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Acting director-general in the Department of Energy Wolsey Barnard, right, and deputy director-general for nuclear energy Zizamele Mbambo. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

SA resolute on nuclear build

6 hour(s) ago

SA will categorically procure 9,600MW of nuclear energy despite the government not having an accurate understanding of what this might cost, says the Department of Energy

National

Shuttleworth donates refund to court challenges

South African entrepreneur and multibillionaire Mark Shuttleworth. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 hour(s) ago

Billionaire philanthropist will put R250m into a trust to pay the costs of Constitutional Court cases for people who cannot afford to pay the costs when the counterparty is the state

National

Public servants open talks with 15% target

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Wage negotiations with a demand for a 15% increase, elicit warnings from economists that fiscus will be hard-pressed to make wage increases above inflation

National

Administration of veterans is in a shambles

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula briefs Parliament's defence committee on Thursday on issues relating to the deployment of soldiers to the Central African Republic. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Minister admits that the Department of Military Veterans is in such shambles that she is unable to provide Parliament with an annual report, financial statements or audit reports

National

Cloak-and-dagger antics in spy tapes

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
5 hour(s) ago

Conversations recorded on the spy tapes range from the banal to the downright bizarre and reveal political machinations to prevent Zuma from becoming president

Education

Thousands of teachers across SA involved in promotions-for-cash racket

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

The racket is said to have been more prevalent in KwaZulu-Natal, and involves teachers paying bribes of up to R30,000 to be appointed to plum jobs

Economy

Consumer confidence falls back into negative territory

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 minute(s) ago

First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research consumer confidence index slips in third quarter amid rising interest rates, high inflation

National

Makhura sees ‘no need to declare dispute’ if e-toll review findings negative

David Makhura. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
19 hour(s) ago

Gauteng premier says he sees no need to declare intergovernmental dispute or seek referendum if panel concludes system is negatively affecting province’s economy

Picture: SOWETAN

EDITORIAL: SAA’s story offers some hard lessons

Serious consideration should be given to merging SAA, SA Express and Mango

Columnists

Gideon Rachman promo

In the interests of Hong Kong, China, the economy and political stability, it is crucial Beijing it gets its next move right, writes Gideon Rachman

How China handles Hong Kong is going to be crucial

Columnists

In the world of investing, never underestimate the willingness of people to believe in the most outlandish of things, writes Michel Pireu

Sir Roger, a cautionary tale

Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong leader happy to play waiting game

A protester sleeps under an umbrella as she blocks a street outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

CE Leung Chun-ying willing to let ‘pro-democracy demonstrations go on for weeks if necessary’, while defiant protesters vow they will not budge

World

World Bank head says Ebola outbreak highlights economic inequality

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

It is equally important to stem the tide of fear that ‘can cause 80% to 90% of the economic impact’

Business

PIC plans R2.5bn in African investment

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

This is in line with its commitment to have $1bn of its portfolio invested in the rest of Africa

National

Protector’s office short of funds, overworked

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office is in dire financial straits, and needs more money to finance operations and keep staff from leaving

Paul Mashatile. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Banking on a vote-winner

It is not clear whether Paul Mashatile has done much research into the nuts and bolts of his ambitious plan to create a state bank

African Business

Kenyan port authority may go to market for development funds

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 minute(s) ago

Maritime Authority is in talks for debt sale that will finance commercial shipping line to tap into growing demand in East Africa

African Business

Sanlam Emerging Markets buys stake in Ghana business for R240m

Sanlam Emerging Markets CEO Heinie Werth. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Sanlam Emerging Markets CE Heinie Werth says the in the short term, the firm is likely to focus on deal making in Africa

Middle East

Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran

SCEPTIC: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Obama and Netanyahu face differences over Iranian diplomacy and Middle Eastern peace efforts, as well as complications from US-led fight against Islamic State

World

IMF says banker bonus caps do not cut risks

Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Some banks have avoided EU-imposed curbs by restructuring executives’ salaries and boosting allowances

