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MOVING ON: Mmusi Maimane formally accepted nomination for the Democratic Alliance parliamentary leadership position on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Support for Maimane gains momentum

4 hour(s) ago

Endorsements put Mmusi Maimane strongly in the lead against his rival, Democratic Alliance federal chairman Wilmot James

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa to cancel inactive and untraceable licences

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 hour(s) ago

Regulator says decision comes after a ‘number of futile attempts’ to trace activities of licensees

Business

SMEs access to finance improves, survey finds

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Access to funding by small businesses in SA has shown significant improvement and entrepreneurs are now changing their attitude towards banks, according to Nedbank survey

African News

Kerry in Kenya to end years of frosty relations

US Secretary of State John Kerry.  Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kenya for talks on security cooperation and ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to his late father’s home country

Politics

ANC deeply divided as eThekwini elective conference is abandoned

Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA
10 hour(s) ago

Political analyst says shenanigans at ANC eThekwini conference are a sign that the party is now divided along factional lines

Europe

Europe wary but weary of ‘Brexit’ threat

 David Cameron. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL
10 hour(s) ago

People and governments across Europe are watching Britain’s elections nervously, with the continent sending the message: we want you in the family but not at any price

Other Sport

Mayweather beats Pacquiao to unify welterweight titles

US boxer Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their welterweight unification boxing bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday. Picture:P AFP
12 hour(s) ago

Floyd Mayweather dances his way to unanimous decision over frustrated Manny Pacquiao to win richest fight in history and cement his place in pantheon of boxing greats

Europe

Come forward, France urges ‘child abuse’ soldiers

KEEPING PEACE: A French soldier stands guard as people protest against the disarmament operation of anti-balakas militias within the area on Monday in Bimbo near Bangui, Central African Republic. Picture: AFP/PACOME PABANDJI
9 hour(s) ago

France’s defence minister urges soldiers ‘to give themselves up’ if they are guilty of sexually assaulting hungry Central African Republic kids

Europe

William and Kate welcome Britain’s new princess

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they show their newly-born daughter, their second child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. Picture: AFP
12 hour(s) ago

Prince William and his wife Kate are to spend their first day back home with their new baby daughter as Britain celebrates birth of a new princess

A woman from the Ghajar community sits with children in the Diwaniya village, south of Iraq. The Ghajar people, who have their own language, used to be known as entertainers, making their living from singing and dancing. But in the years after now-executed dictator Saddam Hussein came to power, their opportunities for work dwindled. Following Saddam's ouster in 2003, the Ghajar people have been given IDs, making them eligible to vote in Iraqi elections. Picture: AFP

Shadow of Saddam lives on in Iraq

Saddam Hussein and his Baath party still haunt Iraqi politics, where links to the former regime can wreck careers

Columnists

Africa’s two leading states look like emotional teenagers trading insults over xenophobic attacks, writes Marvin Meintjies

Africa not served by hotheads in Nigeria and SA

Columnists

BMW 2-Series convertible is an entirely new car with all-new engines too, writes Alexander Parker

Hats off to an immigrant with plenty of attitude

African News

Togo court confirms President Gnassingbe’s win

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe. Picture: AFP
6 hour(s) ago

Togo’s constitutional court confirms that Faure Gnassingbe wins a third term as president with 58.77% of the vote

Americas

Thousands rally in Baltimore over Freddie Gray death

Demonstrators chant as they close the intersection of Pennsylvania and W. North streets in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. Picture: AFP
9 hour(s) ago

Thousands of people called for justice in Baltimore in new demonstrations a day after six police were charged over the death of an African-American man in their custody

Asia-Pacific

Nepal quake toll to climb ‘much higher’

A policeman stands guard at a site of collapsed buildings as rescue workers clear debris after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Relief teams race to reach survivors of the disaster that has already claimed more than 7,000 lives

World

GLOBAL WEEK AHEAD: Payrolls to test second quarter climate for Fed

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

After a harsh winter brought US growth almost to a halt in first quarter of 2015, April’s non-farm payrolls report will signal whether US is faring any better in second quarter

