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Sipho Pityana. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA

Stofile’s tears moved Sipho Pityana to speak out about Jacob Zuma and the ANC

2 hour(s) ago

The former foreign affairs director-general has explained why he chose this moment to break his silence about the political crisis in the country and the ruling party

National

Oscar Pistorius’s murder sentence is shockingly lenient, Gerrie Nel says

State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel reacts as he listens to the verdict of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the high court in Pretoria on Friday. Picture: AFP
44 minute(s) ago

The state has gone to the High Court in Johannesburg, where it is applying for leave to appeal against the sentence Judge Thokozile Masipa passed in July

Economy

Too many risks to call end to rate hikes, says Reserve Bank’s Daniel Mminele

HARD PLACE: Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele says its rate-setting committee is aware of the effect of rate hikes on economic growth, but it will act if inflation and its outlook remain elevated. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
1 hour(s) ago

The Bank’s deputy governor addresses the question of why interest rates have risen, and could rise further, despite a sluggish economy

Education

Cosatu backs students’ call for 0% fee increase next year

Students protest over planned increases in tuition fees in Stellenbosch on Friday. Picture: REUTERS
20 minute(s) ago

Trying to reform an education system that was never meant to accommodate poor students is a ‘futile endeavour’

National

Tshwane’s Solly Msimanga announces a more inclusive mayoral committee

Solly Msimanga. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
16 minute(s) ago

The final team is less white and male than the list leaked earlier in the week that provoked criticism from the ANC

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev to cut 5,500 jobs after SABMiller takeover

The commission says the guidelines seek to clarify its approach to analysing mergers. Picture: REUTERS
21 minute(s) ago

The job cuts will form part of the $1.4bn of annual savings the world’s biggest brewer is seeking from the purchase of its number two rival

National

Zuma must step down, says Sipho Pityana

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa hands over the flag to Makhenkesi  Stofile’s widow, Nambitha Stofile, during the special official funeral of the former  sports and recreation minister at Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape on Thursday. Picture: DoC
6 hour(s) ago

Businessman Sipho Pityana launches a scathing attack on the president as Cyril Ramaphosa speaks up for the first time

Politics

DA widens Tshwane racial mix

REJIG:  Solly Msimanga of the DA, who is pictured being sworn in as Tshwane mayor last week on Friday, delayed the announcement of his mayoral committee after a leaked list was criticised for being too pale and male. Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

DA modifies its mayoral committees to make them more inclusive after ANC criticises ‘white supremacist’ executive lineup

Transport & Tourism

SAA in liquidation danger, says director

Yakhe Kwinana and SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

The head of SAA’s audit and risk committee resigns ‘to prevent damage to her reputation’ as the airline nears free fall

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES

EDITORIAL: Get ready for more jitters

The arrest of SA’s finance minister seems inevitable, sending SA into another bout of financial and political jitters

Columnists

Independent Group’s puerile clickbait site exposes little more than its own sensational ignorance, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Exposing #IndyExpose

Columnists

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President Jacob Zuna's moves against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan show that he knows he is becoming a lame duck, writes Anthony Butler

Signals of desperation, not control, from Zuma

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths to cut food prices in tight year

Woolworths store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
5 hour(s) ago

Woolworths to focus on building stronger and more profitable relationships with customers

National

Nkola Motata challenges tribunals set up to discipline judges

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

No fewer than six judges including Motata face investigations by judicial conduct tribunals

Mining

Northam battered by lower metals prices and empowerment scheme

Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

The platinum miner, which halved its full-year loss, is reconsidering its involvement in the loss-making Pandora venture, which is likely to need further cash injections

Europe

British economy bearing up under Brexit strain, but is it a boom?

Shoppers cross the road in Oxford Street, London, Britain.  Picture: REUTERS
48 minute(s) ago

The high streets are heaving and there are few signs of the distress expected after the UK’s shock vote to leave the EU

Healthcare

Adcock Ingram is on the mend

A sign outside the Adcock Ingram offices in Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Drug maker has moves out of remedial mode with strong performance from prescription medicine division and keeping operational expenses in check

In modern capitalist countries, amassed economic power defines the royalty of the day, says the writer.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

WEALTH WATCH: Robotic advice crosses a new frontier

Robo-advisers will probably play a more useful role complementing advisers rather than competing with them, writes Stephen Cranston

Americas

Dilma Rousseff’s trial begins

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech in Brasilia, Brazil, on Wednesday. She said: 'Impeachment is a putschist process'. Picture: AFP PHOTO/EVARISTO SA
7 minute(s) ago

Supreme Court hears witnesses for and against suspended Brazilian president, trial is expected to end with her removal from office

Markets

Rand holds onto steep weekly losses

Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS
2 hour(s) ago

Rand Merchant Bank currency strategist John Cairn says most people agree the local currency will bomb if Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan leaves his post

African News

Zimbabwean police fire tear gas at protesters

Anti-riot police clear roads during a protest by opposition youths who were demonstrating against alleged brutality by security agents in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe August 24, 2016. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO
1 hour(s) ago

