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Competition Commission approves AB InBev takeover of SABMiller

3 hour(s) ago

Competition Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele says the conditions being recommended address issues raised by various stakeholders since the deal was announced

Media

SABC announce 90% local content quota for TV

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3 hour(s) ago

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng confirms that 90% local content quota imposed on its radio stations will also be extended to its TV channels

Retail & Consumer

Mr Price earnings up 17%

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2 hour(s) ago

For the first time, group sales exceeded R20bn and earnings exceeded R10 per share

Trade & Industry

Wholesalers fined for bicyle price-fixing

Retailers colluded to drive up the prices of bicycles and cycle accessories. File picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Two wholesalers implicated in bicycle price-fixing scandal, Omnico and Coolheat, fined over R4m each by Competition Tribunal

Economy

South Africa records trade surplus in April

New cars at Durban’s port. Growth in Africa averaged more than 5% a year from 2003-12. Picture: BLOOMBERG/KEVIN SUTHERLAND
7 hour(s) ago

South African Revenue Service data suggest demand is slowly picking up in SA’s trade partner countries and weaker rand is limiting growth in imports

National

ANC leadership battle a worry for ratings agencies, Mantashe says

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: MAKWENA MANAMELA
9 hour(s) ago

However, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the government is ‘not doing things to please ratings agencies’ but, rather, is working ‘for the good of’ SA

Politics

Show us your mayoral candidates, DA
says to ANC

 Athol Trollip. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
6 hour(s) ago

DA mayoral candidates for prime metros said at a media briefing on Tuesday that a delay in the ANC's announcement on candidates was unfair to voters

National

Ex-SAA pilot says causes of president’s jet unreliability need to be probed

South Africa's Inkwazi presidential jet
9 hour(s) ago

Retired SAA senior captain Karl Jensen says presidential jet is a robust aircraft that should, if maintained and operated correctly, last up to 30 years

Education

About 60% of South African pupils cannot read by end of grade 4, study shows

By 2050, the share of children in the global population is expected to have fallen to 21%, versus a peak of 38% in the late 1960s.  Picture: SOWETAN
8 hour(s) ago

Education in Eastern Cape in deep trouble‚ with almost three-quarters of children not even being taught bare minimum when it comes to curriculum, study shows

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

EDITORIAL: Orwellian world of the SABC

Hlaudi Motsoeneng tramples on the official mandate of the public broadcaster by halting coverage of violent service delivery protests

Columnists

Aubrey Matshiqi promo

Many black South Africans do not see their image and lived reality reflected in what is promised by the Constitution, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

SA, but not economy, belongs to all

Columnists

‘The insecurity among SA’s cricketers makes them challenging interviewees,’ writes Neil Manthorp

Proteas can enjoy islands without fear of review

National

Kennedy family visits Luthuli grave in KwaZulu-Natal

Albert Luthuli. Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of assassinated US Senator Robert F. Kennedy, says she grew up with photograph of Chief Albert Luthuli in her home

National

Durban metro presents R41.6bn budget — the second biggest in SA

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4 hour(s) ago

eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo promises houses, jobs and water as he tables budget with main focus of bridging gap between rich and poor

Politics

Mashatile moves to allay fears that ANC won’t fill FNB Stadium

Paul Mashatile. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile confident party will fill 94,000-seater FNB Stadium to the rafters for its provincial local government elections manifesto launch

Industrials

Gauteng seeks court review of award over Gautrain

The Gautrain. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

A ruling against the provincial government will mean a once-off and positive for Murray & Roberts

National

ANC branches opposed to recalling Zuma

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO
8 hour(s) ago

ANC branches agree with party leadership not to recall President Jacob Zuma after Constitutional Court finding that he failed to uphold and respect constitution

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Why SA needs to up the ante against smoking again

SA’s use of rapid hikes in excise tax on cigarettes as a public health strategy led to it becoming a model for using tax as a public health tool, writes Corné van Walbeek

Asia-Pacific

Attempted North Korea missile launch failed, says South Korea

A military personnel stands at guard before a Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptor unit deployed to counter North Korea's launch of ballistic missile at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON
2 hour(s) ago

North Korea appears to have attempted to launch an intermediate-range Musudan missile

National

AfriForum and Solidarity to take legal action against quotas and sports

RIGHT MOVE: Rohan Janse van Rensburg of the Lions. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
7 hour(s) ago

Solidarity says Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula’s move to bar national federations from hosting international tournaments amounts to an unfair labour practice

Economy

SA finding it harder to compete for capital

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6 hour(s) ago

Erosion of market dynamism has made it harder for SA to compete for capital against rising South American countries, according to GIBS Dynamic Market Index

African News

Botswana banks on maize exports from SA and Zambia as stores dry up

Maize. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 hour(s) ago

The total area on which maize and sorghum was planted in Botswana this year fell 26% from a year earlier, owing to the drought

Telecoms & Technology

Ruling to further delay roll-out of digital TV

Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS
9 hour(s) ago

Supreme Court of Appeal rules that the inclusion of the nonencryption clause in the digital migration policy is unlawful and invalid

Politics

Residents demand title deeds as ANC goes door to door in Ekurhuleni

SADDLE UP: Cycling to work has become common for Tembisa residents as petrol prices soar. Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

Tembisa residents ask ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile to address issue of title deeds for those who benefit from government housing programmes

Law & Constitution

Renowned lawyer and human rights activist Jules Browde dies at age of 98

Jules Browde. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 hour(s) ago

Jules Browde acted for Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and other anti-apartheid activists‚ and was a founder member of Lawyers for Human Rights

