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Independent Electoral Commission chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula resigns

8 hour(s) ago

Electoral Commission of SA chairwoman submits her letter of resignation to President Jacob Zuma

Financial Services

Reserve Bank sets up formal inquiry into whether African Bank was reckless

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

Bank appoints advocate JF Myburgh as commissioner to head five-month investigation into whether African Bank was reckless, negligent or fraudulent in operations prior to collapse

Transport & Tourism

Gauteng e-toll critics take Sanral to task

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
6 hour(s) ago

Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance and QuadPara Association of South Africa chide Sanral at advisory panel for paying lip service to last year’s consultation process

Financial Services

FirstRand earnings show all is not lost for banks

FirstRand group CEO Sizwe Nxasana. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
8 hour(s) ago

FirstRand’s news that it expects diluted normalised earnings per share in year to June to rise by between 20% and 22% offers some good news for supporters of banking shares

Retail & Consumer

JD Group profit warning suggests debtors book ‘must have deteriorated very badly’

8 hour(s) ago

JD Group’s warning suggests debtors book — which it has agreed to sell to international buyer — ‘must have deteriorated very badly in last six months’ of year ended June

Healthcare

Medical schemes’ failure to win new members worries council

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Membership has stagnated at about the 8.8-million mark, annual report shows

Middle East

Islamic state issues video of beheading of US hostage

A frame from video released by the Islamic State on Tuiesday purportedly shows American freelance journalist Steven Sotloff shortly before his execution by beheading, in an unknown desert location. Picture: EPA/ISLAMIC STATE VIDEO
7 hour(s) ago

Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist, was kidnapped in Syria in August 2013

Healthcare

Denials of bid to buy out Adcock ‘deliberate’

Adcock Ingram's headquarters in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
22 hour(s) ago

Analysts say denial a deliberate attempt to lower expectations and avoid inflating company’s share price

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Business BEE template the best route for black farmers

A more sensible formula for transformation of SA's agricultural sector has to be found and applied, writes Peter Curle

Columnists

Establishing the value of restituted land should be an important consideration in land reform cases, writes Trudi Makhaya

Financial value must inform land settlements

Columnists

Michel Pireu: What would an era of long-term stagnation or a sustained period of slow growth mean for equities?

Slowing growth bad for stocks

Mining

DRD Gold reports 100% drop in headline earnings

Picture: BLOOMBERG
15 hour(s) ago

Gold producer says headline earnings per share fell 100% to nil, but says although results reflect weak full year, production and revenue did increase in fourth quarter

African News

Liberia Ebola healthcare workers strike

Samaritan's Purse medical personnel transport a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia. Picture: REUTERS/SAMARITAN'S PURSE
8 hour(s) ago

As Congo’s death toll from virus climbs, workers at Liberia’s main hospital go on strike over unpaid wages

National

State to probe appointment of ‘fake interpreter’

Thamsanqa Jantjie at his home in Bram Fischerville, south of Johannesburg, in December 2012. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Thamsanqa Jantjie, who allegedly suffered a schizophrenic episode during Mandela’s memorial service, will be investigated

Property

Sequestration racist, sexist, court to hear

Picture: THINKSTOCK
21 hour(s) ago

A last-ditch attempt by former Pinnacle Point Group chairman Ivor Stratford to avoid sequestration will be heard by the Constitutional Court

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Common standards will improve mobility of Africa’s CAs

Uniformity of standards in African accountancy is important for multinationals that consider our continent an investment destination, writes Vickson Ncube

African News

Gunfire, power cuts rekindle tension in Maseru

A member of the Lesotho military stands guard in front of an armed personnel carrier at the entrance of the army barracks in Maseru, Lesotho, on Saturday.   Picture: REUTERS
14 hour(s) ago

Gunfire, power cuts stir up tension in Maseru overnight, as expected return to mountain nation of exiled prime minister appears uncertain

Asia-Pacific

Pakistani prime minister chairs joint parliamentary session as crisis deepens

FORGING AHEAD: Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League: Nawaz, addresses an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi this week. Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Nawaz Sharif chairs joint session of parliament as deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompt fears of army intervention

Industrials

Rental sector boosts local vehicle sales, exports rebound strongly

GOLDEN MOMENT: Staff at Mercedes-Benz SA celebrate the first of their C-Class sedans to come off the production line. Picture: SUPPLIED
21 hour(s) ago

Vehicle exports bounce back strongly in August as Mercedes-Benz SA finally gets into the production swing with its new C-Class sedan

