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Treasury denies Malusi Gigaba’s travel request

18 minute(s) ago

The home affairs minister wanted his staff to fly business class; he was told his department needed to take the rules into account when planning its trips

Retail & Consumer

Woolies appoints CE for Australian subsidiary

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

The retailer has appointed Scott Fyfe as CEO of the Country Road Group, the former Marks & Spencer executive replaces Matt Keogh

Financial Services

Capitec’s interim dividend rises 20%

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40 minute(s) ago

The banking group made more of its money off transaction fees, while arrears increased despite a conservative approach to granting credit

National

Diplomatic muddle over high commissioner's recall

Former transport minister Sbu Ndebele at the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court with his wife Zama. Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Independent analyst says high commissioner to Australia Sbu Ndebele’s case is ‘a good example of how a diplomat could embarrass SA’

Telecoms & Technology

Cwele’s court bid fails to halt Icasa

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele. Picture:FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Government is concerned the broadband licence auction will consolidate the dominant position of big telecoms players

National

Union wants Motsoeneng’s account frozen

Hlaudi Motsoeneng.   Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
3 hour(s) ago

The media workers' union pursues a court order freezing Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s accounts pending an investigation into contracts and bonus payments

Politics

Cosatu pressured over ANC succession stance

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
3 hour(s) ago

More unions to follow after the National Union of Mineworkers becomes the first to make its position known — it's backing Cyril Ramaphosa

Retail & Consumer

New twist in battle for Sovereign control

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3 hour(s) ago

The positive operational update is good news for Sovereign shareholders, but better news lies in the possibility of an attempt to frustrate Country Bird’s bid for control, say analysts

Business

Black business wants the Reserve Bank to tackle jobs

TOOLKIT:  Sandile Zungu, deputy president of the Black Business Council, says the body’s mandate is about transforming the economy to allow more black people to take part in it. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

Black Business Council’s Sandile Zungu calls on the central bank to adopt trends in developing states in promoting growth

National

Treasury’s bid to tighten government spending meets with mixed results

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
15 hour(s) ago

The Treasury introduced mandatory cost containment measures across government three years ago in an attempt to rein in government spending

Transport & Tourism

Sizwe Zuma is in our supplier database, SAA confirms

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18 hour(s) ago

But the airline says it cannot say whether the potential new supplier of jet fuel is related to President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has escaped with only the lightest of ‘fines’ for nonsecurity Nkandla upgrades because he has not complied with the remedial action required by the public protector, says the writer. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Laughing all the way to a bankable error

Simple arithmetic reveals Jacob Zuma has still not paid in full for the nonsecurity upgrades at Nkandla, writes Paul Hoffman

Columnists

Baruch Lev and Feng Gu argue for a radical overhaul in financial analysis, writes Michel Pireu

No more accounting as usual

Columnists

Fed-up Cobras players a step away from emulating Australia’s drastic action — a strike, writes Neil Manthorp

Player power of a different sort comes to the fore in Cobras coach debacle

Americas

Gentility gives way to hostility in opening seconds of Clinton-Trump debate

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, left, shakes hands with Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, after the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday. Picture: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG
2 hour(s) ago

The first presidential debate of this US election lived up to its billing, with both candidates slinging barbs, though Hillary Clinton appeared to land more blows

Europe

Deutsche Bank is given the cold shoulder

NO STEADY PACE: Visitors and exhibitors gather at the Deutsche Bank booth, during the Swift International Banking Operations Seminar 2016 at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday. The bank’s shares lost 6% in afternoon trade bringing losses to about 52% in 2016. Picture: EPA
3 hour(s) ago

CEO’s efforts to shore up profitability and capital have been put at risk by the US justice department requesting $14bn to settle a probe tied to residential mortgage-backed securities

Financial Services

Land Bank must tighten up if it wants funds

Andrew Canter. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Futuregrowth insists the Land Bank tightens its approval requirements, and improves transparency and public disclosure of its governance structure

Property

Spurt in confidence in residential listing

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3 hour(s) ago

Two new residential listings likely at the JSE before December to meet pent-up demand

Media & Advertising

Moneyweb explores ways to reverse loss

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3 hour(s) ago

Media group Moneyweb looks to events and video content in a bid to reverse losses

