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ANC’s recovery has started in Gauteng, says premier Makhura

Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
3 hour(s) ago

The party is looking at new way to elect its leader in 2017, Zizi Kodwa confirms

Politics

President Jacob Zuma's brother urges him to quit

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

Michael Zuma and his wife Thembekile MaXulu Zuma have expressed their fears for the president’s life

Education

Burning books‚ schools and lecture halls an assault on our collective being‚ says Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
14 hour(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says education remains the most potent asset in the hands of South Africans to restore their dignity

Science & Environment

Zuma defends the country’s hunting industry

Seasonal hunters at the end of their day of hunting in the Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma says the hunting industry generates R1bn a year

Education

Wits will only open when ‘safety of staff‚ students and property can be guaranteed’

Picture: CHRIS THURMAN
1 day(s) ago

University warns that should the situation not improve‚ residences may have to be closed

Europe

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as leader of Britain’s Labour Party

 Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. REUTERS/PETER NICHOLLS
1 day(s) ago

The veteran campaigner’s triumph, by 313,209 to 193,229 votes, cements his authority over the deeply divided party

Energy

Empire Technology given huge contract for nuclear build programme

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson told Parliament that by the end of July, R22.8m of a R171m contract had been paid to Empire for project management systems

Media

Thuli Madonsela asks Faith Muthambi not to reappoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 day(s) ago

If Motsoeneng is returned to his job as operations chief, the board’s conduct should be investigated, the public protector says

Education

Call for education to shift to thinking, analytical skills

Sizwe Nxasana. Picture: THE HERALD
3 hour(s) ago

The emphasis in learning should be on the development of thinking, analytical and entrepreneurial skills, says co-founder of new education group

National

Why VBS is obliged to stay mum on Jacob Zuma’s home loan

President Jacob Zuma addresses the Opening Plenary of the High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the migration in New York, United States of America. Photo: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Banking secrecy is founded on legislation, contract and the protection of privacy, South African banks say, though legal precedent does offer a few loopholes

Loyiso Nkohla talks to mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: TIMES LIVE

The DA’s poo protester hypocrisy

Cape Town DA’s expedient volte-face on unrepentant criminal Loyiso Nkohla dents the party’s moral authority, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

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University students would not normally figure prominently when viewed through the lens of political or public welfare considerations, writes Anthony ...

Free higher education disregards fiscus

Columnists

Gareth van Onselen: @eNCA highlights a creeping tendency towards sensationalism that excludes measured solutions

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Bring on the violence!

Science & Environment

Mountain zebra back from the brink, says minister

Edna Molewa. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
3 hour(s) ago

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says a proposal on not trading in the animal is expected to be adopted at the Cites CoP17 conference in Sandton

African Business

Chinese group chosen to design $2.1bn power plant in Zimbabwe

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

RioZim is lobbying Eskom to buy from the facility to help attract investors

Middle East

UN holds urgent talks as air strikes pound Aleppo

A man walks on the rubble of damaged buildings after an air strike in Aleppo, Syria, on Sunday. REUTERS/ABDALRHAMAN ISMAIL
5 hour(s) ago

France and UK assert that war crimes have been committed in Syria’s battered city of Aleppo

Education

Black South Africans spend more on education relative to other races

Students from Wits University demonstrate in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
2 day(s) ago

Finscope SA 2016 consumer survey shows that for the average black South African‚ education expenses constitute 7% of their income

Education

Built-in limits in student aid scheme’s pilot project

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3 hour(s) ago

NSFAS chairman Sizwe Nxasana says the ‘missing middle’ will be funded by a mix of grants and loans

National

SARS springs to Tom Moyane's defence against ‘negative media’

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

The revenue service has also issued a veiled accusation of hypocrisy, saying media harp on ‘due process’ but seem happy to forgo when it comes to Jonas Makwakwa

Motoring

FIRST DRIVE: Porsche panache in the Black Forest

Porsche has made sure that the Cayman is still a good looker. Picture: PORSCHE
2 day(s) ago

First came the 718 Boxster roadster. Now, the Porsche 718 Cayman coupe — which Lerato Matebese drove in Germany’s Black Forest

Lesetja Kganyago. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

EDITORIAL: A slight easing of pressure

The Reserve Bank was at pains to damp rate cut hopes

Media

Will Hlaudi Motsoeneng still earn R3.7m a year as a ‘normal’ SABC employee?

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
2 day(s) ago

One advocate says Motsoeneng is liable to pay back all the money he acquired from the SABC since his initial appointment in 2011 as chief operating officer

Transport & Tourism

Only the best for the high-flying pilots at struggling SAA

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2 day(s) ago

SA's national airline has been posting deep losses but its pilots enjoy five-star accommodation and a variety of eye-watering perks

Financial Services

Development bank upbeat about funding

PROJECTS:  Patrick Dlamini is confident Moody’s and Futuregrowth’s decisions will not affect the bank’s investment plans. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Rumbles from Futuregrowth and Moody’s have not dampened investor sentiment, says DBSA’s Patrick Dlamini

Media

Hlaudi Motsoeneng hits a false note blowing his own trumpet at Mandoza funeral

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2 day(s) ago

Mourners at the kwaito star’s funeral were amazed when Motsoeneng took the opportunity to sing his own praises — and ended by shouting, 'Pay your TV licence'

Europe

No EU-US free trade deal before Obama’s presidency is over

U.S. President Barack Obama reviews honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Vientiane, Laos on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/JORGE SILVA
2 day(s) ago

