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Africa ‘unanimously’ backs Sheikh Salman for Fifa presidency

The head of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Fifa presidential candidate, Bahraini Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Confederation of African Football endorses Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa as the next Fifa president

Americas

Obama takes credit as unemployment hits eight year low

US President Barack Obama laughs as he speaks about the economy in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Friday. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Seizing on an opportunity to burnish his economic legacy, Barack Obama lauds data showing unemployment rate fell to 4.9% in January

Americas

Bernie’s youth revolution — and Clinton’s problem

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with rival candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders as they participate in the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 13, 2015. Picture: REUTERS
39 minute(s) ago

First time Democratic voters are flocking en masse to Bernie Sanders, giving Hillary Clinton a youth deficit problem as the White House race tightens

Industrials

Evraz Highveld deal with China’s International Resources fails

STALLED: Workers at the Evraz Highveld steel plant in Emalahleni. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

Chinese company International Resources will no longer buy ailing steel producer Evraz Highveld, which is undergoing business rescue

Mining

Three remain missing after cave-in at Mpumalanga mine

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17 hour(s) ago

All 87 workers who had been trapped underground on Friday morning had been safely rescued, Vantage Goldfields said

Transport & Tourism

Further visa concessions possible for travellers from Russia, India and China

Mkuseli Apleni, left.  Picture: SOWETAN
19 hour(s) ago

SA is considering granting visas on arrival to travellers with permits in their passports to travel to countries that impose ‘stringent checks on visitors’

National

Maybe we expected too much from the ANC, says former UK cabinet minister Hain

Britain’s Welsh Secretary Peter Hain says relations between SA and the UK have cooled. File picture: REUTERS
22 hour(s) ago

In a speech at Swansea University on Thursday, cabinet minister Peter Hain said the ANC had to tackle cronyism and corruption to prosper, writes Marvin Meintjies

The issue of whether President Jacob Zuma would pay back the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla home has harmed both the African National Congress and Parliament. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

How Nkandla has ravaged ANC

It’s time for the party to do some serious soul searching, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

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President must harness capacity and know-how of business sector to turn around South Africa’s dire fortunes, writes Peter Bruce

President Jacob Zuma’s last shot at redemption

Columnists

Will the ANC become a party of authority figures using private wealth to amass public power and public power to amass private wealth, asks Steven ...

ANC’s Gupta leaks indicate battle for future of party

Americas

Brazil’s anti-Zika war goes house to house

Rosana Vieira Alves bathes her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly. Picture: REUTERS
51 minute(s) ago

With national and international concern growing over the explosion in the region of Zika cases, the mosquito-checking programme has taken on new urgency

Americas

Argentina in ‘breakthrough’ offer to creditors

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44 minute(s) ago

Dispute and US court case around it has roiled global sovereign debt markets while deeply hampering Argentina’s ability to access international capital

National

Court case ‘spoiling my retirement’, says Lamoer

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
18 hour(s) ago

Former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and three others face 109 charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering

Labour

Samwu denies workers have gone on an illegal strike

Pikitup. Picture: SOWETAN
20 hour(s) ago

While Pikitup spokeswoman Pansy Jali says collection refuse operations have been put on hold in Johannesburg since Thursday due to ‘illegal’ work stoppage

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe, left, with African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Prince’s letter a manifestation of the ANC’s creed

Linchpin paragraph in letter signed by Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince says ANC-led municipality ‘in need of financial injection for our 2016 local government election’, writes Gareth Van Onselen

Mining

Coega is best-connected industrial or special economic zone in Africa

South African-built FAW trucks outside the plant in the Coega IDZ.  Picture: FAW SA
21 hour(s) ago

Few commodity exporters have invested in their infrastructure like SA has to provide a foundation for the beneficiation of minerals, writes Sadick Davids

Politics

Zuma in a bind over EFF proposal

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
1 day(s) ago

Malema wants admission oath of office breached on Nkandla

African News

Car bomb kills three in Somalia’s capital

A soldier stands near a burnt car at the scene of a car bomb on February, 5, 2016 in Mogadishu.  
Three people were killed Friday in a car bomb targeting an airport official in Somalia's capital. Picture: AFP/MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB
18 hour(s) ago

Earlier this week a blast on a commercial aircraft ripped a hole in its fuselage, 15 minutes after take-off from Mogadishu, killing one person

Middle East

Syrian troops retake rebel bastion in the south

WARFARE: Syrian rebels fire towards pro-government forces in the Seif El Dawla district in the centre of Aleppo on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

Backed by Russian warplanes, the government troops seized Ataman, which rebels had used to launch attacks in Daraa province

African News

Rwanda trained Burundian rebels to oust Nkurunziza, UN report asserts

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21 hour(s) ago

The United Nations report says the rebels were recruited in the Mahama Refugee Camp in Rwanda mid-last year and were given two months of military training

Politics

Why was Nene fired replaces pay back the money

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Sona disruption looms large as EFF demands that Jacob Zuma explain why he fired trusted finance minister Nhlanhla Nene

