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Eskom set to claw back costs from consumers

1 hour(s) ago

Electricity tariffs are set to rise by amount yet to be determined after National Energy Regulator of SA grants Eskom a partial recovery of costs

National

Municipal finances remain in a shambles

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan present municipalities’ audit results in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

Pravin Gordhan to look for more effective ways to punish corruption and to bring discipline into how consultants are hired

Labour

New union in ANC fold to target Numsa

Cedric Gina. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
41 minute(s) ago

Entrance of a new union to the sector that Numsa has dominated is likely to intensify organised labour rivalry

Financial Services

Barclays Africa to expand in Nigeria

Maria Ramos. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
43 minute(s) ago

Barclays Africa unlikely to buy any banks in SA as they are too expensive, says CEO Maria Ramos

Mining

Deal sees Lonmin close on black empowerment target

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2 hour(s) ago

World’s third-largest platinum producer inches towards black ownership target for mining companies in deal worth at least R646m with Bapo ba Mogale community

Americas

Business investment helps US economy recover

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2 hour(s) ago

Gross domestic product rises at a 4% annualised rate in fourth quarter, the most since the third quarter of last year

Industrials

Grindrod, Brimstone complete empowerment deal

Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
12 hour(s) ago

Consortium that has taken an 8.4% stake in the listed shipping and logistics group also includes Calulo and Solethu, previously invested in subsidiaries

Media

Minister’s reluctance a stumbling block in SABC probe, says Madonsela

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11 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi’s role is important because of her powers to make key appointments at the public broadcaster

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ANC needs to be liberated from alliance ties that bind it

Cosatu has become the single most important impediment to the efforts of the ANC to lead a radical transformation of the economy, writes Thabang Motsohi

Columnists

The social cost of women working in mines and/or supporting ‘their mining men’ has not been a factor in public debate, writes Muthoni Maingi

Don’t forget women in Kenyan resources debate

Columnists

Gideon Rachman promo

If and when Hillary Clinton bids for the US presidency, her unofficial campaign anthem might as well be Yesterday, writes Gideon Rachman

A Clinton in power cannot bring back the good times

National

Suspended NPA unit chief opts to throw in the towel

Glynnis Breytenbach at the Labour Court in Johannesburg in 2012. Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Integrity management unit head Prince Mokotedi — who is facing a disciplinary hearing — says he will resign at the beginning of August

African Business

Rio Tinto to sell Mozambican coal assets

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16 hour(s) ago

Mining company announces deal to sell Benga coal mine, other projects in Tete province for $50m after writing down their value by $3bn last year

Property

Capital Property returns to double-digit growth

Capital Property Fund MD Barry Stuhler. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
13 hour(s) ago

Capital’s strategy to increase exposure to rand hedge sister companies Nepi and Rockcastle pays off as it achieves double-digit distribution growth for first time in three years

Cricket

Kallis bows out of all international cricket

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2 hour(s) ago

Kallis acknowledges that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup is ‘a bridge too far’

A man talks on the phone as he surfs the internet on his laptop at a local coffee shop in downtown Shanghai, China, in this November 28 2013 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

The web giveth and taketh away

Internet provides a bounty but threatens jobs, writes J Bradford DeLong

Americas

Twitter eases investors’ concerns as revenue doubles

A Twitter logo made from Californian vehicle licence plates is shown at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

CEO Dick Costolo getting microblogging company back on track with Wall Street by drawing people to use the service more

Middle East

Five Israeli firms to list in US

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10 hour(s) ago

Markets shrug off Gaza crisis as five Israeli companies come to market with US initial public offerings, writes Gabrielle Coppola

Europe

BAT’s earnings burnt by stronger pound

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2 hour(s) ago

British American Tobacco’s first-half earnings fall 9%, hurt by lower cigarette consumption and a stronger pound

Economy

PIC targets top JSE firms in bid for growth

PIC chief investment officer Daniel Matjila. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation in new strategic thrust to act as a catalyst for economic growth

Politics

Mantashe warns of ‘fascist movement’

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
23 hour(s) ago

ANC ups ante in its attacks on EFF, sparked by the shenanigans in Parliament, likening it to the Nazi party in Germany

African News

At least 34 killed in stampede at Guinea beach concert

14 hour(s) ago

At least 34 people, including several children, are killed in stampede at beachside rap concert celebrating end of Ramadan in Guinea’s capital Conakry

Financial Services

Sabvest second special dividend soon after first

2 hour(s) ago

Investment company Sabvest crosses shareholders’ palms with silver, declaring second special dividend

Health

Medical Research Council on drive to find private funders

11 hour(s) ago

Medical Research Council appealing to big business and ‘angel philanthropists’ for more money so it can do bigger and better science, it tells Parliament

Europe

BOE’s new rules come down heavily on bankers

The Bank of England.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Senior bankers could be forced to pay back bonuses for as long as seven years after they are awarded under new Bank of England rules to curb short-term risk-taking

National

Private security industry is worth R50bn a year

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11 hour(s) ago

It is benefiting from South Africans’ need for protection from criminals

Labour

Strike ballots ‘can be useful’ for unions

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22 hour(s) ago

The debate over strike balloting has once again surfaced in the wake of violent and lengthy strikes over the past two years

Markets

Commodities supply outlook splits

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1 day(s) ago

Goldman Sachs says nickel and palladium are set to outperform iron ore and soybeans, as supply outlooks for commodities diverge

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Cartoons

RINGING CHANGES: But you’re bound to be comfortable and assured that the Cherokee Trailhawk will wear off-road abuse just fine.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Veteran gets up to date

Jeep moves away from wartime roots as basic piece of kit, writes Alexander Parker

Opinion

JAZZ: Shepherd’s trio

There’s a palpable shared sense of fun when Kyle Shepherd, Shane Cooper and Jonno Sweetman grab a fast groove and fly with it

Clive Barker. Picture: SOWETAN

Barker backs Mashaba to get best out of SA

Former Bafana boss has no doubt coach has the personality to deliver

Rugby

Players ‘took ownership of Waratahs’

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1 day(s) ago

Waratahs’ two-season transformation from Super Rugby lightweights to Australia’s major force driven by a playing group embracing ‘ownership’ of the club and its culture, says coach Michael Cheika

Other Sport

Schedule hampers Okagbare’s quest for four gold medals

TREBLE ATTEMPT:  Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria celebrates with the flag after winning the women's 100m final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Blessing Okagbare scorches to commanding victory in women’s 100m at Hampden Park, timing a Games record of 10.85 seconds

 
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The Third Umpire

Former Gauteng health MEC and current ANC provincial whip Brian Hlongwa has not yet been charged with any crime, but even so he has a lot to answer for, not least regarding the state of health services in the province.

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Exxaro CEO Sipho Nkosi. The company’s acquisition of Total Coal will double its capacity to export through the Richards Bay Coal Terminal and do wonders for its margins. Roll on the global recovery and increased energy demand.

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President Jacob Zuma, who has still not submitted his written response to the public protector’s report on the Nkandla scandal, two weeks after he said he would. The amazing part is that there are no repercussions.

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