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Transport & Tourism

Sanral aims lower in next bond issue

Picture: SOWETAN
13 minute(s) ago

South African National Roads Agency Limited to return to the bond market but it will aim to raise only half the R600m it needs every month

Telecoms & Technology

Tribunal approves Telkom, Business Connexion deal

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
9 hour(s) ago

Telkom’s R2.6bn takeover of Business Connexion is given nod by the Competition Tribunal, with conditions, but deal still needs final approval from the sector regulator

Transport & Tourism

Sharp decline in Chinese tourists to SA

Pali Lehohla. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 minute(s) ago

Sharp drop in the number of Chinese tourists in the first quarter with arrivals down 38% year on year

Mining

RBPlats curbs Styldrift mine expansion as tough times bite

Villagers insist that large-scale mining is taking place on their land against their will. Picture: TIMES MEDIA ARCHIVE
14 minute(s) ago

RBPlats opts to keep ‘quality’ ounces in the ground rather than sell cheaply in a depressed market

Trade & Industry

SA to put forward ‘strong argument’ in public bid to remain Agoa beneficiary

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies addresses Parliament’s trade and industry portfolio committee on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

SA will put forward strong argument in public hearing in Washington DC on Friday that it should continue to be beneficiary of African Growth and Opportunity Act

National

ANC MPs fail to pass key piece of legislation

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly in this file image. Picture: GCIS
9 hour(s) ago

ANC fails to muster MPs to make a quorum to adopt Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill in the National Assembly

Industrials

Minister says state to seek remedies for embattled steel industry

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Government accepts there are ‘compelling’ reasons to assist industry, economic development minister says, with remedies linked to trade, localisation under review

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his maiden budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Time for business, labour to talk as economic crisis looms

The stakes are too high to allow deep suspicions to derail the economy and push South Africa off the cliff, writes Allister Sparks

Columnists

Blame-the-ANC game leaves citizens in the dark about what is happening inside both the ruling party and the opposition, writes Steven Friedman

Murkiness of parties’ inner lives hampers democracy

Columnists

Preaching entrepreneurship to young people may be a cruel hoax given SA context and structure, writes Xhanti Payi

Is entrepreneurship really the right way to go?

Financial Services

Treasury to proceed with retirement reforms despite outcry from labour

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15 hour(s) ago

Treasury will proceed with retirement fund reforms that have largely been cited for mass exodus of public servants concerned about loss of access to savings

Energy

Government considering using ships to generate gas-based power

Ompi Aphane.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Government could deploy power barges using gas to generate electricity to help overcome chronic supply shortages, senior official says

National

Malema’s tender trial struck off roll

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

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema walks out of court after his trial on fraud charges is struck off roll

National

Presidency warns of imposters

Jacob Zuma prepares for his state of the nation address on Thursday. Picture: GCIS
13 hour(s) ago

Presidency alerts company executives and public about two impostors who are abusing name of President Jacob Zuma and Presidency to ‘obtain jobs and favours’

Dudu Myeni. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

EDITORIAL: ANC and minister must rein in Myeni

Chairwoman Dudu Myeni, a close friend of President Jacob Zuma, has no demonstrable qualifications but is in charge of teetering SAA

National

Zuma to release SA’s first governmental report on status of women

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9 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday release first governmental report on status of women in economy as part of national Women’s Day celebrations in Sasolburg

Financial Services

FNB wins Gauteng banking tender

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

First National Bank is named winner of centralised banking tender on condition it pledges to support township enterprises

African Business

Dangote to double Zambia cement investment

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13 hour(s) ago

Nigeria’s largest cement maker plans to double investment in Zambia by building a second cement plant

Financial Services

Ecobank boosts Nedbank’s interim results

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
18 hour(s) ago

Recently acquired shareholding in West African bank, increase in noninterest revenue, cuts in expenses and better handling of bad debts lift earnings for Nedbank

Transport & Tourism

Tourism minister acknowledges visa rules hurt

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom announces South Africa's bio-economy strategy in Pretoria on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
23 hour(s) ago

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom strikes conciliatory note and reassures hospitality sector solutions will be found to issues over new visa regulations

Mining

Weak market conditions force RBPlat to revise development plans

Platinum. Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

Royal Bafokeng Platinum describe six months to end-June as most difficult since it started mining in 2010, has decided to slow development of new Styldrift mine

Travel & Food

Full effect of ‘gig economy’ hard to calculate

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18 hour(s) ago

Some economists argue that official figures fail to capture effects of sharing economy, other innovation, true productivity growth is much higher

