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Energy

Model and cost of nuclear ‘not yet decided’

President Jacob Zuma, joined by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom acting CE Brian Molefe, centre, officially opens the Medupi power station’s unit 6 on Sunday. Picture: Department of Communication
1 hour(s) ago

Energy minister denies government has taken a decision to build 9,600MW of nuclear generation infrastructure

Europe

Suzuki and VW finally clear their throats

An employee holds an emblem for a Volkswagen Golf car in a production line at the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, in this November 14 2008 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

VW to dispose of Suzuki Motor Corporation stake worth $3.8bn at close of four-year dispute

Science & Environment

Hope not lost in rhino poaching fight, says Molewa

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1 hour(s) ago

Poaching increases despite unprecedented effort by state and private sector — with 749 rhino killed so far this year

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: MPs to debate Zuma’s impeachment

Baleka Mbete. Picture: GCIS/SIYABULELA DUDA
1 hour(s) ago

Energy portfolio committee likely to attract the most attention with briefing on international nuclear agreements with vendors from Russia, France, South Korea, China and the US, writes Troye Lund

Industrials

Pakistan firm fights SA duty

Concrete mixing trucks are seen at Lafarge concrete production plant in Pantin, outside Paris. Picture: REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMAN
1 hour(s) ago

Lucky Cement contests the antidumping duty on its cement exports to the Southern African Customs Union by the International Trade Administration Commission

African News

Zimbabwe relaxes empowerment law to boost investment

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18 hour(s) ago

Law would only be mandatory in mining sector, which generates half of Zimbabwe’s export earnings and contributes about 17% of GDP

Retail & Consumer

Pioneer rises to market challenge

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1 hour(s) ago

Company reports stellar growth despite increased competition, maize deflation and exiting of key businesses

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Mega disasters in the making

Over time, over budget — globally, megaprojects are in a mess, writes Tom Nevin

Columnists

Brics policy note shows ruling party’s deference to thugs of the world, writes Neels Blom

ANC casts itself at feet of those rejecting us

Columnists

Dianna Games promo

Continent’s long-term urbanisation trend gives rise to building boom, writes Dianna Games

Property key building block in Africa

Industrials

Motor sector urged to drive local content

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1 hour(s) ago

Volkswagen SA chief says motor industry must more than double current output to become self-sufficient

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Small deficit expected in trade data

The Mare Caribicum lies at anchor off Port of Ngqura . Picture: THE HERALD
1 hour(s) ago

Economists say decline in trade conditions index, along with weaker commodity prices, could have pushed trade account back into deficit, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Europe

Europe’s plan for liquidity gets credit flowing

IN CHARGE: European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, middle, and his deputy, Vitor Constancio, leave a media conference after a meeting of the bank’s governing council in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday. Picture:  EPA/ARNE DEDERT
1 hour(s) ago

Turmoil in emerging markets hits eurozone at a time when domestic fundamentals are better

Rugby

Party seeks to block Springboks’ World Cup bid

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
3 hour(s) ago

Obscure party takes unprecedented step of seeking an urgent interdict against Boks over ‘transformation deficit’

Evzone presidential guards near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Greek parliament in Athens, Greece, on Sunday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MATTHEW LLOYD

Federal Europe the way to go after hard-nosed Greek deal

To live up to its lofty ideals, the European Union must become more democratic, more caring and more legitimate, writes Gerrit Olivier

Europe

Europe tackles safety risks in wake of train attack attempt

French Transport Minister Alain Vidalies welcomes Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz (left) at an emergency meeting on border co-operation and security, in Paris, France, on Saturday. Picture: EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT
2 hour(s) ago

Thwarted attack underscores risks facing Europe’s trains that depart from open stations and few checks for ticket holders

Industrials

Flicker of hope amid gloom for Grindrod

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

Numerous large capital projects and recent tariff windfall from Mozambique lift Grindrod’s prospects

Americas

Bankers back growth to hike inflation

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney talks to a US official at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/JONATHAN CROSBY
1 hour(s) ago

Price increases in the US and Europe run well below levels targeted by the central banks

Industrials

Basil Read writes in an improved chapter

Neville Nicolau. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
1 hour(s) ago

But group goes to private lender for working capital

Europe

Dutch lashed for move to cut help to failed asylum seekers

SAVIOUR OF THE SAVERS: Mark Rutte makes a point at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

Failed asylum seekers limited to short-term shelter before deportation while those allowed in must agree to leave

Europe

Brooks set to cap remarkable turnaround

Rebekah Brooks. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
2 hour(s) ago

Rebekah Brooks shakes off phone-hacking scandal to return to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire

