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Last-ditch appeal to halt new visa regulations

11 hour(s) ago

Tourism industry launches last-ditch appeal to halt ’draconian’ new visa regulations from coming into effect on June 1, saying more consultation needed

Labour

Harmony plans to slash over 3,000 jobs, says National Union of Mineworkers

GOLD SMELTING: Job creation could best be achieved by industrial development. It was believed that manufacturing could employ a much higher proportion of workers than mining because of its greater need for skilled labour.  Picture: PIETER DE RAS
14 hour(s) ago

National Union of Mineworkers says Harmony Gold in talks with unions to cut more than 3,000 jobs at its Doornkop mine

Economy

April trade deficit R2.51bn as imports and exports fall

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13 hour(s) ago

SA trade data better than expected last month as both imports and exports fell, with the country recording a trade deficit of R2.51bn

BusinessDay

Eskom says Medupi unit at full output

Eskom's Medupi power plant. Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Eskom will not cut power this winter as it plans only limited maintenance at its stations and one unit at Medupi plant is now generating at full capacity

National

High Court grants Clive Derby-Lewis
medical parole

Clive Derby-Lewis listens to questions during the Truth Commission hearing at Pretoria City Hall in 2012. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
15 hour(s) ago

Judge Selby Baqwa makes ruling to grant medical parole to Clive Derby-Lewis, who was convicted for role in killing of South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani

Health

R1.5bn compensation fund planned for miners with lung diseases

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS
12 hour(s) ago

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says R1.5bn compensation fund planned for miners suffering from lung diseases, which affects about 500,000 people

African News

Buhari sworn in as Nigeria’s president after historic win

Muhammadu Buhari.  Picture: REUTERS/AFOLABI SOTUNDE
14 hour(s) ago

Muhammadu Buhari takes oath of office to begin four-year term as new Nigerian head of state in ceremony that mixed military pomp with cultural tradition

Markets

Rand underperforms EM peers as local factors weigh

11 hour(s) ago

Local currency weaker against dollar, despite other emerging currencies finding support following report showing US economy contracted in first quarter

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: FLICKR

Nuclear build programme will power economic growth

SA is pursuing a nuclear build programme to provide baseload electricity to power the economy to higher levels of growth, writes Xolisa Mabhongo

Columnists

Zuma had good reason to be cheerful this week — knowing that Police Minister Nathi Nhleko would let him off the Nkandla hook, writes Natasha Marrian

Tragicomedy of Nkandla laid bare in Parliament

Columnists

Michael Fridjhon promo

Most wine drinkers want to know who won the trophies and gold medals, hardly giving anything else a second glance, writes Michael Fridjhon

WINE: Christmas tree of stickers is the lure

Energy

Petrol price to rise 3.6% next week

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
11 hour(s) ago

Petrol will be R13.36 in the commercial hub of Gauteng province, while diesel would be R11.67, says energy department

Soccer

Fifa scandal puts pressure on sponsors

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, far left, delivers an opening speech at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday.   Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Corruption scandal engulfing governing body stokes long-festering concern among corporate sponsors, but severing ties will not be easy

Industrials

Manufacturers make needs known at metals and engineering indaba

Bobby Godsell. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

SA’s producers require policy certainty, stable labour relations and reliable energy supply, inaugural metals and engineering indaba hears

National

Mbeki was ‘unaware of bribes in awarding of 2010 World Cup’

PASSIONATE: Former president Thabo Mbeki at his Johannesburg home where he busies himself with  promoting the continental agenda. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
18 hour(s) ago

Former president Thabo Mbeki says government he led would never have paid any bribe to secure SA’s hosting of 2010 World Cup, even if it were solicited

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THE INSIDER: A very long wait small businesses can bank on

Sasfin makes a show of supporting small businesses but makes them wait through three month-ends for payment

African News

Nigeria’s Adesina voted new AfDB chief

Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina gestures during the annual meeting commemorating the 50th anniversary of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan . Adesina won an election to become the new president of AfDB, a post that will see him guide the institution through Africa's increasingly complex financial environment. Picture: REUTERS/LUC GNAGO
16 hour(s) ago

Outgoing Nigerian agriculture minister Akinwumi Adesina succeeds Rwandan Donald Kaberuka as president of the African Development Bank

Americas

Google unveils Android Pay in fresh challenge to Apple

Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Google unveils its pay-with-a-phone system for Android devices, ramping up its challenge to Apple in mobile payments

Politics

Cosatu wants ‘unity by all means, but not at all cost’

Cosatu deputy general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali. Picture: SOWETAN
20 hour(s) ago

Doubts that leaders of some unions who continued to contest the expulsion of Numsa had a clear mandate to boycott official federation events

Retail & Consumer

Edcon aims to sew up debt with capital restructuring

Picture: Robbie Tshabalala
21 hour(s) ago

There can be no assurance that current discussions will be successful, warns retailer

Politics

Mantashe rejects sex smear as poll ploy

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

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe claims plot afoot to discredit him, as jockeying for 2017 elective conference gets under way

Soccer

Fifa scandal: Mbalula hits out at US bribery claims

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, ZIYAAD DOUGLAS
21 hour(s) ago

Fikile Mbalula lambastes US authorities for disregarding diplomatic channels in alleged Fifa scandal

Energy

No new mines but no coal cliff, says Eskom

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

Analyst warns there is not much time to build new mines to come on stream by 2020 and banks are unwilling to lend money to the coal sector

Transport & Tourism

Calls for ‘illegitimate’ Prasa board to be dissolved

Lucky Montana. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
21 hour(s) ago

Chairman Popo Molefe accused of instituting unjustifiable retrenchments and 'unfit for public office'

