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Trade ministers from the twelve Trans-Pacific Partnership member states participate in the closing press conference in Atlanta, Georgia, the US, on Monday. The TPP countries include the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.  Picture: EPA/ERIK LESSER

Pacific Rim nations reach landmark trade accord

5 hour(s) ago

Trans-Pacific pact creates world’s largest free-trade area and delivers US President Barack Obama a major policy triumph

African Business

Sub-Saharan Africa growth to slow to 3.7% in 2015, says World Bank

A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo in October 2012. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Slowing growth means sub-Saharan Africa will be the only developing region to miss global poverty reduction targets, says World Bank’s Africa Pulse report


Ten more independent power bidders
get the nod

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 hour(s) ago

The Department of Energy announces the names of 10 preferred bidders in the small, independent, renewable energy producers’ programme


DA to go to court if ANC persists with proposal to adjust provincial borders

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

DA says it will approach Constitutional Court should ANC proceed with proposal to slash number of provinces from nine to six to ‘improve service delivery’


Number of black CEOs in SA declining‚ and few positioned for the top

8 hour(s) ago

Report shows decline in number of black South African CEOs in the past three years — with little set to change in foreseeable future


AB InBev seen reining in SABMiller’s decentralised culture

4 hour(s) ago

A culture clash is common in any merger but with AB InBev much more profitable than SAB, investors are unlikely to mind


Race is open for DA’s Johannesburg mayoral candidate

 Athol Trollip. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
8 hour(s) ago

While no names have been announced officially yet, various DA sources indicate four possible contenders for mayor of major municipality


SA government asks ICC for more time to explain why it did not arrest Bashir

Sudanese president Omar al- Bashir at the African Union summit in Johannesburg in June. He narrowly escaped arrest, fleeing SA as the High Court was hearing his case. Picture: THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Department says SA has approached International Criminal Court for more time to respond ‘in view of complex, conflicting legal principles involved’

Picture: THE TIMES

Soon, power will be delivered to your device by air

Prediction by inventor Nikola Tesla that it is possible to transmit power and information through air without wires expected to soon be reality


Lucy Kellaway promo

Values may be important, but they are also slippery. When anyone tries to write them down they become trite and unhelpful , writes Lucy Kellaway

Hands up if you know your company’s values


Universities under siege by ruling party bent on capturing ‘centres of power’ too weak or supine to resist, writes John Kane-Berman

ANC and thuggery have universities on the run


Crippling strike at Ceres continues

3 hour(s) ago

No end in sight for strike at one of SA’s biggest apple and pear packaging and storage companies that threatens fruit exports to Europe


JSE firms on positive global markets

5 hour(s) ago

Local bourse starts week with strong performance, closing higher for third successive day amid indications it is unlikely US Fed will hike rates this year

Financial Services

New rules set to change tax environment

8 hour(s) ago

Comprehensive measures to combat base erosion and profit shifting finalised after three years of extensive research and international cooperation


Van Zyl Slabbert letters are now in public domain

Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

Extent of political analyst’s influence in shaping new SA can be discerned within correspondence accessible at Stellenbosch University library

Jacob Zuma  Xi Jinping. Picture:  REUTERS/WANG ZHAO

ANC’s crush on the East a red flag to economic growth

Aligning SA with Russia and China is in contradiction to the spirit of our Constitution, writes Mmusi Maimane

African News

Latest report reveals stalled progress of African governance

10 hour(s) ago

Ibrahim index gives assessment of safety and rule of law; participation, human rights; sustainable economic opportunity; human development

African News

Mugabe’s oldest allies fear ousting him could see them sidelined

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

In spite of need to rescue failing economy, old guard think Mugabe would probably place his wife, younger politicians at helm should they unseat him

Middle East

MSF leaves Afghan city, calls hospital air strike ‘war crime’

Afghan staff react inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders demands probe by independent international body into US bombing raid on Afghan hospital, which it says killed 22 people

Telecoms & Technology

Mobile operators caught in turf war

15 hour(s) ago

Secrets at risk as regulators contest Vodacom-Neotel merger and Icasa rejects terms and conditions attached by Competition Commission


Communities to screen ANC poll hopefuls

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte says election candidates must resonate with their communities and must be known among community members. Picture: DAYLIN PAUL
15 hour(s) ago

New grass-roots selection process part of more stringent guidelines for branch structures to follow before choosing representatives


Coal sector strike will not affect operations, says Eskom

Eskom's Medupi power plant. Picture: SOWETAN
15 hour(s) ago

Power utility reassures on uninterrupted power supply as 30,000 mine workers down tools

Law & Constitution

Malema’s turn to quiz magistrate

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Tables turn as magistrate who ruled Julius Malema guilty of hate speech faces questioning by firebrand EFF leader


Twitter names Dorsey permanent CEO

JOINT FOUNDERS: Former Twitter executive Jack Dorsey was also present at the company’s listing. Pictures: ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN, GETTY IMAGES and JOHANNES SIMON, GETTY IMAGES.
5 hour(s) ago

