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Pikitup will not be privatised, says Mashaba

CLEAN SWEEP: Municipal waste utility Pikitup will be broken up into seven parts and sold off to private businesses if new Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba gets his way. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
7 hour(s) ago

Mayor says waste management entity will stay with City of Johannesburg despite reports to the contrary

Americas

Brazil’s kingmaker topples Dilma Rousseff and becomes king

People react after Brazil's Senate removes President Dilma Rousseff, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/PAULO WHITAKER
5 hour(s) ago

Dilma Rousseff's running mate-turned-nemesis Michel Temer must now pull the South American giant’s economy out of recession

National

ANC mayor Mzwandile Masina names Ekurhuleni mayoral committee

ZUMA MAN: Mzwandile Masina has been named the mayoral candidate for Ekurhuleni. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
9 hour(s) ago

The administration has set itself the goal of a 24-hour turnaround time on service delivery interruptions such as water leaks, street lights and defective traffic lights

Education

Talks about university fee hikes go on as student protests continue

Blade Nzimande. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 hour(s) ago

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says while seeking solutions to fund poorer students‚ the state also wants to offer better support to middle-class students

National

Des van Rooyen says it is fine for a metro to use its own cash to promote itself

Desmond van Rooyen. Picture: Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS
9 hour(s) ago

IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa says the use of adverts by metros should be regulated to ensure they only distribute information that is ‘useful’

Energy

Renewable independent power producers will cost Eskom R1.2-trillion

COLD COMFORT: The cost of Eskom’s Kusile power station, outside Emalahleni in Mpumalanga, has swelled to R160bn from the R118.5bn estimated in 2013. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Meanwhile, CEO Brian Molefe denies Eskom is refusing to sign contracts with renewable independent power producers

Markets

Rand weakens on US data and disappointing local trade figures

Rands. Picture: THINKSTOCK
11 hour(s) ago

US employment data come in better than expected, while local trade data for July disappoint

National

Former Tshwane officials may soon wear ‘the orange uniform’, Msimanga says

Solly Msimanga. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
13 hour(s) ago

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga says he has five forensic reports that have been suppressed, and which would no longer be swept under the carpet

African News

Clashes as Gabon’s Bongo secures re-election

Tear gassed supporters of President Ali Bongo's rival Jean Ping protest in the capital, Libreville, Gabon, on Wednesday. Picture: MARCO LONGARI /AFP
9 hour(s) ago

President Ali Bongo wins by a razor thin 5,594 votes with 49.80% against 48.23% for his rival Jean Ping

Politics

DA and ANC butt heads over metro water restrictions

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

A permanent municipal manager, water conservation and infrastructure upgrades top mayor Athol Trollip’s list at a heated council meeting

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There can be no peace between ArcelorMittal SA and its customers

The protection the dominant steel maker is seeking presents a fresh crisis for the struggling downstream steel industry, writes Gerhard Papenfus

Columnists

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Attacks on satisfaction leave a bitter taste, writes Leon Louw

Healthcare despots march us to a bitter end

Columnists

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Allister Sparks: Our political discourse has been polluted by more than enough abstract ideological debates

Time for the DA to devise a rescue strategy

Americas

Trump talks immigration with Pena Nieto as Mexicans fume

President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (left) welcomes US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, on Wednesday. Picture:  EPA/JORGE NUNEZ
4 hour(s) ago

Donald Trump stuns the US political establishment with a surprise trip to Mexico for talks with one of his greatest critics

Retail & Consumer

Mr Price shares plummet on profit warning

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
11 hour(s) ago

Retailer blames weaker rand and unusually warm weather at the beginning of winter for its ‘most difficult winter season in well over a decade’

National

Partying with public funds will end, mayor Solly Msimanga promises

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
13 hour(s) ago

Msimanga has put a stop to all inaugural parties and catered inaugural events for Tshwane’s new executive

Energy

ANC unsuccessful in bid to stop opposition questioning Eskom executives

Brian Molefe and Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

Parliament’s public enterprises portfolio committee allow the questions and Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says they are matters of public interest

National

A low-income home now pays 20% more for a basic food basket than a year ago

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11 hour(s) ago

This has been driven largely by maize meal — as a result of the drought, a 25kg bag of maize costs R233, nearly 40% more than a year ago

Industrials

WATCH IN FULL: Eskom’s Molefe answers to Parliament

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
13 hour(s) ago

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe faces tough questions over the parastatal’s public spat with Treasury

Business

Win a seat at the Business Day/Financial Mail Investment Summit

17 hour(s) ago

The Investment Summit is taking place on September 13 at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton – and you could be there too

Marianne, the symbol of French revolutionary fervour, was depicted by Eugene Delacroix as bare-breasted, but not bare-headed. Picture: WIKIPEDIA

Burkini kicks sand in France’s laicite eye

There is no easy answer to what constitutes provocative beachwear, writes Hans Pienaar

National

Jason Rohde asks for permission to see his daughters

Jason Rohde outside court on Tuesday.   Picture: THE TIMES
13 hour(s) ago

The murder-accused CEO of Geffen International Realty Franchises was granted bail of R1.1m in Stellenbosch on Tuesday

