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Budget squeeze for Agricultural Research Council amid drought

A farm worker sits on a water tank as he supplies his livestock with water at a farm outside Utrecht, a small town in the northwest of KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
57 minute(s) ago

ARC chief financial officer Gabriel Maluleke says budget cuts saw its operational Parliamentary Grant being increased by 1%


Moody’s and S&P affirm Eskom’s credit ratings

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Moody’s affirms Eskom’s Ba1 senior unsecured credit rating with stable outlook and S&P also affirms Eskom’s local, foreign currency corporate credit rating at BB+


High Court deals heavy blow to SABC’s Hlaudi

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Western Cape High Court orders Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as SABC chief operating officer be set aside after application from Democratic Alliance

Telecoms & Technology

Naspers’s core headline earnings rise 45%

1 day(s) ago

Company says it continues to progress in building consumer platforms in fast-growing markets, with internet segment outpacing growth in other segments


Turkey preparing to hand over body of pilot to Russia

A burning Russian fighter jet falls after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO
1 hour(s) ago

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the body is being treated in accordance with the Orthodox tradition


Zuma gets ‘worst ever’ annual assessment from DA

In a zero-sum communication game, people tell those in power, such as President Jacob Zuma, what they think they want to hear, or what they think will make them laugh. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

DA cites international law violations, evading critical questions, as well as disregard for authority of courts as some of reasons why Zuma scored an ‘F’ on report card

Middle East

Sirens ring out as airstrikes hit Islamic State stronghold

Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria, in June last year. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

As US-led coalition, Russia step up strikes on jihadists’ de facto Syrian capital, sirens ring out whenever warplanes approach to give Islamic State members signal to flee


Malema tells UK investors to include workers

WELCOMED: Students applaud Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema at Oxford University on Wednesday. Picture: THABO JAIYESIMI
2 day(s) ago

Julius Malema says BEE a disaster at the heart of South Africa’s economic woes and collapse of state-owned corporations including South African Airways

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: THE TIMES

EFF’s Malema takes aim at ‘sellout black billionaires’ in Oxford address

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema stops short of calling Nelson Mandela a sellout but says the EFF will pick up the revolution where Madiba deviated from it


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It's time the ANC stood up to its president to stop spending money and to back his finance minister or we are headed for disaster, writes Peter Bruce

What President Jacob Zuma must still break to survive


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By grace of Grace Mugabe, temptation absolves criminals and victims cause crimes, writes Leon Louw

Zimbabwe First Lady’s rape stance defies logic


On high alert since Paris attacks, French gear up for climate talks

French president Francois Hollande speaks in Paris on Saturday following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late on Friday which left more than 120 people dead. Mr Hollande blamed the Islamic State group for the attacks, calling them an
2 hour(s) ago

Just two weeks after attacks, France is gearing up for conference on climate change that will test its ability to ensure safety of nearly 50,000 visitors, 147 heads of state

African News

Suspected jihadists kill three at UN base in north Mali

1 day(s) ago

This is latest sign that West African country’s Islamist insurgency is intensifying


CCMA director Nerine Kahn to step down in December

Nerine Kahn. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

After 10 years in position, Ms Kahn will leave to pursue other opportunities in labour market, with Cameron Morajane to take up position in acting capacity


Phiyega’s spokesman is suspended

2 day(s) ago

Spokesman for suspended national police commissioner Gen Riah Phiyega is suspended, acting commissioner says matter is between employee, employer

Transport & Tourism

Why I will not resign from SAA

Dudu Myeni. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

South African Airways chairwoman Dudu Myeni says she is carrying the burden of transforming the airline, writes Linda Ensor

Faith Muthambi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Muthambi an intimation of SA prospects after Zuma

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi exemplifies modern-day ANC, which frowns on black excellence while mediocrity is rewarded, writes Sam Mkokeli


Four tips for getting what you want from your boss

42 minute(s) ago

One person stands between you and your next raise or promotion: your boss


Black Friday showdown: Target takes on Amazon with new in-store strategy

People work during Black Friday deals week at an Amazon centre in Madrid, Spain. Picture: REUTERS/ANDREA COMAS
1 day(s) ago

Target’s approach is born out of need to cut down on delivery time, shipping costs to keep pace with Amazon.com

Telecoms & Technology

Suspended Neotel executive resigns

Neotel CEO Sunil Joshi. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Telecoms company says chief financial officer will leave to pursue other interests, he was suspended following reports of alleged financial irregularities


National Empowerment Fund call for BEE to remain policy

Philisiwe Mthethwa , CEO National Empowerment Fund. Picture: WALDO SWIEGERS/ SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

National Empowerment Fund CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa says policy is still relevant, critical, must still be implemented


Nene will not sign up government for R500bn nuclear bill, says Louw

Leon Louw, executive director of the Free Market Foundation. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Free Market Foundation’s Leon Louw says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has shown himself to be responsible, and private investment will be needed

