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Transport & Tourism

Prasa CEO says detractors want to tarnish him in train saga

Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana at a media briefing on Monday. He dismissed a media report and political parties’ claims that incorrect locomotives were procured from a Spanish company. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Lucky Montana lashes out after weekend reports say trains from Spanish manufacturer Vossloh Espana are not suited to SA’s rail lines

Telecoms & Technology

Installers next in line for set-top box tender

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2 hour(s) ago

Universal Service and Access Agency of SA poised to select companies to install the set-top boxes and aerials in 5-million households

Telecoms & Technology

Union welcomes departure of MTN chief

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 hour(s) ago

MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh lacks an understanding of the local labour environment, says Communication Workers Union

Industrials

Tyre manufacturers to go to regulator over deluge of cheap imports

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2 hour(s) ago

SA’s R30bn industry follows cement and steel producers to International Trade Administration Commission over flood of cheap, dangerous tyres — particularly from China

National

Cape offers Uber a lifeline

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2 hour(s) ago

Uber’s service falls outside provisions in laws and policy regulations, according to Western Cape premier Helen Zille

National

No action yet on Nkandla scandal officials

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

Another reason for the delay in the matter is an urgent media application for coverage of the hearings

Energy

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

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12 hour(s) ago

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

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras votes at a polling station in Athens, Greece, on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Lessons of a Greek tragedy that SA needs to learn fast

The most important lesson SA can learn is to close its budget deficit while there is still time, write Co-Pierre Georg, Hylton Hollander and Michael Rose

Columnists

Tough, capable regulators are needed to protect consumer welfare, writes Trudi Makhaya

Regulators usher in winter of disbelief

Columnists

Cuba’s thawing diplomatic relations with the US will see the doors to trade swing wide open, writes Marvin Meintjies

Cuban moves will yield more than chicken feed

Markets

All share slips further on Greek turmoil

stock data business XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Uncertainty gives ‘safe-haven currencies’ such as the dollar a boost while further undermining commodity prices

Financial Services

Stellar Capital buys stake in Torre

Christo Wiese. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Surprising deal sees the newly constituted investment company aligned to retail tycoon Christo Wiese pay R690m for influential stake in Torre

Europe

Putin basks in Brics bank launch

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

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

Other Sport

Bad light stops Djokovic after epic fightback against Anderson

Kevin Anderson celebrates winning the first set against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles fourth round match at Wimbledon on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK
1 hour(s) ago

Score tied at two sets all in fourth round match at Wimbledon

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

Featured Partners

AutoTrader’s innovation in new and used car market

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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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National

Parties in spat over council merger in Mpumalanga

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2 hour(s) ago

Court battle for Municipal Demarcation Board in offing as Democratic Alliance and African National Congress row over borders

Europe

UK ready to sell half its stake in RBS

Royal Bank of Scotland. Picture: REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE
2 hour(s) ago

Government likely to take loss on early sale, after chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne flags intention to reduce stake in the coming months

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Uphill slog for Peugeot and Renault to live up to valuations

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2 hour(s) ago

Two underperforming French manufacturers benefit from sales recovery in Europe — the destination for at least half of their deliveries, writes Mathieu Rosemain

Retail & Consumer

SA’s consumer outlook faltering badly‚ says Barclays

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15 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

African News

Delay presidential poll, Burundi urged

Pierre Nkurunziza. Picture: AFP PHOTO
2 hour(s) ago

Opposition threatens organised resistance 'to make President Pierre Nkurunziza understand that he must leave'

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
15 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

Asia-Pacific

McDonald’s, KFC look to get faster in China

Picture: REUTERS
16 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

Asia-Pacific

Chinese firms rush to halt trading amid crash

A stock investor sits in front of an electronic screen showing stock price at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, on Monday. Picture: EPA/WU HONG
2 hour(s) ago

More than 700 firms listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen — about a quarter on the exchanges — have sought to suspend trading in the past three weeks