Twitter names Jack Dorsey as CEO, betting co-founder, former leader can revive fortunes at company that has failed to impress investors since 2013 initial public offering


Merkel favourite to win peace prize for refugee leadership

6 hour(s) ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among favourites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her response to refugee crisis, according to researchers, bookmakers


Britain to sell £2bn of Lloyds stock to public

9 hour(s) ago

Finance minister wants shares to be sold to ordinary citizens in what will be biggest privatisation in Britain since 1980s


Standard Bank PMI drops as downturn in private sector intensifies

10 hour(s) ago

Operating conditions for private-sector companies deteriorate for fourth consecutive month in September to 14-month low as downturn in private sector intensifies


Glencore jumps most on record in Hong Kong

Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Shares surge in trading and mining company after reports it is talking to potential buyers for its agriculture business


Apple, Google take top spots on best global brands list

Apple is able to tie different products and activities into comprehensive packages of services. Instead of just producing a personal computer or its operating software, Apple pioneered a vision of delivering the whole package of hardware such as one sees with the iPhone. Picture: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI
11 hour(s) ago

For third year, Apple, Google top annual Interbrand Best Global Brands report, with technology industry representing more than one-third of report’s overall value


VW diesel vehicles meet SA emissions standards

Sophisticated, modern and trendy, Volkswagen head office is a prime example of a green-star rated building. The state-of-the-art structure was erected in 2013 and includes eco-conscious features to integrate VW’s environmental strategy. Picture: SUPPLIED
14 hour(s) ago

All Volkswagen and Audi vehicles sold in country with EA 189 diesel engine comply with rules for nitrogen oxide emissions, Volkswagen SA says

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Restaurants pay record prices for Cape wines

Tsogo Sun is again the biggest buyer at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands with purchases of more than R2m

African News

Classroom corruption’s black mark on society

Egyptian pupil Mariam Malak, centre, has taken her fight over alleged exam fraud to court. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
17 hour(s) ago

Egyptian student fights rampant corruption in education ministry, writes Carol Matlack

Opinion & Analysis

Teaching men how to unlearn violent behaviour

17 hour(s) ago

Men’s violence is a near universal phenomenon, but SA has one of the highest incidences of intimate partner violence in the world, writes Nicholas Malherbe

Travel & Food

Handcrafted beauties to float your boat

What started out as a hobby has turned into a lucrative business for Greg Walters, who uses his design and carpentry skills to create wooden speedboats that hark back to a golden era.  Picture: SUPPLIED
17 hour(s) ago

Greg Walters employs prodigious design and carpentry skills to create beautiful tributes to freedom, writes Sue Blaine


The quiet man who controls Cuba’s big money

Cuban and other nations’ flags hang next to each other in a hair stylist’s salon in Havana. The loosening of restrictions on travel and business with the US has Cubans hopeful for an improved economy. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NOAH FRIEDMAN-RUDOVSKY
17 hour(s) ago

Castro has kept the big-money industries in the hands of the state, and much of it is managed by his son-in-law, writes Michael Smith


Japan’s debut Super Rugby team named Sunwolves

First Japanese team to play in Super Rugby christened the ‘Sunwolves’, as tournament looks to expand global footprint for 2016 season


England chiefs not grabbing for axes

England's head coach Stuart Lancaster attends a press conference at Pennyhill Park hotel near Bagshot, south west of London, the UK, on Sunday, a day after England lost their Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool A match against Australia. Picture: AFP PHOTO/NIKLAS HALLE'N
18 hour(s) ago

Loss to Wallabies makes England first host nation to fail to reach the knockout stage of a World Cup


Bulls pick ‘straight-shooting’ Marais as Super Rugby coach

Bulls coach Nollis Marais.   Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
18 hour(s) ago

Meteoric rise to Bulls’ head coach in revamped Super Rugby competition takes Nollis Marais by surprise


Proteas in no mood to ease new boss into office

18 hour(s) ago

Shashank Manohar elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, putting more distance between it and the era of Mafia madness


Walking wounded Boks recover while ‘training’

Picture: SARU
16 hour(s) ago

Springboks used nearly four hours to recover while on the train from Newcastle to London with only four days ahead of meeting the USA


Boks starting to look like a team that can challenge the best

Handré Pollard shines as Springboks march emphatically to a World Cup quarter-final

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The Third Umpire

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Another state-owned entity, the Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA, falls into disarray on her watch. She has the reverse Midas touch, as has been apparent for a while now.

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National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Announcing the promotion of 14,000 police officers the day after official crime stats showed an increase in violent crime sends the wrong message to them and us.

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Suspended PetroSA CEO Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo. After reporting an astounding R14.5bn loss, she says “radical and urgent interventions are required to ensure (the) survival of PetroSA”. Who says it should survive?

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