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Minister wants wider blackout of violent acts

SENSITIVE: Mphagane Junior Primary School in Vuwani was set alight. Pictures: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Violence in mostly poor black communities does not reflect SA, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Science & Environment

SKA’s land-buying process takes shape

A Square Kilometre Array Meerkat antenna is transported to the international project site in the Karoo desert. Picture: SKA SA
1 hour(s) ago

Farmers relent to allow land-acquisition process for the Square Kilometre Array to get under way

Mining

Amcu on strike at Sibanye’s Kroondal

Workers aligned to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march in 2013. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

The producer expects its employees to return to work on Monday or face disciplinary action after it secured a court interdict

Politics

Malema says intimidation shows ANC nervous in KwaZulu-Natal

A crowd of about 5, 000 people gathered in Emalahleni to listen to EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: SAM MKOKELI
1 hour(s) ago

Police fire rubber bullets and form a human barrier to keep rivals parties apart during KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast rally

Science & Environment

Pandor vows to pursue research goal

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says SA needs to spend more on R&D to meet its growth goals and has no intention of revising its target

Politics

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: Councillor lists and voters roll due this week

Kimi Makwetu. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The ward councillor lists have been a source of division and marred by violence, writes Khulekani Magubane

Mining

De Beers gets new head as CE Mellier quits after five years

Bruce Cleaver. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

Bruce Cleaver becomes De Beers CEO on July 1 as reports say Philippe Mellier may head Air France-KLM airline

Property

Texton buys two property portfolios from Blend worth more than R860m

Flats on the bank of the River Thames on Wapping High Street in London. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 day(s) ago

The deal allows Texton to improve the overall quality of its portfolio while diversifying beyond SA into the UK, Texton says

Picture: REUTERS/KACPER PEMPEL

EDITORIAL: Growing threat of cyber heists

There is constant barrage of attacks on bank systems as global cyber-syndicates find ever more innovative methods of hacking

Columnists

Shackled to its reliance on external investment and debt, Africa’s socioeconomic struggles are set to deepen, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Continent hobbled by reliance on external forces

Columnists

The public broadcaster’s blackout on service delivery protests is undiluted censorship. Hlaudi Motsoeneng must be stopped, writes Gareth van Onselen

How Motsoeneng
has subverted the news

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: S&P decision set to overshadow all else

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ
1 hour(s) ago

S&P Global Ratings has made no secret it must be convince the government will deliver on debt and reform promises, writes Claire Bisseker

Business

Treasury’s centre designed to end delays in paying suppliers

SOLUTION:  Black Business Council CEO Mohale Ralebitso says Treasury and the business lobby group have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a walk-in payment call centre. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 hour(s) ago

Treasury and the Black Business Council sign a memorandum of understanding to set up a walk-in payment call centre

Telecoms & Technology

Struggling Altron eyes new sectors

Picture: ISTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Technology and telecommunications to become focus of group strategy, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Europe

France’s chaotic transport strike persists

Workers on strike block access to an oil depot near the Total refinery of Donges, western France, on Friday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD
1 hour(s) ago

The escalating unrest forces the government to dip into its strategic fuel reserves

Management

SA popular destination for business services

Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

SA has established itself as a global destination for quality business process services, says MD

Foreign direct investment to SA has shifted from commodities to the service sector, with local banks proving attractive to foreign investors. However, this could change when London-based Barclays plc sells down its 62% stake in Barclays Africa (Absa). Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Shifts vital to halting financial outflows

Individual freedom and true economic independence will come only by focusing on factors that increase economic growth, write Robert Jeffrey and Johannes Jordaan

Middle East

Saudi privatisation a treasure trove for banks

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a cabinet meeting that agrees to implement a broad reform plan known as Vision 2030 in Riyadh.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Support from the restructuring plans, known as Vision 2030, gains momentum for the biggest Arab economy

African News

Zimbabwean opposition march against Mugabe

ENOUGH:  Movement for Democratic Change supporters shout political slogans and hold placards during a protest against the Zimbabwean government on Saturday in Bulawayo. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ZINYANGE AUNTONY
15 hour(s) ago

The MDC was once tied in shaky power-share government with Mugabe’s Zanu-PF following 2009 political deal

African News

Gambian president tells UN to ‘go to hell’

Yahya Jammeh. Picture: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON
1 hour(s) ago

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh blasts the UN and Amnesty for demanding justice after the death in custody of an opposition activist who had called for him to leave office

Europe

Newborns among 700 refugees feared dead

Picture:REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

The number of feared dead rises to 700 as survivors say one of two Sudanese vessels sank with migrants packed in the hold

Europe

British war bunker a safe spot for fine wines

WAREHOUSE:  A personal wine collection stored in a room at Wine Vault in Hong Kong, which — thanks to its vast concentrations of wealth — has become a major hub for wine sales across Asia. Picture: AFP PHOTO/DALE DE LA REY
1 hour(s) ago

Oenophiles have found a storage solution in Hong Kong where space is tight, reports Jacques Clement

Middle East

Adeptio and Kuwait Food deal collapses

Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

The parties decline to explain why the deal for the Middle Eastern food franchise operator has collapsed after protracted talks

