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Lonmin CEO Ben Magara. Picture: MASIMBA SASA

Lonmin unveils R646m deal with Bapo ba Mogale community

4 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer also announces R100m cash payment to community as company strives to meet its black economic empowerment targets by end of this year

National

Less than 10% of municipalities receive clean audits

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

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says results for 2012-13 mark improvement from previous year, but target set in 2009 to have 100% clean audits has been missed

Financial Services

Barclays to focus on corporate lending in SA

Absa Group CEO Maria Ramos. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
19 minute(s) ago

Barclays Africa Group is focusing on lending to companies in South Africa to counter drop in retail credit as financial health of households deteriorates

Economy

PIC targets top JSE firms in bid for growth

PIC chief investment officer Daniel Matjila. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 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
10 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
9 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
22 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

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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

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

African Business

Rio Tinto to sell Mozambican coal assets

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

Mining company announces deal to sell Benga coal mine, other projects in Tete province for $50m after writing down their value by $3bn last year

Retail & Consumer

SA craft lager earns gold at Berlin festival

Picture: STELLENBRAU
10 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
23 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

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?

Cricket

Kallis announces his retirement

Jacques Kallis. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

South African cricket stalwart Jacques Kallis says he will bow our of international cricket after realising his ‘dream of playing in World Cup was a bridge too far’

African News

At least 34 killed in stampede at Guinea beach concert

18 minute(s) ago

At least 34 people, including several children, are killed in stampede at beachside rap concert celebrating end of Ramadan in Guinea’s capital Conakry

Politics

Mantashe defends Zuma daughter’s appointment

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

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

Telecoms & Technology

Bain wins Telkom contract ‘without open bidding’

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES
20 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
9 hour(s) ago

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

World

IMF warns of potential risks to global growth

Picture: REUTERS
21 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

Labour

Strike ballots ‘can be useful’ for unions

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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

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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’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 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
11 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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Exxaro CEO Sipho Nkosi. The company’s acquisition of Total Coal will double its capacity to export through the Richards Bay Coal Terminal and do wonders for its margins. Roll on the global recovery and increased energy demand.

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