Retail & Consumer

Masstores and Pick n Pay trade blows in Constitutional Court

A customer heads for a Pick n Pay shop in Cape Town. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
17 hour(s) ago

The retailers’ fight is over whether Pick n Pay can sue Walmart-owned Masstores for breaching its lease deal and treading on Pick n Pay’s exclusive right to sell fresh food

Labour

Cosatu calls for restraint from CWU and SACP

Aubrey Tshabalala. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

Federation calls for calm because the exchange of ‘verbal hand grenades and savage invectives will only serve to embolden our enemies’

Energy

Eskom does things ‘by the book’ and has nothing to hide, Ben Ngubane says

Ben Ngubane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh says the prepayments made to Tegeta are not unusual and historically have been part of Eskom’s business practice

Energy

Eskom says finances have improved but municipalities still owe it R27bn

The government’s response to Eskom’s bullying has been startling. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown have said absolutely nothing. Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

CEO Brian Molefe tells Parliament’s public enterprises committee the power parastatal has payment agreements with 60 municipalities that are in arrears

Health

Aaron Motsoaledi still adamant private healthcare is too costly

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
22 hour(s) ago

Aaron Motsoaledi says healthcare providers are free to operate in SA but must stay within the rules

African News

Interest-rate caps are ‘painful penalty’, Stanbic Kenya says

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to Sixth Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand on Monday. Picture: THE TIMES/MOELETSI MABE
15 hour(s) ago

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a law to limit credit costs at 400 basis points above the benchmark central bank rate

Asia-Pacific

Death toll from Typhoon Lionrock rises

High waves triggered by Typhoon Lionrock crash against a
15 hour(s) ago

Police confirm they found bodies in an old-age home in Iwaizumi, but it was not clear why people had not been taken to safety before the storm struck

Politics

Institute for Security Studies blames mistrust for ANC’s loss of support

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12 hour(s) ago

Gareth Newham says support for the ruling party has been in decline since 2004 because issues around ethical leadership have undermined voters’ trust

Economy

Bad news as July trade surplus disappoints

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13 hour(s) ago

Trade surplus recorded by SA in July comes in far lower than expected by most forecasts while June surplus revised slightly lower

National

Gordhan-Hawks fight is pushing SA towards recession, says Iraj Abedian

President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA
17 hour(s) ago

To the global investment and finance community, it appears there is no stability or coherence when ministers attack each other, says the Pan-African Capital chairman

National

Mmusi Maimane wants to know why SAPS is dragging its feet on the Gupta probe

Mmusi Maimane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

DA leader says he has written to acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane asking when the investigation in the Guptas will be completed

Education

Parents must examine schools’ policies, governing bodies association urges

The entrance to Pretoria Girls High School. Picture: SIPHO MABENA
10 hour(s) ago

This comes after Pretoria High School for Girls reportedly instructed black pupils to straighten their hair

Law & Constitution

Jon Qwelane’s ill health keeps hate speech case at bay, indefinitely

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

In his Sunday Sun column in 2008, Qwelane said the Constitution needed to be amended to remove sections that allowed men to get married to one another

Science & Environment

Kruger National Park makes a small dent in rhino poaching

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

The number of animals killed has fallen slightly this year, and its head ranger says poachers succeed in only two of 10 daily attempts — but the population is still vulnerable

Americas

A giant leap for SpaceX and reusable rockets

BATTERY POWER: South African-born Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla Motors, and  chairman of SolarCity. Picture: SUPPLIED
14 hour(s) ago

Re-launching a rocket that has already delivered spacecraft to orbit represents an important milestone in achieving complete reusability

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Cartoons

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Four ways to help others influence you

Diversity of thought and mutual influence are essential to effective leadership

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
2 day(s) ago

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

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Green warrior gets smarter and more practical

Toyota is staying well ahead of the game while competition rises

South Africa's Dale Steyn celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Ross Taylor at Centurion Park, Centurion, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Dale the destroyer is back in business

Complete performance carries the Proteas to 204-run win and series triumph over New Zealand
DETERMINED:  Serena Williams practices ahead of the US Open which starts on Monday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Andy Murray and Serena Williams power into second round of the US Open

The US world No 1 appeared untroubled by her right shoulder as she began her latest bid to rewrite the record books

Soccer

PSL players off to Cup games

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

A victory will put Uganda in with a chance to qualify for the finals for the first time since finishing runners-up in 1978.

Soccer

All games count, says Hlatshwayo

Thulani Hlatshwayo. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
21 hour(s) ago

Defender Thulani Hlatshwayo says Mauritania and Egypt matches are important warm-ups for Bafana’s World Cup qualifiers

Opinion

Shakes, learn art of Danny’s equanimity

Stung Bafana coach ‘Shakes’ Mashaba needs to meet with Danny Jordaan or stop reading the papers

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The Third Umpire

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte has certainly nailed her colours to the mast by using the Gupta-owned ANN7 channel to opine that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is projecting himself as “above the law”.

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Eskom group executive Matshela Koko, who would be well advised to cover his butt lest he find himself holding the Tegeta coal parcel bomb when the music stops. And the way the fight is escalating, this game will end soon.

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Given her own history as a beneficiary of dicey empowerment deals, ANC national chairwoman Baleka Mbete is the last person who should be advising the party to rid itself of the “foreign culture” of greed.

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