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Parliament. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Parliamentary insubordination hearings start on Tuesday

1 hour(s) ago

The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union will meanwhile start rolling mass action over the non-payment of staff performance bonuses

Property

Mara Delta to invest $110m more on property in Mozambique

Mozambique purchase of patrol boats with a loan meant for a new fleet of tuna fishing boats and an attempt to restructure the loan has plunged the transaction into a multimillion-dollar international controversy. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
13 minute(s) ago

It will acquire four more properties and the second stage development of its Anadarko building, adding to a $160m investment in six commercial properties since 2014

National

ANC head reiterates Fransman’s suspension

RADICAL: Commentators say ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman may prove to be the DA’s ‘secret weapon’ in the elections. Picture: THE TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

In spite of Marius Fransman’s statement that he was resuming his duties as ANC Western Cape leader, Gwede Mantashe says his suspension is still in place

Retail & Consumer

What’s the skinny with Woolworth’s mannequins?

The Country Road range on display inside a Woolworths store. Country Road is part of Woolworths’ store-within-a-store concept.
2 hour(s) ago

Retailer has internal discussions and commits to taking complaints about its skinny mannequins into consideration when next ordering these display props

Education

Government gives green light for new SA medical school

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University vice-chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz aims to hit the Inca Trail to raise funds for student bursaries. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

At the moment, there is only one medical school in the Eastern Cape, which graduates about 100 doctors a year, says Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

National

Downpours batter Durban, flooding roads, schools and informal settlements

Property damage caused by downpours in Durban.  Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

The heavy rains and snowfall which started at the weekend are expected continue until at least Tuesday and motorists are advised to exercise extreme care

Politics

Mbeki must not campaign for ‘parasitic, ignoble’ ANC, says DA’s Maimane

Thabo Mbeki. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Maimane does not understand why ANC stalwarts who said ‘Zuma must fall’ last year are now campaigning for him to grow, and asks how they can be trusted

Transport & Tourism

Extension of ‘months of no accountability at SAA’

A South African Airways Airbus. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

DA seeks legal opinion over Parliament’s authority in granting extension of deadline for tabling of SAA annual financial statements

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay shareholders approve deal to collapse pyramid structure

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6 hour(s) ago

The deal, which allows the Ackerman family to retain control, did come into some resistance but was passed at the AGM

President Jacob Zuma campaigns in Port Elizabeth. Many of Zuma's appointments appear to be driven by a desire to keep himself out of prison, says the writer. Picture: THE HERALD

Convolution of patronage makes a joke of democracy

It’s easier to stow someone’s pecker in your pocket when you know where their skeletons are buried, writes Bryan Rostron

Columnists

Neels Blom: Apartheid authoritarianism and persistent racial and cultural bullying have created a persistent social immaturity

Despite past sins, SA has to move on

Columnists

Shareholder activist takes on Lewis directors in court, and time runs out for retirement fund credit abusers

Lewis investor battle; graduate tax mooted

Americas

No we won’t: Hard-core Sanders fans reject Clinton

Protesters carry a giant puppet of Bernie Sanders in Philadelphia, the US, on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/DOMINICK REUTER
36 minute(s) ago

Ardent ‘Berners’ say they prefer anyone — even Donald Trump — as US president, while the Green movement waves the independence banner

National

DA takes aim at ‘Blesser Number One’ and ‘Buffalo Soldier’

Mmusi Maimane addresses the state of the nation debate on February 16, 2016. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the dream of Nelson Mandela no longer lives under the ANC, ‘it is better encapsulated here in the DA’

Americas

Two dead, 14 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting

Fort Myers police officers walk in the parking lot of Club Blu after a shooting attack in Fort Myers, Florida, US, July 25, 2016. Picture: REUTERS/JOE SKIPPER
3 hour(s) ago

The club was hosting a party for teenagers, some as young as 13, when gunfire broke out in the club’s parking lot, sending people running for safety

Financial Services

Providing SA with access to foreign private equity

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3 hour(s) ago

Universal Partners to seek secondary listing on JSE’s alternative exchange after raising funds from private placing of its shares

Other Sport

Olympic Village initially disappoints

The Olympic Village is reflected in an apartment window during a guided tour for journalists to the 2016 Rio Olympics Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23, 2016. REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Olympic teams arriving in Rio find that their village is not yet comfortably habitable but Brazil’s mayor gives his assurance that problems will be sorted out

While winning the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array project, along with Australia, has been a major scientific coup, SA faces a tougher challenge than its Antipodean partner in selling the concept to communities. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Telescope not an easy sell amid SA’s poverty scars

Sarah Wild explains the two-fold pitch to sell the Square Kilometre Array: SA has excellent science and engineering capacity, and big science offers development opportunities

African News

NEWS ANALYSIS: War veterans spell bad news for Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Zimbabwe is slipping deeper and deeper into an economic crisis that could reconfigure its political landscape, writes Ray Ndlovu

African News

Nearly 300,000 Libyan children not at school

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3 hour(s) ago

The UN warns schools in Libya are either too badly damaged in the fighting or have been commandeered as refugee centres

Europe

Turkish Airlines fires employees with links to preacher

A Turkish flag. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Turkey accuses preacher Fethullah Gülen, 75, of running a terrorist group it claims was behind the recent coup attempt, and demands his extradition from the US

Markets

JSE’s R134bn glitch wildly overstates foreign purchases

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12 hour(s) ago

Foreigners actually pulled R36bn out of SA in May, June and July — rather than investing R98bn as previously reported

