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Labour

Employers at odds over strike settlement

Irvin Jim. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

End to month-long strike welcomed amid fears that the full picture of its negative effect on economy is still to emerge

Transport & Tourism

Sanral tries to keep Cape toll details secret

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

SA National Roads Agency will ask court to grant secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of proposed tolling of N1 and N2 highways confidential

Economy

SA to push for 15-year Agoa term

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Africa Growth and Opportunity Act has generated ‘enormous goodwill’ between African countries and the US, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

Mining

Exxaro buy lifts its coal export capacity

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Exxaro has doubled its ability to export coal through the privately owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal through its $472m acquisition of Total Coal SA

Markets

Rand weaker despite Numsa halting strike

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/LOANNA HOFFMAN
2 hour(s) ago

Local currency softer despite news National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa strike has ended, analysts expect unit to be in limbo until US ‘data deluge’ begins

Middle East

NEWS ANALYSIS: Pressure to extend Gaza truce past Eid

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply, with the US and UN calling for a durable ceasefire

Politics

New code will ban MPs from deals with state

ANC chief whip Stone Zisani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

News of the new code follows reports detailing extensive business interests of President Jacob Zuma and his family, as well as those of a number of Cabinet ministers

Europe

Kiev battles for funds as war hits revenue

LOYALTY: A woman poses with a Ukrainian, left, and a Russian passport outside a government, where she received a Russian passport, in the Crimean city of Simferopol last Monday. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Russia’s aggression takes its toll, write Lina Kushch, Elizabeth Piper and Natalia Zinets

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All CEOs not created equal — nor are they equally valuable

CEO remuneration needs to be curtailed for the majority of undeserving business leaders who ride on the broad shoulders of blue-collar workers and middle management, writes Simon Mantell

Columnists

Tony Leon promo

The phrase ‘the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence’ is a handy guide for present events contending for attention, writes Tony Leon

Absence of evidence does not prove innocence

Columnists

Nomalanga Mkhize

Criticism of inequality in the arts sector should not consist of simplistic pity narratives, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

More to arts and money debate than a pity party

Politics

Nkandla ‘to test Parliament’

Pierre de Vos. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Re-establishing the ad hoc committee on Nkandla will test Parliament’s credibility in how it carries its constitutional mandate to hold the executive arm of government accountable

Financial Services

Executives want more global guidance on tax planning

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
5 hour(s) ago

Survey shows participants favour greater co-operation by tax authorities to eradicate base erosion and profit shifting, writes Amanda Visser

African News

US relief workers contract ebola

LATEST VICTIM: Dr. Kent Brantly, left, (L) of Samaritan's Purse relief organisation is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Samaritan's Purse, wearing personal protective equipment as he cares for Ebola patients at the case management centre on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.  Brantly, a 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organisation in Liberia's capital, has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Two us citizens are being treated for ebola in Liberia and the country shut some border crossings as the worst outbreak of the disease on record spread to Nigeria

Cricket

Philander and Tahir make a Test to remember

South Africa's captain Hashim Amla (bottom C), Morne Morkel (L), Dale Steyn (bottom R) and AB de Villiers (top R) pose with teammates and the trophy after winning  the Test cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE
4 hour(s) ago

Proteas heroes keep the Sri Lankans at bay to win the series and reclaim the top ranking in the world

Health

If you want to fight germs, make a fist

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers have found

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EDITORIAL: SABC staff need protecting

We have to express a grave concern for the narrowing space in which journalists at the SABC have to work

Labour

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Company has been locked in negotiations with CWU in a bid to resolve impasse, while strike could disrupt the signal services Sentech provides

Politics

Former MEC to face ANC panel over fraud claims

Brian Hlongwa. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG/SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

ANC Gauteng chief whip Brian Hlongwa will explain to its integrity committee his alleged involvement in a R1.4bn tender fraud

Mining

Accident shuts Northam shaft for weeks

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
3 hour(s) ago

Northam Platinum cut production in half at its key producing mine after a large weight fell down a shaft, shutting it for up to six weeks

Energy

Office park will sell solar power to City of Cape Town

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Small, renewable energy projects in South Africa are starting to supplement the limited coal-fired power available from Eskom and the municipalities

