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Gordhan criticises ‘arrogance’ of some state owned companies’ boards

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
19 minute(s) ago

They showed a tendency to display arrogance and belligerence not befitting corporate governance when doing things they were not supposed to do


Strikers assemble at Sanral offices to await outcome of CCMA wage talks

LONG ROAD:  The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) claims Sanral paid up to R11bn extra for the construction of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, but Sanral says Outa has got its sums wrong. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
26 minute(s) ago

Teti Traffic said it has been in negotiations with Sanral about salaries, bonuses and other benefits since October last year

Media & Advertising

Times Media Group increases commission rates to ad agencies

1 hour(s) ago

This is a response to changes in the Competition Act, which declares any collusive or cartel-like conduct a criminal offence


New ANC MP faces onslaught from EFF

ANC MP Sfiso Buthelezi. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs give Sfiso Buthelezi a hard time in the National Assembly during his maiden speech on the Treasury budget vote

Telecoms & Technology

Business Connexion aims for cloud growth through purchase

Business Connexion CEO Isaac Mophatlane. Picture: SOWETAN
55 minute(s) ago

Business Connexion has bought Relational Database Consulting Group, which has a strong focus on operating systems such as Oracle


M1 bridge collapse inquiry postponed for a second time

Paramedics attend to those injured in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge over the M1 in Johannesburg on October 14 2015. Picture: EPA
45 minute(s) ago

Labour Department says it has received ‘extensive’ reports only from Murray & Roberts and Form-Scaff


Rand loses a further 20c as weakness continues

1 hour(s) ago

Lower commodity prices and a firmer dollar were weighing on the local currency


Post Office strike to go ahead, says union

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
1 hour(s) ago

As organisation faces financial difficulties, Communication Workers Union says it plans to march to Parliament on Thursday to present its list of demands

A worker walks past a board outside Anglo American offices in Johannesburg. Picture:  REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Mapela agreement is reminiscent of worst forms of colonialism

The dismissal of community concerns illustrates how democratic processes are ignored to pursue the accumulation of wealth, writes Christopher Rutledge


The ANC is holding on to the opposition’s biggest trump card, writes Zama Ndlovu

The ANC is dancing to the beat of the


Mmusi Maimane owes voters an explanation for the DA’s EFF volte-face, writes Gareth van Onselen

Time for DA to play open cards with its voters


Three more schools in Limpopo torched

Malamulele which is experiencing violent protests as residents demand their own municipality. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Schools in Vhembe District are burnt down as residents protest against the Municipal Demarcation Board’s decision to incorporate the area into a new municipality


Hawks spokesman ‘aligns’ himself with Hitler

Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

In a statement aimed at discrediting a report about the Hawks head, he paraphrased Hitler saying a lie would be believed if it was big enough and told often enough


South Africans have little faith in criminal justice system

A task team will be established to determine why violence against law enforcers is on the rise. Picture: THE HERALD
2 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA’s Victims of Crime Survey finds almost 45% of assaults and 37% of sexual offences are not reported to the police


Obama faces fresh trade row with Beijing

Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS/EVAN VUCCI
2 hour(s) ago

China is pressing the US to treat it like a market economy, a move that will lead to lower tariffs on controversial exports like steel


Gordhan confident of meeting fiscal targets

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

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says 2016-17 targets will be met despite global economic headwinds — but SA must remove structural impediments to growth


Cannabis policy benefits criminal networks

South Africa’s prohibitionist approach is a significant drain on the fiscus and plays into the hands of criminal networks, writes Tiaan Meiring


SABMiller and Coke commit to helping SA entrepreneurs

Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments will invest in developing entrepreneurs to gain competition authority approval for merger

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev takes a knock from falling sales in Brazil

DEBT BREWING: AB InBev agreed to buy SABMiller in October for about $110bn. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

The world’s biggest brewer has posted falls in revenue and profit for the first quarter, with currency translations also taking their toll


Trump on his way to Republican nomination after Cruz drops out

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) waves to his supporters after giving a speech in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, New York. Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary in Indiana, and as a result Texas Senator Ted Cruz suspended his presidential campaign. Picture: EPA / JUSTIN LANE
6 hour(s) ago

Trump goes from long-shot contender to become the Republican party’s presumptive nominee with commanding win in Indiana


Renergen and Afrox join forces to sell Free State gasses

5 hour(s) ago

African Oxygen says the discovery and commercialisation of the onshore helium source is good news for the whole South African economy


Exports spike offsets slow vehicle sales

8 hour(s) ago

While weakening domestic sales fall 9.2% from a year earlier, exports bounce 39%


Phiyega inquiry given nod for fresh evidence

Riah Phiyega. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 hour(s) ago

Judge allows the state to call any witness it deems relevant to the inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega

