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Moody’s and S&P affirm Eskom’s credit ratings

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

Moody’s affirms Eskom’s Ba1 senior unsecured credit rating with stable outlook and S&P also affirms Eskom’s local, foreign currency corporate credit rating at BB+

Telecoms & Technology

Naspers’s core headline earnings rise 45%

1 hour(s) ago

Company says it continues to progress in building consumer platforms in fast-growing markets, with internet segment outpacing growth in other segments


Petrol price to increase slightly

1 hour(s) ago

Department of Energy announces that 93 and 95 octane petrol will increase by 1c per litre, but there will be decreases in diesel, liquefied petroleum gas


Zuma gets ‘worst ever’ annual assessment from DA

In a zero-sum communication game, people tell those in power, such as President Jacob Zuma, what they think they want to hear, or what they think will make them laugh. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

DA cites international law violations, evading critical questions, as well as disregard for authority of courts as some of reasons why Zuma scored an ‘F’ on report card

Telecoms & Technology

Suspended Neotel executive resigns

Neotel CEO Sunil Joshi. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 hour(s) ago

Telecoms company says chief financial officer will leave to pursue other interests, he was suspended following reports of alleged financial irregularities


National Empowerment Fund call for BEE to remain policy

Philisiwe Mthethwa , CEO National Empowerment Fund. Picture: WALDO SWIEGERS/ SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

National Empowerment Fund CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa says policy is still relevant, critical, must still be implemented

Transport & Tourism

MP puts Nene on the spot over SAA chair and finances

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

Finance spokesman tells National Assembly that minister seems ‘powerless to act’ against chairwoman, despite SAA’s ‘acute’ financial distress


Malema tells UK investors to include workers

WELCOMED: Students applaud Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema at Oxford University on Wednesday. Picture: THABO JAIYESIMI
13 hour(s) ago

Julius Malema says BEE a disaster at the heart of South Africa’s economic woes and collapse of state-owned corporations including South African Airways

Employees at Southern African Shipyards in Durban hard at work on an order, one of a growing number that includes eight new 70-tonne tugs for Transnet. Picture: SUPPLIED

We have the means to solve problems in ocean economy

Operation Phakisa and ocean economy retain immense potential for economic development of South Africa, writes Edna Molewa


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It's time the ANC stood up to its president to stop spending money and to back his finance minister or we are headed for disaster, writes Peter Bruce

What President Jacob Zuma must still break to survive


Roles Zanele Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama 'performs' depict the black face and the black body as both regal and vulnerable, writes Chris Thurman

Muholi confronts us with performed authenticity


CCMA director Nerine Kahn to step down in December

Nerine Kahn. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

After 10 years in position, Ms Kahn will leave to pursue other opportunities in labour market, with Cameron Morajane to take up position in acting capacity


Phiyega’s spokesman is suspended

4 hour(s) ago

Spokesman for suspended national police commissioner Gen Riah Phiyega is suspended, acting commissioner says matter is between employee, employer

Transport & Tourism

Why I will not resign from SAA

Dudu Myeni. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

South African Airways chairwoman Dudu Myeni says she is carrying the burden of transforming the airline, writes Linda Ensor


Cosatu backs alliance and wants bigger shift to left

Newly elected Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali. Picture: THE TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Talk of unity with ruling ANC diluted by strong hints of need for a stronger leftward shift


Nene will not sign up government for R500bn nuclear bill, says Louw

Leon Louw, executive director of the Free Market Foundation. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Free Market Foundation’s Leon Louw says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has shown himself to be responsible, and private investment will be needed


Black lives are better in rainbow nation

Black South Africa accounts for bigger share of economy and has almost twice the buying power per person than just 16 years ago, writes Garth Zietsman

Transport & Tourism

SAA board duped into probing tender

UNUSUAL STEP: SAA board member Yakhe Kwinana, right, next to chairwoman Dudu Myeni.. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

ENS did forensic inquiry after businessman complained but accuser’s bid was found to have numerous irregularities


Unisa bosses row over council terms

Mathews Phosa. Picture: THE SOWETAN
13 hour(s) ago

University allegedly tried to extend terms of three council members, including former chairman Mathews Phosa

Transport & Tourism

Private sector should invest ‘lazy cash’ in infrastructure, says Transnet acting CEO

Siyabonga Gama. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
13 hour(s) ago

Transnet head urges companies to invest 'lazy cash sitting on their balance sheets' in upgrading plant and equipment to grow the economy

African News

UN warns of vulnerable children in Central African Republic

4 hour(s) ago

United Nations says more than 1-million children in conflict-torn country are in need of humanitarian aid, almost half of those under five are malnourished


Construction sector in dire straits

12 hour(s) ago

SA’s construction and engineering sector JSE index under performs main market

African News

Pope visits poor and young in Kenyan slum on African tour

Pope Francis delivering his speech at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday.  Picture: EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU
7 hour(s) ago