African News

Egypt ticked off with UK envoy over trial comment

Al Jazeera television journalist Mohamed Fahmy talks to his lawyer, Amal Clooney, before his verdict at a court in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/ASMAA WAGUIH
2 hour(s) ago

Foreign ministry in Cairo strongly objects to British envoy’s reference to betrayal of Egyptian constitution

Business

Draft bill to combat cybercrimes published for public comment

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1 hour(s) ago

Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill aims to create legislative framework to address various shortcomings in dealing with cybercrime and cybersecurity in country

Mining

Platinum needs Brics, says Lonmin

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara says tougher vehicle-emissions standards in Brics nations will pay off

Asia-Pacific

Mahatir lends weight to Malaysian anticorruption protest

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks to the media during a rally organised by prodemocracy group Bersih (Clean) in Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. He called for a movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Political crisis triggers protests after reports of a mysterious transfer worth more than $600m into account under Prime Minister Najib Razak’s name

Industrials

Employers’ association unhappy with new steel duty

Steel coils.  Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

ArcelorMittal expected to announce decision on fate of Vereeniging plant after tariff increase

Rugby

Western Province coach may axe Catrakilis

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3 hour(s) ago

Flyhalf post unclear after Demetri Catrakilis’s weak performance against the Free State Cheetahs

Americas

Berkshire backs oil with $4.5bn stake in refiner

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

Latest wager by Warren Buffett and his team — renowned for unorthodox bets — comes amid a slump in crude prices, driven by concerns a supply glut will persist

African News

Zuma sends condolences to Swaziland following horror road crash

Swaziland flag XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

Swazi government mum following death of around 65 young girls killed in truck accident on their way to the annual Umhlanga Reed dance scheduled to take place on Sunday

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Cartoons

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Maintenance law is window dressing

Men are in a stronger position when it comes to protection by legal mechanisms in rural areas — where all people disempowered, writes Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

Middle East

Creating a stink over Beirut’s rubbish

Uncollected rubbish has been piling up on the streets of Beirut for weeks, owing to a landfill site having reached capacity. Protesters say it represents a broader rot in government. Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMED AZAKIR
2 hour(s) ago

Youth revolt against dysfunctional political system and Lebanese capital’s filthy streets, writes Roula Khalaf

African Perspectives

Vultures’ decline upsets Maasai Mara ecology

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2 hour(s) ago

Far-reaching effects of poaching, poisoning and other human interventions decimate vultures, the most efficient cleaners in the natural world, writes Marc Santora

Opinion

Starbucks not guaranteed instant success in SA

Starbucks. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CRAIG WARGA

Taste Holdings will have to wrestle with smaller coffee shops to establish Starbucks brand in South Africa, most obviously against Famous Brands

Sunette Viljoen celebrates her bronze medal after the javelin final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Sunday. Picture: ROGER SEDRES/ GALLO IMAGES

I smelled gold but bronze will do, says Viljoen

Javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen earns third SA medal in Beijing after commendable stretch at pole position

Other Sport

Rossi in top spot after UK victory

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy celebrates winning the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit, Britain, on Sunday. Picture:  REUTERS/DARREN STAPLES
3 hour(s) ago

Italian supremo clinches rain-drenched fourth victory and helm of world championship standings

Rugby

Du Preez: Two weeks and I’ll be up for it

Fourie du Preez. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVEN HAAG
2 hour(s) ago

Injury-plagued scrumhalf Fourie du Preez determined but has doubts after third call-up for national duty in Springbok World Cup squad

Soccer

Ajax to face Chiefs in Cup final

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2 hour(s) ago

Roger de Sa’s boys get another shot at glory after booking their place in the MTN8 final

Soccer

Swansea see off United again

Manchester United's Dutch midfielder Daley Blind (left) vies against Swansea City's Ghanaian striker Andre Ayew during their English Premier League football match The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales, on Sunday. Picture:  AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS
3 hour(s) ago

English Premiership season upset as Swansea City overtake Manchester United with impressive 2-1 victory

Opinion

Boks lose out on balance, form and transformation

Real focus should be number of veterans and injured players on the list with free pass to World Cup

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for his adept chairing of crisis talks between stakeholders in the mining industry, which have yielded an agreement (yet to be signed) that could give mining a new lease on life.

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New world champion 400m sprinter Wayde van Niekerk. He was clearly left a little worse for wear by his stunning victory, but then it’s no mean feat to trounce the reigning world and Olympic champions.

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Adcock Ingram CEO Kevin Wakeford. No matter how hard it has tried, the company has failed to meaningfully diversify outside of SA, where its biggest rival is making steady inroads.

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