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Land rights act is entirely invalid, Constitutional Court judges declare

9 hour(s) ago

The court says provinces gave out notices just days before hearings on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act‚ and many of those affected were excluded

National

‘Sushi King’ Kunene is proud of his ‘tit-for-tat’ art of naked DA members

Kenny Kunene. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 hour(s) ago

Mmusi Maimane brushes off the painting depicting himself, Helen Zille and James Selfe naked as ‘irrelevant’

National

Marius Fransman drops legal battle with ANC

Marius Fransman. Picture: GCIS
8 hour(s) ago

Fransman, accused of sexual harassment, says he never wanted to go to court but had no choice, and will now study the integrity commission’s report

Europe

Turkey reshuffles military after half of generals purged

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gather in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS
4 hour(s) ago

Authorities shut down dozens of media outlets and order the arrest of 42 journalists in a widening crackdown after the failed July 15 rebellion

Science & Environment

Fix the environment now as later is too late, aquatic ecologist Jackie King says

Jean Brundrit’s exhibition, No Place, deals with oceanic themes. One of the seascapes in the exhibition. Picture: SUPPLIED
8 hour(s) ago

It costs much more to fix something in the environment than it does to take care of it in the first place, and some things are not fixable, King says

National

Terror suspect’s wife Aadila Alben says police ‘degraded’ mother-in-law

Relatives of terror-accused twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie leave the Magistrate Court after their bail application was postponed, in Johannesburg on Monday.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
8 hour(s) ago

Tony-Lee Thulsie’s wife says officers also disrespected the Koran on the day her husband and brother-in-law Brandon-Lee Thulsie were arrested

Politics

DA ‘going for the win, not playing for penalties’

DA leader Mmusi Maimane on the campaig trail. Picture: THE HERALD
8 hour(s) ago

Many observers believe DA has good chance of unseating ANC in NMB, and perhaps running municipality as part of coalition

African News

Zimbabwe war veterans’ spokesman arrested

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture:  REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO
9 hour(s) ago

Mugabe’s determination to stay in power is reflected in his statement that his government knows how to deal with its enemies and punishment will be severe

Media

‘Dictatorial SABC’ using technicality to keep Vuyo Mvoko off air, SACP says

Hlaudi Motsoeneng.   Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Talks between the SABC and Mvoko broke down on Thursday when he refused to retract his public criticism of the lack of editorial independence at the SABC

Election posters on a pole in Tlokwe municipality ahead of the August 3 local government elections. Picture: SOWETAN

WATCH: Is the ANC destined to become a rural party?

Dumisani Hlophe says if the ANC loses the main metros, it will be a big blow to the party as ‘to exact real political power, you need to have control of the metros’

Columnists

Political parties’ obsessive claims on the past for legitimacy martyrs collective suffering and deprives SA of a vision for the future, writes Gareth ...

The ANC and the DA battle for the past

Columnists

Kelly-Jo Bluen: 'Rhino wars' come at the confluence of a series of global and local racist and xenophobic narratives

‘Rhino war’ a narrative of violence

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
12 hour(s) ago

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

Americas

Oracle in $9.3bn deal for cloud vendor NetSuite

Safra Catz. Picture: BLOOMBERG
6 hour(s) ago

Financial software provider NetSuite will help Oracle compete against the likes of SAP, Salesforce.com and Microsoft

Economy

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

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13 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

ANC will keep all of its 10 municipalities in Gauteng, Paul Mashatile says

Paul Mashatile,left, and David Makhura.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
9 hour(s) ago

Gauteng ANC chair Mashatile says claims the ANC will ‘steal’ votes are just an excuse by political parties that know they will not win the elections

Media

Faith Muthambi denies there's censorship at SABC

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

Communications minister accuses commercial media of writing negatively about the government and feeding propaganda to the public

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Vilified migrants are a high-skill UK asset

Modern societies such as the UK need skilled migrants, whether you want us or not, writes Michael Skapinker

Americas

Facebook shares soar as it beats estimates again

SMILEY FACE: CEO Mark Zuckerberg has ultimate control of Facebook, thanks to a special kind of stock that gives him 10 votes on corporate matters for every one vote of other shareholders. Picture: REUTERS/MAXIM SHEMETOV
6 hour(s) ago

Social networking giant beats market expectations yet again in the latest quarter, pushing up its shares to a record high

National

Will Parliament move to Pretoria?

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10 hour(s) ago

Parliament has invited bids from those interested in conducting a feasibility study into the socioeconomic effects and cost effectiveness of a move to the capital

African News

UN warns of ‘race against time’ for drought-stricken African farmers

A Zimbabwean subsistence farmer holds a stunted maize cob in his field outside Harare. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Failure to timeously assist farmers with seeds, fertiliser and tools will result in smaller March 2017 harvest, leaving rural families dependent on humanitarian aid

National

Is DHA dragging its feet on denying ‘antigay’ pastor entry into SA?

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
11 hour(s) ago

Home Affairs is still looking into how to deal with petition to stop "antigay" pastor Steven Anderson from entering country, saying it will meet ‘as soon as we get time’

National

Thulsie brothers’ police documents signed in ‘climate of fear’, wife says

Relatives of terror-accused twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie leave the Magistrate Court after their bail application was postponed, in Johannesburg on Monday.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
11 hour(s) ago

On Thursday, the case against brothers Brandon-Lee Thulsie and Tony-Lee Thulsie was postponed to give the state time to respond to an application brought by them

National

Vuwani demarcation dispute pauses until elections are over

SENSITIVE: Mphagane Junior Primary School in Vuwani was set alight. Pictures: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Agreement stipulates end to violence and intimidation‚ local government election not be disrupted‚ and commitment to continued community talks

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
19 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
20 hour(s) ago

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

Energy

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

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14 hour(s) ago

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

Politics

Charles Standers should have been fired long ago, DA’s Mmusi Maimane says

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Former George mayor Standers was due to face an internal disciplinary hearing relating to complaints of poor leadership from the party’s caucus there

Mining

Platinum and palladium catch the kings of the precious metals castle

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11 hour(s) ago

The two lesser-known precious metals are benefiting from better car sales in China, concern over South African wage talks and loose monetary policy

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev takeover stalls on final offer

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

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

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
16 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

Energy

Policy not set by Eskom CEO, says Gordhan

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

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

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
19 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
19 hour(s) ago

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

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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
19 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
12 hour(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

Management

WATCH: Six types of entrepreneurs

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10 hour(s) ago

The archetypes were created to look at entrepreneurial behaviours and how they affect the business and the individual

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
19 hour(s) ago

Wellness entrepreneurs offer an alternative 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
19 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
19 hour(s) ago

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

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
20 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
21 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
21 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
21 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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The Third Umpire

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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Proteas bowling sensation Kagiso Rabada, whose phenomenal performance in all three formats of the game in the past season earned him an unprecedented six awards at the annual Cricket SA prize-giving on Tuesday.

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