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President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD

Zuma compares Nkandla with apartheid George airport

2 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma says he feels ‘persecuted’ by local media about upgrades, points to airport near home of PW Botha that was not built for ‘economic reasons’


Nuclear vendor workshops will allow potential suppliers to strut their stuff

37 minute(s) ago

Countries wanting to sell nuclear technology to SA will be able to parade wares in pre-procurement workshop to be hosted by Department of Energy


Royal Bafokeng Platinum delays start of new Styldrift mine

5 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer says project is behind schedule, warns main shaft will be commissioned in second quarter of next year rather than first quarter


Sasol does not need to use registered mail to distribute AGM notices, says court

Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Sasol is given permission to distribute notice of AGM to shareholders through means other than mail, because it believes Post Office will not deliver in time

Transport & Tourism

Sanral does a U-turn on Gauteng e-toll panel

Picture: SOWETAN
8 hour(s) ago

The about-turn may flag a subtle acknowledgement that the government is gradually losing the public relations battle against a resurgent anti-toll campaign


ANC MP Jackson Mthembu in ‘serious but stable’ condition after shooting

ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu is rushed to Witbank Hospital after he is shot in Mpumalanga, in what appears to be armed robbery at ATM


Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes

Protesters attend a pro-democracy rally next to the Hong Kong government complex. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Deepening sense of impasse grips Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests enter fourth week, government has limited options available

African Business

SA mine in Guinea acts on Ebola risk

BIG FIGHT: Volunteers train at a Doctors Without Borders replica of Ebola treatment centres in Brussels, before being sent to help fight the spread of the deadly virus in Africa. Picture: AFP
8 hour(s) ago

In addition to an intensive education campaign, the mine — which employed 3,674 people last year, about half of them contract workers — conducts daily screenings


Lengthy to-do list awaits US Ebola czar

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, right, talks to Ron Klain at the US Capitol in Washington in this December 8 2009 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
48 minute(s) ago

‘Problem solver’ Ron Klain will need to soothe jitters about virus, smooth over tension with legislators angry about missteps, mixed messages from government

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN

Nene juggles austerity and expectations

Nene is faced with a faltering economy, a revenue shortfall of R15bn or so, some big spending pressures and ever-rising government debt, writes Hilary Joffe


Desired outcome of cadre deployment has collapsed under the unstable weight of the process designed to achieve it, writes Gareth van Onselen

The disintegration of cadre deployment under Zuma


Aubrey Matshiqi promo

Aubrey Matshiqi examines some of the outcomes of the recent ANC Gauteng provincial conference

Proxy battles must not blind ANC to future needs

African Business

IMF expects ‘robust growth’ in sub-Saharan Africa

9 minute(s) ago

But International Monetary Fund warns that energy supply constraints, strikes, weak global and domestic demand will limit growth in SA


Special meeting as Cosatu plods on with battles

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
8 hour(s) ago

Federation expects mediation from ANC as Vavi issue looms, writes Natasha Marrian

Financial Services

Old Mutual has billions left in UK after deal

8 hour(s) ago

The deal deepens Old Mutual’s commitment to the UK and is a sign that, despite its desire to grow in emerging markets such as Africa, it will not pull out of the UK anytime soon


PPC investors set to force board’s hand

Ketso Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
8 hour(s) ago

Ketso Gordhan, who resigned abruptly last month as CEO, is supportive of minority shareholders’ moves


Gambling board suspended over ‘breach of finance rules’

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

These include failing to prevent irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure and the use of a bank overdraft without the approval of the finance minister


Big, white business owes it to SA to fight inequality

Big business — still largely white — has not contributed enough to tackling the SA’s huge developmental challenges, writes Ebrahim Harvey

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa councillors mull legal battle on dismissals

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
8 hour(s) ago

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi may have to back down on a decision to have councillors removed from office or ‘face a court challenge’


Wesizwe Platinum set for the ‘perfect storm’

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

A weak platinum price, which could remain so for up to 18 months, had rendered a large number of shafts unprofitable and capital expenditure had been cut to a minimum, says chief operating office


ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: A lot expected of Nene in maiden medium-term budget

Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Challenges include inflation, slowing consumer spending, and the economy, which continues to grow well below its potential of at least 3%


Branches want Cele to lead ANC in eThekwini

Former national police commissioner Bheki Cele. Picture: SAPA
8 hour(s) ago

Former police chief was re-elected as an ordinary member of the NEC at the ANC’s Mangaung conference and is now agriculture, forestry and fisheries deputy minister

African News

Nigeria expected to be declared Ebola-free

People walk outside the Ebola Island Clinic in Monrovia on October 11 2014.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/ZOOM DOSSO
9 hour(s) ago

Nigeria expected to be declared Ebola-free three months after fears that the virus could spread like wildfire through Africa’s most populous nation


Japanese prime minister suffers setback as two ministers quit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts as he speaks to the media at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
20 minute(s) ago

Two Japanese cabinet ministers resign over dubious use of political funds, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since he took office in December 2012

Telecoms & Technology

Cellular companies retrenching hundreds

8 hour(s) ago

MTN, Telkom and Cell C are cutting hundreds of jobs to cut costs

African Business

Senegal promotes $23bn development strategy

21 hour(s) ago

If the bulk of foreign investment is liable to come from developed economies and China, a fat slice of the pie could have 'Reserved for SA' written on it


CEO resignation puts PPC in tough spot to find successor

Ketso Gordhan. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

Ketso Gordhan’s modest salary may put off candidates, as well as test the saleability of the idea of ‘conscious capitalism’


Platinum stock above ground remains a puzzle

Heaps of platinum ore before the refinery process. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Analysts predicted a surging market as a record five-month labour stoppage in SA wiped out more than 1-million ounces of output worth $1.28bn

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HEAVYWEIGHT: Sir John Sawers, head of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Picture: REUTERS

Master of spies for a new era

Changes were made in the UK’s secret services after the ‘weapons of mass destruction’ fiasco, writes Lionel Barber

Arts & Entertainment


8 hour(s) ago

There’s hardly a song on the original Days Of Wine And Roses album that I can’t instantly recall with pleasure more than thirty years later, writes Richard Haslop

Travel & Food


3 day(s) ago

Eugene Yiga takes some time out to savour an Ethiopian feast in a welcoming environment

Tefu Mashamatie.   Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Dominant Chiefs keep their head

Amakhosi’s 15-match ‘runaway train’ smashes Sundowns record


Meyiwa to captain Pirates after his performances for Bafana

Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
8 hour(s) ago

Just a few days after returning from another successful Fifa international week with Bafana, goalkeeper Meyiwa was awarded the captain’s armband ahead of Siyabonga Sangweni

Other Sport

Williams criticises ‘bully’ remarks

Serena Williams. Picture AFP/ROSLAN RAHMAN
8 hour(s) ago

Tennis star applauds swift action from the Women’s Tennis Association, which fined Russian federation chief Shamil Tarpischev $25,000 and banned him from tennis for a year

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The Third Umpire

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