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Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

State set for tighter control of Eskom

15 minute(s) ago

New CEO Tshediso Matona cites failure to account and will have to ensure utility complies with proposed bill that Department of Public Enterprises is working on

Economy

Inflation moderates for first time this year

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7 minute(s) ago

Higher interest rates weigh on overindebted consumers but are good news for investors as they mean higher rates of return

Media

Protector and minister to try solve SABC’s Motsoeneng problem

Department of Communication Minister, Faith Muthambi addressing post cabinet media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
9 hour(s) ago

Public protector and minister agree to work together to solve irregular appointment of SABC’s chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Politics

Mabe can still run for ANCYL president, says convenor

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Pule Mabe is facing charges of corruption and fraud, following allegations that funds were directed from the SA Social Security Agency to companies he owns

Politics

Potential ‘lost for social-democratic capitalism in SA’

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9 hour(s) ago

Most unlikely that the National Development Plan will succeed in achieving a social accord, leading economist warns

National

Charges dropped against Marikana miners

Striking miners at Marikana, near Rustenburg. Picture: MOELETSI MABE
14 hour(s) ago

The state would not have been able to prove their cases if the matter went to trial, says Andries Nkome, who is part of the defence team

Americas

Argentina says proposed debt swap aims to protect investors

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13 hour(s) ago

Argentina’s plan for making payments on sovereign bonds via local bank aims to protect vast majority of creditors who participated in two debt restructurings

Mining

BHP Billiton confirms sale plans for most SA assets

TIME TO ACCOUNT: BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie prepares to discuss the company's annual results at a meeting in Sydney on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Global resources group plans to spin off noncore businesses estimated to be worth $16bn — including most of its assets in SA

Americas

US attorney-general to visit Ferguson

A MATTER OF SECURITY: US Attorney-General Eric Holder at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington DC on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Attorney-general Eric Holder due in St Louis suburb after arrest of almost 50 protesters in 11th night of racially charged demonstrations over killing of black teen

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Zuma sticking with signature strategy: stall and obfuscate

What does the President Jacob Zuma’s response to the Nkandla findings really mean, asks Mcebisi Ndletyana

Columnists

Negative results, assessed honestly, are a supreme catalyst to progress and ultimately, success, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Eskom needs to confront its failures to facilitate its success

Columnists

The more chaos the EFF creates, the more its constituents see it as challenging the natural order of things, writes Gareth van Onselen

DA misunderstands
EFF’s purpose

Companies

STOCKWATCH: Pinnacle Holdings share price bounces back

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13 hour(s) ago

After losing 65% of value in past six months, information and communication technology group’s stock climbs 21.4% in late afternoon after release of update

Mining

Implats stops all mining at Bimha Mine

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16 hour(s) ago

Impala Platinum says all mining activity has ceased with immediate effect at Zimbabwe mine to ensure safety of employees

Education

PwC training leads to improved matric results

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11 hour(s) ago

Firm trains principals and facilitators in management skills and the programme has been implemented in about 25% of KwaZulu-Natal’s schools

African Business

Africa nations sell debt for Ebola fight

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) member in protective gear. Picture: AFP/CELLOU BINANI
1 day(s) ago

Ebola outbreak strains finances of affected governments, with Sierra Leone using Treasury bills to fund fight against virus as mining companies halt operations

Europe

France urges Israel, Palestinians to talk after ceasefire ends

French President Francois Hollande answers a question during a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

French President Francois Hollande calls on Israel and Palestinians to resume truce talks after Gaza ceasefire collapses

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Perceived weakness of CPI is also its strength

Index is derived from the collective information of tens of thousands of transactions and tracks the inflation experience of the country as a whole, writes Patrick Kelly

Health

Sugar tax mooted to save lives and money

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1 day(s) ago

Study shows 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million

Telecoms & Technology

Vodacom to spend R1bn on upgrading Gauteng network

Vodacom branding on the Ponte Building in Hilbrow, Johannesburg, in 2011. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/FELIX DLANGAMANDLA
1 day(s) ago

Vodacom says it will invest R1bn in upgrading its network and adding new base stations in Gauteng

