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Business

Zuma gives reasons for sending bill back

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3 hour(s) ago

President cites concern over SA’s international trade obligations, excessive discretion given to the mineral resources minister, and inadequate public hearings

Telecoms & Technology

Cell C allots R2.4bn for 4G expansion

Jose dos Santos. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

Cell C’s clients in many areas, especially in Gauteng, complain about the network’s poor quality

Economy

Team SA reassures delegates at Davos

President Jacob Zuma attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) plenary session on BRICS on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says the Davos team was realistic in presenting SA's challenges

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Xenophobic tensions likely to dominate news

Anwa Dramat.  Picture: TREVOR SAMPSON
3 hour(s) ago

ANC national executive committee lekgotla which started on Sunday will continue until Wednesday, writes Setumo Stone

Politics

Lekgotla will find no quick fix to power crisis, says Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Energy among priorities highlighted in meeting as key sector to unlock economy and create jobs

Europe

Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity

Alexis Tsipras. Picture: BLOOMBERG / KOSTAS TSIRONIS
3 hour(s) ago

Alexis Tsipras promises that five years of austerity, ‘humiliation and suffering’ imposed by international creditors are over after Syriza party sweeps to victory

Education

Cida liquidators ‘have another agenda’

Students at the Cida City Campus  in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

A fight over the future of the university is headed for court this week

Mining

Amplats warns of earnings plunge

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3 hour(s) ago

Miner warns it expects its headline earnings for the year to December to be about half those for the same period in 2013

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP / STEFAN HEUNIS

Foreign traders in SA thank networks for their success

Low mark-ups, long hours and willingness to give credit set immigrant shopkeepers apart, writes Carol Paton

Columnists

Blaming apartheid and externalities in the case of Eskom’s woes suggest we don’t know what to do, writes Songezo Zibi

UNEMBARGOED: We need to get our act together

Columnists

Our unemployment rates compare unfavourably with those of Greece, sub-Saharan Africa, and world as a whole, writes John Kane-Berman

No disguising SA’s youth unemployment problem

Trade & Industry

Beitbridge delays hugely costly but are ‘easily solved’

IN THE QUEUE: Lenghty delays are often experienced at Beitbridge border post. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Delays experienced by trucks carrying goods to and from key African trading partners push up transport costs and the prices

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Expect no surprises in rates decision this week

3 hour(s) ago

If there has ever been meeting of MPC where one could firmly bet on what decision would be, this would be it

African News

Violence in Nigeria could mar election

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, leaves Tel Aviv on Tuesday after het met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time in less than 12 hours in an effort to salvage stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

US Secretary of State John Kerry jets into Nigeria to discuss fears about election-related violence

Mining

NEWS ANALYSIS: Falling copper price sounds the alarm for base metals miners

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3 hour(s) ago

Copper is an economic bellwether given its use in power supply, writes Mark Allix

Financial Services

Mergence plans to expand ‘impact’ investments to R2bn

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3 hour(s) ago

Impact investing combines a social purpose, such as addressing environmental, social or governance concerns, while making competitive returns

President Jacob Zuma attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) plenary session on BRICS on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS

Zuma is a liability for both ANC and country

Too many indications that president and inner coterie have effectively captured state, writes Bryan Rostron

Americas

Starbucks names technology fundi as operations chief

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1 hour(s) ago

Starbucks named former Juniper Networks CEO Kevin Johnson as its next chief operating officer

Retail & Consumer

Italtile expects earnings rise on value offerings

Nick Booth. Picture: SUPPLIED BY ITALTILE
3 hour(s) ago

Company says system-wide turnover from continuing operations for the six months will be up 18%-20%

Europe

Banks expected to continue cutting jobs across the world

STRESS TESTS: A euro sign sculpture is seen in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. It is unclear whether the ECB exercise, involving a rigorous review of 131 banks’ assets and liabilities, will be sufficient to get more credit flowing into the ‘real economy’. Picture: MARTIN LEISSL/BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

