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Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Dipuo Peters requests forensic probe into allegations of financial mismanagement at Prasa

1 hour(s) ago

Transport ministry commissions Auditor General’s office to look into alleged violations of Public Finance Management Act and other related statutes regarding contracts

Labour

Amcu rejects wage hike from gold producers

Workers aligned to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march to Wonderkop Stadium to demand rival NUM vacate the office at Lonmin mine in Rustenburg in 2013. Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Members of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union rejects wage offer from gold producers of increases of up to 17%, says spokesman

Economy

PMI data likely to reflect suppressed consumption demand

Stolen car. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Domestic manufacturing PMI and car sales performance data scheduled for release this week likely to reflect suppressed consumption demand‚ says economist

Other Sport

Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 minute(s) ago

Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, says news agencies

Asia-Pacific

Malaysia says Indian Ocean airplane debris is part of a Boeing 777

Crew aboard the Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth watch as they are refuelled by the HMAS Success as they continue to search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Malaysia says airplane debris that washed up on Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year

Europe

New rules for domestic investors in the Greek stock market

People line up to request loans settlements or proceed with bank transactions, in Athens, Greece, in July. Picture: EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU
4 hour(s) ago

Greek stock market will reopen on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by capital controls at height of cash-for-reforms crisis

National

Expropriation Bill amended to avoid robbing owners of true property value

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1 day(s) ago

Significant improvements introduced to the Expropriation Bill, but draft law needs to be more explicit about the evaluation of properties, says Agri SA

Cricket

Bangladesh-SA Test headed for draw after washout

Beaming captain Hashim Amla and squad congratulates Dale Steyn (pink strapping), on his 400th Test wicket. Picture:MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/GALLO IMAGES
7 hour(s) ago

Teams frustrated as rain prevents any play for the third successive day, leaving the second and final Test headed for a draw with just one day remaining

A screen shot from video footage shows Australian surfer Mick Fanning being followed by a shark during the final of the J-Bay Surf Open on Sunday in Jeffreys Bay. Picture: AFP PHOTO

THE INSIDER: Shark cage operators plumb the depths

Trying to somehow profit from Aussie surf champ Mick Fanning’s narrow escape is amoral

Columnists

Peter Bruce promo

Peter Bruce: The economy is truly doomed if Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi represents Cabinet’s consensus view on the roles of state and private ...

This isn’t government. This is just drivel

Columnists

Clive Rice was a man to hold a grudge, distrusted transformation and hated Cricket SA, writes Chris Thurman

Recognising a hero’s flaws in plaster cast

Americas

New York residents anxious after deaths from Legionnaires’ disease

Health workers don protective equipment at the Island Clinic in Monrovia. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City in at least three years claims fourth victim, say health officials

Americas

Roof, suspect in Charleston killings, wants to plead guilty

An undated handout photo provided by the Berkeley County South Carolina Government in June 2015shows 21 year-old Dylann Roof of Columbia, South Carolina, in an unknown location. Picture: EPA/BERKELEY COUNTY
1 day(s) ago

Dylann Roof’s lawyer tells court that he can’t advise Roof on how to plead without knowing if prosecutors plan to pursue the death penalty

Education

Bleak outlook by auditor-general for new schools

Seven-year-old Barack Obama Okoth, named after the US president, sits in an empty classroom at the Senator Obama primary school in Nyangoma village in Kogelo, west of Nairobi, last month. Picture: REUTERS/THOMAS MUKOYA
1 day(s) ago

The auditor-general paints grim picture of infrastructure development and procurement for schools around the country

Asia-Pacific

China tightens controls on export of drones, supercomputers

Picture: REUTERS/CHAD SLATTERY
5 hour(s) ago

China tightening controls on exports of some drones and powerful computers and will require firms to register to ensure they don’t ‘compromise national security’

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Mulishness over travel hoops reflects a Stalinist world view

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and the like reflect the Soviet belief that you can bend reality to fit your vision, writes Michael Fridjhon

Property

Accelerate raises R500m in capital

The KPMG building in Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Accelerate says it successfully held accelerated bookbuild raising R500m in capital after positive responses, while originally wanting to raise R300m

Asia-Pacific

Japanese police arrest CEO of MtGox Bitcoin exchange

Bitcoin. Picture: REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER
1 day(s) ago

Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, arrested after series of fraud allegations lead to its spectacular collapse, hammering digital currency’s reputation

Education

Possible renaming of Rhodes University to be considered

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2 day(s) ago

Rhodes University vice-chancellor Sizwe Mabizela says momentum to transform institution, including possible renaming, gathering pace and moving with urgency

Economy

Another trade surplus in June as exports outstrip imports

The Mare Caribicum lies at anchor off Port of Ngqura . Picture: THE HERALD
2 day(s) ago

SA records second consecutive surplus on trade balance as exports grew faster than imports, with trade surplus surpassing the expected R3.5bn

Markets

Rand hits fresh 14-year low

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Local currency continues to capitulate against dollar on Friday, sinking to fresh 14-year low against greenback amid mounting concerns about interest rate hikes in US

Education

Tito Mboweni appointed honorary professor at Wits

Tito Mboweni.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Former South African Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni will join school of economic and business science at University of Witwatersrand

African Business

Zambia’s utility delays plan to cut power supply

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Copperbelt Energy Corporation delays plan to reduce electricity to mines after companies warn that processing plants may close, jobs may be lost

