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Top spy job goes to man said to have saved Zuma from corruption trial

4 minute(s) ago

Seasoned intelligence man Arthur Fraser, whose alleged leaking of secret recordings years ago "saved" Zuma from corruption charges, has been made director-general of the State Security Agency

Transport & Tourism

Sizwe Zuma is in our supplier database, SAA confirms

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1 hour(s) ago

But the airline says it cannot say whether the potential new supplier of jet fuel is related to President Jacob Zuma

Financial Services

Futuregrowth resumes lending to Land Bank

Andrew Canter. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

The asset manager will continue to monitor the agricultural lender, one of six state-owned companies it recently stopped funding

Politics

NUM backs Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Jacob Zuma in ANC

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3 hour(s) ago

The union has thrown its weight behind the deputy president, who has not yet confirmed he intends to run for the party leadership

Economy

Rise in company liquidations in August on a year-on-year basis

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19 minute(s) ago

Liquidations data are an important indicator of the scope of unpaid debt in SA so the slight increase suggests that companies are still financially under pressure

Economy

'Rating agencies are childish and slow growth is the Reserve Bank’s fault'

The Times
3 hour(s) ago

Centre for Economic Development and Transformation founder Duma Gqubule offers some unorthodox assessments at the Black Business Council's conference

National

Law expert says it would be hard to justify Jiba and Mrwebi staying at NPA

Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Top NPA officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi are said to be unlikely to get leave to appeal against a high court decision to strike their names from the roll of advocates

Retail & Consumer

US private equity company to buy majority stake in SA clothing maker Amrod

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1 hour(s) ago

Promotional products and clothing maker Amrod will be set for expansion after private equity company Carlyle Group buys a majority stake in it

Politics

Andile Mngxitama backs Jacob Zuma — but wants something in exchange

Andile Mngxitama.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

The Black First Land First leader and former EFF member says the growing call for the president to step down is a conspiracy by white capitalists

Education

Campuses tense, UKZN residence burns and protesters throw poo

STANDOFF:  Students from Wits University in Johannesburg demonstrate, as the #FeesMustFall protests resume. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
6 hour(s) ago

Social media warnings say those not striking in Pietermaritzburg ‘will be dealt with’, while Wits and UCT remain closed

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Evidence against nuclear raises doubt about process

The absence of an updated integrated resource plan suggests Tina Joemat-Pettersson speaks with a forked tongue, writes Helen Zille

Columnists

Neels Blom: Herman Mashaba’s move against Sandton's cycle-path project also ends rehabilitation of Joburg’s precarious storm-water drainage system

Benefits could have trickled down to the poor

Columnists

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After an anxious few days, the loss of a smartphone opens a window to unexpected freedom, writes Lucy Kellaway

Losing my smartphone rang in positive change

Politics

Will Thandi Moraka escape ire of ANC?

TOGETHER:  President Jacob Zuma is not convinced that SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni, right, needs to be replaced before a state guarantee to the airline can be extended. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

ANC Youth League deputy secretary-general follows EFF leader Julius Malema’s lead and refers to SAA chairwoman as Dudu Myeni Zuma

Transport & Tourism

No feasibility study for Durban airport

King Shaka International Airport. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Court challenge by a Ghanaian businessman reveals there was no feasibility study for Airports Company SA’s King Shaka International Airport

Education

Plight of a student desperate to study, but afraid of protesters

Police detain a man during student protests in Johannesburg on Wednesday.  Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

With the University of the Witwatersrand’s academic programme suspended, vice-chancellor Professor Adam Habib has told of a plea by a student who wants to study but fears militant protesters

Energy

Auditor-general finds disposal of strategic fuel stocks illegal

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

The secret sale of SA’s strategic fuel stockpile contravened the Public Finance Management Act in two instances, auditor-general says

National

EFF’s Malesela Ledwaba is arrested

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3 hour(s) ago

The party’s Gauteng secretary was taken into custody on Sunday for an alleged attack on a member of the provincial legislature whose house was also broken into

