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Mokotedi Mpshe, former acting director of public prosecutions. Picture: SOWETAN

High Court sets aside decision to drop charges against Jacob Zuma

9 hour(s) ago

High Court says it is for a court to decide whether abuse of process has taken place, in a ruling opening the way for a review of the 2007 decision by Mokotedi Mpshe

National

Nhleko says panel will influence the future of public order policing

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

The panel of experts on policing was recommended by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, and will be chaired by retired Judge David Ntshangase

Economy

Export growth outpaces imports to leave a March trade surplus

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/CORNEL VAN HEERDEN
7 hour(s) ago

Figures suggest a pick-up in a demand in SA’s partner countries, but more expensive imports because of a weaker rand

Europe

Helicopter crashes with 13 people aboard in Norway

Rescuers work at a site where a helicopter has crashed, west of the Norwegian city of Bergen April 29, 2016.   Picture: NTB SCANPIX/BERGENS TIDENDE/VIA REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

A rescue service spokesman says the helicopter was completely destroyed, and no survivors had been found by late Friday

National

Zuma to ‘give consideration to’ ruling on dropped charges against him

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO
8 hour(s) ago

The High Court in Pretoria found that the decision to drop 738 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma in 2009 was irrational

Financial Services

Ministers to report to Cabinet in two weeks on Guptas’ banking freeze

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS
11 hour(s) ago

Amid concern as Pravin Gordhan, Mildred Oliphant and Mosebenzi Zwane talk to banks about Oakbay, Cabinet reiterates SA’s commitment to international agreements

Sport

Cabinet supports Mbalula’s ruling on hosting sports events

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula said this week that certain sporting codes were banned from hosting international events as they had missed transformation targets

Business

Tax practitioners favour move to simplify VAT rules for foreign e-commerce

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8 hour(s) ago

Draft ruling addresses red-tape concerns arising from the requirement for foreign entities to register and account for VAT in SA when their services exceed R50,000

National

Zuma open to prosecution as court recommends review of corruption charges being dropped

Jacob Zuma. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE/SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Full bench of High Court in Pretoria sets aside decision to discontinue the prosecution of President Jacob Zuma taken in April 2009

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Paris Agreement evidence of political will on climate change

Developing countries are disproportionately affected by climate change, which has caused the droughts behind large scale crop failures, writes Edna Molewa

Columnists

Michael Fridjhon promo

Bellingham’s history since the Podlashuk era has been a little like the Proteas cricket team, writes Michael Fridjhon

New-look range is clearly branded Bellingham

Columnists

Rejection of the Humboldt Forum targets a deeply embedded history of ‘European’ and ‘non-European’ in separate categories, writes Chris Thurman

HALF ART: Humboldt’s legacy and counter-action

Mining

Coal of Africa Limited gains on news of possible Makhado investment

Coal of Africa CEO David Brown. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
8 hour(s) ago

Shenzen Stock Exchange-listed Hengshun has proposed to acquire up to 34% of Makhado through CoAL’s subsidiary Baobab

Financial Services

Coronation expects first-half earnings to fall

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10 hour(s) ago

The fund manager is feeling the brunt of persistent market volatility, with assets under management falling about 5%

Mining

DRDGold declares another dividend

RAINBOW’S END: The processing facilities and water filtration beds  at the Ergo gold recovery plant, run by DRDGold, as seen from the air in Brakpan this year. Picture: BLOOMBERG
10 hour(s) ago

CEO Niel Pretorius says the latest dividend underscores the board’s position not to sit on surplus cash but to pay it to shareholders

National

Spy tapes transcripts: read what the NPA considered relevant

Jacob Zuma. Picture: NTSWE MOKOENA
12 hour(s) ago

The recordings underpinning the decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma offer a close-up of pre-Polokwane politicking and paranoia

Economy

Lungisa Fuzile to stay in Treasury post

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

Cabinet confirm’s the director-general’s contract has been extended, allaying concern that he would be replaced by a Zuma ally

Judge Dennis Davis. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/PUXLEY MAKGATHO

More refined way to get tax from trusts

Treasury proposes extreme ways when market-related transactions would do, writes Peter Dachs

Europe

Two appear in London court on claims of funding terror attack suspect

A picture taken on March 29 2016 shows tents at Brussels Airport, where authorities ran a series of tests to see whether makeshift check-in facilities were good enough to restart some flights. Picture: AFP PHOTO
4 hour(s) ago

Prosecutors says Briton Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Belgian citizen Zakaria Boufassil gave £3,000 to Mohamed Abrini last July

African News

Five killed in gun and grenade attack in Burundi’s capital

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5 hour(s) ago

Four armed men in civilian clothes attacked a small pub on Thursday night, killing the five people, after which a grenade was thrown at a small army base

Middle East

Islamic State video of battle chaos belies portrayals of disciplined troops

Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Video recovered from a slain fighter shows panic and disarray, with a rifle accidently fired in an armoured vehicle, and rifles and munitions strewn across its floor

Middle East

Iranians vote in round two of parliamentary polls

An Iranian woman casts her ballot to vote in the second round of parliamentary elections at a polling station in the town of Robat Karim, some 40 kilometres southwest of the capital Tehran, on Friday. Picture: AFP
9 hour(s) ago

Allies of President Hassan Rouhani are seeking to wrest more seats from hardliners, after moderate and centrist allies made major gains in the February 26 election

