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Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

SABC boss should be suspended‚ court rules

8 hour(s) ago

Supreme Court of Appeal says Hlaudi Motsoeneng should be suspended for 60 days while disciplinary hearing is conducted


Blatter and Platini suspended by Fifa

Issa Hayatou stands with Fifa president Sepp Blatter after he was re-elected in Zurich, Switzerland, in May. Picture: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH
2 hour(s) ago

Ethics watchdog’s action against four soccer powerbrokers could clear way for South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale and Jordanian Prince Ali bin al Hussein


Greenpeace boss says plan for nuclear power stations is impossible to fund

International director of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo attends the opening session of the 51st Munich Security Conference in Munich on February 7. Picture:  REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER
18 minute(s) ago

Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo believes the SA plan for new nuclear power stations won’t come off

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev CEO appeals to SABMiller shareholders for second day

A waiter serves a glass of beer ahead of an Anheuser-Busch InBev shareholders meeting in Brussels in this April 30 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
36 minute(s) ago

SABMiller board says Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover proposal substantially undervalues the company

Land & Agriculture

State tables amendments to act to provide more security for farm dwellers

Farm dwellers at Boshoek in the North West stand next to houses demolished by the Royal Bafokeng Administration in this July 2013 file photo.  Picture: SOWETA
3 hour(s) ago

Government tables legislative amendments which it says are intended to provide greater security for tenants on farms, clarify who has right to stay on them


Lack of policing resources, drug abuse fuel criminal activity in Western Cape

Crime scene. Picture: THE HERALD
1 hour(s) ago

According to analysis of crime statistics, criminal activity is escalating largely because of proliferation of illegal liquor outlets, and alcohol, drug abuse scourge


Why De Beers lab near London makes diamonds it will never sell

9 hour(s) ago

Gems are as perfect as any found at Tiffany & Co, yet their destination is office complex where team develops machines for buyers trying to spot synthetic stones


US VW chief admits he knew of emissions problem in 2014

Michael Horn, president and CEO of VW America. Picture: AFP
9 hour(s) ago

Michael Horn prepares to apologise to Congress over ‘deeply troubling’ pollution scandal as it emerges he knew of potential problem with emissions as early as 2014

MISSION: The World Bank is holding its annual meetings in Lima, where finance ministers and central bankers of member countries will discuss its goals of ending extreme poverty in a generation and boosting shared prosperity. Picture:AFP PHOTO/CRIS BOURONCLE

World Bank must see big picture

World Bank’s current mission — to end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity — is important, and global body can foster sustainable development, writes Nancy Birdsall


Number of head traumas suffered by players has gone up by more than 50%, writes Liz McGregor

Players put lives at risk for supporters’ entertainment

Opinion & Analysis

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All nations fighting in Syria seem incapable of acting on mutual interest in ending a conflict that threatens them all, writes Gideon Rachman

Pouring fuel on the Syrian blaze — where will it end?


Oil markets already priced in further shale ramp up, study shows

Russia gas. Picture: BLOOMBERG
28 minute(s) ago

Energy-importing countries will only record a relatively small boost to their economies from low crude prices, a study published by the European Central Bank shows


DA says it will ‘take fight against graft to ANC’ during march on Chancellor House

(Left to right) John Moodey, Helen Zille and Mmusi Maimane.  Picture: THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

DA warns President Jacob Zuma, ANC that it is ‘coming for them’ during protest at Chancellor House in Sandton on eve of ANC’s national general council


Can Hillary Clinton successfully chart her own course?

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, is joined by her husband former president Bill Clinton and daughter, Chelsea, as she is sworn in at the state department in Washington in this 2009 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Since mounting her presidential bid Hillary Clinton has split with White House on several key issues, including global trade, deportations, drilling in Arctic Ocean


Growth in mining production slows

Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Slowing growth in mining production between July, August reflects challenges of lower commodity prices, weak global demand, rising input costs

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies briefs media regarding plans to improve trade ties between South Africa-Japan, on Friday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Economic policy low on agenda at ANC council

Silencing of opposition voices means debate will be muted despite economy in crisis, writes Carol Paton


Samsung’s Lees top Asia’s richest families list

Lee Kun Hee, chairman of Samsung Electronics, left, and Lee Jae Yong, vice-president of Samsung Group. Picture: BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO
6 hour(s) ago

South Korea’s Lee family, which controls formidable Samsung conglomerate, tops inaugural list of Asia’s 50 richest families

Transport & Tourism

Sanral return to bond market welcomed with oversubscription

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
13 hour(s) ago

Roads agency has successful auction in difficult time in bond market with financial results said to have helped attract bids


Tighten labour rules, says Cosatu

Members of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) take part in a nationwide protest  in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture:  REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
14 hour(s) ago

Union federation uses one-day nationwide protest to press demands for tighter labour laws despite struggling economy


Minister Mildred Oliphant to appeal against court ruling

Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

Ruling on labour registrar Johan Crouse’s reinstatement goes to second round as his replacement said to seek watered down application to place Ceppwawu under administration

Telecoms & Technology

Altron takes a beating as orders slow

GLUM:  Altron CEO Robbie Venter addresses the media and analysts yesterday on the group’s interim results, which one analyst described as highly disappointing. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
13 hour(s) ago

Diversified electronics, telecoms and multimedia group to dispose of Powertech Transformers and close Altech Node


