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Economy

Lower inflation allows Bank ‘room to pause’ in raising rates

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Oil price recovery or rise in US rates could spark rethink later this year

National

Police minister may get Parliament’s help in Dramat suspension

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
4 hour(s) ago

Parliament's police committee meets on Friday to consider a request from Minister Nhleko to have Hawks boss Anwa Dramat legally suspended

Transport & Tourism

Tsogo plays losing hand in Western Cape

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Competition Commission confirms opposition to Tsogo’s bid for a 40% stake in rival Sun International’s cash-spinning GrandWest casino in Cape Town and smaller Worcester casino

Mining

Marikana hangs over Lonmin AGM

Members of the Marikana Support Campaign lobby Lonmin shareholders in central London on Thursday. Picture: SUPPLIED
4 hour(s) ago

Shareholders urged ‘irrespective of the findings of the Farlam Commission, to authorise an ex-gratia payment of R1m to each family to alleviate immediate hardship ... of those killed’

National

Bill to give president more say over SIU

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
3 hour(s) ago

New provision requires the SIU head to report to the president and justice minister on a quarterly basis

Media

Government’s advertising spend ‘reveals trend of backing state-friendly media’

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4 hour(s) ago

The New Age newspaper, owned by the politically connected Gupta family, receives a greater advertising budget than its readership size warrants

Health

Influenza drug now hailed as effective

A new blood thinner is looking much safer than conventional drugs to protect patients from heart attack and stroke. Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

SA is among countries that have spent money stockpiling the drug

Property

Redefine leans on subsidiary in quest to conquer Europe

Redefine Properties International CEO Mike Watters. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

German property is attractive in Europe as it is available at high yields and is cheap to finance

Zwelinzima Vavi.  Picture: THE TIMES

Can a new house for workers be built from the rubble?

The main fights and the triggering of the bomb (last year) had nothing to do with the interests of workers on the shop floor, writes Mamokgethi Molopyane

Columnists

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Even with most of SA’s banana farmers relocated to Mozambique there are echoes of turn-of-century Honduras, writes Anthony Butler

South Africa taking on banana republic practices

Columnists

At least the authors who create the casts of seriously ill people have the dignity not to use their own names, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Pseudoscience sinks lower than mommy porn

National

Searching for roots of xenophobic attacks

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP/STEFAN HEUNIS
3 hour(s) ago

Right2Know blames a ‘sustained failure of SA’s intelligence services over a long period of time’ for the looting of spaza shops

National

Western Cape ‘to assist Uber in complying with the law’

Picture: GETTY IMAGES
4 hour(s) ago

Earlier this month, Cape Town traffic police impounded a number of cars affiliated with Uber over incorrect permits

Financial Services

Transaction Capital may use R1.2bn excess to grow businesses

Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

The company likes opportunities in risk-services businesses and may commit R60m for its bakkie finance pilot project

Telecoms & Technology

Local smartphone maker doubles its workforce

CZ Electronics. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

CZ Electronics prepares for an increase in demand for its locally assembled cellphones and tablet computers

Financial Services

Hedges ‘saved African Bank from further losses’

African Bank. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Abil has four Swiss franc bonds that were sold between 2012 and 2014 to help fund lending

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: MPC predictable but far from boring

Monetary policy committee’s statement on Thursday was one of the more interesting we have had lately

Europe

Shell dividend kept constant but share falls

Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Royal Dutch Shell blames write-downs and forex losses for making almost no money in oil production

Europe

Gorbachev warns of ‘hot’ war

Ukrainian men called up for military service, in a mobilisation plan, walk with their bags before joining the army in Kiev, Ukraine, yesterday. Picture: EPA
3 hour(s) ago

Former Soviet leader warns of wider war as Europe sets new Russia sanctions

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Franc’s strength may push Swiss firms to pursue US targets

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

The unexpected rise in the franc is giving Swiss companies more acquisition firepower as they seek economic growth outside of Europe

Americas

Conoco and Occidental cut 2015 budgets on crude slide

ConocoPhillips. Picture: BLOOMBERG
10 hour(s) ago

Conoco now expects spending to be scaled back a further 15% while Occidental to slash its capital budget 33%

Mining

Stoppages to hit Harmony Gold’s second-quarter output

Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Gold production for December 2014 quarter decreased by about 10% quarter on quarter, with Kusasalethu mine pulling down overall production performance

Companies

Volatile trade halts Curro’s recent rally

19 hour(s) ago

Share had good run last week, but wobbled in early trade on Thursday, analyst says recent rally may be due to expectation of positive results

Industrials

Afrox restructures as earnings fall sharply

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

The group blamed prevailing economic conditions and intense competition for its weak earnings

Politics

United Front plans series of campaigns

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Political alliance has not finalised its funding mechanism, but agrees there should not be external funding

Education

Court orders Cida creditors to decide on purchase offer

Students at the Cida City Campus  in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN
13 hour(s) ago

Master of the High Court to preside over a meeting of the creditors and the court will then decide whether the liquidation the free university should be made final

National

Constitutional Court ‘immunised against suggestions of bias’

Kate O’Regan.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Collegial atmosphere makes SA’s top court more robust and less prone to interference than similar institutions elsewhere, says former Judge Kate O’Regan

National

ANC threatens to go to court after council row

Congress of South African Trade Unions Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

ANC councillors locked out of Cape Town council meeting after they disrupted proceedings over renaming of Table Bay Boulevard

National

Zuma no confidence motion set for
next month

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, brought by Agang SA, will be debated in National Assembly

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Cartoons

Picture: THINKSTOCK

SABC3 to screen Timol documentary

Film honours activist who fell to death at John Vorster Square in 1971

Travel & Food

A taste of the old country

The streets of Little India are a riot of colour. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Blaise Hopkinson revels in the sensory riot that is Little India, an antidote to the glitz of modern Singapore

Travel & Food

Plan your next holiday immediately after returning from your last

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Travel search site Wego finds that planning your next holiday immediately after returning from your last helps ease post-bucket-and-spade blues

SA’s Rilee Rossouw, left, and captain Hashim Amla make a run during the fifth one-day international against the West Indies in Centurion on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS, SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Proteas look like they have the mettle

Plenty of factors suggest SA ready to mount proper World Cup challenge

Soccer

Snag forces Bafana to take the long way home

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, centre, speaks to his team January 18 on the eve of the 2015 African Cup of Nations football match between Algeria and South Africa.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
3 hour(s) ago

South African Football Association at pains to avoid making a big deal of the botched travel plans

Other Sport

Murray wins another shot at Aussie Open

Andy Murray. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PAUL CROCK
3 hour(s) ago

Murray fires up after a frosty exchange with Czech Tomas Berdych and blazes to victory

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The Third Umpire

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who reckons he would be earning even more were he working elsewhere, despite his lack of qualifications. And he may just be right — if he was a politician on the take.

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ANC leader in the Cape Town council and Cosatu regional secretary Tony Ehrenreich. The ANC’s behaviour in the council chamber on Wednesday was worse than that of the EFF in Parliament, which they constantly condemn.

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VIP unit driver Joseph Semitjie, who has been sentenced to five years behind bars for reckless driving and fleeing the scene. Blue light accident victim Thomas Ferreira suffered permanent brain damage.

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