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Transport & Tourism

SAA in liquidation danger, says director

Yakhe Kwinana and SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 hour(s) ago

The head of SAA’s audit and risk committee resigns ‘to prevent damage to her reputation’ as the airline nears free fall


Jittery Friday for JSE ahead of Yellen speech

8 minute(s) ago

SA’s ‘High Noon with the Hawks’ drama on Thursday saw the JSE’s banking index lose a further 0.7% after Wednesday’s 5% crash

Retail & Consumer

Woolworths to cut food prices in tight year

Woolworths store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
40 minute(s) ago

Woolworths to focus on building stronger and more profitable relationships with customers


Sibanye tones down its talk of acquisitions and mergers

Neal Froneman. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Shares tumble after the producer reports a poor safety performance and lower than expected results

Telecoms & Technology

State firm eyes broadband licence

Picture: THE TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Adding services will broaden the state-owned entity’s offering and could attract new corporate customers


DA widens Tshwane racial mix

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
1 hour(s) ago

DA modifies its mayoral committees to make them more inclusive after ANC criticises ‘white supremacist’ executive lineup


Gauteng and Western Cape pull in migrants as population soars

A migrant child waits in line at a Department of Home Affairs office.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Up to 855,050 Africans and 51,337 Asians entered SA while 95,158 whites left over the past five years

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THE TIMES

EDITORIAL: Get ready for more jitters

The arrest of SA’s finance minister seems inevitable, sending SA into another bout of financial and political jitters


Independent Group’s puerile clickbait site exposes little more than its own sensational ignorance, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Exposing #IndyExpose


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President Jacob Zuna's moves against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan show that he knows he is becoming a lame duck, writes Anthony Butler

Signals of desperation, not control, from Zuma


Nkola Motata challenges tribunals set up to discipline judges

1 hour(s) ago

No fewer than six judges including Motata face investigations by judicial conduct tribunals


Seta system hurts small businesses, tax panel warns

LOSING OUT:  The Davis Tax Committee says the sector education and training authority refund system has impoverished small businesses while funding training in larger businesses. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

The Davis Tax Committee’s SME report concludes SA’s skills development system needs an urgent overhaul


Massmart posts earnings rise as food sales grow

Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN/ANTONIO MUCHAVE
59 minute(s) ago

The Walmart-owned retailer reports food and liquor sales up by 13%, offsetting the slowdown in its general merchandise category


Business denies asking Zuma to act unconstitutionally in Gordhan case

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
11 hour(s) ago

Business organisation says in urging President Jacob Zuma to ensure attack against Pravin Gordan is halted it is demanding that the Constitution be upheld

In modern capitalist countries, amassed economic power defines the royalty of the day, says the writer.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

WEALTH WATCH: Robotic advice crosses a new frontier

Robo-advisers will probably play a more useful role complementing advisers rather than competing with them, writes Stephen Cranston


Groups criticise Cape for stalling on Khayelitsha inquiry recommendations

Khayelitsha. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

But the provincial government has made progress on all the Khayelitsha commission recommendations directed at it, spokesperson Michael Mpofu says


Polished performance from Italtile as profit and margins rise

Italtile tile display. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 hour(s) ago

The group reports a 16% rise in trading profit, and says its new Gryphon plant making large-format glazed porcelain tiles has competed well against imports

Transport & Tourism

Shipping worsens Grindrod loss

18 hour(s) ago

Along with shipping impairments and foreign exchange losses, the group posted an attributable loss of R1.1bn


Inchanga tense, but calm after recent suspected political killings

Picture: THE TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Police warn against proceeding with planned joint memorial services for two victims of recent Inchanga suspected political killings

Trade & Industry

Stellenbosch has potential to become major wine tourism destination

12 hour(s) ago

SA already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment to drive wine tourism, says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley


Van Rooyen, Buthelezi, Molefe, Ramokgopa: who might take Gordhan’s role?

