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New SARS head receives thumbs up from tax industry

10 hour(s) ago

While Thomas Moyane is a development economist by training rather than a tax expert, professional tax industry welcomes his appointment

World

US attack on Islamic State in Syria sign of shifting Middle Eastern alliances

LONG GAME: US President Barack Obama has tried to debunk the critique that being a reluctant  warrior is a weakness. Picture: AFP PHOTO
10 hour(s) ago

Attacks take place with no objection — and even signs of tacit approval — from Syrian government, and are backed by Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE

African News

Ebola death toll climbs to 2,811, says WHO

Samaritan's Purse medical personnel transport a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia. Picture: REUTERS/SAMARITAN'S PURSE
11 hour(s) ago

Deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has infected almost 6,000 people in West Africa and killed nearly half of them, says World Health Organisation

Business

More questions than answers on SA’s nuclear deal

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15 hour(s) ago

Analyst wonders whether deal with Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is case if politics winning out over broader planning process

Media & Advertising

Times Media Group swings back into profit

Times Media Group. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
13 hour(s) ago

Media company says core operations performed satisfactorily in difficult environment as it focused on costs, efficiencies, growth, market share

Financial Services

Net1 credit unit’s future threatened

Net1 UEPS chairman and CEO Serge Belamant.  Picture: ROBERT BOTHA
21 hour(s) ago

Net1 threatened with the loss of its registration and the ability to operate because of its alleged breach of the National Credit Act

African Business

Transnet opens Maputo joint centre

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14 hour(s) ago

Transnet and port and rail operators in Swaziland and Mozambique unveil Maputo Corridor joint operating centre, company says

Industrials

Gordhan’s shock departure from PPC sparks fear for African plans

Ketso Gordhan. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
21 hour(s) ago

Ketso Gordhan resigns due to differences of opinion with the board, regarding board procedures for the approval of certain decisions, says PPC

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Release of crime statistics could become time of hope

Crime stats are part of SAPS performance report, which seeks to evaluate effects of programmes aimed at making SA safer, writes Musa Zondi

Columnists

Nomalanga Mkhize

Precisely because Oscar Pistorius was so much larger than life, his demise does not touch sense of moral purity many conservative white South ...

Pistorius less a source of shame than Griekwastad

Columnists

Successful campaign requires more than a revamped logo and demands a vision that inspires, writes Muthoni Maingi

Rebranding needs to be more than skin deep

Financial Services

Capitec still cheapest bank, but FNB, Absa catching up

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Solidarity Research Institute finds competition in market for basic bank accounts is dynamic, while bank charges on accounts marketed to middle class stagnate

Media

Round two for SABC chief on claims of lying

Zandile Tshabalala, right.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
21 hour(s) ago

Tshabalala says she has qualifications from the University of SA, which it denies, writes Bekezela Phakathi

African Business

Zimbabwe finance minister says state wage bill unsustainable as IMF starts audit

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says the wage bill for Zimbabwe’s state employees is embarrassing and unsustainable

Asia-Pacific

Jack Ma rises to top of China’s rich list

SEEKING FUNDS: Alibaba chairman Jack Ma arrives at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong for a meeting with prospective investors on Monday, as the company began its road show for its imminent listing. Picture: BLOOMBERG
16 hour(s) ago

Alibaba Group Holding executive chairman is richest man in China, report underscores ascension of tech tycoons over property peers

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus briefs Parliament’s finance committee in Cape Town on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: Do not delay with Marcus successor

Presidency’s failure to make decisions timeously can be measured by the rand’s fall

Europe

Samaras tells Germany that Greece can exit bail-out early

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is under pressure to back an investigation into coalition partner Evangelos Venizelos over a list of possible tax cheats.   Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras rejects talk that he wants a ‘divorce’ from one of Greece’s lenders, the International Monetary Fund

National

Madonsela reveals ‘intelligence report’ on her activities

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
22 hour(s) ago

Public protector faces hostile audience of officials

Industrials

Electronics giant Philips to split in historic move

Philips CEO Frans van Houten. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Philips will split company in two, separating its healthcare-lifestyle division from lighting business in dramatic streamlining move

