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Zuma taking into account Mapisa-Nqakula matter

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 minute(s) ago

A reports suggests that Mapisa-Nqakula’s late son was romantically involved with Wege

National

No-one is above the law‚ including the president, says Nkoana-Mashabane

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
1 hour(s) ago

Nkoana-Mashabane said she was more frightened by seeing an old woman carrying a water can in modern day SA than by EFF leader Julius Malema’s threats of violence

Politics

Local elections about repairing ‘broken trust’‚ says Lekota

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Lekota added that whereas South Africans all had great hope in 1994‚ they now hold a lot of anxiety and disappointment

Media

SABC denies refusing to air DA election ads

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The DA will lodge a formal complaint with Icasa to stave off the SABC’s attempt to abuse its power to censor the DA

Transport & Tourism

M1 carriageway to get smaller

Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The JRA has said the M1 southbound will be reduced to two lanes from the Killarney area to the St Andrews off-ramp

African News

Zimbabwean opposition march against Mugabe

Supporters of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) march during a protest against poverty and corruption, in Harare, Zimbabwe. Picture:EPA/AARON UFUMELI
1 hour(s) ago

The MDC was once tied in shaky power-share government with Mugabe’s Zanu-PF following 2009 political deal

Mining

Operations at Lily Mine to resume after cash injection from Canadian company

Security marshalls open the gates for an ambulance to leave the Goldfields Lily Mine in Barberton in the South African Mpumalanga province after a gold mine collapsed earlier this month. Picture: AFP/STRINGER
1 day(s) ago

The cave-in of the shaft trapped Pretty Nkambule‚ Yvonne Mnisi and Solomon Nyerende‚ who have still not been recovered

FIERY:  Chinese steel mills have ramped up production to take advantage of a spurt higher in prices that has given them the best profits this decade. However, output  remaining at such elevated levels definitely adds to oversupply risks on the global market. according to an analyst. Picture: REUTERS

NEWS ANALYSIS: Ministers’ absence from metals indaba reflects empty words

As the metals industry founders, the government trumpets business-state partnerships but delivers next to nothing, writes Mark Allix

Columnists

The lack of a real sense of crisis has put on hold the difficult discussions that could lead SA out of a cul de sac, writes Steven Friedman

SA needs a crisis to spur societal change

Columnists

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The nuclear build is already deeply tainted, and will be obsolete technology by the time SA has paid off the R1-trillion, writes Peter Bruce

Trillion-rand nuclear build scares crows

Europe

Ship sinks off Italy with hundreds aboard, says rescued migrants

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1 hour(s) ago

Mild weather brought on a surge in migrant traffic between Libya and Italy, and about 700 more migrants were picked up on Saturday

Europe

Brexit campaign shifts focus to immigration in attack on Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS/DYLAN MARTINEZ
1 hour(s) ago

Cameron remains committed to the immigration pledge

Europe

WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears

Zika. Picture: REUTERS/JOSHUE DECAVELE
1 hour(s) ago

The World Health Organization and top health officials have called on those travelling to Brazil to take precautions against mosquito bites

African News

S&P cuts Mozambique rating on diminished ability to repay debt

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1 hour(s) ago

Fitch Ratings cut its assessment on Mozambique, indicating that default of some kind was probable

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

NEWS ANALYSIS: SABC’s spin on coverage of violent protest is not convincing anyone

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says the public broadcaster was capable of reporting on protests without displaying images of damage to property

Americas

Fed hike probably appropriate in ‘coming months’, says Yellen

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen. Picture:  REUTERS/JOHATHAN ERNST
1 day(s) ago

The US labour market continues to expand even as the jobless rate has declined to 5%

BusinessDay

Court declares Amcu strike unlawful, says Sibanye mine

Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Amcu may not participate in, incite or otherwise encourage any Kroondal employees to embark on an unprotected strike action

Transport & Tourism

Possible taxi strike on Monday in Gauteng

Noord Street taxi rank in Johannesburg is part of a much larger system that has democratised the movement of people. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/ERIC MALEMA
1 day(s) ago

The strike is in response of Operation ke Molao where in hundreds of minibus taxis being impounded

Energy

Eskom taking steps to meet rising demand

EFFICIENCY: The Department of Energy wants increased targets on the reduction in national energy consumption by 2030. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

Eskom remains committed to keeping unplanned breakdowns below 4‚000 MW in order to enable it to meet demand