African Business

Debmarine takes possession of new mining and exploration vessel

CRAWLER: Domingos Valbom with the MV Mafuta of De Beers Marine Namibia in dry dock. Picture: DE BEERS
5 hour(s) ago

The R2.3bn SS Nujoma is 113 metres long and is the ‘most sophisticated diamond sampling and exploration vessel in the world’

Americas

Democrats convene under the shadow of a new scandal

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the US, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER
5 hour(s) ago

Hillary Clinton has Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement, but embarrassing e-mail leaks that have Bernie Sanders’ supporters up in arms could derail party unity

Transport & Tourism

South African Express manager suspended for alleged bribe taking

LOOKING BETTER:  CEO Inati Ntshanga of South African Express, a loss-making state-owned airline, says the airline will report a R150m operating profit for the year to March. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
13 hour(s) ago

South African Express commercial GM Brian Tebogo van Wyk will remain suspended pending an investigation into misconduct allegations

Americas

NEWS ANALYSIS: Trump makes Clinton’s life easier by unifying Democrats

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a rally in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Thursday. Picuture: AFP PHOTO/SPENSER PLATTE
5 hour(s) ago

Many Republicans privately hope Clinton will prevail so they can retrieve their party and start rebuilding it once Trump is sent back to private life, writes Simon Barber

Economy

Flow of liquidations slows

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3 hour(s) ago

Stats SA data show that rate of liquidations this year is lower compared with that of last year, while the number of insolvencies has risen

Mining

Randgold spends $70m for feasibility studies in Senegal

Mark Bristow, CEO Randgold Resources. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Gold producer says it will update the feasibility studies in Massawa because the project has been hampered by a lack of power

Asia-Pacific

Australian couple raffle their tropical island in ‘paradise’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

If you’re an adventurous sort who likes warm weather, and fancy running a resort on the Micronesian island of Kosrae, a ticket will set you back US$49

National

MK cadre Nokuthula Simelane murder trial postponed

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6 hour(s) ago

Three of four accused claim SAPS is denying them legal assistance and they need to bring application to compel SAPS to pay their legal fees

Asia-Pacific

Nintendo’s dizzying Pokémon rally screeches to a halt

A gamer sporting a shirt with an image of fictional creature Pikachu plays Pokemon Go on his mobile phone. Picture: EPA/DAVID MOIR
7 hour(s) ago

It seems investors’ enthusiasm for the Pokémon Go craze has been overdone, and a warning from the gaming company has sent its shares into a tailspin

Politics

National Freedom Party says ANC is misleading members about poll deal

CHOICE:  National Freedom Party supporters may be asked to vote for a compromise if the party is not allowed to contest. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

The party, which is still fighting to be allowed to take part in the elections, says it is not telling members to vote ANC, and still intends to contest the elections itself

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Cartoons

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How a new MSCI study vindicates critics of CEO pay

The research looked at 800 CEOs at US companies, and concluded that pay and performance were out of kilter, even over the long term

Management

Nine steps to becoming a successful freelancer

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1 day(s) ago

Some of the ways to become a successful freelancer include making new connections and being prepared for dry spells

Opinion

Weight of research demolishes the arguments against a minimum wage

Rather than resulting in unemployment, some studies find that US states that raised their minimum wage had greater job growth. Picture: REUTERS

A minimum wage is a solid and effective tool that has direct and indirect benefits

Chad le Clos. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Chad le Clos opens up about his life in new documentary

Unbelievable: The Chad le Clos Story details his gruelling training schedule‚ takes a trip down memory lane to his high-school and gives a glimpse of his family

Other Sport

Hamilton gets it all right at the start

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW BOYERS
14 hour(s) ago

Hamilton, who has now won in Hungary a record five times, leads Rosberg by six points after 11 of the season’s 21 races

Other Sport

Russia spared Olympics blanket ban

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13 hour(s) ago

The International Olympic Committee defers to sports federations after damning Wada report on drug use during the Sochi 2014 Games

Rugby

Confidence grows in the hunt for title

Courtnall Skosan (R) of the Lions scores a try despite tackle from Crusaders' Israel Dagg during the 2016 Super Rugby game between the Lions and the Crusaders at Ellis Park on Saturday.  Picture: EPA/RYAN WILKISKY
14 hour(s) ago

The Lions may have finished the game with two sumptuous tries but everything was born from their heavenly start

Rugby

Lions have ‘steel’ to go all the way, says Read

Kieran Read of the Crusaders tackled by Andries Coetzee of the Lions during the Super Rugby match between the Emirates Lions and Crusaders at Emirates Airline Park on July 23, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
14 hour(s) ago

Team gets endorsement as title contenders from two men who, between them, have won four Super Rugby titles, Kieran Read and Todd Blackadder

Opinion

Two more hurdles and Lions will have that champion look

Hard road ahead as Lions face New Zealand’s best three teams in three successive matches

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The Third Umpire

Social networking service Twitter, which has finally cracked down on abusive behaviour by banning a user who led a campaign vilifying actress Leslie Jones. There is a difference between free speech and vitriol.

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Texas senator Ted Cruz, for resisting pressure to endorse Donald Trump’s nomination as Republican presidential candidate. Apart from the moral issue, association with the Trump brand is destined to be a political millstone.

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Sharks hooker Monde Hadebe, who has been banned from participating in all forms of rugby for four years after testing positive for steroids. What a senseless waste of a potentially stellar career.

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