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Business denies asking Zuma to act unconstitutionally in Gordhan case

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

Business organisation says in urging President Jacob Zuma to ensure attack against Pravin Gordan is halted it is demanding that the Constitution be upheld

National

I would have asked Jacob Zuma to resign, says Sipho Pityana

Sipho Pityana. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
7 hour(s) ago

Speaking at the funeral of Makhenkesi Stofile, the former foreign affairs director-general said he was sad Zuma was not there to hear his pleas for a better ANC

National

Groups criticise Cape for stalling on Khayelitsha inquiry recommendations

Khayelitsha. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

But the provincial government has made progress on all the Khayelitsha commission recommendations directed at it, spokesperson Michael Mpofu says

Markets

Rand weakens again as Gordhan’s possible prosecution looms

9 hour(s) ago

The rand remains exceptionally vulnerable, along with its emerging-market peers, as markets globally focus on news from Jackson Hole, Nedbank CIB analysts say

Trade & Industry

Stellenbosch has potential to become major wine tourism destination

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

SA already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment to drive wine tourism, says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley

National

WATCH: Why Zuma’s biggest enemy now is time

Picture: Department of International Relations and Cooperation
10 hour(s) ago

Peter Bruce and panel of editors ask whether president’s desperation is starting to show, why the urgency to get rid of the finance minister and will SAA ever get it right?

Transport & Tourism

Shipping worsens Grindrod loss

Picture: GRINDROD
13 hour(s) ago

Along with shipping impairments and foreign exchange losses, the group posted an attributable loss of R1.1bn

National

‘Nothing sinister’ about president taking over
SA’s parastatals

President Jacob Zuma speaks during a monitoring visit to South African Airways on Friday.  Picture: GCIS
11 hour(s) ago

Presidency emphatic that new structure under president will not directly run projects or ‘usurp responsibilities’ of line-function ministers

President Jacob Zuma. Picture:  REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

ANC mute as arrogant Zuma grabs the reins

Jacob Zuma executes personal coup d’etat in seizing the entire public sector economy, writes Allister Sparks

Columnists

Gems has been unwilling to put rumours to bed, writes Bronwyn Nortje

What is state
medical aid
hiding?

Columnists

Natasha Marrian: Popular call is for early conference, but ANC's Gwede Mantashe wants no ‘blood on the floor’

ANC weighs risk of calling early elective conference

Americas

Brazil’s Senate begins Rousseff’s impeachment trial

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski reminds Senators that they must act as judges and put aside their political views

Americas

Battle in China drives Uber to $1.3bn loss

Travis Kalanick. Picture: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI
3 hour(s) ago

With the costly fight for part of China’s ride-sharing market out of the way, Uber increases its focus on mapping, driverless cars and car fleets for hire

Americas

Facebook opens way for businesses to message WhatsApp’s 1-billion users

Picture: BLOOMBERG
7 hour(s) ago

The strategy is an important step for Facebook as it attempts to make money from its most expensive acquisition

National

SA’s population balloons to 55.9-million

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA estimates 30.1% of population is younger than 15 years and about 8% 60 years or older, with females making up about 51% of total population

National

Van Rooyen, Buthelezi, Molefe, Ramokgopa: who might take Gordhan’s role?

YOU’RE MY MAN: President Jacob Zuma shakes hands with newly appointed Finance Minister Desmond van Rooyen, after he was sworn in at the Union Buildings on Thursday. Picture: AFP/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
14 hour(s) ago

Of the likely candidates Jacob Zuma is probably trying to replace Pravin Gordhan with, Peter Attard Montalto says Brian Molefe will have the least worst market reaction

President Jacob Zuma waits in line to cast his vote at Ntolwane Primary School in Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal on Wednesday. Picture: SUPPLIED

SA in perilous stalemate period and cannot afford the patronage machine

SA’s great task now is to convert the poor to middle class — not to set the two groups against each other, writes Shawn Hagedorn

National

Gordhan in Eastern Cape to pay last respects to Stofile

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was asked to present himself to the Hawks in Pretoria on Thursday to submit a warning statement‚ but he refused the request

Politics

Inchanga tense, but calm after recent suspected political killings

Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Police warn against proceeding with planned joint memorial services for two victims of recent Inchanga suspected political killings

Economy

Producer inflation accelerates sharply

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

The PPI, which ultimately feeds into CPI inflation that the Reserve Bank targets for monetary policy, rose much faster than expected in July

Politics

DA wins control of second hung council in Limpopo

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

The DA struck agreements with the EFF, Freedom Front Plus and residents’ group in Thabazimbi, while in the new LIM368, it says its mayoral candidate won two ANC votes

National

George Bizos fears for law and justice in SA

Advocate George  Bizos  holds the Luminary award he received in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Bizos, retired judge Johann Kriegler and Helen Suzman Foundation head Francis Antonie offer support to Pravin Gordhan and other former SARS officials in the Hawks’ sights

Energy

Nersa to challenge court judgment on electricity tariffs

Eskom Medupi power station.
8 hour(s) ago

Earlier this month, High Court set aside Nersa’s decision to grant Eskom effective 9.4% increase on grounds that regulator did not apply rules and methodology properly

Asia-Pacific

That Egyptian cotton bedsheet of yours might be more Indian than African

Walmart. Picture: SUPPLIED
10 hour(s) ago

US retailers have pulled thousands of items from shelves and cut ties with Welspun India after a probe showed Welspun had used nonEgyptian cotton for two years

National

Zuma cannot stop Hawks probe of Gordhan, says Presidency

ODD COUPLE: President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The president was forced to backtrack on his first choice of minister, and had to settle on Gordhan. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA
13 hour(s) ago