African Business

Thirsty for growth, liquor giant taps Africa

Alcohol consumption. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

International spirits companies are expanding across Africa, targeting even poorest consumers with liquor made locally and sold at dirt-cheap prices

National

Lottery operator Ithuba denies not meeting standard

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

National lottery operator is alleged to be about R150m behind schedule for R1.56bn it must pay this year

Retail & Consumer

Aca Joe owner placed under liquidation

Marcel Joubert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Platinum Group, which owns clothing brands Aca Joe, Hilton Weiner and Jenni Button, sank under an influx of global fashion retailers

Energy

Petrol price to drop by 51c per litre on Wednesday

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Petrol prices in Gauteng will decrease by 51c per litre for 93 octane and 95 octane from August 5, Department of Energy announces

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom cuts jobs in push to reduce staff costs

Picture: CHARLES GALLO/GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Landline operator says it has agreed to 2,393 voluntary severance packages as it seeks to better compete with mobile-phone companies

Americas

US employment costs post smallest gain on record in second quarter

A woman walks to enter a line for the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

US labour costs in second quarter record smallest increase in 33 years amid tepid gains in private sector, but unlikely to dampen speculation of rate hike this year

National

Airport police ‘have to keep syndicates at bay’

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Picture: ACSA
2 day(s) ago

South African Police Service says multiskilled team is needed to repel syndicates, criminal suspects from passing through OR Tambo International Airport

National

Term of Post Office administrator extended

Simo Lushaba.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele extends term of administrator appointed to deal with shambles at postal authority

Mining

Cutifani takes on Mantashe over job cuts

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani criticises labour and black economic empowerment in forthright remarks on South Africa

National

Rationality must guide Zuma over Phiyega

The Marikana commission report agreed with the opinion of an expert that the police’s tactical response team armed with R5 weapons was effectively operating as a firing squad. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Any attempts by President Jacob Zuma to dodge this problem can be challenged, writes Franny Rabkin

National

EFF rejects rules over disruptions in Parliament

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs Floyd Shivambu (left) and Mbuyseni Ndlozi attend a rules committee vote in Parliament, Cape Town, on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

National Assembly adopts tough new rules to combat EFF-style disruption, including physical removal of unruly MPs by parliamentary protection service — not police

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Cartoons

Harper Lee’s second novel took 50 years to be published. Self-publishing offers a faster route to market than traditional publishing houses, which have suffered staff cuts. Picture: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON

DIY, quite a turn-up for the books

Self-publishers have spotted a gap in an industry in flux, writes Tom Nevin

Travel & Food

Overcoming odds in ocean of opportunity

Big wave surfer and ocean adventurer Chris Bertish is set to release a book and film about believing in himself and winning competitions.  Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Award-winning surfer, motivational speaker and brand manager Chris Bertish’s life is a lesson in self-belief and courage, writes Eugene Yiga

Columnists

HALF ART: Recognising a hero’s flaws in a faraway plaster cast

2 day(s) ago

Clive Rice was a man to hold a grudge, distrusted transformation and hated Cricket SA, writes Chris Thurman

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Broken hearts, crushed spirits in Sophiatown

Crepuscule, written by the late Can Themba, is the story of the author’s doomed relationship with a white woman in Sophiatown in the 1950s. Picture: RUPHIN COUDYZER
2 day(s) ago

Ablaze with ideas, optimism and creative energy Khayelihle Dominique Gumede is one of a new generation of South African storytellers, writes Christina Kennedy

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Winning

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Book shows Jack Welch still has winning ways in corporate world, writes David Gorin

Arts & Entertainment

Twin exhibitions conjure the depth of feeling love and loss

Note 4 by  Penny Siopis is part of her exhibition, Still and Moving, at the Stevenson in Cape Town. Picture: STEVENSON GALLERY
2 day(s) ago

South African Penny Siopis and emerging Zimbabwean artist Portia Zvavahera depict the double bind of love and loss, writes Ashraf Jamal

Opinion

Tasting for Nederburg Auction unveils the princes-in-waiting

Distell will profit from the skills and insights of Nederburg cellarmaster Razvan Macici

The Olympic rings at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor. Picture: REUTERS

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

South Sudan becomes Olympic movement’s 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken nation crosses final hurdle to competing at next year’s Rio Olympics

Cricket

Cricket World Cup note alienated players

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

South African Cricketers’ Association urges regular consultations with players on the purpose of the transformation charter

Cricket

Captain’s catch puts Steyn in elite 400 club

Beaming captain Hashim Amla and squad congratulates Dale Steyn (pink strapping), on his 400th Test wicket. Picture:MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Dale Steyn arrives at the gates of greatness as only the second South African after Shaun Pollock and the 13th cricketer overall to take 400 Test wickets

Other Sport

Buthelezi may get rematch against Sityatha after furore

Gideon Buthelezi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
2 day(s) ago

Widespread disagreement over split decision awarded to IBO junior bantamweight champion Lwandile Sityatha

Soccer

Soweto derby: Tinkler is cool, Komphela nervy

Eric Tinkler during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars at Orlando Stadium on April 08 in Soweto.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
2 day(s) ago

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler calm on Soweto derby day despite dearth of wins

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The Third Umpire

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, who has outdone himself in avoiding political accountability for the Nkandla scandal by blaming “neoliberal” outsourcing to private companies and “downsizing of the public service”.

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