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Sipho Pityana. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA

Stofile’s tears moved Sipho Pityana to speak out about Jacob Zuma and the ANC

1 hour(s) ago

The former foreign affairs director-general has explained why he chose this moment to break his silence about the political crisis in the country and the ruling party

Mining

Northam battered by lower metals prices and empowerment scheme

Picture: REUTERS
57 minute(s) ago

The platinum miner, which halved its full-year loss, is reconsidering its involvement in the loss-making Pandora venture, which is likely to need further cash injections

National

Zuma must step down, says Sipho Pityana

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa hands over the flag to Makhenkesi  Stofile’s widow, Nambitha Stofile, during the special official funeral of the former  sports and recreation minister at Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape on Thursday. Picture: DoC
4 hour(s) ago

Businessman Sipho Pityana launches a scathing attack on the president as Cyril Ramaphosa speaks up for the first time

Politics

DA widens Tshwane racial mix

REJIG:  Solly Msimanga of the DA, who is pictured being sworn in as Tshwane mayor last week on Friday, delayed the announcement of his mayoral committee after a leaked list was criticised for being too pale and male. Picture: SUPPLIED
4 hour(s) ago

DA modifies its mayoral committees to make them more inclusive after ANC criticises ‘white supremacist’ executive lineup

Transport & Tourism

SAA in liquidation danger, says director

Yakhe Kwinana and SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

The head of SAA’s audit and risk committee resigns ‘to prevent damage to her reputation’ as the airline nears free fall

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths to cut food prices in tight year

Woolworths store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
4 hour(s) ago

Woolworths to focus on building stronger and more profitable relationships with customers

Europe

Tough questions are being asked as Italian quake death toll continues to rise

Rescuers pass collapsed buildings in earthquake-hit Amatrice, central Italy, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/EMILANO GRILLOTTI
53 minute(s) ago

As rescuers continue to search for corpses, questions mount about why there were so many deaths so soon after the 2009 earthquake in nearby L’Aquila

Healthcare

Adcock Ingram is on the mend

A sign outside the Adcock Ingram offices in Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS
54 minute(s) ago

Drug maker has moves out of remedial mode with strong performance from prescription medicine division and keeping operational expenses in check

Americas

US and Russia to work out final details of agreement on fighting IS

UNDER SIEGE: The Baghdad government has called on civilians to flee the city after the attack of Islamic State militants by Iraq. However, Iraqi and US officials estimate that there are as many as 100,000 civilians still in Falluja. Picture: EPA
56 minute(s) ago

Talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart are aimed at striking a deal that will lead to a cessation of hostilities across Syria

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES

EDITORIAL: Get ready for more jitters

The arrest of SA’s finance minister seems inevitable, sending SA into another bout of financial and political jitters

Columnists

Independent Group’s puerile clickbait site exposes little more than its own sensational ignorance, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Exposing #IndyExpose

Columnists

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President Jacob Zuna's moves against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan show that he knows he is becoming a lame duck, writes Anthony Butler

Signals of desperation, not control, from Zuma

Markets

Rand holds onto steep weekly losses

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33 minute(s) ago

Rand Merchant Bank currency strategist John Cairn says most people agree the local currency will bomb if Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan leaves his post

National

Nkola Motata challenges tribunals set up to discipline judges

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4 hour(s) ago

No fewer than six judges including Motata face investigations by judicial conduct tribunals

National

Seta system hurts small businesses, tax panel warns

LOSING OUT:  The Davis Tax Committee says the sector education and training authority refund system has impoverished small businesses while funding training in larger businesses. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

The Davis Tax Committee’s SME report concludes SA’s skills development system needs an urgent overhaul

Retail & Consumer

Massmart posts earnings rise as food sales grow

Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN/ANTONIO MUCHAVE
4 hour(s) ago

The Walmart-owned retailer reports food and liquor sales up by 13%, offsetting the slowdown in its general merchandise category

Business

Business denies asking Zuma to act unconstitutionally in Gordhan case

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Business organisation says in urging President Jacob Zuma to ensure attack against Pravin Gordan is halted it is demanding that the Constitution be upheld

In modern capitalist countries, amassed economic power defines the royalty of the day, says the writer.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

WEALTH WATCH: Robotic advice crosses a new frontier

Robo-advisers will probably play a more useful role complementing advisers rather than competing with them, writes Stephen Cranston

Mining

Sibanye tones down its talk of acquisitions and mergers

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 hour(s) ago

Shares tumble after the producer reports a poor safety performance and lower than expected results

Telecoms & Technology

State firm eyes broadband licence

Picture: THE TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Adding services will broaden the state-owned entity’s offering and could attract new corporate customers

National

Groups criticise Cape for stalling on Khayelitsha inquiry recommendations

Khayelitsha. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

But the provincial government has made progress on all the Khayelitsha commission recommendations directed at it, spokesperson Michael Mpofu says

Industrials

Polished performance from Italtile as profit and margins rise

Italtile tile display. Picture: SUPPLIED
4 hour(s) ago

The group reports a 16% rise in trading profit, and says its new Gryphon plant making large-format glazed porcelain tiles has competed well against imports

Transport & Tourism

Shipping worsens Grindrod loss

Picture: GRINDROD
22 hour(s) ago

Along with shipping impairments and foreign exchange losses, the group posted an attributable loss of R1.1bn

Politics

Inchanga tense, but calm after recent suspected political killings

Picture: THE TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Police warn against proceeding with planned joint memorial services for two victims of recent Inchanga suspected political killings

Trade & Industry

Stellenbosch has potential to become major wine tourism destination

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

SA already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment to drive wine tourism, says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley

National

Van Rooyen, Buthelezi, Molefe, Ramokgopa: who might take Gordhan’s role?

