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Economy

S&P is concerned that political tension is stifling economic reform

Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings. Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Economic growth improved in the second quarter, but it’s too early to consider that there is a new trend, given the political turmoil in the country

National

ANC Tshwane to call for protector probe into ‘unlawful’ appointments

REJIG:  Solly Msimanga of the DA, who is pictured being sworn in as Tshwane mayor last week on Friday, delayed the announcement of his mayoral committee after a leaked list was criticised for being too pale and male. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 hour(s) ago

The ANC is unhappy with new appointments made by the Tshwane council and wants the public protector to investigate them

Politics

Clampdown on corruption leads to... claims of corruption

Solly Msimanga. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
6 hour(s) ago

The ANC in Tshwane claims that the city’s DA mayor is corrupt and a brazen liar‚ accusations he rubbished as an attempt to discredit his clampdown on corruption

Europe

In hunt for tax cheats, Denmark pays $900,000 for more Panama Papers

Mossack Fonseca building in Panama. Picture: EPA/ALEJANDOR BOLIVAR
3 hour(s) ago

Government needs access to documents to help identify hundreds of suspected Danish tax cheats

National

DA welcomes SCA ruling on signal-jamming, but says Mahlobo must explain

State Security Minister David Mahlobo. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 hour(s) ago

In its judgment‚ the SCA said democracy in South Africa is predicated on open government in which all citizens participate

Politics

Rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle are 'untruthful'

President Jacob Zuma’s executive has 74 members. The Democratic Alliance says it would reduce the Cabinet to 15 members should it be voted into power. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE
7 hour(s) ago

Presidency says a list circulated to journalists of new Cabinet ministers and those to be shuffled from their posts 'is the work of mischievous people'

Transport & Tourism

Sanral appoints Skhumbuzo Macozoma as its new CEO

Skhumbuzo Macozoma.
6 hour(s) ago

Sanral’s long-serving CEO Nazir Alli is to be replaced in October with a suitably qualified replacement who is currently head of one of its service providers

Media

Cabinet criticises the SABC on Motsoeneng issue

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

Cabinet calls on the SABC to abide by the SCA ruling that Hlaudi Motsoeneng is not fit to be an executive at the corporation

Energy

Jeff Radebe tells of plan B on nuclear build programme proposals call

Jeff Radebe.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

Despite energy minister’s pledge to Parliament, government will not be issuing a request for nuclear-build proposals, says Jeff Radebe

Telecoms & Technology

White paper will ensure rollout of broadband for all, Cwele says

The lack of spectrum has hampered the rapid deployment of faster wireless network infrastructure in many parts of Africa, including SA.  Picture: REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Cabinet approves integrated communication technology white paper a day before judgment on government’s court bid to stop Icasa auctioning spectrum

African News

Anger as DRC presidential election is postponed

Joseph Kabila. Picture: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI
45 minute(s) ago

The election delay until 2018 is likely to spark protests as opposition parties accuse President Kabila and his allies of holding onto power

Visitors take photos at an outdoor theme park of the newly opened Wanda Cultural Tourism City, or Wanda City, in Nanchang in Jiangxi Province, China. Picture: EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

So much room to improve tourism sector

To get tourism on track, we should start by getting real statistics

Columnists

Natasha Marrian: Luthuli House not afraid to show it has awoken to excesses of Zuma administration — finally

While King Zuma slumbers, palace aides are stirring

Columnists

A good agency philosophy is deeply embedded, like personality and character, writes Suhana Gordhan

Why a good mantra can work so
well

African News

Ghana’s Mahama cleared of corruption over car gift

Chairman of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) and president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, arrives for a meeting with Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe in Lome on April 20. Picture: AFP
3 hour(s) ago

Commission finds no conflict of interest, but says president breached rules on accepting presents

National

Gunshot location technology helps in fight against gangs

Picture: ISTOCK
3 hour(s) ago

Law enforcement authorities provided with the exact location of a gunshot so they can respond immediately

African News

Nigerian minister denies involvement in telecoms ‘money repatriation’

An employee of mobile phone operator MTN tries to register a client with the network in the Obalende district of Lagos. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
6 hour(s) ago

An allegation that he was involved in illegally moving money from Nigeria for MTN are "baseless", says Industry, Trade and Investment Minister Okechukwu Enelamah

Land & Agriculture

Radebe tells of plan for state and business to join hands to boost agriculture

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS/SIYA DUDA
8 hour(s) ago

A partnership of government and business is being formed to create a fund to develop agriculture

