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Zuma doesn’t have to pay for Nkandla security features, says Nhleko

6 hour(s) ago

Police minister says firepool‚ amphitheatre‚ kraal‚ chicken run and visitor’s centre are security features and president is not liable for costs


Government denies SA paid bribes for right to host 2010 Fifa World Cup

Fifa  flags are pictured outside the Marritot hotel, where a meeting of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was taking place, in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Sports Minister Fikile Mbabula dismisses allegations that SA paid bribes to win the right to host 2010 soccer World Cup as ’reckless as best’


Producer inflation expected to accelerate in coming months

5 hour(s) ago

Producer inflation slows unexpectedly in April compared with a year ago as food prices, which make up 25% of producer inflation basket, rise at slower pace


SA’s competitiveness declines

11 hour(s) ago

Deteriorating government, business efficiency takes toll on competitiveness as country falls one place to 53rd in world competitiveness rankings

Middle East

Palestinians seeking Israel’s suspension from world soccer

Israelis take part in a demonstration in Tel Aviv called by members of the Ethiopian community against alleged police brutality and institutionalised discrimination on Sunday. Picture: AFP
5 hour(s) ago

Fifa’s corruption scandal adds to Israel’s concerns that it could lose a looming vote on a Palestinian proposal to suspend it from international soccer


Danny Jordaan sworn in as mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

RESOLUTE: Danny Jordaan says Safa will look everywhere for a suitable coach or coaching team able to reinvigorate the national soccer team. Picture: SOWETAN
10 hour(s) ago

New Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Danny Jordaan says city budget must be geared towards investment in infrastructure


Debt-ridden Greece hoping for deal by Sunday

A Greek flag flutters between Saint George's bell tower and an olive tree atop the Lycabettus hill in Athens, Greece.  Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Brushing off suggestions a deal is far from imminent, Greek government says it is aiming to reach agreement with its lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal by Sunday

Financial Services

Africa Bank’s junior creditors to get some money back under restructuring plan

9 hour(s) ago

Restructuring plan may please some investors who had not expected to get anything back

EDITORIAL: Jobs should be an obsession

Every government policy initiative needs to be looked at through the prism of whether its effect on job creation will be positive


In finance new ideas are often no more than catchy stories about an investment told in order to sell it

STREET DOGS: Where new ideas are not always welcomed


Dave Marrs promo

Dave Marrs: You can touch people on their studios, if you must, but mess with their children’s education at your peril

Dual-medium schools offer admission solution


Anglo American announces changes to South African leadership structure

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
10 hour(s) ago

Mining giant announces leadership changes that are expected to bring greater effectiveness and alignment across group’s diversified mining businesses in SA

Trade & Industry

Government not in favour of online gambling

10 hour(s) ago

Department of Trade and Industry argues against legalisation of online gambling, saying it would be inappropriate given current poverty and unemployment


Esor full-year headline loss per share narrows

10 hour(s) ago

Struggling construction group Esor says its headline loss per share has narrowed from 24.4c to 18.8c in the year to February

Telecoms & Technology

MICROmega upbeat after strong results

3 hour(s) ago

Micromega, which operates in occupational health and safety, technology, and stockbroking industries, reports strong performances from its businesses

A staff walks past a logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Six soccer officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States over suspected corruption at soccer's governing body FIFA. Picture: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH

Fifa scandal in five easy points

South Africa alleged to have promised to pay Fifa vice president Jack Warner $10m for his support for 2010 World Cup bid


Unions resume wage negotiations with local government

Unions march through the streets of Pretoria. Picture: Dominic Skelton
12 hour(s) ago

Unions expected to continue bargaining with local government amid tensions over plan to convert salary notches into performance incentive


Fitbit accused of poaching staff from rival

A Moto 360 smartwatch is seen in this Motorola Mobility handout image. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Fitbit accused by Jawbone Inc. of ’systematically plundering’ employees and critical trade secrets from rival maker of wearable devices


Products to be available directly from Google

Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Google confirms that it will soon enable people to buy products directly from its search page without having to navigate to a third-party site


Brazil protesters demand Rousseff impeachment

Free Brazil Movement (MBL), takes part in the March for Freedom in demand of President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment in Brasilia. Picture: AFP/EVARISTO SA
13 hour(s) ago

Several hundred protesters gather in Brasilia to demand impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff after 1,000-km march on capital


Visa to ‘reassess’ sponsorship of Fifa

A staff walks past a logo of soccer's international governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Six soccer officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States over suspected corruption at soccer's governing body FIFA. Picture: REUTERS/RUBEN SPRICH
13 hour(s) ago

Bank-card network says it expects governing body of World Cup to take swift steps to address issues in wake of international bribery investigations


PetroSA does a Tsotsi on executives

Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
18 hour(s) ago

Top three executives at the company, including CEO Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo, to be put on forced leave by board ahead of probe


SABC and Siyaya TV at war over rights to Bafana matches

18 hour(s) ago

Pay-TV newcomers were granted a licence from the Independent Communications Authority of SA six months ago and are only expected to go on air in October


