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Brian Molefe.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Molefe given SA's worst job

3 hour(s) ago

Brian Molefe has stepped into the country's hottest seat after Lynne Brown named him acting CEO of Eskom. His first priority: get runaway load-shedding under control

Business Times

Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol square on

Lagos, Nigeria. Picture: EPA/AHMED JALLANZO
3 hour(s) ago

Officials of Nigerian government hands memorandum to SA, demanding that South Africa take swift action against the attackers — or else South African business in Nigeria would be shut down, say reports

Business Times Feed

Sanlam's Van Zyl mum on big idea

Johan van Zyl. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

It looks as if Johan van Zyl, outgoing CEO of Sanlam who is credited with turning around what was a lumbering Afrikaans insurance giant back in 2003, may team up with his family in a new business venture

Business Times

State oil plans 'will put SA on slippery slope'

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Fuel industry body warns that new facility will undercut local viability and harm SA in the long term, writes Chris Barron

Business Times

THE CHATTER: Europe's woes given the confetti treatment

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

A few weeks ago, the European Central Bank began a bond-buying programme intended to stimulate the economy and to last at least 18 months — Europe's own version of quantitative easing

Business Times

R100bn splurge on share buybacks

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

SA firms are major players in the global buyback mania, which, some say, is fed by executive greed

African News

Mugabe ’shocked, disgusted’ by South African xenophobic, anti-immigrant violence

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe visits Hector Pieterson Memorial Site in Soweto, Gauteng, on April 9. Picture: DoC
20 hour(s) ago

Mugabe expresses shock and disgust at attacks on immigrants in South Africa and says his government working to bring back home affected Zimbabwean citizens

Politics

Patricia de Lille elected as the new leader of the DA in the Western Cape

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille arrives at Parliament on Thursday for President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
18 hour(s) ago

The DA's De Lille, who was favourite to win from the moment she announced her availability for the position, defeats former Western Cape police commissioner and community safety MEC Lennit Max

Politics

DA’s Maimane is ‘in it to win it’

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN
23 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance’s Mmusi Maimane believes merging parliamentary and national leadership roles will be beneficial for the party

Picture: THINKSTOCK

State oil plans 'will put SA on slippery slope'

Fuel industry body warns that new facility will undercut local viability and harm SA in the long term, writes Chris Barron

Columnists

Peter Bruce promo

The only way to address xenophobia is to devise an entry system for migrants that is tough, fair, easy, transparent and humane, writes Peter Bruce

Is a Cape Flats activist our best hope?

Columnists

Throughout South African history, every upwardly mobile generation has fought rough, writes Jonny Steinberg

How quickly we forget our rough history

Business Times

Please Call Me inventor says Vodacom not off the hook

Nkosana Makate. Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Nkosana Makate, inventor of 'Please Call Me' SMS service, just won't give up. Former Vodacom employee files papers in the Constitutional Court in yet another bid to force the cellular giant to pay for 'stealing' his idea

Business Times

A win-win scheme for CEOs and shareholders

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
3 hour(s) ago

One compelling reason why shareholders back share repurchases is that they generally lead to a share price increase

Business Times

More disclosure needed from JSE-listed firms

3 hour(s) ago

We all know about the repurchasing activity of big dual-listed entities because they are required by the London Stock Exchange to disclose their repurchases on a daily basis

Business Times

Telkom maintenance at risk in fleet dispute

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES
3 hour(s) ago

Telkom is at the mercy of the North Gauteng High Court, which will decide whether the state-controlled company must hand back 6 000 vans it has been leasing from Daimler Fleet Management

Business Times

Private-equity poster child Brait beefs up at the gym

Customers take a break at Virgin Active's Soweto gym. Picture: THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

A Sizeable war chest from the sale of Pepkor enabled investment company Brait to clinch a last-minute deal to buy 80% of the Virgin Active health club chain for R12.2-billion

President Jacob Zuma, right, and his lawyer, Michael Hulley, during an earlier court appearance.  Mr Hulley says the DA’s case in the spy tapes saga has ‘fatal flaws’. File picture: THE TIMES

Zuma ‘was offered R20m to resign in 2003’

President’s lawyer reiterates there was a political conspiracy against Jacob Zuma in the National Prosecuting Authority

Energy

Eskom cuts power for seventh straight day

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Power utility imposes stage 2 rolling electricity cuts on Saturday

Energy

Brian Molefe appointed Eskom acting CE

Brian Molefe.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Brian Molefe is appointed acting CE of power utility, as Transnet CEO he presided over improvement in rail services to coal industry

National

Zuma cancels Indonesia trip due to SA xenophobic violence

Jacob Zuma. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE
20 hour(s) ago

Jacob Zuma says he has cancelled a state visit to Indonesia in order to deal with a wave of xenophobic violence against immigrants and other foreigners

National

Xenophobia: SA companies operating in rest of Africa ‘may be at risk of reprisal attacks’

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe briefs the media regarding the remains of South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria.  Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Minister in presidency warns companies trading in other African countries could be at risk as result of xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals in recent weeks

Labour

Cosatu in Gauteng files notice with Tshwane Metro for intention to march

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
22 hour(s) ago

Union says it has filed notice with Tshwane Metro for intention to march on government departments to pressure state into accepting wage demands

National

Police commissioner Lamoer appears in court, granted R5,000 bail

Arno Lamoer.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer, along with five others, make brief appearance in court on charges that include racketeering, money laundering

