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Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

‘I had to step down,’ says Nene

22 hour(s) ago

Nhlanhla Nene resigned as an MP after his axing in December and was said to be earmarked for nomination for a post at the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank

Soccer

Africa ‘unanimously’ backs Sheikh Salman for Fifa presidency

The head of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Fifa presidential candidate, Bahraini Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Confederation of African Football endorses Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa as the next Fifa president

Americas

Obama takes credit as unemployment hits eight year low

US President Barack Obama laughs as he speaks about the economy in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Friday. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Seizing on an opportunity to burnish his economic legacy, Barack Obama lauds data showing unemployment rate fell to 4.9% in January

Americas

Bernie’s youth revolution — and Clinton’s problem

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with rival candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders as they participate in the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 13, 2015. Picture: REUTERS
23 hour(s) ago

First time Democratic voters are flocking en masse to Bernie Sanders, giving Hillary Clinton a youth deficit problem as the White House race tightens

Industrials

Evraz Highveld deal with China’s International Resources fails

STALLED: Workers at the Evraz Highveld steel plant in Emalahleni. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Chinese company International Resources will no longer buy ailing steel producer Evraz Highveld, which is undergoing business rescue

Mining

Three remain missing after cave-in at Mpumalanga mine

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1 day(s) ago

All 87 workers who had been trapped underground on Friday morning had been safely rescued, Vantage Goldfields said

Transport & Tourism

Further visa concessions possible for travellers from Russia, India and China

Mkuseli Apleni, left.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

SA is considering granting visas on arrival to travellers with permits in their passports to travel to countries that impose ‘stringent checks on visitors’

National

Maybe we expected too much from the ANC, says former UK cabinet minister Hain

Britain’s Welsh Secretary Peter Hain says relations between SA and the UK have cooled. File picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

In a speech at Swansea University on Thursday, cabinet minister Peter Hain said the ANC had to tackle cronyism and corruption to prosper, writes Marvin Meintjies

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe, left, with African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Prince’s letter a manifestation of the ANC’s creed

Linchpin paragraph in letter signed by Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince says ANC-led municipality ‘in need of financial injection for our 2016 local government election’, writes Gareth Van Onselen

Columnists

Peter Bruce promo

President must harness capacity and know-how of business sector to turn around South Africa’s dire fortunes, writes Peter Bruce

President Jacob Zuma’s last shot at redemption

Columnists

Will the ANC become a party of authority figures using private wealth to amass public power and public power to amass private wealth, asks Steven ...

ANC’s Gupta leaks indicate battle for future of party

African News

Mugabe’s health challenged in court by opposition

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
22 hour(s) ago

Series of blunders prompts Zimbabwean lawyer to ask the country’s highest court to order an investigation to determine President Robert Mugabe’s fitness to hold office

Americas

Brazil’s anti-Zika war goes house to house

Rosana Vieira Alves bathes her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

With national and international concern growing over the explosion in the region of Zika cases, the mosquito-checking programme has taken on new urgency

Americas

Argentina in ‘breakthrough’ offer to creditors

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1 day(s) ago

Dispute and US court case around it has roiled global sovereign debt markets while deeply hampering Argentina’s ability to access international capital

Labour

Samwu denies workers have gone on an illegal strike

Pikitup. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

While Pikitup spokeswoman Pansy Jali says collection refuse operations have been put on hold in Johannesburg since Thursday due to ‘illegal’ work stoppage

Jacob Zuma. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

The president, the public protector and respect for law

Legal exposition on public protector as watchdog explains in part Jacob Zuma’s offer to end long-running #PayBackTheMoney dispute, writes Paul Hoffman

Americas

Twitter blocks 125,000 accounts in ‘terrorist content’ crackdown

The Twitter logo is displayed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Twitter Inc shares jumped 73% in a frenzied trading debut that drove the seven-year-old company's market value to around $25bn.  Picture: REUTERS
22 hour(s) ago

Twitter is under pressure from governments to act but is also keen not to be seen as effectively censoring free speech

Mining

Coega is best-connected industrial or special economic zone in Africa

South African-built FAW trucks outside the plant in the Coega IDZ.  Picture: FAW SA
1 day(s) ago

Few commodity exporters have invested in their infrastructure like SA has to provide a foundation for the beneficiation of minerals, writes Sadick Davids

Politics

Zuma in a bind over EFF proposal

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
2 day(s) ago

Malema wants admission oath of office breached on Nkandla

Middle East

Syrian troops retake rebel bastion in the south

WARFARE: Syrian rebels fire towards pro-government forces in the Seif El Dawla district in the centre of Aleppo on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Backed by Russian warplanes, the government troops seized Ataman, which rebels had used to launch attacks in Daraa province