National

Seasoned intelligence operative to head SSA

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17 hour(s) ago

Seasoned intelligence man Arthur Fraser, whose alleged leaking of secret recordings years ago 'saved' Zuma from corruption charges, has been made director-general of the State Security Agency

Education

UCT cancels graduation ceremonies for 2016

Max Price. Picture: THE TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

The institution has also suspended lectures for the remainder of the week, saying staff and students will use the time to explore an end to the standoff

The Employment Tax Incentive allows employers to claim a tax concession if they employ young workers. Picture: ISTOCK

EDITORIAL: Young deserve a shot at work

Two more years of a job incentive scheme that allows employers to claim a tax concession if they employ young workers is good news

National

AfriForum’s Unisa language case to go on

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3 hour(s) ago

Lobby group AfriForum vows to battle on to preserve Afrikaans as a medium of instruction at some universities

Europe

Asset managers praise shift in regulators’ stance

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3 hour(s) ago

The world’s largest asset managers are not off the hook as the Basel-based Financial Stability Board says it may still review their ‘systemically important’ designation

Asia-Pacific

State-owned ChemChina seeks approval from EU for $43bn takeover of Syngenta

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina). Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

EU regulators have opened a probe into a Dow Chemical and DuPont merger, while legislators and campaigners want Bayer’s bid for Monsanto blocked

Americas

Pfizer drops split after tax change

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3 hour(s) ago

US drug maker Pfizer has been considering splitting into two companies for more than two years

Europe

Bitcoin finds a berth at Moscow bank

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3 hour(s) ago

Virtual currency finds use in Moscow in the lobby of the country’s biggest bank

Retail & Consumer

Jasco seeks green pastures with energy hub in Dubai

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3 hour(s) ago

Jasco Electronics is diversifying its revenue streams in the hope it will reduce its reliance on South Africa

African News

Botswana learns diamonds are not forever

SHINING ON: The cornerstone of Botswana’s economic success has been one commodity, diamonds. But diamond mining will not provide economic growth in the long term. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
3 hour(s) ago

As the country celebrates 50 years of independence, education and jobs top agenda, writes Ed Cropley

Europe

Turkey downgrade weighs on bourse

Turkish women cycle in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday. Ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s sovereign rating to junk. Picture: EPA/DENIZ TOPRAK
3 hour(s) ago

Moody’s cites slowing economic growth in Turkey, as well as the rising costs of debt, for its downgrade to sub-investment grade

Mining

Randgold warns of production slump

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3 hour(s) ago

Randgold Resources CEO Mark Bristow warns global gold output is likely to fall sharply by 2020

Science & Environment

Namibia fails to stop vote on ivory sale ban

A herd of elephants in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO
3 hour(s) ago

Namibia and Zimbabwe put forward proposals that would allow the trade of their domestic ivory

Health

Close loopholes for blocking generics, activists’ report says

NOT FAIR: Fix the Patent Laws Campaign has 32 organisations including Doctors without Borders, the Treatment Action Campaign and patient advocacy groups for epilepsy, cancer and mental health. Inset: Konji Sebati. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

The Fix the Patent Laws Campaign says SA’s legal framework for patents makes it too easy for pharmaceutical companies to extend their monopoly period on drugs

Property

Covent Garden retail asset seen as key to investment in Capco

Youths skateboard through a shopping arcade at Covent Garden in London, the UK. Covent Garden accounts for about 58% of the value of the assets on Capco’s balance sheet. Picture: REUTERS/LUKE MACGREGOR
3 hour(s) ago

Significant investment in the prime UK retail asset has driven up rentals, says fund manager

Telecoms & Technology

Fraud and corruption case hits Pinnacle stock

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17 hour(s) ago

SANDF Gen Leon Eggers is accused of favouring Pinnacle Africa and another supplier in the award of business in exchange for gifts or benefits

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa to proceed with auction of R15bn broadband spectrum

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15 hour(s) ago

The government is against the sale, arguing that SA’s biggest phone companies, including MTN. and Vodacom, will benefit at the expense of smaller competitors

Education

Police have not started to investigate the teaching jobs-for-cash scandal

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: GCIS/SIYABULELA DUDA
15 hour(s) ago

Police are waiting for forensic investigators to do their job before they start probing teaching jobs-for cash allegations, says Police Minister Nathi Nhleko

National

Law expert says it would be hard to justify Jiba and Mrwebi staying at NPA

Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: SOWETAN
19 hour(s) ago

Top NPA officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi are said to be unlikely to get leave to appeal against a high court decision to strike their names from the roll of advocates

Middle East

Jordan government faces protests over killing

Relatives and activists protest at the death of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside the prime minister's office in Amman, Jordan, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/MUHAMMAD HAMED
3 hour(s) ago

The murder of a cartoonist facing charges over his anti-Islamist cartoon and a social media blackout angers Jordanians

Politics

Will Thandi Moraka escape ire of ANC?

