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Vuyo Mvoko. Picture: SIMPHIWE NKWALI

Talks between SABC and Vuyo Mvoko break down

55 minute(s) ago

Vuyo Mvoko refuses to retract his public criticism of the lack of editorial independence at the SABC, leading to impasse in talks with the public broadcaster

National

Two suspects are arrested for theft from naval base

POWER: A submarine is docked at the South African  naval   base  in  Simon’s Town for the annual South African Navy Festival in 2012. Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE/SOWETAN
28 minute(s) ago

Weaponry theft puts spotlight on security at military installations with many observers asking how it could be possible to breach security

Economy

Economy continued to shed jobs, latest report shows as SA heads to the polls

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1 hour(s) ago

Services, agriculture, transport and mining were the sectors worst affected in the second quarter, another dismal reading of the labour market shows

Politics

‘Dirty tricks’ by ANC will not stop DA from making history in municipal polls

(Left to right) John Moodey, Helen Zille and Mmusi Maimane.  Picture: THE TIMES
32 minute(s) ago

The latest polls published on Friday last week by Ipsos suggest the ANC is most at risk of losing Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay

Economy

Food prices push up producer inflation

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2 hour(s) ago

The increase in the producer price index (PPI) accelerated both from a year earlier and from the month before, on rising food and fuel prices

Media

Faith Muthambi accuses media of ‘feeding propaganda’ to the public

Faith Muthambi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Communications minister says mainstream media write negatively about the government, adds ‘we cannot allow the public to be misled’

Energy

Fuel shortages loom as strike brings SA’s biggest refinery to a halt

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3 hour(s) ago

The Sapref refinery in Durban, a joint venture between Shell and BP, refines 190,000 barrels of crude oil a day

Americas

Brazil fines Facebook over WhatsApp standoff

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2 hour(s) ago

Brazilian authorities recently made arrests after intercepting WhatsApp and Telegram messages suggesting plot of terror strike on Olympics

Energy

Joemat-Pettersson orders fuel fund probe

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

The energy minister says the Central Energy Fund shares her concern over ‘lapses in governance’ involving large and risky transactions

One of the biggest headaches for Eskom’s nuclear bid is that no one seems to be able to provide an objective price for nuclear energy, says the writer. Picture: REUTERS

Is Eskom building a case for nuclear power?

Freeze on agreements with independent power producers strengthens the case for direct procurement by municipalities and metros, writes Saliem Fakir

Columnists

Bronwyn Nortje: Eskom doesn’t want you to know a mix of new-build renewables; gas now cheaper than proposed mix of existing coal and nuclear builds

The right energy mix is what matters the most

Columnists

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

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

Politics

Marius Fransman turns to ANC constitution in second round of legal tussle

SHAKER:  ANC Western Cape chairman Marius Fransman, front left, greets President Jacob Zuma during their election road show in Cape Town. Fransman has asked the high court to formally reinstate him to his party position after the issue has sown dissension in ANC ranks. Picture: THE TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

The party's leader in the Western Cape is seeking a declaratory order from the High Court on his position

Energy

Policy not set by Eskom CEO, says Gordhan

Brian Molefe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the independent power producers programme is still a key state policy

National

Davies awaits next move from Harare

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: GCIS
8 hour(s) ago

SA will not adopt a hard-line stance because Zimbabwe’s domestic industries are in distress, says Rob Davies

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev takeover stalls on final offer

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller branded beers. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG
8 hour(s) ago

SABMiller orders staff dealing with integration to halt work as megabrew merger slides to a halt

National

Do you live along SA’s tornado belt?

