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Business Times

Curro share shrugs off racism furore

Jannie Mouton. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
1 hour(s) ago

Claims of racial segregation at a Curro school in Pretoria are a ‘storm in a teacup’ and the work of parents trying to ‘score political points’

Business Times

IDC boss fires salvo over plans for Eskom

Geoffrey Qhena. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 hour(s) ago

Industrial Development Corporation CEO Geoffrey Qhena wants a return on his electricity investments

Business Times

Back to ICU for Life Healthcare pay policy

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2 hour(s) ago

The sheer number of shareholders who did not like the remuneration policy seems to have taken Life Healthcare by surprise

Business Times

Township wars — the myth and mayhem

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP/STEFAN HEUNIS
1 hour(s) ago

South Africans believe that foreigners are being given hand-outs of ‘subsidies’, which allow them to build their businesses at the expense of locals

Business Times

Balancing act for Kganyago nixes rate cut

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Despite lower oil prices, Reserve Bank governor sees power cuts constraining growth

Business Times

Bye to ‘distasteful’ CEO who ‘stalked’ PPC board

Bheki Sibiya, CEO of the Chamber of Mines. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
24 minute(s) ago

PPC has finally shut the door on the unseemly falling out between its former CEO Ketso Gordhan and financial director Tryphosa Ramano. Chairman Bheki Sibiya reflects on the debacle

Business Times

Naspers shares roar as WeChat ads prompt status anxiety

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1 hour(s) ago

Tencent started taking adverts on its WeChat mobile message platform for the first time, which pushed the company’s shares to record levels in New York

Business Times

Real-life figures show SA pensioners losing ground

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1 hour(s) ago

The typical South African pensioner is being paid just R3,559 every month

Residents run amok, looting shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto on Thursday. Picture: SOWETAN

Minister is right, and wrong, on foreigners

Influx of foreigners into townships revamps retail sectors big and small, writes Bruce Whitfield

Business Times

Lenovo has come up with a startling innovation that is obvious only in hindsight: a tablet with its own built-in projector, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Lenovo’s Yoga makes new contortions possible

Columnists

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Even with most of SA’s banana farmers relocated to Mozambique there are echoes of turn-of-century Honduras, writes Anthony Butler

South Africa taking on banana republic practices

Business Times

Steinhoff investors let pool rule

Christo Wiese. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

At stake is the biggest deal in South African corporate history, Steinhoff’s R63bn acquisition of Pepkor

Business

Post Office staff feel the pinch

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1 hour(s) ago

Hundreds of Post Office courier freight division workers have been left stranded as the company struggles to pay their salaries on time

Business Times

IDC boss defends R3bn spent on steel plant

Steel coils.  Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

One of the IDC’s most contentious investments is the R3bn it has poured so far into creating a new steel plant alongside China’s Hebei Steel company

Business Times

Living annuities come with pitfalls to look out for

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1 hour(s) ago

Far more South African pensioners are opting to convert their retirement savings into living annuities than just a decade ago

World Economic Forum. Picture: AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Hot air in Davos will not warm the poor

So much for all the fuss at the recent World Economic Forum gathering at Davos, as though inequality is a relatively new development, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

Cybercriminals are on the prowl

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50 minute(s) ago

New technology creates opportunities for hackers to create havoc

African News

UN chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram

Ban Ki-moon. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR
1 day(s) ago

Ban Ki-moon welcomes African Union proposal to set up regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to fight Nigeria’s Islamist militants

African News

Refugees from Boko Haram pose headache for authorities on Lake Chad

Boko Haram.  Picture: REUTERS/JOE PENNEY
1 day(s) ago

Monitoring comings and goings on hundreds of islands and countless channels in the lake is a virtually impossible task

Americas

Legal marijuana takes root in Latin America

Marijuana. Picture: REUTERS/ALESSANDRO BIANCHI
1 day(s) ago

After Uruguay first moved to legalise marijuana in 2013, several other countries in Latin America are now considering a revamp of their own drug laws

National

Violence escalates in Malamulele

Malamulele which is experiencing violent protests as residents demand their own municipality. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Havoc breaks loose in Malamulele between protesters and police during ongoing demonstrations in the Limpopo town

Energy

Petrol price to drop by 93c a litre

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1 day(s) ago

Price of all grades of petrol will drop by 93c a litre next week, Department of Energy announces

Business Times

Coke provident fund leaves only the dregs

Coca-Cola.  Picture: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN
55 minute(s) ago

After 21 years of service at multinational beverage company Coca-Cola, Martin Laminie was paid out only R140,000 with which to ‘retire’

National

Jackie Selebi remembered by his wife

Jackie Selebi.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi’s wife, Anne, says she never lost hope that he would bounce back from his illness

Europe

New Greek government steps up battle with creditors

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

New Greek government says it will no longer meet with EU and IMF auditors, rejecting fresh loans offered for February

Asia-Pacific

Alibaba’s Ma meets top China regulator after fakes row

Jack Ma.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Authorities have accused the e-commerce giant of allowing ‘illegal’ actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform

World

Jihadists increasingly wary of internet, experts say

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

Jihadist organisations have realised that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence

Transport & Tourism

No recapitalisation on the cards for SAA, says Nene

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
1 day(s) ago

State-owned companies will only be provided in a way that does not affect the country’s budget deficit, says finance minister

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Cartoons

TELLING HIS STORIES: Khalo Matabane has been fortunate to make a living doing what he loves. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

FAME & FORTUNE: Mixing the art of film with business

Award-winning film director Khalo Matabane, whose productions include the TV drama ‘When We Were Black’, talks to Asha Speckman

Business Times

HOW TO... Get into the digital industry

Picture: THINKSTOCK
34 minute(s) ago

The digital industry is like a rugby team — it requires a range of skills, says Mike Sharman, the cofounder of online communications agency Retroviral

Arts & Entertainment

Shakira gives birth to a boy in Barcelona, reports say

Shakira.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Pop star Shakira and boyfriend, football player Gerard Pique, have had their second child, according to Spanish media reports

Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova in their women's singles final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS

Serena beats Sharapova to win 19th Grand Slam title

Triumph means world number one overtakes 18-time major champions Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to go a clear second on the all-time Open-era winners’ list

Cricket

Proteas look like they have the mettle

SA’s Rilee Rossouw, left, and captain Hashim Amla make a run during the fifth one-day international against the West Indies in Centurion on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS, SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 day(s) ago

Plenty of factors suggest SA ready to mount proper World Cup challenge

Soccer

Snag forces Bafana to take the long way home

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, centre, speaks to his team January 18 on the eve of the 2015 African Cup of Nations football match between Algeria and South Africa.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
2 day(s) ago

South African Football Association at pains to avoid making a big deal of the botched travel plans

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The Third Umpire

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who reckons he would be earning even more were he working elsewhere, despite his lack of qualifications. And he may just be right — if he was a politician on the take.

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ANC leader in the Cape Town council and Cosatu regional secretary Tony Ehrenreich. The ANC’s behaviour in the council chamber on Wednesday was worse than that of the EFF in Parliament, which they constantly condemn.

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VIP unit driver Joseph Semitjie, who has been sentenced to five years behind bars for reckless driving and fleeing the scene. Blue light accident victim Thomas Ferreira suffered permanent brain damage.

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