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27 September 2016 1:05 PM Hlaudi Motsoeneng stays at SABC, can apply for his old position

Hlaudi Motsoeneng remains an employee of the South African Broadcasting Corporation and will be going back to position of group executive of corporate affairs, SABC CEO James Aguma said on Tuesday. Motsoeneng will be leading efforts to increase revenue for the broadcaster, dealing with stakeholders as well as overlooking operations in provinces 23

27 September 2016 10:36 AM Rand stronger following US presidential debate

THE rand was almost 1% firmer against the dollar at midday on Tuesday after the first of three US presidential debates seemed to favour Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. At 11.33am, the rand was at R13.5792 to the dollar from Monday’s R13.7106, at R15.2696 to the euro from R15.4252 and R17.5894 to the pound from R17.7894. TreasuryOne 45

27 September 2016 9:45 AM Clinton won TV debate with Trump

"But that is an overwhelming victory among these debate watchers we polled for Hillary Clinton," said David Chalian, political director of CNN. Experts in the field of political science and rhetoric at Hofstra University expressed similar views, arguing that Trump spent too much time explaining his decision for not releasing his tax returns, while failing 14

26 September 2016 5:42 AM EDITORIAL: The SABC’s endless farce

THE story of the SABC and its erratic chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has now run the full gamut from oddity to tragedy to farce. The Sunday newspapers reported this weekend that Motsoeneng has been given an extraordinary R11.4m bonus in the same month the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed his application for leave to appeal a ruling that set aside 19

26 September 2016 4:43 AM Zuma wishes Mama Winnie ‘a happy‚ warm enjoyable‚ birthday

President Jacob Zuma wants Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to have “a happy‚ warm enjoyable‚ birthday”. “On behalf of government and the nation as a whole‚ I would to like convey our good wishes and hearty congratulations to you as you turn 80 years old today‚” he said on Monday. “May you have many more and continue to serve as an inspiration to the whole 14

25 September 2016 10:03 AM Zuma's brother makes dramatic plea: Quit now or risk being killed

President Jacob Zuma's brother is so anxious about growing public anger against the president that he believes the ANC leader should quit politics - or risk being killed. Michael Zuma and his wife Thembekile MaXulu Zuma spoke to the Sunday Times this week at their home in Nkandla, where they expressed their fears for the president's life amid growing 13

25 September 2016 4:00 AM Clinton-Trump Race Narrows on the Doorstep of the Debates (POLL)

The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has narrowed to essentially a dead heat nationally in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, raising the stakes dramatically for the first presidential debate Monday night. A vast 74 percent of Americans plan to watch the debate. And while eight in 10 say it won’t change their minds, that leaves more than enough 91

24 September 2016 5:28 PM Getting the vote out key to Clinton, Trump hopes in Volusia, Flagler

Ben Perkins bought his first smartphone in preparation for the campaign. The Hillary Clinton volunteer has a high-powered computer in his hand and he's still getting used to it — and all the lingo associated with it. "We did all the work back in the day with (landline) phones and memos," said Perkins, 73, an avid Democrat who first campaigned for Lyndon 16

24 September 2016 5:16 PM Donald Trump unleashes on 'dopey' Mark Cuban, threatens to seat ex-Bill Clinton mistress next to him at debate

Donald Trump threatened on Saturday to put Gennifer Flowers, a woman Bill Clinton said he had an affair with, in the front row of Monday's debate as a direct result of Hillary Clinton's campaign giving Mark Cuban a front-row seat at the titanic event. "If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer 13

23 September 2016 1:58 PM What are the consequences if Motsoeneng gets his old job back?

If Hlaudi Motsoeneng finds himself back in the chief operating officer's (COO) chair at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)‚ even in an acting capacity‚ he could find himself in contempt of court. Reports surfaced this week that the SABC's board has hatched a plan to see Motsoeneng return to the position. Yet the Supreme Court of Appeal 23