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Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Telkom won’t foot bill for broadband

9 hour(s) ago

Minority shareholders will be relieved to learn that Telkom does not have to bear burden of entire bill for R98bn national broadband rollout project

African News

Results trickle in after Lesotho’s snap polls

Lesotho Independent Electoral Commission marshalls start the counting process at the end of the voting process of the Lesotho parliamentary elections at a polling station on Saturday in Maseru, Lesotho. Picture: AFP
3 hour(s) ago

Results slow to come in, with only a few districts tallied and none officially declared by the Independent Electoral Commission

National

Zuma lauds struggle-era vanguard veterans

President Jacob Zuma addresses the formal reception service of the mortal remains of struggle stalwarts, Moses Kotane and John Beaver Marks held at Waterkloof Airfoce Base, Pretoria on Sunday. Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Remains of SACP stalwarts Moses Kotane and John Beaver Marks arrive from Russia for state funeral in North West

Business Times

BEE group in bid to scrap R664m Lonmin deal

Kholisile Dingiswayo and Moipone Tabi, members of the Serodumo Sa Rona in Bapong, North West. Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Lonmin is bracing itself for a bitter fight as members of the Bapo ba Mogale community go to court this week in a bid to unravel its R664m empowerment deal

Business Times

Phuti Mahanyele: Going places under her own steam

Phuti Mahanyele has long been singled out as one of South Africa's  exceptional business leaders. Picture: TSHEKO KABASIA
9 hour(s) ago

Phuti Mahanyele is confident about her future — and the outlook for SA — as she quits CEO post

Business Times

Mittal eyes BEE deal to mend bridges

ArcelorMittal  SA CEO Paul O' Flaherty addresses the media and analysts on the groups results in Sandton on Friday.   Picture:  MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

ArcelorMittal SA has received a mandate from its largest shareholders in London to mend bridges with government and rectify its almost non-existing BEE status

Business Times

Q&A: Whitey on the budget, poor growth and Eskom

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

Shoprite enjoyed a steamy 42% share price rally from October to end-January, but the fun appears to be over. CEO Whitey Basson discusses the numbers

Business Times

Shuttleworth in court showdown

Mark Shuttleworth is SA’s most famous example of world-beating innovation.  Pictures: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Mark Shuttleworth faces off against Reserve Bank in the Constitutional Court this week as central bank argues why it must not repay R250m to Mr Shuttleworth

African News

Mugabe threatens to take over white-owned safari

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses people gathered for his 91st birthday celebration in Victoria Falls on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

President Robert Mugabe threatens to take over local white-owned safari operations in Zimbabwe as he celebrates his 91st birthday

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

Forget the myths about foreigners

The facts show they create jobs — and just work harder, write Caroline Skinner and Jonathan Crush

Business Times

Samsung Electronics’ new range of products — and the way they will be marketed — signals a shift in thinking, writes Arthur Goldstuck

At last, technology that specifically targets African needs

Business Times

Investors should keep a watchful eye on Steinhoff for signs that it may overstep the traditional rules of a parent-child relationship, writes Rob Rose

A sweet something for Steinhoff in JD deal

Business

Zuma stands by black ownership of JSE remarks

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
7 hour(s) ago

President reiterates his previous assertion pinning black ownership of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange at 3%

Business

Inaction over R2m alleged Nedlac corruption

Democratic Alliance MP Ian Ollis. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
6 hour(s) ago

DA demands answers over apparent inaction of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant following forensic audit report detailing alleged corruption by two former Nedlac executives

Business Times

TopTV rescue may cost IDC millions

Former US vice-president Al Gore at the Johannesburg launch of TopTV in April 2010. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Industrial Development Corporation is facing a R477m court demand from one of the empowerment shareholders in the former TopTV

Business Times

Give SARS a chance, says Nene, amid staff exodus

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLES GALLO
9 hour(s) ago

Business leaders warn that implosion at South African Revenue Service has undermined its credibility and could even begin to affect its ability to collect tax revenues

Business Times

Little hope for Joffe’s Adcock move

Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

Analysts say there’s practically no chance of widespread shareholder support for the deal

The retreat by international banks such as HSBC from the Middle East has pushed Arab lenders to step up to the plate. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MATTHEW LLOYD

HSBC, tax and why good firms go bad

Why do companies that spend so much time and money promising to be good do bad things? Michael Skapinker weighs in

African News

Egypt court ruling threatens election timetable

Anwar al-Assy, vice president of Egypt's constitutional court, attends a session to rule on the law organising the upcoming parliamentary elections on Sunday in the capital Cairo. Picture: AFP
6 hour(s) ago

Egypt’s constitutional court rules that parts of law organising parliamentary elections starting March 21 violate the charter

Asia-Pacific

India’s budget shuns big-bang reforms, say experts

An Indian office-worker walks past a digital screen showing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivering his Budget speech at Parliament in New Delhi on Saturday. Picture: AFP
6 hour(s) ago

Analysts concerned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not use the budget to radically reshape economic policies

Americas

Venezuela to limit US diplomats, require visas for Americans

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 26th anniversary of El Caracazo, a deadly popular revolt, in Caracas on Saturday. Picture: AFP
6 hour(s) ago

President Nicolas Maduro says measures are aimed at ‘controlling’ US meddling in Venezuelan affairs

Business Times

Pay-hike battle a threat to SA finances

WAGE WAR: The United Front protests outside parliament ahead of the budget speech. Picture: HALDEN KROG
9 hour(s) ago

