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JSE reprimands Steinhoff director for 10-month-old share trades

JSE. Picture: MICHAEL BRATT
2 hour(s) ago

Steinhoff blames nonexecutive director’s failure to obtain clearance on ‘misunderstanding and oversight between the directors and relevant bank ’

Asia-Pacific

North Korea triggers fresh outrage with space rocket launch

North Korea's rocket launch of the earth observation satellite Kwangmyong 4 at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Picture: AFP
17 hour(s) ago

Rocket launch widely condemned as another defiant step towards a missile capable of striking the US mainland

Mining

Emerging coal exporters face tough year ahead

Picture: REUTERS/DANIEL BECERRIL
1 hour(s) ago

Department of Mineral Resource offers some relief for junior miners who fall short of Eskom’s Quattro coal concession

Mining

Pakistan power giant favours SA as source

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1 hour(s) ago

Pakistan's biggest sources of power in the next decade expected to be coal and imported liquefied natural gas, with numerous coal-fired projects in planning stage

Property

Delays rob student housing providers of rent

Students at the Vaal University of Technology. A freeze in fees means more students, who will need more accommodation, industry professionals say.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Protests and registration delays leave student housing providers out of pocket even as overall bed shortage grows

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Tourism data could brighten a dark outlook

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1 hour(s) ago

Attention also fixed on domestic mining and manufacturing production this week, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Hope and experience in contest once again

CONTEND: There are other ways to resolve a conflict than by means of a strike (a notion surely considered by Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa here, preparing to hand over a memorandum), the writer argues. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma in spotlight for Constitutional Court hearing on Nkandla as well as closely watched address to nation, writes Linda Ensor

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHN MACDOUGALL

EDITORIAL: Much rests on Zuma’s speech

Recognition is needed of the crisis South Africa is in as environment becomes ripe for dangerous populism that could further divide society

Columnists

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Even stock markets are experiencing year-on-year negative returns. Unheard of, it won’t last! But it could, writes Mark Barnes

STRAIGHT TALK: Ever had that deflated feeling?

Columnists

Jacob Zuma heads long list of party members in office under nefarious cloud of crime and corruption, writes Gareth van Onselen

Fifteen misconduct cases damaging ANC’s brand

National

Presidency in race to placate Cosatu on tax

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS
1 hour(s) ago

Possible delay of March 1 launch date would require law amendment be rushed through Parliament and signed off by President Jacob Zuma

Labour

Pikitup workers did not strike, says union

Pikitup workers. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
1 hour(s) ago

Waste-collection company demands explanation from union for lack of service if employees were not on strike

Politics

NFP leadership vacuum turns members to IFP

Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, leader of the National Freedom Party. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL
1 hour(s) ago

Internal fighting, court cases and absent leadership drive National Freedom Party members to former rival IFP

Mining

Harmony in a spot over Hidden Valley

Peter Steenkamp. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 hour(s) ago

New CEO Peter Steenkamp faces tough call as producer runs into conundrum at its Hidden Valley mine in Papua New Guinea

As in numerous other cases globally, the power of partnership was demonstrated in politics by Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela who formed the first black law firm in SA. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

A century on, Fort Hare must keep on liberating young minds

Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela and ZK Matthews on honour roll a powerful reminder of spectacular failure of apartheid project, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Financial Services

Finbond buys US ‘payday lenders’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Group clinches deals to buy TV Profile, Cash in a Flash Advertising and half of Cashback in the US, as well as the Cash Shop in Canada

Financial Services

Expanding EasyPay base benefits Net1

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1 hour(s) ago

Payment group expands offerings and aims at a million-strong customer base in the next few months

Mining

NEWS ANALYSIS: Rally does not tally with dire profit warning

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2 hour(s) ago

Investors may be taking comfort from Kumba’s efforts to cut costs drastically in its time of distress, writes Shaun Harris

Telecoms & Technology

All systems Go for SA’s new pay-TV service

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Time will tell if the platform can compete with satellite and video streaming, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Europe

Barclays urged to ditch Africa unit and focus on core UK business

Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
1 hour(s) ago

Analyst warns investment unit is the ’elephant in the room that needs major surgery' while African business lacks synergies with rest of the bank

Land & Agriculture

SA will not declare national disaster over drought

Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
17 hour(s) ago

Government will not declare national disaster in response to worst drought in a century as it hopes ample late rains will continue to improve situation, says deputy minister of agriculture Bheki Cele

National

Presidency, Cosatu in bid to resolve tax law impasse

Jeff Radebe. Picture: SIYASANGA MBAMBANI
17 hour(s) ago

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe holds talks with Cosatu leaders in an attempt to discuss labour federation’s unhappiness with Taxation Laws Amendment Act

