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SAA announces plans to raise R16bn days after saying it can pay its debts

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
35 minute(s) ago

Cash-strapped South African Airways says it wants to begin drawing down the amount within two weeks of signing the agreement


Push against Pravin Gordhan is move on Treasury, says SACP

President Jacob Zuma, accused by the SACP of wielding too much power, holds bilateral talks at the weekend with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on the margins of the 6th Summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. Picture: DoC
4 hour(s) ago

Jacob Zuma ‘wields too much power’ and the Guptas loom large over the Hawks’ move on finance minister, says the SACP


Zuma not asked to chair body

GREY AREA:  The standoff over the SAA board, over which the president and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan cannot agree, is a case in point in the battle over board appointments. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
4 hour(s) ago

Review committee did not recommend the president oversees state-owned companies — as Zuma’s office claimed after public outcry over power grab


Rand at five-week lows on US rate hike jitters

1 hour(s) ago

Rand Merchant Bank currency strategist John Cairns says the Federal Reserve’s plans are important but are secondary to ‘whether Pravin Gordhan stays or goes’


Brian Molefe hardens stance against independent power producers

Brian Molefe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Eskom’s head backtracks on the state’s renewed commitment to its renewable energy programme

Transport & Tourism

NEWS ANALYSIS: Who told minister to scupper Prasa fraud probe?

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

Prasa board chairman Popo Molefe and Transport Minister Dipuo Peters appear to be at loggerheads over how to handle allegations of fraud and claims the ANC is a key beneficiary of irregular transactions


Bidvest CEO pleads for end to disruption of key economic institutions

Lindsay Ralphs. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

Lindsay Ralphs says his company is concerned about the disruption of some of SA’s most important economic institutions


POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: No let-up in attention on Gordhan-Hawks battle this week

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Jacob Zuma’s return from visits abroad will revive talk of Cabinet reshuffle, writes Linda Ensor

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES

EDITORIAL: Courting ratings downgrade

Hawks risk damage with action against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan


Gavin Keeton

SA falls short of providing most young people with the skills they need today, let alone an increasingly mechanised future, writes Gavin Keeton

Enemy is poor education, not mechanisation


SA’s two big political parties are, by natural political selection, carving out for themselves their own universes, writes Gareth Van Onselen

DA and ANC call to distinct powerbases


ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Private sector credit data to dominate indicators

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
4 hour(s) ago

Credit extension data likely to have moderated given the financial pressure on consumers, writes Claire Bisseker


Makeover of square aimed at students

4 hour(s) ago

Respublica’s Hatfield Square project is the biggest one-phase student accommodation project in Africa


NPA quashes reports of Gordhan’s imminent arrest

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

National Prosecuting Authority denies media reports that the Hawks could soon charge the finance minister for corruption in a case linked to a covert investigative unit set up within SARS


Baleka Mbete blames leaders for ANC decline in Western Cape

Baleka Mbete. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
4 hour(s) ago

ANC national chairwoman says the party needs to re-engineer its branch structures and do away with the ‘foreign culture’ of greed


Guptas are like rats abandoning a sinking ship, says DA

Atul Gupta. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
21 hour(s) ago

Parties react strongly to reports that the Guptas intend selling off their businesses, with EFF urging the Guptas to ‘pack their bags and leave SA’

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, greets the chairperson of the AU Idriss Deby at the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS

African samurai Yasuke caused a stampede

The 16-century African samurai from northern Mozambique was held in awe for his height and dark skin in Japan, writes Rob Attwell

Middle East

Death toll from Yemeni suicide bomb rises

Soldiers loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride at the back of a pick-up truck during a parade in Yemen's northern province of Marib on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
41 minute(s) ago

Médicins Sans Frontieres says the wounded were brought into a hospital it runs in Aden after an attacker drove his vehicle into new recruits at a militia compound


Turkey aims at Kurds in Syria thrust

STANDING GUARD: Turkish soldiers guard near the Turkish-Syrian border. Islamic State militants captured part of a hill overlooking the besieged Kurdish town of Kobane on Syria's border with Turkey. Picture: EPA
5 hour(s) ago

Turkish officials say their goal in Syria is ensuring Kurdish forces do not expand territory they already control and to drive IS militants from their strongholds


Japan pledges $30bn to fund infrastructure, education and healthcare in Africa

Japan's prime minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe addresses a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Picture: REUTERS/TORU HANAI
4 hour(s) ago

Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa’s vast natural resources since dependence on oil and natural gas imports jumped after 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster


Xi appoints new blood to lead key provinces

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Picture: REUTERS/MARK SCHIEFELBEIN
5 hour(s) ago

Xinhua says new party bosses have been appointed to serve in strategic province of Yunnan and populous Hunan


Rousseff defence calls witnesses in showdown

Dilma Rousseff. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Rousseff’s accusers lay out their case, arguing that she’s criminally irresponsible and helped run once-booming Brazil into the ground

Middle East

Iranian nuclear ‘spy’ out on bail

Picture: ISTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Iranian media outlets report that dual national, Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani, senior accountant involved in banking-related aspects of nuclear talks has been arrested for espionage


