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Hawks’ action is damaging work done by business and the government, CEOs say

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
49 minute(s) ago

Members of the CEO Initiative say if political uncertainty continues, it will be disastrous for the future of SA’s economy

National

Gwede Mantashe says Hawks are humiliating Pravin Gordhan

Gwede Manthashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general says the Hollywood style of conducting the investigation does not help society and damages the economy

Energy

Lynne Brown tells Eskom to give Treasury its disputed report on coal contracts

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Eskom claims ‘all Tegeta coal contracts with Eskom have been extensively audited by various agencies, including the Treasury’, but the Treasury says this is not so

National

ANC leadership must resign, along with Zuma, Sipho Pityana reiterates

The ANC’s top six greet supporters. Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Pityana says the party leadership must accept that it that it is also culpable in the deterioration of the party, and must also resign

National

Committee adopts report on protector candidate Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Busisiwe Mkhwebane.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 hour(s) ago

Aside from ad hoc committee members from the DA reserving their comments on Mkhwebane, the committee adopted the report with little disagreement

Healthcare

Commission hears data on WHO report on high price of hospital care in SA

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

A health market inquiry was established earlier this year to determine why medical inflation has historically risen faster than consumer price inflation

National

Cosatu condemns ministers for donning ‘different hats’ to criticise Gordhan

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

Des van Rooyen and Kebby Maphatsoe of the MK veterans’ association had other avenues to air their views on the Hawks-SARS saga, says the union federation

Property

Imminent bid by Redefine Properties expected for The Pivotal Fund

Redefine Properties' head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 hour(s) ago

The Pivotal Fund, which listed in December 2014, reported in its financial results that it had a development pipeline of more than 670,000m²

Former South African president F. W. de Klerk handing overs the National Party's submission to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the party's submission before the TRC in Cape Town on August 1996. Picture: AFP/ANNA ZIEMINSKI

SA now further away from accountability

Secrecy reared its head with truth commission’s muzzling, writes Pippa Green

Columnists

Toyota is staying well ahead of the game while competition rises, writes Alexander Parker

Green warrior gets smarter and more practical

Columnists

Franny Rabkin: Judge’s ill-timed move threatens to stall processes at JSC and Judicial Conduct Committee

Motata’s challenge a threat to accountability of judges

National

Media’s ‘cruel treatment’ is partly behind Gupta family’s move to sell local assets

Nazeem Howa.  Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

The Gupta family said on Saturday that it would exit all its business interests in SA by the end of 2016

Politics

Two ANC branches in the Eastern Cape say Jacob Zuma must go

President Jacob Zuma.  Pictre: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

ANC delegates in Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay apparently blame Zuma’s association with the Guptas and the Nkandla debacle for the ANC’s poor showing

National

Gauteng does not know how many RDP houses have been sold

An RDP house in the Matthew Goniwe area of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD
2 hour(s) ago

MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs says there is no information on the number of houses that have been sold by beneficiaries

Media & Advertising

Regulator cracks down on adverts offering ‘free credit’

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

As part of a campaign against misleading advertising, the NCR last week partnered with metro police to remove unlawful adverts in and around Midrand.

Industrials

China makes biggest SA car plant investment in 40 years

GEARING UP:  With the appropriate policies and strategies, the South African vehicle manufacturing industry could be rivalled by operations in countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

Beijing Automotive International Corporation will start construction on the facility in Port Elizabeth in December, aims to complete the building by early 2018

President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan supported by their teams spent four hours on Thursday, discussing the economy and how to take forward the programme of reigniting growth following the recent announcements by credit rating agencies. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE/GCIS

Stalemate over Gordhan suits Zuma’s long-term strategy

The slow ratcheting up of pressure on Gordhan is an attempt to set a ‘zugzwang’ trap, writes Ivor Sarakinsky

Americas

Apple gets its eye-watering EU back-tax bill

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

The tech giant and Ireland are both expected to appeal the European Commission ruling on tax breaks dating back to 2003

Education

Students, staff angry about razing of University of KwaZulu-Natal coffee shop

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

No one has claimed responsibility, but questions have been raised about whether it is linked to the recent protests that have closed the university

Europe

France wants EU to stop trade talks as US is ‘giving crumbs’

