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Aussies feel the heat from in-form Pa...

WAYNE Parnell’s return to the national one-day international team, and indeed to form, is something the Proteas can savour and nurture in their pursuit for International Cricket Council (ICC) silverware. Like bandits at the top of the FBI’s most-wanted list, left-arm seamers come with a handsome reward. In six of the 11 editions of the […]

EXCLUSIVE: Medical schemes report los...

THE health of the medical schemes industry took a further knock in 2015 as it reported a net operating loss of R1.219bn, according to the Council for Medical Schemes’ (CMS’s) annual report, which was finally tabled in Parliament on Friday. It is an important document because it is the most detailed publicly available source of […]

New regulator one of three wins for C...

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Minister Siyabonga Cwele has scored three major victories against Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, one of which is the introduction of a new regulator that will take over some of the Independent Communications Authority of SA’s crucial oversight functions. This is one of the sweeping changes in the National Integrated Information and Communication Technologies white […]

ON WORK: Legendary grumpy boss could ...

DO NOT speak to me when you see me. If I want to speak to you, I will do so. I want to save my throat. I don’t want to ruin it by saying hello to all of you sons of bitches.” This memo to staff was written on January 13 1978 by a man […]

Medical schemes report loss of R1.2bn

THE health of the medical schemes industry took a further knock in 2015 as it reported a net operating loss of R1.219bn, according to the Council for Medical Schemes’ (CMS’s) annual report, which was finally tabled in Parliament on Friday. It is an important document because it is the most detailed publicly available source of […]

Clinton hits Trump on porn cameo afte...

DONALD Trump started the day on Friday talking about sex tapes. At end of the day Trump was still facing talk of sex tapes — though not the same one. The Republican presidential nominee tweeted at 3am about suggestive footage that reportedly exists of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, drawing fire from Democrat Hillary Clinton. […]

Laughing all the way to a bankable er...

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma is well known for his three-part harmony chuckle, often rendered as “heh heh heh” in cartoons and other writings chronicling his mirth. Following the news that he timeously paid the money he was ordered by the Constitutional Court to hand over for five nonsecurity enhancements to his home in Nkandla, he has […]

Lambie in at 15 as halfback pair are ...

IN AN attempt to lower rising blood pressures, Springbok coach Allister Coetzee raised a few eyebrows by picking Patrick Lambie at fullback for the clash against the Wallabies at Loftus on Saturday. Lambie has played less than 40 minutes of rugby — for the Sharks against the EP Kings — since suffering concussion in the […]

EDITORIAL: Competitive yes, but still...

AFTER a torrid year economically and politically, it comes as something of a surprise to see that SA has jumped two places on the rankings in the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness survey. Not that the improvement is not welcome. This is the ranking that measures the factors and institutions that enable (or should enable) […]

Big Sam lands in big trouble

SAM Allardyce’s straight-talking style helped land him the England manager’s job, but just 67 days into the role it has left him in an almighty spot of bother. Allardyce, known as “Big Sam”, was secretly filmed by The Daily Telegraph giving advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules and mocking the speech impediment of predecessor […]

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