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MTN says Nigerian fuel shortages disrupting services

4 hour(s) ago

Fuel crisis grounds aircraft, shuts banks and threatens businesses, as fuel retailers halt distribution over pay dispute with government

Retail & Consumer

Famous Brands records 14th consecutive year of growth

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3 hour(s) ago

Fast-food franchise group sees share price rally as much as 2.72% at opening of JSE, following release of full-year results, with record turnover and profit announced

National

Irish trade mission coming to SA

Fred Klinkenberg. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
28 minute(s) ago

Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charles Flanagan to lead four-day Irish trade mission to South Africa this week

Land & Agriculture

Tongaat headline earnings drop to R945m

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6 hour(s) ago

Sugar producer records 14.6% drop in full-year headline earnings to R945m due to reduction in sugar volumes and lower prices

Retail & Consumer

Rhodes Food to declare first dividend in September

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7 hour(s) ago

Rhodes, which listed on JSE in October 2014, says business continues to generate strong operating cash flows and board plans to declare first dividend in September

Labour

Cosatu executives gather to plan special congress

Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

Congress of South African Trade Union’s central executive committee meets to discuss preparations for special congress to be held in July amid divisions in organisation

National

Derby-Lewis’ lawyer calls for compassion in parole plea

Clive Derby-Lewis listens to questions during the Truth Commission hearing at Pretoria City Hall in 2012. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
17 minute(s) ago

Lawyer for convicted killer of South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani calls on court to set example of compassion and ubuntu and grant him parole

African News

Activists say Mozambique agriculture plan could displace 100,000 farmers

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2 hour(s) ago

Mozambique mulls plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 farmers

Health

Emergency patients referred elsewhere during Baragwanath renovations

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital .  Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Emergency patients referred to other health facilities from next week while renovations carried out at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

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Pursuit of nuclear energy likely to be more wasted time

It is likely that SA’s attempts to order nuclear plants will collapse under the weight of the required finance and years will be wasted pursuing an impossible objective, writes Steve Thomas

Columnists

We fail to learn that when expenditure is mostly on consumption rather than investment, the financial future becomes bleak, writes Songezo Zibi

Eskom a symptom of SA’s deeper affliction

Columnists

Dianna Games promo

Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari is expected to bring significant change to this large, complex nation, writes Dianna Games

Ruling Nigeria may be a poisoned chalice for Buhari

African Business

Africa looking at 4.5% economic growth in 2015, report shows

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4 hour(s) ago

The overall economy of Africa should advance in 2015, showing resilience despite weak commodity prices and Ebola, report states

National

Marikana massacre ‘top cop’ retires

Miners strike at Marikana, near Rustenburg, in this file image. Picture: AFP PHOTO
11 hour(s) ago

‘No regrets’ for Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo, as President Jacob Zuma accused of delaying release of the Farlam commission report on the Lonmin mine killings

Media & Advertising

Set-top boxes: e.tv squares up to government over its policy

Department of Communication Minister, Faith Muthambi addressing post cabinet media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
11 hour(s) ago

Free-to-air channel e.tv says those who cannot afford to subscribe to pay-TV would end up with a second-rate viewing experience

Retail & Consumer

Quantum Foods revenue hit by SA operations

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8 hour(s) ago

Recently listed poultry business says it has achieved ‘credible’ set of results in first half of financial year, with report its first since unbundling from Pioneer Food Group

Transport & Tourism

Sanral pushes on with structures for N2 Wild Coast toll road

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11 hour(s) ago

N2 Wild Coast toll road heavily criticised by communities, including unsubstantiated claims of forged affidavits by Sanral

Former British prime minister Tony Blair visits Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on May 13 2015. In his pre-election ‘Covenant with Nigerians’, Buhari pledged a new focus by his administration on corruption, security and jobs. Picture: REUTERS/AFOLABI SOTUNDE

Nigeria’s new leader brings the will to tackle graft

Buhari’s priorities include jobs and fighting corruption, write Dawn Dimowo and Abdulhameed Abubakar

Health

Suppliers get blame for drug stockouts

PAIN KILLER: Long-term high-dose use of common painkillers are hazardous in terms of heart attack risk.   Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi cuts short overseas trip, but denies wide shortages — including antiretrovirals

Europe

Polish president concedes election defeat to conservative challenger

Poland's President and presidential candidate from the Civic Platform Party Bronislaw Komorowski casts his ballot next to his wife Anna at a polling station in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in election, a result that will set alarm bells ringing for government

Transport & Tourism

SAA jet fuel plan ‘will set it back’

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11 hour(s) ago

SAA has said it will allocate half of its R20bn procurement spend, including on jet fuel, to black industrialists

Property

Specialised property on investors’ radar

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10 hour(s) ago

Sector has potential to grow and Americans are ready, writes Alistair Anderson

Americas

Google faces antitrust probe as its cred fades

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
11 hour(s) ago

While Google remains one of the world’s biggest companies with overwhelming dominance in internet search, its prospects are less rosy in a tech landscape

Financial Services

Regulations stymie developments, says HCI

Johnny Copelyn. Pictures: ESA ALEXANDER
10 hour(s) ago

HCI CEO Johnny Copelyn says regulatory difficulties are holding up ‘significant development of several of our businesses’

Science & Environment

Nedbank ‘pays lip service to green policy’

May Boeve, global executive director of 350.org recently visited SA as part of a global drive to persuade investors in fossil fuels such as companies and banks to divest. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
10 hour(s) ago

While Standard Bank and Absa/Barclays also bankroll coal projects, Nedbank is being targeted particularly because it calls itself ‘the only green bank’, writes Charlotte Mathews

