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An Optimum coal colliery.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Tegeta seeks further opportunities after Optimum deal cleared

3 hour(s) ago

Company owned by Gupta family and a venture fund in which president’s son is an investor is on the lookout for new opportunities to grow the business

National

State must lead mixed economy, Malema says in debate on economy

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema scores well in meeting leadership criteria. Picture: SOWETAN
19 hour(s) ago

EFF leader Julius Malema says nothing can be achieved before land is expropriated without compensation

National

NPA drags Breytenbach to court

Glynnis Breytenbach at the Labour Court in Johannesburg in 2012. Picture: THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Breytenbach and her lawyer will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on charges of obstruction and defeating ends of justice

National

Zuma’s call for one capital a ‘red herring’, says COPE

President Jacob Zuma delivers his state of the nation address in Parliament on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Instead of contemplating having one capital‚ president could rather have announced that the Cabinet would be slashed, says COPE’s Dennis Bloem

Land & Agriculture

State’s land ownership plan will cause investor exodus, says rights group

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3 hour(s) ago

Rights group AfriBusiness warns against land ownership plan envisaged by President Jacob Zuma in his state of the nation address

Energy

Eskom begins phase two of energy efficiency programme

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Further 10-million energy-saving lamps will be distributed in all nine provinces following successful first phase of roll-out

Economy

Tax increases, including a ‘wealth tax’, could constrain growth

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses a media briefing in Pretoria. Picture:  REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

Speculation is rife about the inclusion of a new tax bracket for individual taxpayers who earn more than R1m in taxable income a year

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: ANC uses parliamentary majority to shield executive from accountability

President Jacob Zuma takes a seat after his state of the nation speech is disrupted in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

In the electoral system’s present form, it incentivises public representatives to please political party bosses at all costs

WATCH: Malema vs Sunter in heavyweight debate on economy

South Africa’s economy: boom or bust? That’s the question posed in a battle of the heavyweights in Cape Town on Friday

Columnists

Simon Lincoln Reader: ANC Youth League leader shoots own goal for 'nonracist' party in calling EFF monkeys

Maine spoils it for the savvy party propagandists

Columnists

Party is factional, sycophantic, and allowed Zuma to obtain power that toppled Mkeki, writes Natasha Marrian

ANC must raze power architecture enabling a Zuma

Law & Constitution

Appeals court hears state had no duty to arrest Bashir

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

In the Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, the government said Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir had immunity because he was a sitting head of state

National

Cost of moving Parliament to Pretoria ‘astronomical’, say analysts

South African Parliament Building. Picture: GCIS
20 hour(s) ago

Senior research associate Judith February says given how slowly the wheels of state turn it is unlikely to happen fast

Politics

Truman Prince gets slap on wrist by ANC disciplinary committee

Truman Prince. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

The Beaufort West mayor was ordered to apologise publicly for sending a letter to a construction company, and to pay a fine of R10,000

Politics

LIVE BLOG: Julius Malema debates Clem Sunter

1 day(s) ago

BDlive political editor Natasha Marrian blogged live from Cape Town on Friday as EFF leader Julius Malema debated author Clem Sunter on the South African economy.

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More collaboration will make lighter work of our education crisis

We must work together to address the challenges facing education, including a shortage of teachers, an unequal system and poor infrastructure, writes Khaya Tyatya

Telecoms & Technology

Lead agent for state’s broadband project ‘not yet appointed’

server technology Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Department will not say if Telkom is in the running to lead the SA Connect project

Europe

L’Oreal courts Google executive for board to help lift internet sales

The logo of French cosmetics group L'Oréal on the company's building in Clichy, near Paris. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Google MD and vice-president for UK and Ireland sales Eileen Naughton could join the L’Oreal board after an April management meeting

Europe

Renault hits profitability targets two years ahead of schedule

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1 day(s) ago

However, Renault took a hit in Russia where the economic downturn hit its Avtovaz unit there hard, with a loss of €620m

National

‘I did not backtrack on paying back the money for Nkandla,’ says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma delivers his state of the nation address in Parliament on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma tells state of the nation briefing that he waited for parliamentary processes to decide how to act after release of public protector’s report

Financial Services

Investec Africa fund closes with almost $300m raised

Investec. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Investec Africa Private Equity Fund 2 raises $295m war chest to expanded investments in SA and Africa

Asia-Pacific

South Korea and US to discuss missile defence

STALLED: The inter-Korean Kaesong industrial complex is seen behind the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarised zone dividing the two Koreas, in Paju, about 55km north of Seoul. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Seoul will begin talks with Washington as early as next week on deploying an advanced US missile defence system following North Korea’s rocket launch

Industrials

ArcelorMittal SA’s full-year loss widens dramatically

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Steel maker posts falls in revenue and sales volumes, while its debt position deteriorates, as China’s slowdown brings the steel sector’s growth cycle to an end