Business

Kagiso PMI recovers in September

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Purchasing managers index is above 50 for first time in five months as business activity picks up after strike in steel, engineering sectors

Industrials

Strong demand lifts September new vehicle sales

Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Strong demand from local dealerships and car rental firms in September provide support for the local automotive industry

Finance Blog

South Africa’s broadband policy reflects state’s failure

Picture: THINKSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

According to South Africa Connect — the national broadband policy — government is asking the country to wait until 2030 for universally accessible broadband

Economy

SA underperforms peers on economic inclusivity

URGING CHANGE: University of the Free State economics professor Frederic  Fourie. Picture:  THOBEKA ZAZI NDABULA
3 hour(s) ago

New paper shows that the inclusivity of the South African economy has deteriorated since 1996, overshadowing the government’s success in reducing the poverty head count

Markets

Platinum slides on SA supply, Europe woes

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Metal retreats 12% in the third quarter, the biggest such loss since the three months to June last year

Business

Four ways to giving a great speech

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
3 hour(s) ago

Writing does not easily translate into a good speech and by simply telling a story, with pauses and signposts, audiences’ attention will be kept

Europe

Adidas seeks to placate investors with share buyback

Shareholders of Adidas, the world's second-largest sports apparel firm, arrive for the company annual general meeting in the northern Bavarian town of Fuerth near Nuremberg in this May 8 2014 file photo.   Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

German sportswear maker, facing investor discontent after series of profit warnings, plans to return as much as €1.5bn to shareholders over next three years

World

Sales recovery wobbles in Paris motor show spotlight

An employee prepares a Citroen C4 Cactus car, which is displayed at French carmaker Citroen's showcase for the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Fuel-efficient small cars and compact SUVs expected to dominate

Asia-Pacific

Tutu backs Hong Kong protesters

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
19 hour(s) ago

South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu backs pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and calls on Bejing not to ‘fear will of its people’

Europe

Financial watchdog to investigate Tesco

ONLINE SHOPPING:  Tesco says it is building its online business to attract more big-spenders. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
21 hour(s) ago

Financial Conduct Authority to launch investigation into accounting scandal that wiped £3bn from market value of troubled UK grocer

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Cartoons

October 2 2014

Actors Haley McFarland, Shannon Kook-Chun and Shanley Caswell at the premiere of Warner Bros

Local lad into Theron orbit

Shannon Kook is grabbing every chance that comes his way, writes Nadia Neophytou

Arts & Entertainment

Take a long, leisurely walk down Johannesburg Street

Johannesburg Street Alphabet Zoo at GoetheonMain. Picture: © GOETHE-INSTITUT/MASIMBA SASA
6 hour(s) ago

Tour the inner city through the eyes of various artists who bring Johannesburg’s complexity to life using painting, photography and graffiti, writes Edward Tsumele

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Taking cool to a new level

The third generation Audi TT is a much sharper model in looks and behaviour.  Picture: AUDI
4 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled to Malaga, Spain to sample the third generation Audi TT

Motoring

INTERVIEW: Renewed focus on style, quality

Jerome Stoll is upbeat about the future of Renault globally and in SA.  Pictures:  RENAULT, NEWSPRESS
4 hour(s) ago

Mark Smyth spoke with Jerome Stoll of Renault global, who was recently in SA during his visit to SA

Life

FILM: The Hunt; I Origins; The November Man; The Equalizer

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Phillip Altbeker looks at four new cinema releases

DETERMINED: Schalk Burger hard at work during the Springbok training session at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Burger fired up to do what it takes

After robust return to Boks, Schalk Burger is eager to play role in ‘soul-stirring’ clash against All Blacks at Ellis Park

Opinion

Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over

 
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The Third Umpire

Justice Minister Michael Masutha, for forging ahead with reforms aimed at reinforcing the judiciary’s institutional independence. Now to persuade his boss the prosecuting authority should have the same status.

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, whose luxury German official vehicle has been attached by the sheriff after her department failed to pay money owed to teachers in the Eastern Cape. Oh, the humiliation.

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