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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
45 minute(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

National

Scores injured as tornado tears through the City of Ekurhuleni

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

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

National

More and more political protests taking aim at IEC

Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
2 hour(s) ago

The Institute for Security Studies’ Lizette Lancaster says in the 2014 national poll, several protests took place on election day and some voting stations were attacked

Europe

IS claims responsibility for French church attack

Members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) and French scientific police are seen at the scene during a raid after a hostage-taking in the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy, France, July 26, 2016. A priest was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded in an attack on a church that was carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
1 hour(s) ago

IS ‘soldiers’ slit a priest’s throat and held nuns and worshippers hostage at a church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

African News

Malawi arrests HIV-positive man paid to have sex with 100 adolescent girls

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1 hour(s) ago

The little-known local practice lasts three days and is performed in southern Malawi by men known as ‘hyenas’ at the request of a girl’s parents after her first period

National

Now Jacob Zuma must step down and go to prison, EFF’s Ndlozi says

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday rubber stamped the Treasury’s R7.8m figure to be paid back by Zuma for undue benefits accrued to him over Nkandla upgrades

Energy

Eskom’s about-face on independent producers will be studied — after election

Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
4 hour(s) ago

While the government is enthusiastic about independently produced power, Eskom is refusing to sign procurement agreements without ‘engagement’

Economy

Gordhan: Can the electricity grid cope with economic growth of 4%

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THULI DLAMINI
7 hour(s) ago

Pravin Gordhan says government will address policy uncertainty in mining and land laws, and a minimum wage deal is drawing near

Mark Barnes. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

WATCH: Why being a crook is the order of the day

It doesn’t matter how you make your money, but if you earn a lot of it, you earn respect, says SA Post Office CEO Mark Barnes

Columnists

Meanwhile in SA, the implications of a national minimum wage and Gordhan’s vote of no confidence in SAA board

Michelle Obama fires up Democrats for US election

Columnists

Aubrey Matshiqi promo

Future of ANC must be new majority with new values and different political culture, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

ANC should not be an old-age beauty contest

Mining

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

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

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

Politics

ANC is running a racist election campaign, DA’s Mmusi Maimane states

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
1 hour(s) ago

ANC officials said in a statement on Tuesday that the DA was ‘a haven for racists’, after railing against the DA’s use of Nelson Mandela’s name in election adverts

National

Zuma must pay up on Nkandla in 45 days

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

Constitutional Court approves Treasury’s determination of R7,8m payment by President Jacob Zuma for unduly benefits on Nkandla

Retail & Consumer

Top SABMiller shareholder says revised AB Inbev offer ‘remains unacceptable’

Picture: THE TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Aberdeen Asset Management says the offer of £45 a share undervalues SABMiller and continues to favour shareholders Altria and Bevco

National

SAA needs whole new board, says Gordhan

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

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

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OPINION: An open letter about Uber from the metered taxi industry

The City of Cape Town has flooded an overtraded market, imposed unfair rules and allowed operating conditions to favour a single company, writes David Drummond

Economy

Ratings agencies must see SA translating promises into action, Gordhan says

STANDSTILL: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says things have to be done differently in the second half of this year to retain the investment outlook of SA’s economy

Europe

French police kill men who murdered priest and held nuns hostage in a church

French police secure the entrance to the courthouse in Bordeaux where Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is due to be questioned by magistrates trying to establish whether his 2007 election campaign was illegally financed by the country's richest woman.  Picture: REUTERS.
6 hour(s) ago

The Normandy attack is the latest in a string of deadly assaults in Europe and comes 12 days after a Tunisian killed 84 people in the French Riviera city of Nice

Economy

Why Fitch’s BMI Research says Reserve Bank has no appetite for rate hikes

The South African Reserve Bank headquarters building in Pretoria. Picture: THE TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

The group has lowered its economic forecast for SA, and does not expect an increase in interest rates before late next year

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev raises its offer for SABMiller to £45

