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Alexandra township in Johannesburg.  Picture: SUNDAY TIME

Army to be deployed
in Alexandra

2 hour(s) ago

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says military will assist police in stopping attacks on foreign nationals

Business

Minister called to explain developments at CIPC

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies briefs media regarding plans to improve trade ties between South Africa-Japan, on Friday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Parliamentary committee asks trade and industry minister to discuss Companies and Intellectual Property Commission after commissioner resigns

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay’s earnings exceed market forecasts

Picture: THE TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Retailer says improvements in cost control, underlying efficiency are at forefront of first stage of plan, providing solid foundation for second stage

National

Deputy head of prosecutions appears for fraud, perjury

Nomgcobo Jiba, acting national director of public prosecutions. Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Nomgcobo Jiba will appear in court on June 10 after case is postponed in Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, where she is served with provisional charge sheet

National

Sithole suspects will be in custody until bail hearing

After being stalked down a street, taunted and hit with a wrench, Emmanuel Sithole is cornered by his attackers, stabbed in the heart and left to die on a rubbish-strewn Alexandra street. He was from Mozambique. Picture: JAMES OATWAY/SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Four men arrested in connection with killing of Emmanuel Sithole to remain in police custody until their bail application on May 4

Transport & Tourism

Uber drivers complain of intimidation

Picture: AFP PHOTO/NICOLAS TUCAT
2 hour(s) ago

Uber drivers say meter taxi drivers see them as competitors, especially at lucrative ranks at OR Tambo International Airport

National

High chance of load-shedding on Tuesday night

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Eskom warns prognosis for rolling blackouts ‘very high for the evening’, asks customers to use power sparingly, switch off nonessential appliances

Labour

Workers expected to meet to discuss way forward at Medupi

Eskom's Medupi power plant.  Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

National Union of Metalworkers of SA says all unions represented at construction site continued to consult members amid labour disruptions

Brian Molefe.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

EDITORIAL: Molefe enters an Eskom minefield

The relief that comes with the appointment of Molefe must be tempered with a degree of wariness

Columnists

Planning for a bad scenario is best done in the good times, writes Michel Pireu

Plan for failure in good times

Columnists

The rash naming of places could have serious economic costs if we are not careful, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

A host of hidden dangers to naming and renaming

Industrials

Consolidated Infrastructure records improved earnings across all subsidiaries

CIG CEO Raoul Gamsu. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Improved earnings across all subsidiaries for six months ended February driven mostly by 90% increase in profit from AES oil, gas operation

Telecoms & Technology

Websites prepare for Google’s ‘mobilegeddon’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Search engine is changing its algorithm to favour sites that look good on smartphones, move is expected to have far-reaching effect on website operators

Europe

IBM continues painful transition

IBM's multinational headquarters in Madrid. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/CRISTINA ARIAS
1 hour(s) ago

As hardware sales declined, information technology group has bet its future on software, services, but strategy has yet to bear fruit

National

A Labour government ‘will boost ties with SA’

Britain’s Welsh Secretary Peter Hain says relations between SA and the UK have cooled. File picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

MP Peter Hain says pro-South African values in bloodstream of UK opposition party, writes Marvin Meintjies

Alan Greenspan. Picture: BLOOMBERG/PETE MAROVICH

Bank should err on side of caution in increasing rates

SA’s monetary policy must not seek to pre-empt what the US might do with interest rates, writes Raymond Parsons

Transport & Tourism

From sugarcane to hustle and bustle

Durban harbour. Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal’s northern coastal corridor is where it is all happening as sugarcane plantations make way for residential, commercial and industrial development

Financial Services

Insurers and banks look to start-ups

Johannes Grosskopf, PwC banking and capital markets leader for Africa, left, and Peter Schlebusch, CEO of Standard Bank’s personal and business banking division. File pictures: ROBERT TSHABALALA
10 hour(s) ago

Trend is considered particularly pertinent to financial services in Africa, where cellphone use is growing strongly

Transport & Tourism

Once-axed Gama back in top Transnet job

Siyabonga Gama. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
10 hour(s) ago

Siyabonga Gama appointed the acting CEO of the state-owned logistics company Transnet after CEO Brian Molefe seconded to Eskom

National

Broadcasting policy ‘against aims of House’

Lawyer Steven Budlender is arguing that Parliament’s broadcasting policy is unfair. File picture: TREVOR SAMSON/BUSINESS DAY
10 hour(s) ago