Pope Francis wins rapturous welcome as he visits congested Kenyan slum to convey message of solidarity with poor, underprivileged


Abe rolls out more spending to revitalise economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tells his cabinet to compile extra budget for current fiscal year in latest attempt to revive sputtering economy


Raspberry Pi rolls out $5 computer

6 hour(s) ago

The Raspberry Pi Foundation was planning to make future Pi’s a little more expensive — instead, it releases its cheapest product yet, the Pi Zero


Destruction of Amazon forest increases in 2015

5 hour(s) ago

Devastation of largest intact rainforest increases from a year ago as government struggles to enforce legislation, stop illegal clearings


North and South Korea plan further talks to ease tension

6 hour(s) ago

North, South Korea agree to hold talks at vice-minister level next month, after meeting aimed at further easing tension following end to armed standoff in August

Financial Services

Absa buys majority stake in Instant Life to grow bancassurance division

22 hour(s) ago

Online life insurance distribution platform has an average 14,000 policies with the average sum insured of about R700,000 per policy


Saudi women begin their first-ever election campaign

Nassima al-Sadah, a candidate for municipal councils in the Gulf coast city of Qatif, working at her office in Qatif 400 kilometers east of the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Women in Saudi Arabia begin their first-ever electoral campaign on November 29, a step forward for both women’s rights and the kingdom’s slow democratic process. AFP
6 hour(s) ago

Saudi Arabia takes tentative steps towards better representation of women in kingdom as female candidates prepare to stand in municipal elections

Science & Environment

WWF welcomes department’s decision to appeal rhino decision

Rhino horn. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT
9 hour(s) ago

World Wildlife Fund says it regrets High Court decision to lift ban on trade in rhino horn as result of application by game farmers


Russia takes aim at imports from Turkey

Vladimir Putin. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ALEXEI NIKOLSKY
11 hour(s) ago

Agricultural products from Turkey subjected to additional border checks and laboratory controls after 15% of goods found to breach Russian requirements

Financial Services

Standard Bank in UK court over fraud allegations

Standard Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

The bank’s UK unit, which could pay up to $40m in fines if an agreement to suspend prosecution is approved in court, had indemnified 60% owner ICBC of China


Gains and headwinds make for a year of mixed fortunes at Nampak

12 hour(s) ago

Africa’s biggest manufacturer of beverage, food and non-perishable packaging financial year ended-September was one of "mixed fortunes"

Lunar-like desert landscapes are part of Namibia’s allure. Despite the low rainfall, the country boasts about 200 endemic plants. Picture: EUGENE YIGA

Lunar views without space travel

Magical Namibia offers space on an unimaginable scale, as well as development everywhere, writes Eugene Yiga


Cookbook preserves South African legacy recipes

21 hour(s) ago

A Culinary Journey of South African Indigenous Foods documents dishes from Amadombolo to Phutu

Arts & Entertainment

Musical pays tribute to township jazz artists

21 hour(s) ago

Actresses perform renditions of ’50s and ’60s songs as a hip-hop artist tells the story and links the past to the present in Songs from Jazztown at the Market Theatre


LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Vine art of seeing stars and scoring points while sipping

Professional tasters seem to manage a degree of consistency, despite potential for things to go wrong

India's Cheteshwar Pujara (L), Shikhar Dhawan (C) and captain Virat Kohli celebrate after their win over South Africa on the third day of their third test cricket match in Nagpur, India, November 27, 2015. India beat South Africa by 124 runs in the third test in Nagpur to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series on Friday. REUTERS

India romp to victory to clinch series against SA

Hosts enjoy 124-run victory with more than two days to spare in third Test to take unassailable lead in four-match series


Amla and Du Plessis defy spinners

South Africa's Hashim Amla (C) and teammate Faf du Plessis (L) celebrate their partnership during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between Ireland and South Africa in Canberra on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS
9 hour(s) ago

Captain Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis put up fight to delay Indian march towards series-winning victory in third Test dusty, deteriorating pitch at VCA stadium


Coetzee in the dark over Bok job

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee. Picture: GALLO IMAGES / ASHLEY VLOTMAN
14 hour(s) ago

Former Stormers and assistant Springbok coach Allister Coetzee rumoured to replace post still held by Heyneke Meyer

Other Sport

Surprised Tighe leads in tough Aussie Open field

Australia's Lincoln Tighe hits up to the 18th during the first round of the Australian Open Championship at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday. Picture: EPA/DEAN LEWINS
14 hour(s) ago

Lincoln Tighe upstages field including top golfer Jordan Spieth and a string of Major winners


Chippa United scout move to new venue

14 hour(s) ago

Buffalo City Stadium designated as team’s alternative venue but they want to spread out to extend their supporter base

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