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YOU’RE MY MAN: President Jacob Zuma shakes hands with newly appointed Finance Minister Desmond van Rooyen, after he was sworn in at the Union Buildings on Thursday. Picture: AFP/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Van Rooyen, Buthelezi, Molefe, Ramokgopa: who might take Gordhan’s role?

50 minute(s) ago

Of the likely candidates Jacob Zuma is probably trying to replace Pravin Gordhan with, Peter Attard Montalto says Brian Molefe will have the least worst market reaction

National

George Bizos fears for law and justice in SA

Advocate George  Bizos  holds the Luminary award he received in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: SOWETAN
35 minute(s) ago

Bizos, retired judge Johann Kriegler and Helen Suzman Foundation head Francis Antonie offer support to Pravin Gordhan and other former SARS officials in the Hawks’ sights

National

Mayor Herman Mashaba promises to get Joburg’s traffic lights working

Herman Mashaba. Picture: SUPPLIED
32 minute(s) ago

Mashaba will announce his mayoral committee on Friday, which is likely to comprise ‘coalition party’ members that helped the DA prevail in Joburg

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: Mission is to create narrative justifying Pravin Gordhan’s removal

Pravin Gordhan. Picture:  GCIS
5 hour(s) ago

The finance minister may be fired by Friday, write Carol Paton and Natasha Marrian

Politics

DA wins control of second hung council in Limpopo

Election posters on a pole in Tlokwe municipality ahead of the August 3 local government elections. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

The DA struck agreements with the EFF, Freedom Front Plus and residents’ group in Thabazimbi, while in the new LIM368, it says its mayoral candidate won two ANC votes

National

Hawks have no case, says Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Business leaders back finance minister against ‘sinister forces’ as Hawk’s renewed attack sends shock waves through the investor community

Energy

Guptas’ Tegeta threatens Treasury

Kenneth Brown. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

The Gupta company has threatened to interdict the Treasury to keep a possibly damning report on Eskom coal contracts out of the public domain

National

EFF calls on Pravin Gordhan to present himself to Hawks

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Picture: Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

National spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says ‘if he be innocent, which we believe he is, there is nothing the Hawks can do’

Transport & Tourism

Peters has no power to derail Prasa probe, says Molefe

Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Dipuo Peters’s directive to halt a forensic probe at Prasa faces objections from the public protector and the agency’s own board

President Jacob Zuma waits in line to cast his vote at Ntolwane Primary School in Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal on Wednesday. Picture: SUPPLIED

SA in perilous stalemate period and cannot afford the patronage machine

SA’s great task now is to convert the poor to middle class — not to set the two groups against each other, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Columnists

Gems has been unwilling to put rumours to bed, writes Bronwyn Nortje

What is state
medical aid
hiding?

Columnists

Natasha Marrian: Popular call is for early conference, but ANC's Gwede Mantashe wants no ‘blood on the floor’

ANC weighs risk of calling early elective conference

National

Trevor Manuel warns: Arrest of Gordhan will ‘destroy this economy’

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel speaking at a workshop organised by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

Former says it is ridiculous that an 'acting' head of the Hawks is persecuting him on baseless charges

National

WATCH IN FULL: Pravin Gordhan vs Justice Malala in tough debate

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan gestures during a media briefing in Sandton in March. Picture: REUTERS
22 hour(s) ago

Watch the full recording of a heavyweight debate between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and political commentator Justice Malala

Retail & Consumer

Massmart halves its interim dividend

Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN/ANTONIO MUCHAVE
2 hour(s) ago

South African subsidiary of US retailer Walmart cuts its dividend despite reporting rise in aftertax profit for the half-year ended June 26

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths manages to grow aftertax profit

Woolworths store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
2 hour(s) ago

CEO Ian Moir says both SA and Australia are becoming more competitive with arrival of northern hemisphere retailers and increasing promotional activity

