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Business Times

Marcus's exit: heat on Zuma

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus announces the monetary policy committee's decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
13 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma must act fast to stave off pressure on the rand, which weakened after Gill Marcus's surprise announcement that she would not stay on after her current term ends

National

Tshwane blows R65m on cancelled festival

Picture: TRIBEONE
11 hour(s) ago

The City of Tshwane has squandered R65m on the cancelled TribeOne music festival, reports City Press, including a non-refundable appearance fee of R10m for Nicki Minaj

Business Times

'BEE stifles young blacks' prospects'

THE LONG VIEW: Neren Rau, head of the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, believes the government’s insistence on seeing instant BEE results has damaged transformation, and that broadening the skills base is the only viable way of achieving true empowerment in the long run. Picture: MOELETSI MABE
13 hour(s) ago

Handing out jobs scores quick points but training is the key

Business Times

Fashion goes digital à la mode on social catwalk

CONNECTED: Twitter launched its click-to-buy button with Burberry to coincide with the Prorsum event. Picture: AFP
13 hour(s) ago

Technology is opening the rarefied world of designers’ shows to all — and sales will reap the benefit

Business Times

Shoprite hit by dispensing fee pricing system

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
13 hour(s) ago

Group’s MediRite chain left out of pocket

Business Times

Hunt for Aurora's Bhanas

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
13 hour(s) ago

The search is on for the Bhana family after the sheriff of the court's efforts to attach their assets to execute a R15.5-million court order were stymied by locked doors

National

SA politics must go on Noakes diet, says Ray Hartley

Ray Hartley. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Political landscape needs more protein or meat, in the form of tough and substantial policy decision-making, says Times Media editor-at-large

A taxi driver is seen during a Europe-wide protest of licensed taxi drivers against taxi hailing apps that are feared to flush unregulated private drivers into the market, in front of the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany. Picture: REUTERS

Yesterday’s keys to success will not be the same tomorrow

Taxi industry’s resistance to Uber and other ride-sharing services is a futile attempt to put the brakes on innovation, write Cyril Bouquet and Chloé Renault

Business Times

Jeremy Thomas promo

It has been a fabulous ride this millennium for investors in property stocks — not only for capital gains but in handsome income streams

Sentiment can trump anything

Business Times

In the past fortnight, two new video-on-demand offerings have been launched, one using broadband connections and the other using satellite

Two new players add spice to SA television

Business Times

Mellow yellow says economy is looking up

13 hour(s) ago

At the height of the financial crisis, more people were choosing black. Now, as their moods lighten, they are more inclined to pick a cheerful yellow

Europe

Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine

A local resident walks past debris at the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Relatives of German victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plan to sue Ukraine and its president for criminal negligence for not closing the country’s airspace, says lawyer

African News

Sierra Leone’s Ebola shutdown uncovers 70 dead in capital

8 hour(s) ago

Almost 30,000 volunteers go door-to-door to educate locals and hand out soap, in an exercise expected to lead to more patients and bodies being discovered

Middle East

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghan women wait for their turn to vote at a polling station in Mazar-i-sharif on Saturday. Voting was largely peaceful in Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as a country racked by decades of chaos embarked on its first ever democratic transfer of power. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Two presidential candidates sign power-sharing deal that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling

Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Microsoft judgment has far-reaching effects

Many companies have reacted cancelling contracts with US service providers where they feel security of their data may be compromised, writes Brigit Rubinstein

Columnists

Pistorius has become a source of shame among whites

Oscar Pistorius reacts as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her verdict at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Picture: REUTERS/ALON SKUY
2 day(s) ago

Jonny Steinberg: Pistorius has offended a sense of racial pride, and a lot of white people are hungry for his blood

National

Cases of murder and robbery on the increase

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2 day(s) ago

Double-digit growth in crime directly affecting personal, business security, but Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says crime in general is decreasing

