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National

Hawks hanker after R100m helicopter, if there is money

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: GCIS/SIYABULELA DUDA
7 hour(s) ago

Unit has already received R1.4bn from Police Ministry in April while portfolio committee members bulk at the huge cost and ask whether it is a lavish attack craft

Media

No crisis at the SABC, Faith Muthambi tells Parliament

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

The communications minister has told MPs that the SABC has implemented Icasa’s order reversing the decision not to air footage of violent protests

Politics

ANC wins Ekurhuleni mayoral race

ZUMA MAN: Mzwandile Masina has been named the mayoral candidate for Ekurhuleni. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

ANC candidate Mzwandile Masina has been elected as the new mayor of Ekurhuleni. 

Politics

EFF has to rescue SA from the ANC’s rule, Julius Malema says

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Critics say the EFF has given its votes to the ‘anti-poor’ DA and mayoral seats to DA candidates including liberal businessperson Herman Mashaba

National

Maphatsoe apologises to Kasrils for defamatory statements

Chairman of the MK Military Veterans Association, Kebby Maphatsoe.  Picture: SOWETAN
10 hour(s) ago

Kebby Maphatsoe does an about-turn in R1m defamation suit by retracting and apologising for the defamatory statements he made about Ronnie Kasrils

Financial Services

Brimstone sees sharp rise in operating profit

Brimstone CEO Mustaq Brey. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Brimstone reports 103% surge in operating profit for half year to June as subsidiaries either regain losses or benefit from adjustments to their fair value

Companies

Liberty is aiming for R4bn in new capital at its listing

Thabo Dloti. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
12 hour(s) ago

CEO Thabo Dloti says Liberty will bolster its R30bn property portfolio through building shopping centres in Africa

Politics

Early ANC elective conference is not a bad idea, Gwede Mantashe says

African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe briefs media regarding the ANC's 103 year celebrations in Cape Town on Monday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

The ANC secretary-general says, however, that the party cannot hold an earlier conference just because the party has done badly in elections

Financial Services

Reserve Bank takes action to fend off sustained cyberattacks

Lesetja Kganyago. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
13 hour(s) ago

Financial sector urged to give prominence to greater deterrence, early detection, regular penetration testing, and quicker response times

National

Watch Pravin Gordhan vs Justice Malala in tough debate on economy

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

BDlive is live-streaming a heavyweight debate between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and political commentator Justice Malala

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Questions that need to be asked to save the SABC

MPs should ask why the role of editor-in-chief has shifted from the public broadcaster’s CE to its chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, writes Kate Skinner

Columnists

The Durban Test match is the latest casualty as umpires alone rule on surface safety, writes Neil Manthorp

Cricket seems impervious to common sense

Columnists

Aubrey Matshiqi promo

Aubrey Matshiqi: ANC needs courage to exorcise the enemy within and return to mission of better life for all

ANC must discard malignancy or be discarded

Mining

Government defends safety stoppages after criticism from mines

Anglo Platinum miners board an underground lift underground at Thembelani 1Shaft in Rusternburg in this May 2014 file photo  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Despite rise in mining fatalities, companies say government invokes section 54 of Mine Health and Safety Act too frequently, resulting in lost output.

Economy

Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf

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10 hour(s) ago

The import tariff on wheat, which was introduced in October 2014, has increased more than 900% in almost two years

National

Hawks won’t comment on Gordhan summons report

Pravin Gordhan. Picture:  GCIS
10 hour(s) ago

Report suggests that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and three other former SARS officials have been ordered to report to the Hawks in Pretoria on Thursday

National

Tax collected in first quarter misses SARS target by R4.5bn

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

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane says a sluggish economy is going to make meeting the annual tax target of more than R1-trillion difficult

Europe

Eurozone business growth stable in August, France surprises upwards

Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Strong growth in France supports stable eurozone private business activity in August but factories could face tougher September as new order growth stumbles

Retail & Consumer

SAB shareholders can vote as two separate groups in deal with AB InBev

Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

SAB had requested that shareholders Altria Group and Bevco, who together hold 40% of its shares, be treated as a separate class