French and US flags. Picture: AFP
5 hour(s) ago

The country says the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which Barack Obama wants signed before he leaves offices, heavily favours the Americans

Energy

Tegeta coal was not up to standard, report finds

Kenneth Brown. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Leaked draft report of the Treasury investigation into the Tegeta coal contracts confirms Gupta mine’s R385-million-a-year contract supplied inferior coal

Energy

Eskom seeks talks to review independent power

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
7 hour(s) ago

Utility wants to have a discussion before signing the power-purchase agreement on a solar power plant planned for the Northern Cape

National

Pravin Gordhan fight draws in Eskom

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

The National Treasury takes on SA’s power utility as the ANC deputy secretary Jessie Duarte targets Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

Asia-Pacific

Flights cancelled as Typhoon Lionrock approaches Japan

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

Thousands of people have been evacuated, and Toyota is suspending production at two factories in the storm’s path

Telecoms & Technology

Icasa ignored pleas to hold off on spectrum auction, minister Siyabonga Cwele tells MPs

Siyabonga Cwele. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 hour(s) ago

The department is seeking a court interdict, but Icasa’s Rubben Mohlaloga says Icasa’s mandate is derived from the Constitution, five acts and government policies

National

Zuma has ethical duty to do more to resolve Gordhan impasse, say bishops

ANTAGONISTS: President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: SOWETAN
7 hour(s) ago

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference is concerned that the economic fallout over the standoff between Treasury and the Hawks will affect the poor

Transport & Tourism

Banks lukewarm as SAA seeks proposals to reorganise debt

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

The troubled airline quietly publishes a request for proposals seeking R16bn in long-term funding

Economy

Four lessons central banks learnt from the crisis, and what it means for SA

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 hour(s) ago

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, central banks’ roles and responsibilities have changed, as it became clear there were glaring gaps in how they operated

Americas

BHP-Vale report blames drainage and design flaws for Samarco dam disaster

The mudslide disaster at the Samarco iron-ore mine in Brazil early last month killed at least 11 people and left another 12 missing. Millions of tonnes of ore waste in man-made dams need to be treated. Picture: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES
7 hour(s) ago

The head of the probe that the two companies commissioned repeatedly ducked questions about their possible negligence in the deadly tailings-dam spill

Education

Panyaza Lesufi suspends Pretoria Girls High code of conduct on hairstyles

Picture: BOIKHUTSO NTSOKO
7 hour(s) ago

The Gauteng education MEC has called an end to the ‘mini-war’ and victimisation of black pupils at the school and across the province

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Cartoons

Dale Steyn. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PUNIT PARANJPE

A blitz from Dale Steyn sets SA up for a crushing win over New Zealand

The Proteas fast bowler’s three wickets before lunch also puts him within seven scalps of Shaun Pollock’s South African record

Soccer

MTN8 reunions for coaches

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

Dan "Dance" Malesela‚ former head of the Sundowns academy‚ returns to take on the club he also captained as a player with his Chippa team

Other Sport

Novak Djokovic overcomes an arm injury scare

HIGH SPIRITS: Novak Djokovic faces the media at the All England  Tennis Club on Sunday. Picture: EPA
1 hour(s) ago

Rafael Nadal cruises to a fifth win in five meetings with Denis Istomin in 33°C heat as the US Open showcases its $650m upgrade

Cricket

Victory in sight as Proteas fight back

I AM BACK:  Vernon Philander celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner at SuperSport Park on Monday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
11 hour(s) ago

The Proteas complement their batting performance with some sharp bowling that leaves the visitors 267 runs behind

Soccer

Mosimane request for rest raises Mashaba ire

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

The Bafana coach has already called up five Sundowns players, including Keegan Dolly and Thapelo Morena, for national duty against Mauritania and Egypt

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The Third Umpire

Geffen International Realty Franchises CEO Jason Rohde, who has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife Susan, whose body was found in the bathroom of the winelands hotel the couple were staying in.

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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, who has donated the damages he won in a defamation case against Kebby Maphatsoe to the woman President Jacob Zuma was acquitted of raping.

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The long-suffering rand, whose rally in the wake of the recent elections was rudely interrupted by news that the Hawks are back to hounding Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. A wounded Number 1 is a dangerous beast.

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