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Archbishop Thabo Makgoba teaches a course on spiritual leadership at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Picture: SOWETAN

Archbishop begs students to halt fees violence

19 hour(s) ago

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba says the burning of schools‚ libraries‚ and institutions of higher learning sets us back from progressing as a nation

Education

Wits will only open when ‘safety of staff‚ students and property can be guaranteed’

Picture: CHRIS THURMAN
19 hour(s) ago

University warns that should the situation not improve‚ residents may have to be closed

Europe

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as leader of Britain’s Labour Party

 Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. REUTERS/PETER NICHOLLS
18 hour(s) ago

The veteran campaigner’s triumph, by 313,209 to 193,229 votes, cements his authority over the deeply divided party

Energy

Empire Technology given huge contract for nuclear build programme

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson told Parliament that by the end of July, R22.8m of a R171m contract had been paid to Empire for project management systems

Media

Will Hlaudi Motsoeneng still earn R3.7m a year as a ‘normal’ SABC employee?

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
1 day(s) ago

One advocate says Motsoeneng is liable to pay back all the money he acquired from the SABC since his initial appointment in 2011 as chief operating officer

Media

Thuli Madonsela asks Faith Muthambi not to reappoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

If Motsoeneng is returned to his job as operations chief, the board’s conduct should be investigated, the public protector says

Education

Cyril Ramaphosa says ‘corridors of power’ are hearing students’ cries

ABOVE BOARD:  Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is poised to dispose of food company McDonald’s SA so that there is no conflict of interest with his position in the government. Picture: SIYASANGA MBAMBANI
1 day(s) ago

However, deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has cautioned students against the ‘senseless destruction of property’ during student protests

Land & Agriculture

SA’s wheat production estimate likely to be raised after better rainfall

Picture: REUTERS/ILYA NAYMUSHIN
1 day(s) ago

Local growers will probably produce 1.7-million tonnes of wheat this season — 18% more than the 2015 season’s harvest

National

Why VBS is obliged to stay mum on Jacob Zuma’s home loan

President Jacob Zuma addresses the Opening Plenary of the High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the migration in New York, United States of America. Photo: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Banking secrecy is founded on legislation, contract and the protection of privacy, South African banks say, though legal precedent does offer a few loopholes

National

SARS springs to Tom Moyane's defence against ‘negative media’

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

The revenue service has also issued a veiled accusation of hypocrisy, saying media harp on ‘due process’ but seem happy to forgo when it comes to Jonas Makwakwa

Energy

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says it won’t waste a lot of time talking to Futuregrowth

Brian Molefe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Eskom is adequately funded, says CEO Brian Molefe, and won’t "waste a lot of time" engaging with Futuregrowth on its decision to stop lending to the power generator

Floyd Shivambu. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

NEWS ANALYSIS: Crying has begun at the three-year-old EFF

The EFF’s KwaZulu-Natal chapter throw their toys over a lack of consensus on strategic alliances, writes Penelope Mashego

Columnists

Jimmy Manyi will end up like the astonishingly troubled Ronald Suresh Roberts, who nailed his colours to Thabo Mbeki’s mast, writes Simon Lincoln ...

Scheming Manyi risks being left high and dry

Columnists

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Peter Bruce: When Zuma goes what really gets saved is the ANC but the party hasn’t figured that out yet

So, Zuma’s going won’t help? Don’t you believe it!

Media

‘I don’t know stress,’ Hlaudi Motsoeneng tells mourners at Mandoza’s funeral

Hlaudi Motsoeneng.   Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
1 day(s) ago

The controversial SABC former chief operating officer said at the funeral that if he left the SABC, ‘it will not be the first time… I came back stronger and stronger’

Education

Black South Africans spend more on education relative to other races

Students from Wits University demonstrate in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
1 day(s) ago

Finscope SA 2016 consumer survey shows that for the average black South African‚ education expenses constitute 7% of their income

Telecoms & Technology

Data prices can be cut but it will not be easy, says Romeo Kumalo

Romeo Kumalo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

The former Vodacom executive says it is too simplistic to say that because 1GB of data costs a certain price in Nigeria, it should cost the same amount in SA

