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Eskom is shocked at Treasury’s accusation of lack of co-operation

1 hour(s) ago

Eskom says Treasury started investigating its contracts with Tegeta in July last year and electricity supplier responded to all requests

Energy

Fight between Eskom and National Treasury hots up

Brian Molefe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Brian Molefe finds himself at centre of claims that Eskom seeks to obstruct inquiry on coal supply contracts with mining company owned by Gupta family

National

Mashaba shifts DA’s e-tolls goal posts

Herman Mashaba.   Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

DA in Gauteng appears to take softer stance against e-tolls since it assumed power, saying electronic payment system could be eradicated if DA gains power in 2019

Transport & Tourism

Prasa to release plan to address dwindling market

The first Prasa Test Train took to the track at the Medunsa station outside Pretoria on Monday. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Passenger rail company’s acting CEO says it plans to address decline in business with turnaround plan which it will release in October

Economy

Downgrade for SA still possible as policy change stalls

South African flags flying high. Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

More flexible labour markets and improved running of state-owned companies would go a long way to country avoiding a credit rating downgrade in December

Labour

Union accuses Telkom of withholding striking workers’ salaries

Telkom. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Communications Workers Union says Telkom has delayed salaries to workers staging a legal strike

Education

Overcrowded varsities the result of state policy, says DA

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59 minute(s) ago

The government’s enforced ‘massification’ — tertiary institutions taking in more students than they can handle or afford — and funding cuts are at the heart of the fees crisis, says DA MP Belinda Bozzoli

National

Mzwandile Masina faces protest action

ZUMA MAN: Mzwandile Masina has been named the mayoral candidate for Ekurhuleni. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

As young people protest against termination of their EPWP contracts in November, Ekurhuleni spokesperson denies that permanent positions were promised

Economy

SA still ‘attractive to investors’ — Bundesbank

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2 hour(s) ago

Deutsche Bundesbank executives say even if SA were downgraded it would still attract investors as is the case in Brazil which is now considered sub-investment grade

Transport & Tourism

SAA’s latest move indicates desperation of its ‘delinquent board’

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
7 hour(s) ago

DA’s Alf Lees says the airline’s advert calling for tenders to provide R16bn reinforces the urgent need for Parliament to intervene

Most sectors far exceed bottom dollar

Who benefits? The minimum wage is likely to apply to few workers, writes Mike Schüssler

Opinion & Analysis

Neels Blom: Independent News Media boss Iqbal Survé’s unit is not the first or last to suffer dumbed-down editorial direction

Media boss gives new low in journalism

Columnists

Cape Town International’s runway project on track, and Gidani resumes its fight

Is Eskom in breach of government policy?

Economy

‘Rand will buckle if finance minister is arrested’

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
3 hour(s) ago

SA’s credit rating would be cut and rand would buckle if Pravin Gordhan was charged and arrested or removed from his post, says Goldman Sachs

National

Co-operation key to ending SA’s housing shortfall

SERVICES: The number of indigent households identified by municipalities stands at 3.6-million, with up to 2.4-million of them receiving free basic services from their councils. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
1 hour(s) ago

The disconnect between financial institutions who provide housing loans and those who build them perpetuates the affordable housing crisis, says analyst

Education

Youth movements show solidarity with Pretoria schoolgirls

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3 hour(s) ago

Sasco, Cosas‚ ANC Youth League and EFF members try to force their way into Pretoria Girls High School after management bars parents from fetching their children

Education

UCT proposes solution to tertiary tuition fee conundrum

Max Price.  Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
6 hour(s) ago

Max Price says that while there is still huge uncertainty over fee increases‚ no student who is academically eligible should be turned away for financial reasons

National

Minister sidesteps question on arrest of Sudanese Christians

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane’s refusal to address the matter echoes SA’s failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir

Energy

Electricity will continue to cost the earth

Electricity pylons at an Eskom coal-burning power station near Sasolburg. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
5 hour(s) ago

Massive cost overruns on Eskom’s new power stations mean huge and unaffordable increases in future electricity tariffs, says Cape Chamber of Commerce

LEGACIES: Daryll Cullinan says the success of today’s Proteas was built on the backs of their predecessors, all of whom should be acknowledged, politics aside . Picture: KATHERINE MUICK

There are too many people with Daryll Cullinan attitudes running cricket

Recent coaching appointments seem to reflect the former Proteas player’s view that cricket just isn’t a black man’s game in SA, writes Sibusiso Mjikeliso

Americas

Dilma Rousseff urges Senate to vote against ‘coup’

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff presents her final arguments in the impeachment process to the Senate, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Monday. Picture: EPA/CADU GOMES
2 hour(s) ago

The suspended Brazilian president says in emotional testimony to her accusers that Brazil's democracy is under threat, but she's unlikely to survive Senate vote

Education

Who will be vice-chancellor of Durban University of Technology?

Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS
5 hour(s) ago

DUT council is divided on candidate Thandwa Mthembu‚ who is reportedly favourite with higher education ministry and student movement

Education

EFF uses Pretoria girls hair protest to show up ‘scared ANC’

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7 hour(s) ago

Party says the government, which refuses to send a strong message to ‘white supremacists that their dominance is a thing of the past’ is to blame for ‘racist school policy’

Energy

Outa appeals for signatures on nuclear plants

OPERATING: The NPP-2 nuclear power station in Novovoronezh, Russia, is operated by a unit of Rosatom, which is seen as a frontrunner to build a proposed 9,600MW of nuclear power capacity in SA. Picture: BLOOMBERG
7 hour(s) ago

Organisation against tax abuse is concerned that decision to build nuclear reactors precedes entire decision on nuclear affordability and societal debate on alternatives

