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‘Thick coal-contracts document’ on its way from Eskom to the Treasury

53 minute(s) ago

The Treasury wants information from Eskom about its probe into coal contracts, including a system-generated list of payments made to Gupta-owned Tegeta

Telecoms & Technology

Enzo Scarcella said to be bound for MTN

MTN's head office in Johannesburg. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
25 minute(s) ago

According to people with knowledge of the matter, the chief marketing officer at Telkom will join MTN as chief operating officer in SA


Jason Rohde gets bail after appearance in connection with his wife’s death

27 minute(s) ago

After saying last week that new evidence could increase the seriousness of the charges against Rohde‚ prosecutor Carien Theunissen instead said they would not change


Ambiguous ‘films bill’ unfair to internet providers, says SA Communications Forum

30 minute(s) ago

The SACF’s Loren Braithwaite-Kabosha says social media platforms should not have to register with the Film and Publication Board or to pre-classify content


Financial illiteracy stifles many of SA’s consumers

28 minute(s) ago

Research work says ‘finance-for-poverty-reduction’ initiatives must include guidance on where to find the right information about money and investments


Reserve Bank ‘does not bow to political pressure’

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announces the decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
57 minute(s) ago

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte recently said the Reserve Bank needed to cushion the rand, but that its private ownership presented a ‘difficulty’

Transport & Tourism

ANC did not get R80m from Prasa, says Mantashe

Prasa chairman Popo Molefe insisted that financial officer Hunadi Manyatsa attend the hearing. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

But Popo Molefe says Prasa will continue its ongoing investigations into malfeasance at the entity, regardless of the cost


Hawks’ action is damaging work done by business and the government, CEOs say

2 hour(s) ago

Members of the CEO Initiative say if political uncertainty continues, it will be disastrous for the future of SA’s economy


Lynne Brown tells Eskom to give Treasury its disputed report on coal contracts

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Eskom claims ‘all Tegeta coal contracts with Eskom have been extensively audited by various agencies, including the Treasury’, but the Treasury says this is not so

Former South African president F. W. de Klerk handing overs the National Party's submission to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the party's submission before the TRC in Cape Town on August 1996. Picture: AFP/ANNA ZIEMINSKI

SA now further away from accountability

Secrecy reared its head with truth commission’s muzzling, writes Pippa Green


Toyota is staying well ahead of the game while competition rises, writes Alexander Parker

Green warrior gets smarter and more practical


Franny Rabkin: Judge’s ill-timed move threatens to stall processes at JSC and Judicial Conduct Committee

Motata’s challenge a threat to accountability of judges


Gwede Mantashe says Hawks are humiliating Pravin Gordhan

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

ANC secretary-general says the Hollywood style of conducting the investigation does not help society and damages the economy


Commission cracks whip on a ‘how to get away with fronting’ seminar

1 hour(s) ago

The BBBEE Commission has told the conference organisers to immediately refund all registered individuals the R2‚450 each they paid


Cosatu threatens to cripple Joburg over Mashaba’s Pikitup plans

CLEAN SWEEP: Municipal waste utility Pikitup will be broken up into seven parts and sold off to private businesses if new Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba gets his way. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 hour(s) ago

Cosatu is the second union to threaten chaos if Mayor Herman Mashaba carries out plans to split up the city’s waste management company


ANC leadership must resign, along with Zuma, Sipho Pityana reiterates

The ANC’s top six greet supporters. Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Pityana says the party leadership must accept that it that it is also culpable in the deterioration of the party, and must also resign


EFF elects three new MPs

Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

The new Parliamentarians replace three MPs who have been deployed to the Amathole District, Rustenburg Local Municipality and Mhlontlo Local Municipality

President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan supported by their teams spent four hours on Thursday, discussing the economy and how to take forward the programme of reigniting growth following the recent announcements by credit rating agencies. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE/GCIS

Stalemate over Gordhan suits Zuma’s long-term strategy

The slow ratcheting up of pressure on Gordhan is an attempt to set a ‘zugzwang’ trap, writes Ivor Sarakinsky


Apple gets its eye-watering EU back-tax bill

6 hour(s) ago

The tech giant and Ireland are both expected to appeal the European Commission ruling on tax breaks dating back to 2003


Students, staff angry about razing of University of KwaZulu-Natal coffee shop

7 hour(s) ago

No one has claimed responsibility, but questions have been raised about whether it is linked to the recent protests that have closed the university


France wants EU to stop trade talks as US is ‘giving crumbs’

French and US flags. Picture: AFP
7 hour(s) ago

The country says the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which Barack Obama wants signed before he leaves offices, heavily favours the Americans

Media & Advertising

Regulator cracks down on adverts offering ‘free credit’

WILDCAT: Salary disparities are at the heart of a Johannesburg Metro Police Department strike. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
5 hour(s) ago

As part of a campaign against misleading advertising, the NCR last week partnered with metro police to remove unlawful adverts in and around Midrand.


Eskom seeks talks to review independent power

The government’s response to Eskom’s bullying has been startling. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown have said absolutely nothing. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Utility wants to have a discussion before signing the power-purchase agreement on a solar power plant planned for the Northern Cape


Pravin Gordhan fight draws in Eskom

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

The National Treasury takes on SA’s power utility as the ANC deputy secretary Jessie Duarte targets Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan


Four ways to help others influence you

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1 hour(s) ago

Diversity of thought and mutual influence are essential to effective leadership


Two ANC branches in the Eastern Cape say Jacob Zuma must go

President Jacob Zuma.  Pictre: GCIS
5 hour(s) ago

ANC delegates in Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay apparently blame Zuma’s association with the Guptas and the Nkandla debacle for the ANC’s poor showing


Gauteng does not know how many RDP houses have been sold

An RDP house in the Matthew Goniwe area of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD
4 hour(s) ago

MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs says there is no information on the number of houses that have been sold by beneficiaries


Media’s ‘cruel treatment’ is partly behind Gupta family’s move to sell local assets

Nazeem Howa.  Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

The Gupta family said on Saturday that it would exit all its business interests in SA by the end of 2016


Commission hears data on WHO report on high price of hospital care in SA

4 hour(s) ago

A health market inquiry was established earlier this year to determine why medical inflation has historically risen faster than consumer price inflation


Imminent bid by Redefine Properties expected for The Pivotal Fund

Redefine Properties' head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

The Pivotal Fund, which listed in December 2014, reported in its financial results that it had a development pipeline of more than 670,000m²

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A blitz from Dale Steyn sets SA up for a crushing win over New Zealand

The Proteas fast bowler’s three wickets before lunch also puts him within seven scalps of Shaun Pollock’s South African record


MTN8 reunions for coaches

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

Dan "Dance" Malesela‚ former head of the Sundowns academy‚ returns to take on the club he also captained as a player with his Chippa team

Other Sport

Novak Djokovic overcomes an arm injury scare

HIGH SPIRITS: Novak Djokovic faces the media at the All England  Tennis Club on Sunday. Picture: EPA
3 hour(s) ago

Rafael Nadal cruises to a fifth win in five meetings with Denis Istomin in 33°C heat as the US Open showcases its $650m upgrade


Victory in sight as Proteas fight back

I AM BACK:  Vernon Philander celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner at SuperSport Park on Monday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
13 hour(s) ago

The Proteas complement their batting performance with some sharp bowling that leaves the visitors 267 runs behind


Mosimane request for rest raises Mashaba ire

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

The Bafana coach has already called up five Sundowns players, including Keegan Dolly and Thapelo Morena, for national duty against Mauritania and Egypt

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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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