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National

Rural councils must generate their own revenue streams

Acting chair and CEO of the Financial and Fiscal Commission Bongani Khumalo, left, briefs the media on Monday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

The FFC says as the government faces more pressure to maintain services, it will be harder for rural communities to depend on grants and transfers to deliver services

National

DA to lay immigration-related charge against Mapisa-Nqakula

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

The charge relates to a claim Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula smuggled her late son’s alleged girlfriend into SA on a South African Air Force jet

Mining

Workers at Sibanye resolve to return to work

Workers aligned to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march in 2013. Picture: SOWETAN
1 hour(s) ago

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says its members held a mass meeting on Monday and further meetings with management are planned

Economy

AA gets its petrol price sums right

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3 hour(s) ago

Automobile Association says international prices firmed in May and the weakening rand exposed consumers to the full force of oil’s strength

Energy

Department says it did not need to consult Treasury on oil sale

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, whose department has already committed to 13,225MW of renewable energy generation by 2025. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA
3 hour(s) ago

Treasury and the Department of Energy are not in agreement on whether sale of deteriorating strategic oil stocks can take place without agreement from Treasury

Media

SABC says social media ban is part of existing policy

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3 hour(s) ago

SABC has says its ban on staff from making political comments or posting pictures of themselves wearing party regalia on social media is merely a reiteration of its social media existing policy

Land & Agriculture

Errors by unit in agriculture department costs SA’s fruit export industry millions

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3 hour(s) ago

Trade for table grapes and deciduous fruit with Thailand stopped after the National Plant Protection Organisation flouted deadlines to apply for trade in specific fruit

National

IEC’s verification debacle shines spotlight on urban-rural divide

Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
5 hour(s) ago

Electoral Authority of SA is due to certify the voters roll this week, but it remains unclear how the it will do so as there is still confusion around voter verification

The multibillion-rand deal will see Malose Kekana's consortium owning 24% of Pareto, which owns rental properties such as Westgate and Sandton City in Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED

Entrepreneur leads way in transformation of property sector

The lack of change in the property sector is staggering, with about 95% still in the hands of white business, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Columnists

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Forget audacity of hope, SA has hope of audacity, writes Tim Cohen

Zuma’s notion of government has defiance at its core

Columnists

Lucy Kellaway promo

Motivating fifty-somethings already tired of the nonsense of corporate life will be the next big challenge, writes Lucy Kellaway

In search of missing office minority — over-fifties

Europe

Draghi’s first good news in a year has cost $267 trillion

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Picture: REUTERS/YVES HERMAN
26 minute(s) ago

European Central Bank meeting takes place amid growing concern among investors that central banks have run out of ways to bolster feeble prices

Retail & Consumer

Famous Brands’ revenue up 30%

Famous Brands Group Strategic Advisor, Kevin Hedderwick.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Fast food franchisor says strong increase in revenue was due to ‘healthy’ system-wide sales in the portfolio and the integration of new business

Retail & Consumer

Bidvest shareholders gain after unbundling

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3 hour(s) ago

Bidvest shareholders gain nearly 3% from the split, with the combined value of the two shares at R381 against Bidvest’s closing price of R370.33 on Friday

National

Hawks home in on ‘rogue unit’ staff

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan puts the finishing touches to the 2016 budget presentation. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

Hawks to question associates and personal assistants close to Gordhan during his tenure at SARS

Science & Environment

SKA’s land-buying process takes shape

A Square Kilometre Array Meerkat antenna is transported to the international project site in the Karoo desert. Picture: SKA SA
8 hour(s) ago

Farmers relent to allow land-acquisition process for the Square Kilometre Array to get under way

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Africa needs strong buffer policies

Building the continent’s resilience to external shocks must be a priority, writes Emmanuel Nnandozie

Americas

Judge criticised by Trump unseals documents in Trump University case

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following victory in the New York state primary on Tuesday in New York City. Picture: AFP
45 minute(s) ago

Donald Trump fighting lawsuit accusing his school venture of misleading thousands of people who paid up to $35,000 for seminars to learn about his strategies

Management

Workplace misconduct remains unreported often for fear of victimisation

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3 hour(s) ago

A new survey shows people know about their firms’ codes of ethics‚ but pressure to meet unrealistic financial targets is probably to blame for some unethical action

Transport & Tourism

Gauteng taxi strike averted for now

Noord Street taxi rank in Johannesburg is part of a much larger system that has democratised the movement of people. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/ERIC MALEMA
3 hour(s) ago

Taxi association says outcome of meeting between South African National Taxi Council and the Gauteng provincial government will determine whether strike is called

Management

SA popular destination for business services

Picture: THE TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

SA has established itself as a global destination for quality business process services, says MD

National

Minister wants wider blackout of violent acts

SENSITIVE: Mphagane Junior Primary School in Vuwani was set alight. Pictures: TREVOR SAMSON
8 hour(s) ago

Violence in mostly poor black communities does not reflect SA, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Economy

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: S&P decision set to overshadow all else

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ
8 hour(s) ago

S&P Global Ratings has made no secret it must be convince the government will deliver on debt and reform promises, writes Claire Bisseker

Telecoms & Technology

Parsec acquisition lifts Ansys

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5 hour(s) ago

Ansys’s defence and information security division reports a ninefold increase in revenue and a more than tenfold jump in profit

Business

Treasury’s centre designed to end delays in paying suppliers

SOLUTION:  Black Business Council CEO Mohale Ralebitso says Treasury and the business lobby group have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a walk-in payment call centre. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
8 hour(s) ago

