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Labour Court overturns SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s suspension

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

Judge rules that suspension of Mr Pillay by SARS is unlawful and constitutes a breach of contract


Miners spearhead strong JSE surge

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2 hour(s) ago

Rise follows a weak spell at the start of the week caused by lower oil prices and negative emerging-market sentiment emanating from the Russian currency crisis

African News

Boko Haram seizes 185 people in Nigeria

9 hour(s) ago

President Goodluck Jonathan pledges the latest mass abduction, during which 32 people are killed, will mark the beginning of the end of terrorism in Nigeria


Order for hijacked buildings

Johannesburg skyline. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY
1 hour(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela orders Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau to compensate the owners of two buildings occupied by illegal tenants for nearly six years


NEWS ANALYSIS: Parliament will outgrow a very colourful political year

Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

The institution is larger and more important than any political party— so parties, not Parliament, will change over time


Freed of restraints, Obama takes action

Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

No longer beholden to voters, the president makes some bold policy changes

Financial Services

IMF warns banks on risks in Africa

Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Other African countries tend to have weak rules for money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, raising the risk to SA, says report

African Business

Mobile banking is not taking off as expected, banker warns

1 hour(s) ago

Success of M-Pesa in Kenya has not been replicated except in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh

Members of the EFF leave the National Assembly on Thursday (Aug 21 2014) as Baleka Mbete adjourns Parliament for the day after an EFF protest. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON

Why do you allow boys and girls to disrupt Parliament?

Best way forward for red-clad honourable members is to abide by rules, writes Phathekile Holomisa


There remains almost no emphasis on most promising aid of all — entrepreneurial aid, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Vacuous aid model blocks Africa’s development


EFF defies expectations of a conference collapsing, bum-showing leadership battle at its National People’s Assembly, writer Natasha Marrian

Political parties wrap up year with a few surprises

Transport & Tourism

SAA requires drastic steps to stay airborne

Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Airline may face a R1.7bn funding gap next September if it does not get a government guarantee


New innovation unit ‘to think green’

Geoffrey Qhena. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

The plans include a possible investment in the Eastern Cape’s sorghum industry as SA gears up to make biofuels from ethanol


‘Jobs for pals’ claims groundless, says Wesgro CE

31 minute(s) ago

ANC and Cosatu in the Western Cape claim CEO Tim Harris’s appointment has exposed the corrupt practices of the City of Cape Town


Public protector tells state entities to apologise to artist

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

SABC directed to apologise in writing to Tloledi Makudubela for failing to secure her consent before making changes to the music video


Gautengers ‘strip at nudist beach’

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

Last month the municipality granted naturalist status to a 500m stretch of beach between Trafalgar Beach and Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Cuban President Raul Castro addresses the audience during the opening session of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States summit in Havana on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS

EDITORIAL: Bold but overdue move on Cuba

Barack Obama could do worse in terms of his legacy than to draw a line under the US’s shameful Guantanamo history and its unnecessarily antagonistic relationship with Cuba


Putin attempts to allay Russians’ economic fears

Vladimir Putin. Picture: Picture: REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
1 hour(s) ago

President blames Russia's economic problems on external factors and says the crisis over Ukraine has been caused by the West


Knight in shining armour envisions merger between PPC and Afrisam

Former MTN CEO Phuthuma Nhleko. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
1 hour(s) ago

Pembani Group’s Phuthuma Nhleko owns 30.5% of Afrisam and the merged entity is expected to compete with Dangote Cement and African producers


Producer inflation slows as expected

19 hour(s) ago

Mainly influence is smaller price increases in intermediate manufactured goods, while electricity and water prices rise faster


Many Europeans have never used the internet

18 hour(s) ago

Nearly 20% of respondents in Eurostat survey say they have never used the internet — and 39% of Romanians — while almost all Icelanders are online every day


Instant noodles recalled as Taiwanese food scare widens

16 hour(s) ago

Taiwanese authorities order leading food company to recall two flavours of instant noodles over fears they contain banned dye


Redefine targets high-rise Johannesburg apartments

Redefine Properties' head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
< 1 minute ago

Redefine Properties making foray into high-rise apartments next year and chooses growing cosmopolitan area of Rosebank, Johannesburg, as launch pad


Top EU court rejects British visa rule

16 hour(s) ago

European Union’s top court finds Britain at fault for demanding that non-EU citizens with resident permits issued in other member states must obtain a visa

Financial Services

Sanlam outperforms rivals on emerging-market strategy

1 hour(s) ago

Sanlam share price is not expected to deliver the same returns in 2015, but it is likely to stay strong

African News

Six die in Nairobi building collapse, 11 injured

Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed residential building in Makongeni estate in Kenya's capital Nairobi December 17 2014. REUTERS / NOOR KHAMIS
13 hour(s) ago

Toll could rise as crews continue to dig though rubble, say officials


France fines cosmetic companies €950m for price collusion

The logo of French cosmetics group L'Oréal on the company's building in Clichy, near Paris. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Thirteen top manufacturers of cosmetics and cleaning products slapped with €950m in fines for price collusion between 2003 and 2006

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Six gadgets and tips to save power and beat loadshedding this festive season

With Eskom saying that the energy crisis may go on for a good while, devices can help those who need electricity for work and other essential activities

Travel & Food

Up hill and down desert dune

Namib. Pictures: EUGENE YIGA
1 hour(s) ago

When Eugene Yiga tried quad-biking in Namibia it was just two guys and two bikes in a sand wilderness stretching 2,000km up to Angola

Travel & Food


1 hour(s) ago

The Noisy Oyster in Paternoster is well worth the walk as it lives up to its promise: a fun-loving group of like-minded people who want to offer great food and wine, writes Eugene Yiga


Mashaba names 34 for Africa Cup

Bafana coach will cut number to 23, giving all a chance ‘to fight hard for a final spot’


Omission of Bucs strikers from Bafana ‘surprising’

Eric Tinkler. Picture: GALLO IMAGES'/DUIF DU TOIT
1 hour(s) ago

Eric Tinkler is surprised that strikers Lehlohonolo Majoro and Kermit Erasmus have been left out of Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana squad


Amla rises to occasion with top score against Windies

1 hour(s) ago

Hashim Amla shrugs off questions about added pressure on his shoulders now that he will captain SA’s Test team at home for first time

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The Third Umpire

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, who was elected to the position unopposed at the weekend despite the inevitable rowdy dissent and personality clashes. At least there wasn’t a bare bum in sight.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who will be breathing the biggest sigh of relief of all after ratings agencies Fitch and S&P left their SA ratings unchanged on Friday. It’s going to be an intense six months to the next update.

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Tharisa Minerals chairman Loucas Pouroulis, who faces a R50m lawsuit, plus interest and court costs, for allegedly failing to pay for shares he agreed to buy from Cayman Islands-registered Siebels Hard Asset Fund.

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Opinion Poll

Governors of some US states are sticking to plans to quarantine healthworkers returning from countries with Ebola, despite pressure from the White House. What you think of these measures?

It’s fair, countries should be able to protect their people by whatever means necessary
This is not fair to healthworkers volunteering to assist, and will badly affect Ebola-hit countries without sufficient help
They are allowed to stay in their homes, and this is fair enough to minimise risk for all
Voting closed
Total votes 426


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