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Telecoms & Technology

Nigeria accuses MTN of illegally moving $14bn out of the country

A man enters a customer’s mobile cellphone sim card details on an MTN Group Ltd. registration machine at a roadside kiosk in Lagos last week.   Picture: BLOOMBERG/GEORGE OSODI
27 minute(s) ago

Four banks are implicated in the latest allegations to hit the phone company's operations in the West African country

Media

Hlaudi Motsoeneng can apply to get his operations chief job back, says SABC

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
45 minute(s) ago

Chairman Mbulaheni Maguvhe hails his achievements and says the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment does not prevent him being considered again

National

NPA boss Abrahams’s predecessor claims he is under his deputy’s spell

Mxolisi Nxasana has been appointed national director of public prosecutions.  Picture: GCIS
1 hour(s) ago

Mxolisi Nxasana, pushed out as National Prosecuting Authority head, has given his version of happenings behind the scenes in this vital criminal-justice service

Transport & Tourism

Dipuo Peters stands by e-tolls, insists the system is working in Gauteng

Transport Minister Dipuo PetersPicture: TREVOR SAMSON
56 minute(s) ago

Accounts in arrears dwarf the number of motorists paying — but no money is lost as uncollected revenue is still collectible, the transport minister says

Business

Busa supports extension of employment tax incentive but not R20m cap

Anglo American executive director Khanyisile Kweyama warned in a submission at public hearings in Parliament on mining law changes that the industry was in ‘a state of emergency’. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

The organisation says that limiting the benefit in this way will undermine the scheme's effectiveness in promoting youth employment

Education

Blade Nzimande slams Wits for silence over worker’s death

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande, left, stands in the psychic void between fantasy and reality as he is faced with students protesting at Parliament. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Higher education and training minister says the university should have informed him of the cleaner’s death immediately so an investigation could take place

Energy

Auditor-general picks out Necsa for irregular expenditure

INDUSTRIAL ACTION:  The Pelindaba nuclear reactor plant near Pretoria. Necsa employees are poised to go on strike. Picture: THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA’s incurred R128m in irregular expenditure because it failed to comply with the government’s preferential procurement regulations

National

Fraser not suitable for spy boss position, says DA

Arthur Fraser.   Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 hour(s) ago

Arthur Fraser’s alleged leaking of the so-called ‘spy tapes’ to Jacob Zuma make him unsuitable as director-general of the State Security Agency‚ the DA says

Politics

Mayor Herman Mashaba claims ANC disrupters trashed meeting venue

Herman Mashaba.   Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Mayor Herman Mashaba of Johannesburg says that he abandoned a meeting with Orange Farm residents as the ANC dumped rubbish in the hall and disrupted proceedings

When Eskom started looking at new nuclear plants to add to its generation fleet, it looked in detail at all the available designs, says the writer. Picture: NEIL OVERY

Eskom is considering tried and tested nuclear solutions

The power utililty is looking for a modern standardised design under construction in the country of origin for SA, writes Matshela Koko

Columnists

Trudi Makhaya: If Hillary Clinton were to pursue structural reforms she would propel an economic policy theme that has struggled to gain traction

Clinton frontrunner of structural
reforms

Columnists

Fed-up Cobras players a step away from emulating Australia’s drastic action — a strike, writes Neil Manthorp

Player power comes to the fore in Cobras coach debacle

World

WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast to 1.7%, cites wake-up call

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

The lower forecast marks the first time in 15 years that international commerce is expected to lag the growth of the world economy, the trade body says

African News

Ali Bongo is sworn in after court validates his wafer-thin election victory

Ali Bongo Ondimba. Picture: REUTERS/EMMA FARGE
32 minute(s) ago

Gabonese president promises to respect and defend the constitution after controversial court ruling allows him to take his family’s reign into a fifth decade

Americas

How Clinton made a chump of the spluttering Trump

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, left, shakes hands with Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, after the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday. Picture: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

Hillary Clinton won hands down in her TV debate with Donald Trump. He could have performed better ... by talking less