National

Parliament’s audit to come under intense scrutiny from MPs

HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS: The informally named twin peaks bill will go back to Parliament in August. Organisations representing the banks and savers have already expressed their views on the bill. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Nothing will be off limits when the auditor-general meets the joint standing committee that is the sole overseer of the legislature’s financial management

Motoring

FIRST DRIVE: Porsche panache in the Black Forest

Porsche has made sure that the Cayman is still a good looker. Picture: PORSCHE
1 day(s) ago

First came the 718 Boxster roadster. Now, the Porsche 718 Cayman coupe — which Lerato Matebese drove in Germany’s Black Forest

Transport & Tourism

Only the best for the high-flying pilots at struggling SAA

SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

SA's national airline has been posting deep losses but its pilots enjoy five-star accommodation and a variety of eye-watering perks

Financial Services

Development bank upbeat about funding

PROJECTS:  Patrick Dlamini is confident Moody’s and Futuregrowth’s decisions will not affect the bank’s investment plans. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Rumbles from Futuregrowth and Moody’s have not dampened investor sentiment, says DBSA’s Patrick Dlamini

Bernie Brookes. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Bain walks away from R25bn Edcon venture

CE Bernie Brookes says the transaction a total loss for Bain as it takes 'zero' from the change of ownership

Media

Hlaudi Motsoeneng hits a false note blowing his own trumpet at Mandoza funeral

Picture: YOUTUBE
1 day(s) ago

Mourners at the kwaito star’s funeral were amazed when Motsoeneng took the opportunity to sing his own praises — and ended by shouting, 'Pay your TV licence'

Europe

No EU-US free trade deal before Obama’s presidency is over

U.S. President Barack Obama reviews honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Vientiane, Laos on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/JORGE SILVA
1 day(s) ago

This puts the fate of the trade deal on the US side in the hands of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, who are both running their campaigns on antitrade-deal platforms

National

Sign bill into law to curb graft, says Patel

SCRUTINY: Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel wants lifestyle audits conducted on public figures. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 day(s) ago

Ebrahim Patel is the first Cabinet minister to speak out on Zuma’s FIC bill delay, and calls for lifestyle audits of ministers and public figures

BusinessDay

Half a dozen candidates vie for top WHO job, including Ethiopia’s foreign minister

Margaret Chan. Picture: REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO
1 day(s) ago

Pakistan has thrown its weight behind former health minister Sania Nishtar, one of only two women on the list; the other being Italy’s Flavia Bustreo

Energy

Tawana acquires second lithium project

CLAIMS: The Compensation Commission for Occupational Diseases has a backlog of 106,000 claims, commissioner Barry Kistnasamy says. About 400,000 former mine workers still need to be traced. File picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

The group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire mining rights to the giant Uis pegmatite tailings stockpile in Namibia

Mining

Rockwell’s new head pulls no punches on what is wrong at the diamond miner

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Executive officer Tjaart Willemse, a De Beers veteran, details a litany of problems that created the company’s ‘state of despair’

Politics

Soul-searching COPE asks experts for help

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 day(s) ago

Raymond Suttner‚ Ebrahim Fakir and Thobile Ntola‚ will address the Congress of the People's three-day meeting this weekend

Education

Warning on hiking taxes for free tuition

TOUGH STANCE:  Academics, lecturers and students protest against university fee increases under the banner #feemustfall outside Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA
2 day(s) ago

Business already makes a significant tax contribution to Setas, Sacci CEO Alan Mukoki warns

Mining

Harmony reports fatality at Phakisa mine

Peter Steenkamp. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

The gold producer said the death happened in a rail-bound equipment accident, which was being investigated

Media

NEWS ANALYSIS: What will SABC cook up with its hot potato?