Asia-Pacific

Cipla eyes entry to US market with cheaper treatment for asthma

Three drugs made by Cipla LTD to control asthma, a Rotahaler for use with Rotocaps, the inhaler salbutamol, and Seroflo which contains salbutamol and fluticasone, photographed in a studio in Mumbo, India on October 18 2001. Picture: SANTOS VERA. BLOOMBERG NEWS
22 hour(s) ago

Goal is to make Cipla a major player in the US by 2020, with 20% of sales emanating from country by then

Industrials

Bidvest decries tough trading climate in SA

Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
22 hour(s) ago

Conditions compounded by prolonged labour unrest and declining consumer demand, says Bidvest

Science & Environment

DA probe shows water ‘dangerously’ polluted

Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

A four-month investigation by DA finds that human sewage has contaminated drinking water to dangerous levels

Financial Services

Converting Ecobank loan to equity could boost Nedbank

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
22 hour(s) ago

Converts $285m loan to West African banking group into equity stake will help local bank catch up with its rival

National

Attacks on Cape Town buses ‘aimed at making city ungovernable’

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 hour(s) ago

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says protests are politically motivated, part of sustained campaign to sow dissent ahead of 2016 local government elections

National

Investec says Stratford sequestration must go ahead

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

Couple argue that their domestic workers were entitled to notice

Science & Environment

List of 72 suspected rhino poachers revealed by DA

IN CROSSHAIRS: South Africa is home to more than 90% of the global rhino population. Scientists forecast if poaching rises as fast as is did between 2009 and 2011 the population will go into decline by 2016. Picture: THE TIMES
7 hour(s) ago

Democratic Alliance MP Teri Stander urges Department of Environmental Affairs to improve intelligence on rhino poaching

Economy

Treasury’s Jobs Fund plans ‘next funding level’

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
21 hour(s) ago

Treasury’s Jobs Fund, which has a target of creating 150,000 jobs by 2016, plans to scale up funding to its existing job-creation projects

Education

Thousands of students in KwaZulu-Natal protest against fee hikes

7 hour(s) ago

UKZN Westville campus students throw garbage on roads, burn tyres and throw stones at security guards and buildings

National

Gordhan seeks review of councillors’ terms

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

Pravin Gordhan does not mince his words when it comes to public servants who seek to enter local government for personal gain

Politics

Agreement sees EFF MPs escape suspension

Scuffles break out between EFF members and police.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
20 hour(s) ago

Lawyers agree that Economic Freedom Front party’s MPs will not be suspended for disrupting a parliamentary session nearly two weeks ago

Transport & Tourism

A street-friendly solution for congested cities?

STREETS AHEAD: An aerial view of the Citadis tram service in the city centre of Casablanca, Morocco. Picture: ALSTOM/P THEBAULT
20 hour(s) ago

Trams are cheaper than trains, rivalling even buses, and more versatile, writes Nick Hedley

Land & Agriculture

SA may introduce stricter measures to control foot-and-mouth disease

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says suspension of meat export requirements meant to allow for negotiations on how to avoid outbreaks of disease

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Cartoons

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: Arts Alive International Festival

Children from the Hillbrow Theatre Project perform a dance work, Plastic Streets, by Sibusiso Hadebe, in Dance Umbrella’s Stepping Stones programme in 2012. Pictures: JOHN HOGG, ERICA LÜTTICH
22 hour(s) ago

Now in its 22nd year, the festival is regarded as Joburg’s flagship arts event and is intended to bring an affordable, accessible and diverse arts offering to all of city’s residents

Books

Now for something completely different from novel master JM Coetzee

Picture: THINKSTOCK
22 hour(s) ago

The author’s engagements with the world of film production reveal a typically controlling and dismissive energy, writes Ashraf Jamal

Marion Whitehead. Picture: LIESL JOBSON

The pass less trodden — SA's little-known scenic mountain routes

A former journalist and tour guide shares her vast knowledge of half-forgotten byways, writes Liesl Jobson
Shakes Mashaba. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT

Mashaba chides cheap coach jibes

Bafana mentor takes on his critics, insists he is well qualified for job

Rugby

Battle of Macs will be a Bok sideshow

Picture: THINKSTOCK
20 hour(s) ago

Springbok defence coach John McFarland will go head to head with former colleague, now Wallaby attack coach, Jim McKay

Cricket

Clarke sees Aussie side squander top spot in one-dayers

Australia's Michael Clarke. Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Place in final, which had seemed preordained to feature SA and Australia, is suddenly not firmly in Aussies’ grip

Opinion

Insular Australia cricket team denying themselves pleasure of local adventures

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Unlike Proteas, other touring team has kept away from interacting with Zimbabweans, missing out on golden opportunities




 
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