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Saudi 9/11 bill becomes law as congress rejects Obama veto

An American flag flies near Congress in Washington, DC, the US, on Wednesday. Congress voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.  Picture: EPA/SHAWN THEW
5 hour(s) ago

In the first veto override of Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency, legislators open the way for the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act to become law

Media

BusinessLIVE brings you all of SA’s top news and views, in one place

Business Live website. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
11 hour(s) ago

Read our brand new website for business, market and political news as it happens, and access to premium content from SA, the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times

African Business

MTN said to be weighing up $500m share sale in Ghana

Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Insiders say that MTN is approaching wealthy Ghanaians to buy about $500m worth of shares in its business there in a private placing

Media

ANN7 concedes Glebelands coverage ‘ grossly negligent’

Residents walk the streets of KwaMashu Hostel, a hotbed of support for the Inkatha Freedom Party since the 1980s,  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

The broadcaster apologises to the Glebelands Hostel Community and narrowly escapes a fine for repeatedly airing security-sensitive footage of hostel violence

National

SARS spy-unit trio get paid R8.5m in restraint-of-trade agreements

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
14 hour(s) ago

SARS says it paid R8.5m in restraint-of-trade settlements to three executives who quit during the spy unit furore

Education

Wits students march on Chamber of Mines

Students protest at Wits. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Chamber of Mines agrees to respond within two weeks to students’ memorandum appealing for help in fight for free higher education

Americas

Och-Ziff unit to plead guilty in Africa bribe probe, say sources

The proposed amendments to Fica aim at tackling the issue of politically exposed individuals. Picture: ISTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Largest publicly traded US hedge fund will pay $400m and a subsidiary will plead guilty to resolve US probes

Science & Environment

Trade proposal for Cape mountain zebra gets nod

Picture: REUTERS/BAZ RATNER
7 hour(s) ago

South Africa gets unanimous support at CITES to move the Cape mountain zebra from appendix I to appendix II, allowing the subspecies of zebra to be traded

Retail & Consumer

Shoprite share price leaps as Christo Wiese talks of merger with Steinhoff

Christo Wiese. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 hour(s) ago

Remarks by Christo Wiese that a Shoprite-Steinhoff tie-up would be a "natural development" pushed Shoprite’s share price up more than 4%

Transport & Tourism

President has set a precedent and should stay on SAA, says DA

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

Jacob Zuma has shown he can use SAA for long-haul flights, so he should save SA the R273,972 a day it will spend leasing a jet for him, the party’s Kobus Marais says

Financial Services

FIC amendments vital in fighting money laundering, says Pravin Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at the Business Day/Financial Mail investment summit in Sandton on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Gordhan says Financial Intelligence Centre Act amendments are critically important in strengthening the financial system

The ANC is not in a growth phase. For the past decade its trajectory has been downhill as it grapples with a radically changed opposition. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Leader issue is key to revamp of ANC

The task of reinventing the ANC and repositioning its brand cannot succeed without a leadership overhaul, writes Thabang Motsohi

Columnists

Many South African universities and ANC politicians are as thick as thieves, writes Gareth van Onselen

On the obsequiousness of SA universities

Columnists

Xhanti Payi: Free tertiary education debate is marred with red herrings that may poison what should be an important debate for lasting social outcomes

Myths pervade case for free tertiary education

National

Salary caps for bosses ‘kills incentive for promotion’

Desmond van Rooyen. Picture: Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS
4 hour(s) ago

Salary caps for municipal managers are having a negative effect, local government management body says

Science & Environment

Trade in pangolins banned after Africa argues for their protection

Pangolin. Picture: AFP
6 hour(s) ago

Cites agreement will give some relief to the most trafficked mammal in the world

National

Table Mountain cableway open despite strike

Visitors abseil from the top of Table Mountain. The Department of Tourism has noted a lack of a travel culture in SA, particularly among the previously disadvantaged. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

The operator of the iconic mountain cableway reduces operating hours amid a wage dispute with some workers

Education

Temperatures rise in campus protests

Police detain a man during student protests in Johannesburg on Wednesday.  Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Shots have been fired, protests have spilled onto the streets and Fort Hare has shut up shop

Americas

Fed considers making bank stress tests more sensitive to risk, says Janet Yellen

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen. Picture:  REUTERS/JOHATHAN ERNST
6 hour(s) ago

New system would mean ‘significant’ increase in capital requirements for largest US banks

National

Nelson Mandela Bay battles to get big firms to pay their mounting electricity bills

Port Elizabeth. Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Despite a 2015 deal, big Nelson Mandela Bay firms are not paying power bills in full — and arrears are nearly R200m

