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Pensioners win right to Transnet class action

3 hour(s) ago

Transnet will have to defend itself against an R85bn claim from former employees who have accused it of mismanaging its retirement funds

Middle East

Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce

An Israeli soldier sits on top of a tank along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIL COHEN-MAGEN
2 hour(s) ago

Israel and Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day humanitarian ceasefire, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution

Mining

Sibanye eyes five potential platinum targets

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Sibanye Gold looking at potential targets in platinum sector, with one being the Amplats mines up for sale in Rustenburg

Economy

Producer inflation rosy for consumer

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3 hour(s) ago

Producer inflation slows while SA’s trade deficit narrows sharply, but data not enough to support weaker rand

Companies

Runners a step ahead of commission

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2 hour(s) ago

So-called ‘runners’ are interfering with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission by bypassing its normal registration procedures for a hefty fee

Business

Cellphone, time-share firms scrutinised

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1 hour(s) ago

Cellphone and timeshare firms are under the spotlight of the consumer authorities for their alleged abuse of consumer rights

Americas

Argentina’s debt default puts bondholders on tenterhooks

TIGHT SPOT: A man walks by graffiti that reads, ‘No to the debt payment — Tax financial profit’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Latin America’s third-biggest economy defaults for second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it calls ‘vulture’ creditors fail

Education

Racist and sexist terms rife at SA’s universities

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4 hour(s) ago

Discrimination on campus in the spotlight as public hearings into transformation at SA universities get underway

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Taps and toilets take leaders’ eyes off the bigger picture

There are some worrying signs that our domestic taps and toilets politics may be distracting the minister and her department from strategic water resource issues, writes Mike Muller

Columnists

Anthony Butler promo

The paralysing politicisation of municipal appointments continues, writes Anthony Butler

Progress at local level hides surge in skills crisis

Columnists

Itumeleng Mahabane promo

Yes, we are an unequal society, but our continuing problems are not caused by white monopoly capital, writes Itumeleng Mahabane

We are redistributing — but not very cleverly

Financial Services

Move to circumvent rule on executives’ pay

Investec. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

Investec could face shareholder opposition to executive remuneration and the composition of its board next week

Politics

EFF making no apologies

(Left to right) Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses a press briefing on Thursday, flanked by Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

New kids on the block have made no apologies for their behaviour and dress in the legislature and have vowed to continue with court action to ensure they get their way

National

AbaThembu king takes on Zuma

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
56 minute(s) ago

Dalindyebo, Zuma enter legal and political minefield, writes Franny Rabkin

African News

Specialists downplay chances of Ebola leaving Africa

31 day(s) ago

Officials are not restricting global air travel as the virus spreads in West Africa, writes Kate Kelland

The Singapore skyline by night. Picture: THINKSTOCK

BLOG: Singapore set to shine as global precious metals hub

Since Asia is largest buyer of gold it makes increasing sense that cities such as Singapore should have more of an influence on price discovery of gold, blogs Dave Levenstein

Transport & Tourism

Sanral faces legal battle over toll-road secrecy bid

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47 minute(s) ago

The Right2Know Campaign and rights lobby group Section 16 applies to the Western Cape High Court to oppose Sanral’s secrecy application

Property

‘Opportunities for holiday homes’

Tourists enjoy the sun on the beach during a summer day in Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

There is a shortage of beach and midmarket family orientated resorts in SA’s time-share market, which presents opportunities for developers

Companies

Grand Parade in empowerment deal with Spur

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4 hour(s) ago

Spur Corporation will soon be clutching more than R360m in net cash after confirming an empowerment deal with Grand Parade Investments

Asia-Pacific

US and India see close ties but new rifts form

Narendra Modi.  Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

US and India’s new right-wing government expresses hope on working closely on the global stage

National

Head of police secretariat resigns from SAPS

Nathi Mthethwa. Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Jenni Irish-Qhobosheane says that when she signed on for the position in 2009 she agreed to serve for five years and that period is now over

Transport & Tourism

Sanral chairwoman resigns with immediate effect

Tembakazi Mnyaka. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
21 hour(s) ago

Tembakazi Mnyaka cites personal reasons for her decision to resign and Transport Minister Dipuo Peters accepts resignation

Industrials

Sappi stock falls as quarterly report fails to impress investors

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14 hour(s) ago

Pulp and fine paper product producer has a tough day of trading on JSE, closing over 5% down despite releasing a healthy third-quarter report

Transport & Tourism

Sanral faces legal battle over toll-road secrecy bid

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47 minute(s) ago

The application for secrecy on the grounds of ‘commercial confidentiality’ is highly unusual for a public entity

Mining

BHP Billiton smelter discount has cost Eskom R11.5bn

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57 minute(s) ago

Case study finds that BHP Billiton’s special pricing agreement for its smelters in the Richards Bay industrial development zone has now cost Eskom R11.5bn

National

Palestinians did not ask for ambassadors’ removal, say SA envoys

Aziz Pahad, left, speaks a press briefing on Thursday as Zola Skweyiya looks on.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Presidential special envoy to Palestine and Israel says no-one spoken to in Palestine had asked for SA to withdraw its ambassador to Israel or to expel Israeli ambassador

National

Salga offers training to struggling municipalities

Salga CEO Xolile George. Picture: THE TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Municipalities in ‘intensive care’ due to receive support, says South African Local Government Association

Labour

Lack of funds derails Cosatu’s class action against Metrorail

Congress of South African Trade Unions Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Cosatu says its has not been able to raise the money for the class action lawsuit or to find lawyers that can take on the case pro bono

Europe

EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet, targets five banks

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Toughest measures aim to prevent Russian banks from raising money on Western capital markets, while others limit defence sales and the export of hi-tech equipment

African Business

KLM discontinues direct flights from Amsterdam to Harare

Royal Dutch Airlines KLM. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

Zimbabwe’s tourism and hospitality minister says decision to discontinue flights is purely a business and not a political decision

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Cartoons

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Discover a city on foot

Blaise Hopkinson’s life is richer for having taken shanks pony in Bangkok ...

Opinion

WINE: The importance of provenance

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For punters of ‘authentic wine’ provenance alone accounts for the uniqueness of the end product

Itumeleng Khune. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Amakhosi aim for clean sweep of PSL trophies

Chiefs skipper pins hope on new recruits to help turn things around

Cricket

Kallis bows out of all international cricket

Jacques Kallis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
1 day(s) ago

Jacques Kallis acknowledges that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup is ‘a bridge too far’

Other Sport

Le Clos’s master plan for Rio? To keep his rivals guessing

MURKY: Chad le Clos in action at the swimming championships on Monday. Some participants have complained of ear infections and diarrhoea, which they blame on the quality of the water in Port Elziabeth’s Newton Park pool. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Not even Chad le Clos, exhausted from a seven-medal haul in Glasgow, knows what events he will swim at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

 
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The Third Umpire

Former Numsa president Cedric Gina. There’s no reason why he should not help form a union to rival Numsa, which is clearly not going to be part of the tripartite alliance for much longer. So why be so coy?

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ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, who has indicated that his party is no longer opposed to transparency in political donations. His call for a new funding model should be seen by civil society as an invitation to negotiate.

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Swimmer Chad le Clos. After his seven-medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a double gold in butterfly at the Rio Olympics in 2016 would seem an entirely reasonable goal. Let the records tumble.

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