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Politics

Candidates ditch political parties to stand as independents

Election posters on a pole in Tlokwe municipality ahead of the August 3 local government elections. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Disgruntled communities are also sidestepping established political parties and vowing to go it alone in groups such as the Forum 4 Service Delivery

National

Thousands converge for the DA final rally

DA leader Mmusi Maimane, DA  Johannesburg mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba and Protea South DA councillor Maureen Mnisi campaign in Soweto. Picture: SOWETAN
23 hour(s) ago

The ANC dismissed the figures, and the DA has adopted a cautious stance

National

ANC governs as if black lives do not matter, says Maimane

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, centre, and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille wave to the crowd at a campaign rally in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP
21 hour(s) ago

Political parties are wrapping up weeks of frantic campaigning, ahead of the polls

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller board recommends AB InBev’s new $104bn offer

Picture: SOWETAN
22 hour(s) ago

The deal will be the biggest acquisition in the history of the beer industry

National

DA should win in Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay and Joburg, latest poll shows

Democratic Alliance. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ MIKE COHEN
1 day(s) ago

However, the final pre-election survey by eNCA and Ipsos shows that the ‘undecided vote’ captured in the poll is consistently high in all three metros

National

Goodman Gallery did not reject polemic painting by Iven Amali, it says

The Goodman Gallery in Rosebank. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO/THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

The owner of the painting, Kenny Kunene, says Amali told him ‘a white lady at the gallery’ told him it was disgusting and the gallery was not interested

National

Mandela would vote for the DA, says Herman Mashaba

KEY MAN: Businessman Herman Mashaba says he wants to show black voters they have an alternative to the ANC in the DA. Picture: SOWETAN
23 hour(s) ago

The DA hopes to win many metros and municipalities at the August 3 local government elections

National

EFF election candidate disqualified for inciting racial violence against whites

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
23 hour(s) ago

The EFF and its leadership have distanced itself from Mabotja’s comments

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Fear of fraud is not the biggest hurdle for SA’s e-tailers

Online retail will reach a significant — but still tiny — milestone this year. The sector has a lot of work to do to attract more buyers, writes Kevin Tucker

Columnists

Leon Louw promo

I needed to call for help but walking caused me to deteriorate rapidly, Louw writes

Leon Louw slipped date rape drug at banquet

Columnists

Natasha Marrian: Unfolding drama in our body politic is an indication that the ANC is in serious decline

What is behind the ANC’s displays of odd behaviour?

Rugby

Jantjies leads Lions to first Super Rugby final

Elton Jantjies. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CARL FOURIE
17 hour(s) ago

The final against the Hurricanes away will be an infinitely tougher prospect but at least the Lions have given themselves the best chance of bagging the trophy

Business

WATCH: South Africa’s wealthiest people

Christo Wiese. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Forbes magazine’s has published its annual rankings of the world’s wealthiest individuals and only seven South Africans have made the cut

Media

BDlive mobile app puts SA’s best business news in your pocket

2 day(s) ago

The app delivers perceptive coverage published around the clock and written by award-winning Business Day and Financial Mail journalists

National

Books of ballot papers stolen in Soweto

Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
1 day(s) ago

Any ballot papers recovered will be ‘quarantined’ and contingency measures are in place to replace them at the voting stations affected

National

The crucial omission that could scupper Kevin Malunga's ambition to succeed his boss, Thuli Madonsela

Kevin Malunga. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

In his parliamentary interview for the top post, the deputy public protector failed to disclose his axing from Wits — and then lied about lying

US President Barack Obama.  Picture: REUTERS

Obama sends message to anti-Trump Republicans

Focusing on how Donald Trump does not represent Republican values reduces the psychological hurdle to crossing party lines, writes Megan McArdle

Europe

Erdogan tells West ‘mind your own business’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan kisses a handmade Turkish flag in Ankara, Turkey. Picture: REUTERS/UMIT BEKTAS
22 hour(s) ago

Turkey has also targeted journalists seen as linked to Gulen, causing further international alarm

National

ANC intensifies its campaign tactic

ANC supporters. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
23 hour(s) ago

The ANC has been more visible of late, taking to the streets almost daily

Media

Karima Brown quits Independent Media

Professor Tawana Kupe speaking to  Karima Brown. Picture: ALIX CARMICHELE.
1 day(s) ago

Chief content officer Brown, who previously was political editor at Business Day, said in a statement that she had resigned for personal reasons

National

Ten reasons the 2016 municipal elections will be like no other

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1 day(s) ago

More than 63,000 candidates are competing for councillor positions, while 204 parties are contesting the elections

National

Six classrooms in North West school torched in alleged political violence

SENSITIVE: Mphagane Junior Primary School in Vuwani was set alight. Pictures: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

A North West education department spokesperson says disruptions began at the school on Tuesday, and there had been no lessons since then