YOU’RE MY MAN: President Jacob Zuma shakes hands with newly appointed Finance Minister Desmond van Rooyen, after he was sworn in at the Union Buildings on Thursday. Picture: AFP/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
23 hour(s) ago

Of the likely candidates Jacob Zuma is probably trying to replace Pravin Gordhan with, Peter Attard Montalto says Brian Molefe will have the least worst market reaction

Economy

Producer inflation accelerates sharply

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21 hour(s) ago

The PPI, which ultimately feeds into CPI inflation that the Reserve Bank targets for monetary policy, rose much faster than expected in July

National

Gauteng and Western Cape pull in migrants as population soars

A migrant child waits in line at a Department of Home Affairs office.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Up to 855,050 Africans and 51,337 Asians entered SA while 95,158 whites left over the past five years

Asia-Pacific

UN close to securing Aleppo aid ceasefire

A Free Syrian Army tank fires southwest of Aleppo, Syria, on August 2. Picture: REUTERS/ABDULRHMAN ISLAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Russia has agreed to the 48-hour humanitarian ceasefire but the UN is still waiting for the other parties

National

Former SARS head Oupa Magashula presents himself to Hawks

Oupa Magashula. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
15 hour(s) ago

Former SA Revenue Services commissioner Oupa Magashula provides statement to Hawks regarding allegations against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

Europe

Geneva tipped to slash corporate tax rate

KEEPING COMPANY:  Multinationals from Procter & Gamble to commodity trader Mercuria Energy Group account for 76,000 jobs and 40% of the economy. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Canton that is home to almost 1,000 multinationals set to use tax to burnish its appeal

Americas

Facebook opens way for businesses to message WhatsApp’s 1-billion users

Picture: BLOOMBERG
16 hour(s) ago

The strategy is an important step for Facebook as it attempts to make money from its most expensive acquisition

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Cartoons

Nick Vadasz, owner of Vadasz Deli in London,  helped his Hungarian grandmother ferment pickles — not  an English tradition. Picture: SUPPLIED

Appetite for fermented food grows

Pickles, kombucha, and sauerkraut are catching on as a healthy alternative to fast food, writes Madeleine Morrow

Management

Four ways to help a stressed-out colleague

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

Stress affects us all — mentally, physically and emotionally — but here are four tips to help co-workers that are struggling

Health

Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

A new biodegradable film made out of casein is being produced to replace the thin plastic wrapping that is used to protect against spoilage. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
1 day(s) ago

Researchers are investigating alternative forms of food packaging — the biodegradable kind that can be eaten, writes Amrith Ramkumar

Opinion

HALF ART: Burkini is unlikely icon of resistance to Islamophobia

New York-based Iranian artist Shirin Neshat challenges western views of Islam through art, writes Chris Thurman

Ryan Lochte. Picture: REUTERS

Ryan Lochte lands new sponsor, even as Brazilian police recommend charges

The disgraced US swimmer’s new backer — after losing the endorsement of big names like Speedo — is Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops

Rugby

Pumas pose real threat in Salta

GOOD ONE:  Faf de Klerk produced a moment of brilliance last week, but the Pumas applied the pressure throughout. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIRK KOTZE
5 hour(s) ago

The Boks under new coach Allister Coetzee are well prepared but expect no favours from the Argentines

Rugby

New players sign of Boks’ lack of cohesion

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

The Springboks squad against Argentina lacks the experience that secured the national side’s victory in 2014

Cricket

Winner takes all at Centurion showdown

Vernon Philander not keen on one-Test series. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
5 hour(s) ago

Black Caps ‘excited’ about the winner-takes-all shootout at the Centurion corral against Proteas

Soccer

This Chiefs team is all about trophies, says coach Komphela

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

Loss to Wits an aberration as the team keeps its eye on the main prize, says Kompela

Soccer

Sport scientist Ertugral lauds his boys and technical team

Muhsin Ertugral. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
4 hour(s) ago

Cologne-educated Muhsin Ertugral brings the science of sport to the Buccaneers’ table

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Geffen International Realty Franchises CEO Jason Rohde, who has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife Susan, whose body was found in the bathroom of the winelands hotel the couple were staying in.

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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, who has donated the damages he won in a defamation case against Kebby Maphatsoe to the woman President Jacob Zuma was acquitted of raping.

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The long-suffering rand, whose rally in the wake of the recent elections was rudely interrupted by news that the Hawks are back to hounding Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. A wounded Number 1 is a dangerous beast.

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