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Transport & Tourism

Sanral puts bond auctions on hold

Picture: SOWETAN
31 minute(s) ago

South African National Roads Agency cancels bond auctions as it awaits word from intergovernmental task team led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

Mining

South32 spin-off ends BHP Billiton era

People walk through the foyer of the BHP Billiton headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, in this file picture. Picture: BLOOMBERG
31 minute(s) ago

Billiton will remain listed on the JSE but will have no operational interests in SA

National

ANC is abusing BrandSA, Holomisa says

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
28 minute(s) ago

Cash-strapped ANC 'is using the agency’s budget to send its treasurer-general, Zweli Mkhize, on foreign trips, possibly to raise cash'

National

City and Samwu set up probe after riot

Mayor Patricia de Lille addresses Samwu workers in Cape Town on Wednesday. Workers ran riot in the streets. Picture:TREVOR SAMSON
4 minute(s) ago

Striking workers rampage through Cape Town’s city streets, as some Soweto residents protest against installation of prepaid Eskom meters

Health

Draft regulations for standards at hospitals ‘are unworkable’

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS
2 minute(s) ago

Industry sources say proposed regulations for hospital standards ‘fail to take account of the differences between the public and private sector’

Energy

Big shake-up in pipeline for petrol stations, department says

Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

Department of Energy introduces sampling and testing of fuel as well as promising to investigate why so few forecourts are owned by the previously disadvantaged

Politics

Mayor looks to woo young Joburg residents with state of city address

Johannesburg executive mayor Parks Tau.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
15 hour(s) ago

Parks Tau’s state of city address has all hallmarks of charm offensive aimed at wooing young residents ahead of next year’s local government elections

Economy

Businesses pessimistic about 12-month economic outlook, survey shows

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

South African businesses are now more pessimistic about economy over next 12 months than they were last year and in 2013, Grant Thornton survey reveals

Economy

Stats SA will take over producing national expenditure stats from 2016

Pali Lehohla. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA will begin producing quarterly statistics on national expenditure from next year instead of Reserve Bank, statistician-general Pali Lehohla announces

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Dirt piles up in the police’s house

The rot in SA’s law enforcement seems to start from the top, writes Setumo Stone

Columnists

Anton Harber: If the allegations that against male DA leaders ... emerged in the days before social media, they are not likely to have seen the ...

Journalists have duty to verify social media news

Columnists

Michel Pireu: Many prominent investment managers have been sounding similar alarms (on a ’sense of an ending’)

Accumulation, responsibility … and then great unrest

Trade & Industry

Automotive sector plan fails to impress experts

Picture: REUTERS
30 minute(s) ago

Policy has not increased employment nor reduced the trade deficit, say motor industry specialists

Transport & Tourism

SA tops tourism ranking despite challenges

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
27 minute(s) ago

Visas and birth certificates are the biggest issues for the industry, though safety remains a challenge

National

Nxesi sets empowerment targets

Thembelani Nxesi. Picture: SOWETAN
9 minute(s) ago

Targets for broad-based black economic empowerment include allocating property to black developers and reserving high percentages of contracts for black contractors

Media & Advertising

Amstel Lite container will ‘not be replaced’

The Advertising Standards of Authority of SA  has ordered Brandhouse Beverages to withdraw the offending packaging of Amstel Lite.
16 hour(s) ago

Brandhouse says can will not be changed after it wins appeal against Advertising Standards Authority ruling to withdraw it for being too similar to Castle Lite

Education

Department working on making history compulsory at school

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: GCIS
16 hour(s) ago

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says further research will be conducted on best way to make history compulsory subject for grades 10-12

British Prime Minister David Cameron. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Time of political fracture links polls continents apart

The UK might count for less in the world these days ... but it still matters a lot on the tables that count, writes Tony Leon

National

Gigaba rolls up sleeves on South Africa's immigration problems

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Home Affairs minister vows to introduce legislation for the establishment of a border management agency, which he says will be operational in 2017

Europe

EU launches anti-trust probe into e-commerce

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Brussels formally opens anti-trust inquiry into Europe’s online shopping marketplace amid concerns about how websites such as Amazon, Google use influence

Economy

HSBC purchasing managers index inches lower in April

factory manufacturing XXX Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

SA private-sector companies remain optimistic about operating conditions in April, but slightly less so than they were in March, whole economy PMI shows

Labour

Strike continues at Medupi

According to Eskom's website, the project will include a super-critical plant able to operate with greater efficiency and at higher pressures than previous boilers.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
14 hour(s) ago

Strike by workers at Eskom’s Medupi power project now in its sixth week‚ with no immediate end in sight

Europe

Germanwings co-pilot ‘practised descent on previous flight’

A handout photo shows a part of the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 near Le Vernet, French Alps. Picture: AFP
14 hour(s) ago

Co-pilot of doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed aircraft into French Alps after ‘rehearsing’ descent on earlier flight, French investigators say

