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Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies briefs media regarding plans to improve trade ties between South Africa-Japan, on Friday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Minister called to explain developments at CIPC

1 minute(s) ago

Parliamentary committee asks trade and industry minister to discuss Companies and Intellectual Property Commission after commissioner resigns

National

High chance of load-shedding on Tuesday night

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44 minute(s) ago

Eskom warns prognosis for rolling blackouts ‘very high for the evening’, asks customers to use power sparingly, switch off nonessential appliances

Energy

SA companies come to Eskom’s rescue

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset.
5 hour(s) ago

Petrochemicals company Sasol becomes the latest company to conclude a power purchase agreement when it reached a deal to supply up to 440MW of power to the grid

National

Fourth suspect arrested in killing of Emmanuel Sithole

After being stalked down a street, taunted and hit with a wrench, Emmanuel Sithole is cornered by his attackers, stabbed in the heart and left to die on a rubbish-strewn Alexandra street. He was from Mozambique. Picture: JAMES OATWAY/SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

South African Police Service confirm that suspect taken into custody in connection with murder of Mozambican will also appear in Alexandra Magistrate’s Court

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay’s earnings exceed market forecasts

Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Retailer says improvements in cost control, underlying efficiency are at forefront of first stage of plan, providing solid foundation for second stage

Transport & Tourism

Once-axed Gama back in top Transnet job

Siyabonga Gama. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 hour(s) ago

Siyabonga Gama appointed the acting CEO of the state-owned logistics company Transnet after CEO Brian Molefe seconded to Eskom

Labour

Amcu figures could tilt power among unions

Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

Amcu says its membership figures are closer to 40,000 — which does not give it a majority in the gold and coal sectors

African News

Threat to Robert Mugabe lies in Zanu (PF)

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, left, chats with former vice-president Joice Mujuru, who is seen as a successor to Mr Mugabe. File picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Power struggle in Zanu (PF) is effectively breaking the ruling party apart, writes Brian Latham

King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: REUTERS

King Goodwill Zwelithini blames ‘vile’ attacks on ‘third force’

After weeks of xenophobic violence mainly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, King Zwelithini denies calling on his subjects to attack foreigners

Columnists

Joseph Stiglitz promo

It seems to be another case of the US’s insecurity about its global influence trumping idealistic rhetoric, writes Joseph Stiglitz

US opposition to new Asia bank hard to fathom

Columnists

Nomalanga Mkhize

Nomalanga Mkhize: SA is no exception and faces social crises that many African countries faced 30 years ago

Xenophobic SA believes it’s special, but
it’s not

Labour

Workers expected to meet to discuss way forward at Medupi

Eskom's Medupi power plant.  Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

National Union of Metalworkers of SA says all unions represented at construction site continued to consult members amid labour disruptions

National

Broadcasting policy ‘against aims of House’

Lawyer Steven Budlender is arguing that Parliament’s broadcasting policy is unfair. File picture: TREVOR SAMSON/BUSINESS DAY
5 hour(s) ago

Editors’ forum, other applicants argue that Parliament’s broadcast policy is unfair and the images it broadcasts are inaccurate

Financial Services

Insurers and banks look to start-ups

Johannes Grosskopf, PwC banking and capital markets leader for Africa, left, and Peter Schlebusch, CEO of Standard Bank’s personal and business banking division. File pictures: ROBERT TSHABALALA
5 hour(s) ago

Trend is considered particularly pertinent to financial services in Africa, where cellphone use is growing strongly

Telecoms & Technology

Websites prepare for Google’s ‘mobilegeddon’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Search engine is changing its algorithm to favour sites that look good on smartphones, move is expected to have far-reaching effect on website operators

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How Lorgat’s ‘reminder’ did not interfere with the Proteas’ team choice

Smoke and mirrors have reappeared in the past fortnight with Cricket SA’s handling of the World Cup semifinal selection saga, writes Neil Manthorp

Financial Services

Alexander Forbes eyes Ghana and Tanzania

Alexander Forbes. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 hour(s) ago

Successful deal in Ghana will expand SA retirement fund giant’s footprint to seven African countries

National

UN agency in SA ‘flooded by calls from refugees’

Somali trader. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

UNHCR in SA resettled more than 1,000 refugees last year, most of them Somalis, followed by Congolese, Ethiopians, and Burundians

Europe

HSBC and StanChart consider Asia as UK taxes bite

The HSBC logo hangs outside a bank branch in London. Research appears to indicate that the bank will recover eventually after the money-laundering scandal at a subsidiary in Switzerland. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
5 hour(s) ago