Economy

The informal economy should not become the ignored economy

Hawker associations march to the mayor's office demanding the immediate return of inner-city informal traders to their trading spaces in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Friday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Workshop will focus on and discuss how informal trade is largely unrecognised although it may be fifth-largest source of employment in Cape Town

Health

Why take advice on obesity from the fattest nation in the world, asks Noakes

1 day(s) ago

At his Health Professions Council of SA misconduct hearing, Banting diet champion Tim Noakes said his data was unique and had not been shown anywhere else

Europe

Rolls-Royce cuts its dividend for first time in almost 25 years

The Wraith Inspired by Film.  Picture: ROLLS-ROYCE SA
1 day(s) ago

Company says it will need to deepen cuts in a restructuring effort sparked by sluggish sales of marine turbines and slumping demand for older wide-body jets

National

With eye on downgrade Zuma tackles economy

Opposition party leader Julius Malema, centre, of the Economic Freedom Fighters leaves the inside of Parliament with his members as President Jacob Zuma attempts to give his sate of the nation address in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: EPA/SCHALK VAN ZUYDAM
1 day(s) ago

Reaction to state of nation address muted as details awaited from budget

Retail & Consumer

NEWS ANALYSIS: Chesa Nyama owner listing short of gravy

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
1 day(s) ago

Gold Brands listing fails to whet appetite of investors after series of small fast food/restaurant businesses leave lingering bitter taste on JSE, writes Marc Hasenfuss

Politics

ANC liable for legal action for not recalling Zuma, says COPE’s Bloem

Dennis Bloem. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

The African National Congress has not helped ensure the independence and effectiveness of the public protector, the Congress of the People says

National

Gordhan praises ‘bold’ address

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan impressed by president's commitment to fiscal discipline, while opposition leader critical of missed opportunity to cut bloated Cabinet

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Cartoons

A partial view of the Foundation Louis Vuitton designed by US-Canadian architect Frank Gehry, April 10 2014. Picture: AFP/FRANCK FIFE

Russian private collection a historic coup for Foundation Louis Vuitton

Sergei Shchukin’s trove of works by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Cezanne and Van Goghs will be shown outside Russia for the first time

Health

The right sort of fat can do you a lot of good

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2 day(s) ago

Drastic reduction in fat content of red meat over past 40 years means South African red meat can generally be classified as lean, writes Nicolette Hall

Health

Jet lag could be minimised in a flash

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2 day(s) ago

New study shows specialised flashing lights at night during sleep change timing of circadian clock and may ease jet lag, writes Kathryn Doyle

Arts & Entertainment

Much to love about War and Peace

The BBC production of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s book, written more than 150 years ago, has been watched by more than 5-million viewers. But there have been complaints about the sex scenes and loose interpretation of the original. Picture: MITCH JENKINS
1 day(s) ago

Classic work sketches an intimate panorama of human endeavour, linked to fate, writes Maarten Mittner

Books

BOOK: When Breath Becomes Air

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer at 36, neurosurgeon-turned-author Paul Kalanithi began writing his unfinished, genre-melding memoir

Health

Put this in your pipe and smoke it

Overall, studies found that the odds of quitting smoking were 28% lower among people who used e-cigarettes. Pictures: REUTERS/NEIL HALL
2 day(s) ago

E-cigarettes cut odds of quitting and may even keep smokers hooked, writes Andrew Seaman

Management

Work e-mail still relevant to the performance of a business

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Some digital networks within workplaces are more effective than others if they include highly influential people

England’s Joe Root hits out in the last match at Centurion w ith Quinton de Kock behind the stumps. Both Root and De Kock have been in  excellent form with the bat and the pair will be looking for more runs at the Wanderers today. Picture: AFP

Another must-win game for Proteas

SA will not be out of the woods even if they win on Friday

Soccer

Stormers to try out players in Jaguares friendly

Robbie Fleck (Interim Coach)  during the DHL Stormers press conference at High Performance Centre, Bellville on January 19, 2016 in Cape Town. Picture: GRANT PITCHER/GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Coach Robbie Fleck forced to leave out several resting or injured key players

Other Sport

Confidence arrives at right time for Harding

1 day(s) ago

Justin Harding says opening round at Tshwane Open a bit of a surprise and needs to keep going

Soccer

Ajax off to Angola ‘under threat’, but may end up in Brazil — De Sa

Roger de Sa. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES/ GRANT PITCHER
1 day(s) ago

Ajax withdrew last Friday over concerns about travel arrangements in Angola and inability to insure their players

Soccer

Chiefs and Sundowns seek end to African misery

Teko  Modise says  Sundowns must  win their home  matches. Picture: GALLO  IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Last year PSL champions Kaizer Chiefs and Sundowns crashed out of Caf Champions League in first round

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