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The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone. Picture: HOME FRONT

Saldanha to expand for oil and gas sector

2 hour(s) ago

Port at Saldanha Bay set finally to benefit from investment that will allow SA to participate and contribute more meaningfully in oil and gas sector


More issues for Eskom as Thuthuka loses 1,000MW of power

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
15 minute(s) ago

Eskom says two units to come back online but fresh power problems are arising


Task team to tackle xenophobic attacks

A Pakistani shop owner in Kagiso sits inside his empty store after it was looted on Friday. Picture: EPA
1 hour(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal government condemns murder of Somali businessman in Inanda, government to establish team to deal with causes of tension between business owners


PPC’s new board has work cut out

PPC chairman Bheki Sibiya gestures at the group’s annual general meeting in Sandton on Monday. The position of chairman faces a vote on Tuesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

PPC’s newly constituted board will have to work fast to arrest cement maker’s decline in market value and repair dented public image


Cape’s busy calendar is big business

A Mining Indaba poster at the Cape Town Convention Centre in February last year. This year’s event takes place there from February 9-12. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has said SA is fast becoming a global business events destination


ANC-SACP clash in Mpumalanga

Tensions run high between ANC and SACP members at a police station near to a community hall in Kanyamazane, Mpumalanga, where ANC members disrupted an SACP event. Picture: SETUMO STONE
1 hour(s) ago

Confrontation in Mpumalanga between Premier David Mabuza supporters and senior in ANC Mathews Phosa heightens political rivalry in province


SIU head Soni quits amid turmoil engulfing law enforcement agencies

8 hour(s) ago

Special Investigating Unit head advocate Vas Soni confirms his resignation, citing personal reasons for the move


CCMA braces for extra work from law reforms

Nerine Kahn. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
48 minute(s) ago

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration expects workload to increase significantly


Syriza will need to toe the line as EU ‘will not forgive loans’

Alexis Tsipras, right, head of the Syriza party, shakes hands with Greek President Karolos Papoulias during his swearing-in ceremony as Greece's first leftist prime minister, in Athens on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
41 minute(s) ago

Europe shows willingness to give Athens more time to pay debts but little sign it will yield to new Greek government’s demands for debt forgiveness


Female bishop ready for challenges

The Reverend Libby Lane is consecrated as the first female Bishop in the Church of England during a service at York Minster in York, northern England, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Church of England ends centuries of male-only leadership as Libby Lane becomes its first female bishop

Edgar Lungu at his inauguration on Sunday. Picture: SALIM DAWOOD / AFP

EDITORIAL: Zambia worth celebrating

There is even more confidence that Zambians know how to govern themselves, and that is worth celebrating


If first few days of year are anything to go by, Kenyans need to prepare for more outrageous and ridiculous, writes Muthoni Maingi

Two scandals set tone for Kenya’s new year


SA seems to forget or do not know about how fellow Africans accommodated us during dark days of apartheid, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Looters forget Africa’s succour during apartheid


Hawks ‘have not changed locks to keep Dramat out’

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
34 minute(s) ago

Hawks spokesman denies suspended head Lt-Gen Anwa Dramat is denied entry after police minister appealed North Gauteng High Court ruling dismissing his suspension

Financial Services

Diversified portfolio on cards for Reinet

Richemont executive chairman and CEO Johann Rupert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

For first time Reinet provides a rand-based update of net asset value, stating this figure at R65bn as at end of last month


Life Healthcare to take on commission

1 hour(s) ago

Commission says merger will result in Lowveld increasing its prices if it becomes part of Life


Investec sees sparkle in diamond miners

57 minute(s) ago

There appears to be increased industry discipline, meaning no headlong rush into expansionary projects, say analysts


Axis Capital and PartnerRe to merge

16 minute(s) ago

Axis Capital CE Albert A Benchimol will serve as CEO, with seven Axis Capital directors and seven PartnerRe directors


Aer Lingus mulls new €1.36bn takeover offer from BA owner

An Aer Lingus cabin crew boards a flight. The Irish government, which holds 25.1% of the airline, is facing mounting political pressure not to sell. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY
17 minute(s) ago

Successful takeover will give airline more of highly valuable but scarce take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow

