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Energy

Possibility of blackouts ‘high’, says Eskom

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33 minute(s) ago

Load-shedding prognosis for Friday ‘remains high and is dependent on performance of power plant,’ power utility tweets

Energy

Eskom’s Zola Tsotsi allowed time to prepare defence

Zola Tsotsi. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
6 hour(s) ago

Suspension of a board member must be done in accordance with Eskom’s memorandum of incorporation, which is not publicly available

Markets

Saudi air strikes rattle rand and JSE

A Yemeni woman looks at her destroyed house in the Yemeni capital on Thursday, after Saudi air strikes against Huthi rebels near Sanaa Airport. Saudi Arabia launched a military operation overnight in Yemen by a regional coalition to defend the government of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi as the country teeters on the brink of civil war.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS
5 hour(s) ago

Rising tensions rose in the Middle East causes volatility in global markets, dragging down JSE and rand

Europe

In jet's last moments, calm co-pilot ignores pleas to open cockpit

Debris from the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps. Picture: EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER
5 hour(s) ago

Co-pilot was breathing, steady and calm, in the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525

Media & Advertising

Axing of SABC board members ‘unlawful’

Faith Muthambi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Nonexecutive director forced to vacate her seat says the move is motivated by malice and constitutes a purge

Americas

Facebook moves ahead with drone programme

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and CE. Picture: REUTERS
52 minute(s) ago

Social network plans to test version of its solar-powered drone later this year as part of plan to beam internet access to billions of people without it

Economy

Putting foreign direct investment to good use

A Deloitte survey found that SA is falling short in terms of access to advanced education — an issue local organisations and academics are constantly raising. File picture: DAILY DISPATCH
5 hour(s) ago

SA scores well in converting such funding into benefits for its population, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Mmusi Maimane.  Picture: SOWETAN

Why Maimane feels EFF has not stolen DA’s thunder in Parliament

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane shares his views with Marvin Meintjies on Nkandla, President Jacob Zuma and the antics of the Economic Freedom Fighters

Columnists

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Columnists

Is there one effigy that seizes the slow pace of progress? Of course there is … dump excrement on that carbuncle, Medupi, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

One monument cannot capture all country’s ills

Energy

Minister to issue directive on use of gas for energy

Helen Zille. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON/BUSINESS DAY
5 hour(s) ago

Tina Joemat-Pettersson aims to give private sector policy certainty, after ANC decides oil and gas should be separated from energy supply act

Science & Environment

Cisco in deal to become technology partner of SKA

One of two MeerKAT dishes that have so far been built.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

US company signs memorandum of understanding with Department of Science and Technology and plans to invest R60m in the radio telescope project

Financial Services

Big four banks see muted loan growth

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5 hour(s) ago

Personal lending shrinks 0.5% to R577.7bn as the banks take a more cautious stance to lending to lower-income consumers

African Perspectives

REVIEW: Have no roads? Give them jets

HUSTLE AND BUSTLE: A labourer rests on wheelbarrows in the Abule Egba district of Lagos. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

While Nigeria burns, the president flies on extravagant new jets and its legislators are the world’s highest-paid, writes Ini Ekott

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

‘Big is beautiful’ is blinding our energy policy makers

The future is energy democracy: a universe of micro-and small producers which leverage their creativity, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Labour

Vavi faces motion of no confidence from Cosatu

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

General secretary’s position remains at risk as Cosatu holds a special central executive committee meeting next week at which his fate will be decided

National

Defence department mulls riot squad

The defence department’s desire for a public-order policing unit comes after a soldiers’ protest and march on the Union Buildings five years ago. File picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
5 hour(s) ago

Public-order policing unit is part of a new regime to bring military discipline in line with SA's Constitution

Financial Services

Private-equity exits touch a high of $450bn

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Stock-market stability a key driver of growth this year, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Law & Constitution

Appeal court rules R1bn driving licence contract invalid

George Mahlalela: Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 hour(s) ago

Supreme Court says 2013 agreement between the department and Prodiba ‘invalid from the outset’

Europe

Shock court ruling on prince’s memos

Prince Charles. Picture: AFP PHOTO/CHRIS JACKSON
5 hour(s) ago

Letters written by Prince Charles to ministers between 2004 and 2005 can be disclosed to the media

BusinessDay

Police mum on Dramat offer

Anwa Dramat.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Police will not confirm reports that suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat was offered R3m golden handshake to vacate his position