Industrials

ArcelorMittal SA agrees to stop import parity pricing

OUTPUT: Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies wants to stimulate local factories. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

The steel giant has based its domestic prices on international steel prices, which has been blamed for high input prices and for harming competition

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WATCH: Meeting the demand for student accommodation

Specialised housing developer STAG African, which has been developing student accommodation since 2008, sets target of creating space for 50,000 beds in five years

Politics

ANC loses Modimolle mayor post to DA

Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
13 hour(s) ago

Cheers erupt in public gallery, interspersed with some enthusiastic vuvuzela blasts, as DA’s Marlene van Staden, elected as new mayor of Modimolle

Health

DA will reject sugar tax if it is simply to raise revenue and not improve health

Democratic Alliance trade and industry spokesman Wilmot James. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
13 hour(s) ago

DA says the tax should be structured to fund medical research on obesity‚ diabetes‚ hypertension and social habits that increase body mass index

National

Deputy defence minister Kebby Maphatsoe loses defamation case brought by ex-MK man

Chairman of the MK Military Veterans Association, Kebby Maphatsoe.  Picture: SOWETAN
11 hour(s) ago

Court finds deputy defence minister Kebby Maphatsoe and ANC parliamentary chief whip Jackson Mthembu defamed politician who broke away from ruling party

Land & Agriculture

Indoor farming will be integral to the world’s food security

Green II will fail because 30 and 40 years on, nothing has changed, says the writer. Picture: ISTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Agricultural economist Ernst Janovsky says the use of drones to determine crop yield and diseased plants is already benefiting farmers

National

Jason Rohde arrested in connection with wife’s death

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Susan Rohde’s body was found in a bathroom at Spier wine estate in Stellenbosch on July 24, after attending her husband’s company function

Economy

Zuma to oversee parastatal strategy

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS
22 hour(s) ago

Cabinet lekgotla also makes ‘radical’ procurement decisions that will see the Treasury drafting new empowerment legislation

Europe

Anglo, Glencore rally loses steam as miners deliver on debt cuts

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13 hour(s) ago

World’s biggest mining companies have sold assets, scrapped dividends, and reined in spending to cut debt loads that panicked investors last year

Industrials

Imperial shares slump after profit warning

CUTS: Mark Lamberti, Imperial CEO, addresses the media on the group’s results on Tuesday. The firm aims to dispose of noncore, strategically misaligned and underperforming assets. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
15 hour(s) ago

Imperial says outlook for financial year indicates single-digit revenue growth and ‘moderate’ decline in operating profit from continuing operations

Europe

Border tensions flare as Turkey prepares for major offensive

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gather in Istanbul, Turkey. Picture: REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS
5 hour(s) ago

Turkish authorities order residents to vacate a border town near Syria as it prepares a major attack on 'IS elements' in its war-ravaged neighbour

National

I did not give instructions to Khwezi, Ronnie Kasrils tells court

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

The former defence minister, giving testimony in his defamation case, has described knowing the woman who accused Jacob Zuma of rape when she was a small girl

African News

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki in hospital in Joburg

Kenya's former president Mwai Kibaki. Picture: DUDU ZITHA/SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Kibaki was admitted to Sunninghill Hospital on Sunday after reportedly suffering a stroke at his home in Muthaiga‚ Kenya

Financial Services

Santam buys RMB-SI from Rand Merchant Investments

Picture: SANTAM
17 hour(s) ago

Last year, JSE-listed Nictus got a restraint of trade order against former executives of unit Corporate Guarantee, who were hired by RMB-SI to create a risk finance unit

Mining

Billionaire Wiese sees opportunity to combine diamond mines

Christo Wiese. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Wiese recently bought a stake in Cape Town-based diamond miner Trans Hex and says he will be looking to grow the business as much as possible

