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S&P is concerned that political tension is stifling economic reform

1 hour(s) ago

Economic growth improved in the second quarter, but it’s too early to consider that there is a new trend, given the political turmoil in the country

Politics

Clampdown on corruption leads to... claims of corruption

Solly Msimanga. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The ANC in Tshwane claims that the city’s DA mayor is corrupt and a brazen liar‚ accusations he rubbished as an attempt to discredit his clampdown on corruption

National

DA welcomes SCA ruling on signal-jamming, but says Mahlobo must explain

State Security Minister David Mahlobo. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
30 minute(s) ago

In its judgment‚ the SCA said democracy in South Africa is predicated on open government in which all citizens participate

Politics

Rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle are 'untruthful'

President Jacob Zuma’s executive has 74 members. The Democratic Alliance says it would reduce the Cabinet to 15 members should it be voted into power. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE
2 hour(s) ago

Presidency says a list circulated to journalists of new Cabinet ministers and those to be shuffled from their posts 'is the work of mischievous people'

Transport & Tourism

Sanral appoints Skhumbuzo Macozoma as its new CEO

Skhumbuzo Macozoma.
1 hour(s) ago

Sanral’s long-serving CEO Nazir Alli is to be replaced in October with a suitably qualified replacement who is currently head of one of its service providers

Media

Cabinet criticises the SABC on Motsoeneng issue

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

Cabinet calls on the SABC to abide by the SCA ruling that Hlaudi Motsoeneng is not fit to be an executive at the corporation

Energy

Jeff Radebe tells of plan B on nuclear build programme proposals call

Jeff Radebe.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 hour(s) ago

Despite energy minister’s pledge to Parliament, government will not be issuing a request for nuclear-build proposals, says Jeff Radebe

Telecoms & Technology

Cabinet approves white paper on communication

The lack of spectrum has hampered the rapid deployment of faster wireless network infrastructure in many parts of Africa, including SA.  Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Cabinet approves integrated communication technology white paper a day before judgment on government’s court bid to stop Icasa auctioning spectrum

Land & Agriculture

Radebe tells of plan for state and business to join hands to boost agriculture

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS/SIYA DUDA
2 hour(s) ago

A partnership of government and business is being formed to create a fund to develop agriculture

Transport & Tourism

SA Express fails auditor-general’s solvency and liquidity tests

Picture: THE HERALD
5 hour(s) ago

The state-owned airline’s circumstances appear to have deteriorated, with its going-concern status in doubt despite R1.1bn in state guarantees

Education

Students vent their anger as protests show little sign of ending

University of Johannesburg Kingsway campus students march during the #feesmustfall protests September 28, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Various universities across the country have suspended lectures after ongoing students' protests demanding free education. Picture: Felix Dlangamandla
2 hour(s) ago

Wits runs on a poll on the resumption the academic programme, UJ is granted interdicts and classes are disrupted at Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Education

DA warns of the high cost of extending the academic year

Students from Wits University demonstrate in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
4 hour(s) ago

Party says students have not budgeted for additional living and travel costs and they will place an undue burden on those already struggling

Visitors take photos at an outdoor theme park of the newly opened Wanda Cultural Tourism City, or Wanda City, in Nanchang in Jiangxi Province, China. Picture: EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

So much room to improve tourism sector

To get tourism on track, we should start by getting real statistics

Columnists

Natasha Marrian: Luthuli House not afraid to show it has awoken to excesses of Zuma administration — finally

While King Zuma slumbers, palace aides are stirring

Columnists

A good agency philosophy is deeply embedded, like personality and character, writes Suhana Gordhan

Why a good mantra can work so
well

Media

Loss-making SABC keeps Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s package confidential

The SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng prepares to speak at a media conference at the broadcaster’s headquarters in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Other board members and legal practitioner Paul Ngobeni were  present at the  conference. Picture: ALON SKUY
6 hour(s) ago

The public broadcaster was also secretive about the travel arrangements for two executives attending a conference at a luxury resort in Mauritius

African News

Nigerian minister denies involvement in telecoms ‘money repatriation’

An employee of mobile phone operator MTN tries to register a client with the network in the Obalende district of Lagos. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
1 hour(s) ago

An allegation that he was involved in illegally moving money from Nigeria for MTN are "baseless", says Industry, Trade and Investment Minister Okechukwu Enelamah

National

Support for poor people means big write-offs for Nelson Mandela Bay

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI
5 hour(s) ago

Providing services for poor people who cannot afford them comes at a high cost for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Economy

