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INDUSTRIAL ACTION:  The Pelindaba nuclear reactor plant near Pretoria. Necsa employees are poised to go on strike. Picture: THE TIMES

Auditor-general picks out Necsa for irregular expenditure

1 hour(s) ago

Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA’s incurred R128m in irregular expenditure because it failed to comply with the government’s preferential procurement regulations

National

NPA boss Abrahams’s predecessor claims he is under his deputy’s spell

Mxolisi Nxasana has been appointed national director of public prosecutions.  Picture: GCIS
5 minute(s) ago

Mxolisi Nxasana, pushed out as National Prosecuting Authority head, has given his version of happenings behind the scenes in this vital criminal-justice service

National

Fraser not suitable for spy boss position, says DA

Arthur Fraser.   Picture: BUSINESS DAY
45 minute(s) ago

Arthur Fraser’s alleged leaking of the so-called ‘spy tapes’ to Jacob Zuma make him unsuitable as director-general of the State Security Agency‚ the DA says

Politics

Mayor Herman Mashaba claims ANC disrupters trashed meeting venue

Herman Mashaba.   Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Mayor Herman Mashaba of Johannesburg says that he abandoned a meeting with Orange Farm residents as the ANC dumped rubbish in the hall and disrupted proceedings

Economy

Government might get tougher on market abuse and other bad behaviour

TOUGH TIMES: Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has launched a committee to look into the effects of steel import tariffs on downstream customers. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

Firm steps must be taken to end cartels and other practices that raise prices for consumers, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says

Education

Student unrest has caused R600m in damage, laments Blade Nzimande

Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA
1 hour(s) ago

Higher education and training minister says the huge cost of the damage already caused and the death of a cleaner make the call to end the unrest more urgent

Financial Services

Capitec plans to expand into insurance

Picture: SUPPLIED
2 hour(s) ago

The bank is looking for new revenue streams so it can reduce its reliance on lending, as arrears soar

National

Impounding vehicles will work where fines haven’t‚ says Western Cape MEC

Donald Grant. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

In most instances, fines have not been an effective deterrent in respect of certain offences, says Western Cape provincial transport minister Donald Grant

National

Treasury denies Malusi Gigaba’s travel request

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

The home affairs minister wanted his staff to fly business class; he was told his department needed to take the rules into account when planning its trips

Media

MPs to meet SABC board on court dismissal of Hlaudi Motsoeneng appeal bid

Hlaudi Motsoeneng.   Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

Parliament’s communications committee will meet the SABC board on the latest court ruling on controversial Hlaudi Motsoeneng, but says it believes any decision the board took was in good faith

The writer says even if the Treasury’s independence and SA’s investment-grade credit status are maintained and economic growth improves, a major historic challenge appears to have been provoked. Picture: SUPPLIED

SA suffers from too much patience with what is broken

In comparison with the many other countries, SA has a perplexing relationship with time, writes Peter Attard Montalto

Columnists

Trudi Makhaya: If Hillary Clinton were to pursue structural reforms she would propel an economic policy theme that has struggled to gain traction

Clinton frontrunner of structural
reforms

Columnists

Fed-up Cobras players a step away from emulating Australia’s drastic action — a strike, writes Neil Manthorp

Player power comes to the fore in Cobras coach debacle

National

High Court sets aside suspension of Bapo Ba Mogale council members

Abbey Mafate and Tshepo Maakane, at the Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town, on Monday. Picture: BRENDAN BOYLE
1 hour(s) ago

North West High Court says decision to dismiss Abbey Mafate and Tshepo Maakane was ‘irrational and procedurally unfair’

Transport & Tourism

No more excessive luxury overseas trips for city officials, Mashaba vows

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba  has told his new mayoral committee to not get  involved in party politics, but rather to serve residents of the city. Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba will enforce a strict travel policy after the previous administration spent R190m in the last three years on overseas trips

Transport & Tourism

Outa members do not have e-toll immunity, Sanral says

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2 hour(s) ago

But Outa chairman Wayne Duvenhage insists the road agency’s latest statement is just a matter of semantics