TOGETHER:  President Jacob Zuma is not convinced that SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni, right, needs to be replaced before a state guarantee to the airline can be extended. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
22 hour(s) ago

ANC Youth League deputy secretary-general follows EFF leader Julius Malema’s lead and refers to SAA chairwoman as Dudu Myeni Zuma

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Cartoons

Lamberts Bay, on the west coast, is home to small-scale fishers. The Abalobi app will allow these artisanal fishers to share information about their catches.  Picture: DAVID HARRISON

App lifeline for small-scale fishers

The Abalobi app will be the information management system for the small-scale fisheries industry, writes Sarah Wild

Innovation

Marine law starts to get attention it desperately needs

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3 hour(s) ago

Africa’s only research chair in the law of the sea will compare and harmonise legislation on the continent’s marine environment, writes Nicky Willemse

Americas

How can an expert on black holes help in the quest to cure pancreatic cancer?

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20 hour(s) ago

A team of physicians and physicists is engaged in a novel effort to solve the riddle of one of medicine’s most lethal malignancies

REUNITED:  Pat Lambie and Francois Hougaard help up Morné Steyn after his try against Fiji at the 2011  World Cup. The trio are likely to feature against the Wallabies on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Coetzee denies calling for help

Coetzee will name his match-day 23 squad on Thursday

Other Sport

Arnold Palmer remembered as ‘King of the fairways’

HAIL AND FAREWELL: Arnold Palmer acknowledges the gallery after teeing off on the  first hole of his final appearance at the Masters in 2004. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

Reactions to the death of golfing great Arnold Palmer on Sunday

Soccer

Motsepe proud but cautious

SINKING FEELING: Pitso Mosimane of Sundowns during the Telkom Knockout Semi Final match between Platinum Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday in Rustenburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
3 hour(s) ago

Sundowns chase more silverware on Saturday when they meet Wits for the MTN8 title

Other Sport

Ailing Fury feels he is against ropes

Tyson Fury. Picture: REUTERS/PETER CZIBORRA
3 hour(s) ago

Boxing champion Tyson Fury pulls out of another world heavyweight fight in the shadow of doping allegations

Other Sport

Investec throws its weight behind world’s premier yearling sale

Jockey and horse. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Leading UK bloodstock company Tattersalls announces Investec will be sponsoring its October Yearling Sale

Cricket

Ashwin one of the best, says Kohli

India's Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the match against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, India, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI
3 hour(s) ago

Spinner Rwavichandran Ashwin puts New Zealand out of their misery on the final day of the first Test in Kanpur

Rugby

Loftus still a happy hunting ground for Springboks

Allister Coetzee. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

The Springboks overall record in Pretoria is excellent

Rugby

Currie Cup heads for nail-biting tussle for play-off spots

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3 hour(s) ago

Sharks and Golden Lions are headed for a showdown for the fourth Currie Cup semifinal, writes Craig Ray

Cricket

Joker De Kock needs his skill to fend off Aussie reply

Quinton de Kock. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES / LEE WARREN
3 hour(s) ago

Anything SA can do, they will want to do better

Opinion

Player power of a different sort comes to the fore in Cobras coach debacle

Fed-up Cobras players a step away from emulating Australia’s drastic action — a strike

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma let his bat do the talking during SA’s 50 overs against Ireland in Benoni on Sunday, scoring his debut century and his first outing as a Proteas opener in the absence of Hashim Amla.

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Airports Company SA spent R6.7bn building the struggling King Shaka International Airport near Durban, while CEO Bongani Maseko seems to think it was not a problem that there was no feasibility study.

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Possibly current SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was reportedly paid an R11.4m bonus, despite the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling he be removed from that position. Let the lawsuits begin.

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