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Economy

Bad news as July trade surplus disappoints

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1 hour(s) ago

Trade surplus recorded by SA in July comes in far lower than expected by most forecasts while June surplus revised slightly lower

National

A low-income home now pays 20% more for a basic food basket than a year ago

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7 minute(s) ago

This has been driven largely by maize meal — as a result of the drought, a 25kg bag of maize costs R233, nearly 40% more than a year ago

National

Former Tshwane officials may soon wear ‘the orange uniform’, Msimanga says

Solly Msimanga. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
1 hour(s) ago

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga says he has five forensic reports that have been suppressed, and which would no longer be swept under the carpet

Politics

Institute for Security Studies blames mistrust for ANC’s loss of support

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1 hour(s) ago

Gareth Newham says support for the ruling party has been in decline since 2004 because issues around ethical leadership have undermined voters’ trust

Energy

Eskom does things ‘by the book’ and has nothing to hide, Ben Ngubane says

Ben Ngubane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh says the prepayments made to Tegeta are not unusual and historically have been part of Eskom’s business practice

National

Partying with public funds will end, mayor Solly Msimanga promises

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
2 hour(s) ago

Msimanga has put a stop to all inaugural parties and catered inaugural events for Tshwane’s new executive

Energy

ANC unsuccessful in bid to stop opposition questioning Eskom executives

Brian Molefe and Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Parliament’s public enterprises portfolio committee allow the questions and Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says they are matters of public interest

National

Mmusi Maimane wants to know why SAPS is dragging its feet on the Gupta probe

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

DA leader says he has written to acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane asking when the investigation in the Guptas will be completed

Marianne, the symbol of French revolutionary fervour, was depicted by Eugene Delacroix as bare-breasted, but not bare-headed. Picture: WIKIPEDIA

Burkini kicks sand in France’s laicite eye

There is no easy answer to what constitutes provocative beachwear, writes Hans Pienaar

Columnists

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Attacks on satisfaction leave a bitter taste, writes Leon Louw

Healthcare despots march us to a bitter end

Columnists

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Allister Sparks: Our political discourse has been polluted by more than enough abstract ideological debates

Time for the DA to devise a rescue strategy

Industrials

WATCH IN FULL: Eskom’s Molefe answers to Parliament

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1 hour(s) ago

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe faces tough questions over the parastatal’s public spat with Treasury

Business

Win a seat at the Business Day/Financial Mail Investment Summit

5 hour(s) ago

The Investment Summit is taking place on September 13 at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton – and you could be there too

Labour

Cosatu calls for restraint from CWU and SACP

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1 hour(s) ago

Federation calls for calm because the exchange of ‘verbal hand grenades and savage invectives will only serve to embolden our enemies’

National

Jason Rohde asks for permission to see his daughters

Jason Rohde outside court on Tuesday.   Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The murder-accused CEO of Geffen International Realty Franchises was granted bail of R1.1m in Stellenbosch on Tuesday

Retail & Consumer

Masstores and Pick n Pay trade blows in Constitutional Court

A customer heads for a Pick n Pay shop in Cape Town. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
5 hour(s) ago

The retailers’ fight is over whether Pick n Pay can sue Walmart-owned Masstores for breaching its lease deal and treading on Pick n Pay’s exclusive right to sell fresh food

Graduates after a graduation ceremony at Oxford University. Universities boost regional economies, researchers have found. Picture: REUTERS/PAUL HACKETT

Jury out on building universities

Tim Harford: Does the world really need more people to go to university?

Energy

Eskom says finances have improved but municipalities still owe it R27bn

The government’s response to Eskom’s bullying has been startling. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown have said absolutely nothing. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

CEO Brian Molefe tells Parliament’s public enterprises committee the power parastatal has payment agreements with 60 municipalities that are in arrears

Telecoms & Technology

Enzo Scarcella leaving Telkom to head operations at MTN

HARD SELL: With MTN’s shares slumping, investors are hoping newly appointed CEO Rob Shuter will capitalise on the growing mobile finance sector. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

MTN says its new chief operating officer has brand and marketing experience‚ and has worked in the broadcasting and retail industries

Health

Aaron Motsoaledi still adamant private healthcare is too costly

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10 hour(s) ago

Aaron Motsoaledi says healthcare providers are free to operate in SA but must stay within the rules

African News

Interest-rate caps are ‘painful penalty’, Stanbic Kenya says

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to Sixth Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand on Monday. Picture: THE TIMES/MOELETSI MABE
4 hour(s) ago

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a law to limit credit costs at 400 basis points above the benchmark central bank rate

Asia-Pacific

Death toll from Typhoon Lionrock rises

High waves triggered by Typhoon Lionrock crash against a
4 hour(s) ago

Police confirm they found bodies in an old-age home in Iwaizumi, but it was not clear why people had not been taken to safety before the storm struck