Banks looking at viability of quitting London for a new home in Asia because a big jump in a tax on UK banks makes staying in Britain increasingly painful

Asia-Pacific

China’s $46bn investment plan hoped to revive Pakistan

A banner shows Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain, left, China’s President Xi Jinping and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, before Mr Xi’s visit to Islamabad. Picture: REUTERS/FAISAL MAHMOOD
5 hour(s) ago

Some analysts caution the huge figures are too good to be true and the government would have its work cut out turning the projects into reality, particularly in insurgency-hit Baluchistan province

Soccer

Baxter may change game plan

Stuart Baxter, left, and assistant Doctor Khumalo could finish the job on Wednesday. File Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

Amakhosi just three points from record 12th title as coach Stuart Baxter spends hours analysing attacking threat from Polokwane City

National

Court rules against RAF in grants case

WRECKED: The Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill aims to compensate victims efficiently, without costly litigation. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
5 hour(s) ago

Road Accident Fund argues foster care grants paid to guardian of orphaned children should be deducted from R112,942 payout

National

EFF man shot ahead of Malema’s address in Alexandra

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, centre, address people in Alexandra township on xenophobia on Monday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
13 hour(s) ago

Malema says EFF will not be intimidated, adding that those who shot at the EFF members were defending the criminals that attack foreign nationals

Business

Business cannot operate ‘in environment of violence’, says Chamber of Mines

Smoke rises from a burning vehicle as South Africans stand in the morning light after they attacked and burned vehicles and buildings in the area following another night of xenophobic related violence in downtown, Johannesburg.  Five people have been killed nationally during recent xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban. Picture:  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
21 hour(s) ago

Chamber of Mines CE Bheki Sibiya says attacks on foreign nationals are harming interests of business, also having negative effect on job creation

Europe

EU flounders in fatal waves of trafficking

Armed forces of Malta carry an immigrant’s body to a hearse on disembarking from a coast guard ship in the Port of Valletta yesterday. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

As many as 1,500 migrants have already died trying to cross the Med this year, on course to far exceed the 3,200 people the IOM estimates died making the journey last year

National

It’s power to the workers in Grinpal job-dispute court ruling

Power lines.  Picture: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO
5 hour(s) ago

Unpaid and out of work for two years, 41 employees get court relief under a labour law provision governing the automatic transfer of employees' contracts to new business owner

Economy

Mminele says firmer US dollar will pose challenges for SA

Daniel Mminele, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
17 hour(s) ago

Strengthening US economy and expected rate hikes and geopolitical risks suggest the dollar could appreciate further, says Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Greece’s effort on a solution could mean a default is close

Yanis Varoufakis. Picture: REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS
5 hour(s) ago

Greek finance minister wagering that Europe — and Chancellor Angela Merkel in particular — will not want to be blamed for forcing Greece out the eurozone

Cricket

Pietersen not good enough for England, says Australia great Stephen Waugh

Surrey’s Kevin Pietersen before their match against Glamorgan, in Cardiff on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

SA-born batsman Kevin Pietersen insists he wants to force his way back into the England team

Companies

Purchase of Dare adds heft to Adcorp

Richard Pike, CEO of Adcorp. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Adcorp bolsters presence in Africa and Asia Pacific by acquiring Australian-based oil and gas consultancy

Asia-Pacific

Car makers bank on China

Visitors admire a new car during the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Global car makers adamant that China remains the promised land even though sales growth has hit the brakes

Europe

Spin-off from Billiton even more of a gift

Xstrata CEO Mick Davis leaves a shareholders meeting in Zug, Switzerland, on Monday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/GIANLUCA COLLA
5 hour(s) ago

Falling commodities prices slash value of X2 target South32, write Brett Foley, Firat Kayakiran and James Paton

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Cartoons

 Judge Ian Farlam chaired the commission of inquiry into the deaths of 34 striking mine workers at Marikana. The commission targeted the workers themselves and failed to fully interrogate the role of Lonmin. Will the commission, like its predecessors, be remembered as an expensive and largely cynical exercise in burying the truth and protecting the powerful? Picture: SOWETAN

Places to cool hot potatoes

Commissions are state vehicles for doing nothing, writes Dale T McKinley

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Class of ‘79

Janice Warman. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
25 day(s) ago

A tale of torture tinged by unease over its worth, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Growth Engines

