Friday, September 22, 2017

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...

Zuma to campaign for SA’s third turn as non-permanent member of UN Security Council

President Jacob Zuma is due to embark on a “charm offensive” this week at the United Nations General Assembly as he campaigns for South...

Emergency teams commended for rescue of crew and passengers from sinking ferry

Western Cape minister of economic opportunities Alan Winde has commended those involved in the rescue of the passengers and crew of the Robben Island...

Gordhan tells KPMG: Admit you were complicit in state capture

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has slammed KPMG International for their "colonial arrogance" in their handling of the Gupta family accounts and the SARS...

Robben Island tourists rescued after terror in storm-tossed Table Bay

https://twitter.com/TimesLIVE/status/908698206959173632 Panicked tourists in life-jackets were stranded on a sinking Robben Island ferry for almost half an hour on Friday afternoon before being rescued and...

60 people rescued from stricken Robben Island ferry

An estimated 60 people were rescued from a Robben Island ferry after it got into trouble in rough seas off Cape Town on Friday...

Parliamentary committee to probe R50bn locomotive acquisition

The portfolio committee on trade and industry has agreed to hold a parliamentary committee inquiry into the Transnet acquisition of 1 064 locomotives at...

Named: KPMG executives axed over Gupta scandal

Nine senior executives from the auditing firm KPMG have been forced to resign in a fall-out over the company's involvement with the controversial Gupta...

Sassa to reveal Post Office in grants

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) will announce next week what role the Post Office will play to help pay grants to 11 million...

KPMG cans SARS ‘rogue unit’ report‚ apologises to Gordhan

INTERNATIONAL auditing firm KPMG has withdrawn all of its findings‚ recommendations and conclusions around its report into the South African Revenue Service (SARS) “rogue...

After 8 years and R30m… Zuma wants another chance to explain

President Jacob Zuma has bet his future on a bewildering roll of the legal dice. In a staggering about-turn on Thursday, Zuma has asked for...