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Africa won’t fall back into 1990s-style debt trap, says African Development Bank

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2 hour(s) ago

Bank says it believes in the strength of the macroeconomic policies that many African countries are pursuing

Politics

EFF to vie for votes across all municipalities

EFF leader Julius Malema addresses a crowd of about 5, 000 people gathered in Emalahleni on May 26 2016. Picture: SAM MKOKELI
5 hour(s) ago

The local government elections taking place in August will be the first such poll contested by the EFF, relative newcomers to the political scene

National

Scopa needs to be more tenacious, Madonsela says

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela presents her strategic review plan to Parliament’s justice portfolio committee on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she gets the sense Scopa is not asking ‘incisive questions’, nor aggressively following up on the auditor-general’s findings

National

Court hears application to strike Jiba and two senior prosecutors from roll

Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

Start of court proceedings that could see three senior prosecutors, including deputy prosecutions head Nomgcobo Jiba, struck from the roll of advocates

National

Zuma’s leadership ‘a source of embarrassment’

McCarthy CEO Brand Pretorius. Picture: KATHERINE MUICK-MERE
9 hour(s) ago

Current leadership has lost credibility and therefore has no influence, says former McCarthy CEO Brand Pretorius

African News

Senegal court sentences Hissene Habre to life in jail for crimes including rape

Hissène Habré. Picture: REUTERS/ALIOU MBAYE
5 hour(s) ago

Officials say at least 40,000 people were killed during Habre’s rule; he was found guilty of crimes against humanity, rape, slavery and kidnapping

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom speeds up efforts to migrate customers to wireless technologies

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5 hour(s) ago

Telkom ramping up efforts to migrate customers to wireless and fibre technologies to tackle cable theft syndicates, which cost Telkom R200m in 2015

Energy

Pending fuel price hike another ‘serious blow’ to cash-strapped consumers

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6 hour(s) ago

Pump price of petrol will rise by 52 cents a litre for all grades, while diesel will go up by 76c/l at beginning of June, Department of Energy says

President John Magufuli addresses his Chama Cha Mapinduzi  party. Picture: REUTERS

LETTER: Africa’s political fouls

The issue plaguing African states is a lack of democracy and accountability

Columnists

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Forget audacity of hope, SA has hope of audacity, writes Tim Cohen

Zuma’s notion of government has defiance at its core

Columnists

Lucy Kellaway promo

Motivating fifty-somethings already tired of the nonsense of corporate life will be the next big challenge, writes Lucy Kellaway

In search of missing office minority — over-fifties

African News

Zimbabwe to introduce local bank notes in October

Zimbabwe’s economic woes show no sign of abating as the unemployment rate remains at more than 80%, fuelling resentment against President Robert Mugabe’s government. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya describes the local notes as vouchers meant to boost exports

Health

Delaying Rio Games would give "false security" on Zika, says WHO panel head

Zika. Picture: REUTERS/JOSHUE DECAVELE
2 hour(s) ago

David Heymann says extensive travel in a globalised world is the issue, not the Games that start on August 5

Retail & Consumer

Famous Brands intent on further expansion in the UK

Famous Brands CEO Kevin Hedderwick
5 hour(s) ago

The fast-foods chain owner plans to add five more Wimpy outlets in the UK this year and one Steers restaurant, as part of an international store-opening plan

Energy

Sasol to boost capacity of Mozambique facility

Sasol ’s natural gas venture in Mozambique that was inaugurated in 2004. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Sasol is concentrating investments on Mozambique after a slump in crude prices dragged down profit from its synfuels and chemicals divisions

Energy

Department says it did not need to consult Treasury on oil sale

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, whose department has already committed to 13,225MW of renewable energy generation by 2025. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA
11 hour(s) ago

Treasury and the Department of Energy are not in agreement on whether sale of deteriorating strategic oil stocks can take place without agreement from Treasury

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When choosing an accountant, focus on proficiency

Value of the accounting service performed is dependent on the relevance of knowledge and experience according to what the client needs, writes Faith Ngwenya

National

DA to lay immigration-related charge against Mapisa-Nqakula

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

The charge relates to a claim Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula smuggled her late son’s alleged girlfriend into SA on a South African Air Force jet

Land & Agriculture

Errors by unit in agriculture department costs SA’s fruit export industry millions

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10 hour(s) ago

Trade for table grapes and deciduous fruit with Thailand stopped after the National Plant Protection Organisation flouted deadlines to apply for trade in specific fruit

Europe

Draghi’s first good news in a year has cost $267 trillion

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Picture: REUTERS/YVES HERMAN
8 hour(s) ago

European Central Bank meeting takes place amid growing concern among investors that central banks have run out of ways to bolster feeble prices

National

Rural councils must generate their own revenue streams

Acting chair and CEO of the Financial and Fiscal Commission Bongani Khumalo, left, briefs the media on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

The FFC says as the government faces more pressure to maintain services, it will be harder for rural communities to depend on grants and transfers to deliver services

National

Aged and disabled South Africans can apply to vote next week

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5 hour(s) ago

Registered voters who are unable to vote at their voting station on election day, including physically infirm and disabled, can apply for special votes from June 10

Economy

AA gets its petrol price sums right

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10 hour(s) ago

Automobile Association says international prices firmed in May and the weakening rand exposed consumers to the full force of oil’s strength