Hundreds of foreign residents of Alexandra settle down for the night at Alexandra Police Station. They had to sleep in the open air. Xenophobic violence in Alexandra Township. Picture: JAMES OATWAY

Fight over resources is behind attacks on foreigners

Simplistic assessment blames xenophobia and jealousy from South African small businesses, writes Tlou Legodi

Transport & Tourism

Bidvest and Budget sever ties

< 1 minute ago

From next month, its vehicle hire business will trade as Bidvest Car Rental


EU threatens to tighten Russia action on renewed Ukraine unrest

Russia sanctions. Picture:  REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
1 hour(s) ago

EU will likely tighten sanctions linked to the conflict in Ukraine following a renewed assault by pro-Moscow rebels


Smart Cape aims to help people study, find jobs and business opportunities

1 hour(s) ago

Deloitte survey shows a rise in frustration levels, with only 32% of graduates believing their skills are fully utilised


SA mining shares slump following uncertainty after Greek elections

Mining. Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Mining stocks plunge on the JSE after landslide victory by the Greek leftist party throws country’s international bailout plan into question


DA urges Makhura to ‘instil confidence’ by firing Hlongwa

Brian Hlongwa. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG/SOWETAN
15 hour(s) ago

Recent court documents regarding tender for modernisation of information systems raises further questions about Brian Hlongwa, says DA

Other Sport

Berman gets European fight deal for Lerena

LEAVING THE RING: Cruiserweight prospect Kevin Lerena is returning to rugby. Picture: THE TIMES
< 1 minute ago

Golden Gloves boss says the 23-year-old muscle man is one of the many South African fighters lined up for either Denmark or Germany


Unpaid debt down in 2014 as business liquidations fall

16 hour(s) ago

Number of liquidated companies fell 13.1% year on year in 2014, with largest decrease seen in wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation, data show

Financial Services

New standards increase risk for auditors

19 hour(s) ago

EY says quality and transparency will improve but auditors face greater exposure

African News

Congo adopts new electoral law after protests

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Foreign envoy questions President Joseph Kabila’s motives as others warn that it is too early to celebrate


EU open to Greek debt extension but not forgiveness

14 hour(s) ago

Europe shows willingness to give Athens more time to pay back debts, but little sign that it will yield to new Greek government’s demands of debt forgiveness

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Writer Jodi Picoult, who is on her seventh or eighth visit to SA, has captured details from tidbits of bush lore to the quality of the light. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jodi Picoult speaks with authority

Sue Blaine talks to best-selling American author twist in latest tale — set in a South Africa writer gets just right


BOOK REVIEW: Rebellious bandit’s life reveals an era

1 hour(s) ago

A life on the margins plays out during the pitiless Industrial Revolution, writes David Gorin


BOOKS: The war without end

1 hour(s) ago

Contrasting dispatches show the debate over how to combat the drugs trade taking a pragmatic turn, writes John Paul Rathbone

Bafana Bafana captain Dean Furman says the players have thought about how their fate could have been different had they been clinical from the start. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, ANESH DEBIKY

Mashaba reflects on lost chances

Bafana’s coach will name his starting line-up early Tuesday and may ring in the changes in search of more direct attacking play


Bok coaches keep sharp eye on franchises

Tendai  Mtawarira during the Sharks training session at Kings Park in Durban on Tuesday. File picture: GALLO IMAGES / STEVE HAAG
59 minute(s) ago

South African Super Rugby franchises have often turned up their noses when asked to aid the national team, but the 2015 Rugby World Cup may be different


Bafana face a Ghana side brimming with confidence in final group game

58 minute(s) ago

Ghana, on a high after a dramatic late victory over Algeria, believe they have the edge on SA

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Anglo American Chairman’ s Fund chairman Norman Mbazima. The group has been ranked SA’ s biggest corporate social investor with donations of R643m in 2013-14, the 10th time it has topped the local list.

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ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, for suggesting riot police should be on permanent standby to enter the National Assembly and remove disruptive elements. Even if it is legal, force will not address the underlying issue.

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Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras, who may have won the Greek election but has painted his party into a corner by making promises that are going to be nigh on impossible to keep without causing economic and social chaos.

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