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Post Office suffers almost R360m loss in previous financial year

5 hour(s) ago

Decline is less than a quarter of the estimated R1.3bn loss the Post Office auditors expect in the year to March 2015

Energy

Power cuts escalated to bolster supply,
says Eskom

Eskom acting group executive for group capital Dan Marokane briefs the National Council of Provinces' select committee on labour and public enterprises on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Intensified power cuts necessary because of a shortage of generation capacity, says power utility

National

Anti-corruption unit has not been disbanded, says Presidency

President Jacob Zuma says SA 'cannot ignore the scourge of corruption', but the ruling party's recent actions do not back up the rhetoric.  Picture: SIYASANGA MBAMBANI
3 hour(s) ago

Presidency says statements by DA leader Helen Zille are ‘incorrect and baseless’, says SA has a strong anti-corruption architecture

Business

South African hotelier Liz McGrath dies

Liz McGrath.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

McGrath was one of very few women in the world to own three hotels, writes Sue Blaine

African Business

IMF chief warns African economies of headwinds from China

Christine Lagarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

IMF head calls for ‘vigilance’, says slower growth has implications for a continent that is now more integrated into the global economy than ever before

Property

Residential property market shows ‘strengthening trend’

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3 hour(s) ago

Estate agents blame significant stock constraints in the fourth quarter of 2014 for the slowdown

African News

African Union agrees ‘substantive’ transport deal with China

TOP TABLE: African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma speaks at the AU’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday. Picture: GCIS
4 hour(s) ago

China and the African Union agree an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across continent

National

ANC to pay for Selebi’s funeral

Jackie Selebi.  Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
7 hour(s) ago

African National Congress will pay for former police chief Jackie Selebi’s funeral and memorial service, it announces

Thabo Mbeki.   SUNDAY TIMES

A dystopian arms tale of the Kingdom of ZA

Once upon a time, it all began with a pipe-smoking technocrat called Thabo, writes Harald Winkler

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

National

Justice minister to rule on parole for Clive Derby-Lewis

Convicted assassins Clive Derby-Lewis, left, and Janusz Walus appear in front of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's amnesty hearing at the Benoni town hall on 23 June, 1997. The two were sentenced to life terms after being convicted of the 1992 killing of SACP leader Chris Hani. Picture: ADIL BRADLOW/PICTURENET AFRICA
19 minute(s) ago

Masutha to announce decision on Friday after reports that the medical parole board had recommended that Derby-Lewis be released on medical parole

Industrials

New PPC board retains Ramano, Sibiya

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
17 minute(s) ago

Cement company’s shares drop after warning of earnings plunge

Europe

Greece names hardline anti-austerity
finance minister

Yanis Varoufakis, centre, is seen outside the Syriza party headquarters in Athens, Greece, on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Appointment seen as a signal that the new anti-austerity government will take a hard line in haggling over EU-IMF package

Telecoms & Technology

Open data portal goes live in Cape Town

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Cape Town joins New York, London and Helsinki in forging a way for municipalities to make data sets available to the public

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ

SA Constitution provides for transformation not revolution

The Constitution is designed to effect meaningful reconciliation and transformation, rather than revenge and racial polarisation, writes George Devenish

Middle East

Dubai overtakes Heathrow as top airport

Dubai International Airport. Picture: AFP
6 hour(s) ago

Dubai International overtakes London’s Heathrow Airport to become world’s top hub in international travel after handling 70.47-million passengers in 2014

Americas

Caterpillar warns low oil price means a tough 2015 for sales

Picture: SUSANA GONZALEZ/BLOOMBERG
27 minute(s) ago

Energy and heavy duty machinery business expects construction equipment sales in China to be lower in 2015 due to a weaker market

Americas

New York travel ban lifted after snowstorm

A woman walks along a Manhattan street in heavy snow on Monday in New York City. Picture: GETTY IMAGES / SPENCER PLATT
3 hour(s) ago

New England takes full brunt of Juno with heavy snow, whiteout conditions and coastal flooding

Europe

Former KGB spy Litvinenko told UK police Putin ordered his death

Alexander Litvinenkos widow, Marina Litvinenko, right, and her solicitor Elena Tsirlina arrive outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, the UK,  on Tuesday.  Picture: EPA / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
1 hour(s) ago

Former spy who fled Russia exactly six years before he was fatally poisoned was a strident critic of Vladimir Putin and Russia’s security agencies

Economy

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

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9 hour(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

Europe

British economy grows at best annual rate since 2007

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

In 2014 Britain’s economy grew at fastest annual pace since before global financial crisis, despite fourth-quarter slowdown, official data show

African News

Nigeria’s banks interrupt trade to mull control of naira

Godwin Emefiele. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Plunging crude oil, the source of 95% of Nigeria’s foreign exchange, has pushed Nigeria’s currency to record lows

Europe

Britain’s Black Friday genie out of the bottle

A shopper checks her bags on Oxford Street in central London.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Retailers look to learn lessons after high level of demand sees overnight queues, in-store scuffles, website crashes and overloaded delivery operations

Middle East

Obama in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king

Saudi palace guards stand at the entrance to Erga Palace as US President Barack Obama arrives to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

US president cuts short visit to India to offer condolences on King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s death and shore up ties with the ultra-conservative oil kingdom

Telecoms & Technology

Should you insure yourself against cyberattacks?

BEWARE: Breaches by hacktivist groups often entail humiliating or vandalising a company, invariably for political aims because of its perceived moral or ethical transgressions.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Keeping in mind that last year, South African cybercrime losses were estimated at R5.8bn, perhaps now is a good time to consider insurance, writes Candice Sutherland

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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

Management

Six ways managers can help workers be less stressed

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

Here’s how you can help your team cut through the chaos, reduce stress and make sure they accomplish their most important work

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Rebellious bandit’s life reveals an era

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

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

Rafael Nadal. Picture: Picture: REUTERS / THOMAS PETER

Berdych ends 17-match losing streak to Nadal with win in Melbourne

A second-set whitewash is Rafael Nadal’s first bagel since meeting Roger Federer at the 2006 Wimbledon final

Soccer

Mashaba reflects on lost chances

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
14 hour(s) ago

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

Soccer

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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 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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