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Mokotedi Mpshe, former acting director of public prosecutions. Picture: SOWETAN

Ruling leaves prosecutions boss to decide whether to charge Jacob Zuma again

1 hour(s) ago

High Court says it is for a court to decide whether abuse of process has taken place, in a ruling opening the way for a review of the 2007 decision by Mokotedi Mpshe

National

Zuma to ‘give consideration to’ ruling on dropped charges against him

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO
35 minute(s) ago

The High Court in Pretoria found that the decision to drop 738 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma in 2009 was irrational

National

Spy tapes transcripts: read what the NPA considered relevant

Jacob Zuma. Picture: NTSWE MOKOENA
4 hour(s) ago

The recordings underpinning the decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma offer a close-up of pre-Polokwane politicking and paranoia

Financial Services

Ministers to report to Cabinet in two weeks on Guptas’ banking freeze

Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS
3 hour(s) ago

Amid concern as Pravin Gordhan, Mildred Oliphant and Mosebenzi Zwane talk to banks about Oakbay, Cabinet reiterates SA’s commitment to international agreements

Sport

Cabinet supports Mbalula’s ruling on hosting sports events

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula said this week that certain sporting codes were banned from hosting international events as they had missed transformation targets

Business

Tax practitioners favour move to simplify VAT rules for foreign e-commerce

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59 minute(s) ago

Draft ruling addresses red-tape concerns arising from the requirement for foreign entities to register and account for VAT in SA when their services exceed R50,000

National

Zuma open to prosecution as court recommends review of corruption charges being dropped

Jacob Zuma. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE/SOWETAN
2 hour(s) ago

Full bench of High Court in Pretoria sets aside decision to discontinue the prosecution of President Jacob Zuma taken in April 2009

Economy

Lungisa Fuzile to stay in Treasury post

Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Cabinet confirm’s the director-general’s contract has been extended, allaying concern that he would be replaced by a Zuma ally

National

Gupta guards say family head visited Zuma up to three times a week

Gupta family’s Atul Gupta. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 hour(s) ago

Three former guards also told the Mail & Guardian newspaper they handled bags filled with cash while working 18-hour shifts for the Gupta family

Mining

DRDGold declares another dividend

RAINBOW’S END: The processing facilities and water filtration beds  at the Ergo gold recovery plant, run by DRDGold, as seen from the air in Brakpan this year. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 hour(s) ago

CEO Niel Pretorius says the latest dividend underscores the board’s position not to sit on surplus cash but to pay it to shareholders

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Rise in proportion of black and coloured youth getting university degrees

Despite the progress, there are still too many youths who do not get to Grade 12, the main reason being that educational foundations laid in earlier grades have been inadequate, writes Stephen Taylor

Columnists

Rejection of the Humboldt Forum targets a deeply embedded history of ‘European’ and ‘non-European’ in separate categories, writes Chris Thurman

HALF ART: Humboldt’s legacy and counter-action

Columnists

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SA is taking almost no action to increase sports participation in public schools, writes Anthony Butler

Most likely beneficiary of Mbalula’s hosting ban is himself

Mining

Coal of Africa Limited gains on news of possible Makhado investment

Coal of Africa CEO David Brown. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
1 hour(s) ago

Shenzen Stock Exchange-listed Hengshun has proposed to acquire up to 34% of Makhado through CoAL’s subsidiary Baobab

National

Nhleko to name panel to probe public order policing

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: Ntswe Mokoena
2 hour(s) ago

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says the panel’s formation is in line with the Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations on the Marikana killings

Financial Services

Coronation expects first-half earnings to fall

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2 hour(s) ago

The fund manager is feeling the brunt of persistent market volatility, with assets under management falling about 5%

Economy

Growth in domestic private sector credit extension slows

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4 hour(s) ago

Private sector credit extension has lacked a clear trend, and total credit extension growth has also slowed year on year

Innovation

SA team a finalist for engineering innovation award

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6 hour(s) ago

SA entry consists of solar panels built into a shipping container to provide energy in rural villages, and is up against entries from Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda

A poster urging people to vote to leave the European Union in the uncoming referendum is seen in Peterborough, eastern England. Picture: AFP/JAMES PHEBY

Popular arguments for Brexit a fantasy

The rational thing to do is for the UK to continue to enjoy its unique arrangement, which has brought it the advantages of membership in EU, writes Martin Wolf

Transport & Tourism

Transnet locos lag in local content

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8 hour(s) ago

SABS says not all manufacturers able to provide necessary detail

Middle East

Iranians vote in round two of parliamentary polls

An Iranian woman casts her ballot to vote in the second round of parliamentary elections at a polling station in the town of Robat Karim, some 40 kilometres southwest of the capital Tehran, on Friday. Picture: AFP
2 hour(s) ago

Allies of President Hassan Rouhani are seeking to wrest more seats from hardliners, after moderate and centrist allies made major gains in the February 26 election

African Business

African farmers get no relief at petrol pump, despite plunge in oil prices

Port Harcourt refinery in Nigeria. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

While inadequate regulation allows importers to increase pump prices as global prices rise, they are not as keen to bring them down when prices fall

Retail & Consumer

AB InBev makes new offer to clear European antitrust hurdles in SABMiller deal

DEBT BREWING: AB InBev agreed to buy SABMiller in October for about $110bn. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