National

Calls grow for South Africa to ease border controls

Illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe cross the border near  Beit Bridge. Picture:  SUNDAY TIMES/JAMES OATWAY
10 hour(s) ago

Findings of researchers are in stark contrast to government’s intention to tighten movement across South Africa’s borders

Middle East

Fierce fighting in Yemen as peace hopes fade

Soldiers loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride at the back of a pick-up truck during a parade in Yemen's northern province of Marib on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Rebel forces and loyalist fighters are locked in fierce fighting in Yemen as hopes of political solution fade after United Nations postpones peace talks

Energy

Eskom could raise funds with Denel model

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Power utility looks to Denel’s highly successful turnaround in the early 2000s, which included restructuring and international partnerships

Mining

EU conflict mineral law ‘will not affect SA’s gold miners’

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10 hour(s) ago

Law will oblige importers of gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum into the EU to ensure their purchases are not contributing to conflict or human rights abuses

African Perspectives

Truth commission tackles decades of torture in Tunisia

Tunisians march against extremism. A commission plans to reveal the full range of human rights violations during nearly 60 years of authoritarian rule. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Tunisia is daring to examine its past abuses publicly, writes Carlotta Gall

Labour

Unions’ dispute may spur strike in sugar sector

Sugar cane. Picture: BLOOMBERG
11 hour(s) ago

Industrial action will compound the sugar industry’s woes at a time when it is yet to shake off the effects of a drought

Europe

CFM leaps ahead with aircraft fuel efficiency

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10 hour(s) ago

Joint venture CFM International ahead with Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion — Leap — motors that will power most of the next generation of planes

National

Ramaphosa calls on SA to create society where there is no place for xenophobia

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says as country celebrates Africa Day it must reaffirm commitment to unity and solidarity

Europe

G-7 to weigh Grexit and US growth

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9 hour(s) ago

Group of Seven finance ministers meet in Germany this week against backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil

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Cartoons

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‘Gnarled gnomes’ win top wine award for SA

Gnarled and gnomish, the vines that produced best white in one of world’s top wine competitions crouch low and untrellised amid more traditional vineyards in Cape winelands

Opinion & Analysis

Pursuit of nuclear energy likely to be more wasted time

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10 hour(s) ago

It is likely that SA’s attempts to order nuclear plants will collapse under the weight of the required finance and years will be wasted pursuing an impossible objective, writes Steve Thomas

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Resistance to e-tolling is not about the money

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa briefs the media on the new e-tolls dispensation on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
10 hour(s) ago

Resistance is about the obscenely cynical way Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, his boss and the rest of the government feed us ordure and expect us to like it, writes Neels Blom

Opinion & Analysis

SA hangs on to obsolete power plan as Eskom is left in the cold

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10 hour(s) ago

Johan Muller: Who will pay for nuclear energy if more and more industrials and corporate businesses are weaning themselves from public sector-provided power?

Middle East

Soccer becomes Palestinians’ new political weapon

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter plays soccer with Palestinian children during a visit to the West Bank city of Ramallah last week. He also visited Israel on what he called a ‘mission of peace’. Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMAD TOROKMAN
10 hour(s) ago

Proposal put forward to suspend Israel from Fifa at the world governing body’s annual congress in Zurich on Friday

Arsenal’s English midfielder Theo Walcott celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO

Walcott hat-trick secures decisive Arsenal victory

Send-off ensures the Gunners will approach a record 19th FA Cup final appearance on Saturday against Aston Villa with confidence

Other Sport

Federer advances despite French Open court invader

Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action against Colombia’s Alejandro Falla during the men’s first round at the 2015 French Open in Paris on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/JASON CAIRNDUFF
10 hour(s) ago

Roger Federer cruises into the French Open second round with win over Colombian ‘lucky loser’ Alejandro Falla

Soccer

Drogba injured in final game at Chelsea

Team mates carry Chelsea's Didier Drogba off the pitch on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/TONY O'BRIEN
11 hour(s) ago

Injury and team hoist off the pitch bring an unusual close to Didier Drogba’s stint at the club

Soccer

Bafana pay penalty and crash out of Cosafa Cup

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11 hour(s) ago

Like Zambia against Namibia earlier in the day‚ SA loses on penalties in their quarterfinal after being unable to score in the goalless 90 minutes

Other Sport

Mercedes apologise for Hamilton pit blunder in Monaco

German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Mercedes AMG GP celebrates with the trophy during the podium ceremony after winning the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo circuit in Monaco on Sunday. Picture: EPA/YOAN VALAT
11 hour(s) ago

Mercedes team swift to apologise and commiserate with Lewis Hamilton, his fans, and the followers of Formula One after their tactical error deprived the world champion of a seemingly inevitable win

Opinion

Bismarck’s brilliant display and SA’s poor Super Rugby season is good news

Bismarck du Plessis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Bismarck du Plessis’s performance against the Reds is his best of the year and proof of why the Springboks will always be a World Cup threat

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The Third Umpire

Police commissioner Riah Phiyega. There is no excuse for so many top police officials failing to submit the information required for them to be vetted by the State Security Agency. She must crack the whip or explain.

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Justice Minister Michael Masutha. Clearing criminal records is not to be taken lightly, but if it is limited to giving young and minor offenders who have changed their ways a second chance, it should be supported.

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SA boxing legend Dingaan Thobela, who was arrested this week on charges of contravening the FAIS Act by failing to register as a financial adviser despite being the owner of a business that sells funeral policies.

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