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DA’s ‘banned’ election ads to return to SABC

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance election campaign adverts pulled by SABC will be aired by state broadcaster over Easter long weekend

Economy

SA must integrate with global economic system, says Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the 2013 budget speech in the National Assembly, Parliament. Picture: GCIS
9 hour(s) ago

SA is not an island, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tells round-table discussion

Business

SAA washes hands of catering unit’s blunder

Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Airline says it is one of Air Chefs’ clients and is not involved in cancelled Mantelli’s tender

Economy

Some relief on Chinese GDP but deeper concerns remain for SA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

China’s first-quarter GDP growth of 7.4% bring some relief to currencies and risk markets but rate of growth still slowest since 2009

Europe

Ex-DA man Ryan Coetzee in political firing line in the UK

Ryan Coetzee, former chief strategist for the Democratic Alliance. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Storm erupts around former Democratic Alliance strategist Ryan Coetzee, who faces allegations of abuse of public funds in the UK

Financial Services

Reserve Bank fines banks over lack of effective anti-money laundering measures

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
16 hour(s) ago

Big four banks fined R125m for failing to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act

National

Political debate in SA ‘being harmed by misconceptions about economy’

Economist Mike Schussler speak at a breakfast briefing on political and economic post-election challenges in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
15 hour(s) ago

Absence of credible information and data about state of economy and land ownership is exacerbating situation in lead-up to elections, says economist

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Zuma’s cabinets at risk of being coteries

One can learn a lot about a country by looking at who sits in the cabinet, writes Matt Andrews

Columnists

Pallo Jordan promo

Only the really naive would argue that one supports a political party only if it has a spotless record, writes Z Pallo Jordan

Withholding votes will aid a bankrupt opposition

Columnists

If SA isn’t building infrastructure it needs for growth, that’s certainly not for lack of plans, committees, structures and spreadsheets, writes ...

Zuma may be remembered for plans, but no action

Healthcare

Private healthcare market inquiry ‘might find nothing wrong’

Justice Sandile Ngcobo briefs the media on the market inquiry into private healthcare in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
13 hour(s) ago

Chairman of panel appointed to conduct inquiry stresses it is merely an investigation into the nature of competition in the sector

Americas

How to get a car to the top of the Empire State Building

The new 2015 Ford Mustang GT is seen on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Ford celebrates 50th birthday of Mustang by displaying new model of convertible on top of Empire State Building in New York

Land & Agriculture

IFP says state must redistribute own land to emerging farmers

Tractor farm food farming. Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Party says state must stop relying solely on private farms for its land redistribution programme

Telecoms & Technology

Cape Town broadband access may soon be ‘cheaper, more reliable’

Patricia de Lille. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

City concludes deals with internet service providers who have taken up spare infrastructure capacity generated via broadband network

MELTDOWN: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s country faces severe economic challenges.  Picture: REUTERS

Facing a bleak future, Zimbabwe’s rulers prefer to embrace the past

The hunt for real and recent achievements by the leader and the party who have ruled Zimbabwe for more than three decades is a harder task than ever, writes Ray Ndlovu

National

Expert witness in Pistorius trial admits to ‘layman’ conclusions

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Oscar Pistorius’s defence in his murder trial in the High Court in Pretoria has been dealt a potentially crippling blow

Politics

Google’s SA elections hub to have finger on the pulse

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Google launches online portal ahead of May 7 general election in SA to help voters, journalists and campaigners track news and other data

Economy

Slowdown in China and strikes weigh on SA’s economic outlook

Lonmin platinum miners are seen during the Amcu wage strike on Thursday in Marikana, North West. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
14 hour(s) ago

Survey of 36 economists forecasts sees still on course to expand 2.5% this year, unchanged from monthly polls since January

Politics

Old guard in anti-ANC spoilt ballot drive

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils at the launch of the Sidikiwe Vukani ‘Vote No’ campaign. Picture: DANIEL BORN
21 hour(s) ago

Campaign encourages South Africans to vote against the party that he called home for more than 40 years, or spoil their ballots

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom chief prescribes the right medicine