Americas

Panama Papers law firm closes Jersey, Gibraltar offices

Mossack Fonseca building in Panama. Picture: EPA/ALEJANDOR BOLIVAR
1 day(s) ago

The announcement came nearly eight weeks after the first reports about the Panama Papers emerged

Americas

Demonstrators face off at Trump rally in California

PROTEST BLUES: A demonstrator hides part of her face as she protests near the convention centre where US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in Anaheim, California on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Trump is arguably one of the most divisive politicians in recent American history and his rhetoric has prompted widespread outrage

African News

Private firm hired to hunt for EgyptAir black boxes

Part of a plane chair among recovered debris of the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea is seen in this handout image released on Saturday by Egypt's military. Picture: EGYPTIAN MILITARY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The EgyptAir Flight crashed in the Mediterranean last Thursday between the Greek island of Crete and Egypt’s north coast with 66 people aboard

Asia-Pacific

Obama wraps up historic Asia trip

INDIGNATION:  US President Barack Obama, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after a press conference after their bilateral meeting in Shima, Japan,  on Wednesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON
1 day(s) ago

Obama formally reset the relationship with Washington’s former foe by lifting an arms embargo, four decades after the US withdrew its last troops

National

Mchunu rejects ANC re-deployment to parliament

Senzo Mchunu. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

BDlive understands from various party seniors that the former premier has rejected the MP offer, although the ANC has yet to respond to or comment on his decision

National

Benefits for spouses of president to be discussed after Zuma wives row

President Jacob  Zuma  poses for photographs with three of his wives, Sizakele Khumalo (R) Nompumelo Ntuli (L) Thobeka Mabhija (2-L) after the State of The Nation address in Parliament, Cape Town. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

According to a report says the state has spent about R500,000 on housing minister Des van Rooyen and his family in a boutique hotel, owing to a lack of a suitable residence

Media

EFF‚ COPE condemn SABC’s protest blackout decision

Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters and Congress of the People condemn decision by SABC to no longer screen footage of destruction of public property during protests

National

Van Rooyen’s hotel stay flies in face of Gordhan’s call for cost containment

Desmond van Rooyen. Picture: Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS
2 day(s) ago

State spent about R500,000 for minister to stay in five-star boutique hotel, news reports show

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Cartoons

Actress Amber Heard leaves the Superior Court of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 27, 2016, with what appears to be a bruise on her right cheek after obtaining a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp in this still image from video. Picture: REUTERS/Rollo Ross

Johnny Depp ordered to stay away from wife over abuse claim

Heard submitted pictures to the court showing a bruise on her face that she claims was inflicted during a fight withDepp

Health

Schwarzenegger opens Arnold Classic event in SA

Athletes in the Women's Professional Body Building section of the Arnold Classic Africa on stage at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 May 2016. The first Arnold Classic Africa sees body builders from South Africa and abroad take to the stage to win their highest awards. The Arnold Classic is named after actor, governor of California and former body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
1 day(s) ago

Schwarzenegger wants to promote healthy lifestyles around the world

Arts & Entertainment

Capetonian’s short film one of four winners in international competition

Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Sven Harding’s film called Place of Sweet Waters focuses on water tunnels under Cape Town, which carry spring water into the ocean

David Gatebe winner of the 2016 Comrades Marathon Pietermaritzburg to Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa on 29 May, 2016.Picture: MUZI NTOMBELA/BACKPAGE PIX

Gatebe shatters Comrades record

David Gatebe broke the previous record of 5.24.05 set by Russian Leonid Shvetsov in 2007 by almost two minutes

Rugby

Squad of 31 ushers in new era of Springbok rugby

Allister Coetzee faces many hurdles as coach of the Springboks. Picture: SYDNEY MAHLANGU/ BACKPAGEPIX
1 hour(s) ago

Several players were not available for selection for the Springbok squads because of injuries or Springbok Sevens commitments

Soccer

Manchester United sign three-year contract with Mourinho

Jose Mourinho. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Jose Mourinho replaces Louis van Gaal whose two-year reign at Old Trafford ended on Monday when he was sacked two days after United won the FA Cup

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The Third Umpire

Whether the “rotation” of SA’s oil stocks is legitimate or an enrichment scam, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must know she needs the finance minister’s permission to dispose of significant state assets

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Rev Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth, has chosen to return her licence to the Anglican Church rather than have it revoked for entering into a same-sex marriage. Sad, but dignified.

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Zimbabwe Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Without the reserves to back them, the “bond notes” he plans to print to supplement scarce dollar supplies will result in runaway inflation. Has his government learnt nothing?

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