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A group of grieving people is seen at an intersection near a shopping centre following a shooting incident in Munich, Germany in which ten people, including the suspect died and 16 were hospitalized. Picture:  EPA/MATTHIAS BALK

German-Iranian gunman kills nine in Munich shopping mall

4 hour(s) ago

City police chief says premature to say whether incident was a terrorist attack

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
17 hour(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

Politics

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

Lindela Tshwete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
20 hour(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

Soccer

Lesufi left red-faced as Swallows deal falls through

Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: SOWETAN
16 hour(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
17 hour(s) ago

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

Energy

Eskom says security contractor must be able to probe organised crime

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
17 hour(s) ago

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

National

Gordon Patterson’s murder captured on video

Gordon Patterson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS/FINANCIAL MAIL
19 hour(s) ago

A video of the botched robbery is on the internet, and shows respected media strategist Patterson being shot by a second attacker

National

ANC at odds with Nomvula Mokonyane over Marius Fransman

Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: THE TIMES
22 hour(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
1 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

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a crowd at Heroes Acre in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Tuesday. Picture:  REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO

EDITORIAL: Zim’s ticking time bomb

The country is fast running out of money, again, followed by acts of increased desperation

Columnists

Gareth van Onselen: ANC has a production factory for hate, there's no line they aren't willing to cross

TWEET OF THE WEEK: The ANC’s hate factory

Columnists

Tim Cohen promo

Such ‘businessmen’ have a contempt for established systems, and trade on notions of loyalty, writes Tim Cohen

Guptas not the first crony capitalists in Africa

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
1 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

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
17 hour(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

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
17 hour(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

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
18 hour(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

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
19 hour(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

Then president Nelson Mandela and then second deputy president FW de Klerk address a huge crowd at the Union Buildings in Pretoria after the first presidential inauguration of the democratic era, in 1994. The myth of a Rainbow Nation was necessary at the time, the writer argues. Picture: JUDA NGWENYA

Whites must admit the crime

The Rainbow Nation failed to acknowledge black suffering, so reconciliation was never achieved, writes Lance Claasen

National

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

Picture: AFP/MUJAHID SAFODIEN
1 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
18 hour(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
21 hour(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

Americas

What does the Wolf of Wall Street have to do with the looting of 1MDB?

WELL SUITED: Leonardo Di Caprio as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), based on the true story of the rise and fall of a stockbroker on New York's Wall Street.
22 hour(s) ago

The case of the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB is unusually large and involves some out-of-the-ordinary assets

Politics

Poll shows DA could take Tshwane, Joburg and Nelson Mandela Bay

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
23 hour(s) ago

The most recent weekly poll conducted by Ipsos, on behalf of eNCA, showed the DA to be ahead of the ANC in the City of Johannesburg by five percentage points

National

Police accused of raping and assaulting sex workers

Picture: MAKWENA MANAMELA
19 hour(s) ago

Of 414 sex workers who reported 682 instances of police abuse, almost 20% alleged physical assault and 3% sexual assault

National

Media guru Gordon Patterson shot dead

Gordon Patterson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS/FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Patterson, a stalwart of the South African media and advertising industry, is believed to have been killed in a botched hijacking

Transport & Tourism

Why did SAA appoint BnP in the first place, asks DA

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
1 day(s) ago

The Democratic Alliance has also reiterated its call to put the airline into business rescue, and says directors have contravened the Companies Act

Industrials

Armscor website hackers ‘did not access classified defence information’

Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford. Picture: THE TIMES
19 hour(s) ago

Armscor has since increased the security measures on its website, and is investigating the breach to bring the culprits to justice

National

Gordon Patterson was a 2008 jury member at the Cannes Lions

Gordon Patterson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS/FINANCIAL MAIL
22 hour(s) ago

Remarkable media strategist Gordon Patterson was shot dead on Thursday night in a botched robbery at his home in Johannesburg

Energy

Eskom decision alarms market

Electricity pylons at an Eskom coal-burning power station near Sasolburg. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

The effect of a freeze on energy-buying is seen as a devastating move likely to discourage private sector investment

Labour

Mines minister still hopes to have benefits laws streamlined this fiscal year

Godfrey  Oliphant. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
21 hour(s) ago

Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant says talks are under way with the Chamber of Mines on a database of mineworkers owed billions in compensation

Europe

Britain could reset fiscal policy following Brexit vote

OUTDOORS: People take part in ‘A picnic to discuss Brexit’ organised by the ‘General Assembly’ in Green Park, central London, Britain, last Saturday. Picture: EPA/SEAN DEMPSEY
22 hour(s) ago

Finance minister Philip Hammond says Britain will assess the data that emerges in the coming months on what is happening in the economy post the Brexit vote

Telecoms & Technology

China’s WeChat takes on WhatsApp in Africa

Picture: ISTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

WhatsApp is more widely used than WeChat, which although almost unknown in some parts of Africa has a suite of additional features

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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?

Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(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
17 hour(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

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/LARS BARON

Rosberg signs new contract with Mercedes

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

Cricket

Steyn on way home and firing

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

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

Rugby

Fleck chooses Du Preez to face Chiefs

Rob du Preez. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ASHLEY VLOTMAN
1 day(s) ago

Stormers’ coach surprises with flyhalf Rob du Preez in a squad weighted for experience

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
1 day(s) ago

Lions aim to lay on a Test atmosphere

Rugby

Sharks keen and ready for finals

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

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

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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