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PIC chief investment officer Daniel Matjila. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

PIC targets top JSE firms in bid for growth

3 hour(s) ago

Public Investment Corporation in new strategic thrust to act as a catalyst for economic growth

Economy

‘Stubborn’ jobless rate hits six-year high

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2 hour(s) ago

Unemployment level adds weight to warnings that joblessness will plague SA for a long time if measures to grow economy are not implemented immediately

Energy

Eskom to name CEO ‘within weeks’

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Appointment comes at a critical time for Eskom, which is facing a cash crisis to which no solution has yet been found

Politics

Mantashe warns of ‘fascist movement’

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 hour(s) ago

ANC ups ante in its attacks on EFF, sparked by the shenanigans in Parliament, likening it to the Nazi party in Germany

Europe

EU agrees to economic sanctions on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

The measures will shut state-owned Russian banks out of European capital markets and target the defence sector and sensitive technologies, including oil

Industrials

AECI aims to reduce reliance on weak SA

AECI CEO Mark Dytor. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end as it tries to generate half its sales from outside SA within three years

Markets

JSE rises to record as metals strike ends

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
3 hour(s) ago

Investors lapping up industrial metal and construction companies after strike ends

World

IMF warns of potential risks to global growth

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13 hour(s) ago

IMF says sharply higher interest rates could combine with weaker growth in emerging markets to slice as much as two percentage points off global growth in the next five years

Politics

Mantashe defends Zuma daughter’s appointment

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: THE TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general says children should not suffer for parents’ sins

Thuthukile Zuma speaks during the Jacob Zuma centenial lecture at Nelson Mandela Banquet Hall in Potchefstroom in this 2012 file picture. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD/VATHISWA RUSELO

Zuma’s daughter appointment sends wrong signal

The rise of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter is a disincentive, writes Roderick Lim Banda

Columnists

Steven Friedman

Claiming that reconciliation has failed assumes that a serious attempt has been made to address our racial divides, writes Steven Friedman

SA should try reconciliation — for real this time

Columnists

Allister Sparks promo

Young musicians are South Africa’s greatest source of undervalued talent, writes Allister Sparks

Youth orchestra a neglected public relations investment

Health

Plans to regulate where doctors work put on ice

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1 hour(s) ago

Sama wants enabling act overhauled, saying it is unclear, unconstitutional and threatens doctors’ livelihoods

Retail & Consumer

SA craft lager earns gold at Berlin festival

Picture: STELLENBRAU
2 hour(s) ago

SA’s burgeoning craft beer industry has been thrust onto the global map with a Stellenbosch-based brewer winning the best lager prize

Labour

Numsa, Solidarity sign wage deal with Seifsa

Irvin Jim, general secretary of Numsa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Unions in metal and engineering sectors sign three-year wage deal with employer body, but Neasa declines to sign until its demands are addressed

African News

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies from virus

A health worker sprays disinfectant in a house belonging to someone suspected of coming into contact with the Ebola virus in Macenta, Guinea, in March. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

The death of Sheik Umar Khan follows the deaths of dozens of local health workers and the infection of two American medics in Liberia

Former president Thabo Mbeki testifies at the Seriti Commission on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Graft informers are being given a raw deal

Mukelani Dimba: How do we encourage culture of speaking out against corruption if language used to define those who courageously speak out against these social ills remains so acutely negative?

Telecoms & Technology

Bain wins Telkom contract ‘without open bidding’

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES
12 hour(s) ago

Letter shows there was no record of a published or archived competitive process that led to the selection of Bain

Politics

DA heads to court on ANC failure to hand over Oudtshoorn council

Kimi Makwetu. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND/SUNDAY TIMES
52 minute(s) ago

The DA has filed court papers demanding their councillors be reinstated, and that the mayor, speaker and town managers surrender their offices

Asia-Pacific

China investigates former top official

3 hour(s) ago

China investigating one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade on suspicion of corruption

Law & Constitution

Unions argue SANDF may not discriminate against HIV-positive recruits

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

High court hears about ‘blanket exclusion’ of HIV-positive recruits from South African National Defence Force through health tests

Law & Constitution

Attorneys Amendment Bill aims to end multiple law societies

Picture: TOP NEWS
14 hour(s) ago

A number of law societies to regulate the operations of attorneys are refusing to co-operate in matters of unprofessional conduct

National

Tribal landlords vote over mining royalty funds

12 hour(s) ago

Divided Bapo ba Mogale community start voting over platinum miner Lonmin’s offer to swap royalties for an equity stake, which is estimated to be more than R1bn, excluding dividends

Labour

Strike ballots ‘can be useful’ for unions

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37 minute(s) ago

The debate over strike balloting has once again surfaced in the wake of violent and lengthy strikes over the past two years

Middle East

Israel knocks out Gaza’s only power station

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Israel knocks out Gaza’s only power plant, flattens the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and hits dozens more high-profile targets in the enclave

Markets

Commodities supply outlook splits

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Goldman Sachs says nickel and palladium are set to outperform iron ore and soybeans, as supply outlooks for commodities diverge

Mining

Gem Diamonds soars on Letšeng

Gem Diamonds CEO Clifford Elphick. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Gem Diamonds reports an 80% jump in revenue for the interim period and a one-third increase in output

Gadgets & Gear

L’Oréal make-up goes virtual for selfie age

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

New app is one way of attracting attention in competitive world of cosmetics, but is also latest step in digital direction for manufacturers of consumer products

Mining

Petra’s second-largest shareholder sells two thirds of its stake in miner

Petra Diamonds CEO Johan Dippenaar. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
17 hour(s) ago

Awal Bank places 43-million shares with UK and international institutions at a discount of 12% to the stock’s Monday close

Europe

London’s famed ‘gherkin’ on sale for £650m

The Gherkin, a glass tower in London. Picture: BBC
18 hour(s) ago

Most ‘iconic office tower’ in the City’s skyline goes on sale after German property firm IVG Immobilien becomes frustrated at attempts to restructure debt

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Cartoons

RINGING CHANGES: But you’re bound to be comfortable and assured that the Cherokee Trailhawk will wear off-road abuse just fine.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Veteran gets up to date

Jeep moves away from wartime roots as basic piece of kit, writes Alexander Parker

Opinion

JAZZ: Shepherd’s trio

There’s a palpable shared sense of fun when Kyle Shepherd, Shane Cooper and Jonno Sweetman grab a fast groove and fly with it

Clive Barker. Picture: SOWETAN

Barker backs Mashaba to get best out of SA

Former Bafana boss has no doubt coach has the personality to deliver

Rugby

Players ‘took ownership of Waratahs’

3 hour(s) ago

Waratahs’ two-season transformation from Super Rugby lightweights to Australia’s major force driven by a playing group embracing ‘ownership’ of the club and its culture, says coach Michael Cheika

Other Sport

Schedule hampers Okagbare’s quest for four gold medals

TREBLE ATTEMPT:  Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria celebrates with the flag after winning the women's 100m final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Blessing Okagbare scorches to commanding victory in women’s 100m at Hampden Park, timing a Games record of 10.85 seconds

 
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The Third Umpire

Former Gauteng health MEC and current ANC provincial whip Brian Hlongwa has not yet been charged with any crime, but even so he has a lot to answer for, not least regarding the state of health services in the province.

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