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National

Dalai Lama accuses South Africa of bullying

The Dalai Lama. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
1 hour(s) ago

South Africa has bullied him after failing to give him a visa to attend a summit of Nobel peace laureates, says Dalai Lama

National

Department of Water Affairs loses track of billions, says AG report

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45 minute(s) ago

Qualified annual audit report shows inadequate management systems resulting in poor record keeping involving billions

National

Western Cape refuses to back down on ‘harsh’ traffic fine hikes

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58 minute(s) ago

Provincial department of transport and public works says its support for fine increases is based on ‘very urgent’ need to improve commuter safety and compliance

Financial Services

Workers divided on government-sponsored pension fund

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1 hour(s) ago

Survey finds that two-thirds of South Africans without pension or provident fund would be happy to be auto-enrolled into one

National

Shuttleworth donates refund to court challenges

South African entrepreneur and multibillionaire Mark Shuttleworth. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
9 hour(s) ago

Billionaire philanthropist will put R250m into a trust to pay the costs of Constitutional Court cases for people who cannot afford to pay the costs when the counterparty is the state

Energy

SA resolute on nuclear build

Acting director-general in the Department of Energy Wolsey Barnard, right, and deputy director-general for nuclear energy Zizamele Mbambo. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

SA will categorically procure 9,600MW of nuclear energy despite the government not having an accurate understanding of what this might cost, says the Department of Energy

National

Public servants open talks with 15% target

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10 hour(s) ago

Wage negotiations with a demand for a 15% increase, elicit warnings from economists that fiscus will be hard-pressed to make wage increases above inflation

National

Administration of veterans is in a shambles

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula briefs Parliament's defence committee on Thursday on issues relating to the deployment of soldiers to the Central African Republic. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Minister admits that the Department of Military Veterans is in such shambles that she is unable to provide Parliament with an annual report, financial statements or audit reports

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EDITORIAL: SAA’s story offers some hard lessons

Serious consideration should be given to merging SAA, SA Express and Mango

Columnists

Gideon Rachman promo

In the interests of Hong Kong, China, the economy and political stability, it is crucial Beijing it gets its next move right, writes Gideon Rachman

How China handles Hong Kong is going to be crucial

Columnists

In the world of investing, never underestimate the willingness of people to believe in the most outlandish of things, writes Michel Pireu

Sir Roger, a cautionary tale

Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong leader happy to play waiting game

A protester sleeps under an umbrella as she blocks a street outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

CE Leung Chun-ying willing to let ‘pro-democracy demonstrations go on for weeks if necessary’, while defiant protesters vow they will not budge

Companies

OneLogix enters share participation scheme with employees

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1 hour(s) ago

Logistics, transport group says scheme is part of drive to improve compliance with new black economic empowerment codes

World

World Bank head says Ebola outbreak highlights economic inequality

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

It is equally important to stem the tide of fear that ‘can cause 80% to 90% of the economic impact’

Business

PIC plans R2.5bn in African investment

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10 hour(s) ago

This is in line with its commitment to have $1bn of its portfolio invested in the rest of Africa

National

Protector’s office short of funds, overworked

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office is in dire financial straits, and needs more money to finance operations and keep staff from leaving

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Minimum wages worsen unemployment

A legislated increase in the price of labour does not increase worker productivity, writes Temba Nolutshungu

National

Cloak-and-dagger antics in spy tapes

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
9 hour(s) ago

Conversations recorded on the spy tapes range from the banal to the downright bizarre and reveal political machinations to prevent Zuma from becoming president

Education

Thousands of teachers across SA involved in promotions-for-cash racket

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9 hour(s) ago

The racket is said to have been more prevalent in KwaZulu-Natal, and involves teachers paying bribes of up to R30,000 to be appointed to plum jobs

Europe

Rocket Internet shares slide on debut

Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet, a German venture capital group stands past the German DAX index board during the initial public offering at the Frankfurt stock exchange on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
54 minute(s) ago

Global e-commerce investor plunges within minutes of making its stock market debut in Frankfurt as investors give it lukewarm reception