Europe

The spy who liked me: Britain’s secret service in the age of Facebook

3 hour(s) ago

The social and technological changes wrought by digital disruption are having a profound effect on MI6

Economy

World Bank slashes SA growth forecast in half

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

Perhaps even more worrying is that economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is now slower than population growth

Media

BusinessLIVE brings you all of SA’s top news and views, in one place

Business Live website. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
1 day(s) ago

Read our brand new website for business, market and political news as it happens, and access to premium content from SA, the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times

Europe

SA the early bird in Brexit talks with the UK

People hold banners during a March for Europe demonstration against Britain’s decision to leave the EU. The event took place in central London in June. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Contingency plans and early conversations are key to minimising risks to capital flow and financial stability, says Treasury’s Catherine Macleod

Picture: THINKSTOCK

New benchmarks put SA in better position to identify risk

Anthony Julies looks at the new debt portfolio benchmarks introduced by the World Bank

Labour

Productivity SA suspends its finance chief over probe of misspent UIF funds

GLUM:  Unemployed people queue for UIF payments. In its finding on the extension of collective bargaining agreements, the high court said unemployment was the most intractable problem in SA. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

The agency, whose task is to support businesses in trouble in order to save jobs, thinks about R36m has been spent on activities ‘not related to job saving’

Economy

Producer inflation slows in August

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Before the release of the PPI data economists had been divided over whether recent fuel price cuts would be enough to have offset high and rising food inflation

National

Parks Tau calls on councils to keep on fighting e-tolling

ON THE WAY OUT? Current Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau may be seeing out the last day of his job on Monday, but he could still survive as the city’s first citizen. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
9 hour(s) ago

Former Joburg mayor Parks Tau says e-tolling hits poor people hard and increases municipal road maintenance costs

National

Parliament’s broadcasting policy is unconstitutional, says SCA

HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS: The informally named twin peaks bill will go back to Parliament in August. Organisations representing the banks and savers have already expressed their views on the bill. Picture: THE TIMES
11 hour(s) ago

After the signal-jamming issue during the state of the nation address last year, the case against Parliament was brought by Primedia and the SANEF

National

Support for poor people means big write-offs for Nelson Mandela Bay

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI
11 hour(s) ago

Providing services for poor people who cannot afford them comes at a high cost for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Industrials

Has ArcelorMittal SA really avoided ‘the usual suspects’ in its BEE deal?

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
13 hour(s) ago

A former government-appointed commissioner, a development bank finance chief and a former deputy finance minister will become shareholders

Healthcare

GlaxoSmithKline completes the sale of its stake in Aspen Pharmacare

Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

This ends uncertainty for shareholders in Africa’s largest generics maker, says CEO Stephen Saad

Education

DA warns of the high cost of extending the academic year

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

Party says students have not budgeted for additional living and travel costs and they will place an undue burden on those already struggling

Science & Environment

Things come up roses for threatened rosewood

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

CITES makes recommendation to halt unsustainable trade in rosewood, by allowing only regulated international trade

National

Edna Molewa has a difference of opinion with the auditor-general

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says fracking licences hold the key to vital information about shale gas reserves. File picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
14 hour(s) ago

The environmental affairs minister is challenging her department’s qualified audit opinion, and will be late in tabling its annual report

Telecoms & Technology

Datatec warns of falling interim earnings

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Datatec says earnings will be down nearly 25% at the interim stage, but full-year earnings will be better than he previous year’s.

Healthcare

Second-biggest open medical scheme to raise premiums next year

Picture: iSTOCK
10 hour(s) ago

Bonitas Medical Fund has joined other medical schemes in announcing above-inflation premium increases for next year

Science & Environment

SA criticised for pushing for future trade in ivory

Fire burns part of an estimated 105 tonnes of ivory and a tonne of rhino horn confiscated from smugglers and poachers at the Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya, in April. Picture: REUTERS/SIEGFRIED MODOLA
11 hour(s) ago

Mechanism to allow stockpile sales roundly rejected at 17th Cites conference as elephant poaching escalates

Industrials

Astrapak strategy pays off as interim profits rise

Astrapak CEO Robin Moore.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
14 hour(s) ago

The packaging company reports a 67% surge in first-half after-tax profit as core markets perform well

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Cartoons

Volkswagen will be showing its new electric car strategy.   Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

