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Labour

Platinum producers revise wage offer in bid to end strike

Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Lonmin, Amplats and Implats revise wage offer to end debilitating strike that has crippled the platinum sector

National

Apartheid lawsuit case not going away, says Ntsebeza

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

New York district court rules that US corporates Ford and IBM could be held liable for collaborating with SA’s former apartheid regime

Europe

Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal

Armed men are seen wearing black and orange ribbons of St George — a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Four-way talks end with call for end to Ukraine violence while on the ground, pro-Russian gunmen holding their positions

National

Former youth development agency head in court over R2.5m R Kelly scandal

Andile Lungisa. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Andile Lungisa is accused of defrauding the Department of Arts and Culture after allegedly lying about securing US singer for cultural day organised by department

World

Astronomers uncover Earth-like planet that could support life

This artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. Picture: AFP PHOTO/NASA/JPL-CALTECH/ T PYLE
1 day(s) ago

Distant planet appears to have an atmosphere similar to Earth, the possibility of water at its surface and the theoretical potential to support life

National

ANC ‘may rethink government departments’

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

The existence of some departments may be in the balance as the ruling party considers doing away with some and introducing at least one to deal with small business

Americas

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers, has died

Politics

Vavi must campaign for ANC, says Cosatu

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Contradictions in ANC-brokered peace process to resolve factional battle within its alliance partner are showing

Picture: BLOOMBERG

Complacency allowed Nigeria to steal SA’s lead way too soon

Don’t simply accept the new reality that Nigeria’s economy is actually 60% larger than ours, writes Tim Harris

Columnists

If SA isn’t building infrastructure it needs for growth, that’s certainly not for lack of plans, committees, structures and spreadsheets, writes ...

Zuma may be remembered for plans, but no action

Columnists

Gareth van Onselen presents a series of quotes that speak to the overarching narrative that has defined the official election period

The 2014 election in 35 quotes

African News

Zimbawe’s Mugabe slams Europe’s ‘homosexual nonsense’

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

Zimbabwe’s strong man ruler Robert Mugabe lashes out at Europe’s ‘homosexual nonsense’ and condemns refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power

Industrials

First black-owned steel mill in SA Agni Steel starts production

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The Indian-backed venture is to initially produce 100,000 tonnes of steel billet annually at its state-of-the-art R400m state-of-the-art premises

National

Constitutional Court orders new grant tender process

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2 day(s) ago

Constitutional Court orders South African Social Security Agency to initiate new tender process for payment of welfare grants

Asia-Pacific

Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

South Korean rescue workers are seen on a boat injecting oxygen into the capsized passenger ship Sewol, which sank in the sea off Jindo. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Investigations centre on possible crew negligence, problems with cargo stowage and structural defects, as hopes fade of finding 268 missing passengers alive

African News

Algeria’s Bouteflika wins re-election with 81.5%

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in March 2009. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the aging independence veteran already in power for 15 years, wins re-election after opponents dismiss vote as stage-managed fraud

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Zuma’s cabinets at risk of being coteries

One can learn a lot about a country by looking at who sits in the cabinet, writes Matt Andrews

African News

Gunman attack UN base in South Sudan

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1 day(s) ago

At least 58 people killed and more than 100 wounded in attack on UN base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians

Financial Services

Fines put spotlight on whether banks prioritise certain rules over others

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Big four hit with R125m in penalties over controls related to money laundering

Education

Wits scraps four-year law degree to give ethical grounding

HIGHER LEARNING: Students stroll past the University of the Witwatersrand's Great Hall. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Decision aimed at producing graduates to fill the general leadership gap in SA, where ‘both mettle and imagination is missing’

Africa

NEWS ANALYSIS: Facing a bleak future, Zimbabwe’s rulers prefer to embrace the past

MELTDOWN: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s country faces severe economic challenges.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The hunt for real and recent achievements by the leader and the party who have ruled Zimbabwe for more than three decades is a harder task than ever, writes Ray Ndlovu

Asia-Pacific

China’s iron-ore hopes may be dashed

WARES: A labourer smokes as he works at a steel market in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, in this January 11 2013 file picture. China’s steel and iron-ore futures extended losses on Monday driven by a weak outlook for China demand. Picture: REUTERS/ALY SONG/FILES
2 day(s) ago

Low quality ore, costs have hit mine projects, write Ruby Lian and David Stanway

National

No legal challenge to Nkandla report, says Mbete

Baleka Mbete. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 day(s) ago

However, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings amount to ‘interference in a man’s kraal according to African tradition’, ANC national chairwoman says

Americas

US jobless claims hover near pre-recession levels

People attend a job training and resource fair at Coney Island in New York, us, in this December 11 2013 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Data offers proof of economy’s underlying strength, with US Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen saying it is "plausible" economy could be back to near full employment by end 2016

Mining

Coal reserves study gives lie to Eskom supply scare

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2 day(s) ago

Review shows resources adequate to allay ‘strategic mineral’ fears

National

SME department ‘very likely’, says Mbete

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete says department focused on small, medium-sized business will be able to address ‘specific challenges’

Land & Agriculture

Farm equity proposal is ‘smoke and mirrors’

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2 day(s) ago

Professor says proposal will not become policy and that government is only talking to farm workers now, a month before elections

Politics

High-profile awards ‘part of ANC campaign’

WORRIED:  James Selfe says holding the event close to the election, certainly politicised it. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Release of an unusually long list of people due to get National Orders prompts accusations that the Presidency is using the annual awards ceremony as an electioneering event

Business

SAA washes hands of catering unit’s blunder

Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Airline says it is one of Air Chefs’ clients and is not involved in cancelled Mantelli’s tender

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Cartoons

April 17 2014

The Soweto Gospel Choir. Picture: JOBURG THEATRE

The soundtrack to the struggle

A stellar line-up of music greats gathers for SA’s 20th anniversary of democracy, writes Christina Kennedy

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Sporty offering takes on all comers

The designers have done a good job with the styling of the GLA.
2 day(s) ago

Farzana Chaumoo travelled to Knysna to experience the stylish new Mercedes GLA

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: A potent mix of super DNA

The influence of the P1 is clear in the new front.
2 day(s) ago

Motor News took to the track in Spain in the new McLaren 650S

Arts & Entertainment

Township art for Mount Nelson

Detail of a work by artist Boyce Magandela. Picture: NKANYEZI GALLERY
2 day(s) ago

The Maboneng Township Arts Experience has evolved into a fully fledged cultural initiative experienced nationwide, writes Penny Haw

Arts & Entertainment

Story of Mandela’s red Merc is more complex than you think

The Goethe Institut’s exhibition throws light on an inspiring venture that had no happy ending. Picture: MASIMBA SASA
2 day(s) ago

Chris Thurman on a new exhibition and documentary at the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Trouble-hit IPL limps onwards

Organisers are hoping for high-quality cricket to mask stink of corruption

Opinion

Mayambela’s transformation confounds sceptics in SA

Cynical snickers almost inevitable after it became public knowledge that SA football reject Mark Mayambela was desperately trying to facilitate a move to Sweden

 
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