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Security guards escort Tshepo Kgadima out of Times Media Group offices earlier this month after he stormed Business Day offices and lambasted the reporter on a story reported in Business Day. Picture: SOWETAN

PetroSA chairman’s appointment rescinded

2 hour(s) ago

The primary interest of the board is to ensure that all entities in the group are stable, well-managed and focused, says chairman of PetroSA’s holding company

National

Mbete issues warning after EFF threats of ‘blood on the floor’

Speaker Baleka Mbete looks on as events unfold in a chaotic session in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Speaker urges chief whips ahead of afternoon session to inform MPs of chair’s right to call police if lives are in danger

Labour

Seven of Cosatu’s affiliates threaten to leave over Numsa expulsion

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

Seven unions say they will join attempts to save divided Congress of South African Trade Unions only if expulsion of National Union of Metalworkers of SA is reversed

National

Court declares parts of Hawks legislation ‘unconstitutional’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Constitutional Court holds that sections of South African Police Service Amendment Act are constitutionally deficient, ‘deletes’ them from statute

National

Steve Hofmeyr 0, Chester Missing 1

Chester Missing with Conrad Koch. Picture: SUE GRANT-MARSHALL
2 hour(s) ago

Court sets aside interim protection order obtained by Afrikaans singer against ventriloquist and his puppet

Economy

Nene urges private-sector participation in infrastructure

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Many African governments’ inability to carry big financial burdens provides ‘ample space’ for co-operation with private sector to implement infrastructure projects

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller, Coca-Cola, GFI to create African bottler

Coca-Cola.  Picture: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN
9 hour(s) ago

SABMiller, Coca-Cola and Gutsche Family Investments are combining soft drinks bottling operations to create group across 12 fast-growing markets

Economy

Producer inflation continues to moderate in October

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Producer inflation moderates as expected to 6.7% year on year in October, with economist saying there is scope for PPI to ease further in coming months

National

City of Cape Town ‘deals with corruption’ by dismissing 484 employees

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Employees were dismissed over last three years for range of transgressions including corruption, unethical and dishonest conduct and theft, says mayor

Labour

State work programme provides ‘real work, creates real value,’ says Cronin

Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin briefs Parliament’s public works committee on the draft version of the highly controversial Expropriation Bill on Tuesday in Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Deputy minister of public works defends government’s Expanded Public Works Programme, saying it is ‘global leader’ among other state work programmes

Integration: marketing’s new
holy grail

Integration is the essential component for marketing to deliver on technology’s promise of quicker, smarter and better, writes Veli Ngubane

Columnists

Gideon Rachman promo

Behind this muscle-flexing, however, both states are pushing for a broader reordering of world affairs, writes Gideon Rachman

Sinatra doctrine hits wrong note with China and Russia

Columnists

Michel Pireu: All of us have cut our teeth during perhaps a most advantageous period of time that an investor could experience, says Bill Gross

STREET DOGS: A most advantageous period

African News

Goods go up in smoke in Zimbabwe warehouse blaze

Fire engulfs the main warehouse at Zimbabwe's Beitbridge border post on Thursday night.  Picture: SUPPLIED
1 hour(s) ago

Fire guts main warehouse at Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge post, bringing border post to a standstill

Americas

Wal-Mart cuts dozens of China executives to cut costs

Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

The multinational has faced setbacks in China, including an embarrassing food-safety scandal in which its popular ‘Five Spice’ donkey meat was found to have traces of fox meat

Health

Doctors ‘failing to diagnose rheumatic heart disease’

vaccine health XXX Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Study finds lives of many pregnant women, their unborn babies are at risk because complication from rheumatic fever is not being managed properly

Asia-Pacific

Alibaba launches Internet TVs in China

TECHNOLOGY: Alibaba is planning what could be the biggest US public debut ever.   Picture: REUTERS
1 minute(s) ago

The new TVs in partnership with Haier represent Alibaba’s renewed push into the Internet TV market

Energy

PIC and GazpromBank look to co-invest in energy ventures in Africa

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

GazpromBank says it will look to fund energy deals in Africa, including SA’s renewable energy sector

National

Next financial crisis ‘may come from Africa’

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

The more complex African banking becomes, the more likely it may create a financial crisis, says finance minister

Business has key role in selling SA to world

The trouble with state-run marketing is that it is too easily dismissed as propaganda, writes Simon Barber

