Thursday, October 18, 2018

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INTERNATIONAL auditing firm KPMG has withdrawn all of its findings‚ recommendations and conclusions around its report into the South African Revenue Service (SARS) “rogue...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

Company MD suspended after road rage incident

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6VWlvnt6Z0?rel=0&enablejsapi=1] A Johannesburg automotive body shop‚ Auto Supplies‚ has suspended its MD‚ Lance O'Leary‚ after he was embroiled in a road rage incident that...

Minister’s Benz: Going… going… gone for R10!

A Mercedes-Benz sedan belonging to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was sold for a lousy R10 during an auction in King William’s...

Eskom threatens power cuts in three Eastern Cape municipalities over unpaid bills

Senior Eastern Cape Treasury officials are locked in meetings with leaders of Raymond Mhlaba municipality to find an amicable solution to their escalating electricity...

R6.4-million damage as fires raze Barkly East, Lady Grey

Fires raging in the Barkly East and Lady Grey districts have resulted in damage amounting to R6.4-million and with the blaze mostly contained by...

Why being South African is a passport to mediocrity

How good is it really to be a South African? According to the latest Quality of Nationality Index‚ an Mzansi passport ranks as only...

SA Express can’t prove to auditor-general it can survive a year

State-owned airline South African Express has been unable to satisfy the auditor-general that it can continue operating as a going concern for the next...

Where will the SAA bailout cash come from? Ramaphosa to be asked

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday be asked exactly where the money for a proposed multi-billion rand bailout for embattled national airline SAA...

Police helicopter‚ tourists‚ boats and restaurants come under attack in violent Hout Bay protest

Protesting residents of Hangberg opened fire on a police helicopter and attacked tourists‚ boats and restaurants at Hout Bay harbour on Tuesday‚ sparking running...

Reserve Bank charges Public Protector and Presidency colluded in attack against it

The Reserve Bank alleges that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane colluded with the Presidency to attack the central bank two weeks before she released her...

BREAKING NEWS: Armed robbery at Rosehill Mall

A G4S cash and transit guard was robbed while collecting money from Superspar this morning at around 10am. It is unconfirmed how much money was...

Is retirement inevitable and sustainable in modern times?

THE word “retirement” refers to leaving formal employment or stopping all income generating activities. Legally, retiring refers to your tax status and access to your...

Angry fishermen barricade themselves in government building

Protesting fishermen used rope to barricade themselves in the foyer of a government building in Cape Town on Monday to draw attention to their...

Unemployment fund’s assets currently valued at R110bn

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) currently has assets valued at R110-billion‚ Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant disclosed on Monday. In a written reply to a parliamentary...

Why you should take a vacation from those sexy high heels …

Being “well-heeled” could be detrimental to your health. New research has shown a link between high heels‚ foot deformity‚ osteoarthritis and other injury. A comprehensive review...

Halala! Trevor Noah wins his first Emmy

SA-born comedian Trevor Noah walked away with his first Emmy this weekend at the award's Creative Arts ceremony in LA, taking the top prize...

Local lass one of the South Africans on Virgin Islands appealing for help after...

Over 280 South African professionals living and working on the British Virgin Islands are appealing to the South African government for assistance after Hurricane...

KPMG’s fingerprints all over the Gupta empire

KPMG’s fingerprints are all over the Gupta empire and its controversial deals dating back to 2008‚ TimesLIVE/BusinessLIVE can reveal‚ as an industry probe into...

Gigaba must assure Parliament that R70bn contracts with Chinese are above board: DA

  The Democratic Alliance wants Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to assure Parliament and the South African public that two mega-contracts between government and Chinese parastatals...

MARKET WRAP: JSE ends week lower as market watches North Korea and Hurricane Irma

The JSE closed weaker on Friday‚ ending a week characterised by negative sentiment on global markets. The all share struggled during the week‚ only closing...

Zimbabwe exemption permit not for new applicants

On Friday‚ Minister of Home Affairs Hlengiwe Mkhize announced that the new Zimbabwe exemption permit (ZEP)‚ which is valid until December 31 2021‚ is...

WATCH | Sandton streets resemble war zone after attack on Uber drivers

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGyEy3KJzco?rel=0&enablejsapi=1] Sandton city streets resembled a war zone on Thursday evening as Uber taxi drivers embarked on a rampage to avenge an attack on...

Kids feel the pinch amid the economic crunch

Swimming‚ music‚ dance lessons and sometimes even therapy sessions are among the things parents believe their children can live without as they try to...

Tribunal finds Shoprite guilty of reckless lending

THE National Consumer Tribunal has handed down judgment that finds Shoprite guilty of reckless lending. “This judgment comes after an investigation by the National Credit...

WATCH | Lord Tim Bell – I had nothing to do with Gupta campaign

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhUzbcn_fsE?rel=0&enablejsapi=1] Former chairman of public relations firm Bell Pottinger‚ Lord Tim Bell‚ has distanced himself from a contract his former company signed with Gupta-owned...
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