Politics

ANC’s resolution ‘will constrain probe of Zuma’

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

DA argues that the mandate of the ad hoc committee is limited to the president’s Nkandla report and will be a constraint on the work of the committee

Politics

MPs look at overlapping Chapter Nine mandates with an eye on costs

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1 day(s) ago

Parliamentary committees take first steps to address areas where the mandates of Chapter Nine institutions overlap, and how resources can be saved

Middle East

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist

A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be US journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Insurgents post video allegedly showing beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US journalist whose life they say depends on how US acts in Iraq

African News

Sadc Tribunal back with mandate reduced to interstate cases

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1 day(s) ago

Regional leaders adopt new protocol to reconstitute the tribunal of Sadc, but with a diminished mandate

Asia-Pacific

BHP shares slump in Australia after demerger plans

People walk through the foyer of the BHP Billiton headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, in this file picture. Picture: BLOOMBERG
18 hour(s) ago

BHP Billiton’s shares tumble in Australia as investors show disappointment with lack of share buyback and concern over mining giant’s demerger plans, analysts say

Financial Services

Moody’s lowers ratings on big banks

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1 day(s) ago

Aftershocks from collapse of unsecured lender African Bank continue to ripple through SA’s financial services sector, with all four major banks downgraded

Europe

Novartis licenses drugs to nonprofit tuberculosis group

A Novartis logo on its headquarters in Mumbai, India. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Tuberculosis claimed 1.3-million lives worldwide last year, making it the deadliest disease after AIDS to be caused by a single infectious agent, says WHO

Europe

Glencore keeps promise to return cash to shareholders

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2 minute(s) ago

Commodities group announces share buyback programme of up to $1bn as it report forecast-beating first-half profit

Financial Services

Standard Bank denies reckless lending to reverse mortgage scheme firm

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22 hour(s) ago

Bank tells court it had no reason to question motives of company involved in fraudulent scheme

Trade & Industry

Illegal cigarettes cost government R3bn a year

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23 hour(s) ago

SARS official says border controls have been strengthened and various government agencies are working together to fight the scourge

African News

Defections help boost Jonathan’s chances in presidential election

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrives at President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

Former anticorruption chief Nuhu Ribadu is latest to join Nigeria’s People’s Democratic Party, write Elisha Bala-Gbogbo and Yinka Ibukun

Europe

Maersk lifts profit forecast on higher shipping volumes

A Maersk shipping vessel. Picture: BLOOMBERG
20 hour(s) ago

World’s largest container-shipping line says earnings are rising because of higher freight volumes and lower costs

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Cartoons

BIG, BRASH AMERICAN:  But the Chrysler 300C now boasts a little Euro interior improvement.  Picture: QUICKPIC

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Force is with us in spades

We should all, from time to time, conduct an audit, writes Alexander Parker

Arts & Entertainment

Scent of money in new cinema tech

CINEMA POTATOES: People watch a rugby match between England and France at a cinema in France in 2010. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

New technology is allowing cinemas to provide a wider range of experiences to moviegoers than ever before, writes Robert Cookson

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNOLOGY: Smartphone owners’ appetite for new apps wanes

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1 day(s) ago

Waning appetite for new apps is fuelling mobile developers’ concerns that best days of growth are coming to an end

Hashim Amla during the second one-day international against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports club in Bulawayo on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA

Zimbabwe gets no luck from Proteas’ misfortune

Zimbabwe’s cricket team fail to cash in on several extraordinary SA dismissals

Soccer

Feuding means soccer will continue to suffer

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23 hour(s) ago

If things do not change, domestic soccer will still be stuck in the starting block four years from now

Cricket

Amla and De Kock, the new invincible odd couple

HOME AND AWAY: Hashim Amla plays a shot on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan  at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday. Captain Graeme Smith described conditions at Newlands as ‘foreign’ this time. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Thoughtful, efficient, polished Hashim Amla and instinctive, emphatic, unfiltered Quinton de Kock are another winning pair who seem connected by contrast

Opinion

Give Zimbabwe real support, or cut them loose

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It is time to decide about Zimbabwe’s future as an international cricketing nation




 
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