Call for probe as arms firm Denel fails to pay suppliers

A South African Air Force Rooivalk helicopter demonstrates its capabilities at an air show. The attack helicopter has been earmarked by state arms manufacturer Denel for an upgrade. Picture: THE TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

State arms company Denel falls from cash surplus of R1.9bn in March to failing to pay its suppliers just six months later

Law & Constitution

Madondo leads in deputy judge president race

14 hour(s) ago

Supporters praise veteran judge Mjabuliseni Madondo’s judgments and highlight his humble beginnings

African Business

Ecobank ditches plan to sell Nigeria stake

13 hour(s) ago

Ecobank Transnational scraps sale of part of its Nigerian business because falling market values will crimp price


Heyneke Meyer just happy to avoid Japan in quarter-finals

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and wing Bryan Habana. Picture: AFP
9 hour(s) ago

SA coach Heyneke Meyer does not care which side Springboks play in World Cup quarter-finals, as long as it is not Japan

Law & Constitution

JSC recommends two new Labour Court judges

13 hour(s) ago

Judicial Service Commission says it has recommended Connie Prinsloo, Edwin Tlhotlhalemaje, both candidates enjoyed widespread support

Middle East

Iran’s leader bans further talks with US

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in December 2009. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Ayatollah’s edict puts brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran’s isolation as well as proposed talks with US on Iran’s involvement in Syria


Glencore closes another SA mine

Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Global company blames poor market conditions for closure of its Eland Platinum Mine and loss of 818 jobs

Middle East

Erdogan fumes as Putin sidesteps plan for Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Russian military intervention in war-torn country ‘a new big thorn’ in relations with neighbour Turkey


UK mall owner Capital & Regional lists on JSE

The UK’s Capital & Regional financial director Charles Staveley at the main board listing on the JSE on Wednesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
13 hour(s) ago

Caution called for with overpriced counters as UK shopping mall owner takes up secondary listing on the JSE

Law & Constitution

Judge selectors berate Magashule for delays

JUDGED:  Free State Premier Ace Magashule was put on the spot on Wednesday when he arrived late for Judicial Service Commission interviews of prospective High Court judges. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

Free State Premier Ace Magashule’s late arrival sets off spat with commissioners facing tight programme


Oil firm bosses to hold climate change talks

RAZED:  Indonesia — the world’s fifth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, mostly due to the destruction of palm forests like these — will be one of the countries in the spotlight at December’s climate change talks. Picture: REUTERS/WAHYU PUTRO
14 hour(s) ago

Company heads expected to renew call for realistic global carbon-pricing mechanism

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Simple test may reduce hospital admission for heart attack

Study finds that blood test can reduce unnecessary hospital admissions by pinpointing people whose chest pain is not caused by than heart attack


NEW MODELS: BMW 3 Series — polish for a prime package

BMW has made some subtle changes to sharpen the looks of its 3 Series. Picture: BMW SA
14 hour(s) ago

Mark Smyth finds that there is more to the updated BMW 3 Series than just headlights


SOUTH AFRICAN CAR OF THE YEAR: Not a Porsche in sight

14 hour(s) ago

Unlike over the past three years, the German car maker is absent, as a distinctly un-sporty selection of sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs make the cut — and the rules have changed too


Researchers grow mini human kidneys in lab

Organ transplant. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

In study reported in journal Nature, team describes set of experiments that transform human skin cell into kidney-like structure about 5mm across

Opinion & Analysis

Towards a lean and efficient health service

Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu appointed the Lean Institute Africa to take on the classic public hospital challenge — waiting times. Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Hospital turnaround programme Lean focuses on eliminating unnecessary procedures and time-wasting efforts to help patients more effectively, writes Norman Faull


LAUNCH NEWS: Ford Everest at the peak of its game

The new Everest has much bolder SUV looks than the first generation, reminiscent of the old Ford Explorer.  Picture: QUICKPIC
14 hour(s) ago

The new Ford Everest is a dramatic improvement, but with a mountainous price tag

South Africa's wing Bryan Habana celebrates scoring a try with Morne Steyn against the US in London, the UK, on Wednesday night. Picture:  REUTERS/ANDREW BOYERS

Bryan Habana shines as Boks secure top spot in Pool B

Squad's 10-try romp against outgunned US propels Boks to a quarterfinal date with either Australia or Wales at Twickenham


Safa sees sense and excuses Bucs trio

14 hour(s) ago

Three Orlando Pirates players released by South African Football Association from trip halfway around world to play for Bafana


Peaking at semis, the aim of Lions’ Whiteley after injury

14 hour(s) ago

Lions’ Warren Whiteley disappointed at missing the cut for the Springbok World Cup squad


Fortunate Morkel savours series-winning bowling against India

KUDOS:  SA captain Faf du Plessis congratulates Albie Morkel for one of his three wickets against India on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/DIBYANGSHU SARKAR
14 hour(s) ago

Series has already been decided so why not cancel the remaining games?


How to put a spoke on bike injuries cycle

People are increasingly taking to cycling in the US — and with that comes a rise in bike-related injuries and fatalities due to unsafe riding conditions. Picture: REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI
13 hour(s) ago

Large number of genital and urinary tract injuries in cycling accidents alerted Dr Benjamin Breye to growing dangers, writes Jane Brody


Players put their lives on the line for supporters’ entertainment every match

Number of head traumas suffered by players has gone up by more than 50%

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