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Xolani Mkhwanazi.   Picture: SUPPLIED

Rail contractor promises not to disappoint

6 hour(s) ago

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium has a R51bn contract to deliver 600 trains to the Passenger Rail Agency of SA

Energy

Linde to take helium from Renergen’s Free State find

Renergen CEO Stefano Marani (left) and Afrox managing director Schalk Venter (right) signing the deal on Thursday that commercialises SA’s first onshore helium and natural gas field in the Free State.  Picture: SUPPLIED
4 hour(s) ago

Agreement to construct R200m liquefaction plant will allow commercialisation of SA’s first onshore gasfield

Science & Environment

Port Alfred tackles water problems by building reverse osmosis plant

Water treatment plant. Picture: SUPPLIED
4 hour(s) ago

Desalinated water will make supply more palatable and boost supplies

Mining

Civil-society groups speak out against Karoo mining

Karoo: Picture: REUTERS / MIKE HUTCHINGS
4 hour(s) ago

Opposition to planned uranium mining ventures in the Karoo is mounting through action campaigns launched by civil-society groups

National

DA leader calls Zuma a ‘thief’

Mmusi Maimane addresses the state of the nation debate on February 16, 2016. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Arguments erupted in Parliament over the reinstating of graft charges against Zuma after the Pretoria High Court ruled that they should not have been dropped

Health

Council says only highly skilled nurses are in short supply

Picture: ISTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

It tells health market inquiry there is no general shortage of auxiliary, enrolled, or registered nurses, but only of professional nurses

National

Human Rights hate speech probe delayed

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi,  President Jacob Zuma and King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: SOWETAN
5 hour(s) ago

King Goodwill Zwelithini is accused of making utterances amounting to hate speech against foreigners during a moral regeneration event in Pongola last year

National

Demarcation protests in Limpopo worsen

Malamulele which is experiencing violent protests as residents demand their own municipality. Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

Residents are resisting an approved merger between Vuwani with parts of the Thulamela, Musina and Mutale local municipality to form a new municipality

Financial Services

AEEI plans purchases this year in its core IT and marine sectors

Sekunjalo Investments CEO Khalid Abdulla. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

Strong interim performance sets the stage for acquisitive growth

Johannesburg’s CBD at night. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Governments have more to worry about than blanket corruption assumptions

The Auditor-General reports minimal corruption in large municipalities and improved municipal finance management and reporting, writes Geoffrey Bickford

Columnists

Hilary Joffe: Economists are already watching Brexit as one possible risk to global growth, while the spillover effects are bound for South Africa

Why Brexit if it ain’t broke, SA may ask from the wings

Columnists

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The race with the curious gait, and town’s harmonious integration reflect degree to which South Africans live in two worlds, writes Leon Louw

Tripling horse
race wakes Wakkerstroom

Transport & Tourism

Cape Town hopes weak rand will lure tourists over winter

Bantry Bay, Cape Town.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Tourism contributes millions to Cape Town’s economy, but the city is not seen as an attractive destination over winter because of its cold, wet and windy weather

Sport

Those who oppose transformation in sport ‘lack God’, says Mbalula

Fikile Mbalula.  Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

All peace-loving people in SA who want to see development, ‘understand the need for transformation’, and the government will not give in to threats

Europe

AP Moller-Maersk’s quarterly net profit slumps 86%

Picture: ISTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Maersk CEO says the company has plenty of cash for deals in a sector facing ‘radical change ahead’ even as its container shipping business brings in a surprise profit

National

Three wounded in taxi-related shooting at Mall of Africa

Police and paramedics on the scene after a shooting incident at the Mall of Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday.  Picture: SUPPLIED
7 hour(s) ago

One of the wounded had to be airlifted to hospital and two wounded people were among four suspects arrested, police say

Labour

Court dismisses challenge against collective bargaining extension

Leon Louw, executive director at the Free Market Foundation. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 hour(s) ago

Cosatu and Numsa applaud the ruling, saying collective bargaining agreements would have unravelled had it gone the other way

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says the new mining charter emphasises using broad-based collective ownership programmes for the mining industry, says the writer. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

BEE MATTERS: Businesses need to plan to meet new BEE codes

Newly sharpened tools of transformation require extensive business planning to implement, writes Gideon Gerber

National

Most violent criminals and their victims are young: survey

Crime scene. Picture: THE HERALD
11 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA believes changes in societal behaviour and values stand a better chance at curbing many crimes than strategies adopted by the police

Telecoms & Technology

Business Connexion aims for cloud growth through purchase

Business Connexion CEO Isaac Mophatlane. Picture: SOWETAN
12 hour(s) ago

Business Connexion has bought Relational Database Consulting Group, which has a strong focus on operating systems such as Oracle

Politics

New ANC MP faces onslaught from EFF

ANC MP Sfiso Buthelezi. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs give Sfiso Buthelezi a hard time in the National Assembly during his maiden speech on the Treasury budget vote

Business

Gordhan criticises ‘arrogance’ of some state-owned companies’ boards

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Some SOEs tend to display belligerence not befitting corporate governance when doing things they are not supposed to do, says finance minister

National

M1 bridge collapse inquiry postponed for a second time

Paramedics attend to those injured in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge over the M1 in Johannesburg on October 14 2015. Picture: EPA
12 hour(s) ago

