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Transport & Tourism

Cape Town hopes weak rand will lure tourists over winter

Bantry Bay, Cape Town.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 minute(s) ago

Tourism contributes millions to Cape Town’s economy, but the city is not seen as an attractive destination over winter because of its cold, wet and windy weather

Sport

Those who oppose transformation in sport ‘lack God’, says Mbalula

Fikile Mbalula.  Picture: SOWETAN
2 minute(s) ago

All peace-loving people in SA who want to see development, ‘understand the need for transformation’, and the government will not give in to threats

National

Witness denies any knowledge of meeting day before Marikana massacre

MEMORIAL: Crosses planted on the koppie near the Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana where 34 miners lost their lives at the hands of police during a protest in August 2012. Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Capt Monwabisi Ntlati says the decision to implement a tactical plan during the protracted strike at the Lonmin mine came from national management

Health

New infection control and prevention system reduces superbug infections

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1 hour(s) ago

New system of unit specific, clinical and lab-based surveillance was studied at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, in Johannesburg

Markets

Rand continues downwards ahead of US employment data

Rand
1 hour(s) ago

The rand did firm a bit on US payroll data, which showed a worse than expected increase ahead of the release of US jobs data on Friday

Politics

ANC KwaZulu-Natal moves closer to finalising its list of election candidates

POLL TIME:  The government says the local government election will go ahead on August 3 regardless of the Constitutional Court matter relating to voters’ addresses. Picture: SOWETAN
59 minute(s) ago

Selection process generally went well, but some pockets of concern and complaints were still being addressed by the list committee

Business

Gordhan criticises ‘arrogance’ of some state-owned companies’ boards

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Some SOEs tend to display belligerence not befitting corporate governance when doing things they are not supposed to do, says finance minister

National

New legislation expected to strengthen social security, says minister

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said investing in technology will improve social grant payments. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

It will include laws to stop unauthorised deductions from grants, provide funeral benefits, and give victims more support

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says the new mining charter emphasises using broad-based collective ownership programmes for the mining industry, says the writer. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

BEE MATTERS: Businesses need to plan to meet new BEE codes

Newly sharpened tools of transformation require extensive business planning to implement, writes Gideon Gerber

Columnists

Hilary Joffe: Economists are already watching Brexit as one possible risk to global growth, while the spillover effects are bound for South Africa

Why Brexit if it ain’t broke, SA may ask from the wings

Columnists

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The race with the curious gait, and town’s harmonious integration reflect degree to which South Africans live in two worlds, writes Leon Louw

Tripling horse
race wakes Wakkerstroom

Property

Rockcastle’s dividend growth on track

Rockcastle CEO Spiros Noussis. Picture: SUPPLIED BY ROCKCASTLE
44 minute(s) ago

The global real estate company intends continuing to target acquisitions in Poland and the Czech Republic, and extending its development pipeline

Law & Constitution

Two women among four new chief magistrate appointments

Michael Masutha. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

The four were appointed by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha to fill vacancies in Cape Town, Durban, Palm Ridge and Randburg

National

African horse sickness claims lives of two more horses in Western Cape

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3 hour(s) ago

Three more horses on the Paarl farm where the first case was detected last month have tested positive for African horse sickness

National

Johannesburg committed to developing job intensive economy, says Tau

Johannesburg executive mayor Parks Tau.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

The city’s growth and development strategy, which runs until 2040, was a ‘covenant’ to build a new economic democracy

Financial Services

Potential bid for Barclays’ African unit draws early opposition

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank indicates that regulators are likely to oppose a private-equity play for any SA lenders

DEMANDS: Wits university students protest outside the Parktown campus over fee hikes. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Student funding overhaul will fail without greater public scrutiny of NSFAS

The plan to give more students a shot at a tertiary education should include greater financial transparency, write Temwa Moyo, Nimi Hoffmann and Sioux McKenna

Telecoms & Technology

Business Connexion aims for cloud growth through purchase

Business Connexion CEO Isaac Mophatlane. Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Business Connexion has bought Relational Database Consulting Group, which has a strong focus on operating systems such as Oracle

Politics

New ANC MP faces onslaught from EFF

ANC MP Sfiso Buthelezi. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs give Sfiso Buthelezi a hard time in the National Assembly during his maiden speech on the Treasury budget vote

National

Three more schools in Limpopo torched

Malamulele which is experiencing violent protests as residents demand their own municipality. Picture: SOWETAN
4 hour(s) ago

Schools in Vhembe District are burnt down as residents protest against the Municipal Demarcation Board’s decision to incorporate the area into a new municipality

National

M1 bridge collapse inquiry postponed for a second time

Paramedics attend to those injured in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge over the M1 in Johannesburg on October 14 2015. Picture: EPA
4 hour(s) ago

Labour Department says it has received ‘extensive’ reports only from Murray & Roberts and Form-Scaff

Europe

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s says more price cuts on the way