Mining

Workers at Sibanye resolve to return to work

Workers aligned to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march in 2013. Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says its members held a mass meeting on Monday and further meetings with management are planned

African News

Buhari does nothing to clarify Nigeria’s approach to the naira

Muhammadu Buhari . Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
6 hour(s) ago

Central Bank governor Godwin Emefiele said last week that a more flexible exchange-rate system would be unveiled ‘in the coming days’

Asia-Pacific

China angry after Indonesia detains fishing boat

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7 hour(s) ago

Beijing insists Chinese boat detained close to Indonesian islands was fishing legally, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the countries in the South China Sea

Americas

Judge criticised by Trump unseals documents in Trump University case

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following victory in the New York state primary on Tuesday in New York City. Picture: AFP
8 hour(s) ago

Donald Trump fighting lawsuit accusing his school venture of misleading thousands of people who paid up to $35,000 for seminars to learn about his strategies

Media

SABC says social media ban is part of existing policy

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11 hour(s) ago

SABC has says its ban on staff from making political comments or posting pictures of themselves wearing party regalia on social media is merely a reiteration of its social media existing policy

Management

Workplace misconduct remains unreported often for fear of victimisation

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11 hour(s) ago

A new survey shows people know about their firms’ codes of ethics‚ but pressure to meet unrealistic financial targets is probably to blame for some unethical action

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Cartoons

Janice Warman.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Book’s recommendation ‘quite an accolade’

South African-born author Janice Warman ‘delighted’ her novel, The World Beneath, recommended as good read for teenagers by American Junior Library Guild

Management

Three tips for changing your career, without starting over

Job interview. Picture: THE SOWETAN/VATHISWA RUSELO
1 day(s) ago

There are ways to shift jobs without giving up your professional status

Opinion & Analysis

Small window of opportunity for SA to outrun the robots

The humanoid robot AILA.  Picture: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH
16 hour(s) ago

Time is running out to experience the Age of the Factory before industrial robots take over, writes Michael Power

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Achieving a better life through emotional agility

8 hour(s) ago

Emotional Agility is a very readable blueprint to a better life in three not-so-easy steps author Susan David terms ‘showing up’, ‘stepping out’ and ‘walking your way’

Health

Schwarzenegger opens Arnold Classic event in SA

Athletes in the Women's Professional Body Building section of the Arnold Classic Africa on stage at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 May 2016. The first Arnold Classic Africa sees body builders from South Africa and abroad take to the stage to win their highest awards. The Arnold Classic is named after actor, governor of California and former body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
2 day(s) ago

Schwarzenegger wants to promote healthy lifestyles around the world

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Strauss selected to lead Boks in home series against Ireland

Bulls player Adriaan Strauss succeeds veteran centre Jean de Villiers, in a 31-man squad that includes 12 black players

Other Sport

South African runners take Comrades

ELATION: Charné Bosman breaks the tape at Sunday’s Comrades in a time of 6:25:55. Picture: ANESH DEBIKY/GALLO IMAGES
17 hour(s) ago

David Gatebe and Charné Bosman hold the South African flag high with their wins in the Comrades Marathon

Soccer

Ronaldo rests to show the ‘jealous’ who’s best

ON SONG: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his third goal to put Real Madrid into the Champions League semifinals. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Cristiano Ronaldo will not play for Portugal in its pre-European Championship friendly against England as he rests from his third Champions League triumph

Other Sport

Murray dispatches Isner to reach last eight

DEMOLITION: Andy  Murray on his way  to victory over  France's Kenny de  Schepper in Perth  on Monday.  Picture: EPA
8 hour(s) ago

Andy Murray, who has eyes fixed firmly on a first title at Roland Garros, advances to quarter-finals of French Open with clinical win over American John Isner

Rugby

Fleck’s men have little time to rest ahead of Tests

LUCKY BREAK: Leolin Zas of the Stormers heads for the Cheetahs tryline at Newlands on Saturday. Picture: RYAN WILKISKY/BACKPAGEPIX
17 hour(s) ago

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck was hoping his players would be able to enjoy a 10-day break as Super Rugby goes into hibernation for a month

Soccer

Zidane factor steers Real to 11th Euro title

JUST FOR YOU, BOSS:  Zinedine Zidane gets the treatment from his victorious Real Madrid players after they beat Atletico Madrid in the Uefa Champions League final. Picture: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH
17 hour(s) ago

Cristiano Ronaldo nets the winning penalty in a shootout to cap Real’s remarkable turnaround

Soccer

Tinkler waits to hear fate from Pirates bosses

REGRETS:  Eric Tinkler reacts  during the Nedbank Cup final between SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates in Polokwane on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FREDDIE SHIVAMBU
17 hour(s) ago

Eric Tinkler's fate in the hands of management after Bucs dash expectations of some silverware

Opinion

Coetzee’s selections make good sense, as does his philosophy

Allister Coetzee has been logical in his selections, especially when it comes to local and overseas-based players

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The Third Umpire

Whether the “rotation” of SA’s oil stocks is legitimate or an enrichment scam, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must know she needs the finance minister’s permission to dispose of significant state assets

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Rev Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth, has chosen to return her licence to the Anglican Church rather than have it revoked for entering into a same-sex marriage. Sad, but dignified.

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Zimbabwe Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Without the reserves to back them, the “bond notes” he plans to print to supplement scarce dollar supplies will result in runaway inflation. Has his government learnt nothing?

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