This puts the fate of the trade deal on the US side in the hands of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, who are both running their campaigns on antitrade-deal platforms

National

Sign bill into law to curb graft, says Patel

SCRUTINY: Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel wants lifestyle audits conducted on public figures. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 day(s) ago

Ebrahim Patel is the first Cabinet minister to speak out on Zuma’s FIC bill delay, and calls for lifestyle audits of ministers and public figures

Mining

Rockwell’s new head pulls no punches on what is wrong at the diamond miner

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2 day(s) ago

Executive officer Tjaart Willemse, a De Beers veteran, details a litany of problems that created the company’s ‘state of despair’

Asia-Pacific

Chinese firm hit by new forgery claims in AC Milan deal

Silvio Berlusconi. Picture: REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI
6 hour(s) ago

Bank of Jiangsu denies it issued documents used in a €740m deal between former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and a Chinese consortium to buy AC Milan

Energy

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says it won’t waste a lot of time talking to Futuregrowth

Brian Molefe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Eskom is adequately funded, says CEO Brian Molefe, and won’t "waste a lot of time" engaging with Futuregrowth on its decision to stop lending to the power generator

Media

NEWS ANALYSIS: What will SABC cook up with its hot potato?

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 day(s) ago

Should Motsoeneng go down, the executives he hired could fall too, writes Genevieve Quintal

Media

Presidency ‘respects SCA’s decision’ removing Hlaudi Motsoeneng from his post

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 day(s) ago

Motsoeneng is effectively an ordinary SABC employee after the SCA dismissed his application for leave to appeal a court ruling setting aside his permanent appointment

Americas

Facebook’s metrics mistake has ad buyers irate

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

They are not impressed with how it has addressed its vast overestimation of average viewing time for video ads, and say it needs to open its data to third-party scrutiny

Economy

De Beers CEO voices stability fears

The writer says even if the Treasury’s independence and SA’s investment-grade credit status are maintained and economic growth improves, a major historic challenge appears to have been provoked. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

South Africa is in deep danger of losing its investment-grade credit rating, warns De Beers Bruce Cleaver

Asia-Pacific

Vodafone’s Beautiful Mind bid to outsmart rivals

A vendor walks past closed shops displaying an advertisement for Vodafone in Jammu, India. Picture: REUTERS/MUKESH GUPTA
3 hour(s) ago

Vodafone’s $7bn equity infusion in India: who gains and who loses in the spectrum matrix?

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Cartoons

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VAST brings open WiFi access to SA’s townships

Millions of South Africans are being exposed to WiFi at a low or no cost to them but somebody is paying for the technology

Motoring

INTERVIEW: Luxury cars take a starring role in the lives of rich and famous celebrities

Simon Cowell owns a beautiful Jaguar Eagle Speedster.  Picture: EAGLE/JAMES LIPMAN
3 day(s) ago

Our fascination with Hollywood stars also extends to their choice in cars, writes Richard Aldhous

Gadgets & Gear

GoPro Review: a camera with smartphone smarts

GoPro. Picture: ISTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Hurt by cheaper rivals, GoPro has been buying software companies — and it shows in the Hero 5 Black and Session which makes it easier than ever to make cool videos

Motoring

THE MOTORSPORT LAP: Sweet victories, track tussles

Porsche took another victory in the World Endurance Championship event in Austin, Texas.   Picture: PORSCHE
3 day(s) ago

The F1 title race is on, while the SA national rally championship title has been settled

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Renault Megane swinging at the competition

The designers have given the new Megane a far more dynamic and striking look.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK
3 day(s) ago

The fourth-generation Renault Megane has all the attributes to take on the C-segment hatch establishment

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New Zealand fought a lone battle on Super Rugby revamp, says Steve Tew

The country’s rugby boss says SA and Australia are blocking efforts to change the 18-team tournament’s cumbersome format

Cricket

Bavuma can make mark in one-dayers

PICTURE: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Temba Bavuma is set to make his one-day international debut opening the batting for the Proteas against Ireland on Sunday

Soccer

United look for reprieve at home against Leicester

PILING UP:  Jose Mourinho, right, watches Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo, top, and Wayne Rooney in action against Northampton’s Sam Hoskins. Mourinho and Rooney are both under pressure to deliver when United host champions Leicester on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Manager Jose Mourinho hopes his side can regain some of their lost momentum against Leicester, as well as Russian side FC Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League and Stoke City

Rugby

De Jongh and Bongi parachuted in by WP

Bongi Mbonambi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/SHAUN ROY
2 day(s) ago

Western Province coach John Dobson puts Juan de Jongh and Bok hooker Bongi Mbonambi straight into starting lineup for crucial match

Rugby

Springbok coaching job a poisoned chalice, says Hoskins

Saru president Oregan Hoskins. Picture: MARK WESSELS
2 day(s) ago

Former SA Rugby president Hoskins says that rugby is at a crossroads and that it needs urgent intervention

Soccer

Park the bus in Atteridgeville at your peril, warns Sundowns' Pitso Mosimane

Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Sundowns play the Zambians in the second-leg semifinal of the CAF Champions League on Saturday

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The Third Umpire

He may be on the wrong side of reality, and morality, when it comes to many domestic issues, but President Jacob Zuma is correct in demanding “fundamental reform” of the archaic UN Security Council structure.

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Oversight. That’s what Parliament is supposed to do to keep the executive on its toes. Yet it was also Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s excuse for failing to inform it of a crucial appointment. The system is broken.

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