Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Abalone mafia targeting SA donkeys‚ says NatGeo investigation

With donkey skins worth up to R5‚300 each in China‚ abalone smugglers in South Africa are muscling in. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/wildlife-watch-donkey-skins-china-wildlife-trafficking/ A report in National Geographic by Cape...

‘Comrade‚ you are a pathological liar’ – Khoza and Kodwa go at it on...

Former ANC member Makhosi Khoza and ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa engaged in a fiery exchange on SABC’s Morning Live programme on Friday as Khoza...

Walter Sisulu University residences are hell‚ say students

Men and women students share showers in overcrowded cockroach-infested residences with broken windows‚ doors and beds as well as inadequate sanitation. This is what students...

SA Institute of Chartered Accountants speaks out about Gupta accounts

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants has thrown its weight behind calls for an independent judicial into the work that disgraced international auditing...

Call for crayfish quotas for nearshore fishers‚ not commercial fisheries

Hundreds of people from across the Western Cape gathered on Friday at the Department of Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to protest against the...

Rand holds onto gains as North Korea threatens nuclear test

The rand was firmer on Friday afternoon‚ tracking the euro‚ as geopolitical tension put pressure on the dollar. The decision from the South African Reserve...

Rifts in ANC are becoming yawning chasms

BY THE TIMES EDITORIAL Makhosi Khoza described the ANC as "alien", "ugly", "nasty", "self-serving" and "unprincipled" on Thursday as she exited the organisation. As her parting...

Gordhan‚ Jonas want full disclosure by KPMG on ITS role in state capture

Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas have insisted on a full disclosure by KPMG of the role of various parties in state capture and the...

‘Guptas used mine rehab funds to pay back loans’

The trustees of a Gupta-linked mining rehabilitation fund have been accused of deliberately and unlawfully allowing the controversial family to use the trust to...

Cape Town couple behind R278m Ponzi scheme sentenced

A Cape Town couple behind a multimillion rand Ponzi scheme has been sentenced in the Thembalethu Regional Court for fraud and contravening the Banks...

Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged

The Reserve Bank delivered disappointing news on Thursday‚ when it kept interest rates on hold‚ defying expectations for a cut of 25 basis points. Bank...

BREAKING: Guptas lose court bid to stop bank account closures

The Gupta family on Thursday lost a court bid to stop the Bank of Baroda from closing down their last remaining bank accounts in...

Judgment expected in Gupta court bid to halt bank account closure

The Pretoria High Court will on Thursday hand down judgment in an urgent application for an interdict brought by 20 Gupta family companies to...

Shoprite cashiers who accepted tips in court for theft

Seven Shoprite cashiers who were arrested after allegedly accepting tips from customers appeared in court in Cape Town on Wednesday charged with theft. The women...

Code blue for NHI?

Trade union federation Cosatu is pushing for the state's National Health Insurance plan to be implemented‚ but not every union is happy about workers...

Energy drinks on the rise in SA

If you're well-to-do‚ under 45 and a man who loves watching television‚ you're probably drinking a lot of energy drinks. Television ads are pushing up...

Sun International to close its Fish River Sun resort

Sun International will be closing its Fish River Sun resort near Port Alfred by the end of November unless a last-ditch compromise is reached...

Fish River Sun, the end of the line?

THE Fish River Sun, including the iconic Gary Player golf course, the famous breakfasts and the preferred venue for many prestigious events, is likely...

Chinese ambassador to South Africa hails Coega as best SEZ on African continent

THE Coega Development Corporation (CDC) recently hosted the People’s Republic of China ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, Songtian Lin, on his visit to the Eastern...

How to accommodate people with albinism in the workplace

SEPTEMBER is national Albinism Awareness month and disability equity solutions company, Progression has called on South Africa’s private and public sectors to embrace people...

Bogus health practitioners under the microscope

A rise in bogus health practitioners has forced the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) and medical schemes to strengthen their forensics units to...

Car insurers softening their stance on remote jamming theft incidents

It was back in January 2011 that the first reports of theft by remote jamming began to appear in South African media. I warned consumers...

Boycott of Tiso newspapers not the way to resolve a dispute‚ says Sanef

The SA National Editor’s Forum has called on the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) to use official complaint channels instead of calling for a boycott...

Reminder for the renewal of liquor licences in the Eastern Cape

THE period for the renewal of liquor licences in the Eastern Cape is drawing closer and Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) is urging liquor...

The taxi strike in Cape Town is over

On Monday chaos erupted on busy roads in the Mother City - buses were torched‚ commuters injured‚ law enforcement officials were attacked and their...

JSE pushes higher in line with world stocks

The JSE remained in positive territory at lunchtime on Friday‚ tracking the upward momentum in global markets. Banks were having a particularly strong session‚ with...

Water scarcity under the spotlight at Water Research Council meeting

Water scarcity in South Africa will be high on the agenda of a three-day Water Research Council meeting under the theme “Adaptation to the...

Rand on slippery slope ahead of central bank meetings

THE rand was on a slippery slope on Monday morning‚ deepening the losses it suffered last week as a result of international factors.   The local currency...

Chinese syndicates in SA dodge cops by sawing horns into beads and trinkets for...

 BY TONY CARNE Chinese syndicates are setting up small home-based workshops in Johannesburg and elsewhere to chop up rhino horns into smaller pieces, mainly to...

Western Cape police brace for taxi strike

Various units within SAPS Western Cape are bracing for a planned taxi strike scheduled to start in the province on Monday‚ police said on...