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Brian Riley

Curator appoints CE for African Bank's ‘good bank’

3 hour(s) ago

Initial focus of CE designate Brian Riley will be on development of financial, operational brand strategy for African Bank’s envisaged ‘good bank’

Politics

DA debate ‘will boost party’s appeal among undecided voters’

Clad in black, members of the Democratic Alliance including party leader Helen Zille (second from right) and parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane (far right) arrive for the state of the nation address. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Political analyst says showcasing Democratic Alliance leadership battles on public platforms, such as televised debate, is good for party

African News

Burundi’s top court says president can run again, angering protesters

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
26 minute(s) ago

Constitutional court approves President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for third term in office, a ruling promptly dismissed as biased by opponents

Retail & Consumer

Ellies plunges on trading update

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9 minute(s) ago

Shares in electronics company crash as much as 21% on Tuesday following a weak trading update and the announcement of a rights issue.

National

Mrwebi claims NPA victimisation in case to strike him off the roll

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8 hour(s) ago

Bar council careful in its founding affidavit to separate its application … from media reports on National Prosecuting Authority infighting

Economy

Factory output hit by load-shedding

Workers in a clothing factory in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Plunge to four-year low points to slower growth in second quarter as power outages head list of factors that includes public holidays, strike threats, and uncertainty over the African Growth and Opportunity Act

National

Gordhan may be grilled at Pillay inquiry

Pravin Gordhan.  Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
8 hour(s) ago

Former SARS heads Pravin Gordhan and Oupa Magashula could face questioning at suspended deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s disciplinary hearing

National

Durban's Tourism Indaba to restore city’s ‘dented image’

Durban Tourism boss Philip Sithole has moved to allay fears that Durban will be unsafe for tourists when they visit the city’s Tourism Indaba this week. Picture: CIRCA
8 hour(s) ago

Mozambique boycotts this year’s Tourism Indaba and delegates from US and UK cancel after xenophobic violence damages Durban’s tourism brand

Transport & Tourism

Changes to Metrobus funding ‘an incentive to perform’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Commuter bus operator Metrobus in talks on ending its annual grant of about R300m in favour of service-based financing

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: Brave ruling on assisted suicide

Judge Hans Fabricius reasons that if we have the right to have our inherent human dignity respected, that must include the right to end our own lives

Columnists

A number of young radicals, some without a cause, often argue that Nelson Mandela had sold out, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Madiba an economic sellout?

Columnists

Knowledge changes as new facts emerge, wisdom and insights tend to be timeless, writes Michel Pireu

Timeless insights from classics

Economy

Business confidence rises slightly in April

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2 hour(s) ago

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry business confidence index shows small improvement, but ‘points to dismal business climate’

Health

Sama warns doctors against ‘using their skills to kill patients’

Dr Mzukisi Grootboom, chairman of the South African Medical Association, says doctors should save lives. File picture:RUSSELL ROBERTS
8 hour(s) ago

Judge Hans Fabricius’s order applies only to ill prostate cancer patient Robin Stransham-Ford

Labour

Sactwu skips dividends to save jobs

Stuart Queen.  Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
8 hour(s) ago

SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union’s efforts to sew up struggling operations has seen it sacrifice dividend flows in a bid to retain jobs jobs

Law & Constitution

Judge calls on MPs to look at stalled ’98 euthanasia bill

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7 hour(s) ago

In 1998 former president Nelson Mandela asked the Law Reform Commission to research ‘assisted suicide and the artificial preservation of life’

Education

Wits student council head sacked

Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini recently made remarks praising Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

Student Representative Council president Mcebo Dlamini’s ousting ‘ not influenced by the recent controversy’ over his comments on Hitler

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame (seated, 2nd right) and his host Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (seated on right) sit in the control room at the official commissioning of a KenGen 140MW Olkaria geothermal power plant in Naivasha, Kenya in February.  Picture: REUTERS

Kagame seeks long-term miracle

Rwanda president working to create a middle-income country, writes Katrina Manson

Europe

Syriza’s 100 days: a slow reckoning with financial reality

Alexis Tsipras. Picture: REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS
2 hour(s) ago

It promised to turn page on austerity that brought Greece to its knees, but first 100 days of government of Alexis Tsipras has seen hope disappear into gulf between it and creditors

Labour

Cape Town waste and water services at risk as strike starts

Picture: SOWETAN/FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

Nearly 5,000 municipal workers union members launch indefinite strike over wages for standby staff, transport and changes to the shift system

Gadgets & Gear

Foxconn’s robot army yet to prove match for humans

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2 hour(s) ago

Electronics maker faces challenges in fine-tuning its Foxbots to handle intricate tasks required to assemble modern gear, gadgets

Industrials

Engineers warn of unrest over project delays

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7 hour(s) ago

State's procurement of infrastructure based on the best price and broad-based black economic empowerment status — with ‘little or no regard to functionality or quality’ — a major challenge

Americas

Bill Clinton says nothing ‘sinister’ in foreign donations

Former US President Bill Clinton addresses students on Saturday during an Equity Bank and Master Card sponsored Wings-to-Fly Secondary school scholarship programme in Nairobi, Kenya. Picture: AFP
21 hour(s) ago

Former US president defends foundation’s acceptance of donations, thrusting himself into controversy that is weighing on presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton

Asia-Pacific

Tsunami threat as earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

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4 hour(s) ago

Seismologists warn tsunami waves are possible along coast after earthquake strikes off New Britain region, but residents say sea levels are unchanged

Americas

McDonald’s announces turnaround plan

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14 hour(s) ago

Global giant will sell off more company-owned restaurants to franchisees, restructure its international operations — including in Africa — and cut costs

Mining

Sibanye Gold shares slump amid fire and power woes

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

Poor quarterly performance blamed on costs rocketing and production falling for a variety of reasons

Europe

France set to approve controversial spy bill

4 hour(s) ago

French legislators to pass new law that grants state sweeping powers to spy on citizens despite criticism from rights groups that bill is vague, intrusive

Transport & Tourism

SA Airlink to fly tourists directly to luxury safari lodges

One of four Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft bought by SA Airlink in a finance deal with Nedbank Capital to transport holidaymakers to upmarket game lodges in Mpumalanga. Picture: SUPPLIED
8 hour(s) ago

Latest flight offering to luxury lodges in Mpumalanga allows SA to compete with destinations in East Africa and Botswana

Americas

Tech executive Dave Goldberg died after hotel gym accident

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, arrives with her husband David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, for the first day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho in this July 9 2014 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Prosecutor confirms SurveyMonkey CE Dave Goldberg died from head injury sustained while exercising at Mexican resort

Rugby

Meyer concerned about lock stock ahead of World Cup

Heyneke Meyer. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/IAN MACNICOL
3 hour(s) ago

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he is worried about lock position, would be in ‘trouble’ if he had to select team to play right now

National

Ithuba betting on Vodacom-MTN partnership deal

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8 hour(s) ago

Previous operator Gidani used MTN as its service provider, but Ithuba will be using Vodacom as well as MTN infrastructure

Europe

Conservatives and Labour in final push to woo voters

Ed Miliband. Picture: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT
7 hour(s) ago

Conservatives and Labour launch final push to woo voters ahead of British general election as potential kingmaker parties mark out their territory

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Cartoons

Injections of sugar water into the knee could help the pain of osteoarthritis. Picture: THINKSTOCK

New fixes for worn knees

Researchers are close to developing an artificial meniscus, a step that could help stave off more serious problems, including arthritis, knee-replacement surgery

Opinion & Analysis

How thieves keep cloned cars off the radar

Stolen car. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Duplicates of legally owned car identification numbers seldom surface until crunch time in SA’s R8.5bn annual car theft blight, writes Indrani Nair

Growth Engines

Paving the way for the expat skills SA needs

Marussia van der Merwe and Connie Peter, directors of Expats On The Globe, at BD-TV in Rosebank. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
7 hour(s) ago

There have been enormous challenges, especially with the new immigration regulations introduced last year, Expats On The Globe director Connie Peter tells Katy Chance

Opinion

PAVLO'S PERSPECTIVE: Investing in Africa with grace and commitment

SA’s infrastructure supporting a world-class banking, retail, education, health, environment and legal system makes for a managed entry into Africa, writes Pavlo Phitidis

NEW ARENA: Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao attends a news conference at the Venetian Macao on Saturday. Pacquiao, who will fight Brandon Rios of the US at the hotel on November 24, will continue his political career when he retires from the ring. Picture: REUTERS

Manny Pacquiao to undergo shoulder surgery

Manny Pacquiao will have operation to fix torn rotator cuff, boxer claims injury hampered his bid to beat Floyd Mayweather in richest fight in boxing history

Sport

Success ‘may burn out Pirates’

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler comments during the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup media launch at FNB Stadium on Monday in Soweto. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
7 hour(s) ago

Coach Eric Tinkler warns of progress in Caf Confederation Cup, saying ‘our recovery has to be vital’

Rugby

Spies has a long way to go to make Springbok squad

Pierre Spies. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
7 hour(s) ago

Coach Heyneke Meyer says his former young star Pierre Spies will have to join the back of the queue to earn a Rugby World Cup place

Soccer

Three Algerian clubs make African soccer history

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7 hour(s) ago

Algeria is the first country to have three clubs in the Caf Champions League group stage with wins from Entente Setif, USM Alger and Mouloudia El Eulma

Rugby

Injury sees Bulls’ Piet van Zyl out for season

Piet van Zyl is confident that his ambition will help him bounce back this season. GALLO IMAGES, LEE WARREN
7 hour(s) ago

Coach Ludeke will also have to think hard about including prop Dean Greyling in the touring squad

Opinion

Is AB suffering from a World Cup selection rumpus hangover?

AB De Villiers. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MICHAEL BRADLEY

For one of the fastest, cleverest runners between the wickets to be run out twice in two completed innings ... is fodder for quiz compilers

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The Third Umpire

Lanseria Airport MD Gavin Sayce. The planned expansion of SA’s only privately owned international airport will reduce congestion on the East Rand near OR Tambo and help keep Airports Company SA on its toes.

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Statistician general Pali Lehohla, for driving an initiative to produce more statistics that are relevant to the National Development Plan. You can’t implement properly if you can’t monitor progress accurately.

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IFP MP Narend Singh, who is championing the Medical Innovation Bill on new treatments for the terminally ill since the deaths of fellow MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini and right-to-die advocate Robin Stransham-Ford.

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