Financial Services

Investec’s disposals abroad will not affect net income, says CEO

Investec. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Specialist bank and asset manager expects its operating profit for the six months to end September to be higher than the previous period

Energy

IDC has played ‘prominent role in renewable-energy sector’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

CE Geoffrey Qhena says Industrial Development Corporation has provided early-stage development, loan, equity funding of green industry

African News

TB Joshua’s followers obstructed rescue, lives lost, says agency

Pastor TB Joshua  prays for a woman at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, ‘curing’ her of skin disease. Picture: PANOS/SOUTH
2 day(s) ago

While number of dead South Africans has risen to 84 in Nigeria building collapse and 17 remain unaccounted for, emergency officials blame church

Europe

A federal UK? Scotland vote shakes up the union

Scotland votes on whether to split from Britain. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN
2 day(s) ago

Scotland enticed to reject independence with a promise of new powers but pledge has pushed David Cameron into offering the same package to England

Markets

MARKET WATCH: Was Marcus too outspoken on SA’s real problems?

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

There has been talk that politicians within the ruling alliance were uneasy with her views on the real reasons for SA’s continuing economic failures

African News

South Africans don’t see themselves as African, say Kenyans, Nigerians

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Strongest outcome of study on perceptions of SA and its citizens shows that Nigerians and Kenyans believe they need more awareness that they are part of Africa

Opinion & Analysis

Use foreign entrepreneurs to start-up SA economy

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1 day(s) ago

Encouraging international entrepreneurs to set up shop in SA will bring many benefits in the long and short term, writes Liezl Hesketh

Science & Environment

Kruger National Park fires contained, says SANParks

Kruger National Park at sunset.  Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Largest blaze was a runaway fire that ‘jumped’ the park’s long border with Mozambique last Friday, says spokesman Willliam Mabasa

Europe

Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond leaves after speaking at the ‘Yes’ Campaign headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland on Friday. Salmond conceded defeat over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. Picture: REUTERS/RUSSELL CHEYNE
2 day(s) ago

Referendum leaves UK intact but opens door to wider autonomy following a huge turnout

Economy

Outlooks for SA growth differ widely

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Trade unions are more optimistic about economic growth than business

Politics

Wrangling stymies Nkandla committee

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Special parliamentary ad hoc committee to look into the R246m spending on President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla has still not begun its work as MPs argue over constitutionality and operational details

African News

Grace Mugabe in academic storm after receiving PhD

TRAVEL BAN: Grace Mugabe,  wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, has been denied an EU visa application. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Wife of Zimbabwean president is awarded sociology degree, despite enrolling in programme only in July, no copy of thesis found in university library or online

National

Pravin Gordhan pins hope on ‘back-to-basics’ strategy

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Plan expected to focus municipalities on getting small things right such as fixing street lights, leaking taps and collecting refuse

National

Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses further attempt to keep poll report secret

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Court says way presidency has conducted litigation over report on controversial 2002 Zimbabwean election is abuse of process

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Cartoons

ON THE HOOF:  Fewer mustangs run wild than are held in corrals. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Luxury in the wild west

Beatrice Hodgkin spends a few days on an eco-ranch, riding with mustangs and learning the fine art of lasso

Gadgets & Gear

TRAVEL: With these bikes, easy really does it

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Although ebikes remain relatively unusual on British or US streets, in many parts of Europe they are becoming common enough to be unremarkable, writes Sue Norris

Travel & Food

Help Spaniards with their English and have a holiday too

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

It’s a wonderful scheme where English speakers talk to Spanish students in return for a free week in a gorgeous hotel, writes Lesley Stones

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI

Hamilton wins in Singapore as Rosberg limps out

Lewis Hamilton regains Formula One drivers’ world championship lead, claiming victory after team-mate Nico Rosberg forced to retire with electronic problems

Opinion

Saru’s new plan pulls no punches about the slow pace of transformation

The five-year road map is a great plan, but relies too heavily on the provincial unions to make it happen

 
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The Third Umpire

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