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Electricity tariffs set to rise next year

5 hour(s) ago

Electricity tariffs are set to rise by amount yet to be determined after National Energy Regulator of SA grants Eskom a partial recovery of costs

Mining

Lonmin unveils R646m deal with Bapo ba Mogale community

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara. Picture: MASIMBA SASA
10 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer also announces R100m cash payment to community as company strives to meet its black economic empowerment targets by end of this year

National

Less than 10% of municipalities receive clean audits

Kimi Makwetu. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND/SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says results for 2012-13 mark improvement from previous year, but target set in 2009 to have 100% clean audits has been missed

Financial Services

Barclays to focus on corporate lending in SA

Absa Group CEO Maria Ramos. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

Barclays Africa Group is focusing on lending to companies in South Africa to counter drop in retail credit as financial health of households deteriorates

Industrials

Grindrod, Brimstone complete empowerment deal

Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

Consortium that has taken an 8.4% stake in the listed shipping and logistics group also includes Calulo and Solethu, previously invested in subsidiaries

Media

Minister’s reluctance a stumbling block in SABC probe, says Madonsela

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi’s role is important because of her powers to make key appointments at the public broadcaster

Economy

PIC targets top JSE firms in bid for growth

PIC chief investment officer Daniel Matjila. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation in new strategic thrust to act as a catalyst for economic growth

Politics

Mantashe warns of ‘fascist movement’

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
15 hour(s) ago

ANC ups ante in its attacks on EFF, sparked by the shenanigans in Parliament, likening it to the Nazi party in Germany

Thuthukile Zuma speaks during the Jacob Zuma centenial lecture at Nelson Mandela Banquet Hall in Potchefstroom in this 2012 file picture. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD/VATHISWA RUSELO

Zuma’s daughter appointment sends wrong signal

The rise of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter is a disincentive, writes Roderick Lim Banda

Columnists

Steven Friedman

Claiming that reconciliation has failed assumes that a serious attempt has been made to address our racial divides, writes Steven Friedman

SA should try reconciliation — for real this time

Columnists

Allister Sparks promo

Young musicians are South Africa’s greatest source of undervalued talent, writes Allister Sparks

Youth orchestra a neglected public relations investment

National

Suspended NPA unit chief opts to throw in the towel

Glynnis Breytenbach at the Labour Court in Johannesburg in 2012. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Integrity management unit head Prince Mokotedi — who is facing a disciplinary hearing — says he will resign at the beginning of August

African Business

Rio Tinto to sell Mozambican coal assets

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

Mining company announces deal to sell Benga coal mine, other projects in Tete province for $50m after writing down their value by $3bn last year

Property

Capital Property returns to double-digit growth

Capital Property Fund MD Barry Stuhler. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Capital’s strategy to increase exposure to rand hedge sister companies Nepi and Rockcastle pays off as it achieves double-digit distribution growth for first time in three years

Retail & Consumer

SA craft lager earns gold at Berlin festival

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16 hour(s) ago

SA’s burgeoning craft beer industry has been thrust onto the global map with a Stellenbosch-based brewer winning the best lager prize

Former president Thabo Mbeki testifies at the Seriti Commission on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Graft informers are being given a raw deal

Mukelani Dimba: How do we encourage culture of speaking out against corruption if language used to define those who courageously speak out against these social ills remains so acutely negative?

National

Private security industry is worth R50bn a year

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3 hour(s) ago

It is benefiting from South Africans’ need for protection from criminals

Cricket

Kallis announces his retirement from international cricket

Jacques Kallis. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

South African cricket stalwart Jacques Kallis says he will bow our of international cricket after realising his ‘dream of playing in World Cup was a bridge too far’

Health

Plans to regulate where doctors work put on ice

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15 hour(s) ago

Sama wants enabling act overhauled, saying it is unclear, unconstitutional and threatens doctors’ livelihoods

African News

At least 34 killed in stampede at Guinea beach concert

6 hour(s) ago

At least 34 people, including several children, are killed in stampede at beachside rap concert celebrating end of Ramadan in Guinea’s capital Conakry

Politics

DA heads to court on ANC failure to hand over Oudtshoorn council

Kimi Makwetu. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND/SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

The DA has filed court papers demanding their councillors be reinstated, and that the mayor, speaker and town managers surrender their offices

Health

Medical Research Council on drive to find private funders

3 hour(s) ago

Medical Research Council appealing to big business and ‘angel philanthropists’ for more money so it can do bigger and better science, it tells Parliament

Labour

Numsa, Solidarity sign wage deal with Seifsa

Irvin Jim, general secretary of Numsa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Unions in metal and engineering sectors sign three-year wage deal with employer body, but Neasa declines to sign until its demands are addressed

Labour

Strike ballots ‘can be useful’ for unions

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14 hour(s) ago

The debate over strike balloting has once again surfaced in the wake of violent and lengthy strikes over the past two years

Markets

Commodities supply outlook splits

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18 hour(s) ago

Goldman Sachs says nickel and palladium are set to outperform iron ore and soybeans, as supply outlooks for commodities diverge

Mining

Gem Diamonds soars on Letšeng

Gem Diamonds CEO Clifford Elphick. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

Gem Diamonds reports an 80% jump in revenue for the interim period and a one-third increase in output

Gadgets & Gear

L’Oréal make-up goes virtual for selfie age

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18 hour(s) ago

New app is one way of attracting attention in competitive world of cosmetics, but is also latest step in digital direction for manufacturers of consumer products

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Cartoons

RINGING CHANGES: But you’re bound to be comfortable and assured that the Cherokee Trailhawk will wear off-road abuse just fine.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Veteran gets up to date

Jeep moves away from wartime roots as basic piece of kit, writes Alexander Parker

Opinion

JAZZ: Shepherd’s trio

There’s a palpable shared sense of fun when Kyle Shepherd, Shane Cooper and Jonno Sweetman grab a fast groove and fly with it

Clive Barker. Picture: SOWETAN

Barker backs Mashaba to get best out of SA

Former Bafana boss has no doubt coach has the personality to deliver

Rugby

Players ‘took ownership of Waratahs’

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18 hour(s) ago

Waratahs’ two-season transformation from Super Rugby lightweights to Australia’s major force driven by a playing group embracing ‘ownership’ of the club and its culture, says coach Michael Cheika

Other Sport

Schedule hampers Okagbare’s quest for four gold medals

TREBLE ATTEMPT:  Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria celebrates with the flag after winning the women's 100m final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Blessing Okagbare scorches to commanding victory in women’s 100m at Hampden Park, timing a Games record of 10.85 seconds

 
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The Third Umpire

Former Gauteng health MEC and current ANC provincial whip Brian Hlongwa has not yet been charged with any crime, but even so he has a lot to answer for, not least regarding the state of health services in the province.

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President Jacob Zuma, who has still not submitted his written response to the public protector’s report on the Nkandla scandal, two weeks after he said he would. The amazing part is that there are no repercussions.

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