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Nafcoc plans to name and shame departments that delay payment to SMEs

Lawrence Mavundla.   Picture: SOWETAN
40 minute(s) ago

National African Federated Chamber of Commerce says millions are owed to its members, Eastern Cape departments are some of the worst offenders

Politics

Mbeki must not campaign for ‘parasitic, ignoble’ ANC, says DA’s Maimane

Thabo Mbeki. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
51 minute(s) ago

Maimane does not understand why ANC stalwarts who said ‘Zuma must fall’ last year are now campaigning for him to grow, and asks how they can be trusted

Transport & Tourism

Extension of ‘months of no accountability at SAA’

A South African Airways Airbus. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

DA seeks legal opinion over Parliament’s authority in granting extension of deadline for tabling of SAA annual financial statements

Americas

NEWS ANALYSIS: Trump makes Clinton’s life easier by unifying Democrats

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a rally in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Thursday. Picuture: AFP PHOTO/SPENSER PLATTE
2 hour(s) ago

Many Republicans privately hope Clinton will prevail so they can retrieve their party and start rebuilding it once Trump is sent back to private life, writes Simon Barber

Other Sport

Olympic Village initially disappoints

The Olympic Village is reflected in an apartment window during a guided tour for journalists to the 2016 Rio Olympics Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23, 2016. REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Olympic teams arriving in Rio find that their village is not yet comfortably habitable but Brazil’s mayor gives his assurance that problems will be sorted out

Americas

Three detained in latest deadly Florida nightclub shooting

Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando police headquarters after the shooting at the Pulse night club killed 50, in Orlando, Florida, the US. Picture: REUTERS/STEVE NESIUS
2 hour(s) ago

Club Blu was hosting a party for teenagers, local television reported, with children as young as 13 said to be among the casualties

Markets

JSE’s R134bn glitch wildly overstates foreign purchases

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8 hour(s) ago

Foreigners actually pulled R36bn out of SA in May, June and July — rather than investing R98bn as previously reported

Transport & Tourism

South African Express manager suspended for alleged bribe taking

LOOKING BETTER:  CEO Inati Ntshanga of South African Express, a loss-making state-owned airline, says the airline will report a R150m operating profit for the year to March. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
9 hour(s) ago

South African Express commercial GM Brian Tebogo van Wyk will remain suspended pending an investigation into misconduct allegations

Protesters blockade the road in Pretoria on June 21. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY

What will be the cost of Tshwane-style political violence?

The loss of life over political differences is unacceptable, and does nothing to help solve the country’s problems, writes Ryan Ravens

Columnists

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The return of the IMF in Africa could well reach its southern extreme, writes Stuart Theobald

Road to IMF intervention beckons

Columnists

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Tim Cohen: ANC disrespects SA by championing the questionable Judge Siraj Desai

Public protector must be impeccable

Mining

Randgold spends $70m for feasibility studies in Senegal

Mark Bristow, CEO Randgold Resources. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Gold producer says it will update the feasibility studies in Massawa because the project has been hampered by a lack of power

National

DA takes aim at ‘Blesser Number One’ and ‘Buffalo Soldier’

Mmusi Maimane addresses the state of the nation debate on February 16, 2016. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the dream of Nelson Mandela no longer lives under the ANC, ‘it is better encapsulated here in the DA’

Europe

Guardian hits record £173m loss after job cut charges

The entrance of the Guardian newspaper building in London on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Guardian Media Group will announce a higher-than-expected full-year operating loss of £69m as the owner of The Guardian newspaper battles to bring its finances under control

African News

Zimbabwe not obliged to buy electricity from SA, says Eskom

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9 hour(s) ago

The possibility of Zimbabwe pulling the plug on its power imports heightened after a 49% tariff hike sought early in 2016 by Zimbabwe’s power utility company

Transport & Tourism

African airlines ‘should dominate continent’s air space’

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
7 hour(s) ago

Department of Transport says it is looking closely at South African Airways’ investment in aircraft as it wants African airlines to dominate Africa’s air space

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

The entire SABC board needs to be fired and a new one hired

The murky results of political interference are there for all to see — utter chaos, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

African News

NEWS ANALYSIS: War veterans spell bad news for Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Zimbabwe is slipping deeper and deeper into an economic crisis that could reconfigure its political landscape, writes Ray Ndlovu

African Business

Debmarine takes possession of new mining and exploration vessel

CRAWLER: Domingos Valbom with the MV Mafuta of De Beers Marine Namibia in dry dock. Picture: DE BEERS
1 hour(s) ago

The R2.3bn SS Nujoma is 113 metres long and is the ‘most sophisticated diamond sampling and exploration vessel in the world’

Americas

Democrats convene under the shadow of a new scandal

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the US, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER
2 hour(s) ago

Hillary Clinton has Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement, but embarrassing e-mail leaks that have Bernie Sanders’ supporters up in arms could derail party unity

National

One million returns filed in first 21 days of filing season

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4 hour(s) ago

The deadline for taxpayers who use efiling is November 25, while those who intend dropping off paper forms at SARS offices need to do so by September 23

Financial Services

NEWS ANALYSIS: Beneficiaries face conundrum over offshore tax disclosure

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10 hour(s) ago

New measures don’t necessarily let applicants off the hook for being investigated in some cases, writes Hilary Joffe

