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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

SAA needs whole new board, says Pravin Gordhan

2 hour(s) ago

And a new management team could include existing people, but ‘certainly requires new blood as well”, the finance minister says


Democracy triumphed and Hlaudi Motsoeneng lost, union Solidarity says

Solidarity deputy general secretary Dirk Hermann. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
20 minute(s) ago

Solidarity represented four journalists that the SABC will now have to re-instate, after victory in the Labour Court


Terror accused twins submit affidavits in argument for bail

Brandon-Lee Thulsie and Tony-Lee Thulsie pose for a photograph that they shared on Facebook.
54 minute(s) ago

The ‘lengthy’ sworn statements were handed in to the court, without being read into the record, rather than calling the brothers to the stand to make their case for bail


Labour court finds SABC’s dismissal of four journalists unlawful

Journalists protest against censorship outside the SABC offices in Cape Town earlier in July. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Court has ordered that the journalists be allowed to return to work, SABC was also interdicted from continuing with the disciplinary action against them


We need to stop shooting ourselves in the foot, Pravin Gordhan tells business

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The constant focus on what is wrong in the economy is one of the constraints on growth and is creating a vicious cycle, the finance minister says


Why Fitch’s BMI Research says Reserve Bank has no appetite for rate hikes

The South African Reserve Bank headquarters building in Pretoria. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

The group has lowered its economic forecast for SA, and does not expect an increase in interest rates before late next year


Joburg expected to be regional home to Brics bank

Vladimir Putin (left), Narendra Modi (third left), Dilma Rousseff (centre), Xi Jinping (fourth right) and Jacob Zuma attend a Brics summit in Russia. Cementing trade relations with Brics is one thing. Shaping our foreign policy to align with them is quite another.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Gordhan says Brics countries are looking for other nation partners to join the organisation to further intensify development in developing economies


Minimum wage mooted as remedy for dismal growth

Rather than resulting in unemployment, some studies find that US states that raised their minimum wage had greater job growth. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

University of the Witwatersrand report suggests a minimum wage of R4,500-R5,500 a month — well above what business owners have proposed

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev raises its offer for SABMiller to £45

The commission says the guidelines seek to clarify its approach to analysing mergers. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

At SABMiller’s annual general meeting institutional shareholders called on management to push AB InBev for a higher bid following the pound’s post-Brexit crash

SQUEEZED:  Public Protector Thuli Madonsela briefs journalists yesterday after presenting her office’s budget to Parliament’s justice committee in Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Madonsela successor must get even more independence

The chief characteristic of a good public protector is independence, writes Paul Hoffman


Top guns in the Proteas Test squad have the talent and mental strength but the bowlers are a liability, writes Neil Manthorp

Proteas in need of some first-class practice


Anyone who thinks it is easy to achieve unusual profits is overlooking the way markets operate, writes Michel Pireu

Markets do not
offer unusual


NPA assures Willie Hofmeyr he is not under investigation

Willie Hofmeyr. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
6 hour(s) ago

The Public Protector candidate and former Asset Forfeiture Unit head’s battle with strip club owner Andrew Phillips resurfaces


Reserve Bank caught in JSE error

Nicky Newton-King. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

The monetary policy committee's interest rate call was partly based on distorted inflow data


Gwede Mantashe rebukes Fransman for dividing party in Western Cape

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
6 hour(s) ago

Marius Fransman is not off the hook and cannot return to work, says ANC secretary-general


Kumba gets new CEO in Anglo American shakeup

Anglo American plans to completely exit its coal business, CE Mark Cutifani says. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
3 hour(s) ago

The iron ore producer had a tough first half, with output and prices falling, but is looking forward to a better second half as job cuts at Sishen start to take effect


Study for relocation of Parliament to Pretoria launched

5 hour(s) ago

The feasibility study has a six-month timeline and must provide a cost estimate for the monumental undertaking

President Jacob Zuma's upgraded Nkandla home. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

SARS must treat gifts to Zuma and Malema the same

SARS is bound by SA’s constitutional values in the application of tax laws, including ‘donations’ to Jacob Zuma, writes Patricia Williams


Fitch cuts SA’s local currency debt rating to one level above junk

Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

The move is a result of new criteria being applied and brings it in line with the foreign currency rating, while SA’s outlook was kept at stable

Transport & Tourism

Cheap and cheerful SA’s tourism sector a bright spot in the economic slough

40 minute(s) ago

With visas now easier to obtain through tour operators, Chinese numbers were 50% higher in May than a year earlier while those from India rose 37%


Two people arrested in connection with Bastille Day massacre

Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. Picture: EPA/FRANCK FERNANDES
33 minute(s) ago

