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Those purged from SAA board are well suited to fixing the mess, says Outa

Picture: TIMES MEDIA GROUP
11 minute(s) ago

Chairman Wayne Duvenage suggests that the ‘extremely talented leaders’ who resigned or were dismissed ‘for dubious reasons’ should replace the current SAA board

Cricket

Kagiso Rabada scores record double hat-trick at Cricket SA awards

Kagiso Rabada of the Proteas celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles of the West Indies during Match 9 of the Triangular Series between West Indies and South Africa at Kensington Oval on Friday in Bridgetown, Barbados. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
9 minute(s) ago

The fast bowler is SA’s youngest cricketer of the year, and with his haul of six awards has beaten AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla’s tallies of five each

National

Military equipment stolen in burglary at Simon’s Town naval base

A US Navy vessel sails on Sunday during the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) organised by US Navy at its Naval Support Activity base, the 5th Fleet command center off the coast of Bahrain's capital Manama.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
7 minute(s) ago

There was a break-in at the navy’s armament depot at the weekend, but the navy has not yet detailed what kind of equipment was stolen

Europe

AB InBev plays final offer card as it tries to secure SABMiller investor

12 minute(s) ago

Analysts warn that Anheuser-Busch InBev is playing high-stakes poker by making a full and final offer it cannot raise any further under UK takeover rules

National

Prepare for longer commute as bad weather snarls up traffic

Phumulani Mall in Tembisa, northeast of Johannesburg, was  struck by a tornado on Tuesday, causing damage to part of the shopping centre’s roof and to vehicles parked outside. Gauteng  continued to be affected by extreme   weather for a second day on Tuesday. Picture: ER24
1 hour(s) ago

OR Tambo International Airport urges customers to allocate extra travel time due to inclement weather and the tornado that battered Ekurhuleni on Tuesday

Economy

Gordhan optimistic SA can avoid downgrade and get out of low-growth trap

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Eskom’s surprise decision on independent power producers will be examined after the elections

National

SAA needs whole new board, says Pravin Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
4 hour(s) ago

And a new management team could include existing people, but ‘certainly requires new blood as well”, the finance minister says

Americas

Clinton makes history, wins US presidential nomination

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrates victory in the New York state primary on Tuesday in New York City. Picture: AFP
2 hour(s) ago

Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, portrayed her in a speech to the convention as a dynamic force for change

CHOSEN ONE: Hillary Clinton. Picture: EPA

EDITORIAL: President Hillary, step up

Shape-shifter Hillary Clinton may find her strengths in office

Columnists

Simply improving the formal economy will not solve the problem, writes Steven Friedman

Economy bridled by high number of excluded

Columnists

Inclusiveness that makes economies dynamic and creates jobs is about opening up the playing field, not just levelling, writes Hilary Joffe

Inclusion about opening up economy to new entrants

National

De Lille has to get nod for energy acquisition

Patricia de Lille. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Battle lines are drawn on renewable energy procurement as regulator Nersa makes it clear power lies with the minister

National

Zuma must pay up on Nkandla in 45 days

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
18 hour(s) ago

The Constitutional Court’s has approved the amount of R7.8m determined by the National Treasury for five items Public Protector Thuli Madonsela deemed non-security

National

Explore funding sources, Salga urges municipalities

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Smaller municipalities may be compelled to raise their own capital for infrastructure development

Americas

NEWS ANALYSIS: Pointing fingers is risky for US after hack

CYBERCRIME:  Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned after the release of almost 20,000 Democratic Party e-mails. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Obama has more to weigh and more to lose if he decides to point fingers directly at Russia, writes Angela Greiling Keane

Mining

Kumba weighs up possibility of dividend again

NOT A BAD YEAR: Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima, who will be replaced as CEO by Themba Mkhwanazi, said one of its modular plants at a Northern Cape mine was already in production. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

Wider margins on ore sales and a improved outlook for the producer raise the prospect of a return to dividends

POWERLESS: Eskom has taken a decision to stop buying electricity from independent power producers. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Eskom should not leave IPPs in the cold

Switching off independent power producers will be a blow to SA’s world-acclaimed renewables programme — one of the country’s rare successes, writes Landiwe Mahlangu

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev feels the Brexit pressure

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller branded beers. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG
3 hour(s) ago

Some SABMiller investors still unhappy with new offer price

Retail & Consumer

Bigger Rextru stake eludes Golding and Roberts

Marcel Golding. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Scant interest from Rextru and Af&Over shareholders to sell their scrip confirms influence of the Shub family

National

Scores injured as tornado tears through Ekurhuleni

A huge tornado approaches the town of Moore, Oklahoma City on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

At least 20 people have been injured as a tornado batters the City of Ekurhuleni

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa digs in on spectrum bid decision

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Siyabonga Cwele is concerned the regulator opened up bidding for spectrum without giving the state prior notice

African Business

Global body urges Africa to increase spectrum offering

The lack of spectrum has hampered the rapid deployment of faster wireless network infrastructure in many parts of Africa, including SA.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

The lack of spectrum has hampered the rapid deployment of faster wireless network infrastructure in many parts of Africa, including SA

Economy

December ratings reprieve likely, says Asisa duo

OFFICES: Mamokete Lijane says institutions matter even more than policies in creating an enabling environment for growth. File picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
3 hour(s) ago

Strong government institutions, in particular the Treasury and the Reserve Bank, are critical to preserve credit ratings, says Asisa team