Politics

National Freedom Party says ANC is misleading members about poll deal

CHOICE:  National Freedom Party supporters may be asked to vote for a compromise if the party is not allowed to contest. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

The party, which is still fighting to be allowed to take part in the elections, says it is not telling members to vote ANC, and still intends to contest the elections itself

World

Arrested Afghan youth met gunman before Munich shooting

A group of grieving people is seen at an intersection near a shopping centre following a shooting incident in Munich, Germany in which ten people, including the suspect died and 16 were hospitalized. Picture:  EPA/MATTHIAS BALK
2 hour(s) ago

The two youths got to know each other last year when undergoing psychiatric care, Bavaria’s public prosecutor says

National

MK cadre Nokuthula Simelane murder trial postponed

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2 hour(s) ago

Three of four accused claim SAPS is denying them legal assistance and they need to bring application to compel SAPS to pay their legal fees

Asia-Pacific

Australian couple raffle their tropical island in ‘paradise’

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2 hour(s) ago

If you’re an adventurous sort who likes warm weather, and fancy running a resort on the Micronesian island of Kosrae, a ticket will set you back US$49

Americas

Democratic Party chair resigns in wake of email leak

Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Picture: PATRICK T FALLON/BLOOMBERG
8 hour(s) ago

Emails suggest insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s rival in the White House primaries

Asia-Pacific

Nintendo’s dizzying Pokémon rally screeches to a halt

A gamer sporting a shirt with an image of fictional creature Pikachu plays Pokemon Go on his mobile phone. Picture: EPA/DAVID MOIR
3 hour(s) ago

It seems investors’ enthusiasm for the Pokémon Go craze has been overdone, and a warning from the gaming company has sent its shares into a tailspin

National

Reeva Steenkamp Foundation to empower women about abuse

Reeva Steenkamp. Picture: MIKE HOLMES/THE HERALD
3 hour(s) ago

The foundation will be launched on August 19 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, on what would have been the slain model’s 33rd birthday

Americas

To survive in the streaming business, you need other revenue streams

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3 hour(s) ago

How many companies can survive in the high-cost music-streaming business? Plenty, it appears — as long as they are tech giants with their fingers in other pies

Property

Arrowhead makes tentative approach to buy Emira

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5 hour(s) ago

Arrowhead Properties says investors holding 22% of Emira shares support its all-share offer, while Emira says its board has not yet looked at the proposal

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Cartoons

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How a new MSCI study vindicates critics of CEO pay

The research looked at 800 CEOs at US companies, and concluded that pay and performance were out of kilter, even over the long term

Opinion & Analysis

Private partners can lift public health

The Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital in Maseru is a public-private partnership that has improved the quality of care for patients in Lesotho. Picture: SUPPLIED
10 hour(s) ago

Options must be tried to make healthcare equal to all in SA, writes Jacques Snyman

Opinion & Analysis

Women infected with HIV deserve support

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10 hour(s) ago

Disturbing statistics show HIV treatment is essential but not enough to stop the ongoing tsunami of new infections, writes Saul Johnson

Opinion & Analysis

Weight of research demolishes the arguments against a minimum wage

Rather than resulting in unemployment, some studies find that US states that raised their minimum wage had greater job growth. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

A minimum wage is a solid and effective tool that has direct and indirect benefits, writes Stephanie Luce

Management

Nine steps to becoming a successful freelancer

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22 hour(s) ago

Some of the ways to become a successful freelancer include making new connections and being prepared for dry spells

Chad le Clos. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Chad le Clos opens up about his life in new documentary

Unbelievable: The Chad le Clos Story details his gruelling training schedule‚ takes a trip down memory lane to his high-school and gives a glimpse of his family

Other Sport

Hamilton gets it all right at the start

Lewis Hamilton. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREW BOYERS
10 hour(s) ago

Hamilton, who has now won in Hungary a record five times, leads Rosberg by six points after 11 of the season’s 21 races

Other Sport

Russia spared Olympics blanket ban

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9 hour(s) ago

The International Olympic Committee defers to sports federations after damning Wada report on drug use during the Sochi 2014 Games

Rugby

Confidence grows in the hunt for title

Courtnall Skosan (R) of the Lions scores a try despite tackle from Crusaders' Israel Dagg during the 2016 Super Rugby game between the Lions and the Crusaders at Ellis Park on Saturday.  Picture: EPA/RYAN WILKISKY
10 hour(s) ago

The Lions may have finished the game with two sumptuous tries but everything was born from their heavenly start

Rugby

Lions have ‘steel’ to go all the way, says Read

Kieran Read of the Crusaders tackled by Andries Coetzee of the Lions during the Super Rugby match between the Emirates Lions and Crusaders at Emirates Airline Park on July 23, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES
10 hour(s) ago

Team gets endorsement as title contenders from two men who, between them, have won four Super Rugby titles, Kieran Read and Todd Blackadder

Opinion

Two more hurdles and Lions will have that champion look

Hard road ahead as Lions face New Zealand’s best three teams in three successive matches

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Social networking service Twitter, which has finally cracked down on abusive behaviour by banning a user who led a campaign vilifying actress Leslie Jones. There is a difference between free speech and vitriol.

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