Other Sport

Golf great Arnold Palmer dies at 87

BIG THREE:  Honorary starters Jack Nicklaus, left, Arnold Palmer, middle, and Gary Player on the first tee after ceremonially opening the first round of the Augusta Masters in Georgia, US, on Thursday. Picture: EPA/TANNEN MAURY
2 hour(s) ago

Palmer captured seven major tournaments during his illustrious career, taking The Masters four times, the British Open twice and the US Open once

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

EDITORIAL: The SABC’s endless farce

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has reportedly received an R11.4m bonus and is being internally redeployed in clear violation of a legal stipulation

Markets

CurveGlobal, London’s newest derivatives venture, makes its debut

Shareholders of the 318-year-old London exchange will vote on Monday on what is London’s third attempt to merge with Deutsche Boerse in 16 years. Picture: REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE
6 hour(s) ago

The question is whether the venture, backed by seven major banks, will survive if the LSE’s merger with Deutsche Börse founders

Energy

PetroSA hit by new R8.8bn funding blow

Mosebenzi Zwane. Picture: AFP PHOTO/RODGER BOSCH
10 hour(s) ago

The cash-strapped state-owned enterprise appeals to Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane for a reprieve ahead of a funding gap crunch

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Public sector jobs a key trend to watch in data

Statistician-General Pali Lehohla. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE
10 hour(s) ago

Quarterly Employment Statistics survey is expected to confirm SA’s weak labour market dynamics, writes Claire Bisseker

Europe

Investors flee Turkish assets after Moody’s downgrade to junk

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2 hour(s) ago

Assets plummeted the most since July’s attempted coup, with the currency headed for an eight-week low and the bourse posting the steepest fall out of about 90 indices

Transport & Tourism

Acsa fears effect of tariffs on its profits

Bongani Maseko. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
10 hour(s) ago

Airports Company SA could breach loan covenants on R11bn debt if the new tariff regime for 2017 is too aggressive

Science & Environment

Mountain zebra back from the brink, says minister

Edna Molewa. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
18 hour(s) ago

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says a proposal on not trading in the animal is expected to be adopted at the Cites CoP17 conference in Sandton

Europe

Goldman Sachs to slash Asian investment banking workforce

A Goldman Sachs sign above the New York Stock Exchange floor. Picture: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON
6 hour(s) ago

The bank plans to reduce the number of bankers working on mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt capital markets deals in response to a slowdown in the region

Europe

What we have learnt from Rosetta’s 12-year, 7-billion-kilometre odyssey

A scale model of the Rosetta spacecraft is pictured at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

The European spacecraft, which will be switched off on Friday, has revealed some surprising things about comets — and about what we thought we knew about planets

Europe

Boris Johnson pushes for early Brexit trigger

Boris Johnson. Picture: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE
10 hour(s) ago

The UK’s foreign secretary hints talks should be timed to avoid Britain still being an EU member by the next elections for the European Parliament

Industrials

BAT fights claims of spying and bribery

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10 hour(s) ago

British American Tobacco commissions a law firm to ‘thoroughly’ probe allegations of spying on competitors and bribing tax and law enforcement officials

Politics

President Jacob Zuma's brother urges him to quit

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1 day(s) ago

Michael Zuma and his wife Thembekile MaXulu Zuma have expressed their fears for the president’s life

Mining

Trans Hex advised to reject Wiese offer

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10 hour(s) ago

The miner’s independent board advises that an R8 a share offer would be fair and reasonable value

Asia-Pacific

Phone recall leaves bad taste for Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
10 hour(s) ago

South Korean group faces a huge financial hit and may lose market share amid a leadership transition

Americas

Petrobras sells unit for $5.2bn

Former Brazilian finance minister Guido Mantega (second right) arrives to police headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday. Mantega was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the corruption scheme at Brazilian state-owned energy giant Petrobras. Picture: EPA/FERNANDO BIZERRA
10 hour(s) ago

Brazil’s scandal-hit oil company has set a $15.1bn asset sale target for the two years to 2016

National

Treasury aims to extend tax incentives

The writer says even if the Treasury’s independence and SA’s investment-grade credit status are maintained and economic growth improves, a major historic challenge appears to have been provoked. Picture: SUPPLIED
10 hour(s) ago

