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How Hlaudi Motsoeneng ate Lotus FM

13 hour(s) ago

The controversial SABC executive’s 90% local content policy has been devastating for the Durban-based Indian radio station, but its pleas have fallen on deaf ears


Steyn stars as Boks beat Australia

Australia's Wallabies v South Africa's Springboks at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria. Australias Sean McMahon (C) is tackled. 'Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 hour(s) ago

Steyn, slotted four penalties and two drop-goals – as the Boks produced their best defensive effort of the Rugby Championship


Anglican rejection of same-sex union blessing causes ‘palpable pain’‚ says Archbishop Makgoba

Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

The vote was taken by the church’s Provincial Synod on a proposal by the Diocese of Saldanha Bay


Clinton hits Trump on porn cameo after he tweets of ’sex tape’

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Trump has defended the way he treated Machado and has sought to discredit her


Table Mountain cableway strikers accept increases of up to 13.5%

Table Mountain Cape Town XXX  Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

More than 100 Saccawu members went on strike after rejecting an offer of a 10% increase to all staff earning under R10‚000

African News

Nigeria spends $2.4 billion to drag country out of recession

Muhammadu Buhari. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
9 hour(s) ago

Buhari says government has been negotiating to end militant attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta


Volkswagen will pay $1.21 billion to settle US dealer claims

9 hour(s) ago

VW still faces billions of dollars in potential civil and potential criminal US fines for violating emissions laws

Middle East

Handshakes, Hebrew and humour as Peres laid to rest Jerusalem

Israeli President and veteran statesman Shimon Peres in his Jerusalem residence.  File Picture: EPA/JIM HOLLANDER
9 hour(s) ago

The traditional Jewish funeral prayer, the Kaddish, was recited by Peres’s three children by his grave


University chancellors urge for solution to fees crisis

Deputy Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: MOHAU MOFOKENG/SOWETAN.
12 hour(s) ago

The chancellors have made an urgent appeal for a solution to the fees crisis which threatens to unravel the remaining academic year


The tipping point: what are the risks in rewarding friendly, efficient service

For a customer, a tip may simply be a way of saying thank you for good service, but for an employer this can have problematic legal implications


Many South African universities and ANC politicians are as thick as thieves, writes Gareth van Onselen

On the obsequiousness of SA universities


Protest should lead to more substantive engagement with the power structures in which policy decision-making takes place, writes Lindiwe Mazibuko

How students can win the Fees Must Fall fight


Barclays FX ‘superstar’ trader Ashton loses dismissal suit

9 hour(s) ago

Ashton is the most high-profile of more than half a dozen traders and sales people who were fired as banks rushed to appease regulators


PIC pressed to tell more about its R45bn unlisted investment portfolio

Daniel Matjila. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

THE Public Investment Corporation is under pressure to reveal more about the nature of its unlisted investment portfolio, valued at R45-billion at end-March 2016


Petrol price will go up by 44c per litre on Wednesday

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

In the period under review, the rand did appreciate against the US dollar, but still remained above its average for the previous period

Financial Services

SARS alert on effects of using section 42 to defer capital gains tax

1 day(s) ago

Clearly referring to SABMiller shareholders, SARS says using the Income Tax Act’s section 42 to defer capital gains tax can have tax effects for collective investment schemes

Telecoms & Technology

Cwele gets court order to stop Icasa’s broadband auction

Minister of State Security Siyabonga Cwele briefs media prior to delivering his budget speech on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Pretoria judge issues temporary order stopping the Independent Communications Authority from going ahead with planned auction of broadband spectrum

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


Poll on returning to class a victory for Wits vice-chancellor Adam Habib

Students protest at Wits. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

An overwhelming majority of students voting by SMS support the resumption of academic activities if campuses can be secured

Transport & Tourism

SAA needs a cash injection, the airline’s directors say

1 day(s) ago

State guarantees mean it can continue as a going concern for another year but its balance sheet still needs to be strengthened


ANC Women’s League tackles Thuli Madonsela over ‘DA bias’

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

The league has taken issue with the way the public protector’s office selects cases, and says the state capture probe must also look into white monopoly capital

Science & Environment

Bodies of suspected rhino poachers recovered after shootout

Veterinarian William Fowlds and Nick Fox, the owner of the Sibuya Game Reserve, with a white rhino cow killed on the Eastern Cape reserve. Picture: THE HERALD
1 day(s) ago