Singing the praises of Bayede! wines

Antoinette Vermooten in front of the Bayede! wine range, boasting King Zwelithini's family crest. Picture: DOMINIC PREUSS
5 hour(s) ago

Crafters were paid R300,000 for beadwork supplied for Bayede! wines last year, writes Penny Haw

Innovation

Researchers make beans count for the poor

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5 hour(s) ago

Thirty new bean varieties have been bred to beat the baking climate, writes Chris Arsenault

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Innovators

Bill Gates. Picture: BLOOMBERG
5 hour(s) ago

Walter Isaacson suggests ideas are a serendipitous blend of geopolitical events, cultural trends, the development of symbiotic industries and the power of collaboration, writes David Gorin

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: A car to make us venerate the Alfa brand

5 hour(s) ago

Motor companies understand the concept of monument pride. In fact, they’re on some occasions happy to build a car that will lose them money as long as it advances the brand, writes Alexander Parker

Motoring

Technology on the road to a safer drive for all

The top priority for manufacturers today is connectivity, with touch-screen consoles giving drivers access to every aspect of their car. Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Technology is not only connecting our cars but saving our bacon too, writes Mark Smyth

Growth Engines

Putting African luxury on the throne

The Bayede! range  extends from quality wines to clothing, giving resourceful individuals access to markets abroad. Picture:
5 hour(s) ago

There is more to the brand than wine. The Bayede! range includes luxury clothing, leatherwork, pottery, textiles, jewellery and an assortment of custom-packaged Rooibos tea, writes Penny Haw

Innovation

Charity campaigns to bring internet to rural Africa cause disruptions

People enter an internet cafe in the Hodan area of Mogadishu, Somalia. Greater connectivity will speed up boost migration from rural areas.  Picture: REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR
5 hour(s) ago

Change in isolated areas due to greater connectivity is understudied, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Opinion

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: Selling products by creating stories

As a third generation, family-owned winery, Van Loveren Family Vineyards engaged both sides of the brain to build a formidable capability in an industry they understand intimately

Edward Mnqele. File Picture: RICHARD HUGGARD/GALLO IMAGES

Chips are down but fighting spirit could keep Chippa up

As the league draws to a close, things have heated up at the bottom of the log as teams battle to avoid the drop

Cricket

Champions League T20 fate hangs on a thread

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Pivotal meeting on Sunday will determine the fate of the Champions League T20 and its revenue stream worth more than R300m a year for South African cricket

Other Sport

Kvitova’s game a breeze again after time on beach for fatigue

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts during her match against Caroline Garcia of France at the International Tennis Federation Cup (Fed Cup) semifinal match in Ostrava on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MICHAL CIZEK
5 hour(s) ago

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, still ranked fourth in the world, returns to the women’s tour this week in Stuttgart

Rugby

Gary Gold says suspended Sharks players owe it to him and team

Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold at a training session at Kings Park Stadium in Durban yesterday. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

Director of rugby Gary Gold’s senior players have missed a critical juncture of the Sharks’ season through suspensions

Other Sport

A resurgent Nadal faces an uphill task

Rafael Nadal: Picture: AFP PHOTO/QUIQUE GARCIA
5 hour(s) ago

Spaniard is beaten in straight sets by world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday, but insisted he is pleased by his progress

Soccer

De Sa refuses to gamble on Mobara’s knee against Stars

Roger de Sa. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES/ GRANT PITCHER
5 hour(s) ago

Ajax coach De Sa says Abbubaker Mobara has stretched a ligament, medical staff will work hard on his recovery

Other Sport

Steinhoff boss spends R12.7m at yearling sale

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

Markus Jooste’s spending spree means he accounts for more than a quarter of the sale of about R44,3m

Opinion

How Lorgat’s ‘reminder’ did not interfere with the Proteas’ team choice

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Smoke and mirrors have reappeared in the past fortnight with Cricket SA’s handling of the World Cup semifinal selection saga

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The Third Umpire

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Yes, there’s a silver lining to every dark cloud and all that, but his attempt to put a positive spin on SA’s power crisis and xenophobic violence comes across as blinkered and dishonest.

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Another day, another state institution in crisis. This time it’s the National Health Laboratory Service, which Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi insists is on the mend but has suffered an exodus of senior staff.

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US Republican senator Johnny Isakson, who has overplayed his hand in championing US Big Chicken by trying to force SA to remove antidumping duties on US imports, putting the Agoa trade talks at risk.

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