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Decisive CEO Maseko has the support of an experienced board, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Economy

Omigsa cuts its growth forecast for SA

Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa’s Johann Els briefs the media in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
23 hour(s) ago

SA’s largest private asset manager cites strikes on platinum mines, energy supply constraints, and slow spending growth by consumers and businesses

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay’s turnaround paying off

Richard Brasher. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
23 hour(s) ago

Full-year profit increase of 25% shows some evidence of turnaround

Mining

Politician, executive named in Bakubung conflict

The main shaft at Wesizwe’s Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Ngculu, Mgudlwa deny role in sowing conflict over tribe’s stake in miner Wesizwe, writes Setumo Stone

Asia-Pacific

Nearly 300 missing after Korean ferry capsizes

South Korean ferry
14 hour(s) ago

Nearly 100 ships and 18 helicopters involved in frantic efforts, but manage to save only 164 in what could be the country’s biggest maritime disaster in 20 years

World

Tech companies look to the skies to spread the internet

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Shortest path to internet for remote corners of the world may be through the skies, US tech companies believe

Europe

Kiev targets separatists as Russia warns of civil war

TAKING BACK CONTROL:  A Ukrainian soldier is seen near armoured personnel carriers at a checkpoint near the town of Izium in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Russia declares Ukraine on the brink of civil war as said ‘antiterrorist operation’ against pro-Moscow separatists gets under way in Kiev

Labour

NEWS ANALYSIS: No signs of wavering as Amcu launches workers’ strike fund

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
23 hour(s) ago

Amcu raises stakes in three-month platinum strike by establishing strike fund to aid workers

Cricket

Trouble-hit IPL limps onwards

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

Organisers are hoping for high-quality cricket to mask stink of corruption

National

Department of Economic Development defends its relevance

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says department is still relevant and is looking at entering ‘successful’ new phase after elections

African Business

Zambian derivatives market is up and trading

Allan Thomson. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
20 hour(s) ago

First live trade on Zambia’s new derivatives market takes place, with BancABC, majority-owned by former Barclays boss Bob Diamond’s new Africa-focused investment fund Atlas Mara, a party to the deal

Asia-Pacific

Unilever targets Indian villagers with mobile ads

YOUR CALL: Companies from Unilever to PepsiCo have turned to mobile campaigns to reach consumers. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

Growing rural mobile phone ownership is attracting the attention of advertisers, writes Adi Narayan

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Cartoons

BEYOND REQUIREMENTS: Mercedes’s safety and fuel standards do more than the Eurocrats insist on.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: New C-Class is regulation-proof

Mercedes shows it is possible to stay ahead of government ministers and their predilection for creating laws, writes Alexander Parker

Management

LUNCH WITH THE FT: Nick D’Aloisio

Nick D'Aloisio speaks in London in September 2013. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ALASTAIR GRANT
1 day(s) ago

Jonathan Ford speaks to Nick D’Aloisio, who came to public attention when at 17 he sold his start-up, Summly, to Yahoo for an estimated $30m

Opinion

JAZZ: The Crypt and The Orbit

With April marking the first year of existence for The Crypt and the first month for Orbit, it is a good time to reflect on how both venues are faring

Opinion

Eat water rather than fizzy words

A group of students from the UK have developed a spherical membrane that they propose could replace plastic water bottles

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Trouble-hit IPL limps onwards

Organisers are hoping for high-quality cricket to mask stink of corruption

Opinion

Mayambela’s transformation confounds sceptics in SA

Cynical snickers almost inevitable after it became public knowledge that SA football reject Mark Mayambela was desperately trying to facilitate a move to Sweden

 
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The Third Umpire

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. If she believes spoiling your vote as a form of mild protest is “treacherous and irresponsible”, what about covering up corruption and the blatant misuse of public funds?

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ANC Youth League spokesman Bandile Masuku, for reprimanding national convener Mzwandile Masina for calling former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge a “hoe”. Can we assume he doesn’t dig her?

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EFF leader Julius Malema. The party claimed to be so poor that it couldn’t pay the election deposit, but then did. And he is able to flit around the country campaigning in a helicopter? Pull the other one.

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