Three people were killed in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, where poaching has been on the rise

Retail & Consumer

Lewis to appeal consumer tribunal’s ruling on credit probe

Lewis. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

The furniture retailer, facing a possible investigation of every credit agreement it has entered since 2007, is lodging an appeal in the High Court in Pretoria


Eskom looks set to control nuclear build

Picture: iStock
1 day(s) ago

The government has again stalled the publication of the request for proposals by the Department of Energy, which had been expected on Friday

African News

Dozens still held in Gabon over post-election violence

Soldiers patrol a street near opposition campaign headquarters after the election in Libreville, Gabon, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Violence erupted on August 31 after President Ali Bongo was first declared the winner of the contested vote


OBITUARY: Irish embodied stockbroking royalty

1 day(s) ago

An exceptional man and a master at social intelligence, Martin Irish's faith in Johannesburg was infectious, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Telecoms & Technology

Yes, data does cost more in SA than most other countries

1 day(s) ago

In the race to provide citizens with the cheapest data deals SA is trailing far behind most of its Brics partners, local prices are on average 134% higher than in Russia


Trade balance swings into deficit as imports rise and exports fall

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Exports of precious metals and stones plunged another 30%, after a 22% fall before, and vehicle and transport exports dropped


Graft cloud hanging over Sbu Ndebele is damaging SA's reputation, analysts warn

Former transport minister Sbu Ndebele at the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court with his wife Zama. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

The former transport minister, now high commissioner to Australia, will soon appear in court but there is still no clarity on whether he will be recalled


BusinessLIVE brings you all of SA’s top news and views, in one place

Business Live website. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
3 day(s) ago

Read our brand new website for business, market and political news as it happens, and access to premium content from SA, the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times

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WINNER: European Parliament president Martin Schulz displays the Nobel medal as he leaves the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo on Monday. Picture: REUTERS

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami tipped to win Nobel literature prize

The peace prize might be shared by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timochenko, after signing a deal to end a war that killed 250,000 people

African Business

Mauritius woos show business

1 day(s) ago

The Mauritian government plans to expand its rebate scheme to attract foreign film companies, writes Lindsay Fortado


Six tips for gaining your employees’ respect

2 day(s) ago

How do you foster emotional attachment in a big company where people are scattered all over the world?


This is the way for the Boks to beat the Wallabies

To beat the Wallabies on Saturday, the Springboks must sharpen up in defence, carrying the ball and discipline, says flanker Oupa Mohoje


Lambie in at 15 as halfback pair are fired

Patrick Lambie will play at fullback against the Wallabies on Saturday. Picture: SYDNEY MAHLANGU/ BACKPAGEPIX
1 day(s) ago

Lambie’s return to fullback has opened an old wound


Unbeaten records at risk as top two clash

GOAL GLUTTON: Son Heung-min celebrates his goal against CSKA Moscow. On Sunday, he will be gunning for Manchester City. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Celtic's exposing chinks in City’s defensive armour a fillip for Tottenham ahead of this weekend’s clash

Other Sport

Ernie ropes in Rory for SA Open

Rory McIlroy. Picture: KYLE TERADA
1 day(s) ago

The SA Open takes place from January 12 to 15


Tackling supremo Mohoje in Bok captain mix

RETURN: Oupa Mohoje hopes to start for the Boks on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Who will succeed Adriaan Strauss as Springbok captain, writes Sibusiso Mjikeliso

Opinion & Analysis

Apple continues to confound the sceptics

NEW GADGET: Customers in a New Delhi technology store queue during a midnight launch to buy the iPhone 6s. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

The people at Apple are no smarter than the rest of us; they are just clear about their purpose and pursue it more relentlessly than the rest do, writes Robert Grace


Forget form, history shows Boks will win at Loftus

History says the Boks don’t lose to Australia at Loftus, writes Mark Keohane

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane still insists, almost a month later and in spite of the Presidency disputing this, that he did not speak in his personal capacity regarding a statement on a banks inquiry.

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Jackson Mthembu and the ANC parliamentary caucus have given the SABC a week to revoke a decision to move the almost-immovable Hlaudi Motsoeneng to another top position within the public broadcaster.

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Union Satawu has nailed its colours to the mast by saying it will not endorse Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next leader of the ANC. Premier league-aligned Satawu wants Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to take over.

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