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An Optimum coal colliery.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

‘Thick coal-contracts document’ on its way from Eskom to the Treasury

2 hour(s) ago

The Treasury wants information from Eskom about its probe into coal contracts, including a system-generated list of payments made to Gupta-owned Tegeta

Labour

Court rejects union’s call to stop Telkom cutting jobs

Telkom. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 minute(s) ago

Labour Court dismisses Communication Workers Union application and rules consultation processes on job cuts were procedurally fair

Telecoms & Technology

Fears new bill will censor the internet in South Africa

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16 minute(s) ago

Right2Know’s Mark Weinberg says proposed legislation is unconstitutional and overly restrictive, but many welcome the outlawing of ‘revenge pornography’

Telecoms & Technology

Enzo Scarcella said to be bound for MTN

MTN's head office in Johannesburg. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
2 hour(s) ago

According to people with knowledge of the matter, the chief marketing officer at Telkom will join MTN as chief operating officer in SA

National

Jason Rohde gets bail after appearance in connection with his wife’s death

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

After saying last week that new evidence could increase the seriousness of the charges against Rohde‚ prosecutor Carien Theunissen instead said they would not change

Transport & Tourism

ANC did not get R80m from Prasa, says Mantashe

Prasa chairman Popo Molefe insisted that financial officer Hunadi Manyatsa attend the hearing. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

But Popo Molefe says Prasa will continue its ongoing investigations into malfeasance at the entity, regardless of the cost

Business

Hawks’ action is damaging work done by business and the government, CEOs say

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
4 hour(s) ago

Members of the CEO Initiative say if political uncertainty continues, it will be disastrous for the future of SA’s economy

Energy

Lynne Brown tells Eskom to give Treasury its disputed report on coal contracts

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

Eskom claims ‘all Tegeta coal contracts with Eskom have been extensively audited by various agencies, including the Treasury’, but the Treasury says this is not so

National

Ambiguous ‘films bill’ unfair to internet providers, says SA Communications Forum

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2 hour(s) ago

The SACF’s Loren Braithwaite-Kabosha says social media platforms should not have to register with the Film and Publication Board or to pre-classify content

Southern African Development Community (Sadc) chairman Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, shares a lighter moment with President Jacob Zuma as the Sadc troika prepares to meet on Monday.  Picture: GCIS

Sadc is failing to protect human rights

Progress in realising human rights principles and objectives has been painstakingly slow, writes Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari

Columnists

Trudi Makhaya: But the end of the long-running David and Goliath battle suggests the steel giant and the state may have found a way to forge a ...

ArcelorMittal settlement is new and tricky territory

Columnists

Toyota is staying well ahead of the game while competition rises, writes Alexander Parker

Green warrior gets smarter and more practical

Economy

Reserve Bank ‘does not bow to political pressure’

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announces the decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte recently said the Reserve Bank needed to cushion the rand, but that its private ownership presented a ‘difficulty’

National

Gwede Mantashe says Hawks are humiliating Pravin Gordhan

Gwede Manthashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 hour(s) ago

ANC secretary-general says the Hollywood style of conducting the investigation does not help society and damages the economy

National

Commission cracks whip on a ‘how to get away with fronting’ seminar

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3 hour(s) ago

The BBBEE Commission has told the conference organisers to immediately refund all registered individuals the R2‚450 each they paid

Labour

Cosatu threatens to cripple Joburg over Mashaba’s Pikitup plans

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
3 hour(s) ago

Cosatu is the second union to threaten chaos if Mayor Herman Mashaba carries out plans to split up the city’s waste management company

National

ANC leadership must resign, along with Zuma, Sipho Pityana reiterates

The ANC’s top six greet supporters. Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

Pityana says the party leadership must accept that it that it is also culpable in the deterioration of the party, and must also resign

Former South African president F. W. de Klerk handing overs the National Party's submission to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the party's submission before the TRC in Cape Town on August 1996. Picture: AFP/ANNA ZIEMINSKI

SA now further away from accountability

Secrecy reared its head with truth commission’s muzzling, writes Pippa Green

Politics

EFF elects three new MPs

Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 hour(s) ago

The new Parliamentarians replace three MPs who have been deployed to the Amathole District, Rustenburg Local Municipality and Mhlontlo Local Municipality