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

At SABMiller’s annual general meeting institutional shareholders called on management to push AB InBev for a higher bid following the pound’s post-Brexit crash

Economy

Minimum wage mooted as remedy for dismal growth

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

University of the Witwatersrand report suggests a minimum wage of R4,500-R5,500 a month — well above what business owners have proposed

National

More than half of Africans will use mobile broadband within four years

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6 hour(s) ago

A new study shows that by mid-2016, there were 72 live 4G networks in 32 countries across Africa, half of which had launched in the past two years

Transport & Tourism

Cheap and cheerful SA’s tourism sector a bright spot in the economic slough

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8 hour(s) ago

With visas now easier to obtain through tour operators, Chinese numbers were 50% higher in May than a year earlier while those from India rose 37%

Media

Will journalists be allowed to go back to work? SABC won’t say

Journalists protest against censorship outside the SABC offices in Cape Town earlier in July. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

The Labour Court has ordered that four of eight journalists dismissed by the public broadcaster for objecting to an editorial ban are entitled to return to work

National

Terror accused SA twins’ bail hearing delayed

Brandon-Lee Thulsie and Tony-Lee Thulsie pose for a photograph that they shared on Facebook.
4 hour(s) ago

Thulsie twins’ legal team has brought an application in the Johannesburg High Court to have their detention declared illegal

Media

Democracy triumphed and Hlaudi Motsoeneng lost, union Solidarity says

Solidarity deputy general secretary Dirk Hermann. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Solidarity represented four journalists that the SABC will now have to re-instate, after victory in the Labour Court

Americas

How Yahoo and Google’s paths diverged

Marissa Mayer, president and chief executive officer of Yahoo!, delivers a keynote speech in Las Vegas, the US. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
5 hour(s) ago

The two companies’ histories could be read as the triumph of bots over brains, as Google’s single-minded focus on technology gave it the edge

National

We need to stop shooting ourselves in the foot, Pravin Gordhan tells business

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

The constant focus on what is wrong in the economy is one of the constraints on growth and is creating a vicious cycle, the finance minister says

Europe

Democrat hack felt across the world as Kerry and Lavrov have words in Laos

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry attend a joint press conference in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday Picture: AFP PHOTO/DITER NAGL
8 hour(s) ago

Russia’s foreign minister says he does not want to use four-letter words, responding to suggestions Russia was behind the e-mail leak causing a rift among Democrats

Media

Labour court finds SABC’s dismissal of four journalists unlawful

Journalists protest against censorship outside the SABC offices in Cape Town earlier in July. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Court has ordered that the journalists be allowed to return to work, SABC was also interdicted from continuing with the disciplinary action against them

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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

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5 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

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

Sibusiso Vilakazi. Picture: SAMUEL SHIVAMBU/BACKPAGEPIX

‘Vila’ will fight for his spot at Downs

Vilakazi is the kind of player who enjoys being in the box and being on the end of a killer pass, if he is not providing it himself

Cricket

Will Donald’s coaching give Australia the edge?

Former South African cricketer Allan Donald. Picture: SHAUN ROY/GALLO IMAGES
14 hour(s) ago

Australia are the only measuring stick who matter in SA cricket‚ and if Donald is in their dugout when the teams clash, a compelling subplot will unfold

Other Sport

Team SA settle in Olympic athletes’ village

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
14 hour(s) ago

Contrary to media reports that the village was "unlivable", Team SA’s apartment block features large en suite apartments, with air conditioning and reliable WiFi

Other Sport

Champion Russian canoeists banned from Olympics

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach gestures during an interview with Reuters on the death of Nelson Mandela at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

They are the latest Russian athletes to be banned after revelations of state-run doping that affected more than 30 sports

Rugby

Why WP rugby bosses should face axe and not coach Fleck

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
14 hour(s) ago

Future of Stormers interim coach Robbie Fleck remains uncertain after disclosing that he’s had no discussions to remove "interim" from his title

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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