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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to questions in Parliament on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS

Food parcels are not ANC electioneering, says
deputy president

1 hour(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says poverty relief tools by the state must not be mistaken for electioneering by the ANC ahead of local government elections

Markets

JSE closes at its best level in a month

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
5 hour(s) ago

JSE takes lead from higher world markets, but gold stocks down as gold price extends losses for sixth straight day

National

Even tiny, informal credit providers must register with credit regulator

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

The aim is to promote responsible credit lending and reduce consumer overindebtedness, Trade and Industry spokesperson Sidwell Medupe says

Land & Agriculture

Chinese skippers appear in court for illegal fishing in SA waters

The Lu Huang Yuan Yu 186 being brought into port on Saturday afternoon after being seized by the South African government for
36 minute(s) ago

Three Chinese skippers appear in East London court on charges of fishing in South African waters without permission and evading the law

Politics

Malema urges community to vote ‘blesser Zuma’ out of power

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema arrives to address the supporters attending the EFF official local election manifesto launch at Soweto's Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
3 hour(s) ago

EFF leader Julius Malema visited Umjindi in Mpumalanga as he continued his campaign ahead of the August 3 local government elections

Mining

Panel aimed at overhauling public order policing to start work in June

Miners strike at Marikana in 2012. The Marikana commission found that Gen Riah Phiyega was untruthful. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 hour(s) ago

The Farlam Commission on Marikana recommended that the task team be set up, and this will operate for 15 months

Politics

DA names 107 candidates for Tshwane

Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance releases names of candidates who will battle it out for Tshwane, which it hopes to wrest from ANC, along with Nelson Mandela Bay

National

Gauteng unveils centre to monitor infrastructure maintenance

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Centre will enable greater oversight in order to prevent cost over-runs, corruption or delays during construction or maintenance of infrastructure

Mining

Elite mine rescue squad risks all to save lives

Contractors working at Glencore’s Bracemac-McLeod zinc mine in Malartic, Quebec, Canada. Picture: BLOOMBERG
43 minute(s) ago

Gruelling training prepares recruits for precarious rescue missions underground where they fight fires and retrieve mineworkers trapped by rockfalls and other disasters

National

Oudtshoorn council to stay under administration until after local elections

A young boy plays with his cart in the temporary housing settlement in Riemvasmaak, the poorest township in Oudtshoorn.  Picture: THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

The administrator and the Department of Local Government are developing a handover plan for a newly elected council

Independent Electoral Commission chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Picture: THE TIMES

Tlakula has the skills and experience to lead regulator

The information regulator will be a critical institution in advancing transparency and information rights in the country, writes Mukelani Dimba

Columnists

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Allister Sparks: Don’t imagine you would be better off leaving SA, the world is undergoing political lunacy

A scary right-wing wave is sweeping a fractured world

Columnists

Our failure to binge to lift the economy suggests a desperate need to do something different to turn around the economy, writes Xhanti Payi

Stress-eating, self-medicating nation needs rehab

Energy

Energy efficiency at Union Buildings and Tuynhuys saves Presidency R7m

A bronze statue of former president Nelson Mandela  at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. File picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma launched an energy-saving campaign in 2015 to ensure that government-owned buildings are energy efficient

African News

Thousands take part in pro-Mugabe march

Youth Supporters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe cheer during the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front One Million Youth March in Harare on Wednesday.  Picture: AFP/JEKESAI NJIKIZANA
1 hour(s) ago

Youth league of governing Zanu (PF) stages march in Zimbabwean capital as President Robert Mugabe insists he will stay on as leader despite calls to step down

Mining

ArcelorMittal’s Saldanha plant to keep operating

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

The plant focuses on steel exports, but low steel prices and high electricity and transport costs made it unprofitable last year

National

De Lille flushed over toilet criticism

Mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

City of Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille blasts Social Justice Coalition for continuous demands to install permanent flush toilets in informal settlements

National

Sandu welcomes ‘massive climb-down’ by SANDF

Suspended soldiers from the South African National Defence Force who marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in August 2009 have been paid a total of R7m a month for the past six years. Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