Economy

Come August 3, South Africans will pay almost R1 less for a litre of petrol

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The drop in fuel prices is due mainly to a firmer rand against the dollar, while oil prices have remained stable

Markets

JSE faces watchdog probe over R134bn foreign trading error

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The Financial Services Board says the error has raised concern ‘in the market and amongst fellow regulators’ and it will take ‘appropriate steps’

African News

Zimbabwe veterans’ spokesman in court for insulting Mugabe

Youth Supporters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe cheer during the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front One Million Youth March in Harare.  Picture: AFP/JEKESAI NJIKIZANA
22 hour(s) ago

Veterans of Zimbabwe’s 1970s independence war, bitterly denounced the president, who faces growing signs of opposition

Americas

Brazil’s Lula faces trial for obstruction of justice

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ENRIQUE MATUTE
22 hour(s) ago

Lawyers representing Lula said the former president has never interfered or tried to interfere with investigations

Americas

How Hillary Clinton’s claims stack up against the facts

CHOSEN ONE: Hillary Clinton. Picture: EPA
1 day(s) ago

In contrast to the outright lies that have littered the campaign trail of Donald Trump, Clinton’s claims mostly cleave fairly close to the truth

Europe

Turkey kills 35 militants after they try to storm base, say officials

A Turkish flag. Picture: REUTERS
22 hour(s) ago

Cities in the Kurdish southeast have been engulfed in the worst violence since the 1990s

Europe

Jeff Bezos leapfrogs Warren Buffett on Forbes rich list

FRESH CHALLENGE:  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is no stranger to keeping prices low to gain customer loyalty, and the company’s new online grocery service in the UK will test this philosophy. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR
1 day(s) ago

The Berkshire Hathaway chairman lost out to the Amazon founder after making $2.86bn in charitable donations of stock

Labour

Eskom wages strike will ‘damage business’, union threatens

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
1 day(s) ago

The National Union of Mineworkers, which represents 16,000 workers at Eskom, is threatening to strike from August 8

Trade & Industry

Zimbabwe’s commerce minister ‘too busy’ to meet Rob Davies

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies. Picture: DoC
2 day(s) ago

Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha gives no indication of when he will meet his South African counterpart to discuss the recent import restrictions

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Cartoons

Task Monkey aims to help people with too little time to do chores or who need specific skills. The work is done by task monkeys, who register  on the site. Picture: ISTOCK

Six ways to beat procrastination

Tricks to try and make the benefits of taking action feel bigger

Life

No bimbocracy — it's a quintessential ‘solid business’

Coal mining and events businessman Quinton van der Burgh surrounded by the typical bevy of beauties that has earned him flak over his perceived chauvinistic playboy role in promoting his events company. Picture: YOUTUBE
2 day(s) ago

Quinton van der Burgh says his business has sex appeal, but he denies chauvinist charges, writes Lesley Stones

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Outside the Lines

Multitalented Ameera Patel — Dr Chetty in the TV soap opera Generations — has turned her hand to writing fiction. Her debut novel is both thriller and family drama. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Glitzy, gritty Joburg the setting for debut novel with diverse cast of characters, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

REWARDED:  Johan Ackermann will swop his Lions coaching cap for that of the SA A team. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX

Ackermann says Lions’ historic semifinal feels like ‘just another game’

The Lions face defending champions the Highlanders on Saturday afternoon at Ellis Park, with an eye on making their first Super Rugby final

Soccer

Relaxed Sundowns are having a blast

FUN:  Percy Tau, left, celebrates Sundowns’s goal against Zamalek with coach Pitso Mosimane. Picture: BACKPAGE/SAMUEL SHIVAMBU
2 day(s) ago

‘The message is all South African clubs — Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Wits — can go to the semifinals of African tournaments,’ says Bafana Bafana coach

Rugby

Young Ackermann set to step into the breach

Ruan Ackermann replaces the injured Warren Whiteley for Saturday’s semifinal. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Flawless Ruan Ackermann has proved himself capable at lock and at the back of the scrum

Cricket

Surprise quota call for players

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2 day(s) ago

Cricket SA says it will introduce targets for all the national teams, but does not stipulate the required racial breakdown

Soccer

Keagan Dolly off to Olympics on a high note

Keagan Dolly. Picture: BACKPAGE PIX/SAMUEL SHIVAMBU
2 day(s) ago

Brazilians’ success in reaching the semifinals of the African Champions League a booster for the Olympic under-23 soccer captain

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The Third Umpire

Who would have thought? The most sensible comment to emerge from the local election campaign trail so far has come from EFF leader Julius Malema: stop squabbling over who owns Mandela. Let him rest in peace.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his acolytes can cry western conspiracy until they’re blue in the face: given overwhelming evidence of state-backed doping, Russia is lucky to have escaped a complete Olympic ban.

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AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito is hardly responsible for sterling’s weakness in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote, but the differential treatment of SABMiller shareholders in the acquisition was a risk that has come back to bite him.

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