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Sifiso Dabengwa. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

MTN to spend R30bn on infrastructure upgrades

20 minute(s) ago

MTN will invest close to R30bn this year with the lion’s share set for Nigeria and SA as company targets 17.5-million new users

Economy

Prospect of rate rise looms ever nearer

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
19 minute(s) ago

Economic growth slowed from 2.2% in 2013 to 1.5% last year — the second-lowest rate in 16 years

Media & Advertising

Battle for set-top box control heats up

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18 minute(s) ago

At issue is whether set-top boxes should have a built-in access control mechanism to protect free-to-air providers from piracy

Land & Agriculture

Proposed farm size limit is negotiating tactic, says minister

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15 hour(s) ago

Proposal by state to limit farm size to 12,000ha is ‘negotiating tactic’ as it tries to press ahead with redistribution of land to black farmers, minister says

Politics

Reshuffle means fewer state posts filled

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8 minute(s) ago

In September more than half national departments did not meet the 10% vacancy rate target — with one department's vacancy rate of 37.5%

Politics

Questions on state of nation disruptions go unanswered

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to questions in the National Assembly.  Picture: GCIS
6 minute(s) ago

Both Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and State Security Minister David Mahlobo cite sub judice rule

Middle East

US and Iran dismiss Netanyahu fears

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
5 minute(s) ago

US and Iran ignore passionate plea from the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ditch nuclear negotiations

National

Proposal to temporarily cut UIF contributions weighed

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Finance minister proposes reducing earnings ceiling against which the 2% levy is calculated, which could release R15bn from the UIF’s financial surplus in a year

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

Nkandla and affirmative action

A philosopher’s argument on compensation throws new light on the saga, writes Robert Kowalenko

Columnists

Fitch’s warning of a possible ratings downgrade was not nearly as bad as it has been made out to be, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Things may be looking up for rand

Columnists

Michel Pireu provides Pragmatic Capitalism’s 10 rules for achieving financial independence at a relatively young age

STREET DOGS: Guidelines for life

Retail & Consumer

More Poco stores for Western Cape

Markus Jooste. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 minute(s) ago

Retailer’s expansion plans prompted by trial Strand outlet, which exceeds expectations

Asia-Pacific

India’s censor blocks ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ from cinemas

A film poster for
10 hour(s) ago

Government censors say they will not allow the big-screen adaptation of erotic novel ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to be shown in Indian cinemas

National

Oliphant confirms legal services chief’s suspension

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
9 hour(s) ago

Nkahloleng Phasha, suspended on full pay for reasons that are still not clear, is one of 16 suspended Department of Labour officials

Retail & Consumer

Competition Commission approves Steinhoff takeover of Pepkor

Markus Jooste. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
14 hour(s) ago

Commission says it has recommended that Competition Tribunal approve Steinhoff’s R62.8bn takeover of clothing retailer Pepkor, without conditions

Food waste. Picture: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON

Developed world’s food waste is not only about the hungry

Tackling the issue can make a dent in greenhouse gas emissions, writes Ron Nixon

Financial Services

Capitec cashes in on African
Bank’s misfortunes

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13 hour(s) ago

Capitec shares have surprised analysts over past six months with sharp upward trend, outperforming all bigger banks over the period

National

Cape Town fire contained as rain brings welcome relief

A firefighter tries to stop a blaze in Cape Town on March 2 2015. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA
12 hour(s) ago

Fire that has devastated South Peninsula contained, but it could take another week or two to completely douse flames

National

Vulnerable groups regarded as legitimate targets for violence

PERCEIVED THREAT: The ANC’s proposal to tighten immigration controls may increase the vulnerability of migrants, rights groups say. Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Opportunistic criminals prey on such groups as the government continues to ignore xenophobic violence

Labour

Piotrans replacing striking bus drivers

COMMUTE: Users of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transport service in Soweto. Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Spokesman Dumisani Mntambo says the firm is hopeful its move to ensure stability of the bus rapid transit system — through firing staff — will see passengers return

Telecoms & Technology

PublicVine ‘disappointed at lack of uptake’ from African content producers

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14 hour(s) ago

Online video content platform is disappointed at lack of uptake from African content producers who are not taking advantage of platform to monetise products

Economy

Petrol price hike of 96c inflationary, says Reserve Bank’s deputy governor

Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe. Picture: THE HERALD
17 hour(s) ago