Mining

Pallinghurst sits tight on dividends

Pallinghurst chairman Brian Gilbertson. Picture: SOWETAN
21 hour(s) ago

Money being ploughed back into businesses but shareholders will be paid ‘in chunks’

Land & Agriculture

Western Cape calls for more speed in land redistribution

Alan Winde. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
21 hour(s) ago

Unofficial figures show that only 1.6% of agricultural land in Western Cape has been transferred to new farmers since 1994

Transport & Tourism

Engineering body stands up for e-tolling

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
21 hour(s) ago

Debate on Gauteng highways told of ‘best solution’, writes Khulekani Magubane

Mining

Rockwell lifts sales with output boost

Rockwell Diamonds CEO James Campbell. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
20 hour(s) ago

Rockwell Diamonds increases production by 6% to 3,764 carats in the three months to end-August

Science & Environment

WWF launch drive to cut demand for rhino horn

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21 hour(s) ago

World Wildlife Fund embarking on campaign to alter consumer behaviour to eliminate rhino horn demand in East Asian countries

Energy

Oil dynasty joins global warming fight

Global warming. Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune in oil, along with other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals to announce pledges to divest a total of $50bn from fossil fuel investments

Business

Three things to consider before registering for an MBA

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
11 hour(s) ago

It is worth assessing programme before you join up, for example, what leadership skills are taught, what is reputation of institution, with whom will you study

National

Fraud found in upkeep of Cabinet homes

Thulas Nxesi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
21 hour(s) ago

Investigation into alterations to and maintenance of Cabinet ministers’ houses uncovers fraud and corruption running into millions

African News

Revised church death toll strains Nigeria relations

Rescue workers watch as an excavator removes rubble at the site of a collapsed building at the TB Joshua Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE
21 hour(s) ago

SA officials privately surprised and disappointed about lack of a statement of condolence by Nigeria’s federal government since building collapse

Mining

Coal of Africa leaps on sale of Mooiplaats to Blackspear

Coal of Africa CEO David Brown. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
20 hour(s) ago

But share price has halved over past year, reflecting company’s constrained financial position and weak global coal prices

Politics

ANC wants limits on MPs’ freedom of speech

North West Premier Thandi Modise. Picture: GCIS
21 hour(s) ago

Chairwoman of National Council of Provinces, Thandi Modise, says MPs’ freedom of speech must be limited to ensure integrity of Parliament is maintained

Business

SA streamlines company registration procedures, MPs hear

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21 hour(s) ago

CIPC making strong gains in improving efficiency as it moves towards a paperless, electronic system of dealing with transactions

World

UN summit a key test for global climate fund

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22 hour(s) ago

The climate summit is an opportunity for the developed world to demonstrate its financial commitment to securing a new global climate deal with poorer countries in 2015

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Cartoons

Jonny Steinberg. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: A twig full of wisdom

The story of a Somali trader from Cape Town also tells us about SA, writes Penny Haw

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Rainbow at Midnight

Picture: THEATRE OF MARCELLUS
22 hour(s) ago

Show’s story and other vignettes are laced with tart, witty and reflective observations that have become Nataniël’s hallmark, writes Christina Kennedy

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Road of Excess

Picture: THINKSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

Ingrid Winterbach’s novel explores art, humanity and the balance between them, writes Natasha Faria

FIGHTING FIT: Springbok front rowers Tendai Mtwarira, left, and Jannie du Plessis during the Boks' training session at Cape Town Stadium on Monday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LUKE WALKER

Surgery could cut Louw out of tour

Bok doctor vows to ‘work hard’ to get him ready and lessen huge blow

Opinion

The Don may have been the greatest batsman, but not a nice guy

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Sir Donald Bradman could afford to be as cantankerous, impatient and unforgiving as he liked while he was scoring all those runs, writes Neil Manthorp

 
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The Third Umpire

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