National

DA warns that divestment does not absolve Guptas from state capture probe

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHN WESSELS
7 hour(s) ago

Mmusi Maimane says family’s plan to sell all their business interests in SA does not rid the country of their destructive influence

Europe

NEW ANALYSIS: How the fallout from Turkey’s coup attempt has been felt in SA

IN FORCE:  People wave national flags in Istanbul during the Democracy and Martyrs Rally organised by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and supported by the ruling AK Party, opposition Republican People’s Party and Nationalist Movement Party. Picture: REUTERS/UMIT BEKTAS
8 hour(s) ago

The Nizamiye mosque, a Midrand landmark, is among the institutions targeted in Turkey’s bid to rein in global followers of Fethullah Gulen, writes Pericles Anetos

Mining

Mines fight over proposed community revenue share

Anglo American plans to completely exit its coal business, CE Mark Cutifani says. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
8 hour(s) ago

Mining companies are opposed to proposal that 1% of annual revenue be spent on developing communities and suggest they rather pay out a share of profit

Energy

Treasury accuses Eskom of not co-operating

Acting Eskom CE Brian Molefe and acting chairman Ben Ngubane address the media at a briefing in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

The Treasury says despite the utility’s claims, several attempts to get information from the utility have met with resistance

National

Jessie Duarte calls for calm in wake of Hawks vs Pravin battle

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

ANC deputy secretary-general urges finance minister to co-operate with Hawks as standoff between them has serious implications for SA

National

SA faces a crisis, warns Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 hour(s) ago

The former deputy president would like to see more women stand up to provide leadership that people can trust and that condemns rape culture

National

Susan Shabangu is president

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu delivers a speech at the Mining Indaba 2014 in Cape Town on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

The minister in the presidency responsible for women has been appointed to act as president while Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa are on SADC business

National

Guptas’ SA sell-off a sign that Jacob Zuma’s power is waning, say analysts

Ajay, front, and Atul Gupta. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
10 hour(s) ago

The surprise announcement that it will sell its businesses in SA indicates the family is ‘positioning itself to take account of shifting power dynamics’

Industrials

Bidvest CEO pleads for end to disruption of key economic institutions

Lindsay Ralphs. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
11 hour(s) ago

Lindsay Ralphs says his company is concerned about the disruption of some of SA’s most important economic institutions

Financial Services

Mandatory audit firm rotation to be implemented

Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors CEO Bernard Agulhas. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
6 hour(s) ago

Audit firm rotation will address issues of independence, and mandatory tendering or joint audits, and enhanced quality will contribute to public and investor protection

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Cartoons

Sorisha Naidoo, left to right, in 2016 and 2001. Naidoo is a skin-lightening cream businesswoman. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Fix your skin, black woman. Then you can belong

There’s a multimillion-rand industry whose entire raison d’être is hinged on discolouring black women, writes Xolisa Phillip

Telecoms & Technology

Innovation agency CEO works on bringing stability

Technology Innovation Agency CEO Barlow Manilal. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
13 hour(s) ago

Technology Innovation Agency CEO is laying out his plans for the future. Again, writes Sarah Wild

Travel & Food

Keeping the fynbos heritage alive

Rudy and Marietjie Visser have re-energised the Cape Floral Kingdom Expo in Bredasdorp to showcase the beauty and diversity of the province’s fynbos and to promote conservation efforts. Picture: LESLEY STONES
13 hour(s) ago

Conservation-focused fynbos show reawakens to promote the beauty and diversity of SA’s heritage, writes Lesley Stones

Opinion

Mentorship app run by youth agency gives Zuma trouble with numbers

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An app designed to bring young entrepreneurs and business mentors together fails to deliver the goods

Bryan Habana. Picture: AFP

Bryan Habana’s milestone almost goes unnoticed

The Springbok wing made his 65th Test try, and 20th in the Rugby Championship, but his feat was overshadowed by his side’s loss

Other Sport

Putts start falling in for Rickie Fowler as he leads field

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13 hour(s) ago

California golfer Rickie Fowler welcomes back his winning streak with a bogey-free 68 at The Barclays PGA playoff

Rugby

Michael Cheika frustrated as Franks escapes citing

SLIPPERY:  All Black prop Owen Franks looks for support as he beats Australian captain Stephen Moore, right, and Samu Kerevi. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX/ANDREW COMAGA
23 hour(s) ago

The Wallabies coach hoped action would be taken after video footage shows All Blacks prop Owen Franks’s transgression

Rugby

Premiership bosses criticise ‘ludicrous’ Lions schedule

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15 hour(s) ago

In an age of ever-more gruelling seasons, there are widespread concerns the English rugby team will have insufficient time to prepare for southern hemisphere giants

Cricket

Captain’s knock lifts Proteas as quicks rattle Black Caps

Faf Du Plessis. Picture: AFP
14 hour(s) ago

Faf du Plessis’s sublime century under a cloudless, sunny Centurion sky silenced even his fiercest critics

Other Sport

Murray set to pounce in New York

CHAMPION:  Andy Murray is confident he can win a second US Open title in 2016. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
15 hour(s) ago

World No2 in top form ahead of US Open

Other Sport

Serena shoulders burden of history at Flushing Meadows

DETERMINED:  Serena Williams practices ahead of the US Open which starts on Monday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
15 hour(s) ago

Serena Williams battles a shoulder injury and emboldened rivals to rewrite more tennis history

Opinion

There are too many people with Daryll Cullinan attitudes running cricket

LEGACIES: Daryll Cullinan says the success of today’s Proteas was built on the backs of their predecessors, all of whom should be acknowledged, politics aside . Picture: KATHERINE MUICK

Recent coaching appointments seem to reflect the former Proteas player’s view that cricket just isn’t a black man’s game in SA

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