South African National Defence Union welcomes decision by South African National Defence Force to recall to duty more than 500 members on special leave since 2008

Business

SARS identifies South Africans mentioned in Panama Papers

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLES GALLO
7 hour(s) ago

SARS is matching the identities of these individuals with its own database and testing the Panama data against the income tax declarations of the South African residents

Durban Tourism Indaba. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL

SA should be exploiting tourism jobs opportunity

Tourism should not be seen as a ‘summer only’ opportunity, but have year-round initiatives providing job stability, writes Enver Mally

National

Zwane denies claims he went to Switzerland in January with Gupta firm

Mosebenzi Zwane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says he did not accompany Tegeta Exploration officials to negotiate the purchase of Optimum Colliery from Glencore

Media

Lotus FM ‘cannot be excluded’ from SABC’s local music quota

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Jazz veteran Don Laka has complained on his facebook account that money from music should not be allowed to flow from SA into India

Asia-Pacific

Major steel players appeal for G-7 action to curb oversupply from China

OVERCAPACITY:  Employees work at a factory of the Dongbei Special Steel Group in Dalian, Liaoning province, last year. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Twelve steel industry bodies and manufacturers urge G-7 ministers to debate what action can be taken to curb China's state-supported steel

Education

Wits clamps down on protest

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Exams at University of Witwatersrand not disrupted‚ but university beefs up security after protests by workers on campus

Healthcare

Mediclinic revenue grows, but aftertax profit falls following Al Noor merger

Mediclinic International CEO Danie Meintjes. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Mediclinic increased its number of SA hospital beds from 7,885 to 8,017 following expansion and the development of two new day in Limpopo and Durbanville

Middle East

Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on IS

Map of Syria and Iraq showing zones of control. Picture: AFP/SABRINA BLANCHARD
7 hour(s) ago

Territory under IS control has been shrinking for months, but it has carried out a wave of attacks, including bombings on Monday that killed 177 people

Retail & Consumer

Taste Holdings’ full year profit tumbles

Starbucks. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CRAIG WARGA
9 hour(s) ago

The drop was because of higher costs associated with its expansion, securing exclusive Starbucks rights and opening 68 more Domino’s pizza outlets

African News

Zimbabwe to lobby for lifting of ban on ivory sales

Picture: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON
6 hour(s) ago

Government says the safeguarding of the country’s elephants it wholly dependent on establishing regular open-market ivory sales to fund management and enforcement action

Middle East

Lieberman as Israel’s defence minister raises questions on next steps

Israel's new Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman addresses a news conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/BAZ RATNER
1 hour(s) ago

Palestinian Authority says by bringing in firebrand right-wing politician Avigdor Lieberman the Israeli government ‘is mixing extremism with craziness’

Financial Services

Reserve Bank says lenders that rely on international vendors ‘must be vigilant’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

The criminals are still at large and police suspect more than 100 people were involved in the theft that took place across 16 Japanese prefectures

Americas

US queries AB InBev on distribution incentives amid merger probe

A waiter serves a glass of beer ahead of an Anheuser-Busch InBev shareholders meeting in Brussels in this April 30 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Sources say AB InBev is encouraging independent distributors to sell more of its beer brands at the expense of competing craft brews

Americas

Google ads take aim at people on the move

Picture: AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND
1 hour(s) ago

The internet giant has reworked its ad format to target ‘on-the-go mobile consumers’ by letting them know nearby merchants’ offers based on where they are

Retail & Consumer

Reinet Investments dividend increases 2.5%

Richemont executive chairman and CEO Johann Rupert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Reinet has been diversifying, selling 6.25-million British American Tobacco shares to further invest in Pension Corporation

National

ANC names MPs selected to choose new public protector

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela presents her strategic review plan to Parliament’s justice portfolio committee on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

They will be on a committee to make the decision with two members of the DA, one of the EFF and two from other parties

Financial Services

Reserve Bank fines Capitec and Deutsche Bank SA a combined R25m

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

Shortcomings were found in the banks’ systems to combat money laundering, but there was no evidence they facilitated money-laundering transactions