Phumulani Mall in Tembisa, northeast of Johannesburg, was  struck by a tornado on Tuesday, causing damage to part of the shopping centre’s roof and to vehicles parked outside. Gauteng  continued to be affected by extreme   weather for a second day on Tuesday. Picture: ER24
17 hour(s) ago

Tornadoes can creep up wherever a thunderstorm is brewing‚ especially along the country’s tornado belt

What is happening in the US is not only the outcome of a justice system that makes a mockery of its name, it is the result of an economic system that has perpetuated and often glorified social inequalities, says the writer. Picture: REUTERS/ERIC THAYER

Black Americans’ lot shows it is not about creating wealth

There is a need for a more inclusive economy, where blacks have more opportunities to live a decent life, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Europe

Tourists avoid Turkey after deadly bomb blasts

Forensic experts and firefighters stand beside a Turkish police bus which was targeted in a bomb attack in a central Istanbul district, Turkey on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Number of foreign visitors to the country falls by the most in at least 22 years as tension between Ankara and Moscow and bombings keep tourists away

Asia-Pacific

Is this the end of the line for the Boeing 747?

LONG HAUL:  An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. Iran is eager to renew its fleet of ageing aircraft. Picture: REUTERS/MORTEZA MIKOUBAZI
5 hour(s) ago

Boeing has warned it might cease production of the ‘Queen of the Skies’, the wide-body plane that is a favourite among global leaders, as orders slow to a trickle

Europe

Emissions cheating scandal halves Volkswagen’s profit in second quarter

Volkswagen received a platinum award for LCV purchasing.
2 hour(s) ago

‘Enormous feats of strength’ will be needed to manage the fall-out from the diesel emissions misconduct, Volkswagen’s finance director Frank Witter says

Telecoms & Technology

MTN on track for Nigerian listing next year

A man passes an MTN board in Lagos, Nigeria.  Picture:  AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
4 hour(s) ago

The cellphone company is listing its Nigerian unit, after settling a long-running dispute with the Nigerian government with a reduced $1.7bn fine

Americas

In contrast to Trump, Obama lays out optimistic vision for US

US President Barack Obama speaks about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia  at Rancho Mirage, California, on Sunday. Picture:   REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE
7 hour(s) ago

In a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention Obama offers full-hearted support to Hillary Clinton

Financial Services

Dischem gets RAC nod for likely listing

Piet Viljoen. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
8 hour(s) ago

Investment firm RECM and Calibre reveals for the first time the value of its interest in Dischem

National

Rain brings relief to parched KwaZulu-Natal farms

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
8 hour(s) ago

KwaZulu-Natal has been hardest hit by drought and is one of five provinces declared disaster areas

Retail & Consumer

Dire warnings can’t stop BAT from selling 332-billion cigarettes in six months

A man arranges cigarettes in a shop in central London, the UK. Picture: Organisations such as the Tobacco Free Portfolios Initiative are pushing for corporate divestment in the industry. Picture: EPA / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
4 hour(s) ago

The tobacco company’s sales have slipped in some regions, such as Australia, but surged in others, like Western Europe

Mining

Anglo American cuts debt despite a tough first half

A worker walks past a board outside Anglo American offices in Johannesburg. Picture:  REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
4 hour(s) ago

The diversified miner had to contend with falling prices for most of its commodities, but cuts in costs and capital spending helped its cash flow

Americas

WikiLeaks posts audio recordings from Democratic Party hack

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally. Picture: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER
5 hour(s) ago

Links to the 29 recordings are posted on Twitter, include a message from a Hillary Clinton supporter complaining about Bernie Sanders being given ‘too much influence’

Asia-Pacific

BHP Billiton adds to red ink for 2016 with $1bn-plus Brazil charge

BHP Billiton. Picture: BLOOMBERG
5 hour(s) ago

Mining company’s provision of up to $1.3bn to cover the costs of the Brazilian dam disaster in 2015 will put it on course to report its worst annual loss

National

Community groups threaten political parties’ voter base

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8 hour(s) ago

The rise of community-backed independent candidates poses a real threat to political parties in the August poll

Financial Services

Investec bonuses snag on UK rules

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8 hour(s) ago

Investec CEO Stephen Koseff's bonuses are more than quadruple his salary and may infringe on UK rules capping variable pay

National

Makhura’s new broom battles to sweep clean

ACTION MAN:  Gauteng Premier David Makhura has started a pilot programme to open tender adjudication to public scrutiny; has made surprise calls on public servants, to check attendance at work; and has set up a ‘service delivery war room’ to collect data on basic services in communities and to monitor progress. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
8 hour(s) ago

