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Mining

Mining Charter heading for court

Ngoako Ramatlhodi.  Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 hour(s) ago

Disagreement centres on whether past deals count towards 26% black ownership when the transactions have fallen away

Industrials

Howden quizzed over halted dividends

A Howden factory in Booysens, Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Disgruntled shareholders grill company leadership on decision to halt dividend payments

African News

Buhari elected new president of Nigeria

Hundreds of Nigerians celebrate  the victory of main opposition All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari,  in the flashpoint northern city of Kaduna  on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/NICHOLE SOBECKI
5 hour(s) ago

Former military ruler in convincing win that analyst describes as massive democratic revolution for Africa’s leading oil producer

Labour

Cosatu bars members from ‘Vavi-led activities’

Zwelinzima Vavi and Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Cosatu moves to prevent ‘interceptions and hacking of computers’, and blocks staff — including provincial secretaries, many of whom continue to support Vavi — from taking instructions from him

Energy

Treasury to cut off Eskom defaulters

The government is targeting the recovery of unpaid municipal bills as part of the solution to Eskom’s financial recovery. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Government has targeted the recovery of unpaid municipal bills as part of the solution to Eskom’s financial recovery, and municipalities owe the power utility R9bn

Financial Services

Blue sues Absa for R70m over former CEO’s ‘loan’

Blue Financial Services CEO Johan Meiring. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Forensic investigation shows Absa received a sum for which Blue had no liability, says CEO

Arts & Entertainment

Noah set to usher in new era for US TV

Comedian Trevor Noah. Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/SOWETAN
17 minute(s) ago

Comedian Trevor Noah may be welcome breathe of fresh air for US audiences, providing late-night comedy, with international perspective

A statue of Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid.   Picture: AVUSA

Imagine a new SA free of exclusionary symbols

The exclusionary effects of historic symbolism prevents transformation and limits the prosperity of all South Africans, writes Xhanti Payi

Columnists

It was a relief to see an unquestionably sensible appointment at the Reserve Bank last week, writes Hilary Joffe

Thank goodness, a credible appointment by Zuma

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

However desirable civil liberty might be, economic liberty is a precondition for prosperity, writes Leon Louw

Civil control offset by economic freedom

Energy

Turkish company floats power ship idea to buoy Eskom’s capacity

Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Private operator Karpowership has a fleet of seven ships and says it can save Eskom ‘hundreds of millions’ a year

African News

Buhari hails Jonathan as ‘worthy opponent’

Muhammadu Buhari. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
1 hour(s) ago

Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari praises outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power

National

Higher pay makes miners’ fruitless wait for Marikana report bearable

Miners strike at Marikana, near Rustenburg, in this file image. Picture: AFP PHOTO
5 hour(s) ago

Miners waiting for Marikana report upbeat as some received their salaries, estimated to be at least R2,000 more for the lowest-paid worker compared with August 2012

Labour

Vavi's ousting ‘will lead a revival’

Moeletsi Mbeki speaks on SA’s political future at the University of the Witwatersrand on Tuesday with Dr Johan van den Heever. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 hour(s) ago

Split in Cosatu underscores a conflict between the use of the public wage bill for patronage and the need for re-industrialisation, says analyst

Muslim men near a mosque in a largely Muslim neighbourhood of Yaloke town, in the west of the Central African Republic, last month. Life has returned to the town after two years of violence, but the impending withdrawal of French and United Nations forces has revived unease about the future. File picture: REUTERS

When peace brings back the fear

Concerns remain over the recall of peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, write Crispin Dembassa-Kette and Daniel Flynn

Mining

AngloGold looks to sell three mines

AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Gold miner seeks to raise capital to cut net debt back by third

Economy

Record trade deficit narrows to R8.5bn

The Mare Caribicum lies at anchor off Port of Ngqura . Picture: THE HERALD
5 hour(s) ago

Economists point to oil import volumes returning to more normal levels behind the decline

Markets

Rand continues to weaken on dollar strength

17 hour(s) ago

Local currency, however, managed to improve after the local February trade deficit print came in more or less as expected

Trade & Industry

Shift in product focus will not threaten jobs, says GMSA

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5 hour(s) ago

Operations vice-president Ian Nicholls says their objective remains to grow the locally assembled vehicle production for both the domestic and export markets

Markets

Iron-ore plummets to 10-year low

Rio Tinto’s Hamersley Iron ship is loaded with iron ore in Western Australia in this undated company handout photo. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 hour(s) ago

Low-cost supplies from Australia and Brazil swamp the global market as demand from China slows

Economy

SA will still attract investors after US rate hike, says Reserve Bank official

Reserve Bank head of economic reviews and statistics Johan van den Heever. Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA/DAILY DISPATCH
21 hour(s) ago

SA will still attract capital inflows even if interest rates rise in US given that rates in country remain higher than those in developed markets, head of statistics says

Soccer

Amakhosi looking to exploit Raja turmoil

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Raja have lost back-to-back league matches against Maghreb Fes and Hassania Agadir to slip to eighth in the table

Europe

Shake-up after Richemont sells online retailer

Natalie Massenet, founder and chairman of online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter,  attends the International Herald Tribune luxury goods conference  in Berlin. File picture: REUTERS/THOMAS PETER
4 hour(s) ago

Yoox creates luxuries giant with Net-a-Porter in booming online luxury market, write Astrid Wendlandt and Valentina Za