Europe

Airbus helicopters denies gearbox role

Rescuers work at a site where a helicopter crashed, west of the Norwegian city of Bergen, in April.   Picture: NTB SCANPIX/BERGENS TIDENDE/VIA REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Britain and Norway have grounded flights of utility helicopter Super Puma, a workhorse of the oil industry, amid concerns over gearbox problems linked to previous accidents

Companies

JSE accused of failing to protect small investors

JSE. Picture: MICHAEL BRATT
1 hour(s) ago

Shareholder deeply dissatisfied with the JSE’s refusal to accept responsibility for the contents and quality of listed company circulars

Telecoms & Technology

eMedia in talks with DStv over news deal

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

DStv is expected to enter a new agreement to retain access to eMedia 24-hour news channel which includes eSat.tv, e.tv, radio station Yfm and Sasani Africa

Financial Services

Media sensationalised Capitec dispute, says CEO

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie says while the lender takes the case seriously Summit should avoid attacks through the media

Media

SABC denies refusing to air DA election ads

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

The DA will lodge a formal complaint with Icasa to stave off the SABC’s attempt to abuse its power to censor the DA

Economy

Possibility of credit rating downgrade looms for SA

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ
13 hour(s) ago

In April S&P said adverse global and domestic factors continue to weaken South Africa’s macroeconomic outlook

National

No-one is above the law‚ including the president, says Nkoana-Mashabane

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
15 hour(s) ago

Nkoana-Mashabane said she was more frightened by seeing an old woman carrying a water can in modern day SA than by EFF leader Julius Malema’s threats of violence

Politics

Local elections about repairing ‘broken trust’‚ says Lekota

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: SOWETAN
15 hour(s) ago

Lekota added that whereas South Africans all had great hope in 1994‚ they now hold a lot of anxiety and disappointment

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Cartoons

Job interview. Picture: THE SOWETAN/VATHISWA RUSELO

Three tips for changing your career, without starting over

There are ways to shift jobs without giving up your professional status

Life

Johnny Depp ordered to stay away from wife over abuse claim

Actress Amber Heard leaves the Superior Court of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 27, 2016, with what appears to be a bruise on her right cheek after obtaining a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp in this still image from video. Picture: REUTERS/Rollo Ross
15 hour(s) ago

Heard submitted pictures to the court showing a bruise on her face that she claims was inflicted during a fight withDepp

Health

Schwarzenegger opens Arnold Classic event in SA

Athletes in the Women's Professional Body Building section of the Arnold Classic Africa on stage at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 May 2016. The first Arnold Classic Africa sees body builders from South Africa and abroad take to the stage to win their highest awards. The Arnold Classic is named after actor, governor of California and former body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
1 day(s) ago

Schwarzenegger wants to promote healthy lifestyles around the world

ELATION: Charné Bosman breaks the tape at Sunday’s Comrades in a time of 6:25:55. Picture: ANESH DEBIKY/GALLO IMAGES

South African runners take Comrades

David Gatebe and Charné Bosman hold the South African flag high with their wins in the Comrades Marathon

Soccer

Zidane factor steers Real to 11th Euro title

JUST FOR YOU, BOSS:  Zinedine Zidane gets the treatment from his victorious Real Madrid players after they beat Atletico Madrid in the Uefa Champions League final. Picture: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH
1 hour(s) ago

Cristiano Ronaldo nets the winning penalty in a shootout to cap Real’s remarkable turnaround

Soccer

Tinkler waits to hear fate from Pirates bosses

REGRETS:  Eric Tinkler reacts  during the Nedbank Cup final between SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates in Polokwane on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FREDDIE SHIVAMBU
1 hour(s) ago

Eric Tinkler's fate in the hands of management after Bucs dash expectations of some silverware

Other Sport

Hamilton finally ends wait for win after Ricciardo pit bungle

CATCH UP:  Lewis Hamilton looks relaxed, but he is likely to be revved up come the weekend. Picture: REUTERS/ALY SONG
1 hour(s) ago

World champion Lewis Hamilton secures an unexpected and skilful victory for Mercedes in an incident-filled Monaco Grand Prix

Rugby

Coetzee’s Bok picks limp into camp

Allister Coetzee, during the Springboks squad announcement at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday. Picture: RYAN WILKISKY/BACKPAGEPIX
1 hour(s) ago

Majority of the newly selected Springbok squad limps into Stellenbosch on Sunday after some physical Super Rugby clashes at the weekend

Other Sport

Rowers hit choppy waters at Lucerne event

PODIUM PLACE: SA’s Ursula Grobler, left, and Kirsten McCann on their way to winning bronze in Lucerne on Sunday. Picture: EPA
1 hour(s) ago

Only two of four crews make the podium at the second World Cup event in Lucerne, Switzerland

Other Sport

Murray and Wawrinka work way into quarters

Andy Murray serves. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Second seed Andy Murray reaches French Open quarterfinals for the sixth time, while defending champion Stan Wawrinka also moved into the quarterfinals

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Whether the “rotation” of SA’s oil stocks is legitimate or an enrichment scam, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must know she needs the finance minister’s permission to dispose of significant state assets

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Rev Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth, has chosen to return her licence to the Anglican Church rather than have it revoked for entering into a same-sex marriage. Sad, but dignified.

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Zimbabwe Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Without the reserves to back them, the “bond notes” he plans to print to supplement scarce dollar supplies will result in runaway inflation. Has his government learnt nothing?

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