Labour

Trade union divisions laid bare at May Day marches

Picture: NCE MKHIZE
1 day(s) ago

This was the first May Day since Numsa was expelled and Cosatu’s former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was fired from his position

A street nail technician works on a client's manicure. Picture:  REUTERS/CARLOS JASSO

What bosses and foreigners say about work in SA

Several family-owned restaurants owners talk about the reasons they hire different nationalities who have different skills

Americas

Fed rate hike in June ‘on the table,’ say policymakers

The sun rises to the east of the US Federal Reserve building in Washington DC.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Federal Reserve could raise interest rates as soon as June, two top US central bankers say, so long as economic data strengthens as expected from a dismal first quarter

African News

Nigeria frees 234 more women, children from Boko Haram’s Sambisa stronghold

A soldier from the Nigerian Army talks with hostage women and children who were freed from Boko Haram, in Yola on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Military says hostages were rescued on Thursday through the Kawuri and Konduga end of the Sambisa forest

African News

Three die in grenade attacks in Burundi capital

Burundian soldiers contain demonstrators in Musaga, on the outskirts of Bujumbura, on Wednesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA
1 day(s) ago

Bujumbura has been rocked by six consecutive days of demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term in office

National

Treasury drops proposal to reduce contributions to UIF

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene drops proposal to reduce contributions to Unemployment Insurance Fund after consultation with business and labour

Politics

Herman Mashaba expresses support for Maimane

OUTSPOKEN: Herman Mashaba, chairman of the Free Market Foundation, says it is time for business leaders to speak truth to power.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
2 day(s) ago

Businessman Herman Mashaba comes out in support of Mmusi Maimane to lead the Democratic Alliance

Europe

Turkish police fire tear gas, water cannon at May Day protesters

Turkish protesters clash with riot police during a rally for May Day in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday. Police in Istanbul were using a water cannon and firing tear gas at protesters attempting to reach the city's Taksim Square, where the May Day rallies have been banned.  Picture: EPA/ULAS YUNUS TOSUN
2 day(s) ago

Police fire tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of stone-throwing May Day protesters, after they defy a ban and try to march on Istanbul’s Taksim Square

Asia-Pacific

Uber office in China raided by government, reports news agency

Picture: AFP PHOTO/NICOLAS TUCAT
2 day(s) ago

Authorities in Guangzhou raid office of online ride-hailing service Uber on suspicion of ’ unlicensed operation’, says the official Xinhua news agency

National

Phiyega declares war on cop killers

Riah Phiyega.  Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega vows to hunt down and bring to book police killers in South Africa

Asia-Pacific

Australia toughens property ownership laws for foreigners

A resident in Sydney's newly developed suburb of Green Hills walks her dog on February 2.  Foreigner investors will have to pay new fees to buy Australian real estate, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: REUTERS/JASON REED
1 day(s) ago

Foreigners who break rules on buying Australian real estate will face up to three years in jail or fines of $100,050 for individuals and $500,501 for companies

Asia-Pacific

Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home

Raji Sukumaran (L), Sam Sukumaran (R) and Brintha Sukumaran (2nd R), the respective mother, father and sister of executed Australian drug convict Myuran Sukumaran, leave following the arrival of Myuran's remains at the Sydney International Airport on Saturday. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Relatives of two men executed in Indonesia arrive back in Australia on a flight believed to have been carrying the bodies of the pair, whose deaths Prime Minister Tony Abbott has criticised as ‘cruel and unnecessary’

Americas

Berkshire Hathaway profit up 10% as railroad rebounds

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by company’s railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives

Asia-Pacific

Moscow visit 'too' risky for Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-un. Picture: REUTERS/KCNA
2 day(s) ago

Kim Jong-Un’s decision to cancel his first overseas visit probably prompted more by concerns about image control than any threat of domestic instability, say analysts

Americas

Tesla unveils battery to ‘transform energy infrastructure’