Economy

Consumer confidence falls back into negative territory

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4 hour(s) ago

First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research consumer confidence index slips in third quarter amid rising interest rates, high inflation

National

Makhura sees ‘no need to declare dispute’ if e-toll review findings negative

David Makhura. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
23 hour(s) ago

Gauteng premier says he sees no need to declare intergovernmental dispute or seek referendum if panel concludes system is negatively affecting province’s economy

African Business

Kenyan port authority may go to market for development funds

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4 hour(s) ago

Maritime Authority is in talks for debt sale that will finance commercial shipping line to tap into growing demand in East Africa

Motoring

Car giants tread softly at Paris Motor Show

Ford Motor Company Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields speaks during a news conference on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Subdued air attributable to slow recovery in market

Economy

SA underperforms peers on economic inclusivity

URGING CHANGE: University of the Free State economics professor Frederic  Fourie. Picture:  THOBEKA ZAZI NDABULA
7 hour(s) ago

New paper shows that the inclusivity of the South African economy has deteriorated since 1996, overshadowing the government’s success in reducing the poverty head count

Markets

Platinum slides on SA supply, Europe woes

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9 hour(s) ago

Metal retreats 12% in the third quarter, the biggest such loss since the three months to June last year

Business

Four ways to giving a great speech

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7 hour(s) ago

Writing does not easily translate into a good speech and by simply telling a story, with pauses and signposts, audiences’ attention will be kept

Europe

Adidas seeks to placate investors with share buyback

Shareholders of Adidas, the world's second-largest sports apparel firm, arrive for the company annual general meeting in the northern Bavarian town of Fuerth near Nuremberg in this May 8 2014 file photo.   Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

German sportswear maker, facing investor discontent after series of profit warnings, plans to return as much as €1.5bn to shareholders over next three years

Asia-Pacific

Tutu backs Hong Kong protesters

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
23 hour(s) ago

South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu backs pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and calls on Bejing not to ‘fear will of its people’

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Cartoons

October 2 2014

Actors Haley McFarland, Shannon Kook-Chun and Shanley Caswell at the premiere of Warner Bros

Local lad into Theron orbit

Shannon Kook is grabbing every chance that comes his way, writes Nadia Neophytou

Arts & Entertainment

Take a long, leisurely walk down Johannesburg Street

Johannesburg Street Alphabet Zoo at GoetheonMain. Picture: © GOETHE-INSTITUT/MASIMBA SASA
10 hour(s) ago

Tour the inner city through the eyes of various artists who bring Johannesburg’s complexity to life using painting, photography and graffiti, writes Edward Tsumele

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Taking cool to a new level

The third generation Audi TT is a much sharper model in looks and behaviour.  Picture: AUDI
8 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled to Malaga, Spain to sample the third generation Audi TT

Motoring

INTERVIEW: Renewed focus on style, quality

Jerome Stoll is upbeat about the future of Renault globally and in SA.  Pictures:  RENAULT, NEWSPRESS
8 hour(s) ago

Mark Smyth spoke with Jerome Stoll of Renault global, who was recently in SA during his visit to SA

Life

FILM: The Hunt; I Origins; The November Man; The Equalizer

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10 hour(s) ago

Phillip Altbeker looks at four new cinema releases

DETERMINED: Schalk Burger hard at work during the Springbok training session at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Burger fired up to do what it takes

After robust return to Boks, Schalk Burger is eager to play role in ‘soul-stirring’ clash against All Blacks at Ellis Park

Opinion

Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over

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Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over

 
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The Third Umpire

Justice Minister Michael Masutha, for forging ahead with reforms aimed at reinforcing the judiciary’s institutional independence. Now to persuade his boss the prosecuting authority should have the same status.

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, whose luxury German official vehicle has been attached by the sheriff after her department failed to pay money owed to teachers in the Eastern Cape. Oh, the humiliation.

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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, whose draft report ahead of the union federation's central committee meeting pulls no punches on the challenges it faces. He’s not going to get any thanks for it, of course.

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