World Bank slashes SA growth forecast in half

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 hour(s) ago

Perhaps even more worrying is that economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is now slower than population growth

Media

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

Business Live website. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
1 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

Europe

SA the early bird in Brexit talks with the UK

People hold banners during a March for Europe demonstration against Britain’s decision to leave the EU. The event took place in central London in June. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

Contingency plans and early conversations are key to minimising risks to capital flow and financial stability, says Treasury’s Catherine Macleod

Economy

Producer inflation slows in August

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

Before the release of the PPI data economists had been divided over whether recent fuel price cuts would be enough to have offset high and rising food inflation

Healthcare

Second-biggest open medical scheme to raise premiums next year

Picture: iSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Bonitas Medical Fund has joined other medical schemes in announcing above-inflation premium increases for next year

Picture: THINKSTOCK

New benchmarks put SA in better position to identify risk

Anthony Julies looks at the new debt portfolio benchmarks introduced by the World Bank

Labour

Productivity SA suspends its finance chief over probe of misspent UIF funds

GLUM:  Unemployed people queue for UIF payments. In its finding on the extension of collective bargaining agreements, the high court said unemployment was the most intractable problem in SA. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

The agency, whose task is to support businesses in trouble in order to save jobs, thinks about R36m has been spent on activities ‘not related to job saving’

National

Parks Tau calls on councils to keep on fighting e-tolling

ON THE WAY OUT? Current Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau may be seeing out the last day of his job on Monday, but he could still survive as the city’s first citizen. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
4 hour(s) ago

Former Joburg mayor Parks Tau says e-tolling hits poor people hard and increases municipal road maintenance costs

National

Parliament’s broadcasting policy is unconstitutional, says SCA

HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS: The informally named twin peaks bill will go back to Parliament in August. Organisations representing the banks and savers have already expressed their views on the bill. Picture: THE TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

After the signal-jamming issue during the state of the nation address last year, the case against Parliament was brought by Primedia and the SANEF

Politics

Tshwane council finds itself in Parliament’s shoes

REJIG:  Solly Msimanga of the DA, who is pictured being sworn in as Tshwane mayor last week on Friday, delayed the announcement of his mayoral committee after a leaked list was criticised for being too pale and male. Picture: SUPPLIED
6 hour(s) ago

The city council will have to decide whether law enforcement officers should be allowed into chambers when proceedings are interrupted

Industrials

Has ArcelorMittal SA really avoided ‘the usual suspects’ in its BEE deal?

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
8 hour(s) ago

A former government-appointed commissioner, a development bank finance chief and a former deputy finance minister will become shareholders

Economy

Credit extension growth slows in August

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

Nedbank says credit growth is likely to remain subdued in the short term as a result of ‘weak economic activity and the poor outlook’

Healthcare

GlaxoSmithKline completes the sale of its stake in Aspen Pharmacare

Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
7 hour(s) ago

This ends uncertainty for shareholders in Africa’s largest generics maker, says CEO Stephen Saad

Science & Environment

Things come up roses for threatened rosewood

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 minute(s) ago

CITES makes recommendation to halt unsustainable trade in rosewood, by allowing only regulated international trade

National

Edna Molewa has a difference of opinion with the auditor-general

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says fracking licences hold the key to vital information about shale gas reserves. File picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
9 hour(s) ago

The environmental affairs minister is challenging her department’s qualified audit opinion, and will be late in tabling its annual report

Telecoms & Technology

Datatec warns of falling interim earnings

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Datatec says earnings will be down nearly 25% at the interim stage, but full-year earnings will be better than he previous year’s.

Science & Environment

SA criticised for pushing for future trade in ivory

Fire burns part of an estimated 105 tonnes of ivory and a tonne of rhino horn confiscated from smugglers and poachers at the Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya, in April. Picture: REUTERS/SIEGFRIED MODOLA
6 hour(s) ago

Mechanism to allow stockpile sales roundly rejected at 17th Cites conference as elephant poaching escalates

Markets

Stabilised oil prices boost JSE along with world markets

Picture: JSE
5 hour(s) ago

Mining stocks in particular attract demand, a day after the price of Brent crude logged its biggest gain in one day since April

Energy

Wescoal’s black shareholders get a bigger stake

Picture: ISTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

The company, which sells most of its coal to Eskom, has finalised an empowerment deal that increases its existing BEE partners’ stake to above the 50% Eskom requires