African Business

African farmers get no relief at petrol pump, despite plunge in oil prices

Port Harcourt refinery in Nigeria. Picture: AFP
9 hour(s) ago

While inadequate regulation allows importers to increase pump prices as global prices rise, they are not as keen to bring them down when prices fall

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev makes new offer to clear European antitrust hurdles in SABMiller deal

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

The world’s biggest brewer is offering to sell its central and eastern European assets to help pave the way for its more than R15bn takeover of its nearest rival

Americas

Suspicious white powder found at Trump campaign headquarters

Police officers stand outside Trump Tower during an investigation of a suspicious white powder found inside the tower, according to fire fighters at the scene, in Manhattan, New York, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

The find comes after a threatening letter containing a granular substance was sent to Donald Trump’s son last month

Europe

Boat migrants in Italy face shelters bursting at the seams and getting worse

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4 hour(s) ago

More than 2,700 unaccompanied minors arrived in Italy during the first three months of the year, a four-fold increase on the same period in 2015

Europe

Taxi drivers disrupt traffic in Portugal in protest against Uber

Policemen walk near taxi drivers  during the demonstration against the use of Uber rideshare application in Lisbon, Portugal, 29 April 2016. Slow convoys are scheduled in the cities of Lisbon, Porto and Faro with more than 5000 taxi drivers asking for the suspension of the Uber service in Portugal. Picture:EPA/MARIO CRUZ
5 hour(s) ago

In Lisbon, thousands of taxi drivers with black ribbons and posters on their vehicles drove at snail’s pace through the city to parliament

African News

Tunisian economic reforms at risk amid political divisions

People walk past posters for parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tunisia, earlier this week. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

An economic reforms bill was forced through by just two votes last week after many lawmakers opposed it or abstained

Economy

Growth in domestic private sector credit extension slows

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12 hour(s) ago

Private sector credit extension has lacked a clear trend, and total credit extension growth has also slowed year on year

Innovation

SA team a finalist for engineering innovation award

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13 hour(s) ago

SA entry consists of solar panels built into a shipping container to provide energy in rural villages, and is up against entries from Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda

Transport & Tourism

Transnet locos lag in local content

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15 hour(s) ago

SABS says not all manufacturers able to provide necessary detail

Americas

Priceline CE resigns over his relationship with employee

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11 hour(s) ago

Darren Huston will not receive any severance payments and will forfeit a portion of his equity-based awards for violating the company’s code of conduct

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Cartoons

Karol Ostaszewski and  Laura Clacey with their cider brand, Sxollie.  Picture: SUPPLIED

Ungovernable cider Sxollie will shout revolution from the tables

The cider boom is about to hit Mzansi and Karol Ostaszewski is ready, writes Eugene Yiga

Opinion

HALF ART: Humboldt’s legacy and counter-action

Rejection of the Humboldt Forum targets a deeply embedded history of ‘European’ and ‘non-European’ in separate categories

Management

Three must-dos at the end of every meeting

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1 day(s) ago

Confirm key decisions and next steps; develop communication points; and gather feedback to help ensure meetings achieve their goals

Health

Medical specialist takes a scalpel to obesity cause

Canadian medical specialist Jason Fung says obesity is not caused by gluttony and sloth. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Hormones, not character flaws or too much time on the couch, causes obesity, writes Marika Sboros

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Sanity prevails — new-look range is clearly branded Bellingham

Bellingham’s history since the Podlashuk era has been a little like the Proteas cricket team

Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (R) celebrating with Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

UEFA suspends Liverpool defender for failed drugs test

Mamadou Sakho out of the game for 30-days after testing positive for a fat burner. He claims not to have known the composition of a weight-loss supplement.

Rugby

Cheetahs on mission to outrun Reds in Brisbane

Fred Zeilinga. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
16 hour(s) ago

After a tough three-leg haul home the Reds are unlikely to be as sprightly as they were against the Stormers

Soccer

Leicester keeper Schmeichel aims to triumph on dad’s Old Trafford stage

TEAMWORK: Leicester captain Wes Morgan, second left, celebrates his goal against Southampton earlier this month with teammates Danny Simpson, Kasper Schmeichel, Christian Fuchs and Nathan Dyer. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
16 hour(s) ago

History suggests one of the northeast giants may escape, as a promoted side has gone straight down in each of the past three seasons

Soccer

In-form Chiefs can still have a say in title race

HOLD UP:  Willard Katsande, left, of Chiefs grabs Sundowns’ Khama Billet with Reneilwe Letsholonyane looking on when the teams played out a goalless draw in January. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ASHLEY VLOTMAN
16 hour(s) ago

Amakhosi ready for Mamelodi Sundowns after leaving barren run in the dust

Soccer

Hlanti and Wits train sights on log leaders Sundowns

Sifiso Hlanti, in white. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX/SYDNEY MAHLANGU
16 hour(s) ago

Coach confirms fullback Sifiso Hlanti has signed a long-term deal with Sturrock Park-based Wits

Rugby

Hurricane debut for Lions rookie Scholtz

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Young blood Pieter Scholtz makes his Super Rugby debut in the starting line-up against the Hurricanes

Rugby

Bok centres out to storm Waratahs

Juan de Jongh. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ASHLEY VLOTMAN
16 hour(s) ago

Bok centres Damian de Allende and Juan de Jongh unite for the first time this season to take on the Australians

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