French police have arrested two men in connection with the attack in Nice that left 84 people dead, investigators will determine if the attacker had logistical support


John Kerry warns North Korea that US sees its tests as a ‘very serious threat’

 US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses representatives of 23 countries fighting Islamic State during a ministerial meeting on in Rome, Italy, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/MAX ROSSI
51 minute(s) ago

Tension has soared since Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a series of missile launches


Reserve Bank’s business cycle gauge is more gloomy news for growth

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

The composite leading business cycle indicator has dipped again — a small decline, but enforcing a persistent negative trend

Science & Environment

SA scientist takes the plunge for Nasa’s deep-space mission

Picture: ISTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Dr Noel du Toit will spend eight days on the ocean bed performing tasks including ‘space walks’ and studying human-robot interaction


Democrat hack felt across the world as Kerry and Lavrov have words in Laos

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry attend a joint press conference in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday Picture: AFP PHOTO/DITER NAGL
1 hour(s) ago

Russia’s foreign minister says he does not want to use four-letter words, responding to suggestions Russia was behind the e-mail leak causing a rift among Democrats


Michelle Obama delivers glowing endorsement of Clinton

Michelle Obama. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

First lady makes link between Hillary Clinton and her hopes for her two teenage daughters, Sasha and Malia


Currency swings and falling sales take toll on Hyundai Motor

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Car maker’s quarterly net profit has fallen since early 2014 due to slowing sales in China and growing competition in global markets


Cape Town wants to control its energy future, says De Lille

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille questions Eskom’s decision to forego ‘cheapest form of new electricity generation’


Sanders blasts ‘demagogue’ Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally. Picture: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER
12 hour(s) ago

Donald Trump injects himself into the email controversy, saying it proves the system’s rigged


UK’s Hammerson poised to be the largest property stock on the JSE

6 hour(s) ago

The blue-chip British real estate investment trust lined up for the JSE in September has a £9bn portfolio of retail and leisure assets


AECI reports 48% fall in profit

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3 hour(s) ago

After two years of boosting profits by selling land, the chemicals maker’s earnings for the six months to end-June have plummeted


Capco shares dive after it reports fall in value of Earls Court development

Property fund. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Capital & Counties says the drop in property valuations reflects the weakened sentiment in central London residential property after Brexit

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Introducing a game-styled environment can help motivate and manage younger workers. Picture: REUTERS/TORU HANAI

Games have a role in the workplace

Motivating a millennial-rich workforce means plugging into the prestige and social recognition of gaming rewards, writes Wynand Smit


How a new MSCI study vindicates critics of CEO pay

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1 day(s) ago

The research looked at 800 CEOs at US companies, and concluded that pay and performance were out of kilter, even over the long term


BRAND COMMUNICATION: More clients want one-stop marketing services

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Integrated agencies offer clients more bang for their buck — traditional advertising, social media, shopper marketing, and public relations services


‘Vila’ will fight for his spot at Downs

Vilakazi is the kind of player who enjoys being in the box and being on the end of a killer pass, if he is not providing it himself


Whiteley input key to Lions’ final ambitions

7 hour(s) ago

Lions will increasingly rely on Warren Whiteley’s calming influence to make it to Super Rugby final

Other Sport

Team SA settle in Olympic athletes’ village

The Olympic Village is reflected in an apartment window during a guided tour for journalists to the 2016 Rio Olympics Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23, 2016. REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Contrary to media reports that the village was "unlivable", Team SA’s apartment block features large en suite apartments, with air conditioning and reliable WiFi


Why WP rugby bosses should face axe and not coach Fleck

Robbie Fleck (Interim Coach)  during the DHL Stormers press conference at High Performance Centre, Bellville on January 19, 2016 in Cape Town. Picture: GRANT PITCHER/GALLO IMAGES
7 hour(s) ago

Future of Stormers interim coach Robbie Fleck remains uncertain after disclosing that he’s had no discussions to remove "interim" from his title


Will Donald’s coaching give Australia the edge?

Former South African cricketer Allan Donald. Picture: SHAUN ROY/GALLO IMAGES
6 hour(s) ago

Australia are the only measuring stick who matter in SA cricket‚ and if Donald is in their dugout when the teams clash, a compelling subplot will unfold


Proteas in need of some first-class practice

Top guns in the Proteas Test squad have the talent and mental strength but the bowlers are a liability

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The Third Umpire

Cyclist Louis Meintjes, for finishing in the top 10 of the Tour de France at the weekend, the first South African to have achieved this feat, and just seven minutes behind the SA-educated winner, Chris Froome.

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