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MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh steps down

9 hour(s) ago

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh says ‘difficult decision’ to resign was unavoidable due to personal, family reasons, he will leave company at end of July

Energy

R1-trillion cost of nuclear build ‘is totally untrue’, says nuclear regulator

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4 hour(s) ago

South Africa’s nuclear regulator says reports that the country’s nuclear build programme will cost R1 trillion are totally unfounded

Retail & Consumer

SA’s consumer outlook faltering badly‚ says Barclays

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6 hour(s) ago

Weak consumer confidence comes as no surprise against challenging backdrop of rising fuel prices‚ electricity shortages and slide in rand, says bank

Europe

ECB takes centre stage after Greeks reject further austerity

A euro sign stands outside the European Central Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

European Central Bank governing council unlikely to pull the trigger on Greece but hardline stance could grow as Emergency Liquidity Assistance facility falters

Transport & Tourism

Prasa rejects claims Spanish locomotives not safe for local use

Prasa CEO Lucky Montana. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

Passenger Rail Agency of SA CEO Lucky Montana says 13 locomotives from Spain ‘not only meet local safety standards but exceed them’

Europe

Putin capitalises on Brics bank launch

Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS/ALEKSEY NIKOLSKY
3 hour(s) ago

Growing economic clout of Brics nations important for Russian President Vladimir Putin to deflect Western censure

Transport & Tourism

Local Uber drivers facing harassment

Chere Molahlehi, a driver for Uber in Johannesburg.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Personal transportation service says it has been in contact with police, deployed security to help prevent intimidation by metered taxi drivers

Land & Agriculture

NEWS ANALYSIS: SA’s farmers reap more crops, cut jobs in twin farm revolution

Picture: THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Technology is leading to higher yields from bigger farms with less labour — a situation that flies in the face of the ANC’s policy proposals, writes Ed Stoddard

Europe

Greek finance minister resigns

Yanis Varoufakis. Picture: EPA/VALDA KALNINA
15 hour(s) ago

Yanis Varoufakis says Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras believes it will help smooth the path to a new aid deal

Retired judge Ian Farlam listens as the judicial commission of inquiry into the shootings at Lonmin's Marikana mine gets under way in Rustenburg, on October 1 2012. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS

Marikana Commission’s findings cast light on urgency of law reform

Flawed Labour Relations Act grants bargaining rights to the majority union only and it seems the members’ grievances are far from the union’s priorities, writes Ross Harvey

Columnists

Mark Barnes promo

Unemployment figures can only grow so much before we end up with an economic disparity that will result in a fight, writes Mark Barnes

Black industrialist move is timely

Columnists

Gavin Keeton

Greece is just the latest in a long line of countries to have faced the painful consequences of living beyond their means, writes Gavin Keeton

Greece is paying the price of excess

Americas

Buffett donates record $2.84bn to Gates, family charities

Warren Buffett. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JEFF KOWALSKY
4 hour(s) ago

Billionaire Warren Buffett donates about $2.84bn of Berkshire Hathaway stock as part of his plan to give away nearly all of his wealth

African News

Mugabe moves ‘devil incarnate’ information minister in reshuffle

Jonathan Moyo.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

President Robert Mugabe moves Zimbabwe’s information minister Jonathan Moyo to an education department role in his second cabinet reshuffle since December

Middle East

Disputes over missiles and arms embargo hold up Iran talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sit around the table at the Palais Coburg Hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria on Monday. Picture: AFP
5 hour(s) ago

Nuclear deal would include a Security Council resolution to terminate all United Nations nuclear-related sanctions while simultaneously re-imposing other existing restrictions on Iran

Featured Partners

AutoTrader’s innovation in new and used car market

3 day(s) ago

Selling and buying cars — AutoTrader’s trailblazing new car online shopping format lets you compare makes and models while looking for the motorcar of your dreams

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An investor takes notes as he watches a board showing stock prices at a brokerage office in Beijing, China, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS

China risk story just getting started, while Greece nearly over

The lesson for Beijing from Athens is that the longer it takes to address the underlying issues, the more painful it becomes, writes Clyde Russell

Asia-Pacific

McDonald’s, KFC look to get faster in China

Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

McDonald’s and Yum Brands look to add digital options in China that will make fast-food sales even faster and win back business after rough year in critical Chinese market

African News

Burundi president chooses campaign trail in favour of regional summit

Pierre Nkurunziza. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD
11 hour(s) ago

President Pierre Nkurunziza to campaign for controversial third term rather than attend East African Community talks aimed at brokering deal to end unrest

Asia-Pacific

Thai army chief says he won’t release 14 student critics of coup

Woman posts a message to show support for 14 students who have been arrested, on a board near the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in Bangkok. Picture:  REUTERS/ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA
12 hour(s) ago

Students who were arrested after staging anti-coup rallies must face military court and will not be released beforehand, despite calls for charges to be dropped

Energy

Will Putin pay for $100bn South African nuclear power plants?

Vladimir Putin. Picture: Picture: REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
13 hour(s) ago

Russia seen as forerunner to win right to build nuclear power plants that may be worth as much as $100bn, but who’s going to pay for the country’s biggest project yet remains a mystery

National

Makhura offers stick and carrot to taxi industry operators

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17 hour(s) ago

Taxi industry issues an ultimatum — open subsidised routes or face a revolt

Retail & Consumer

Virgin Active opens new, low-cost gym in heart of Soweto

Customers take a break at Virgin Active's Soweto gym. Picture: THE TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Virgin Active Red looking to cater for a broader range of South Africans at cheaper prices than other gyms

Energy

IDC takes proactive stance on funding

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17 hour(s) ago

Industrial Development Corporation being proactive to help local entrepreneurs become competitive and increase production, says CE Geoffrey Qhena

Europe

Cheers fade as Greeks face reality

Pensioners are given priority tickets as they wait to receive part of their pensions at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Fear starts to spread that the country’s banks could run dry within hours or days, forcing companies out of business

African News

At least 44 killed in bomb blasts in Nigeria’s Jos

A screen shot taken from a video released in October 2014 by the Nigerian Boko Haram shows  Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau threatening Cameroon.  Picture: AFP PHOTO
11 hour(s) ago

Main relief agency reports people were killed in twin bomb blasts in central Nigerian city after bloody week of violence blamed on Boko Haram

Americas

Nobel laureates celebrate Dalai Lama’s birthday

Picture: AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J BROWN
12 hour(s) ago

Fellow Nobel Peace laureates, celebrities join thousands of followers of spiritual leader to commemorate his 80th birthday

National

Leaders foster a sense of entitlement

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17 hour(s) ago

Alliance elite must look within to weed out damaging attitude, writes Setumo Stone

African News

Tanzanian parliament passes petroleum bill

Tanzania flag
11 hour(s) ago

Legislators pass new bill that creates regulatory, legal framework to manage discoveries and control of nation’s natural gas reserves

African News

Egypt to reconsider parts of controversial anti-terror draft law

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has presided over a steadying of Egypt’s economy and a rebound on its financial markets. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Judiciary council asks state to reconsider sections of draft law, which could criminalise reporting statistics on militant attacks that contradict government statements

National

SA to have 11 fewer municipalities

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

SA will have fewer municipalities after Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan’s application

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom to fight unions’ bid to halt retrenchment of 4,000 staff

Telkom. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Telecoms giant takes fight to Labour Court after unions seek to block the company’s planned restructuring and retrenchments

National

Nkandla has become a hot potato that will not go away, Cosatu warns

UNDER A CLOUD: President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Discussions on Nkandla at previous leadership meetings swiftly shot down, but at the alliance summit there were no holy cows

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Seven methods for beating the afternoon slump at work

It’s hard to stay focused for an eight-hour stretch, but there are ways to boost your energy and improve your focus

