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Labour

Expelled Vavi ‘planning new federation’

Supporters listen to Zwelinzima Vavi speaking at a press conference on Sunday. The former Cosatu general secretary was expelled from the federation on Monday after almost three years of infighting. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The decision to expel general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi follows a vote by a special central executive committee meeting late on Monday

Transport & Tourism

Sanral’s Cape secrets in the open

ROAD RIGHTS: The Democratic Alliance and Right2Know held a protest outside the Cape High Court over Sanral’s N1/N2 tolling project. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Guarantee to Protea Parkway ‘means triple Gauteng’s tariffs’ City reveals details of roads agency’s toll plans after ruling

National

NPA misses new deadline to answer DA’s allegations over Zuma charges

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
1 hour(s) ago

Move is the first time the National Prosecuting Authority has given reasons under oath for taking the controversial decision since the release of ‘spy tapes’

African News

Buhari extends lead in tight Nigerian election

Nigerian All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari (left) casts his ballot at Sarkin-yara ward in Daura, Katsina State, Nigeria, on Saturday. Picture: EPA
1 hour(s) ago

Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of over 2.5-million votes with only six states uncounted

Industrials

GMSA plans to stop producing Chevrolets in SA

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1 hour(s) ago

Company aims to grow export volumes in existing markets as well as develop additional customer demand

National

SA pulled out of WTO treaty over bill, security industry says

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
1 hour(s) ago

The bill creates a system of compulsory indigenisation of private security companies with no compensation, warns law firm

Arts & Entertainment

Comedian Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Comedian Trevor Noah. Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/SOWETAN
16 hour(s) ago

South African comedian, relative newcomer to US television, is selected to replace Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s parody newscast

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Relax, folks, the sky is not about to fall on our heads

Khadija Magardie-Bradlow: Have we settled into the politics of complaint, unable to accept we are a normal country with normal problems

Columnists

SA needs a visionary engineer-businessman hybrid to forge a black industrialist class, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

SA must be driven by an industrialist mastermind

Columnists

Trudi Makhaya examines how society prefers its business leaders to act a bit like beauty queens

Society expects CEOs to be circumspect

Property

Bonatla CE fined for misleading investors

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

This follows a protracted investigation by the JSE into the group’s corporate governance practices

National

Spy allegations will not unseat me, says Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Public protector says President Jacob Zuma is a ‘reasonable man’ unlikely to act on Twitter allegations

Financial Services

SA insurers face tough Africa fight

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1 hour(s) ago

Insurers looking for growth in the rest of Africa need to move fast as large European firms pursue the same markets

Transport & Tourism

Acsa fined for price-fixing

Bongani Maseko, MD of Acsa. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
11 hour(s) ago

Airports company told competitor its fees for car rental parking bays

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes  covered with plastic at the UCT main campus in Cape Town. Picture: ADRIAN DE KOCK

Forgiveness is the answer, not tearing down statues

Mandela said that if there are dreams about a beautiful SA, there are two roads that lead to their achievement and they are goodness and forgiveness, writes Davina Siwela

National

No Nkandla metro ahead of poll

Pravin Gordhan.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 hour(s) ago

Zuma’s home village will not be converted into a metropolitan municipality ahead of next year’s local government elections

National

Sassa plans to build up trust with banks

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Agency wants to ensure its biometric systems to combat fraud can be used at points of sale or at ATMs

African News

Obama to finally get around to Kenya visit

 Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS/GARY CAMERON
56 minute(s) ago

US president’s planned meeting with Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta is bound to court controversy

World

Investors exit commodities at record rate

The Goldman Sachs logo is displayed on a post above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this September 11 2013 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

While the US is strengthening, Europe is still contending with its debt crisis and growth is slowing in China, the top user of everything from iron ore to pork

Middle East

Lavrov leaves Iran talks until deal is in sight

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, leaves the hotel during a break after a meeting during a new round of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday. Picture: EPA
59 minute(s) ago

Hope fades as Russian foreign minister leaves talks, stuck on how to roll back sanctions

Science & Environment

Conservation efforts by wine industry lauded

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
11 hour(s) ago

World Wide Fund for Nature satisfied with wine estates’ environmental efforts and is endorsing the ‘Sustainable Wines South Africa’ seal found on wine bottles

Land & Agriculture

SA citrus growers skirt Spain over disease dispute

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

SA will avoid citrus shipments through Spanish ports to avert possible ban after authorities there refuse producers permission to inspect facilities for black-spot disease

Industrials

Merger flop ‘will not hobble Afrisam’

Stephan Olivier. Picture: AFRISAM
1 hour(s) ago

Afrisam does not need to merge with PPC to survive intense competition in the domestic industry, along with rising cement imports from Pakistan, says CEO

Media & Advertising

TMG set to launch series of magazines

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Despite challenging trading conditions the group manages to hold operating profit steady

