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Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS

Minister pushed for Kgadima at PetroSA

1 hour(s) ago

Documents contradict Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson denials that she recommended Tshepo Kgadima to serve as PetroSA chair


Dwindling donations threaten hospices

1 hour(s) ago

Funding has dried up from sources such as the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and corporate SA


Industry ‘must cut 10% of power usage’

Majuba power station. Picture: ESKOM
1 hour(s) ago

Eskom declares power emergency for industrial customers, requiring them to immediately reduce usage


ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Experts see faster growth in third quarter

59 minute(s) ago

The Reserve Bank’s leading indicator is likely to suggest that economic growth will gain some momentum in coming months


Tshipi is keen to buy Billiton’s Hotazel mine

58 minute(s) ago

Consolidation of these operations could make SA’s exports competitive


Hofmeyr takes puppet master to court over ‘Twitter incitement’

Steve Hofmeyr. Picture: THE TIMES
3 minute(s) ago

Not only is it the first time in the history of SA that a puppet has been cited in court papers, but it is also the first time a celebrity Twitter war (a 'twar') has found its way into court

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller to export to Canada and enter Brazil again

Picture: THE TIMES
26 minute(s) ago

Brewer has plans to re-enter Brazilian market while also distributing own beers in Canada, adding two new markets to group’s Latin American unit

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande addresses a press briefing after delivering his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Cosatu crisis has its roots in ‘colonialism of a special type’

ANC’s historical roots help in understanding the crisis-ridden postapartheid relationship with union federation, writes Ebrahim Harvey


Labour relations has ‘recognition of prior learning’ to recognise talents of those without formal qualifications, writes Songezo Zibi

UNEMBARGOED: Deceit over credentials erodes trust in Brand SA


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Strong collaboration at leadership level will help to address lingering negativity among citizens, writes Dianna Games

Ending the economic imbalance with Nigeria begins at home


Neil Diamond tickets among Bestmed ‘costs’

Medical aid fraud drives up the cost of your contributions by an estimated R2,500 a year. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Bestmed accused the council of acting improperly to remove the trustees

Transport & Tourism

More local airports seek to host flights to Sadc

11 minute(s) ago

Grand Central Airport, Rand Airport, Wonderboom Airport and Richards Bay Airport all want the changes


POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: NEC to reveal its take on chaos and alliance

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
58 minute(s) ago

The house has some unfinished business to deal with this week

MISSING IN ACTION: Cosatu members ask where their general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is during a march against e-tolls and labour brokers in the Johannesburg CBD. Picture: DANIEL BORN

EDITORIAL: Cost of Cosatu split sinking in

The longer Zwelinzima Vavi sits on the fence, the longer it will take for the split in Cosatu to become a clean break


Facebook ‘newspaper’ could spell trouble for traditional media

Mark Zuckerberg. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/WIN MCNAMEE
1 minute(s) ago

Algorithm means social platform can tailor news to the interests of individuals

Telecoms & Technology

Contract customers still ‘engine of mobile network profitability’

14 minute(s) ago

Average revenue per user has been on a steady decline


‘Tried and trusted’ Moodey to stay as DA Gauteng leader

19 hour(s) ago

Incumbent John Moodey retains his position as provincial leader at the DA’s congress in Boksburg, trumping sole challenger Refiloe Nt’seke


Brace for power emergency, Eskom warns

14 hour(s) ago

Power utility declares power emergency, calls on large industrial customers to urgently reduce usage


NEWS ANALYSIS: Recall of the National Assembly likely

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs gesture during a tumultuous session in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

With regular disruptions in the National Assembly, the atmosphere of hatred in Parliament is palpable, writes Wyndham Hartley


No ‘panga’ politics in Democratic Alliance, says Zille at Gauteng congress

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille addresses delegates at the party's Gauteng provincial conference in Boksburg on Saturday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

DA leader tells delegates in Gauteng that the party should learn from the ‘disintegration’ of the ANC and EFF


Business welcomes Bank’s call on rates

Cas Coovadia. Picture: THE TIMES
46 minute(s) ago

Rates were last raised by a cumulative 75 basis points in January and July

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller boosts fight against illegal alcohol

14 minute(s) ago

The illicit alcohol share of market has fallen from 41% to 31% in the past 13 years, says executive at Peruvian business Backus

Business Times

Property sales peak as buyers splash out

18 hour(s) ago

Some of SA’s biggest real-estate companies achieved record sales last month as pent-up demand from local buyers spurred sales

Business Times

Coastal residents fear mining impact

Mining. Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

Without more effective monitoring, economic benefits will be overwhelmed by damage to the environment

Business Times

Mobile apps mean cash no longer king

18 hour(s) ago

More people are able to run their lives with just their cellphones

Business Times

Full steam ahead for resurgent Transnet

14 hour(s) ago

Siyabonga Gama has presided over an impressive turnaround at SA transport parastatal

Business Times

Anti-Israeli campaign aims at AGM

15 hour(s) ago

Activists buy Woolworths shares and head for the boardroom

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IMPROVISATION: Shaun Osher uses his jazz background in his approach to developing and selling property.  Picture: CORE

Real estate mogul with a creative touch

SA-born saxophonist Shaun Osher has quietly conquered the Big Apple’s property market, writes Nadia Neophytou

Arts & Entertainment


29 minute(s) ago

Tony Rice Unit compilation of Rice’s choice from the Mar West and Still Inside albums hardly has a country bone in its body, writes Richard Haslop

Business Times

FAME & FORTUNE: The author of her own success story

BESTSELLER: Novelist Lauren Beukes.
13 hour(s) ago

Lauren Beukes, one of South Africa’s most successful writers, tells Adele Shevel why R2 000 spent on sleep-training her baby was her best investment ever

Kermit Erasmus of Orlando Pirates (left) takes on Thabo September of SuperSport United. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/PHILIP MAETA

Pirates score in stoppage time to subdue SuperSport

Myeni seals it for Buccaneers in dying minutes after second-half surge

Other Sport

Hamilton wins drivers title and race in UAE

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/CAREN FIROUZ
18 minute(s) ago

Sunday’s victory is Lewis Hamilton's 11th of the season and the 33rd of his record-breaking career


It is back to square one for SA after Aussie drubbing

Quinton de Kock. Picture: AFP PHOTO/SAEED KHAN
22 minute(s) ago

Aussies also knock SA off the top spot in the one-day international rankings

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The Third Umpire

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. SA abstained from voting on a landmark UN resolution condemning North Korea’s rights abuses. Does this mean we condone them, or just don’t care?

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Tiger Brands CEO Peter Matlare, who has conceded that the company should have been more circumspect in its approach to Nigeria, where it has been forced to impair the value of its assets by a total of almost R1bn.

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The writing is clearly on the wall for Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, yet he cannot bring himself to take the plunge and commit to the new socialist political movement that is being started by Numsa.

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Governors of some US states are sticking to plans to quarantine healthworkers returning from countries with Ebola, despite pressure from the White House. What you think of these measures?


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