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Eskom begins stage one load-shedding

1 hour(s) ago

Eskom says power system is severely constrained due to unforeseen technical problems and it will implement stage one load-shedding from mid-Tuesday morning

Economy

SA’s leading indicator falls 0.1% year on year in November

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49 minute(s) ago

SA’s composite leading business economic indicator falls by 0.1% year on year in November 2014 after 1.2% year-on-year decline in October 2014

Mining

Sibanye Gold to boost capex 10% this year

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
42 minute(s) ago

This is despite the mining company’s rivals cutting costs and reducing capital

Transport & Tourism

Saldanha to expand for oil and gas sector

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone. Picture: HOME FRONT
7 hour(s) ago

Port at Saldanha Bay set finally to benefit from investment that will allow SA to participate and contribute more meaningfully in oil and gas sector

National

Task team to tackle xenophobic attacks

A Pakistani shop owner in Kagiso sits inside his empty store after it was looted on Friday. Picture: EPA
6 hour(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal government condemns murder of Somali businessman in Inanda, government to establish team to deal with causes of tension between business owners

Americas

‘Life-threatening’ blizzard shuts down much of US Northeast

Commuters make their way in New York's Times Square during a snow storm on January 26 2015. Picture: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Blizzard barrels into US Northeast, affecting up to 20% of Americans by making workers, students housebound, halting thousands of flights and prompting ban on cars

Companies

PPC’s new board has work cut out

PPC chairman Bheki Sibiya gestures at the group’s annual general meeting in Sandton on Monday. The position of chairman faces a vote on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

PPC’s newly constituted board will have to work fast to arrest cement maker’s decline in market value and repair dented public image

National

Cape’s busy calendar is big business

A Mining Indaba poster at the Cape Town Convention Centre in February last year. This year’s event takes place there from February 9-12. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has said SA is fast becoming a global business events destination

Politics

ANC-SACP clash in Mpumalanga

Tensions run high between ANC and SACP members at a police station near to a community hall in Kanyamazane, Mpumalanga, where ANC members disrupted an SACP event. Picture: SETUMO STONE
5 hour(s) ago

Confrontation in Mpumalanga between Premier David Mabuza supporters and senior in ANC Mathews Phosa heightens political rivalry in province

Labour

CCMA braces for extra work from law reforms

Nerine Kahn. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration expects workload to increase significantly

Edgar Lungu at his inauguration on Sunday. Picture: SALIM DAWOOD / AFP

EDITORIAL: Zambia worth celebrating

There is even more confidence that Zambians know how to govern themselves, and that is worth celebrating

Columnists

If first few days of year are anything to go by, Kenyans need to prepare for more outrageous and ridiculous, writes Muthoni Maingi

Two scandals set tone for Kenya’s new year

Columnists

SA seems to forget or do not know about how fellow Africans accommodated us during dark days of apartheid, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Looters forget Africa’s succour during apartheid

Americas

Facebook denies hacker group was responsible for outage

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9 minute(s) ago

Users unable to log on to Facebook and Instagram for about an hour on Tuesday morning

Asia-Pacific

Obama weighs in on freedom of religion in India

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi. Picture: ADNAN ABIDI / REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Hindu nationalist groups are asserting themselves following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rise to power

National

Hawks ‘have not changed locks to keep Dramat out’

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Hawks spokesman denies suspended head Lt-Gen Anwa Dramat is denied entry after police minister appealed North Gauteng High Court ruling dismissing his suspension

Financial Services

Diversified portfolio on cards for Reinet

Richemont executive chairman and CEO Johann Rupert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

For first time Reinet provides a rand-based update of net asset value, stating this figure at R65bn as at end of last month

Mining

Investec sees sparkle in diamond miners

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5 hour(s) ago

There appears to be increased industry discipline, meaning no headlong rush into expansionary projects, say analysts

Retail & Consumer

Lewis revenue for last nine months up 4%

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14 minute(s) ago

This is an improvement on revenue growth of 1.6% and merchandise sales decline of 3.5% reported for six months ended September 2014

