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Jacob Zuma.  Picture: GCIS/ELMOND JIYANE

Presidency proposes dates for Zuma to answer questions in Parliament

13 hour(s) ago

Three dates for president to answer questions before National Assembly have been proposed to meet Parliamentary rule that he appear at least four times a year

Mining

Court dismisses Khulubuse Zuma’s bid against Pamodzi liquidators

Controversial businessman and nephew of President Jacob Zuma, Khulubuse Zuma, arrives for his uncle's inauguration ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/POOL/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
8 hour(s) ago

Main application to go ahead as liquidators want Khulubuse Zuma and his Aurora co-directors to pay back more than R1.5bn allegedly owed to the Pamodzi estate

Business

Shuttleworth levy decision lies with minister, says Reserve Bank

South African entrepreneur and multibillionaire Mark Shuttleworth. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
12 hour(s) ago

The decision whether to reverse an exit charge on Mark Shuttleworth’s capital transfer out of SA should have rested with finance minister and not Bank, Constitutional Court hears

National

National Assembly votes in favour of recommending Mashinini for IEC position

Vuma Mashinini.  Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

National Assembly votes to recommend that President Jacob Zuma’s former special projects advisor Vuma Mashinini head up Electoral Commission of SA

National

Education and health biggest beneficiaries in Gauteng budget

Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy. Picture: VELI NHLAPO/SOWETAN
13 hour(s) ago

Provincial government has to reduce spending on noncore services, programmes, expand own-revenue generation to make up for reduction from Treasury

Economy

Business confidence rises to near two-year high in February, Sacci index shows

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15 hour(s) ago

Sacci business confidence index rises to 92.8 from 89.3 in January, but South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry expresses concern over economy

Politics

ANC nullifies election result of eThekwini congress

KZN African National Congress (ANC) provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala addresses a media conference at the ANC headquarters in Durban on Tuesday.  Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL
8 hour(s) ago

Infighting causes divisions in the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal as officials call for the conference to be reconvened after irregular participation of three branches

National

SA veterans welcome increase in benefits

Chairman of the MK Military Veterans Association, Kebby Maphatsoe.  Picture: SOWETAN
8 hour(s) ago

South African National Military Veterans Association welcomes increases in veterans’ benefit but notes delays in development of national database

The Aston Martin DBX Concept presented by the company CEO, Andy Palmer.  Picture: NEWSPRESS

GALLERY: Showstoppers at Geneva Motor Show

There is a great deal to be seen at the 85th Geneva Motor Show, the first European-based automotive exhibition on the calendar this year

Columnists

If every country added value to its own raw materials we would all be worse off, writes Trudi Makhaya

Beneficiate — but only when it is economic

Columnists

One of the greatest investors of all time attributes his success to his mentor Benjamin Graham, writes Michel Pireu

A top investor’s mentor’s ideas

Retail & Consumer

Foschini plans to expand across continent

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
9 hour(s) ago

Retailer aims to almost triple the number of its stores across the rest of Africa over the next five years

Labour

Samwu not boycotting Cosatu meeting

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11 hour(s) ago

South African Municipal Workers Union has no mandate from any of its structures to boycott Cosatu meetings, union says

Industrials

Eqstra shares surge after swinging into profit

Eqstra Holdings Interim Results with CEO Walter Hill in Sandton. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
13 hour(s) ago

Leasing firm makes biggest intraday gain after announcing first-half profit due to cost cuts, closure of loss-making businesses

Americas

Israel’s Netanyahu warns against nuclear deal with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (front) addresses a joint meeting of Congress in Washington on Tuesday. Speaker of the House John Boehner, (left)  and president pro tempore of the US Senate Orrin Hatch (right) listen. Picture: REUTERS/JOHATHAN ERNST
4 hour(s) ago

Obama administration reacts angrily to ‘nuclear nightmare’ speech to Congress

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his budget speech in Cape Town  on Wednesday. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: Public sector wage hike a test for ANC

Significant growth in the head count and pay packets have not been accompanied by improvements in
service delivery

National

Government ‘will not sell Telkom to rescue Eskom’

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17 hour(s) ago

Minister of telecommunications and postal services says government will not select fixed-line operator because it will lead expansion of internet access

