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Mxolisi Nxasana has been appointed national director of public prosecutions.  Picture: GCIS

Zuma considers suspending Nxasana

47 minute(s) ago

President gives prosecution head Mxolisi Nxasana the opportunity to make representations on the issue of his suspension but Mr Zuma’s spokesman says he must do so ‘soon’

Economy

Everyone responsible for growing economy, says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
59 minute(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene urges South Africans to get involved in resolving economic ills, says power supply constraints, strikes are within ‘our control’

National

SA will not treat foreign nationals with Ebola

LATEST VICTIM: Dr. Kent Brantly, left, (L) of Samaritan's Purse relief organisation is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Samaritan's Purse, wearing personal protective equipment as he cares for Ebola patients at the case management centre on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.  Brantly, a 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organisation in Liberia's capital, has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
12 minute(s) ago

National Institute for Communicable Diseases says foreigners seeking treatment may be denied entry into South Africa if diagnosed with the Ebola virus

Economy

Activity in manufacturing sectors falls in July

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Kagiso purchasing managers index falls for fourth consecutive month as a strike by metals, engineering industry workers limits production

African News

Uganda’s constitutional court annuls new anti-gay law

Picture: THINKSTOCK
51 minute(s) ago

Presiding judge tells court that law is ‘null and void’, was passed in parliament in December without necessary quorum of MPs

Mining

Sibanye eyes five potential platinum targets

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Sibanye Gold looking at potential targets in platinum sector, with one being the Amplats mines up for sale in Rustenburg

National

Security, land, frogs prompt prison plans

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
30 minute(s) ago

Plans to dispose of Pollsmoor and Leeuwkop prisons prompted by security concerns, limited land and population of endangered bullfrogs, says minister

Economy

Producer inflation rosy for consumer

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Producer inflation slows while SA’s trade deficit narrows sharply, but data not enough to support weaker rand

Middle East

Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce

An Israeli soldier sits on top of a tank along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIL COHEN-MAGEN
8 hour(s) ago

Israel and Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day humanitarian ceasefire, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution

The Big Picture

Picture: THE TIMES
Our domestic taps and toilets politics may be distracting the minister and her department from strategic water resource issues, writes Mike Muller   Read More

Columnists

Anthony Butler promo

The paralysing politicisation of municipal appointments continues, writes Anthony Butler

Progress at local level hides surge in skills crisis

Columnists

Itumeleng Mahabane promo

Yes, we are an unequal society, but our continuing problems are not caused by white monopoly capital, writes Itumeleng Mahabane

We are redistributing — but not very cleverly

Education

No complaints of racial discrimination at Potch, says vice-chancellor

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

SAHRC begins hearings in Johannesburg into transformation at South Africa’s universities, with the spotlight falling on North West University

African News

President orders contested land in Kenya to be repossessed

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Pictures: REUTERS
53 minute(s) ago

President Uhuru Kenyatta says land grabbing in Lamu County is fuelling instability on north coast, government audit shows companies have acquired it unlawfully

Transport & Tourism

Pensioners win right to Transnet class action

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Transnet will have to defend itself against an R85bn claim from former employees who have accused it of mismanaging its retirement funds

Politics

EFF making no apologies

(Left to right) Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses a press briefing on Thursday, flanked by Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

New kids on the block have made no apologies for their behaviour and dress in the legislature and have vowed to continue with court action to ensure they get their way

National

AbaThembu king takes on Zuma

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Dalindyebo, Zuma enter legal and political minefield, writes Franny Rabkin

Picture: THINKSTOCK

An ardent capitalist takes aim at CEO salaries

I do not like government intervention, but if executives and remuneration committees cannot exercise self-restraint, government intervention is called for, writes Jannie Rossouw

Companies

Runners a step ahead of commission

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

So-called ‘runners’ are interfering with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission by bypassing its normal registration procedures for a hefty fee

Business

Cellphone, time-share firms scrutinised

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Cellphone and timeshare firms are under the spotlight of the consumer authorities for their alleged abuse of consumer rights