Editors’ forum, other applicants argue that Parliament’s broadcast policy is unfair and the images it broadcasts are inaccurate

Financial Services

Alexander Forbes eyes Ghana and Tanzania

Alexander Forbes. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

Successful deal in Ghana will expand SA retirement fund giant’s footprint to seven African countries

National

UN agency in SA ‘flooded by calls from refugees’

Somali trader. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

UNHCR in SA resettled more than 1,000 refugees last year, most of them Somalis, followed by Congolese, Ethiopians, and Burundians

Europe

HSBC and StanChart consider Asia as UK taxes bite

The HSBC logo hangs outside a bank branch in London. Research appears to indicate that the bank will recover eventually after the money-laundering scandal at a subsidiary in Switzerland. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
10 hour(s) ago

Banks looking at viability of quitting London for a new home in Asia because a big jump in a tax on UK banks makes staying in Britain increasingly painful

National

Court rules against RAF in grants case

WRECKED: The Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill aims to compensate victims efficiently, without costly litigation. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
10 hour(s) ago

Road Accident Fund argues foster care grants paid to guardian of orphaned children should be deducted from R112,942 payout

Europe

EU targets Russian gas giant Gazprom

A neon sign displays Gazprom's  logo at a petrol station in Belgrade, Serbia, in January this year. Picture: BLOOMBERG/OLIVER BUNIC
2 hour(s) ago

EU plans to file formal antitrust charges against bloc’s largest gas supplier, Russia’s OAO Gazprom, a move set to escalate standoff between Europe and Moscow

Energy

SA companies come to Eskom’s rescue

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset.
10 hour(s) ago

Petrochemicals company Sasol becomes the latest company to conclude a power purchase agreement when it reached a deal to supply up to 440MW of power to the grid

National

King Goodwill Zwelithini blames ‘vile’ attacks on ‘third force’

King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

After weeks of xenophobic violence mainly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, King Zwelithini denies calling on his subjects to attack foreigners

Europe

Spin-off from Billiton even more of a gift

Xstrata CEO Mick Davis leaves a shareholders meeting in Zug, Switzerland, on Monday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/GIANLUCA COLLA
10 hour(s) ago

Falling commodities prices slash value of X2 target South32, write Brett Foley, Firat Kayakiran and James Paton

Labour

Amcu figures could tilt power among unions

Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Amcu says its membership figures are closer to 40,000 — which does not give it a majority in the gold and coal sectors

African News

Threat to Robert Mugabe lies in Zanu (PF)

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, left, chats with former vice-president Joice Mujuru, who is seen as a successor to Mr Mugabe. File picture: SUPPLIED
10 hour(s) ago

Power struggle in Zanu (PF) is effectively breaking the ruling party apart, writes Brian Latham

Europe

EU flounders in fatal waves of trafficking

Armed forces of Malta carry an immigrant’s body to a hearse on disembarking from a coast guard ship in the Port of Valletta yesterday. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

As many as 1,500 migrants have already died trying to cross the Med this year, on course to far exceed the 3,200 people the IOM estimates died making the journey last year

National

It’s power to the workers in Grinpal job-dispute court ruling

Power lines.  Picture: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO
10 hour(s) ago

Unpaid and out of work for two years, 41 employees get court relief under a labour law provision governing the automatic transfer of employees' contracts to new business owner

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Cartoons

Huawei Ascend Mate 7.  Picture: SUPPLIED

Huawei Ascend Mate 7: beautifully balanced

It’s a glorious piece of design with a beautiful screen and a great camera — it’s just a pity about the UI, performance quirks and active battery life issues, writes Andy Walker

Health

Formula ‘able to cut sweet tooth of sugar addict’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Authors of Sugar Free: 8 Weeks to Freedom from Sugar and Carb Addiction present plan to kick cravings for sugar and carbohydrates in eight weeks

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Class of ‘79

Janice Warman. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
25 day(s) ago

A tale of torture tinged by unease over its worth, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Growth Engines

Singing the praises of Bayede! wines

Antoinette Vermooten in front of the Bayede! wine range, boasting King Zwelithini's family crest. Picture: DOMINIC PREUSS
10 hour(s) ago

Crafters were paid R300,000 for beadwork supplied for Bayede! wines last year, writes Penny Haw