The High Court is due to rule on whether the protest can go ahead, but 18 opposition parties have vowed to proceed regardless

National

Seta system hurts small businesses, tax panel warns

LOSING OUT:  The Davis Tax Committee says the sector education and training authority refund system has impoverished small businesses while funding training in larger businesses. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

The Davis Tax Committee’s SME report concludes SA’s skills development system needs an urgent overhaul

Europe

Tough questions are being asked as Italian quake death toll continues to rise

Rescuers pass collapsed buildings in earthquake-hit Amatrice, central Italy, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/EMILANO GRILLOTTI
2 hour(s) ago

As rescuers continue to search for corpses, questions mount about why there were so many deaths so soon after the 2009 earthquake in nearby L’Aquila

Property

Hammerson tries to entice investors before listing

Picture: THINKSTOCK
50 minute(s) ago

Hammerson will become the JSE’s largest listed property fund, overtaking UK and Spanish shopping centre owner Intu, which has a market cap of about R79bn

African News

Jihadists attack Mogadishu restaurant

A Somali policeman looks at the wreckage of a vehicle destroyed by a car bomb at the Banadir beach restaurant at Lido beach in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR
1 hour(s) ago

Ten people are killed in an attack by Shabaab jihadists on a beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital, dead include two gunmen

Europe

Car bomb in Turkey leaves at least nine dead

Smoke rises from buildings at the site of a car bomb explosion at a police headquarters in Cizre, located in Turkey's Sirnak province bordering both Syria and Iraq, in this still image from video August 26, 2016.   Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Dozens are wounded in an explosion at police headquarters in Cizre, the latest in a spate of attacks in country’s turbulent southeast

Americas

US and Russia to work out final details of agreement on fighting IS

UNDER SIEGE: The Baghdad government has called on civilians to flee the city after the attack of Islamic State militants by Iraq. However, Iraqi and US officials estimate that there are as many as 100,000 civilians still in Falluja. Picture: EPA
2 hour(s) ago

Talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart are aimed at striking a deal that will lead to a cessation of hostilities across Syria

Mining

Sibanye tones down its talk of acquisitions and mergers

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 hour(s) ago

Shares tumble after the producer reports a poor safety performance and lower than expected results

Telecoms & Technology

State firm eyes broadband licence

Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

Adding services will broaden the state-owned entity’s offering and could attract new corporate customers

National

Groups criticise Cape for stalling on Khayelitsha inquiry recommendations

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

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

Industrials

Polished performance from Italtile as profit and margins rise

Italtile tile display. Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

The group reports a 16% rise in trading profit, and says its new Gryphon plant making large-format glazed porcelain tiles has competed well against imports

Transport & Tourism

Shipping worsens Grindrod loss

Picture: GRINDROD
23 hour(s) ago

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

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Cartoons

Nick Vadasz, owner of Vadasz Deli in London,  helped his Hungarian grandmother ferment pickles — not  an English tradition. Picture: SUPPLIED

Appetite for fermented food grows

Pickles, kombucha, and sauerkraut are catching on as a healthy alternative to fast food, writes Madeleine Morrow

Management

Four ways to help a stressed-out colleague

Picture: THINKSTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

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

Health

Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

A new biodegradable film made out of casein is being produced to replace the thin plastic wrapping that is used to protect against spoilage. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
1 day(s) ago

Researchers are investigating alternative forms of food packaging — the biodegradable kind that can be eaten, writes Amrith Ramkumar

Opinion

HALF ART: Burkini is unlikely icon of resistance to Islamophobia

New York-based Iranian artist Shirin Neshat challenges western views of Islam through art, writes Chris Thurman

Ryan Lochte. Picture: REUTERS

Ryan Lochte lands new sponsor, even as Brazilian police recommend charges

The disgraced US swimmer’s new backer — after losing the endorsement of big names like Speedo — is Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops

Soccer

Uefa changes Champions League qualifying rules

Michel Platini. Picture: EPA/WALTER BIERI
17 minute(s) ago

The amendments come after Europe’s top clubs discussed the possibility of forming a Super League, possibly without Uefa’s authorisation

Rugby

Pumas pose real threat in Salta

GOOD ONE:  Faf de Klerk produced a moment of brilliance last week, but the Pumas applied the pressure throughout. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIRK KOTZE
7 hour(s) ago

The Boks under new coach Allister Coetzee are well prepared but expect no favours from the Argentines

Rugby

New players sign of Boks’ lack of cohesion

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

The Springboks squad against Argentina lacks the experience that secured the national side’s victory in 2014

Cricket

Winner takes all at Centurion showdown

Vernon Philander not keen on one-Test series. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
7 hour(s) ago

Black Caps ‘excited’ about the winner-takes-all shootout at the Centurion corral against Proteas

Soccer

This Chiefs team is all about trophies, says coach Komphela

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

Loss to Wits an aberration as the team keeps its eye on the main prize, says Kompela

Standard Bank

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