'Let me do my job': Gordhan

President Jacob Zuma flew out of the country this morning and will remain abroad for a fortnight as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan slugs it out with the Hawks.

Is Busi the new Thuli?

The ANC yesterday switched its support of Judge Siraj Desai to take over as public protector, recommending Busisiwe Mkhwebane instead.

SA 'fertile ground' for IS

Africa could become the new global terrorism battleground as Islamic State's territorial control in Syria diminishes, meaning South Africa's counter-terrorism strategies could be tested.

Baggy is in eye of the beholder

If swimmer Roland Schoeman were serious about being involved in the design of the next Olympic team's gear, he would have to fork out R25-million. This is according to SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee president Gideon Sam.

Firms keen on youth tax break

Take-up of the employment tax incentive, which expires at the end of the year, has been far greater than the national Treasury expected.

Fed-up workers down bottles, demand a 57% wage increase

Workers at one of the biggest wineries in Western Cape downed bottles yesterday in support of a union demand for an average 57% wage increase.

Euphonik, Boity and Thembisa Mdoda to 'tell-all' on new show

A new Vuzu reality show which airs in September will see Euphonik, DJ Tira and Thembisa Mdoda share revealing details about their lives.

Audit cheer for Gauteng

Gauteng's Department of Health has received an unqualified audit opinion, raising hopes of Premier David Makhura improving the management of public funds.

If you’re innocent‚ there’s nothing they can do to you – EFF urges Gordhan to meet Hawks

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s refusal to report to the Hawks office‚ as requested‚ will be to “act with the same disrespect” shown by President Jacob Zuma and his “faction” of the state‚ the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Thursday.

Mashaba set to announce ‘coalition’ mayoral committee on Friday

Herman Mashaba is set to reward the Democratic Alliance's (DA) “coalition partners”. He will populate his mayoral committee by drawing from the ranks of those parties which helped it win Johannesburg on Monday.

Basetsana Kumalo shares cute moments with her kids on vacay

Media mogul Basetsana Kumalo has whisked her brood off for some quality time together on a family vacation.

‘Ensure an end to harassment of Gordhan‚’ business leaders urge Zuma in open letter

Business leadership SA (BLSA) warned that progress made by a joint effort by government‚ business and labour will be threatened by the possible charging‚ or even arresting‚ of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

The skinny on a sugar tax

The Department of Health has supported a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, saying "taxes are an excellent mediator of consumer behaviour".

Traingate: Corbyn rails at Branson

Richard Branson has been labelled a "tax exile" who is "laughing all the way to the bank" by Jeremy Corbyn's campaign manager, while the Labour leader threatened Branson with renationalisation of the railways.

Online game that can bring peace to warring world

Where can peace-builders hone their skill to bring peace to conflict-ridden countries without real-life consequences? Online.

Inflation settles but rand trips up rate cut

Headline inflation has settled near the upper end of the Reserve Bank's target band of 3%-6% but the bank's monetary policy will remain flexible, governor Lesetja Kganyago said yesterday.

We came out to the piazza, it looked like Dante's 'Inferno'

A powerful earthquake shook central Italy yesterday, leaving at least 120 people dead and a trail of destruction across several mountain villages packed with holidaymakers.

Lewis: This season has been my biggest test

Lewis Hamilton says winning the world championship this year would mean more than his previous three titles, because a litany of mechanical problems and his intense rivalry with Nico Rosberg have turned this season into his biggest challenge.

Koch to prop up Boks in the battle

Tighthead prop Vincent Koch replaces injured Julian Redelinghuys in the only change to the South Africa team for the Rugby Championship second-round Test against Argentina in Salta on Saturday.

'Flying bum' crashes on test flight

The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said yesterday.

Ndoro does the trick

Orlando Pirates proved that pre-season form can sometimes be deceiving as they romped to a 3-1 win over Lamontville Golden Arrows, courtesy of Tendai Ndoro's hat-trick in their Absa Premiership match last night.

Homegrown choc spread cleans up

A nutritious version of Nutella has earned six Stellenbosch University food science students second place in the International Union of Food Science and Technology's Food Science Students Fighting Hunger product development competition.

Bizos‚ Kriegler to join civil society groups in support of Sars pair as they meet Hawks

While Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will snub the Hawks‚ former SA Revenue Service (Sars) officials Ivan Pillay and Johann van Loggerenberg will meet the unit.
Research published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggested daily tobacco use may be a contributor to mental illness.

Having no friends can be as bad as smoking

Having no friends could be as deadly as smoking, researchers at Harvard University have suggested after discovering a link between loneliness and the levels of a blood-clotting protein that can cause heart attacks and stroke.

Another string to Usain Bolt's bow

Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, has been pictured with another mystery woman on a second night out in London as he continues to celebrate his Rio Olympic success.

Phat hits the fire with Joe

It's only been a week since he took to the airwaves in KwaZulu-Natal and already listeners are calling for his head.

Tendai Ndoro's hat trick gets Orlando Pirates off to a flier

Orlando Pirates signalled their early Premier Soccer League title intent and Tendai Ndoro his top scorer's ambitions with a hat trick in Bucs' 3-1 win against Lamontville Golden Arrows on Wednesday night.

Lentjies goal hands Maritzburg slender victory over Celtic

Bevan Fransman proved the central figure as the former Bloemfontein Celtic skipper returned in the colours of Maritzburg United and helped them to a 1-0 victory in Wednesday’s Absa Premiership clash in the Free State capital.

Italy earthquake has killed at least 120 people: prime minister

The earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has killed at least 120 people, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said.

Man-made warming dates back almost 200 years: study

Man-made greenhouse gases began to nudge up the Earth's temperatures almost 200 years ago as the Industrial Revolution gathered pace, far earlier than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday.

Militants attack American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, an official and students trapped inside classrooms told AFP, as the complex came under a militant attack.