Politics

DA accuses Nelson Mandela Bay of lying about billboard removal

Danny Jordaan. Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

DA alleges that mayor Danny Jordaan ordered the removal of the billboard, which read ‘Danny Jordaan proudly brought to you by Jacob Zuma’

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Cartoons

Grizelda Grootboom.  Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Violence women face daily must stop

In her autobiography, Grizelda Grootboom provides a brutal, raw and honest account of how she was betrayed by a friend into a life of drugs and prostitution

Gadgets & Gear

SA software piracy shows slight decline

Cyber crime. Picture: REUTERS/KACPER PEMPEL
5 hour(s) ago

Thirty three percent of computers in SA have software installed that is not properly licensed, a one-point decrease on findings in 2013

Management

Passion filters into local coffee brand

Sihle Magubane is the founder and owner of coffee company, Sihle’s Brew. It is SA’s first individually black-owned coffee brand. Picture: SUPPLIED
13 hour(s) ago

Sihle Magubane decided to make his own opportunities, and now shows other young people how, writes Nce Mkhize

Opinion

THE POINT: New student body grows entrepreneurship

Picture: THE TIMES

Nonprofit Student Business Council wants to bridge academic and practical know-how for aspiring young entrepreneurs

ON TRACK: Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his first round match against Taiwan’s Lu Yen-Hsun in Paris on Tuesday. Picture: AFP

Djokovic cruises, Murray recovers

Serb targets first title victory at French Open

Other Sport

Rosberg aims for another streak

Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany reacts after winning the Monaco F1 Grand Prix in Monaco May 24, 2015. Picture: REUTERS/ROBERT PRATTA
13 hour(s) ago

Only triple world champion Ayrton Senna has won more than three Formula One championships in a row, but Rosberg is on the cusp of stepping up alongside late Senna

Soccer

Spotlight back on players for expanded Euros

STRIKE FORCE: Harry Kane, left, celebrates with Jamie Vardy after scoring for England in a friendly against Turkey. England will be pinning their hopes on the two strikers for a first trophy in 50 years. Picture: REUTERS/DARREN STAPLES
13 hour(s) ago

Unfamiliar qualifiers will be hoping to show their mettle at an event criticised by some as substituting quality for quantity

Soccer

Big clubs keen to sign Mncwango

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

The Polokwane City striker has caught the eye of Gauteng club managers this season

Other Sport

Malinga ready to fight Whiteboy

Vus’umuzi Malinga. Picture: SOWETAN
13 hour(s) ago

Patrick "Hammer" Malinga, who has fought 181 rounds in 40 bouts, will welcome Capetonian Ashton Whiteboy for vacant WBA Pan African belt

Other Sport

Mamabolo vows to lead the local challenge at Comrades

Ludwick Mamabolo enters Kingsmead stadium in Durban in second place behind Bongmusa Mthembu in the 2014 Comrades Marathon. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
13 hour(s) ago

Sunday’s 91st edition will see the past four winners square up against each other

Soccer

Mbombela within reach of fantastic feat

Bednog Manyike of Mbombela United. Picture: SYDNEY MAHLANGU/BACKPAGEPIX
13 hour(s) ago

National First Division rookies Mbombela United are on course to repeat the fairy-tale story of Chippa United

Soccer

Cantona: Mourinho not right for United

DEFENSIVE: Jose Mourinho leaves his London home on Tuesday confronted by the media. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Club great Eric Cantona says incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better pick

Soccer

Mosimane welcomes re-entry to Caf event

Pitso Mosimane attends the Absa Premiership Player and Coach of the month prize giving for March and April 2016 in Johannesburg on Thursday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
13 hour(s) ago

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane expresses delight after the club is reinstated to the Caf Champions League

Opinion

League’s playoffs for top flight have too few payoffs

It helps that this is an Olympic year and PSL will kickoff later than usual, but still, whoever wins the playoffs will have less time to recharge the old batteries

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The Third Umpire

Chief electoral officer Mosotho Moepya’s concession in the Constitutional Court that he may have “misconstrued” the IEC’s legal obligations is a far cry from his obstinacy of the past several months.

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