Europe

Apple makes landmark Battersea Power Station its new London home

Picture: AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A CLARY
8 hour(s) ago

The technology giant’s plan to move its UK HQ to the iconic 1930s power station a salve for Brexit fears

Industrials

Remgro to raise R9.9bn for Distell

Johann Rupert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Analysts say it is impossible to imagine any other buyer given the pre-emptive right and Remgro's Distell holding

Picture: THINKSTOCK

EDITORIAL: Sham public consultation

The government’s newest plan to build nuclear plants is, so far, another case of sham public consultation and faces yet another court challenge

Americas

BlackBerry shifts focus to profitable software as it stops making smartphones

The invention of the BlackBerry smartphone has not furthered progress, says the writer. Picture: REUTERS/REGIS DUVIGNAU
9 hour(s) ago

BlackBerry’s share price surged after it announced it would stop making smartphones and concentrate on its growing software business

Industrials

Remgro plans to raise R9.9bn

Johann Rupert. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

Company to raise funds through a rights offer and the sale of B shares as it considers deals, including a right to buy SABMiller’s stake in drinks maker Distell Group

Europe

France’s Sarkozy aims to change EU treaties if he makes a comeback

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Nicolas Sarkozy, campaigning for a comeback as French president, says he wants to renegotiate EU treaties

Science & Environment

Asian pangolins, the world’s most wanted mammals, get better protection at CITES

Pangolin. Picture: AFP
12 hour(s) ago

Countries at COP17 voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning all international trade in the animals hunted for their meat and scales

Energy

Nuclear new build programme thrown into disarray, again

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
17 hour(s) ago

Naledi Pandor contradicts comments made by Tina Joemat-Pettersson on the commencement date for the call for proposals for the new build programme

National

Competition Commission raids cargo shipping companies

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15 hour(s) ago

Watchdog says it has reasonable grounds to suspect that the companies have engaged in collusive practices to fix the rates for the shipment of cargo from Asia to SA

National

Institute warns on fatal indoor air pollution

Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

INDOOR air pollution caused by burning solid fuels causes the deaths of 1‚400 South African children a year, according to a leading think-tank

Retail & Consumer

Megabrew merger is a done deal, after AB InBev, SABMiller votes

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

The SABMiller name will disappear, after both brewers’ shareholders have voted in favour of the $104bn takeover

Mining

Central Rand seeks funding to remain a going concern

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Unprofitable Central Rand Gold says it is in talks with a shareholder for a $4m injection and exploring other funding options in a bid to remain a going concern

Business

Jacob Zuma calls for stronger ties between business and government

President Jacob Zuma with ANC Treasurer General Dr Zweli Mkhize and outgoing President of BBC Ndaba Ntsele sharing a light moment at the Black Business Council (BBC) Baobab Awards Gala Dinner in Sandton on Tuesday, Picture: ELMOND JIYANE/GCIS
18 hour(s) ago

The president addresses infighting between black business leaders, saying it is disappointing that ‘among ourselves we see enemies’

Politics

Provincial government said to be moving to oust DA administration in Tshwane

Solly Msimanga. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

After chaotic scenes in Tshwane’s metro chamber, insiders say the provincial government is getting ready to oust the DA from power

Economy

Bad news for South Africans as take-home pay continues to shrink

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

Disposable salaries have not kept pace with inflation — but pensioners are doing better, and could be keeping the economy alive

African News

AfDB is chosen as lead financial arranger for Batoka Gorge project

Kariba Dam. PICTURE: REUTERS, MACKSON WASAMUNU
12 hour(s) ago

Zambia and Zimbabwe appoint the bank as lead advisers for the construction of the 2,400MW hydro-power project

Media

Is the SABC telling SA that a matric is useless, asks COPE

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
15 hour(s) ago

Party supports Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s promise to take legal action against the SABC for appointing Hlaudi Motsoeneng to his new position

Transport & Tourism

Feeling peckish? Get Uber to deliver your takeaway

Picture: BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO
15 hour(s) ago

App-based taxi service launches a new food delivery service that will courier meals to customers in the north of Johannesburg

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev to keep its name after SABMiller takeover

WELCOME:  AB Inbev CEO Carlos Brito Picture: REUTERS/ERIC VIDAL
16 hour(s) ago

The brewer is one step closer to sealing the deal, and is awaiting the outcome of the SABMiller and Newbelco shareholders’ votes

Industrials

ArcelorMittal SA reveals the terms of its long-awaited empowerment deal

BEE certificates will be regulated more strictly, as Sanas is now the sole regulator of verification agencies.  Picture: ISTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

The steel maker’s empowerment partner and its employees will hold just over 22% of the company, with a lock-in period of 10 years