National

Metro cops save Tshwane councillors from crowd breaking into chamber

A view of the City of Tshwane, from Freedom Park.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Tshwane councillors were all set for their regular council meeting when a crowd singing struggle songs tried to invade the chamber force by force

National

Union wants Motsoeneng’s account frozen

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

The media workers' union pursues a court order freezing Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s accounts pending an investigation into contracts and bonus payments

Industrials

Basil Read appoints new finance chief

Talib Sadik. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 hour(s) ago

Chief financial officer Amanda Wightman is leaving the construction company, to be replaced by veteran finance director Talib Sadik

President Jacob Zuma has escaped with only the lightest of ‘fines’ for nonsecurity Nkandla upgrades because he has not complied with the remedial action required by the public protector, says the writer. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Laughing all the way to a bankable error

Simple arithmetic reveals Jacob Zuma has still not paid in full for the nonsecurity upgrades at Nkandla, writes Paul Hoffman

Americas

NEWS ANALYSIS: The different directions a new owner could take Twitter

Picture: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC
1 hour(s) ago

The social networking platform’s struggle to forge a strong identity could end if talk of a takeover proves true. Here are three possible new routes it could take

Economy

Rate hikes might be nearly over, but don’t expect a cut any time soon

HARD PLACE: Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele says its rate-setting committee is aware of the effect of rate hikes on economic growth, but it will act if inflation and its outlook remain elevated. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA
2 hour(s) ago

Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele says the bar to cutting rates is high — and downward pressure on inflation could reverse quickly

National

Anton Bredell comes to the rescue of another struggling municipality

Anton Bredell. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

Western Cape local government department to support Beaufort West municipality after investigation finds it has an overdraft of R5.1m ‘to cover day-to-day expenditure’

Middle East

ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

It is the first case at the International Criminal Court focusing on cultural destruction as a war crime which carries a sentence of up to 30 years

Politics

Cosatu pressured over ANC succession stance

ABOVE BOARD:  Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is poised to dispose of food company McDonald’s SA so that there is no conflict of interest with his position in the government. Picture: SIYASANGA MBAMBANI
8 hour(s) ago

More unions to follow after the National Union of Mineworkers becomes the first to make its position known — it's backing Cyril Ramaphosa

National

Diplomatic muddle over high commissioner's recall

Former transport minister Sbu Ndebele at the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court with his wife Zama. Picture: SOWETAN
8 hour(s) ago

Independent analyst says high commissioner to Australia Sbu Ndebele’s case is ‘a good example of how a diplomat could embarrass SA’

Business

Black business wants the Reserve Bank to tackle jobs

TOOLKIT:  Sandile Zungu, deputy president of the Black Business Council, says the body’s mandate is about transforming the economy to allow more black people to take part in it. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

Black Business Council’s Sandile Zungu calls on the central bank to adopt trends in developing states in promoting growth

Financial Services

Capitec’s interim dividend rises 20%

Picture: SUPPLIED
5 hour(s) ago

The banking group made more of its money off transaction fees, while arrears increased despite a conservative approach to granting credit

Health

Gauteng’s health department ‘was reckless’, say civil society groups

Gauteng infrastructure development MEC Qedani Mahlangu. Picture: SOWETAN
3 hour(s) ago

TAC, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group and other bodies say the death of 36 psychiatric patients was ‘entirely preventable and unnecessary’

Americas

Gentility gives way to hostility in opening seconds of Clinton-Trump debate

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, left, shakes hands with Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, after the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday. Picture: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG
7 hour(s) ago

The first presidential debate of this US election lived up to its billing, with both candidates slinging barbs, though Hillary Clinton appeared to land more blows

National

Mmakau Village has had no water for a week

Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
2 hour(s) ago

It is not clear what the reason for the disruption is, but the village in the Madibeng municipality has had similar problems in recent years

National

Thuli Madonsela to bring citizens up to speed with her office’s inquiries

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

The outgoing public protector will launch investigation reports that relate to the cases of ordinary South Africans

Healthcare

Mediclinic International flags narrower margins in Southern Africa

Mediclinic International CEO Danie Meintjes. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

