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Politics

Provincial government said to be moving to oust DA administration in Tshwane

Solly Msimanga. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 minute(s) ago

After chaotic scenes in Tshwane’s metro chamber, insiders say the provincial government is getting ready to oust the DA from power

Financial Services

FIC amendments vital in fighting money laundering, says Pravin Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at the Business Day/Financial Mail investment summit in Sandton on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
33 minute(s) ago

Gordhan says Financial Intelligence Centre Act amendments are critically important in strengthening the financial system

Retail & Consumer

Megabrew merger is a done deal, after AB InBev, SABMiller votes

Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS
1 hour(s) ago

The SABMiller name will disappear, after both brewers’ shareholders have voted in favour of the $104bn takeover

Energy

Nuclear new build programme thrown into disarray, again

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Naledi Pandor contradicts comments made by Tina Joemat-Pettersson on the commencement date for the call for proposals for the new build programme

Economy

Bad news for South Africans as take-home pay continues to shrink

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1 hour(s) ago

Disposable salaries have not kept pace with inflation — but pensioners are doing better, and could be keeping the economy alive

Markets

Rand softens despite AB InBev deal approval

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43 minute(s) ago

Contrary to expectations, the rand was a little weaker at midday despite shareholders approving the SABMiller takeover

Media

Is the SABC telling SA that a matric is useless, asks COPE

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
2 hour(s) ago

Party supports Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s promise to take legal action against the SABC for appointing Hlaudi Motsoeneng to his new position

Mining

Central Rand seeks funding to remain a going concern

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2 hour(s) ago

Unprofitable Central Rand Gold says it is in talks with a shareholder for a $4m injection and exploring other funding options in a bid to remain a going concern

National

Paul Mashatile condemns ‘embarrassing behaviour’ in Tshwane council meeting

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

MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs says councillors’ behaviour is not consistent with ‘our commitment for tolerance and good governance’

Business

Jacob Zuma calls for stronger ties between business and government

President Jacob Zuma with ANC Treasurer General Dr Zweli Mkhize and outgoing President of BBC Ndaba Ntsele sharing a light moment at the Black Business Council (BBC) Baobab Awards Gala Dinner in Sandton on Tuesday, Picture: ELMOND JIYANE/GCIS
5 hour(s) ago

The president addresses infighting between black business leaders, saying it is disappointing that ‘among ourselves we see enemies’

The ANC is not in a growth phase. For the past decade its trajectory has been downhill as it grapples with a radically changed opposition. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Leader issue is key to revamp of ANC

The task of reinventing the ANC and repositioning its brand cannot succeed without a leadership overhaul, writes Thabang Motsohi

Columnists

Many South African universities and ANC politicians are as thick as thieves, writes Gareth van Onselen

On the obsequiousness of SA universities

Columnists

Xhanti Payi: Free tertiary education debate is marred with red herrings that may poison what should be an important debate for lasting social outcomes

Myths pervade case for free tertiary education

Telecoms & Technology

Nigerian allegations are without merit, says MTN Nigeria CEO Ferdi Moolman

A man passes an MTN board in Lagos, Nigeria.  Picture:  AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
5 hour(s) ago

The cellphone company’s Nigerian unit has responded to allegations that it repatriated $14bn illegally over 10 years

Financial Services

Mantashe backs signing FIC amendment

Gwede Manthashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 hour(s) ago

The issues have also sparked debate within the business community

Transport & Tourism

Feeling peckish? Get Uber to deliver your takeaway

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1 hour(s) ago

App-based taxi service launches a new food delivery service that will courier meals to customers in the north of Johannesburg

Americas

Clinton wins debate, Trump blames host

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
6 hour(s) ago

Clinton has years of political experience, while Trump is new to politics and he missed a lot of opportunities, says Tom Barrack

Transport & Tourism

Millions of Gauteng motorists dodge their e-toll bills

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8 hour(s) ago

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters confirms in Parliament there are 2.9-million accounts owing tolls

National

Progress in state capture inquiry, says Madonsela

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

Thuli Madonsela says fears over her investigation into state capture are behind fresh allegations she is a CIA spy

National

Institute warns on fatal indoor air pollution

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1 hour(s) ago

INDOOR air pollution caused by burning solid fuels causes the deaths of 1‚400 South African children a year, according to a leading think-tank

Politics

ANC spent more than R70m to pay staff

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8 hour(s) ago

The governing party is the biggest beneficiary of the Represented Political Parties Fund with R75.6m