Education

Zuma appeals for calm on strife-torn campuses

Police detain a man during student protests in Johannesburg on Wednesday.  Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

THE Presidency says President Jacob Zuma is disturbed by violence and destruction on university campuses and has appealed for calm and restraint

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Cartoons

Volkswagen will be showing its new electric car strategy.   Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

Paris Motor Show: Car makers band together against Silicon Valley

It is clear the big names are worried by the threat posed by autonomous driving systems, as they start co-operating where before they would have competed

Management

Seven strategies for maintaining your professional network over the years

Picture: ISTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

How do you maintain your professional network over the years

Motoring

RUMOUR HAS IT... Calling time on MG; honours for Dieselgate

Expect the new BMW 5 Series to feature carbon fibre elements similar to those in the Carbon Core of the 7 Series.   Picture: BMW
12 hour(s) ago

The owner of MG announces it will cease production of MG vehicles in the UK, and VW has won the Ig Nobel award for chemistry

Management

Six tips for gaining your employees’ respect

1 hour(s) ago

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

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: Helping to move the nation

Nissan has developed a wheelchair-friendly version of its NV350 Impendulo minibus.   Picture: QUICKPIC
12 hour(s) ago

Transport for physically disabled people is often a problem, but one which Nissan is trying to address

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Winding it up in the Caymans

The Cayman is a sharper looking weapon in its new guise.   Picture: PORSCHE
12 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled to Germany to sample the Porsche 718 Cayman and Cayman S

Motoring

THE MOTORSPORT LAP: The champ and the championship

The World Rallycross Championship will come to South Africa in 2017 at the Killarney circuit in Cape Town.    Picture: WESTERN PROVINCE MOTOR CLUB
12 hour(s) ago

SA’s Brad Binder wins the Moto3 world championship and Cape Town will host the World RX 2017 finale

ASSET: The Proteas may use Imran Tahir at the death in the first one-day international against Australia on Friday. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES

Tahir targets Aussie scalps

Spinner Imran Tahir not into containing batsmen, but will if game dictates it

Other Sport

Match-fixing means South African tennis player’s career hits the dust

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Joshua Chetty is banned from professional and local league tennis for life after being found guilty of match-fixing

Other Sport

Muzi Yeni eyes Grand Heritage race win on Humidor

Jockey and horse. Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

The Durban-born jockey stands a good chance of winning the first R750,000 World Sports Betting Grand Heritage race at the Vaal

Other Sport

Confident US ‘learnt from past stumbles’

UPBEAT: ordan Spieth looks self-assured as he chills during practice ahead of the Ryder Cup that starts on Friday. Picture: EPA
13 hour(s) ago

Two-time Major winner Jordan Spieth recalls the tension of the US losing his 2014 debut at Gleneagles

Other Sport

Tokyo panel calls for changes to venues for 2020 Games

GO FOR GAMES: A woman passes a logo of the Tokyo 2020 bid committee at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government Building this week. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

In the face of ballooning costs, a panel has called for some Olympic venues to be changed, but organisers say it may be too late to make the adjustments

Cricket

Cobras in chaos as coach row heads to CCMA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

Cricket squad marches to CCMA in the latest twist in a saga that has been brewing for months

Soccer

Vilakazi aims to end drought of trophies

MARKSMAN: Sibusiso Vilakazi is hoping he ends on the winning side when Sundowns play Wits in the MTN8 final on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
13 hour(s) ago

Attacking maestro Sibusiso Vilakazi remains one of the most dangerous in an arsenal of dangerous Sundowns players

Rugby

Governing body to review global rugby season

13 hour(s) ago

The World Rugby governing body wants to continue to grow the game and to attend to player welfare

Opinion

Coetzee can turn the Springboks around by following his instincts

Allister Coetzee. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/SYDNEY SEHSIBEDI

South African rugby’s problems are deep but the Bok team, man-for-man, is not a reflection of their recent performances

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The Third Umpire

Thuli Madonsela, in what could be one of her last acts as arguably SA’s bravest public protector to date, will make sure due process was followed in the reappointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as a top official at the SABC.

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Audi’s Stefan Knirsch’s role in the VW emissions scandal has been smoked out and he has left the top marque after a probe showed he was aware of emissions cheating when he took the job less than 10 months ago.

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Despite questions about the veracity of a claim that MTN illegally repatriated about R14bn from Nigeria in the decade to 2016, the mobile network operator cannot be feeling all that “ayoba” about the allegation.

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