Energy

Eskom’s tariff hike plea gets a public beating

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1 day(s) ago

Industry leaders hammer home message that poor management — delays and cost overruns — behind proposed tariff increases

Financial Services

Finbond acquires four payday lenders in the US and Canada

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17 hour(s) ago

The acquisitions will give Finbond, SA’s largest short-term microlender, a branch network of 85 branches in the US and six in Canada

African News

Zimbabwean graduates accuse their government of pimping its workers

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21 hour(s) ago

Thousands of unemployed graduates may get their first jobs in South Sudan, but the Zimbabwean government is considering taking 25% of their salaries

Europe

Assange asserts that UN panel’s opinion means he should walk free

Julian Assange. REUTERS/JOHN STILLWELL
16 hour(s) ago

UN panel says Julian Assange’s detention should end and he should be able to claim compensation from the UK and Sweden, where he faces questioning over a rape charge

Industrials

ArcelorMittal reviews role of second major operation

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Loss-making ArcelorMittal SA places Saldanha Works under review as company braces for deeper loss than forecast

Asia-Pacific

US to work with Japan and South Korea to track North Korean rocket

US B-52 strategic bomber flying over South Korea in a show of force following North Korea's nuclear test, South Korea, 10 January 2016. Picture: EPA/SOUTH KOREAN AIR FORCE
18 hour(s) ago

In a move that has triggered international alarm, North Korea says it will launch a rocket some time during an 18-day period beginning on Monday

African News

Obama under pressure to send US troops to Libya

Barack Obama. Picture: AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON
21 hour(s) ago

But US president is wary of entering another Muslim country, has told his aides to redouble their efforts to help to form a unity government in Libya

Transport & Tourism

Sanral bond issue success suggests it is business as usual

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Agency still faces uphill battle to bring in revenue from toll fees, following a wide-scale revolt by road users

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Cartoons

Charmaine Motlhabi took a year-long break from her music career to concentrate on her studies, and is now pursuing a law degree — but Chazz Le Hippie will continue to play a large part in her life. Picture: EUGENE GODDARD

Teen rapper slam-dunks both music and matric

Chazz le Hippie is off to law school, but she has new mix-tape in her sights, writes Eugene Goddard

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Cape terroirists make a killing with solo sites

Rarity is clearly a relative concept, but then so is ‘uniqueness of site’

Management

Want to know if a potential hire is civil? Ask your firm’s receptionist

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1 day(s) ago

To avoid the massive cost of a toxic employee, speak to other people who have worked with him or her about past behaviour

Health

Zika virus and flagging economy bite Brazil

A municipal health worker fumigates a home in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as part of the city’s effort to prevent the spread of the Zika virus’s vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Latin America has been widely hit. Picture: REUTERS/JORGE CABRERA
2 day(s) ago

Scientists have linked Zika and microcephaly, but it is not yet clear if virus alone is responsible for surge in birth defects in Brazil, writes Samantha Pearson

Opinion

HALF ART: The artist’s clear vision echoes a tyrant’s mania

Artist William Kentridge warns against certainty: that way lies obsession and monomania

Imran Tahir. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Proteas bowlers need to step up

‘When you don’t bowl well and the opposition bat well, then you chase 400’, says Lance Klusener

Other Sport

Shange lifts off for Olympics with super Australia walk

Lebogang Shange in action in the 3000m walk during the Gauteng North League Athletics Meeting at the LC de Villiers Stadium in Pretoria in March last year.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/REG CALDECOTT
1 day(s) ago

Lebogang Shange dreams of becoming the first black South African walker to win an Olympic medal at the Rio Games this year

Soccer

Crunch time for intrepid Leicester

BRACE: Jamie Vardy, left, races to score his second in Leicester’s 2-0 win. Picture: REUTERS/DARREN STAPLES
1 day(s) ago

Claudio Ranieri’s side now a ‘second club’ for fans looking for an alternative to mainstay Premier League clubs

Cricket

End of road for cricket Big Three

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1 day(s) ago

The hostile takeover of world cricket’s finances by India, England and Australia in 2014 will be undone at the International Cricket Council’s June board meeting

Soccer

Teenager arrested in Pienaar racist abuse incident

Steven Pienaar. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW YATES
1 day(s) ago

An arrest has been made following the racial abuse of South African midfielder Steven Pienaar in an English FA Cup clash between Everton and Carlisle at the weekend

Other Sport

Fury loses urge to carry on

UPSET: Tyson Fury celebrates winning the fight on Saturday. His unanimous points victory ended Klitschko’s run of 19 consecutive defences. Picture: REUTERS/LEE SMITH
1 day(s) ago

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury aims to spend more time with his family than chase money

Soccer

Leicester players warned about City’s magicians

NO STRESS: Claudio Ranieri is happy with his team. Picture: REUTERS/ED SYKES
1 day(s) ago

Manager Claudio Ranieri warns team over Manchester City’s dangerous players as the top two Premier League teams meet on Saturday

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