Calls for Fifa presidential vote to be delayed amid deepening scandal

FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures as he attends a news conference after a meeting of the FIFA executive committee in Zurich in this September 26 2014 file picture.  Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Embattled Fifa President Sepp Blatter misses meeting of African soccer delegates as corruption scandal engulfing world soccer governing body deepens

Retail & Consumer

Edcon looking to dispose of noncore assets to pay off debt

Picture: Robbie Tshabalala
10 hour(s) ago

Retailer Edcon in talks with interested buyers for a number of its noncore assets which it is considering selling to help repay its debt


Indian hospitals struggle to cope with heatwave victims

An Indian child tries to cool himself off in New Delhi on May 28 2015. More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India, authorities said, as forecasters warn searing temperatures will continue. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MONEY SHARMA
10 hour(s) ago

Blistering temperatures claim more than 1,500 lives in just more than one week in India as hospitals battle to cope with influx of heatstroke victims


Acsion lifts net asset value in maiden quarterly results

13 hour(s) ago

Recently listed property group says it will reinvest in existing portfolio, focus on development expertise to ensure above-average net asset value growth


Opposition MPs in denial over apartheid, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma responds to questions on his budget in Parliament on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma reiterates that apartheid to blame for crises in education and Eskom, and chastises MPs for talking down the country when it was ‘doing well’


Financial misconduct on rise, Public Service Commission report shows

Michael Seloane. Picture:  PUXLEY MAKGATHO
17 hour(s) ago

The number of cases of financial misconduct is low when compared to the high rate of unauthorised and fruitless expenditure, says Gauteng commissioner


Aveng shares plummet to 10-year low

18 hour(s) ago

Sharp drop in the share price has pushed Aveng into the small-cap index along with all the JSE’s other construction companies

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Loyisa Gola. Picture: SUPPLIED

Appearance on Australian satirical show ’exciting’ says SA comedian

Local comedian Loyisa Gola says his first stint on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s satirical news programme, The Weekly Show, went well


‘It is absurd that dagga is still illegal in SA’

So-called dagga couple Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clark have taken on seven government departments and ‘unlawful laws’ in their bid to legalise cannabis. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE
17 hour(s) ago

Despite intense lobbying, the jury is out on if medicinal cannabis should be allowed, writes Marika Sboros


CONCEPT MODELS: Timeless classic reborn

The 3.0 CSL Homage pays homage to the original model of the 1970s.  Picture: BMW AG
17 hour(s) ago

BMW used the Villa d’Este concours d’elegance to unveil its 3.0 CSL Hommage design study


Four Tips to show that you are an expert

4 hour(s) ago

Harvard Business Review provides four strategies to help you overcome that perceived lack of expertise and ensure that you can make an impact


INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: A new performer in town

The SVO designers have included a number of unique cosmetic and functional enhancements.
17 hour(s) ago

We travelled to New York to experience Range Rover’s Sport SVR


EDITOR’S NOTE: Waving a big stick is not the solution

Government may have reduced the e-toll tariffs but Mark Smyth asks if it reduces the mistrust

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces 2010 World Cup host nation. Picture: AFP/KURT SCHORRER

Europeans lead outcry over latest scandal to hit Fifa

President Sepp Blatter urged to take some responsibility for the organisation’s mess


Phangiso gets nod ahead of Piedt for Bangladesh tour

Aaron Phangiso was named in SA’s squad on Wednesday for a Test series in Bangladesh. File picture: ASHLEY VLOTMAN/GALLO IMAGES
17 hour(s) ago

Aaron Phangiso deserves his place in the one-day international and Twenty20 (T20) squads, formats in which he has proved himself a master of control and composure

Other Sport

Sharapova and Federer advance

Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Marcel Granollers of Spain during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, on Wednesday. The Swiss second seed won the match 6-2 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 and will next meet Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia. Picture: EPA/ROBERT GHEMENT
17 hour(s) ago

While French 12th seed Gilles Simon gave the locals something to shout about by beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia


Four eager underdogs chase first Cosafa Cup

Obuile Ncenga of Botswana during the 2015 Cosafa Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Botswana at Moruleng Stadium on May 24 in Rustenburg. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
17 hour(s) ago

Namibia, Botswana — who overcame SA on penalties in the quarters — Malawi and Mozambique set to fight for Cosafa Cup glory


Gold shuffles squad for Rebels clash

Lubabalo Mtyanda. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
17 hour(s) ago

Poorly performing Sharks take on Rebels during their best Super Rugby season since their inception in 2011

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The Third Umpire

US attorney-general Loretta Lynch, for driving the probe into the 2018 and 2022 Soccer World Cup bids that led to the arrest of Fifa officials in Switzerland yesterday. “About time,” said every true football fan.

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Don’t be fooled by Nampak’s share plunge, CEO Andre de Ruyter is doing a good job. The disappointing interim figures reflect the poor state of the domestic economy — the company is expanding in the rest of Africa.

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Stellenbosch University microbiologist Du Preez van Staden, who has discovered a new bacterium in fynbos soil that kills a range of pathogens, including a superbug that has become resistant to existing antibiotics.

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