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Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Court orders Motsoeneng be suspended on full pay

2 hour(s) ago

Western Cape High Court says SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended pending finalisation of disciplinary proceedings against him

African News

Grace Mugabe hints at presidential bid, urges deputy to quit

Grace Mugabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe accuses his deputy of attempting to oust her husband and indicates she may be a candidate to succeed him

Financial Services

Golding’s suspension linked to share deal

Marcel Golding. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Drama behind the scenes at HCI; court documents confirm increasing hostility between chairman Marcel Golding and the board — particularly CEO and co-founder Johnny Copelyn

Mining

Police fire rubber bullets at DiamondCorp strikers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 minute(s) ago

Amcu workers down tools at company’s Lace project in Free State, demanding it hire two full-time shop stewards at operation

Mining

Aquarius Platinum swings into profit

Aquarius Platinum CEO Jean Nel
6 hour(s) ago

Platinum producer says quarter under review defined by excellent safety, production, cost performances from Kroondal, Mimosa operations

Labour

Numsa foes put its expulsion on hold

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 hour(s) ago

Axing would have split the 2.2-million member federation and left Zwelinzima Vavi isolated among Cosatu’s top brass

Economy

S&P set to keep a keen eye on SA’s walking the talk of spending cuts

Standard & Poor's Southern African MD Konrad Reuss. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

SA’s ability to implement government spending cuts will be monitored closely and will have a strong bearing on another foreign currency sovereign credit rating downgrade

National

SABC chair wins delay to MPs’ inquiry

Zandile Tshabalala. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

The temporary interdict, granted a few hours before the second sitting … took most members of the portfolio committee by surprise

Industrials

Plea for levy against imports of flat steel

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Producers say the cheap imports are being rerouted to SA and elsewhere in Africa as other international markets become impenetrable due to protection

National

Zuma calls on business to bail out SA economy

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
10 hour(s) ago

He urges his critics and political opponents to set aside their reservations about his leadership to prioritise the beleaguered economy

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Columnists

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Culture of regulatory compliance and state’s legitimacy must be maintained when tax system makes deeper demands of citizens, writes Anthony Butler

Nene would be wise to go to his roots
over taxation

Columnists

The ANC can lock the EFF up in jail for all the good it will do them. The questions remain, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Presidential unaccountability

Europe

UK rejects ‘appalling’ EU demand for more money

David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
10 minute(s) ago

British prime minister insists he will not pay EU bill for additional €2.1bn contribution to EU coffers at time of increasing pressure at home for country to leave bloc

Americas

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Police officers guard the building where Dr Craig Spencer lives in New York on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Doctor who treated patients in West Africa is first person to be diagnosed with virus in largest US city, mayor tells residents ‘there is no reason to be alarmed’

Markets

Stress tests, Ebola cool stocks after best week of year

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4 hour(s) ago

World stocks dip as European bank stress test results due at weekend and New York City’s first case of Ebola prompt investors to lock in profits

Europe

British economy slows down in third quarter

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Despite slowdown, UK economy still looks more dynamic than eurozone, where growth is sluggish, deflation threatens

Mining

DRD posts quarter-on-quarter fall in earnings

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Tailings retreatment company says earnings have slipped despite improvement in gold production in three months to end-September

National

Zuma appoints 19 new BEE advisors

Zingiswa Losi. Source: SAPA/WERNER BEUKES
9 hour(s) ago

Cloud hangs over appointee from strife-torn Cosatu after she resigned from her job in 2013

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Time for a frank discussion about SA’s energy future

Issues of procurement and cost should not derail a frank, reasonable discussion on whether nuclear energy could be good for SA, writes Edna Molewa

Middle East

Syrian army recaptures town in western Syria

Syria war. Picture: EPA/SEDAT SUNA
6 minute(s) ago

Syrian army regains control of town on highway linking Hama and Aleppo cities after months of battles with insurgents, state television, monitoring group say

National

Arbitrator ‘failed to reveal links’

Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

Judge says arbitrator must consider at the outset if his/her interest in one of the litigants, however small or trivial, ought to be disclosed

Telecoms & Technology

MTN drops on Nigeria worries

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

But company expects an improved performance during the remaining quarter of the year

Asia-Pacific

Toyota shares rise on record profit report

Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Rise attributed to brisk sales in North America and elsewhere, helped by a weaker yen

Europe

Italy strikes against Renzi labour reforms, cuts

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Picture: REUTERS
8 minute(s) ago

Striking workers take to the streets in cities across Italy to protest against cuts to public services and labour reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Energy

Radebe hints at nuclear funding

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Energy Minister has signed two nuclear framework agreements in recent months

National

Committee deadline on Nkandla is extended

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
10 hour(s) ago

Almost all of the opposition parties walked out of the committee late last month when the ANC majority refused to allow Jacob Zuma to be called to testify

African News

Khama likely to win poll in Botswana

STANDS A GOOD CHANCE: Activists for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) distribute posters with the picture of incumbent President Ian Khama at a pre-election gathering in Gaborone on Wednesday. Picture: AFP
9 hour(s) ago

Analysts say victory will confirm strength of the political system pioneered by his father rather than massive support for the incumbent

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Cartoons

Pictures:  BAS DE VOS

Enchanting lodge in the forest

Bas de Vos found a backpacker lodge at Storms River worthy of a longer, adventurous stay

Motoring

Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists announced

The 2015 Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists.
20 hour(s) ago

The 2015 Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists have been announced and this year’s selection represents an interesting mix

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Eating with elephants a memorable experience but requires patience

Picture: GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE
9 hour(s) ago

The pachyderms are in the distance, perfectly visible as they munch tranquilly in the veld while my companions and I savoured our own choice, writes Maureen Marud

Lions coach Johan Ackermann. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN

Ackermann out to make new memories

Lions coach ready for challenge of playing ‘the best side’ in Currie Cup

Rugby

After 28 years, Lions meet Province in Currie Cup final

Nic Groom. Picture: GALLO IMAGES,  CARL FOURIE
10 hour(s) ago

The beautiful old trophy, first contested in 1892, is still the most prized title in South African rugby

Soccer

SA still in race to World Cup despite loss

Simphiwe Dludlu. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Super Falcons were committed, cohesive and good value for their victory

 
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The Third Umpire

Northam CEO Paul Dunne, for acting to avoid controversy over the company’s choice of empowerment partners by having an independent audit done on all potential participants. The “usual suspects” are wealthy enough.

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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, whose criticism of the mini-budget lacked substance. How could Mr Nene have been “bolder” without compromising growth? Politics is the art of the possible, after all.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. If good wishes could ensure his “tough love” medium-term budget policy statement is implemented, we would be home dry. Sadly, there are many hurdles to overcome.

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