National

Busisiwe Mkhwebane given public protector nod

Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

The former senior investigator at the public protector’s office impresses with her academic qualifications and track record in government

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

EDITORIAL: Stand up — or stand down

We must all resist the groundless pursuit of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the transparent attempt to force him out of office

Labour

Dissatisfied Robertson workers continue strike

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
39 minute(s) ago

Union wants to close income gap between workers and management and claims winery makes huge profits but refuses to share benefits with staff

Retail & Consumer

Italtile declares dividend of 29c per share for first half

Italtile tile display. Picture: SUPPLIED
40 minute(s) ago

The company says the renovations market grew but construction of new buildings remained sluggish

Business

Business rallies around Gordhan in Hawks standoff

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THULI DLAMINI
14 hour(s) ago

Business Leadership SA says ‘if this sinister behaviour is allowed to continue the consequences will be devastating for our economy’

National

Academics urge Zuma to intervene in Gordhan matter

Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
14 hour(s) ago

Academics pen an open letter on what they call a ‘dangerous set of events’

Mining

South32 to pay first dividend as earnings beat forecasts

Picture: ISTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

World’s biggest manganese producer will pay its inaugural dividend and is monitoring two potential investment opportunities

African News

Zambians battle to survive amid economic turmoil

Supporters of Edgar Lungu, leader of the Patriotic Front party (PF), gather during a rally ahead of Thursday's presidential elections in the capital, Lusaka, Zambia, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Government is broke, mines are closing and inflation has rocketed as county seeks help, but assistance from the IMF or Chinese is frowned upon by the population

Economy

Lesetja Kganyago points to jobs-wages conundrum

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
5 hour(s) ago

The Reserve Bank governor says SA’s central bargaining system maintains lower levels of employment and keeps small business out

National

Two former SARS officials Ivan Pillay and Johann van Loggerenberg will meet Hawks

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
14 hour(s) ago

The pair will be accompanied by Advocate George Bizos and retired Constitutional Court judge Johan Kriegler

Mining

Harmony and Newcrest submit application for special mining lease

Peter Steenkamp. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Gold and copper partners are conducting further work to optimise costs of bringing Golpu into production, giving Papua New Guinea its largest underground mine

Mining

Sibanye dividend rises sharply as operating profit more than doubles

POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS:  A miner works underground at a Johannesburg gold mine. Gold miners have filed an appeal against last month’s silicosis class action ruling. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
2 hour(s) ago

The miner had a strong first half, with the rand gold price up 31% and a 5% increase in production, but the Cooke 4 mine remained a drag

Industrials

Plastics division lifts Transpaco bottom line to outperform peers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

The packaging group reports 38% increase in its bottom line and promises more acquisitions

Law & Constitution

Resources bill is ‘sound on the substantive issues’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

The mineral resources committee reaffirms the disputed bill — including international trade pacts and the inclusion of the mining charter

Industrials

Bidcorp bullish about UK despite Brexit

Bidcorp CEO Bernard Berson blows the traditional horn after his company   listed on the JSE on Monday.   Picture: RICHARD STREVER/  ZOOM PHOTOGRAPHY
5 hour(s) ago

Although the pound has weakened and inflation expectations are higher, consumer confidence remains strong

Retail & Consumer

TFG on track over growth goals

A Foschini  store. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Austerity will be a key focus as medium-and long-term growth targets remain in reach

African Business

Atlas Mara to cut jobs and costs

Picture: ISTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

The pan-African financial institution is struggling to get investors’ confidence as regional growth slows to a 15-year low

Mining

Glencore coal production plunge

Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

The decline in Glencore’s coal output adds to concerns over lack of investment or expansions amid price woes

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Cartoons

Volkswagen is promising a radical new design language with its T-Roc.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

