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FIFA flags are pictured outside the Marritot hotel, where a meeting of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was taking place, in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS

US justice department to look into 2010 World Cup hosting rights

5 hour(s) ago

Awarding of hosting rights for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa one of several ‘schemes’ being probed by US Department of Justice

National

Nhleko postpones Nkandla ruling by 24 hours

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Police Minister to announce whether President Jacob Zuma should pay back public funds spent on upgrades of his private residence

Energy

SA power plants face 17-million tonne coal shortfall

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Shortfall means power utility Eskom has failed to ensure sufficient supply as several coal contracts come to an end over the next two years

Mining

Implats terminates sale of Marula mine

Impala Platinum's Marula mine.  File picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
8 hour(s) ago

Impala Platinum terminates sales process of Marula mine, preferring to keep the asset within the company to "optimise performance" at the mine

Energy

Electricity demand will exceed supply for next 24 to 36 months, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma responds to questions on his budget in Parliament on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Load shedding to ration insufficient supply likely to continue for the next three years as demand for electricity outstrips supply

Economy

Bank still in a tightening cycle, says deputy governor Groepe

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe. Picture: THE HERALD
10 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe says bank in a rate-tightening cycle — implying interest rates will rise again

National

SARS achieves 92% conviction rate for tax crime offenders

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/CORNEL VAN HEERDEN
6 hour(s) ago

In 2014/5 financial year‚ total of 256 individuals/entities convicted in cases involving R196m, with fines totalling R9.6m issued‚ SARS says

Healthcare

Data on private hospitals will put consumers in the picture, says Discovery Health

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2 hour(s) ago

Discovery Health on the brink of being able to publish information about the best and worst performing private hospitals, says deputy CEO Ryan Noach

Education

New measures to curb cheating in matric exams

EMBARRASSED: Matric pupils at the Gxaba Secondary School in Ngqeleni, in the Eastern Cape, hide their faces from the camera last week after their school was named as being one of those under investigation for allegedly being implicated in group cheating. Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Government publishes extensive revision of regulations governing matric exams in apparent bid to stop cheating and improve administration of tests

National

Growth in disposable salaries outpaces that of inflation

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11 hour(s) ago

Automated payments clearing house BankservAfrica says growth in disposable salaries outpaced that of inflation in April, giving consumers some financial relief

 BMW’s branding message — with the tagline ‘sheer driving pleasure’ — focuses on the consumer’s experience, rather than the company’s illustrious history. Picture: REUTERS

Consumers don’t give a flying canary about legacy

Once you become conscious of the difference between legacy and innovation, you’ll start seeing it everywhere, writes Douglas Kruger

Columnists

A popular concept in SA’s democratic lexicon, the
word ‘debate’ is abused and misunderstood, writes Gareth van Onselen

WEASEL WORD WATCH: Debate

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

Ground-breaking case may stop councils looting and sweeping enterprising people off the streets, writes Leon Louw

If cruelty excites you, consider a council job

Trade & Industry

Choppies shares rise after JSE listing

Choppies CEO Ramachandran Ottapathu. Picture: CALVIN ANDERSON
11 hour(s) ago

Botswana grocer, which joined food retailers and wholesalers sector, is fourth African company to have inward secondary listing on local bourse

Economy

Grain SA revises downwards maize import volumes

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
9 hour(s) ago

Grain SA revises downwards the maize volumes that SA will have to import this year as reports emerge that local production will be higher than earlier estimated

Powertech

The smart way to alleviate SA’s energy management woes

PTSI CEO Hennie du Plessis. Picture: SUPPLIED
11 hour(s) ago

Smart meters can create ‘virtuous cycle’ that links energy companies, investors, customers, communities, regulators, writes Hennie du Plessis

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Europe

Swiss open criminal proceedings tied to 2018, 2022 Fifa World Cup bids

A staff walks past a logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Six soccer officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States over suspected corruption at soccer's governing body FIFA. Picture: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH
9 hour(s) ago

Authorities open proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement, money laundering related to allocation of Fifa soccer World Cups in Russia, Qatar

Health

Shortage of TB vaccine affects Gauteng babies

vaccine health XXX Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance says 454 infants in province have not undergone routine vaccination for tuberculosis due to global shortage of Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine

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‘Wellbeing economy’ is key to Africa’s growth and progress

Despite the Africa Rising mantra, our development trajectory is unsustainable, unequal and inefficient, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

African News

South Sudan faces risk of famine

Rebels fighters gather in a village in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

At least 40% of population of South Sudan will face severe food shortage over next couple of months as escalation in bloody civil war disrupts farming and aid deliveries

Economy

Gloomy outlook for SA as growth plummets

Pali Lehohla. Picture: NTSWE MOKOENA/GCIS
17 hour(s) ago

Manufacturing and agricultural sectors worst performers as load shedding, weak demand, drought and resignations in public sector curbed output

Economy

Unemployment increase shows economy battling to create new jobs

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Figures imply that 8.7-million people who were able to work were not in employment

National

City of Johannesburg defends steep rates and services hikes

The Johannesburg CBD.  Picture: THE TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Metro residents may face property rate rises of 6%, in line with the Reserve Bank’s inflation target range

Energy

Nuclear not the full solution, former watchdog boss tells SA

Mohamed Elbaradei Picture: JAN POTGIETER/UJ
17 hour(s) ago

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei says nuclear is a clean form of energy, but there are major risks

Industrials

Poor Nampak results see shares dive

Andre de Ruyter. Picture: SUPPLIED BY NAMPAK
17 hour(s) ago

Glass division drags company down while general metal packaging in Nigeria hit by lower demand, as a result of election uncertainty and the fall in the oil price