The private hospital group has spent more on staff and drugs in the first half — but says full-year guidance for all three regions remains unchanged

Education

Wits will ask IEC to oversee poll on returning to class

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

The university says it will seek police protection if most students and staff want the academic programme to resume

Education

UCT cancels graduation ceremonies for 2016

Max Price. Picture: THE TIMES
20 hour(s) ago

The institution has also suspended lectures for the remainder of the week, saying staff and students will use the time to explore an end to the standoff

Europe

Over 90% of world breathing bad air, WHO says

A cyclist wears a mask as he cycles near Buckingham Palace in London. Air pollution will continue to rise, the International Energy Agency warns in a new report. Picture: REUTERS/LUKE MACGREGOR
2 hour(s) ago

The UN’s global health body has estimated that more than six-million deaths per year are linked to exposure to both outdoor and indoor air pollution

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Cartoons

Lamberts Bay, on the west coast, is home to small-scale fishers. The Abalobi app will allow these artisanal fishers to share information about their catches.  Picture: DAVID HARRISON

App lifeline for small-scale fishers

The Abalobi app will be the information management system for the small-scale fisheries industry, writes Sarah Wild

Innovation

Marine law starts to get attention it desperately needs

Picture: ISTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Africa’s only research chair in the law of the sea will compare and harmonise legislation on the continent’s marine environment, writes Nicky Willemse

Americas

How can an expert on black holes help in the quest to cure pancreatic cancer?

Picture: ISTOCK
1 day(s) ago

A team of physicians and physicists is engaged in a novel effort to solve the riddle of one of medicine’s most lethal malignancies

Picture: AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI

Fifa gets the brush-off from Asian confederation

Asia’s top soccer officials voted down the agenda at a special congress, making clear their view on the disqualification of a Qatari official

Cricket

Joker De Kock needs his skill to fend off Aussie reply

Quinton de Kock. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES / LEE WARREN
9 hour(s) ago

Anything SA can do, they will want to do better

Other Sport

Arnold Palmer remembered as ‘King of the fairways’

HAIL AND FAREWELL: Arnold Palmer acknowledges the gallery after teeing off on the  first hole of his final appearance at the Masters in 2004. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Reactions to the death of golfing great Arnold Palmer on Sunday

Soccer

Motsepe proud but cautious

SINKING FEELING: Pitso Mosimane of Sundowns during the Telkom Knockout Semi Final match between Platinum Stars and Mamelodi Sundowns at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday in Rustenburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
9 hour(s) ago

Sundowns chase more silverware on Saturday when they meet Wits for the MTN8 title

Other Sport

Ailing Fury feels he is against ropes

Tyson Fury. Picture: REUTERS/PETER CZIBORRA
8 hour(s) ago

Boxing champion Tyson Fury pulls out of another world heavyweight fight in the shadow of doping allegations

Rugby

Coetzee denies calling for help

REUNITED:  Pat Lambie and Francois Hougaard help up Morné Steyn after his try against Fiji at the 2011  World Cup. The trio are likely to feature against the Wallabies on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
9 hour(s) ago

Coetzee will name his match-day 23 squad on Thursday

Cricket

Ashwin one of the best, says Kohli

India's Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the match against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, India, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI
8 hour(s) ago

Spinner Rwavichandran Ashwin puts New Zealand out of their misery on the final day of the first Test in Kanpur

Rugby

Loftus still a happy hunting ground for Springboks

Allister Coetzee. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

The Springboks overall record in Pretoria is excellent

Rugby

Currie Cup heads for nail-biting tussle for play-off spots

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Sharks and Golden Lions are headed for a showdown for the fourth Currie Cup semifinal, writes Craig Ray

Opinion

Player power of a different sort comes to the fore in Cobras coach debacle

Fed-up Cobras players a step away from emulating Australia’s drastic action — a strike

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The Third Umpire

Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma let his bat do the talking during SA’s 50 overs against Ireland in Benoni on Sunday, scoring his debut century and his first outing as a Proteas opener in the absence of Hashim Amla.

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Possibly current SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was reportedly paid an R11.4m bonus, despite the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling he be removed from that position. Let the lawsuits begin.

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