Innovation

Researchers make beans count for the poor

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Thirty new bean varieties have been bred to beat the baking climate, writes Chris Arsenault

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Innovators

Bill Gates. Picture: BLOOMBERG
10 hour(s) ago

Walter Isaacson suggests ideas are a serendipitous blend of geopolitical events, cultural trends, the development of symbiotic industries and the power of collaboration, writes David Gorin

Management

Four ways to improve your mood

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
4 hour(s) ago

Your bad mood can hurt your performance at work, so try conscious breathing, activating positive feelings, reframing your thinking, re-engaging action

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: A car to make us venerate the Alfa brand

10 hour(s) ago

Motor companies understand the concept of monument pride. In fact, they’re on some occasions happy to build a car that will lose them money as long as it advances the brand, writes Alexander Parker

Motoring

Technology on the road to a safer drive for all

The top priority for manufacturers today is connectivity, with touch-screen consoles giving drivers access to every aspect of their car. Picture: SUPPLIED
10 hour(s) ago

Technology is not only connecting our cars but saving our bacon too, writes Mark Smyth

Growth Engines

Putting African luxury on the throne

The Bayede! range  extends from quality wines to clothing, giving resourceful individuals access to markets abroad. Picture:
10 hour(s) ago

There is more to the brand than wine. The Bayede! range includes luxury clothing, leatherwork, pottery, textiles, jewellery and an assortment of custom-packaged Rooibos tea, writes Penny Haw

Innovation

Charity campaigns to bring internet to rural Africa cause disruptions

People enter an internet cafe in the Hodan area of Mogadishu, Somalia. Greater connectivity will speed up boost migration from rural areas.  Picture: REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR
10 hour(s) ago

Change in isolated areas due to greater connectivity is understudied, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Opinion

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: Selling products by creating stories

As a third generation, family-owned winery, Van Loveren Family Vineyards engaged both sides of the brain to build a formidable capability in an industry they understand intimately

Edward Mnqele. File Picture: RICHARD HUGGARD/GALLO IMAGES

Chips are down but fighting spirit could keep Chippa up

As the league draws to a close, things have heated up at the bottom of the log as teams battle to avoid the drop

Cricket

Champions League T20 fate hangs on a thread

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Pivotal meeting on Sunday will determine the fate of the Champions League T20 and its revenue stream worth more than R300m a year for South African cricket

Other Sport

Kvitova’s game a breeze again after time on beach for fatigue

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts during her match against Caroline Garcia of France at the International Tennis Federation Cup (Fed Cup) semifinal match in Ostrava on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MICHAL CIZEK
10 hour(s) ago

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, still ranked fourth in the world, returns to the women’s tour this week in Stuttgart

Rugby

Gary Gold says suspended Sharks players owe it to him and team

Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold at a training session at Kings Park Stadium in Durban yesterday. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES
10 hour(s) ago

Director of rugby Gary Gold’s senior players have missed a critical juncture of the Sharks’ season through suspensions

Other Sport

A resurgent Nadal faces an uphill task

Rafael Nadal: Picture: AFP PHOTO/QUIQUE GARCIA
10 hour(s) ago

Spaniard is beaten in straight sets by world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday, but insisted he is pleased by his progress

Soccer

De Sa refuses to gamble on Mobara’s knee against Stars

Roger de Sa. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES/ GRANT PITCHER
10 hour(s) ago

Ajax coach De Sa says Abbubaker Mobara has stretched a ligament, medical staff will work hard on his recovery

Other Sport

Steinhoff boss spends R12.7m at yearling sale

Markus Jooste. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

Markus Jooste’s spending spree means he accounts for more than a quarter of the sale of about R44,3m

Opinion

How Lorgat’s ‘reminder’ did not interfere with the Proteas’ team choice

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Smoke and mirrors have reappeared in the past fortnight with Cricket SA’s handling of the World Cup semifinal selection saga

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The Third Umpire

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Yes, there’s a silver lining to every dark cloud and all that, but his attempt to put a positive spin on SA’s power crisis and xenophobic violence comes across as blinkered and dishonest.

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Another day, another state institution in crisis. This time it’s the National Health Laboratory Service, which Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi insists is on the mend but has suffered an exodus of senior staff.

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US Republican senator Johnny Isakson, who has overplayed his hand in championing US Big Chicken by trying to force SA to remove antidumping duties on US imports, putting the Agoa trade talks at risk.

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