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Koeberg nuclear power station. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Eskom asks to extend end period for comment on nuclear installations

8 hour(s) ago

Outa has accused Eskom of ‘hiding’ notices calling for comment in provincial gazettes and a limited array of newspapers and of shortening the period for comment

National

Joburg mayor starts skills audit — in his own office

Herman Mashaba. Picture: SUPPLIED
7 hour(s) ago

Mayor Herman Mashaba has started having discussions with senior people to see if they have the requisite skills to ensure that they can service his office

Americas

Fed’s Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen. Picture:  REUTERS/JOHATHAN ERNST
7 hour(s) ago

Yellen did not indicate when the US central bank might raise rates, but her comments reinforced the view that such a move could come later this year

Property

Cape Town’s property price growth ‘third highest in the world’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Property consulting company Knight Frank said Cape Town’s annual price growth came in behind only those of Vancouver and Shanghai

National

Time is running out to ensure the youth wage subsidy is extended

Prospective job seekers queue to be registered outside the Alberton Civic Centre during a youth job creation initiative in June.  Picture: THE SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

The Employment Tax Incentive reduces the cost to employers of hiring young people through a reduction in the pay-as-you-earn employee tax

National

Jacob Zuma has just more than a month left in which to pay back Nkandla costs

A man holds a placard reading 'For sale Nkandla' during a student demonstration in front of the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/STEFAN HEUNIS
8 hour(s) ago

The Treasury determined in its report submitted to the Constitutional Court on June 27 that Zuma should pay close to R8m in nonsecurity costs

National

ANC will not comment on the situation between the Hawks and Gordhan

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

ANC spokesperson Khusela Sangoni says President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s comments on the matter are sufficient

National

Mashaba announces mayoral committee of ‘professionals’

Herman Mashaba.   Picture: SOWETAN
10 hour(s) ago

The newly elected Johannesburg mayor said his team would work to bring the change he promised, and to create jobs and equal opportunity for all

Labour

Boycott Robertson’s wines, striking workers urge the public

An EFF supporter backs striking workers outside Robertson Winery on Wednesday. The workers are on strike over a wage increase . Picture: THE TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Roberston Winery is operating at 30% capacity owing to the strike over wages, as most of its 300 workers stay away from work

Transport & Tourism

DA calls for parliamentary meeting on SAA to be brought forward

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Party says moving the meeting is vital to ensure that South African Airways is placed under business rescue before it collapses

Jacob Zuma. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

We are not powerless against Jacob Zuma’s avarice

But simply removing the leader will not change the politics of patronage in the ANC, Prof Raymond Suttner tells Charles Leonard

Columnists

Independent Group’s puerile clickbait site exposes little more than its own sensational ignorance, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Exposing #IndyExpose

Columnists

Anthony Butler promo

President Jacob Zuna's moves against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan show that he knows he is becoming a lame duck, writes Anthony Butler

Signals of desperation, not control, from Zuma

National

The arrogance of the Hawks is unacceptable, FW de Klerk says

Former president FW de Klerk.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

The former South African president says he thinks cadre employment has hurt the country’s economy and effective service delivery

Americas

Second-quarter US economic growth slower than initially thought

Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

While data so far for the third quarter has been mixed, a buoyant labour market should continue to support consumer spending in the US and underpin growth

Transport & Tourism

ANC could take action over Prasa boss’s bribes claims

One of 600 trains bought by Prasa from Gibela in a R51bn deal to modernise the Metrorail fleet. Picture: GIBELA
11 hour(s) ago

The ANC has denied that a series of payments were made to the party by a company awarded the contract to supply locomotives to the rail agency

Labour

Fawu to inform Cosatu of its disaffiliation

Union members during a protest in Johannesburg. Fawu is poised to split with Cosatu, sources say. Picture:  REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
11 hour(s) ago

Food and Allied Workers Union says it will take legal advice on the issue of millions of rand in outstanding affiliate fees

National

Tshwane’s Solly Msimanga announces a more inclusive mayoral committee

Solly Msimanga. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
13 hour(s) ago

The final team is less white and male than the list leaked earlier in the week that provoked criticism from the ANC

Asia-Pacific

Japanese prices fall the most in three years

A security guard is seen next to an electronic board showing stock prices at Tokyo Stock Exchange last month.  Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

The gloomy inflation data reinforce a dominant market view that premier Shinzo Abe’s stimulus programmes have failed to dislodge the deflationary mindset

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES

EDITORIAL: Get ready for more jitters

The arrest of SA’s finance minister seems inevitable, sending SA into another bout of financial and political jitters

Europe

British economy bearing up under Brexit strain, but is it a boom?

Shoppers cross the road in Oxford Street, London, Britain.  Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

The high streets are heaving and there are few signs of the distress expected after the UK’s shock vote to leave the EU

African News

Zimbabwean police fire tear gas at protesters

Anti-riot police clear roads during a protest by opposition youths who were demonstrating against alleged brutality by security agents in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe August 24, 2016. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO
14 hour(s) ago

The High Court is due to rule on whether the protest can go ahead, but 18 opposition parties have vowed to proceed regardless

Americas

Dilma Rousseff’s trial begins

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech in Brasilia, Brazil, on Wednesday. She said: 'Impeachment is a putschist process'. Picture: AFP PHOTO/EVARISTO SA
13 hour(s) ago

Supreme Court hears witnesses for and against suspended Brazilian president, trial is expected to end with her removal from office

Americas

Apple issues fix after security flaw found in iPhones and iPads

Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Citizen Lab worked with security company Lookout and found a link would have installed a program taking advantage of a three flaws that Apple was unaware of