Sainsbury’s is the UK’s third-biggest grocer. Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

With earnings down for a second year, the company said it did not expect an improvement in tough trading conditions any time soon

National

Ethekwini plan to send councillors to Germany slammed

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

The city wants the councillors to accompany its under-15 girls’ soccer team to the week-long One Nation Cup tournament

Labour

Post Office strike to go ahead, says union

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
5 hour(s) ago

As organisation faces financial difficulties, Communication Workers Union says it plans to march to Parliament on Thursday to present its list of demands

Labour

Aggrieved Johannesburg prison warders embark on strike

A warder unlocks a gate at a prison in Pretoria.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 hour(s) ago

They complain they are not receiving adequate overtime and danger pay, that they are short staffed and need new uniforms and promotions

National

Most violent criminals and their victims are young: survey

Crime scene. Picture: THE HERALD
3 hour(s) ago

Statistics SA believes changes in societal behaviour and values stand a better chance at curbing many crimes than strategies adopted by the police

Media & Advertising

Times Media Group increases commission rates to ad agencies

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

This is a response to changes in the Competition Act, which declares any collusive or cartel-like conduct a criminal offence

Transport & Tourism

No more help for SAA until it has a strong board and executive, says Jonas

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas confirmed yesterday that he had been approached by the Gupta family and offered the position of finance minister. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas also says in his Treasury budget vote speech that the embattled state-owned airline needs to cut its debt

Labour

Strikers assemble at Sanral offices to await outcome of CCMA wage talks

LONG ROAD:  The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) claims Sanral paid up to R11bn extra for the construction of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, but Sanral says Outa has got its sums wrong. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Teti Traffic said it has been in negotiations with Sanral about salaries, bonuses and other benefits since October last year

Europe

Siemens beats second-quarter expectations

A street sign is pictured in front of a factory with the logo of Siemens AG company in Berlin in this October 9, 2012 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
3 hour(s) ago

German industrial group says one-off effect from the easing of sanctions on Iran and a return to profit at its wind power unit boosted performance

Media

Hawks spokesman ‘aligns’ himself with Hitler's man

Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

In a statement aimed at discrediting a report about the Hawks head, he paraphrased Goebbels saying a lie would be believed if it was big enough and told often enough

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Cartoons

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Johannesburg psychologist wins regional short story competition

Faraaz Mahomed will now compete for the overall 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, to be announced in Jamaica in June

Arts & Entertainment

Broadway musical Hamilton secures 16 Tony Award nominations

Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of the of the play
4 hour(s) ago

The hip-hop and R&B musical tells the story of US Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who was killed in an 1804 duel with vice-president Aaron Burr

Health

Videogamers wanted — to help with medical research

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4 hour(s) ago

The project is the latest crowdsourcing research effort based on the idea that science is a game almost anyone can play.

Participants talk before the start of the World Anti-Doping Agency symposium for Anti-Doping Organisations in Lausanne. Picture: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE

Wada suspends Africa’s only anti-doping laboratory

Laboratory says it will not appeal the suspension because the shutdown was planned with the World Anti-Doping Agency to allow time to upgrade equipment

Rugby

Contestable kicks: how to put them to good use

DANGEROUS LANDING: Bernard Foley, top, and Leolin Zas in a tangle last Saturday that resulted in a red card for Zas. Picture: CHRIS RICCO/BACKPAGEPIX
12 hour(s) ago

The recent slew of red cards for dangerous kicks should not deter teams from deploying the high ball

Soccer

Bale seeks to seal revival on biggest stage

SKILL: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale will face Manchester City on Tuesday in the Uefa Champions League semifinal. Picture: REUTERS/VINCENT WEST
12 hour(s) ago

For the first time ever Welshman Gareth Bale stamps his authority on Real Madrid

Soccer

Bartlett urges his players to be mentally strong against Downs

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12 hour(s) ago

Coach says his sqaud must recover from Cosmos defeat and focus on beating title-chasing Sundowns

Soccer

Team spirit was the key, says captain Morgan

IN HARMONY: Leicester captain Wes Morgan, second left, celebrates with teammates Shinji Okazaki, Riyad Mahrez and Danny Drinkwater after scoring against Southampton last month. Picture: REUTERS/DARREN STAPLES
12 hour(s) ago

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan hails indomitable team spirit that secures phenomenal English Premier League title success

Cricket

Proteas plunge from one to six in three months

Linda Zondi. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
12 hour(s) ago

The rude reality of Protea’s crash from No 1 to sixth confirms what cricket-minded South Africans have known for months

Rugby

On-fire Hougaard boosts Blitzboks

Francois Hougaard. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/MALCOLM COUZENS
12 hour(s) ago

Dynamic scrumhalf Francois Hougaard eligible for selection for the Paris and London legs of the HSBC World Sevens Series

Opinion

The in-house joker finally gets tired of firing his coaches

No one could believe it: Chippa Mpengesi finally stopped United’s revolving door at coach Dan Malesela

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