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Suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega wearing the four medals she was awarded, including one for ‘outstanding service’. Picture: THE TIMES

Inquiry into Phiyega’s fitness to hold office to start on Tuesday

8 hour(s) ago

Claasen board of inquiry appointed by Zuma to look into Phiyega’s leadership role after she was implicated in deaths of 34 miners and police officers

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Manufacturing sector most anticipated economic indicator of the week

Manufacturing. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MARTIN LEISSL
4 hour(s) ago

Manufacturing sector in recession, little to suggest meaningful improvement in sector’s activity in second quarter, says analyst

Americas

Solar Impulse 2 takes off on next leg of round-the-world flight

The Solar Impulse 2 is an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

Aircraft’s mission aims to promote use of renewable energy, with aircraft powered by 17,000 solar cells

Asia-Pacific

Bitcoin founder confirms his identity ‘after unwanted attention’

Picture: ISTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright confirms his identity, but sceptics still abound

National

Petrol price to increase by 12c on Wednesday

A worker at state-owned Pertamina, the country's main retailer of subsidised fuel, fills a vehicle at a petrol station in Jakarta. Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Petrol increases by 12c while diesel drops between one and two cents

Transport & Tourism

SA Express takes flight, again

Picture: THE HERALD
8 hour(s) ago

SA Express back to normal after being grounded for nearly two days due to safety concerns

Middle East

Turkey makes ‘lot of effort’ for visa-free travel to EU

Activists rally with a banner 'Stop the deal, EU-Turkey, stop deportation!' during a protest in front of the Turkish Embassy against the agreement between the EU and Turkey on migrants in Rome, Italy, 01 May 2016. Picture: EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI
7 hour(s) ago

Turkey demands its citizens be allowed to enter EU’s Schengen zone without visas by June in exchange for it taking back European migrants

Labour

Tripartite alliance leaders appeal for ANC votes at Cosatu’s May Day celebration

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini salutes delegates at the federation's national congress in Midrand on Monday.  Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
1 day(s) ago

Tripartite alliance leaders appeal for crowd to vote for ANC in forthcoming local elections, Blade Nzimande congratulates Cosatu on successfully defending itself against attack

Members of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) hold signs during a May Day rally organised by a new United Front South African labour movement at Tembisa stadium on May 1, 2016 in Tembisa. Picture: AFP/JOHN WESSELS

May Day marks the diminished voices of the working class

What should workers really have celebrated on May Day? They need to rise and realise that what used to be the voice of the working class in the SACP and Cosatu is all but dead, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Columnists

Franny Rabkin: Judge fails to adequately explain what was unreasonable about justice minister’s decision denying Walus leave to appeal

That judge refused leave to appeal is astounding

Columnists

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Anthony Butler: An explosive secret dossier provides compelling evidence that the ANC manifesto launch was ‘sabotaged’

Hawks find evidence of sabotage of ANC launch

African News

Kenya torches world’s biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

Madikwe Game Reserve is situated near the Botswana border in North West Province. The area consisted of cattle farms but now boasts a diversity of game, landscapes, and vegetation. Picture: ROBERT BERNATZEDER
1 day(s) ago

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta demands a total ban on ivory trade to end trafficking and prevent extinction of elephants in the wild

Politics

Malema dares ministers to arrest him at EFF manifesto launch

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema scores well in meeting leadership criteria. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

'Anyone who wants to arrest me, here I am, come and arrest me... I know I only stand for the truth," says Malema

Europe

US launches bid to save Syrian truce

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) addresses the media after talks with United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva, Austria, on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI
1 hour(s) ago

US’s John Kerry admits Syria’s conflict has spiralled out of control and blames the Assad regime for bombing hospitals

Energy

Eskom’s system outlook tight despite plant maintenance

Eskom Medupi power station.
2 day(s) ago

Eskom says it has started ramping up energy availability for the expected winter peak so it has sufficient capacity to meet demands during its required maintenance

Fire burns part of an estimated 105 tons of ivory and a tonne of rhino horn confiscated from smugglers and poachers at the Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya, April 30, 2016. Picture: REUTERS/SIEGFRIED MODOLA

There are good reasons for Kenya to surrender its ivory wealth to flames

When countries keep their stockpiles they signal that they anticipate being able to sell ivory in the future and this undermines the credibility of demand-reduction efforts, writes Chris Alden and Ross Harvey

Politics

Jovial EFF members fill Orlando Stadium for manifesto launch

Supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters arrived in song and dance at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg for the launch of the party's local election manifesto. Picture: BUCHULE RABA
2 day(s) ago

EFF's manifesto boasts many promises but continues to grapple with ensuring that their supporters are registered to vote and will pitch up to vote on August 3

Middle East

Turkish police clamp down on unauthorised May Day protests

Anti-riot police attempt to disperse protesters at a May Day rally in Bakirkoy, a district of Istanbul, on May 1, 2016.
Picture: AFP/BULENT KILIC
1 day(s) ago

May Day comes at tense time in Turkey after succession of deadly attacks this year blamed on jihadists and Kurdish militants

National

Zuma's prosecution not tainted by allegations in NPA, says High Court

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO
2 day(s) ago

Mpshe tells media that abuse of legal process revealed in spy tapes is a 'gross neglect of the elementary principles of fairness' and would be 'unconscionable' for a trial to continue

Science & Environment

World is experiencing a ‘dangerous level of climate change’