Europe

VW to pay over $1bn to car dealers in the US for losses from cheating scandal

VW Golf. Picture: SUPPLIED
12 hour(s) ago

While the vehicle maker has already settled with car owners and regulators, VW still faces investor claims and possible criminal charges

Education

Cosatu backs students’ call for 0% fee increase next year

Students protest over planned increases in tuition fees in Stellenbosch on Friday. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Trying to reform an education system that was never meant to accommodate poor students is a ‘futile endeavour’

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev to cut 5,500 jobs after SABMiller takeover

The commission says the guidelines seek to clarify its approach to analysing mergers. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

The job cuts will form part of the $1.4bn of annual savings the world’s biggest brewer is seeking from the purchase of its number two rival

Healthcare

Adcock Ingram is on the mend

A sign outside the Adcock Ingram offices in Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Drug maker has moves out of remedial mode with strong performance from prescription medicine division and keeping operational expenses in check

Economy

Too many risks to call end to rate hikes, says Reserve Bank’s Daniel Mminele

HARD PLACE: Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele says its rate-setting committee is aware of the effect of rate hikes on economic growth, but it will act if inflation and its outlook remain elevated. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
14 hour(s) ago

The Bank’s deputy governor addresses the question of why interest rates have risen, and could rise further, despite a sluggish economy

National

State denied leave to appeal ‘shockingly lenient’ Oscar Pistorius sentence

Picture: Oscar Pistorius smiles with a member off his defence team after he was granted bail in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. Picture: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
12 hour(s) ago

High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa, whose culpable homicide verdict in the original trial was set aside, says she was not persuaded an appeal could succeed

African News

The night run: how Zimbabwean traders are dodging import restrictions

A truck and trailer loaded with 30 tons of maize drives into a Beitbridge customs and immigration control point on the South African border with Zimbabwe. File picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

An enterprising night-time import courier industry is taking shape‚ creating jobs and new profits. It is dangerous work though

Markets

US sees the rand plummeting against the dollar by the end of 2016

Rands. Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Japanese banking official warns of a ‘profound market reaction’ if President Jacob Zuma removes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a Cabinet reshuffle

Middle East

Who is fighting whom in Syria, and why?

A Free Syrian Army tank fires southwest of Aleppo, Syria, on August 2. Picture: REUTERS/ABDULRHMAN ISLAIL
9 hour(s) ago

Peaceful protests evolved into a complex war involving jihadists and global powers: here is a rundown of battle lines in a conflict that has claimed nearly 300,000 lives

Politics

Stofile’s tears moved Sipho Pityana to speak out about Jacob Zuma and the ANC

Sipho Pityana. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
16 hour(s) ago

The former foreign affairs director-general has explained why he chose this moment to break his silence about the political crisis in the country and the ruling party

Europe

Tough questions are being asked as Italian quake death toll continues to rise

Rescuers pass collapsed buildings in earthquake-hit Amatrice, central Italy, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/EMILANO GRILLOTTI
15 hour(s) ago

As rescuers continue to search for corpses, questions mount about why there were so many deaths so soon after the 2009 earthquake in nearby L’Aquila

Property

Hammerson tries to entice investors before listing

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Hammerson will become the JSE’s largest listed property fund, overtaking UK and Spanish shopping centre owner Intu, which has a market cap of about R79bn

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Cartoons

Comedian Trevor Noah. Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/SOWETAN

‘Uncontrollable’ people are in power in SA, says funnyman Noah

You come to realise that when you put the wrong man in the right place he can do ‘the utmost damage’

Health

Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

A new biodegradable film made out of casein is being produced to replace the thin plastic wrapping that is used to protect against spoilage. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
1 day(s) ago

Researchers are investigating alternative forms of food packaging — the biodegradable kind that can be eaten, writes Amrith Ramkumar

Travel & Food

Appetite for fermented food grows

Nick Vadasz, owner of Vadasz Deli in London,  helped his Hungarian grandmother ferment pickles — not  an English tradition. Picture: SUPPLIED
19 hour(s) ago

Pickles, kombucha, and sauerkraut are catching on as a healthy alternative to fast food, writes Madeleine Morrow

Opinion

HALF ART: Burkini is unlikely icon of resistance to Islamophobia

New York-based Iranian artist Shirin Neshat challenges western views of Islam through art, writes Chris Thurman

TAKING IT EASY: Morné Steyn, right, and Faf de Klerk chill at a Bok training session. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Boks crying out for big performance from key players in Salta

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies needs to dictate the game with the same authority he displays at Super Rugby level, and to help him his pack will have to be better

Other Sport

Ryan Lochte lands new sponsor, even as Brazilian police recommend charges

Ryan Lochte. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

The disgraced US swimmer’s new backer — after losing the endorsement of big names like Speedo — is Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops

Soccer

Uefa changes Champions League qualifying rules

Michel Platini. Picture: EPA/WALTER BIERI
13 hour(s) ago

The amendments come after Europe’s top clubs discussed the possibility of forming a Super League, possibly without Uefa’s authorisation

Rugby

Pumas pose real threat in Salta

GOOD ONE:  Faf de Klerk produced a moment of brilliance last week, but the Pumas applied the pressure throughout. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIRK KOTZE
20 hour(s) ago

The Boks under new coach Allister Coetzee are well prepared but expect no favours from the Argentines

Rugby

New players sign of Boks’ lack of cohesion

Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

The Springboks squad against Argentina lacks the experience that secured the national side’s victory in 2014

Cricket

Winner takes all at Centurion showdown

Vernon Philander not keen on one-Test series. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
20 hour(s) ago

Black Caps ‘excited’ about the winner-takes-all shootout at the Centurion corral against Proteas

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