Financial Services

Capitec plans to expand into insurance

Picture: SUPPLIED
3 hour(s) ago

The bank is looking for new revenue streams so it can reduce its reliance on lending, as arrears soar

Gadgets & Gear

Innovations must benefit and not harm humanity, says Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking. Picture: AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS
2 hour(s) ago

Scientist and author Stephen Hawking warns against a "two-speed world" in which some people feel left behind by innovation

Transport & Tourism

No more excessive luxury overseas trips for city officials, Mashaba vows

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba  has told his new mayoral committee to not get  involved in party politics, but rather to serve residents of the city. Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba will enforce a strict travel policy after the previous administration spent R190m in the last three years on overseas trips

President Jacob Zuma has escaped with only the lightest of ‘fines’ for nonsecurity Nkandla upgrades because he has not complied with the remedial action required by the public protector, says the writer. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Laughing all the way to a bankable error

Simple arithmetic reveals Jacob Zuma has still not paid in full for the nonsecurity upgrades at Nkandla, writes Paul Hoffman

Americas

Stark differences highlighted in first Clinton—Trump debate

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, left, shakes hands with Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, after the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday. Picture: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG
9 hour(s) ago

Debate devolved into exchange of accusations and blame, neither offered fresh proposals

National

High Court sets aside suspension of Bapo Ba Mogale council members

Abbey Mafate and Tshepo Maakane, at the Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town, on Monday. Picture: BRENDAN BOYLE
3 hour(s) ago

North West High Court says decision to dismiss Abbey Mafate and Tshepo Maakane was ‘irrational and procedurally unfair’

Transport & Tourism

Outa members do not have e-toll immunity, Sanral says

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

But Outa chairman Wayne Duvenhage insists the road agency’s latest statement is just a matter of semantics

Economy

Government might get tougher on market abuse and other bad behaviour

TOUGH TIMES: Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has launched a committee to look into the effects of steel import tariffs on downstream customers. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Firm steps must be taken to end cartels and other practices that raise prices for consumers, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says

Education

Student unrest has caused R600m in damage, laments Blade Nzimande

Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
3 hour(s) ago

Higher education and training minister says the huge cost of the damage already caused and the death of a cleaner make the call to end the unrest more urgent

National

Metro cops save Tshwane councillors from crowd breaking into chamber

A view of the City of Tshwane, from Freedom Park.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Tshwane councillors were all set for their regular council meeting when a crowd singing struggle songs tried to invade the chamber force by force

Americas

NEWS ANALYSIS: The different directions a new owner could take Twitter

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

The social networking platform’s struggle to forge a strong identity could end if talk of a takeover proves true. Here are three possible new routes it could take

Industrials

Basil Read appoints new finance chief

Talib Sadik. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Chief financial officer Amanda Wightman is leaving the construction company, to be replaced by veteran finance director Talib Sadik

Europe

What will the UK do with its £286m jumbo white elephant on St Helena?

Jamestown, St Helena.   Picture: ISTOCK
8 minute(s) ago

The only way planes will be able to land safely is if engineers figure out how to blast the top off the mountain that stands in the way

Middle East

ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi. Picture: AFP
3 hour(s) ago

It is the first case at the International Criminal Court focusing on cultural destruction as a war crime which carries a sentence of up to 30 years

National

Anton Bredell comes to the rescue of another struggling municipality

Anton Bredell. Picture: THE TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Western Cape local government department to support Beaufort West municipality after investigation finds it has an overdraft of R5.1m ‘to cover day-to-day expenditure’

National

Mmakau Village has had no water for a week

Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
4 hour(s) ago

It is not clear what the reason for the disruption is, but the village in the Madibeng municipality has had similar problems in recent years

National

Impounding vehicles will work where fines haven’t‚ says Western Cape MEC

Donald Grant. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

In most instances, fines have not been an effective deterrent in respect of certain offences, says Western Cape provincial transport minister Donald Grant

National

Treasury denies Malusi Gigaba’s travel request

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

The home affairs minister wanted his staff to fly business class; he was told his department needed to take the rules into account when planning its trips

