eskom expects constraints in electricity but says load shedding risk is low, barring faults in system

African News

Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisian election, riots break out in south

Beji Caid Essebsi. Picture: EPA
13 hour(s) ago

Critics of Mr Essebsi, an 88-year-old former parliamentary speaker from Ben Ali’s old guard, see his return as a setback for the 2011 uprising that ousted the veteran ruler and put the North African country on the road to full democracy,

Economy

Relief for motorists as petrol price set to drop in new year

17 hour(s) ago

Department of Energy gives notice of a ‘significant’ fuel price decrease in January, made possible by the decline in the price of crude oil on international markets

Healthcare

State postpones final medical demarcation regulations to 2015

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17 hour(s) ago

Final regulations on the demarcation between health insurance policies and medical schemes will only be released next year, says government

Americas

Brazil’s Rousseff stands by Petrobras CEO, says pessimism overblown

Petrobras. Picture: REUTERS/SERGIO MORAES
13 hour(s) ago

President Rousseff says she does not plan to replace the CEO of the state-run oil firm, while there was also no evidence of senior management being involved in a graft scandal

National

Maimane accuses Zuma of ‘misleading nation’ on Nkandla

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN
17 hour(s) ago

DA parliamentary leader challenges president on his claims of having done ‘nothing wrong’ regarding R246m expenditure on his homestead

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Gadgets & Gear

Instagram users find they are less popular than previously thought

Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Instagram reveals ‘corrections’ to number of people following many users, after removing significant number of fake accounts from service

Europe

Airbus will not scrap A380s despite order drought, says CEO

Airbus. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR/BUSINESS DAY
13 hour(s) ago

The lack of orders this year does not mean aircraft manufacturer intends to stop making the super jumbo which still has a "bright future"

African News

Seven more senior officials fired as Mugabe wields the axe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Apparent purge continues of ruling party officials sympathetic to popular former vice-president Joice Mujuru

Americas

American Apparel confirms takeover offer, sets new ‘poison pill’

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13 hour(s) ago

Struggling retailer and manufacturer, which fired controversial CE Dov Charney last week, is evaluating a proposed takeover and also appointed a new head of the board

Americas

Police shootings put pressure on New York’s mayor

Police officers stand outside Woodhull Hospital as the bodies of two Police officers who were shot in Brooklyn are removed from a hospital in New York. Picture: JOHN TAGGART / EPA
20 hour(s) ago

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faces biggest crisis of his political career after gunman kills two police officers

Cows graze at a field near the Doel nuclear plant in northern Belgium in this August 22 2012 file photo. Picture: REUTERS

SA’s nuclear project: politics, not economics, will determine winners

Politics may tip balance as Russia’s Rosatom and France’s Areva SA prepare to battle it out for planned project that could cost $100bn

Asia-Pacific

China condemns cyberattacks, but does not mention North Korea

John Kerry. Picture: REUTERS/CHARLES PLATIAU
18 hour(s) ago

China says it opposes cyberattacks, but it stops short of directly condemning hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to US calls for action against North Korea

Americas

Sony aims to release The Interview film, but how?

Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

Cyber attack on Sony Pictures, threats of violence appear to limit possibilities for safe distribution channels for screening

African Business

Bond coins just a change stopgap, says Zimbabwe government

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Country’s new bond coins are trickling onto the market — but locals are still suspicious that they represent a stealthy return to the old Zimbabwe dollar

Property

Sirius’s Berlin business park strategy on track

Property fund. Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Share price fails to react in early trade on JSE’s alternative exchange, but off worst level of last week

African News

Namibians grab land amid housing crisis

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3 day(s) ago

More than a thousand people illegally occupy land in Swakopmund, saying they have grown tired of waiting for government to give them plots to live on

African News

Egypt allows in travellers from Gaza for first time since October

DOWN BELOW: A Palestinian tunnel worker gestures as he repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Egypt opens Rafah border crossing for incoming passengers from Gaza Strip for first time in almost two months

African Business

Namibian bid to fund $19bn transport plan may start next year

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3 day(s) ago

Namibia will start tapping markets, investors to finance a five-year development plan as early as next year as country seeks to become a transport hub

Arts & Entertainment

A dance party with coffee and smoothies before work

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3 day(s) ago

A vibrant, alcohol-free rave for four hours before work is the latest trend attracting thousands of revellers and hitting 16 cities around the globe

National

Presidency criticises Sunday Times’ energy story

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

Spokesperson says side of the presidency was omitted and ‘flies in the face’ of ethics

African News

Five die in Mozambican floods

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3 day(s) ago

Five people die in floods in the capital Maputo, after days of torrential rain, according to Mozambican authorities

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Cartoons

Squats, lunges, push-ups, tricep dips and crunches can all be practised in your garden, in the  park, or in the privacy of your own home. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness

Devices count calories, measure sleep patterns and monitor heart rates, as well as steps, and experts predict their popularity will grow as they become more sophisticated

Gadgets & Gear

Six gadgets and tips to save power and beat loadshedding this festive season

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4 day(s) ago

With Eskom saying that the energy crisis may go on for a good while, devices can help those who need electricity for work and other essential activities

Travel & Food

Up hill and down desert dune

Namib. Pictures: EUGENE YIGA
4 day(s) ago

When Eugene Yiga tried quad-biking in Namibia it was just two guys and two bikes in a sand wilderness stretching 2,000km up to Angola

Victor Matfield of South Africa during the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Boks hit 2014 speed bump

Following two years of steady improvement, Springboks showing signs of decline a year out from Rugby World Cup in England

Soccer

Mashaba names 34 for Africa Cup

Shakes Mashaba. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
4 day(s) ago

Bafana coach will cut number to 23, giving all a chance ‘to fight hard for a final spot’

Soccer

Omission of Bucs strikers from Bafana ‘surprising’

Eric Tinkler. Picture: GALLO IMAGES'/DUIF DU TOIT
4 day(s) ago

Eric Tinkler is surprised that strikers Lehlohonolo Majoro and Kermit Erasmus have been left out of Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana squad

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The Third Umpire

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, who was elected to the position unopposed at the weekend despite the inevitable rowdy dissent and personality clashes. At least there wasn’t a bare bum in sight.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who will be breathing the biggest sigh of relief of all after ratings agencies Fitch and S&P left their SA ratings unchanged on Friday. It’s going to be an intense six months to the next update.

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Tharisa Minerals chairman Loucas Pouroulis, who faces a R50m lawsuit, plus interest and court costs, for allegedly failing to pay for shares he agreed to buy from Cayman Islands-registered Siebels Hard Asset Fund.

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Opinion Poll

Deloitte’s holiday survey says consumers will allocate a significant portion of their holiday season budget to gifts, despite tough economic conditions forcing them to be more pragmatic in their spending habits this year. How much are you spending this festive season?

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