Unions threaten to go on strike if Treasury sticks to pledge to keep public sector pay increases at an average level of 6.6% over each of the next three years

Business Times

Phuti Mahanyele: Engaging manner is her style

Phuti Mahanyele.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/DREW ANGERER
9 hour(s) ago

Shanduka's outgoing CEO says the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa was wrong to warn that new legislation is deterring foreign investment

Business Times

Eternal sunshine of a rogue trader’s mind

Nick Leeson. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 hour(s) ago

Traits that make a magnificent trader are often the same that make them go rogue: charming, competitive, calm under pressure, motivated and willing to take risks

Business Times

Nene: No (more) tax hikes — maybe

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his 2015 budget on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

SA’s new income-tax increases are not necessarily a harbinger of more to come

Americas

Buffett looks to succession, signals future growth problem

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett.  Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

In letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett says future pace of gains ‘will not come close’ to those of the past

Europe

Memorial rally for slain Russian opposition leader

People hold posters during a march to commemorate Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday night. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Boris Nemtsov supporters preparing to march through Moscow in outpouring of anger and grief at brutal murder of opposition leader and fervent critic of Vladimir Putin

Middle East

Netanyahu takes off on ‘historic’ US mission

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes the emerging terms of a deal with Iran fail to take Israel’s security concerns into account. File picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington in ‘historic’ mission to try and stop a nuclear deal with Iran

African News

Mali government signs peace deal, Tuareg rebels delay

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra shakes hands with Secretary general of Mali's Tuareg Tuareg National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad group Bilal Ag Acherif  after the signing of a peace agreement between the Malian government and armed groups in the north of Mali on Thursday. Picture: AFP
6 hour(s) ago

The deal, hammered out in eight months of tough negotiations in neighbouring Algeria, provides for the transfer of a raft of powers from Bamako to the north

Business Times

Tales of indebted misery clash with lenders’ versions

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Most vulnerable people are preyed on and encouraged to borrow recklessly because credit providers know they have easy access to emolument attachment orders

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Cartoons

Nhlanhla Nciza, lead singer of Afro-pop group Mafikizolo. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD

FAME & FORTUNE: Passion won’t go out of fashion

Nhlanhla Nciza, lead singer of Afro-pop group Mafikizolo, talks to Thekiso Anthony Lefifi about how she spends her money and the challenges facing the fashion industry

Arts & Entertainment

HALF ART: Staying ordinary despite moving all over the place

PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, Studio portrait, Marabastad, Gauteng, circa 1970
2 day(s) ago

Migration is central to the human story, prehistoric, ancient and modern. People who move do so for a host of reasons, writes Chris Thurman

Arts & Entertainment

Cape’s art fair comes into own after baptism of fire

RoseLee Goldberg, founder of Performa, returns to SA as guest curator of the Cape Town Art Fair. Picture: PATRICK MCMULLAN
2 day(s) ago

This year’s instalment has attracted the attention of some of the world’s most influential collectors, from New York to Milan, writes Matthew Partridge

Opinion & Analysis

The rise and collapse of Mxit

Mxit group chat on a BlackBerry.
2 day(s) ago

Whatever happens, it’s almost certain there are a number of people who were involved with company who will be left wondering what might have been, writes Stuart Thomas

Travel & Food

If the crowds want bread, give them chocolate too

Michael de Klerk, left and Anthony Gird, co-founders of Honest Chocolate.  Picture: HONEST CHOCOLATE
2 day(s) ago

It was not too difficult for the founders of Honest Chocolate to convince the community to contribute towards a chocolate-themed café

Arts & Entertainment

Bidvest’s Joffe bites the bullet and puts his doodles on display

Already known for his wildlife photography, Bidvest CE Brian Joffe was persuaded to exhibit works that sprang from his doodling in board meetings to keep himself focused. Pictures: THE WHITE HOUSE GALLERY
2 day(s) ago

Bidvest CE Brian Joffe says art is a nerve-taxing journey that’s never boring, writes Sue Blaine

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Festival that just keeps going as the rain beats down

In young choreographer Sonia Radebe’s Ngizwise, a collaboration with Canadian choreographer Jennifer Dallas, the dancers relay their experiences as citizens of SA . Picture: VAL ADAMSON
2 day(s) ago

There are positive signs that contemporary dance is clawing its way back, writes Christina Kennedy

South Africa's captain AB de Villiers takes a catch of West Indies batsman Jonathan Carter during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. Picture: AFP

De Villiers carnage drives SA to record win

AB de Villiers confirms status as most destructive batsman with unbeaten 162 from just 66 balls to lead SA to record 257-run victory over West Indies in World Cup

Soccer

Amakhosi serious about African Champions League, says captain

Tefu Mashamaite. Picture: GALLO/MANUS VAN DYK
2 day(s) ago

Slender scoreline has given Township Rollers some hope of an upset in Gaborone against Kaizer Chiefs

Cricket

Crowe advice taken to heart

AB de Villiers. Picture: AFP PHOTO/SAEED KHAN
2 day(s) ago

SA captain AB de Villiers tips his cap to intense missive from New Zealand batsman on winning the World Cup and following Nelson Mandela's example

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The Third Umpire

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who made the best of a bad hand with a holding budget that may just do the trick if economic growth starts to pick up. That’s a very big “if”, of course, with many a slip twixt cup and lip.

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