Europe

EU denies talk of third Greek bail-out plan

Frayed European Union and Greek flags flutter atop the Greek Ministry of Finance in central Athens.  Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Eurozone countries are discussing third bail-out for Greece worth €30bn to €50bn, Spain’s economy minister says, but EU officials say there are no such talks

Mining

Weaker commodity markets hit Glencore’s earnings

Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Resources company says it has decided to curtail coal production at Optimum, some coal operations in Australia to align volumes, qualities with demand

Mining

Strong operational performance boosts RBPlat

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19 hour(s) ago

But Royal Bafokeng Platinum warns production at Styldrift project has been pushed back by six months because of difficulties at shaft

Health

Legal claims ‘cost Gauteng health department millions’

The government’s plan to strengthen the patent registration process for medicines has received backing from one of SA’s influential industry players, Discovery Health. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
18 hour(s) ago

Provincial department has confirmed figures, says it finds it difficult to argue its case in court due to theft of patient records, according to news report

National

DA calls for city to implement refresher courses for bus drivers

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18 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance says City of Johannesburg must ensure Metrobus drivers receive additional training after reports that call their competence into question

Transport & Tourism

Gauteng to announce contribution to GFIP ‘once e-toll team concludes work’

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15 hour(s) ago

MEC for finance tells legislature provincial government will announce contribution to repayment of Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project once task team concludes work

African News

Nigeria stalls Chad as it aims to beat Boko Haram before poll

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14 hour(s) ago

Nigeria is keen to press ahead with its military campaign against Islamist group, planning to push it out of major towns before presidential elections

Financial Services

Barclays Africa makes modest gains as key markets feel pressure

Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
17 hour(s) ago

Barclays Africa reports 6% increase in full-year revenue to R63.2bn for year ended December 2014 as number of key markets come under pressure

Labour

Salga ‘optimistic’ after start of municipal wage negotiations

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN
16 hour(s) ago

South African Local Government Association says it is encouraged and optimistic after start of wage talks in municipal sector this week

Industrials

Torre Industries declares a maiden dividend

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/LOANNA HOFFMAN
15 hour(s) ago

Torre says this is an indication ‘of the confidence that the board has in the long-term ability of the group to sustain earnings and free cash flow’

Americas

Tinder takes swipe at generating revenue

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Tinder launches premium service, its first effort to generate revenue, plans to introduce advertising by end March

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Cartoons

Facebook. Picture: REUTERS

Facebook now pretty much ubiquitous among SA students

According to new research from World Wide Worx and Student Brands, just 3% of students in SA aren’t active on world’s most popular social network, writes Stuart Thomas

Management

Five tips for becoming a more self-aware leader

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
12 hour(s) ago

You can’t be a good leader if you’re not self-aware so here are some ways to cultivate and develop your self-awareness

Health

Modest coffee consumption good for the heart

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day may have lower risk of clogged arteries that can cause serious heart problems, study finds

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Hike in fuel levy is a sucker punch to an already swooning Eskom

South Africans are forced to pay high taxes but are not getting their money's worth, especially when it comes to power supplies

Ireland's John Mooney, right, reaches to stop a ball hit by South Africa's Hashim Amla during their Cricket World Cup match at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS

High-scoring South Africa thump Ireland

Hashim Amla hits his highest one-day score with a majestic 159 to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs with five overs to spare

Cricket

England suffers ‘worse’ defeat to Sri Lanka

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22 hour(s) ago

Loss against New Zealand was bad, but defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, says former captain — though team can still progress to the quarterfinals

Soccer

Defeated Wits ‘have less to worry about’

Ramahlwe Mphahlele. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
22 hour(s) ago

Sundowns were beaten 3-1 at Bidvest Stadium last season, but the defending champions will fancy their chances of winning on Tuesday

Opinion

Bounce of the global cricket pitch still goes in favour of big teams

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There are some do-or-die games imminent, even before we get to the knockout quarterfinals

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The Third Umpire

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, for suppressing a forensic report that found that her adviser, Herbert Mkhize, had misappropriated more than R1m in public funds for his personal use while he was Nedlac executive director.

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Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, for hiring 34 Cuban engineers at R50m a year, when there are hundreds of qualified and unemployed South Africans who could do the job.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Denying responsibility for the murder of arch-critic Boris Nemtsov is all very well, but trying to deflect responsibility to the opposition itself, or “provocation” by the West, is pushing credulity.

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