National

Holomisa wants Treasury probe into Nkandla money

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
16 hour(s) ago

UDM leader asks public protector to order National Treasury to conduct a forensic probe into how much money President Jacob Zuma might owe

Americas

Most users dissatisfied with Apple Pay, survey shows

Apple CEO Tim Cook.  Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Apple’s new mobile-payment system is failing to capture all of its potential business, with two-thirds of users reporting problems using the service at the checkout counter

Soccer

Others ‘have no chance’ against Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter speaks as Swiss player Nicole Remund listens, during a press conference on the participation of the Swiss national women football team to the Fifa Women World Cup 2015 in Canada, on Friday. Picture: AFP PHOTO
4 hour(s) ago

Former Fifa presidential contender Lennart Johansson thinks the new crop of challengers has no chance against Sepp Blatter

Europe

Greek exit would leave eurozone central banks with a large hole to fill

A man picks up a Greek flag placed on a street pole after a military parade in the centre of Athens on March 25. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ARIS MESSINIS
4 hour(s) ago

As political wrangling continues Athens has been drawing heavily on the ECB, running up an ever larger tab

Mining

Xstrata founder under pressure to make new mining deals

Mick Davis. Picture: BLOOMBERG
17 hour(s) ago

More than a year after he launched private fund, former Xstrata boss Mick Davis is coming under pressure to build new mining empire with $6bn in capital he has raised

Middle East

Iran says Saudi ‘attack’ on Yemen endangers region

Yemenis gather beside a burning vehicle allegedly belonged to Houthi fighters following clashes with tribal militiamen loyal to Yemeni president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, on Thursday. Picture: EPA/STRINGER
17 hour(s) ago

Iran warns Saudi ‘attack’ on Yemen endangers whole region, calling for immediate halt to military operation against Shiite rebels

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Cartoons

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Business too far removed from research

We need to ask whether enterprises are being fostered at academic bodies, writes S’onqoba Maseko

Opinion & Analysis

Skills in office politics will take you far

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Find out who the influencers are and tread carefully when interacting with them, writes Les Weiss

Management

Five ways to make your open office a bit quieter

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

It is possible to design an open office in such as way that it not only offers employees a gorgeous workspace but also peace and quiet

Innovation

Quick walk to success in sandals with a good sole

Adihambo Mula-Landers partly ascribes the success of her Galago Sandals to good networking. She could get material and proper staff and product in the right boutiques. Pictures: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

Creativity and hard work pay off for entrepreneur and customised footwear designer Adihambo Mula-Landers at Galago Sandals, writes Sue Blaine

Americas

Inequality debate has US firms on defensive

A worker  arranges Xbox game console boxes on stage during a Microsoft  event in New York, US.  Technology companies have found themselves at the centre of the inequality debate partly because of the huge wealth they have generated for their founders and shareholders.  File picture: BLOOMBERG/VICTOR BLUE
4 hour(s) ago

Software giant Microsoft wades into income inequality debate, and insists that its suppliers give their US workers paid leave

Opinion & Analysis

More required than understanding needs

Workers at a call centre. New  technologies allow for rapid, very public feedback from customers, which makes poor performance visible. Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Building a truly customer-centred culture and organisation involves people throughout the organisation, write Jenny Davis-Peccoud and Tiaan Moolman

Books

Praesa becomes first African group to win Astrid Lindgren prize

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18 hour(s) ago

Cape Town-based Project for the Study of Alternative Education in SA will in June receive a cheque for $581,000 in Stockholm

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Power Horse joins Castle as Cosafa Cup sponsors

Tournament seen as important for helping national coaches to assess fringe players

Other Sport

Makabu decides to return to Durandt

Ilunga Makabu is preparing to fight Thabiso 'The Rock' Mchunu for the WBC cruiserweight title  in Durban on May 16. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
5 hour(s) ago

‘Prodigal son’ rejoins trainer Nick Durandt to prepare for the WBC cruiserweight title eliminator against ‘The Rock’ Mchunu next month

Rugby

Muller sidelined at Lions for Bulls clash at Ellis Park

Lions key lock Martin Muller is out with a torn calf muscle. File Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES
13 hour(s) ago

Muller pivotal because the combination of himself, lock partner Franco Mostert and eighthman Warren Whiteley has contributed to all the nine lineout steals this season

Rugby

Hugely improved Odendaal excels on Super Rugby debut

Burger Odendaal of the Bulls during the Absa Currie Cup match between Vodacom Blue Bulls and GWK Griquas at Loftus Versfeld in October last year.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
4 hour(s) ago

Burger Odendaal proves himself worthy against star-studded Crusaders after five-month injury lay-off

Soccer

Johnson and Stars’ fortunes entwined

Cavin Johnson has replaced Allan Freese as coach of Platinum Stars. He has eight matches to prove his usefulness to the embattled club. File picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES
4 hour(s) ago

New Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson needs to save team from relegation and retain the hot seat at the end of the season

Opinion

Mashaba’s to-do list: dodge the brickbats and find the net

It is going to be tough for the Bafana coach to find a clinical striker when even his Premier Soccer League counterparts are also crying out for this rare breed

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The Third Umpire

Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi, who jumped just before being pushed at Monday’s board meeting. Not that there’s much of a board left. The best part is, the last man or woman standing won’t even have to turn off the lights.

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