Soccer

Play it again Chiefs, only better in Casablanca

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says the club looked at all the options for flights to Casablanca and the one via Dubai seemed the best to avoid disturbing the rhythm of the players’ sleep too much. File picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES
1 hour(s) ago

Amakhosi face a gruelling flight via Dubai, but Sundowns charter a plane to Congo

Europe

Campaigning starts for closely fought UK polls

 David Cameron. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL
59 minute(s) ago

British Prime Minister David Cameron warns of ‘stark choice’ for electorate and meets queen to formalise the dissolution of Parliament

World

NEWS ANALYSIS: Oil majors likely to kiss and make up with Iran

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran in June 2013. He has promised to work on Iran’s venomous relationship with Saudi Arabia. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

The final hurdle is a long history of distrust between international oil players, governments and the Iranians

Europe

Thousands axed as top banks battle costs

A pedestrian passes a Royal Bank of Scotland branch in the City of London. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Tens of thousands of bank staff lost work in 2007-09, followed by a second wave in 2013 — now digital banking is poised to wield a scythe

Media

President ‘plans to find a solution for SABC’

The SABC building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
11 hour(s) ago

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj says President Jacob Zuma is looking into the issue of the appointment and removal of SABC board members

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Cartoons

Spanish civil guards lead a detained man suspected of using social media to recruit people to violent groups such as the Islamic State (IS), in Spain’s North African enclave Melilla, last month. Two of four people arrested ran web pages promoting the cause of various groups, especially IS, translating material into Spanish, the interior ministry said. Picture: REUTERS

E-vigilantes take on Islamic State

Hackers hunt down social media accounts that promote terrorist groups, writes Narick Gladstone

Growth Engines

Exposure to broadband’s riches set to change SA

FibreCo CEO Arif Hussain at company headquarters in WoodMead,  Johannesburg. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
58 minute(s) ago

Fibre-optic pioneer predicts that entrepreneurial thinking will see all this increased infrastructure and improved capacity as a springboard for other things, writes Katy Chance

Innovation

The next big thing in the telecoms lab: mm-waves

Picture: THINKSTOCK
56 minute(s) ago

Breakthrough could potentially change the way we use, and the cost of, radio broadband communication, writes Tom Nevin

Opinion & Analysis

Africa can lead the way in mobile

A vendor holds cellphones and airtime cards at a stall operated by MTN in Kigali, Rwanda. The industry is growing in leaps and bounds across the continent. File picture: BLOOMBERG
57 minute(s) ago

Africans are now more used to paying by phone than Americans, writes Sarah-Anne Arnold

Motoring

Mercedes’s self-driving car more like a cocoon

Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, gestures as he speaks about the Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept vehicle at a news conference during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in January. Picture: BLOOMBERG
57 minute(s) ago

The vehicle might be perfect as a high-end taxi or a shared vehicle, writes Molly Wood

Growth Engines

Underground route to a better cloud

Arif Hussain, CEO of FibreCo at the telecoms company’s Woodmead head office. The largest cost in bringing better broadband to SA is that of the civil works needed. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
58 minute(s) ago

Construction of a fibre-optic network is not a sexy project, but it is essential, writes Katy Chance

Innovation

Chicken crosses the road to get to the manufacturer

Picture: THINKSTOCK
57 minute(s) ago

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has offered a $1m prize to the first lab able to use chicken cells to create commercially viable test tube meat, writes Tova Cohen and Eric Auchard

Opinion

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: FibreCo is a technology solution that delivers

‘Build it and they will come’ businesses are market makers, the creators of value where none existed before

Schalk Burger of the Stormers, left, is tackled by Otago Highlanders’ Brendon Edmonds during the Super 15 match in Dunedin on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO

Stormers’ lack of aggression troubles coach

Highlanders will prove formidable if Stormers do not address slow tackles

Rugby

Bold Bulls and lusty Lions set for exhilarating derby

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Bulls are on the back of four successive Super Rugby victories while the Lions have rediscovered their roar after a confidence-boosting tour of Australasia

Soccer

Agents may fight Safa on commission cap ruling

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Safa says it will ‘educate’ clubs and intermediaries — the now preferred term for agents — on the 3% commission this week

Opinion

Selection controversy is occupational hazard for Proteas captain

AB de Villiers. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHAN RYNNERS

Most captains make no effort to keep contentious selection a secret

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The Third Umpire

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, for opting not to duck and dive in revealing the extent of the fraud that has beset the social grant system, as well as how difficult it is proving to recover the money.

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National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete, who maintains that broadcasting disruptions in Parliament on television will only encourage misbehaviour. What’s next, a ban on reporting corruption in case that too is encouraged?

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Aussie cricket captain Michael Clarke. As much as it sticks in the craw to admit it, with the Proteas out of the picture there was only one team that was going to win the World Cup this year, and it wasn’t New Zealand.

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