The 96c a litre increase in petrol price this month may add ‘approximately 0.6 percentage points’ to inflation, Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe says

Telecoms & Technology

SA lags as Asia, Europe position themselves to make 5G a reality

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15 hour(s) ago

While operators in SA are still rolling out 3G in certain parts of country, in Europe, key parts of Asia operators are working on 5G — with aims to launch it in five years

Economy

Operating conditions at private companies stabilise in February, PMI shows

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19 hour(s) ago

Seasonally adjusted HSBC/Markit whole economy PMI rises from 49.8 in January to 50 last month as output levels increase

Industrials

Toyota SA CEO Johan van Zyl appointed head of European operations

Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Van Zyl will take on his added responsibilities on April 1, as president and CEO of Toyota Motors Europe, but will remain in charge of South African company and African region

Middle East

Netanyahu says he gave ‘practical alternative’ to Iran deal

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress on Tuesday at the US Capitol in Washington. Picture: AFP
16 hour(s) ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voices satisfaction that he has made his own message heard around the world

Europe

Western leaders hint at more Russian sanctions over Ukraine

US President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday in Washington. Picture: AFP
18 hour(s) ago

Leaders warn Russia they are ready to step up sanctions if there are further violations of ceasefire agreement in Ukraine

Americas

Democrats, State Department defend Hillary Clinton over e-mail flap

Hillary Clinton. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NOAH BERGER
18 hour(s) ago

Democrats scramble to contain fallout for Hillary Clinton, their favoured 2016 presidential candidate, after allegations she inappropriately used her personal e-mail for work while secretary of state

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Cartoons

That rear simply screams high-performance.

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

Gadgets & Gear

Facebook now pretty much ubiquitous among SA students

Facebook. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

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

Books

Barbara Nadel’s Istanbul thriller is page-turning fun

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10 hour(s) ago

Land of the Blind continues Inspector Ìkmen escapades and uses the Gezi Park protests to join the argument against the development of Istanbul’s ancient heritage

Management

Local businesses need to embrace spirit of ubuntu

Police officers stroll away from a crowd looting a shop belonging to a foreigner in White City, Soweto, in January. Instead of turning a blind eye to xenophobic attacks and focusing on the practices of foreigners, the government and black business organisations should launch more programmes to foster co-operation. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY
23 hour(s) ago

State’s support should be for issues firms are willing to collaborate on, and not only those it deems important, writes Stephen Timm

Management

For career success, you need to look the part

WELL SUITED: Leonardo Di Caprio as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), based on the true story of the rise and fall of a stockbroker on New York's Wall Street
23 hour(s) ago

New research suggests leaders in certain fields being selected in part because their face fits the stereotype of their profession, writes Ashley Potter

Matthew Rusike of Kaizer Chiefs tries to dribble past Moswate Obonye of Township Rollers during their recent Champions League first-leg match at FNB Stadium. Picture: SOWETAN/ANTONIO MUCHAVE

Amakhosi ‘must regain winning ways’

De Sa believes Ajax could get something out of Amakhosi, especially if the Soweto side let their guard down

Cricket

Afghanistan not prepared to roll over for Australians

Afghanistan's captain Mohammad Nabi speaks at a press conference ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Afghanistan in Perth on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GREG WOOD
22 hour(s) ago

Team provides one of the most compelling stories of this World Cup, with a thrilling one-wicket win over Scotland

Cricket

Proteas focus on Saturday’s match, says De Villiers

SA batsman Faf Du Plessis jumps after a fielder’s throw during the World Cup match against Ireland, at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday. Du Plessis scored a century. Picture: EPA/MICK TSIKAS
22 hour(s) ago

Behind AB De Villiers and his team lies the 201-run hammering of Ireland at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Ahead of them is the Pakistan match

Opinion

Bafana legend Moshoeu becomes latest victim of irresponsible Twitter hoax

Brazen recklessness of death tweets were hugely convincing

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The Third Umpire

Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, who has been awarded the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s $5m African leadership prize, the first time this coveted gong has been awarded in the past three years.

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Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. The 100MW solar power plant he opened near Pofadder on Monday may not mean much in terms of SA’s generation capacity, but it is the way of the future.

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Cape Town’s firefighters, many of them volunteers, who have been putting their lives on the line for the past three days to battle one of the worst wildfires ever to afflict the peninsula. Give those men (and women) a Bells.

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