Treasury and the Black Business Council sign a memorandum of understanding to set up a walk-in payment call centre

Europe

Stay or go? Brexit activists battle it out

A woman in London hands out leaflets to stay in Europe. Picture: KEVIN COOMBS/REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

If we stay there will be trouble, say activists in favour of Brexit, but those in the ‘in’ camp worry that leaving the European Union will make things worse

African News

Gambian president tells UN to ‘go to hell’

Yahya Jammeh. Picture: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON
8 hour(s) ago

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh blasts the UN and Amnesty for demanding justice after the death in custody of an opposition activist who had called for him to leave office

African News

Verdict due in war crimes trial of Chad ex-dictator

Hissène Habré. Picture: REUTERS/ALIOU MBAYE
3 hour(s) ago

Prosecutors seeking life sentence for former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for alleged crimes against humanity and torture between 1982 and 1990

Land & Agriculture

Tongaat Hulett makes more profit from property than sugar

Peter Staude, CEO of Tongaat Hulett.
5 hour(s) ago

Company says weather and growing conditions mask the progress made with agricultural improvement programmes, irrigation efficiency and power reliability

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Cartoons

The humanoid robot AILA.  Picture: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH

Small window of opportunity for SA to outrun the robots

Time is running out to experience the Age of the Factory before industrial robots take over, writes Michael Power

Management

Three tips for changing your career, without starting over

Job interview. Picture: THE SOWETAN/VATHISWA RUSELO
22 hour(s) ago

There are ways to shift jobs without giving up your professional status

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Achieving a better life through emotional agility

53 minute(s) ago

Emotional Agility is a very readable blueprint to a better life in three not-so-easy steps author Susan David terms ‘showing up’, ‘stepping out’ and ‘walking your way’

Health

Schwarzenegger opens Arnold Classic event in SA

Athletes in the Women's Professional Body Building section of the Arnold Classic Africa on stage at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 May 2016. The first Arnold Classic Africa sees body builders from South Africa and abroad take to the stage to win their highest awards. The Arnold Classic is named after actor, governor of California and former body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
2 day(s) ago

Schwarzenegger wants to promote healthy lifestyles around the world

Life

Johnny Depp ordered to stay away from wife over abuse claim

Actress Amber Heard leaves the Superior Court of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 27, 2016, with what appears to be a bruise on her right cheek after obtaining a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp in this still image from video. Picture: REUTERS/Rollo Ross
23 hour(s) ago

Heard submitted pictures to the court showing a bruise on her face that she claims was inflicted during a fight withDepp

ELATION: Charné Bosman breaks the tape at Sunday’s Comrades in a time of 6:25:55. Picture: ANESH DEBIKY/GALLO IMAGES

South African runners take Comrades

David Gatebe and Charné Bosman hold the South African flag high with their wins in the Comrades Marathon

Other Sport

Murray dispatches Isner to reach last eight

DEMOLITION: Andy  Murray on his way  to victory over  France's Kenny de  Schepper in Perth  on Monday.  Picture: EPA
34 minute(s) ago

Andy Murray, who has eyes fixed firmly on a first title at Roland Garros, advances to quarter-finals of French Open with clinical win over American John Isner

Rugby

Fleck’s men have little time to rest ahead of Tests

LUCKY BREAK: Leolin Zas of the Stormers heads for the Cheetahs tryline at Newlands on Saturday. Picture: RYAN WILKISKY/BACKPAGEPIX
9 hour(s) ago

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck was hoping his players would be able to enjoy a 10-day break as Super Rugby goes into hibernation for a month

Soccer

Zidane factor steers Real to 11th Euro title

JUST FOR YOU, BOSS:  Zinedine Zidane gets the treatment from his victorious Real Madrid players after they beat Atletico Madrid in the Uefa Champions League final. Picture: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH
9 hour(s) ago

Cristiano Ronaldo nets the winning penalty in a shootout to cap Real’s remarkable turnaround

Soccer

Tinkler waits to hear fate from Pirates bosses

REGRETS:  Eric Tinkler reacts  during the Nedbank Cup final between SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates in Polokwane on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FREDDIE SHIVAMBU
9 hour(s) ago

Eric Tinkler's fate in the hands of management after Bucs dash expectations of some silverware

Other Sport

Hamilton finally ends wait for win after Ricciardo pit bungle

CATCH UP:  Lewis Hamilton looks relaxed, but he is likely to be revved up come the weekend. Picture: REUTERS/ALY SONG
9 hour(s) ago

World champion Lewis Hamilton secures an unexpected and skilful victory for Mercedes in an incident-filled Monaco Grand Prix

Rugby

Coetzee’s Bok picks limp into camp

Allister Coetzee, during the Springboks squad announcement at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday. Picture: RYAN WILKISKY/BACKPAGEPIX
9 hour(s) ago

Majority of the newly selected Springbok squad limps into Stellenbosch on Sunday after some physical Super Rugby clashes at the weekend

Opinion

Coetzee’s selections make good sense, as does his philosophy

Allister Coetzee has been logical in his selections, especially when it comes to local and overseas-based players

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The Third Umpire

Whether the “rotation” of SA’s oil stocks is legitimate or an enrichment scam, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must know she needs the finance minister’s permission to dispose of significant state assets

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Rev Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth, has chosen to return her licence to the Anglican Church rather than have it revoked for entering into a same-sex marriage. Sad, but dignified.

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