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Energy

Eskom’s system outlook tight despite plant maintenance

Eskom Medupi power station.
15 hour(s) ago

Eskom says it has started ramping up energy availability for the expected winter peak so it has sufficient capacity to meet demands during its required maintenance

Politics

Jovial EFF members fill Orlando Stadium for manifesto launch

Supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters arrived in song and dance at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg for the launch of the party's local election manifesto. Picture: BUCHULE RABA
19 hour(s) ago

EFF's manifesto boasts many promises but continues to grapple with ensuring that their supporters are registered to vote and will pitch up to vote on August 3

National

Zuma's prosecution not tainted by allegations in NPA, says High Court

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

Mpshe tells media that abuse of legal process revealed in spy tapes is a 'gross neglect of the elementary principles of fairness' and would be 'unconscionable' for a trial to continue

Transport & Tourism

SA Express leaves passengers in the lurch after flight suspension

Picture: THE HERALD
17 hour(s) ago

South African Civil Aviation Authority suspends SA Express’ Air Operator Certificate with immediate effect due to serious safety hazards

Science & Environment

World is experiencing a ‘dangerous level of climate change’

TOUGH:  Clouds pass over hills in Santiago city, Chile, last year. Eight years of drought that left fields parched and ski resorts dry and a burst of wet weather were likely triggered by the El Nino phenomenon. Picture: REUTERS/IVAN ALVARADO
18 hour(s) ago

Stellenbosch University’s Prof Guy Midgley says data for the first three months of 2016 show a very sharp rise in global temperatures

National

Nhleko says panel will influence the future of public order policing

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(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

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
1 day(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
1 day(s) ago

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

TEST:  Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema aims to win votes from the ANC in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay, the metros where the governing party is most vulnerable. Picture: SOWETAN

EFF threat the latest in a pattern of fascist conduct by the party

SA cannot allow the Constitution’s values to be subverted those who threaten to use violence to advance a political agenda, writes George Devenish

Columnists

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Anthony Butler: An explosive secret dossier provides compelling evidence that the ANC manifesto launch was ‘sabotaged’

Hawks find evidence of sabotage of ANC launch

Columnists

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Oakbay has been sent packing by the big four, with only an Asian bank, thought to be Bank of Baroda, servicing it, writes Stuart Theobald

Ministers’ approach to banks about Guptas sets off very loud alarm bells

Politics

Malema's latest new word — sleepists

Julius Malema asks questions during the interviews for the position of Judge in the KZN division of the high court. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Parliament is no longer a sleeping place. All sleepists now are awake‚’ says Malema at EFF manifesto in Soweto

Financial Services

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

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS
1 day(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
1 day(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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(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
1 day(s) ago

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

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

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
1 day(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
1 day(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
1 day(s) ago

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

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
1 day(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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(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
1 day(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
1 day(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
1 day(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
1 day(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
1 day(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

Picture: EPA
1 day(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
1 day(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
1 day(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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

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

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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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 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
3 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
2 day(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
2 day(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
2 day(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
2 day(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
2 day(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
2 day(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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