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ANC of today a ‘collection of corrupt individuals’‚ says Maimane

ANC supporters. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
11 hour(s) ago

ANC can’t agree on anything anymore — SABC‚ Guptas‚ Fransman‚ mayoral candidates — all these things have split the party down the middle‚ says Maimane

Media

How the SABC was hoodwinked by its own staff

SHOW US THE TRUTH:  Demonstrators protest against the controversial decision by the SABC that it would not broadcast scenes of violent protest. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
1 day(s) ago

In an open revolt against chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng‚ SABC journalists wear black in on-air "blackout"

Rugby

Lions now set their sights on Super Rugby title

Courtnall Skosan (R) of the Lions scores a try despite tackle from Crusaders' Israel Dagg during the 2016 Super Rugby game between the Lions and the Crusaders at Ellis Park on Saturday.  Picture: EPA/RYAN WILKISKY
10 hour(s) ago

Lions book their spot in Super Rugby semifinals in fine style after walking all over seven-time champs‚ Crusaders

Asia-Pacific

Dozens dead as Islamic State claims twin blasts in Kabul

Afghans pray for the victims of a suicide bomb blast during a memorial in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday. Picture: EPA/JAWAD JALALI
18 hour(s) ago

Bombings during huge protest over power line mark first major IS assault on Kabul

Management

Nine steps to becoming a successful freelancer

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9 hour(s) ago

Some of the ways to become a successful freelancer include making new connections and being prepared for dry spells

Rugby

Lions defeat Crusaders to book berth in 2016 Super Rugby semifinals

Courtnall Skosan (R) of the Lions scores a try despite tackle from Crusaders' Israel Dagg during the 2016 Super Rugby game between the Lions and the Crusaders at Ellis Park on Saturday.  Picture: EPA/RYAN WILKISKY
1 day(s) ago

It was all about Johan Ackermann and his men, who turned on the style at the beginning and the end of the match

National

Zuma says he's going to ‘crush’ the DA and no speaker can call him to order

BRUISED:  President Jacob Zuma arrives at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, where he was greeted by a sea of empty seats earlier in 2016. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
1 day(s) ago

DA’s roots are from National Party‚ a party that represents apartheid and black oppression, says Zuma at Nelson Mandela Bay

Protesters blockade the road in Pretoria on June 21. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY

What will be the cost of Tshwane-style political violence?

The loss of life over political differences is unacceptable, and does nothing to help solve the country’s problems, writes Ryan Ravens

Columnists

The ruling party lives in a bubble of denial, writes Gareth Van Onselen

ANC exhibits all the signs of deep denial

Columnists

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The lecture IMF deputy MD David Lipton delivers is a warning and a supplication. Change or die, writes Peter Bruce

IMF executive’s lecture a warning to change course

National

Zuma has spent R10m of taxpayers’ money evading justice, DA finds

Jacob Zuma. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA
1 day(s) ago

‘It is easy for the State to pursue litigation using other peoples’ money,’ says DA federal executive chairperson‚ James Selfe

Education

UCT reveals its ‘limited scope of academic freedom’

University of Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

UCT withdraws Danish journalist’s invitation to speak on campus, fear that his visit could ‘provoke protests or violence’

Europe

Why police rule out Islamic State link to Munich shooting

Young women look at floral tributes near the Olympia shopping mall, where a gunmen killed several people at a mall in Munich, Germany July 23, 2016. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Killer was born and raised in Munich, spent time in psychiatric care and investigations give no reason to believe he had not acted alone

Media

‘Cynical’ for SABC to fire staff after noting its ban on some footage was unlawful

Protesters support journalists outside the SABC in Auckland Park. Picture:FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Council for the four journalists Steven Budlender said their contracts of employment were very clear that a formal hearing was a must before they could be fired

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We should not ditch BEE — but we do need to overhaul it

Real empowerment means better skills and productivity, more black investment, less poverty and joblessness, and a bigger tax base, writes Tryphosa Ramano

Politics

The ANC is no longer the party of Nelson Mandela, says Lindela Tshwete

Lindela Tshwete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Members of ANC stalwart families express sadness at leaving the party ‘our families worked and struggled in’, but say the ANC cannot be trusted to take SA forward

National

ANC at odds with Nomvula Mokonyane over Marius Fransman

Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

While she says he is back in his job, despite a sexual harassment scandal, the ANC says Fransman has not been reinstated

Transport & Tourism

Outa now gunning for SAA financial officers and BnP Capital middleman

The lack of a proper ‘end-to-end’ strategy that guides an organisation from strategy design and development to effective implementation and delivery has probably contributed to what is currently taking place at South African Airways. Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has SAA’s financial officers in its sights after the airline cancels contract with controversial financial services provider

Soccer

Lesufi left red-faced as Swallows deal falls through

Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Lesufi led a consortium of investors trying to help Swallows back into the Premier Soccer League through the over R55m purchase of Free State Stars’ status

National

Eight residents of Meyerton settlement arrested for public violence

Protesters gather around a bonfire on a bridge on Thursday in Meyerton, during a service delivery protest ahead of the August 3rd municipal elections. Picture: MARCO LONGARI/AFP
2 day(s) ago

On Thursday, residents of Meyerton’s Sicelo Shiceka informal settlement blockaded roads, burning tyres as they agitated for housing