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EDITORIAL: Sham public consultation

The government’s newest plan to build nuclear plants is, so far, another case of sham public consultation and faces yet another court challenge

Politics

ANC spent more than R70m to pay staff

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
8 hour(s) ago

The governing party is the biggest beneficiary of the Represented Political Parties Fund with R75.6m

Energy

Nuclear proposal delay expected

UNCERTAINTY:  Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said on Tuesday she was ‘almost certain’ the request for proposals for nuclear procurement would not be publish on Friday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO.
8 hour(s) ago

Naledi Pandor ‘almost certain’ the request for proposals in SA’s planned nuclear procurement will miss this week’s self-imposed deadline

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev to keep its name after SABMiller takeover

WELCOME:  AB Inbev CEO Carlos Brito Picture: REUTERS/ERIC VIDAL
3 hour(s) ago

The brewer is one step closer to sealing the deal, and is awaiting the outcome of the SABMiller and Newbelco shareholders’ votes

Industrials

ArcelorMittal SA reveals the terms of its long-awaited empowerment deal

BEE certificates will be regulated more strictly, as Sanas is now the sole regulator of verification agencies.  Picture: ISTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

The steel maker’s empowerment partner and its employees will hold just over 22% of the company, with a lock-in period of 10 years

Property

Equites expects ‘tremendous distribution growth’

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4 hour(s) ago

The property fund says it competes with much bigger companies, including Fortress Income Fund, in the industrial market

Middle East

Shimon Peres, Israeli Statesman and Nobel peace laureate, dies at 93

Israeli President and veteran statesman Shimon Peres in his Jerusalem residence.  File Picture: EPA/JIM HOLLANDER
7 hour(s) ago

In later life he was viewed as a dove, but in Israel’s early decades Peres was a hawkish figure in the ruling Labor party

Retail & Consumer

Steinhoff to raise up to €2.4bn to fund acquisition spree

A Poundland store in London, Britain. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

It will raise at least €1.89bn as it issues new shares to fund the purchase of Poundland in the UK and Mattress Firm in the US

Financial Services

Capitec takes a hit from unpaid loans

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8 hour(s) ago

CEO Gerrie Fourie blames slowing econony as overdue loans reach R2.6bn during the period

Middle East

Saudi Arabia cuts back gravy to get finances under control

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6 hour(s) ago

The IMF recommended that Saudi Arabia control its growing wage bill and make changes to subsidies for fuel and electricity

Middle East

Former Iran president bows to will of supreme leader

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.   Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Ahmadinejad left office in August 2013, leaving the Islamic republic divided domestically, isolated internationally and struggling economically

Trade & Industry

Black industrialists: numbers target on track, official says

Stephen Hanival. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
8 hour(s) ago

The aim of the black industrialists programme is to set up 100 black industrialists over the medium term: 30 this year, 30 next year and 40 in the third year

Media

SABC faces legal action over Motsoeneng’s new position

The SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng prepares to speak at a media conference at the broadcaster’s headquarters in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Other board members and legal practitioner Paul Ngobeni were  present at the  conference. Picture: ALON SKUY
8 hour(s) ago

Protector vows to scrutinise Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s reappointment in top structures of SABC

Financial Services

Gamification could drive digital payment

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8 hour(s) ago

MasterCard recently ran a gamification campaign where users get points for various mobile payment-related activities

Business

Minister and SOEs in discussions with black business lobby

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

Lynne Brown meets Black Business Council behind closed doors to discuss the interministerial committee on state-owned entities reform and presidential co-ordinating council

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa overshot limits, says Cwele’s counsel

SLIGHTED:  Minister Siyabonga Cwele’s attempts to engage Icasa were rebuffed, according to his counsel. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Despite objections by Cwele, Icasa is pressing ahead with the auction, setting a date for May 2017

Industrials

Accentuate puts FloorworX fraud to bed

Accentuate CEO Fred Platt.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

The chemicals and flooring group has released full-year results showing its efforts to contain costs are bearing fruit

Mining

Illegal mining spins ‘out of control’

Illegal miners work on a disused mine in Welkom, Free State.  Picture: SOWETAN
8 hour(s) ago

Mines Rescue Services suggests a five-point plan to curtail the spiralling growth of the R6bn-a-year illegal mining racket