National

Eastern Cape metro opts for code orange to stop public from seeing red

WILDCAT: Salary disparities are at the heart of a Johannesburg Metro Police Department strike. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
11 hour(s) ago

Buffalo City officials is reclassifying documents as "top secret" and printing them on bright orange paper to stop details of controversial spending going public

National

Paul Mashatile condemns ‘embarrassing behaviour’ in Tshwane council meeting

Paul Mashatile. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs says councillors’ behaviour is not consistent with ‘our commitment for tolerance and good governance’

National

Public Service’s draft three-language plan sparks concern for other tongues

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9 hour(s) ago

There are fears that a Department of Public Service and Administration plan to stick to three languages will leave other languages out in the cold

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Cartoons

Business education expert Roger Martin says education that does not embrace the perspectives of others cannot teach how to use and capitalise on the diversity of thought available. Picture: YOUTUBE

Stimulating new modes of thinking

Management strategist Roger Martin explains what it takes to create innovative products that sell in an increasingly complex, connected and fast-paced world, writes Lorelle Bell

Management

Making the most of scant opportunities

RESOLUTE: Entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane is the inventor of DryBath soap powder. Picture: TSHEPO KEKANA.
22 hour(s) ago

For entrepreneurs with a good value proposition there is never a bad time to start a business, writes Stephen Timm

Arts & Entertainment

Noem My Skollie SA’s official Oscars selection

A screengrab from the film Noem My Skollie.
7 hour(s) ago

The local box office sensation has been nominated as South Africa’s selection in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award

Opinion

European schools thrive as MBA popularity slips

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Europe offers cheaper MBAs with fewer restrictions that allow students to keep their day jobs, writes Jonathan Moules

CRUNCH: The Boks will look to Willem Alberts to run at the Wallabies. Picture: REUTERS

Boks aim at forward power

Proudfoot promises return to aggression in Test against Wallabies

Rugby

Talented De Allende seeks lost form

OFF FORM:  Damian de Allende has looked overweight and out of breath since his time in Japan, where he suffered a serious ankle injury. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
22 hour(s) ago

Injury-hit stint in Japan hurt Damian de Allende’s Bok career

Soccer

Walcott revival boosts Arsenal

BACK: Theo Walcott celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second goal against Chelsea at the weekend. After following a strict off-season regime, Walcott looks to have resurrected his career. Picture: REUTERS
22 hour(s) ago

Theo Walcott reached a crossroads at the end of last season, and his emphatic response looks to have saved a career in danger of imploding

Rugby

Teenage star axed after outcry

Picture: THINKSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

New Zealand rugby officials terminate the contract of a teenage star who viciously assaulted four people including two women

Cricket

Time for Proteas passengers to stand up

VITAL: JP Duminy carried the water in a warm-up match before the first Test … on Saturday he will likely carry his bat. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/PUNIT PARANJPE
22 hour(s) ago

Amla is the only batsman who scored a century — 110 against the Windies in St Kitts

Other Sport

Khawaja clobbers Irish

Australia's Usman Khawaja in action. Picture: REUTERS/DAVID GRAY
22 hour(s) ago

The Australians bowled well as a unit and the pressure told on Ireland

Soccer

Pirates and Stars play to delightful draw

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

In the 76th minute, the dam wall broke, thanks to substitute Kutumela

Soccer

Big Sam lands in big trouble

Sam Allardyce. Picture: AFP PHOTO/OLI SCARFF
22 hour(s) ago

Allardyce’s blunt manner has created its fair share of newsprint in his fledgling England tenure

Other Sport

Captain Clarke hails McIlroy

Rory McIlroy. Picture: KYLE TERADA
22 hour(s) ago

McIlroy vaulted into the play-off with a barnstorming finish to his final round

Markets

Gold down on firmer dollar after Yellen remarks

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8 hour(s) ago

Fed considering changing annual stress tests it gives to US banks to see if they can withstand massive financial crisis, says Yellen

Markets

Futures track JSE and global markets firmer

Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

A firmer JSE and global markets benefited South African futures

Standard Bank

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The Third Umpire

Former transport minister Sbu Ndebele might soon be back in SA after a stint as high commissioner to the land down under, to face fraud and corruption charges relating to an alleged R10m bribe concerning eNatis.

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Afriforum says it will press on with its attempt to retain Afrikaans as a medium of instruction at Unisa, despite a High Court ruling dismissing Afriforum’s urgent application to interdict the university.

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Springbok coach Allister Coetzee maintains the mood in the Bok camp is “positive”, despite three consecutive defeats. Now the embattled coach is denying he has asked SA Rugby to help bolster his coaching team.

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