Telecoms & Technology

Vodacom aiming for 10-million for M-Pesa

Vodacom branding on the Ponte Building in Hilbrow, Johannesburg, in 2011. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/FELIX DLANGAMANDLA
10 hour(s) ago

The revamped service also comes with a Visa-branded card that will enable users to withdraw cash from ATMs and make payments at any shop

Industrials

Investors worry about Sappi’s $2.3bn debt

Steve Binnie. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
10 hour(s) ago

Sappi’s share price falls 5.37% to R40.69 despite the pulp and paper products group indicating it is on track to report a profitable 2014

Property

‘Opportunities for holiday homes’

Tourists enjoy the sun on the beach during a summer day in Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

There is a shortage of beach and midmarket family orientated resorts in SA’s time-share market, which presents opportunities for developers

Companies

Grand Parade in empowerment deal with Spur

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
10 hour(s) ago

Spur Corporation will soon be clutching more than R360m in net cash after confirming an empowerment deal with Grand Parade Investments

Asia-Pacific

US and India see close ties but new rifts form

Narendra Modi.  Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

US and India’s new right-wing government expresses hope on working closely on the global stage

Financial Services

Move to circumvent rule on executives’ pay

Investec. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

Investec could face shareholder opposition to executive remuneration and the composition of its board next week

Americas

Argentina’s debt default puts bondholders on tenterhooks

TIGHT SPOT: A man walks by graffiti that reads, ‘No to the debt payment — Tax financial profit’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Latin America’s third-biggest economy defaults for second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it calls ‘vulture’ creditors fail

Transport & Tourism

Sanral faces legal battle over toll-road secrecy bid

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

The application for secrecy on the grounds of ‘commercial confidentiality’ is highly unusual for a public entity

Mining

BHP Billiton smelter discount has cost Eskom R11.5bn

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Case study finds that BHP Billiton’s special pricing agreement for its smelters in the Richards Bay industrial development zone has now cost Eskom R11.5bn

National

Palestinians did not ask for ambassadors’ removal, say SA envoys

Aziz Pahad, left, speaks a press briefing on Thursday as Zola Skweyiya looks on.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Presidential special envoy to Palestine and Israel says no-one spoken to in Palestine had asked for SA to withdraw its ambassador to Israel or to expel Israeli ambassador

Europe

Russian fallout hits east Europe

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Support for EU sanctions a risk for former Soviet states, writes Ye Xie

National

Salga offers training to struggling municipalities

Salga CEO Xolile George. Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Municipalities in ‘intensive care’ due to receive support, says South African Local Government Association

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Cartoons

Picture: KEN BARRETT

Discover a city on foot

Blaise Hopkinson’s life is richer for having taken shanks pony in Bangkok ...

Opinion

WINE: The importance of provenance

Picture: THINKSTOCK

For punters of ‘authentic wine’ provenance alone accounts for the uniqueness of the end product

Itumeleng Khune. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Amakhosi aim for clean sweep of PSL trophies

Chiefs skipper pins hope on new recruits to help turn things around

Cricket

Kallis bows out of all international cricket

Jacques Kallis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
1 day(s) ago

Jacques Kallis acknowledges that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup is ‘a bridge too far’

Other Sport

Le Clos’s master plan for Rio? To keep his rivals guessing

MURKY: Chad le Clos in action at the swimming championships on Monday. Some participants have complained of ear infections and diarrhoea, which they blame on the quality of the water in Port Elziabeth’s Newton Park pool. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Not even Chad le Clos, exhausted from a seven-medal haul in Glasgow, knows what events he will swim at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

 
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The Third Umpire

Former Numsa president Cedric Gina. There’s no reason why he should not help form a union to rival Numsa, which is clearly not going to be part of the tripartite alliance for much longer. So why be so coy?

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ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, who has indicated that his party is no longer opposed to transparency in political donations. His call for a new funding model should be seen by civil society as an invitation to negotiate.

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Swimmer Chad le Clos. After his seven-medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a double gold in butterfly at the Rio Olympics in 2016 would seem an entirely reasonable goal. Let the records tumble.

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