African News

New Nigerian leader looks to shrink government

Muhammadu Buhari. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
16 hour(s) ago

New Nigerian president considering an overhaul of the way Africa’s top economy governs itself, weighing options that include eliminating ministries

Americas

Michael Jackson’s Neverland to go on sale for $100m

The gates of  Neverland Ranch grace the cover of a catalogue of items to be auctioned from Michael Jackson's estate in his image released to Reuters on February 17, 2009.  Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Report says sprawling California property that was once the location of ‘king of pop’ Michael Jackson’s mind-boggling amusement park is up for sale

Asia-Pacific

Beijing’s smoke busters to go on patrol

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Chinese capital seeks to snuff out smoking in indoor public places with new ban, fines, hotline to report offenders, but enforcement is likely to be difficult

National

Nhleko’s Nkandla report to face legal scrutiny

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: Ntswe Mokoena
22 hour(s) ago

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s findings on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla security upgrades widely rejected

Transport & Tourism

Violence delays Air China flights to SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

Travel warning to citizens, new visa and biometrics regulations take drastic toll on tourism from Southeast Asian giant

Labour

Unions reject municipal wage offer as talks sour over protest

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN
21 hour(s) ago

Union rejects 5.9% wage offer and accuses Salga negotiators of being ‘on holiday in Cape Town’

Financial Services

African Bank says it may delay listing to establish track record

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
21 hour(s) ago

African Bank Investments share sale may be years away as new entity builds up a track record

National

Parliament wins broadcast-feeds case

EFF members clash with  Parliament Protection  Services during  the state of the nation address on Thursday in Cape Town. Picture: THE TIMES/ESA ALEXANDER
21 hour(s) ago

High Court exonerates Parliament for the signal jamming incident during President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address

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Cartoons

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Technology in 2025: 5 reasons it’ll be the same, but different

Overall, the next 10 years will bring massive advances, but they will be unevenly distributed and affect different countries and regions in very different ways.

Arts & Entertainment

Is it a plane? No — it’s SA’s superhero

Actors Katlego Baaitse, left, and Pacou Mutombo and film crew members Ted Keulemans (obscured), Nick Keulemans and Phillip Wolmarans film a scene for the television series Jongo, which aims to introduce Africa’s first homegrown superhero, Eli King. Picture: MOTION STORY
21 hour(s) ago

Eli King, Africa’s first homegrown superhero, can run superfast, jump awe-inspiringly high and is very strong, thanks to a blue crystal his dead father left him, writes Sue Blaine

Arts & Entertainment

Exploring meaning in work and the workplace

The Yellow Jersey, Sequence V forms part of Simon Gush’s Workplace exhibition. Picture: SIMON GUSH/STEVENSON GALLERY
21 hour(s) ago

Artist Simon Gush’s latest exhibition, Workplace, examines the various ways work constructs our identities, as well as the ideological assertion that it is morally ‘good’, writes Sue Blaine

Arts & Entertainment

Publication on Ponte City wins photography award

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Artist Mikhael Subotzky and UK-based arts editor Patrick Waterhouse named winners of this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

Opinion

HALF ART: Artists get beyond having a go at coconuts

Emeka Ogboh’s sound and video installation, Àlà, is part of Post African Futures. Picture: EMEKA OGBOH/GOODMAN GALLERY

Exhibition promises to emphasise the border as a site of diffusion and exchange, rather than separatist thinking

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Christmas tree of stickers is the lure

Most wine drinkers want to know who won the trophies and gold medals, hardly giving anything else a second glance

Sepp Blatter. Picture: REUTERS

Hell no, I won't go, says Fifa’s Sepp Blatter

Corruption controversy surrounding Fifa World Cup have ‘heaped shame and humiliation on the game’

Soccer

FA Cup record not Wenger’s concern

Arsene Wenger. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS
21 hour(s) ago

Arsene Wenger will become the most successful manager in the history of the grand old competition if Arsenal triumph over Aston Villa

Rugby

Lions aim to maul Waratahs and be home crowd’s pride

Lions player Julian Redelinghuys (bottom centre) reacts at the bottom of a driving maul during the Super 15 rugby match between Queensland Reds and South Africa's Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on March 27. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PATRICK HAMILTON
21 hour(s) ago

A win on Saturday against the Waratah’s will gaurantee a spot in the Super Rugby play-offs for the Lions

Soccer

I think my colour is a problem, says Bafana Bafana's Shakes Mashaba

Shakes Mashaba. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
21 hour(s) ago

Shakes Mashaba’s honeymoon period seems to be over as questions are raised about his suitability for the job following Bafana Bafana's dismal display from the Cosafa Cup

Rugby

Carr tapped to lead Stormers at the breakdown

Nizaam Carr during the DHL Stormers training session and press conference at DHL Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
21 hour(s) ago

Burger is rested for Springbok duties as team pledge greater respect for Cheetahs

Other Sport

Khan has Mayweather in his sights … after beating Algieri

Amir Khan. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW COULDRIDGE
21 hour(s) ago

Chris Algieri suffered the first defeat of his career last November — a six knockdown drubbing by Manny Pacquiao in Macau

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The Third Umpire

Blue Financial Services CEO Johan Meiring. Little wonder that shareholders are balking at the prospect of recapitalising the group to the tune of almost R500m. That’s what you get when you fly too close to the sun.

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Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for proceeding with a three-year strategic environment assessment of the Karoo in parallel with preparing to issue fracking licences. Best not to rush the process.

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Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, whose insistence that she had the legal authority to remove SABC board members has been contradicted by Parliament’s law adviser. Over to you, Mr President.

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