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A man enters a customer’s mobile cellphone sim card details on an MTN Group Ltd. registration machine at a roadside kiosk in Lagos last week.   Picture: BLOOMBERG/GEORGE OSODI

MTN hit by new Nigerian charge

14 hour(s) ago

Politician alleges Africa’s biggest wireless carrier repatriated about $14bn illegally

Media

SABC board members in firing line if they make Motsoeneng boss again

Hlaudi Motsoeneng.   Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
12 hour(s) ago

If the SABC reappoints ousted Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operating officer the public protector’s office will take action against board members individually, says Thuli Madonsela

Media

DA‚ media ‘destabilising’ SABC with interference‚ says board chair

The SABC office in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Chairperson of the SABC board Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe made it clear that Hlaudi Motsoeneng could reapply for his position of COO when it is advertised

National

Stop the childish games, Madonsela pleads

Thuli Madonsela , left, and Collen Maine.  Pictures: SUNDAY TIMES, REUTERS
13 hour(s) ago

Responding to jibes that she is a CIA spy and stooge of white monopoly capital, public protector Thulu Madonsela has appealed to her detractors to calm down

Media

SABC’s Ngobeni denies he is wanted in the US, but judicial website says he is

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Paul Ngobeni, SABC legal adviser, says it is "nonsensical" to say he is a fugitive from US law, but the Connecticut judicial branch’s website states charges on which he is wanted

Education

Mantashe says ‘outsiders’ have hijacked varsity protests

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe . Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

ANC’s Gwede Mantashe suggests at an investor conference this year’s student protests have elements of post-communist ‘colour revolutions’ that resulted in regime change

National

The lowdown on how to create 1,000 jobs

Picture: ISTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

The way to create jobs in an economy where jobs are shrinking in most industries is to stop making excuses and just do it, says entrepreneur Michael Roberts

National

Over half of youth between 21 and 25 neither employed nor studying, says IRR

The IMF paper finds that women find it harder to find jobs, and that young people and women are more likely to lose their jobs. Picture: SOWETAN
10 hour(s) ago

These are people who are on the streets with nothing to do, which is a potentially dangerous situation for the country, the Institute of Race Relations warns

Retail & Consumer

Exclusive Books wins right to remain at airport

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Airports Company SA’s loses its battle to replace the book retailer at OR Tambo International

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Eskom is considering tried and tested nuclear solutions

The power utililty is looking for a modern standardised design under construction in the country of origin for SA, writes Matshela Koko

Columnists

Trudi Makhaya: If Hillary Clinton were to pursue structural reforms she would propel an economic policy theme that has struggled to gain traction

Clinton frontrunner of structural
reforms

Columnists

Fed-up Cobras players a step away from emulating Australia’s drastic action — a strike, writes Neil Manthorp

Player power comes to the fore in Cobras coach debacle

Science & Environment

Liberation means death for Buddy the jackass penguin

Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

Buddy the jackass penguin was set free by students at a Port Elizabeth beach in a protest against animal captivity — now he faces death as he cannot survive in the wild

National

DA-ANC clash in Tshwane chamber

A view of the City of Tshwane, from Freedom Park.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

Police intervene as parties’ verbal clash threatens to spiral out of control after an ANC councillor refuses to leave the chamber when ordered out by the speaker

Americas

Trump vows to ‘hit Clinton harder’ in next presidential debate

Donald Trump.  Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

In signs that investors awarded the debate to Clinton, Asian shares recover after an early bout of nerves while the Mexican peso jumps

Business

Busa supports extension of employment tax incentive but not R20m cap

Anglo American executive director Khanyisile Kweyama warned in a submission at public hearings in Parliament on mining law changes that the industry was in ‘a state of emergency’. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

The organisation says that limiting the benefit in this way will undermine the scheme's effectiveness in promoting youth employment

Americas

World’s biggest tequila producer files for IPO

Tequila Don Julio. Picture: BLOOMBERG
10 hour(s) ago

Jose Cuervo, controlled by the billionaire Beckmann family, is expected to raise about $1bn on the Mexico stock exchange

President Jacob Zuma has escaped with only the lightest of ‘fines’ for nonsecurity Nkandla upgrades because he has not complied with the remedial action required by the public protector, says the writer. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Laughing all the way to a bankable error

Simple arithmetic reveals Jacob Zuma has still not paid in full for the nonsecurity upgrades at Nkandla, writes Paul Hoffman

Transport & Tourism

Dipuo Peters stands by e-tolls, insists the system is working in Gauteng

Transport Minister Dipuo PetersPicture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

Accounts in arrears dwarf the number of motorists paying — but no money is lost as uncollected revenue is still collectible, the transport minister says

Media

Hlaudi Motsoeneng can apply to get his operations chief job back, says SABC

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
14 hour(s) ago

Chairman Mbulaheni Maguvhe hails his achievements and says the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment does not prevent him being considered again

Rugby

Alexander to be next SA Rugby president

Mark Alexander.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Current SA Rugby deputy president Mark Alexander is set to succeed Oregan Hoskins as president of the organisation next month

Land & Agriculture

Grain crop estimates rise steadily

Several sub-Saharan countries have comparative advantages in agriculture in terms of land availability, soil fertility, good climatic conditions and water availability. Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

The agriculture department’s crop estimates committee has made a slight upward adjustment to SA’s maize and wheat harvest forecast for 2016

African News

Ali Bongo is sworn in after court validates his wafer-thin election victory

Ali Bongo Ondimba. Picture: REUTERS/EMMA FARGE
14 hour(s) ago

Gabonese president promises to respect and defend the constitution after controversial court ruling allows him to take his family’s reign into a fifth decade