National

Financial illiteracy stifles many of SA’s consumers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Research work says ‘finance-for-poverty-reduction’ initiatives must include guidance on where to find the right information about money and investments

Education

Students, staff angry about razing of University of KwaZulu-Natal coffee shop

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

No one has claimed responsibility, but questions have been raised about whether it is linked to the recent protests that have closed the university

Americas

Apple gets its eye-watering EU back-tax bill

Picture: AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A CLARY
8 hour(s) ago

The tech giant and Ireland are both expected to appeal the European Commission ruling on tax breaks dating back to 2003

Europe

France wants EU to stop trade talks as US is ‘giving crumbs’

French and US flags. Picture: AFP
8 hour(s) ago

The country says the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which Barack Obama wants signed before he leaves offices, heavily favours the Americans

Media & Advertising

Regulator cracks down on adverts offering ‘free credit’

WILDCAT: Salary disparities are at the heart of a Johannesburg Metro Police Department strike. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
7 hour(s) ago

As part of a campaign against misleading advertising, the NCR last week partnered with metro police to remove unlawful adverts in and around Midrand.

National

Media’s ‘cruel treatment’ is partly behind Gupta family’s move to sell local assets

Nazeem Howa.  Picture: SOWETAN
6 hour(s) ago

The Gupta family said on Saturday that it would exit all its business interests in SA by the end of 2016

Property

Imminent bid by Redefine Properties expected for The Pivotal Fund

Redefine Properties' head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED
7 hour(s) ago

The Pivotal Fund, which listed in December 2014, reported in its financial results that it had a development pipeline of more than 670,000m²

Management

Four ways to help others influence you

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3 hour(s) ago

Diversity of thought and mutual influence are essential to effective leadership

Politics

Two ANC branches in the Eastern Cape say Jacob Zuma must go

President Jacob Zuma.  Pictre: GCIS
7 hour(s) ago

ANC delegates in Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay apparently blame Zuma’s association with the Guptas and the Nkandla debacle for the ANC’s poor showing

National

Gauteng does not know how many RDP houses have been sold

An RDP house in the Matthew Goniwe area of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD
6 hour(s) ago

MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs says there is no information on the number of houses that have been sold by beneficiaries

Healthcare

Commission hears data on WHO report on high price of hospital care in SA

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

A health market inquiry was established earlier this year to determine why medical inflation has historically risen faster than consumer price inflation

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Cartoons

Dale Steyn. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PUNIT PARANJPE

A blitz from Dale Steyn sets SA up for a crushing win over New Zealand

The Proteas fast bowler’s three wickets before lunch also puts him within seven scalps of Shaun Pollock’s South African record

Soccer

MTN8 reunions for coaches

Soccer ball. Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Dan "Dance" Malesela‚ former head of the Sundowns academy‚ returns to take on the club he also captained as a player with his Chippa team

Other Sport

Novak Djokovic overcomes an arm injury scare

HIGH SPIRITS: Novak Djokovic faces the media at the All England  Tennis Club on Sunday. Picture: EPA
5 hour(s) ago

Rafael Nadal cruises to a fifth win in five meetings with Denis Istomin in 33°C heat as the US Open showcases its $650m upgrade

Cricket

Victory in sight as Proteas fight back

I AM BACK:  Vernon Philander celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner at SuperSport Park on Monday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
15 hour(s) ago

The Proteas complement their batting performance with some sharp bowling that leaves the visitors 267 runs behind

Soccer

Mosimane request for rest raises Mashaba ire

Soccer ball. Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

The Bafana coach has already called up five Sundowns players, including Keegan Dolly and Thapelo Morena, for national duty against Mauritania and Egypt

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Geffen International Realty Franchises CEO Jason Rohde, who has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife Susan, whose body was found in the bathroom of the winelands hotel the couple were staying in.

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The long-suffering rand, whose rally in the wake of the recent elections was rudely interrupted by news that the Hawks are back to hounding Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. A wounded Number 1 is a dangerous beast.

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