Transport & Tourism

SAA board duped into probing tender

UNUSUAL STEP: SAA board member Yakhe Kwinana, right, next to chairwoman Dudu Myeni.. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

ENS did forensic inquiry after businessman complained but accuser’s bid was found to have numerous irregularities


Unisa bosses row over council terms

Mathews Phosa. Picture: THE SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

University allegedly tried to extend terms of three council members, including former chairman Mathews Phosa

African News

Burkina Faso votes to choose first new leader in decades

Blaise Compaoré. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 minute(s) ago

Longtime leader Blaise Compaore toppled in popular uprising in which demonstrators faced down security forces


Petrol price to increase slightly

1 day(s) ago

Department of Energy announces that 93 and 95 octane petrol will increase by 1c per litre, but there will be decreases in diesel, liquefied petroleum gas

Transport & Tourism

MP puts Nene on the spot over SAA chair and finances

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Finance spokesman tells National Assembly that minister seems ‘powerless to act’ against chairwoman, despite SAA’s ‘acute’ financial distress


Raspberry Pi rolls out $5 computer

2 day(s) ago

The Raspberry Pi Foundation was planning to make future Pi’s a little more expensive — instead, it releases its cheapest product yet, the Pi Zero


Destruction of Amazon forest increases in 2015

2 day(s) ago

Devastation of largest intact rainforest increases from a year ago as government struggles to enforce legislation, stop illegal clearings


North and South Korea plan further talks to ease tension

2 day(s) ago

North, South Korea agree to hold talks at vice-minister level next month, after meeting aimed at further easing tension following end to armed standoff in August


Saudi women begin their first-ever election campaign

Nassima al-Sadah, a candidate for municipal councils in the Gulf coast city of Qatif, working at her office in Qatif 400 kilometers east of the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Women in Saudi Arabia begin their first-ever electoral campaign on November 29, a step forward for both women’s rights and the kingdom’s slow democratic process. AFP
2 day(s) ago

Saudi Arabia takes tentative steps towards better representation of women in kingdom as female candidates prepare to stand in municipal elections

Science & Environment

WWF welcomes department’s decision to appeal rhino decision

Rhino horn. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT
2 day(s) ago

World Wildlife Fund says it regrets High Court decision to lift ban on trade in rhino horn as result of application by game farmers

Financial Services

Standard Bank in UK court over fraud allegations

Standard Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

The bank’s UK unit, which could pay up to $40m in fines if an agreement to suspend prosecution is approved in court, had indemnified 60% owner ICBC of China

Lunar-like desert landscapes are part of Namibia’s allure. Despite the low rainfall, the country boasts about 200 endemic plants. Picture: EUGENE YIGA

Lunar views without space travel

Magical Namibia offers space on an unimaginable scale, as well as development everywhere, writes Eugene Yiga

Travel & Food

Out of my comfort zone in the Kruger, and it felt good

1 day(s) ago

For me, Isibindi was a new and rare treat, the closest I have been to having an out-of-body experience, writes Priscilla Malinga


Cookbook preserves South African legacy recipes

2 day(s) ago

A Culinary Journey of South African Indigenous Foods documents dishes from Amadombolo to Phutu


LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Vine art of seeing stars and scoring points while sipping

Professional tasters seem to manage a degree of consistency, despite potential for things to go wrong

India's Cheteshwar Pujara (L), Shikhar Dhawan (C) and captain Virat Kohli celebrate after their win over South Africa on the third day of their third test cricket match in Nagpur, India, November 27, 2015. India beat South Africa by 124 runs in the third test in Nagpur to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series on Friday. REUTERS

India romp to victory to clinch series against SA

Hosts enjoy 124-run victory with more than two days to spare in third Test to take unassailable lead in four-match series


Amla and Du Plessis defy spinners

South Africa's Hashim Amla (C) and teammate Faf du Plessis (L) celebrate their partnership during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between Ireland and South Africa in Canberra on Tuesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS
2 day(s) ago

Captain Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis put up fight to delay Indian march towards series-winning victory in third Test dusty, deteriorating pitch at VCA stadium


Coetzee in the dark over Bok job

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee. Picture: GALLO IMAGES / ASHLEY VLOTMAN
2 day(s) ago

Former Stormers and assistant Springbok coach Allister Coetzee rumoured to replace post still held by Heyneke Meyer

Other Sport

Surprised Tighe leads in tough Aussie Open field

Australia's Lincoln Tighe hits up to the 18th during the first round of the Australian Open Championship at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday. Picture: EPA/DEAN LEWINS
2 day(s) ago

Lincoln Tighe upstages field including top golfer Jordan Spieth and a string of Major winners


Chippa United scout move to new venue

2 day(s) ago

Buffalo City Stadium designated as team’s alternative venue but they want to spread out to extend their supporter base

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