Education

Gauteng to donate land to universities for student accommodation

Students protest at the University of Fort Hare Centenary celebrations in Alice. Picture: MARK ANDREWS/DAILY DISPATCH
2 day(s) ago

The agreement is the first step towards using the province’s R31bn immovable asset register to help higher education address its infrastructure requirements

Europe

Christine Lagarde to stand trial over huge payout to businessman

Christine Lagarde, Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who capped a week of warnings by heavy-hitting supporters of Britain staying in the European Union, all unanimous in their view of the dire consequences of a so-called Brexit.  Picture: EPA/LUKE MACGREGOR
2 day(s) ago

The IMF chief was placed under formal investigation in 2014 over her handling of a dispute with tycoon Bernard Tapie regarding the sale of sports gear giant Adidas

African News

War veterans round on Robert Mugabe, brand him a dictator

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a crowd at Heroes Acre in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Tuesday. Picture:  REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO
2 day(s) ago

The ageing Zimbabwean president has lost a stalwart support base after a veterans’ association says it will no longer support Zanu (PF) at the polls

Energy

Eskom says security contractor must be able to probe organised crime

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
2 day(s) ago

An Eskom contract calls for experienced investigators who would need to be plugged into a network of experienced informers

National

Protector cannot probe apartheid crimes, protesters told

SQUEEZED:  Public Protector Thuli Madonsela briefs journalists yesterday after presenting her office’s budget to Parliament’s justice committee in Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

The Office of the Public Protector was established in a democratic SA and has no powers to investigate allegations prior to its existence

National

Gupta-linked Global Softech Solutions may profit from Transnet deal

From left: Ajay Gupta younger brother Atul Gupta and Oakbay MD Jagdish Parekh and Duduzane Zuma , who is a son of the president. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

SAP is said to have indicated that if it wins the R800m contract it will allocate 60% of the value to GSS, owned by the Gupta’s Sahara Systems and a family associate

National

Court tells ANC-led municipality to let DA deliver water to residents

Picture: AFP/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
2 day(s) ago

High Court has denied Masilonyana Municipality an interdict to prevent the DA from supplying water to those who have none

National

Grenade launcher to be used in fight against rhino poaching

Milkor chief executive Marius Roos holds different types of grenades/lethal applications while Oupa Manzini holds the grenade launcher. Picture: NEO GOBA
2 day(s) ago

The grenade launcher given to Sanparks consists of diverse less-lethal and lethal applications such as ‘flash bangs’‚ flares‚ smoke and rubber bullets

Energy

Brian Molefe deserves no bonus after decision on IPPS, DA’s Mazzone says

Brian Molefe. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Eskom’s decision not to sign further power purchase deals with IPPs has alarmed the market and will badly affect private-sector investment in the energy sector

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Cartoons

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WATCH: How to deal with an unsolicited offer to buy your business

Engaging with acquirers just to see how the market values your company could damage your business relationships and reputation, an expert warns

Property

WATCH: Where should you buy property to rent out?

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2 day(s) ago

Michelle Dickens, MD of TPN credit bureau, says rental yields are performing well nationally, with data showing that 85% of tenants are in good standing

Media & Advertising

Business mogul Gil Oved hooked for Shark Tank SA

STYLISH: Gil Oved, left, and Ran Neu-Ner of The Creative Counsel wanted their company’s new home to make a statement about its uniqueness and its culture. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
2 day(s) ago

Oved wants to see hungry and passionate entrepreneurs who are ‘focused on innovating and making a difference’ on the reality television series

Opinion

HALF ART: Beautiful truth of even the ugliest art

Irate artist Ayanda Mabulu launched the crusade to show our lecherous, treacherous leader is not wearing any clothes

Keagan Dolly. Picture: BACKPAGE PIX/SAMUEL SHIVAMBU

Keagan Dolly’s bold prediction ahead of Rio Olympic Games

Dolly was often expected to perform miracles whenever the team played, but some of the burden has been lifted since Da Gama named Khune and Mathoho in the squad

Rugby

Sharks keen and ready for finals

Tendai Mtawarira. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
2 day(s) ago

Gary Gold names the closest thing to a full-strength Sharks side for the Super Rugby quarterfinal duels

Cricket

Steyn on way home and firing

Dale Steyn. Picture: REUTERS/STEVE CHRISTO
2 day(s) ago

Dale Steyn draws on lessons in the fast lane and returns to a South African audience hungry for his Test magic

Other Sport

Rosberg signs new contract with Mercedes

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/LARS BARON
2 day(s) ago

Rosberg holds a one point lead over team mate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ standings heading into this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, down from 43 in May

Rugby

D-day at Ellis Park, Newlands and Wellington

GAME PLAN: Lions players, from left, Jaco Kriel, Armand van der Merwe and Lionel Mapoe with a Currie Cup player in blue bib at a training session on Thursday ahead of the Super Rugby play-off against the Crusaders in Johannesburg on Saturday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Lions aim to lay on a Test atmosphere

Opinion

Johan Ackermann must keep the shackles off the Lions

REWARDED:  Johan Ackermann will swop his Lions coaching cap for that of the SA A team. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX

Fickle fans should admit the coach was right to trust his gut about the trip to Buenos Aires — and now a full-strength squad will face the Crusaders

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