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State chooses ‘nuclear friendly’ energy plan

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: THE SOWETAN
5 hour(s) ago

Since 2011 projections of electricity demand, pricing of fuel sources and the costs of installed power have changed significantly


Gold Fields to pounce on stragglers

Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 hour(s) ago

Gold Fields is on the hunt for mines sold by companies feeling the pain of a low gold price, and CEO Nick Holland expects to make a purchase next year

Transport & Tourism

State sees greater rail role for business

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Plan will allow private-sector trains to operate branch and main lines


Bank holds rates steady, but warns of future hikes

Reserve Bank
5 hour(s) ago

The MPC again revises down its economic growth forecasts


Panel grills 14 IEC candidates

Commission for Gender Equality chairman Mfanozelwe Shozi, left, deputy public protector Kevin Malunga, Chief Justice Moegoeng Moegoeng Mogeong Mogeong Mogoeng Mogoeng and South African Human Rights Commission chairman Lawrence Mushwana, right, interview IEC  board candidates in Boksburg on Thursday. Picture:  PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Political allegiance of the candidates they recommend to the National Assembly looms as a possible issue


Union finds another Eskom silo crack

Majuba power station. Picture: ESKOM
5 hour(s) ago

Solidarity claims to have warned Majuba management about ‘increasing vibrations’


De Kock to know by end of January about his parole

Eugene de Kock.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

After 18 years in jail, the National Council for Correctional Services has recommended De Kock receive parole

Science & Environment

Record number of rhino killed in SA

21 hour(s) ago

Efforts by authorities to curb slaughter of endangered species appear to have fallen short as poachers kill 1,020 this year


No one-size-fits-all approach to African investing

Ibrahim Foundation’s praise for Zimbabwe reinforces view that country is at start of turnaround that will restore it to its former glory, writes Andrew Robinson


Peter Bruce promo

Let’s all calm down a little. Zuma’s not going anywhere. And we’re not falling apart, writes Peter Bruce

This is not a crisis. This is South Africa. Relax


Ramaphosa’s smooth diplomacy and affability fall flat in the face of the mediocrity and pettiness that have come to define our body politic, writes ...

ANC’s Mr Fix-it finds some problems intractable


ANC again steps in to reunite Cosatu

Zwelinzima Vavi and Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Cosatu has made the concession to call a special national congress where fresh elections may be held


ANC triggers another crisis in Parliament

Democratic Alliance. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ MIKE COHEN
5 hour(s) ago

Angry protests from opposition parties again paralyse house proceedings


Twitter eases pain of sharing tweets through direct messages

A Twitter logo made from Californian vehicle licence plates is shown at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. Picture: REUTERS
56 minute(s) ago

Company says users can now share tweets through direct messages, a feature aimed to make it easier to continue public conversations in private forum

Law & Constitution

Ruling paves way for conduct tribunal to investigate Judge Hlophe

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, centre, at a Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into his alleged misconduct in Boksburg on Tuesday.  Picture:PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

The justices had accused Judge Hlophe of trying to influence the outcome of cases involving President Jacob Zuma

Retail & Consumer

Consumer plight hits Woolworths

A Woolworths Food store with restaurant
4 hour(s) ago

Retailer has been wooing its competitors’ grocery shoppers by offering broader ranges, branded goods and bulk buys

A chimney flares at PetroSA's Mossgas facility in Mossel Bay. Picture: THE TIMES

EDITORIAL: Red flag over PetroSA board

If SA’s state-owned enterprises have anything in common, it is that their boards are weak, incompetent or politically compromised


As a national strike looms, Italy is also beset by citizen protests

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE: A protester throws a  flare during a rally against the unpopular Jobs Act in Rome last week. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

For dispirited Italians who have undergone three recessions, every new setback seems like the last straw, writes Gavin Jones

Retail & Consumer

Bain Capital’s Edcon in talks for another SA credit provider

Edcon CEO Jürgen Schreiber
18 hour(s) ago

Edcon is in talks to secure secondary credit provider after collapse of African Bank Investments this year, its CE says