Financial Services

Capitec’s interim dividend rises 20%

Picture: SUPPLIED
7 hour(s) ago

The banking group made more of its money off transaction fees, while arrears increased despite a conservative approach to granting credit

Health

Gauteng’s health department ‘was reckless’, say civil society groups

Gauteng infrastructure development MEC Qedani Mahlangu. Picture: SOWETAN
5 hour(s) ago

TAC, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group and other bodies say the death of 36 psychiatric patients was ‘entirely preventable and unnecessary’

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Cartoons

Lamberts Bay, on the west coast, is home to small-scale fishers. The Abalobi app will allow these artisanal fishers to share information about their catches.  Picture: DAVID HARRISON

App lifeline for small-scale fishers

The Abalobi app will be the information management system for the small-scale fisheries industry, writes Sarah Wild

Innovation

Marine law starts to get attention it desperately needs

Picture: ISTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Africa’s only research chair in the law of the sea will compare and harmonise legislation on the continent’s marine environment, writes Nicky Willemse

Americas

How can an expert on black holes help in the quest to cure pancreatic cancer?

Picture: ISTOCK
1 day(s) ago

A team of physicians and physicists is engaged in a novel effort to solve the riddle of one of medicine’s most lethal malignancies

Picture: AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI

Fifa gets the brush-off from Asian confederation

Asia’s top soccer officials voted down the agenda at a special congress, making clear their view on the disqualification of a Qatari official

Cricket

Joker De Kock needs his skill to fend off Aussie reply

Quinton de Kock. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES / LEE WARREN
10 hour(s) ago

Anything SA can do, they will want to do better

Other Sport

Arnold Palmer remembered as ‘King of the fairways’

HAIL AND FAREWELL: Arnold Palmer acknowledges the gallery after teeing off on the  first hole of his final appearance at the Masters in 2004. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Reactions to the death of golfing great Arnold Palmer on Sunday

Soccer

Motsepe proud but cautious

SINKING FEELING: Pitso Mosimane of Sundowns during the Telkom Knockout Semi Final match between Platinum Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday in Rustenburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
10 hour(s) ago

Sundowns chase more silverware on Saturday when they meet Wits for the MTN8 title

Other Sport

Ailing Fury feels he is against ropes

Tyson Fury. Picture: REUTERS/PETER CZIBORRA
10 hour(s) ago

Boxing champion Tyson Fury pulls out of another world heavyweight fight in the shadow of doping allegations

Rugby

Coetzee denies calling for help

REUNITED:  Pat Lambie and Francois Hougaard help up Morné Steyn after his try against Fiji at the 2011  World Cup. The trio are likely to feature against the Wallabies on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
10 hour(s) ago

Coetzee will name his match-day 23 squad on Thursday

Cricket

Ashwin one of the best, says Kohli

India's Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the match against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, India, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI
10 hour(s) ago

Spinner Rwavichandran Ashwin puts New Zealand out of their misery on the final day of the first Test in Kanpur

Rugby

Loftus still a happy hunting ground for Springboks

Allister Coetzee. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

The Springboks overall record in Pretoria is excellent

Rugby

Currie Cup heads for nail-biting tussle for play-off spots

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Sharks and Golden Lions are headed for a showdown for the fourth Currie Cup semifinal, writes Craig Ray

Markets

JSE extends losses as rand gains strength

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
1 hour(s) ago

The JSE’s strong performance last week appeared to be shortlived when, on Tuesday, the all share, hurt by a stronger rand, fell deeper into negative territory

Opinion

Player power of a different sort comes to the fore in Cobras coach debacle

Fed-up Cobras players a step away from emulating Australia’s drastic action — a strike

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The Third Umpire

Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma let his bat do the talking during SA’s 50 overs against Ireland in Benoni on Sunday, scoring his debut century and his first outing as a Proteas opener in the absence of Hashim Amla.

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Possibly current SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was reportedly paid an R11.4m bonus, despite the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling he be removed from that position. Let the lawsuits begin.

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