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A man passes an MTN board in Lagos, Nigeria.  Picture:  AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Nigerian allegations are without merit, says MTN Nigeria CEO Ferdi Moolman

31 minute(s) ago

The cellphone company’s Nigerian unit has responded to allegations that it repatriated $14bn illegally over 10 years

Business

Jacob Zuma calls for stronger ties between business and government

President Jacob Zuma with ANC Treasurer General Dr Zweli Mkhize and outgoing President of BBC Ndaba Ntsele sharing a light moment at the Black Business Council (BBC) Baobab Awards Gala Dinner in Sandton on Tuesday, Picture: ELMOND JIYANE/GCIS
9 minute(s) ago

The president addresses infighting between black business leaders, saying it is disappointing that ‘among ourselves we see enemies’

Industrials

ArcelorMittal SA reveals the terms of its long-awaited empowerment deal

BEE certificates will be regulated more strictly, as Sanas is now the sole regulator of verification agencies.  Picture: ISTOCK
25 minute(s) ago

The steel maker’s empowerment partner and its employees will hold just over 22% of the company, with a lock-in period of 10 years

Financial Services

Mantashe backs signing FIC amendment

Gwede Manthashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

The issues have also sparked debate within the business community

Media

SABC faces legal action over Motsoeneng’s new position

The SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng prepares to speak at a media conference at the broadcaster’s headquarters in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Other board members and legal practitioner Paul Ngobeni were  present at the  conference. Picture: ALON SKUY
3 hour(s) ago

Protector vows to scrutinise Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s reappointment in top structures of SABC

Financial Services

Capitec takes a hit from unpaid loans

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3 hour(s) ago

CEO Gerrie Fourie blames slowing econony as overdue loans reach R2.6bn during the period

Telecoms & Technology

MTN hit by new Nigerian charge

A man enters a customer’s mobile cellphone sim card details on an MTN Group Ltd. registration machine at a roadside kiosk in Lagos last week.   Picture: BLOOMBERG/GEORGE OSODI
3 hour(s) ago

Politician alleges Africa’s biggest wireless carrier repatriated about $14bn illegally

Economy

Political uncertainty pushes down ranking of SA’s institutions

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
3 hour(s) ago

Global Competitiveness index shows a fall in institutions — long regarded as an area of strength — but overall the country’s up two places to 47

National

Progress in state capture inquiry, says Madonsela

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

Thuli Madonsela says fears over her investigation into state capture are behind fresh allegations she is a CIA spy

Energy

Nuclear proposal delay expected

UNCERTAINTY:  Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said on Tuesday she was ‘almost certain’ the request for proposals for nuclear procurement would not be publish on Friday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO.
3 hour(s) ago

Naledi Pandor ‘almost certain’ the request for proposals in SA’s planned nuclear procurement will miss this week’s self-imposed deadline

National

EU agrees to discuss Gigaba’s visa plan

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Migration green paper proposes granting long-term visas to frequent African visitors, removing asylum seekers’ automatic right to work

Picture: THINKSTOCK

EDITORIAL: Sham public consultation

The government’s newest plan to build nuclear plants is, so far, another case of sham public consultation and faces yet another court challenge

Columnists

SA’s robust tobacco black market is a cautionary tale on implementation and policing, writes Hilary Joffe

Tobacco case provides lessons for potential sugar tax

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

In public policy formulation, costs are often ignored, understated or denied, writes Leon Louw

Repeat after me: there are no free lunches

Americas

Clinton wins debate, Trump blames host

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, left, shakes hands with Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, after the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday. Picture: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

Clinton has years of political experience, while Trump is new to politics and he missed a lot of opportunities, says Tom Barrack

Trade & Industry

Black industrialists: numbers target on track, official says

Stephen Hanival. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
3 hour(s) ago

The aim of the black industrialists programme is to set up 100 black industrialists over the medium term: 30 this year, 30 next year and 40 in the third year

Transport & Tourism

Millions of Gauteng motorists dodge their e-toll bills

Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters confirms in Parliament there are 2.9-million accounts owing tolls

Education

Nzimande to set up talks to tackle damage

Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
3 hour(s) ago

The Institute of Race Relations warns SA’s youth challenges are a powder keg waiting to explode

Business

Minister and SOEs in discussions with black business lobby

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Lynne Brown meets Black Business Council behind closed doors to discuss the interministerial committee on state-owned entities reform and presidential co-ordinating council

Politics

ANC spent more than R70m to pay staff

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3 hour(s) ago

The governing party is the biggest beneficiary of the Represented Political Parties Fund with R75.6m