Transport & Tourism

Residents taking roads for granted, says Sanral CEO

Picture: SOWETAN
17 hour(s) ago

Gauteng transport MEC defends revised e-tolls, calling them ‘fair, administratively simpler and more sustainable’

Economy

Treasury to rethink planned electricity levy increase

Ismail Momoniat. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
17 hour(s) ago

Eskom’s unexpected, and late, request for a huge tariff increase prompts Treasury to reconsider while the Carbon Tax Bill is due to be submitted to Cabinet

Energy

Chevron ‘holding state to ransom’

Rod Crompton. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Energy official tells MPs the oil giant is refusing to invest in its Cape Town refinery until it secures a R2bn state subsidy

Retail & Consumer

Lewis beats market expectations

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

Furniture retailer says its performance improved in second half of the year, but trading conditions remain tough, particularly in lower to middle income market

National

Zuma wishes Maharaj speedy recovery

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma extends his good wishes to his former spokesman Mac Maharaj who underwent surgery for lung cancer in a Durban hospital last week

Energy

More load shedding on Wednesday

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Power utility announces stage 1 load shedding from 5pm until 10pm, adding that any changes on power system could lead to change in stage at short notice

African News

Nigerian oil dispute exposes dysfunction

Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

The spectacle of crippling scarcity in country that exports billions of dollars of oil each month is window into dysfunction of oil sector

African News

Madagascar parliament votes to dismiss president

12 hour(s) ago

Parliament votes overwhelmingly to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimanpianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence

Europe

Faltering global recovery to top agenda for G-7 meeting

A man picks up a Greek flag placed on a street pole after a military parade in the centre of Athens on March 25. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ARIS MESSINIS
10 hour(s) ago

G-7 finance ministers have their work cut out this week to revive stuttering global growth and defuse tensions over claims by China to economic power

National

SA troubled but doing well, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma delivers his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
17 hour(s) ago

Opposition parties insist the economy is in tatters, jobs are being lost and the future looks bleak

African News

Libyan prime minister says he survived assassination attempt

Libyan police officers set up checkpoints in the Libyan capital Tripoli on January 25 2015 as clashes continue in the west and east of the country. Picture: MAHMUD TURKIA / AFP
12 hour(s) ago

Abdullah al-Thinni says he survived assassination attempt by gunmen who opened fire as he was leaving session of anarchic country’s elected parliament

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Cartoons

A Novartis logo on its headquarters in Mumbai, India. Picture: REUTERS

Novartis raises its bet on ‘robotic pill’

The Rani capsule, which is swallowed like a conventional pill, contains tiny needles made of sugar that are pushed into the wall of the intestine to deliver the drug

Opinion & Analysis

Boom time in Africa, but brainstorm self-reliance

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Business and the state need to work together to create jobs and a better society, writes Nceku Nyathi

Opinion & Analysis

Consumers don’t give a flying canary about legacy

 BMW’s branding message — with the tagline ‘sheer driving pleasure’ — focuses on the consumer’s experience, rather than the company’s illustrious history. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Once you become conscious of the difference between legacy and innovation, you’ll start seeing it everywhere, writes Douglas Kruger

Management

Founders need to let go, or face crisis and ruin

Joe Strummer and his punk band The Clash had just one number one hit single in the UK. Had they taken on competent managers they might have notched up a few more hits. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

At some point founders must accept that they can no longer do it all and they need to build a team around them, writes Andrew Robinson

Management

Six tips for becoming more visible at work

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

If you’re stuck in your boss’s shadow, here’s some advice on how to increase your visibility and network with the right people

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to France’s Quentin Halys during the men’s first round match at the French Open in Paris on Tuesday. Nadal won 6-3 6-3 6-4. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PASCAL GUYOT

Nadal secures winning start

King of Clay beats Frenchman as he tries to ‘avoid ups and downs this season’ happening at French Open

Soccer

Bafana take on Malawi in consolation match

Coach Shakes Mashaba during the 2015 Cosafa Cup match between SA and Botswana on Sunday. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
17 hour(s) ago

Coach Shakes Mashaba to name squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia on Thursday, following the Cosafa semi-final against Malawi

Cricket

England opt for Aussie as new coach

Trevor Bayliss. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
17 hour(s) ago

Australian Trevor Bayliss to coach England ahead of this year’s Ashes series

Soccer

Benitez all but certain to be Real manager

Rafael Benitez is expected to take over as Real Madrid manager after the team sacked Carlo Ancelotti on Tuesday. File picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

The next man to face the task of living up to Perez’s highest of standards will be current Napoli boss Rafael Benitez

Rugby

Transformation in rugby, but more work needed

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Saru wants the Boks and Super Rugby franchises to field teams that are 50% black by 2019

Other Sport

Wostmann tipped for Comrades gold

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Rae Bischoff was the last South African woman to win the Comrades in 1998, and since then European athletes have muscled into their territory

Soccer

Mashamaite ‘still negotiating’ Chiefs contract renewal

Tefu Mashamaite. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
17 hour(s) ago

Speculation rife over renewal of Kaizer Chiefs’ award-winning Tefu Mashamaite as contract nears end

Opinion

It surely cannot get any worse than Botswana beating Bafana … in SA nogal!

Does it make sense to leave the country when preparing for an event that is actually in SA?

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. His claim that there is “general public acceptance of the user-pays principle” is contradicted by a poll that found three-quarters of respondents want an alternative to e-tolls.

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Congress of Traditional Leaders president and Deputy Labour Minister Phathekile Holomisa. SA’s traditional leaders are generally a burden, but his work in places such as Marikana shows the institution has its place.

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Kleine Zalze winemaker RJ Botha, whose chenin blanc — made from grapes produced by 40-year-old bush vines — was judged the best of 8,000 top wines at this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles competition in Italy.

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