Labour Department says it has received ‘extensive’ reports only from Murray & Roberts and Form-Scaff

Europe

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s says more price cuts on the way

Sainsbury’s is the UK’s third-biggest grocer. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

With earnings down for a second year, the company said it did not expect an improvement in tough trading conditions any time soon

National

New legislation expected to strengthen social security, says minister

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said investing in technology will improve social grant payments. Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

It will include laws to stop unauthorised deductions from grants, provide funeral benefits, and give victims more support

National

Ethekwini plan to send councillors to Germany slammed

Soccer ball. Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

The city wants the councillors to accompany its under-15 girls’ soccer team to the week-long One Nation Cup tournament

National

EFF evicted from Parliament again over Zuma demands

The EFF being removed from Parly. Picture: SUPPLIED
9 hour(s) ago

EFF MPs block president's budget vote address because he failed to uphold the Constitution and could face reinstated corruption charges

Property

Rockcastle’s dividend growth on track

Rockcastle CEO Spiros Noussis. Picture: SUPPLIED BY ROCKCASTLE
8 hour(s) ago

The global real estate company intends continuing to target acquisitions in Poland and the Czech Republic, and extending its development pipeline

Health

New infection control and prevention system reduces superbug infections

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

New system of unit specific, clinical and lab-based surveillance was studied at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, in Johannesburg

Politics

ANC KwaZulu-Natal moves closer to finalising its list of election candidates

POLL TIME:  The government says the local government election will go ahead on August 3 regardless of the Constitutional Court matter relating to voters’ addresses. Picture: SOWETAN
8 hour(s) ago

Selection process generally went well, but some pockets of concern and complaints were still being addressed by the list committee

National

Witness denies any knowledge of meeting day before Marikana massacre

MEMORIAL: Crosses planted on the koppie near the Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana where 34 miners lost their lives at the hands of police during a protest in August 2012. Picture: THE TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Capt Monwabisi Ntlati says the decision to implement a tactical plan during the protracted strike at the Lonmin mine came from national management

Law & Constitution

Two women among four new chief magistrate appointments

Michael Masutha. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

The four were appointed by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha to fill vacancies in Cape Town, Durban, Palm Ridge and Randburg

National

African horse sickness claims lives of two more horses in Western Cape

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10 hour(s) ago

Three more horses on the Paarl farm where the first case was detected last month have tested positive for African horse sickness

Financial Services

Potential bid for Barclays’ African unit draws early opposition

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank indicates that regulators are likely to oppose a private-equity play for any SA lenders

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Cartoons

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Johannesburg psychologist wins regional short story competition

Faraaz Mahomed will now compete for the overall 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, to be announced in Jamaica in June

Arts & Entertainment

Broadway musical Hamilton secures 16 Tony Award nominations

Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of the of the play
12 hour(s) ago

The hip-hop and R&B musical tells the story of US Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who was killed in an 1804 duel with vice-president Aaron Burr

Health

Videogamers wanted — to help with medical research

Picture: ISTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

The project is the latest crowdsourcing research effort based on the idea that science is a game almost anyone can play.

Participants talk before the start of the World Anti-Doping Agency symposium for Anti-Doping Organisations in Lausanne. Picture: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE

Wada suspends Africa’s only anti-doping laboratory

Laboratory says it will not appeal the suspension because the shutdown was planned with the World Anti-Doping Agency to allow time to upgrade equipment

Rugby

Contestable kicks: how to put them to good use

DANGEROUS LANDING: Bernard Foley, top, and Leolin Zas in a tangle last Saturday that resulted in a red card for Zas. Picture: CHRIS RICCO/BACKPAGEPIX
20 hour(s) ago

The recent slew of red cards for dangerous kicks should not deter teams from deploying the high ball

Soccer

Bale seeks to seal revival on biggest stage

SKILL: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale will face Manchester City on Tuesday in the Uefa Champions League semifinal. Picture: REUTERS/VINCENT WEST
20 hour(s) ago

For the first time ever Welshman Gareth Bale stamps his authority on Real Madrid

Soccer

Bartlett urges his players to be mentally strong against Downs

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20 hour(s) ago

Coach says his sqaud must recover from Cosmos defeat and focus on beating title-chasing Sundowns

Soccer

Team spirit was the key, says captain Morgan

IN HARMONY: Leicester captain Wes Morgan, second left, celebrates with teammates Shinji Okazaki, Riyad Mahrez and Danny Drinkwater after scoring against Southampton last month. Picture: REUTERS/DARREN STAPLES
20 hour(s) ago

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan hails indomitable team spirit that secures phenomenal English Premier League title success

Cricket

Proteas plunge from one to six in three months

Linda Zondi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
20 hour(s) ago

The rude reality of Protea’s crash from No 1 to sixth confirms what cricket-minded South Africans have known for months

Rugby

On-fire Hougaard boosts Blitzboks

Francois Hougaard. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/MALCOLM COUZENS
20 hour(s) ago

Dynamic scrumhalf Francois Hougaard eligible for selection for the Paris and London legs of the HSBC World Sevens Series

Opinion

The in-house joker finally gets tired of firing his coaches

No one could believe it: Chippa Mpengesi finally stopped United’s revolving door at coach Dan Malesela

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