Transport & Tourism

Volunteer tourism — when doing good could be bad

Dutch volunteers Thijs Hermans (back left), Sasanne van Deursen (back right) and Jaqueline de Ruiter (front right) play with children at the iKhayalethemba centre in Walmer Township in the Eastern Cape. Picture: THE HERALD
17 hour(s) ago

Voluntourism, which allows socially conscious holiday-makers to pay thousands of dollars to work in poor communities across the world, has become a boom sector, writes Gabriel Popham

Opinion & Analysis

Early action key to improving maths

Grade 11 maths teacher Mbiraga Munyuki teaches pupils at Manyangana High School in Mpumalanga. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Research shows that 80% of our Grade 9 pupils are achieving at a Grade 5 level in mathematics, writes Nic Spaull

Arts & Entertainment

Comedian brings his familiar characters to Joburg

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9 hour(s) ago

Gino Fabbri uses six characters to poke fun at our multicultural, multilingual society in his show, which includes stand up, music

Telecoms & Technology

Naspers pulls India into its online web

Tencent mascots are displayed at a registration counter during the company’s annual general meeting in Hong Kong last May. Naspers, which is invested in the Chinese internet giant, is focusing on India as a way of diversifying its portfolio and reducing its reliance on Tencent. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Naspers sees India as its next Tencent, and is spending aggressively on its online classified business there to fend off tight competition from Mumbai-based online classifieds business Quikr, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Telecoms & Technology

Navigating the tricky ethical terrain of big data

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17 hour(s) ago

The debate becomes about trust and control rather than should we or shouldn’t we hand over our data, writes Kate Ferreira

Economy

SA needs a concrete Brics strategy

The sixth Brics summit, was held in Brasilia, Brazil, last year. Russia, which hosts the bloc’s seventh summit in Ufa this week, will be looking to use it to project itself as a major power. Picture: REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO
17 hour(s) ago

Brics summit this week has ambitious agenda, write Peter Draper and Mzukisi Qobo

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis loses his bat as he plays a shot during yesterday’s T20 match against Bangladesh. Picture: AFP/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

Proteas demolish Bangladesh in first T20 international in Dakha

Faf leads from the front as rampant Proteas demolish resurgent Bangladesh Tigers with ruthless efficiency

Other Sport

Serena survives to meet sister and stay on course for ‘Slam’

Serena Williams. Picture:  Picture: EPA / TONY MCDONOUGH
17 hour(s) ago

In the men’s singles there will be no family rivalry but rather some fierce confrontations: Novak Djokovic , Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray are still on course

Other Sport

Bruintjies sprints to South African 100m record

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17 hour(s) ago

Tuks athlete Henrico Bruintjies broke the South African 100m record, clocking 9.97sec at a meeting in Switzerland

Soccer

Bafana Bafana's Masango and Letlabika finally find the target

Bafana Bafana midfielder Gift Motupa, centre, runs at Vincent Jean Emmanuel of Mauritius. Picture: AFP PHOTO/NICOLAS LARCHE
17 hour(s) ago

Bafana Bafana combination edged Mauritius 2-0 in a second-leg African Nations Championship qualifier

Other Sport

McIlroy suffers ankle injury ahead of British Open

Picture: Rory McIlroy Instagram
9 hour(s) ago

Rory McIlroy’s defence of golf’s British Open and keenly anticipated contest with Jordan Spieth is thrown into doubt when he reveals he ruptured ankle ligament

Other Sport

Power King rules, Silvano produces notable Vodacom Durban July treble

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17 hour(s) ago

Controversy dogs Vodacom Durban July for second year — this time a repeat ‘barging match’ between outsiders Power King and Punta Arenas

Other Sport

Hamilton’s perfect pit stop seals the deal

Lewis Hamilton of Britain and Mercedes celebrates after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday. Picture: MARK THOMPSON/GETTY IMAGES
17 hour(s) ago

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton extends lead with impressive British win at Silverstone

Opinion

Highlanders give Boks a hint on how to beat All Blacks

Super Rugby winners effective in slowing down the ruck ball, using line kicking as an attacking weapon, as well as a rush defence to harass the Canes attack

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