Financial Services

Financial watchdog numbers need to be reined in

Treasury deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

Treasury says the profusion of financial services ombudsmen needs pruning as well as greater co-ordination between the different bodies


Sale of Optimum cuts Glencore’s coal production

Some of the world’s  biggest mining companies are facing tumultuous times as they see their stocks being buffeted in the market. Anglo American, Glencore and BHP Billiton have all plunged 19% or more this year.  Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
3 hour(s) ago

Resources group says sale of mine to the Gupta family contributed to its total coal production falling 17% in the March quarter


Brazil files lawsuit against BHP Billiton, Vale for dam spill

DEVASTATION: Houses in Bento Rodrigues district after the dam burst at Samarco mine. Affected villagers have been rehoused by Samarco, but the line at the unemployment agency has grown since the mine shut down. Picture: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAS
5 hour(s) ago

Prosecutors say the lawsuit is the result of a six-month investigation led by a task force set up after the disaster that killed 19 people and polluted a major river


DiamondCorp reports that full-year loss has narrowed

DiamondCorp CEO Paul Loudon.   Pictue: ROBERT BOTHA
4 hour(s) ago

Diamond producer says the commissioning of Lace mine’s underground conveyor belt system was delayed due to a change to a mandatory code of practice


European Court of Justice upholds new laws on tobacco

A man arranges cigarettes in a shop in central London, the UK, on Thursday. The UK government plans  to introduce legislation for plain cigarette packaging.  Picture: EPA / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
1 hour(s) ago

It threw out appeals by Philip Morris and the Polish government against new laws on plain tobacco packaging and a ban on menthol cigarettes, finding they are legal

African Business

Zambia expects surplus maize stocks

Maize. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Southern African country expects production to increase this year, reversing an earlier warning that it may need to import the food staple due to drought

Transport & Tourism

Sanral discount scheme widely seen as a failure

Picture: SAPA
8 hour(s) ago

South African National Roads Agency says it is too early to reveal revenue collected during the 60% discount period


Delaying poll ‘not an option regardless of addresses issue’

POLL TIME:  The government says the local government election will go ahead on August 3 regardless of the Constitutional Court matter relating to voters’ addresses. Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

An estimated 16-million registered voters do not have their residential address listed on the voters roll

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of the of the play

Broadway musical Hamilton secures 16 Tony Award nominations

The hip-hop and R&B musical tells the story of US Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who was killed in an 1804 duel with vice-president Aaron Burr


Videogamers wanted — to help with medical research

Picture: ISTOCK
56 minute(s) ago

The project is the latest crowdsourcing research effort based on the idea that science is a game almost anyone can play.


Sick people and newborn babies more susceptible to superbug

23 hour(s) ago

National Institute for Communicable Diseases says strict infection control is needed at hospitals to reduce the effect of the klebsiella bacteria

Participants talk before the start of the World Anti-Doping Agency symposium for Anti-Doping Organisations in Lausanne. Picture: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE

Wada suspends Africa’s only anti-doping laboratory

Laboratory says it will not appeal the suspension because the shutdown was planned with the World Anti-Doping Agency to allow time to upgrade equipment


Contestable kicks: how to put them to good use

DANGEROUS LANDING: Bernard Foley, top, and Leolin Zas in a tangle last Saturday that resulted in a red card for Zas. Picture: CHRIS RICCO/BACKPAGEPIX
8 hour(s) ago

The recent slew of red cards for dangerous kicks should not deter teams from deploying the high ball


Bale seeks to seal revival on biggest stage

SKILL: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale will face Manchester City on Tuesday in the Uefa Champions League semifinal. Picture: REUTERS/VINCENT WEST
8 hour(s) ago

For the first time ever Welshman Gareth Bale stamps his authority on Real Madrid


Bartlett urges his players to be mentally strong against Downs

8 hour(s) ago

Coach says his sqaud must recover from Cosmos defeat and focus on beating title-chasing Sundowns


Team spirit was the key, says captain Morgan

IN HARMONY: Leicester captain Wes Morgan, second left, celebrates with teammates Shinji Okazaki, Riyad Mahrez and Danny Drinkwater after scoring against Southampton last month. Picture: REUTERS/DARREN STAPLES
8 hour(s) ago

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan hails indomitable team spirit that secures phenomenal English Premier League title success


Proteas plunge from one to six in three months

8 hour(s) ago

The rude reality of Protea’s crash from No 1 to sixth confirms what cricket-minded South Africans have known for months


On-fire Hougaard boosts Blitzboks

Francois Hougaard. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/MALCOLM COUZENS
8 hour(s) ago

Dynamic scrumhalf Francois Hougaard eligible for selection for the Paris and London legs of the HSBC World Sevens Series


The in-house joker finally gets tired of firing his coaches

No one could believe it: Chippa Mpengesi finally stopped United’s revolving door at coach Dan Malesela

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