Financial Services

Standard Bank UK unit in another pickle

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Company accused this week of being involved in the fixing of platinum and palladium prices as long ago as 2007

National

Western Cape and Gauteng the best-performing provinces

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

A total of 469 entities were audited, with 119, or 25%, getting the top rating

Politics

Mabe supporters propose to raise ANC Youth League age limit to 40 years

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Tension between ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and youth league presidential contender linked to integrity committee work

Politics

ANC ‘in trouble’ and ‘shaken’, says Zuma

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
12 hour(s) ago

Party’s moral authority also undermined by scandals like the spending of up to R246m on security upgrades at Nkandla

National

Shanduka sale does not go quite to plan

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in bumpy exit from business

Retail & Consumer

Uproar over Israel dominates Woolies AGM

Woolworths protests. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/The Times / Esa Alexander
12 hour(s) ago

Meeting tense and drawn-out affair, and the formal parts — which usually take 10-15 minutes to run through — take a full two hours to complete

Economy

Public servants’ pay ‘ate borrowings’

Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

SA has 'little to show' for its high debt levels because more of the money the government has borrowed has been spent on paying public servants than on programmes to induce growth

Education

SA universities offer online courses to students worldwide

HIGHER LEARNING: Students stroll past the University of the Witwatersrand's Great Hall. Picture: THE TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Wits partnering with nonprofit ‘massive online open courses’ provider EdX, which was founded by Harvard University and MIT

Mining

Steel giant loses court battle over documents

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
15 hour(s) ago

In judgment with wider significance for industrial companies, the Supreme Court of Appeal orders steel producer ArcelorMittal SA to hand over environmental information to lobby group

Retail & Consumer

Steinhoff looks beyond rivals with Pepkor buy

Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

The deal, said to be SA’s largest corporate transaction yet, values Pepkor at more than Mr Price Group

Retail & Consumer

Consumers warned on festive overspending

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Thursday’s meeting of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will be crucial for price movements over the short term

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Cartoons

Artists should not be  concerned about showing respect to the authorities, says curator Vini Reyes of a new exhibition at Priest coffee shop. Picture: CHRIS THURMAN

Angry people in the garden

After surviving earthquakes, shipwrecks, disease and numerous forms of persecution, Candide secures work for himself and a band of fellows on a farm

Arts & Entertainment

The Princess of Africa is still going strong

Yvonne Chaka Chaka.  Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Priscilla Malinga talks to singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who is involved in the fight against malaria, and acknowledging the contribution of backing singers

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL DRIVE: Moments that linger longer

The edgy design of the concept signals the next generation Audi models.  Picture: AUDI AG
11 hour(s) ago

Audi is showcasing its future design and technology in its Prologue concept

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: New appeal for funky Korean

The styling changes are minor on the outside.  Picture: QUICKPIC
11 hour(s) ago

Kia’s second generation Soul has moved upstream in the refinement stakes without losing its funky styling, writes Lerato Matebese

Life

Coming winter is a farewell to arms

A woman holds a purse while standing next to Valentino Fashion Group SpA shopping bag on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Wednesday, September 11 2013. Photo: PATRICK T FALLON/BLOOMBERG
12 hour(s) ago

What could be more festive, or more chic, than a cape, asks Carola Long

Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in this September 19 2011 file photo. Picture: REUTERS

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies aged 25

The batsman was struck on the head by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground during a domestic match

Soccer

Chiefs’ loss would please teams, says Baxter

Amakhosi  coach Stuart Baxter. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Friday is the deadline for admittance to next year’s African club competitions

Rugby

Captain De Villiers only sure bet for World Cup

EMPHATIC WIN: Jean de Villiers scores a try for South Africa during the Test against Italy in Durbanon Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Wales have only beaten the Boks once — at the opening of the Millennium Stadium in 1999

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The Third Umpire

Pope Francis, for warning European leaders that the continent is increasingly seen by the world as “somewhat elderly and haggard” and “a grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”. Rather like the Vatican, in fact.

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Retail billionaire Christo Wiese, who has done rather well out of the R63bn sale of Pepkor to Steinhoff, a deal that is in effect more of a merger than a simple sale. Synergies abound, especially as it expands abroad.

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ANC Youth League national co-ordinator Mzwandile Masina. How bad must things be if the organisation still cannot hold an elective conference more than a year after a task team was formed to knock it into shape?

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