Paris Motor Show: Car makers band together against Silicon Valley

It is clear the big names are worried by the threat posed by autonomous driving systems, as they start co-operating where before they would have competed

Management

Seven strategies for maintaining your professional network over the years

Picture: ISTOCK
6 hour(s) ago

How do you maintain your professional network over the years

Motoring

RUMOUR HAS IT... Calling time on MG; honours for Dieselgate

Expect the new BMW 5 Series to feature carbon fibre elements similar to those in the Carbon Core of the 7 Series.   Picture: BMW
17 hour(s) ago

The owner of MG announces it will cease production of MG vehicles in the UK, and VW has won the Ig Nobel award for chemistry

Management

Six tips for gaining your employees’ respect

7 hour(s) ago

How do you foster emotional attachment in a big company where people are scattered all over the world?

Motoring

INDUSTRY NEWS: Helping to move the nation

Nissan has developed a wheelchair-friendly version of its NV350 Impendulo minibus.   Picture: QUICKPIC
17 hour(s) ago

Transport for physically disabled people is often a problem, but one which Nissan is trying to address

Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Winding it up in the Caymans

The Cayman is a sharper looking weapon in its new guise.   Picture: PORSCHE
17 hour(s) ago

Motor News travelled to Germany to sample the Porsche 718 Cayman and Cayman S

Motoring

THE MOTORSPORT LAP: The champ and the championship

The World Rallycross Championship will come to South Africa in 2017 at the Killarney circuit in Cape Town.    Picture: WESTERN PROVINCE MOTOR CLUB
17 hour(s) ago

SA’s Brad Binder wins the Moto3 world championship and Cape Town will host the World RX 2017 finale

ASSET: The Proteas may use Imran Tahir at the death in the first one-day international against Australia on Friday. Picture: LEE WARREN/GALLO IMAGES

Tahir targets Aussie scalps

Spinner Imran Tahir not into containing batsmen, but will if game dictates it

Other Sport

Match-fixing means South African tennis player’s career hits the dust

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 hour(s) ago

Joshua Chetty is banned from professional and local league tennis for life after being found guilty of match-fixing

Other Sport

Muzi Yeni eyes Grand Heritage race win on Humidor

Jockey and horse. Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

The Durban-born jockey stands a good chance of winning the first R750,000 World Sports Betting Grand Heritage race at the Vaal

Other Sport

Confident US ‘learnt from past stumbles’

UPBEAT: ordan Spieth looks self-assured as he chills during practice ahead of the Ryder Cup that starts on Friday. Picture: EPA
19 hour(s) ago

Two-time Major winner Jordan Spieth recalls the tension of the US losing his 2014 debut at Gleneagles

Other Sport

Tokyo panel calls for changes to venues for 2020 Games

GO FOR GAMES: A woman passes a logo of the Tokyo 2020 bid committee at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government Building this week. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

In the face of ballooning costs, a panel has called for some Olympic venues to be changed, but organisers say it may be too late to make the adjustments

Cricket

Cobras in chaos as coach row heads to CCMA

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

Cricket squad marches to CCMA in the latest twist in a saga that has been brewing for months

Soccer

Vilakazi aims to end drought of trophies

MARKSMAN: Sibusiso Vilakazi is hoping he ends on the winning side when Sundowns play Wits in the MTN8 final on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
19 hour(s) ago

Attacking maestro Sibusiso Vilakazi remains one of the most dangerous in an arsenal of dangerous Sundowns players

Rugby

Governing body to review global rugby season

19 hour(s) ago

The World Rugby governing body wants to continue to grow the game and to attend to player welfare

Opinion

Coetzee can turn the Springboks around by following his instincts

Allister Coetzee. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/SYDNEY SEHSIBEDI

South African rugby’s problems are deep but the Bok team, man-for-man, is not a reflection of their recent performances

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The Third Umpire

Thuli Madonsela, in what could be one of her last acts as arguably SA’s bravest public protector to date, will make sure due process was followed in the reappointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as a top official at the SABC.

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Audi’s Stefan Knirsch’s role in the VW emissions scandal has been smoked out and he has left the top marque after a probe showed he was aware of emissions cheating when he took the job less than 10 months ago.

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Despite questions about the veracity of a claim that MTN illegally repatriated about R14bn from Nigeria in the decade to 2016, the mobile network operator cannot be feeling all that “ayoba” about the allegation.

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