There's disagreement that the employment tax incentive to encourage youth employment has resulted in more jobs

African News

Poaching lays waste to Africa’s elephants

A herd of elephants in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO
5 hour(s) ago

A report showing the worst drop in 25 years comes amid disagreement over the best way to improve the plight of the continent’s iconic species

Telecoms & Technology

Jasco rewards patient shareholders

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5 hour(s) ago

Electronics group reinstates a dividend payment for the first time in four years after swinging into full-year profit

Americas

Audience record may break fall as Clinton and Trump come face to face

Donald Trump. Picture: REUTERS/DAVIS BECKER
6 hour(s) ago

The surprisingly tight race for the White House and the unpredictable clash in styles between polarising foes has generated wide interest in the US presidential debate

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Cartoons

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

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

Telecoms & Technology

VAST brings open WiFi access to SA’s townships

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4 day(s) ago

Millions of South Africans are being exposed to WiFi at a low or no cost to them but somebody is paying for the technology

Gadgets & Gear

GoPro Review: a camera with smartphone smarts

GoPro. Picture: ISTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Hurt by cheaper rivals, GoPro has been buying software companies — and it shows in the Hero 5 Black and Session which makes it easier than ever to make cool videos

LITTLE MAN, BIG RUNS:  Temba Bavuma celebrates his century against Ireland on Sunday. It was the South African  batsman’s one-day international debut. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES

Bavuma stands tall with debut century

Proteas brush Ireland aside in lopsided win

Cricket

Kiwis on the ropes as India close in on big victory

India's Ravichandran Ashwin fields against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, India, on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI
10 hour(s) ago

India set New Zealand an improbable 434-run victory target and then blew away the visitors’ top order

Soccer

Downs underestimate Zamalek at their peril

Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Mosimane said hosting the first leg of the final at home was no disadvantage

Other Sport

Binder becomes the king of Moto3

FLYING FINISH:  Brad Binder salutes the crowd after winning Sunday’s Moto3 race in Le Mans. Picture: AFP PHOTO/CHARLY TRIBALLEAU
10 hour(s) ago

Italian Bastianini led until the final corner, but was swamped by Navarro and Binder

Other Sport

Kenenisa Bekele edges record in Berlin marathon victory

CHAMPION: Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele wins Sunday’s Berlin Marathon in the second fastest time in history. Picture: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCHE
10 hour(s) ago

Ethiopia's triple Olympic champion missed the mark by seconds in a blistering showdown with Kenya's Wilson Kipsang

Rugby

Fleck backs coaches’ indaba to refocus SA rugby style

Robbie Fleck (Interim Coach)  during the DHL Stormers press conference at High Performance Centre, Bellville on January 19, 2016 in Cape Town. Picture: GRANT PITCHER/GALLO IMAGES
10 hour(s) ago

Fleck believes SA Rugby needs to find an identity that every franchise will work to fine tune

Rugby

No one can catch the Cheetahs in jostle for Currie Cup semis

Oupa Mohoje. Picture: BACKPAGE PIX/GAVIN BARKER
10 hour(s) ago

The Cheetahs’ 52-10 win against the Pumas places the Free State side at the top of the Currie Cup log in the round-robin stages

Other Sport

Love may regret his ‘best ever’ comment

Davis Love. Picture: USA TODAY
10 hour(s) ago

Remarks hardly help the American cause as the hosts seek to avoid losing for the ninth time in the past 11 meetings

Other Sport

Ryder Cup: brief history

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10 hour(s) ago

Four facts about the Ryder Cup ahead of the 41st edition of the biennial golf matches between Europe and the US:

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The Third Umpire

He may be on the wrong side of reality, and morality, when it comes to many domestic issues, but President Jacob Zuma is correct in demanding “fundamental reform” of the archaic UN Security Council structure.

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Oversight. That’s what Parliament is supposed to do to keep the executive on its toes. Yet it was also Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s excuse for failing to inform it of a crucial appointment. The system is broken.

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The Gupta family’s UK public relations company knew about Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s boo-boo regarding SA’s banks before he had even announced it, and we’re expected to believe he wasn’t the source?

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