Gidani in renewed bid to wrest lottery licence from rival

4 hour(s) ago

Gidani resumes its court battle against current operator Ithuba’s capacity to ‘reinvigorate’ the Lotto


No conclusive Treasury report on Gupta coal deals, says Eskom

Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Eskom says the National Treasury’s findings into its coal contracts are inconclusive — including a reported deal worth R134m involving a Gupta-owned mining company for coal the power utility could not use


Fed may get more recession-fighting tools, says Janet Yellen

Federal Reserve. Picture: AFP PHOTO/KAREN BLEIER
4 hour(s) ago

The Fed chief flags that current tools at its disposal are insufficient to deal with future deep and prolonged economic downturns


Northam to double its output in deeply afflicted PGMs sector

4 hour(s) ago

Northam CEO Paul Dunne cites years of low investment in the sector for its rather gloomy view of overall production from SA

Transport & Tourism

Local content in building locomotives disputed

ROLLING ON: Locomotives on a production line. The South African Bureau of Standards has been assigned to verify local content in the locomotives. Picture: SUPPLIED
4 hour(s) ago

There’s no clear indication how compliance monitoring will track local content to ensure suppliers benefit from the multibillion-rand project

Science & Environment

State’s tardy approach to emissions under fire

4 hour(s) ago

The government’s failure to implement its climate change policy exposes the economy and financial institutions to ‘unnecessary risk’, say civil society groups

Media & Advertising

Naspers e-sales ventures punted at disrupted AGM

4 hour(s) ago

Shareholder activist Theo Botha nearly ejected from internet, media and entertainment giant Naspers’s AGM over trust deed grilling


NEWS ANALYSIS: Zuma’s power checked by backlash over Gordhan probe

TOUGH TALK: Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan speaks to President Jacob Zuma at the meeting held at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Opposition parties and analysts have speculated that the president may use the probe into Pravin Gordhan to install a more compliant head of the Treasury

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Sorisha Naidoo, left to right, in 2016 and 2001. Naidoo is a skin-lightening cream businesswoman. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Fix your skin, black woman. Then you can belong

There’s a multimillion-rand industry whose entire raison d’être is hinged on discolouring black women, writes Xolisa Phillip

Telecoms & Technology

Innovation agency CEO works on bringing stability

Technology Innovation Agency CEO Barlow Manilal. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
4 hour(s) ago

Technology Innovation Agency CEO is laying out his plans for the future. Again, writes Sarah Wild

Travel & Food

Keeping the fynbos heritage alive

Rudy and Marietjie Visser have re-energised the Cape Floral Kingdom Expo in Bredasdorp to showcase the beauty and diversity of the province’s fynbos and to promote conservation efforts. Picture: LESLEY STONES
4 hour(s) ago

Conservation-focused fynbos show reawakens to promote the beauty and diversity of SA’s heritage, writes Lesley Stones


Mentorship app run by youth agency gives Zuma trouble with numbers

Picture: REUTERS

An app designed to bring young entrepreneurs and business mentors together fails to deliver the goods

Faf Du Plessis. Picture: AFP

Captain’s knock lifts Proteas as quicks rattle Black Caps

Faf du Plessis’s sublime century under a cloudless, sunny Centurion sky silenced even his fiercest critics


Michael Cheika frustrated as Franks escapes citing

SLIPPERY:  All Black prop Owen Franks looks for support as he beats Australian captain Stephen Moore, right, and Samu Kerevi. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX/ANDREW COMAGA
14 hour(s) ago

The Wallabies coach hoped action would be taken after video footage shows All Blacks prop Owen Franks’s transgression


Premiership bosses criticise ‘ludicrous’ Lions schedule

5 hour(s) ago

In an age of ever-more gruelling seasons, there are widespread concerns the English rugby team will have insufficient time to prepare for southern hemisphere giants


Rashford delights Mourinho with late winner for United

FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT:  Marcus Rashford, centre, celebrates with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right and Wayne Rooney after scoring their late winning goal against Hull on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/ LEE SMITH
5 hour(s) ago

Marcus Rashford unleashed in the 71st minute to make the difference against Hull

Other Sport

Murray set to pounce in New York

CHAMPION:  Andy Murray is confident he can win a second US Open title in 2016. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

World No2 in top form ahead of US Open

Other Sport

Serena shoulders burden of history at Flushing Meadows

DETERMINED:  Serena Williams practices ahead of the US Open which starts on Monday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
5 hour(s) ago

Serena Williams battles a shoulder injury and emboldened rivals to rewrite more tennis history

Other Sport

Putts start falling in for Rickie Fowler as he leads field

Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

California golfer Rickie Fowler welcomes back his winning streak with a bogey-free 68 at The Barclays PGA playoff


There are too many people with Daryll Cullinan attitudes running cricket

LEGACIES: Daryll Cullinan says the success of today’s Proteas was built on the backs of their predecessors, all of whom should be acknowledged, politics aside . Picture: KATHERINE MUICK

Recent coaching appointments seem to reflect the former Proteas player’s view that cricket just isn’t a black man’s game in SA

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