National

Councils’ capex rises 14% to R59bn

NOT DOING BADLY: Statistician-General Pali Lehohla painted quite a rosy picture of municipalities’ service delivery and defended the timing of the release of the data just before the elections. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

An analyst warns higher capital infrastructure spending does not always benefit residents complaining about poor service delivery

Retail & Consumer

Country Bird urged to act to increase Sovereign stake

Picture: REUTERS/STEPHANE MAHE
3 hour(s) ago

It seems that horrific sector results are coming for the next year or so

Retail & Consumer

Massmart lease hearing unnecessary, retailers inform Competition Tribunal

Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN/ANTONIO MUCHAVE
3 hour(s) ago

Massmart attempting to bring action against Spar, Pick n Pay, and Shoprite-Checkers and SA Property Owners Association

Retail & Consumer

Biotech investment entices Reinet from its comfort zone

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3 hour(s) ago

The tiny investment in Nasdaq-listed Selecta Biosciences follows other smaller forays into 3D manufacturing and a digital music venture

Financial Services

BEE partners’ huge lawsuit against Abil directors and Deloitte will go ahead

African Bank curator Tom Winterboer. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
15 hour(s) ago

Empowerment shareholders took Abil directors to court in late 2015, accusing them of acting recklessly in how they handled Abil’s business

Industrials

Core units lift AECI as profit plunges

Picture: ISTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Underlying group performance was helped by new open pit mining contracts won by its AEL Mining Services subsidiary

Europe

London decline hits Capital & Counties property

Property fund. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

The group’s Earls Court interests were valued at £1.2bn at the end of June, a decrease of 14% from £1.4bn

Politics

Once an ANC stronghold, Marikana residents likely to pin hopes on EFF

A mine worker burns a shirt as a torch during a ceremony marking the third anniversary of the Marikana massacre of 34 striking platinum miners, near Rustenburg, on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
13 hour(s) ago

The ANC took 92% of the vote in Marikana in the 2011 local elections but only 38% in the 2014 general elections, when the EFF took 25% in the ward

Mining

Barrick Gold is considering selling its stake in Acacia, say sources

Picture: REUTERS/RICARDO ROJAS
15 hour(s) ago

The world’s largest gold producer has approached several South African miners, according to sources familiar with the situation

Americas

Bernie Sanders finding it hard to stem the tide of support

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally at the Alliant Energy Center on Saturday Madison, Wisconsin. Picture: AFP
14 hour(s) ago

So insistent are his backers that they will not support Hillary Clinton, that they booed him when he said she should be president rather than Donald Trump

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Cartoons

Numerous products and activity programmes claim to be able to slow mental decline, but nothing has proven a surefire way to preserve brainpower, apart from certain mental exercises, say Canadian scientists. Picture: THINKSTOCK.

The brain exercise that gives you the best shot at delaying dementia

A new, 10-year study shows there is a more effective brain training technique than memory and reasoning exercises

Management

Three steps for getting teams with different subcultures to collaborate

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Organisations often have many cultures and collaboration requires working across cultures effectively

Opinion

BRAND COMMUNICATION: More clients want one-stop marketing services

Picture: ISTOCK

Integrated agencies offer clients more bang for their buck — traditional advertising, social media, shopper marketing, and public relations services

Thabo Nthethe. Picture: LEFTY SHIVAMBU/GALLO IMAGES

Nthethe flags Sundowns defence against Zamalek

Sundowns are on a three-game winning streak since receiving a Caf reprieve two months ago

Soccer

Heat is on Brazil for opener, says Da Gama

Keagan Dolly. Picture: BACKPAGE PIX/SAMUEL SHIVAMBU
4 hour(s) ago

The U-23 coach hopes pressure on the hosts — always heightened in an opening game — can help his side

Other Sport

Can Grace win to break SA’s four-year Majors drought?

Branden Grace during the first round of the SA Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg last month. He withdrew from next week’s Joburg Open as he has qualified to play in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in the US. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, LUKE WALKER
4 hour(s) ago

If first-time Major winner emerges this week‚ it would be fifth time in history there have been four new Major champions in single season

Rugby

Stellar Rohan central to Lions’ semis chances

RIGHT MOVE: Rohan Janse van Rensburg of the Lions. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
3 hour(s) ago

Rohan Janse van Rensburg is one of the major reasons the Lions find themselves in a good position for Super Rugby glory this year

Cricket

Cricket’s quota transformation muddles on

Cricket SA president Chris Nenzani. Picture: GALLO IMAGES, ASHLEY VLOTMAN
3 hour(s) ago

Cricket SA says organisation will also try to revitalise its Twenty20 tournament from the 2017-18 season

Opinion

Proteas in need of some first-class practice

Top guns in the Proteas Test squad have the talent and mental strength but the bowlers are a liability

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The Third Umpire

Deputy Public Works Minister and SACP stalwart Jeremy Cronin, who has been left with egg on his face after insisting that the Expropriation Bill is constitutional, only to have President Jacob Zuma send it back to Parliament.

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ANC elections head Nomvula Mokonyane is in trouble with her party for revealing that it has spent more than R1bn campaigning for the August 3 elections. Perhaps she could also reveal where all that money has come from?

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SABC operations chief Hlaudi Motsoeneng has added a fresh black mark to his name — the dismissal of journalists who resisted his decrees has been found to be unfair in court. But this is Teflon Man, so don’t hold your breath.

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