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Amcu lukewarm over new offer by platinum miners

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara and Impala CEO Terence Goodlace brief media on the stalled platinum sector wage talks on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

Producers moot R12,500 within five years but union in no rush to respond

Motoring

Toyota to introduce affordable, SA-made sedan

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2 hour(s) ago

Toyota’s creation of a new budget car category will challenge importers of popular Korean vehicles

National

Warning that bill will harm, not help, security

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2 hour(s) ago

Institute for Security Studies says limitation on foreign ownership in private security industry will be greater threat to national security than the industry itself

Property

Trophy home sales go through the roof on stock shortages

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2 hour(s) ago

Trophy homes are back in vogue with estate agents reporting strong increase in property sales in wealthy suburbs where price tags typically exceed R10m

Politics

SABC shrugs off EFF threat over banned advert as election ploy

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36 minute(s) ago

Public broadcaster dismisses EFF’s ‘publicity stunt’ to gain traction two weeks before elections by taking the SABC to Icasa for refusing to air its ad

Transport & Tourism

Car rental prices forecast to climb on higher rates, rand

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2 hour(s) ago

Car rental companies under pressure from larger shareholders who want a better return on investment

Financial Services

Economic risks a ‘challenge’ to SA’s life industry

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3 hour(s) ago

Standard & Poor’s says this includes the low levels of investment in the country which could constrain household spending and consequently lead to a higher lapse rate in insurance policies

INITIATIVES: A three-year study says many small-scale farmers are combining farming with other activities and trade more in informal markets.  Picture: SOWETAN

State continues to botch policy of restitution

If the government wants to promote viable black farmers the private sector stands ready and willing to help, writes Anthony Evans

Columnists

Steven Friedman

We can use what information we have and some common sense to get an idea of how the elections are likely to turn out, writes Steven Friedman

Election predictions do not stand up to scrutiny

Columnists

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Amcu leaders seem not to notice the adverse effects of its ascendancy, writes Allister Sparks

Political wake-up call cannot be tainted by emotionalism

National

Warhorses rolled out for Nkandla probe

President Jacob Zuma's  Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal in November 2013. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Now that all the parties participating in the committee have announced their names, it is scheduled to get down to business

Land & Agriculture

Sekunjalo set to settle with commission over fishing

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

Shares up 3.9% as interims show higher profit, but no dividend yet

Americas

NEWS ANALYSIS: Ins and outs of guest list to determine success of Obama’s party

US President Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Barack Obama has everything in place to publicly acknowledge, as president, that his Kenyan father’s continent really did help to shape him and inspire him

Land & Agriculture

Zille says state is neglecting Cape fishing harbours

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2 hour(s) ago

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille locked in a dispute with two national government departments over poor management of 12 small fishing harbours

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EDITORIAL: Taxpayers should laud Sassa ruling

At last, the Constitutional Court has declared the
social grants tender invalid and has ordered Sassa to start again

Mining

New coal report raises strategic questions

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3 hour(s) ago

Waterberg may be best for next power station but mining there is tricky, writes Brendan Ryan

African News

Kidnap scourge persists in Mozambique

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3 hour(s) ago

Maputo’s lawyers are unwilling to represent charged businessman Moniz Carsane

Mining

Aquarius share price reflects rights issue

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3 hour(s) ago

Miner’s share price adjusts downwards by 42% as the company goes ex-rights in a $225m rights issue designed to buy back a large portion of a $300m convertible bond

African Business

Sub-Saharan Africa lures international hoteliers

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3 hour(s) ago

MD of consultancy W Hospitality Group Trevor Ward says Africa is not an easy place to do business but the lack of quality hotel rooms is so marked that the major international chains cannot ignore the opportunity

Politics

National election ballot paper to have 29 parties on it

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13 hour(s) ago

There is a record high number of parties participating in the national poll including the ANC, the DA and Agang SA

Land & Agriculture

DA rejects ANC claims of farm workers’ subjugation

ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

DA Western Cape leader Ivan Meyer dismisses ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman’s allegation of apartheid still reigning in the province and says party has done more for farm workers than the ANC

National

A long history of principled choices

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela delivers her final Nkandla report in Pretoria in March. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
34 minute(s) ago

Public protector has refused to kowtow to politicians, writes Mike Cohen

Europe

Russia puts Ukraine under debt pressure

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.  Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Russia, the world’s biggest natural gas exporter, will make Ukraine prepay for gas unless it starts paying the debt it had accumulated up to March

Property

Delta pays R488m for Durban buildings

3 hour(s) ago

The black-controlled company is spending nearly half a billion rand on the Old Mutual Centre and The Marine

African News

UN agency evacuates Muslims from CAR capital

3 hour(s) ago

The evacuated Muslims ‘constantly attacked’ in their northern Bangui neighbourhood of PK 12, where conditions at the moment are ‘particularly tense’

Asia-Pacific

Nepal government meets sherpas’ demands after deadly avalanche

A family member a Sherpa climber, centre, is comforted by her relatives during a funeral rally of Nepali Sherpa climbers in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

The government says the minimum insurance cover for sherpas on Everest will be raised by 50% to about $15,000 and it will establish a relief fund for the welfare of bereaved families

Americas

Netflix price hikes seen boosting global expansion

Netflix DVD return mailers in a mail box in Encinitas, California. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Planned price hikes will allow company to up spending on original content and attract more customers globally, say analysts

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Cartoons

The Lexus ES 300 Hybrid.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Lexus offers necessary balance

In our attempt to redress past injustices, we have to look at our history holistically and honestly, writes Alexander Parker

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNOLOGY: Tech giants pose threat to fund houses

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3 hour(s) ago

Some asset managers agree that the technology sector may succeed where they have failed if the likes of Google put their minds to asset management, writes Madison Marriage

Opinion

‘Kill switch’ will save cellphones

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A ‘kill switch’ for phones designed to protect personal information will become standard as of 2015

Opinion

JAZZ: Reza Khota’s Transmutation

Guitarist Reza Khota’s story is summed up in the title of his debut release

Jaco Taute is seen during a training session in Cape Town. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE

Clash of the wooden spooners

Cheetahs are the only team in Super Rugby doing worse than Stormers

Soccer

‘Unluckiest man’ Modise a strong contender for top PSL award

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2 hour(s) ago

At the rate Teko Modise is going, he could make his own luck and win both the league and the player of the season award

 
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The Third Umpire

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli. The agency approached the bond market last week for the first time since it launched the e-tolling system, and managed to raise R500m in an auction that was almost twice oversubscribed.

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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, whose persistent claim that Cape Town and the province she leads are better governed than the rest of the country have now been backed up by conclusive independent research.

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