Transport & Tourism

NEWS ANALYSIS: Prasa ‘flouted its own procurement policies’

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23 hour(s) ago

Controversy refuses to die over the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s deal to procure 70 locomotives from Spanish manufacturer Vossloh Espana, writes Andiswa Maqutu

National

DA moves to impeach Zuma

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

DA says it has given notice in National Assembly of motion of impeachment against President Jacob Zuma following Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir debacle

National

Tutu discharged from hospital after recurring infection

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: THE TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Prominent anti-apartheid cleric and veteran leader Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is released from hospital after being re-admitted for recurring infection

Transport & Tourism

Unstable SAA gets another acting CEO

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

Management instability continues unabated at SAA where human resources GM, Thuli Mpshe, has now been appointed to run the airline temporarily

Americas

Monsanto’s bid for Syngenta faces hurdle in Brazil

Monsanto. Picture: BLOOMBER/DANIEL ACKER
20 hour(s) ago

Farmers, lawyers say strong resistance to Monsanto’s unwanted takeover bid of Syngenta could delay deal or force major concessions

Energy

Eskom dubs bonuses as ex-gratia pay

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

Cash-strapped Eskom capitulates and agrees to pay all staff — except the top management — a special payment

Asia-Pacific

Firms brace for Chinese financial drought

A man works at an assembly line of the Volvo manufacturing plant in Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. The Swedish company expects to suffer huge losses this year.  Picture: REUTERS
23 hour(s) ago

Western companies take hard look at China as growth slows, writes Tom Bergin

Americas

Tiger boosts Heineken earnings

Heineken. Picture: BLOOMBERG/RON ANTONELLI
1 day(s) ago

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer by market capitalisation, announces better-than-expected earnings, helped by robust growth of its Tiger brand in Vietnam

Europe

Lloyds investors seek more value for stake

Lloyds Bank. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JASON ALDEN
23 hour(s) ago

Shareholders in Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group call on government to rethink plans to sell down its stake in the lender to ensure taxpayers get the best deal

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Cartoons

Picture: REUTERS

Apple, Google aim to predict what you want

Technology giants are adding features to smartphones to deliver information before users ask for it

Health

Picky eaters may be more prone to anxiety

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Study finds moderate, severe cases of selective eating in children are associated with elevated symptoms of anxiety, depression in later years

Gadgets & Gear

Sony Xperia M5 is a pocket camera powerhouse

The Sony Xperia M5.  Picture: sonymobile.com
14 hour(s) ago

The Xperia M5 seems like a more streamlined device than the M4, with Sony taking to heart the M-category’s real selling points: imaging and affordability

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Clever big Benz hybrid makes the greens see red

The full plug-in hybrid GLE500e has a 40km electric-only range, a switch to toggle to the engine, and automatic mode if you need help deciding

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Chance for SuperSport to impress

Orlando Pirates host Ajax Cape Town while Bidvest Wits entertain SuperSport United in two sumptuous-looking ties

Other Sport

Doping claims ‘aimed at redistribution of medals’

IOC president Thomas Bach addresses the media after the Executive Board meeting and IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA
1 day(s) ago

Olympics chief Thomas Bach vows ‘zero tolerance’ for any Olympic athletics results tainted by doping

Other Sport

Equus Awards expected to be Futura’s crowning glory

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The Equus voting panel has to side with the nine-time winner Futura ahead of his stable companion Legislate

Cricket

Amla wants ICC to review points system

South African captain Hashim Amla speaks at a press conference at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Monday. Picture; AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
1 day(s) ago

Skipper Hashim Amla wants ICC to review bizarre Test series tally which cost SA five points while Bangladesh gains six

Rugby

Injured Boks return but Pollard uncertain for clash with Pumas

Fourie du Preez (in blue). Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
1 day(s) ago

Captain Jean de Villiers in the running for this week's squad but Victor Matfield, Jannie du Plessis, Francois Louw, Frans Steyn and JP Pietersen are out

Opinion

It’s a real test of skills when rain ruins the whole series

South Africa’s selectors, management and players may see some benefits later on after monsoon-ruined tour

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Energy portfolio committee chairman Fikile Majola, for opting to hold public hearings on the government’s decision — without having the faintest idea of what it will all cost — to build 9,600MW of nuclear power reactors even though the cost is still up in the air.

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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Given the serious fraud allegations that have been leveled levelled against the Prasa board by fired CEO Lucky Montana, asking the auditor-general auditor-general to conduct a forensic investigation is a wise move.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is reportedly planning to run for a fourth term in 2017. The two-term limit advocated by US President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Africa surely applies to Europe too.

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