African News

Mozambique turns to coal exports despite competition

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Mozambique is still counting on raising coal exports to expand its infrastructure and drive economic growth, despite depressed global prices

Retail & Consumer

Needy benefit as foreign hunters sell game meat cheaply

Adri Kitshoff , CEO of the Professional Hunters Association of SA. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
3 hour(s) ago

Professional hunters are selling game meat resulting from trophy hunts to butchers at a fraction of the price of traditional meat such as mutton and beef

African News

Kabila sacks state mining firm’s CEO

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
7 hour(s) ago

DRC President Joseph Kabila has fired the CEO of Gecamines, the country’s state-owned of mining company

Americas

Ceasefire considered ‘a test Kerry could not possibly pass’

TALKS: US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari  (not pictured) in Baghdad on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

It took US Secretary of State John Kerry five days in the Middle East to negotiate a 12-hour pause in the bloody fighting between Hamas and Israel

National

US expands initiative to train leaders in Africa

LONG GAME: US President Barack Obama has tried to debunk the critique that being a reluctant  warrior is a weakness. Picture: AFP PHOTO
3 hour(s) ago

Barack Obama says his country is expanding an initiative to develop and train political and economic leaders in Africa, including South Africa

Education

Colleges probed over ‘irregularities’

Blade Nzimande. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Department to spend as much as R10m probing four technical and vocational education and training colleges over procurement irregularities and nepotism

National

Validity of Congo coup trial is questioned

LEFT BEHIND: A DRC rebel fighter collects bullets from the floor at a military barracks abandoned earlier this week by fleeing government soldiers after rebels captured the town of Goma. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Trial of men accused of plotting to overthrow DRC president postponed because the lawyer representing 14 of the accused is challenging the constitutionality of the charges

Americas

Time Warner targets HBO at new audience

A NEW OFFER: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch arrives for an Allen and Company 32nd Annual Media and Technology Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho, US. Mr Murdoch, who is Fox chairman and CEO,  valued the network at $20bn in his bid for Time Warner, people familiar with the matter have said. Picture: EPA
7 hour(s) ago

Company is looking to accelerate growth at HBO by expanding access to broadband customers who do not subscribe to a traditional cable-TV package

Politics

Government says it has ‘turned the corner’ on Limpopo crisis

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Moves are under way to restore the province’s authority, by replacing the Section 100 notices that put five provincial departments under administration with less invasive measures

Asia-Pacific

Lots of coal in India, but none to burn

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Coal accounts for nearly 60% of India’s electricity, and the country’s biggest utility has warned that supplies at many plants are severely depleted

Americas

Pfizer ‘needs new drugs to lift sales’

The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

The drug maker’s laboratories have not come up with any big-selling new medicines for a decade

Economy

Rise in liquidations shows businesses struggling to repay debt

Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA data show number of liquidations rose by 3.1% to 199 in June 2014 compared with same period in 2013

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Cartoons

AWARD WINNING: Eben Venter, author of Wolf, Wolf.  Picture: SUE GRANT-MARSHALL

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Dying father dominates novel

Wolf, Wolf, tackles other issues too, from porn addiction to xenophobia, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Kruger, Kommandos & Kak

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Chris Ash, a Scotsman married to an Afrikaner woman, rewrites the lore of the Boer, writes Maarten Mittner

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

South Africans will have the trademark Python humour right on their doorstep in the Joburg Theatre’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, writes Christina Kennedy

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Ties that Bind

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Praba Moodley tells the story of a secret murder between friends in the days of violence that marked the end of apartheid, writes Sue Blaine

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Driving Honda

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Jeffrey Rothfeder makes a strong case for Honda’s supremacy without getting too technical, writes Andrew Hill

South Africa's captain Hashim Amla (bottom C), Morne Morkel (L), Dale Steyn (bottom R) and AB de Villiers (top R) pose with teammates and the trophy after winning  the Test cricket series against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

Philander and Tahir make a Test to remember

Proteas heroes keep the Sri Lankans at bay to win the series and reclaim the top ranking in the world

Opinion

Proteas rely on guts and Amla-led enjoyment to reclaim top spot

Vernon Philander. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE

With all hope of victory long gone, SA’s dramatic fight for survival was better value for viewing time than many of their triumphs

 
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