Hundreds of foreign residents of Alexandra settle down for the night at Alexandra Police Station. They had to sleep in the open air. Xenophobic violence in Alexandra Township. Picture: JAMES OATWAY

Fight over resources is behind attacks on foreigners

Simplistic assessment blames xenophobia and jealousy from South African small businesses, writes Tlou Legodi

Healthcare

Life Healthcare to take on commission

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5 hour(s) ago

Commission says merger will result in Lowveld increasing its prices if it becomes part of Life

Transport & Tourism

Bidvest and Budget sever ties

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4 hour(s) ago

From next month, its vehicle hire business will trade as Bidvest Car Rental

Europe

EU threatens to tighten Russia action on renewed Ukraine unrest

Russia sanctions. Picture:  REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
5 hour(s) ago

EU will likely tighten sanctions linked to the conflict in Ukraine following a renewed assault by pro-Moscow rebels

Labour

Smart Cape aims to help people study, find jobs and business opportunities

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5 hour(s) ago

Deloitte survey shows a rise in frustration levels, with only 32% of graduates believing their skills are fully utilised

Europe

Syriza will need to toe the line as EU ‘will not forgive loans’

Alexis Tsipras, right, head of the Syriza party, shakes hands with Greek President Karolos Papoulias during his swearing-in ceremony as Greece's first leftist prime minister, in Athens on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Europe shows willingness to give Athens more time to pay debts but little sign it will yield to new Greek government’s demands for debt forgiveness

Europe

Female bishop ready for challenges

The Reverend Libby Lane is consecrated as the first female Bishop in the Church of England during a service at York Minster in York, northern England, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Church of England ends centuries of male-only leadership as Libby Lane becomes its first female bishop

Europe

Aer Lingus mulls new €1.36bn takeover offer from BA owner

An Aer Lingus cabin crew boards a flight. The Irish government, which holds 25.1% of the airline, is facing mounting political pressure not to sell. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY
4 hour(s) ago

Successful takeover will give airline more of highly valuable but scarce take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow

National

SIU head Soni quits amid turmoil engulfing law enforcement agencies

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12 hour(s) ago

Special Investigating Unit head advocate Vas Soni confirms his resignation, citing personal reasons for the move

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Cartoons

Writer Jodi Picoult, who is on her seventh or eighth visit to SA, has captured details from tidbits of bush lore to the quality of the light. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jodi Picoult speaks with authority

Sue Blaine talks to best-selling American author twist in latest tale — set in a South Africa writer gets just right

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Rebellious bandit’s life reveals an era

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5 hour(s) ago

A life on the margins plays out during the pitiless Industrial Revolution, writes David Gorin

Books

BOOKS: The war without end

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5 hour(s) ago

Contrasting dispatches show the debate over how to combat the drugs trade taking a pragmatic turn, writes John Paul Rathbone

Bafana Bafana captain Dean Furman says the players have thought about how their fate could have been different had they been clinical from the start. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, ANESH DEBIKY

Mashaba reflects on lost chances

Bafana’s coach will name his starting line-up early Tuesday and may ring in the changes in search of more direct attacking play

Rugby

Bok coaches keep sharp eye on franchises

Tendai  Mtawarira during the Sharks training session at Kings Park in Durban on Tuesday. File picture: GALLO IMAGES / STEVE HAAG
5 hour(s) ago

South African Super Rugby franchises have often turned up their noses when asked to aid the national team, but the 2015 Rugby World Cup may be different

Soccer

Bafana face a Ghana side brimming with confidence in final group game

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5 hour(s) ago

Ghana, on a high after a dramatic late victory over Algeria, believe they have the edge on SA

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The Third Umpire

Anglo American Chairman’ s Fund chairman Norman Mbazima. The group has been ranked SA’ s biggest corporate social investor with donations of R643m in 2013-14, the 10th time it has topped the local list.

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ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, for suggesting riot police should be on permanent standby to enter the National Assembly and remove disruptive elements. Even if it is legal, force will not address the underlying issue.

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Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras, who may have won the Greek election but has painted his party into a corner by making promises that are going to be nigh on impossible to keep without causing economic and social chaos.

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