TOUGH:  Clouds pass over hills in Santiago city, Chile, last year. Eight years of drought that left fields parched and ski resorts dry and a burst of wet weather were likely triggered by the El Nino phenomenon. Picture: REUTERS/IVAN ALVARADO
2 day(s) ago

Stellenbosch University’s Prof Guy Midgley says data for the first three months of 2016 show a very sharp rise in global temperatures

National

Nhleko says panel will influence the future of public order policing

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

The panel of experts on policing was recommended by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, and will be chaired by retired Judge David Ntshangase

Europe

Helicopter crashes with 13 people aboard in Norway

Rescuers work at a site where a helicopter has crashed, west of the Norwegian city of Bergen April 29, 2016.   Picture: NTB SCANPIX/BERGENS TIDENDE/VIA REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

A rescue service spokesman says the helicopter was completely destroyed, and no survivors had been found by late Friday

National

Zuma to ‘give consideration to’ ruling on dropped charges against him

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO
3 day(s) ago

The High Court in Pretoria found that the decision to drop 738 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma in 2009 was irrational

Financial Services

Ministers to report to Cabinet in two weeks on Guptas’ banking freeze

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

Amid concern as Pravin Gordhan, Mildred Oliphant and Mosebenzi Zwane talk to banks about Oakbay, Cabinet reiterates SA’s commitment to international agreements

Sport

Cabinet supports Mbalula’s ruling on hosting sports events

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula said this week that certain sporting codes were banned from hosting international events as they had missed transformation targets

Business

Tax practitioners favour move to simplify VAT rules for foreign e-commerce

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Draft ruling addresses red-tape concerns arising from the requirement for foreign entities to register and account for VAT in SA when their services exceed R50,000

National

Zuma open to prosecution as court recommends review of corruption charges being dropped

Jacob Zuma. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE/SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Full bench of High Court in Pretoria sets aside decision to discontinue the prosecution of President Jacob Zuma taken in April 2009

Mining

DRDGold declares another dividend

RAINBOW’S END: The processing facilities and water filtration beds  at the Ergo gold recovery plant, run by DRDGold, as seen from the air in Brakpan this year. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 day(s) ago

CEO Niel Pretorius says the latest dividend underscores the board’s position not to sit on surplus cash but to pay it to shareholders

National

Spy tapes transcripts: read what the NPA considered relevant

Jacob Zuma. Picture: NTSWE MOKOENA
3 day(s) ago

The recordings underpinning the decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma offer a close-up of pre-Polokwane politicking and paranoia

Economy

Lungisa Fuzile to stay in Treasury post

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

Cabinet confirm’s the director-general’s contract has been extended, allaying concern that he would be replaced by a Zuma ally

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Cartoons

Karol Ostaszewski and  Laura Clacey with their cider brand, Sxollie.  Picture: SUPPLIED

Ungovernable cider Sxollie will shout revolution from the tables

The cider boom is about to hit Mzansi and Karol Ostaszewski is ready, writes Eugene Yiga

Opinion

HALF ART: Humboldt’s legacy and counter-action

Rejection of the Humboldt Forum targets a deeply embedded history of ‘European’ and ‘non-European’ in separate categories

Management

Three must-dos at the end of every meeting

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Confirm key decisions and next steps; develop communication points; and gather feedback to help ensure meetings achieve their goals

Health

Medical specialist takes a scalpel to obesity cause

Canadian medical specialist Jason Fung says obesity is not caused by gluttony and sloth. Picture: SUPPLIED
4 day(s) ago

Hormones, not character flaws or too much time on the couch, causes obesity, writes Marika Sboros

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Sanity prevails — new-look range is clearly branded Bellingham

Bellingham’s history since the Podlashuk era has been a little like the Proteas cricket team

Picture: Dr. Craven greets Bok coach,  Nelie   Smith (right)  on return from South America. 1980. Picture: © JOHNCOM

Former Springboks skipper and coach Nelie Smith dies at 81

‘His rugby knowledge was massive and touched the lives of thousands of players over the many years he coached,’ says Saru president Oregan Hoskins

Soccer

UEFA suspends Liverpool defender for failed drugs test

Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (R) celebrating with Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS
3 day(s) ago

Mamadou Sakho out of the game for 30-days after testing positive for a fat burner. He claims not to have known the composition of a weight-loss supplement.

Other Sport

Murray says Djokovic can be beaten as big four reunite in Madrid

IMPRESSIVE COMEBACK: Novak Djokovic, left, of Serbia stands next to Andy Murray of BritaIn during the trophy presentation after their men's singles finals at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Djokovic returns to Madrid Masters for first time in three years, aiming to forget his blip at Monte Carlo Masters

Soccer

Leicester keeper Schmeichel aims to triumph on dad’s Old Trafford stage

TEAMWORK: Leicester captain Wes Morgan, second left, celebrates his goal against Southampton earlier this month with teammates Danny Simpson, Kasper Schmeichel, Christian Fuchs and Nathan Dyer. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
3 day(s) ago

History suggests one of the northeast giants may escape, as a promoted side has gone straight down in each of the past three seasons

Soccer

In-form Chiefs can still have a say in title race

HOLD UP:  Willard Katsande, left, of Chiefs grabs Sundowns’ Khama Billet with Reneilwe Letsholonyane looking on when the teams played out a goalless draw in January. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ASHLEY VLOTMAN
3 day(s) ago

Amakhosi ready for Mamelodi Sundowns after leaving barren run in the dust

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