African News

Rwanda trained Burundian rebels to oust Nkurunziza, UN report asserts

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1 day(s) ago

The United Nations report says the rebels were recruited in the Mahama Refugee Camp in Rwanda mid-last year and were given two months of military training

Politics

Why was Nene fired replaces pay back the money

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Sona disruption looms large as EFF demands that Jacob Zuma explain why he fired trusted finance minister Nhlanhla Nene

Energy

Eskom’s tariff hike plea gets a public beating

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2 day(s) ago

Industry leaders hammer home message that poor management — delays and cost overruns — behind proposed tariff increases

Markets

Pound hurt by ‘Brexit’ debate

Pound Coin. Picture:AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL
22 hour(s) ago

The pound is suffering as the forthcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union looms large

Americas

LinkedIn value declines one-third on forecast of slower revenue growth

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22 hour(s) ago

The professional networking site is facing a slowdown in its marketing-services business, used by firms to find potential customers and to generate sales leads

National

Court case ‘spoiling my retirement’, says Lamoer

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and three others face 109 charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering

Financial Services

Finbond acquires four payday lenders in the US and Canada

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1 day(s) ago

The acquisitions will give Finbond, SA’s largest short-term microlender, a branch network of 85 branches in the US and six in Canada

African News

Zimbabwean graduates accuse their government of pimping its workers

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1 day(s) ago

Thousands of unemployed graduates may get their first jobs in South Sudan, but the Zimbabwean government is considering taking 25% of their salaries

Industrials

ArcelorMittal reviews role of second major operation

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Loss-making ArcelorMittal SA places Saldanha Works under review as company braces for deeper loss than forecast

Transport & Tourism

Sanral bond issue success suggests it is business as usual

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2 day(s) ago

Agency still faces uphill battle to bring in revenue from toll fees, following a wide-scale revolt by road users

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Cartoons

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The big world of tiny artwork hits Joburg later this month

SA will host the four-yearly World Federation of Miniaturists exhibition in a first for the continent, writes Sue Blaine

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Cape terroirists make a killing with solo sites

Rarity is clearly a relative concept, but then so is ‘uniqueness of site’

Management

Seven tips for firing someone the right way

Picture: SHUTTERSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

Here are seven tips on the best way to decide to let a low performer go

Arts & Entertainment

Teen rapper slam-dunks both music and matric

Charmaine Motlhabi took a year-long break from her music career to concentrate on her studies, and is now pursuing a law degree — but Chazz Le Hippie will continue to play a large part in her life. Picture: EUGENE GODDARD
2 day(s) ago

Chazz le Hippie is off to law school, but she has new mix-tape in her sights, writes Eugene Goddard

Opinion

HALF ART: The artist’s clear vision echoes a tyrant’s mania

Artist William Kentridge warns against certainty: that way lies obsession and monomania

Tokyo Sexwale confirmed his intention to run for the Fifa presidency after the football body red-carded Sepp Blatter and a number of other officials. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

Safa ‘asked Sexwale to withdraw from Fifa race’

Insider says Tokyo Sexwale was saved from an embarrassing exit after Safa decided to leave his fate in the hands of the Confederation of African Football

Other Sport

Shange lifts off for Olympics with super Australia walk

Lebogang Shange in action in the 3000m walk during the Gauteng North League Athletics Meeting at the LC de Villiers Stadium in Pretoria in March last year.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/REG CALDECOTT
2 day(s) ago

Lebogang Shange dreams of becoming the first black South African walker to win an Olympic medal at the Rio Games this year

Soccer

Crunch time for intrepid Leicester

BRACE: Jamie Vardy, left, races to score his second in Leicester’s 2-0 win. Picture: REUTERS/DARREN STAPLES
2 day(s) ago

Claudio Ranieri’s side now a ‘second club’ for fans looking for an alternative to mainstay Premier League clubs

Cricket

Proteas bowlers need to step up

Imran Tahir. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

‘When you don’t bowl well and the opposition bat well, then you chase 400’, says Lance Klusener

Cricket

End of road for cricket Big Three

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2 day(s) ago

The hostile takeover of world cricket’s finances by India, England and Australia in 2014 will be undone at the International Cricket Council’s June board meeting

Soccer

Teenager arrested in Pienaar racist abuse incident

Steven Pienaar. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW YATES
2 day(s) ago

An arrest has been made following the racial abuse of South African midfielder Steven Pienaar in an English FA Cup clash between Everton and Carlisle at the weekend

Other Sport

Fury loses urge to carry on

UPSET: Tyson Fury celebrates winning the fight on Saturday. His unanimous points victory ended Klitschko’s run of 19 consecutive defences. Picture: REUTERS/LEE SMITH
2 day(s) ago

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury aims to spend more time with his family than chase money

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