WHAT NEXT?  Hlaudi Motsoeneng is seeking clarity on his future at the SABC after the appeal court threw out his bid for leave to appeal against a judgment setting aside his appointment as chief operating officer. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 day(s) ago

Should Motsoeneng go down, the executives he hired could fall too, writes Genevieve Quintal

Media

Presidency ‘respects SCA’s decision’ removing Hlaudi Motsoeneng from his post

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
1 day(s) ago

Motsoeneng is effectively an ordinary SABC employee after the SCA dismissed his application for leave to appeal a court ruling setting aside his permanent appointment

Americas

Facebook’s metrics mistake has ad buyers irate

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

They are not impressed with how it has addressed its vast overestimation of average viewing time for video ads, and say it needs to open its data to third-party scrutiny

Economy

De Beers CEO voices stability fears

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
2 day(s) ago

South Africa is in deep danger of losing its investment-grade credit rating, warns De Beers Bruce Cleaver

Energy

Eskom says it can fund nuclear build

Picture: iStock
2 day(s) ago

Executive expects R150bn to be accumulated in the next decade

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Cartoons

Picture: ISTOCK

VAST brings open WiFi access to SA’s townships

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

Motoring

INTERVIEW: Luxury cars take a starring role in the lives of rich and famous celebrities

Simon Cowell owns a beautiful Jaguar Eagle Speedster.  Picture: EAGLE/JAMES LIPMAN
3 day(s) ago

Our fascination with Hollywood stars also extends to their choice in cars, writes Richard Aldhous

Gadgets & Gear

GoPro Review: a camera with smartphone smarts

GoPro. Picture: ISTOCK
2 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

Motoring

THE MOTORSPORT LAP: Sweet victories, track tussles

Porsche took another victory in the World Endurance Championship event in Austin, Texas.   Picture: PORSCHE
3 day(s) ago

The F1 title race is on, while the SA national rally championship title has been settled

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Renault Megane swinging at the competition

The designers have given the new Megane a far more dynamic and striking look.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK
3 day(s) ago

The fourth-generation Renault Megane has all the attributes to take on the C-segment hatch establishment

Picture: THINKSTOCK

New Zealand fought a lone battle on Super Rugby revamp, says Steve Tew

The country’s rugby boss says SA and Australia are blocking efforts to change the 18-team tournament’s cumbersome format

Cricket

Bavuma can make mark in one-dayers

PICTURE: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Temba Bavuma is set to make his one-day international debut opening the batting for the Proteas against Ireland on Sunday

Soccer

United look for reprieve at home against Leicester

PILING UP:  Jose Mourinho, right, watches Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo, top, and Wayne Rooney in action against Northampton’s Sam Hoskins. Mourinho and Rooney are both under pressure to deliver when United host champions Leicester on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Manager Jose Mourinho hopes his side can regain some of their lost momentum against Leicester, as well as Russian side FC Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League and Stoke City

Markets

JSE ends marginally higher as weaker rand comes to the rescue of industrials

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
1 day(s) ago

After the significant anticipation regarding the various central bank meetings this week, markets appear a bit fatigued, analysts say

Markets

Futures firmer in line with the JSE

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Local futures were firmer on Friday in line with the JSE, which closed marginally higher despite all major global markets trading in negative terrain

Markets

Stocks dip after recent Fed-driven gains; oil slips

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Oil prices fell as investors awaited details on Saudi and Iranian positions ahead of a potential production freeze

Markets

MARKETS WRAP: JSE ends slightly higher as weaker rand boosts industrials

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

After the significant anticipation regarding the various central bank meetings this week, markets appear a bit fatigued, analysts say

Rugby

De Jongh and Bongi parachuted in by WP

Bongi Mbonambi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/SHAUN ROY
2 day(s) ago

Western Province coach John Dobson puts Juan de Jongh and Bok hooker Bongi Mbonambi straight into starting lineup for crucial match

Rugby

Springbok coaching job a poisoned chalice, says Hoskins

Saru president Oregan Hoskins. Picture: MARK WESSELS
1 day(s) ago

Former SA Rugby president Hoskins says that rugby is at a crossroads and that it needs urgent intervention

Soccer

Park the bus in Atteridgeville at your peril, warns Sundowns' Pitso Mosimane

Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Sundowns play the Zambians in the second-leg semifinal of the CAF Champions League on Saturday

Markets

South African bonds maintain firmer bias after the US rates decision

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Benefiting from the US Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates on hold, some South African bonds maintained their firmer bias

Markets

Gold heads for best week since July as Fed fears fade

Picture: ISTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Stock markets, despite some weakness on Friday, were also on course for their biggest weekly gain in two months

Markets

Oil slumps 3% on report Saudis do not see output deal

Picture: REUTERS/JEAN-PAUL PELISSSIER
1 day(s) ago

Traders and investors are also awaiting a US oil rig count report

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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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