It would be unconstitutional for the president to stop an investigation of any individual, the Presidency says, denying the Hawks probe is linked to government

National

NEWS ANALYSIS: Mission is to create narrative justifying Pravin Gordhan’s removal

Pravin Gordhan. Picture:  GCIS
19 hour(s) ago

Jacob Zuma's goal is to get Gordhan out, write Carol Paton and Natasha Marrian

Transport & Tourism

COPE councillor calls for tuk-tuks in Cape Town

NEW KID: A tuk-tuk taxi in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
11 hour(s) ago

Farouk Cassim says that public transport must contribute to reduction of greenhouse emissions and number of cars on roads, and used example of tuk-tuks in New Delhi

Asia-Pacific

Damage to Myanmar’s architectural heritage is heartbreaking

A general view shows the damage at the Sulamani temple in Bagan, southwest of Mandalay, Myanmar, on Thursday. A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Myanmar, two people died and several pagodas were damaged in the ancient city Bagan and some parts of central Myanmar.  Picture: EPA/HEIN HTET
12 hour(s) ago

Myanmar takes stock of toppled spires and crumbling temple walls in ancient capital Bagan, after powerful earthquake hit country, killing three

National

Cosatu not opposed to early ANC elective conference

PLANNING: Cosatu acting general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says shutting down Kopano ke Matla is a political decision, but that it will help the federation overcome its financial difficulties. Picture: THE TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

The union federation and tripartite alliance partner says it will not remain neutral on the ANC succession issue, and an early conference requires discussion

National

Maimane calls for parliamentary debate on Gordhan witch-hunt

Mmusi Maimane.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

DA leader submits urgent request to National Assembly Speaker for debate on request by Hawks for finance minister to appear before crime investigation body

National

De Lille wishes Desmond Tutu well on behalf of Cape Town

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Imagine what people such as Archbishop Tutu would have felt as they picked up the pieces during the days of the underground. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has checked into a Cape Town hospital for ‘the same bug that kept him in hospital for a week last year’, Reuters reports

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Cartoons

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Four ways to help a stressed-out colleague

Stress affects us all — mentally, physically and emotionally — but here are four tips to help co-workers that are struggling

Motoring

FUTURE MODELS: VW T-Roc is building on a promise

Volkswagen is promising a radical new design language with its T-Roc.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK
18 hour(s) ago

Volkswagen’s SUV and crossover model onslaught is continuing

Motoring

DRIVING IMPRESSION: Lexus RC200t — a handsome sheep in wolf’s clothing

The RC200t scores highly in the looks department.   Picture: QUICKPIC
18 hour(s) ago

The Lexus RC200t looks like a gold-winning athlete, but it’s left in the blocks by its rivals, writes Mark Smyth

Health

Mexico looks to double tax on sugary drinks

Mexico may double its tax on sweetened beverages to 20% as sales recovered after the levy caused an initial reduction in consumption. Picture: ISTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Mexico finds the tax is a money-spinner but has failed to dent consumption of sugary drinks, writes Amy Guthrie

Motoring

RUMOUR HAS IT... Kia, Hyundai models on the way

BMW has unveiled its concept of the iconic 2002 touring car.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK
18 hour(s) ago

BMW reveals a second concept at the Pebble Beach concours in the US, and Ford announces a level 4 autonomous vehicle in the US

Opinion

Walk the talk for happy workforce

US President Barack Obama, right, with Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, left, after a tour of a flood-affected area in Louisiana on Tuesday. Obama is notable as a fan of the walk and talk meeting style, which has health benefits, saves time and aids creative thinking. Picture: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST

Companies are most effective when they create a wellbeing culture

TAKING IT EASY: Morné Steyn, right, and Faf de Klerk chill at a Bok training session. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Steyn to keep Elton on edge

Steyn’s presence is both a warning and an inspiration to Jantjies to up his game

Other Sport

Rejuvenated Hamilton aims for 50th

Briton Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/LASZLO BALGOGH
20 hour(s) ago

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton ‘refreshed, re-energised and ready to go’ for a rare 50 grands prix prize

Other Sport

All the statistics for Belgian race

UNPOPULAR:  Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads the pack during Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix. Pictures: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Here are all the stats ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Formula One Grand Prix, the 13th race of the 21-round season

Other Sport

How top medical team revived Schoeman’s dream in Rio

BRONZE: Henri Schoeman beats the odds to realise his dream of an Olympic medal. Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

A chest infection nearly robs bronze medalist Henri Schoeman the chance to compete in the Olympics, but Team SA’s doctor saves the day

Rugby

Alexander throws his hat into the rugby hot-seat ring

Oregan Hoskins.  Picture: THE TIMES
20 hour(s) ago

Alexander had been Hoskins’s deputy since the departed president beat the late Mike Stofile to the post in 2008

Soccer

Chiefs under the cosh, says Tinkler

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

New Premier Soccer League franchise Cape Town City poses a major threat to coach Steve Komphela charges

Soccer

Komphela already feeling the pressure

Steve Komphela. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU
20 hour(s) ago

Coach Steve Komphela struggles to explain to aghast Amakhosi fans the Glamour Boys’ horrible start

Soccer

Ancelotti brushes aside Ribery criticism

Coach Carlo Ancelotti. Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Ribery, was not sent off for any of the fouls, and only booked for the incidents with Melo and Passlack

Cricket

Kingsmead’s outfield leads to financial knock

Cricket supporters watch as the covers are put on to the wicket at Kingsmead stadium in Durban. Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Cricket SA say they opted to decompact the outfield at Kingsmead and Centurion after feedback from the players involved in last season’s one-day series between SA and New Zealand

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