National

National departments getting better at paying invoices

Jeff Radebe.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

But report shows that provincial departments are regressing, special unit has been established to help those unable to meet 30-day payment period

Health

Baby death rate still stubbornly high

Pali Lehohla. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Findings showed stillbirths and neonatal deaths could be reduced by providing better care, says statistician-general

National

Police remain on high alert amid xenophobic violence

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
2 day(s) ago

Violence continues in Jeppestown, Cleveland in Johannesburg as result of xenophobic threats, but Actonville in Benoni quiet

Middle East

Israel to transfer millions of dollars of frozen tax funds to Palestinians

Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

Israel says it will transfer $470m of withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority following talks

Energy

Energy minister’s new plans for electricity lauded

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 day(s) ago

Renewable energy projects are set to benefit private sector, with more bidding processes in the offing

National

King Goodwill Zwelithini calls imbizo of traditional leaders to curb xenophobia

Threats to his control over land through the Ingonyama Trust are at the core of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s wrath over African culture. He has called on young initiates to defend it against criticism and work for Nguni unity against unspecified threats. File pictures: SUNDAY TIMES/TEBOGO LETSIE
2 day(s) ago

King Goodwill Zwelithini expected to use meeting to stop the rising tide of xenophobia following his statement that foreigners should leave country, that they were ‘lice’

National

Zuma wants faster state action to deal with attacks on foreigners

President Jacob Zuma answers questions in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

All other political parties in the assembly express shame over the violence

Europe

Volkswagen quiet on efforts to mend rift

Volkswagen CE Martin Winterkorn gestures during an interview in Berlin, Germany, ahead of the company's results on Thursday. Picture: EPA/KAY NIETFELD
2 day(s) ago

Hastily called meeting of Volkswagen senior shareholder, labour representatives appears to have ended without decision on future of embattled CE Martin Winterkorn

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Cartoons

Crisp white linen and deco reminding one of colonial chic that has moved on, in a bedroom at Fitzpatrick’s, a family-oriented satellite camp at Jock Safari Lodge. Picture: PHILIP WELCHMAN

In Jock’s steps with the Seven as company

Staying at a luxury lodge, such as Jock Safari Lodge, is one of the best ways to enjoy SA’s bushveld, writes Sue Blaine

Arts & Entertainment

HALF ART: Like 1989 was for Berlin, 1994 was for SA

A piece of the dismantled Berlin Wall displayed at the Haus der Geschichte, Bonn. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Sometimes, tragically, anger turns into madness, to burning libraries, barring pupils from schools, and often and unacceptably into xenophobic violence, writes Chris Thurman

Arts & Entertainment

Plaatje and Rhodes face off in Hinterland

David Dukas as Cecil John Rhodes and Sipho Mahlatshwana as Sol Plaatje in Duncan Buwalda’s play Hinterland, now on in Sandton. Picture: PHILIP KUHN
2 day(s) ago

Duncan Buwalda’s historical comedy-drama Hinterland pivots around an imaginary meeting between Cecil John Rhodes and Sol Plaatje, writes Christina Kennedy

Arts & Entertainment

Sephuma offers foreign rhythms on new album

Judith Sephuma. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Judith Sephuma has over the past decade established herself as a leading afrojazz artist, writes Priscilla Malinga

Arts & Entertainment

Digital cinema technology brings the world to us

Cameramen film the National Film Theatre Live.  Picture: NATIONAL FILM THEATRE
2 day(s) ago

Digital film techniques have made it easier to deliver a broader cinema experience to audiences , writes Sue Blaine

Travel & Food

Take a bite of the Big Apple’s food markets

Street art seen from the High Line, a garden walkway established on an elevated, disused railway line. Picture: MADELEINE MORROW
2 day(s) ago

Head indoors to Chelsea Market for a well-deserved lunch. Go hungry because this is a space to gaze and graze, writes Madeleine Morrow

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Divided Lives

Gordon Lyndall.  Picture: VIRAGO
2 day(s) ago

South African émigré Lyndall Gordon has written a memorable memoir of a mystifying mother’s influence, writes Eugene Goddard

Opinion

WINE: Nothing lousy about this Peringuey at all

While the great vineyards of Bordeaux took several decades to recover, the process was much quicker in SA

Papy Faty. Picture: DUIF DU TOIT/GALLO IMAGES

Wits eye Chippa win in race for runners-up spot

Victory over Bucs and Downs’ humiliation against Celtic has reshuffled chasing pack

Soccer

Tinkler in dark, so Pirates go to Gabon in defensive mode

Eric Tinkler during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars at Orlando Stadium on April 08 in Soweto.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
2 day(s) ago

Finding reliable information on CAF Confederation Cup opponents FC Mounana proves to be a mission

Rugby

Sharks can down Bulls and still make play-offs, says upbeat Gold

Marcell Coetzee. Picture: STEVE HAAG/GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Bottleneck nature of the South African conference will probably only allow one participant to get through to the play-offs

Other Sport

Hamilton’s bubbly nature boils over

Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO
2 day(s) ago

Chinese Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton draws ire over podium woman’s champagne shower

Other Sport

Djokovic, Nadal win as Swiss stars exit

Roger Federer’s interest in the Monte Carlo Masters ended on Thursday after losing to Gael Monfils. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Nadal, bidding for a ninth title on the clay of the Country Club, tested by a dozen aces from John Isner

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The Third Umpire

Former Liberty CEO Bruce Hemphill, this week’s surprise appointment as successor to Old Mutual CEO Julian Roberts. It appears his bancassurance experience tipped the scales his way as the group focuses on synergies.

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