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Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller branded beers. Picture: BLOOMBERG/HALDEN KROG

SABMiller buyout deal gets conditional European consent

11 hour(s) ago

The clearance is conditional on AB InBev selling practically the entire SABMiller beer business in Europe

Companies

Most transparent companies are in mining industry, report finds

Picture: ARDBEL
8 hour(s) ago

Country’s financial sector comes up short, Corruption Watch findings show

African News

Egypt forensics chief says too soon to say explosion downed plane

EgyptAir Airbus A320 Flight MS804 disappeared off radar some 10 miles (16km) after entering Egypt's airspace. The plane, said to be carrying 69 people on board, 59 passengers and 10 crew members, took off from France's Charles de Gaulle airport on 18 May night and was expected to land in Cairo on 19 May early morning. Picture: EPA/KHALED ELFIQI
9 hour(s) ago

The plane and its black box recorders have not been located

Americas

Twitter drops photos, videos from 140-character limit

Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

The company wants to simplify its product to attract new users

Europe

Monsanto rejects Bayer $62bn bid as ‘financially inadequate’

Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

But the agribusiness says it is willing to entertain further talks on a merger

Trade & Industry

Zuma unveils Toyota Hilux and Fortuner assembly plant

President Jacob Zuma at the launch of a new Toyota Hilux and Fortuner models in Durban. Picture: GCIS
11 hour(s) ago

The R6.1bn plant in Prospecton, Durban, is the second-biggest global manufacturer of the Hilux and Fortuner after Toyota’s facility in Thailand

National

Prosecutors handed report on Tongaat Mall collapse

A view of the mall under construction that collapsed in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal, last week. Picture: REUTERS
10 hour(s) ago

Charges could soon be laid over deaths of two men in collapse of cement beam during construction of Tongaat Mall north of Durban in November 2013

Property

Property rates in Joburg to rise almost 6% from July

The Atrium on 5th, part of the Sandton City complex. Office developments in Sandton and Rosebank are driving demand for executive residential properties. Picture: SUPPLIED
13 hour(s) ago

Metro residents should expect a 6.93% tariff hike for electricity and an average 6% rise in tariffs for waste removal, the City of Joburg’s Geoffrey Makhubo says

Management

Labour law amendments cut into Adcorp’s earnings

In modern capitalist countries, amassed economic power defines the royalty of the day, says the writer.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

The April 2014 changes made provision for employees of labour brokers to be deemed permanent employees of the end client after three months

Financial Services

Brait net asset value per share up 80%

Customers take a break at Virgin Active's Soweto gym. Picture: THE TIMES
20 hour(s) ago

Increase attributed to weakening of the rand against the British pound and strong operation performance by the companies in its portfolio

President Jacob Zuma speaks during a monitoring visit to South African Airways on Friday.  Picture: GCIS

SA has more SOEs and government investment than it should have

Trend worldwide for wealthier countries to have large governments, but South African government larger than expected and growing steadily, writes Garth Zietsman

Columnists

Not enough is said of how the private sector can further the goals of inclusive growth, writes Trudi Makhaya

Business must do more to spread benefits

Columnists

Film characters offer worthy information. Take a look at Forrest Gump or Master Yoda, writes Michel Pireu

Investing
is a box of
chocolates

Americas

Cosby will face sex assault trial, judge says

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) arrives with attorney Monique Pressley (R) for his arraignment on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

Judge Elizabeth McHugh rules after three-hour preliminary hearing in Norristown that there is enough evidence to put Cosby on trial

National

Police budget used to buy Zuma’s wives 10 vehicles

South African president Jacob  Zuma  poses for photographs with three of his wives, Sizakele Khumalo (R) Nompumelo Ntuli (L) Thobeka Mabhija (2-L) in this file photo. Pic: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

Nhleko says the vehicles, worth R9m, were bought between 2013 and 2016, to ensure the women’s protection

National

Political ambitions are behind protests, says Gauteng premier

David Makhura. Picture: SOWETAN
11 hour(s) ago

Individuals with ambitions of becoming municipal councillors behind current wave of service delivery protests, says Gauteng premier David Makhura

