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Law & Constitution

Complaint against Hlophe must now be concluded, Constitutional Court orders

John Hlophe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
23 minute(s) ago

2008 complaint against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe by then-justices of the Constitutional Court rocked judiciary and divided the legal fraternity

Markets

Banking index sharply down on fears about Pravin Gordhan’s future

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

The rand fell to R14.14 to the dollar on Wednesday morning after news Pravin Gordhan has been ordered to present himself to the Hawks on Thursday morning

National

Cape Town to put residents at the centre of service delivery plans

Patricia De Lille. Picture: BEKEZELA PHAKATHI
1 hour(s) ago

Mayor Patrician de Lille says residents are the metro’s customers‚ and their experience of service access and use should be its primary reference point

Education

Cosatu condemns dousing of guard with urine at University of the Free State

Cosatu. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
2 hour(s) ago

Union federation also demand action after Afrikaans students received a question paper with answers during a test at the university

National

Improvements but Compensation Fund not yet out of the woods

Vuyo Mafata. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
21 minute(s) ago

Compensation Fund has been in chaotic financial state for many years, receiving repeated adverse opinions from the auditor general

Trade & Industry

Push to sign deal to ensure better market access to EU for SA and Sadc

A man waves a Union Jack at a rally ahead of the Brexit referendum. There was an outpouring of regret after the results. Picture: AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL
25 minute(s) ago

The EU can provisionally apply the agreement while it is being ratified by all the EU countries, subject to approval by the EU parliament

Healthcare

Cosmetics industry to get regulatory makeover

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi briefs the media media after meeting with the health cluster at a State of the Nation Address debate on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
31 minute(s) ago

Proposed new regulations, published in Government Gazette for public scrutiny, aim to bring about better "regulatory oversight" over cosmetics sold in SA

National

Pravin Gordhan’s arrest would be a disaster for SA, says DA

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

David Maynier says the finance minister’s appearance before the Hawks suggests he might be told of possible charges, in a ‘major escalation of the SARS wars’

National

Maphatsoe loses two court cases in one day

WINNER:  Ronnie Kasrils, right, with advocates GF Grobler and Dali Mpofu from his legal team. Picture: THE TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Former intelligence minister and struggle veteran Ronnie Kasrils delighted with high court victory

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Science has a role to play in picking Madonsela successor

The right temperament able to handle the pressures of the public protector’s office will be vital to its viability, writes Paul Hoffman

Columnists

Steven Friedman: One of the great myths the election exposed is that corruption is a middle-class hang-up

What the choice of protector will say of the ANC

Columnists

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Leon Louw: The creeping conversion of rights into obligations struck its first blow against democracy on Monday when secrecy became obligatory

Will the right to vote become an obligation?

Markets

Rand falls hard on fear that Pravin Gordhan will be arrested

Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS
4 hour(s) ago

The local currency’s strong recent run has been brought to a summary end by the latest development in a long-running dispute over the SARS ‘rogue unit’

Energy

Eskom’s Ingula brings a second unit into commercial operation

Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 hour(s) ago

Power parastatal says the two remaining units of the pumped storage scheme are on track for commercial operation in the first half of 2017

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller’s exit will leave City springboks an endangered breed

SABMiller branded six packs of Castle Lite beer move along the production line at SABMiller's Newlands brewery in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG
4 hour(s) ago

The performance of South African-based businesses that came to London after apartheid ended has mostly disappointed, with SABMiller the breakout success

Media

Motsoeneng questions need to account to Parliament

Hlaudi Motsoeneng.   Picture: SOWETAN
8 hour(s) ago

Tainted SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng raises eyebrows by questioning why the public broadcaster should account to MPs

National

Hawks hanker after R100m helicopter, if there is money

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: GCIS/SIYABULELA DUDA
17 hour(s) ago

Unit has already received R1.4bn from Police Ministry in April while portfolio committee members bulk at the huge cost and ask whether it is a lavish attack craft

National

Watch Pravin Gordhan vs Justice Malala in tough debate on economy

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

BDlive is live-streaming a heavyweight debate between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and political commentator Justice Malala

windmills Karoo XXX  Picture: THINKSTOCK

Power and local trusts

Community trusts misused as slipshod empowerment deals fail to protect local assets or deliver long-term gains, writes Fumani Mthembi

Politics

Gwede Mantashe calls for a debate over ANC’s decline

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIEN
8 hour(s) ago

The ANC Youth League has called for ANC secretary-general Mantashe to resign following the party’s election decline

Mining

Glencore profit tumbles 66% after metal and coal price rout

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Glencore earlier on Wednesday announced a $670m deal to sell future output from an Australian gold and copper mine

Economy

Consumer inflation slows to within the Reserve Bank’s target

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

The latest CPI data offer some good news, but renewed political risks surrounding Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan put a sustained improvement in doubt

Trade & Industry

Car makers flag SA as base for drive into Africa

GEARING UP:  With the appropriate policies and strategies, the South African vehicle manufacturing industry could be rivalled by operations in countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

Supplying the continent with kits and components identified as a growth prospect, writes Mark Smyth

Health

Consumers will respond to a sugar tax, Department of Health says

HIDDEN INGREDIENT: The proposed sugar tax at 2.29c per gram translates into a 20% tax on fizzy drinks and other added-sugar drinks, the industry argued this week. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