Telecoms & Technology

Naspers shares drop amid Tencent valuation jitters

Picture: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS
2 hour(s) ago

Regulation has saved Tencent in the past and analysts downplay any suggestion Tencent could be in for headwinds

National

Township aid a requisite for tender

Barbara Creecy. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

MEC wants FNB township developmental plan as SA looks to small businesses to solve the unemployment crisis

African Business

Shoreline plans $2bn bond to buy Africa assets

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2 hour(s) ago

Company seeks to profit from an energy deficit in Nigeria, where homes and businesses rely on generators, not the grid

Land & Agriculture

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

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12 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

Americas

Buffett donates record $2.84bn to Gates, family charities

Warren Buffett. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JEFF KOWALSKY
13 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
13 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

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
20 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

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
14 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

Europe

Greek finance minister resigns

Yanis Varoufakis. Picture: EPA/VALDA KALNINA
1 day(s) ago

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

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Government ICT sluggish to adopt security rules

Barely any of SA’s public entities have gained much traction in adopting these very useful processes, writes Thato Mahlamvu

Opinion & Analysis

There are patently absurd aspects to new system

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2 hour(s) ago

Inevitable higher costs and long delays are the unavoidable and foreseeable effects, writes Jasson Urbach

Arts & Entertainment

Comedian brings his familiar characters to Joburg

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18 hour(s) ago

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

Innovation

It’s okay if I die now, says Linux creator

Linus Torvalds. Picture: REUTERS/JARNO MELA
2 hour(s) ago

Linus Torvalds may be the most influential individual economic force of the past 20 years

Innovation

Cape firm’s innovation bridges office communication divide

Gys Kappers. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

Wyzetalk helps executives gain insight into worker issues, which enables them to put interventions in place that improve matters, writes Carel Alberts

Innovation

Costolo’s wish for Twitter

Dick Costolo. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
2 hour(s) ago

Dick Costolo wants as his legacy for Twitter to fully represent the democratic ideal of access for all

Management

Seven methods for beating the afternoon slump at work

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19 hour(s) ago

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

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Good and bad news for Springbok coach Meyer

Duane Vermeulen may miss World Cup, but prop Coenie Oosthuizen’s chances brighter

Other Sport

Froome takes yellow, Cancellara takes a fall

Trek Factory rider Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland lies on the ground after a fall in a chaotic crash during the 159.5km third stage of the 102nd Tour de France on Monday. He lost the yellow jersey in the crash, which caused four riders to abandon the race. Picture: REUTERS/ERICGAILLARD
2 hour(s) ago

Briton Chris Froome takes lead at crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France

Cricket

No mercy, Starc warns England

Australia's Mitchell Starc in action against Essex at the Essex County Ground, Chelmsford, the UK, on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/PETER CZIBORRA
2 hour(s) ago

Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc took nine wickets in Australia’s final warm-up match at the weekend, and may replace injury-hit Ryan Harris

Cricket

Despite SA bowlers excelling, expect the experiment to continue

SA’s Kyle Abbott celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
2 hour(s) ago

Good enough to outplay Bangladesh in their home conditions despite fielding an experimental combination and almost without AB de Villiers

Rugby

Lions build a Super pride

Faf de Klerk. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHAN RYNNERS
2 hour(s) ago

Faf de Klerk and Corne Fourie will relocate to Johannesburg while Japan-bound Lionel Mapoe and Warwick Tecklenburg will continue serving in Super Rugby next year

Opinion

Woolmer was way ahead of his time, and coaches must take up the baton

Bob Woolmer was obsessed with pioneering new ways to make individuals more successful

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The Third Umpire

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Apart from overthrowing a legitimately elected government and eradicating all opposition, he is set to pass a law making it illegal to contradict official statements.

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African National Congress deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte. If party supporters don’t give a fig about Nkandla, as she claims, why is it that it lost control of Nkandla municipality in the local election?

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