• Wednesday, September 17 2014
Property is seen along a road in the Ikoyi district in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.  Picture: REUTERS

Building collapse in Nigeria kills scores of South Africans

8 hour(s) ago

President sends condolences after sixty-seven South Africans die in building collapse in Nigeria

National

ANC defeats Mbete no confidence motion after opposition walkout

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane Mmusi Maimane starts the debate on the vote of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

Insult-laden debate ends in walkout by opposition parties looking to bring vote of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete

Energy

LPG sector ‘must lobby government’ for slice of market

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
9 hour(s) ago

Liquid petroleum gas, seen by some as ‘middle-class fuel’, can play a significant role in alleviating the country’s energy constraints, says energy minister

Media & Advertising

SABC says competitors gain unfair advantage from its reporting to Parliament

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
9 hour(s) ago

Chief operating officer and chairwoman ask to be allowed present broadcaster’s plans to committee behind closed doors in future

Industrials

SA aerospace manufacturers ink three-way deal with Airbus

A Gripen fighter plane. Picture: AMBROSE PETERS
12 hour(s) ago

Agreement between Airbus, Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation aimed at increasing SA’s competitiveness in aerospace manufacturing industry

Healthcare

Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive behaviour in ARV market

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12 hour(s) ago

Commission finds no evidence of anticompetitive conduct from exclusive supply agreements between Aspen Pharmacare, Mylan Inc and its affiliates

National

Boughey appointed as CEO of the Democratic Alliance

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille speaks at the launch of the party's 'Know Your DA' campaign on Monday.   Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Paul Boughey appointed CEO after Jonathan Moakes, who has held the position since 2009, resigned last month to pursue ‘private business interests’

National

Minister postpones selected travel regulations

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba addresses a media briefing after delivering his budget speech on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba puts some controversial immigration requirements on hold until June next year following representations from travel industry

Former president Thabo Mbeki. Picture: THE TIMES

Presidential library to be established in honour of Mbeki

Presidential library touted as the first of its kind on the African continent

Columnists

South Africa can ill afford to lose sight of the implications of a country interrupted, writes Marvin Meintjies

UK interrupted has implications for SA

Columnists

Michel Pireu: The wise ones bet heavily when they have the odds. And the rest of the time, they don’t. It’s just that simple

Poor Charlie’s good advice

Economy

Experts wary of new proposals to combat ‘tax erosion’

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8 hour(s) ago

Developing countries are more vulnerable to depletion of their resources without adequate tax compensation

African News

Mugabe backs Russia, says Western sanctions ‘illegal’

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (left) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

If sanctions are to apply they must be approved by the UN, says Zimbabwe’s veteran president Robert Mugabe

Europe

Scotland’s vote worries chase investors out of UK

Scotland votes on whether to split from Britain. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN
12 hour(s) ago

Uncertainty surrounding outcome of Scottish independence referendum sends investors in British assets heading for exits, according to survey

African News

Lesotho to hold early election to end crisis

A worker hangs posters displaying newspaper headlines in Lesotho's capital Maseru on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says leaders plan to shorten mandate of coalition because government is not ‘fully functional’

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We must go digital to realise economic potential

Digitisation of the country will lay the groundwork for what is the next phase of the internet — the ‘Internet of Everything’, writes John Chambers

Mining

Flooding in Barberton operations hits Pan

Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

But Pan African Resources says decline in output at underground mines offset by production from new tailings treatment plant

Mining

RBPlat completes first-stage of housing project

Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

Royal Bafokeng Platinum housing strategy may serve as model for other mining companies to meet long-standing demand from National Union of Mineworkers

Middle East

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane

A screengrab of Islamic State video message to the US.  Picture: YOUTUBE
16 hour(s) ago

IS fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns, first time group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate

Labour

Black Africans lag in acquiring skills

Picture: THE TIMES/LAUREN MULLIGAN
22 hour(s) ago

Youth unemployment review cites ‘far from optimal’ education as white, coloured, Indian and Asian counterparts overtake

Energy

S&P delays Eskom credit rating decision

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22 hour(s) ago

Ratings agency says it waiting to get more detail on Treasury rescue package before making decision, which could leave Eskom in junk status

Industrials

Nissan backs soccer with Africa as goal

PASSIONATE: Bafana Bafana supporters pose during an address in Johannesburg to mark 10 days to the African Nations Cup. Picture: SOWETAN
23 hour(s) ago

Japanese car maker hoping that if it plays ball with African consumers, they will return the favour by kicking out its rivals

Industrials

PPC exports to Africa offset slow sales in SA

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23 hour(s) ago

Cement maker PPC says exports into rest of Africa ‘buoyant’

Americas

Obama to announce ramped-up efforts to beat Ebola

US President Barack Obama.  Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

US will increase response to crisis in West Africa with plans to build 17 treatment centres, train thousands of healthcare workers and establish control centre

Economy

Fall in UIF claims is good news for job losses

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23 hour(s) ago

While the number of claimants fell, the value of claims increased

National

Police fire rubber bullets at Grabouw protesters

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIE SON/WILLIAM McKINTOSH
15 hour(s) ago

Members of public order policing unit fire rubber bullets at protesters after service delivery protests broke out on Monday, causing school closures, looting and vandalism

African News

Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny

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15 hour(s) ago

Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year

Asia-Pacific

China to ban imports of high ash, high sulphur coal from 2015

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18 hour(s) ago

When regulation is implemented, Australian and South African coal with heating value of 5,500 kcal/kg will be worst hit

Middle East

Iran’s supreme leader spurns US plan to fight Islamic State

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in December 2009. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejects offer from Washington for talks to fight Islamic State, response is apparent blow to US efforts to build military coalition

National

Lonmin boss says he was wrong about Amcu

Lonmin vice-president for transformation and former head of human resources Bernard Mokoena testifies at the Farlam commission of inguiry into the August 2012 Marikana shooting. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
22 hour(s) ago

Head of human resources says at the time, he believed Amcu was behind 2012 wildcat strike at Marikana

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Cartoons

ANTISOCIAL: Emma Sadleir, left, and Tamsyn de Beer warn that our reputations can be harmed by social media. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Think before you post

Words or images online can have disastrous consequences for the unsuspecting, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Brilliant but unsettling satire

IN THE FRAME Daniel Janks, Jessica Friedan, Ashleigh Harvey and James Alexander in Neil Labute’s Bash, at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton. Picture: THEATRE ON THE SQUARE
23 hour(s) ago

Playwright, director, screenwriter Neil LaBute has made career out of showing middle class to be thoroughly nasty pieces of work, writes Christina Kennedy

Books

BOOK REVIEW: J

Picture: THINKSTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

Two misfits meet in a shadowy future regime in Howard Jacobson’s dystopian novel J, which could be a sequel to his Booker-winning The Finkler Question

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Sharks still need to fight for title

Sharks at business end of Currie Cup, while three of past four matches ask serious questions of their ability and aptitude, despite their willingness

Opinion

CSA won’t say it, but lady luck was shining on their finances

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There’s something just a little too rose-tinted about the presentation of Cricket SA’s year-end financials

 
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Sundays River mayor Mbulelo Kebe. The ANC-dominated council has voted to write off R84.5m in irregular expenditure as irrecoverable, despite indications that tender rules were bypassed to favour political cronies.

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    Silver : 18.7365
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