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Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Court orders Motsoeneng be suspended on full pay

19 hour(s) ago

Western Cape High Court says SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended pending finalisation of disciplinary proceedings against him

National

Lwandle report says Sanral ‘knowingly abused court order’ to effect evictions

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu briefs media on Wednesday on the report on the mass eviction of more than 800 families at Lwandle.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Report by Lwandle ministerial board of inquiry says Sanral, City of Cape Town, sheriff of Strand and SAPS ‘knowingly conspired’ and effected ‘illegal’ evictions in township

African News

Grace Mugabe hints at presidential bid, urges deputy to quit

Grace Mugabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
19 hour(s) ago

Wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe accuses his deputy of attempting to oust her husband and indicates she may be a candidate to succeed him

African News

Frelimo candidate Nyusi wins Mozambican elections

Filipe Nyusi: Picture: EPA/ANTONIO SILVA
16 hour(s) ago

Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo party and its candidate Filipe Nyusi win presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results

Mining

Police fire rubber bullets at DiamondCorp strikers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Amcu workers down tools at company’s Lace project in Free State, demanding it hire two full-time shop stewards at operation

Americas

Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones

A Nokia official displays a new $99 phone in its mid-range Asha line at a launch in New Delhi on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Rebranding is ‘a natural progression as all devices that once came from Nokia now come from Microsoft’

Europe

Praise, catcalls greet EU emissions deal

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso talks with European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker before the official European heads of state and government family photo during a European Union summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Picture: AFP
15 hour(s) ago

Deal to reduce European carbon emissions earns mixed response at UN climate talks

Financial Services

Golding’s suspension linked to share deal

Marcel Golding. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Drama behind the scenes at HCI; court documents confirm increasing hostility between chairman Marcel Golding and the board — particularly CEO and co-founder Johnny Copelyn

Economy

S&P set to keep a keen eye on SA’s walking the talk of spending cuts

Standard & Poor's Southern African MD Konrad Reuss. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

SA’s ability to implement government spending cuts will be monitored closely and will have a strong bearing on another foreign currency sovereign credit rating downgrade

National

Zuma calls on business to bail out SA economy

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

He urges his critics and political opponents to set aside their reservations about his leadership to prioritise the beleaguered economy

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View the vehicles vying for the 2015 Wesbank/South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year award

Columnists

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Culture of regulatory compliance and state’s legitimacy must be maintained when tax system makes deeper demands of citizens, writes Anthony Butler

Nene would be wise to go to his roots
over taxation

Columnists

The ANC can lock the EFF up in jail for all the good it will do them. The questions remain, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Presidential unaccountability

Europe

UK rejects ‘appalling’ EU demand for more money

David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

British prime minister insists he will not pay EU bill for additional €2.1bn contribution to EU coffers at time of increasing pressure at home for country to leave bloc

National

Zuma skips London investment conference

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
15 hour(s) ago

Presidency releases statement saying President Zuma will ‘no longer attend the third annual innovaBRICS conference’, without providing any reasons

Americas

Security tight in Canada as police probe parliament gunman’s ties

17 hour(s) ago

Canada’s capital faces third day of heightened security as police search for clues that man who shot and killed soldier and charged into parliament had help in plotting attack

Americas

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Police officers guard the building where Dr Craig Spencer lives in New York on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Doctor who treated patients in West Africa is first person to be diagnosed with virus in largest US city, mayor tells residents ‘there is no reason to be alarmed’

Europe

British economy slows down in third quarter

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

Despite slowdown, UK economy still looks more dynamic than eurozone, where growth is sluggish, deflation threatens

Labour

Numsa foes put its expulsion on hold

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Axing would have split the 2.2-million member federation and left Zwelinzima Vavi isolated among Cosatu’s top brass

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Time for a frank discussion about SA’s energy future

Issues of procurement and cost should not derail a frank, reasonable discussion on whether nuclear energy could be good for SA, writes Edna Molewa

Middle East

Syrian army recaptures town in western Syria

Syria war. Picture: EPA/SEDAT SUNA
17 hour(s) ago

Syrian army regains control of town on highway linking Hama and Aleppo cities after months of battles with insurgents, state television, monitoring group say

Mining

Aquarius Platinum swings into profit

Aquarius Platinum CEO Jean Nel
23 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer says quarter under review defined by excellent safety, production, cost performances from Kroondal, Mimosa operations

Telecoms & Technology

MTN drops on Nigeria worries

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

But company expects an improved performance during the remaining quarter of the year

Asia-Pacific

Toyota shares rise on record profit report

Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(s) ago

Rise attributed to brisk sales in North America and elsewhere, helped by a weaker yen

Europe

Italy strikes against Renzi labour reforms, cuts

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Striking workers take to the streets in cities across Italy to protest against cuts to public services and labour reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Energy

Radebe hints at nuclear funding

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Energy Minister has signed two nuclear framework agreements in recent months

National

Zuma appoints 19 new BEE advisors

Zingiswa Losi. Source: SAPA/WERNER BEUKES
1 day(s) ago

Cloud hangs over appointee from strife-torn Cosatu after she resigned from her job in 2013

African News

Khama likely to win poll in Botswana

STANDS A GOOD CHANCE: Activists for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) distribute posters with the picture of incumbent President Ian Khama at a pre-election gathering in Gaborone on Wednesday. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Analysts say victory will confirm strength of the political system pioneered by his father rather than massive support for the incumbent

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Cartoons

Pictures:  BAS DE VOS

Enchanting lodge in the forest

Bas de Vos found a backpacker lodge at Storms River worthy of a longer, adventurous stay

Motoring

Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists announced

The 2015 Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists.
1 day(s) ago

The 2015 Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists have been announced and this year’s selection represents an interesting mix

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Eating with elephants a memorable experience but requires patience

Picture: GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE
1 day(s) ago

The pachyderms are in the distance, perfectly visible as they munch tranquilly in the veld while my companions and I savoured our own choice, writes Maureen Marud

Lions coach Johan Ackermann. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN

Ackermann out to make new memories

Lions coach ready for challenge of playing ‘the best side’ in Currie Cup

Rugby

After 28 years, Lions meet Province in Currie Cup final

Nic Groom. Picture: GALLO IMAGES,  CARL FOURIE
1 day(s) ago

The beautiful old trophy, first contested in 1892, is still the most prized title in South African rugby

Soccer

SA still in race to World Cup despite loss

Simphiwe Dludlu. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Super Falcons were committed, cohesive and good value for their victory

 
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The Third Umpire

Northam CEO Paul Dunne, for acting to avoid controversy over the company’s choice of empowerment partners by having an independent audit done on all potential participants. The “usual suspects” are wealthy enough.

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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, whose criticism of the mini-budget lacked substance. How could Mr Nene have been “bolder” without compromising growth? Politics is the art of the possible, after all.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. If good wishes could ensure his “tough love” medium-term budget policy statement is implemented, we would be home dry. Sadly, there are many hurdles to overcome.

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