African News

No plan for military to relax grip on power in Burkina Faso

Isaac Zida. Picture:  REUTERS/JOE PENNEY
5 hour(s) ago

The army officer who took power after the fall of Burkina Faso’s president named prime minister

Retail & Consumer

Buying patterns of fresh produce suggest ‘local is still lekker’

1 day(s) ago

Most consumers make it clear they will not pay more for a local product just because it is produced in SA, says Pick n Pay executive


Google looks to get back into China

PRIVACY ISSUES: Pedestrians walk in front of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The US company has started to comply with the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
48 minute(s) ago

Google is considering bringing version of Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010


Assange loses appeal against Swedish prosecutors

5 hour(s) ago

The Australian has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for two years to avoid extradition


Cabinet approves plan to ensure departments adhere to local procurement policy

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe addresses the National Assembly on 'Guptagate' on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
21 hour(s) ago

Cabinet approves implementation of programme to ensure compliance with policy on procuring goods, services from local suppliers

Telecoms & Technology

Cape Town to offer free Wi-Fi at city bus stations

14 hour(s) ago

Service will be rolled out in partnership with commercial entities MWEB, Internet Solutions and Orange


SA at fiscal crossroads, says Gauteng MEC

Barbara Creecy.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
20 hour(s) ago

Weakening current account deficit and rising public debt highlight need for fiscal consolidation, Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy says


Cameron, up for re-election next year, under pressure

David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

David Cameron’s Conservatives risk losing second British parliamentary seat to anti-EU Ukip, foreshadowing possible political upheaval in next year’s election

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Cruising with the crowds

Trips around the coastline are attracting the black market, writes Priscilla Malinga


Three tips for getting a good night’s sleep

You need to avoid light at night, even from your computer screen, to reduce your risk of depression and memory problems, say scientists. Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

For better-quality sleep, identify when you want to be in bed, log everything you do after getting home from work, create relaxing presleep ritual

Travel & Food

SA’s terrain makes no bones about its supremacy over cyclist or explorer

5 hour(s) ago

All hopes of cutting an hour off a gruelling road race were stymied by stromatolites, writes Richard Bartlett

SINKING FEELING: Pitso Mosimane of Sundowns during the Telkom Knockout Semi Final match between Platinum Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday in Rustenburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Mosimane is confident Downs can prevail

OVER the past few weeks, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has ridiculed anyone who dares ask him to discuss how he plans to cut log leaders Kaizer Chiefs’ 12-point gap atop the Absa Premiership table.


Carr brushes off quota talk

1 day(s) ago

The looseforward earned his place in the squad after superb consistency for both the Stormers and Western Province


Buccaneers out to prove point against United

Orlando Pirates fan. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKOV
2 hour(s) ago

Orlando Pirates plan to focus just on game when they meet SuperSport for second time in succession after Telkom Knockout semifinal defeat


VIDEO: World’s toughest race on SA’s shores once again

2 day(s) ago

Being on board and winching the sails as the keel lists and goes flying along the water, ocean spray soaking your only change of clothes, gives you an appreciation of what the crew goes through


Ivorian teenager on coach’s radar for SA game

1 day(s) ago

Coach hopes to persuade the English premier league leaders to release Victorien Angban

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The Third Umpire

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. SA abstained from voting on a landmark UN resolution condemning North Korea’s rights abuses. Does this mean we condone them, or just don’t care?

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Tiger Brands CEO Peter Matlare, who has conceded that the company should have been more circumspect in its approach to Nigeria, where it has been forced to impair the value of its assets by a total of almost R1bn.

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The writing is clearly on the wall for Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, yet he cannot bring himself to take the plunge and commit to the new socialist political movement that is being started by Numsa.

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Governors of some US states are sticking to plans to quarantine healthworkers returning from countries with Ebola, despite pressure from the White House. What you think of these measures?


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