Most European lenders started cutting after 2010, when euro area’s existence came into question as failing lenders and states rescuing them got caught in dangerous spiral

Retail & Consumer

Fuel-hedging strategy sees AVI profit curbed

Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

AVI uses fuel oil swaps for hedging purposes, so as to manage a portion of its exposure

African News

Congo to vote on law after contested measures scrapped

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Ruling majority agreed to remove articles in the legislation that required the completion of a vast census before the next scheduled election in 2016

African News

Uganda seizes ivory and pangolin haul

Picture: DON PINNOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Illegal spoils labelled as communications equipment that needed repairs in Amsterdam and had been cleared for export by custom officials

African Business

New Zambian president will retain mineral royalty tax

A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copper belt. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Zambia will maintain a new mineral royalty tax despite fears that it could lead to mine closures

Industrials

PPC takes first step to ending board uncertainty

Darryll Castle
3 hour(s) ago

PPC shareholders will pick six new board members from a reduced list of 10 nominees at the cement maker’s annual general meeting

National

Dramat can’t return to work, say Hawks

Anwa Dramat.  Picture: TREVOR SAMPSON
20 hour(s) ago

Anwa Dramat cannot return to work after Hawks file appeal against court’s decision to overturn his suspension

African News

For Nigerian opposition supporters, no wait is too long

Men display banners campaigning for Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari at the flag-off campaign of APC governorship candidate Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos.  Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

Muhammadu Buhari’s popular appeal has been taken as given, but analysts predict that he may have wider support

Asia-Pacific

Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse, hail new ‘friendship’

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi. Picture: ADNAN ABIDI / REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

US president, India prime minister break deadlock on stalled nuclear pact

National

Buti Manamela says Soweto looting cannot be justified

Residents run amok, looting shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto on Thursday. Picture: SOWETAN
19 hour(s) ago

There is strong sense of entitlement and shifting blame instead of taking responsibility, says deputy minister in the presidency

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Cartoons

Billionaire Marc Andreessen is passionate about technology — and it has paid off for him.  
File picture: REUTERS

Investments from the edge

Marc Andreessen seems content living with risky ventures, writes Caroline Daniel

Business Times

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: Working to enable through the arts

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21 hour(s) ago

Danieyella Rodin is the arts and culture portfolio manager at the Chaeli Campaign, which aims to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities

Gadgets & Gear

We probably won’t get a SA Serial any time soon — here’s why

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22 hour(s) ago

Because SA radio is completely commercially driven, formatted up the yin yang and contains very little if any room for innovation of any kind, writes Jayne Morgan

AB de Villiers of SA drops Andre Russell on 40 during the fourth one-dayer against West Indies at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. Picture: GALLO IMAGES / DUIF DU TOIT

West Indies beat Proteas by one wicket

West Indies win battle of fourth one-day international but SA’s David Miller wins war with maiden century

Soccer

Mabizela saved, now by AmaZulu

Mbulelo Mabizela. Picture: VELI NHLAPO / SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

No matter how many times controversial defender Mbulelo Mabizela messes up, he always finds club to rescue him

Soccer

Black Stars expect tough outing against SA

UNLUCKY: Asamoah Gyan returns to captain Ghana but says he is unwilling to take any penalties. Picture: JAMES OATWAY
1 hour(s) ago

Asamoah Gyan’s winning goal during Algeria match is timely reminder for Bafana Bafana to be alert right up to last minute of game

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for suggesting that SA’s oil and gas laws be separated from mining legislation to allow amendments to proceed. What a good idea — why didn’t we think of that?

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European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Say what you like about quantitative easing, it has worked for the US, and the eurozone is clearly sick and badly in need of some sort of strong medicine.

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Architect Peter Rich, who is set to become the first African fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the highest accolades in the profession, for his work in researching and preserving African design.

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