Elon Musk.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Electric car pioneer Tesla unveils ’home battery’ which founder Elon Musk says will help change the ’entire energy infrastructure of the world’

Telecoms & Technology

Over 1,000 Telkom employees affected by outsourcing

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Solidarity says 1,170 Telkom employees affected by the outsourcing of the group’s three business operations that would be run by third parties

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Cartoons

Changes up front on the A6 include new bumpers and headlights.  Pictures: AUDI AG, NEWSPRESS, QUICKPIC

LAUNCH NEWS: Calm before the four-ringed storm

Audi has facelifted its A6 and A7 ahead of a raft of new models

Health

Scientists racing to beat mosquito resistance

Actors campaign against malaria under the auspices of Moskeeto Armor, a repellent fabric in Lagos. The disease, spread by mosquitoes, kills 580,000 people a year. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

Tens of thousands of people could die as insects become immune to insecticides, writes Alex Whiting

Health

Broga for blokes shy of yoga girls

Many men are turning to Broga to avoid sharing yoga classes with a room full of women. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Broga celebrates the physical over the spiritual and strength over flexibility, writes Dorene Internicola

Motoring

Motor shows stall as they battle to reinvent

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Electronic media, high costs and other demands on budgets have taken their toll, writes Mark Smyth

Management

Three ways divorce can boost your career

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
3 day(s) ago

Disruption is proven path to success in business world as it can encourage you to challenge authority, take risks, be open to improvising

Growth Engines

SA’s sunny skies are the limit as solar energy costs fall

Tlaleng Moabi, CEO of Enzani, at the company’s head office in Ormonde, in the south of Johannesburg. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
3 day(s) ago

From using electricity to power other things, Moabi is now looking at using natural sources to create energy, writes Katy Chance

Growth Engines

Enzani comes a long way in 10 years

Jesse Doorasamy. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 day(s) ago

On reflection MD and electrical engineer Tlaleng Moabi is rightly impressed by how far the company has come, writes Katy Chance

Opinion

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: Group Five's attention to trends pays off

Entrepreneurs need courage — the appetite to act on a view and make it happen

Nhlanhla Vilakazi of Maritzburg United, left, goes up with Ajax Cape Town’s Toriq Losper during their Premiership match at Harry Gwala Stadium in Durban. Picture: ANESH DEBIKY/GALLO IMAGES

Selection gamble pays off as United move to seventh

Steve Komphela more than happy with his side’s ‘smash-and-grab’ crucial win over Ajax

Soccer

‘Fighting relegation a lonely place’

INSPIRATION: AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee reacts during their Absa Premiership match against Wits at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
3 day(s) ago

Moroka Swallows mentor Craig Rosslee faces an uphill battle in saving the Dube Birds from relegation

Rugby

Matfield return may be tonic Bulls need for Lions clash

Victor Matfield. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ PHILIP MAETA
3 day(s) ago

After two defeats — to the Lions and Stormers — and two wins the Bulls will feel the return of the veteran lock Victor Matfield is timely and a huge boost

Soccer

Buccaneers have upper hand in second-leg tie with Gabonese

Picture: GALLO IMAGES
3 day(s) ago

Orlando Pirates need to win by just a single goal to advance to the fourth round

National

Durban put to test for Commonwealth Games

South Africa’s flag is carried by Cecil Sebastian Afrika as the team enters the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG
3 day(s) ago

Sole bidder for the 2022 Commonwealth Games still has to undergo the thorough assessment

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The Third Umpire

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. It’s great if police are finally “sweeping our public places clean” of criminals, as he claims, but the timing of this crackdown seems more like pandering to a xenophobic electorate.

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Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini, whose explanation for his self-confessed love for Adolf Hitler and his leadership qualities could just as easily be applied to Hendrik Verwoerd, Cecil Rhodes and other charismatic despots.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, for rewarding the woman who hit him on the head with a mango by promising her a new house. Does he want to be buried in fruit? Because that’s the way to get buried in fruit.

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