Gauteng premier David Makhura has made progress, but provincial sphere cannot greatly influence jobs and safety, writes Carol Paton

Asia-Pacific

NEWS ANALYSIS: Irony of China’s iron-ore miners seeking protection

SLOWDOWN CONTINUES: A labourer walks past piles of steel coils at a steel wholesale market in China. The country’s economic growth slowed to 7.5% in the second quarter. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Chinese iron-ore miners’ complaints underscores the multitude of challenges facing the world’s biggest steel industry, writes Clyde Russell

National

Danny Jordaan: Nelson Mandela Bay metro could become investment hub

Danny Jordaan.  Picture: SOWETAN
8 hour(s) ago

The metro’s mayor says R30bn in job-creating investment flowed in over the past year and there’s more the pipeline

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Cartoons

Groote Schuur Hospital. Picture: WIKI COMMONS

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

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

Health

Algae may be the answer to world’s food problems

Algae has been popular in Asia for centuries and is becoming increasingly popular in the West, as it is highly nutritious. There are 145 species consumed in the world and France grows 24 species on the Brittany coast. Picture: ISTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Algae is an alternative marine nutrition solution, one that could significantly help, if not guarantee, mankind’s survival, writes JP Géné

Books

JM Coetzee’s ‘mesmerising tale’ grapples with battle between head and heart

Novels written by author JM Coetzee. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
49 minute(s) ago

If the author wins the Man Booker Prize for The Schooldays of Jesus it will be his third, after winning in 1983 and 1999

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
8 hour(s) ago

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

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Audi chasing the younger buyer with the Q2

The Q2’s design might look familiar but the new Audi design boss has made significant changes in the corporate look.  Picture: AUDI MEDIA SERVICE
7 hour(s) ago

The Q2 was guaranteed to be a hot seller unless Audi messed it up. It didn’t

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Mercedes-Benz shooting for the stars

Mercedes has introduced the coupe version of its AMG C63.  Picture: MERCEDES-BENZ
7 hour(s) ago

Mercedes has launched a number of new and not-so-new models, writes Mark Smyth

Motoring

LAUNCH NEWS: Renault Kadjar — making life a little more convenient

Renault has expanded its Kadjar range.   Picture: QUICKPIC
7 hour(s) ago

Lerato Matebese samples the latest additions to Renault’s Kadjar range, which now includes automatic transmissions

BEAUTIFUL BUCS:  Orlando Pirates players celebrate after scoring against Egypt’s Al Ahly during their African Confederation Cup semifinal in Suez on Sunday night. Picture: REUTERS/AMR ABDALLAH DALSH

Bucs player ‘tests positive for cocaine’

Orlando Pirates player is set to be hauled before a South African Institute for Drug Free Sport disciplinary hearing after allegedly testing positive for cocaine

Rugby

Jantjies and Sopoaga in titanic clash

GAME BREAKERS: Lima Sopoaga, and Elton Jantjies have the ability to turn Saturday’s semifinal in a flash. Pictures: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES
8 hour(s) ago

De Klerk will test himself against the original version on Saturday

Soccer

Sundowns make the semis after nailing Zamalek

WINNER:  Khama Billiat, second right, celebrates his goal with Sundowns teammates Leonardo Castro, third right, and Keagan Dolly during the  Confederation Cup match against Medeama of Ghana at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria. Picture: SAMUEL SHIVAMBU/BACKPAGEPIX
9 hour(s) ago

Zamalek opened up a bit in the second half and entered the Sundowns box a few more times than they did in the first

Rugby

Blitzboks ready for Rio showdown

GOOD FIT: Tim Agaba manages to combine physicality with  speed and skill. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
9 hour(s) ago

Only De Jongh made the final 12-man cut with Hougaard on standby as one of two formal reserves

Cricket

New era to start for Black Caps in Zimbabwe Tests

Kane Williamson. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
9 hour(s) ago

Williamson will become New Zealand’s 29th Test captain when he leads the Black Caps after taking over from Brendon McCullum

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US President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, apparently admires Donald Trump’s “down-to-earth” yet demagogic politics and inward-looking policies over those of his sibling and Hillary Clinton. Thanks, Obama.

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