Companies

IDC met Oakbay Resources parties before offering the Gupta-owned firm a loan

Geoffrey Qhena. Picture: SUPPLIED
16 hour(s) ago

All meetings with officials, executives and shareholders of Oakbay Resources took place at offices of IDC, not at Gupta’s home, IDC CEO Geoffrey Qhena says

Mining

Sibanye on the prowl for gold-producing asset

Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
12 hour(s) ago

Sibanye Gold wants to buy gold-producing asset that would produce at least 200,000 ounces a year to add to its acquisitions of platinum operations in SA

National

Badly built RDP houses no longer the government’s responsibility, Sisulu says

OUR HOME: The issuing of title deeds for properties like these has been hampered by administrative problems in municipalities. Picture: SOWETAN
11 hour(s) ago

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the National Home Builders Registration Council must track down contractors and ensure they fix their mess

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan during his speech at a fund raising dinner in Chatsworth on Saturday night. Picture: THULI DLAMINI

EDITORIAL: Intimidation will prove costly

There is a risk of a downgrade if the Treasury team is threatened

Land & Agriculture

Chokka catch on captured vessels valued at R70m

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 hour(s) ago

Some 600 tons of lucrative South African chokka valued at R70-million allegedly looted by three seized foreign-owned trawlers

National

Willies Mchunu sworn in as acting KwaZulu-Natal premier

Newly appointed KwaZulu-Natal premier Willies Mchunu (right) sits with President Jacob Zuma at a National Prayer Day gathering in Durban on Sunday. Picture: THULI DLAMINI
14 hour(s) ago

He replaces Senzo Mchunu, who resigned on Monday following sustained campaigning for his removal after he lost the ANC provincial chairmanship

Asia-Pacific

Low-risk Japan’s ‘badly protected ATM network’ an alluring target

A pedestrian is reflected on a share prices board in Tokyo. Picture: AFP
12 hour(s) ago

A gang used counterfeit Standard Bank credit cards in Japan to withdraw $13m in 14,000 transactions from ATMs at 7-Eleven convenience stores

National

Funds allocated for merger of Randfontein and Westonaria municipalities

Gauteng local government and housing MEC Paul Mashatile. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

Gauteng co-operative governance MEC Paul Mashatile says his department will work closely with municipalities to fight corruption

Science & Environment

Environmental Affairs to study rhino horn ruling

Rhino horn. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT
13 hour(s) ago

The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld a Pretoria High Court ruling lifting a seven-year ban on domestic trade in rhino horn

National

Nhleko warns SACP against ‘malicious’ political criticism of the Hawks

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: GCIS/SIYABULELA DUDA
15 hour(s) ago

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko was addressing claims by the Communist Party that Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza was part of plans to target and harass party officials

Healthcare

Ascendis Health acquires two companies in Europe

Ascendis CEO Karsten Wellner. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
20 hour(s) ago

It is buying Cyprus-based pharmaceutical company Remedica and sports nutrition company Scitec, which operates in nearly 90 countries worldwide

National

Jiba trials set to continue after court throws out DA challenge

Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: SOWETAN
23 hour(s) ago

Senior prosecutor Nomgcobo Jiba still faces an appeal and three more court cases

Education

Education officials call for harsher vandalism laws

The town of Vuwani in Limpopo has been declared a disaster area in the wake of 21 torched and vandalised schools. Picture: SOWETAN
14 hour(s) ago

Municipal demarcation protests in Vuwani, Limpopo, have seen more than 20 schools torched, resulting in damage estimated at R175m

Financial Services

Old Mutual confirms approach for its US asset management business

Old Mutual. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
20 hour(s) ago

Says it has been approached to sell its stake in Old Mutual Asset Management, but there is no certainty that this will lead to a transaction

Asia-Pacific

Farewell El Nino, it’s La Nina’s turn to cause trouble now

WARMING: Parched earth stretches almost to the horizon in a field near Gujarath, western India, in 2001. Picture: BLOOMBERG
15 hour(s) ago

Weather watchers now waiting for La Nina, a cooling of the tropical Pacific sometimes thought of as opposite of El Nino, which is likely to form between June and August

