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Books of ballot papers stolen in Soweto

Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
5 hour(s) ago

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

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
5 hour(s) ago

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

Media

Karima Brown quits Independent Media

Professor Tawana Kupe speaking to  Karima Brown. Picture: ALIX CARMICHELE.
7 hour(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

Markets

Rand breaks critical R14/$ barrier after weak US growth data

Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

The local currency was reacting to poor GDP results from the US, which showed that economy expanding only 1.2% in the second quarter

Economy

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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

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

National

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

The Goodman Gallery in Rosebank. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO/THE TIMES
7 hour(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

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
8 hour(s) ago

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

National

Photos of apparent rife and bomb belt found on Thulsie twins’ devices

Relatives of terror-accused twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie leave the Magistrate Court after their bail application was postponed, in Johannesburg on Monday.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
7 hour(s) ago

The photographs were submitted in court on Friday, and also included images of public executions conducted by Islamic State, police say

Christo Wiese. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

WATCH: South Africa’s wealthiest people

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

Columnists

Davies given the run-around by Zimbabwe’s trade minister, while Parliament asks ‘should we stay or go?’

It seems the government may be selling a stake in SAA

Columnists

Anthony Butler promo

Despite the apparent parallels, Hlaudi Motsoeneng is reportedly outraged that critics have likened him to Max Price, writes Anthony Butler

Little kings rule alike in splendid, quiet towers

Economy

SA’s trade surplus narrows to R12.5bn in June

A loading crane straddles a freight rail track at Transnet’s container handling terminal at City Deep inland port in Johannesburg. Picture: BLOOMBERG
8 hour(s) ago

But the figure compares to a R23bn deficit recorded in the same period last year, and paints a much better picture for local exports compared with imports

National

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

Kevin Malunga. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
18 hour(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

Media

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

12 hour(s) ago

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

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
11 hour(s) ago

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

National

Kenny Kunene has naked Zille and Maimane in his bedroom

Kenny Kunene. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
13 hour(s) ago

The businessman explains why he bought Iven Amali's painting of naked DA leaders but not Ayanda Mabulu's paintings of Jacob Zuma

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EXCLUSIVE | We can’t turn back on the path of IPPs

Tina Joemat-Pettersson: The imperative is to diversify our energy mix to one that includes new generation capacity including independent power producers

National

Ten reasons the 2016 municipal elections will be like no other

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11 hour(s) ago

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

Labour

Refill your petrol tanks as normal, petrol association urges motorists

A worker at state-owned Pertamina, the country's main retailer of subsidised fuel, fills a vehicle at a petrol station in Jakarta. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

On the second day of Ceppwawu’s strike in the petroleum industry, fuel stations in various spots across SA were already running dry

National

Will the flip of a coin decide who runs your council?

Picture: THE TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

The August 3 elections are expected to be closely contested, which means a ‘game of chance’ may be used to decide who should be an office bearer

Markets

JSE faces watchdog probe over R134bn foreign trading error

Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(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’

Law & Constitution

All land claims after ’98 on hold

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Parliament did not follow the rules, old cases must come first, Constitutional Court rules

Markets

British investors brace for more Brexit pain

Shareholders of the 318-year-old London exchange will vote on Monday on what is London’s third attempt to merge with Deutsche Boerse in 16 years. Picture: REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE
10 hour(s) ago

UK investors have slashed equity and property holdings, according to a new survey, the first to fully reflect allocation shifts since the shock vote to leave the EU

Americas

How Hillary Clinton’s claims stack up against the facts

CHOSEN ONE: Hillary Clinton. Picture: EPA
11 hour(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

National

‘Sputla’ Ramokgopa bids farewell as Pretoria’s first citizen

Kgosientso Ramokgopa.   Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Soon-to-be former Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa thanks the ANC for appointing him as a ‘young fellow’ to take the helm of the capital

Economy

Reserve Bank will consider SA’s low growth when deciding on interest rates

It was an historic GDP release, with Stats SA for the first time publishing production and expenditure side data simultaneously. Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago said of the new system 'we join the community of nations' whose statistics agencies compile both sides of GDP. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
12 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago says SA’s projected growth rates are ‘insufficient’ to make big inroads into worsening unemployment numbers

Politics

Marius Fransman to face disciplinary charges for tarnishing ANC’s image

RADICAL: Commentators say ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman may prove to be the DA’s ‘secret weapon’ in the elections. Picture: THE TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

The ANC integrity commission says in its report into Fransman’s conduct that sexual harassment allegations against him are ‘more likely to be true‚ than not’

Trade & Industry

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

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies. Picture: DoC
12 hour(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

Retail & Consumer

Renewed optimism on SABMiller deal buoys AB InBev shares

Picture: BLOOMBERG/DEAN HUTTON
12 hour(s) ago

As the megabrewer merger gets back on track, the brewers’ shares have risen in Brussels, London and Johannesburg

Financial Services

Absa’s home loan impairments shoot up

Picture:  BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
14 hour(s) ago

SA’s biggest mortgage provider says nonperforming loans in its home loan division were also up, this reflected the financial stress of households

Retail & Consumer

Sweetened SABMiller offer is final, says AB InBev

SABMiller branded six packs of Castle Lite beer move along the production line at SABMiller's Newlands brewery in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG
13 hour(s) ago

Announcing disappointing results, CEO Carlos Brito says the companies have made good progress on their deal — after SABMiller called a halt to integration efforts

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Cartoons

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

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

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

Health

UCT’s Sports Injury Clinic helps patients unable to afford rehab

Groote Schuur Hospital. Picture: WIKI COMMONS
1 day(s) ago

Dr Jeroen Swart and Dr Caroline Dalton will provide clinical sports medicine services to the public one day a week at Groote Schuur’s orthopaedic outpatient clinic

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
17 hour(s) ago

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

Management

WATCH: Six types of entrepreneurs

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The archetypes were created to look at entrepreneurial behaviours and how they affect the business and the individual

Health

Luxury yoga chill zones aim to ease big city stress

Yoga classes will be a major feature of the planned High Court chain of wellness clubs that will soon open at its first site in lower Manhattan, New York. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

Wellness entrepreneurs offer an alternative universe of yoga-based ‘intelligent leisure’ including health, luxury, and exclusivity, writes Deena Shanker

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
18 hour(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
17 hour(s) ago

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

Cricket

Surprise quota call for players

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(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
18 hour(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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