Energy

Auditor-general picks out Necsa for irregular expenditure

INDUSTRIAL ACTION:  The Pelindaba nuclear reactor plant near Pretoria. Necsa employees are poised to go on strike. Picture: THE TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA’s incurred R128m in irregular expenditure because it failed to comply with the government’s preferential procurement regulations

World

WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast to 1.7%, cites wake-up call

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

The lower forecast marks the first time in 15 years that international commerce is expected to lag the growth of the world economy, the trade body says

African Business

AfDB seeks investors for $7.6bn Tanzanian railway line

FUTURE ON THE LINE: Domestic politics has led countries like Guinea to  make costly choices in the development of its rail infrastructure.
10 hour(s) ago

The planned standard gauge 2,200km railway line will link Tanzania’s port in Dar es Salaam with neighbouring landlocked countries

National

NPA boss Abrahams’s predecessor claims he is under his deputy’s spell

Mxolisi Nxasana has been appointed national director of public prosecutions.  Picture: GCIS
15 hour(s) ago

Mxolisi Nxasana, pushed out as National Prosecuting Authority head, has given his version of happenings behind the scenes in this vital criminal-justice service

Education

Blade Nzimande slams Wits for silence over worker’s death

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande, left, stands in the psychic void between fantasy and reality as he is faced with students protesting at Parliament. Picture: THE TIMES
14 hour(s) ago

Higher education and training minister says the university should have informed him of the cleaner’s death immediately so an investigation could take place

Transport & Tourism

No more excessive luxury overseas trips for city officials, Mashaba vows

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba  has told his new mayoral committee to not get  involved in party politics, but rather to serve residents of the city. Picture: SOWETAN
17 hour(s) ago

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba will enforce a strict travel policy after the previous administration spent R190m in the last three years on overseas trips

Economy

Now is the time to create jobs, says go-getting Michael Roberts

Virtual meeting. Picture: ISTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Award-winning entrepreneur Michael Roberts says stop making excuses: just get on with creating the jobs that South Africans must have

Americas

How Clinton made a chump of Trump

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, left, shakes hands with Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, after the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday. Picture: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG
14 hour(s) ago

Hillary Clinton won hands down in her TV debate with Donald Trump. He could have performed better ... by talking less

Economy

Government might get tougher on market abuse and other bad behaviour

TOUGH TIMES: Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has launched a committee to look into the effects of steel import tariffs on downstream customers. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

Firm steps must be taken to end cartels and other practices that raise prices for consumers, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says

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Cartoons

Lamberts Bay, on the west coast, is home to small-scale fishers. The Abalobi app will allow these artisanal fishers to share information about their catches.  Picture: DAVID HARRISON

App lifeline for small-scale fishers

The Abalobi app will be the information management system for the small-scale fisheries industry, writes Sarah Wild

Innovation

Marine law starts to get attention it desperately needs

Picture: ISTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

Africa’s only research chair in the law of the sea will compare and harmonise legislation on the continent’s marine environment, writes Nicky Willemse

Americas

How can an expert on black holes help in the quest to cure pancreatic cancer?

Picture: ISTOCK
1 day(s) ago

A team of physicians and physicists is engaged in a novel effort to solve the riddle of one of medicine’s most lethal malignancies

Picture: AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI

Fifa gets the brush-off from Asian confederation

Asia’s top soccer officials voted down the agenda at a special congress, making clear their view on the disqualification of a Qatari official

Cricket

Joker De Kock needs his skill to fend off Aussie reply

Quinton de Kock. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES / LEE WARREN
1 day(s) ago

Anything SA can do, they will want to do better

Other Sport

Arnold Palmer remembered as ‘King of the fairways’

HAIL AND FAREWELL: Arnold Palmer acknowledges the gallery after teeing off on the  first hole of his final appearance at the Masters in 2004. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Reactions to the death of golfing great Arnold Palmer on Sunday

Soccer

Motsepe proud but cautious

SINKING FEELING: Pitso Mosimane of Sundowns during the Telkom Knockout Semi Final match between Platinum Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday in Rustenburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Sundowns chase more silverware on Saturday when they meet Wits for the MTN8 title

Other Sport

Ailing Fury feels he is against ropes

Tyson Fury. Picture: REUTERS/PETER CZIBORRA
23 hour(s) ago

Boxing champion Tyson Fury pulls out of another world heavyweight fight in the shadow of doping allegations

Rugby

Coetzee denies calling for help

REUNITED:  Pat Lambie and Francois Hougaard help up Morné Steyn after his try against Fiji at the 2011  World Cup. The trio are likely to feature against the Wallabies on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Coetzee will name his match-day 23 squad on Thursday

Cricket

Ashwin one of the best, says Kohli

India's Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the match against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, India, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI
23 hour(s) ago

Spinner Rwavichandran Ashwin puts New Zealand out of their misery on the final day of the first Test in Kanpur

Rugby

Loftus still a happy hunting ground for Springboks

Allister Coetzee. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The Springboks overall record in Pretoria is excellent

Rugby

Currie Cup heads for nail-biting tussle for play-off spots

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Sharks and Golden Lions are headed for a showdown for the fourth Currie Cup semifinal, writes Craig Ray

Opinion

Player power of a different sort comes to the fore in Cobras coach debacle

Fed-up Cobras players a step away from emulating Australia’s drastic action — a strike

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The Third Umpire

Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma let his bat do the talking during SA’s 50 overs against Ireland in Benoni on Sunday, scoring his debut century and his first outing as a Proteas opener in the absence of Hashim Amla.

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Possibly current SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was reportedly paid an R11.4m bonus, despite the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling he be removed from that position. Let the lawsuits begin.

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