Retail & Consumer

Shoprite profit growth outpaces sales, despite hold on increases

Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS
23 hour(s) ago

CEO Whitey Basson puts this down to ‘rigorous cost control and more effective operating methods’ and says the group’s food inflation averaged 3.5%

Economy

Reserve Bank’s forward-looking economic gauge ticks up

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

The leading business cycle indicator has risen for only the second month this year and a strong trend of year-on-year falls is intact, leading economists to warn against complacency

Telecoms & Technology

SA Post Office ‘making gradual progress’

EXPANSION:  People queue at the Parkview Post Office in Johannesburg. CEO Mark Barnes says banking approval by the Reserve Bank may help the Post Office become profitable by 2018. Picture: THE TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

Parliament told Sapo’s first quarter results do not truly reflect its situation, as it received a R650m cash injection from the government towards the end of the period

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Cartoons

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Three ways to make feedback feel normal

People often struggle with giving and receiving feedback. The root of this problem is a lack of frequency

Telecoms & Technology

Success tickles Vumatel bosses pink

Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman. Picture: SUPPLIED
22 hour(s) ago

Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman has stolen a march on big fixed-line broadband players, writes Yvonne Fontyn

Opinion & Analysis

Robot means ‘chore’ — and soon they may be coming for your job

A robot pours beer at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, Germany. Picture: REUTERS/NIGEL TREBLIN
22 hour(s) ago

Every few months, a new study comes out predicting the elimination of entire job sectors, swallowed up by nimble machinery, writes Nicolas Dufour

Americas

Get ready for driverless vehicles — possibly as soon as three years

An onboard display monitor in a self-driving car. Picture: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO
16 hour(s) ago

Two top auto-parts suppliers join forces to develop a fully autonomous driving system that car makers could begin placing in their vehicles beginning in 2019

Americas

Apple buys start-up Gliimpse to expand its HealthKit

Picture: AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A CLARY
16 hour(s) ago

With Gliimpse, Apple will be able to build a platform for data from electronic medical records, alongside data obtained from mobile devices and the Apple Watch

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: A good reputation is earned and maintained

The Fortuner’s a devastatingly competent machine and an ambassador of Toyota’s legendary reliability

Caster Semenya. Picture: ROGER SEDRES/GALLO IMAGES

Golden girl Caster Semenya thanks South Africans for ‘fantastic support’

Semenya and the South African Olympic team returned home on Tuesday morning to a warm welcome after the Rio Games

Rugby

Hiring and firing crunch time looms for Coetzee

Allister Coetzee. Picture: RYAN WILKISKY/BACKPAGEPIX
12 hour(s) ago

The Springbok coach is unlikely to make major changes against Argentina, but if key players do not show dramatic improvement, he will need to wield the axe

Rugby

De Klerk and Jantjies need to polish up

NEW BOK ON THE BLOCK:  Faf de Klerk has received some high praise for his performances in the two Tests against Ireland. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX/RYAN WILKISKY
23 hour(s) ago

The Lions duo have got the cosmetic stuff down to a tee but were often undecided on when to kick or run in 30-23 win over Argentina, writes Sibusiso Mjikeliso

Other Sport

‘Mr Christmas’ Mbalula showers Rio medallists with more money

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, ZIYAAD DOUGLAS
12 hour(s) ago

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says he woke up ‘so happy’ he decided to increase the prize money for SA’s Rio Olympic Games medallists

Soccer

Sundowns favourites to retain title, but can Pitso juggle it?

FUN:  Percy Tau, left, celebrates Sundowns’s goal against Zamalek with coach Pitso Mosimane. Picture: BACKPAGE/SAMUEL SHIVAMBU
23 hour(s) ago

With one eye off the ball‚ Sundowns face a bevy of other contenders: Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits and Supersport United

Opinion

Cricket seems impervious to that thing called common sense

The Durban Test match is the latest casualty as umpires alone rule on surface safety, writes Neil Manthorp

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Olympic 800m star Caster Semenya. Whatever the outcome of the IAAF review of the rules regarding hormone levels in female competitors, she is who she is and gave it her all to take gold. Nobody can take that away now.

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