National

Corruption Watch a friend of the court in Nkandla case

The issue of whether President Jacob Zuma would pay back the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla home has harmed both the African National Congress and Parliament. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD
17 hour(s) ago

Organisation joins EFF and DA to get legal recognition of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s powers and to have findings of her 2014 report on Nkandla enforced

Americas

Trump fights, Rubio on the skids in Republican debate

Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio talks with rival candidate businessman Donald Trump during a break in the midst of the Republican US presidential candidates debate on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Confident Donald Trump locks horns with Republican rivals in final US presidential debate before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, as a surging Marco Rubio wilts under sustained attack

Politics

‘I had to step down,’ says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
1 day(s) ago

Nhlanhla Nene resigned as an MP after his axing in December and was said to be earmarked for nomination for a post at the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank

Soccer

Africa ‘unanimously’ backs Sheikh Salman for Fifa presidency

The head of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Fifa presidential candidate, Bahraini Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Confederation of African Football endorses Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa as the next Fifa president

Transport & Tourism

Tourism ‘will take years to recover’ from visa issues

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Tourism industry boss welcomes South African visa regulatory concessions but says the industry will take years to recover from onerous requirements

Europe

Turkey to open its border to Syrian refugees ‘if necessary’

Syrian refugees in a camp as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on Saturday in Bab al-Salam, near the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish border crossing. Picture: AFP
16 hour(s) ago

Turkey is ready ‘if necessary’ to let in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees trapped on its border after fleeing a regime assault, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says

African News

Mugabe’s health challenged in court by opposition

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Series of blunders prompts Zimbabwean lawyer to ask the country’s highest court to order an investigation to determine President Robert Mugabe’s fitness to hold office

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Cartoons

Picture: WORLD FEDERATION OF MINIATURES

The big world of tiny artwork hits Joburg later this month

SA will host the four-yearly World Federation of Miniaturists exhibition in a first for the continent, writes Sue Blaine

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Cape terroirists make a killing with solo sites

Rarity is clearly a relative concept, but then so is ‘uniqueness of site’

Management

Seven tips for firing someone the right way

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1 day(s) ago

Here are seven tips on the best way to decide to let a low performer go

Arts & Entertainment

Teen rapper slam-dunks both music and matric

Charmaine Motlhabi took a year-long break from her music career to concentrate on her studies, and is now pursuing a law degree — but Chazz Le Hippie will continue to play a large part in her life. Picture: EUGENE GODDARD
3 day(s) ago

Chazz le Hippie is off to law school, but she has new mix-tape in her sights, writes Eugene Goddard

Opinion

HALF ART: The artist’s clear vision echoes a tyrant’s mania

Artist William Kentridge warns against certainty: that way lies obsession and monomania

GOAL: Diego Costa beats Manchester United's Cameron Borthwick-Jackson as he equalises for Chelsea while David de Gea looks on. Picture: REUTERS

United let it slip as Costa rescues Blues

Chelsea snatches 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United

Other Sport

Shange lifts off for Olympics with super Australia walk

Lebogang Shange in action in the 3000m walk during the Gauteng North League Athletics Meeting at the LC de Villiers Stadium in Pretoria in March last year.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/REG CALDECOTT
3 day(s) ago

Lebogang Shange dreams of becoming the first black South African walker to win an Olympic medal at the Rio Games this year

Soccer

Crunch time for intrepid Leicester

BRACE: Jamie Vardy, left, races to score his second in Leicester’s 2-0 win. Picture: REUTERS/DARREN STAPLES
3 day(s) ago

Claudio Ranieri’s side now a ‘second club’ for fans looking for an alternative to mainstay Premier League clubs

Cricket

Proteas bowlers need to step up

Imran Tahir. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
3 day(s) ago

‘When you don’t bowl well and the opposition bat well, then you chase 400’, says Lance Klusener

Cricket

End of road for cricket Big Three

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

The hostile takeover of world cricket’s finances by India, England and Australia in 2014 will be undone at the International Cricket Council’s June board meeting

Soccer

Teenager arrested in Pienaar racist abuse incident

Steven Pienaar. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW YATES
2 day(s) ago

An arrest has been made following the racial abuse of South African midfielder Steven Pienaar in an English FA Cup clash between Everton and Carlisle at the weekend

Other Sport

Fury loses urge to carry on

UPSET: Tyson Fury celebrates winning the fight on Saturday. His unanimous points victory ended Klitschko’s run of 19 consecutive defences. Picture: REUTERS/LEE SMITH
3 day(s) ago

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury aims to spend more time with his family than chase money

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