Retail & Consumer

Cosatu says RCL using spat to open retrenchment talks

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8 hour(s) ago

JSE-listed RCL blames chicken imports and the drought on its decision to start retrenchments

Retail & Consumer

New store shows Montblanc confident of growth in SA

A Montblanc store in Athens, Greece. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Eric Vergnes says the luxury-goods purveyor’s first neoconcept store in Sandton will be the blueprint for its other stores in the region

Healthcare

Mediclinic Middle East earnings ‘will be lower’

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8 hour(s) ago

The private hospital group has warned revenue from its Middle East business has faced several setbacks

Education

Nzimande to set up talks to tackle damage

Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
8 hour(s) ago

The Institute of Race Relations warns SA’s youth challenges are a powder keg waiting to explode

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Cartoons

Business education expert Roger Martin says education that does not embrace the perspectives of others cannot teach how to use and capitalise on the diversity of thought available. Picture: YOUTUBE

Stimulating new modes of thinking

Management strategist Roger Martin explains what it takes to create innovative products that sell in an increasingly complex, connected and fast-paced world, writes Lorelle Bell

Management

Making the most of scant opportunities

RESOLUTE: Entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane is the inventor of DryBath soap powder. Picture: TSHEPO KEKANA.
8 hour(s) ago

For entrepreneurs with a good value proposition there is never a bad time to start a business, writes Stephen Timm

Management

European schools thrive as MBA popularity slips

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8 hour(s) ago

Europe offers cheaper MBAs with fewer restrictions that allow students to keep their day jobs, writes Jonathan Moules

Opinion

BEE MATTERS: Some ways to fund fees without gaps or taxes

University of Cape Town academics and health faculty students demonstrate outside Parliament last week. The government cannot promise to freeze university fees when it does not have the money. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The government pleads poverty amid fees protests but it sends troops to DRC and Sudan and helps human rights violators such as Swaziland and Zimbabwe

CRUNCH: The Boks will look to Willem Alberts to run at the Wallabies. Picture: REUTERS

Boks aim at forward power

Proudfoot promises return to aggression in Test against Wallabies

Rugby

Talented De Allende seeks lost form

OFF FORM:  Damian de Allende has looked overweight and out of breath since his time in Japan, where he suffered a serious ankle injury. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
8 hour(s) ago

Injury-hit stint in Japan hurt Damian de Allende’s Bok career

Soccer

Walcott revival boosts Arsenal

BACK: Theo Walcott celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second goal against Chelsea at the weekend. After following a strict off-season regime, Walcott looks to have resurrected his career. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Theo Walcott reached a crossroads at the end of last season, and his emphatic response looks to have saved a career in danger of imploding

Rugby

Teenage star axed after outcry

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

New Zealand rugby officials terminate the contract of a teenage star who viciously assaulted four people including two women

Cricket

Time for Proteas passengers to stand up

VITAL: JP Duminy carried the water in a warm-up match before the first Test … on Saturday he will likely carry his bat. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/PUNIT PARANJPE
8 hour(s) ago

Amla is the only batsman who scored a century — 110 against the Windies in St Kitts

Other Sport

Khawaja clobbers Irish

Australia's Usman Khawaja in action. Picture: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY
8 hour(s) ago

The Australians bowled well as a unit and the pressure told on Ireland

Soccer

Pirates and Stars play to delightful draw

Soccer ball. Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

In the 76th minute, the dam wall broke, thanks to substitute Kutumela

Soccer

Big Sam lands in big trouble

Sam Allardyce. Picture: AFP PHOTO/OLI SCARFF
8 hour(s) ago

Allardyce’s blunt manner has created its fair share of newsprint in his fledgling England tenure

Other Sport

Captain Clarke hails McIlroy

Rory McIlroy. Picture: KYLE TERADA
8 hour(s) ago

McIlroy vaulted into the play-off with a barnstorming finish to his final round

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The Third Umpire

Former transport minister Sbu Ndebele might soon be back in SA after a stint as high commissioner to the land down under, to face fraud and corruption charges relating to an alleged R10m bribe concerning eNatis.

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Afriforum says it will press on with its attempt to retain Afrikaans as a medium of instruction at Unisa, despite a High Court ruling dismissing Afriforum’s urgent application to interdict the university.

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Springbok coach Allister Coetzee maintains the mood in the Bok camp is “positive”, despite three consecutive defeats. Now the embattled coach is denying he has asked SA Rugby to help bolster his coaching team.

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