Soccer

Super Eagles out on a mission

Thulani Serero. Picture: DUIF DU TOIT/GALLO IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

Bafana Bafana go into Sunday’s game against Nigeria after registering a 3-1 win over Swaziland

Asia-Pacific

China ‘one of the most unequal countries in the world’, says IMF

China economy. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

International Monetary Fund report finds rich in China benefiting most from transition from system of centrally planned socialism to market-orientated economy

Industrials

Metair boosts war chest for massive expansion drive

Metair CEO Theo Loock.  Picture: ROBERT BOTHA
5 hour(s) ago

Vehicle-parts manufacturer takes bold growth direction in battery production through acquisitions within the next five years

Europe

UK offloads shares to cut Lloyds stake to 21.9%

Lloyds bank. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
5 hour(s) ago

UK government continues to cut its position in nation’s largest mortgage lender before elections in May

Property

Rebosis in New Frontier takeover

Sisa Ngebulana. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

The investment in New Frontier to expose Rebosis shareholders to the attractive UK market

Politics

ANC ‘on track’ for new elections in contentious eThekwini region

Sihle Zikalala. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Controversial eThekwini regional elective conference has been postponed three times since last year

National

March reveals Ses’khona and ANC divisions

RADICAL: Commentators say ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman may prove to be the DA’s ‘secret weapon’ in the elections. Picture: THE TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman booed after he tried to he addressed lobby group’s protesters outside the provincial legislature in Cape Town

Africa

Nigeria to use biometric readers in bid to stamp out poll fraud

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan  (left) and  the opposition party's presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari  smile after signing the renewal of the pledges for peaceful elections on Thursday.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/PHILIP OJISUA
5 hour(s) ago

President Goodluck Jonathan’s ruling People’s Democratic Party, which has won every election since the end of military rule in 1999, cries foul

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Cartoons

Mikhael Subotzky hoped for a post as assistant to an artist when he left art school, but his work has quickly catapulted him into the prestigious exhibition halls of Venice, Berlin and London. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Tending to the scab covering humanity and its violence

Johannesburg artist Mikhael Subotzky has a busy year as he takes his explorations beyond photography, writes Sue Blaine

Travel & Food

Africa ‘tricky’ over its many languages

Travel Channel’s Jonathan Phang compares the Blue Train to the Orient Express in terms of luxury. Picture: LYNNE MCKENZIE & PARTNERS
5 hour(s) ago

Scripps Networks says the continent’s important but its 100 languages and diverse interests make it a challenge to entertain and inform

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Green Kitchen

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2 hour(s) ago

Greening the planet can begin right on your stove, writes Madeleine Morrow

Arts & Entertainment

HALF ART: Mashed-up song a symbol of sanitisation

Thando Mama with Umhobe we Sizwe, a somewhat lopsided treatment of SA’s cobbled-together national anthem, weighted towards the Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika part of it. Picture: PALESA MOTSOMI/GOETHEONMAIN
3 hour(s) ago

Footage of apartheid-era violence is at odds and at the same time resonant with the song’s rich tones writes Chris Thurman

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Class of ‘79

Janice Warman. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 hour(s) ago

A tale of torture tinged by unease over its worth, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Opinion

WINE: Why you should stick to the stickers on the bottles

Show results offer wine drinkers a way of making sense of the countless labels available in the market

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Mokone to get SA send-off

First black South African to play in Europe in the 1950s and 1960s died in Baltimore, Maryland, last Friday

Cricket

Clarke warns Kiwis of MCG factor

Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates after India's Umesh Yadav was bowled out during their Cricket World Cup semifinal in Sydney on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS/STEVE CHRISTO
5 hour(s) ago

Size of the great Melbourne Cricket Ground arena may unsettle Black Caps, says skipper Michael Clarke, but ‘we will have to play our best cricket to win’

Rugby

Depleted Sharks will need to fight hard to beat Force

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1 day(s) ago

Sharks’ defensive standards have slipped from last season’s lofty levels and they have conceded 12 tries

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The Third Umpire

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, who — unlike President Jacob Zuma — appears to understand that by law she is not entitled to intervene in the governance or management of SOEs that have their own boards.

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SARS commissioner Tom Moyane, for refusing to release the controversial Sikhakhane report to MPs, apparently because it does not justify his decision to suspend Ivan Pillay and other senior officials.

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