The world’s biggest brewer is offering to sell its central and eastern European assets to help pave the way for its more than R15bn takeover of its nearest rival

Transport & Tourism

Tourism body says Mbalula’s sports ban will hurt sector

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: REUTERS/SIPIWE SIBEKO
8 hour(s) ago

Sports minister’s directive effectively stops four federations hosting international events until April next year

Economy

Prices rise amid food inflation warnings

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14 hour(s) ago

Economists expect unprocessed food prices to continue to rise as the effects of the severe drought feed through

Americas

Suspicious white powder found at Trump campaign headquarters

Police officers stand outside Trump Tower during an investigation of a suspicious white powder found inside the tower, according to fire fighters at the scene, in Manhattan, New York, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
5 hour(s) ago

The find comes after a threatening letter containing a granular substance was sent to Donald Trump’s son last month

Transport & Tourism

Transnet locos lag in local content

Picture: TRANSNET
8 hour(s) ago

SABS says not all manufacturers able to provide necessary detail

Financial Services

Copelyn takes bet on HCI’s Australian asset

HCI CEO Johnny Copelyn says tight rules are hampering the group’s expansion. Picture:  SUPPLIED
8 hour(s) ago

A deal would see Johnny Copelyn — through Rivetprops — exchange part of his HCI shareholding for shareholding in HCI Australia

Americas

Priceline CE resigns over his relationship with employee

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4 hour(s) ago

Darren Huston will not receive any severance payments and will forfeit a portion of his equity-based awards for violating the company’s code of conduct

Americas

Buffett’s bet on manufacturers pays off

MAN OF MANY TALENTS: Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett plays a ukulele in a video prior to the Berkshire annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, this weekend. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Acquisition of businesses set to increase Berkshire Hathaway earnings this year, writes Noah Buhayar

Americas

Facebook announces new share structure

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during a town hall with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Facebook's headquarters in California last year. Facebook, whose value lies in nontangibles, is one of the most powerful brands in the world. Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Facebook fields a plan to tighten Mark Zuckerberg’s grip on the helm

Markets

Steady policy ‘gift’ puts bounce in miners’ step

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8 hour(s) ago

JSE’s gold miners index jumps after Bank of Japan and Fed hold interest rates policy steady

Labour

Trade unions ready for anti-job loss campaign

Zwelinzima Vavi . Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

A major gathering at the weekend is set to discuss the possible formation of a new trade union federation

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Cartoons

Karol Ostaszewski and  Laura Clacey with their cider brand, Sxollie.  Picture: SUPPLIED

Ungovernable cider Sxollie will shout revolution from the tables

The cider boom is about to hit Mzansi and Karol Ostaszewski is ready, writes Eugene Yiga

Opinion

HALF ART: Humboldt’s legacy and counter-action

Rejection of the Humboldt Forum targets a deeply embedded history of ‘European’ and ‘non-European’ in separate categories

Management

Three must-dos at the end of every meeting

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23 hour(s) ago

Confirm key decisions and next steps; develop communication points; and gather feedback to help ensure meetings achieve their goals

Health

Medical specialist takes a scalpel to obesity cause

Canadian medical specialist Jason Fung says obesity is not caused by gluttony and sloth. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Hormones, not character flaws or too much time on the couch, causes obesity, writes Marika Sboros

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Sanity prevails — new-look range is clearly branded Bellingham

Bellingham’s history since the Podlashuk era has been a little like the Proteas cricket team

Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (R) celebrating with Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

UEFA suspends Liverpool defender for failed drugs test

Mamadou Sakho out of the game for 30-days after testing positive for a fat burner. He claims not to have known the composition of a weight-loss supplement.

Rugby

Cheetahs on mission to outrun Reds in Brisbane

Fred Zeilinga. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
9 hour(s) ago

After a tough three-leg haul home the Reds are unlikely to be as sprightly as they were against the Stormers

Soccer

Leicester keeper Schmeichel aims to triumph on dad’s Old Trafford stage

TEAMWORK: Leicester captain Wes Morgan, second left, celebrates his goal against Southampton earlier this month with teammates Danny Simpson, Kasper Schmeichel, Christian Fuchs and Nathan Dyer. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
9 hour(s) ago

History suggests one of the northeast giants may escape, as a promoted side has gone straight down in each of the past three seasons

Soccer

In-form Chiefs can still have a say in title race

HOLD UP:  Willard Katsande, left, of Chiefs grabs Sundowns’ Khama Billet with Reneilwe Letsholonyane looking on when the teams played out a goalless draw in January. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ASHLEY VLOTMAN
9 hour(s) ago

Amakhosi ready for Mamelodi Sundowns after leaving barren run in the dust

Soccer

Hlanti and Wits train sights on log leaders Sundowns

Sifiso Hlanti, in white. Picture: BACKPAGEPIX/SYDNEY MAHLANGU
9 hour(s) ago

Coach confirms fullback Sifiso Hlanti has signed a long-term deal with Sturrock Park-based Wits

Rugby

Hurricane debut for Lions rookie Scholtz

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9 hour(s) ago

Young blood Pieter Scholtz makes his Super Rugby debut in the starting line-up against the Hurricanes

Rugby

Bok centres out to storm Waratahs

Juan de Jongh. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ASHLEY VLOTMAN
9 hour(s) ago

Bok centres Damian de Allende and Juan de Jongh unite for the first time this season to take on the Australians

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