Energy

Firms flee commercial buildings for cheaper power in Joburg’s suburbs

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5 hour(s) ago

However, some small businesses are accused of bypassing electricity meters completely and connecting power illegally, City Power says

Americas

Carl Icahn acquires ‘large position’ in Allergan, backs CEO

Carl Icahn. Picture: REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID
2 hour(s) ago

Billionaire investor says he is confident in Saunders’ ability to enhance value for all Allergan shareholders

Politics

Residents demand title deeds as ANC goes door to door in Ekurhuleni

SADDLE UP: Cycling to work has become common for Tembisa residents as petrol prices soar. Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

Tembisa residents ask ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile to address issue of title deeds for those who benefit from government housing programmes

Industrials

PPC’s shares slide after ratings downgrade

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11 hour(s) ago

Cement maker says ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded it and placed it on ‘credit watch with negative implications’

Economy

Credit extended to private sector dips in April

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12 hour(s) ago

Private sector credit extension, which includes corporate and households, has decelerated for four consecutive months

Mining

CoAL shares surge after it secures $15m

Coal of Africa chairman David Brown. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

Coal of Africa Limited says Hengshun Zhongsheng Group has subscribed for 230-million shares and Summer Trees for 115-million shares

Asia-Pacific

Highest number of slaves are in India but North Korea has highest prevalence

Slavery. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
10 hour(s) ago

The third Global Slavery Index shows that people born into servitude, trafficked for sex work, or trapped in debt bondage or forced labour, number 45.8-million

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Cartoons

Deputy Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG/SOWETAN.

Moseneke to publish memoirs on personal life and experience as judge

Retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke was 15 and still at school when he became one of youngest people to be jailed on Robben Island

Innovation

Open the door and relish new, smart home world

Nick Caripis, founder and CEO of BNC Technology, says mundane tasks will be taken care of in a home with integrated technology, allowing people to do what they want, where they want, when they want. Picture: SUPPLIED
16 hour(s) ago

BNC Technology's Nick Caripis leads the charge as integrated home technology brings houses to life, writes Eugene Yiga

Innovation

Funds boost cluster competitiveness

The Department of Trade and Industry is providing funds for shared infrastructure or collaborative projects to domestic companies that share 
a geographic area and industry sector. Picture: SUPPLIED
16 hour(s) ago

The new Cluster Development Programme to promote shared infrastructure or collaborative projects receives a R100m booster, writes Stephen Timm

Management

Building rapport across cultures often leads to breakthrough ideas

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10 hour(s) ago

When working in a new country or with foreign counterparts, there are simple ways to bridge the gap between colleagues

Gadgets & Gear

HTC 10 review: The price isn’t right

MARKET:  A visitor walks passed an HTC sign at the GSMA Mobile World Congress  in Barcelona. HTC dropped out of the global top five by smartphone market  share last quarter as Samsung, Huawei and ZTE gained share. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

On paper, HTC 10 has almost everything one could ask for in a modern smartphone, but price all but guarantees it will go unnoticed by the masses

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Astra a genuine contender for Golf’s throne

It’s easy to see why the Europeans love the Astra, with its zing, dash of character, and a twinkle in its eye

SKIPPER:  Adriaan Strauss during the Springbok training session in Stellenbosch on Monday. Strauss will captain the Boks in the three upcoming Tests against Ireland. Picture: ASHLEY VLOTMAN/GALLO IMAGES

New Springbok captain Strauss has paid his dues, says Coetzee

Adriaan Strauss is one of only four players in the 31-man squad with more than a half-century of caps

Soccer

Da Gama hopes Pieterse will keep February alert

Reyaad Pieterse. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
17 hour(s) ago

Squad is made up of players 23 years or younger, Da Gama says ‘We want to build a strong team and the over-age guys will complement the players we have’

Rugby

Ackermann to guide fringe Boks

REWARDED:  Johan Ackermann will swop his Lions coaching cap for that of the SA A team. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX
17 hour(s) ago

The Lions coach takes charge of the SA A side as they get a taste of international rugby against England Saxons

Other Sport

Strydom to saddle It’s My Turn in Durban July

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17 hour(s) ago

It’s My Turn’s July odds are slightly longer than stable mate Bela-Bela, who won many friends with her top-class display in grade 1 Woolavington 2000

Soccer

Brilliant Billiat scoops three PSL awards

Khama Billiat. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
17 hour(s) ago

The Zimbabwean Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder notches up three of the PSL's top awards and R450,000 in prize money

Other Sport

Winner Gatebe repays his family for their support

David Gatebe runs during the 2016 Comrades Marathon in Kwa-Zulu Natal  on Saturday. Picture: BACKPAGE PIX/MUZI NTOMBELA
17 hour(s) ago

Comrades Marathon champion David Gatebe obliterates Leonid Shvetzov’s nine-year record

Cricket

A question not to be stumped by

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17 hour(s) ago

Trinidadian Steven Katwaroo mans the stumps for SA in their warm-up match against West Indian Cricket Board XI

Opinion

Proteas can enjoy the islands without fear of review

‘The inherent insecurity among SA’s cricketers makes them exceptionally challenging interviewees who would prefer to say nothing than risk a political fallout.’

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The Third Umpire

Comrades 2016 men’s race winner David Gatebe, for setting a new down record and, along with women’s winner Charné Bosman, for keeping the South African flag flying in an event often dominated by foreigners.

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UCT vice-chancellor Max Price. Having drawn a line in the sand after the arson and vandalism incidents that occurred on campus in February, the university has now taken a firm line against those who have crossed it.

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ANC “communication” subcommittee member and Cabinet member Lindiwe Zulu, who wants a ban on broadcasts of violent protest to promote nonviolence. Sure, that’ll work, just like it did during apartheid.

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