YOU’RE MY MAN: President Jacob Zuma shakes hands with newly appointed Finance Minister Desmond van Rooyen, after he was sworn in at the Union Buildings on Thursday. Picture: AFP/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
20 hour(s) ago

Of the likely candidates Jacob Zuma is probably trying to replace Pravin Gordhan with, Peter Attard Montalto says Brian Molefe will have the least worst market reaction


Producer inflation accelerates sharply

18 hour(s) ago

The PPI, which ultimately feeds into CPI inflation that the Reserve Bank targets for monetary policy, rose much faster than expected in July


UN close to securing Aleppo aid ceasefire

A Free Syrian Army tank fires southwest of Aleppo, Syria, on August 2. Picture: REUTERS/ABDULRHMAN ISLAIL
57 minute(s) ago

Russia has agreed to the 48-hour humanitarian ceasefire but the UN is still waiting for the other parties


Former SARS head Oupa Magashula presents himself to Hawks

Oupa Magashula. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
12 hour(s) ago

Former SA Revenue Services commissioner Oupa Magashula provides statement to Hawks regarding allegations against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan


Geneva tipped to slash corporate tax rate

KEEPING COMPANY:  Multinationals from Procter & Gamble to commodity trader Mercuria Energy Group account for 76,000 jobs and 40% of the economy. Picture: REUTERS
57 minute(s) ago

Canton that is home to almost 1,000 multinationals set to use tax to burnish its appeal


Facebook opens way for businesses to message WhatsApp’s 1-billion users

12 hour(s) ago

The strategy is an important step for Facebook as it attempts to make money from its most expensive acquisition


‘Nothing sinister’ about president taking over
SA’s parastatals

President Jacob Zuma speaks during a monitoring visit to South African Airways on Friday.  Picture: GCIS
16 hour(s) ago

Presidency emphatic that new structure under president will not directly run projects or ‘usurp responsibilities’ of line-function ministers


Brazil’s Senate begins Rousseff’s impeachment trial

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Picture: REUTERS
11 hour(s) ago

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski reminds Senators that they must act as judges and put aside their political views


Battle in China drives Uber to $1.3bn loss

Travis Kalanick. Picture: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI
9 hour(s) ago

With the costly fight for part of China’s ride-sharing market out of the way, Uber increases its focus on mapping, driverless cars and car fleets for hire

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Nick Vadasz, owner of Vadasz Deli in London,  helped his Hungarian grandmother ferment pickles — not  an English tradition. Picture: SUPPLIED

Appetite for fermented food grows

Pickles, kombucha, and sauerkraut are catching on as a healthy alternative to fast food, writes Madeleine Morrow


Four ways to help a stressed-out colleague

18 hour(s) ago

Stress affects us all — mentally, physically and emotionally — but here are four tips to help co-workers that are struggling


Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

A new biodegradable film made out of casein is being produced to replace the thin plastic wrapping that is used to protect against spoilage. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
1 day(s) ago

Researchers are investigating alternative forms of food packaging — the biodegradable kind that can be eaten, writes Amrith Ramkumar


HALF ART: Burkini is unlikely icon of resistance to Islamophobia

New York-based Iranian artist Shirin Neshat challenges western views of Islam through art, writes Chris Thurman

GOOD ONE:  Faf de Klerk produced a moment of brilliance last week, but the Pumas applied the pressure throughout. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DIRK KOTZE

Pumas pose real threat in Salta

The Boks under new coach Allister Coetzee are well prepared but expect no favours from the Argentines


New players sign of Boks’ lack of cohesion

1 hour(s) ago

The Springboks squad against Argentina lacks the experience that secured the national side’s victory in 2014


Winner takes all at Centurion showdown

Vernon Philander not keen on one-Test series. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ANESH DEBIKY
1 hour(s) ago

Black Caps ‘excited’ about the winner-takes-all shootout at the Centurion corral against Proteas


This Chiefs team is all about trophies, says coach Komphela

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

Loss to Wits an aberration as the team keeps its eye on the main prize, says Kompela


Sport scientist Ertugral lauds his boys and technical team

Muhsin Ertugral. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 hour(s) ago

Cologne-educated Muhsin Ertugral brings the science of sport to the Buccaneers’ table


US bans goalie for criticism

1 hour(s) ago

Hope Solo called opponents Sweden ‘a bunch of cowards’ at the Olympics

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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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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, who has donated the damages he won in a defamation case against Kebby Maphatsoe to the woman President Jacob Zuma was acquitted of raping.

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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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