Asia-Pacific

Japan’s factory output flat in July

PRESCIENT: A worker adds components to fits out the engine compartment of a Toyota Tundra truck on the chassis line at the company’s factory manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas in this file picture. Japan’s Nikkei newspaper manages to predict Toyota earnings, and those of other companies, months in advance. Toyota will consider investments that can increase production efficiently and doesn't plan to build new plants in three years from 2013, President Akio Toyoda said in an interview with Nikkei newspaper. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 hour(s) ago

Growth in industrial output grinds to a halt, underscoring the fragility of factory activity, challenging policy makers who are grappling with a stalling economy

Education

Firefighters battle to contain blaze at UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus

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7 hour(s) ago

The main exam hall has been badly damaged, including a collapsed roof — barely two days after a coffee shop at the Durban campus was razed

Retail & Consumer

Acquisitive Steinhoff is mum on dividends

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6 hour(s) ago

The sales contribution from JD Group declined due its move away from credit-dependent customers and the rand’s deterioration against the euro

National

Gordhan-Hawks fight is pushing SA towards recession, says Iraj Abedian

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6 hour(s) ago

To the global investment and finance community, it appears there is no stability or coherence when ministers attack each other, says the Pan-African Capital chairman

Education

Thuli Madonsela calls for more dialogue around racial cultural differences

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6 hour(s) ago

With reference to controversial school hair policies, the outgoing public protector says a funded programme is required to promote equality and encourage discussion

Transport & Tourism

EXCLUSIVE: Prasa probe affecting staff morale, says Peters

Prasa's test train at the Medunsa station outside Pretoria. A public protector report has revealed wide-scale irregular tenders. Picture: THE TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Dipuo Peters warns the large-scale forensic investigation at Prasa is interfering with its daily operations

Law & Constitution

Jon Qwelane’s ill health keeps hate speech case at bay, indefinitely

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4 hour(s) ago

In his Sunday Sun column in 2008, Qwelane said the Constitution needed to be amended to remove sections that allowed men to get married to one another

Property

Menlyn set to become largest mall in Africa

ON A ROLL: A customer hurls balls down the lanes at the Menlyn Park Shopping Complex in Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Pareto-owned Menlyn Park’s R2bn expansion will take the regional mall giant to 500 retail outlets

Science & Environment

Kruger National Park makes a small dent in rhino poaching

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7 hour(s) ago

The number of animals killed has fallen slightly this year, and its head ranger says poachers succeed in only two of 10 daily attempts — but the population is still vulnerable

Industrials

Denel fuels row with attack on Treasury

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10 hour(s) ago

Gwede Mantashe tries to restore calm after Denel launches a broadside against the Treasury

Americas

A giant leap for SpaceX and reusable rockets

BATTERY POWER: South African-born Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla Motors, and  chairman of SolarCity. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

Re-launching a rocket that has already delivered spacecraft to orbit represents an important milestone in achieving complete reusability

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Cartoons

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Four ways to help others influence you

Diversity of thought and mutual influence are essential to effective leadership

Travel & Food

Keeping the fynbos heritage alive

Rudy and Marietjie Visser have re-energised the Cape Floral Kingdom Expo in Bredasdorp to showcase the beauty and diversity of the province’s fynbos and to promote conservation efforts. Picture: LESLEY STONES
2 day(s) ago

Conservation-focused fynbos show reawakens to promote the beauty and diversity of SA’s heritage, writes Lesley Stones

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Green warrior gets smarter and more practical

Toyota is staying well ahead of the game while competition rises

South Africa's Dale Steyn celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Ross Taylor at Centurion Park, Centurion, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Dale the destroyer is back in business

Complete performance carries the Proteas to 204-run win and series triumph over New Zealand
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Andy Murray and Serena Williams power into second round of the US Open

The US world No 1 appeared untroubled by her right shoulder as she began her latest bid to rewrite the record books

Soccer

PSL players off to Cup games

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10 hour(s) ago

A victory will put Uganda in with a chance to qualify for the finals for the first time since finishing runners-up in 1978.

Soccer

All games count, says Hlatshwayo

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10 hour(s) ago

Defender Thulani Hlatshwayo says Mauritania and Egypt matches are important warm-ups for Bafana’s World Cup qualifiers

Opinion

Shakes, learn art of Danny’s equanimity

Stung Bafana coach ‘Shakes’ Mashaba needs to meet with Danny Jordaan or stop reading the papers

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The Third Umpire

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte has certainly nailed her colours to the mast by using the Gupta-owned ANN7 channel to opine that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is projecting himself as “above the law”.

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Eskom group executive Matshela Koko, who would be well advised to cover his butt lest he find himself holding the Tegeta coal parcel bomb when the music stops. And the way the fight is escalating, this game will end soon.

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Given her own history as a beneficiary of dicey empowerment deals, ANC national chairwoman Baleka Mbete is the last person who should be advising the party to rid itself of the “foreign culture” of greed.

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