FUTURE MODELS: VW T-Roc is building on a promise

Volkswagen’s SUV and crossover model onslaught is continuing

Motoring

DRIVING IMPRESSION: Lexus RC200t — a handsome sheep in wolf’s clothing

The RC200t scores highly in the looks department.   Picture: QUICKPIC
5 hour(s) ago

The Lexus RC200t looks like a gold-winning athlete, but it’s left in the blocks by its rivals, writes Mark Smyth

Health

Mexico looks to double tax on sugary drinks

Mexico may double its tax on sweetened beverages to 20% as sales recovered after the levy caused an initial reduction in consumption. Picture: ISTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Mexico finds the tax is a money-spinner but has failed to dent consumption of sugary drinks, writes Amy Guthrie

Health

Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

A new biodegradable film made out of casein is being produced to replace the thin plastic wrapping that is used to protect against spoilage. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
5 hour(s) ago

Researchers are investigating alternative forms of food packaging — the biodegradable kind that can be eaten, writes Amrith Ramkumar

Motoring

RUMOUR HAS IT... Kia, Hyundai models on the way

BMW has unveiled its concept of the iconic 2002 touring car.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK
5 hour(s) ago

BMW reveals a second concept at the Pebble Beach concours in the US, and Ford announces a level 4 autonomous vehicle in the US

Opinion

Walk the talk for happy workforce

US President Barack Obama, right, with Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, left, after a tour of a flood-affected area in Louisiana on Tuesday. Obama is notable as a fan of the walk and talk meeting style, which has health benefits, saves time and aids creative thinking. Picture: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST

Companies are most effective when they create a wellbeing culture

TAKING IT EASY: Morné Steyn, right, and Faf de Klerk chill at a Bok training session. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Steyn to keep Elton on edge

Steyn’s presence is both a warning and an inspiration to Jantjies to up his game

Other Sport

Rejuvenated Hamilton aims for 50th

READY TO RACE: Briton Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Hungarian Grand Prix in July with team-mate Nico Rosberg in the background. Picture: REUTERS/LASZLO BALGOGH
6 hour(s) ago

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton ‘refreshed, re-energised and ready to go’ for a rare 50 grands prix prize

Other Sport

All the statistics for Belgian race

UNPOPULAR:  Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads the pack during Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix. Pictures: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Here are all the stats ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Formula One Grand Prix, the 13th race of the 21-round season

Other Sport

How top medical team revived Schoeman’s dream in Rio

BRONZE: Henri Schoeman beats the odds to realise his dream of an Olympic medal. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

A chest infection nearly robs bronze medalist Henri Schoeman the chance to compete in the Olympics, but Team SA’s doctor saves the day

Rugby

Alexander throws his hat into the rugby hot-seat ring

Oregan Hoskins.  Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Alexander had been Hoskins’s deputy since the departed president beat the late Mike Stofile to the post in 2008

Soccer

Chiefs under the cosh, says Tinkler

Soccer ball. Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

New Premier Soccer League franchise Cape Town City poses a major threat to coach Steve Komphela charges

Soccer

Komphela already feeling the pressure

Steve Komphela. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
6 hour(s) ago

Coach Steve Komphela struggles to explain to aghast Amakhosi fans the Glamour Boys’ horrible start

Soccer

Ancelotti brushes aside Ribery criticism

Coach Carlo Ancelotti. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Ribery, was not sent off for any of the fouls, and only booked for the incidents with Melo and Passlack

Cricket

Kingsmead’s outfield leads to financial knock

Cricket supporters watch as the covers are put on to the wicket at Kingsmead stadium in Durban. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Cricket SA say they opted to decompact the outfield at Kingsmead and Centurion after feedback from the players involved in last season’s one-day series between SA and New Zealand

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Geffen International Realty Franchises CEO Jason Rohde, who has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife Susan, whose body was found in the bathroom of the winelands hotel the couple were staying in.

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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, who has donated the damages he won in a defamation case against Kebby Maphatsoe to the woman President Jacob Zuma was acquitted of raping.

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