National

Economic migrants ‘clogging system’

People seek asylum at the Pretoria home affairs offices.  File picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Vast majority of asylum seekers are low-skilled workers without a political claim who fall outside refugee status

Transport & Tourism

SAA guarantee a delaying device, says Comair

Comair CEO Erik Venter. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Court challenge by JSE-listed British Airways franchisee Comair lifts lid on national carrier’s precarious financial position

National

MPs ‘must declare private interests by end June’, says ethics committee

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Picture: GCIS
10 hour(s) ago

Deadline will give members ‘ample time’ to familiarise themselves with new code of conduct

Economy

Economic outlook weighing on consumers’ confidence

Picture: THINKSTOCK
27 minute(s) ago

Load shedding intensified last month, severely affecting output, as power generator Eskom battled to meet demand

Economy

Stats SA will take over producing national expenditure stats from 2016

Pali Lehohla. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA will begin producing quarterly statistics on national expenditure from next year instead of Reserve Bank, statistician-general Pali Lehohla announces

Mining

Sibanye tumbles to January lows

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
18 hour(s) ago

Shares in gold producer fall on Wednesday morning, extending losses to 20% since start of week, in wake of weak quarterly report

African News

Nigeria borrows to pay state salaries

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Cash shortage caused by low oil prices forces Nigeria to borrow heavily through early part of 2015, with government struggling to pay public workers

Politics

DA leadership race plagued by controversy

MOVING ON: Mmusi Maimane formally accepted nomination for the Democratic Alliance parliamentary leadership position on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Clash over death penalty referendum and vague claims of sexual harassment and misogyny sully Democratic Alliance leadership race

National

Post office jobs in the line of fire

Administrator Simo Lushaba says rightsizing is a critical strategy. File picture: ROBERT BOTHA
1 day(s) ago

Administrator warns Sapo is struggling to meet its cash outflow requirements and carries a backlog of debt

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Cartoons

Business travel. Picture: THINKSTOCK

A global outlook will prosper in a diverse world

The growth of emerging markets means knowing how to operate in Lagos, Beijing and in-between

Health

Novel drug from nature shows early promise

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Biotechnology company developing unusual drug derived from venom of sea anemone to treat autoimmune diseases reports encouraging results from phase 1 trial

Management

Will Lloyd, the corporate slacker, please stand up?

A Harvard Business Review study says 'long-hours posturing' is unnecessary for high-quality work. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Senior manager ‘Lloyd’ has mastered the art of seeming to put in the 60-80-hour weeks his firm’s culture demands, while actually spending a lot of time skiing

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Book puts a human face on debt and lending issue

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Money from Nothing author Deborah James raises many important questions, such as why SA’s financial institutions are not playing a bigger role in easing indebtedness, writes Gillian Jones

Gadgets & Gear

Sony Xperia C4 selfie phone coming to SA

Sony Xperia C4. Picture: MEMEBURN
12 hour(s) ago

SA will soon benefit from Sony’s camera expertise, with 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens letting you capture perfect selfies on your smartphone

Health

David Goldberg’s death puts spotlight on risks of treadmills

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Treadmills can on rare occasions be dangerous, an issue highlighted by untimely death of CE of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook operating officer Sheryl Sandberg

Arts & Entertainment

Van Gogh painting fetches $66m at New York auction

A member of the media films a painting by Vincent van Gogh
18 hour(s) ago

Vincent Van Gogh painting fetches more than $66m at auction, the most paid for work by the Dutch post-impressionist artist since 1998

Opinion

There is an art to managing an African business

The Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos is home to businesses whose managers need expertise in communication and human behaviour. Without these skills, workplaces can become unproductive and mired in in-fighting. Picture: REUTERS

Management styles and requirements differ so finding the right person to manage an African enterprise has to be a major consideration

Itumeleng Khune. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Khune absence from cup advert fuels talk of exit

Amakhosi goalkeeper does not appear in squad picture for Carling Black Label Cup

Rugby

Bulls confident ahead of Australasian tour, says Spies

Pierre Spies. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
1 day(s) ago

Captain Pierre Spies believes his troops are a different outfit to the previous three seasons

Soccer

Everything to prove at Tshwane derby

Gordon Igesund. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
1 day(s) ago

SuperSport United and Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns meet at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night — still desperate to achieve their targets for the campaign

Rugby

Bok doctor starting to get nervous

Lood de Jager. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHAN PRETORIUS
1 day(s) ago

Team doctor Craig Roberts admits his anxiety grows with every weekend of rigorous Super Rugby action

Soccer

Bucs handed tough Africa draw against Guinea champions ASK

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Aside from their 12 league titles, ASK have won six national cups but have made an indifferent start to the league season

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The Third Umpire

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman. The honeymoon may be over for the South African mining industry’s Mr Fixit as Sibanye’s shares slump in the wake of a poor quarterly performance.

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