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Cities, not agriculture, will drive growth and job creation

If SA’s economy is to grow, the growth of our cities’ economies has to accelerate dramatically, writes Ann Bernstein

Middle East

Shimon Peres, Israeli Statesman and Nobel peace laureate, dies at 93

Israeli President and veteran statesman Shimon Peres in his Jerusalem residence.  File Picture: EPA/JIM HOLLANDER
2 hour(s) ago

In later life he was viewed as a dove, but in Israel’s early decades Peres was a hawkish figure in the ruling Labor party

African News

Bongo calls for unity government as he is sworn back in as Gabon’s president

Ali Bongo Ondimba. Picture: REUTERS/EMMA FARGE
1 hour(s) ago

Gabon’s per-capita national income is four times greater than that of most sub-Saharan countries

Middle East

Aleppo wounded ‘need to be saved’

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

Medical staff in eastern Aleppo working relentlessly to save lives but unable to cope with demand for specialised and emergency services

Middle East

Saudi Arabia cuts back gravy to get finances under control

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

The IMF recommended that Saudi Arabia control its growing wage bill and make changes to subsidies for fuel and electricity

Middle East

Former Iran president bows to will of supreme leader

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.   Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Ahmadinejad left office in August 2013, leaving the Islamic republic divided domestically, isolated internationally and struggling economically

Americas

Multiple uses of Twitter for suitors

Picture: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC
3 hour(s) ago

Social networking service Twitter may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for the company

Europe

German watchdog says Facebook must stop using WhatsApp data

The ping! ping! ping! of WhatsApp messages arriving on a smartphone has become the soundtrack of business in many emerging markets as companies bypass conventional phone calls and e-mail to communicate with their customers. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
3 hour(s) ago

One of Germany’s most outspoken data-protection commissioners, Johannes Caspar, orders Facebook to delete any data it already has

Americas

How Caesars dodged bankruptcy

ADDICTIVE: In 1995 the Wiehahn report found that limiting the number of casino licences in SA to 40 would be appropriate. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
3 hour(s) ago

Key events in the $18bn bankruptcy of the Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp’s main operating unit

Europe

Audi chief quits over VW emissions probe

An Audi logo is seen on a car displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

VW’s attempts to contain the fallout from the emissions cheating suffers a setback after Audi loses a key engineer tainted by the scandal

Financial Services

Gamification could drive digital payment

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

MasterCard recently ran a gamification campaign where users get points for various mobile payment-related activities

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa overshot limits, says Cwele’s counsel

SLIGHTED:  Minister Siyabonga Cwele’s attempts to engage Icasa were rebuffed, according to his counsel. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Despite objections by Cwele, Icasa is pressing ahead with the auction, setting a date for May 2017

Retail & Consumer

Proxy voters back megabrew deal

Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Vast majority of proxy shareholders support the deal ahead of Wednesday’s shareholder meeting — expected to be the very last time SABMiller shareholders will gather

Mining

Illegal mining spins ‘out of control’

Illegal miners work on a disused mine in Welkom, Free State.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Mines Rescue Services suggests a five-point plan to curtail the spiralling growth of the R6bn-a-year illegal mining racket

Retail & Consumer

Cosatu says RCL using spat to open retrenchment talks

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

JSE-listed RCL blames chicken imports and the drought on its decision to start retrenchments

Retail & Consumer

New store shows Montblanc confident of growth in SA

A Montblanc store in Athens, Greece. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Eric Vergnes says the luxury-goods purveyor’s first neoconcept store in Sandton will be the blueprint for its other stores in the region

Healthcare

Mediclinic Middle East earnings ‘will be lower’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

The private hospital group has warned revenue from its Middle East business has faced several setbacks

Industrials

Bowcalf gains little from investment in bottling operation

Bowcalf CEO Friedel Sass. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

The plastics packaging group admits time frames for project implementations at SoftBev were too ambitious

Financial Services

Ecsponent upbeat over its funding methods

In modern capitalist countries, amassed economic power defines the royalty of the day, says the writer.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Some market watchers have raised concerns over the strenuous and sustainable growth needed to service the lender’s preference share liability

Retail & Consumer

Exclusive Books wins right to remain at airport

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Airports Company SA’s loses its battle to replace the book retailer at OR Tambo International

Media

SABC’s Ngobeni denies he is wanted in the US, but judicial website says he is

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Paul Ngobeni, SABC legal adviser, says it is "nonsensical" to say he is a fugitive from US law, but the Connecticut judicial branch’s website states charges on which he is wanted