But the DA says it will reject the proposed sugar tax if its purpose is ‘simply to raise more revenue under the fig leaf of a public health benefit’

Markets

Why Citadel is dumping the world’s top emerging market bonds — SA’s

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
3 hour(s) ago

The firm’s George Herman thinks SA government bonds have run too far, and cites several reasons for his position

Telecoms & Technology

Blue Label Telecoms’ proposal to buy CellC ‘progressing positively’

Blue Label Telecoms joint CEO Brett Levy. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

Cellphone airtime and prepaid electricity seller reports R4.5bn in capital at May 31 and accumulated reserves, with revenue growth of 19% to R26bn

National

SA students win award for nutritious version of Nutella

Stellenbosch University. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Their spread S’cool Beans tastes of chocolate and hazelnuts, but is actually made of sweet potato and sugar beans

National

Expropriation bill aims to provide clarity

Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin briefs Parliament’s public works committee on the draft version of the highly controversial Expropriation Bill on Tuesday in Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Critics say the bill is unconstitutional and have raised concerns about dispute resolution mechanisms for those affected by expropriation

Retail & Consumer

Shoprite CEO hints at offshore expansion

Whitey Basson. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
8 hour(s) ago

Whitey Basson’s comment on offshore expansion follows market speculation Shoprite could be snapped up by Steinhoff

National

Gordhan under threat of arrest

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

Rand falls sharply after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan receives letter demanding he present himself to Hawks

Industrials

Denel claims it got the nod for Asian venture

Denel's attack helicopter. Picture: SUPPLIED
8 hour(s) ago

The state-owned arms manufacturer says it has state clearance for joint venture deals with Gupta-associated company VR Laser Asia

Industrials

Shortage of drivers hinders Barloworld Transport growth

Picture: SUPPLIED
7 hour(s) ago

Young people do not find this profession attractive enough

Industrials

Bidcorp HEPS jump 32% on weaker rand

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

Bidcorp’s businesses ‘continue to perform well across the world’, with solid organic growth in home currencies in low inflation environments

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Cartoons

Both the UK and SA plan to tax sugary drinks, but Britain’s finance minister has provided far more details. Picture: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT

Study appears to vindicate California’s tax on sugary drinks

But the first peer-reviewed research measuring the impact of a tax on sugar consumption acknowledges other factors may also have come into play

Management

Entrepreneur Lumko Mphande is going places — on his bikes

Lumko Mphande delivers a presentation on his idea for a scooter rental business to a panel of experts in a competition for budding entrepreneurs. Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Bumka Scooter Rentals the brainchild of young Tembisa entrepreneur Lumko Mphande with a burning desire to achieve more, writes Eugene Yiga

Management

Taming shifty Africa with creativity and strategy

Chantell Ilbury says to be successful in Africa is to be foxy — to adapt constantly and to think outside the box — whereas the environment of certainty in western countries is conducive to hedgehog thinking. Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Sue Grant-Marshall: Leading African creative strategic thinker Chantell Ilbury wants to know: are you a hedgehog or a fox?

Opinion

THE POINT: All energy options have pros but one has major defects

The Cookhouse Wind Farm is located between the towns of Cookhouse and Bedford in the Eastern Cape. This wind farm is the largest in SA and has 66 turbines with a generating capacity of about 138.6MW. Picture: WIKIMEDIA

Nuclear causes the most disquiet when measured against future demand and budget projections

Cameron Van der Burgh and Caster Semenya take a selfie at the welcoming ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympics Team SA at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI/GALLO IMAGES

Feted Caster ‘does not need protecting’

The IAAF resumes its witch-hunt against gold medalist Caster Semenya and other hyperandrogenic athletes

Cricket

Pakistan’s incredible journey to top spot

THINK-TANK: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, right, with captain Misbah-ul-Haq during net practice at Edgbaston in early August. Picture: REUTERS/PAUL CHILDS
8 hour(s) ago

Pakistan caps a remarkable rise under skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to supplant archrivals India as the world’s best Test side

Cricket

Pink ball makes first-class debut in India

Suresh Raina. Picture: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI
8 hour(s) ago

India’s cricket board will be watching closely for signs the controversial but lucrative day-night format works for the players and millions of fans

Other Sport

Luvo Manyonga vows to keep world record focus

8 hour(s) ago

The silver medallist says being blocked from competing in the London Olympics saved his life

Cricket

Kiwis forgot who they were playing

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

There was so much time between balls during the rain-hit Test New Zealand’s coach Mike Hesson forgot who the Kiwis are playing

Soccer

Bayern nets higher security

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

New German league season gets under way with heightened security after attack at Stade de France cautions national side

Soccer

Reborn Sterling leads City’s charge in Europe

Raheem Sterling. Picture: REUTERS/ADAM HOLT
8 hour(s) ago

Maligned winger Raheem Sterling is thriving under Pep Guardiola and inspired City’s 5-0 win at the Champions League first round play-off

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The Third Umpire

There are two ways of interpreting President Jacob Zuma’s move to take control of state-owned enterprises: either his mind has been focused by the ANC’s electoral drubbing or the patronage machine needs fuel.

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It took a small boy to tell the emperor he was naked, and a boutique trading firm to pick up the multibillion-rand JSE glitch that overstated the value of foreign equity inflows. Take a bow, Navigare CEO Vuyisile Radebe.

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