Retail & Consumer

KFC offers to replace meals not up to scratch

Picture: AFP
15 hour(s) ago

Taste guarantee follows last year’s uproar after images emerged showing Braamfontein staff washing chicken with a firehose on a cement floor

National

DA calls public protector resolution an ANC attempt at ‘cadre deployment’

DA MP David Maynier
18 hour(s) ago

ANC wants six ANC councillors, two from the DA, one from the EFF and two others on a committee tasked with choosing a new public protector

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Cartoons

Morphus on the Delaire-Graff wine estate in Stellenbosch. Picture: SUPPLIED

SA artist’s sculpture on display in New York

The large bronze Morphous will be installed New York’s Union Square, at an important and historic Manhattan intersection, for 10 months

Management

Six tips for breaking your work addiction

Picture: ISTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

Just because working a lot feels good to many people does not mean it is good for you, so how do you break the cycle?

Innovation

Innovative ways to get the message across

Roadside billboards are used for out-of-home advertising. Technology is now able to measure who is passing these sites. Picture: THE TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

Satellites and other forms of technology take the guesswork out of ad exposure measures and allow companies to track who sees their roadside billboards, writes David Furlonger

Arts & Entertainment

SA wins 34th gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

Part of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden exhibition at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, run by the UK’s Royal Horticultural Society. Picture: KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
8 hour(s) ago

Stunning Kogelberg showcase earns SA yet another gold medal at London’s Chelsea Flower Show

Health

Researchers link loss of Y chromosome to Alzheimer’s disease

WHAT YOU EAT: Nutritional approaches are a vital weapon for beating or treating Alzheimer's disease. Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Previous research has shown LOY can raise the likelihood of cancer, and now researchers say this could serve as a predictive biomarker for a range of health problems

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Passat is a vote in the right direction

In an era of political madness and tough times Volkswagen offers a stylish new Passat that makes sense

MELLOW:  Rory McIlroy has decided to follow his 2011 example when he had his ‘best chance’ and also did not play the Par-3 event over Augusta National’s short course. Picture: AFP/TOM PENNINGTON

McIlroy may opt to skip Rio Games over Zika fears

Does not want anything to affect his chances of starting a family with fiancée Erica Stoll in the next couple of years

Other Sport

Garcia equals Ballesteros record

1 day(s) ago

Sergio Garcia displays shades of Seve Ballesteros on his way to victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas

Other Sport

Winter Breeze offers Strydom good start

Picture: ISTOCK
1 day(s) ago

After being sidelined for several weeks with a broken collarbone, top jockey Piere Strydom returns to the saddle

Cricket

IPL players ‘will not be rusty’ for Caribbean series

FRESH: Kagiso Rabada has not been dashing about in India. Picture: GALLO
1 day(s) ago

Only four of South Africa’s squad of 15 are not plying their trade in India, while four Australians will also come in from the cold to go to the Caribbean

Soccer

Are Mourinho and United the perfect match?

IN: Jose Mourinho is expected to be confirmed as Manchester United manager. Picture: EPA
1 day(s) ago

Jose Mourinho delivers wins but United fans used to an attacking flair and young players will be disappointed

Soccer

Van Gaal axed by United as Mourinho waits in wings

Louis Van Gaal. Picture: REUTERS/CARL RECINE
1 day(s) ago

United’s failure to qualify for the lucrative Champions League seals Louis Van Gaal’s fate

Rugby

Stormers must get clever to secure a playoff berth

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Stormers’ deficit in defence and attack against the Bulls needs attention as the playoff competition quickens

Opinion

Sponsor banks on unifying power of cricket in the land

Standard Bank insists it never lost its passion for cricket but that a realignment of priorities was necessary to make a return possible

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The Third Umpire

Irish golfer Rory McIlroy, who won the Irish Open for the first time on Sunday with a final round of 69. On an emotional high, the 27-year-old world No3 promptly donated the entire R12m in prize money to a number of charities.

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The NDPP’s rather wordy news conference did not cast much light on matters, but Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has at least been reassured that neither the Hawks nor the NPA are about to have him arrested.

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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Whatever her motive, using a VIP flight to smuggle a foreign national into the country without the proper documentation smacks of impunity. So much for accountability.

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