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Cartoons

Business education expert Roger Martin says education that does not embrace the perspectives of others cannot teach how to use and capitalise on the diversity of thought available. Picture: YOUTUBE

Stimulating new modes of thinking

Management strategist Roger Martin explains what it takes to create innovative products that sell in an increasingly complex, connected and fast-paced world, writes Lorelle Bell

Management

Training clients to reach their goals

Effective life coaching could be an investment in tight economic times and could significantly improve one’s financial position in the long term, coaches say. Picture: ISTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

A good life coach will stop you putting off your potential, writes Yvonne Fontyn

Opinion & Analysis

BEE MATTERS: Some ways to fund fees without gaps or taxes

University of Cape Town academics and health faculty students demonstrate outside Parliament last week. The government cannot promise to freeze university fees when it does not have the money. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

The government pleads poverty amid fees protests but it sends troops to DRC and Sudan and helps human rights violators such as Swaziland and Zimbabwe, writes Dion Gerber

Management

European schools thrive as MBA popularity slips

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Europe offers cheaper MBAs with fewer restrictions that allow students to keep their day jobs, writes Jonathan Moules

Management

Making the most of scant opportunities

RESOLUTE: Entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane is the inventor of DryBath soap powder. Picture: TSHEPO KEKANA.
3 hour(s) ago

For entrepreneurs with a good value proposition there is never a bad time to start a business, writes Stephen Timm

CRUNCH: The Boks will look to Willem Alberts to run at the Wallabies. Picture: REUTERS

Boks aim at forward power

Proudfoot promises return to aggression in Test against Wallabies

Rugby

Talented De Allende seeks lost form

OFF FORM:  Damian de Allende has looked overweight and out of breath since his time in Japan, where he suffered a serious ankle injury. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
3 hour(s) ago

Injury-hit stint in Japan hurt Damian de Allende’s Bok career

Soccer

Walcott revival boosts Arsenal

BACK: Theo Walcott celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second goal against Chelsea at the weekend. After following a strict off-season regime, Walcott looks to have resurrected his career. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Theo Walcott reached a crossroads at the end of last season, and his emphatic response looks to have saved a career in danger of imploding

Rugby

Teenage star axed after outcry

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

New Zealand rugby officials terminate the contract of a teenage star who viciously assaulted four people including two women

Cricket

Time for Proteas passengers to stand up

VITAL: JP Duminy carried the water in a warm-up match before the first Test … on Saturday he will likely carry his bat. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/PUNIT PARANJPE
3 hour(s) ago

Amla is the only batsman who scored a century — 110 against the Windies in St Kitts

Other Sport

Khawaja clobbers Irish

Australia's Usman Khawaja in action. Picture: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY
3 hour(s) ago

The Australians bowled well as a unit and the pressure told on Ireland

Soccer

Pirates and Stars play to delightful draw

Soccer ball. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

In the 76th minute, the dam wall broke, thanks to substitute Kutumela

Soccer

Big Sam lands in big trouble

Sam Allardyce. Picture: AFP PHOTO/OLI SCARFF
3 hour(s) ago

Allardyce’s blunt manner has created its fair share of newsprint in his fledgling England tenure

Other Sport

Captain Clarke hails McIlroy

Rory McIlroy. Picture: KYLE TERADA
3 hour(s) ago

McIlroy vaulted into the play-off with a barnstorming finish to his final round

Markets

Gold hits one-week low as dollar gains ground

Picture: ISTOCK
25 minute(s) ago

Gold inches down to $1,324.71, after suffering its biggest single-day loss in nearly a month in the previous session, as investors

Markets

Asian stocks edge down amid European bank woes

The writers argue that rating the world in terms of developed and emerging markets, among other things, is to hold an erroneous view in tracking the movements of global capital. Picture: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO
25 minute(s) ago

Equities in Asia are lower on Wednesday, with European banking sector concerns and lower crude oil prices dulling investors’ appetite for riskier assets

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Former transport minister Sbu Ndebele might soon be back in SA after a stint as high commissioner to the land down under, to face fraud and corruption charges relating to an alleged R10m bribe concerning eNatis.

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Afriforum says it will press on with its attempt to retain Afrikaans as a medium of instruction at Unisa, despite a High Court ruling dismissing Afriforum’s urgent application to interdict the university.

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Springbok coach Allister Coetzee maintains the mood in the Bok camp is “positive”, despite three consecutive defeats. Now the embattled coach is denying he has asked SA Rugby to help bolster his coaching team.

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